Sunday, May 04, 2008

Cowen on Cuno

Tyler Cowen on Art Institute of Chicago director James Cuno's "excellent" Who Owns Antiquity?: Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient Heritage: "The book criticizes nationalistic identity politics, calls for measures to broaden international access to antiquities, and argues that museums should again be allowed to acquire undocumented antiquities. In other words he favors a cosmopolitan, property rights approach."

Richard Lacayo interviewed Cuno about the book earlier this year (part 1, part 2).