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LLI: International Art Treasures: Revered, Discarded, Looted, Returned

LLI: International Art Treasures: Revered, Discarded, Looted, Returned

Every Thursday, September 14 to October 5

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Recently, there has been a growing international enthusiasm for the repatriation of cultural objects to their “rightful origin.” However, much of the current clamor is rooted in [objects to their ‘rightful place of origin’] ethical and patriotic concerns that may not be held in their country of origin. This right-headed, “Western concern has often led to wrong-headed, misguided initiatives. The processes involved in a “return” being surprisingly complicated. The lecturer was involved in an agonizing 20-year effort to right such a cultural wrong through the return of a rare, stolen, 11th century Burmese Buddha image. A variety of other examples will be discussed.

Convener: Richard Cooler was a professor in the School of Art (1970-2002) and the founding Director of the Center for Burmese Studies (1986-2002).

All sessions meet in HSC Illinois Room.

NIU Holmes Student Center
$85
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM, every day through Oct 05, 2023.

Event Supported By

NIU Lifelong Learning Institute
LLI@niu.edu
NIU Holmes Student Center
340 Carroll Avenue
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
LLI@niu.edu