Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums

This book is both a lucid account of how the great world museums came by their treasures and a robust argument as to why (human remains such as bones aside) they should keep them. ‘If history can only be written by the victims,’ Tiffany Jenkins notes, ‘or if it can be rewritten to make them feel better, it will not be history.’ What is on display with the Elgin Marbles and other artefacts is not just the object but its long and mixed story. This product has been discontinued. See the Related Products below or email mailorder@royalacademy.org.uk and we can suggest something similar which you may also like.
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No. of Pages 384
Dimensions 12.7 x 22.2 x 19.8cm
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Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums has been selected and reviewed by Michael Prodger for RA Magazine Issue 130 Spring 2016.

Hardback, 384 pages.

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