How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums – and Why They Should Stay There | University of Oxford

How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums – and Why They Should Stay There

Speaker
Tiffany Jenkins, Author
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH
Venue details

Headley Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£5 adult/£4 concessions
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

The fabulous collections housed in the world’s most famous museums are trophies from an imperial age. Investigate the story of how Western museums came to acquire their objects, why repatriation claims have soared in recent decades, and the arguments of campaigners that no one culture owns culture.