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Talk | Return Works of Art to their Countries

Hosted by the Consul of the Bangkok Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 20 Jun 18:00 - 21:00

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Talk: Has the Time Come to Return Some Works of Art to Their Countries of Origin?

Countless negotiations have been held all over the world, seeking the restitution of cultural objects particularly significant for the people of their country of origin. The Protected content to Thailand of the Phra Narai lintel from Phnom Rung testifies to a successful outcome. In countless other cases, discussions from decades ago are still ongoing, witness Greece seeking the return of the Parthenon Marbles (“Elgin Marbles”), on display in London for more than Protected content . Last year, French President Macron raised the issue of restitution to Bénin of works of art appropriated during the African colonization. The enthusiastic reaction from Africa spread to other former colonies but met with resistance in France. The two opposing views contend that these works of art have entered the former colonial powers’ heritage and cannot be returned, and conversely, that their return, partial or total, would be fair and equitable.

Meet for coffee at Protected content . Lecture starts at 7pm.

The Society premises are situated are two minutes walk from Sukhumvit MRT station (exit 1) and five minutes walk from Asoke BTS station (exit 3).