National Press Club

Museums and Cultural Property

April 17, 2006

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Run time: 60 minutes

Philippe de Montebello, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, talked about antiques as cultural property and legal issues concerning ownership of art and collecting practices. In his remarks he talked about several recent controversies involving artifacts of great cultural importance and disputes over original ownership. His talk was titled, "Yours, Mine or Ours? Cultural Property, Museums and the Memory of Mankind." He also answered questions from the audience.