Odds and Ends
12 5, 3:07pm
But surely the point of museums is to show people things from somewhere else ? Also a load of stuff that was "stolen" was in fact being ignored/neglected/damaged etc and might no longer exist. We took it, cherished it and preserved it when they didn't care, but now they do care they want it back and we're thieves ?
Does owning the bit of land now when something was found on it centuries before entitle you to that thing in perpetuity ?
Shouldn't museums be there to educate people about other cultures ? Isn't that what the modern world badly needs ?
Not saying you're wrong, but that the answer isn't black and white.