Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Nostoi: Should Britain press for the return of the Icklingham bronzes?

As Italy and Greece celebrate the return of an array of antiquities from North American private and public collections in the "Nostoi" exhibitions (currently in Athens), should the United Kingdom Government press for the immediate return of the Icklingham bronzes? Paul Barford raises this issue on "Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues".

The present proprietor of the Icklingham bronzes is Shelby White who has returned part of her collection to Italy and Greece.

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