Why should museums keep artifacts?
The museum is transparent about the history and the creation of the artifacts, educating the public about them.
At the end of the day, to pass the value down to future generations, an artifact should stay where it can be preserved the best over time, regardless of museums, countries, and political beliefs..
Why should museums return artifacts to their country of origin?
They have a unique connection with the place where they were produced and are an essential part of the cultural history of that area. That link should be honoured by returning the artefacts to the place where they were originally made and used.
Why should stolen artifacts be returned?
The primary arguments for repatriation, most frequently deployed by countries and peoples who want their objects back, are: It is morally correct, and reflects basic property laws, that stolen or looted property should be returned to its rightful owner.
Why do we need artifacts?
Museum Director Elaine Gurian suggests that artifacts provide us a way into history. “Objects, in their tangibility,” she writes, “provide a variety of stakeholders with an opportunity to debate the meaning and control of their memories.” Artifacts are the touchstones that bring memories and meanings to life.