Joseph L. Sax : Playing Darts with a Rembrandt
Public and Private Rights in Cultural Treasures, Ann Arbor 1999
Considers the limits to the rights of private owners of great works of art or cultural treasures, such as historic papers, to destroy these works or to deny public access to them
The Diego Rivera mural — Artists‘ rights and public rights — The bonfires of loyalty and the flames of ambivalence — Our architectural heritage — Collectors: private vices, public benefits — Presidential papers — Papers of Supreme Court justices — Access to library and museum collections — Heirs, biographers, and scholars — An academic scandal par excellence: the Dead Sea Scrolls — The privatization of scholarly research — Antiquities business.
A really great book I can highly recommend!