Playing Darts with a Rembrandt

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

TOC

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!

More on this book:

http://www.press.umich.edu/titleDetailDesc.do?id=16038
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0472110446/excerpt/ref=pm_dp_ln_b_3/104-9910575-6211962

Reviews
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http://onthecommons.org/node/657


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