Monday, October 04, 2010

Action to combating trafficking in cultural property

1 comment:

John Daly said...

While I agree that many cultural items are best considered as part of the national heritage of the country in which they were made, others would seem to me to be better considered part of world heritage. This latter category would include items of transcendental importance, especially those trascendental items made in the distant past by peoples who no longer live in the region in which the item was made.

Perhaps UNESCO should help the world develop ways that these items of world heritage could be made available to people everywhere, such as a global online museum modeled after the World Digital Library, or better mechanisms to promote international traveling museum exhibits of world heritage items.