Decolonization: returning stolen works of art? It is discussed on Rai5 tomorrow


The issue of returning artworks to their countries of origin is the focus of a talk that will air tomorrow on Rai5. And there will also be some Finestre Sull'Arte.

Is it right to return artworks stolen from their countries of origin? This is the question at the center of the episode of the talk show Third Page that airs tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 20, at 6:20 p.m. on Rai5. Indeed, the topic of cultural decolonization and the restitution of works of art that have been stolen from their countries of origin as a result of wars, occupations, colonization, explorations or archaeological excavations of various kinds, only to be displayed in museums or squares in the Northwestern world, is increasingly topical.

In a great many cases, restitution is sacrosanct, but is it always? Under what conditions and on what grounds? Third Page, the cultural talk hosted by Licia Troisi, asks about this topic on Saturday: a topic where politics, identity and art have yet to find a not easy composition. Speakers include Alessandro Masi, secretary general of the Dante Alighieri Society; Emanuele Bevilacqua, university lecturer and journalist; and Federica Gentile, author and radio and television host.

There will also be some space for Finestre Sull’Arte, as there will be mention of the debate that our paper hosted in 2019 in the print version of the magazine, but which you can now also find in the online version(here the first part, here instead the second).

Pictured: the British Museum’s moa├», at the center of a heated debate over its return to the island of Rapa Nui

Decolonization: returning stolen works of art? It is discussed on Rai5 tomorrow
Decolonization: returning stolen works of art? It is discussed on Rai5 tomorrow


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