• Smithsonian Adopts New Policy To Return Artwork To Rightful Owners

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    By Melissa Noel · Updated May 11, 2022 The Smithsonian has announced a brand-new policy that is intended to have artwork that was unethically obtained returned to its rightful owners. The museum's new “ethical returns policy” will allow its institutions to return items acquired by what would be considered unethical means, according to The Art Newspaper. Moving forward, museum objects deemed to have been looted, taken under duress, or otherwise unethically sourced will be subjected to a new set of criteria. Many of these items will be expedited for return to their country of origin. It will...
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