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PART ONE: 1. Watch the video: Museum Heist scene from film Black Panther 2018 2. Read the text: Sarah Cascone

PART ONE:
1. Watch the video: “Museum Heist” scene from film, Black Panther (2018)
2. Read the text: Sarah Cascone, “The Museum Heist Scene in ‘Black Panther’ Adds Fuel to the Debate About African Art Restitution,” Artnet, March 5, 2018.
3. Then, read three other essential texts (see attachments) and (independently) research three of the case studies below. In a post of no less than 400 words, articulate the main ethical issues museums are facing apropos restitution and repatriation, and offer your opinion as to whether museums should return looted/stolen objects. Be sure to articulate your ideas in relation to three case studies below.
CASE STUDIES
· Parthenon Marbles, British Museum
· Gweagal shield, British Museum
· Benin sculptures, Humbolt Forum, Berlin, Germany
· Nedjemankh and His Gilded Coffin, Metropolitan Museum
· Congolese objects at the African Museum, Belgium
· Egon Schiele’s Portrait of Wally, 1912 (or another example of art stolen by the Nazis)
PART TWO:
choose two texts from this lecture’s readings and summarize each in no more than 200 words each. What do the authors mean by “sexist bias” in museums? How is it manifest? Are museums reconciling with this problem? If so, how? What are they doing right or wrong? Be sure to mention examples of some success stories.
choose two texts:
https://news.artnet.com/womens-place-in-the-art-world/womens-place-art-world-museums-1654714
https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/feminist-art-coalition-2020-1695666
https://www.theguardian.com/science/shortcuts/2019/oct/23/bad-science-sexist-bias-natural-history-museums-specimens

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