Yale Agrees to Return Machu Picchu Artifacts to Peru: Ethics-Based Repatriation Efforts Gain Steam

Cultural Heritage and Arts Review, Fall/Winter 2010

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1147

3 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2011

Date Written: January 3, 2011

Abstract

This short article discusses the apparent resolution between Yale and Peru over the disputed artifacts removed from Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham in 1911. The article considers how Peru has, in recent years, asserted itself on an international level in the movement to repatriate cultural property to source nations. The article concludes that the ethics-based repatriation movement is still a viable means for source nations to reclaim extant cultural property.

Keywords: Yale, Peru, cultural property, heritage, archaeology

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Alderman, Kimberly, Yale Agrees to Return Machu Picchu Artifacts to Peru: Ethics-Based Repatriation Efforts Gain Steam (January 3, 2011). Cultural Heritage and Arts Review, Fall/Winter 2010, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1147, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1734420 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1734420

Kimberly Alderman (Contact Author)

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