In this class, you have been studying some of history’s most famous works of art

In this class, you have been studying some of history’s most famous works of art. You have been studying them (in the videos) in some of the world’s greatest encyclopedic museums such as the British Museum, London, the Louvre, Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In this new era of de-colonization, these museums are being challenged to return their treasures to the countries where the artifacts were found and excavated (repatriation). This is one of the most critical issues in the art world today, and it is very controversial. You already watched an excellent Smarthistory video about this in your chapter on the Greeks.
Write a 3 page (typed, double spaced, 12pt font) essay giving a summary overview of the situation, and the arguments for both sides. Why is this important? What is at stake? What does this mean for the future of museums and the future of archaeology? Why has this become politicized in the post-colonial world? What are your reflections about what would be the best outcome in resolving the issue?
Your essay should be written in your best college essay English, using sentences and paragraphs. You don’t need to include a bibliography, but be sure to cite your sources if you quote something.