in Oxford Art Online
P ublished online May 2015 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; History of Art; Forgery, Falsification, and Theft of Artworks; Financial Aspects of Art; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Art of the United States; Greek and Roman Art; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Industrial and Commercial Art; South and Southeast Asian Art; Jewish Art; 20th-Century Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa; East Asian Art. 3268 words.
Term for the return of lost or looted cultural objects to their country of origin, former owners, or their heirs. The loss of the object may happen in a variety of contexts (armed...