Ethics in Art Dealing: How Should Museums Handle Stolen Art?

Abstract

Scandal has hit the art world after a former Louvre president, Jean-Luc Martinez, was accused of complicity in fraud and money laundering in connection to the illegal trafficking of Egyptian artifacts. Dubious means of acquiring art are not uncommon in the industry, with similar allegations against New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. This case reviews the charges against Martinez and asks students to analyze and discuss the issue from a leadership and ethics perspective.

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