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DECLARATION FOR THE DEPORTMENT OF ART

DEPORT ART NOT ARABS!!
DECLARATION FOR THE
DEPORTATION OF ART
PRESS RELEASE 2002

With the rise of of discriminatory immigration policies placed on Arab Americans, including, but not limited to, detainment, incarceration, and deportation, throughout the United States of America, this Society questions the illegal possession and forced carceration of the worlds most prominent exile and refugee, the artifact. In the week of December 12, 2002, directors of eighteen leading museums in Europe, including the Louvre, the Prado, and the Hermitage, and the United States, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of art, ratified the “Declaration on the importance and value of universal museums”. The following is taken from a los angeles Times article published on December 12, 2002 :

“The ‘declaration on the importance and value of universal museums’ ack-
knowledges that many masterpieces were seized in colonial times under
conditions that are not comparable with the current ones and it deems
repatriation an important issue that museums must decide case by case.
But the directors contend that museums are a ‘valid and valuable’ repo-
sitory for world treasures, and that whittling ancient masterpieces from
their collections would undermine their mission of spreading knowledge
and interpreting the past. ‘Without museums displays’, the directors
wrote, ‘the universal admiration of ancient civilizations would not be so
deeply established today...”

THE SOCIETY FOR THE UNDENIABLE RIGHT OF AN ARTIFACTS RETURN TO ETHNICITY
refuses to acknowledge ANY such ‘Declaration’ of ANY ‘Universal Museum’!!

It is under the guise of nouveau colonization that museums feel free to detain artifacts that make
no sense out of their homeland.
It is under the guise of nouveau colonization that museums maintain their reputation of oppressor
by acknowledging that ONLY THEIR INSTITUTION can create and maintain ‘universal admiration’ of
artifacts.

THE SOCIETY FOR THE UNDENIABLE RIGHT OF AN ARTIFACTS RETURN TO ETHNICITY
demands the UNCONDITIONAL release of antiquities looted by the institution known as the Museum.
We firmly hold to the truth of an artifacts return to ethnicity.
We denounce an artifacts possession under the guise of nouveau colonization.
We strongly suggest to : DEPORT ART NOT ARABS!!
 
 

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