Book review: Timely anthology on South-east Asian artefact repatriation

Returning Southeast Asia's Past: Objects, Museums, And Restitution, edited by Louise Tythacott (top right) and Panggah Ardiyansyah.
Returning Southeast Asia's Past: Objects, Museums, And Restitution, edited by Louise Tythacott (top right) and Panggah Ardiyansyah.PHOTOS: NUS PRESS, COURTESY OF LOUISE TYTHACOTT, COURTESY OF PANGGAH ARDIYANSYAH

Returning Southeast Asia's Past: Objects, Museums, And Restitution
Edited by Louise Tythacott and Panggah Ardiyansyah
NUS Press/ Hardcover/ 303 pages/ $49.22/ Available here

While there have been headline-grabbing discussions about the repatriation of China's Summer Palace artefacts and Nigeria's Benin bronzes, South-east Asian relics have not received as much media attention.

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