Objectives: • Critically examine varying arguments and perspectives • Conduc

Objectives:
• Critically examine varying arguments and perspectives
• Conduct research, paraphrase, and cite sources
• Learn about legal and ethical issues surrounding artistic patrimony
Description: You will select one of the cases listed below. You will research the case and draw your own conclusions about a possible solution. Your objectives are to learn about the past and to bring the historical knowledge to a present day problem, to understand the concept of ethics, to research a little international law, to explore a case study of disputed ownership, and to learn about the value of art and artifacts. When conducting your research, ensure that your sources are reliable. Do not hesitate to speak to me or a reference librarian about how to find suitable sources. Students often struggle to avoid plagiarism with this assignment. Make sure to paraphrase and cite ideas that are not your own. If in doubt, please do not hesitate to ask me about what constitutes or how to avoid plagiarism. See the “What is Plagiarism?” f ile for helpful tips and information. Format: Four pages, double spaced, 12 pt type, Times New Roman, 1” margins. Make sure you proofread your papers for incorrect grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other errors. In addition, make sure your paper includes a thesis statement. Cite your sources with endnotes and include a bibliography at the end of the paper. Please follow the Chicago Manual of Style for notes and bibliography. See the Chicago Manual of Style link for examples. First, introduce the topic and your argument (thesis). Then explain the historical context and other important facts, and explain what you believe should be the solution to the problem, where the object should be, or what should happen to it. Choose one of the following topics: The Schliemann Treasure The Elgin Marbles Two colossal statues of Buddha in the Bamiyan region of Afghanistan Kohi Noor Diamond Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (The Lady in Gold) Moctezuma’s Headdress Egon Schiele, Seated Woman With Bent Left Leg

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