Turkey Approaches Louvre for Art Restitution, Raising Larger Cultural Property Issues

On September 22, the Louvre opened a new Islamic Arts wing, displaying over 3,000 works, among them a wall of Ottoman Iznik ceramic tiles. The wall is composed of three panels of tiles that, according to Louvre authorities, entered the French public collection between 1871 and 1940. Turkish officials claim that some of the tiles […]