Philly Museums Ahead Of The Game In Rejecting Looted Art

It seems as if nearly every big museum in the U.S. has been sucked into the international debate over looted art and rightful ownership that has gripped the art world for more than a year now. But somehow, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has been spared – in fact, not a single Philadelphia museum has had any problems of the variety plaguing the Met, the Getty, and so many others. “Thanks to policies long in place that aggressively discourage trade in cultural booty, this region’s museums and academic institutions have turned their backs on the Indiana Joneses of the art and antiquities market and their dealer middlemen.”