Does deYoung Museum Have A Papua New Guinea Problem?

“There’s recent news that a handful of sculptures at [San Francisco’s] M.H. de Young Memorial Museum may be the ‘national cultural property’ of Papua New Guinea, and if so, probably were exported illegally. Whether or not that turns out to be true — an official from the Port Morseby museum who was here last month thinks three of the pieces are on the list — San Francisco museum officials say this issue shouldn’t be compared to the controversial Met and Getty situations.”