Article Discussion: Troubled Treasures and Returning a Necklace to Nepal

Tuesday, December 19, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Business and Community Center

Library staff facilitate a discussion of a thought-provoking article.

For lifelong museum fans, recent years have brought questions about just how the wonderful things that we love so much got there--and whether they might rightfully belong to somebody else.

In "Troubled Treasures," National Geographic takes a wide angle look at the issue, showing how "the 19th Century museum" is dealing with the reality that "each object's biography is a collision of cultures and influences."

Moving from the general to the local, "Nepal Wants a Sacred Necklace Returned. But a Major Museum Still Keeps It On Display" tells the story of how the Art Institute of Chicago spent years courting a famed collector, only to pay a price for their willful ignorance. A collaboration between ProPublica and Crain's Chicago Business.

Read "Troubled Treasures" and "Nepal Wants a Sacred Necklace Returned," and come with questions, impressions, and curiosity to share.

This is a hybrid event with the option to participate in person or on Zoom. Online participants will receive the Zoom link in their confirmation email.

If you have questions about this event after registration has closed, please email the events team or call the library at 847-673-7774.

Limited to 24 in-person participants.

Online registration is closed.