Art is powerful, as it symbolizes the history and identity of the country that claims it. However, through timely transitions, such as trade and wars, the ownership of meaningful artworks blurs, with museums fighting to claim their heritage to put on honorable display for their people. Mediation can be a peaceful means to resolve art ownership disputes, as it accounts for respecting the individual cultures of the countries represented in the dispute. Using the key medication traits described within this essay, a prepared mediator involved in such a cross-cultural conflict should be able to help resolve the issue at hand. The following tests this claim by analyzing a fictional analysis of a real dispute between France’s Louvre Museum and Italy’s Uffizi Gallery over a loan of artworks by Leonardo da Vinci.
Casetta, Sophia D.
"The Artistry of Mediation: A Look at Mediation’s Effectiveness for Resolving Cross-Cultural Disputes Through the Leonardo da Vinci Conflict Between France’s Louvre Museum and Italy’s Uffizi Gallery,"
Pepperdine Journal of Communication Research: Vol. 11, Article 6.
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