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Should Culturally or Historically Significant Artwork Be Property of the State?
It is unfair to private owners and collectors for their property to be forcibly bought from them.
To many cultures, certain artworks are seen as priceless and as such no amount of money can compensate for their loss.
To many owners, this artwork would have more than just monetary value. For example, artwork pertaining to their own culture could have cultural, historical and sentimental value. As such, money cannot adequately compensate for this.
States sometimes damage artwork for ideological reasons. To do this to privately owned art, the government would have to violate private property protections, which makes it harder and less likely for them to do so.
This can be negated by having a fair and reasonable process in which the government purchases the artwork for a fair price.