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Should Culturally or Historically Significant Artwork Be Property of the State?
This allows the government to pay homage to specific cultural groups in its society.
This is empowering for minority cultures as their culture is being showcased, preserved and presented in a positive light.
This could encourage artists to produce more artworks.
This can stabilise relations within the state between majority and minority cultural groups as it emphasizes the importance of groups that may feel underrecognized.
Private owners can potentially have a more power to pay homage as they have a more vested, personal interest in the artworks, and may also be a part of the original culture from where the artwork originated.
The individual cultural value of the artwork may be diminished as the government owns them all, as opposed to individual owners having rights to them.