“They are not stolen property. They are simply private property, and no matter their public significance, the public has no claims on them” (Sax, 2001). This attitude of private collectors has made it almost impossible for the community to have a taste of the cultural significance that art is deemed to bring into a nation. While some museums and institutions act on behalf of the public as a central repository to protect people interests other private collections seem to impose restrictions that are quite whimsical. As Sax (2001) states the world’s greatest treasures are hidden away. While some of them are destroyed by lack of recognition for ages, some are private property that seemingly is denied any public exposure. This has lead to incidents in the past of trades that have taken cultural property away from the nation of origination and significance. In some instances they have been destroyed by owners or rightful inheritors.