There is an extensive case-study based literature on this topic -- Jeanette Greenfield's "Return of Cultural Treasures" (CUP), although highly relevant, is maybe a bit out of date now, but there are also articles scattered through the Routledge One World Archaeology series of volumes that come out of WAC congresses. Have you checked also journals such as the Inrternational Journal of Heritage Stiudies, the International Journal of Cultural Property, Public Archaeology and the like? There is a whole International Convention devoted to the issue as I'm sure you know and it necessarily connects with concerns about the international trade in antiquities (for which check out the Illicit Antiquities Centre, based in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at Cambridge and publications by Colin Renfrew, and others by Neil Brodie et al.).
As well as 'cultural fascism' and 'cultural vandalism' there is also the charge of 'cultural nationalism' made by e.g. Merryman (a US lawyer who argues for a free exchange of objects -- see the Int. J. of Cultural Property for papers by him).
Hope this helps
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Thanks for all your responses so far, perhaps I need to be more specific
about what I've done and what I'm looking for.
I have already searched my university's library, google and many other
sources and I have turned to you guys as a last ditch attempt to try and get
a few actual facts with which to finish my essay with!
I have already looked on google for the benin bronzes and was looking for
more academic/legitimate/acceptable/however you want to put it,
articles/pieces on the benin bronzes which are suitable for using for
putting in a postgrad essay.
Also the cultural facism quote is apparently said by Sir David Wilson,
former director of the British Museum, again I have l looked this up on
google and the texts written by Wilson and have found no proof of him ever
having said this, the closest I have got is cultural vandalism.