The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation 8th Annual Conference
8:00 a.m. –9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. –9:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks
9:15 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Time to Reboot the Antiquities Dealing
Gary Vikan, former director of the Walters Art Museum
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Panel 1: Current Perspectives on Cultural Heritage in Times of Armed Conflict
Topic: Human rights and law of armed conflict; the Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention; possibilities for USCBS as a consulting organization to the new coordinating committee for cultural heritage protection (this was set up through the Engel legislation).
Moderator: Elizabeth Varner,Staff Curator, U.S. Department of the Interior, Interior Museum Program; Adjunct Professor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Board Member, Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage PreservationNancy C. Wilkie, President, US Committee of the Blue Shield
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Talk
Topic: Discuss the history of museum collecting of antiquities, in particular the role of colonialism in the growth of encyclopedic collections. The talk will then address restitution justice, that is, what museums should do about objects that were acquired lawfully as part of colonialism, but not necessarily ethically.
Patty Gerstenblith, Distinguished Research Professor, DePaul University College of Law, founding President of LCCHP
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Panel 2: Update on the most important current Indigenous peoples issues in Canada and the US
Marion Werkheiser,Cultural Heritage Partners, PLLC
Stacey Jessiman, Lecturer at Stanford University, teaching "Indigenous Cultural Heritage: Protection, Practice, Repatriation"
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Lunch
2:15 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. How Museums Can Help Change the Antiquities Market
Victoria Reed, Monica S. Sadler Curator for Provenance, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Panel 3
Topic: Discuss Virtual Multimodal Museum (ViMM), a high-visibility and participative Coordination and Support Action (CSA), funded under the EU Horizon 2020 programme (CULT-COOP-8-2016)
Moderator: Thomas R. Kline, Partner at Cultural Heritage Partners, PLLC ; Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University Museum Studies Program; Interim President for the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation
Marinos Ioannides, Ph.D., Cyprus Technical University and Project Manager, Initial Training Network - Digital Cultural Heritage
Professor Roko Žarnić, University of Ljubljana and co-coordinator of ECTP Focus Area Cultural Heritage (FACH)
4:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Talk
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks:Cultural Protection as a Refugee’s Personal Journey
Tasoula Georgia Hadjitofi, cultural activist and entrepreneur
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception
Friday, March 10, 2017
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Georgetown Law Students: ($30)
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