The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) will hold its Eighth Annual Conference on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. LCCHP is proudly co-sponsoring the event with the Georgetown Art Law Association.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Georgetown University Law Center
The Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor Lounge
The Gewirz Student Center faces McDonough Hall (the main Law Center building)
120 F St NW Washington, DC 20001
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. Talk
Topic: A new vision for the antiquities trade
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 Preservation
Nancy 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, founding President of LCCHP, Director of the Center for Art, Museum and Cultural Heritage Law at DePaul University.
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Panel 2
Topic: 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. Talk
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,Of Counsel, 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
4:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Talk
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Tasoula Georgia Hadjitofi, cultural activist and entrepreneur
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception
*Attendees seeking CLE credit for LCCHP conference on Friday, March 10, 2017 can pay a $75.00 fee and sign up here.
*Please check back for update on speakers.