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Protecting Art and Cultural Property Through International Law

  • 18 Feb 2015
  • 1:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • ASIL, Tillar House, 2223 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC 20008

The American University International Law Review: 2015 Spring Symposium

Art and cultural property have held a special significance for humankind for centuries. Collectors derive pleasure from the art or cultural property's aesthetic and emotive value. Creators see the art or cultural property as an expression of their thoughts, feelings, creativity and personality, as well as a means of income. Finally, states and communities perceive such works as a documentation of their heritage, history, and legacy. In granting artists moral rights, and protecting art and cultural property from theft and destruction, we are preserving the value these actors place on these works.

Three panels of distinguished experts will aim to identify the ways in which the international legal discourse has, and has not, contributed to this endeavor through resale royalty rights, protection and preservation mechanisms enumerated in international agreements and national legislation, and restitution and repatriation practices, among others. We hope you will join the discussion. 

Opening Keynote:  Patty Gerstenblith, DePaul University College of Law


- Kevin Amer, U.S. Copyright Office

- Leila A. Amineddoleh, Galluzzo & Amineddoleh, LLP, Fordham University School of Law, Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation 

- L. Eden Burgess, Cultural Heritage Partners PLLC

- Colette Loll, Art Fraud Insights, LLC

- Frank K. Lord IV, Esq., Herrick, Feinstein, LLP

- Bonnie Magness-Gardner, FBI Art Crimes Team 

- Jane Milosch, Smithsonian Institution

- Irina Tarsis, Center for Art Law, American Society for International Law

Closing Keynote: Thomas R. Kline, Andrews Kurth LLP

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