Leaves from the Past: Manuscripts, Historic Testimony and the Written Heritage

  • 09 Nov 2010
  • British Library, London, United Kingdom
To be held at the British Library, 9th November 2010 (2pm – 5.30 pm)
(3 hours Law Society CPD)
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This seminar examines the legal and environmental challenges that confront the custodians of ancient manuscripts and other written records.  Among the matters considered will be:
Conservation and Collective Enjoyment: co-operative initiatives and endeavours by the British Library
Oliver Urquhart-Irvine (British Library)
The Rosetta Stone, the sands of time and the role of limitation periods: an excursion into historical reconstruction and the vagaries of repatriation
Luke Harris (Barrister, 3 Stone Buildings, London)
The Nuremberg Law and the Cross-Border Restitution of Unlawfully Removed Documents
                Ina Jahn (Fulbright & Jakorwski LLP)
Copyright and Ancients Documents: Rights in the Reworking of History
                Alexander Carter-Silk (Speechly Bircham LLP)
Twice-Looted Archives: the Return of Nazi Plunder from Russia
                Patricia Kennedy Grimsted (Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute)
 No individual or institution having responsibility for historic documents can afford to miss this event.  The seminar represents a unique occasion for all those who are actively concerned with managing and interpreting the written heritage.
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