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Symposium on the 30th Anniversary of the Cultural Property Implementation Act

  • 22 Oct 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY
Presented by the NY City Bar Association and the American Society of International Law


Passed by Congress in 1983, the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (Public Law No. 97-446, 96 Stat. 2350, 19 U.S.C. §2601 et seq.)(the “CPIA”)was the result of ten years of lobbying and legislative drafting and compromise by U.S. government agencies, dealers, museums, collectors, academics and source countries. This panel will explore the history of the CPIA, its implementation over the past thirty years and new ideas about improving the CPIA in the future. A Q&A to follow.


  • ARTHUR A. HOUGHTON, Former State Department Official and two-term member of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee;
  • LAWRENCE MUSHINSKE, Former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office and National Import Specialist for Art and Antiques;
  • PETER K. TOMPA, Attorney, Bailey & Ehrenberg;
  • JONATHAN ILLARI, Associate General Counsel, Bonhams;
  • LEILA AMINEDDOLEH, Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation and Adjunct Professor, St. John’s University School of Law

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