Thursday, September 19, 2013

Restitution and Repatriation: The Return of Cultural Objects Symposium

Restitution and Repatriation: The Return of Cultural Objects is a symposium that will be held at DePaul University in Chicago on November 14, 2013. It will address the underlying legal, ethical and moral reasons and policies behind the return of cultural objects.

Panels will discuss provenance research, museum acquisitions, the 1970 UNESCO Convention and historical appropriations, and the ethical issues that come into play when requests for repatriation are made.

The featured Lecturer is Jack Trope, Executive Director of the Association on American Indian Affairs. In addition, several other distinguished speakers and moderators will be present, including
  • Lori Breslauer, Acting General Counsel of the Field Museum of Natural History;
  • Simon Frankel, partner at Covington & Burling LLP;
  • David Franklin, Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Patty Gerstenblith, Director of DePaul's Center for Art, Museum, and Cultural Heritage Law
  • Thomas Kline, counsel at Andrews Kurth
  • Richard Leventhal, Director of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center
  • Jane Levine, Worldwide Compliance Director at Sotheby's
  • Victoria Reed, Curator for Provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Further information and registration details may be found here.

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