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  • 03/17/2015 - Cultural heritage moot court hosts record number of teams

    Twenty-six teams competed in DePaul's Sixth Annual National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition on February 27 and 28, an unprecedented number of participants for the yearly event. The heightened interest moved this competition into a higher tier, said Lubna El-Gendi, director of student affairs and diversity at DePaul University College of Law, noting that teams were awarded more...
  • 01/14/2015 - Alumna Megan Kossiakoff's international legal career

    International lawyer Megan Kossiakoff’s (JD ’06) young career has taken her on a whirlwind world tour, from countries in Eastern Europe to sub-Saharan Africa, and soon Central Asia. But her journey began right here in Chicago, with the discovery of a medieval manuscript at a museum exhibition. Kossiakoff focused her undergraduate and graduate studies in history and the arts, earning a...
  • 09/22/2014 - Professor Gerstenblith discusses who owns the copyright to Vivian Maier's photographs

    Professor Patty Gerstenblith, distinguished research professor of law and director of DePaul's Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law, was quoted extensively by the LA Times in an article examining the issues surrounding copyright to the works of photographer Vivian Maier. Vivian Maier's photographs, many taken in Chicago in the 1950s and '60s, were discovered after her...
  • 09/15/2014 - CAMCHL's Morag Kersel quoted in New York Times

    A recent New York Times article highlighted the growing use of drones by archaeologists, including by Morag Kersel, an anthropolgy professor at DePaul University and CAMCHL's Affiliated Faculty Member.  The article focused on the use of drones in protecting archaeological sites in Peru, but cited Professor Kersel's work with drones in Jordan. As Professor Kersel stated in the...
  • 07/14/2014 - Professor Gerstenblith comments on Boston MFA decison to return artifacts to Nigeria

    DePaul Distinguished Research Professor Patty Gerstenblith, director of the Center for Art, Museum, & Cultural Heritage Law, was quoted in a Boston Globe article discussing the recent return of eight artifacts to Nigeria by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The artifacts include a 2,000-year-old terra-cotta head and were given to the MFA in a 2013 bequest by collectors...
  • 06/30/2014 - CAMCHL's Morag Kersel featured in National Geographic

    Field archaeologist and Center for Art, Museum, and Cultural Heritage Law Affiliated Faculty Member Morag Kersel was recently featured in National Geographic's Daily News as part of their weekly "In Focus" series. Dr. Kersel is also assistant professor of Anthropology at DePaul University.  The National Geographic article focused on Professor...
  • 06/11/2014 - Professor Gerstenblith quoted in LA Times on "Getty Bronze"

    DePaul Law Professor Patty Gerstenblith discussed the J. Paul Getty Museum's "Victorious Youth" statue for the LA Times piece "The Getty's Victorious Youth' is subject of a custody fight": Patty Gerstenblith, a leading advocate of protecting archaeological sites and sending looted art back to nations of origin, said that "Victorious Youth"...
  • 05/11/2014 - Professor explains why DePaul is "the right place" to study cultural heritage law

    Above and Beyond In a recent profile for DePaul’s online magazine, Distinctions, Professor Patty Gerstenblith talks about art and cultural heritage law and why DePaul’s program is a leader in the field.  The discipline of art and cultural heritage law itself is a relatively new field. I have been teaching at DePaul for 30 years and have benefitted from being in the right place, at...
  • 04/09/2014 - DePaul alumna Casey shifts from archaeologist to attorney

    Emily Casey (JD '12) was featured in a recent article in the Connecticut Law Tribune. Casey, an attorney at Tobin Carberry O'Malley Riley & Selinger in New London, Conn., was interviewed about her transition from an archaeologist to an attorney with a special interest in art and cultural heritage law. While a DePaul law student, Casey was actively involved with the Center for...
  • 03/13/2014 - DePaul students invited to University of Oxford for international IP moot

    Third-year law students Sarah Wilson and Kyle Brennan will head to Oxford, England, next week to compete in the 12th Annual International Intellectual Property Law Moot, hosted by the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre at the University of Oxford. The teammates were invited to participate in the oral rounds of the 2014 Oxford Moot on March 20-22, on the basis of their two written...
  • 02/18/2014 - Moot court competition focuses on Cultural Property Implementation Act

    The fifth annual National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition will run this Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 at the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse.   DePaul University College of Law welcomes 19 teams to the competition, including students from local schools Chicago-Kent, John Marshall, Northwestern and Southern Illinois. This year’s...
  • 02/12/2014 - Follow the Pots Project and affiliated faculty member featured in DePaul Insights

    Dr. Morag Kersel, field archaeologist, assistant professor of anthropology at DePaul University, and the Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law’s affiliated faculty member, was recently featured on the cover of the fall 2013 issue of Insights, a publication by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at DePaul University. Professor Kersel is currently working in Jordan on...
  • 11/24/2013 - Alumna named interim director of Meadowlands Museum

    Heather Hope Kuruvilla (JD '11) was recently named the new interim director of the Meadowlands Museum in Rutherford, New Jersey. Kuruvilla, who graduated from DePaul with a certificate in Arts & Museum Law, hopes to restablish the Meadowlands Museum as an integral part of the broader regional community.  Read more in her interview with the NorthJersey.com's South Bergenite.
  • 04/14/2013 - NPR consults Professor Gerstenblith on Hopi Artifact Auction

    The Paris auction of seventy Hopi "visages and headdresses" — some more than 100 years old — took place Friday morning, supported by a French court ruling. The auction of sacred Native American artifacts was a cultural heritage topic of discussion this week, stirring up controversy in the United States and in Paris. Ultimately, the Neret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou auction brought...
  • 02/15/2013 - Professor Gerstenblith responds to new artifact acquisition guidelines

    In a recent article in the New York Times titled "Museum Leaders Toughen Artifact Acquisition Guidelines," blogger Randy Kennedy discussed the new rules incorporated by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD). The vote will strengthen the requirements museums must meet in order publish pictures and information about antiquities that may be subject to questions of...
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