|| Breakfast and Registration
|| Introduction and Background
As it has become increasingly important for participants in the art market to avoid acquiring stolen or looted cultural materials, provenance research has taken on a greater role in the decision to acquire and in helping to prevent the market from contributing to illegal conduct. This panel will look at provenance research from market and legal perspectives.
- Morag Kersel, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, DePaul University
- Victoria Reed, Curator for Provenance, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Title: "Due Diligence, Provenance Research, and the Acquisition Process at an Encyclopedic Museum"
- Christopher Rollston, Toyozo Nakarai Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Emmanuel
Title: "Protocols and Procedures for a Responsible Approach to Inscriptions from the Antiques Market"
- Steve Nash, Department Chair and Curator of Archaeology, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- Peter Neiman, Partner, WilmerHale
The two major museum organizations in the United States, the Association of Art Museum Directors and the American Association of Museums, have adopted guidelines for their member museums concerning acquisitions of antiquities that do not have a pre-1970 provenance. This panel will explore the AAMD Object Registry and the relationship between the looting of archaeological sites and the acquisition of unprovenanced or inadequately provenance archaeological objects. This panel will also explore the question of what will happen with these objects that U.S. museums are no longer expected to acquire.
- Julie Getzels, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Art Institute of Chicago
- Susan Taylor, Montine McDaniel Freeman Director, New Orleans Museum of Art
Title: "AAMD & The Object Registry: A Summary Perspective"
- Richard Leventhal, Director, Penn Cultural Heritage Center; Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Department of Anthropology; and Curator, American Section of the Penn Museum
Title: "There are No Orphaned Objects"
- Frank Lord, Associate, Herrick Feinstein LLP
Title: “Museum Acquisitions of Antiquities: Views of Countries of Origin”
Historical Appropriations: When 1970 is not enough
Even as museums and market participants accept that they should not acquire antiquities that are not provenanced before 1970, countries of origin have increasingly sought to recover antiquities and other cultural artifacts that were taken in the nineteenth and earlier parts of the twentieth century. Case studies will be presented to explore the legal and moral aspects of these calls for repatriations.
- Patty Gerstenblith, Distinguished Research Professor of Law, DePaul University, and Director, Center for Art, Museum, and Cultural Heritage Law
- Rebecca Tsosie, Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar and Professor of Law, Arizona State University
Title: "Reparative Justice and the Repatriation of Indigenous Cultural Heritage: The Conundrum of 'Moral Rights' versus 'Legal Rights'"
- David Franklin, Director, Cleveland Museum of Art
- Charles Brian Rose, Professor of Classical Studies, James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania
Title: "Beyond the UNESCO Convention: the Case of the Troy Gold in the Penn Museum"
Ethics Panel: Conflicting Duties: when to repatriate (and when not to)
This panel, which will qualify for CLE Ethics credit, will explore the issues that attorneys need to consider before their clients (museums and private collectors) agree to repatriate something in light of fiduciary obligations to conserve a museumís or consignorís resources and assets, in the international antiquities context and in the NAGPRA context.
- Simon Frankel, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP; Lecturer in Law, Stanford University
Title: "The Particular Duties and Obligations of Museums in Responding to Restitution Demands”
- Lori Breslauer, Associate General Counsel and Legal Affairs Director, Field Museum of Natural History
Title: "Bridging the Gap: The Interplay Between NAGPRA’s Requirement to Repatriate and Trustees’ Fiduciary Obligation to Preserve Museum Collections"
- Jane Levine, Worldwide Director of Compliance, Sothebyís
Title: "Being Pulled In Many Directions: An Auction House’s Perspective on Claims for Repatriation"
- Thomas R. Kline, Counsel, Andrews Kurth LLP
|| Concluding Reception