Friday, March 25, 2016

Art Law: Have The Greeks Lost Their Marbles?

 Today I am attending a conference at Fordham Law School:  Looted Art and Cultural Property:  Current Controversies, Future Resolutions organized by the Lawyers Committee for Cultural Property Preservation at Fordham Law School.  The conference was completely sold out.

The breakfast reception was populated with the nation's top art lawyers and museum professionals showing that this conference should be on the calendar of any lawyers practicing in this field.

The keynote:  Lawrence Kaye addressed why the federal courts are ill-equipped to resolve cultural property disputes.

Right now the panel on the Parthenon/Elgin Marbles has launched.   If you have an interest in the topic of cultural heritage preservation, the LCCHP is the organization to join.

The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation Seventh Annual Conference
LCCHP is proudly co-sponsoring the event with the Fordham Art Law Society. 
Conference Program
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.     Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m.     Welcome

9:15 a.m. 9:45 a.m.     Opening Keynote Address
Lawrence Kaye, Partner and Co-Chair of Herrick, Feinstein's International Art Law Group

9:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m.     Panel 1:
The Parthenon/ Elgin Marbles: New Perspectives on a Centuries-Old Dispute
Moderator: Leila Amineddoleh, Partner at Galluzzo & Amineddoleh LLP; Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law and St. John's University School of Law
James Cuno, President and Chief Executive Officer, The J. Paul Getty Trust
Professor Clemente Marconi from the History of Greek Art and Archaeology at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts
Kevin P. Ray, Of Counsel in the Chicago office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Irini A. Stamatoudi, General Director, Hellenic Copyright Organization, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
11:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m.     Coffee Break
11:15 a.m. 12:30 p.m.     Panel 2: Recent Developments in Cultural Heritage Restitution Cases: Where Are We and Where Are We going?

Moderator: Elizabeth Varner, Staff Curator, U.S. Department of the Interior, Interior Museum Program; Adjunct Professor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Board Member, Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Matthew Bogdanos, Assistant District Attorney, Manhattan, Colonel, United States Marine Corps Reserve, and author "Thieves of Baghdad"
Pierre Ciric, Founder of the Ciric Law Firm, PLLC
Howard N. Spiegler, Partner and Co-Chair of Herrick, Feinstein's International Art Law Group
12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.     Lunch and Interview
Susan DeMenil, Documentary filmmaker; President & Director, Byzantine Fresco Foundation
Deborah Lehr, Director, The Antiquities Coalition

Boguslaw Winid, Ambassador of Poland to the United Nations
2:00 p.m.  3:15 p.m.     Panel 3: Conflict-Related Looting and Destruction of Cultural Property: Is Current Policy Working?
Moderator: Channah NormanGeneral Counsel, Center of Military History, Department of the Army

Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs

Brian I. Daniels, Ph.D., Director of Research and Programs and lecturer in the Anthropology Department at the University of Pennsylvania
Kate Fitz Gibbon, providing services in the areas of art, museum law, cultural heritage law, and estate planning, Santa Fe , New Mexico

Sandra Cobden, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Christie's
3:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m.     Coffee Break
3:30 p.m. 4:45 p.m.     Panel 4: What is Digital Cultural Heritage and What Can it Do?
Moderator: Thomas R. Kline, Of Counsel, Andrews Kurth LLP; Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University Museum Studies Program; Interim President for the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation
Professor Dieter Fritsch, Institute for Photogrammetry at the Universitaet Stuttgart
Marinos Ioannides, Ph.D., Cyprus Technical University and Project Manager, Initial Training Network - Digital Cultural Heritage
Professor Roko Žarnić, University of Ljubljana and co-coordinator of ECTP Focus Area Cultural Heritage (FACH) 
4:45 p.m. 5:15 p.m.  Closing Remarks
5:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m.  Reception
 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. All practice, no theory.Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2015-2016) by Raymond J. Dowd
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