February 18, 2015
Location: ASIL, Tillar House
2223 Massachusetts Ave., NW,
Washington DC 20008
Art and cultural property have held a special significance for humankind for centuries. Collectors derive pleasure from the art or cultural property’s aesthetic and emotive value. Creators see the art or cultural property as an expression of their thoughts, feelings, creativity and personality, as well as a means of income. Finally, states and communities perceive such works as a documentation of their heritage, history, and legacy. In granting artists moral rights, and protecting art and cultural property from theft and destruction, we are preserving the value these actors place on these works.
Three panels of distinguished experts will aim to identify the ways in which the international legal discourse has, and has not, contributed to this endeavor through resale royalty rights, protection and preservation mechanisms enumerated in international agreements and national legislation, and restitution and repatriation practices, among others. We hope you will join the discussion.
Opening Keynote: Patty Gerstenblith, DePaul University College of Law
Kevin Amer, U.S. Copyright Office
Leila A. Amineddoleh, Galluzzo & Amineddoleh, LLP, Fordham University School of Law, Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation
L. Eden Burgess, Cultural Heritage Partners PLLC
Colette Loll, Art Fraud Insights, LLC
Frank K. Lord IV, Esq., Herrick, Feinstein, LLP
Bonnie Magness-Gardner, FBI Art Crimes Team
Jane Milosch, Smithsonian Institution
Irina Tarsis, Center for Art Law, American Society for International Law
Closing Keynote: Thomas R. Kline, Andrews Kurth LLP
Registration is free but required – please go to http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration. 4 CLE Credits will be applied for – CLE registration is $220. For further information, contact: Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education, 202.274.4075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.