Symposium Closing Keynote: Thomas Kline on International Law and the Recovery of Looted Artwork

By: Yvonne Woldeab*  A Tale of Two Churches.  Thomas Kline shared two parallel stories of precious lost and found (or more accurately, looted and recovered) artworks that have shaped the international art law landscape today.  Both stories are set in Cyprus—one in the village of Lysi, and the other in the northern town of Lythrankomi.Continue reading “Symposium Closing Keynote: Thomas Kline on International Law and the Recovery of Looted Artwork”

Symposium Panel Three – Restoring What Was Lost: Issues with Restitution and Repatriation

By: Jessica Gicherman* Speakers: Frank K. Lord, IV, Esq., Partner, Herrick, Feinstein, LLP Gary Vikan, Former Director, Walter Art Museum Jane C. Milosch, Director, Provenance Research Initiative, Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture, Smithsonian Institution Colette Loll, Founder and Director of Art Fraud Insights, LLC Moderator: David W. Bowker, Partner, WilmerHale LLP, and Adjunct Professor,Continue reading “Symposium Panel Three – Restoring What Was Lost: Issues with Restitution and Repatriation”

Symposium Opening Keynote: Professor Patty Gerstenblith on Looting and Armed Conflict

By: R. Carter Parét* Distinguished Professor Patty Gerstenblith, of DePaul University, delivered a comprehensive and exciting opening keynote address to a packed house of mostly practitioners, students, and American Society of International Law (“ASIL”) members at ASIL’s Tiller House. Prof. Gerstenblith discussed the relationship between looting and armed conflict, specifically the legal safeguards in placeContinue reading “Symposium Opening Keynote: Professor Patty Gerstenblith on Looting and Armed Conflict”

Symposium Panel One – Resale Royalty Rights: A Comparative Discussion on Increased Moral Rights for Artists in America

By: Alejandra Aramayo & Reema Taneja* Speakers: Kevin Amer, Counsel for Policy and International Affairs, United States Copyright Office Irina Tarsis, Esq., Founder and Director, Center for Art Law; Chair, Cultural Heritage and the Arts Interest Group, American Society of International Law Lisa L. Jones, Director, Silver and Decorative Arts, Costumes, Textiles and Fashion, Sloans & KenyonContinue reading “Symposium Panel One – Resale Royalty Rights: A Comparative Discussion on Increased Moral Rights for Artists in America”

Symposium Editor’s Note

By: Merve Stolzman On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, the American University International Law Review (“AUILR”), together with the American University Intellectual Property Brief, the American Society of International Law (“ASIL”) Cultural Heritage and the Arts Interest Group, and Center for Art Law, hosted a symposium titled “Protecting Art and Cultural Property Through International Law” at ASIL’sContinue reading “Symposium Editor’s Note”