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“The International Market in Ancient Art and Artifacts; Preserving the Past through Regulating the Market”
Center for Law, Technology & the Arts and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities present -
JAN 29, 2009
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Clark Hall, Room 309
NOTE: This event is NOT at the law school. It takes place at the Baker-Nord Center, Clark Hall, Rm. 309
Prof. Patty Gerstenblith will discuss museums, the international art market, and cultural repatriation. Recent news stories about the return of antiquities to Italy, including the return of objects from the Cleveland Museum of Art, have brought the topic of cultural repatriation to public attention. These issues are not only relevant for cultural institutions and those who work for and support them, but also for individual collectors and the attorneys who represent them. In her lecture, Prof. Gerstenblith will investigate the issue of repatriation through the lens of the marketplace.
Speaker Information
Patty GerstenblithPatty Gerstenblith, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Professor of Law
Director, Program in Cultural Heritage Law
DePaul University Law School

At DePaul since 1984, Patty Gerstenblith is founding president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation. She is co-chair of the International Arts and Cultural Property Committee of the ABA Section on International Law and was editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cultural Property (1995-2002) and as a member of the United States Cultural Property Advisory Committee (2000-2003) in the U.S. Department of State. She teaches and publishes in the field of cultural heritage and law and the arts. Her most recent article, “Controlling the International Market in Antiquities: Reducing the Harm, Preserving the Past,” was published in the Chicago Journal of International Law. Her book, Art, Cultural Heritage and the Law, was published in 2004. Prof. Gerstenblith received a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College, a Ph.D. in Art History and Anthropology from Harvard University, and her J.D. from Northwestern University. Upon graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Prof. Gerstenblith teaches Art & the Law, Intellectual Property, Property, Seminar in Cultural Property, and Wills & Trusts.
Additional Information
NOTE: This event is NOT at the law school. It takes place at the Baker-Nord Center, Clark Hall, Rm. 309, 11130 Bellflower Rd.

Open to the public at no cost. There will be one free hour of CLE credit available to lawyers who attend.

Anne Helmreich, Director
Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
Case Western Reserve University
11130 Bellflower Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44106-7120

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