Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Beyond the Medici Conspiracy: a legal dialogue

This afternoon (or morning, depending on your global position) I will be meeting (via videolink) students from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at the Northern Kentucky University. The students are taking an cultural property law course with Jennifer Kreder, Associate Professor. (For her work on the legal and ethics issues related to antiquities: here.)

We have a full agenda. The universal museum, the proportion of newly-surfaced antiquities on the market, collecting histories, the links with organised crime, and the AAMD guidelines will be under discussion.

But there are two major topics which I hope we can explore together:
  • the appropriate course of action to prevent further looting.
  • the impact of the returns to Italy on the collecting policies of major museums.
I am sure that other topics will arise.

1 comment:

Jennifer Anglim Kreder said...

Very interesting and useful discussion for the students and me today. Looking forward to doing it again. Thanks again for suggesting and arranging it.

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