Friday, March 27, 2015 - 8:30am
Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA
The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation presents their sixth annual conference, titled: "Cultural Property: Current Problems Meet Established Law." The opening reception. on the evening of Thursday, March 26, will feature a presentation by international cultural heritage expert, Mariano Anzar.
The full-day program, with panels and speakers, will take place on Friday, March 27, 2015. The event is co-sponsored by the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, which is hosting the conference at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information, see: LCCHP - 2015 Annual Conference.
The conference will examine:
• Archaeological site looting;
• Adequacy of US law, policy and practice in preventing looting and international trade in looted objects;
• Museum response to legal environment and collecting ethics;
• Due diligence in acquisitions/incoming loans & returns;
• Legal framework for the emergency responses to heritage destruction in times of conflict; and
• UN Resolution efforts to respond to looting and destruction in Syria.