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Restitution and Collecting in the Time of ISIS

February 18, 2016 – On March 1, 2016 Cardozo School of Law, NYC, will host a conference on “Rethinking Antiquities: Collecting in the Age of ISIS”. Experts and award-winning journalist Judith H. Dobrozynski will discuss problems related to the Middle East conflicts and collect art.
The event is sponsored by Cardozo Law FASHION, ARTS, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT (FAME) LAW CENTER and the Committee for Cultural Policy, Inc. and will take place on March 1, 2016 from 5 to 6:30 pm. It is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Join Moderator Judith H. Dobrzynski and a panel of experts for a lively discussion of practical solutions, ethical priorities, and law enforcement after the massive destruction of monuments and sites in the Syria and Iraq conflicts. A must-attend event for museums, art collectors, and dealers, and for all concerned with the preservation of cultural heritage.

Moderator:
Judith H. Dobrzynski, independent journalist writing for publications including the Wall Street Journal and New York Times; former NY Times reporter and editor; senior editor and writer for Business Week; and former executive editor CNBC.

Panelists:

  • Gary Vikan, former director of The Walters Art Museum; Clinton appointee to the President’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee; former Senior Associate for Byzantine Art, Dumbarton Oaks.
  • William Pearlstein, Pearlstein & McCulIough LLP, a New York-based art law firm, and author of “White Paper: A Proposal to Reform U.S. Law and Policy Relating to the International Exchange of Cultural Property.”
  • James McAndrew, Forensic Specialist, Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP. Former Head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, International Art and Antiquity Theft Investigations Program; subject matter expert in international art theft and international trade matters.
  • Randall Hixenbaugh, Hixenbaugh Ancient Art. New York-based antiquities dealer and member of the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art.

If you wish to attend please send an email to the organizers.

Location: Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10003

You can find further information on the Cardozo Law School website.

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