China and Cultural Property: Who Owns the Past?
Monday, April 3, 2006, 6:30 p.m.
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street
212 517-ASIA www.asiasociety.org
What are the laws governing the current art market and how does this impact the collecting of Asian art? How do you balance the rights of collectors and museums with claims for the repatriation of cultural objects? How do we best protect cultural treasures? This timely forum will address some of the important issues and different points of view regarding cultural policy, cultural property and the law as it impacts the U.S. and China. Panelists range from museum professionals and art dealers to archaeologists and legal scholars, including Magnus Fiskesjö, Cornell University, James J. Lally, J. J. Lally & Co.; Nancy Murphy, WaterMoon Gallery; Marc F. Wilson, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; moderated by Justin Hughes, Intellectual Property Law Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a summation by Jo Backer Laird, Christie’s Inc. Cosponsored by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the American Council for Cultural Policy. $7 students w/ID; $10 Asia Society members; $15 nonmembers.
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