The Art of International Law (Part 3)

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September 16, 2016 "The Art of International Law - Part 2" Case Western Reserve University School of Law Case Western Reserve University School of Law, in conjunction with the celebration of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s centennial anniversary, convenes a day-long conference with scholars and practitioners from around the world to explore topics at the intersection of art and international law. International law has regulated artistic production, preservation and transfer for many decades, yet recent events have drawn renewed attention to its new possibilities and limitations. The obliteration of historical, religious and cultural monuments by ISIS, repatriation of artworks by museums to their country of origin after prolonged negotiations and lawsuits, and the churn of cultural production have brought significant challenges to this field, with modern cultural expression and transnational financing networks creating new forms of art, new audiences, new laws, and new norms of protecting artistic production in the United States and around the world. This conference examines today’s dynamic relationship between art and international law, providing insight into prominent cross-border deals, laws and cases involving art repatriation and the international legal issues arising out of the destruction of cultural and religious relics. The conference will feature a lunchtime discussion with Dr. William Griswold, President and Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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art law and international law; art and international law; art law


Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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