SMNR: International/Comparative Art & Antiquities Law

Class Unique: 29955
We will discuss (1) international agreements for the protection of national cultural heritage, especially the UNESCO Convention, UNIDROIT, and Hague; (2) protection of antiquities during hostilities, e.g., Iraq; (3) national legislation for the protection of antiquities, e.g., in Mexico or in Turkey; (4) rules of bona fide purchase in the key art trading countries: England, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, the United States; (5) United States customs and stolen-property trade law; (6) conflict-of-laws aspects of the international art trade; (7) practical problems of museum administration, artists' rights, and the like; and finally (8) actual cases in these countries in recent years. I have participated in a number of these, and have a fairly extensive collection of records: briefs, testimony, customs, documentation, etc. Participants will choose among suggested topics for presentation, with the opportunity to learn from other participants’ research. Seminar papers may be submitted to journals; several have been published over the years.

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Thursday 3:30 - 5:20 pm TNH 3.114
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Baade, Hans W. Baade, Hans W.