Patty Gerstenblith, "Museums, Markets, and Preservation of the Past: Transnational Regulation of the Trade in Antiquities"

November 13, 2009Duke Law News

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009
12:15-1:15 p.m. • Room 3037

Open to public.

Professor Gerstenblith will present a lecture titled, "Museums, Markets, and Preservation of the Past: Transnational Regulation of the Trade in Antiquities."

Patty Gerstenblith is Distinguished Research Professor of Law at DePaul University and director of its Center for Art, Museum and Cultural Heritage Law. She is founding President of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation. She was appointed by President Clinton to serve as a public representative on the President’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee in the U.S. Department of State (2000-03) and has served as co-chair of the ABA’s International Cultural Property Committee (2002-06) and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cultural Property (1995-2002). Her most recent publications include the second edition of her book, Art, Cultural Heritage and the Law, and her articles “Controlling the International Market in Antiquities: Reducing the Harm, Preserving the Past”, published in the Chicago Journal of International Law, and “From Bamiyan to Baghdad: Warfare and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage at the Beginning of the 21st Century”, published in the Georgetown Journal of International Law. She received her J.D. from Northwestern University and Ph.D. in Art History and Anthropology from Harvard University.

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