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Events: Conference on Looted Art and Cultural Property, New York City March 25, 2016

The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) announces its Seventh Annual Conference on Friday, March 25, 2016 at Fordham University School of Law in New York City, entitled “Looted Art and Cultural Property; Current Controversies, Future Resolutions.” LCCHP is co-sponsoring the event with the Fordham Art Law Society.  The program begins at 8:30am on March 25. Committee for Cultural Policy Board Member Kate Fitz Gibbon is a panelist on Panel 3, “Conflict-Related Looting and Destruction of Cultural Property. Any Solutions in Sight?”

Panel 1: Parthenon/Elgin Marbles: Unending Disputes and Disagreement?

Panel 2: Developments in Nazi Art Looting and Other Recent Restitution Cases: Can Disputes be Minimized or Avoided?

Panel 3: Conflict-Related Looting and Destruction of Cultural Property. Any Solutions in Sight?

Panel 4: What is Digital Cultural Heritage and What Can it Do? 


Leila Amineddoleh, Partner at Galluzzo & Amineddoleh; Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law and St. John’s University School of Law

Pierre Ciric, Founder of the Ciric Law Firm, PLLC specializing in commercial litigation and immigration services for businesses and individuals

Sandra L. Cobden, General Counsel, Christie’s Dispute Resolution And Legal Public Affairs

Dr. James Cuno, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust

Brian I. Daniels, PhD, Director of Research and Programs and lecturer in the Anthropology Department at the University of Pennsylvania

Eleanor E. Fink, leader in the field of digital cultural heritage; Senior positions at the Smithsonian Institution, J. Paul Getty Trust, and World Bank

Prof. Dieter Fritsch, Institute for Photogrammetry at the Universitaet Stuttgart

Kate Fitz Gibbon, art, museum law, and cultural heritage law, Fitz Gibbon Law, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Marinos Ioannides, Ph.D., Cyprus Technical University and Project Manager, Initial Training Network – Digital Cultural Heritage or other representative of ITN-DCH and Project Mosul

Lawrence Kaye, Partner and Co-Chair of Herrick, Feinstein’s International Art Law Group

Thomas R. Kline, Of Counsel at Andrews Kurth LLP; Professorial Lecturer, Museum Studies, at George Washington University; Interim President for the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture, Smithsonian Institution

Professor Clemente Marconi from the History of Greek Art and Archaeology at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts

Channah Norman, George Washington University, Museum Studies Program

Kevin P. Ray, Of Counsel in the Chicago office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Howard N. Spiegler, Co-Chair of Herrick, Feinstein’s International Art Law Group, which handles all aspects of commercial art matters, both in the litigation and transactional areas.

Irini Stamatoudi, lawyer and Director of the Hellenic Copyright Organization, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

Elizabeth Varner, Staff Curator, U.S. Department of the Interior, Interior Museum Program; Adjunct Professor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Board Member, Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Professor Roko Žarnić, University of Ljubljana and co-coordinator of ECTP Focus Area Cultural Heritage (FACH)

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