Saturday, March 1, 2014

Roundtable on the Reform of US Cultural Property Policy

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 the Committee for Cultural Policy is hosting a roundtable of museum and legal specialists in Washington D.C. This will discuss how America can preserve heritage worldwide while enabling the movement of art between nations and cultures and honoring our museums’ commitments to research, publish, and exhibit the art of the world. The panel will address practical steps to resolve serious issues in current cultural policy affecting the public interest. Conflicting laws create uncertainty for museums and private collectors, secrecy and failure to abide by Congressional mandate in government agencies, and the prospect of hundreds of thousands of art objects in circulation in private collections without clear title.

The discussion will also include comments on A Proposal to Reform U.S. Law and Policy Relating to the Exchange of Cultural Property, by William G. Pearlstein.

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