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Spring 2013 - International/Comparative Art & Antiquities Law

Baade, Hans W

Course ID: 397S  Unique # 29790  Credit Hours: 3
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   Thursday 2:15 pm - 4:05 pm JON 5.207
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.

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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