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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Conference Alert: Portable Antiquities in Europe and the Wider World

From H-Museum:


University of Pecs, Hungary
12-13 July 2007

An international expert meeting organised jointly by the Institute of Art and Law and the Faculty of Law at the University of Pecs, to be held at the University of Pecs, Hungary, 12-13 July 2007.

The meeting will examine, inter alia, the ways in which the national laws of
EU Member States and other countries operate to prevent the illicit
excavation of antiquities within the national territories; the effectiveness
of these laws as a defence against pillaging; the ethical aspects of dealing
and collecting; loan and other agreements as a diplomatic solution to
international disputes; the fate of obviously looted objects with no
identifiable national origin; harmonising the protection of excavated
national treasures with modern policies of enhanced mobility for works of
art. Speakers include Judge Shoshana Berman (Israel), Dr Mario Bondioli Osio
(Italy), Professor Guido Carducci (UNESCO), Richard de Lacy QC (UK), Dr
Monica Jackson (Australia), Professor Norman Palmer (UK), Jeremy Scott (UK),
Dr Kurt Siehr (Germany), Dr Marja van Heese (Netherlands), Professor
Matthias Weller (Germany).
The cost of this two-day seminar is £200 and the full programme will be
available shortly.

More information is available here:

In order to reserve a place a booking form may be downloaded here Download
booking form, or for all enquiries, please email us:

INSTITUTE OF ART AND LAW, Pentre Moel, Crickadarn, Nr Builth Wells, Powys,
LD2 3BX, United Kingdom Tel +44 (0)1982 560 666; Fax +44 (0)1982 560 604;

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