I will be speaking next Tuesday March 16, 2021 at a virtual event co-sponsored by the University of Denver's Center for Art Collecting Ethics and hosted and the Holocaust Museum Houston entitled “Legal and Ethical Challenges in Art Collection Stewardship.” Readers of the Art Law Report or of A Tragic Fate--Law and Ethics in the Battle over Nazi Looted Art (2017) will of course know that this is a topic of great personal and professional interest, and I'm pleased to join an august panel led by the University of Denver's Elizabeth Campbell, a scholar and author of Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage Under Vichy (2011), a wonderful study of its subject. I first met Dr. Campbell in 2017 at the conference in Cambridge “From Refugees to Restitution: The History of Nazi Looted Art in the UK in Transnational Perspective” at which we both spoke. She started the Center for Art Collecting Ethics, which has hosted and organized in-depth study.
The panel will be Dr. Campbell; Renée Albiston, Associate Museum Director of the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art in Denver, and provenance researcher at the Denver Art Museum; Gus Kopriva, Owner, Redbud Gallery in Houston; and I.
The event begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time (7:00 Central), and registration is available (free) on the above-lined event page.
Hope to see you there!