April 2, 2011

‘Human Rights and Cultural Heritage: from the Holocaust to the Haitian Earthquake’

Brookdale Center, Cardozo Law SchoolSource: Wikipedia This one-day symposium took place on March 31, 2011, at Cardozo Law School in downtown Manhattan. It featured, among other […]
April 2, 2011

Cardozo Law School follow-up—Lucian Simmons and two victims

I did take exception in my closing remarks to Lucian Simmons’ characterization of the two victims theory in art restitution.  There is no way in the […]
April 2, 2011

Cardozo Law School follow-up—Larry Kaye and the ‘Portrait of Walli’

Portrait of Wally, Egon ScheileSource: MJH Larry Kaye discussed the circumstances under which Egon Schiele’s ‘Portrait of Walli’ had been seized under orders of the then-District […]
April 2, 2011

Cardozo Law School follow-up—last question of the day

The last panel addressed the way in which the Foreign Soverign Immunity Act (FSIA) is invoked to file claims on behalf of aggrieved individuals against a sovereign nation.  […]
April 5, 2011

Marilyn Henry—In Memoriam

Marilyn HenrySource: Wikipedia A memorial service to celebrate Marilyn Henry’s life was held on April 3, 2011, at the Temple Israel Community Center Congregation Heichal Yisrael […]
April 9, 2011

The Krakow Declaration, May 14, 2009, Krakow, Poland

The Krakow Declaration was written by a group of independent historians, attorneys, and members of the art trade, from the United States and Europe, concerned over […]
April 9, 2011

“A new paradigm for restituting looted cultural property?”, by Marc Masurovsky

by Marc MasurovskyThis presentation was delivered during the Prague Conference of June 26-30, 2009. Although somewhat strident, it captures a number of basic points regarding the […]
April 9, 2011

Historical backdrop of postwar restitution politics

The following is an excerpt from a November 18, 1998, presentation on looted art given at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. A bit dated and dusty but […]
April 9, 2011

ERR database—Impressionists and their collectors

Usually, when people think of art restitution or art looted by the Nazis, they tend to believe that most stolen objects consisted of paintings, drawings and […]