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04 Jan 2021

Conference on "orphan works"

The University of Geneva organizes with the support of UNESCO, UNIDROIT and the Foundation Gandur pour L’Art, a two day conference titled: What prospects for “orphan works"? Reflections on cultural goods without provenance”. The conference will take place on the 4th and 5th February 2021 and will be held in French and English with simultaneous translation.


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12 Dec 2020

Nazi art dispute goes to US supreme court in landmark case

A 12-year wrangle over a rare collection of medieval ecclesiastical art sold by Jewish art dealers to the Nazis in 1935 arrived in front of the highest court in the US last Monday, in a landmark case defence lawyers say could open the floodgates for restitution battles from all over the world to be fought via the US.

The Guardian - Read the Article here

12 Dec 2020

Chinas Court rule on return of the statue of Zhanggong-zushi

A Chinese court judged that lex rei sitae should be interpreted to facilitate the return of stolen cultural property, so that the lex furti, i.e., Chinese law, shall govern the ownership of stolen cultural property overseas.

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19 Nov 2020

The new commentary on the German Act on the Protection of Cultural Property


An excelled piece of work, for our German speakers.

By Prof. Dr. Kerstin von der Decken, Prof. Dr. Frank Fechner and Prof. Dr. Matthias Weller.


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19 Nov 2020

New heritage body aims to keep Unesco in check by calling on public to report sites in danger

A new independent conservation organisation is calling on members of the public and culture professionals to monitor and report on the status of Unesco’s World Heritage sites because safeguarding these cultural hot spots has become a “secondary concern” for the United Nations cultural agency.   The Art Newspaper

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