Imperialism, Art and Restitution

Imperialism, Art & Restitution Conference
March 26-27, 2004

The Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies of Washington University is pleased to present the Imperialism, Art & Restitution Conference to be held here at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri, on 26-27 March 2004 - Anheuser-Busch Hall / Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom - Room 310.

Please join us as we present an international symposium on the issue of whether major works acquired during the Age of Imperialism and now held by major museums should be returned to the source nations.

*Elgin/Parthenon Marbles in London
*Bust of Nefertiti in Berlin
*Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)

A list of our impressive roster of speakers includes:

James Cuno - Director, Courtauld Institute of Art in London
Willard Boyd - University of Iowa
Michael Brown - Williams College; author, Who Owns Native Culture?
Michael Cosmopoulos - University of Missouri - St. Louis
Talat Halman - Bilkent University, Turkey
John Henry Merryman - Stanford Law School
Susan Rotroff - Washington University
Kurt Siehr - University of Zurich
William St. Clair - Author, Lord Elgin and the Marbles
Sarantis Symeonoglou - Washington University
David Thomas - American Museum of Natural History; author: Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archeology, and the Battle for Native American Identity
Stephen Urice - Philadelphia Museum of Art; University of Pennsylvania Law School

Missouri CLE credits (8-10 credits) will be assigned.