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Lecture | Marbles and Monuments in an Age of Terrorism -TONIGHT in #SalemOR

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Prof. James A.R. Nafziger, College of Law, Willamette University
Prof. Robert K. Paterson, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

The endless controversy concerning the Parthenon/Elgin Marbles in the British Museum is iconic.
Although such claims for the unqualified return of cultural material to countries of origin or rightful owners have met with some success in the courts, the diplomatic arena and the private sector, a trend toward more collaborative solutions including long-term loans and sharing of objects is evident. Recently, the focus of cultural heritage law and lawyers has had to extend to the deliberate devastation and pillage of monuments and cultural objects by terrorists and other armed rebels, often driven by iconoclastic motives, particularly in the Middle East. Responses to such savagery have included the creation of safe havens for objects and greater attention in anti-terrorist initiatives to the protection of cultural objects. The legal framework for protecting the global heritage is both essential and evolving. 

This lecture is part of a larger lecture series entitled:

Taking the Long View: Art and Cultural Heritage in an Age of Terror

and is offered in conjunction with the Hallie Ford Museum of Art exhibition:

An Archaeologist’s Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab,

opening November 7 and continuing through January 31, 2016 in the Study Gallery and Print Study Center.

WU Campus – Law School – 201 — Paulus Lecture Hall
245 Winter Street SE
Salem 97301
Phone: 503-370-6380

Contact Information:
Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Free and open to the public.

Event Sponsor(s):

Generous support for this lecture comes from Willamette University’s Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, and the Department of Art History’s Verda Karen McCracken Young of the Department of Art History, the Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology, and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University.


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