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Symposium to explore antiquities, cultural property

Author: Arts and Letters


The University of Notre Dame will welcome museum directors, archaeologists, art historians and international law scholars to campus Feb. 24 (Saturday) to explore issues concerning cultural property and its stewardship at a symposium titled “The Acquisition and Exhibition of Classical Antiquities: Professional, Legal and Ethical Perspectives.”

The symposium will feature an array of distinguished speakers and open discussions, through which participants will seek to examine the laws, policies and consequences of collecting and exhibiting antiquities, particularly in light of high-profile legal and political world events. Scheduled speakers include scholars from Notre Dame, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Universities of Pennsylvania and Virginia, DePaul University, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, among other experts in the field.

Contact: Eleanor Butterwick, Nanovic Institute, ; or Robin Rhodes, Snite Museum, 574-631-5466,

Originally published by Julie Hail Flory at on January 17, 2007.