Protecting Art and Cultural Property Through International Law


The preservation of art and cultural property has been made popular by television shows such as White Collar and movies such as Monuments Men, but the international laws that are integral to these issues are not always properly addressed. This symposium welcomed key practitioners and academics in the field of international art and cultural property law for a discussion of the preservation of art and cultural property through international humanitarian, criminal, trade, and general treaty law, among others. The panels focused on art crimes, moral rights, and art and cultural property trade and sale. The keynote speaker  addressed the importance of protecting cultural property against destruction during armed conflict.