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Cultural Properties: Ownership, Stewardship and Responsibility

Museum Leadership Conference 2014
Museum Leaderhsip Conference 2014
Museum Leadership Conference 2014
Museum Leadership Conference 2014
Museum Leadership Conference 2014
Museum Leadership Conference 2014
Museum Leadership Conference 2014
Museum Leadership Conference 2014

Cultural Properties: Ownership, Stewardship and Responsibility

December 12th-13th 2014

The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at
Drexel University
The URBN Center Annex
3401 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Registration is now open. Please click here to register.


Discussing the meanings and current usage of three key terms, the conference Cultural Properties: Ownership, Stewardship and Responsibility will take place on the campus of Drexel University, Philadelphia, from the afternoon of Friday, December 12th to the afternoon of Saturday, December 13th. Approaches to the ownership and stewardship of cultural goods evidently vary between the common and civil law traditions, as they do among other socio-legal systems - including the numerous indigenous cultural groups across the world. One key purpose in organizing this conference is to identify substantial areas of commonality, and to understand better the nature of the differences. The conference is being held in association with Drexel University's new graduate program in Museum Leadership, based at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, and is being generously co‑sponsored by the Art-Law Centre at the University of Geneva.


Friday, December 12th

1st Panel: 4:00 pm

Introduction to the conference: Derek Gillman (Distinguished Visiting Professor, Art History and Museum Leadership, Drexel University) and Danielle Rice (Professor and Program Director, Museum Leadership, Drexel University)

The Shape of Law

Moderator: Derek Gillman (Distinguished Visiting Professor, Art History and Museum Leadership, Drexel University)

  • Timothy O’Hagan (Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia)
    The idea of cultural patrimony revisited
  • Jay Bernstein (University Distinguished Professor, Philosophy, New School)
    Religious artifacts and heritage artifacts: do we have a duty of preservation?
  • Kwame Anthony Appiah (Professor of Philosophy and Law, NYU)
    Cosmopolitan versus nationalist approaches to cultural properties
  • Marc-André Renold (Professor of Law, Director Art Law Centre, University of Geneva)
    Solving ownership issues in civil and common law: can co-ownership be a solution?
  • Stephen Urice (Professor of Law, University of Miami)
    Stewardship, responsibility and the common law trust

 

Welcome Reception: 6:30 pm

All registrants are welcome to attend.

URBN Center Main Lobby
3501 Market Street
Philaelphia, PA 19104

 

Saturday, December 13th

2nd Panel: 8:30 am

Forms of Cultural Property

Moderator: Amy Landers (Professor of Law, Drexel University)

  • Lawrence Rosen (William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Anthropology, Princeton)
    Valuing Native intellectual productions: is a unique regime appropriate?
  • Manuelito “Manny” Wheeler (Director, Navaho Nation Museum, Arizona)
    Ownership and stewardship of, and responsibility for Native American art
  • Shelby Tisdale (Vice-President, Curatorial and Exhibitions, Autry National Center of the American West, LA)
    Museological issues with ownership, stewardship and responsibility
  • Jane Anderson (Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Museum Studies, NYU)
    Are there collective rights to art?
  • Jon Coddington (Professor of Architecture, Drexel University)
    Architecture and cultural properties: the case for renovations

 

Coffee Break: 10:30 am

URBN Annex Lobby
3401 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA

 

3rd panel: 11:00 am

Collecting Institutions

Moderator: Martha Lucy (Assistant Professor of Art History, Drexel University)

  • Timothy Rub (Director, Philadelphia Museum of Art)
    American museums: ownership or stewardship?
  • Dan Rahimi (Executive Director of Galleries, University of Pennsylvania Museum)
    Owning or stewarding another culture?
  • Nancy Odegaard (Head of the Preservation Division at the Arizona State Museum, Professor of Anthropology, University of Arizona)
    Conservation approaches to Native American art
  • Dennis Wint (Teaching Professor, Museum Leadership, Drexel University)
    Science museums and their responsibilities
  • Danielle Rice (Professor and Program Director, Museum Leadership, Drexel University)
    Deaccessioning in the context of stewardship and responsibility

 

Lunch: 1:00 pm

A list of nearby restaurants will be provided.

 

4th panel: 2:15 pm

Public v. Private

Moderator: Stephen Urice (Professor of Law, University of Miami)

  • Al West (Collector, Chairman and CEO, SEI Investments)
    Collector’s perspective
  • Fred Simeone (Collector, Emeritus Chair of Neurosurgery, Pennsylvania Hospital)
    Collector’s perspective
  • Marsha Perelman (Collector, Emeritus Chair, Franklin Institute) and Jeffrey Perelman (Collector, Chairman and CEO JEP Management)
    Collectors’ perspective
  • Hugh Eakin (Senior Editor, NY Review of Books)
    Ownership and stewardship from the media perspective

 

Conclude: 4:00 pm

Registration is now open. Please click here to register.