The Monuments Men, a star-studded film directed by George Clooney, is scheduled for release on December 18, 2013. The film, based on the book of the same name by Robert Edsel, tells a story based on the work of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, which was responsible for protecting and saving works of art and cultural heritage during World War II. As the protection of cultural heritage in times of armed conflict and otherwise takes center stage--quite literally--in the public consciousness, LCCHP’s Fifth Annual Conference seeks to explore a variety of perspectives on the issue.
Focusing mostly, but not exclusively, on looting and destruction in the context of warfare and civil unrest, the Conference will consist of a full day of panels that trace historic looting, prevention and remediation and restitution efforts from the Second World War to modern day pillaging. The Conference, hosted by LCCHP, Fordham Law School, and the American Society of International Law (ASIL), will seek to:
REGISTER ONLINE and join us at our fifth annual conference on November 1, 2013 in New York, NY! We hope this event will provide a rich and illuminating context for the forthcoming film and for the ever-growing public interest in cultural heritage preservation. Check back for details, updates, and the final program.
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Interview: George Clooney Talks 'The Monuments Men'
Film Trailer #2 (From Huffington Post: "New 'Monuments Men' Trailer Gets Serious")
The American Society of International Law Cultural Heritage and the Arts Interest Group
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The protection of monuments in Europe and Asia during WWII, law governing the “Spoils of War Doctrine,” legacy issues for museums and the art market
Prevention efforts in problem areas since WWII: Evolution of U.S. law, policy and practice
Lunchtime Conversation with Lynn H. Nicholas, Independent Researcher and Author, The Rape of Europa
Present-day initiatives to prevent and remedy looting and the trade of works looted during times of conflict
The use of the Internet, social media, television, news industry and film to raise awareness of looting, theft, and cultural heritage issues.
Afterword by Robert Edsel, Author and President, Monuments Men Foundation