Museum Deaccession in the United States and Europe: Convergence into Chaos?

january 2021

tue26jan12:00 pm1:30 pmMuseum Deaccession in the United States and Europe: Convergence into Chaos? Event Organized By: Center for International Law

Event Details

The process and rules of deaccession, under which museums remove, sell, or transfer artworks from their permanent collections, have seen major developments. Some U.S. museums have changed course by selling major artworks to private owners due to financial pressures arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, European museums face political pressure to return artwork to former colonies. This program will address recent developments in museum deaccession policies enacted in the U.S. and in France, provide a comprehensive legal and historical framework of these policies, and discuss the legal and political risks associated with them.

Ruti Teitel, Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law, New York Law School (NYLS); Co-Director, Center for International Law, NYLS

Pierre Ciric ’09, Founder of The Ciric Law Firm, PLLC and the Vice President of the French American Bar Association (USA)

Caroline Gaffodio, Attorney (Paris Bar), Art law and restitution litigation

Marc Masurovsky, Principal and Founder, The Holocaust Art Restitution Project, Inc. (HARP)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. EST

This event is free and open to all. Spaces will be limited to the first 500 registrants.

1.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice (NY transitional and nontransitional)
French CLE credits pending

French American Bar Association (France)
French American Bar Association (USA)