University of Notre Dame

Center for Italian Studies



Symposium to explore antiquities, cultural property

January 16, 2007 • Categories: Conferences and Seminars


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 titledThe 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 andVirginia, DePaulUniversity, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, among other experts in the field.

Registration for the symposium, which is sponsored by Notre Dames Nanovic Institute for European Studies; Snite Museum of Art; Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts; College of Arts and Letters; Department of Art, Art History and Design; and Office of Research, is now open by visiting on the Web. Further information, including a complete schedule and listing of participants, is available on-line at .

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

--Story by Julie Hail Flory