The American Society of International Law Interest Group on Cultural Heritage & Arts, for which, as posted, I am a co-founder and serve as co-chair, has released the very first issue of the Cultural Heritage & Arts Review. In it you'll find a rich variety of articles, among them "High Seas Shipwreck Pits Treasure Hunters Against a Sovereign Nation: The Black Swan Case," by attorney Kimberly Alderman (right), "The UK’s Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Act of 2009," by University of Derby Lecturer Charlotte Woodhead (left), "Should Cultural Heritage Be on the Judicial Auction Block?" by attorney Laina Lopez (below right), a Co-Vice Chair of our Interest Group, and "Heritage Watch Acts to Protect Cambodian Cultural Heritage," by Terressa Davis, an Executive Consultant to the Association for Research into Crimes against Art and a Review editor.
To access these and the many other articles in this 1st edition, click here to open the Review in Acrobat Reader, go to the Table of Contents page, click on "View" in the toolbar, then "Navigation Panels" in the 1st popup box, "Bookmarks" in the 2d.
A limited high-quality print edition will be available soon. Please contact yours truly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to place an order.
Our Interest Group's March panel discussion on Cultural Heritage and the Arts Interest Group: Wrestling the Dead Hand of History: Perspectives on a Proposed State Department Commission on Nazi Looted Art, which I previewed in an earlier post, was a great success (as I detail in another Review article). If you missed it, it's available on tape by searching for the panel title here.
We are recruiting for editors and writers for the Review's next issue, to be published in the Fall. Please contact me if you're interested in contributing.
To join ASIL and our new Interest Group, click here.