Who Owns Culture?: Looting & Destruction of Art and Antiquities

When:
October 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Cost:
$10

Who Owns Culture?: Looting & Destruction of Art and Antiquities
Tuesday, October 10 | 12pm to 1pm | $10 per person
Dr. Amy Frederick

Cultural heritage crimes are not new. In fact, many groups throughout history have employed the looting and destruction of cultural property as a strategy for and a consequence of war and conflict. Cultural heritage crimes are not restricted to foreign soil. This summer, arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby agreed to pay a $3 million fine and to forfeit the Iraqi artifacts they had purchased through antiquities dealers over the past seven years.

In addition, art dealers in the United States and abroad are increasingly under scrutiny as the black market in art and antiquities, third only to narcotics and arms worldwide, is more thoroughly understood and investigated. Dr. Frederick will explore the international ramifications of the looting & destruction, and consequent sale, of these objects and discuss the question of “who owns culture?”

Lecture is $10 at the door ($5 for Centre College students) or pre-register for the four-session art history series for $35 by clicking here