UNESCO Nigeria
Cross-border transfer of Cultural Objects:
the law, challenges & practice

Programme & Speakers

• Day 1

  1. Morning: Theory and Practice of Exchange and Collecting
  2. Afternoon: Problems of Exchange

• Day 2

  1. Morning: The International Legal Framework for Cultural Heritage Protection, cross-border Art Trade and restitution
  2. Afternoon: Special categories (Nazi looted art and indigenous peoples’ cultural property)

• Day 3

  1. Morning: Law Enforcement
  2. Afternoon: Due Diligence Standards

• Day 4

  1. Morning: Due Diligence Standards in practice
  2. Afternoon: Provenance Research (and workshop)


Confirmed lecturers (in order of appearance):

Apart from Evelien Campfens and Naomi Oosterman lectures will be given by:

  • Prof. dr.  Ana Vrdoljak: Unesco Chair International law and cultural heritage, University of Technology Sydney
  • Prof. dr. Pieter ter Keurs: Professor of Museums, Collections and Society, Leiden University
  • Marielies Schelhaas: Secretary General at Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO
  • Charlotte Huygens: Member Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO
  • Dr. Donna Yates: Associate Professor Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Maastricht University
  • Dr. Neil Brodie: EAMENA Project Senior Research Fellow. School of Archaeology, University of Oxford
  • Dr. Andrzej Jakubowski: NAWA Visiting Bekker Fellow, Amsterdam Centre for International Law/ Assistant Professor Department of International and European Law, Opole University
  • Mrs. Kristin Hausler: Dorset Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for International Law, BIICL
  • Dr. Amy Strecker: Associate Professor Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin
  • Dr. Karolina Kuprecht: School of Management and Law, Centre for Corporate and Tax Law, ZHAW
  • Mrs. Raveena Tamoria: Research Fellow US Lawyer's Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation
  • Mr. Corrado Catesi: Coordinator Works of Art Unit of INTERPOL General Secretariat
  • Mr. Richard Bronswijk and Mrs. Roos Hoek: Head and advisor of the Dutch police Art & Antiquities Crime Unit
  • Ted Oakes: Heritage Protection Assistant ICOM
  • Mrs. Irina Tarsis: Founder and Managing Director Center of Art Law
  • Mr. James Ratcliffe: Director of Recoveries & General Counsel, Art Loss Register 
  • Mr. Richard Aronowitz: Former Head of Restitution, Director, Sotheby’s London