Violated National Heritage: Theft, Trafficking & Restitution
The Society for the History of Collecting together with the V&A Museum present: ‘Violated National Heritage: Theft, Traffic & Restitution’ on 17 March 2020.
This conference will address how collecting has developed since the 16th century, and how, over the centuries, it has been regulated, even circumvented in various ways. It will also look beyond the boundaries of legal trade of art and artefacts to consider how the criminal orbit operates, how heritage-rich countries confront the trafficking of their patrimony and how museums are involved in such debates.
Roland Foord forms part of an international list of speakers and will be speaking on procedures for restitution.