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Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Symposium

Art Crime and Cultural Heritage: Fakes, Forgeries, and Looted and Stolen Art

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) currently ranks art crime as the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world. The increase in international art transactions has incubated a booming market for stolen and fraudulent art, and major US arts institutions still grapple with repatriation of stolen or looted objects in their collections. Co-organized by Jane C.H. Jacob, art historian and provenance research expert, Jacob Fine Art, Inc., Chris Marinello, director and founder, Art Recovery Group, and Alice Farren-Bradley, Museum Security Network, the symposium brings together experts from major museums and auction houses, the NYU School of Law, the US Department of Homeland Security, and the President’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee, as well as independent scholars and authors, art crime victims, art crime attorneys, forensic scientists, and other major players working to address art crime worldwide.

Join us and learn about the legal, forensic, governmental, and political strategies being employed to address the enormity of this global phenomenon. Topics include the history of fakes and forgeries, insurance fraud, art theft and art scams, scientific and forensic approaches, provenance research, cultural repatriation, issues facing auction houses and purchasers, and current case studies.

CLE units and financial aid are available for those who qualify. Attorneys attending the symposium can earn 8 CLEs in Professional Practice: 3.5 CLEs (June 4), 2.5 CLEs (June 5), and 2.0 CLEs (June 6). CLEs are transitional.


Dates: June 4–6, 2015

Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Registration Fees:
Full Symposium: $875 | Single Day: $300
AAA, ISA, ASA, RICS, CAA, and NYSBA Members, and NYU Students and Alumni
Full Symposium: $825 | Single Day: $275

Lipton Hall, NYU Law School

Please Note: This symposium, when attended in its entirety, counts as a 10-session elective. For additional information on the symposium, please call 212-998-7289 or email