CULTURE

Athens International Conference on the "Return of Cultural Property to its Country of Origin"

In the framework of the activities of the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation, Greece hosted an international conference for lawyers, museum professionals and experts in the field of the return of cultural property on 17 and 18 March 2008 at the New Acropolis Museum in Athens.

This conference was the first in a series of international gatherings organized by UNESCO and its Member States to foster awareness and provide for a reflection and exchanges on the issue of the return of cultural property. This meeting was also an opportunity to consider means of strengthening the action of the Intergovernmental Committee.

This first international conference brought together a select number of high profile professionals who have been involved in discussions leading to the return or reunification of cultural property. The first day of the conference was devoted to the presentation of individual return cases by those involved. On the second day, discussions were held around four thematic workshops related to the debate on returns.

The Proceedings of the Athens Conference were presented by Ms Elena Korka, Director of Prehistorical and Classical Antiquities at the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, during the 15th session of Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural property to its Countries of origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation, which took place from 11 to 13 May 2009 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The official proceedings had been published in a special issue of UNESCO Museum International (n.241-242).

 

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Cultural Property: its Illicit Trafficking and Restitution



Title Athens International Conference on the "Return of Cultural Property to its Country of Origin"
Short Description In the framework of the activities of the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation, Greece hosted an international conference for lawyers, museum professionals and experts in the field of the return of cultural property on 17 and 18 March 2008 at the New Acropolis Museum in Athens.

This conference was the first in a series of international gatherings organized by UNESCO and its Member States to foster awareness and provide for a reflection and exchanges on the issue of the return of cultural property. This meeting was also an opportunity to consider means of strengthening the action of the Intergovernmental Committee.

This first international conference brought together a select number of high profile professionals who have been involved in discussions leading to the return or reunification of cultural property. The first day of the conference was devoted to the presentation of individual return cases by those involved. On the second day, discussions were held around four thematic workshops related to the debate on returns.

The Proceedings of the Athens Conference were presented by Ms Elena Korka, Director of Prehistorical and Classical Antiquities at the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, during the 15th session of Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural property to its Countries of origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation, which took place from 11 to 13 May 2009 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The official proceedings had been published in a special issue of UNESCO Museum International (n.241-242).

 

Available documents:

 

Connected links:

Cultural Property: its Illicit Trafficking and Restitution

Source Edouard Planche, Section of Museums and Cultural Objects, UNESCO
Publication start date 2008-03-17 10:00 am
Publication expiry date 2008-03-18 10:00 am
Author(s) of the present sheet LS_NB
Event Location The New Acropolis Museum, Athens.
City Athens
Country Greece
Start date - Local time 2008-03-17 10:00 am
End date - Local time 2008-03-18 5:00 pm
Type of event (generic) Conference
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Name of Contact 1 Edouard Planche, Section of Museums and Cultural Objects, UNESCO
E-mail address e.planche@unesco.org
Name of Contact 2 Elena Korka, Ministry of Culture, Department of Greek and Foreign Archaeological Institutes
E-mail address ekorka@culture.gr
Destination of Link 1 (field not displayed) UNESCO.ORG
Destination of Link 2 (field not displayed) UNESCO.ORG
Destination of Link 3 (field not displayed) UNESCO.ORG
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Caption image 1 Mrs. Françoise Rivière, Former Assistant Director-General for Culture
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