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Restitution Dialogues - Exploring the Vatican Archives
An online seminar exploring the Vatican Archives, which hold a significant amount of material from Indigenous peoples, much of it collected in the early 20th century. The panel will discuss items such as the broader impact of the contemporary ‘restitution revolution’, the nature and provenance of Indigenous material in the Vatican collection, institutional best practices in restitution and repatriation, and the cultural impact of return and renewal.

This conference is part of the ongoing “Restitution Dialogues” conference series and also serves as the closing session of the joint class of the Universities of Tel Aviv and Bonn entitled “Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art in Comparative Perspectives” (part of the winter semester).

The event will be co-hosted by Trinity College at the University of Toronto, the Centre for Provenance Research and Cultural Property Law at Bonn University, the Minerva Centre at the University of Tel Aviv and the Institute of Art & Law.

The speakers are as follows:

- Gloria Bell, Assistant Professor, Art History & Communication Studies, McGill University;

- Leora Bilsky, Professor of Law and Head of Minerva Center for Human Rights, Tel Aviv University;

- Alexander Herman, Director, Institute of Art & Law;

- Mayo Moran, Provost & Vice-Chancellor, Trinity College, Professor of Law, University of Toronto;

- Lou-Ann Neel, Kwakwaka'wakw artist;

- Jennifer Orange, Assistant Professor, Lincoln Alexander School of Law, Toronto Metropolitan University;

- Jacquetta Swift, Repatriation Manager at the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D.C.;

- Matthias Weller, Professor for Civil Law, Art and Cultural Property Law, Director of the Institute for German and International Civil Procedural Law, University of Bonn

Jan 18, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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