Museums and Cultural Objects at DePaul

Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law and the
Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®) presents:
8th Annual Symposium
Acquiring and Maintaining Collections of Cultural Objects: Challenges Confronting American Museums in the 21st Century
Museums face increasingly difficult challenges in collecting cultural objects—challenges that must be dealt with in ways that are consistent with best practices. On October 16, 2008, DePaul University College of Law will hold a major conference where leading experts will examine the basic rules of nonprofit museum governance and how those rules apply to the growing challenge of collecting cultural property in light of new laws, court decisions and professional ethical guidelines; evolving museum practices and standards in collecting antiquities; sovereign immunity and immunity of art works; and the need for further standards for donor/collector museum relationships.

OCTOBER 16, 2008
DePaul Center, Room 8005
1 E. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM


Andrews Kurth LLP
The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation
Herrick Feinstein
DePaul University College of Law is an accredited Illinois MCLE provider. The Symposium has been approved for 6 hours of CLE credit.
Featured Speakers
Patty Gerstenblith, Professor, DePaul University College of Law
Julie Getzels, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Art Institute of Chicago
Gary T. Johnson, President, Chicago Historical Society
Thomas Kline, Partner, Andrews Kurth LLP
Stephen J. Knerly, Jr. Esq., Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Jennifer Kreder, Professor, Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law
Richard Leventhal, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Jane Levine, Senior Vice President and Worldwide Director of Compliance, Sotheby’s
Dan Monroe, Director, Peabody Essex Museum
Rhoda Rosen, Director, Spertus Museum
John Russell, Professor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Howard Spiegler, Partner, Herrick Feinstein, New York
Martin Sullivan, Director, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Susan M. Taylor, Former Director, Princeton University Art Museum
Stephen Urice, Professor, University of Miami School of Law
Laina Lopez, Attorney, Berliner Corcoran & Rowe

Program starts at 8:30 a.m. and reception will follow at 4:30 p.m.
For more information go to or contact:

Ellen Gutiontov, Esq., Associate Director CIPLIT or (312) 362-5124

Vadim Shifrin, Assistant Director, CIPLIT or (312) 362-8415