Was an ancient artifact illegally excavated, unlawfully traded, or illicitly exported? The antiquities trade is global in scale and shrouded in mystery, with an underworld of criminal actors who contribute billions to the black market and buyers ready to purchase antiquities with few questions asked. In this lecture, Jennifer Morris will explore legal responses to the international trade in looted antiquities, including recent repatriation efforts and changing trends in how museums, collectors, and dealers react to these claims.
Jennifer Morris is a cultural property attorney whose practice focuses on art, cultural heritage, and museum law. She graduated summa cum laude and with honors in Art History from Duke University and continued her studies in art and archaeology at Princeton University, where she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. before completing a J.D. at the College of William & Mary. At Cultural Heritage Partners, Jennifer represents museums, collectors, auction houses, non-profits and tribes in managing their collections and litigating complex claims concerning cultural property, including Holocaust-related disputes and issues surrounding the illegal removal, export and import of antiquities. Jennifer is also an adjunct professor of law at the College of William & Mary, where she teaches a class on art and cultural heritage law.
Tuesday, October 29 at 4:10pm to 5:30pm
Community Foundation Theater in the Gund Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive, Gambier, Ohio 43022