The Committee for Cultural Policy is hosting a "Roundtable on the Reform of US Cultural Property Policy, Law and the Public Interest (sic)" in the afternoon of Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Museum and legal specialists will discuss how best to preserve heritage worldwide while enabling the movement of art between nations and cultures and honoring museums’ commitments to research, publish, and exhibit the art of the world.The discussion will also include comments on that "white paper" by William G. Pearlstein which I Round tables more conventionally involve people from different fields, here the participants seem to be from just two areas, US museums (Timothy Rub, Timothy Potts, and collector Matthew Polk) and US cultural property lawyers associated with the antiquyities and art trade (Kate FitzGibbon, Michael McCullough and Andrew Adler). Obviously hardly the sort of line-up one would expect to allow any consensus of views.
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The place of Arthur Houghton III's Cultural Property Research Institute in all this is unrecorded. He's not even noted as being on any of the panels.