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277.7 sec. 1 - Art and Cultural Property Law (Spring 2013)

Instructor: Carla Shapreau  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: Th 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 10

Course Start: January 10, 2013
Course Control Number (1Ls): 49978 (section 2)
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49976


This seminar will explore and analyze the intersection of law with art and culture. Topics will include U.S. and international law as they relate to the illicit trade in antiquities, Nazi Era plunder and restitution, and other art crimes. We will also examine aspects of law pertaining to museums, artist's rights, art merchants, auction houses, and dealers, as well as issues regarding authenticity, title, and the statute of limitations. Additional subjects will include underwater cultural heritage and indigenous cultural concerns. Guest lecturers from the art and cultural property community will provide their unique perspectives. Course materials will include readings from Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Law, by Patty Gerstenblith (3rd ed. 2012).

Carla Shapreau teaches Art and Cultural Property Law and is a Research Associate in the Institute of European Studies at U.C. Berkeley, where she is conducting cultural property research. Ms. Shapreau's legal practice has an emphasis in intellectual property, art, and cultural property law. She has represented a wide range of clients in the arts including museums, artists, collectors, academic institutions, non-profit entities, and galleries. Ms. Shapreau has written and lectured on a broad array of topics pertaining to the arts, a summary of which may be found at: http://ies.berkeley.edu/contact/visitingscholars/index.html. In addition to her legal pursuits and academic research, Ms. Shapreau is also a violin maker.

Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
International and Comparative Law

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  • Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Law
    Patty Gerstenblith
    Edition: Third Edition, 2012
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    ISBN: 9781611632040
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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