global cultural heritageArt, Antiquity, and the Law: Preserving Our Global Cultural Heritage


October 30th- November 1st, 1998 

This international conference provided a public forum for discussion of the growing threats to movable and immovable cultural property worldwide and of current initiatives to protect our global cultural heritage. The aim was to raise public awareness of these issues and to bring together experts in cultural heritage from a variety of disciplines for discussion and debate.

Topics addressed included: current threats to cultural heritage from armed conflict, development, and looting; national and international initiatives for protecting cultural property; strategies for combating illegal traffic in cultural material; conservation, restoration, and reconstruction; and codes of ethics as a means of protecting cultural heritage.