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From Spoliated Art Restitution to Colonial Loot Repatriation: Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward

Date: 21 May 2024

Time: 16.00 - 18.00 | Followed by a reception

Venue: BIICL, Russell Square, London and Online


Event Details

This event will explore the challenges associated with the claims for the restitution of cultural heritage. Drawing from claims concerned with Nazi-looted art, the discussion will seek to identify some lessons learnt, which may be relevant to the current debate surrounding colonial-looted objects. The panel will also address some of the ongoing challenges associated with restitution claims, including provenance research but also the legal barriers faced by some claimants.


Pierre Valentin, Fieldfisher LLP


  • Dr. Evelien Campfens, University of Amsterdam
  • Dr. Njabulo Chipangura, Manchester Museum
  • Isabel von Klitzing, Provenance Research and Art Consulting
  • Dr. Robert Peters, ICOM Legal Affairs Committee
  • Till Vere-Hodge, Payne Hicks Beach LLP
  • Anne Webber, Commission for Looted Art in Europe

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This event is convened by Kristin Hausler, Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director of the Centre for International Law, BIICL

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This event is free to attend but pre-registration is required.

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 2 CPD hours.


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