Gerstenblith Writes on Western Recognition of National Patrimony Laws

Posted on March 8, 2010


Patty Gerstenblith, knower of all things knowable in cultural property law and professor at DePaul University College of Law, has published an academic paper titled, “Schultz and Barakat: Universal Recognition of National Ownership of Antiquities,” in the Art Antiquity and Law journal.  The article focuses on the Schultz and Barakat cases, parallel decisions where U.S. and U.K. courts recognized the validity of national property rights of antiquities outside of the countries where that ownership was asserted.  Professor Gerstenblith explores the reasons why the U.S. decision was met with bitter criticism, while the U.K. decision passed nearly unnoticed.  To download the paper from SSRN, click here.

Hat tip to Paul Barford.