Reminder: ASA Webinar for Sept 27 on Looted and Displaced Art

 ASA Personal Property Committee is offering a new webinar on September 27 at 2:00 pm EST entitled Restitution of Art Looted or Otherwise Displaced During Wartime: Implications for Appraiser.  The hour look webinar cost only $45.00 and is being presented by attorney Thomas Kline, partner at Andrews Kurth's Washington DC office.  Kline is a specialist in cultural property litigation.

With so much disputed art now coming to the surface, and as museum collections are being scrutinized the ASA webinar is very timely as art appraisers need to be aware of ownership rights and restitution and how disputed property that has been looted are properly handled and disclosed.

If you wish to register, click HERE or below.

Restitution of Art Looted or Otherwise Displaced During Wartime: Implications for Appraisers

The ASA Personal Property Committee is pleased to offer a webinar by Tom Kline, Esq., on the restitution of cultural properties including the development of laws that pertain to Holocaust art and World War II-related cases. Mr. Kline's first major case in this area was the famous Quedlinburg Bible and church property which was sent by the American GI, who discovered the church properties hidden in a cave, to his home in Texas after WWII. (The full story was made famous by NY Times reporter William H. Honan in his book Treasure Hunt.)

Mr. Kline has since been involved with numerous other property restitution cases and the development of pertinent laws. He has been involved with other cases including the theft of art from a church in Cyprus, Goodman v. Searle (legal title for a painting by Degas), and Stern v. Bissonnette (a legal title and forced sales of artwork during WWII).

In addition to recalling his first-hand experience with property restitution, Mr. Kline will provide appraisers with insights into legal property title, rights and ownership.

The webinar will also cover a number of significant cases to demonstrate the kinds of issues that can arise when displaced objects surface in the art market and suggests ways for appraisers to deal with these issues to protect themselves.

This is a webinar that should not be missed by any practicing appraiser. Register today

1 comment:

Rachael from ASA HQ said...

Hi Todd, thank you as always for sharing information on ASA's courses, we appreciate it!