Legal scholar to discuss problems presented by stolen art

Stephen Weil, emeritus senior scholar at the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Museum Studies, will discuss Stolen Art: A Perpetual Legal Puzzle April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.

Weil has written several texts on art law and museum administration, including Beauty and Beasts: On Museums, Art, the Law and the Market, A Cabinet of Curiosities: Inquiries into Museums and Their Prospects and Rethinking the Museum. He also co-edited Art Law: Rights and Liabilities of Creators and Collectors, which won the SCRIBES Award for best law book of 1986.

Weil, a presidential appointee to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee of the U.S. Information Agency, is chair of the advisory committee to the Museum Loan Network and teaches legal problems of museum administration. He also serves on advisory boards for Columbia University’s Research Center for Arts and Culture, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, International Foundation for Art Research and the National Academy of Design.

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