Posted: April 28, 2003 — 3:15 p.m.
On Wednesday, April 30, the Harvard Law School ArtsPanel and the European Law Research Center will convene a panel discussion on the continuing efforts to repatriate art looted by the Nazis. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 3 p.m. in the Langdell South classroom. [Campus Map | Directions]
In the immediate aftermath of the war, the United States in particular undertook an unprecedented program of cultural restitution, but the results were imperfect. Even today, museums, auction houses and individual collectors face claims from prior owners and the competing claims of law and ethics complicate the politics of restitution.