Holocaust art looting seminar set for Italy


ROME (JTA) — An international seminar on Holocaust art looting and restitution will take place in Milan — the first symposium of its kind ever to be presented in Italy.

Participants in the June 23 meeting will include government officials, law enforcement representatives and restitution lawyers, as well as scholars and collectors from several countries, including Italy, the United States and Hungary.

Christie’s art auction house and the Art Law Commission of the International Union of Lawyers organized the meeting.

Organizers said they expected "a comprehensive and enlightening discussion about Nazi-era looted art." Presentations will cover ethical and philosophical issues, as well as issues involving such works and their place in the art market.

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