Legal and illegal circulation of library collections: a study for a better conservation
Paris, 12 January 2012
The COMSt Team 5: Conservation and Preservation of Oriental Manuscripts organized its third workshop focusing on Legal and illegal circulation of library collections: a study for a better conservation in Paris, Faculté Jean Monnet, Salle Georges Vedel, on 12 January 2012.
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Stéphane Ipert (CCL, Arles), Introduction - The legal status of the circulation of works of art in antiquity
Pedro Rueda (University of Barcelona), The circulation of books in European colonies
Cristina Dondi (CERL, London), The circulation of books in Europe: examples from the collection of incunabula in the Bodleian Library (Oxford)
10:40 coffee break
Dickran Kouymjian (Fresno, USA - Paris), The Fate of Armenian Manuscripts: From Genocide Confiscation and Looting to Litigation for Restitution
Norman Palmer (UK), Unlocking the Written Heritage: Resolving Title Claims to Ancient Documents and Reversing their Illicit Removal
Marie Cornu (CNRS, Paris), Cultural right of property. The heritage legally protected in the fight against the illegal transfer
Marc-André Rénold (Geneva), Alternative methods for resolving litigations
3:30 p.m - 6:00 pm.
Panel discussion with professionals who present their experiences:
Joseph Moukarzel (Kaslik, Libanon), The situation of libraries in the Middle East
Françoise Briquel-Chatonnet (CNRS, Paris), The situation of Syriac manuscripts
Ewa Balicka-Witakowska (Uppsala), The Ethiopian manuscripts and artefacts
Laura Parodi (Oxford/Harvard/Genova), Historic cases in Persian and Islamic iconographic heritage
Annie Vernay-Nouri (BNF), Construction, transfer and circulation of knowledge in the Arab world