Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 7-1-1995

Abstract

United States laws regarding antiquities are not settled, but an historic legal overview provides some guidance to the direction of cultural property claims. These laws gain importance with the realization that art is second only to narcotics in worldwide illegally trafficked items. Furthermore, there is an abundance of disputed cultural property within legitimate interests, such as museums and personal collections. Thus, before taking an overview of current legal protections, it may be helpful to briefly examine two current controversies.

Publication Title

De Paul University Art and Entertainment Law Review

Volume

5

First Page

39

Last Page

60

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