June 23, 2011
Palazzo Turati, Milan

Christie’s and the Art Law Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) are pleased to announce the presentation of Holocaust Art Looting and Restitution, the first symposium of its kind ever to be presented in Italy. The symposium will take place at Palazzo Turati in Milan, Italy on June 23rd and will convene leaders of the restitution community as well as government officials, scholars, collectors and other interested parties in a comprehensive and enlightening discussion about Nazi-era looted art. The presentations will cover ethical and philosophical issues as well as more practical matters involving such works and their place in the art market. Renowned European and American scholars and legal experts will be present, including Lawrence M. Kaye of Herrick, Feinstein LLP; Agnes Peresztegi of the Commission for Art Recovery (Europe); Ilaria Pavan of Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa); Howard N. Spiegler of Herrick, Feinstein and President of the Art Law Commission of the UIA; Andrea Pizzi of Studio Legale Pizzi (Bologna); Professor Tullio Scovazzi of the University of Milano-Bicocca (Milan); and Captain Andrea Ilari of Nucleo Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio Culturale di Monza, amongst others.

For more information or to register for the symposium please contact Naomi Davies at [email protected] or +44 (0)7702 264081

Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793), The Grand Canal, Venice, with the Palazzo Bembo, oil on canvas, 46.5 x 76.5 cm Sold at Christie's London on 8 June 2005