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BACKGROUND READINGS

The American Council for Cultural Policy is dedicated to enhancing knowledge and understanding of issues and policies affecting the collecting of works of art in the United States and to research, gather and disseminate information relevant to such issues to the general public.

The views expressed within the articles and letters linked below are those of the individual authors and not of the American Council for Cultural Policy. All commentary is included for the purpose for the purpose of informing the public, and should not be construed as legal advice.

November 2002 Declaration on the Importance and Value of Universal Museums by the directors of 18 major museums.

Ashton Hawkins, Richard A. Rothman, David B. Goldstein, "A Tale of Two Innocents: Creating an Equitable Balance Between the Rights of Former Owners and Good Faith Purchasers of Stolen Art," 50 Fordham Law Rev. 49 (1995)Copyright Fordham Law Review. Permission is granted only for personal use. This article is not to be redistributed

James Cuno, "U.S. Art Museums and Cultural Property", Connecticut Journal of International Law, Spring 2001, Volume 16, No. 2

John Henry Merryman,"Two Ways of Thinking about Cultural Property", Volume 80, Number 4, American Journal of International Law 831 (1986). Copyright American Society of International Law. Permission is granted only for personal use. This article is not to be redistributed. http://www.asil.org/ajil/v80831.pdf

James Fitzpatrick, "Stealth UNIDROIT: is USIA the Villain?, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, Fall 1998, Volume 31, Number 1. Copyright New York University Journal of International Law and Politics. Permission is granted only for personal use. This article is not to be redistributed.

John Henry Merryman, "The Free International Movement of Cultural Property", New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, Volume 31, Number 1 (1998). Copyright New York University Journal of International Law and Politics. Permission is granted only for personal use. This article is not to be redistributed.

Legislative History, Dealing In Cultural Objects (Offences) Bill In the House of Lords, September 2003

Legislative History, Dealing In Cultural Objects (Offences) Bill In the House of Commons December 2002-July 2003

Interview with Paul Bucherer

Interview with Nancy Hatch Dupree - Preserving Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage

Cultural Property Selected Bibliography