ANN: Resolving Restitution Disputes Seminar (Institute of Art & Law; London, 27 Sep 2022)

The Institute of Art & Law will hold an in-person seminar in London on 27th September entitled “Resolving Restitution Disputes: Process, reconciliation and creativity”, run in partnership with Keystone Law. The seminar will cover Holocaust and colonial-era restitution issues with a focus on the practicalities of reaching outcomes acceptable to the parties involved, whether through negotiation or external processes like mediation.

Sessions will include:
• A keynote address by Dr Andreas Görgen, Secretary General of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Culture and Media, discussing the recent Joint Declaration between Germany and Nigeria on the return of the Benin Bronzes 
• A panel focusing on resolving Nazi-looted art claims, featuring Dr Evelien Campfens (University of Leiden), Anne Webber (Commission for Looted Art in Europe) and Gregor Kleinknecht (Keystone Law)
• A panel focusing on resolving disputes over colonial-era looting and antiquities, featuring Dr Jacques Schuhmacher (V&A Museum), Dr Frezer Haile (Project Associates) and James Ratcliffe (Art Loss Register).

The event will take place at The Law Society’s Hall, Chancery Lane, London and will be followed by a drinks reception sponsored by Keystone Law. Cost to attend: £144.00, incl. VAT (50% off for IAL/UKRG members). Spaces are limited, so please reserve your spot soon.

For more information, visit

Institute of Art and Law | Pentre Moel, Crickadarn, Builth wells, LD2 3BX United Kingdom