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The Future of the Past - Collecting Ancient Art in the 21st Century

Gallery view from "Ancient Arts of Viet Nam, From River Plain to Open Sea," on view at Asia Society Museum Feb. 2–May 2, 2010. (Davis Thompson-Moss)

Leading international art dealers, curators, legal experts and scholars come together to discuss the contemporary environment for collecting ancient art.

Panelists include:

Naman Ahuja, Professor of Indian Art and Architecture, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India
Kate Fitz Gibbon, attorney and author, former member of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee to the President
Kurt A. Gitter, co-founder Gitter-Yelen Art Study Center, New Orleans
Arthur Houghton, former diplomat, curator at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles and member of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee to the President
James Lally, international art dealer
James McAndrew, former Homeland Security, US Customs expert on international art investigations and trade law
Julian Raby, Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C
Marc Wilson, former director Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City

Moderated by Melissa Chiu, Senior Vice President for Global Arts and Cultural Programs and Museum Director, and Asia Society President Vishakha Desai.

10:00 am: Refreshments
10:30 am: Program
12:00 pm: Close

Presented by the American Committee for Cultural Policy.
In conjunction with Asia Week (March 16-24, 2012). For details, click here.


Event Details

Sun 18 Mar 2012
10:00am - 12:00pm

725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York City

Free and open to the public; first come, first served. No reservations.