Posts tagged with 'cultural heritage'

Protecting Cultural Heritage: International Law after the War in Iraq

The 2003 Iraq war exposed serious shortcomings in the international legal framework built over the last century to prevent the pillaging, looting and destruction of cultural property in times of war. International law encompasses several legal instruments intended to ensure protection of cultural heritage during armed conflict and occupation. However, these international conventions need to be evaluated in light of changes in methods of warfare and occupation; changes in cultural resource management techniques that impact historic monuments and archaeological site preservation; and our current understanding of the interaction between warfare and the international art market.

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Building on the Past: Landmarks Policy and Urban Development

Panelists including architects, urban planners, economists, policy analysts and activists discussed questions of landmarks policy and key Chicago cases including Soldier Field and South Michigan Avenue historic district.

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