Event Title

Keynote Presentation: Theft of Cultural Heritage Objects: Legal response

Location

CSU Michael Schwartz Library, 1860 East 22nd Street, Rhodes Tower, room 502, Cleveland, Ohio

Start Date

10-10-2019 11:30 AM

End Date

10-10-2019 1:00 PM

Pre-registration required?

Yes

Event Type

Lecture

Description

Program: Mr. McDade will begin this program with a general discussion of his research, books, and his latest project, with a primary focus on how thefts of valuable rare books have been handled by the law. This discussion will utilize the 2007, 6th Circuit case of the United States vs. Charles Thomas Allen, II, et al. , utilizing the prosecution of Allen and his colleagues for the theft of valuable rare books from the special collections library at Transylvania University (Lexington, KY) as an example of how the law handles the theft of cultural heritage objects. Law, library and information science, anthropology, museum studies, and art students will find this program of interest, as well as professionals in these fields, and other individuals who value the preservation of our cultural heritage.

The Octavofest guest speaker is Travis McDade, the Curator of Law Rare Books and Associate Professor of Library Service at the University of Illinois College of Law. Professor McDade is the country’s foremost expert on crimes against rare books, maps, documents, and other printed cultural heritage resources. He is the author of three books on the subject: The Book Thief: The True Crimes of Daniel Spiegelman; Thieves of Book Row: New York’s Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Ended it; and Disappearing Ink: The Insider, the FBI, and the Looting of the Kenyon College Library.

Comments

Registration link forthcoming

This document is currently not available here.

Share

Event Location

 
COinS
 
Oct 10th, 11:30 AM Oct 10th, 1:00 PM

Keynote Presentation: Theft of Cultural Heritage Objects: Legal response

CSU Michael Schwartz Library, 1860 East 22nd Street, Rhodes Tower, room 502, Cleveland, Ohio

Program: Mr. McDade will begin this program with a general discussion of his research, books, and his latest project, with a primary focus on how thefts of valuable rare books have been handled by the law. This discussion will utilize the 2007, 6th Circuit case of the United States vs. Charles Thomas Allen, II, et al. , utilizing the prosecution of Allen and his colleagues for the theft of valuable rare books from the special collections library at Transylvania University (Lexington, KY) as an example of how the law handles the theft of cultural heritage objects. Law, library and information science, anthropology, museum studies, and art students will find this program of interest, as well as professionals in these fields, and other individuals who value the preservation of our cultural heritage.

The Octavofest guest speaker is Travis McDade, the Curator of Law Rare Books and Associate Professor of Library Service at the University of Illinois College of Law. Professor McDade is the country’s foremost expert on crimes against rare books, maps, documents, and other printed cultural heritage resources. He is the author of three books on the subject: The Book Thief: The True Crimes of Daniel Spiegelman; Thieves of Book Row: New York’s Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Ended it; and Disappearing Ink: The Insider, the FBI, and the Looting of the Kenyon College Library.