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Online Museum Training - Shipwreck Legislation in Victoria
April 30, 2013
Video discusses legislation regarding shipwreck artifacts in museum.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
April 19, 2021
NAGPRA addresses claims by federally recognized tribes for the return of human remains and cultural objects unlawfully obtained from prehistoric, historic, former, and current Native American homelands.
CITES - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
April 19, 2021
CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the…
U.S. Fish and Wildlife - Ivory Ban Questions and Answers
April 19, 2021
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is currently undertaking a series of administrative actions to implement a nearly complete ban on commercial elephant ivory trade. These actions involve different timelines and processes, some of which will…
Acquisitions and Loans: Imparting Important Facts for Import (Conference Session, 2019)
April 26, 2021
This session covers the many standards, rules, and regulations that U.S. registrars and collection managers should follow, and gives guidance for importing acquisitions and loans from foreign countries: provenance research, vetting of cultural patrim…
Impact of Administrative Actions on Commercial Trade in Elephant Ivory
April 26, 2021
Report of Impact on Government Regulations
Museum Property Acts and Abandoned Loan Legislation (2018)
April 26, 2021
Regulations from each state listed.
Safe Art, Safe Planet (Conference Session, 2019)
May 15, 2021
From existing models for waste reduction and partnerships for greater environmental accountability to concepts of cooperative solutions on minimizing our carbon footprint. The outlook for future generations is very troubling indeed, and the time to a…
Who's Responsible? Liability Concepts when working with Service Providers (Conference Session, 2019)
May 15, 2021
Museums increasing rely on commercial shipping, storage, and service partners to augment museum capabilities. These partners often provide critical operational support for a host of activities for both exhibitions and collections. These activities in…
A Registrar, a Broker and an Underwriter Walk into a Bar... : Advanced Topics in Insurance (Conference Session, 2017)
May 15, 2021
Hear three perspectives on insurance topics from a registrar, a fine art broker, and a fine art underwriter. Topics will include ‘absolute liability’, national clauses, jurisdictions, endorsements, and liability limiting language.'
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