25 May 2024 Start
25 May 2024 End
6.00 pm Time
Greece Maria Kallas Museum, Mitropoleos 44, Athens


Stolen Identities: Between Cultural Heritage, Art Collections and Looting

May 25, 2024

Α panel discussion with experts that explores the complex issues surrounding cultural heritage, from the Parthenon marbles to the Benin bronzes. This event will cover the dark market of antiquities, the intricate journey of repatriation efforts, and various considerations in the protection and return of stolen artifacts, including ownership, legal frameworks, and ethical ruminations. This event will be held in Modern Greek.

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18:00: Introduction: Paige Arthur, director of Global Programming, Columbia Global

18:10: Keynote Address: Professor Ioannis Mylonopoulos
Recount the relics torn that yet remain:
Stolen identities between cultural heritage, art collections, and looting

18:30: Panel, individual statements

19:00: Panelist discussion with moderator Prof. Mylonopoulos

19:30: Q & A with the audience

20:15: Reception

Organizer & Keynote Speaker

Ioannis Mylonopoulos, associate professor of Art History and Archaeology at the Department of Art History and Archaeology of Columbia University


Polyxeni Adam-Veleni, honorable director general of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage, Greek Ministry of Culture and Sport

Andreas Pantazatos, assistant professor in Heritage Studies at the Department of Archaeology and a partner at the Heritage Research Centre of Cambridge University

Catharine Titi, research associate professor at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and at the Study and Research Centre for Administrative and Political Sciences University Paris-Panthéon-Assas

Christos Tsirogiannis, invited archaeology lecturer at Cambridge University and the head of illicit antiquities trafficking research for the UNESCO chair on threats to cultural heritage at the Ionian University in Corfu

For media inquiries about the event, contact Tasos Tsoukalas.