Conflicting Trends in the Flourishing International Trade of Art and Antiquities: Restitutio in Integrum and Possessio Animo Ferundi/Lucrandi

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Michael J. Kelly

Creighton University School of Law; American Bar Association, Business Law Section; American Society of International Law

Abstract

This article studies the underlying economics driving the international black market in art and antiquities from the perspective of the looters who illegally excavate antiquities or steal art, the brokers who launder it, and the museums and private collectors who obtain it. The legal analysis identifies weaknesses in the current scheme of regulation - both domestic and international.

Keywords: art law, antiquities trade, black market, art restitution, sculpture, art theft, looting, excavation, archaeology, museum law, art collection, Elgin marbles, Priam's gold

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Kelly, Michael J., Conflicting Trends in the Flourishing International Trade of Art and Antiquities: Restitutio in Integrum and Possessio Animo Ferundi/Lucrandi. Penn State International Law Review, Vol. 14, 1995. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=920948

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