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Lecture: Guido Goldman and the Ikat Revolution

Kate Fitz Gibbon, attorney, cultural heritage law; Guido Goldman, collector and 2018 Myers Award recipient
The Textile Museum, Washington DC, April 13, 2018,5:30 PM:Reception, 6 PM:Lecture

Central Asian ikat became an international fashion phenomenon largely thanks to Guido Goldman’s passion for a lost art and his enthusiasm for sharing it. The popularization of Central Asian ikat is just one instance of cultural transfer, and this lecture will use several striking examples to illustrate its benefits. Placing art first, and geography second, Goldman and cultural heritage attorney Kate Fitz Gibbon will explore how society and international relations are enriched and challenged by this interchange. This lecture will also explore the contradictions of nationalist art policy in an increasingly globalized world.

This program relates to the exhibition Binding the Clouds: The Art of Central Asian Ikat. Fee: $10/museum members and GW students, faculty, and staff; $15/public. Advance registration is required; space is limited. Register online or call 202-994-7394.

At the Forefront of Repatriation: New Policy and Impact beyond the United States

School for Advanced Research (SAR)

School for Advanced Research (SAR) Campus, Santa Fe, New Mexico. May 31, 2007. Spiral. Author: Jsordaz., Wikimedia Commons

Moderator: Brian Vallo, Indian Arts Research Center at SAR; Panelists: Kate Fitz Gibbon, JD, Fitz Gibbon Law; Honor Keeler, JD, International Repatriation Project; Gregory Smith, JD, Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker

IARC Speaker Series, Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:00 pm, Admission is free.

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In recent years, discussions about the 25th anniversary of the passage of Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA) and a spurt of highly-contested auctions in France featuring cultural patrimony, have made clear that more needs to be done in the field of repatriation, both on the home front and internationally. Spurred by these occurrences, lawmakers, museums, and tribal communities have been pushing government, auction houses, and collectors alike toward a more ethical treatment of sacred cultural belongings. This discussion delves into recent policy and proposed solutions beyond NAGPRA.

Art: Estate Planning & Charitable Giving

Announcement – Santa Fe Community Foundation, April 21, 2016,
Kate Fitz Gibbon on Art: Estate Planning & Charitable Giving.
The Owings Gallery, Santa Fe.
Tax rules for donation, charitable purpose gifts, legal and museum restrictions on donations of ancient, ethnographic, and Native American art.

Roundtable on Reform

Video – National Press Club panel, Washington DC, April 30, 2014, with
Dr. Timothy Rub, Dr. Timothy Potts, Matthew Polk, Michael McCullough, Kate Fitz Gibbon, Andrew Adler.

Reform of U.S. Cultural Property Policy

Video, Transcript & Highlights – Symposium – Reform of U.S. Cultural Property Policy: Accountability, Transparency, and Legal Certainty, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY, April 10, 2014.

Sponsor Committee for Cultural Policy, Organized by Kate Fitz Gibbon, Pamela Grutman. Moderators Jean Schroeder, Lucille Roussin, & Gary Vikan. Panelists William Pearlstein, Andrew Adler, James McAndrew, Evan Barr, Michael McCullough, Mark Feldman, Arthur Houghton, James Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Kreder, & Ronald Spencer.
Read the transcript here.