Patty Gerstenblith

Distinguished Research Professor, DePaul University College of Law

"Imperialism, Colonialism, Archaeology, and the 'Universal' Museum"

Patty Gerstenblith is a distinguished research professor of law at DePaul University and director of its Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law. She is founding president of the Lawyers Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (2005–2011), an officer of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, senior advisor to the American Bar Association's Art and Cultural Heritage Law Committee, and a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Her numerous publications include the casebook Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Law as well as articles on theft, illicit excavation, and faked provenances of art and artifacts.

At Dartmouth she will speak to colleagues at the Hood Museum as well as in the anthropology and classics departments, and students will meet and speak with her in classes, in house communities, and through Dartmouth's Ethics Institute.