Qatar- QNL workshop seeks to address the issue of heritage trafficking
(MENAFN- Gulf Times) Qatar National Library (QNL) is to hold the second part of its course on laws related to reducing the trafficking of heritage, as part of its role as the IFLA PAC Regional Centre for the preservation and conservation of library materials for Arab countries and the Middle East.
The first part held last month was on the legal frameworks surrounding the circulation of art and cultural goods, and gave important information about how the risks related to looted works of art can be reduced, local Arabic daily ‘Arrayah' reported. The workshop will be held from January 11-13, in Arabic and English, for specialists in the protection of documentary heritage. Sydney Chiche Attali, an intellectual property and arts lawyer in Paris, will be the trainer via the Zoom platform.
The course is part of the Himaya project launched by QNL in co-operation with a number of regional and international partners. It will be about regional and international legal frameworks related to the return of heritage to their original place, an overview of the contextual background of cases of artifact restitution, with a description of the tools and rules used in determining the 'good faith of the buyer of the artwork at the time of acquisition.
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