Register to join the Workshop Soliation and Recovery of Art and Antiquities from Italy before 12pm GMT this Tuesday, 22 March at


Conference begins at 3pm GMT

Details of the Programme

First Session with Break 15.10-16.40

Barbara Furlotti, (Associate Lecturer at the Courtauld) “It is difficult to get statues out of Rome”: Exporting and smuggling antiquities in the Renaissance’

Clare Hornsby (Research Fellow, British School at Rome) ‘From Rome to Hammersmith: The Albani/Dodington sculptures, their story so far’

David Gilks(Lecturer in Modern European History, School of History, University of East Anglia) ‘Opposition to the spoliation of Italy during the Revolutionary-Napoleonic Wars and the case for restitution in 1814-15’

Second Session with Break 16.40-18.10

Valeria Paruzzo (PhD Candidate, University of Trento) ‘The Illicit export of Old Master paintings from Venice in the first half of the 19th century’

Joanna Smalcerz(Asst Professor, History of Art, University of Warsaw) ‘Art Trade, Insider Knowledge and Art Spoliation in Italy Around 1900’

Irene Bald Romano (Professor of Art History and Anthropology, University of Arizona) ‘The Fate of Antiquities in Italy during the Fascist and Nazi periods’ 

Third Session 18.10-19.00

Stefano Alessandrini (former Consultant, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage) ‘The Italian Job: 50 years of unscrupulous acquisitions by American Museums’

Giuditta Giardini (Specialist Art Lawyer)RecentSpoliation of Italian archaeological sites’

Final Discussion 19.00-19.15


Chair: Dr Susanna Avery-Quash, Senior Research Curator (History of Collecting), The National Gallery, London

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