Resolving Art and Cultural Heritage Disputes Out of Court
Governance and Leadership
Washington State Convention Center  Wednesday, May 21  8:45-10 a.m.     606-607 
What to do if ownership of an object in your collection is questioned? See how mediation can settle disputes over art and cultural heritage as well as other collections-related disagreements; learn why other means of dispute resolution offer a useful alternative to litigious and costly lawsuits.

Global Perspectives

Session Format :    Idea Forum

Learner Outcomes

France Desmarais - International Council of Museums

Martha Graham - Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Barbara Hoffman -

Sebastien Minchin -

Sebastien Minchin is the Director of the Musee de Rouen in Rouen, France. He has a strong interest in climate change, sustainability and the responsibility of museums to act as agents of change in their societies.

Sally Yerkovich - MA Program Museum Professions - Seton Hall University

Sally Yerkovich is Chair of the AAM Direct Care Task Force, Director of the Institute of Museum Ethics at Seton Hall University and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. She has over 30 years of leadership experience in museums and cultural institutions, including The New Jersey Historical Society, 9/11 Tribute Center, Museum for African Art and National Endowment for the Humanities. She serves on the ICOM Ethics Committee.