Art lawyer Leonard DuBoff (right) and his wife Mariann (left) visited Pacific on Feb. 10 as part of the Berglund Roundtable Lecture Series.
DuBoff spoke about art law, covering numerous topics. He started with the duty-free import of art and how limits had to be placed on what art was for that context. Then he moved on to disputes over the owner of national treasures, many of which ended up outside their country of origin due to theft. DuBoff spoke about the two major types of authentication art faces today: the stylistic and the scientific methods. The lecture concluded on the topic of copyright; specifically the major acts that lead to the protections that are enjoyed today.
The lecture was recorded and is available via the Berglund Center’s Vimeo: vimeo.com/bcis.