We’ll Store Your Artifacts, U.S. Tells Syrian Museums

November 8, 2015 – Media Mention
The Art Newspaper

Frank Lord was quoted in The Art Newspaper on guidelines published by The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) that encourage U.S. museums to protect the art collections of museums, governments and private individuals of conflict zones, particularly Syria. While an important step in protecting cultural heritage, the guidelines do not guard against every complication, as Herrick Art Law partner Frank Lord explains. Lord said, "If there is a change of government in the conflict area that results in a chilling of diplomatic relations, returning the property later could become complicated…What if the new government has completely different ideas about private property?"