THE WRITTEN HERITAGE OF MANKIND IN PERIL. THEFT, RETRIEVAL, SALE AND RESTITUTION OF RARE BOOKS, MAPS AND MANUSCRIPTS
ILAB PRESIDENT NORBERT DONHOFER SPOKE AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BOOK THEFTS HELD AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY IN LONDON.
Do we need more drastic measures to prevent the theft of books, maps, manuscripts and other art on paper? On 26 June 2015 internationally renowned experts – librarians, archivists, lawyers, auctioneers and rare book dealers – discussed one of the global problems of the antiquarian book trade in the 21st century: the theft of books, manuscripts and prints from public collections such as, in recent years, the Girolamini Library in Naples, the National Library of Sweden, the Danish Royal Library in Copenhagen and, right now, from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris.
ILAB President Norbert Donhofer was invited to speak at the conference in London, which will be followed up by another international meeting in New York in 2016.
“Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen, and thank you, Monica, for introducing the speakers of this panel,
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