Peter Herdrich is an active writer, producer, and presenter, on media, technology, communications and cultural heritage subjects and is frequently sought as an expert by media outlets around the world, including ABC, Al Jazeera, the Huffington Post and NBC.

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Looted Art and Antiquities in the Middle East

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 PM

A distinguished group of panelists will discuss recent issues including:

  • AAMD’s new protocol for safeguarding “conflict antiquities” and preserving cultural heritage in war torn countries
  • The new U.S. law preventing looted Syrian antiquities from entering the U.S.

Moderated by: 
Julia Halperin, Museums Editor, The Art Newspaper 

Panelists include:

Brian Daniels, Director of Research and Programs, Penn Cultural Heritage Center 

Katharyn Hanson, Archaeologist, Smithsonian Fellow, Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute

Peter Herdrich, CEO of Cultural Capital Group and co-founder, The Antiquities Coalition 

Lawrence M. Kaye, c-chair of Art Law Group, Herrick, Feinstein LLP

Zakir Yılmaz, Expert at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Turkey

Venue: Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY

See the video at: (PH at 33:20)


Expert, "Protecting Cultural Heritage - An Imperative for Humanity," three-part Expert Panel organized by the Permanent Delegations of Jordan and Italy to the United Nations, together with INTERPOL, UNESCO, and UNODC. March-May, 2016. 

Panelist, "Preservation Efforts in Libraries and Archives of the Middle East," Sultan Qabbos Cultural Center, Washington, DC, April, 2016.

Co-host with German Consul General Brita Wagener, Public roundtable with Professor Monika Grütters, German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, German Consulate, New York, NY, March, 2016.

Author, "Nimrud Rising: an immersive virtual reality recreation of a lost site," Ancient Near East Today February, 2016. 

Expert, American Television News, “Reviving Historical Heritage,February, 2016

Moderator, New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, “The Destruction of World Heritage Sites as It Concerns Cultural Property and International Law,” January, 2016

Demonstration of the immersive virtual reality project, Nimrud Rising, as part of the symposium, “The Future of the Past: Digitizing Cultural Property in an Era of Destruction,” associated with the exhibition “The Missing: Rebuilding the Past.” Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, January, 2016


Presenter, Case Western Reserve University Innovation Summit, “Innovation and the Antiquities Coalition,” Cleveland, OH, 2015

Keynote speaker, 150th Anniversary Gala at the Park-McCullough House, N. Bennington, VT, 2015

Moderator and presenter, New York University Art Crime Seminar, “Cultural Heritage Destruction and the Illicit Trade,” New York, 2015

Moderator, The Cairo Conference: Culture Under Threat: the Security, Economic and Cultural Impact of Antiquities Theft in the Middle East, expert panels, “What role can and should the International Community play?” and “Supply and Demand,” Cairo, Egypt, 2015

Expert Guest, ABC News, “Tunisia Makes Arrests After Deadly Attack, As US Museums Go on Alert” 2015

Expert Guest, Criminal Justice Matters, CUNY Television, episode “Stealing the Past: Terrorists and the Black Market in Antiquities” 2015

Lecturer, Turkish Radio and Television, Ankara, Turkey, 2013. Three-day seminar for TRT journalists on advanced news broadcasting

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