On Friday, March 1, 2013 the Journal of Law, Technology, & the Internet at Case Western will host a symposium on "Wartime Art Repatriation." Cribbing now from Case Western's announcement:
Art theft during wartime has existed since ancient times. As modern society presses onward, victimized countries are beginning to demand the return of pieces stolen from them at times of war. However, museums throughout the world have integrated these piecs of art into their collections, often as the cornerstone of an exhibit or collection that draws thousands of visitors every year. Can museums be required to return such artowrk, when they acquired the pieces through legal means? What role does law play in wartime art repatriation?
This is, I think, further evidence of a resurgence in academic interest in reparations.