On June 24, 2011, Office of The Press Secretary issued an announcement that Patty Gerstenblith, Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Center for Art, Museum and Cultural Heritage Law at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago is the newly appointed Chairman of the as a member of the United States Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC).
Prof. Gerstenblith is the founding president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation and is a director of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield. Additionally, she has served as Chair, Senior Advisor, and Vice Chair of the Art and Cultural Heritage Law Committee of the American Bar Association Section on International Law. From 1995 until 2002, she served as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cultural Property. The appointment is not the first encounter Prof. Gerstenblith has with the CPAC; she was a member of the Committee from 2000 until 2003. Her publications include the casebook Art, Cultural Heritage and the Law.