Senior Fellow, Institute of European Studies
Carla Shapreau is a Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she teaches art and cultural property law. She also is a Senior Fellow in the Institute of European Studies, where she is conducting cultural property research. In the Department of Music, she is Curator of the Salz Collection. While earning her Juris Doctor, Carla Shapreau was a judicial extern for the Honorable Chief Judge Robert F. Peckham, U.S. District Court, San Francisco, before becoming an intellectual property law practitioner and later joining the University of California as a Lecturer.
Co-author of The Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut Manuscript, Oxford: DIAMM Publications, 2014 (American Musicological Society Palisca Award, 2015) and Violin Fraud -- Deception, Forgery, Theft and Lawsuits in England and America, Oxford University Press, Carla Shapreau has written and lectured broadly on the topic of culture property, most recently, “Bells in the Cultural Soundscape: Nazi-Era Plunder, Repatriation, and Campanology,” The Oxford Handbook of Musical Repatriation (OUP 2017, forthcoming), “German Panel Rules That a Rare Violin Was Looted by Nazis,” New York Times, 2016, Panel Chair, Symposium: “Beyond Destruction: Archaeology & Cultural Heritage in the Middle East and North Africa,” Center for Middle Eastern Studies, U.C. Berkeley, 2016, “Culture in the Crosshairs at Monte Cassino: Italy, World War II and its Aftermath,” San Francisco Opera sponsored panel -- “Flames in the Ice: A Conversation about historical memory and the moral challenges posed by Two Women,” Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco, 2015, “The Austrian Copyright Society and Blacklisting During the Nazi Era,” the OREL Foundation, 2014, “Mastery of the Past,” Symposium: The Vienna Philharmonic 100 Years After the Outbreak of the First World War, Cal Performances, University of California, Berkeley, 2014, “A Nazi Violin Still Keeps Its Secrets,” New York Times, 2012. In 2009, Carla Shapreau was a participant at the European Union Conference on Holocaust Era Assets, Prague, “Looted Art Working Group,” and an honorary member of the U.S. Delegation. Carla Shapreau also is a violin maker.