Michael S. Shapiro, Esq.General Counsel
Inernational Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI)
201 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Michael S. Shapiro, formerly General Counsel of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is in private law practice and serves as a consultant to arts and humanities organizations. In addition to serving as General Counsel of the Inernational Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), Dr. Shapiro served as General Counsel of the Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO), a consortium of leading art museums dedicated to improving digital, educational access to their collections. As a member of the adjunct faculty of George Mason University, Dr. Shapiro teaches "Global Intellectual Property Rights and International Trade" and "Cultural and International Transactions" within the International Commerce and Policy program. Under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Dr. Shapiro recently completed an expert mission to Cairo, Egypt to assist the Egyptian Museum, Islamic Museum, and Coptic Museum in ongoing digital cultural heritage projects. Dr. Shapiro has written extensively and lectured widely on a broad range of legal and cultural topics. He is the co-author of "A Museum Guide to Copyright and Trademark" (American Association of Museums, 1999), the editor and contributing author to "The Museum: A Reference Guide" (1990), contributing author to "International Intellectual Property: the European Community and Eastern Europe" (1992), and the author of "Child's Garden: The Kindergarten Movement from Froebel to Dewey" (1893). Dr. Shapiro earned the Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University and the JD from the George Washington University Law School.
Michael S. presented Developing Information Policies for Cultural Institutions