Provenance and the Catalogue Raisonné, Conference online, ICRA, 3 December 2020, 9.30am-5.30pm UK time

Events and Conferences

Programme and Speakers 

(Morning sessions) 

A How-to Guide to Research Tools and Practices 

Richard Aronowitz, European Head of Restitution, Sotheby’s, London
Eileen Costello, Director/Editor of the Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné
Martin Kemp, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art Trinity College, Oxford

Provenance and Authenticity Case study (The Beltracchi Affair) 

Thomas Seydoux, Seydoux et Associés Fine Art

Restitution: Research Questions and Perspectives

MaryKate Cleary, MaryKate Cleary Provenance Research and Fine Art Consulting, University of Edinburgh
Isabel von Klitzing, Owner, Provenance Research & Art Consulting

Provenance and the Law 

Amelia Brankov, Counsel, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
Olivier de Baecque, Partner, De Baecque, Fauré Bellec
Nicholas Maclean, Eykyn Maclean, Chair of the Society of London Art Dealers
Pierre Valentin, Partner, Constantine Cannon LLP
Martin Wilson, General Counsel, Phillips

(Afternoon sessions:) 

Spotlight session: A Conversation with Christian Levett

Private Collector and Founder of Mougins Museum of Classical Art

Artists’ Estates and Archives and their Approach to Provenance 

Stephanie Camu, Founding Partner, Graham Southern & Partners, Artist Management
Susan Cooke, editor of the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the sculpture of David Smith (1906-1965)
Martin Harrison, editor of the Francis Bacon catalogue raisonné

Provenance in Museums

Susanna Avery-Quash, Senior Research Curator, National Gallery, London
Victoria Reed, Sadler Curator for Provenance, MFA, Boston
Iris Schmeisser, Head of Provenance Research, Städel Museum, Frankfurt

The Future of Provenance and the Catalogue Raisonné

Elizabeth Gorayeb, Director, Wildenstein Plattner Institute
David Newbury, Head of Software, J. Paul Getty Trust
Prof Dr Lynn Rother, Professor for Provenance Studies, Leuphana University, Lüneberg

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