United States: Art Crime Symposium November 1-3, 2016 In New York
Last Updated: October 26 2016

The NYU School of Professional Studies and Jane C.H. Jacob of Art Vérité, Alice Farren-Bradley of the Museum Security Network, and Christopher A. Marinello of Art Recovery Group will present this year's edition of the Art Crime Symposium next week in New York. This conference annually puts together a remarkable array of experts and speakers, and this year is no different. Three days of panels addressed to he themes of Theft and Fraud; Looting and Destruction; and Fakes and Forgeries will challenge and illuminate the audience. Registration is available here, and the following is drawn from the program. Highly recommended!


Theft and Fraud

Opening Remarks

Jane C.H. Jacob, Managing Director, Art Vérité; President, Jacob Fine Art

Alice Farren-Bradley, Moderator, Museum Security Network

Keynote: Protecting the Business That Protects the Art Trade

Christiane Fischer, President and Chief Executive Officer, AXA Art Americas Corporation

Dialogue: Behind the Scenes: What the Panama Papers Mean for the Art World

Moderator: Jake Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Reporter; International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Lawrence M. Kaye, Partner and Cochair, Art Law Group, Herrick Feinstein LLP

Panel: Case Studies: Tracing the Provenance of Stolen Art

Moderator: Judd Grossman, Founder and Managing Partner, Grossman LLP

Victoria Reed, Monica S. Sadler Curator of Provenance, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Jonathan H. F. Crystal, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Crystal & Company

Panel: The Many Faces of Art Fraud

Moderator: Christopher Robinson, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Judith Pearson, Executive Vice President, Mark Edward Partners

Chris McKeogh, Special Agent, Art Crime Team, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), New York

Panel: The Sound of Silence: Musical Instrument Theft and Fraud

Moderator: Carla Shapreau, Lecturer, School of Law; Curator, Salz Collection of Stringed Instruments; and Senior Fellow, Institute of European Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Bruno Price, Cofounder, Rare Violins of New York

Jason Price, Founder, Expert, and Director, Tarisio

Panel: Theft and Fraud: Discussions and Possible Solutions

Moderator: Chris Marinello, Attorney and CEO, Art Recovery Group

Ron Fiamma, Global Head of Private Collections, Consumer Lines, AIG Private Client Group

Sherri Cohen, Esq., Director, Trusts and Estates, Bonhams New York


Looting and Destruction

Opening Remarks

Jane C.H. Jacob, Managing Director, Art Vérité; President, Jacob Fine Art

Alice Farren-Bradley, Moderator, Museum Security Network

Keynote: Profiting from Looting: The Destruction of Culture

Allan Gerson, Chairman, AG International Law

Discussion: Sacrificing the Sacred to Conquer a Nation

Moderator: Jason Felch, Investigative Reporter; Author, Chasing Aphrodite

Wendy Salmond, Professor, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Chapman University

Stacey Jessiman de Nanteuil, Attorney and Lecturer in Art History, Stanford University

Panel: Protecting Cultural Heritage Through Technology

Moderator: Rick St. Hilaire, Attorney; Executive Director, Red Arch Cultural Heritage Law & Policy Research; Author, Cultural Heritage Lawyer blog

Amr Al Azm, Associate Professor, Shawnee State University; Founder and Board Member, The Day After Project (TDA)

Michael Danti, Principal Investigator and Academic Director, University of Pennsylvania Museum and The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR)

Panel: Case Studies: Architecture to Artifact

Moderator: Marc Weber, Partner, LANTER, Attorneys and Tax Advisors, Zurich

Brianna Nofil, Historian, Columbia University

Jake Purcell, Medievalist, Columbia University

Panel: Looted Cultural Property: Discussions and Possible Solutions

Moderator: Alice Farren-Bradley, Moderator, Museum Security Network

MaryKate Cleary, Adjunct Professor, New York University

Tess Davis, Attorney and Archaeologist; Executive Director, The Antiquities Coalition


Fakes and Forgeries

Opening Remarks

Jane C.H. Jacob, Managing Director, Art Vérité; President, Jacob Fine Art

Alice Farren-Bradley, Moderator, Museum Security Network

Keynote: Template for an Art Forger: The Secrets of Elmyr de Hory

Mark Forgy, author, The Forger's Apprentice: Life with the World's Most Notorious Artist

Dialogue: The Operating Roles of Art Forgers in Art Crime: The Aftermath of Art Forgery

Moderator: Kevin P. Ray, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Meridith A. Savona, Special Agent, Art Crime Team, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), New York

Panel: A New Phase in Modigliani Studies

Moderator: Kenneth Wayne, Founding Director, The Modigliani Project

Emily Braun, Distinguished Professor, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY; Curator, The Leonard A. Lauder Collection

Marc Masurovsky, Historian, Researcher, and Advocate; Cofounder, Holocaust Art Restitution Project (HARP)

Discussion: Case Study: The Cautionary Tale of Knoedler & Co.

Moderator: Gregory A. Clarick, Cofounder and Partner, Clarick Gueron Reisbaum LLP

Perry M. Amsellem, Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP

Steven Thomas, Partner and Head of the Art Law Practice Group, Irell & Manella LLP; Adjunct Professor, UCLA School of Law

Meridith A. Savona, Special Agent, Art Crime Team, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), New York

Panel: Fakes and Forgeries: Discussions and Possible Solutions

Moderator: Jane C.H. Jacob, Art Vérité; President, Jacob Fine Art

Leslie Ransick Gat, Principal Objects Conservator and President, Art Conservation Group

James Martin, Founder and Principal, Orion Analytical

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