CONF: Provenance and the Catalogue Raisonné (online: ICRA – 3 Dec 2020, 9.30am-5.30pm UK time)

Provenance and the Catalogue Raisonné
Online: ICRA
3 Dec 2020 (9.30am-5.30pm UK time)

The International Catalogue Raisonné Association’s (ICRA) second annual conference will be devoted to ‘Provenance and the Catalogue Raisonné’ and unites international scholars and experts. It will include a mixture of pre-recorded and live presentations and there will be ample opportunity for questions and debate. For non-members, the ticket price is £100.


Morning sessions:

A How-to Guide to Research Tools and Practices:
– Dr Eileen Costello, Director/Editor of the Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné
– Martin Kemp, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art Trinity College, Oxford
– Marie Stolberg, Restitution Specialist, Sotheby’s, London

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

Legal, Moral and Ethical Issues Implications of Provenance Research:
– 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, Graham Southern & Partners
– 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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