CONF: Transport, assurance, importation, exportation, ports francs (Geneva, 22 Nov, 17)

The art market continues to grow and internationalize. Thus, the transactions of art markets generally cross the borders of countries. Behind the scenes of this market, a large number of actors are operating. They provide for transportation, storage and insurance of works of art.

This conference aims to examine
the contractual aspects of these operations and the responsibility of its actors.
In addition, it is interested in the new governance of the free ports of Geneva, the import and export of works of art as well as the customs procedures and operations.


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ANN: Dealing with Nazi-looted Art from Private Estates – Opportunities for Provenance Research and Restitution, 16 Feb, Frankfurt/Main (in German)

Koenigsallee 37A | D – 14193 Berlin

Dealing with Nazi-looted Art from Private Estates – Opportunities for Provenance
Research and Restitution 

Umgang mit NS-Raubkunst aus Privatbesitz – Möglichkeiten der Provenienzforschung
und Restitution

16 February 2017, 6pm, Villa Metzler, Frankfurt am Main

1. Introduction
Dr. Christoph Andreas (Kunsthandlung J.P. Schneider, Frankfurt)
Advisory Board member of Kunstsammler e.V.

2. Legal framework for art restitution
Michael Eggert (Rechtsanwälte Kiermeier Haselier Grosse, Dresden)
Advisory Board member of Kunstsammler e.V.


3. The case of Cornelius Gurlitt – a private collector under suspicion
Dr. Sibylle Ehringhaus (Independent provenance research scholar,, Berlin)

Limited spaces available.

ANN: Art & Law (Cambridge, 18 Jan-8 Mar 17)

Cambridge Art History Research Seminar Series on the theme ‘ART & LAW’

Cambridge, Department of History of Art, January 18 – March 8, 2017

 The series will commence on Wednesday, 18th January and take place every Wednesday at 5:00pm in Lecture Room 2 at the Department of History of Art. All are welcome to attend.

18 January
Jilleen Nadolny (Principal Investigator, Art Analysis & Research)
Connoisseurship, Provenance and the Laboratory: Establishing Authenticity in the 21st Century Art World

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Talking Galleries, January 16-17, Barcelona


16–17 January, 2017
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) 

TALKING GALLERIES. The International Platform for Galleries
 is proud to announce the 5th edition of the Barcelona Symposium on 16-17 January 2017, a two-day programme under the title “Consolidating Gallery Strategies” to be held at the MACBA museum.

One of the most influential world-wide European gallerists, Thaddaeus Ropac, will open this year’s symposium with his keynote speech “The Global Gallery”. With galleries in Salzburg, Paris and soon in London, Ropac is at the forefront of the ever-changing gallery sector and will share his expertise about the feverish state of the art business.

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Artists’ Archives and Estates, Cultural Memories between Law and Market, (Milan, Nov 28-29)

Milan, Aula Magna dell’Università Milano Bicocca
Viale Piero e Alberto Pirelli 21, I-20126 Milano


Managing, protecting and safeguarding the cultural and patrimonial legacy of an artist, especially if established or potentially attractive to the market, involves economic interests of great importance. It may require substantial investments in order to organize the artist’s cultural memory, the archive and to manage the bequest.

 The responsibility and protection of artists and their estates in pursuing these tasks is only partially regulated by the law. Nonetheless, legal reforms addressing specific needs are currently being discussed, such as the protection of authenticating artists and experts in the State of New York.

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