The classical pathway of most art history students leads from learning the basics about architecture and iconography, to the study of the Italian Renaissance, to the confrontation with the avant-garde movements and contemporary art. However, most students never reach the point at which they actually deal with questions of the art market, and in particular its legal challenges – a situation which is particularly surprising given the fact that many of them have ended up, or will end up, in workplaces like galleries, auction houses or other institutions dealing with the more commercial side of art. Therefore, logically, it is usually only a matter of time until one is confronted with a situation in which a certain level of instinct for legal matters is helpful or even actual knowledge is required.
The fact that
the second TIAMSA Conference dedicated a whole section to the legal aspects of
the art market, and also has a newly founded sub-committee “TIAMSA Legal”,
consisting of practitioners as well as academics involved in the art law,
responds exactly to that gap and need for transdisciplinary action and
information. Altogether four speakers presented and discussed legal challenges
and existing initiatives currently present in the art market:
For its third conference,
the Responsible Art Market Initiative (RAM) will focus on “responsible
art market measures in practice”, with workshops built around the “RAM
Transaction Due Diligence Toolkit”. These workshops will illustrate how
RAM’s toolkit, with its risk-based approach to client, artwork and
transaction due diligence, can help art professionals and businesses
navigate difficult situations and answer challenging questions. This
conference will also consider the impact of the 5th European Anti-Money
Laundering Directive on the Swiss and European art markets.
Confirmed speakers so far include Georgina Adam (Financial Times and The Art Newspaper, London), Philippe Davet (Blondeau & Cie, Geneva), Aude Lemogne (Link Management, Luxembourg), Jean-Bernard Schmid (Ochsner & Associés, Geneva) and Roland Foord (Stephenson Harwood, London). The conference program and registration details will be available shortly.
The Art-Law Centre and the UNESCO Chair in the International Law of the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the University of Geneva are proud to invite you to participate in the “Third All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference”. This event will take place at the University of Geneva on Saturday 10 November 2018.