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26 October 2018 | Appraisers' Association Art Law Day

Each year, the Appraisers' Association of America holds an Art Law Day inviting various experts to share their insights and knowledge on topical legal issues regarding cultural heritage and art.

This year's art law day will focus on ISIS and antiquities trafficking, blockchain & cryptocurrencies, the purchase of antiquities, misattributed works of art and the Visual Artists' Rights Act (VARA) in relation to street art.

The Conference will take place on 26 October 2018 at Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School in New York.

Find the full programme below. To register, visit the organiser's webpage.

8:00am - 9:00am Check-In and Coffee 9:00am - 9:10am Welcome

  • Kathleen Guzman, Managing Director, Heritage Auctions, Emcee

  • Cynthia Herbert, AAA, Board President, Appraisers Association of America

9:15am - 9:45am Keynote Address: ISIS and Antiquities Trafficking: al-Qaeda 2.0 Colonel Matthew Bogdanos,  Chief, Antiquities Trafficking Unit, New York,  County's District Attorneys Office

9:45am - 11:00am Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

  • Nanne Dekking, Founder/CEO, Artory Inc.

  • Laura Patten, US Art & Finance Coordinator, Deloitte

  • Dianna Wierbicki,  Partner, Withersworldwide, Moderator

11:00am - 11:15am Coffee Break

11:15am - 12:30pm Helping Your Client Navigate Antiquities

  • Molly Morse Limmer, AAA, Founder and Principal, 2050 Art Services

  • William Pearlstein, Partner, Pearlstein McCullough & Lederman LLP

  • Karol B. Wight, Ph.D., President and Executive Director, The Corning Museum of Glass

  • Chris Marinello, CEO & Founder, Art Recovery International, Moderator

12:30pm - 1:45pm Lunch

1:45pm - 3:00pm Sleeping Beauties vs. Vigilant Lawyers Legal issues around misattributed works of art

  • Paul Jeromack, Journalist, The Art Newspaper

  • Anne Laure Bandle, Attorney-at-law, Borel & Barbey

  • Jo Backer Laird, Of Counsel, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

  • Massimo Sterpi, Partner, Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners, Moderator

3:00pm - 3:15pm Coffee Break

3:15pm - 4:30pm Vara & 5Pointz

  • Christopher Robinson, Partner, Cahill, Cossu, Noh & Robinson LLP

  • Renée Vara, AAA, Founder/Director, VARA ART

  • Barry Werbin, Counsel, Herrick, Feinstein LLP

  • Virginia Rutledge, PIPE Arts Group, Moderator

4:45pm - 6:00pm Reception

Location: The Norwood Club


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