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From Antiquities to Artificial Intelligence

How to Navigate Today's Art Market?

The Responsible Art Market (RAM) annual conference returns to the artgeneve art fair for its 8th edition. This conference celebrates the rich and culturally diverse nature of the art market. From antiquities and measures to ensure their legal trade, to the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence, testing the boundaries between human and machine.


08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome & opening remarks

Anne Laure Bandle, Borel & Barbey, Art Law Foundation, RAM Taskforce,


09:15 Keynote Lecture

Anthony Meyer, Galerie Meyer Oceanic & Eskimo Art, Paris

09:30 Antiquities in the Art Market

In the face of a flourishing art market, the antiquities market presents unique challenges. The increased demand for works of art demonstrates the development of the market but requires vigilance against illicit transactions in cultural goods. The many stakeholders often face uncertainty regarding the information available about objects and how to proceed. Yet these same stakeholders play an essential role in the fight against the illegal market, mainly by applying due diligence. In this session, experts will discuss how they applied and adapted “RAM’s Due Diligence Toolkit” to address the unique nature of transactions in antiquities.

Chair: Nicholas O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester, Boston

Will Korner, TEFAF, Maastricht

Jean-Bernard Schmid, CMS, and former public prosecutor, Geneva

Isabelle Tassignon, Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Geneva

10:30 Coffee break

11:15 The Art in Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is revolutionising our world. In this fast paced session we take a practical focus, examining what AI is and how it is being used in the art market. Through practical examples, we will demonstrate how art market actors can benefit from AI whilst avoiding the pitfalls and risks.

Chair: Mathilde Heaton, Phillips Auctioneers, RAM Taskforce & RAM London

Committee, London

Eric Drass, aka “shardcore”, Artist & Curator, Brighton

Nicolas Henchoz, Founding Director EPFL+ECAL Lab, Lausanne

Alexandre Jotterand, id est avocats, Lausanne

12:15 Closing Remarks


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