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Art and Cultural Heritage Crime Symposium-Program

Browse the program for the 2016 symposium, which includes the list of daily lectures, panel discussions, and presentations.

9:00 a.m.−6:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks
Jane C.H. Jacob, Managing Director, Art Vérité; President, Jacob Fine Art
Alice Farren-Bradley, Moderator, Museum Security Network

Keynote: Protecting the Business That Protects the Art Trade
Christiane Fischer, President and Chief Executive Officer, AXA Art Americas Corporation

Dialogue: Behind the Scenes: What the Panama Papers Mean for the Art World
Moderator: Jake Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Reporter; International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Lawrence M. Kaye, Partner and Cochair, Art Law Group, Herrick Feinstein LLP

Panel: Case Studies: Tracing the Provenance of Stolen Art
Moderator: Judd Grossman, Founder and Managing Partner, Grossman LLP
Victoria Reed, Monica S. Sadler Curator of Provenance, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Jonathan H. F. Crystal, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Crystal & Company

Panel: The Many Faces of Art Fraud
Moderator: Christopher Robinson, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Judith Pearson, Executive Vice President, Mark Edward Partners
Chris McKeogh, Special Agent, Art Crime Team, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), New York

Panel: The Sound of Silence: Musical Instrument Theft and Fraud
Moderator: Carla Shapreau, Lecturer, School of Law; Curator, Salz Collection of Stringed Instruments; and Senior Fellow, Institute of European Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Bruno Price, Cofounder, Rare Violins of New York
Jason Price, Founder, Expert, and Director, Tarisio

Panel: Theft and Fraud: Discussions and Possible Solutions
Moderator: Chris Marinello, Attorney and CEO, Art Recovery Group
Ron Fiamma, Global Head of Private Collections, Consumer Lines, AIG Private Client Group
Sherri Cohen, Esq., Director, Trusts and Estates, Bonhams New York

9:00 a.m.−6:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks
Jane C.H. Jacob, Managing Director, Art Vérité; President, Jacob Fine Art
Alice Farren-Bradley, Moderator, Museum Security Network

Keynote: Profiting from Looting: The Destruction of Culture
Allan Gerson, Chairman, AG International Law

Discussion: Sacrificing the Sacred to Conquer a Nation
Moderator: Jason Felch, Investigative Reporter; Author, Chasing Aphrodite
Wendy Salmond, Professor, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Chapman University
Stacey Jessiman de Nanteuil, Attorney and Lecturer in Art History, Stanford University

Panel: Protecting Cultural Heritage Through Technology
Moderator: Rick St. Hilaire, Attorney; Executive Director, Red Arch Cultural Heritage Law & Policy Research; Author, Cultural Heritage Lawyer blog
Amr Al Azm, Associate Professor, Shawnee State University; Founder and Board Member, The Day After Project (TDA)
Michael Danti, Principal Investigator and Academic Director, University of Pennsylvania Museum and The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR)

Panel: Case Studies: Architecture to Artifact
Moderator: Marc Weber, Partner, LANTER, Attorneys and Tax Advisors, Zurich
Brianna Nofil, Historian, Columbia University
Jake Purcell, Medievalist, Columbia University

Panel: Looted Cultural Property: Discussions and Possible Solutions
Moderator: Alice Farren-Bradley, Moderator, Museum Security Network
MaryKate Cleary, Adjunct Professor, New York University
Tess Davis, Attorney and Archaeologist; Executive Director, The Antiquities Coalition

9:00 a.m.−6:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks
Jane C.H. Jacob, Managing Director, Art Vérité; President, Jacob Fine Art
Alice Farren-Bradley, Moderator, Museum Security Network

Keynote: Template for an Art Forger: The Secrets of Elmyr de Hory
Mark Forgy, author, The Forger's Apprentice: Life with the World's Most Notorious Artist

Dialogue: The Operating Roles of Art Forgers in Art Crime: The Aftermath of Art Forgery
Moderator: Kevin P. Ray, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Meridith A. Savona, Special Agent, Art Crime Team, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), New York

Panel: A New Phase in Modigliani Studies
Moderator: Kenneth Wayne, Founding Director, The Modigliani Project
Emily Braun, Distinguished Professor, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY; Curator, The Leonard A. Lauder Collection
Marc Masurovsky, Historian, Researcher, and Advocate; Cofounder, Holocaust Art Restitution Project (HARP)

Discussion: Case Study: The Cautionary Tale of Knoedler & Co.
Moderator: Gregory A. Clarick, Cofounder and Partner, Clarick Gueron Reisbaum LLP
Perry M. Amsellem, Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP
Steven Thomas, Partner and Head of the Art Law Practice Group, Irell & Manella LLP; Adjunct Professor, UCLA School of Law
Meridith A. Savona, Special Agent, Art Crime Team, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), New York

Panel: Fakes and Forgeries: Discussions and Possible Solutions
Moderator: Jane C.H. Jacob, Art Vérité; President, Jacob Fine Art
Leslie Ransick Gat, Principal Objects Conservator and President, Art Conservation Group
James Martin, Founder and Principal, Orion Analytical