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Conference Art Crime and Cultural Heritage: Fakes, Forgeries, and Looted and Stolen Art

Conference: Art Crime, NY, June 2014

Art Crime and Cultural Heritage: Fakes, Forgeries, and Looted and Stolen Art

Event Information

Dates: June 4–6, 2014

Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Lipton Hall, NYU Law School

Elective Credit

Students in the following certificate programs can receive credit for a 10-session elective by attending the entire symposium. For additional information on the course assignment, please call (212) 998-7289.

With the spectacular rise in art market activity and international art transactions, the market for stolen and fraudulent art has boomed. Art crime is now the third-highest grossing criminal enterprise worldwide. Dozens of major U.S. arts institutions are grappling with repatriation and other issues concerning stolen or looted art in their collections.

Join legal experts from NYU School of Law, art crime lawyers, forensic experts, and other major players working on legal, forensic, governmental, and political efforts to address the enormity of this global phenomenon. Topics include the history of fakes and forgeries, insurance fraud, art theft and art scams, scientific and forensic approaches, provenance research, cultural repatriation, issues facing auction houses and purchasers, and current case studies.

General Admission

Full symposium fee: $955        Single-day fee: $350 AAA & NYSBA members and NYU students: $900 | $300

CLE units and financial aid are available for those who qualify.

Symposium Participants

  • Chris Marinello, Director and Founder, Art Recovery International
  • Jane C.H. Jacob, President, Jacob Fine Art in Chicago; Trustee, Appraisal Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  • Amy Adler, Emily Kempin Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
  • Anthony Amore, security expert; coauthor, Stealing Rembrandts
  • James Butterwick, Russian and fine art expert, London
  • John Cahill, Cahill Partners, LLP; Chair, Art Law Committee, New York City Bar Association
  • James Cuno, President and CEO, J. Paul Getty Trust
  • Patty Gerstenblith, Director, Center for Art, Museum, & Cultural Heritage Law, DePaul University; Chair, President’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee
  • Salomon Grimberg, author, Frida Kahlo Catalogue Raisonné
  • Kathleen Guzman, Managing Director, Heritage Auctions
  • Jim McAndrew, Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP; former Senior Special Agent, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • James Martin, Orion Analytical
  • Judith Pearson, President, ARIS Corporation
  • Marianne Rosenberg, lawyer and granddaughter of Paul Rosenberg, one of the world’s leading dealers in modern art prior to World War II; working to recover family art looted by the Nazis
  • Laurie W. Rush, Director, In Theater Heritage Training Program for Deploying Personnel, Archaeology Institute of America and U.S. Department of Defense
  • Meridith Savona / James Wynne, FBI Art Crime Team
  • Larry Schindel, Executive Director, ARIS Corporation
  • Lucian Simmons, Senior Vice President and worldwide head, Restitution Department, Sotheby’s, New York
  • Stephen K. Urice, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
  • Geza von Habsburg, specialist, antiquities and Fabergé

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