Nov 29-30 2016: Artists’ Archives and Estates: Cultural Memory between Law and Market (international conference)

Milan, Great Hall University Milano – Bicocca

Managing, protecting and safeguarding the cultural and patrimonial legacy of an artist, especially if established or potentially attractive to the market, involves economic interests of great importance. The aim of this conference is to highlight, by means of a comparison between different regulations, the divide concerning inheritance and the safeguard of artist’s rights in the many disciplines involved. The presentations will reflect on the complex issues arising when authenticating a work of art, or determining its provenance, with an emphasis on the right to authenticate and the new market rules in this field – considering the very important role of certificates of authenticity issued by artist’s archives; the system of indirect authentication through the publication of an artwork in the artist’s “catalogue raisonné”; and the role of museums in the management of archives, including issuing expertise.


The Archives and the Market. Value of Certificates and Experts Liability

Chair Dott. ANTONELLA CRIPPA, Art Advisor Open Care

16.15 Pierre Valentin, Solicitor, Partner Constantine Cannon LLP – The Rights and Responsibilities of Authenticating Art in Europe and UK

16.45 Me Anne-Sophie  Nardon, Avocat, Borghese Associés, Paris, member of the Institut Art & Droit – Editing the catalogue raisonné: the expert liability

17.15 Ronald D. Spencer, Chairman Art Law Practice, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP, New York – Protecting Expert Opinion About Visual Art in New York

17.45 Avv. Giuseppe. Calabi, Senior Partner CBM Law, Milan – Auction Houses: the relation with artists archives

Scientific Committee

Prof. Alessandra Donati (University Milano-Bicocca), Dr. Anne Laure Bandle(Art Law Foundation University Genève,  Froriep), Prof. Rachele Ferrario (Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera), Me Anne-Sophie Nardon (Borghese Associés Paris, Institut Art et Droit), Dott. Silvia Simoncelli (NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano), Dott. Filippo Tibertelli De Pisis (AitArt).


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