International Catalogue Raisonné Association

December 3rd, 2020

The ICRA conference is live today !

ICRA’s Annual Conference is taking place online today, Thursday 3 December 2020, from 9.30am (GMT) to 5.30pm (GMT) in partnership with The Art Newspaper and sponsored by Lund Humphries. The theme of the conference is ‘Provenance and the Catalogue Raisonné’.

If you would like to attend, please email Lucie.Skilton@icra.art to secure you booking and arrange payment for a ticket.

Sessions will include a How-to Guide to Research Techniques; Restitution: Research Questions and Perspectives; Provenance and the Law; Provenance in Museums; Artists’ Estates and their Approach to Provenance and the Future of Provenance.

Speakers include Dr Eileen Costello, Director/Editor of the Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné; Martin Kemp, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art Trinity College, Oxford; Prof Dr Lynn Rother, Professor for Provenance Studies, Leuphana University, Lüneberg; Martin Harrison, editor of the Francis Bacon catalogue raisonné and Victoria Reed, Sadler Curator for Provenance, MFA Boston.

Programme and Speakers

(Morning sessions)

A How-to Guide to Research Tools and Practices

Richard Aronowitz-Mercer, European Head of Restitution, Sotheby’s, London

Dr Eileen Costello, Director/Editor of the Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné

Martin Kemp, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art Trinity College, Oxford

Provenance and Forgeries Case study (The Beltracchi Affair)

Thomas Seydoux, Seydoux et Associés Fine Art

Restitution: Research Questions and Perspectives

MaryKate Cleary, MaryKate Cleary Provenance Research and Fine Art Consulting, University of Edinburgh

Isabel von Klitzing, Owner, Provenance Research & Art Consulting

Provenance and the Law

Amelia Brankov, Counsel, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Olivier de Baecque, Partner, De Baecque, Fauré Bellec

Nicholas Maclean, Eykyn Maclean, Chair of the Society of London Art Dealers

Pierre Valentin, Partner, Constantine Cannon LLP

Martin Wilson, General Counsel, Phillips

(Afternoon sessions:)

Spotlight session: Provenance and the Collector: A Conversation with Christian Levett

Private Collector and Founder of Mougins Museum of Classical Art

Artists’ Estates and Archives and their Approach to Provenance

Stephanie Camu, Founding Partner, Southern & Partners, Artist Management

Susan J. Cooke, As Associate Director of The Estate of David Smith (2002-2018), Ms. Cooke directed and edited the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the sculpture of David Smith (1906-1965)

Martin Harrison, editor of the Francis Bacon catalogue raisonné

Provenance in Museums

Susanna Avery-Quash, Senior Research Curator, National Gallery, London

Victoria Reed, Sadler Curator for Provenance, MFA Boston

Iris Schmeisser, Head of Provenance Research, Städel Museum, Frankfurt

The Future of Provenance and the Catalogue Raisonné

Elizabeth Gorayeb, Director, Wildenstein Plattner Institute

David Newbury, Head of Software, J. Paul Getty Trust

Prof Dr Lynn Rother, Professor for Provenance Studies, Leuphana University, Lüneberg

ICRA is grateful to the following for their generous sponsorship and support of the event:

Lund Humphries, The Art Newspaper, The Estelle Trust and Artlyst.

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