The PAIAM Conference 2017

Tuesday 11 July 2017
Sotheby’s Grosvenor Galleries at Aeolian Hall, Bloomfield Place, London, W1.

Over 90 members attended the 2017 conference, held for the first time at Sotheby's Grosvenor Galleries. The conference opened with a short AGM before continuing with two sessions: the first on Brexit and the second on Authenticity, Restoration and Conservation. A brief outline of the day is below.

Brexit
Over the coming months the UK government will commence its Brexit negotiations in earnest against a complex political backdrop particularly regarding the single market.
Pierre Valentin of Constantine Cannon, who has been leading the PAIAM Brexit group chaired a session which included detailed surveys of key areas relating to Export licensing, Customs duties, Artist Resale Rights, Copyright and IP, Cultural Property, CITES, Consumer protection and Anti-money laundering. He was joined by the authors of the various papers produced by PAIAM before inviting members present to join the debate.


Authenticity, Restoration and Conservation
Tom Toumaziz MBE, founder and CEO of Tagsmart, talked about the challenges of establishing authenticity and how technology can help address this area and how it may solve authenticity problems in the future.

Rupert Featherstone, Director of the Hamilton Kerr Institute and Assistant Director of Conservation at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge spoke on the work of the world renowned Hamilton Kerr Institute and focus on some recent conservation projects and the interrelation with attribution and authenticity.

 

The Conference closed with networking drinks at the Sotheby’s Galleries.

 

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