Symposium: Issues in Provenance Research
24 October 2015, 10.00am – 17.00pm
Recital Hall, Cleveland Museum
This symposium will look at the issues of provenance research and due diligence from the perspectives of four different spheres within the art world: independent research/consulting, museums, auction houses and the legal field. A representative from each area will speak about issues relating to provenance within the context of his or her own experience.
Speakers include: Laurie Stein, Independent Provenance Researcher; MaryKate Cleary, Art Recovery International (formerly at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Lucien Simmons, Sotheby’s, New York; and Lawrence Kaye, Herrick, Feinstein, LLP, New York.
A panel discussion, led by Stephen J. Knerly, Hahn Loeser, Parks, LLP, Cleveland, will follow, providing a platform for the speakers to examine the interactions between their respective fields, as well as an opportunity for the audience to participate in the conversation about the importance of provenance research, its impact, and the ways in which it can be problematic for all those involved.