Art and Cultural Heritage Crime Symposium


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.

Symposium Participants (list information)

Mark Forgy, Author of The Forger’s Apprentice and former apprentice to Elmry de Hory

Allan Gerson, AG International Law, PLLC

James Martin, Orion Analytical LLC

Carla Shapreau, Curator, Salz Collection of Stringed Instruments and Senior Fellow, Institute of European Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Christopher Robinson, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Kenneth Wayne, Director, The Modigliani Project

Lawrence M. Kaye, Partner, Herrick, Feinstein LLP

Judd Grossman, Founder and Managing Partner, Grossman LLP

Jonathan H.F. Crystal, Executive Vice President and CFO, Chrystal & Co

Jason Price, Founder, Expert and Director, Tarisio Auctions

Gregory A. Clarick, Clarick Gueron Reisbaum LLP

Perry M. Amsellem, Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP

Jason Felch, Investigative reporter and co-author of Chasing Aphrodite

Steven Thomas, Partner, Irell & Manella LLP and Adjunct Professor at UCLA School of Law

Stacey Jessiman de Nanteuil, Attorney and Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School

MaryKate Cleary, Independent Scholar

Leslie Ransick Gat, Art Conservation Group/ Architectural Reliefs

Windy Salmon, Professor of Art, Art History, Chapman University

Kevin P. Ray, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Meridith Savona, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Marc Masurovsky, Co-founder and Director of Research, Holocaust Art Restitution Project (HARP) and Director, Provenance Research Training Program of European Shoah Legacy Institute

Tess Davis, Attorney, Archaeologist and Executive Director of the Antiquities Coalition

Victoria Reed, Sadler Curator for Provenance, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Amr Al Azm, Associate Professor, Shawnee University

Marc Weber, Partner, Lanter Attorneys-at-Law, Zurich and Lecturer, University of Zurich

Rand Silver, Global Director, Art Collection Management, AIG

Rick St. Hilaire, Attorney and Executive Director of Red Arch Cultural Heritage Law & Policy Research

Judy Pearson, President, Private Asset Management Group, Breckenridge Insurance Group

Emily Braun, Curator, and Distinguished Professor of 20th Century European & American Art, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Jake Purcell and Brianna Nofil, Columbia University

Michael D. Danti, Co-Director for Cultural Heritage Communications, American Schools of Oriental Research, and Associate Professor of Archaeology, Boston University

Jake Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter presently working with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in New York


  • When

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - Thursday, November 3, 2016
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Woolworth Building
    15 Barclay St
    New York, New York

Kenneth French, Program Administrator for the Humanities, Arts, and Writing Program. (212)992-3258, 

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