NYU-SCPS and Appraisers Association of America to Host Conference on Art Law, Nov. 8

Content to Focus on Current Legal Issues for Appraisers, Attorneys, Artists, and Collectors

NEW YORK, October 8, 2013—In today's tumultuous economic climate, art market prices continue to soar and art continues to serve as a haven for investors. Art Law Day, presented since 2006, examines the issues and the challenges affecting this ever-evolving landscape. This year, the comprehensive, one-day conference will take place at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) on Friday, November 8.

NYU-SCPS, which offers a plethora of professionally focused art business, art appraisal, and collections management courses and certificates, and the Appraisers Association of America, the premier national organization of personal property appraisers focusing on fine and decorative arts, will host the conference, during which legal experts will discuss the complexities of art insurance claims, stolen art issues, estate planning changes, standards and protocols, and updates on new regulations and practices. 

"Each year, Art Law Day offers a unique opportunity for those working in a myriad of professional arts roles to keep up to date with the body of law that protects, regulates, and facilitates the creation, the use, and the marketing of art," said Dr.Terry Shtob, director of the Arts, Humanities, and Writing programs at NYU-SCPS. "This is especially important as technology and new media create changing legal environments and challenges for artists, collectors, and their attorneys."

This conference is ideal for all of those who work in the related fields of art insurance, art law, cultural property law, art appraisal, and art business, as well as for those who collect and who want to know more about legal issues in the arts. The program qualifies for 6.5 CLE units.

Art law experts participating in Art Law Day include Judith Bresler and Ralph Lerner, authors of the widely-used text Art Law: The Guide for Collectors, Artists, Investors, Dealers, and Artists; Chris Marinello, renowned attorney who specializes in recovering stolen and looted works of art; Patty Gerstenblith, chair of the Department of State's Cultural Property Advisory Committee; and many others. Subjects that will be covered include antiquities case studies, legal conflict of interest issues, recent complex art and tax law cases, and new legislation for art authentication.

Art Law Day will take place at NYU Kimmel Center - Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, 60 Washington Square South, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  General admission is $250. For members of AAA/ISA/ASA/RICS and NYSBA, as well as for NYU students, tuition is $225. Tuition assistance is available by application (must be submitted by October 15) and will be extended to those individuals who can prove financial hardship.

For more information, visit scps.nyu.edu/humanities/artlawday.

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