This symposium brings together museum professionals with an interest in contemporary issues around provenance research and due diligence.
Recent international developments and the Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan legislation have resulted in rigorous new guidelines for the museum sector. Major new initiatives to implement these changes will be discussed.
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|9.15am||Welcome||Rose Hiscock, Director MAAS|
|9.20am||Introduction||Dolla Merrillees, Director, Curatorial, Collections & Exhibitions, MAAS|
|9.30am||Keynote: The Provenance Dilemma: Museums + Collections + Culture + Today||Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director, National Gallery of Australia|
|10.10am||Due Diligence: the International Legal Context||Professor Lyndel Prott, International Heritage Law expert|
|10.30am||Provenance Research and the Display of Art Stolen During WWII||Dr Jacqui Strecker, Head of Curatorial, MAAS|
|10.40am||National Initiatives for Collecting Institutions: Best Practice Guide to Collecting Cultural Material and Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Scheme||Simon Kelly, Director, Collections Access Section, Ministry for the Arts, Attorney-General’s Department|
|10.50am||Questions and discussion|
|11.45am||Due Diligence for Inward and Outward Loans: Some Practical Considerations||Sara Kelly, Head of Registration, National Museum of Australia|
|12pm||The Role of Provenance in the University of Sydney Repatriation Project||Matt Poll, Assistant Curator, Macleay Museums Indigenous Heritage Collections|
|12.15pm||The Cup, the Painting, the Acid: a Tale Concerning Due Diligence||Katrina Hogan, Registrar, MAAS|
|12.30pm||Panel discussion||Judy Coombes, Head of Strategic Collections, MAAS|
Dr Gerard Vaughan, keynote speaker, will provide an overview of the National Gallery of Australia’s new approaches to provenance research.
Professor Lyndel Prott, who has worked extensively with UNESCO, will speak on international conventions and legislation relevant to Australia.
Dr Jacqui Strecker will talk about the display of art looted during World War II.
A panel discussion led by Judith Coombes will offer practical information and advice about the new guidelines in relation to international loans, acquisitions and exhibitions, with presentations from registrars and curators from the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and the National Museum of Australia.
The second in the MAAS Professional Series, this symposium aims to foster an open and creative dialogue between museum professionals, providing the opportunity to network, share information and develop a collaborative approach to addressing important issues facing the museum sector.
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