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Lecture on art theft and fraud

From: Chantal-Helen Thuer <c_thur<-a>
Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Prevention of Theft and Fraud: What the Conservator needs to
Grand Robing Room
Freemason's Hall
60 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ
Thursday, 12 June 2014
Doors open at 6pm
Talk 6.30pm - 8pm

Speaker:    Julian Radcliffe
            Founder and chairman of the Art Loss Register

Close to both Covent Garden and Holborn Tube Stations

The Conservator has an important position in their ability to help
prevent the circulation of stolen and forged works of art without
prejudicing their clients' interests.  The Art loss Register can
assist with that but further due diligence may be required.  We will
examine the position of the conservator in cases where the client
may not know that the work has questions as to authenticity or title
using a number of case studies including the ability of the database
to match items after conservation.

After graduating from Oxford in Politics and Economics Julian
Radcliffe joined Lloyd's as an insurance broker in 1970.  In 1976 he
founded Control Risks to specialise in international risk management
including kidnap negotiations and became a Director of Hogg Group
Plc, a leading Lloyd's broker.  He founded the Art Loss Register in
1990 as an initiative of the Insurance industry and the Art trade to
reduce the theft of and trade in stolen art and became its majority
shareholder in 2004.  He is also Chairman of The Equipment Register
which undertakes the same task for stolen construction equipment. He
has acted as an expert witness in major international fraud,
negligence and art theft court cases.  He served as a Colonel in the
Ministry of Defence and was awarded the OBE in 1999 and the QVRM in

    ICON members: UKP10
    Non-members: UKP15
    Students UKP5 (student card required to be shown on the door)

Free wine and cheese included in price of ticket.

Please register by sending your name and stating if you are an ICON
member.  Your name must be on the security list no later than
Tuesday, 10 June 2014.


    Clare Finn
    +44 20 7937 1895
    finnclare<-a t->aol< . >com

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