“Kanwe, Acquirem & Howe LLP!”: Museums, acquisitions and the Law

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Friday 21st April 2017, from 13.00 – 17:00, followed by a networking drinks in Edinburgh City Centre

Set in the beautiful historic city of Edinburgh and with a focus on current legal issues and reforms affecting museum policy and registrarial practice, our spring event promises to be unmissable.

  • An update on Museums & Galleries Tax Relief (also being referred to as exhibitions tax relief) which is coming into effect on 1 April 2017 following last year’s consultation with HMRC, from Alison Turnbull, Head of Research & Development, Museums Galleries Scotland & Janice Slater, Head of Collections Management, National Galleries of Scotland.
  • Frederic Saunderson, Intellectual Property Specialist, National Library of Scotland, who will talk about upcoming change in data protection law (in 2018) or on copyright.
  • Alyson Rolington, Collections and Exhibitions Manager for Artists Rooms, National Galleries of Scotland and Tate, who will speak about joint acquisitions.
  • Bendor Grosvenor, Art Dealer, Art Historian and Writer, who will speak about his investigative provenance research which has led to reattribution of art works and his involvement in the BBC’s hit series Fake or Fortune?
  • Professor Janet Ulph, Professor of Law at the University of Leicester, who will speak about Scotland’s law reforms to enable museums to obtain title of property in their care after 20 years, and England and Wales’s plans to introduce similar legislation
  • Georgina Ripley, Curator, Modern & Contemporary Fashion & Textiles at the National Museum of Scotland will give us a look at the fashion galleries at NMS and discuss contemporary acquisitions

For a full schedule of the day please click here

RSVPs for the event are now open with a closing date of Friday 14 April 2017 for Individual Members and Friday 7 April 2017 for Corporate Members – please email Events Officer, Sarah Quantrill on s.quantrill@vam.ac.uk to reserve your place.

Please note that all Members who wish to attend must RSVP individually (i.e. we cannot accept RSVPs from one Member on behalf of other Members at their institution)

If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible, as this will allow us to give your place to another member on the Waiting List if an event is oversubscribed.  As members register as individuals, if you are unable to attend, another member from your institution cannot attend in your place.

Don’t forget to apply for a travel bursary for the event. These bursaries can be used for travel, accommodation or subsistence up to a total of £150 to help you attend the event – all we ask in return is a short report on one of the talks for the UKRG blog!

Please complete the form attached here  (or can be found on the website here) and email it to our Secretary, Katie Robson, k.robson@nms.ac.uk by Friday 7 April 2017. Bursaries are allocated by names being drawn from a hat and successful applicants will be notified by 5pm on Wednesday 12 April.

April 2017

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