ArtCrime 2021: Preventing Art Crime

The New Zealand Art Crime Research Trust held its sixth symposium on Saturday 29 May 2021 at City Gallery Wellington, The theme was “Preventing Art Crime”, and featured an exciting line up of interesting speakers. We were delighted to hold a symposium again, having missed the 2020 one due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Presentations were given by a number of knowledgeable, interesting speakers:

  • Rod Thomas (AUT) – Art auction legal liability and risk, a New Zealand perspective
  • Jenny Harper – Christchurch Art Gallery public art / post earthquakes
  • Jonathan Barrett (VUW) – Brunelleschi’s Mirror, perspectival drawing and the artful prevention of crime
  • Joanna Trezise – Sentencing art crime
  • Simon Mackenzie (VUW) – A meeting point between digital art and cryptocurrency
  • Elizabeth Caldwell (City Gallery) – I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you
  • Robyn Sloggett – Challenging authenticity: knowledge framed by evidence
  • Angela Dimery – Art crime prevention: a perspective from on the ground in New York
  • David Alsop – You paid how much for that?
  • Arthur Tompkins and Penelope Jackson – In discussion about Arthur’s latest book “Provenance Research” (Lund Humphries and the International Foundation for Art Research, 2021).

Simon Mackenzie
Joanna Trezise
Arthur Tompkins and Penelope Jackson