Thursday, January 28, 2010

Panel Discussion About Cultural Property Issues Impacting Tribal Arts Collectors

There will be a panel discussion in San Francisco, California, concerning laws impacting the collecting of Tribal Arts: See

According to a press release,

SAN FRANCISCO – A panel discussion titled Collectors, Dealers, Museums & the Law, a highlight of Arte du Monde Week, will take place Feb. 11 beginning at noon Pacific at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael.

The panel features members of the judicial, academic, law enforcement and art dealer communities. Aimed toward collectors, dealers and the general public, the purpose of the discussion is to increase awareness of cultural property laws as well as the legal responsibilities of collectors, dealers and museums.

This discussion is sponsored by the Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association and coincides with the San Francisco Bay Area Arte du Monde /Tribal Arts Weekend.
Panelists include:

Kate Fitz Gibbon is a Santa Fe, N.M., attorney specializing in cultural patrimony issues. She is the author of Who Owns the Past? Cultural Policy, Cultural Property, and the Law published by Rutgers University Press. She served on the Cultural Property Advisory Committee to the U.S. President from 2000 to 2003.

Steven F. Gruel is a former federal prosecutor from the Northern District of California. In addition to serving as chief of the Major Crime Section, he received numerous awards for his work from U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and FBI Directors Louis Freeh and Robert Mueller. In 2005 he started his own law firm concentrating on criminal defense and business litigation.

Mark Johnson is a Los Angeles Tribal Art dealer considered one of the principal specialists in the United States on the Tribal Arts of Indonesia and Southeast Asia. He is the official advisor on Indonesian Tribal Art for the Mingei International Museum in San Diego.

A U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service law enforcement officer.

Admission to the panel discussion is free, but space is limited. For reservations, call (415) 925-3717 and leave a message.

The panel discussion will take place in the Exhibit Hall of the Marin Civic Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags in San Rafael, Calif.

The event is part of the of the Arte du Monde/Tribal Arts Weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Weekend (actually two weekends) is anchored by three major art shows that attract a local, national and international audience of approximately 15,000. More than 400 top international galleries and dealers participate each year in the shows.
Participating art fairs are:

San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, opening night preview Feb. 4, Feb. 5-7;

San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, opening night preview Feb. 11, Feb. 12-14;

Marin Show: Art of the Americas, Exhibit Hall, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, opening night preview Feb. 12, Feb. 13-14.

On Tribal Arts Weekend (Feb. 12-14) visitors will be admitted to both the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show and the Marin Show: Art of the Americas with the purchase of one ticket ($15) at either show.

Tickets are available at the door.

For details visit the Web site

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