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Managing the artist’s legacy: giving life to your collection

Two-day workshop

Short course

  • 10 March 2018, 10am — 5pm
  • 11 March 2018, 10am — 5pm
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Join us for the first course in our two-part series on managing an artist’s legacy. Leading experts in the fields of the art market, archives, and law, including intellectual property, explore best practice when designing and implementing a strategy to preserve, promote and enhance the value of an artist’s work both now, and into the future, with a particular focus on the artist’s collection.

Speakers include:

Pierre Valentin | Partner, Constantine Cannon LLP
Anna Dempster | Head of Academic Programmes, Royal Academy of Arts
Loretta Wuertenberger | Founder, Institute of Artists’ Estates
Edward Naish | Director of International Shipping, Mtec LTD
Paul Embleton | Director of Gallery Services, Mtec LTD
James Kelly | Former Director, Science Limited
Sarah Hilliam | Head of Major Gifts and Campaigns, Royal Academy of Arts
Mark Waugh | Director of Business Deveolpment, DACS
Christian Zimmermann | Chief Operating Officer, DACS

The artist’s legacy: giving life to your collection

Artists are well aware of the multitude of tasks demanding their attention: from setting up a studio or business to selling works, paying taxes and managing intellectual property. It can be difficult to find the time for business matters when you really want to be back in the studio. In a suite of four digestible sessions, this weekend will bring together industry experts to explore how the relationships from which artists flourish are developed, and the business practices which underpin their work and successful legacy.

Day one – Saturday 10 March
Exhibiting your work and getting noticed

Session one (10.00am – 1.00pm)
Relationships: artists & the art world
This first session will address the key relationships which enable artists’ work to become known and gain prominence, looking to the inter-dependencies between scholarship, academia, and the art market.

Session two (2.00pm – 5.00pm)
Practical considerations for dissemination and display
The second session will focus on the practical and legal considerations of displaying work, including locations for display as well as insurance, storage, and shipping for exhibition and sale.

Day two – Sunday 11 March
Knowing what you have and protecting your interests

Session one (10.00am – 1.00pm)
Archiving & inventory management
The third session looks at how keeping records of the creation, purchase, exhibition, copyright, and value of your work can create value, as well as an invaluable resource for the researchers, curators and buyers of the future.

Session two (2.00pm – 5.00pm)
Intellectual property rights: laws, practice and international consideration
The single most important right the artist has, after the work itself, is their intellectual property. This session explores how artists can protect that right and reap financial rewards when their work is used by others.

These expert-led workshops will provide cutting edge information and skills in planning and management relevant for living artists and their families. It is also relevant to advisers and collectors who are interested in protecting and enhancing the value of artist’s estates.

This is the first in a two-part series of courses on Managing the artist’s legacy. To view the second course, click here. Courses are available to book as individual weekends or as a series.

For concession rates available for professional artists and their immediate families please contact Mary Ealden, Academic Programmes Manager - mary.ealden@royalacademy.org.uk.

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  • 10 March 2018, 10am — 5pm
  • 11 March 2018, 10am — 5pm

The General Assembly Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

£480 for the weekend. Concession rates are available for artists and their immediate families. Please contact Mary Ealden, Academic Programmes Manager, mary.ealden@royalacademy.org.uk.