The International Arts & Antiquities Security Forum (IAASF) will be hosted at the NewcastleGateshead Quayside in Newcastle upon Tyne, Friday, November 11, 2016 and will focus on various topics related to texisting or emerging threats and risks for those in the field interested in the protection of arts and antiquities.
Of benefit to security professionals and the wider heritage protection sector including, gallery owners, shippers, insurance companies and curators the event will include presentations on the importance of security in protecting culture and art, the scale of threat to UK arts and antiquities, the threat of terrorism as it relates to art and antiquities, operational best practices in crime prevention for museums and houses of worship, (both physical & technical) as well as how to protect art and antiquities during transit and the ever increasing roll of conservators in the field of heritage protection.
The content of the presentations has been specifically designed to enable everybody to take away a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the issues that exist, experiencing best practises and being exposed to great innovations; both technical and operational that will help reduce and manage risk.
The IAASF event will bring together an international range of presenters including
Director of Security, UK Christie’s London
National Security Adviser, Arts Council England
Owner and Managing Director of Trident Manor and Chair and IAASF Chair, IAASF
Founder and Director of AA&R -Art Analysis & Research Ltd.
Sr. Insurance Consultant, Former CEO, AXA Art
Security & Safety Manager, National Gallery of Ireland
Detective Superintendent - Major Crime, Organised Crime and Special Branch, Durham Constabulary
Archaeologist, Specialist in Conflict Antiquities
Executive Director, National Maritime Museum - Amsterdam and Advisor to the Dutch Government on Cultural Operations
Committee Chair, Cultural Properties – Houses of Worship, ASIS
Member of the Cultural Heritage Council, ASIS International
Paid registration to the International Arts & Antiquities Security Forum includes:
- Full day of presentations
- Tea, coffee, snacks and lunch
- Drinks reception served in the Riverside Terrace
For more information please see the Forum's website here.