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Do Canada’s Art Laws Need to Change?

Do Canada’s Art Laws Need to Change?

“The nation’s major museums are pushing for a speedy appeal to a recent court ruling. But is it the ruling, or the law itself, that needs to change?” I was recently quoted in Leah Sandal’s piece “Do Canada’s Art Laws Need to Change?” published in […]

A Grand Cree Travelling Exhibition Opens in the Subarctic

A Grand Cree Travelling Exhibition Opens in the Subarctic

“Footprints: A Walk Through Generations” “Empreintes de pas : Une marche à travers les générations” Published in MUSE 2017 On April 12, 2017, the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute (ACCI) in Oujé-Bougoumou, Quebec, organized a day-long event, welcomed elders, leaders, community members of all ages and […]

Hundred-Year-Old Café Culture Treasure Surfaces in Canada:  Its 2017 Return to Switzerland

Hundred-Year-Old Café Culture Treasure Surfaces in Canada: Its 2017 Return to Switzerland

  An unassuming well-worn leather guest book, gilded with Gäste-Buch on the front cover, measuring a mere 17.5cm x 13.5cm x 1cm, landed on my desk for a market value appraisal. Containing musical scores, signatures, drawings, sketches, paintings and poems by well-known Swiss figures and […]

Appraisal Literacy: Top Ten Tips

Appraisal Literacy: Top Ten Tips

Erica Claus –  August 17, 2017 Published in MUSE 2017   Watch what happens when you gain a better appreciation of the appraisal process, and experience how it can make curatorial work, cultivation of donors, collecting and institutional management and governance more transparent by gaining […]