Amanda Gray, Managing Associate in Art Law of Mishcon Private, spoke at the ‘Art, Investment and Cities’ Forum held at the Royal Institute of British Architects led by Royal Academy of Arts’ Secretary and Chief Executive, Charles Saumarez Smith. The Forum was created in June 2016 to debate best practice in urban design and development. The forums have a strong focus on how art and culture affect the success of cities, and how new museums can be catalysts for regeneration.
Amanda shared the curious tale of the ‘Amarna Princess’ statue created by the famous forger Sean Greenhalgh who convinced Bolton Museum to pay £400,000 for the fake antique sculpture. On a separate topic she discussed how she helps current art graduates manage commissions, dealer relationships and copyright in a professional manner.