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5th Annual Lead from the Heart Ethics Lecture

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  • Dates: 20 – 20 Mar, 2014
  • 04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
  • Location: Indianapolis , Indiana
  • Address: 3200 Cold Spring Road
  • Contact: Karen Spear
  • Email: kspear@marian.edu
  • Phone: 317.955.6115

The Ethics of Managing Cultural Property in the Museum Setting by Kathryn Haigh

A museum encounters numerous ethical dilemmas when collecting cultural property. How do you guarantee that an antiquity was legally excavated and exported from its country of modern discovery? How do you prove ownership when an auction house refuses to verify that the seller has clear title? Should a museum acquire a European painting that has a gap in its provenance and was in Europe during the Nazi War Era?

Over the last 100 years museums have dramatically changed the way they collect archaeological material and antiquities, European paintings, and Native American objects. This evolution in collecting is largely influenced by external forces such as international conventions, federal legislation in the United States, and best practice as dictated by the museum field. Kathryn Haigh will explore these issues and more based on her experience as a museum administrator and collection manager over the last two decades.

Kathryn Haigh Agenda

4 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
5 p.m.
6 p.m.
Questions and Answers

There is no charge to attend the event, but registration is required.

Kathryn Haigh is the Deputy Director for Collections, Exhibitions and Facilities Management at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). In this key administrative position she manages and coordinates all exhibitions and collections related activities including oversight of production schedules and budgets for in-house and touring exhibitions as well as storage and gallery renovation projects. She directly manages the Conservation, Conservation Science, Exhibitions Administration, Facilities, Installation, Registration, Rights and Reproductions, and Security Departments totaling 172 staff members. Recently Kathryn took on the added responsibility of Facilities and Security operations for the IMA including the museum, Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens, and the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, IN. Prior to her arrival at the IMA in 2007, she served as the Chief Registrar at the Cincinnati Art Museum from 1998-2007. Haigh studied Art History at the University of Cincinnati.

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