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Antiquities Coalition Confirmed as Knowledge Partner for 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

February 27, 2021

The Antiquities Coalition is a Knowledge Partner of the virtual 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum.

The Antiquities Coalition has been confirmed as a Knowledge Partner for the 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum, providing us the opportunity to share our fight to end corruption and financial crimes in the global art market with an unprecedented range of government and business leaders, policy makers, anti-corruption experts and practitioners, civil society representatives, and academics.

This year’s forum, titled “Leading through the Crisis: Integrity and Anti-Corruption for a Resilient Recovery,” will be held virtually by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from Tuesday, March 23 to Thursday, March 25. For this event, the Antiquities Coalition and other Knowledge Partners will be presenting virtual sessions that will enable participants to better understand how business can be governed responsibly and conducted with integrity during the COVID-19 pandemic and other times of crisis.

The Antiquities Coalition’s virtual session, titled “Fighting Corruption in the Global Art Market,” will be held at 9 a.m. ET on March 25. During this informative talk, which will be moderated by Antiquities Coalition Project Manager Liz Fraccaro, Antiquities Coalition Executive Director Tess Davis and Loughnane Associates President Michael Loughnane will examine how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of the legal art market—particularly the rapid growth in art lending and art’s attractiveness to ultra-high-net-worth individuals during periods of market volatility—as well as the pandemic’s impact on market stakeholders, governments, and policy makers. Presenting case studies, these Financial Crimes Task Force chairs will address what was learned from historical use by corrupt actors to manipulate the art sector as a means to store and move value through art, coming regulations and impact, and what remains to be done.

To register to attend “Fighting Corruption in the Global Art Market” via Zoom, click here.

To stream “Fighting Corruption in the Global Art Market” live via YouTube, click here.

For more information on OECD’s Knowledge Partners and registration for March 25’s events, click here.

This blog post was updated at 7 p.m. ET on March 10, 2021, to include the latest specifics to be released by OECD about the Antiquities Coalition’s finalized panel.