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2023 Assets - Frauds & Forgeries: Considerations for Appraisers Dealing with Art and Cultural Property
Appraisers evaluating fine art and cultural property may encounter forgeries and fraudulent activity pursuant to their work. How such situations are handled may have significant implications for all parties involved. This presentation will help to contextualize a range of possible scenarios--from negligent behavior to criminal conduct--and suggest methods and practices enabling proper and ethical responses for appraisers. This presentation will also highlight the mission and capabilities of the FBI Art Crime Team and provide additional art crime-related information that may benefit conference attendees.
Jake Archer is a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is assigned to the Philadelphia Division. SA Archer is a member of both the FBI's Art Crime Team and Evidence Response Team. SA Archer conducts art and cultural property-related investigations, repatriations, and training domestically and internationally. Prior to his service with the FBI, SA Archer was an associate attorney with a private law firm in New Jersey. SA Archer earned a law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and a master’s degree in Art History - Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies from Rutgers University. While at Rutgers, SA Archer interned at the conservation laboratory at the Princeton University Art Museum and authored a thesis about the development of care for art and artifacts subjected to the law enforcement process. SA Archer is a member of the United States Cultural Heritage Coordinating Committee and Chair of its Technology Working Group, which is based in Washington, D.C. and coordinates diplomatic and law enforcement efforts to combat antiquities trafficking, disrupt trafficking networks, and protect against the looting and destruction of cultural property around the world.
This webinar is worth 1 PDC.