The conference “Private Collections – Historical and Legal Perspectives” kicks off today at UNIDROIT’s Rome office: a two-day event focused on private art collections from an international and comparative perspective. The event is co-organised by BonelliErede’s Art and Cultural Property Focus Team in partnership with UNIDROIT, ISCHAL and the Paris-Nanterre Institute for Political Social Sciences.
Hot topics include: a comparison between the level of protection provided by Italian, French and Swiss law, collection management tools (foundations and trusts), public access to private collections, collaborations between private collectors and the private sector, regulation of private archives, and the impact of tax systems in Italy and France.
A panel of international experts will address these topics from various perspectives. Manlio Frigo will give a speech on the notion of private collections and the level of protection provided by Italian law, Silvia Stabile will address the topic of collaborations between private collectors and the private sector (corporate foundations and bank collections), and Riccardo Ubaldini will discuss Italian tax considerations relating to corporate and private collections.