Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board Members
Representatives of the public at large
Marcel Brisebois, Chair, Montreal, Quebec
Marcel Brisebois holds a license in Theology from the Université de Montréal as well as a Doctorate in Philosophy from La Sorbonne in Paris. He is a specialist in change and strategic management in cultural institutions. From 1985 to 2004, Mr. Brisebois was Director General of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MACM); in 1996 and 2003, he was responsible for the Canada Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. As a guest speaker on numerous occasions in Canada, France, the USA, and South America as well as a television and radio host with CBC/ Radio-Canada for 29 years, he has explored a wide range of topics, including culture, civilization, education, art, museology, music, governance and administration. Mr. Brisebois has served on several Boards, including the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board from 1993 to 2003 and has received many awards and honours, including the Legion of Honour (1989), the Order of Canada (1990), the Order of Pléiade (1995), the Order of Québec (2003), Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Literature of France (2006), and the Distinguished Service Award, Canadian Museums Association (2007).
Glen Bloom, Ottawa, Ontario
Glen Bloom is a Partner (Intellectual Property) with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Ottawa. He is recognized among his peers for his expertise in copyright law. He has litigated patent, copyright and trade-mark causes before the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Canada and Copyright Board of Canada. Mr. Bloom has taught Intellectual Property law as Adjunct Professor, York University Law School and from 1990-1997, taught Intellectual Property Protection of Computer Technology and Copyright Law at the University of Ottawa. He is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Art Gallery of Carleton University and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen's University. He has also been a Member and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Art Gallery and the Ottawa School of Art, as well as Vice-President of the Ottawa Arts Court Foundation. In 2009, Carleton University Art Gallery featured an exhibition, The Collector: Glen Bloom, curated by Diana Nemiroff.
Representatives of collecting institutions
Alain Lacoursière, Montreal, Quebec
Alain Lacoursière is a consultant in fine art valuation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the Université de Montréal and has completed international training in cultural property protection and legislation. In addition to working with various entities to authenticate and protect works of art, Mr. Lacoursière has been an arts commentator onTélé-Québec and Radio-Canada, a guest speaker at conferences around the world on art-related crimes, investing in art, as well as how to protect oneself as an artist, and past chairman of the Serge Lemoyne Foundation. A former police officer, he spent over twenty years as detective-sergeant in charge of art-related investigations with the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal and the Sûreté du Québec. He is a long-standing member of IFAR (International Foundation for Art Research, New York) and ICOM (International Council of Museums).
Katharine Lochnan, Toronto, Ontario
Dr. Lochnan is an art historian and graduate of the Courtauld Institute, University of London, and currently the Senior Curator of Special Exhibitions and The R. Fraser Elliott Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She is also a Senior Associate Fellow and a member of Massey College (2008-18). Author and lecturer in her field, she has written and edited a number of major publications on European, Canadian and American artists including James McNeill Whistler, William Morris, Holman Hunt and David Milne. Dr. Lochnan conceived and organized the exhibition "Turner, Whistler, Monet" which went to Tate Britain and the Grand Palais in Paris (2004-5). She is curator of the exhibition "Black Ice: David Blackwood's Prints of Newfoundland” and co-curator of an exhibition conceived by Guy Cogeval, Director of the Musée d'Orsay, on 19th century art and theatre and art, both to open in 2010.
Theresa Rowat, Montreal, Quebec
Based in Montreal, Theresa Rowat is Director of The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada. From 2007 to 2013, she was Director and University Archivist at McGill. Previously, she held positions with the National Archives (now Library and Archives Canada) and the Ontario Ministry of Culture, and provided consulting and curatorial services to organizations and government departments. Ms. Rowat currently sits on the boards of the Canadian Council of Archives and the Réseau des services d'archives du Québec. A longstanding advocate of dance heritage, she is also on the board of the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault. Working over 30 years in heritage and culture, she brings specialized expertise in archival collections with a focus on visual and media holdings.
Ralph J. Stanton, Vancouver, British Columbia
From 2002 until 2013, Ralph J. Stanton was Head, Rare Books and Special Collections Division at the University of British Columbia Library. In the 1990's he served as Special Collections and Rare Books Librarian at Simon Fraser University. Mr. Stanton's library career began in 1969 and included work in legislative, school, public, college and University libraries. Mr. Stanton has played a key role in the acquisition of a number of outstanding book, manuscript and map collections and was especially interested in library architecture and the development of library collections. He has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Alcuin Society, the Bibliographical Society of Canada, the College Institute Educators' Association of British Columbia, and was Chair on the Advisory Planning Commission of the City of New Westminster. He holds a Masters in Library Science from the University of British Columbia. Now retired, Mr. Stanton is currently Administrative Librarian Emeritus at the University of British Columbia and he continues to write on the history of the book and related matters.
Dealers in or collectors of cultural property
Stephen Bulger, Toronto, Ontario
Stephen Bulger is the owner of Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto, which opened in 1994. He has curated over 130 exhibitions, has been the representative for numerous Canadian and international photographers, has published catalogues and books, and has participated in many North American and European art fairs. The gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada, and specializes in photography, a medium he has been involved in since his youth. Mr. Bulger is currently President of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers in Washington, DC. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Ryerson Photography Gallery and Research Centre. He is a co-founder of CONTACT, Toronto’s photography festival.
Rudy Buttignol, Vancouver, British Columbia
Rudy Buttignol is President and CEO of Knowledge Network Corporation, British Columbia's public educational broadcaster, as well as President of BBC Kids, a national subscription channel launched as a joint venture with BBC Worldwide Canada. Mr. Buttignol has held positions with many boards and professional organizations, including Chair of the International Advisory Council of the Hot Docs Forum and Director on the Board of the Vancouver International Film Festival. Mr. Buttignol is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Toronto's York University and has completed executive education programs at The Banff Centre, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Harvard Business School. He is the recipient of several international honours, including the inaugural Doc Mogul Awards from the Hot Docs International festival and nine Gemini Awards.
Patricia Feheley, Toronto, Ontario
Patricia Feheley is the Director of the Feheley Fine Arts Gallery located in downtown Toronto. This Toronto gallery specializes in early and contemporary Inuit art. Over the last decade Feheley has spearheaded the gallery's ongoing program of catalogued exhibitions and has championed emerging Inuit artists such as Annie Pootoogook and Shuvinai Ashoona. Feheley holds a Masters Degree in Museology and Art History from the University of Toronto. She has an extensive administrative background in the visual arts, coupled with a lifetime of experience with Inuit and the Canadian Arctic. She has also published widely on the subject of Inuit art. Feheley is Past President and remains on the board of the Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) and currently serves on the board of the Cultural Human Resources Council. She also represents ADAC for the Visual Arts Alliance (VAAAAV).
William Forrestall, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Mr. Forrestall has pursued an active artistic career with over 100 solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally with his works represented in public and private collections. He teaches in the Fine Arts Department at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick and is Director of the Yellow Box Gallery at St. Thomas University. He has given lectures and taught art workshops across Canada and has served on many Provincial arts and crafts grants juries. Mr. Forrestall is the recipient of numerous research and creation awards, grants and fellowships, including the 1994 Brucebo European Travel Fellowship, Scandinavian-Canadian Foundation of McGill University. Mr. Forrestall is involved in his community and has been associated with a number of committees and professional organizations, including the Maritimes Board of Directors of CARFAC (Canadian Artists' Representation) and the Gallery Connexion Board of Directors. His work was featured in a 25-year retrospective exhibition accompanied by a publication organized by the New Brunswick Museum in 2009. Mr. Forrestall holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University.