Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board Members
Representatives of the public at large
Glen A. Bloom, Acting Chair, Perth, Ontario
Glen Bloom is Senior Counsel (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
Clarence Epstein, Montreal, Quebec
Dr. Epstein is Senior Director of Urban and Cultural Affairs at Concordia University, responsible for dossiers pertaining to cultural property, urban planning, built heritage, conservation, public art, museum relations, and festival partnerships. With extensive knowledge of the national and international art trades, throughout his career he has managed the estate holdings and collections of art dealers, architects, politicians, and scions of industry. He leads the Max Stern Art Restitution Project on behalf of the estate beneficiaries of Concordia University, McGill University, and Hebrew University, Jerusalem. The Project is a worldwide initiative to recover Nazi-looted paintings owned by the noted German-Canadian dealer. Dr. Epstein lectures frequently throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe on a variety of subjects related to fine art, architecture, cultural property, collections management, and the art markets. He is a graduate of McGill University, the Courtauld Institute of Art - University of London, and the University of Edinburgh.
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, art historian and graduate of the Courtauld Institute, University of London, was the founding curator of the Print and Drawing Department at the Art Gallery of Ontario (1976-2015), and is now Senior Curator, International Exhibitions. She is a Senior Associate Fellow and member of Corporation of Massey College, University of Toronto. Author and lecturer, she has written and edited major publications on European, Canadian and American artists including Claude Monet, J.M.W. Turner, James McNeill Whistler, William Morris, William Henry Holman Hunt, David Milne and David Blackwood. She conceived, and is currently organizing, "Radiant Visions: The Mystical Landscape from Claude Monet to Emily Carr" for the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Musée d'Orsay, Paris (2016-17), a sequel to her exhibition "Turner, Whistler, Monet" (Toronto, London, Paris, 2004-5).
Theresa Rowat, Montréal, 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.
Dealers in or collectors of cultural property
Rudy Buttignol, C.M., 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 Canadian Screen (Gemini) awards. In December 2015, Mr. Buttignol was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.) for his contributions as a champion of Canadian documentary filmmaking and for his transformative leadership at the Knowledge Network.
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.