Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board members

The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board consists of a chairperson and up to nine other members appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Current chairperson and members

Review Board membership is composed as follows:

  • the chairperson and one other member chosen generally from among residents of Canada;
  • up to four other residents of Canada who are or have been officers, members, or employees of art galleries, museums, archives, libraries, or other collecting institutions in Canada; and
  • up to four other residents of Canada who are or have been dealers in or collectors of art, antiques, or other objects that form part of the national heritage.

Representatives of the public at large

Sharilyn J. Ingram, F.C.M.A.

Current term – December 2016 to December 2019 

Currently on faculty at Brock University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (St. Catharines, Ontario), Sharilyn J. Ingram came to academia from a career in cultural management.

A native of Alberta, she began her career at the Royal Alberta Museum, and subsequently held such senior positions as Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Western Development Museums, Deputy Director of the Art Gallery of Ontario, and President and CEO of Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada).

During her time as Director of Planning and Management Services at the National Museums of Canada, she directed the preparation of legislative proposals for the establishment of independent national museum corporations. As a consultant, she has directed studies in governance, strategic planning, operational effectiveness, collections development, foundation establishment, and public art for such clients as the Museum of Ontario Archaeology, the Saskatchewan Foundation For the Arts, the National Museum of Science and Industry (U.K.), and the City of Vancouver Cultural Services.

Current and past Board and committee service includes ICOM Canada, the Region of Niagara’s Culture Committee, the Cultural Human Resources Council, the St. Catharines and Area Arts Council, the American Public Gardens Association, the Rodman Hall Art Centre, and the Niagara Symphony.

Named a Fellow of the Canadian Museums Association in 2005, Ms Ingram currently chairs the Fellows Committee. She lectures internationally on the intersection of gardens and art, and lives in Grimsby, Ontario, where her garden is a Trillium Award winner.

Glen A. Bloom

Legal expert on Intellectual Property
Current term – February 2017 to February 2020

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.

Mr. Bloom 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

Senior Director, Urban and Cultural Affairs, Concordia University
Current term – November 2014 to November 2017

Dr. Clarence 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.

Dr. Epstein 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

Art consultant
Current term – July 2014 to July 2017

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 on Télé-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 International Foundation for Art Research, New York (IFAR) and International Council of Museums (ICOM).

Katharine Lochnan

Senior Curator Emeritus, Art Gallery of Ontario.
Current term - May 2015 to May 2018

Katharine Lochnan holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in art history from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from the Courtauld Institute, University of London. Dr. Lochnan worked in the curatorial department of the Art Gallery of Ontario for 47 years from 1969-2016. After a year in the Print Room at the British Museum, she was appointed the first curator of Prints and Drawings at the AGO where, for 40 years, she oversaw the growth of the collection, an active exhibition programme, and the building of the Print and Drawing Study Centre. She was also appointed Deputy Director, Research and Senior Curator, International Exhibitions.

Dr. Lochnan has published extensively on 19th century French, English and North American art, and has organized many exhibitions including "The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler" (Toronto, New York, 1982-3),  "The Earthly Paradise: Arts and Crafts by William Morris and His Circle from Canadian Collections (Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg 1993),  "Turner, Whistler, Monet" (Toronto, Paris, London, 2004-5) and "Mystical Landscapes from Vincent Van Gogh to Emily Carr" (Toronto, Paris, 2016-17).

She is a member of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, a member of the Governing Council of Massey College, and sits on the board of the Ireland Park Foundation, She is currently completing a Master of Theological Studies at Regis College, University of Toronto.

Theresa Rowat

Director, The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada
Current term – February 2015 to February 2018

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.

President and CEO, Knowledge Network Corporation
President, BBC Kids
Current term – November 2014 to November 2017

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.

Monte Clark

Owner/Director, Monte Clark Gallery
Current term – June 2016 to June 2017

Monte Clark is Owner/Director of the Monte Clark Gallery, a 4,800-square-foot space devoted to showcasing the work of over 20 contemporary artists. Mr. Clark holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria and is recognized as a leading collaborator and industry expert whose projects and events extend to museums throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, including the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, International Centre of Photography, J Paul Getty Museum, the Louvre, Centre Georges Pompidou, London’s National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of Photography. Established in Vancouver in 1992 with a second gallery space in Toronto between 2001 and 2013, the Monte Clark Gallery organizes 10-12 curated public exhibitions annually and is an active participant in national and international art fairs and biennales. Mr. Clark has been a Board member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada, the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, and has sat on the jury of the Royal Bank of Canada Painting Competition (Vancouver).

Patricia Feheley

Director, Feheley Fine Arts
Current term – May 2015 to May 2018

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 Master’s 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).

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