NKCC team members are recognised experts in copyright, data protection, licensing and information law compliance.
Founder and Managing Director, Lead Consultant
Naomi Korn is one of the leading UK experts in copyright, data protection & GDPR, rights and licensing. She is a highly experienced presenter and trainer and has run hundreds of workshops for charities, educational establishments, cultural heritage organisations and publishers.
Naomi trained as an Archaeologist and was an Assistant Curator of Prehistoric Archaeology and Copyright Assistant at the Israel Museum 1995-2000. Naomi established NKCC in 2003, after having overseen copyright at the Tate from 2000 – 2003. She is the former Chair, Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA) from 2013 – 2017. During this period, she led the reform of the UK’s copyright laws on behalf of the cultural heritage sector, which resulting in new UK exceptions to copyright in 2014. She has also regularly represented the interests of the sector to UK Government Ministers and she regularly sits on Government advisory groups. From 2015-17, Naomi was a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professional (CILIP), the second largest professional organisation for librarians in the world. Since 2012 Naomi has set the program and chaired the CILIP annual Copyright Conference. Together with Anne Buky, Naomi recently travelled to China for the British Council lecturing on copyright at the UK-China conference for Commercial Enterprise and Copyright Protection. Naomi is a visiting lecturer at City University, University College London and Kingston University. In November 2017, Naomi was appointed a CREATe Industry Fellow. Twitter: @nkorn
Non-Executive Advisor & Senior Consultant specialising in GDPR
Carol is a qualified Barrister. She has a career background in intellectual property practice and commercial law publishing with Thomson Reuters before she joined the Cabinet Office and The National Archives. She led information policy and management responsibilities within the open data and information regulatory space across government. Carol has a track record of Information assurance, security and governance as she steered the shift away from paper to digital records. She was, until July 2017, Director of Information Policy and Services, The National Archives. Carol was responsible for providing leadership in information management and policy across government and the wider public sector to improve the way information is managed and exploited to deliver real benefit for all that use and access this valuable resource. As Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, Queen’s Printer of Acts of Parliament, Queen’s Printer for Scotland, and Government Printer for Northern Ireland, she delivered UK wide official publishing including legislation. Carol’s area of expertise is open data and access to public sector information, legal regulation of IP, Crown copyright and database rights, digital transformation and publishing, cross sector information accessibility and standards, Governance and integrity of data and information, its reuse and exploitation, data enabled transformation, records and information management in government, licensing and data protection. Twitter: @ctullo
Senior Consultant specialising in Information Law issues
Until 2009, Charles was Professor of Information Science and Head of the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University. He is currently a Visiting Professor at two UK Universities. He also worked for many years in the electronic publishing industry.
He has been involved in, given talks on, and published on Intellectual Property Rights and other legal issues relevant to library and information work and to academic research. He has published well over 500 journal articles, conference papers, reports and books. He is also involved in developing Green Party policy on Intellectual Property Rights. Twitter: @CharlesOppenh
Alex has worked in the museum sector for 30 years, in curatorial roles and as a consultant. She has worked with many different types of collections and has advised museums on meeting and developing museum standards both nationally and internationally. Alex is an experienced trainer and adviser, with particular interests in museum collections management standards as well as skills and curriculum development. She is an experienced project manager and has created a large body of advisory collections management guidance.
Patrick is responsible for overseeing current NKCC projects, developing new initiatives for the company and supporting NKCC, its consultants and its Managing Director, Naomi Korn.
Patrick worked at the Museum of London for over four years managing sponsorships, partnerships and consultancy services with companies such as Bloomberg, RBS and DLA Piper. Prior to the Museum of London, Patrick worked at The Big Give, an online giving platform founded by Sir Alec Reed. Patrick attended Leeds University where he studied English Literature and Philosophy, and Lille University where he spent a year with the Erasmus programme. He is a keen film fan, and produced documentaries during his time at university, one of which won a 02 Media Award. He is a lifelong fan and season ticket holder of Leeds United.
Rebecca is currently a MA student at Kingston Business School, studying Creative Economy and the Creative Industries. Recently, she won an award from Kingston University’s Bright Ideas Competition where she pitched her business idea to industry professionals.
As an award-winning dancer and choreographer in the Hip-Hop and modern dance disciplines, she has travelled to over eight countries across three continents to perform and teach. As a co-director of “Zealous Butterfly” a dance performance in Osaka, Japan, her marketing strategy gathered over 1300 audience members.
As a writer, she has published articles on a global art database and has worked as an interpreter/translator between Japanese and English for over 10 years in New York City. Rebecca has interpreted for media interviews and translated subtitles for films.
She holds a B.A. from Kwansei Gakuin University in Kobe, Japan, in International Relations and Policy Studies, and a second B.A. from Hunter College, the City University of New York, in Comparative Religion. She was accepted to and completed the Diversity and Explorations Program at Harvard Divinity School.
Consultant at NKCC specialising in copyright and licensing
Debbie has worked in copyright for 18 years. She is an experienced copyright trainer running courses on copyright basics, copyright risk management, copyright for digital, plus copyright and contracting. Debbie currently works as Intellectual Property Manager at the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, where she provides training, advice, tools and develops IP policies for the organisation.
Debbie was previously Intellectual Property Manager at the Imperial War Museums and Documentation Manager at the Art Fund. She has been the Secretary to the Museums Copyright Group and is an active member of the Museums IP network, the London Copyright Community of Practice for Universities and the Government Department Copyright Practitioners Group. Her earlier career was in investment banking using contracting, language and database skills as Legal Negotiator at Barclays de Zoete Webb and Assistant Manager, Derivatives at WestLB, London.
Debbie holds a PgDip in UK, US and EU Copyright Law from King’s College London, an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from Manchester University and a BA Joint Hons in French and German from Hull University.
Senior Consultant at NKCC specialising in copyright and licensing
Amalyah has over 35 years experience working with copyright, museums and other cultural heritage institutions. Following a decade in curatorial work, she developed and led the Image Resources & Copyright Management at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, for the last 25 years.
Amalyah served on the Board of Directors of the Museum Computer Network (MCN), and founded and chaired its Intellectual Property Special Interest Group. She has been active in the Israel working committee for Europeana, in the founding of Creative Commons Israel, and serves on the Editorial Board of Visual Resources. Amalyah holds a B.F.A. from Washington University., St. Louis, and a M.A. in art history from George Washington University, Washington DC. Amalyah is currently involved in advocating for legislation on exceptions and limitations to copyright for museums, both in Israel and via the World Intellectual Property Organization, and in advocacy for Fair Use and user rights internationally.
Associate Legal Advisor at NKCC
Anthony is a solicitor with 20 years of experience in commercial contracts, intellectual property, information and technology law. He works part time as the General Counsel at the V&A and spends the rest of his week as a Consultant Solicitor at Keystone Law, a virtual full service law firm. Anthony is ranked amongst IP specialists in London by Chambers and Partners, he is a Trustee of the Association for Cultural Enterprises and he lectures on art, copyright and trade marks for the Institute of Art & Law and Queen Mary University.
Associate Brand Licensing Specialist at NKCC
Anne started her career working in the commercial world for direct marketing companies including The Franklin Mint and The Bradford Exchange. For the last 10 years she has worked as brand licensing consultant to several national and private museums and heritage organisations in the UK including the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Wellcome Collection, Imperial War Museums, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, the Royal Opera House, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the Royal Armouries. She has also worked with Barker Langham consultancy advising on commercial sustainability for local authority museums and recently travelled to China for the British Council lecturing on Brand Licensing at the UK-China conference for Commercial Enterprise and Copyright Protection.
Film Rights Researcher and Junior Consultant at NKCC
Corinna has worked in the film heritage sector for many years, both in curatorial and managerial roles, latterly as Head of the Film at Imperial War Museums, where she managed a team of film curators and technicians and was responsible for the film archive’s commercial operations and film licencing business.
As head curator, Corinna provided guidance on ethical considerations and rights issues related to the use of archive film. She was involved in training events for new entrants to the sector, an area she is particularly interested in. Corinna has regularly liaised with representatives at all levels from other national and international film heritage organisations such as the BFI, FIAF and FAUK. She has negotiated licencing deals with production companies, broadcasters and rightsholders. She has provided curatorial advice to a broad range of clients including researchers, representatives from arts & heritage organisations, schools and universities. Corinna has developed and managed digitisation projects and related curatorial work.
Corinna holds an MA in Film Archiving from the
University of East Anglia, a PgDip in Archives and Records Management from the University of Dundee and an MPhil in Theatre and Film Studies from the University of Vienna.
Junior Associate at NKCC
John is a museum professional who has worked in various collection management roles at Manchester Art Gallery over the past 13 years.
John is currently the Collection Information Manager for the Manchester Museums Partnership, with responsibility for the collection of Manchester Art Gallery and more recently the collections of the Whitworth and Manchester Museum. John is experienced in dealing with the policy and procedure of rights management in the museum sector and its application in a resource limited environment.
John continues working in his current roles whilst gaining experience at NKCC. He is being mentored and managed by Naomi Korn, as part of the NKCC new mentoring scheme. The aim of this scheme is to provide opportunities for skills development for cultural heritage professionals which are also transferable back into the sector.
TownsWeb Archiving specialise in providing cultural heritage digitisation services and digital collections management software to institutions in the cultural heritage sector. TownsWeb work with public and private sector archives, museums, and special collections repositories; helping to convert old, precious, fragile and culturally significant collections into digital formats and open up access to them.
NKCC is delighted to be working closely with TownsWeb Archiving in providing rights management support in association with their cultural heritage digitisation services and software products.