About

Copyright and licensing matter to anyone who creates, curates, commissions, uses, publishes or shares content. This means that copyright and other rights underpin everything we do. How we then allow others to use our content and under what terms we use others content becomes intrinsic to content access and use, collections and information management and our digital literacy.  In the digital age, rights management is therefore an important compliance issue as well as a growing business concern for all types of organisations.

Managing Director: Naomi Korn

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With over 17 years copyright, licensing and rights-related experience, Naomi Korn provides expert advice and support to a range of UK organisations including the British Council,  the Imperial War Museums, the Royal Academy of Arts, NHS England, Museum of London and  the Wellcome Trust. Naomi Korn has contributed to various versions of SPECTRUM, the International Standard for Collections Management. Naomi 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 exceptions to copyright in 2014. She has also regularly represented the interests of the sector to UK Government Ministers and Government officials and on Government advisory groups. Naomi Korn is a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professional (CILIP), the second largest professional organisation for librarians in the world, and for six years, she has set the program and chaired the CILIP/LACA annual copyright conference. Naomi Korn is a visiting lecturer at City University, University College London and Kingston University.

Prior to setting up her own business, Naomi trained as an Archaeologist and she was an Assistant Curator of Archaeology for 5 years. From 2000 – 2003, Naomi was the Tate’s first Copyright Officer. Naomi Korn established NKCC in 2003. Naomi can be followed on twitter @nkorn.

Senior Consultant: Prof Charles Oppenheim

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Charles Oppenheim is a semi-retired consultant and was until 2009 Professor of Information Science and Head of the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University. He is currently a Visiting Professor at three 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.  He can be followed on Twitter: @CharlesOppenh

Senior Consultant: Alex Dawson alex

Alex Dawson 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 the management of museum information nationally and internationally. Alex is an experienced trainer and has particular interests in museum standards, skills and curriculum development. She is an experienced project manager and has created a large body of advisory collections management content.

Senior Consultant: Amalyah Keshet

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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: Anthony Misquitta

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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: Liz Bowers

Liz Bowers is a publishing and licensing consultant with extensive experience of strategic planning, project management, publishing, brand licensing, copyright and other commercial activities for clients such as the University of London, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the V&A. As Head of Publishing & Brand Licensing at Imperial War Museums, she led the publishing and brand licensing programmes and worked with Naomi Korn to deliver a new IP strategy for the museum. Liz has represented the heritage sector on IP issues at consultations with the Intellectual Property Office and The National Archives and has worked with NKCC on IP projects for Historic Royal Palaces, The National Army Museum, JISC and Heritage Lottery Fund.

Image & Rights Researcher: David Bell

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David Bell is an experienced image sales, licensing, copyright and rights research professional. His experience has included over 20 years working in various roles at the Imperial War Museum, including its Image Sales Manager, Commercial Sales and Licensing Manager and Image Sales Content Editor. David has led teams delivering excellent customer service, developed image sales website content and licensing frameworks. 

In his various roles, David regularly liaises with national broadcasters such as the BBC, Publishers such as Penguin Random House and Government Departments, including the Ministry of Defence.   

Selected Clients

Over the last 14 years, NKCC has helped a number of organisations including:

Arts Council England · Art UK · Bridgeman Art Library · British Council · British Library · Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) · Canterbury Cathedral · Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals · The Chartered Insurance Institute · Collections Trust · College of Policing · Crafts Council · Department for International Development · Geffyre Museum · Heritage Lottery Fund · Historic Royal Palaces · Horniman Museum · Hull University · Imperial War Museums · Intellectual Property Office · Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust · Jisc · Kings College London · Kingston University · Leeds Museums and Galleries · Manchester Metropolitan University · Manchester Museums· Ministry of Defence · Museums and Galleries of Scotland · Museum of Domestic Architecture · Museum of London · National Galleries of Scotland · National Libraries for Health · National Museums of Wales · National Gallery of Ireland · National Museums of Northern Ireland · National Museums of Scotland · Natural History Museum · Newcastle University · NHS England and NHS Scotland · Nottingham University · Oxford University · Palace of Westminster · Photographers Gallery · Royal Academy of Arts · Royal Institute of British Architects · Royal Institution · Strategic Content Alliance · Suffolk Record Office · V&A · Warwick Libraries · Wellcome Trust · York Museums Trust