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8 December 2021

Mischief, Fakes, and Provenance

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant The Museum of Forgeries (take a look here) is the latest escapade cooked up by a Brooklyn, New York, collective calling itself MSCHF [i], which is thoughtfully providing us with some provocative things to ponder as the art world morphs into a financial world all its own. A full description […]

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24 August 2021

From Duchamp to the Cryptosphere

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant “Marcel Duchamp was a paradox. He was the artist who was an anti-artist, the artist who destroyed art….When he exhibited everyday objects in art galleries – objects such as a bicycle wheel, a bottle-rack, a comb or a urinal – he made them into art by virtue of their context, […]

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21 July 2021

Let’s Hear It for the Music – Top Tips on Adding Music to Your Videos

By Debbie McDonnell, Senior Consultant Video is becoming an ever more important medium for communicating with audiences. People love watching videos online to find out more about a subject or for pure entertainment. A good soundtrack enhances the visual content of a video by creating an emotional connection with your viewers or even strengthening the […]

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15 June 2021

NFTs: The Problem with Solutions

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant Determined to explore other subjects in this month’s post, it seems I’ve fallen like Alice further down the NFT hole. As luck would have it, though, there I encountered some very relevant discussions of subjects like “Why NFTs aren’t the solution to museums’ deaccessioning dilemmas, or any other big problems […]

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3 June 2021

New Guide: Brexit, Data Protection and Heritage: What You Need to Know

We are excited to announce the release of our next National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Heritage Digital guide! Brexit, Data Protection and Heritage: What You Need to Know provides essential information and guidance about the impact of Brexit and the priorities for heritage organisations in terms of their data protection obligations and the processing of […]

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26 May 2021

NFTs, Obviously – Part 2

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant In the month since we first tackled the subject of NFTs, art and copyright, a mountain of news and stories of increasing insight or just plain weirdness has accumulated. There is much to keep up with about the craze, the crypto tech involved, and speculation about the art market, much […]

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19 May 2021

ID Please! What does the Digital Identity Framework Mean for Data Protection and for Organisations?

By Faye Cheung, Researcher The Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework In February 2021 the UK Government published its draft policy paper on a digital identity and attributes trust framework.[1] The trust framework provides rules and standards for organisations who create, provide or use digital identity services. Therefore, the framework will be relevant to large […]

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23 April 2021

NFTs, Obviously – Part 1

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant Considering the flood of attention, volumes of verbiage, and mountains of money that NFTs (non-fungible tokens) have produced recently in the art world, it would be inconceivable to ignore the subject at present.  To make sense of it all is another matter altogether. We’ve had a go at breaking it […]

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20 April 2021

Protecting Personal Data: Cyber Security

By Faye Cheung, Researcher One of the key principles of data protection law is security. In 2019 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined a London-based pharmacy for its ‘careless’ storage of sensitive personal data.[1] The pharmacy had left approximately 500,000 paper documents containing special category personal data in unlocked containers on its premises.[2] The lack […]

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2 March 2021

Top Tips for Using Your Digital Assets to Support Your Strategy

By Debbie McDonnell, Senior Consultant I recently enjoyed delivering a talk on how to use digital assets to support your strategy back in October 2020 as part of the #HeritageDigitalNow sessions provided by Heritage Digital, a project funded by The National Heritage Lottery Fund. If you missed it, a recording of the session is available […]

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18 January 2021

Copyright and Artificial Intelligence

By Faye Cheung, Researcher The Intellectual Property Office recently called for views regarding the relationship between artificial intelligence (AI) and copyright.[1] The consultation addresses an apparent anxiety over whether the Copyright Designs and Patents Act (1988) is keeping up with developments in AI and machine learning. The increase in the use of AI and it’s […]

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2 December 2020

Keeping Children Safe Online – The New 2020 Code

By Carol Tullo, OBE, Senior Consultant In recent months, and perhaps a little under the radar with so much else going on, two significant initiatives that focus on the protection of children have been published.  The UK Government’s Online Harms White Paper in 2019 highlighted that 99% of 12-15 year olds in the UK were […]

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