UCL Faculty of Laws


Dr Anna Donovan chairs panel exploring blockchain and the arts

3 October 2019

Dr Donovan chaired a panel as part of the 'Art (I)Relevance: AI and Art Futures Symposium', which took place on 12 September.

Anna Donovan

Dr Anna Donovan, Lecturer at UCL Laws and Chair of the Education Taskforce of the UK LawTech Delivery Panel, chaired a panel on blockchain and the arts at the inaugural ‘Art (I)Relevance: AI and Art Futures Symposium’ held at the Barbican Centre in London. 

The Symposium brought together a select global and multidisciplinary audience to explore the interplay of art and data, the role of the tangible and intangible artefact as well as data driven innovation in the art market for makers, collectors and public audiences.  

Dr Donovan’s panel, comprising of Amanda Gray (Partner, Mischon de Reya LLP), Robert Norton (Founder and CEO, Verisart) and Mark Waugh (Business Development Director, DACS) discussed both the challenges and potential that distributed ledger technologies offer to artists and the wider market.

In other activity, Dr Donovan participated in a panel discussion exploring how LawTech can support gender diversity in the profession. The panel, held at the Barclays Eagle Lab in Notting Hill and hosted by Allen & Overy LLP, was attended by a diverse audience and is expected to be the first of a number of activities exploring this topic.