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June 17, 2014 – Gatineau – Department of Canadian Heritage
The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Alain Lacoursière as a part-time member of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, for a term of three years, effective June 13, 2014.
Mr. Lacoursière is a consultant in fine art valuation. 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.
In addition to working with various entities to authenticate and protect works of art, Mr. Lacoursière has been Chairman of the Serge Lemoyne Foundation and an artistic commentator on Télé-Québec and Radio-Canada, as well as a guest speaker on art-related crimes, investing in art, and how to protect oneself as an artist.
Mr. Lacoursière holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the Université de Montréal. He also completed international training in cultural property protection and legislation.
The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board is an independent administrative tribunal that reports to the Minister of Canadian Heritage. Under theCultural Property Export and Import Act, it is responsible for certifying cultural property for income tax purposes; reviewing export permit applications that have been refused; and determining fair cash offers to purchase cultural property for refused export permits.
“I am pleased that Mr. Lacoursière is joining the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board. His expertise in appraisal and investigation of works of art will be great assets to the Board’s work to preserve and protect our artistic and cultural heritage.”
—The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
For more information (media only), please contact:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
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