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Oeno Gallery strives to provide exceptional professional service to our clients. As one of our highly valued clients, you are invited to experience these special complimentary offerings.

Private customized virtual tour of available work. Let us know what you are looking for, and have a 1-2 hour consultation in our online viewing room, with Gallery Owner and Curator, Carlyn Moulton, Gallery Director, Dr. Jessica Veevers, or Art Advisor and Senior Sales Associate, John Peter McDonald to discuss your collection needs. 

Timed access to Oeno’s Vault, the valuable secondary market works not visible on our main website. 

Collector’s Talk Series – Winter 2021







TALK # 1 – February 27, 2021, 11:00 am

The Art of Collecting and Donating – Aaron Milrad – TEMPORARILY POSTPONED

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About the Expert:

Aaron M. Milrad has recently retired as counsel from Dentons Canada LLP, a global law firm where he provided specialized legal and business advice to clients nationally and internationally who are involved in the arts, media and copyright industries but continues to carry on his art consulting business under his company Surreal Holdings Inc.

Aaron is former Chair of the Board of the Museum Trustee Association of North America, member of the Board of Trustees of The International Foundation for Art Research in New York, the International Board of the Tel Aviv Museum, member of the Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum, former Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art and its American Foundation and a founding director of the Tate Canadian Foundation, former trustee of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Chair of their Acquisition Committee and their Photography Committee, former chair of the Koffler Centre for the Arts, former VP of the Board of the McMurtry Gardens of Justice Inc. and a former board member of AXA Art Americas Insurance Corporation for the past many years. 

He is the author of two books on art and the law as well as numerous articles and lectures on art/law matters.

Aaron is a collector of postwar and contemporary paintings, photography, sculpture and ceramics.

Topic:  Temporarily postponed due to illness


TALK # 2 - March 6, 2021, 11:00am

Art Appraisal - Rick Hiebert

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About the Expert:

Rick is a well-regarded expert in the fields of Canadian Historical and Contemporary Art. He is also a specialist in Inuit and Northwest Coast Art. Rick is an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers.  All his assignments conform to the International Society of Appraisers 2020 Appraisal Report Writing Standard and Code of Ethics and 2020/2021 version Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. He has 24 years extensive experience in the art business including marketing and sales, client services, art appraisal and evaluation. For the last sixteen years, he has focused primarily on appraisal and collection management.


What is an Appraisal?  Rick will demonstrate a few basic principles of appraisals and discuss some examples. He will cover appraisal applications, terminology, intended use, objective and how value is determined. 


TALK # 3 – March 13, 2021, 11:00am

Art Forgery - Marie-Claude Corbeil

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About the Expert:

Marie-Claude Corbeil earned a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Université de Montréal. She then specialized in inorganic chemistry and crystallography and completed, at the same university, a Master's program in 1984 and a Ph.D. program in 1987. In 1988, she joined the Analytical Research Laboratory of the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI), where she performed analyses of museum objects and conducted research on the materials and techniques of 20th-century Canadian artists such as Alfred Pellan, Tom Thomson and Jean-Paul Riopelle. She was involved in several examinations related to art fraud cases at the request of law enforcement agencies, and she is frequently consulted on questions regarding authenticity.

Marie-Claude managed the Conservation Science Division (previously the Analytical Research Laboratory) at CCI from 2008 to 2020. She is currently managing special projects. Marie-Claude has been the Vice-chair of the Canadian Association for Conservation, Associate Editor and Co-editor of the Journal of the Canadian Association for Conservation and Editor of Studies in Conservation. She was the Coordinator of the Working Group on Scientific Methods of Examination of Works of Art (now Scientific Research) of the Committee for Conservation of the International Council of Museums (ICOM-CC) for two terms (1996–2002) and served on the Directory Board of ICOM-CC as the Vice-chair (2005–2008) and Chair (2008–2011). Since 2004, she has been a field editor for the database Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts.


Science and Authentication: Possibilities and Limitations. This presentation will show the possibilities and limitations of scientific studies of artworks undertaken in support of authentication. Real case studies will illustrate how the questions about an artwork influence the strategy for scientific examination and determine the scope of the study.   


TALK #4 – March 20, 2021, 11:00am

Conservation Mysteries Solved - Stephen Gritt

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About the Expert: 

Previously at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Courtauld Institute of Art, Stephen Gritt is currently the Director of Conservation and Technical Research at the National Gallery of Canada. Specializing in technical art history and French eighteenth- and nineteenth-century painting and sculpture, he studied at University College, London, where he earned a BA in Art History with Philosophy and Aesthetics, and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Department of Technology, The Conservation and Restoration of Easel Paintings.


Stephen Gritt will present recent Turner and Rembrandt research at the National Gallery of Canada and will delve into the nitty grittys of what can be ascertained from the combination of art historical research and forensic material analysis.  He will be able to answer your burning conservation questions, such as how to best maintain and protect your collection and what to look for and ask when examining the condition of a historical painting.


TALK # 5 – April 10, 2021, 11:00am

Art Insurance - Tannie Ng

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About the Expert: 

Tannie Ng is AVP, Senior Art, Jewelry & Valuable Collections Underwriter in Personal Risk Services North America with Chubb Insurance. She has over 15 years of underwriting experience in risk management of valuable collections, including fine art, jewelry and collectibles for private and commercial collections. In her present role at Chubb, Tannie consults with agents, brokers and their clients on unique collecting needs, including transit and storage, museum loans and consignments. Tannie has completed courses with the International Society of Appraisers, has an Applied Jewelry Professional accreditation with the Gemological Institute of America and is co-chair for the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Curators’ Circle Committee.


Protecting Your Passion Assets. We invite you to learn more about insurance and risk management advice for your fine art collection, in a conversation with Tannie where she will provide an overview of how collectors can ensure their artwork is physically and financial protected when in your home, acquiring, consigning, and lending to cultural institutions.