The Institute of Art & Law offers knowledge and training in all aspects of the law relating to art and cultural heritage. We publish a range of books and a quarterly law journal Art Antiquity and Law, offer numerous art law courses and events, deliver in-house training and have an extensive membership body of professionals around the world. Become a member today!

Upcoming Events

  • Deal or no Deal(ing): A comparative look at copyright and fair dealing/fair use in the visual arts

    The Institute of Art and Law and Howard Kennedy LLP are pleased to announce an afternoon seminar on the topic of copyright and fair dealing in the visual arts. The event will bring together experts from the judiciary, cultural institutions, private practice and academia to discuss the scope and benefits of fair dealing for artists, […]

  • Diploma in IP and Collections – July 2024

    We will be running one of our popular courses, the Diploma course in Intellectual Property and Collections in July, from the 10th to the 12th. The course will cover all aspects of copyright, moral rights, copyright exceptions, IP management for museums, orphan works, artist resale rights, NFTS and more. It will be run online, via Zoom, […]

  • Diploma course for museum professionals – October 2024

    We are happy to announce that the next instalment of our popular Diploma in Law and Collections Management (DipLCM) course will run in London from 14th to 18th October 2024, kindly hosted at Boodle Hatfield LLP. The course is open to all those who work in collections management (or related fields) at museums, galleries, libraries […]

Art Business & Law LLM

  • Art, Business and Law LLM

    This unique Masters in Law Programme (LLM) is offered in partnership between the Institute of Art and Law and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London. The programme covers every major legal area affecting the art market and arts management and is ideal for practitioners in this field. The […]

Latest News

  • New Guilty Plea in the “Norval Morrisseau” Forgery Ring Scheme

    Norval Morrisseau – also known by his Anishinaabe name “Copper Thunderbird” – left a lasting mark on contemporary Indigenous art in Canada with his vibrant and spiritually charged paintings. Active between the 1960s and 2000s, Norval Morrisseau achieved recognition through his distinctive Woodland-style art, exhibiting in galleries around the globe. However, amidst this remarkable legacy, […]

    Published: July 8, 2024
  • Towards the Heart of the San José

    Earlier this year, I noted reports that the Colombian government planned to seek to recover artefacts from the wreck of the San José, lost in 1708 with nearly 600 souls and now lying approximately 16 miles off the city of Cartagena. Further reports at the end of last month suggest that the Colombian government has […]

    Published: July 1, 2024
  • The Second Chapter of the Vitruvian Man Dispute and Other Developments in the Italian Cultural Heritage Framework

    Over a year and a half ago, the Italian Ministry of Culture (MiC) won the dispute brought in front of the Venice Civil Court concerning the Vitruvian Man. In that instance, the Italian court held that the Vitruvian Man, an artwork created by Leonardo da Vinci around 1490, belonged to Italian Cultural Heritage and, as […]

    Published: June 24, 2024

Latest Publications

  • Art Antiquity and Law: 2024 Annual Subscription (hard copy)

    We also offer both digital-only and digital + hardcopy subscription options in partnership with Hein. Art Antiquity and Law is a Quarterly designed for all who value the cultural and historical environment. The principal aim of the Quarterly is to inform. It exists to tell those who work in the art and antiquity world about the law governing their […]

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  • The Parthenon Marbles Dispute by Alexander Herman (Art Law Library)

    In this new book, Institute of Art and Law Director Alexander Herman provides a balanced, thorough and critical account of the history of the Parthenon Marbles, those famous pieces of ancient sculpture removed from the Acropolis in Athens by Lord Elgin’s men in the early 19th century. He also addresses the legalities of their removal and the ethics of their retention by the British Museum.

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  • Art Antiquity and Law: 2023 Annual Subscription (hard copy)

    We also offer both digital-only and digital + hardcopy subscription options in partnership with Hein. Art Antiquity and Law is a Quarterly designed for all who value the cultural and historical environment. The principal aim of the Quarterly is to inform. It exists to tell those who work in the art and antiquity world about the law governing their […]

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