The Institute of Art & Law

Internationally recognised source of knowledge on art and cultural heritage law

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IAL 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

  • Art as Security: Upcoming seminar on art as collateral for loans

    We are pleased to announce that, in association with the law firm Fladgate LLP, we will be hosting an exciting afternoon seminar on the highly topical subject of art collateralisation: ‘Art as Security: Using art as collateral for loans’. Taking place on 20 May 2021, from 2 pm to 5 pm, the event will continue in […]

  • Law 101 for dealers in art and antiques

    IAL is offering, in participation with the British Antiques Dealers Association (BADA), a course called ‘Law 101 for dealers in art and antiques’ to run on 19th and 21st April 2021. This short course will offer an overview of the legal issues affecting dealers in art and antiques, a perfect introduction for anyone involved in the art […]

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    Diploma in Art Profession Law & Ethics 2021

    We are pleased to announce that our Diploma in Art Profession Law and Ethics (DipAPLE) is running once again between June and December 2021. This intensive, interactive course – now online – is designed to introduce both art professionals and lawyers to the specific legal risks and safeguards that underpin all art transactions. It covers […]

Latest News

  • An art market without rules? The new Freeport opportunity in the UK

    “Our clients choose us because we have no priority above their property,” remarks the guide touring Robert Pattinson and John David Washington’s characters through a freeport in Christopher Nolan’s 2020 thriller Tenet. The underground vaults they are walking through are alluringly filled with artworks that give subtle hints at Impressionist and Abstract Expressionist masterpieces. These two characters […]

    Published: April 15, 2021
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    Meet our Alumni: Stephanie Drawdy, Attorney and Artist

    Stephanie Drawdy, Attorney and Artist, participated in our Diploma in Art Profession Law and Ethics (DipAPLE) and is now a frequent contributor to our blog. Read about her varied career as well as her favorite aspects of the course.  Can you tell us a little bit about your career and background? I am an American […]

    Published: April 10, 2021
  • New issue of Art Antiquity and Law out in April

    The April issue of Art Antiquity and Law is now finalised, and hard copy will soon be winging its way to subscribers. For this interested in subscribing, please see here. The April issue contains articles on a range of subjects: Oliver Lenaerts looks at the ways in which European competition rules apply to standardisation and […]

    Published: April 7, 2021

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