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

  • Short course on museum deaccession – 1 December 2022

    The IAL will once again be offering a short course on museum deaccession for museum practitioners and other professionals, to run online on the afternoon of 1st December 2022. The course will cover the major legal and ethical issues that need to be considered in this challenging area, including new changes to charity law in […]

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    Diploma in Art Profession Law & Ethics 2023

    We are pleased to announce that our Diploma in Art Profession Law and Ethics (DipAPLE) is running once again between January and July 2023. 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 […]

Art Business & Law LLM

  • Art, Business and Law LLM

    This unique Masters in Law Programme (LLM) is running 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

  • Latest issue of our journal Art Antiquity and Law available now

    The latest issue of Art Antiquity and Law has now been published and hard copies are being sent to subscribers and members, with the digital version available online to subscribers who have chosen this option. This issue contains a thought-provoking piece by Alexander Herman in which he points out that the recent Charities Act 2022 […]

    Published: November 26, 2022
  • What next for London’s embattled Holocaust memorial?

    In January 2016, the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced that a national memorial to the Holocaust would be built in Victoria Tower Gardens (“the Gardens”), next to the Palace of Westminster. Mr Cameron committed to building “a striking national memorial… to show the importance Britain places on preserving the memory of the Holocaust”. The winning […]

    Published: November 12, 2022
  • IAL members’ event in partnership with Sotheby’s – Protecting the UK’s heritage

    An event held on 24th October in the inspiring surroundings of Sotheby’s Mayfair premises provided members of the IAL and friends of Sotheby’s with a fascinating insight into the challenges and opportunities involved in caring for heritage in the 21st century UK. The seminar brought together representatives from the public and private sectors to discuss […]

    Published: November 5, 2022

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