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Upcoming Events

  • Diploma course for museum professionals in October

    Over the week of 15 to 19 October 2018, we will be running our Diploma in Law and Collections Management (DipLCM) course in London. This course, which ran last October in London, will be open to all those who work in collections management (or related fields) at museums, galleries, libraries or archives. This course will cover areas as varied […]

  • 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 of Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary, University of London. The programme will cover every major legal area affecting the art market and arts management and is ideal for practitioners in this field. The […]

Latest News

  • Is this sovereign land? James Cook and the images of conquest

    An exhibition entitled James Cook: The Voyages, currently on show at the British Library, gives an excellent overview of the journeys around the world taken by the famous explorer in the mid-to-late 18thcentury. The eponymous captain is of course known for being the first European to explore the eastern coast of Australia and, more contentiously, […]

    Published: August 10, 2018
  • Crowdfunding allows Swiss to retain a Picasso

    In December 2017, a Swiss crowdfunding website, Qoqa, offered visitors to the site the opportunity to purchase a Picasso painting, Le Buste du Mousquetaire,from 1968.   For three months, a careful and efficient campaign was mounted, culminating in a victory, with sufficient funds raised to buy the Picasso. Le Buste du Mousquetairenow belongs to the Swiss […]

    Published: August 2, 2018
  • Study Forum at New College in Oxford

    Yesterday, on Saturday 28 July, the Institute of Art and Law were pleased to offer a study forum hosted at beautiful New College, Oxford. The day covered a diverse programme of topics including tax incentive schemes, heritage and planning and Nazi-looted art. Speakers included: Colin Harrison, Senior Curator of Western Art at the Ashmolean Museum, spoke eloquently on […]

    Published: July 30, 2018

Latest Publications

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    Art Antiquity and Law: 2018 Annual Subscription (hard copy)

    Vol XXIII, Issue 1, 2018 Articles Restitution of Cultural Heritage in the European Directives: Towards an Enlargement of the Concept of ‘Cultural Goods’ Marta González-Suárez What’s Yours Is Mine: The Richard Prince Enigma, Appropriation Art and the Law Maryam Parsioon Timbuktu, International Criminal Law and Cultural Heritage Protection Alexander Herman Cultural Heritage Protection and Disaster Risk Management […]

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    Artist’s Resale Right (Droit de Suite): UK Law and Practice [Third Edition]

    This new and revised third edition takes stock of over ten years’ experience of Artist’s Resale Right (ARR), also called Droit de Suite, in the UK. As well as offering updated guidance it also includes a commentary on recent European and international developments, and the impact of Brexit on ARR in the UK is also […]

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  • Protecting Cultural Objects: Before and After 1970

    by Patrick J. O’Keefe (2017) This book provides a comprehensive analysis not only of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, but of the historical background that led to the adoption of the Convention and of the ways in which […]

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