The Institute of Art & Law

Internationally recognised source of knowledge on art and cultural heritage law

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The IAL offers knowledgeable training in the area of art law and cultural heritage. We publish a quarterly law journal Art Antiquity and Law, offer numerous art law courses and events, deliver in-house training and provide an extensive membership body for professionals around the world. Become a member today!

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Upcoming Events

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    Jewellery & Law Morning Seminar

    We are delighted to be running on 15th January 2019, with the support of Clyde & Co, a morning seminar on the law as it affects the trade in jewellery and precious stones. This will cover all areas such as design rights, fakes and forgeries, attribution and disputes. A great opportunity for newcomers to learn […]

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    Diploma in Art Profession Law & Ethics 2019

    Our Diploma in Art Profession Law and Ethics (DipAPLE) is running once again beginning in January 2019. This intensive, interactive course is designed to introduce both art professionals and lawyers to the specific legal risks and safeguards that underpin all art transactions. It covers buying and selling, lending and borrowing, donating and accepting, disposing and […]

  • 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

  •   We were delighted to take part in the graduation ceremony yesterday for the first cohort of students of the Art, Business and Law LLM offered by the IAL in conjunction with Queen Mary University of London. In the splendid surroundings of QMUL’s People’s Palace, our students joined over 200 others to receive their LLM […]

    Published: December 19, 2018
  • Recent American Restitutions

    American prosecutors have been busy of late. Not only has New York Assistant District Attorney Matthew Bogdanos been active over the past 18 months in seeking seizure and forfeiture orders for stolen or looted property, but the US Attorney’s office has been busy as well. Added to this is the favourable stance the US courts […]

    Published: December 14, 2018
  • Art of the view: Tate Modern and the privacy of its neighbours

    When Tate Modern opened its new extension in the summer of 2016, the Blavatnik Building, the art world applauded and celebrated the new space which allows for increased permanent and temporary exhibition space, another restaurant as well as education rooms. However, there is now a more contentious side to this building. The building has a […]

    Published: December 6, 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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