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

  • Next Study Forum in York – 22 February 2020

    We are pleased to announce our next Study Forum which will take place in York on 22 February 2020. Like our frequent London study forums, this will provide an opportunity to hear about some of the fascinating issues and recent developments in the art and cultural heritage law field. Confirmed speakers and topics include: Professor […]

  • Legal Issues with International Art Exhibitions – New York seminar

    The IAL is proud to team up with the the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar for an evening seminar in New York on 27 February 2020 called ‘Legal issues with international art exhibitions’. The seminar will combine expertise from both sides of the Atlantic to address the major issues that arise regarding art […]

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    The Restitution Dialogues conference series

    The Institute of Art & Law is happy to be a part of the team putting on a three-part conference series over the next two years, The Restitution Dialogues: A Transnational Conversation on Cultural Loss, Return and Renewal. The series involves a conference in Tel Aviv, Israel in December 2019 (complete), followed by one in Toronto, […]

Latest News

  • Recent case of ‘stolen’ Turing memorabilia highlights the complexities of the law of title

    An intriguing series of events has led the US Government to commence court action over a collection of objects associated with Alan Turing, the British mathematician. Alan Turing is famous for his involvement in breaking the German Enigma code during WW2 and for his contribution to the field of computer science. This case raises questions […]

    Published: February 13, 2020
  • Interesting times for copyright law in the UK

    At 11pm on 31st January 2020, the UK left the European Union. That much is clear. Far less certain at this stage, is the effect this will have on a number of areas of law, not least the law of copyright. We have known for some time that certain specific rights which depend on European-wide […]

    Published: February 11, 2020
  • Upcoming IAL Study Forum in York on 22 February

    We are pleased to announce our upcoming Study Forum, on February 22nd 2020 (Saturday). This special edition of the forum will take place in a new location, namely the beautiful and historic town of York. Founded by the Romans in 71 AD, there are a number of cultural heritage sites to visit and explore in […]

    Published: February 5, 2020

Latest Publications

  • Art Antiquity and Law: 2020 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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  • Art Antiquity and Law: 2019 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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  • Art, Antiquity and Law Journal 2018

    We also offer both digital-only and digital + hardcopy subscription options in partnership with Hein. 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 […]

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