Past Events

Resolving Restitution Disputes – 27 September 2022

Posted on: July 18, 2022 by Alexander Herman

‘Resolving Restitution Disputes: Process, reconciliation and creativity’ is a major seminar covering Holocaust and colonial-era restitution cases. The seminar will focus on the practicalities of reaching outcomes acceptable to the parties involved, whether that involves negotiation or external processes like mediation. The event is being run in partnership with Keystone Law. The keynote address will be given […]

Diploma in IP and Collections – June 2022

Posted on: April 5, 2022 by Alexander Herman

We will be running one of our popular courses, the Diploma course in Intellectual Property and Collections in June, from the 13 to the 15. The course will cover all aspects of copyright, moral rights, copyright exceptions, IP management for museums, orphan works, artist resale rights, NFTS (a new session) and more. It will be run […]

War and the legal protection of cultural heritage – 6 May

Posted on: March 31, 2022 by Alexander Herman

Given the many atrocities that are being committed in Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine, it is perhaps timely to explore the international legal rules around the protection of cultural heritage during armed conflict. While the human costs of this war are at the forefront of everyone’s mind, it nevertheless remains important to gain a better […]

Immunity from seizure short course – 17 May

Posted on: March 30, 2022 by Jo Crabtree

The Institute of Art and Law is pleased to announce a new short course on immunity from seizure for museums, private lenders and others interested in this area. Museums in the UK and around the world are frequently faced with questions and challenges around the immunity from seizure of cultural objects on loan. The UK […]

Heritage and Sustainability seminar – 29 March 2022

Posted on: February 13, 2022 by Alexander Herman

We are pleased to announce that our postponed seminar called ‘Heritage & Sustainability: Legal issues in protecting cultural and natural heritage for future generations’ will now be running online on 29 March 2022. This seminar will cover all the major issues that touch upon sustainability and the historic environment. The presentation titles and speakers will […]

Exporting Art seminar – 15 February 2022

Posted on: December 12, 2021 by Alexander Herman

We are happy to announce our next seminar, which will run on 15 February 2022 in partnership with Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP at their offices in London. The topic will be the export of works of art and will feature a number of experts discussing the challenges and new developments in this area, both in […]

Next IAL Study Forum – 19 March 2022

Posted on: by Alexander Herman

We are pleased to announce our next Study Forum, which will be a virtual event, on 19 March 2022. Like our earlier 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. Topics and speakers to include: The role […]

NFT webinar ‘What does the future hold?’ – 22 March 2022

Posted on: December 8, 2021 by Alexander Herman

Given that we are soon to be one year on from the record-breaking $69 million Beeple NFT sale, and the subject of NFTs continues to engage the art market, the time seems ripe to explore the legal and regulatory issues which arise and to consider what the future might hold for the NFT. How will […]

Short course on museum deaccession – 1 December 2021

Posted on: October 29, 2021 by Alexander Herman

Back by popular demand! With many museums still facing financial struggles as a result of the pandemic, the prospect of selling collection items to raise funds remains a major challenge. On 1st December 2021, the Institute of Art and Law (IAL) will offer a crash course on deaccessioning for museum practitioners and other professionals that will […]

Planning Law and the Historic Environment – 16 August

Posted on: July 15, 2021 by Alexander Herman

Along with 39 Essex Chambers in London, we are pleased to announce an exciting afternoon seminar called ‘Planning Law and the Historic Environment’ taking place on 16 August 2021. This unique event will bring together experts in planning from both legal practice and archaeology. Topics will include the recent Stonehenge Tunnel dispute, the importance of […]