Past Events

The Restitution Dialogues: Exploring the Vatican Archives

Posted on: December 12, 2022 by Alexander Herman

On 18 January 2023, the next instalment of The Restitution Dialogues conference series will take place in the form of an online seminar investigating the Vatican Archives and its holdings of Indigenous items, including questions of returning items to communities of origin. The event will be co-hosted by Trinity College at the University of Toronto, […]

Diploma in Art Profession Law & Ethics 2023

Posted on: by IAL Admin

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 […]

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 […]

Study Forum in Oxford – 8 October 2022

Posted on: by Alexander Herman

We are pleased to announce our next Study Forum, which will be an in-person event at New College, Oxford, on 8th October 2022. Like all our 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 […]

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 […]

Diploma in IP and Collections – June 2023

Posted on: March 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 12th to the 14th. 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 […]

Short course on museum deaccession – 1 December 2022

Posted on: March 1, 2022 by Alexander Herman

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 […]

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 […]