Last week saw the completion of another intake of our Diploma in Law and Collections Management course, which ran from 17 to 21 October. The course, which is geared towards professionals in the museum and gallery sector, covered areas as wide ranging as restitution, cultural heritage laws, mediation, treasure, insurance, copyright and bailment. Guest speakers included Tony Baumgartner (Clyde & Co), Mike Roderick (Clyde & Co), Janet Ulph (Leicester University), Hetty Gleave (Hunters), Adrian Parkhouse (Farrer & Co), Jane Knowles (National Gallery), Geoffrey Bennett (Notre Dame University) and Luke Harris (5 Stone Buildings). Well done to all the students. And thanks to the law firm Clyde & Co for hosting the sessions. Here we are pictured on the balcony, with the Gherkhin looming behind us: students, Senior Researcher Emily Gould and myself.
For those in the Southern Hemisphere, we will be running this course in Sydney, Australia from 27 to 31 March 2017, in conjunction with the Australasian Registrars Committee. More information will be provided on this intake shortly via the website. We also hope to be running a version of the course in the UK sometime in the late Spring of 2017.