Art, law and collections management in Ottawa

Posted on: September 3, 2016 by

The Institute of Art & Law is pleased to be offering a three-day course in conjunction with the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) and Library and Archives Canada on December 7 to 9, 2016 in Ottawa, Canada. The course aims to provide comprehensive training on art law and cultural property law, which will cover the legal issues relating to collections management. The topics to be covered include intellectual property, ethics, repatriation and restitution issues, international conventions, title claims, institutional acquisition, the legal distinction between gifts and loans, and the resolution of cultural disputes through alternative means. This three-day course will be the first of its kind offered in Canada.maple_leaf

The training is primarily geared towards all those in the museum sector (managers, curators, registrars, directors, copyright officers, etc.), though it will also have relevance to those in the library and archive sectors. The course will be taught by IAL staff and guest speakers from private legal practice, including Canadian and international experts.

Dates: December 7 to 9, 2016

Time: 10 am to 5 pm each day

Location: Pellan Room, Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Costs: Regular (three-day): $1,500; CMA member (three-day): $1,200; Library and archive sector (two-day): $1,000 (this two-day option caters to those in the library and archive sectors and will include the two days of training most relevant to them (December 7-8). There is a cap at 35 participants for the course.

For a full programme and to reserve a spot (done through CMA), see here.

Please note that the CMA will be offering bursaries for five places on the course to its members: contact the CMA for further details.