Immunity from seizure short course – 15 May

Posted on: April 5, 2023 by

The Institute of Art and Law is pleased to announce a return of its 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 and more than 20 other jurisdictions have specific procedures in place to ensure such protection. On 15th May, we will be offering a new short course that will cover the ins-and-outs of the UK system, while also considering approaches and case studies from around the world.

Whether you work for a UK museum or an international institution, or if you are a frequent overseas lender of art, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to investigate the issues and procedures that underlie the system. Professor Norman Palmer called immunity from seizure a ‘robust weapon’ that was ‘sometimes controversial’ – and we will find out exactly why.

The event will be run online, offered through Zoom. Once you have reserved a place, an email link for the event will be sent to you in due course. If you are in a different time zone and have trouble with these times, contact us at

Date and time: 15th May 2023 from 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm UK time
Delivery method: online via Zoom
Cost: £72.00 (including UK VAT), with 50% off for IAL members (and members of UKRG and BADA)



This event qualifies for CPD/CLE points.