Law 101 for dealers in art and antiques

Posted on: February 8, 2021 by

IAL is offering, in participation with the British Antiques Dealers Association (BADA), a course called ‘Law 101 for dealers in art and antiques’ to run on 19th and 21st April 2021. This short course will offer an overview of the legal issues affecting dealers in art and antiques, a perfect introduction for anyone involved in the art trade.

Topics covered: the basics of contract law, the sale of goods, consumer protection, the tort of conversion, regulatory controls and import/export matters.

Format of delivery: Online, via Zoom (a secure link will be sent to participants)

Instructors: Alexander Herman, Assistant Director, IAL; Emily Gould, Senior Researcher, IAL; with guest speaker Tom Christopherson, art law consultant to auctioneers and dealers

Time and Dates: Part 1 – Monday, 19 April 2021, 2.00 – 5.00 pm; Part 2 – Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 2.00 – 5.00 pm 

Cost: £96.00 incl VAT (£80.00 + £16.00 VAT); 50% off for IAL members

Contact: Jo Crabtree, IAL:


Upon request, participants can obtain a Certificate of Attendance from the IAL.

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About Alexander Herman

Alexander is Director of the Institute of Art and Law. You can find him on Twitter @artlawalex and on LinkedIn. His two books 'The Parthenon Marbles Dispute – Heritage, Law Politics' and 'Restitution – The Return of Cultural Artefacts' are out now.