New IAL short course for Scotland – April 2024

Posted on: January 8, 2024 by

Location: Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen St, Edinburgh

Dates: 15 and 16 April 2024

Time: 10.00 to 5.00 pm each day

For the first time in five years, the IAL will be offering a special two-day Scottish-themed course in Edinburgh, taking place in April 2024. It is intended for museum and gallery professionals and will cover many of the legal issues that are needed to better manage collections of art and cultural artefacts. Half the course will deal with intellectual property matters for collection managers, including issues relating to copyright, fair dealing, museum-specific exceptions and moral rights. The other half will focus on museum acquisitions, focusing on everything from legal ownership rules to international issues and ethical requirements. The course does not require any previous legal training

The course will be led by Alexander Herman (Director, IAL) and Emily Gould (Assistant Director, IAL). Participants will be awarded an IAL Certificate.

Cost: £600.00 (incl. VAT), with a 10% reduction for IAL or UKRG members.

If you would like to attend please contact Jo Crabtree at jo.crabtree@nullial.uk.com.

Programme (subject to slight change)

Day One – Intellectual Property and Collections

  • 10.00 – Introduction to the course
  • 10.20 – An introduction to copyright for museum professionals
  • 11.30 – Break
  • 11.50 – Copyright duration and infringement
  • 1.00 – Lunch
  • 2.00 – Copyright exceptions and collections management
  • 3.30 – Break
  • 3.50 – The moral rights of artists
  • 4.30 – Other forms of intellectual property

 

Day Two – The Law and Ethics of Museum Acquisitions

  • 10.00 – Introduction to the law of acquisitions
  • 10.10 – Legal rules on acquiring property
  • 11.20 – Break
  • 11.40 – Art contracts
  • 1.00 – Lunch
  • 2.00 – Introduction to the international framework
  • 2.10 – International cultural heritage conventions and other international rules
  • 3.00 – Effect of international conventions on UK law: import bars and criminal law
  • 3.30 – Break
  • 3.50 – Museum ethics