The IAL will be bringing its popular DipAPLE course to the Courtauld Institute in London this September for an intensive weeklong version of the course. The Courtauld Institute’s Law Society has invited the IAL to offer the Diploma in Art Profession Law and Ethics course to its student members over five days from 26th to 30th September 2016. The course is designed to introduce both art professionals and lawyers to the specific legal risks and safeguards that underpin all dealings in the art world. It covers buying and selling, lending and borrowing, donating and accepting, disposing and giving away.
The course will include instruction on the principal topics of the traditional DipAPLE course, including recovery of stolen art and restitution, intellectual property and contract law, and the law of gift and art loans, condensed into one intensive week. There will also be an essay of 5,000 words due several weeks after the completion of the instruction week. The cost of the course for non-students is £1500 (+VAT).
Preference for the course is offered to Courtauld students, although it is open to a wider public as well: applicants should either hold a recognised law degree or possess relevant experience in the field of art or antiquities. Numbers will be limited in order to allow participative discussion.