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Art Antiquity and Law is a Quarterly designed for all who value the cultural and historical environment.

The principal aim of the Quarterly is to inform. It exists to tell those who work in the art and antiquity world about the law governing their activities and the policies behind the law. It is founded on the belief, never more confident than today, that cultural life cannot exist in a legal vacuum. In our conviction, all responsible members of the art and history community should be aware of the role which law plays in shaping cultural policy. To understand law, however demanding the task, is to meet its challenges more effectively.

In pursuit of these aims, we have created a periodical which, besides giving an account of new legislation, case-law, public documents and official initiatives, gives considered opinions on more general points of law and practice. We believe that it will enable readers to absorb legal change and to respond coherently to it. We hope that it will also encourage them to think critically about public policy in relation to art and the protection of the past.

Art Antiquity and Law is designed for people who work in areas other than law, as well as for legal practitioners. Many articles are written by non-lawyers who have particular experience of applying or reforming the law. The Quarterly is accessible to collectors, auction houses and market consultants, archaeologists, developers, investors, anthropologists, fund managers, insurers and loss adjusters, solicitors and barristers, university lawyers, local authorities, museum officers, art historians, tax advisers, owners of historic properties and cultural policy advisers.

Vol XXIV, Issue 1, 2019


Balancing Markets, Morals and Law: The Fight to Regulate Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Goods and the EU Regulation on the Import of Cultural Goods
Maja R. J. Dehouck

Breaking New Ground in Belgium: How Legal Tradition Handles Treasure Finds and Proposed Reforms
Lucie Lambrecht and Zacharias Mawick

Holocaust Era Cultural Property Looting: the United States and the Washington Principles
Lindsey Blair

A Look at Moral Rights under Brazilian Law: A Tropical Hot Bed?
Julia Rodrigues Casella Hommes

On the Right of the Government of Malta to Restrict the Movement of Cultural Objects Situated in Malta
Nicholas de Gaetano

Conference Reports

Institute of Art and Law Study Forum, 23rd February 2019
Emily Gould

Art, Law and Politics Symposium, Cambridge, 2nd March 2019
Chris King

Book Review

The Law of Treasure by A.G. Guest
Geoffrey Bennett

Vol XXIV, Issue 2, 2019


Retrieval of Indian Antiquities: Issues and Challenges
Vinay Kumar Gupta

International Courts and Cultural Heritage: Bridging the Gap
Giulia Bernabei

Will the Art Market Really Soar? Revisiting Resale Rights after Brexit
Sinclaire Devereux Marber

Historical Treasures in Ruins: Salvaging Archives in Nigeria
Afolasade A. Adewumi

Case Notes

The Basilica de Nuestra Señora de la Merced: Siderides, Marcelo and others Concerning Damage to Cultural Heritage in Argentina
Sebastián Green Martínez

Examining the Policy Implications of the Cassirer Decision
Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation
William L. Charron

Body and Soul: Fiduciary Duties in the De Pury Litigation
ACLBDD Holdings Ltd v. Staechelin & Others
Michael Bowmer

Proving Contemporary Art Forgeries
R. v. Gant and Siddique
Nina Lala

Conference Report

Art on the Move: Institute of Art and Law with Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP
Julia Rodrigues Casella Hommes

Vol XXIV, Issue 3, 2019

Reconceptualising Musical Treasures in Italy, the EU and the World: the Functional Legacy of Performativity

Riccardo Vecellio Segate

Arbitration in the Art World and the Court of Arbitration for Art: Towards a More Effective Resolution of Arts Disputes?

Noor Kadhim

An Affair of the Art: Contemporary Reflections on the Legal Dimensions of International Art Theft

Pragya Singh and Shashwat Singh

The New Italian Law on the Exportation of Cultural Goods and its Relationship with EU Regulations

Alberto Frigerio

Benin Bronzes: Something Grave Happened and Imperial Rule of Law is Sustaining it!

Folarin Shyllon 


Case Note

Claims for the Return of Holocaust Art: Scope of the HEAR Act Zuckerman v. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Stephanie Drawdy

Book Review

Protecting Cultural Objects: Before and After 1970 by Patrick J. O’Keefe

Wang Yunxia and Zhang Yadong


Vol XXIV, Issue 4, 2019

Street Photography in New York and Paris: A Comparative Legal Analysis

Adam Jomeen

Treasure and Finds in Spain: An Overview of the Current Regulation with Practical Examples

Marta Suárez-Mansilla

A Prowl through the new German Cultural Property Legislation

Silvan Bennett-Schaar

Application of Financial Disclosure Laws to Art Purchases in Belgium: Beyond ‘Caveat Emptor’

Oliver Lenaerts 


Case Note

A New Importance for Provenance in Sales by Description? Hearn v. McLeod and Maslak-McLeod Gallery Inc

Charlotte Dunn


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