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 XXVIII, Issue 1 (April), 2023
This Special Issue was guest-edited by Elena Cooper (Senior Research Fellow) and Steph Scholten (Director, Hunterian Art Gallery) from the University of Glasgow.
Limitations on Art Collections: Rethinking Donor Restrictions on Galleries and Museums – Elena Cooper and Steph Scholten
A “Scheme of my Protection”: Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958) and the History of the James McNeill and Beatrix Whistler Collection at the University of Glasgow – Alicia Hughes
Legacy of the Burrell Lending Code – Duncan M. Dornan
An Archaeology of Intentions? The Rosalind Birnie Philip Gift at the University of Glasgow Before a Horizon of Comparative Analysis from Turner to Barnes – Grischka Petri
Donor Restrictions and Whistler’s Portrait of Lady Eden: Reappraising Whistler v. Eden (1897) – Elena Cooper
Vol XXVIII, Issue 2 (July), 2023
The UK’s Statue Wars: Can Human Rights Law Assist in Their Resolution? – Peter Cumper and Tom Lewis
The Fine Art of Acquiring Authentic Artworks – Gemma Broughall, Natalia Faekova, Ilana Granditer and Laurence Lieberman
Theories of Taking and Legal Spheres of Property – Pepita Béchet
The Return of the Holy Doors of St Anastasios from the Kanazawa College of Art – Andreas Giorgallis
Art Law and the Business of Art, 2nd edition by Martin Wilson – Stephanie Drawdy
The Art of Copying Art by Penelope Jackson – Rod Thomas
Vol XXVIII, Issue 3 (October), 2023
Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Climate Displacement: Lessons from the South Pacific – Kristin Hausler and Alina Holzhausen
Developments (Or Devolutions?) in Australia’s First Nations Art and Cultural Heritage Law – Elizabeth Pearson
Plunder and Prize in 1812 Java: The Legality and Consequences for Research and Restitution of the Raffles Collections – Gareth Knapman and Sadiah Boonstra
The Supreme Court’s Warhol Decision: The Importance of Attribution Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts v. Goldsmith – Molly Stech
Kitchen-Sink Drama: Claim Over Sale of Chardin Painting Ends in Failure (Feilding and Anor v. Simon C. Dickinson Ltd) – Michael Bowmer