Study Forum in London and Upcoming Talks

Posted on: February 26, 2019 by

Notre Dame London Centre (image via University of Notre Dame)

Thanks to everyone who joined us at our sold out study forum on Saturday. Held at Notre Dame University in London, we were fortunate to hear a variety of presentations from specialists in art and cultural heritage law.

The first talk of the day was on auction houses and third party guarantees. Christine Burron, the CEO of Pi-Ex Ltd, and Azmina Jasani, solicitor at Constantine Cannon, discussed market developments and legal perspectives on the subject. Next, Janet Ulph, Professor of Commercial Law at Leicester University, spoke on new anti-money laundering regulations and their impact on the art business.

Geoffrey Bennett from the Institute of Art and Law continued the day with a discussion on art loans, Brexit and contracts left in limbo. With Brexit at the forefront of everyone’s minds, Geoffrey provided valuable insight into what impact it might have on the art and cultural heritage law community. Noor Kadhim, solicitor at Cubism Law, then presented her reflections on the new Court of Arbitration for Art established last year at the Hague, Netherlands.

Our penultimate speaker was the Institute of Art and Law’s Emily Gould who gave a talk about copyright and sculptures, focusing on the seminal UK case of Lucasfilm v Ainsworth. Following Emily, Alexander Herman and Julia Rodrigues Casella Hommes from the Institute discussed the moral rights of artists and compared approaches over different jurisdictions: France, Brazil, UK and Canada.

If you weren’t able to come to the study forum on Saturday, watch this space for upcoming events. For one, we have just announced the dates for our Diploma in Intellectual Property and Collections in London (24 – 26 June 2019).

IAL colleagues will be giving some interesting public addresses in the week ahead. First up, Senior Researcher Emily Gould will be speaking at King’s College, Cambridge on Saturday, 2 March at an Art, Law and Politics Symposium. Emily’s talk is entitled ‘Is it art? Judicial approaches to defining art from a range of contexts, ages and jurisdictions’. She will be on a panel alongside academics from the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Leicester.

For those in Canada, Assistant Director Alexander Herman will be giving a public talk at Ryerson University in Toronto on Tuesday, 5 March on ‘Ethics in the Management of Culture‘, looking at museums, deaccessioning and restitution (the talk begins at 2pm and will last for one hour).

We look forward to seeing you at a future IAL event.