Tag Archives: art and law

In-house training at the V&A

Posted on: November 25, 2016 by Alexander Herman

We are very happy to be delivering a tailored in-house training at the V&A Museum in London next week. The two-day course, open to V&A personnel only, will include instruction on museum ethics, property acquisition, conflict of laws in the cultural sector, immunity from seizure and the law of gift, bailment and loan. We look […]

Restituted Brueghel sold at Sotheby’s

Posted on: July 7, 2016 by Alexander Herman

A little-discussed restitution of a still life by Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625) led to an important sale at Sotheby’s London last night. The work, Still Life of Flowers in a Stoneware Vase, had once belonged to Baron Alphonse von Rothschild and had been kept at his castle in Schillersdorff, Silesia (now Silherovice, Poland). A forced transfer […]

One-week IAL DipAPLE course to run at Courtauld Institute in September

Posted on: July 1, 2016 by Alexander Herman

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. […]

Government Indemnity Scheme changes for 2016

Posted on: February 11, 2016 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

There have been several changes to the Government Indemnity Scheme (GIS) in the UK that were brought about as of 1 January 2016. The GIS is a scheme by which the UK government covers the insurance cost of loans brought into national and non-national UK institutions, rather than a private insurer. This allows museums to put […]

Melbourne courses beginning soon

Posted on: August 4, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

For those in Australia, don’t forget about the Institute of Art and Law courses coming up in Melbourne, to be hosted at the Melbourne Museum. Next week, on Tuesday and Wednesday (11th and 12th August) there will be a ‘refresher’ course for those who have already taken the Institute’s Diploma course. The following week we […]

International Art Transactions

Posted on: May 14, 2015 by Alexander Herman

A great seminar yesterday afternoon at Maurice Turnor Gardner in London, with a broad range of topics covered: conflicts of laws, title to ancient artefacts, vesting statutes, negligence in art appraisal, export licensing, customs warehousing, import VAT and freeports. I think it’s fair to say that our speakers covered most, if not all, of the […]

Art & IP Diploma course in London – 10-12 June 2015

Posted on: April 10, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

Back by popular demand, radehe IAL’s Diploma in Intellectual Property & Collections (DipIPC) Course will be run again this year over three full days in London, from the 10th to the 12th of June 2015. The course will cover all areas of IP that affect the art world and is designed for museum professionals and others in […]

The right of pre-emption and ‘The Wisdom of the Earth’

Posted on: February 25, 2015 by Alexander Herman

It is an iconic work by the great Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncuși (pronounced, in true Romanian form, as ‘Brancoush’). It is a sculpture of a naked woman with her arms folded, her knees pulled close. It is entitled The Wisdom of the Earth. And now it is at the centre of yet another legal ‘dispute’ involving the Romanian state and […]