We have reached the end of the Diploma in Law and Collections Management course in Melbourne, graciously hosted by the Melbourne Museum. Thanks to the Australian Registrars Committee. Well done to all the students!
A painting was stolen in 1991. It was a work referred to as Girl in Sunlight by Australian impressionist Rupert Bunny (see below). It was owned by James Watt from Melbourne. Watt tried to recover the painting, but there was nothing he could do. He died in 1993. In May 2010 the painting was seized by the […]
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 […]
The British Museum has an upcoming exhibition of art and artefacts from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders entitled Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilization set to open on 23 April 2015. However, as one recent Guardian article makes clear, all is not well in relations between the museum and representatives of certain indigenous groups, namely the Dja Dja Wurrung people of central Victoria. This […]
Judgment was rendered last month by the Supreme Court of New South Wales in the case of McBride v Christie’s Australia. The case involved the auction sale of a painting by Australian modernist artist Albert Tucker in May 2000 to a barrister named Louise McBride for AUD $75,000. Later, in 2010, when McBride made arrangements to sell the […]