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Remembering Norman Palmer QC CBE

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by Alexander Herman

For those who were not aware, there have been two major obituaries of our Academic Principle, Norman Palmer QC CBE, in the UK press. The first appeared in The Times on 3 November and the second appeared on The Guardian website on 17 November (paper edition on 2 January 2017). In addition, in order to remember his […]

The passing of Norman Palmer QC CBE

Posted on: October 11, 2016 by Alexander Herman

Last week, Professor Norman Palmer QC CBE passed away. He was the Academic Principal of the Institute of Art & Law, having served as its guiding light for over twenty years. It was because of him – his tireless commitment to teaching new generations of students, his profound understanding of the law of cultural property […]

Richard III and the upcoming conference

Posted on: November 23, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

For those interested in the legal dispute surrounding the discovery, analysis and reinterment of the bones of Richard III, King of England from 1483-1485 (of Shakespearean “kingdom for a horse” fame), on Saturday barrister Harry Martin will be discussing the issues that arose in the judicial review hearing before the High Court in 2013-2014. Harry, a member […]

Ethiopian loot and human remains… still in Britain

Posted on: September 7, 2015 by Alexander Herman

There was a story this morning in the Guardian which once again brought to light the requests by Ethiopia for the return of the remains of one of the country’s royal princes, Prince Alemayehu, currently buried at Windsor Castle near London. The young prince had been brought to England in 1868 following the destruction of the Abyssinian fortress town of Magdala at […]

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 […]

Media coverage of upcoming conference on stolen books

Posted on: May 18, 2015 by Alexander Herman

As many of you know, the Institute of Art and Law, the British Library and the Union Internationale des Avocats are organising a conference next month on the theft and recovery of books, manuscripts and maps. The one-day conference is entitled The Written Heritage of Mankind in Peril and will be hosted by the British Library, taking […]

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 […]

International Art Transactions: 13 May 2015 seminar

Posted on: March 31, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

On Wednesday 13 May 2015 from 2-5.30 pm there will be an Institute of Art & Law seminar in association with Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP held at the firm’s London offices in Milton Street EC2Y 9BH. The seminar will explore the legal issues surrounding international art transactions, covering questions of title, customs duties and freeports, working with foreign […]

Seminar next week on Succession Planning for Art

Posted on: February 19, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

A reminder that the evening seminar, Succession Planning for Art: Owners, Collectors and Creators, will run this Wednesday, 25th February 2015, at Collyer Bristow LLP in London. It will cover the ways in which artists, dealers and collectors can plan for the treatment of works of art following death, touching upon the following areas: gifts, loans, wills, […]

Magna Carta at 800

Posted on: February 9, 2015 by Alexander Herman

At the Institute of Art and Law, we often speak of ‘law as artefact’. This is a twist on the usual law of artefacts, which has been the centrepiece of the Institute’s courses and publications for over twenty years. Professor Norman Palmer, in his Institute lectures, often makes reference to the Cyrus Cylinder at the British Museum or […]