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Open workshop on art crime at Queen Mary

Posted on: June 17, 2016 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

This Tuesday, 21st June, there will be an open workshop on art crime at Queen Mary, University of London. The workshop, entitled Art, Crime and Criminals: Painting Fresh Pictures of Art Theft, Fraud and Plunder, is part of an AHRC-funded series that will continue in two further segments, one more in London (on frauds and forgeries) […]

UK Customs seizure of looted Libyan statue

Posted on: October 22, 2015 by Janet Ulph

A dispute over a highly attractive marble statue sparked headlines in the national press in early September 2015. It had been seized by Customs officers and kept in the British Museum for safekeeping during the legal proceedings. The District Judge, John Zani, had examined the statue there before coming to a decision that it had been […]

New book on Richard III discovery

Posted on: April 15, 2015 by Alexander Herman

A book has recently been published by the team from Leicester University that uncovered the bones of Richard III in a Leicester car park in February 2013. Entitled The Bones of a King: Richard III Rediscovered, it was written by the Greyfriars research team with Maev Kennedy and Len Foxhall. Of course we have commented on […]

Copyright and Cultural Heritage 2.0 in Edinburgh

Posted on: February 3, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

The Institute of Art & Law was happy to participate in a conference entitled Copyright and Cultural Heritage 2.0, hosted by The Scotsman and Shepherd & Wedderburn solicitors, in association with the Scottish Council on Archives. The conference took place at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh. On the agenda were a number of issues […]

Restitution of Nazi Loot: The Max Stern Project

Posted on: October 1, 2014 by Alexander Herman

A fascinating story on the work of the Max Stern Restitution Project has appeared in the latest issue of The Walrus and is thankfully available online. The Stern Project, run out of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada has the task of reconstituting the art collection of the famed Düsseldorf dealer, Max Stern. Stern, who was Jewish, fled Nazi Germany in 1937 […]