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  • Diploma in Law and Collections Management in Sydney

    BOOK NOW – PLACES GOING FAST!   We are happy to announce that the Institute of Art and Law will be running the Diploma in Law and Collections Management once again in Australia in 2017. This time, the week-long course will be held, with gracious support from the Australasian Registrars Committee, at the Museum of Applied […]

  • 2017 Diploma in Intellectual Property and Collections

    We are happy to announce that the Diploma in Intellectual Property and Collections will run again in London, for its fourth consecutive year, for three days from 12 to 14 June 2017. The course will cover all aspects of intellectual property (IP) law affecting collections and collection management, including copyright in artistic works, permitted uses such […]

  • Art, Business and Law LLM

    This unique Masters in Law Programme (LLM) will be run in partnership between the Institute of Art and Law and the Centre of Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary, University of London. The programme will cover every major legal area affecting the art market and arts management and is ideal for practitioners in this field. […]

Latest News

  • One step closer for the Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill*

    *Update: On the day of going to press, we later discovered that, with impressive speed and efficiency, the Bill received Royal Assent, so look out for further posts on the Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Act 2017! As of this Monday (20 February) the UK is now one step closer to ratifying the 1954 Hague Convention […]

    Published: February 23, 2017
  • Pontormo portrait now stuck in export limbo

    A 16th century painting by Jacopo Pontormo, Portrait of a Young Man in a Red Cap, which had been subject to an export deferral beginning in December 2015, is now stuck in cultural export limbo. This is because the owner of the portrait, American billionaire J. T. Hill, has refused a matching offer from a British institution, The National Gallery, […]

    Published: February 20, 2017
  • Lubaina Himid and the power of appropriation art

    There is a very intriguing exhibition on at the moment at Modern Art Oxford featuring the artist Lubaina Himid. She makes political, opinionated and at times furious pieces in various media, from sculpture to canvas to pottery. The show is called Invisible Strategies and spans work going back to the artist’s early days in the 1980s to pieces created just last year. […]

    Published: February 16, 2017

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