Institute of Art & Law

Internationally recognised source of knowledge on art and cultural heritage law

Upcoming Events

  • 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 […]

  • DipAPLE course begins September 2017

    We’re happy to announce that our Diploma in Art Profession Law and Ethics (DipAPLE) will once again be running this year, starting in September. This course will cover everything from copyright in art and moral rights for artists, to sales and commercial agreements in the art world, to the law of treasure and scheduled monuments. […]

  • Diploma course for museum professionals in October

    Over the week of 16 to 20 October 2017, we will be running our Diploma in Law and Collections Management (DipLCM) course in London. This course, which ran most recently in Sydney, Australia in March, will be open to all those who work in collections management (or related fields) at museums, galleries, libraries or archives. This course will cover […]

Latest News

  • New Convention to tackle cultural property crime

    Tomorrow (Friday 19th May), a new convention intended to tackle international cultural property crime will be opened for signature by the Council of Europe (the ‘CoE’, Europe’s leading human rights organisation, including 47 member states, set up to promote democracy and protect human rights and the rule of law in Europe; not to be confused with […]

    Published: May 18, 2017
  • Welsh Base Camp challenge in memory of Norman Palmer

    A friend Debbie Hicks is undertaking a massive cycling challenge in memory of former IAL Academic Principal Norman Palmer. Debbie will be cycling for three days this June from one tip of Wales to the other, along the way climbing its three tallest peaks, Snowden, Cadair Idris and Pen Y Fan. The total height of these three mountains is […]

    Published: May 17, 2017
  • Hoard of gold coins found in old piano

    On the year marking the 20th anniversary of the modernisation of treasure law in England, a case has come to light serving as a throwback to the earlier law of ‘treasure trove’. The Treasure Act 1996, implemented in 1997, marked a significant advance on the previous law. The definition of ‘treasure’ under the Act is […]

    Published: May 9, 2017

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