Institute of Art & Law

Internationally recognised source of knowledge on art and cultural heritage law

Upcoming Events

  • Study Forum in London – 6 May 2017

    On Saturday 6th May, we will be holding an all-day study forum in London, beginning at 10.00 am. The event will be hosted at Notre Dame University, 1 Suffolk Street, SW1Y 4HG, and will consist of a variety of talks from a number of different speakers. The topics and speakers are as follows: ‘The restitution from […]

  • 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

  • What is art? And should courts of law decide?

    In Yasmina Reza’s 1994 play ‘Art‘, three male friends spend much time discussing the question, ‘What is art?’ The reason is that one of the characters, Serge, has bought a work from a popular contemporary artist that is more or less just a white canvas. More or less, because there is some debate as to whether […]

    Published: February 28, 2017
  • 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

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