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 9.30 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

  • Charging Bull, Fearless Girl and comparative moral rights

    A story has been brewing over the past few weeks involving the famed Charging Bull sculpture that sits in the middle of Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan. The sculpture was made by Arturo di Modica and installed without permission near Wall St as a Christmas gift from the artist to New Yorkers in December 1989. […]

    Published: April 25, 2017
  • Diploma course for museum professionals completed in Sydney

    Well done to all the students on our Diploma in Law and Collections Management course (DipLCM) that finished last week in Sydney. We were happy to see that participants hailed from a variety of institutions throughout both Australia and New Zealand. A very good dynamic within the group; and we probably learned as much from the class […]

    Published: April 8, 2017
  • 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

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