INSTITUTE OF ART AND LAW
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Art Antiquity & Law
Distance Learning and
Study Forum - London - 8th June 2013
An introduction to the law relating to art and antiquities
Speakers include Tony Baumgartner (partner, Clyde & Co LLP), Catherine Dobson (barrister, 39 Essex Street), Elizabeth Emerson (tax associate, Olswang LLP), Richard Harwood QC (39 Essex Street), Jordan Holland (barrister, 5 Stone Buildings), Professor Norman Palmer QC (3 Stone Buildings), Nicholas Queree barrister, legal researcher, Peters and Peters LLP), Paul Stevenson (barrister, Tanfield Chambers)
Subjects to be covered include contract, tort, bailment, criminal law and protection of the historic environment.
Art Antiquity and Law - all past articles (1996-2012)
War and Cultural Heritage (2nd edition)
Festschrift for Patrick O'Keefe
Published January 2013
by Richard Harwood
Published October 2012
ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT
Second edition, Published: September 2012
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TAKING IT PERSONALLY:
edited by Ruth Redmond-Cooper and Norman Palmer
ISBN: 9781903987254 - November 2011
Art litigation is an inventive field and nowhere are its claimants more resourceful than in the search for new defendants and heads of claim. This collection of essays explores an initiative that has begun to occupy increasing attention in modern claims against museums: the visiting of personal liability upon individual members of museum staff for acts and omissions related to their employment. Courts in common law jurisdictions are increasingly willing to perceive and enforce both national and individual rights to recover looted art, with the result that the range of potential defendants is correspondingly widened. Trustees, directors and curators may all now be targeted by claimants - particularly where there is concern as to the financial resources of the employing museum. Moreover, modern legislation creating offences related to cultural property has shown an increasing tendency to expose senior officers of cultural institutions to the threat of criminal prosecution.
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'Neglected Witnesses - the Fate of Jewish Ceremonial Objects During the Second World War and After'
edited by Julie-Marthe Cohen with Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek
published by the Institute of Art and Law
A number of recent publications have explored what became of art looted during the Second World War and its aftermath, but little attention has been paid to the fate of Jewish ceremonial objects used during synagogue services and in private households. Like other cultural artefacts, ceremonial objects were silent witnesses to a historical period of profound injustice. In this book, museum professionals from Amsterdam, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Frankfurt, Warsaw and Los Angeles, along with a number of other researchers, tell the story of these objects for the first time: their looting, their rediscovery, the difficult process of restitution and their worldwide dispersion after the war to locations that often remain unknown. Within the context of European history, the articles explore the complex web of interests and relationships between the victims, the perpetrators, the Allies and the Axis countries. They do not address claims and restitution issues, but seek to foster understanding of the diverse range of situations in the many countries confronting these issues, situations arising from specific historical and political events during and after the Second World War. The book is also a valuable reference work with photographs and the texts of the international agreements on provenance research and restitution.
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'Cultural Heritage Conventions and Other Instruments :
This book, with commentaries from two of the leading experts in the law of cultural heritage, provides all the significant texts of international law on the protection of heritage and includes a short commentary on the evolution of each one and on their relationship to one another. The instruments discussed include the most significant UNESCO Conventions, including that of 1970 on Illicit Trade, 2001 on Underwater Cultural Heritage, 2003 on Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Unidroit 1995 Convention, the Hague Convention 1954 and its two Protocols, the Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe 1985, European Convention on the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage (Revised) 1992, the European Landscape Convention 2000, the Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society 2005, together with a wide range of recommendations and declarations from UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the United Nations. Colour illustrations throughout the book demonstrate the immense diversity of heritage that is legally protected today. This book is a fundamental working tool for all cultural professionals and academics, including anthropologists, archaeologists, architects, cultural administrators, legal advisers, museum staff and site curators.Order your copy here. online price £39 plus P&P
Every day brings reports from across the world of the importance of cultural property to civilised societies and of the vital role of law in protecting national heritage. Questions concerning the repatriation of illegally removed artefacts, compensation to the victims of Nazi spoliation, resale rights for artists, the return of human remains from museums are all now debated on a regular basis. No party involved in the field - whether museum, dealer, government, secured lender, insurer or private collector - can afford to disregard these developments, or neglect the chance to identify and intercept legal questions before they became legal nightmares. The Institute of Art and Law exists to promote understanding and informed decision-making in this field and to demonstrate that here is a truly interesting and dynamic field of study with exceptional practical value.
The Institute of Art and Law is a small independent research and educational organisation, founded in 1995, which analyses the interface between the world of art and antiquities and that of law. Our main objective is to increase public knowledge concerning the contribution of law to the development of cultural tradition.
We organise seminars (both in the United Kingdom and overseas), publish books and a quarterly periodical, Art Antiquity and Law (first published in 1996), and offer specialist distance learning programmes for both lawyers and non-lawyers.
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