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Art and insolvency seminar in London

Posted on: July 19, 2017 by Alexander Herman

Yesterday, the IAL held a successful afternoon seminar on art and insolvency at the London offices of Lipman Karas LLP. This area doesn’t get talked about often, so we felt the time was right to begin an examination of what can happen to works of art when the company or individual that owns them becomes […]

Welsh Base Camp challenge in memory of Norman Palmer

Posted on: May 17, 2017 by Alexander Herman

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 […]

Pontormo portrait now stuck in export limbo

Posted on: February 20, 2017 by Alexander Herman

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, […]

Remembering Norman Palmer QC CBE

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by Alexander Herman

For those who were not aware, there have been two major obituaries of our Academic Principle, Norman Palmer QC CBE, in the UK press. The first appeared in The Times on 3 November and the second appeared on The Guardian website on 17 November (paper edition on 2 January 2017). In addition, in order to remember his […]

In-house training at the V&A

Posted on: November 25, 2016 by Alexander Herman

We are very happy to be delivering a tailored in-house training at the V&A Museum in London next week. The two-day course, open to V&A personnel only, will include instruction on museum ethics, property acquisition, conflict of laws in the cultural sector, immunity from seizure and the law of gift, bailment and loan. We look […]

The passing of Norman Palmer QC CBE

Posted on: October 11, 2016 by Alexander Herman

Last week, Professor Norman Palmer QC CBE passed away. He was the Academic Principal of the Institute of Art & Law, having served as its guiding light for over twenty years. It was because of him – his tireless commitment to teaching new generations of students, his profound understanding of the law of cultural property […]

In Memoriam – Norman Palmer QC CBE

Posted on: October 5, 2016 by Alexander Herman

We are sad to announce that the Institute of Art & Law’s Academic Principal, Norman Palmer QC (Hon) CBE, has passed away. Norman was the guiding light of this organisation ever since its beginnings over twenty years ago. Along with his wife, Ruth Redmond-Cooper, he made the IAL what it is today. He provided countless […]

IAL and Queen Mary to offer new art law LL.M

Posted on: September 12, 2016 by Alexander Herman

We are very pleased to announce the launch in partnership with the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, of a new LL.M in Art, Business and Law to commence in September 2017. The Masters programme is available to study full-time for one year or part-time for two years and teaching will be provided by QMUL […]

New sentencing guidelines for heritage crimes

Posted on: January 14, 2016 by Emily Gould

Next month (February 2016) the new theft guidelines announced by the Sentencing Council last October will come into force. For the first time, the significant harm which can result from crimes like theft of public artworks, stripping of lead from historic churches and the activities of ‘nighthawkers’ is being officially recognized within the English criminal […]

Follow IAL on Twitter

Posted on: September 28, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

To all IAL blog readers who would like up-to-the-minute art and antiquities updates, you can now follow us on Twitter. Our handle is @IAL_art_law. See you on the other side! You can also find us on Facebook. And of course, the blog is here to stay…