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Upcoming Events

  • Art & Taxation Afternoon Seminar

    This afternoon seminar on 7 June 2018 is being offered by the Institute of Art & Law with gracious support from Hunters Solicitors. It will focus on issues of taxation involving artworks and other cultural objects. What tax matters should collectors and dealers consider when putting together an art collection? What incentives exist regarding artworks […]

  • Edinburgh Castle

    Law and Ethics: An Introductory Course for Museum Professionals

    Location: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Rd, Edinburgh Dates: 21 and 22 June 2018 Time: 10.00 to 5.00 pm each day This two-day course is the first of its kind offered by the Institute of Art & Law (IAL) in Scotland. It is intended for museum and gallery professionals and will cover […]

  • Diploma in IP and Collections running in June

    For the fifth year in a row, we will be running the Diploma course in Intellectual Property and Collections in London this June, from the 11th to the 13th. The course will cover all aspects of copyright, moral rights, copyright exceptions, IP management for museums, orphan works, artist resale rights and more. The course will […]

Latest News

  • Mossgreen Auction House: A Fall from Grace

    The Australian Financial Review recently reported the collapse of Mossgreen Auction House, which has left the Australian art market reeling and industry insiders calling for reform.  The auction house is now being wound down after failed attempts to restructure the company. Founded in 2004 by British-born Paul Sumner, Mossgreen Auction House and Gallery quickly grew to […]

    Published: March 12, 2018
  • Study Forum in London

    On Saturday 3rd March 2018 we were pleased to host an all-day study forum in London at the Queen Mary University’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies. The event had talks from expert speakers covering specific areas related to art and cultural heritage law. Talks included: ‘The Implementation of the Hague Convention and the work of […]

    Published: March 6, 2018
  • The V&A’s ReACH programme

    We were fortunate enough to be able to take the students from the LLM programme in Art, Business and Law to the V&A to hear the museum’s in-house solicitor, Anthony Misquitta, speak about the various legal issues faced by the institution on a daily basis. This covered things like copyright and digitisation, trade mark issues […]

    Published: February 28, 2018

Latest Publications

  • Art Antiquity and Law: 2018 Annual Subscription

    Art Antiquity and Law is a Quarterly designed for all who value the cultural and historical environment. The principal aim of the Quarterly is to inform. It exists to tell those who work in the art and antiquity world about the law governing their activities and the policies behind the law. It is founded on […]

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    Artist’s Resale Right (Droit de Suite): UK Law and Practice [Third Edition]

    This new and revised third edition takes stock of over ten years’ experience of Artist’s Resale Right (ARR), also called Droit de Suite, in the UK. As well as offering updated guidance it also includes a commentary on recent European and international developments, and the impact of Brexit on ARR in the UK is also […]

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  • Protecting Cultural Objects: Before and After 1970

    by Patrick J. O’Keefe (2017) This book provides a comprehensive analysis not only of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, but of the historical background that led to the adoption of the Convention and of the ways in which […]

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