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Upcoming Events

  • Study Forum in London – 3 March 2018

    On Saturday 3rd March 2018 we will be holding an all-day study forum in London, running from 9.45 am to 5pm. The event will be hosted at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London, at 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3JB. The event will consist of a variety of talks from a number […]

  • 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 […]

  • Art & Taxation Afternoon Seminar

    Art & Taxation Afternoon Seminar Date/Time: 7th June 2018 from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm, followed by a drinks reception Venue: Swedenborg Society, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London Speakers and topics: Coming soon Cost to attend: £144 (incl. VAT) – 50% off for IAL members (and UKRG members) For more details, see here. With gracious support […]

Latest News

  • The Lot of a Registrar: Another Day, Another Challenge

    Installing living bees, exhibiting fatbergs and importing 3D printed firearms…just another average day in the life of a registrar it seems! We were delighted to attend the latest of the regular meetings of the UK Registrars Group (UKRG) on Friday 9th February at Wellcome Collection. Attendees were treated to a fascinating series of talks about […]

    Published: February 22, 2018
  • The Impact of Brexit on IP in the UK

    The current intellectual property framework in the United Kingdom is underpinned by various international agreements, but is fundamentally shaped by EU Directives transposed into UK law.  With the Government yet to outline how transposed EU law will operate within the UK following the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972, the fate of the UK’s […]

    Published: February 9, 2018
  • Culture as a unifier: the Ethiopian manuscripts

    The story begins 150 years ago. In 1868, deep in the deserts of east Africa, a British expedition led by General Robert Napier, was attacking the capital of the Abyssinian Empire, Maqdala, ruled over by King Tewodros. The British were looking to teach Tewodros a lesson for having imprisoned a number of British envoys and […]

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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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