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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

  • National Gallery of Canada selling Chagall to buy… David

    As reported earlier this month, the National Gallery of Canada has plans to sell a painting from its collection by artist Marc Chagall at Christie’s in New York on 15 May. The funds will be used to acquire a work by Jacques-Louis David, which was confirmed this week by the Gallery. The Chagall piece on […]

    Published: April 18, 2018
  • Don’t live in an ivory tower: here’s the latest on the UK ivory ban

    A few months ago we discussed here the restrictions on the ivory trade in the UK and the changes that were brewing following a wide-reaching public consultation issued by the British government. As a result, the ivory trade in the UK is virtually banned, apart from five stringently-regulated exceptions. Following over 70,000 responses, it is […]

    Published: April 13, 2018
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Ethopia, Alexander Herman, New York Times

    Assistant Director Alexander Herman quoted in New York Times

    Assistant Director Alexander Herman was quoted yesterday in the New York Times article U.K. Museum Offers Ethiopia Long-Term Loan of Looted Treasures. Alexander commented on treasures taken from Ethiopia 150 years ago that could be returned on a long-term loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum. He said, “The loan is a powerful method of […]

    Published: April 5, 2018

Latest Publications

  • Art Antiquity and Law: 2018 Annual Subscription

    Vol XXI, Issue 1, 2018 Articles Restitution of Cultural Heritage in the European Directives: Towards an Enlargement of the Concept of ‘Cultural Goods’ Marta González-Suárez What’s Yours Is Mine: The Richard Prince Enigma, Appropriation Art and the Law Maryam Parsioon Timbuktu, International Criminal Law and Cultural Heritage Protection Alexander Herman Cultural Heritage Protection and Disaster Risk Management […]

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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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