Category Archives: Conferences

The Lot of a Registrar: Another Day, Another Challenge

Posted on: February 22, 2018 by Emily Gould

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 […]

Nazi-looted art lecture by Nicholas O’Donnell

Posted on: September 14, 2017 by Alexander Herman

Along with the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, we were happy to host US attorney Nicholas O’Donnell last night for a talk on Nazi-looted art and the ongoing attempts at reclaiming lost works from museums and private collections in the US. Nicholas was in London promoting his new book, […]

Evidencing threats to heritage in conflict zones

Posted on: September 11, 2017 by Emily Gould

“Scientists shoot rocks!” This was the opening line of a fascinating discussion exploring innovative methods of evidencing the destruction of cultural heritage in conflict zones held at the V&A last Friday evening (8 September). The event was part of the V&A’s ‘Culture in Crisis’ programme which seeks to raise awareness of the need to protect […]

Successful launch of the Art, Business and Law LLM

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by Alexander Herman

Yesterday marked the launch of the Art, Business and Law LLM programme being offered in partnership between Queen Mary, University of London and the Institute of Art and Law. Classes won’t begin until September 2017, but this was the first public event held in preparation for the new programme. The launch included a seminar on the topic of Brexit, […]

Art Forgery Workshop in London

Posted on: January 17, 2017 by Alexander Herman

Yesterday marked the second in a series of workshops on art crime entitled Art, Crime and Criminals: Painting Fresh Pictures of Art Theft, Fraud and Looting. This instalment was hosted at the Royal United Service Institute in Whitehall, London and focused on the issue of fakes, frauds and forgeries in the art world. The event, organised […]

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 […]

IAL Seminar at Boodle Hatfield

Posted on: November 18, 2016 by Alexander Herman

A very successful IAL seminar on Artists, their Rights and their Legacy was held at the London offices of Boodle Hatfield on Thursday, 17 November. The talks included two heartfelt accounts of what it’s like to be involved in a legal dispute from an artist’s perspective by artists Giulia Zaniol and Stik. This was then balanced out […]

Upcoming events in London

Posted on: November 7, 2016 by Alexander Herman

There are two interesting events coming up in London over the next couple of weeks: The first is an evening hosted by the Franco-British Law Society on Monday, 14 November, from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm on the treatment of Nazi-looted art under both the UK and French regimes. The keynote address will be given […]

Upcoming event on artists, law and legacies

Posted on: October 24, 2016 by Alexander Herman

We are proud to be offering an event with Boodle Hatfield LLP in London on Thursday, 17th November. The afternoon event, entitled ‘Artists, Their Work and Their Legacies: The Legal Issues of Managing an Artistic Oeuvre‘, will focus on three main areas: protecting an artist’s work, the appropriation of street art and managing an artist’s estate. […]

Study Forum this Saturday

Posted on: October 3, 2016 by Alexander Herman

We are pleased to announce the full programme for this Saturday’s study forum in London. Topics range from art and insurance and cultural heritage in times of war to painting misattribution, shipwrecks and immunity from seizure. The event will take place at Notre Dame University at 1 Suffolk St (near Trafalgar Square) and registration will […]