Category Archives: Courses

Study Forum in London

Posted on: March 6, 2018 by Kiri Cragin Folwell

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 […]

Public domain and the internet

Posted on: May 24, 2017 by Alexander Herman

A number of issues arise when we use images of artistic works online. Here, I am referring to copyright and to the specific treatment of images of older works that may – or may not – have fallen into the public domain. Of course, once copyright has expired in a work, that work will enter the public […]

Diploma course for museum professionals completed in Sydney

Posted on: April 8, 2017 by Alexander Herman

Well done to all the students on our Diploma in Law and Collections Management course (DipLCM) that finished last week in Sydney. We were happy to see that participants hailed from a variety of institutions throughout both Australia and New Zealand. A very good dynamic within the group; and we probably learned as much from the class […]

Lubaina Himid and the power of appropriation art

Posted on: February 16, 2017 by Alexander Herman

There is a very intriguing exhibition on at the moment at Modern Art Oxford featuring the artist Lubaina Himid. She makes political, opinionated and at times furious pieces in various media, from sculpture to canvas to pottery. The show is called Invisible Strategies and spans work going back to the artist’s early days in the 1980s to pieces created just last year. […]

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 […]

Completion of the DipLCM course

Posted on: October 25, 2016 by Alexander Herman

Last week saw the completion of another intake of our Diploma in Law and Collections Management course, which ran from 17 to 21 October. The course, which is geared towards professionals in the museum and gallery sector, covered areas as wide ranging as restitution, cultural heritage laws, mediation, treasure, insurance, copyright and bailment. Guest speakers included Tony […]

Courtauld course begins Monday

Posted on: September 23, 2016 by Alexander Herman

We’re happy to be providing, for the first time, our Diploma in Art Profession Law and Ethics at the Courtauld Institute starting Monday, 26 September. This course, run in conjunction with the Courtauld Institute Law Society, will be an intensive five-day run-through of everything from artists’ rights and copyright to art theft and restitution, including […]

One-week IAL DipAPLE course to run at Courtauld Institute in September

Posted on: July 1, 2016 by Alexander Herman

The IAL will be bringing its popular DipAPLE course to the Courtauld Institute in London this September for an intensive weeklong version of the course. The Courtauld Institute’s Law Society has invited the IAL to offer the Diploma in Art Profession Law and Ethics course to its student members over five days from 26th to 30th September 2016. […]

IAL IP Diploma course begins next month

Posted on: May 11, 2016 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

The IAL will be running its third Diploma in Intellectual Property and Collections course next month, from 13 to 15 June 2016, hosted at Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Lincoln’s Inn Fields in London. The three-day course will cover such areas as artistic copyright, duration of rights, assignments, moral rights, museum IP […]

Art Crime – villains and victims

Posted on: March 2, 2016 by Emily Gould

News broke this week that fourteen men have been convicted of plotting to steal artefacts from UK museums estimated to be worth up to £57 million. After a four-year police operation, the final four defendants – the ‘generals’ of the gang – were brought to justice at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday. They’ll be sentenced […]