The Institute of Art & Law was in Doha, Qatar last week providing an in-house training course on art, law and collections management for Qatar Museums, the governmental body that oversees the state-owned museums in the small Persian Gulf state. The course included one day on intellectual property and collections, another on contracts, acquisitions and ownership, and a third on insurance, imports/exports and immunity from seizure for cultural objects.
The course was attended by representatives from throughout Qatar Museums, including from Doha’s world-class Museum of Islamic Art (pictured here) from the Mathaf Modern Art Museum and from across different departments (acquisitions, procurement and legal). The course was taught by IAL Senior Researcher Emily Gould and myself, with invaluable assistance from Anthony Misquitta (Keystone Law, V&A Museum) and Tony Baumgartner (Clyde & Co).
Thank you to all those who attended. Overall, it was a great learning experience – for us just as much as for the delegates!