Art Antiquity and Law 

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Institute of Art & Law


Institute of Art & Law


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This journal informs about laws governing the activities of professionals in the domain of art and antiquities and the policies behind the legal measures. It can be accessed through the website of the Institute of Art & Law, an international educational organization.

The journal gives an account of new legislation, case-law, public documents and official initiatives, as well as publishing opinions on more general points of law and practice.

Art Antiquity and Law is designed for people who work in areas other than law, as well as for legal practitioners. Many articles are written by non-lawyers who have particular experience of applying or reforming the law. Readers include collectors, auction houses and market consultants, archaeologists, developers, investors, anthropologists, fund managers, insurers and loss adjusters, solicitors and barristers, university lawyers, local authorities, museum officers, art historians, tax advisers, owners of historic properties and cultural policy advisers.

Some of the articles published in the journal are:

  • Timbuktu, International Criminal Law and Cultural Heritage Protection
  • Restitution of cultural heritage in the European Directives: Towards an enlargement of the concept of ‘cultural goods’
  • Mandatory title insurance for cultural property: A solution for claimants and owners of stolen and looted art
  • Cultural heritage protection and disaster risk management in Nigeria: Legal framework for promoting coherence and efficiency
  • The rise of negotiation (ADR) in restitution, return and repatriation of cultural property: Moral pressure and power pressure
  • Protecting cultural property in the event of armed conflict: New challenges and recent developments in the context of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)