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The Institute of Art and Law is an independent educational body, and was founded in 1995 to provide a range of educational services to both lawyers and non-lawyers, including publication of books and a quarterly journal, conferences and seminars, and distance learning and intensive diploma programs. They publish books on all aspects of the interface between law and art, archaeology, archives, etc. In particular they have published commentaries on the main international conventions on the protection of cultural heritage, the illicit trade in antiquities, war and cultural heritage, museums and the Holocaust, the fate of both archives and Jewish religious artifacts plundered during WWII, authenticity of works of art, the artist's resale royalty right, and various aspects of museum work. They publish about four books a year, and their titles appeal to a wide range of readers involved in the nexus of law and art, such as lawyers (both practitioners and academics), criminologists, museum administrators, archaeologists, art historians, Judaic scholars, and area specialists for countries affected by the plunder of cultural heritage (Peru, Columbia, Mexico, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Greece, Italy, and elsewhere).


  • Art Treasures and War

    Art Treasures and War

    A Study of the Restitution of Looted Cultural Property, Pursuant to Public International Law

    By Wojciech W. Kowalski

    Edited by: Tim Schadla-Hall

    The first objective of this timely reprint is to define the meaning of the term 'restitution' in international law in contrast with the other terms used in this area....

    Paper - 9780953169610 - $ 80.00

  • Art, Adventure and Advocacy

    Art, Adventure and Advocacy

    Contracts, Claims and Controversies in the World of Cultural Property

    By Norman Palmer

    This book provides a bird's eye view of contemporary issues in art claims and litigation. It outlines the legal machinery driving the cross-border movement of cultural objects and explores the questions that come to light when art travels...

    Paper - 9781903987360 - $ 39.95

  • Artist's Resale Right (Droit de Suite): Law and Practice

    Artist's Resale Right (Droit de Suite): Law and Practice

    By Simon Stokes

    This book is the first UK text devoted exclusively to artist's resale right. It explores the background to the right and the EU Directive and provides a detailed examination of the UK implementing law.


    96 pages

    Publication Date: 1/1/2006
    Format: Paper
    ISBN: 9781903987155


    Paper - 9781903987155 - $ 40.00

  • Artist's Resale Right (Droit de Suite): UK Law and Practice

    Artist's Resale Right (Droit de Suite): UK Law and Practice

    2nd edition

    By Simon Stokes

    In February 2006, artist's resale right (ARR) (also known as droit de suite) became part of UK copyright law for the first time. First published in 2006, this book was the first UK text to analyze ARR in detail and provide practical guidance for artists, collecting...

    Paper - 9781903987261 - $ 35.00

  • Artists' Rights

    Artists' Rights

    A Guide to Copyright, Moral Rights and Other Legal Issues in the Visual Art Sphere

    By Molly Torsen Stech

    This book provides an overview of various ways in which the spheres of art and copyright law come into contact with one another. While copyright laws are domestic in nature, the arts...

    Paper - 9781903987292 - $ 48.00

  • Authenticity in the Art Market

    Authenticity in the Art Market

    A Comparative Study of Swiss, French and English Contract Law

    By Carolyn Olsburgh

    This book examines the scope of the seller's duty to inform the buyer of facts relevant to the issue of authenticity, together with the contractual force of any guarantees given by the seller or arising from the circumstances....

    Paper - 9781903987179 - $ 40.00

  • Commentary on the 2003 UNESCO Convention on the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Commentary on the 2003 UNESCO Convention on the Safeguarding of the Inta...

    By Janet Blake

    This book provides both a general introduction to UNESCO's 2003 Convention on the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and its historical development, as well as a detailed article-by-article analysis of the Convention's provisions. The general introduction to the Convention sets out the historical background of normative...

    Paper - 9781903987094 - $ 70.00

  • Commentary on the UNESCO 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property

    Commentary on the UNESCO 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and...

    Second Edition

    By Patrick J. O'Keefe

    The first edition of this Commentary was published in 2000 to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the UNESCO Convention. Since then, the Convention has been ratified by many more States, including the United Kingdom, Japan and Switzerland, and the Convention is acquiring greater significance...

    Paper - 9781903987162 - $ 70.00

  • Commentary on the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen and Illegally Exported Cultural Objects 1995

    Commentary on the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen and Illegally Exported C...

    By Lyndel V. Prott

    The Unidroit Convention is now in force in several countries, and other States are actively considering ratification. This article by article Commentary, written by an expert with decades of experience with the problems of illicit traffic in cultural objects, considers the scope of the Convention: which...

    Paper - 9780953169603 - $ 60.00

  • Cultural Heritage Conventions and Other Instruments

    Cultural Heritage Conventions and Other Instruments

    A Compendium with Commentaries

    Edited by: Lyndel V. Prott, Patrick J. O'Keefe

    This book - with commentaries from two of the leading experts in the law of cultural heritage - provides all the significant texts of international law on the protection of heritage and includes a short commentary on the...

    Paper - 9781903987124 - $ 75.00