The Institute of Art and Law is internationally recognised as a leading provider of education and publications on the law relating to art and antiquities.
Every day brings reports from across the world of the importance of cultural property to civilised societies and of the vital role of law in protecting national heritage. Questions concerning the repatriation of illegally removed artefacts, compensation to the victims of Nazi spoliation, resale rights for artists, the return of human remains from museums are all now debated on a regular basis. No party involved in the field - whether museum, dealer, government, secured lender, insurer or private collector - can afford to disregard these developments, or neglect the chance to identify and intercept legal questions before they became legal nightmares. The Institute of Art and Law exists to promote understanding and informed decision-making in this field and to demonstrate that here is a truly interesting and dynamic field of study with exceptional practical value.