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This course offers a comprehensive overview of the legal framework operating within the art world today. In addition to examining the often complex issues, such as provenance, authenticity and the rights of the artist, which govern the sale and purchase of artworks, the course also explores other important areas relating to the practice of art law, including taxation, restitution and the fascinating subject of fakes and forgeries.

The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Evening Course: Wine Reception 6.00pm; Lectures 6:30 - 7.45pm

    Date: Tuesdays; 31 January, 7, 21, 28 February, 7, 14 March (term break 14 February), 2017
  • Faculty


    Tom Christopherson, Head of Art and Law Studies, Sotheby’s Institute of Art
    Henry Lydiate, Consultant Lecturer, MA Art Business, Sotheby’s Institute of Art
    Anna O’Connell, Consultant Lecturer in Art Law, Sotheby’s Institute of Art
    Richard Aronowitz-Mercer, European Head of Restitution, Director, Sotheby’s
    James Rivett, Barrister, Pump Court Tax Chambers
  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

    £395 (£375 if booked by 3rd January, 2017)

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  • Course Timetable

    Course Timetable

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  • Further Information

    Further Information

    For further information, please contact:
    Sindy Mak, Public Programs Manager
    Email: or Request Information
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7462 2490 

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