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Art world legal matters need not be intimidating. Understanding the laws governing the art market can present opportunities as well as mitigate risks. Our course offers a clear and concise overview of the essential legal topics: artists’ rights, intellectual property, cultural repatriation, and the legal aspects of buying and selling art.
With engaging case studies, focused discussions, and insights from industry experts, you’ll gain a practical understanding of how these legal elements impact the art market’s key players.
Successful art business professionals should understand the legal aspects of copies, copyright infringement, and forgeries; art entering museums and tax implications, or the legal frameworks in creating foundations and new business ventures. At Sotheby’s Institute our expert faculty can guide you through the lifecycle of the work of art, analysing the legal implications from the moment of creation, through sale and ownership, to resale on the secondary market.
To define different international law systems and how they intersect with the global art market.
To understand key case studies regarding appropriation, copyright, and restitution.
To articulate the legal rights and obligations of each key player in the art market.
Course Leader, London
Alice Farren-Bradley is a specialist in contested cultural heritage and art law as well as a Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Crime at Cranfield University. She is currently completing a PhD at Newcastle University, where her research investigates the legal and art-market implications of cultural property protection during armed conflict.Read More
Day 1: Gain a legal introduction to the international art world and the framework regulating the global trade in cultural property. Explore key legal relationships in the art world and hear from an expert on intellectual property and artists’ rights.
Day 2: Delve deeper into issues of criminal liability and risk in the art world. Learn about the patrimony laws affecting the return of cultural heritage and hear from an expert regarding the restitution of Nazi looted art. Consolidate your studies with a guided visit to the British Museum and discuss your learnings alongside key artworks and artefacts.
Course participants take away in-depth and valuable insight into the current and future art world. Those who successfully complete their course will receive a certificate of completion from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
Sotheby’s Institute of Art course participants come from all over the world, from a wide variety of backgrounds. As they study, travel, and explore the art world alongside each other throughout the program, fierce and long-lasting collaborations are frequently born. Individuals who complete these courses join our network of over 8,000 alumni around the globe who hold top positions at renowned art organizations.
We highly encourage participants with at least 3 years of post-graduate work experience for a smooth and successful course experience.
English Language Requirement
Course participants should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and presentations in English.
Courses are open to participants 18 years of age or older.
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