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Art, Adventure and Advocacy: Contracts, Claims and Controversies in the World of Cultural Property

ISBN13: 9781903987360
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Institute of Art and Law
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £24.00

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Distinguished art lawyer Professor Norman Palmer QC CBE (Hon) FSA gives a bird’s eye view of contemporary issues in art claims and litigation. He outlines the legal machinery driving the cross-border movement of cultural objects and explores the title questions that come to light when art travels globally.

    Along the way the author explains the role of national legislation in the protection of cultural objects, and offers guidance on the drafting of art-related agreements. While the focus of this survey is on tangible art and other forms of cultural mwealth, the author refers to intellectual property rights and their relationship with physical things.

    This volume enables art owners and administrators, along with the communities and governments to which they answer, to develop an understanding of the vast scope and variety of art disputes. Readers will also learn the need for prudence and foresight in any dealing in art. Palmer clearly demonstrates, by use of examples, why it is preferable to take legal advice before the event than to suffer litigation and loss afterwards.

    • Key reading for museums, arts and culture ministries, embassies and consulates, dealers, collectors, auction houses and police forces
    • Contains essential advice for anyone involved in selling art abroad
    • Important guidance on drafting art-related legislation