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Art Law for the Art Professional

Art law is a rapidly emerging and powerful component of the $64 billion art market. Understanding its nuances allows connoisseurs and professionals alike to protect both their assets and their reputation. This course explores art law’s most important components and the most ardently enforced laws governing authenticity, title, cultural property, conflicts of interest, protected species, provenance, VARA, copyright, expert testimony, the legal status of foundations and catalogue raisonnés, tax considerations, defamation, disparagement, and the return of war-looted art. We also will look at the obligations imposed by the ethics codes of appraisers, museums, and dealers.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Familiarity with the important laws related to the art market
  • An understanding of ethical considerations as they relate to art

Ideal for

  • Arts professionals
  • Art enthusiasts and collectors
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