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The Institute of Art & Law is pleased to be offering a three-day course in conjunction with the Canadian Museums Association and Library and Archives Canada on December 7 to 9, 2016 in Ottawa. The course aims to provide comprehensive training on art law and cultural property law, which will cover the legal issues relating to collections management. The topics to be covered include intellectual property, ethics, repatriation and restitution issues, international conventions, title claims, institutional acquisition, the legal distinction between gifts and loans, and the resolution of cultural disputes through alternative means. Similar IAL courses have successfully run in Britain and Australia. This three-day course will be the first of its kind offered in Canada.

The training is primarily geared towards all those in the museum sector (managers, curators, registrars, directors, copyright officers, etc.), though it will also have relevance to those in the library and archive sectors. The course will be taught by IAL staff and guest speakers from private legal practice, including Canadian and international experts.


Dates: December 7 to 9, 2016

Time: 10 am to 5 pm each day

Location: Pellan Room,
Library and Archives Canada,
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa


Regular (three-day): $1,500
CMA member (three-day): $1,200
Library and archive sector (two-day)*: $1,000




* The two-day option caters to those in the library and archive sectors and will include the two days of training most relevant to them
(Day 1 and Day 2: December 7-8).

Please register your interest for the course by emailing alisonward@museums.ca .

The Institute of Art & Law is a UK-based organisation which has been providing training and education in art and cultural property law for the museum and cultural sectors for over twenty years.



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