Faculty of Law
Duration / ECTS
2 semesters / 15 ECTS
Qualification Level
Postgraduate University Course
Mode of Study
Language of Instruction
Location of Implementation

Art Law is a university course with a certificate degree, and consists of 6 modules that can also be booked individually. A module lasts from Friday 17:00 to Sunday 15:00 and is each dedicated to a major topic from art and cultural law. These range from copyright and provenance research to tax issues in art.
The academic concept is based on an interdisciplinary, holistic approach consisting of lectures and discussions with international experts from various disciplines as well as museum visits and guided tours of current exhibitions. Priority is given to assessment of the legal perspective, although economic, cultural-political and art-historical aspects are considered as well. Particular emphasize put on a strong practical relevance of all the content.
The intended target group of the course is lawyers working in the field of art law but also people working in the art industry, such as in galleries, museums, auction houses as well as opera houses, theaters and festivals or in a broader sense banks or insurance companies dealing with art-related matters.- Apart from these, the course is naturally open to all others devoted to art as well.

Participation in the entire course

Course consisting of 6 modules
Flexible sequence of modules possible
Receipt of a certificate after completion of all six modules and writing of a scientific paper. Thesis
Costs: 4.800,- / students and ICOM members: 2.400,- 

Participation in individual modules

Seminar from Friday 17:00 to Sunday 15:00
Cost: 800,- / students and ICOM members: 400,- [/accordion title=”Teilnahme einzelner Modulen”].

Participation requirements

First completed university education
For the whole course: Written application


Bulletin Art & Law (Ed.: Research Society Art & Law).
Participants will receive the most recent issue of the Bulletin

Additional offer for participants: scientific excursions

IFKUR-Heidelberg Art Law Days with RA Dr. Kemle and Prof. Dr. Weller
Museum Blau Schwetzingen with Dr. Schuth
Symposium University of Basel, Art Basel with RA Dr. Mosimann and Prof. Dr. Schönenberger
Art Law Talks University of Bonn with Prof. Dr. Weller
Art Law Seminar, Museum Island, Berlin
Dissertation seminar

Scientific Direction

Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Gerte Reichelt
Research Society Art & Law
Faculty of Law
Schottenbastei 10 – 16, 1010 Vienna
E-mail: gerte.reichelt@univie.ac.at


Mag.a Viktoria Kirschbaum