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 16:00 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.
The university course in art law has been awarded the seal of quality by ICOM (international council of museums) for further education courses in the museum sector.
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
6 modules (2 ECTS each)
Scientific paper (3 ECTS)
Costs: 4.800,- / students and ICOM members: 2.400,-
(payment in instalments possible by arrangement)
Participation in individual modules
Seminar from Friday 17:00 to Sunday 16:00
Cost: 825,- / students and ICOM members: 425,-
First completed university education or adequate practical experience (e.g.: art trade) as well as students of law, art history or related disciplines
For the entire course: Written application by 1 October 2022
Language of instruction German: C1 level
Participants of the course are members of the Austrian Student Union (ÖH) as extraordinary students of the Sigmund Freud University Vienna and therefore obliged to pay a student fee to the ÖH. The ÖH fee is used to represent the interests of students and to provide a comprehensive range of services. Furthermore, students are directly insured via the ÖH accident and liability insurance.
Further information is available at: https://www.oeh.ac.at/service/oeh-beitrag
The ÖH fee of EUR 21.20 is invoiced directly to students by our Finance Department per semester.
(Please state your first and last name as the purpose of payment).
If ÖH fees are also paid at another university, please pay the fee twice, but it can be refunded afterwards using this form.
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 with Prof. Siehr, Hamburg and Prof. von der Decken, Gießen
Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Gerte Reichelt
Research Society Art & Law
Faculty of Law
Schottenbastei 10 – 16, 1010 Vienna
Mag.a Viktoria Kirschbaum