Art law stands for…

…the protection and care of cultural property and world cultural heritage, but also art trade, the law of art auctions and art insurance law on an interdisciplinary and transnational level. The certificate course deals with a wide range of topics such as the international protection of cultural property, monument protection, museology, private art law as well as copyright and personal rights of the artist. In addition, economic connections and the law of international conventions – such as UNESCO, UNIDROIT and EU law – have to be considered as well. Current topics such as legal issues of art forgery, restitution of cultural property, provenance research and case law as well as the role of the art expert within the national and international legal situation are covered. International jurisprudence and conventions point the way to the advancement of art law, while national legal systems bear the responsibility for implementation and enforcement. Within the framework of six modules, the postgraduate course “Art Law” gives participants the opportunity to enter into dialogue with national and international experts in art and law.