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LWYF537 International Art Law-Florence (Paula Abrams)

2 credit(s)
Concentration(s): Study Abroad (JD)

This course examines the legal and ethical principles concerning the international trade in visual arts, from antiquities to modern works. Topics include: illicit trafficking of art during war (World War II, Iraq and Afghanistan), questions of authenticity (fakes, questionable provenance), disputes over title (stolen and expropriated works, national patrimony laws), import and export controls, international covenants and principles of protection, and the treatment of indigenous cultural heritage. Rights and obligations of the artist, including free expression, publicity and privacy, and moral and re-sale rights, are examined. The course includes several case studies illustrating the conflicts between the interests of private purchasers, government, museums, and art dealers. The final exam will be held on 6/21/2013. (Program dates May 27-June 22, 2013)
Note: Class meets M,T,W,TH & F - 9:00-10:20am


Graduate and International Programs
Warren Hall, Room 207
Phone: (619) 260-4596
Fax: (619) 260-4515


M, T, Th, F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
W: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.