Center for Art Law

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Research Guides

Some law schools offer centralized research guides to their faculty and students.* The following list contains some overlapping information; however, if you are working on a course curriculum or need a place to start your research on a particular topic these are very helpful compilations.

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Georgetown Law Library Art Law Research Guide “provides an introduction to notable resources for conducting art law research available at Georgetown.”

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Maurer School of Law, Indiana University In 2013 research interns created a detailed guide of blogs, databases, laws and other resources dealing with art law and cultural property/heritage. The introduction concedes that both are multidisciplinary areas of law, which together encompass “different legal disciplines”.

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Sotheby’s Institute of Art lists various resources in its online subject matter guide.

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University of Miami Law Library posted a research guide for Cultural Property Law describing the field as one that “concerns the sale, transfer, theft and display of works of antiquity or other times that are possessed or regulated by a particular country or cultural.”

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University of Pennsylvanian Law School offers an Art and Cultural Heritage Law Libguide with lists of organizations, publications and blogs on the subject. Journals listed here are only accessible with the university log in.

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*Note: please reach out to us if you believe your organization or website should be included in this list.

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