Art Mediation, Art Disputes and Art ADR

Art Resolve offers efficient, private, out-of-court options for the resolution of disputes about works of art, objects of antiquity and historic sites.

These disputes may involve authenticity and attribution, title and provenance, broken trusts or other promises, liability for loss or damage, copyright and moral rights, matters of insurance and indemnity, or any other question concerning cultural objects or rights.

They often involve complex points of law and conflicts of evidence. Court claims can be very expensive, consume much valuable time, generate harmful publicity and, in the end, satisfy none of the parties.

The dispute resolution methods which Art Resolve utilise can help greatly in avoiding these problems. These include mediation, early neutral evaluation, expert determination and arbitration.

Art Resolve’s specialist panel is currently made up of seven accredited members, one of whom is also a qualified arbitrator. Each of our members is an expert in their field with a unique combination of skills and either a legal or business background, which makes them adept at resolving disputes within the art market.

Art Resolve always seeks to appoint the most suitable person(s) for each case and the most acceptable to the parties.

In appropriate cases, Art Resolve can recommend experts drawn from different professions and organise a panel to consider a dispute from the artistic and historical angles.

This gives Art Resolve a particular edge in dealing with issues such as authenticity, title and the special problems arising from disputes about Holocaust assets.