News

A selection of articles written by Art Resolve members on a range of topics.

16 November 2014

The Commercial Aspects of Treasure

Clyde & Co invite you to attend a seminar to be held on Monday 1st December in conjunction with the Institute of Art and Law. The seminar will examine a range of issues relating to the law of treasure and finds, including the scope and merits of the reward regime, developers’ interests in discovered antiquities, the interests of the metal detecting industry, the influence of the export licensing regime, commercial cross-border metal detecting excursions, public and private fund raising and the financial aspects (including Treasury constraints) of museum acquisition. Speakers include ArtResolve members Tony Baumgartner (Clyde & Co), Hetty Gleave (Hunters Solicitors) and Norman Palmer QC CBE FSA (3 Stone Buildings) Please contact our administrator Kim Evans by email [email protected] to reserve a place.
29 October 2014

Caravaggio in Court: Sotheby’s sued over misattribution of painting later valued at £10m

‘A bitter dispute over a painting bought for £140 five decades ago reaches the High Court today – with some of the world’s most prominent Caravaggio experts lining up to take sides.’ Read the full article in the Independent here
21 October 2014

Norman Palmer part of legal team advising Greece on the return of the Parthenon Marbles

Professor Norman Palmer was in Greece last week, together with Doughty Street barristers Amal Clooney and Geoffrey Robertson QC.  After the meeting Professor Palmer said: “I am extremely optimistic a conciliatory and amicable resolution can be reached, and if it cannot then other considerations will have to be examined”. For more on this news, see the Institute of Art and Law report here: http://www.ial.uk.com/news/tag/norman-palmer-2/
21 October 2014

The Commercial Aspects of Treasure

An Institute of Art and Law seminar is to be held on Monday 1st December, with the generous support of the global law firm Clyde & Co. For further details go to http://www.ial.uk.com/treasure011214.php The full programme will be available soon – please email [email protected] to be kept informed. The seminar will examine a range of issues relating to the law of treasure and finds, including the reward regime, developers’ interests in discovered antiquities, the metal detecting industry, export licensing, intellectual property rights, human rights, commercial cross-border metal detecting excursions, public and private fund raising and the financial aspects (including Treasury constraints) of museum acquisition.  ArtResolve members Hetty Gleave and Norman Palmer will be speaking at the event. It is also possible to reserve a place by emailing [email protected]
11 August 2014

Art Resolve Re-Launches 4 September 2014

(©St Olave Hart Street PCC by courtesy photographer Phil Manning)   A reception to re-launch ArtResolve will take place at St. Olave’s Church on the 4th September following the Institute of Art and Law seminar Acts of Grace Displaced Cultural Objects and Voluntary Acts of Return St. Olave’s is one of the few surviving mediaeval buildings in the City of London and the burial place of Samuel Pepys. The restored 17thcentury memorial bust of Dr. Peter Turner, lost after the Blitz and recently re-installed following the pro bono assistance of The Art Loss Register and Professor Palmer, takes pride of place in this beautiful oasis of calm and spirituality. If you would like to attend the reception please email [email protected]