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:
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 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]