ART, CULTURE AND HERITAGE
This stream seeks to provide a forum for discussing the links between art, culture, heritage and the law. It is open to researchers in law as well as in other disciplines. A wide range of papers will be welcomed which can include the legal and ethical regulation of art, culture and heritage as well as practical issues and socio-legal implications.
Papers may include, but are not limited to:
The relationship between property and culture;
Repatriation of cultural objects;
Cultural rights and human rights;
Cultural institutions and the law;
The de-accessioning or acquisition of objects from museums and other cultural institutions;
Legal protection of artistic works, the built environment and objects of cultural importance;
The licit and illicit circulation of works of art and cultural objects;
Minority rights and interests relevant to culture and heritage;
Art and aesthetics and their relationship to law;
The intersections of national and international law as well as private and public laws in the protection of cultural objects.
There may be a link with other streams such as indigenous and minority rights and Challenging Ownership and, in this case, an attempt will be made to have a group session.