The Institute of Art and Law


The Institute of Art and Law is an educational organisation, founded in 1995, giving knowledge and perspective on the law relating to cultural heritage, a concept which includes art, antiquities, archives, archaeology, architecture, monuments, treasure and much more. 

IAL’s educational remit is fulfilled through publishing and courses. It convenes distance learning and intensive courses (both public and in-house) on art and museums law, as well as seminars, study groups and conferences in the United Kingdom and abroad.

It also publishes books and commentaries on all aspects of the law relating to cultural heritage, in addition to a quarterly periodical, Art Antiquity and Law, now in its twenty-fifth year.

IAL offers memberships to individuals and institutions looking to remain connected and active in this field, and BADA members benefit from significant discounts on both events and courses; 50% off all events and 10% off Diploma and Certificate courses; contact the IAL or [email protected] for more details.

For more information on membership, including the benefits offered, see here.


The Institute of Art & Law
Internationally recognised source of knowledge on art and cultural heritage law
c/o BADA, London
Alexander Herman