The Art Law Foundation aims to promote and coordinate, on a national and international level, the work and research on the most topical questions related to art and cultural heritage law.
The Foundation also supports the activities of the academic Art-Law Centre.

Foundation’s news

Negotiating the Human: Justice, Ethics and Culture in Dealing with Human Remains

Wednesday September 7th, 2022

Human remains held by private or public entities (museums, universities, private collections, etc.) or retrieved from places of conflict raise numerous scientific, legal, ethical and social questions and call for special reflection. This is due to their specific status which differentiates them from other items of cultural heritage. The Art-Law Centre of the University of... View Article

Conference recording | Copyright and Foundations

Tuesday March 8th, 2022

The video of the Philanthropy Lunch “Foundations and copyright: challenges and risks” is now available! Watch the interventions of Constanze Semmelmann, Prof. Philippe Meier and Prof. Xavier Oberson, moderated by Dr Anne Laure Bandle. Video: Event co-organised with the Centre for Philanthropy of the University of Geneva


27 January 2023

RAM Annual Conference | Evolutions in Collecting Art: Practices and Challenges

We are delighted to invite you to the upcoming annual conference of the Responsible Art Market (RAM) Initiative on Friday, 27 January 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This 7th annual RAM conference aims to demystify the collecting journey, unpacking the ethics of collecting contemporary art and the issues which arise in lending to and funding art institutions. Collectors are the life blood of the art market.  As collecting habits evolve, what practices and challenges do collectors and patrons face in their interactions with artists, galleries and institutions ?

25 November 2022
12:15pm - 2:00pm

Exclusive Members Event: Biennale heart@geneva

We are delighted to invite you to our next “exclusive members” event, for a visit of the third biennale of the artistic association heart@geneva  on Friday 25th November 2022 at 12:15 p.m. We will meet at the entrance of the Grand Theatre (Place de Neuve, 1204 Geneva), where we will be welcomed by Mrs Marietta B. Bieri, President and Curator of... View Article

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