Proliferation of art law blogs, many maintained by law firms with established or newly created art law practices is an indicator of popularity and promise of this exciting field. We invite you to consult the following list of blogs as you are looking for the right attorney to represent you or as you are looking for unique insights into the current issues affecting the arts community.*
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Archaeolaw: The Cultural Property & Archaeology Law Blog is concerned with disputes related to coins, shipwrecks, museums, auction houses and preservation of cultural heritage.
Art and Artifact: Blogger hosted, this is a “weblog dedicated to everything concerning art and the law.”
Art Meets Law:Cristina del Rivero’s blog is dedicated to the most noteworthy legal developments affecting the global art market today and in particular London and New York. Now that the author is permanently based in London (and given the dearth of art law blogs this side of the Atlantic), the focus will be primarily on English rather than New York law.
ArtLaw Blog: maintained by Chicago Art Law Team of Bryan Cave Law Firm.
Art Law Gallery Blog – News & Updates on Legal Issues Facing the Art World: used as attorney advertizing by Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, this blog is one of more than thirty subject specific blogs maintained by the firm.
Art Law Journal, is a blog affiliated with Schlackman IP Law firm in Miami, Fl. It’s mission “to educate those in the business of being creative on using intellectual property laws to protect their creative works. We hope to make intellectual property laws easier to understand by providing easy to read articles that explain concepts in laymen’s terms without all the legal jargon. You will find practical guides, tutorials, forms and contracts to help protect your creative business.”
Art Law London: Paul Howcroft writes about English legal developments relevant to the art world.
Art Law – Recent Developments in Art Litigation and Art Finance: edited by Daniel A. Schnapp, this blog is part of the Fox Rothschild LLP entertainment law practice.
Art Law Report: blog where Nicholas O’Donnell, partner with Sullivan & Worcester, offers “updates and commentary on legal issues in the museum and visual arts community.”
Grossman LLP Art Law Blog offers this firm’s insights into “the important legal issues and developments impacting the art world on a daily basis.”
The Art Law Blog: Donn Zaretsky with John Silberman & Associates comments on various art related topics.
Illicit Cultural Property: Since 2006, Derek Fincham, now Associate Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law, has been publishing his blog on thefts, antiquities looting, and legal developments in the field.
Plundered Art: This blog provides a perspective from the Holocaust Art Restitution Project, which was was co-founded in September 1997 in Washington, DC, by Ori Z. Soltes, Willi Korte, and Marc Masurovsky to document cultural property losses suffered by Jewish individuals, families, and institutions between 1933 and 1945 at the hands of the National Socialists and their Fascist allies across continental Europe; to conduct historical research into the wartime and postwar fate of stolen, confiscated, misappropriated cultural property.
*Disclaimer: The list of blogs is not complete. We continue adding new postings and we welcome your input as we collect our materials.