The contemporary conception of art copyright, intellectual property and image ownership originated during the early modern period. Still today, the sale, conservation and restoration of renaissance artwork and objects are tied to the legal system in which these enterprises are performed. The Laws of Art is an interdisciplinary session to discuss varying perspectives on the convergence of art and law.
Submissions are encouraged from scholars and professionals in art history, law, archeology, history, public policy, museum studies, classics, art conservation, and beyond. Suggested topics include, but are by no means limited to:
Historical perspectives on the interrelationship between art and law
Influence of early modern law on artists, printmakers, publishers, artwork and cartography
Consequences of current conflicts on art, cultural heritage sites and objects dating from the early modern period
Perspectives concerning notions of originality and authenticity of renaissance artwork
The legal aspects of the conservation of objects, sites, and/or structures
Representations of the legal community in art
- Historical origins and relationship between cultural property and intellectual
Please submit an abstract (max. 150 words), CV (max. 300 words in list/bullet-point format) and keywords to Sarah Rabinowe at firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 May 2016. Invitations to participate in the session will be sent by May 28, with final confirmation requested by June 3.