Research Institutes

Non-exhaustive list of research centres completely or partially involved in this field.

The Art-Law Centre, closely linked to the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva, regularly organizes symposia, conferences and seminars and publishes research in the field of art law

The Centre of Studies on the International Legal Cooperation (CECOJI) is a mixed research unit associating the University of Poitiers and the National Centre for Scientific Research. The CECOJI is made of several teams that undertake research in diverse disciplinary fields of law, including cultural property law.

The Cultural Heritage Law program of DePaul University College of Law of Chicago, which is linked with Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT), organizes courses on Art and Law and offers students opportunities to explore externship and internship placements in this rapidly growing area of law.

The International Research Group (GDRI) on « Patrimoine culturel et droit de l’art » (Cultural Heritage and Art Law) of the University Jean Monnet Paris-Sud 11, involves issues of illicit trafficking of cultural property, notably through a research programme in comparative law, which associates many international partners.


The Institute of Art and Law is a small British independent research and educational organization which analyses the interface between the world of art and antiquities and that of law.

The Law Faculty Jean Moulin Lyon III has an Institut de Droit de l'Art et de la Culture.

The European University Institute (EUI) of Florence has a Working Group specialized in cultural heritage. The Working Group on Cultural Heritage aims to provide a forum for the exploration of issues related to cultural heritage, cultural property and the law.

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