Category: Art law

Tussle over £10 million Giotto painting ends in stalemate

A £10-million Giotto painting of ‘exceptional cultural and historical importance’ was not lawfully exported from Italy to London, according to the High Court in a judicial review case that arose from a lengthy dispute over the rules on exporting European cultural treasures.

Artist wins her appeal against seizure of whale-bone sculpture

It’s not every case that fuses international law, endangered species, border controls and fine art. But Juliet Forster-Copperi v Director […]