On 11 - 15 July, Riga Graduate School of Law, supported by the Nordplus Higher Education Programme, is organizing an intensive course on “Introduction to Art Law in the Baltic-Nordic Region” – a good basis for Art Law development in Latvia. The main target is to present an overview of the international legal framework, to clarify what is art/artistic craftsmanship and its special legal status, to address questions of copyright and moral rights of artists, to develop intelligence in recovery of stolen and looted art, to provide a notion of contract drafting nuances, and to gain an understanding of underwater archaeology, operation of museums and galleries, legal issues in managing public and private art, regulation of street art, and other issues.
The event will involve forty students from five countries (Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia) and eight different universities. Twelve representatives will be from Latvia, from RGSL and the University of Latvia. The event includes ten different lecture courses.
RGSL director Karina Kulberga says: “RGSL core values involve highly educated teaching staff and high quality education. Additionally, we want to provide our students and others interested with new themes which may improve legal protection theoretically and practically. We are honoured that the course is supported by the Nordplus Higher Education Programme. This will give a boost to student development and allow us to work with highly professional lecturers. As this is the first event covering Art Law in the Baltic-Nordic region, we hope that it will be just the first step in developing the genre.”