“Collecting, buying, selling, preserving and promoting cultural goods, whether fine art, archaeological objects or decorative arts, is now global. Oddly, rules and practices have remained very local, save for ICOM’s efforts at the institutional level and UNESCO’s endeavours to help preserve national cultural heritage and combat illicit trafficking. This book is designed to help the collector and their advisers navigate the maze.
Each chapter of The Art Collecting Legal Handbook will address a number of issues from the perspective of a different jurisdiction. The format of the chapters will follow a questionnaire thus enabling readers to make quick and accurate comparisons.”