Art and Museum Law: Cases and Materials
Phelan, Marilyn E.
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The art world has long had a symbiotic relationship with museums, which provide important assistance in the development and promotion of artists. Art and Museum Law provides a survey of legal issues that are relevant to artists, art institutions, collectors of art, and museums displaying art and artifacts. It provides recent court decisions; examples of relevant ethical, sociological, political and legal conflicts; and nearly 50 problems posed for analysis. By addressing issues ranging from whether paintings by elephants constitute “art” to whether a museum is liable for a defamatory email sent by an employee, Lind, Jarvis and Phelan raise issues that are enjoyable as well as informative. The comprehensive and diverse materials are intended to be used by those studying these issues in law schools, art institutes and museum studies programs.