ANN: Exporting Art: A seminar on the policy and rules pertaining to the export of artworks, Institute of Art and Law (London, 15 Feb 2022)

We are happy to announce our next seminar, which will run on 15 February 2022 in partnership with Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP at their offices in London. The topic will be the export of works of art and will feature a number of experts discussing the challenges and new developments in this area, both in the UK and internationally. This will be an in-person event – our first in nearly two years – and we hope to see many of you there. (Note that the international panel comparing export systems will be virtual.)

The event will be introduced and presided over by Clare Maurice, founding partner of Maurice Turnor Gardner. The topics and speakers will be as follows:

  • ‘Exporting objects of cultural interest from the UK: an overview’ – Lord Inglewood, former Chair of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest
  • Panel discussion, ‘UK export controls in practice’ – Anastasia Tennant, Senior Policy Adviser in Museums and Cultural Property, Arts Council England; Clarissa Vallat, Senior Director, Sotheby’s Tax and Heritage
  • ‘An update on recent changes to the UK export rules’ – Vittoria Mastrandrea, PhD candidate, London School of Economics
  • ‘Importing cultural goods into the EU’ – Fionnuala Rogers, Solicitor, Director, Canvas Art Law
  • VIRTUAL Panel discussion, ‘Comparing art export rules internationally (Italy, France, Germany, Canada)’ – Giuseppe Calabi, Managing Partner, CBM & Partners, Milan; Anne-Sophie Nardon, Managing Partner, Borghese Associés, Paris; Dr Mara Wantuch-Thole, Founding Partner, Wantuch Thole Volhard, Berlin; François Le Moine, Counsel, Sarrazin Plourde, Montreal
  • With more to be confirmed shortly

Date: Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Time: 9.00 am (registration) to 1.00 pm. A light lunch will follow.

Location: Kindly hosted by Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP, Milton House, 1 Milton Street, London EC2Y 9BH

Cost: £96.00 (incl. VAT). 50% off for IAL, UKRG and BADA members.

Book your spot here

If you need assistance, write to For those interested in the topic but unable to attend in person, a recording of the event can be purchased here. For more on export law in the UK and elsewhere, read our most recent blog posts on the topic.