Museum Law J-Term Course
Museums must comply with a myriad of laws regulating virtually every aspect of their organization and operation. While some of these laws apply to businesses in general. Some apply to nonprofit charitable organizations of all kinds and others are unique to the museum community. This course will provide an overview of museum law. Including a discussion of issues relating to museum organization and governance. Museum personnel and facilities. Museum intellectual and cultural property, and funding for museums. Students will also gain a working knowledge of how a variety of basic legal concepts arise in the museum setting. This course will provide a foundation on which to pursue a career working for and with museums.
Eight Virtual Meetings between 12/28/2020-1/20/2021
Suitable for law students, lawyers, and museum studies and arts administration graduate students.
- 1 credit for law students (750 minutes)
- $600 for attorneys
- $200 for museum professionals