Welcome to the
Art Law Association of Spain, ADA
ADA is a non-profit, educational organisation whose primary objective is to provide education and professional development for lawyers and art-world professionals within Spain and Latin America in the field of art law.
What is
Art law is a multidisciplinary area of legal practice which is concerned with all aspects of the law as it relates to the visual arts. It encompasses the legal, public policy and ethical issues that concern artists, museums, collectors, auction houses, art dealers, galleries and others working in the visual arts field. Topics include the legal aspects of art transactions, issues of authentication within the art market, artist rights, the international movement of art in times of peace and war and the preservation and protection of art and cultural property.
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Mission, vision and values of ADA
ADA organises events such as conferences, seminars and workshops to elicit dialogue and in-depth examination of legal and business issues in the art world. These exchanges take place in various settings allowing for widespread attendance and participation. ADA serves as a networking platform for art-world professionals and legal advisors to the art market.
Membership of ADA is composed principally of lawyers but is also open to all those working in the arts sector including artists, dealers, galleries, auctioneers, art advisors, museum curators and administrators. For full details please see “membership” section of the website. Membership of ADA is open to applicants from overseas.