Open lecture | Alicja Jagielska-Burduk | NOV. 29, online

Art Market – In search for new developments

Alicja Jagielska-Burduk | UNESCO Chair on Cultural Property Law, University of Opole


November 29, 2 p.m. (Lisbon time) – online

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The presentation focuses on the art market’s legal challenges and the search for new tools supporting the fight with illicit traffic. The issues of due diligence, provenance, the role of inventories, and online tools, together with the intensification of cooperation between all stakeholders, will be raised. Some remarks will be made in light of the current geopolitical situation and how the bottom-up initiatives can be complementary to already existing mechanisms.
This lecture is part of the Post-Graduate course in Art Market and Collecting at NOVA FCSH, an advanced training offered by the IHA in conjunction with the Department of Art History and partners such as Palácio do Correio Velho and Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga.


Alicja Jagielska-Burduk
PHD, MBA, legal counsellor, UNESCO Chair on Cultural Property Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Opole. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Santander Art and Culture Law Review. She specializes in cultural management, encompassing the issues of participation and access to culture and cultural heritage. In the course of her research and legal practice she has gained considerable expertise in the culture sector, including focus group analysis in relation to various stakeholders and groups of interest. She co-edited the volume on Legal Issues in Cultural Heritage Management: A Polish Perspective (Peter Lang, 2016). She is involved in the UNIDROIT Academic Project and Common Core of European Private Law project. Her recently published book is Cultural Heritage as a Legal Hybrid: Between Public and Private Law (Springer, 2022).
In 2014, the government of Poland nominated her as a mediator at the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to Its Countries of Origin or Its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation. In 2020, she was selected as an arbitrator for the Arbitrator Pool of the Court of Arbitration for Art (CafA) in Hague. In June 2022 UNIDROIT Governing Council appointed her as a Correspondent of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) for Poland for three years (June 2022 to May 2025).
She is member of the National Council of Attorneys at Law in Poland (Krajowa Rada Radców Prawnych – Krajowa Izba Radców Prawnych) and the Center for Research and Legislative Studies of the National Council of Attorneys at Law in Poland (OBSiL – Ośrodek Badań, Studiów i Legislacji Krajowej Rady Radców Prawnych).