Expanded IFAR Website Offers Two Major New Resources
IFAR is pleased to introduce its redesigned and expanded Website (still www.ifar.org). The site continues to provide information about IFAR’s activities and services, including a comprehensive index to our publications going back to 1979.
But now, visitors can experience two new exciting resources:
• The ART LAW & CULTURAL PROPERTY WEBSITE and
• The CATALOGUES RAISONNÉS DATABASES
The Art Law & Cultural Property Website will help users navigate the increasingly large and complex body of legislation and case law relating to the acquisition, ownership, and authenticity of art objects. It has two principal components:
• International Cultural Property Ownership and Export Legislation (ICPOEL) gathered from close to 100 countries
• Case Law and Statutes — summaries of legal cases in IFAR’s primary fields of interest.
The site also provides a glossary, images of artworks that figure in the cases, a section on Professional Guidelines, information on contacting foreign government officials, summary overviews of each country’s ownership and export legislation, and the full text of key documents — in the original language and also English translation.
IFAR salutes the donors who have made the Art Law & Cultural Property Initiative possible, including the
THE CATALOGUES RAISONNÉS DATABASES
This sector unveils two integrated electronic databases — one for published catalogues raisonnés, the other for catalogues in preparation — that can be search individually or in unison. These unique databases are a gateway to information about catalogues raisonnés — critical tools for researching the provenance and attribution of works of art.
IFAR thanks the donors who have made it possible to produce these bibliographic databases – in particular, The Henry Luce Foundation, which provided a seed grant in 2004;Dedalus Foundation; the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation; Robert Lehman Foundation; Florence Gould Foundation; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation; and The Ida and William Rosenthal Foundation.
The Art Law Website and the Catalogues Raisonnés Databases, representing years of research, are major investments for IFAR. Their launch is just a first step. They are, in fact, “living” resources that will continually be expanded and updated. We invite you to use these new tools, alert us to additional material, and show your appreciation.