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Property Law, Cultural Property and Heritage

Cultural Property and Heritage law is an area where property law, international law, art law, heritage law and intellectual property law intersect. It concerns the repatriation and restitution of cultural objects; the illicit trade in antiquities; the return of human remains to source communities and nations; and the management of domestic archaeological and natural resources. This area of law began to develop as a separate discipline since the middle of the 20th Century and is now a site of increasing activity both in the UK and internationally.


Dr Tatiana Flessas

Professor Dame Sarah Worthington

Research students

Michelle Hughes

Vittoria Mastrandrea

Reem Moustafa

Recent publications