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Diploma in Intellectual Property and Collections – Sydney 2019

July 17, 2019 - July 19, 2019


The Institute of Art & Law is for the first time offering its Diploma in Intellectual Property and Collections to museum professionals in Australia and New Zealand.

Intellectual Property (IP) is of increasing importance to all those working in the museum world, especially in the digital age. Many questions arise: What is IP? How can a museum protect its IP? What are the ways in which museums are allowed to use IP-protected works? What new challenges do museums face in this area in the 21st century? The purpose of the Diploma (DipIPC) is to provide answers to these questions – and more.

The course requires no pre-existing knowledge of law and will offer necessary training in hands-on IP management. The focus will be on copyright, explaining the elements of copyright subsistence, the types of works covered, copyright duration, assignment and licensing, infringement and the defences available against claims of infringement, including the ‘fair dealing’ exceptions. The course will also cover moral rights, digital rights management and trade marks, as well as the important area of managing IP aspects of indigenous heritage.

If you work in a museum, gallery, university (or other similar institution, both private and public), and are interested, intrigued or feel overwhelmed and challenged by this vast area of law, then the DipIPC course is for you.

The diploma will cover copyright in regards to both Australia and New Zealand.

Dates: 17-19 July 2019

Times: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm each day

Cost: $1800 ex GST

For a downloadable PDF version of this information, please click here.

Draft programme for Dip IPC 2019

If you have an enquiry about this course, please contact [email protected].

Testimonials from London, June 2018

100% of responds said they would recommend this course to a colleague or friend

“Fascinating and really relevant to my job… I particularly enjoyed the exercises and cases studies that put my learning into practice.” (Exhibitions Registrar, Wellcome Collection, London, UK)

“Extremely engaging. I feel much more confident in this area now.” (Copyright Licensing Executive, Design and Artists Copyright Society [UK equivalent of Viscopy])

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Both Alex and Emily were warm, engaging and knowledgeable. The content and case studies used were relevant and well-explained… Will be relying on this newly-acquired knowledge a lot!” (Rights Manager, Tate, London, UK)


July 17, 2019
July 19, 2019


Sydney University Museums
Manning Road, Camperdown
Sydney, NSW 2050 Australia
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