The latest edition of Lexology Art Law – Italy, written by Giuseppe Calabi and Andrea Buticchi, with contribution and support from the entire CBM&Partners – Studio Legale team, offers a useful tool for analyzing Italian legislation relating to art law, with a focus on the new issues related to artificial intelligence (AI), NFTs and new regulatory and case-law developments in these areas. The publication represents a thorough review of various aspects of art law, including purchase and sale, export and import controls, taxation, art loans, intellectual property rights, agency, consignment of items, auctions, spoliations during the Nazi era, museum loans, cultural heritage, anti-money laundering, CITES enforcement, consumer protection, art market regulation and recent trends.

Among the new contents of this edition of Lexology Art Law – Italy, we highlight the two circulars issued by the Ministry of Culture aimed at clarifying interpretative doubts relating to the criteria for approving or denying the export of a cultural asset and modifying the previous regulations on temporary import and shipping certificates. There is also a focus on administrative jurisprudence, which in 2023 expressed some important principles regarding cultural heritage protection. There is a specific section dedicated to the digital art and the digitization of cultural heritage. This new edition of Lexology Art Law – Italy, with its focus on AI and art, aims at providing readers with a comprehensive understanding of the evolving landscape of art law in Italy.

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