Questions & Answers<p>Some frequently asked questions</p>

Questions & Answers

Some frequently asked questions

Artists' Archives

An archive maintained continuously and systematically, even if rudimentary, will be invaluable.


Artists contract with studio assistants, galleries, collectors, providers of artist’s residencies, museums, art suppliers, art storage companies & insurers.


Copyright is an exclusive right which allows artists to control whether their work can be reproduced or transformed or adapted into a ‘derivative work’.

Moral Rights

Moral rights protect the non-economic interest of the artist. They acknowledge the fact that artists invest in their work emotionally and/or intellectually.

Relationship with Galleries

Galleries are the most common business partner of artists, and as a result, their most frequent co-contractor.

Relationship with Museums

How can I place my work(s) in a museum? Can I subject a loan, gift or bequest to conditions? How do I stand to benefit from a gift, bequest or sale to a museum?

The Artist’s Resale Right (ARR)

In England, the ARR entitles authors of original works of art and their successors in title to a royalty each time one of their works is resold through an auction house.

The Catalogue Raisonné

A catalogue raisonné is a publication documenting an artist’s works and creative career which is widely recognised as the most authoritative and reliable source of information on an artist’s oeuvre.

Wills & Estate Planning

A will is a document drafted to express and record a person's wishes as to how their property (or estate) is to be dealt with after their death.

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