The ICOM Legal Affairs Committee (01/01/2020-31/12/2022) is a Standing Committee of ICOM to advise the Executive Board and the Advisory Council of ICOM.
The purpose and missions of the Committee are to provide expertise on legal issues of interest to the museum community, such as but not limited to cultural heritage, intellectual property and information technology laws.
The Committee assists ICOM in advancing and promoting knowledge, best practices and informed action focusing on legal issues for museums and museum professionals. The Committee shall notably:
- Advise the Executive Board and the Secretariat on legal issues topical, affecting museums, museum professionals, art and cultural heritage and more generally on legal issues in relation with ICOM stakes and challenges.
- Provide opinio juris to ICOM and ICOM Members in order for them to act with due diligence with respect to legal matters.
- Advocate on legal issues affecting the museum community.
- Raise awareness on new legal issues interesting the museum community.
Chair: Goranka HORJAN (Croatia).
Members: Yaniv BENHAMOU (Switzerland), Jean-François CANAT (France), Marie CORNU (France), Manlio FRIGO (Italy), Benjamin GOES (Belgium), Monika HAGEDORN-SAUPE (Germany), Lynda H. KNOWLES (United States), Orit LEV SEGEV (Israel), F. Makeen MAKEEN (United-Kingdom), Caroline Joëlle NWABUEZE (South Africa), Laura PÉREZ DÍAZ (Dominican Republic), Ganga RAUTELA (India) and Elizabeth VARNER (United-States).
Ex officio: Emma NARDI (Italy) (President of ICOM), Antonio RODRIGUEZ (United States) (Chair of the ICOM Advisory Council)