Links of Interest

The Dream Garden

  • The Dream Garden, a spectacular mosaic mural (50′ x 16′), created by Maxfield Frederick Parrish and the Tiffany Studios, installed in the lobby of the Curtis Building (6th and Walnut Streets) in 1916, across from Independence Hall in Philadelphia.   Designated as the City’s first historic object in 1998 under the Philadelphia Historic Preservation Ordinance.  Owned by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  Photograph: Jeffery Totaro © 2000, courtesy Association for Public Art.

Arts and Art Law, Copyright, Cultural Heritage Law, Trademark and Public Art

Americans for the Arts

The Art Law Blog

ArtsJournal Newsletters

Artist Rights. A collaboration between the National Coalition Against Censorship & The Center for Democracy and Technology.  The site has a terrific  case law library of cases on protected v. unprotected speech, speech regulated for its content or viewpoint, contracts, and protected v. unprotected speech, contracts, and copyright & fair use.

Association for Public Art.  The aPA commissions, preserves, interprets & promotes public art in Philadelphia.  It also offers Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO, a free, innovative program that invites you to stop, look, listen, and experience public art in a new light.

Center for Art Law.  The Center for Art Law is a Brooklyn, New York-based nonprofit with a mission to offer educational resources and programming for the advancement of a vibrant arts and law community. 

Center for the Future of Museums.  The Center for the Future of Museums, in collaboration with its community, works to monitor cultural, technological, political and economic trends that matter to museums, equip museums to help their communities address future challenges, and build strong connections among museums and educational, corporate, civic, nonprofit, and government organizations.

Copyright and Fair Use, published by Stanford University Libraries, provides an overview of copyright and fair use.

The Lawyers Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation.   The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) is a not-for-profit organization that fosters the stewardship of the objects, places, and traditions that define us as societies, nations, civilizations, and even human beings.

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA) empowers artists by securing free legal assistance and resources in order to support a thriving culture of creativity in the greater Philadelphia region. We connect low income artists and inventors, artist collectives, and small budget arts and cultural organizations with volunteer lawyers who contribute over $1 million in pro bono legal services each year.  There are a number of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts organization throughout the United States, which are listed in the National VLA Directory, published by the St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA).

Public Art Dialogue.  Public Art Dialogue (PAD) is an organization devoted to public art.  It publishes the PAD Newsletter and its scholarly journal, Public Art Dialogue, serves as a forum for critical discourse and commentary about the practice of public art defined as broadly as possible to include memorials, object art, murals, urban and landscape design projects, social interventions, performance art, and web-based work.

UNESCO World Heritage Centre.    The World Heritage Centre is at the forefront of the international community’s efforts to protect and preserve.  UNESCO also publishes a List of National Cultural Heritage Laws.

United States Copyright Office.  The mission of the U.S. Copyright Office is to promote creativity and free expression by administering the nation’s copyright laws and by providing impartial, expert advice on copyright law and policy for the benefit of all.

United States Patent and Trademark Office.  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.

Information Technology, Privacy and Cybersecurity

Information Week Online


Privacy Foundation

The Privacy Page

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity – National Institute of Standards and Technology

Business Information Security: The Fundamentals

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