Irini Stamatoudi has assembled in this Research Handbook an important collection of essays written by an impressive group of high-level scholars. Their contributions cover various aspects of the protection of cultural heritage.
The reader gets a comprehensive analysis of the complex and interesting relationship between intellectual property and cultural heritage law. The first and second part of this book deal with different issues of intellectual property rights, such as copyright, trademark or patent law. The third part explores politics and policies that are associated with protecting cultural heritage. The final part of the book covers special issues and specific challenges faced by cultural heritage institutions concerning their roles and functions.
I chose this book for our law collection because it offers an excellent combination of contributions from leading experts. This handbook will particularly appeal to researchers in the fields of cultural heritage and art law, cultural heritage management and intellectual property law. Furthermore, it will be key reading for academics, students, policy makers and practitioners who have to deal with these themes in their everyday work.