DROIT DE SUITE

BY ALAN OSBORN AND KEITH NUTHALL
HOW will Britain's museums be affected now that the UK is about to fall into line with other European countries and introduce a so-called droit de suite (NOTE: in italics), giving artists the right to a percentage of the price when their works are re-sold?

A long-anticipated European Union directive on this matter has now been agreed between EU government ministers and the European Parliament and should become European law before the end of the year.

Essentially this means that the creator of a work of art ...


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