Re: UNESCO study on international law and mobility of artists, artworks, cultural goods and services
UNESCO has commissioned Richard Poláček, together with Judith Staines, to make a short research project in January/February 2009. This study will provide an overview of the main international legal instruments plus examples of bilateral and multilateral cooperation agreements from around the world with an impact on the mobility of artists, artworks, cultural goods and services. It will also examine obstacles to mobility, present examples of good practice and propose strategies and actions for policy- and decision-makers.
The study was commissioned in the framework of additional assistance to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Cultural Diversity, and as part of the follow up of the Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist (UNESCO, 1980). The final report is intended as an advocacy document examining wider impacts of policy and legislation on the international circulation of artists and their works.
As a significant organisation with experience, knowledge and a strategic role in the field of international cultural mobility, we would like to invite your participation via the online questionnaire at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=eIOg0ndK9JrttBI_2fyk6VEQ_3d_3d
The attached Word version of the questionnaire is also available if you prefer.
The deadline for written contributions is January 31.
Many thanks and we look forward to receiving your contribution.