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LYNX Summer School "Law and Cultural Heritage Across the Atlantic: Creative Industries between Law & Heritage"

12 June 2023 to 14 June 2023

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca is launching a Summer School that aims to deeply analyze and compare the main legal and managerial challenges that characterise the protection and acknowledgement of contemporary art and cultural heritage in Italy and in the United States. 

The Summer School has two main objectives: 

  • The first is to create a program addressing cultural heritage and art law issues between Italy and the U.S. to improve and strengthen cultural ties between art and cultural heritage professionals, and, by extension, Italian and American publics, in both countries.
  • Second, the School aims to take a case centered approach, using the city of Lucca and its surrounding museums, cultural institutions, and heritage brands, to showcase the myriad of dilemmas and challenges for cultural heritage law to both American cultural heritage professionals unfamiliar with this cultural context and Italian cultural heritage professionals who may not have had such unprecedented access before.

The application deadline is March 31, 2023.
For more information please visit the dedicated website



For the occasion, on June 14, 2023, at 9 pm, in the Cappella Guinigi (Piazza San Francesco, 19 - Lucca), in collaboration with Lucca Film Festival, there will also be an exclusive screening of the documentary 'Stonebreakers', winner of the Best Documentary Film award at the Festival dei Popoli di Firenze, in 2022.

The documentary (in English with Italian subtitles) discusses protests in the United States surrounding Confederate monuments, the increasing importance of these protests, and the monuments' removal in the context of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Participation is free, but you need to register at the following link.