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Museums, Foundations & Philanthropists

Public enjoyment of art is something to which Boodle Hatfield is very committed, one example being our sponsorship of and participation in Mayfair Art Weekend.

Our team enjoys relationships with a number of museums, foundations and public institutions either acting as a trustee or through our professional relationships. Some of these organisations include the William Morris Gallery, the Royal College of Music, the Friends of the Bargello, the Arts Council England and numerous private foundations and trusts.

In 2013, we sponsored Houghton Revisited, which saw the return to Norfolk of 200 paintings first accumulated by Robert Walpole and sold by his heirs to Catherine the Great. The paintings had remained in Russia since 1979 but for six months they were returned to the UK and exhibited in their original glory at Houghton Hall.

We regularly advise museums on issues such as their loan documentation (ensuring that it adequately protects both their interests and those of the lender) and changes to the Government Indemnity Scheme, whilst also keeping them abreast of other more general changes in the law that might affect them.

We act for a number of philanthropic families and individuals who have a passion for the arts and socially responsible activities, and we recognise their significance and importance to our clients. We offer them legal and practical advice on the best way to manage loans, gifts and bequests.

We also assist those who wish to establish a charitable foundation for the arts, act as trustees if requested and give ongoing advice for the charity’s day-to-day management including assisting with good governance.

Contact a member of our Art Law & More team. 

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Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

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Mayfair Office

6 Grosvenor Street
London
W1K 4PZ

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

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Oxford office

6 Worcester Street
Oxford
OX1 2BX

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

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