Alicja Jagielska-Burduk

Legal counsellor in the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Bydgoszcz, Poland (passed the solicitor’s examination in 2011), PhD (Adam Mickiewicz University Poland),  LLD (University of Opole), MBA (WSB University in Gdańsk, Poland), expert in legal issues related to culture and the art market.  She has successfully advised business enterprises. In her practice, she has also assisted business entities in the art sector, cultural organizations, private actors, and NGOs. She drafted contracts regarding exhibitions, the art market, and publishing agreements.

She prepared an expert report within the framework of the Countrywide Heritage Protection Programme as part of the panel of experts established by the National Institute of Museology and Collection Protection (Competence Centre of Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage) (2015). In 2014, the government of Poland nominated her as a mediator at the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to Its Countries of Origin or Its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation. In 2020, she was selected as an arbitrator for the Arbitrator Pool of the Court of Arbitration for Art  (CafA) in Hague.

She is the holder of the chair UNESCO on the Cultural Property Law of the University of Opole. She also co-chairs TIAMSA Legal within The International Art Market Studies Association, which gathers together art world professionals and scholars. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Santander Art and Culture Law Review. She was a visiting scholar at the Law School, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in Australia, University of California, Berkeley, and received a UNIDROIT fellowship funded by the UNIDROIT Governing Council Members. Recently, she has been involved in the UNIDROIT Academic Project and works on the international legal status of collections of works of art. In 2022, her nomination as correspondent of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) for Poland for three years ( 2022-2025) was approved.


Andrzej Jakubowski

Lawyer and art historian (University of Warsaw), PhD (European University Institute in Florence), expert in the broadly-defined areas of cultural law, cultural heritage, and the art market.

He has experience in providing services to public administration entities, particularly in the scientific and cultural sector. Andrzej has prepared contracts related to the conduct of exhibition and publishing activities, trade in works of art and scientific projects, and participated in many research projects commissioned by European Union institutions, both as a member of consortia of law firms and scientific institutions. As an expert in the field of cultural heritage protection law, he also worked for the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the National Institute of Museums and Public Collections. In 2014, he was nominated as Poland’s representative to UNESCO on the list of mediators and members of conciliation committees for settling disputes concerning the return of cultural assets in cases of illegal trade.

Andrzej serves as chairman of the Committee for Participation in Global Management of Cultural Heritage of the International Law Association (ILA) and is deputy editor-in-chief of Santander Art and Culture Law Review, the only Polish legal journal on cultural heritage and the art market. He is also the author of numerous publications on the protection and management of cultural heritage in both international and European law. He was a scholarship recipient of the Max-Plank-Institut für ausländisches and internationales Privatrecht in Hamburg and the Foundation for Polish Science, among others.