Kontexte: Recht

Martin Fritz
Art Sciences and Art Education, Expanded Museum Studies
2023S, scientific seminar (SEW), 2.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S04624


Curating and museum work – like most other professional occupations – take place in a legal framework. Even though many constitutions grant freedom of art as a basic human right, this does not mean that there are no rules and regulations to be observed when curating exhibitions or managing institutions. Many of these rules are in no way specific to art, but nevertheless of the outmost importance to successful operations in the arts. In this course, the participants will enjoy a hands-on approach to the basic legal issues at hand. We will begin with basic principles of contracts and agreements and then turn to questions of copyright and the transfer of rights of use.

Examination Modalities

Continuous participation

Key Words

Recht, Institutionskritk, Museologie, Management Kulturpolitik, floor piece, context art


24 March 2023, 09:15–13:00 Seminar Room Postgasse
21 April 2023, 09:15–13:00 Seminar Room Postgasse
19 May 2023, 09:15–13:00 Seminar Room Postgasse

Course Enrolment

From 30 January 2023, 08:00 to 20 March 2023, 00:00
Via online registration

Expanded Museum Studies (Master): Expanded Museum Studies: Expanded Museum Studies 537/002.01

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Wissenschaft, Theorie, Geschichte: Urheberrecht, Vertragsrecht, Medienrecht 567/208.04

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible