The Foundation has made supporting and incentivising rigorous, innovative legal studies in the field of art one of its goals. In pursuit of that objective the Foundation has set up the following projects:
The Rodrigo Uría Meruéndano Art Law Award reflects the Foundation’s ongoing support and promotion of innovative legal studies regarding the art world. These include legal studies on artists, works and the dissemination of cultural assets that are a source of knowledge, vehicle for cultural exchange, medium for the expression of ideas and an invitation to aesthetic appreciation.
The accolade is also in memory of the illustrious lawyer and patron of the arts, Rodrigo Uría Meruéndano, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Prado Museum (2004-2007) and first Chairman of the Professor Uría Foundation.
The Ibero-American Art Law Yearbook includes the winners of the Rodrigo Uría Meruéndano Art Law Award and other articles selected for publication.
The Yearbook publishes articles of rigorous academic merit that, with originality and a deft hand, examine some of the most prominent issues in the art world, specifically visual arts, an area in which Uría Menéndez plays an important role. These articles are in Spanish only.
The goal of this seminar, which results from a cooperation agreement between the Prado Museum and the Professor Uría Foundation, is to encourage the study of art law in order to contribute, from a legal perspective, to the development and protection of Spain’s rich and varied cultural heritage including, in particular, its art.