I am researching the nuances surrounding the ownership rights of art donated to a public building. If something is given to a permanent collection, can it ever be sold or moved? There is no real documentation or contract. Are there some reference works that can help me figure this out?
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There are several books on Art Law. Look for the 3-volume set by Lerner & Bressler, for example.
Also see the Supreme Court decision in the case called Community for Creative Nonviolence v. Reid.