Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:40 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: Marriott Grand Ballroom 1
    Floor: Lobby Level, North Tower

    When a museum, university, or other institution takes a donation in return for naming rights, later that name may no longer be considered “suitable.” Divesting oneself from a problematic donor who has a named arena, museum, or other facility is fraught with complications. Oftentimes contractual obligations are in conflict with no longer wanting to be associated with a disgraced individual. The facility’s name itself may even be the issue when the name is no longer appropriate for other reasons. This panel discusses legal and logistical issues confronting museums and other entities who find themselves bearing an undesirable name.
    The Section held a virtual business meeting prior to the Annual Meeting. 

Session Speakers
Organization: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Organization: University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

Organization: Saint Louis University School of Law

Organization: Museum of Us

Session Fees
  • Art Law, Co-Sponsored by Contracts, Intellectual Property, and Trusts and Estates - When Taking a Donation in Return for Naming Rights Becomes a Liability: $0.00