Natalie Olszowy

Natalie obtained her LLB from the University of Exeter in 2019. She subsequently graduated with a Masters degree in Socio-Legal Research from University of Exeter in 2020 with a dissertation titled Application of Lex Situs and Lex Originis in Cross-Border Cultural Property Disputes – An Empirical Study of the Relevant Case Law.

Being awarded a 1+3 SWDTP ESRC studentship, Natalie is currently undertaking a PhD in Law.

Research Interests

Natalie’s research focuses on legal issues surrounding cultural heritage trade and art restitution as well as obstacles and opportunities arising for the cultural sector. Her PhD explores the impact of social media and blockchain on the antiquities sale. The thesis explores international and national regulation aiming to tackle illicit trade in cultural artefacts and its shortcomings posed by the development of digital technologies.

Select Outputs

K. Walsh, A. Wallace, M. Pavis, N. Olszowy, J. Griffin, N. Hawkins (2021). “Intellectual Property Rights and Access in Crisis“, International Review of Industrial Property and Copyright Law 52,  379-46.

Select Conference Appearances

“Art and Money Laundering – Art Crime and Crimes Against Art Through Blockchain Based Currencies”, The Amelia Conference, ARCA’s Annual Interdisciplinary Art Crime Conference, Italy, August 2022.

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