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Andrea Wallace

Lecturer

Andrea joined the University of Exeter as a Lecturer in Law in August 2017. She is completing her PhD in Cultural Heritage Law with the CREATe RC UK Centre Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy at the University of Glasgow in partnership with the National Library of Scotland.

Andrea previously received an LLM, cum laude, from Radboud University in the Netherlands, a JD, magna cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also a registered attorney with the Illinois Bar.

Research interests

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Art Law
  • Cultural Heritage Law
  • Digital Humanities
  • Visual Studies
  • Museum Studies

Andrea works at the intersections of copyright, cultural institutions, and the public domain. Her research considers the impact of digital technologies on the preservation and dissemination of cultural heritage and the obstacles and opportunities presented by the digital realm. She frequently writes and presents on open culture and the impact that a claim to copyright in reproductions has on meaningful access to and reuse of our common cultural heritage in the public domain.

Recently, Andrea completed the Display At Your Own Risk, a research-led exhibition experiment featuring digital surrogates of public domain works made available by cultural institutions. Her work has been about by Hyperallergic and curated in the group exhibition No Copyright Infringement Intended.

She's currently working on a new resource called the Copyright Cortex, which catalogues material about copyright and digital cultural heritage to provide the GLAM sector with scholarly commentary, practical guidance, and real world case studies all in one place.

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