Opportunities: 24 September 2015


Learning, networking, conference and employment opportunities in cultural property, art crime research, antiquities trafficking research, provenance studies, and related things. Postings are not endorsements.

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1. National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition, Chicago

The competition attracts teams from law schools across the USA as well as leading experts in the field of Cultural Heritage, Art, and Antiquities law. This year’s competition “will focus on the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and other procedural issues raised by a suit brought in U.S. court by the Acropolis Museum against the British Museum seeking restitution to Greece of the Parthenon Marbles”.

When: 26–27 February 2016
Where: DePaul University, Chicago
Register by: 19 November 2015
Cost: $450 per team

See: http://law.depaul.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/center-for-art-museum-cultural-heritage-law/our-work/moot-court-competeition

2. The Art Newspaper, Paid Editorial Internship, London

What a spectacular opportunity to gain experience in arts reporting: a rare paid internship! This one is for three months with The Art Newspaper in London.

Application deadline: 10am, 29 September 2015
Starts: 20 October 2015
Location: London

See: http://www.theartnewspaper.com/jobs/159144/

3. Assistant, Export Licensing, Arts Council England, London

Part of the Collections and Cultural Property team, these are the folks that give official authorization for cultural objects to leave the UK, either because they have been sold or because they are being loaned. A part time entry/experienced level position for someone with an interest in cultural property.

Application deadline: 28 September 2015
Location: London

See: http://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6170847/assistant-export-licensing/?LinkSource=PremiumListing

4. Stolen Gods: Researching the illicit trade in looted antiquities, Public Lecture, Glasgow

I’ll be giving a free public lecture at the Kelvingrove Museum for the Glasgow Exploration. Just a short talk, but will be taking questions afterwards in the pub across the street :)

When: 25th of September from 3 until 3:30pm
Where: Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow
Cost: Free

See: http://traffickingculture.org/news_article/donna-yates-giving-a-free-public-lecture-for-the-glasgow-explorathon-25-sep/