Opportunities: 1 October 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. Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference, Oxford

The conference “aims to raise public awareness and develop understanding of the issues surrounding the protecting of cultural heritage at risk from armed conflict.”

When: 31 October 2015
Where: St John’s College Auditorium, Oxford, UK
Register: No pre-registration
Cost: Free

See: http://ukblueshield.org.uk/events/forthcoming-conferences/conflict-and-cultural-heritage-conference/

2. Multidisciplinary Project on Art Authenticity, Various Events, Idaho

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketchum, Idaho, is hosting an absolutely fascinating series of events around the theme of authenticity in art. Film, lectures, exhibitions, and tours.

When: 25 September until 27 November 2015
Where: The Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, Idaho
Cost: Some free, some paid

See: http://sunvalleycenter.org/events-calendar/big-ideas-multidisciplinary-projects/
Media coverage: http://www.mtexpress.com/arts_and_events/arts/project-will-address-authenticity-in-art/article_7bce7cfe-615b-11e5-92e3-37169e9901c3.html

3. Film series on Nazi looted art, Florida

The Morse Museum’s “Brown Bag Matinee” series for October will focus on the theft and restitution of Nazi-looted art. They even have suggested readings!

When: 12:00–1:00, Fridays in October 2015
Where: The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida
Cost: Free

See: http://www.morsemuseum.org/programs-events/friday-brown-bag-matinees
Media coverage: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orange/winter-park/os-morse-museum-explores-looted-nazi-art-in-film-series-20150923-story.html

4. From the Balkan Wars to ISIS: The Challenge of Safeguarding Manuscripts in Conflict Zones, Panel, London

The Royal Institute of International Affairs is hosting this interesting panel on safeguarding documents during times of conflict as part of the course “Islamic Manuscript Collections in Conflict Zones: Safeguarding Written Heritage”.

When: 1:00–2:00, 6 October 2015
Where: Chatham House, London
Cost: Unclear, please see registration on site

See: https://www.chathamhouse.org/event/balkan-wars-isis-challenge-safeguarding-manuscripts-conflict-zones