Opportunities: 3 December 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. Art, Culture, Heritage, Socio-Legal Studies Conference, Lancaster, UK

Call for abstracts. Janet Ulph and Charlotte Woodhead are convening a stream at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference focused on various related issues including the illicit trade in cultural objects. The conference is from 5 to 7 April 2016.

When: 18 January 2016 (submission deadline)
Where: University of Lancaster
Cost: Conference fees apply

More Info: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/law/slsa2016/streams-and-themes/art-culture-and-heritage/
Contact: janet.ulph@le.ac.uk

2. Dance of the Maize God, Screening and Q&A, Glasgow

The Trafficking Culture Project and Hunterian Museum are hosting a screening of Dance of the Maize God, a film about the looting and trafficking of Maya antiquities. After the film Prof. Simon Mackenzie and I will hold a Q&A about artefact smuggling and the Maya. All are welcome.

When: 3 December, 5:00 PM
Where: Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Cost: Free

More Info: http://traffickingculture.org/news/screening-of-dance-of-the-maize-god-at-hunterian-museum-glasgow-3-dec/
Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dance-of-the-maize-god-film-screening-and-panel-discussion-tickets-19406720022

3. The Missing: Rebuilding the past, Exhibition, New York

“The Missing: Rebuilding the Past is the first exhibit to showcase the efforts of artists and scholars to resist ISIS and other forms of destruction of the past through creative and innovative reactions, protests, and reconstructions.” Curated by Erin Thompson and Thalia Vrachopoulos

When: 9 December–5 February, 1–5 PM, Monday–Friday
Where: Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 860 11th Avenue, New York
Cost: Free

More Info: http://www.themissingexhibit.com/