Opportunities: 25 February 2016


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. Fake: Forgeries by the book (FAKE: Fälschungen, wie sie im Buche stehen), exhibition, Heidelberg

What seems to be an interesting exhibition of book fakes and fake books faked to support fake art! Intricate. An interesting idea for an exhibition.

When: 25 May 2016–26 Feb 2017
Where: Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg
Cost: Free

More Info: http://www.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/ausstellungen/fake2016.html

2. The (W)Hole Picture: the Intersection of Pots, People, and Planes, Lecture, Louisville, KY

Professor Morag Kersel will speak on her long term research into looting in Jordan. Great work and, of course, drones.

When: 25 February 5:00–8:00 PM
Where: University of Louisville, Ekstrom Library
Cost: Free

More Info: http://events.louisville.edu/event/the_whole_picture_the_intersection_of_pots_people_and_planes#.VsdsqMdGJ3M
Contact: stacey.schoen@louisville.edu

3. Bone Rooms, book signing, Cambridge, MA

Samuel Redman will be speaking about his new book, Bone Rooms, which explores the complicated history of museums collecting human remains.

When: 21 April 2016 7:00 PM
Where: Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge, MA
Cost: Free

More Info: http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/samuel-redman-bone-rooms

4. Fake it or Leave It, film programme, Maastricht

A film series focused on art fakes taking part during TEFAF. F for Fake; Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery; The Rape of Europa. In collaboration with The Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH) and Studium Generale.

When: 15 March, 16 March, 17 March 2016, 7:30 PM
Where: Filmtheater Lumiere, Bogaardenstraat 40-B, 6211 SP Maastricht
Cost: €4/€6

More Info: http://www.lumiere.nl/en/program/specials/fake-it-or-leave-it

5. Program Manager for Scholarly and Public Engagement, Job, Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative, Washington DC

What a job! They are looking for a recent PhD for exciting provenance research in both art and antiquities and, if you look closely, partnering with me and my colleagues at Glasgow for starting up an provenance research journal. Two year position, solid pay.

When: Application due 24 March 2016
Where: Washington DC
Pay: $65,000 with health insurance

More Info: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:03pA1qwcdboJ:https://www.acls.org/uploadedFiles/Fellowships_and_Grants/Competitions_and_Deadlines/2016/PublicFellows_SmithsonianProvenanceResearchInitiative.pdf+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk