Opportunities: 24 March 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. Legal Issues in Museum Administration 2016, Course, Los Angeles and Online

An intensive multi-day course that focuses on key legal issues of concern to museum pros. Co-sponsored by the American Law Institute and the Smithsonian Institute and held at the Getty Centre.

When: 6–8 April
Where: Getty Center, Los Angeles
Cost: $1299/$999/$299

More Info: https://www.ali-cle.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=courses.course&course_code=CX006&utm_source=Informz&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=CLE-CX006

2. How Antiquities Fuel Modern Conflicts, Talk, New Haven, CT

Presented by Jason Lyall, this talk will explore the relationship between cultural destruction and cycles of violence and victimization in modern conflicts. RSVP by 11 April.

When: 12 April 2016, 12:00–13:00
Where: Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT
Cost: Free

More Info: http://ungc.yale.edu/calendar/multimedia-presentation-how-antiquities-fuel-modern-conflicts
Register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=m9ugrqeab&oeidk=a07ecd89jrl6f86cd35

3. PhD Studentship Looking at New Chemical Approaches to Fingerprint Development and the Tackling of Heritage Crime, Loughborough University

Are you a forensic chemist into heritage crime research? A great PhD funding opportunity. Only open to UK/EU applicants.

When: Closes 31 March 2016
Where: Loughborough University Department of Chemistry
Pay: Tuition and £14,296 per annum

More Info: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AMY308/phd-studentship-looking-at-new-chemical-approaches-to-fingerprint-development-and-the-tackling-of-heritage-crime/

4. Picasso’s returned “La Coiffeuse”, Exhibit, Paris

The painting, stolen in 2001 and seized by US customs in a package indicating it was a $37 gift, will be on display for a one day “micro-festival” and visitors can chat with the restoration team.

When: 24 March, 19:00–21:00
Where: Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Cost: Free

More Info: http://theartnewspaper.com/news/centre-pompidou-s-stolen-picasso-goes-back-on-show-after-15-years/

5. Legacies of Collecting, Collaboration and Co-production: The British Museum and West Africa, PhD Studentship, University of Brighton

A collaborative AHRC PhD scholarship between Brighton and the British Museum focused on the BM’s post war African collections and collecting.

When: 7 April 2016 deadline
Where: University of Brighton UK
Pay: £14,296 plus £550 additional stipend payment

More Info: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ANE866/phd-studentship-legacies-of-collecting-collaboration-and-co-production-the-british-museum-and-west-africa/
Contact: c.wintle@brighton.ac.uk

6. Culture in Crisis, Workshop, New Haven, CT

“This event will convene stakeholders and decision-makers to discuss ways to help inform the current situation, especially on efficient response to looting, illicit trade, and the destruction of sites.” I will be speaking at this event.

When: 11 April 2016, 11:00–16:00
Where: West Campus, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Cost: Free

More Info: http://ungc.yale.edu/calendar/culture-crisis-workshop-institute-preservation-cultural-heritage

7. The future of archaeology: Space-based approaches to ancient landscapes, Lecture, New Haven, CT

Dr Sarah Parcak will be talking about how satellite technologies can assist in the mapping of ongoing looting in the Middle East.

When: 6 April 2016, 5:00 PM
Where: Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT
Cost: Free

More Info: http://ungc.yale.edu/calendar/future-archaeology-space-based-approaches-ancient-landscapes
Contact: laurie.batza@yale.edu