Opportunities: 4 Aug 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. Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime, Postgraduate Certificate, Online via University of Glasgow

Only three more weeks left to register for the PGCert in Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime taught online via the University of Glasgow.

When: 1 September 2016
Where: Online via University of Glasgow
Cost: £1111 per course, £3333 for full PGCert

More Info: http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/antiquitiestraffickingandartcrime/
Contact: donna.yates@glasgow.ac.uk

2. Protecting the Past, Conference, Sulaimani, Iraq

The conference focuses on new approaches and projects aiming at heritage monitoring, protection and preservation.

When: 5–8 September 2016
Where: American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
Cost: Free

More Info: http://www.protectingthepast.com/wordpress/sulaimani2016/

3. Treasure Trove in the Highlands, Talk, Inverness

The Scottish Treasure Trove Unit will be hosting a talk about the workings and findings of Treasure Trove registry and recording system in the Scottish Highlands.

When: 12 August 2016, 1:00–1:45 PM
Where: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery
Cost: Free

More Info: https://twitter.com/TTUScotland/status/728137300048154625/photo/1

4. Treasure Trove Workshop: Best practices for reporting and recording archaeological objects, Workshop, Inverness

A workshop devoted to understanding the Treasure Trove Process and how members of the public and professionals can embody best practices in recording and reporting of finds.

When: 12 August 2016, 3:00–4:30 PM
Where: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery
Cost: Free (please register in advance via email)

More Info: https://twitter.com/TTUScotland/status/728137300048154625/photo/1
Contact: info@treasuretrovescotland.co.uk

5. Saving Mes Aynak, Film Screening, Chicago

“The award-winning film Saving Mes Aynak follows archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old Buddhist archeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition by the Chinese State-owned mining company who plans to destroy it to mine for $100 billion worth of copper buried directly beneath the ruins.”

When: 13 August 2016, 2:00–3:30 PM
Where: Price Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago
Cost: Free with museum admission

More Info: http://www.artic.edu/event/documentary-saving-mes-aynak
Register: https://sales.artic.edu/Events/Event/9280?date=8/13/16

6. From Refugees to Restitution: Nazi Looted Art in the UK, Call for Papers, Cambridge, UK

Call for papers for the conference “From Refugees to Restitution: The History of Nazi Looted Art in the UK in Transnational and Global Perspective”, covering a number of interesting themes. 400 word proposals sought.

When: 15 October 2016 (Abstract Deadline)
Where: University of Cambridge
Cost: N/A

More Info: http://arthist.net/archive/13315

7. Collaborative Futures for Museum Collections: Antiquities, Provenance and Cultural Heritage, Conference, Houston

An exciting collection of top speakers talking about “how open collaboration between museums and scholars can shed new light on the collection and on challenges that face art historians, archaeologists and museum professionals in a new era of cultural stewardship. ”

When: 17–19 October
Where: Menial Collection and Rice University, Houston, Texas
Cost: Free?

More Info: http://cac.rice.edu/CollaborativeFutures
Register: http://cac.rice.edu/registration

8. Victorian Mummy Unwrapping Party (Seriously), London

A rare re-enactment of a mummy unrolling! From the strange days of early European collecting. “No mummies will be damaged during this entertainment. ”

When: 19 October 2016
Where: Bart’s Pathology Museum, Queen Mary University, London
Cost: £15

More Info: http://www.odettetoilette.com/events/evening-egyptian-mummy/