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1. Art, Antiquities, Heritage and Wildlife Crime in SE Asia, Conference, Hong Kong
“The Conference will bring together experts from law enforcement agencies, the museum sector, conservation groups and academics to discuss issues in the prevention of art crime including the looting and illicit traffic in antiquities in Southeast Asia.”
When: 22 October 2016
Where: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Cost: Free (?)
More Info: http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk/en/10th_anniversary/
2. Culture Under Threat, Symposium, New York
“The Asia Society, the Antiquities Coalition, and MEI, is convening renowned leaders in the global fight against terrorist financing from cultural racketeering, to review the breakthroughs and setbacks of the past year, as well as how the global community can best move forward today.”
When: 8:30–12:0 PM 16 September 2016
Where: Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York (also broadcast online)
More Info: http://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/culture-under-threat
3. Smuggled and Recovered Feathered Dinosaur, Exhibit, Pittsburgh
“Carnegie Museum paleontologist Matt Lamanna helped ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations identify the fossil of a feathered predatory dinosaur, Anchiornis huxleyi. In 2015, the fossil was returned to the Chinese government, who then loaned it to Carnegie Museum of Natural History as a gesture of thanks. See this fossil featured next to PaleoLab before it is returned to its permanent home at the Geological Museum of China in Beijing.”
When: Currently on display, limited time
Where: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
Cost: With regular admission
More Info: https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-rescued-ancient-fossil-display-carnegie-museum-natural-history
4. Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Symposium, New York
“Co-organized by Jane C.H. Jacob, art historian and provenance research expert, Jacob Fine Art, Inc., Chris Marinello, director and founder, Art Recovery Group, and Alice Farren-Bradley, Museum Security Network, the symposium brings together experts from major museums and auction houses, the NYU School of Law, the US Department of Homeland Security, and the President’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee, as well as independent scholars and authors, art crime victims, art crime attorneys, forensic scientists, and other major players working to address art crime worldwide.” CLE units and financial aid are available for those who qualify. This also counts as a 10 session elective for NYU students.
When: 1–3 November, 2016
Where: NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, New York
Cost: Full Symposium: $795/Single Day: $300; NYU Student Discount
More Info: http://www.sps.nyu.edu/academics/departments/humanities-arts-and-writing/events/special-events.html