Opportunities: 16 Feb 2017


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 Research & Learning Opportunities at the University of Glasgow

I’ve just put up a new website outlining all the learning options in this field here at the University of Glasgow. Options at all levels, in-person and distance. Have a look!

When: Various
Where: University of Glasgow, Scotland

More Info: http://learning.culturecrime.org
Contact: donna.yates@glasgow.ac.uk

2. Art Crime and Stolen Heritage: Towards an Archaeological Consensus, Call for Papers, EAAs Maastricht

A call for papers for an EAA session on antiquities trafficking. Contact the organisers for more information. “This session examines emerging trends in art crime and the grey market for stolen art. We address principles of stewardship of threatened archaeological materials in conflict contexts, attempting to identify new ways to overcome the current limitations on safeguarding heritage.”

When: 15 March 2017, abstracts due
Where: European Association of Archaeologists Meeting, Maastricht
Cost: TBA

More Info: https://www.klinkhamergroup.com/eaa2017/
Contact: n.a.munawar@uva.nl

3. ‘Falsos Artísticos’, Exhibition, Valladolid, Spain

A display of approximately 80 pieces of forged and otherwise fraudulent art and artefacts seized by Spanish police.

When: 13 February–30 April 2017
Where: La Sala de Exposiciones del Archivo General de Castilla y León, Palacio Licenciado Butrón, Valladolid
Cost: Free

More Info: http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/2959512/0/muestra-falsos-artisticos-da-conocer-valladolid-trabajo-policia-contra-falsificacion-arte/

4. Garnder Museum Revisited, Exhibition, Amherst

“Discover Ezawa’s recreation of Vermeer, Rembrandt and a total of 13 masterpieces that went missing in the still unsolved art heist at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.”

When: 14 February 2017 (opening)
Where: Mead Art Museum, Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free

More Info: https://www.amherst.edu/museums/mead/exhibitions/2017/rotherwas-project-2

5. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Hosted within Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, this two year fellowship is for junior scholars working on heritage-related research, including antiquities looting/trafficking.

When: 15 March 2017
Where: Brown University
Pay: $61,500

More Info: https://brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/people/search/mellon-postdoc17.html
Contact: Joukowsky_Institute@brown.edu

6. Remembering the Lost: Community Response to the Theft of Nepal’s Sacred Sculptures, Exhibition, Lexington, Virginia

Please do go see Joy Lynn Davis’ spectacular paintings documenting the theft of Nepali sacred art.

When: 9 February–16 March 2017
Where: Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University 204 West Washington Street, Lexington, Virginia
Cost: Free

More Info: https://www.wlu.edu/staniar-gallery/current-season/joy-lynn-davis

7. The fight against illicit trafficking of cultural goods in Central America, Paper Presentation, San José, Costa Rica

Montserrat Martell Domingo will be speaking about this topic at the Meeting of the Red Centroamericana de Antropología. Specific info about attendance on the conference website: http://www.rcantropologia.org/single-post/2016/04/28/Primera-Convocatoria-Congreso-2017

When: 27 February–2 March 2017
Where: Universidad de Costa Rica, San José
Cost: Unknown

More Info: http://en.unesco.org/events/presentation-fight-against-illicit-trafficking-cultural-goods-central-america-meeting-red

8. The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation Annual Conference, Washington DC

An impressive line up of experts from within museums, academia, NGOs, etc discussing issues related to antiquities trafficking, conflict, provenance, and collecting.

When: 10 March 2017, 8:00–18:00
Where: Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC
Cost: $30/35/65/150/200

More Info: http://culturalheritagelaw.org/event-2390951
Register: http://culturalheritagelaw.org/event-2390951/Registration