Art Crime Research Opportunities: 4 October 2018


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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0. Lectureship in Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime, University of Glasgow

I’ve marked this one as “0” as the official job announcement has not yet been posted, but we at the University of Glasgow are very soon going to be hiring another lecturer in Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime, to join us in sociology/criminology. This will be a 5 year position on a part time contract (60%, so 3 days a week), it is an on-site position at Glasgow, and it is a teaching position, particularly for development of online teaching on this and other criminological topics. Caveat: the successful applicant must be able to start in January 2019 teaching the class “Art Crime” and you have to be comfortable online teaching.

I will post the job announcement here when I have it, but please start thinking about it and mentioning it to colleagues who might be suitable. This is a truly open position, there is no internal candidate. Email me at my University of Glasgow email address if you would like to ask questions.

1. Ancient Art and Modern Crime: How Stolen Antiquities End Up In Our Most Respected Museums, Lecture, Ottawa, Canada

Donna Yates (me!) will be giving a public lecture on white collar crime in the antiquities and museum world. Open to the public!

When: 12 October 2019, 2:30–4pm
Where: Carleton Universtiy: 252 MacOdrum Library, 1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON
Cost: Free

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2. NAGPRA Assistant (Autry Museum), Job, Los Angeles

The Autry Museum is looking for someone to assist the Repatriation and Community Research Manager with tasks related to the investigation and return of remains and objects that are subject to NAGPRA. It is a grant-funded, two year position.

When: Application deadline unknown
Where: Autry Museum, 700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles
Pay: $20/h

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3. Content Creator (Art UK), Job, London

A part time position(with flexible working option) to develop ArtUK’s online content, particularly looking for engaging writing about sculpture.

When: Deadline: 17 October
Where: Art UK, London Office
Pay: £25,000 pro rata

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4. Learning and Engagement Officer (Scotland and North of England, Art UK), Job, work from home based in Scotland or North of England.

At UK is looking for someone to develop and manage the Sculpture Around You and Masterpieces in Schools activities, among other duties: good for someone with a passion for public engagement and some experience in museums and heritage. Part time and temporary, work from home but home should be Scotland or North of England.

When: Application deadline 15 October 2018
Where: Work from home, Scotland or North of England
Pay: £25,000 pro rata

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5. Institute of Art and Law Study Forum, London

With a specific section on art crime and protest being led by Dr John Kerr. Looks fascinating! 5 CPD points for you law folks.

When: 20 October 2018, 9:45–5:00PM
Where: Notre Dame University, 1 Suffolk St, SW1Y 4HG London, UK
Cost: £144 (50% off for IAL and UKRG members)

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6. Treasure Trove Manager, Job, Edinburgh

A full time, permanent position to manage and develop Scotland’s Treasure Trove Unit, working with antiquities finders to comply with the law.

When: Closes 26 October 2018
Where: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Pay: £34,151 to £37,136

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7. Cataloguer Researcher (Russian Art), Job, London

A maternity cover position to do research, including provenance research, on Russian art being sold via Christie’s. Fluency in Russian a must.

When: Application deadline 14 October 2018
Where: Christie’s Auction House, King Street, London
Pay: Unknown

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8. Diploma in Law and Collections Management, Course, London

From the Institute of Art & Law, this programme offers teaching in the legal issues associated with collections management. This is a course designed for museum administrators and officials and no prior knowledge of the law is needed.

When: 15–19 October 2018
Where: Boodle Hatfield LLP, 240 Blackfriars Rd, London
Cost: £1560

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9. NAGPRA Research Fellow, Job, Norman, Oklahoma

The Sam Noble Museum is seeking a biological anthropologist or bioarchaiologist to analyse human remains that are subject to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

When: Apply before 15 November
Where: Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman, Oklahoma
Pay: $40,000

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10. NAGPRA Coordinator, Job, Sacramento, California

Sacramento State is looking for someone to assist in repatriation actions associated with human remains and cultural objects subject to NAGPRA. This would be organizing and developing records, producing reports, and communicating with native groups.

When: Application deadline 17 October 2018
Where: Sacramento State University, Sacramento, California
Pay: $3,748 – $5,000 (per month I assume)

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