Art Crime Research Opportunities: 1 Feb 2019


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. Audit Archivist, Job, Amherst, MA, USA

A three year position, this person will track the provenance and reconstruct the custodial history of the collections for the Center for Russian Culture and identify collections of uncertain provenance, and identify preservation and copyright concerns.

When: 7 February 2019, application review begins
Where: Amherst College, Amherst, MA, USA
Pay: Unknown

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2. Collections and Documentation Coordinator, Fitzwilliam Museum, Job, Cambridge, UK

The primary role of this provenance management and records position is “to ensure that the Museum thoroughly records and documents its holdings”. An interesting perminant role for the museum.

When: 26 February 2019, closing date
Where: Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK
Pay: £28,660–£34,189

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3. Dollars & Damages: Art Conservation, Restoration, & Impact on Market Value, Talk, New York

“[A]n animated conversation moderated by Sotheby’s Institute of Art MA Fine and Decorative Art and Design Director Ann-Marie Richard, with painting specialist Alan Fausel, fine art appraiser Elin Lake-Ewald and painting conservator Michele S. Kay.”

When: 5 February 2019, 19.00–20.00
Where: Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 570 Lexington Avenue, 6 Floor, New York
Cost: Free (please register in advance)

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4. Federal Bar Association Art Law & Litigation Conference, New York

A full day of CLE on art-related topics for you law sorts. Includes a discussion of recovery of cultural artefacts by Raymond J. Dowd, I note.

When: 7 February 2019
Where: The National Arts Club, New York, NY
Cost: $85 to $385 depending on membership or student status

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5. Finding a Way: The Soft Diplomacy of Art Exchanges Between Russia and the United States, Panel Discussion, Dallas

“Speakers will discuss possible ways to resume exchanges between Russian government-owned museums and U.S. art museums, which ended almost a decade ago. “

When: 13 February 2019, 17.00–19:00
Where: Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Cost: Free (Reservations Required)

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6. Finds Liason Assistant, Job, Maidstone, UK

A 6 month part time position helping to record archaeological finds in Kent as part of the Portable Antiquities Scheuem

When: 18 February closing date
Where: Kent County Council, Maidstone, UK
Pay: £18,059 pro rata

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7. International Cultural Heritage Law, Summer School, University of Geneva

Taught by the folks at Geneva’s Art-Law Centre and the UNESCO Chair in the International Law of the Protection of Cultural Heritage, this is a great and intense two week summer school focused on important aspects of art and heritage crime and the law.

When: 17 June 2019
Where: Art-Law Centre, University of Geneva
Cost: CHF 1000

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8. International Perspectives on Street Art, Panel Discussion, New York

“Center for Art Law and the Fordham Art Law Society invite you to attend a panel discussion about international law and street art.”

When: 6 February 2019, 18.00–20.00
Where: Fordham University School of Law, 150 West 62nd Street, Room 3-03, New York
Cost: $17.50/$15.00/$10.00/Free

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9. Legal Issues in Museum Administration, Course, Washington DC

Co-sponsored by the Smithsonian, focus on diversity in museums which, from a legal standpoint, could be quite interesting. CLE credits.

When: 20–22 March 2019
Where: Washington Hilton, Washington DC/Webcast
Cost: $299–$1099 depending on choices

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10. Models of Integrity: Art and Law in Post-Sixties America, Launch/Conversation, New York

Joan Kee, “associate Professor in the History of Art at the University of Michigan, former lawyer in Hong Kong and New York, and author of numerous articles on contemporary art and law on topics such as artistic uses of police evidence, stalking and harassment, property laws and contemporary Chinese art, and artists’ rights” will be in conversation with art lawyer, Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento

When: 14 February 2019
Where: ILR Conference Center, Cornell University, 570 Lexington Avenue, 12th Floor New York
Cost: Free, please RSVP

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11. Nazi-Era Provenance Research, Talk, New York

“Sharon Flescher, PhD, Executive Director, International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR), and Lynn Rother, PhD, Senior Provenance Specialist, Museum of Modern Art, will discuss Nazi-era provenance research as it relates to museums, collectors, and the art market. SHARON FLESCHER, PhD, Executive Director, International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR), and LYNN ROTHER, PhD, Senior Provenance Specialist, Museum of Modern Art, will discuss Nazi-era provenance research as it relates to museums, collectors, and the art market. “

When: 28 February 2019, 18:30–20:00
Where: NYU Silver Center, 32 Waverly Place, New York, NY
Cost: Free (please register in advance)

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12. Research Assistant, Getty Center, Job, Los Angeles

A support position for “America and the Re-Centering of the International Art Market: From Dealers to Collectors to Museums, 1880-1930” of the Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance at the Getty Research Institute

When: Closing date unknown
Where: Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
Pay: $19.13-$20.90/h

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13. Study Forum, Institute of Art & Law, London

The forum will host a number of experts talking about issues of art and law, including such topics as auction house guarantees, anti-money laundering regulation, and artists’ moral rights

When: 23 February 2019, 9.45 am–5.00 pm
Where: Notre Dame University, 1 Suffolk St, SW1Y 4HG, London
Cost: £144 (50% off for IAL and UKRG members); free fro IAL distance learning students.

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