Art Crime Research Opportunities: 29 November 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. Art Crime, Course, Auckland New Zealand

This facinating course, run by expert Dr Ngārino Ellis, will cover traditional art crimes as well as thefts during times of conflict. Open not only to Auckland University students, but anyone interested in enrolling. I’m hoping to be able to drop in myself.

When: March–June 2020
Where: Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand
Cost: See site

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2. Provenance Researcher, Job, Bonn, Germany

The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is looking for someone with at least a Masters and experience in Provenance research to do research and some teaching on the subject. English language a must, but perhaps German required.

When: Apply by 15 December
Where: The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany
Pay: Unknown

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3. The Restitution Dialogues, Conference Series, Tel Aviv, Toronto, London

The Institute of Art and Law has shared this exciting conference schedule which seeks to shed new light on important issues related to the return of Nazi-looted artwork, books, and archives; human remains and indigenous objects; and objects taken by colonial powers.

When: Various Dates
Where: “The series will involve a conference in Tel Aviv, Israel in December 2019, followed by one in Toronto, Canada in late 2020 and one in London, UK in early 2021”
Cost: Free

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4. Restitution aus privater Hand. Gleiche Grundsätze wie bei Museen?, Lecture, Bonn

“The lecture is devoted to the question of what is just and fair in a restitution of National Socialist looted art from a private source.”

When: 29 January 2020
Where: Juridicum, Adenauerallee 24-42, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Cost: Free (?)

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5. Provenance Research Associate, Job, Basel, Switzerland

The Kunstmuseum Basel is looking for someone with German, English, and French language skills as well as experience in Provenance research to conduct work on collections that entered the museum between 1946 and 1961.

When: ASAP
Where: Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland
Cost: Pay Unknown

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6. Driven to Abstraction, Film, Sag Harbor, New York

Director Daria Price will be leading a Q&A along with this free showing of a new documentary about the Knoedler Gallery art fraud case.

When: 9 December, 2019
Where: Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, New York
Cost: Free

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7. Concealed Histories: Uncovering the Story of Nazi Looting, Exhibition, London

“This display – the first of its kind by a UK museum – uncovers eight stories of Jewish collectors and their families under the Nazis.”

When: Opening 6 December
Where: V&A Museum, London, UK
Cost: Free

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8. Discriminating Thieves: Nazi-Looted Art and Restitution, Exhibition, Kansas City

Catch this exhibition before it closes soon!

When: Closes 26 January 2020
Where: The Nelson0Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA
Cost: Free

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