Art Crime Research Opportunities: 13 February 2020


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. Current Approaches to the Conservation of Conflict-Affected Heritage, Symposium, Washington DC

“Organized by the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute, and the International Council of Museums Disaster Resilient Museums Committee (DRMC), and supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this symposium brings together panelists who have each addressed conflict-affected heritage through collaborative interventions, developing on-the-ground responses, or conducting much needed basic scientific studies.”

When: 28 February 2019
Where: The Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Ave and 7th St, Washington, DC
Cost: Free

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2. Terms of Art: Understanding the Mechanics of Dispossession During the Nazi Period, Conference, New York

‘The Department of Financial Services’ Holocaust Claims Processing Office is hosting the first New York State symposium for practitioners in the field of art restitution to explore the methods of involuntary loss from a historical, art historical and practical basis.”

When: 7–8 May 2020
Where: CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Cost: Free

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3. Can Museums and Galleries Save UK Diplomacy? Soft Power in Turbulent Times, Conference, Leeds

ICOM’s working internationally conference: “The conference will examine the variety of ways in which museums and galleries create and influence soft power…The conference will also explore the relationship between soft power and museum sector issues such as decolonization and digital engagement.”

When: 12 March 2020
Where: Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leed,s LS1 3AA
Cost: £29 – £79

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4. Protection of endangered heritage during armed conflicts, Lecture, Elsinore, Denmark

Joanne McCafferty will be speaking on he relationship between UNESCO and civil societies during armed conflict.

When: 22 February 2020, 13:00
Where: Kronborg Castle, Kronborg 2 C 3000 Helsingør (Elsinore)
Cost: 95/85/0 DKK, including entry to the castle

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5. The Secret Life of Art Forger Elmyr de Hor–His Struggle to Emerge From Infamy, Lecture, Saint Peter, Minnesota

As part of an exibition of the work of Elmyr de Hory, his heir and biographer Mark Forgy will be speaking.

When: 22 March, 2020, 3:30 PM
Where: Björling Recital Hal, Hillstrom Museum of Art, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, Minnesota
Cost: Unknown

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6. Art Markets: an Integrated Perspective, Summer School, Antwerp/Brussels

“Participants with an academic or professional interest in the mechanics of the art market will join European and American specialists in art history, economics, sociology, finance,and digital humanities. Together, they will present, share, workshop and discuss theoretical approaches, conceptual frameworks and methodological tools in an amical and relaxed atmosphere.”

When: 6–10 July 2020; Register by 1 April 2020
Where: The Rubenianum in Antwerp and Sotheby’s Brussels
Cost: €1.60

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7. Provenance Sr. Research Associate (Native American Art & Culture), Job, Coral Gables, Florida

“The Associate’s primary responsibilities are to contribute to basic and applied research and document the Lowe’s extensive collection of Native American art and artifacts with a view to ensuring full NAGPRA compliance.”

When: ASAP
Where: Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
Pay: $46,400–$49,469

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8. NAGPRA Liaison, Job, Berkeley, California

“Reporting to the Campus NAGPRA Official (Vice Chancellor for Research), the NAGPRA Liaison is the point of contact for tribes on matters related to NAGPRA including consultation, repatriation, disposition, and access to human remains of Native American and Native Hawaiian ancestors.”

When: Apply by 21 February 2020
Where: University of California, Berkeley
Pay: “Salary commensurate with experience”

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