Art Crime Research Opportunities: 3 March 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. Junior Researcher, Trafficking Transformations Project, Job, Maastricht, The Netherlands

I am looking for a Junior Researcher to join my project for a 3-year, full time position. If you are interested in/have a background in issues related to antiquities/fossil/wildlife trafficking, please contact me at my university address for more info.

When: Apply by 22 March
Where: Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Pay: € 2.709,00 to € 3.255,00 per month, gross

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2. Heritagisation and Material Culture, Conference CFP, Cambridge, UK

A very interesting conference topic on the role things play in cultural construction. The symposium will be divided into three sessions: 1) new materialities, 2) post-colonial identities, and 3) regional perspectives.

When: Abstracts by 21 March, Conference on 15–16 May
Where: Cambridge University, UK
Cost: Free (?)

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3. MACCH Annual Conference: Trust and Transparency in Art and Heritage Practices, Maastricht

Now with a more detailed programme. Come and say hello to me! Topics include money laundering, stolen antiquities, restitution, Colonial collections and return, with experts from academia, the public sector, and industry. Timed so you can catch the end of TEFAF.

When: 15–17 March 2020
Where: Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Cost: €75/60/50/0

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4. Restitution & Return: Art Law in Europe, Conference, Rome

The Federal Bar Association is hosting this Rome-based conference on Restitution with a number of speakers working within art law as attorneys or in industry..

When: 6 March
Where: Gianni, Origoni, Grippo Cappelli & Partners, Via delle Quattro Fontane 20, Rome, Italy
Cost: €175/100/85/75

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5. Robbery Without Restitution? The judiciary and the restitution of ‘aryanized’ property, Call for Papers, Wustrau

Forum Justiz Geschichte is exploring the topic of Nazi looted art and is seeking papers, particularly from young researchers, on this topic. Free accommodation and travel within Germany for speakers.

When: 25–27 September conference, Abstracts by 13 April.
Where: Deutschen Richterakademie in Wustrau
Cost: N/A

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6. Heritage Protection in Urban Conflicts, Summer School, Copenhagen

I’ll be guest teaching on this!: The University of Copenhagen is hosting this exciting two week summer school for undergraduate and master’s students. “This course will focus on the humanitarian issue of ensuring the effective protection of our common cultural heritage during armed conflict”. Very interesting!

When: 3–14 August 2020, Apply by 1 April
Where: University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Cost: See:

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