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1. The Origin of the Pieces: The Provenance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Virtual Conference
All are welcome to join this virutal conference about questions relates to the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls, their appearance on the market, and their authenticity.
When: 15-16 June 2020
More Info: https://lyingpen.com/2020/06/03/virtual-conference-15th-16th-june-2020-preliminary-programme/
2. Live Expert Panel: The Art of Pandemic Museum and Site Security, Webinar
The Antiquities Coalition is hosting a live online discussion about how coronavirus may have impacted security and crime at museums and other heritage sites. The panel includes Dennis Ahern from Christie’s, Vernon Rapley from the V&A museum, and me!
When: 17 June 2020, 11 am EDT
More Info: https://theantiquitiescoalition.org/live-expert-panel-the-art-of-pandemic-museum-and-site-security/
3. Public Conference on Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Heritage, Conference/Webinar, Brussels
Save the date: the NETCHER project is organizing a public online talk on this topic, mediated by “a famous expert Youtuber” which sounds pretty mysterious to me. The conference is likely to be online, but will be in Brussels if pandemics allow.
When: 21 September 220, 4-7pm CET
Where: Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium/Online
More Info: https://netcher.eu/project-news/save-the-date-public-conference-on-illicit-trafficking-of-cultural-heritage/
4. Thinking Provenance, Thinking Restitution, Call for Papers, Cambridge, UK
This conference call for papers focuses on “critical developments in restitution” with a strong focus on provenance method and theory and on provenance related to Nazi-looted art.
When: Abstracts by 30 June; Conference on 7–8 December 2020
Where: University of Cambridge, UK
More Info: https://arthist.net/archive/23164
5. Heritage Experience Initiative, Doctoral Research Fellowship, Oslo
Among the possible topics for this funded PhD position are heritage ethics and “the contemporary role of cultural heritage”, so many possibilities! English is the language of the project.
When: Apply by 15 August
Where: Oslo University, Norway
Pay: NOK 479,600 – 523,200 per annum
More Info: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/187699/doctoral-research-fellowship-in-archaeology
6. Digital worlds: the future of art online, Webinar
Dr Marie-Anne Mancio will be talking about such topics as “How did spray paint on a public building go from vandalism to auction house centrepiece? And when is appropriation honouring vs. stealing?”
When: 18 June 2020, 19–19:30 CEST
More Info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-concepts-5-digital-worlds-the-future-of-art-online-tickets-104820350490?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&internal_ref=login
7. Talking Digital Assets: NFTs on the Ethereum Blockchain, Webinar
What looks to be a quite intense discussion about Blockchain and the artworld by some key groups operating in this arena.
When: 19 June 2020, 16:00 CEST
Cost: $150, covers all sessions in series
More Info: https://www.unfoldbrics.art/webinars/the-decentralized-future
8. Talking Blockchain: Promises VS Pitfalls, Webinar
The second Blockchain-focused Webinar in this series. They say “Blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt opaque trade and give confidence to collectors who worry about forgery.” It will be interesting to hear that discussion as they seem open to discuss issues and drawbacks.
When: 22 June 2020, 16:00 CEST
Cost: $150, covers all sessions in series
More Info: https://www.unfoldbrics.art/webinars/the-blue-chip-art-market-on-the-blockchain-can-blockchain-offer-the-art-world-ecosysten-a-white-glove-solution-and-achieve-maturity
9. Protection of Cultural and Historical Sites Around the World: Challenges and Opportunities, ILS Virtual Annual Meeting, Conference
A focus on the role of the international legal community in addressing threats to cultural heritage. This ABA even features several top panellists in this field.
When: 25 June 2020
More Info: https://www.americanbar.org/events-cle/mtg/web/400631253/