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. Fighting Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property – A Capacity-Development Workshop on the Role and Means of the Financial Sector, Webinar, Unesco
Money laundering and cultural goods are a bit talking point at the moment. This event brings together a number of experts from a variety of sectors to discuss the matter. You’ll see me speaking there with my colleague Neil Brodie. Interpretation available in English and French.
When: 27 Jan 2022, 10:00–16:00 Paris Time
More Info: https://events.unesco.org/event?id=UNESCOEU_Workshop_on_the_Role_of_the_Financial_Sector_in_the_Fight_against_Illicit_Trafficking_of_Cultural_Property3210375288&lang=1033
2. Colonial Loot and Its Restitution – Current Developments and New Prospects for Law, Call for Papers
The Santander Art and Culture Law REview is seeking papers for this interesting special issue about colonial objects and restitution. Practical approaches, provenance research, and empirical studies are also encouraged.
When: Articles submitted by 15 May 2022
More Info: https://www.ejournals.eu/SAACLR/menu/1357/
3. 50 Years of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention in Europe, Conference Call for Papers, Krakow
The Polish ICOMOS Committee and the International Cultural Centre are holding a conference on the UNESCO World heritage Convention, with a focus on Europe. An interesting topic to reflect on with a lot of possibilities for talks.
When: Abstracts by 31 January 2022
Where: Krakow, Poland
More Info: https://mck.krakow.pl/images/upload/ICC_conference_CFP_UNESCO_50_8-10June2022.pdf
4. Post Pandemic Protection of the Cultural Heritage Sector, Conference, Amsterdam
“The Covid-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to the cultural heritage sector, demanding professionals to develop and adopt creative approaches to the protection of their collections, buildings, and staff, while still connecting with communities.”, the IAASF is calling for speakers on the topic.
When: Proposals by 1 March 2022
Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
More Info: https://www.tridentmanor.com/the-international-arts-and-antiquities-security-forum/iaasf-2022-conference/call-for-speakers/
5. Post-colonial heritage in the present: museums, archives, art and activism, Call for Papers, Rome, Italy
CNR ISPC and British School at Rome is hosting this conference which “seeks to look comparatively at the deconstruction of colonial narratives in museums and heritage sites in various parts of the world to understand contemporary dynamics better.”
When: Abstract by 31 January 2022, 12–13 October 2022 for conference
Where: CNR Aula Marconi and British School at Rome
More Info: https://www.ispc.cnr.it/en/2022/01/18/call-for-papers-post-colonial-heritage-in-the-present/
6. Antiquities Trafficking Analyst, Job, New York City
(Warning, DANY wants some in this role ASAP, it may be too late to apply. Don’t wait) The antiquities trafficking investigative team at the District Attorney’s Office is seeking a new member! The position is only open to US citizens or people with an existing ability to work in the USA (i.e. a Green Card), a work visa cannot be sponsored.
When: Apply ASAP
Where: New York City
Cost: Pay not stated
More Info: https://fa-elzs-saasfaprod1.fa.ocs.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX/requisitions/preview/2369/?sortBy=TITLES_ASC
7. Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting (Cyprus, Guatemala, Mali), US State Department, Online
Tune in to the life CPAC meeting at the US State Department to hear discussion about the extension of the US’ cultural property import restrictions with Cyprus, Guatemala, and Mali
When: 25–27 January, 2022 9am to 5pm EST
More Info: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/01/06/2022-00015/cultural-property-advisory-committee-notice-of-meeting
8. Negotiationg Decolonisation in Latin America: Colonial Heritage, Conflict, and Contestation, Call for Abstracts
An exciting-looking volume for Springer’s Latin American Studies series, the editors are looking for abstracts.
When: Abstracts by 15 February 2022
More Info: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6887708708697079808/
9. Ethical Challenges in Researching (Il)licit Antiquities, Seminar Series, Online
Hosted by UCL, this seminar series features an exciting group of researchers and professionals talking about aspects of this topic. Get on the mailing list.
When: Mondays at 16:00 UK Time
More Info: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/summer-rose-austin-99a80041_ucls-institute-of-archaeology-seminar-series-activity-6885223512630456321-yEnZ/
10. Combating the Illicit Trade in Cultural Objects: Interdisciplinary Challenges and new Perspectives in EU Law and Policy, Symposium, Opole, Poland
This call invites contributions “which would address the new perspectives and major challenges faced by the reinforced EU action on trafficking in cultural goods”
When: Abstracts by 15 May 2022
Where: University of Opole, Poland; hybrid format
Cost: Fee (some possibility for travel stipend for some researchers)
More Info: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/artlaw-club_call-for-papers-on-illicit-trade-in-cultural-activity-6889841780347453440-H7iM/
11. Operation Night Watch Symposium: Technological Innovations and Scientific Results on Rembrandt’s Night Watch, Online
Not the usual focus of this email list, but do remember that this particular painting has been seriously vandalised several times. It means the technical study and restoration of the piece has to deal with crime. It is something I expect will come up.
When: 11–14 April 2022
More Info: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/whats-on/lectures-symposiums/operation-night-watch#msdynttrid=tmJjYBOnqVZjbxuqxOHQ5EINOucHYqcvb4iF4I1GjxE
12. Strategies for Cultural Property Protection, Webinar
IMS Law College, Noida, is hosting this talk by Prof Peter Stone, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace and President of the Blue Shield. All welcome to attend.
When: 31 January 2022
More Info: https://www.katcheri.in/international-webinar-on-strategies-for-cultural-property-protection-january-31-2022-by-ims-law-college-noida-register-now/
13. Combating Art Trafficking: A special focus on manuscripts, E-course, Online
The Qatar National library is offering this online training in English with translation into Arabic, Persian, and Turkish
When: 21–23 February 2022, 4–6PM Qatar time
More Info: https://events.qnl.qa/event/d175A/EN
14. Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Coordinator (Anthropology), Job, Auburn, Alabama
“The NAGPRA Coordinator coordinates compliance, consultations, repatriations, and other activities associated with ensuring Auburn University’s compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) federal regulation by coordinating inventory and curation of Native American artifacts and remains.”
When: Apply ASAP
Where: Auburn University, Alabama, USA
Pay: $39,300 – $65,500
More Info: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/27185
15. La recherche de provenance: enjeux et méthodes, Colloquium, Paris
Departments at the Louvre, including the Department of Egyptian Antiquities, will present the progress of their provenance work. Sotheby’s and the Art Loss Register will present as well.
When: 2 Februrary, 2022, 14:30–17:00
Where: Auditorium Michel Laclotte, Musee de Louvre, Paris
More Info: https://www.louvre.fr/en-ce-moment/evenements-activites/la-recherche-de-provenance-enjeux-et-methodes
16. Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection, Course, Italy
ARCA is planning on conducting its teaching programme in person this year in beautiful Amalia
When: 27 May–14 August 2022
Where: Amalia, Italy
Cost: You must inquire for the cost
More Info: https://www.artcrimeresearch.org/postgraduate-certificate-program-in-art-crime-and-cultural-heritage-protection/
17. Art Litigation and Fashion Law Conference, Online
“The conference is designed for attorneys and non-attorneys who are interested in the intersection of art, fashion, and the law. “
When: 10–11 February 2022
Cost: Fees vary for Federal Bar Association members, students, and people who don’t want CLE
More Info: https://www.fedbar.org/event/artfashion22/