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. Fakes, Forgeries, and Followers, Exhibition, Cincinnati
“This small exhibition will reveal the fascinating histories of selected paintings and works of decorative art normally kept in storage. Among them, portraits originally thought to be by Rembrandt van Rijn demonstrate how authenticating the great Dutch master’s paintings has evolved”
When: 22 October 2022–5 February 2023
Where: Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: Included with general admission ticket
More Info: https://www.taftmuseum.org/exhibitions/fakes
2. Taking stock. Gurlitt in review, Exhibition, Bern, Switzerland
“Because Hildebrand Gurlitt traded in art during the National Socialist era in Germany (1933 – 1945), the inventory has been scrutinised for possible cases of Nazi looted art since 2013. The exhibition offers in-depth insights into the Gurlitt legacy and the scholarly re search on it. “
When: 16 September 2022–15 January 2023
Where: Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Cost: 10–24 CHF
3. Infractions pénales dans le marché de l’art, Conference, Geneva
Annual conference jointly organised by the Art Law Foundation and the University Centre for Art-Law will focus on “Criminal Offences in the Art Market”
When: 10 November 2022
Where: Théâtre de l’Espérance, Rue de la Chapelle 8, 1207 Geneva
Cost: 80/100/350/450 CHF
4. Institute of Art and Law, Deaccession Course, Course, Online
Short course for museum practitioners and professionals on legal and ethical issues with deaccessioning.
When: 1 December 2022, 1-6:00pm (UK)
Cost: £96.00, UK Residents. £80.00, Non-UK Residents. 50% discount for IAL and UKRG members.
5. NCL Discover: Protecting Cultural Heritage During Armed Conflict, Talk, Online
Online event from Newcastle Discover with UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection & Peace, Professor Peter Stone OBE. Will discuss Newcastle University’s work with the protection of cultural heritage following armed conflict and/or natural disaster.
When: Thursday 20 October 2022, 12:30 – 13:30 (BST)
More Info: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/alumni/events/item/newcastle-discover-cultural-heritage/?utm_campaign=HaSS%20Internal%20Comms&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=229189991&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9mSlLioPT2cA40ZqGjqGKBBdy1bvOcP_IDa06cunXKMLDukWuKNyW-r6gcJthXSvGiHge_yKrq8kQi63e-Nu88LmcKLuiU_uk9qzXRxjTBRk7gw34&utm_content=229189991&utm_source=hs_email
6. Recovering the Stolen Art of WWII with the Monuments Men and Women Foundation, Course, Online
Four-part lecture series discussing “the history of art theft during WWII, as well as the operation to recover and return over 4 million stolen works”.
When: 12 October–2 November 7-8:00pm (E.T.)
7. Civil Conversation, Cultural Patrimony and the Kingdom of Benin: Critical Considerations, Talk, Online
Discussion of “decolonization, legal compliance, and ethical best practices in museums” hosted by the University of Miami School of Law’s Hoffman Forum.
When: 20 October 2022
8. When Artworks Speak: Provenance Research on the Collection of the Liebermann Villa, Exhibition, Germany
Exhibition exploring provenance research on the Liebermann Villa’s collection of 200 objects, assembled since the 1990s.
When: 2 October 2022 until 13 March 2023
Where: Berlin, Germany
9. Passé, Présent, Avenir D’Oeuvres Récupérées en Allemagne en 1945, Lecture, France
Presentation on research undertaken by City of Strasbourg Museums to identify the owners of 27 works out of 2,200 provisionally held by regional museums.
When: 22 October 2022 and 14 May 2023
Where: Strasbourg, France
10. Fokus Schweiz: Ausstellungen und aktuelle Fragen zur Provenienzforschung, Conference, Switzerland
Annual conference on current questions and exhibitions in provenance research hosted in collaboration with the Kunstmuseum Basel and Schweizerischen Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung.
When: 23 November 2022, 9-7:00pm (CET)
Where: Basel, Switzerland
11. Erneuerung aus der Erinnerung? Jüdisches Leben zwischen Tradition, Verfolgung und Neubeginn, Conference, Germany
Autumn conference of the German Lost Art Foundation. Conference focuses on provenance research for everyday objects confiscated due to Nazi persecution during WWII.
When: 13–15 November 2022
Where: Halberstadt, Germany
12. EODIAH Provenance Researcher, Job (Part-Time), Dallas
The Dallas Museum of Art is seeking a part-time provenance researcher to “support ongoing research and documentation” of their ancient Mediterranean art collection. MA and 1-2 years of experience required.
When: Apply ASAP
Where: Dallas, TX, USA
Cost: $25/hour, 14 hours a week
13. Curator, Provenance and Research, Job, Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is seeking a curator for provenance and research. Curator will be responsible for the museum’s provenance research initiatives, in addition to research documentation and publication, and collaboration with the museum’s legal team.
When: Apply ASAP
Where: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Cost: Pay unknown
14. SCANDAL: Context and Meaning, Conference CFP, Ontario, Canada and Online
This graduate student conference “engages broadly with the complex relationship between art and scandal”. Abstracts welcome!
When: Abstract by 17 November 2022
Where: Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada and online
15. Terezín Declaration Conference, Conference, Prague
Follow-up international conference to the endorsement of the Terezín Declaration in 2009. Session entitled “Tackling Injustices from the Time of the Holocaust – Immovable Property and Looted Art”
When: 2–4 November 2022
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
16. The Benin Bronzes. Globalising the Colonial Looting of Art, Conference, Hamburg
“he project members and other experts from Germany and Nigeria will present current research on how the British Army looted the bronzes of the Palace of the Kingdom of Benin in 1807 and on their sale and perception. They will also address current debates on restitution and political consequences in an evening lecture and panel discussion. “
When: 25–26 October 2022
Where: University of Hamburg, Germany
17. Fan Art and Fair use: Issues in IP Law for Inspired Creatives, Workshop, Online
“Is “Fan Art” Fair Use? How much of a work can be “borrowed” to create something new? What is the threshold for a work to be transformative?”
When: 15 November 2022
18. Culture and Heritage at War, Conference, Barcelona
This conference, among other things, has the objective “To emphasize the importance of the defence of human and cultural rights in current war conflicts. To recall international conventions and agreements related to the deliberate destruction of culture as a weapon of war.”
When: 27 October 2022
Where: CERC de la Diputació de Barcelona, Carrer De Montalegre 7, Barcelona
19. Fakes, Frauds and Forgeries – Cautionary Tales from the Art World, Talk, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
“Are you interested in learning how to avoid becoming a victim of art fraud? Jennifer Mass will join two other expert panelists, Jake Archer (Special Agent FBI Art Crimes Division) and Cindy Charleston Rosenberg (CEO Art Appraisal Firm, LLC), to share experiences and provide advice”
When: 27 October 2022
Where: Avery Galleries, 100 Chetwynd Drive, Bryn Mawr, PA