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. 70 Years of Holocaust Compensation and Restitution, Conference, Tel Aviv/Online
Conference and award of five fellowships. Programme is intended to commemorate “historical agreements […] regarding the provision of reparations and compensations, and to explore subsequent developments and impacts.”
When: 14-16 November 2022
Where: Tel Aviv, Israel
More Info: https://en-humanities.tau.ac.il/sites/humanities_en.tau.ac.il/files/media_server/humanities/diaspora/Events/70%20Years%20of%20Holocaust%20Compensation%20and%20Restitution_25_09.pdf
2. Antiquities Looting and Equitable Resolutions with Leila Amineddoleh, Talk, Online
“This lecture will discuss antiquities disputes and legal methods for resolving these battles, including an examination of well-known litigation like the Roman Goodwill bust now on display in the San Antonio Museum of Art”
When: 16 November 2022
More Info: https://art.utexas.edu/event/art-history-lecture-series-antiquities-action-presents-antiquities-looting-equitable
3. Art and Diplomacy Actors of Cultural Affairs and their Archival Sources in Berlin and Paris, Call for Papers, Germany/France
Three-part research workshop to “examine the complex transnational links between embassies and foreign offices between 1870 and 1989, and to question the complex nature” of two archives. Aimed at young researchers on topics addressing cultural diplomacy, exhibitions, art market, diplomacy, methodology, and a number of other themes.
When: Deadline for application 30 November 2022, workshops to be held 20-22 March 2023 (Berlin), 26-28 April 2023 (Paris) and a final conference in Berlin in Spring 2024.
More Info: https://www.kuk.tu-berlin.de/fileadmin/fg309/bilder/Aktuelles/CfP_Kunst_und_Diplomatie_TUB_INHA_717_.pdf
4. Art Law Day, Conference, New York and Online
2022 Art Law Day conference hosted by the Appraisers Association of America. Panels will cover topics such as NFTs, reparations, art ownership, and risk management.
When: 11 November 2022
Where: New York, NY, USA, and online
Cost: $200-400, depending on member status
More Info: https://www.appraisersassociation.org/education/art-law-day/program
5. Assistant Registrar and Provenance Researcher, Job, Syracuse NY
Syracuse University Art Museum has redesigned and reposted their existing Assistant Registrar and Provenance Researcher opportunity. Responsibilities include inventories, TMS development/management assisting with loans, provenance research, and legal compliance, in addition to other duties.
When: Apply ASAP
Where: Syracuse, NY
Cost: Pay commensurate with experience
More Info: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/96664?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed
6. Blood Antiquities: Tomb Raiders, Art Smugglers, and the Black Market in Cultural Treasures, Lecture, Online
The Archaeological Institute of America’s evening lecture series will continue with a lecture from Tess Davis, Executive Director of the Antiquities Coalition. The lecture will discuss threats to heritage, destruction, and how “governments, law enforcement, and regular citizens are combating this cultural racketeering crisis.”
When: 15 and 16 November 2022
Where: Online – lecture will be made available on YouTube after 16 November.
More Info: https://www.archaeological.org/november-virtual-lectures-with-tess-davis/
7. Call for Papers: Post-Conflict Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage in MENA, CFP
Lots of interesting topic possibilities for this call for conference papers including “reconciliation, transitional justice and prosecuting heritage criminals”. Interesting.
When: Abstracts by 15 December 2022
Where: Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Doha, Qatar.
Cost: Some costs covered by organizers
More Info: https://chs-doha.org/en/News/Pages/Call-for-Papers-Post-Conflict-Reconstruction-of-Cultural-Heritage-in-MENA-.aspx
8. Call for Submissions: CFP Edited Volume: Collecting and the Value of Provenance
Call for contributions for a “peer-reviewed, English language edited volume on the value of provenance in collecting and art market practices.” Will be published in the “Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets.”
When: Abstracts by 30 November 2022
More Info: https://www.artmarketstudies.org/cfp-edited-volume-collecting-and-the-value-of-provenance/
9. Collections and Impermanence: Transfer, Exchange and Disposal, Workshop, London and Online (Hybrid)
Annual PhD and Early Career Researcher workshop hosted by the Society for the History of Collecting. Will examine the permanence of collecting, and how “moving beyond a preoccupation with collections’ accumulative aspects changes how the history and future uses of collected objects can and should be reinterpreted.”
When: 10 November 2022 (online), 17 November 2022 (hybrid)
Where: London and Online (Hybrid)
More Info: https://societyhistorycollecting.org/news-and-events/the-society-for-the-history-of-collecting-collections-and-impermanence-transfer-exchange-and-disposal-10-and-17-november-2022/
10. Collections Provenance Graduate Research, Internship, Boston MA
The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is seeking a research intern to conduct provenance research particularly on “European paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and Judaica.” Must be enrolled in or have recently completed a graduate program in art history, although advanced undergraduates may also be considered.
When: ASAP – applications must be received by 2 December 2022
Where: Boston, MA
Cost: $19/hour, 10-14 hours per week
More Info: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=32f45058-ce08-45f5-b35e-964951a170b1&ccId=9200080780705_2&type=JS&lang=en_US
11. Die Geschichte(n) hinter den Werken, Exhibition, Berlin
This exhibition at the Akademie der Künste will illustrate and discuss provenance research methods, in addition to the “repercussions of the research results” and the “complexity of the decision-making process.” Focuses primarily on the ownership history of Nazi-looted art within the Academy’s collection, and “the search for the collections of the Prussian Academy of Arts.”
When: 29 October 2022 – 23 January 2023
More Info: https://www.adk.de/de/programm/?we_objectID=64456
12. Die Peripherie im Zentrum. Vergessenes, Verdrängtes und Vernachlässigtes in der Provenienzforschung, Digital Conference, Halberstadt, Germany, and Online
Annual German Lost Art Foundation conference focusing on provenance research “beyond the major metropolises and institutions” to discuss neglected categories of objects and persecuted groups that have so far been overlooked.
When: 13-15 November 2022
Where: Halberstadt, Germany and Online
More Info: https://www.kulturgutverluste.de/Content/02_Aktuelles/DE/Termine/2022/2022-08-09_Herbstkonferenz.html?nn=100720
13. Director of Development, Job, Switzerland
ALIPH, the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas, is seeking a director of development. Requires fluency in English and French.
When: Apply by 15 November, start date 1 Jan 2023
Where: Geneva, Switzerland
Pay: “Senior Professional”
More Info: https://www.aliph-foundation.org/en/join-us
14. Fokus Schweiz. Ausstellungen und aktuelle Fragen zur Provenienzforschung – Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Provenienzforschung e.V. Switzerland, Conference, Basel, Switzerland
Conference will present four exhibitions taking place within Switzerland which deal with “the relocation of cultural assets from colonial and Nazi contexts.” Conference will discuss musuem law, flight goods, and Swiss responsibility.
When: 23-24 November 2022
Where: Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
More Info: https://konferenz.arbeitskreis-provenienzforschung.org
15. International Day against Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property, Panel Discussion, Online
“Qatar National Library is organizing a remote panel discussion with elite experts. They will discuss regional and international cooperation to combat the trafficking of cultural property, with a focus on documentary heritage, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa.”
When: 14 November 2022
More Info: https://events.qnl.qa/event/WLlJX/EN
16. transfer: Journal for Provenance Research and the History of Collection, Call For Papers
Open call for submissions dealing with a number of cultural heritage, provenance research, and collections-related topics.
When: Submit by May 1st 2023
Cost: N/A Journal is open access
More Info: https://www.artmarketstudies.org/cfp-transfer-journal-for-provenance-research-and-the-history-of-collection-2-2023/
17. La Recherche de Provenance, Nouvelle Exigence du Marché de l’Art, Study Day, Paris
Study day discussions propose an inventory for all stakeholders in the art market, and an examination of ethical frameworks for provenance research.
When: 7 November 2022
More Info: https://lootedart.com/VOYBFX277521
18. Mobile Memories: Annual Conference of the International Research Project Bilderfahrzeuge, Aby Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology, Conference, Berlin/Online
The conference will “investigate objects and carriers, matter and media of memories in a transcultural perspective.” It will address additional themes including transmission, displacement, transformation, and collectivity.
When: 10-11 November 2022
More Info: https://bilderfahrzeuge.hypotheses.org/6134
19. New Insights in Art Law, Webinar, Online
14th year of the New Insights in Art Law program covering topics including NFTs, law enforcement, antiquities, taxation, laws, and new developments more broadly.
When: 27-28 October
Where: Online (Zoom)
Cost: Registration costs vary from $40 – $225 depending on employment/member status.
More Info: https://www.nycla.org/NYCLA/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CLE102722
20. Pema and the Stolen Statue, Book Launch and exhibition, Kathmandu
Come to the book launch of Pema and the Stolen Statue from Dolpa. When I read it I literally got goosebumps and teared up. There were witnesses. Als there will be an exhibition to go along with the book.
When: 3 December 2022
Where: Taragaon Next, Boudhanath Sadak, Kathmandu, Nepal
More Info: https://www.stolenstatues.com/
21. Scientific Consultant, Job, Germany
The German Lost Art Foundation is seeking a scientific consultant “in the department of loss of cultural property in Europe with a focus on Nazi confiscation of cultural property.” Permanent, full-time position.
When: To be filled from January 1st, 2023
Where: Magdeburg, Germany
More Info: https://www.hsozkult.de/job/id/job-130343
22. Spurlos verschwunden? Provenienzforschung zum Entzug von Ostasiatika während der NS-Zeit, Workshop, Berlin
The annual Provenance Research on East Asian Art conference will this year focus on “lost Jewish collections of Asian art.” Five related projects will be discussed.
When: 17-18 November 2022
Where: Im Museum für Asiatische Kunst – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin
More Info: https://ginsberg-pro.hypotheses.org/aktuelles-2
23. Te Motuni Epa, Book Launch, New Plymouth, New Zealand
A book launch in honour of Rachel Buchanan’s new book on the Motunui Epa, spectacular carved panels that were looted, trafficked, almost sold to pay a kidnapping ransom, were subject to several court cases, and were ultimately bought to be returned. I really wish I could be there! I’m missing it by one week!
When: 21 November 2022, 6-7pm
Where: Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, New Zealand
More Info: https://www.bwb.co.nz/events/te-motunui-epa-launch/
24. The Return of Cultural Heritage to Latin America, Discussion, Coral Gabels, Florida
Books & Books and Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU present Pierre Losson and Anthony Pereira discussing Losson’s new book The Return of Cultural Heritage to Latin America
When: 7 November 2022
Where: Books & Books, Coral Gables, Florida
More Info: https://www.booksandbooks.com/event/in-person-an-evening-with-pierre-losson-anthony-pereira/
25. Tools for the Future – Researching Art Market Practices from Past to Present, Workshop, United States
Workshop #8: Gatekeepers in the Art Market will discuss “the historic and contemporary role of gatekeepers in the art market, their nature, influence and strategies.” Papers on the topic will be accepted until 4 November, with notice of acceptance provided by 15 November.
When: Abstracts by 4 November 2022; Conference 14–16 Apr 2023
Where: Baton Rouge, LA, USA
More Info: https://www.artmarketstudies.org/cfp-tools-for-the-future-researching-art-market-practices-from-past-to-present-international-workshop-8-gatekeepers-in-the-art-market-louisiana-state-university-14-16-apr-2023%EF%BF%BC/
26. Legal Counsel, British Museum, Job, London
The British Museum is seeking a full time, permenant Legal Counsel to join their team.
When: Apply by 17 November 2022
Where: The British Museum, London, UK
Pay: £42,804 per annum
More Info: https://bmrecruit.ciphr-irecruit.com/templates/CIPHR/jobdetail_4383.aspx