Art Crime Research Opportunities: 25 January 2024


Learning, networking, conference and employment opportunities in cultural property, art crime research, antiquities trafficking research, provenance studies, and related things. Postings are not endorsements.

This list is compiled by Donna Yates. Please let me know of any opportunities to announce.

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1. High-level event – Dialogue with the Art Market, Panel Discussion, Brussels

Hosted by the European Commission and the BRAFA art fair: “his dialogue strives to serve as a platform for exchanging visions, fostering a shared understanding to enhance the effectiveness of the tools at our disposal, to prevent and combat trafficking in cultural goods more successfully and to nurture a fair, reputable and thriving art market.” I’m speaking at it.

When: 30 January 2024
Where: BRAFA, Brussels, Belgium
Cost: Free

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2. PhD Position on Collecting Latin American Ethnography and Archaeology, PhD Position, Leiden, Netherlands

Alas: the PhD I should have done! This is an amazing opportunity to work on an exciting and impactful large provenance project headed by Martin Berger. This PhD is fully funded (PhDs in the Netherlands are actual paid jobs) but potential applicants should note the language requirements for the position. This project is going to be amazing, I can’t wait to collaborate with it.

When: Apply by 3 March 2024
Where: Leiden University, The Netherlands
Pay: €2770 – €3539 gross per month

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3. Boxerloot! Museum collections, the `Boxer war’ and practices of plunder, conference, Munich

The research project “Traces of the `Boxer War’ in German Museum Collections – A Joint Approach” will hold the first international conference on objects in museum collections suspected to have been looted in China in the context of the so-called “Boxer War.”

When: 22 and 23 February 2024
Where: Museum Fünf Kontinente in Munich
Cost: Free

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4. Teaching Associate in Heritage Studies, Job, Cambridge, UK

The Cambridge Heritage Research Centre is looking for a full time, fixed term teaching associate to teach on their Heritage Studies master’s programme. The advert doesn’t say it, but the successful applicant will likely have a PhD.

When: Apply by 15 February 2024
Where: Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
Pay: £33,966 to £44,263 per annum

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5. Safeguarding Cultural Heritage in a Changing World, Summit, Maastricht, Netherlands

This inaugural summit at TEFAF “will delve into the theme of cultural heritage and its challenges with prominent thought leaders, experts, and influential stakeholders from the fields of cultural heritage, art, academia, government”

When: 11 March 2024
Where: TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Cost: Free with art fair admission

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6. Assistant Director, Center for Art Collection Ethics, Job, Denver, USA

This two-year, part-time position with The Center for Art Collection Ethics (ACE) will involve strengthening and developing their work, as well as implementing training programmes. Good for someone with a master’s degree and a focus on museum ethics.

When: Apply by 1 February 2024
Where: University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
Pay: $26.50 to $31.67 per hour

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7. Art Law for Scotland, Short Course, Edinburgh

IAL will be offering a special two-day Scottish-themed course in Edinburgh. It is intended for museum and gallery professionals and will cover many of the legal issues that are needed to better manage collections of art and cultural artefacts.

When: 15 and 16 April 2024
Where: Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen St, Edinburgh
Cost: £600.00 with a 10% reduction for IAL or UKRG members

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8. Museums and Cultural Heritage Protection: A Case Study of Repatriations to Yemen, Panel Discussion, Washington DC and Online

“This public program aims to discuss the issues related to looting and the illegal selling of antiquities, highlighting the situation in Yemen.”

When: 27 January 2024
Where: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC, and online
Cost: Free

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9. Director General (International Council of Museums), Job, Paris

“This position is the head of the Secretariat (approximately 40 staff), the standing organization of ICOM, and manages ICOM’s day-to-day affairs and operations. “

When: Apply by 17 March 2024
Where: ICOM, Paris
Pay: Unknown

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10. Programmes Officer, Job, Amsterdam

The Prince Claus Fund, which supports heritage projects globally, is seeking a junior colleague to assist with their calls, programmes, and projects. A foot in the door for someone interested in heritage and cultural funding.

When: Apply by 1 February 2024.
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pay: gross monthly salary of between €2,100 and €2,600

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11. From Antiquities to Artificial Intelligence – How to Navigate Today’s Art Market, Conference, Geneva

Hosted by the Responsible Art Market initiative, this conference ‘conference celebrates the rich and culturally diverse nature of the art market.’

When: 25 January 2024
Where: artgenève, Palexpo, Geneva
Cost: Various

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12. Summer Associate, Job, Remote or Richmond, VA

Cultural Heritage Partners is looking for a law school student to be a summer associate for 2024: “This position will support the firm’s Art and Museum, Indigenous Heritage, and Preservation practices, which focus primarily on governance of cultural institutions and administrative/regulatory matters related to cultural resources.”

When: Apply by 1 March 2024
Where: Cultural Heritage Partners, Richmond, VA, USA or Remote
Pay: Unknown

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13. Unpacking the Meaning(s) of “Restitution” in International Law of Culture, Call for Abstracts, Nicosia, Cyprus

Held at the ESIL Research Forum on Revisiting Interactions between Legal Orders, abstracts are sought from “from early-career scholars exploring the distinct notions, meaning and roles of “restitution” in the present-day practice of international law of culture”

When: Submit by 12 February 2024
Where: Nicosia, Cyprus

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14. Preserving Cultural Heritage in Turbulent Times, Lecture, Basel, Switzerland and online

At the Basel Peace Forum “his panel provides a platform to discuss strategies for protecting endangered cultural heritage, showcasing innovative initiatives, and revealing the stories behind them.”

When: 25 January 2024
Where: Basel Peace Forum and Online
Cost: Free

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15. Il nuovo assetto della tutela penale del patrimonio culturale: la responsabilità individuale e dell’ente, Panel discussion, Milan and Online

This event will exlore topics related to criminal prosicution and criminalisation of threats to cultural heritage. It will be in person and live streamed.

When: 5 February 2024
Where: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Cripta Aula Magna, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 1, Milano
Cost: Free

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16. What can AI do to combat the illicit trafficking of cultural heritage?, Webinar, Online

The first of three webinars hosted by the ANCHISE project

When: 25 January 2025
Where: Online
Cost: Free

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