Art Crime Research Opportunities: 28 February 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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Special Announcement:

Irina Olevska-Kairisa is seeking archaeologist and heritage practitioners to answer a short survey about heritage crimes. If you identify as an archaeologist, please take one moment to answer the survey:

1. Antiquities Trafficking Analyst, Job, New York City

DANY is once again expanding their team which focuses on investigating and prosecuting antiquities trafficking crime. They are looking for an analyst. You need a masters, experience in the topic, and skill in a foreign language. Note: only US citizens and people with pre-existing authorisation to work in the USA can apply, do not apply if you don’t have a green card or citizenship.

When: Apply ASAP
Where: District Attorney’s Office, Manhattan, New York
Pay: $54,281–$57,159

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2. The Gollum Effect: Antiquities Acquisition at Yale and Beyond, Lecture, New Haven and Online

Alexandra Bregman will be speaking about issues related to antiquities that were housed at Yale University.

When: 1 March 2024
Where: Online and 276 Humanities Quadrangle, 320 York Street, New Haven, CT
Cost: Free

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3. Moving objects, Mobilising Culture in the Context of (De)colonisation, Fellowship, Amsterdam

A fantastic opportunity for a scholar from a formally colonised country to work with collections currently in the Netherlands. There are four fellowships available. The stipend and top ups for these positions are considerable.

When: Apply by 18 March 2024
Where: NIAS, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cost: Stipend, travel top up, and housing topup

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4. “Provenienzforschung und Fotografie”, Conference, Leipzig, Germany

The Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste is organizing this event. Please note that attendance is limited to 25 people so if you are interested, register ASAP.

When: 18–19 April 2024
Where: Leipzig University Library, Leipzig Germany

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5. Protecting Cultural Property: The 1954 Hague Convention at 70, Conference, Online and New York

“The Kernochan Center for Law, Media, and the Arts at Columbia Law School, the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, and the New York chapter of the Responsible Art Market Initiative have organized this event on March 1, 2024 to be held at Columbia Law School”

When: 1 March 2024
Where: Online and Columbia University, New York City

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6. The Art Business Conference, Maastricht, Netherlands

Held in conjunction with TEFAF, “The half-day event will convene international thought leaders, including museum directors, advisors, galleries and collectors for a peer-to-peer exchange on the art world today. The conference is followed by a networking lunch.” There will be a panel on the antiquities trade.

When: 8 March 2024
Where: MECC, Maastricht, Netherlands
Cost: Tickets from 265 EUR

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7. Knowledge Representation and Museum Collections (Post-Doc), Job, Leiden, Netherlands

A postdoctoral research position on the exciting BECACO project. This is for someone interested in provenance research, museums, and who wants to “carry out research at the intersection of Knowledge Representation, Linked Data, and Museum Collection Data”

When: Apply by 6 March 2023
Where: Leiden University, The Netherlands
Pay: €4332 to €5929 gross per month

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8. Provenance Research Day, Conference, Online

“The central aim of this action day is to present and communicate provenance research as an academic discipline with high social and political relevance and responsibility. The Provenance Research Day is open to all institutions conducting provenance research or participating in academic discussion of the subject.”

When: 10 April 2024
Where: Online

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9. Curator of Provenance, Job, Princeton, New Jersey

“The Princeton University Art Museum seeks a Curator of Provenance to lead provenance research and documentation efforts and ensure broad access to collecting histories.” “The successful candidate will have at least four years of experience gathering and organizing provenance information in a collaborative environment, familiarity with cultural property laws and cultural heritage legislation, expert knowledge of provenance research resources, and a commitment to ethical collecting”

Where: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
Pay: $100,000-$130,000

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10. Executive Director of Provenance Research, Job, Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is seeking an executive director to head up work related to provenance research. Minimum 8 years experience on the topic.

Where: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Cost: Pay Unknown

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11. Kelekian Curatorial Fellow in Ancient Art, Job, Cambridge, USA

“The Curatorial Fellow carries out objects-based and provenance research undertakes cataloging of the permanent collection in the museums’ database, contributes to scholarship in the field, and assists with a broad range of other curatorial activities, including new acquisitions and donor cultivation.” PhD preferred with focus on Roman world.

Where: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Pay: Unknown

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12. NAGPRA Liaison, Job, Berkeley, California

The person in this position will oversee all aspects of NAGPRA tribal outreach at Berkeley, among other NAGPRA related duties.

When: APPLY ASAP, first review date 29 February 2024
Where: Berkeley University, California
Pay: $77,600.00-$105,000.00

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