Art Crime Research Opportunities: 12 April 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. The Provenance of Asian Collections, PhD Studentship, London

This is an opportunity to do a PhD funded by the AHRC focused on provenance of Asian collections at the V&A museum. There’s a strong joint supervision team and the possibility of doing some really innovative provenance work.

When: Apply by 19 May 2024
Where: University College London and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Pay: tuition, stipend, and London top up (see advert)

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2. Protecting Ukraine’s Cultural Heritage in Wartime: Identifying the Responsibilities of Non-Parties to the Conflict, Lecture, Milan and Online

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is hosting this talk by Prof Andrzej Jakubowski that will be both in person and available online at as a webinar.

When: 22 April 2024
Where: Milan and Online
Cost: Free

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3. Looted Symposium, Call for Contributions, Netherlands

“The symposium Looted / Beroofd will explore themes relating to the impact of loss and the shifting meaning of art, books and Jewish ritual objects when their context changes in and around the Second World War.” They are seeking papers and proposals for the conference.

When: Proposals by 1 June; Symposium 9–10 September 2024
Where: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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4. Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting, Virtual Open Session

the CPAC committee invites public comment on the cultural property import restrictions between the US and Ecuador and Jordan, as well as a a request for restrictions from Ukraine.

When: Request to make comments by 28 May 2024
Where: Online
Cost: 4 June 2024

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5. Cultural Heritage Forward: A Shared Stewardship and Ethical Returns Exchange Program, Washington DC

If you are a cultural heritage person from Cameroon, Nigeria, New Zealand, Vietnam, Chile, or Peru, take a look at this funded exchange with the Smithsonian. Look ASAP because the closing date is soon, but the extended the deadline which implies they are still looking to fill spaces. A great opportunity.

When: Apply by 15 April 2024
Where: Smithsonian Institution and Department of State, Washington DC

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6. Head of Collections Management and Provenance Research, Job, New York/Hybrid

A job that is sure to be interesting in every sense of the word, the Rubin Museum is seeking someone to fill this position. There’s clearly a lot going on there at the moment.

Where: The Rubin Museum of Art, New York City
Pay: 90,000 to 100,000

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