Opportunities: 17 September 2015


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. Art & Law Program, Seminar Series, Brooklyn

“The Art & Law Program is a 13-week seminar series with a theoretical and philosophical focus on the effects of law and jurisprudence on cultural production and reception.”

This program seems to attract an interesting and diverse group of students. Artists, curators, and folks with backgrounds in any related discipline are encouraged to apply.

When: 2 seminars a week for 13 weeks starting Jan 2016
Where: Brooklyn
Applications due: 19 October 2015
Cost: $1200

See: http://artlawoffice.com/education/art-law-program/
To Apply: http://artlawoffice.com/education/art-law-program/application-instructions/

2. Culture Under Threat: Antiquities Trafficking and Terrorist Financing, Conference, New York

A joint event from The Antiquities Coalition and The Asia Society. A must-attend if you are in New York. Among the speakers will be UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova.

When: 24 September 2015, 8:30am–11:30am
Where: 725 Park Avenue, New York
Cost: Members $25; Students/Seniors $30; Nonmembers $35

See: http://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/culture-under-threat-antiquities-trafficking-and-terrorist-financing
Tickets: http://tickets.asiasociety.org/public/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=32

3. Challenges of Loaning Works of Art, Art Business Forum, New York

Organized by Herrick, Feinstein LLP, this panel will discuss what seem to be interesting legal issues associated with loaning art.

When: 30 September, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Where: Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue
Cost: Free

See: http://info.herrick.com

4. The Art of Advising: Art Law in Practice, Conference, London

The Franco-British Lawyers Society is hosting a conference which focuses on some of the top question in art law including “Is it looted?” with a strong focus on restitution. Some top names in the field are speaking.

The event is free and includes a champagne reception but you must reserve a place. It counts for 3 CPD points for you lawyers out there.

When: 9 October, 2:00pm–5:30pm
Where: Notre Dame University London
Cost: Free

See: https://fbls.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/ArtLaw-Programme.pdf

5. Erasing the Past: Da’esh and the Crisis of Antiquities Destruction, Conference, Wellesley, Massachusetts

A group of top scholars, specialists, and journalists will be speaking about and then discussing the ongoing issue of heritage destruction in West Asia. If you are in Massachusetts, not something to miss.

When: 24 September, 9am–5pm
Where: Wellesley College, Massachusetts
See: http://www.wellesley.edu/religion/erasing