Opportunities: 14 January 2016


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. The Future of the Past: Digitizing Cultural Property in an Era of Destruction, Symposium, New York

This roundtable will discuss the use of new technologies to digitally record cultural heritage that is threatened with destruction. A mix of artist and art crime specialists; audience participation encouraged.

When: 22 January, 3–5 pm
Where: Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, 860 11th Ave., New York
Cost: Free

More Info: http://www.themissingexhibit.com/symposium/

2. Art Forger John Myatt, Talk, Winchester UK

An afternoon with a famous art forger who has now ‘gone straight’, painting only ‘Legitimate Fakes’. Seems to be an informal event to drop in on.

When: 15 January 2016, 12–4 PM
Where: Canvas Gallery, 169 High Street, Winchester
Cost: Free

More Info: http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/leisure/news/14197453.World_famous_art_forger_John_Myatt_visits_Winchester_Gallery/
Register: email: info@canvasgallery.com; call: 01962 708400

3. Symposium on Art and Terrorism, London

The Courtland Institute of Art and Association for Research into Crimes against Art are hosting what will no doubt be an interesting symposium looking at the use of war images and visuals of heritage destruction in conflict, the other the use of antiquities by terrorist groups.

When: 27 February 2016
Where: The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London
Cost: £16/ £11

More Info: http://courtauld.ac.uk/event/symposium-on-art-and-terrorism
Register: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/symposium-on-art-and-terrorism-tickets-20013135828

4. Repatriated Objects Exhibition, Cairo

An exhibition of looted and smuggled objects that have been repatriated to Egypt.

When: 14 January– 29 February 2016
Where: Egyptian Museum, Tahrir, Cairo
Cost: Unknown

More Info: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/180801/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Antiquities-minister-set-to-inaugurate-exhibition-.aspx

5. The Missing, Guided Tour, New York

Dr. Erin Thompson will be leading a guided tour of “The Missing: Rebuilding the Past”, an exhibit that showcases efforts by artists and scholars to resist the destruction of heritage.

When: 27 January 2016, 6:30–8:00 PM
Where: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W 59th St, New York
Cost: $20/$10

More Info: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=bDNjcTZnb2NuYjV0cml1MmszbHY2ZjlzOGsgbjBybGI1ZGVrbW5iMWRscGE0NWtqOXQ3OWtAZw&ctz=America/New_York
Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-guided-tour-of-the-missing-rebuilding-the-past-led-by-dr-erin-thompson-tickets-20708716328?aff=mcivte&mc_cid=81596c085e&mc_eid=65d0da43af

6. Provenienz Macht Geschichte, Conference, Köln

This meeting, associated with an exhibition, focuses on the field of provenance research, particularly focusing on 19th century drawings during Naziism

When: 28 January 2016
Where: Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Köln, Germany
Cost: Unknown

More Info: http://www.lootedart.com/web_images/pdf2016/Tagungsprogramm_Wallraf_Provenienz.pdf
Contact: hartmann@wallraf.museum

7. Association for Research into Crimes against Art Summer Programme, Amelia, Italy

Set against the beautiful backdrop of an ancient Umbrian town, the ARCA offers students a stimulating art crime and cultural heritage research protection programme. Top lecturers and an interesting international conference.

When: 31 January 2016 (Applications Due)
Where: Amelia, Italy
Cost: Please inquire

More Info: http://www.artcrimeresearch.org/2016-postgraduate-certificate-program-in-art-crime-and-cultural-heritage-protection/
Contact: education@artcrimeresearch.org

8. Looted art? Silver from Jewish collections: How museums deal with it, Symposium, Hamburg

What looks to be an interesting programme focused on dealing with the complexities of potentially-looted silver objects that have ended up in museums.

When: 4–5 February
Where: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Cost: Unknown

More Info: http://lootedart.com/web_images/pdf2015/Symposium_Raubkunst.pdf
Contact: direktion@mkg-hamburg.de