Opportunities: 21 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. Lost Art–Lost Justice?, Lecture, Zurich

World Jewish Congress president Ron Lauder will discuss ‘flight goods’ and the debate over the recovery and restitution of art seized by the Nazis. The event is hosted by the Swiss Jewish Community Federation.

When: 2 February 2016, 5:30 pm
Where: Kunsthaus Zürich
Cost: Invite only; email for live stream link

More Info: http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/news/wjc-president-ronald-lauder-to-give-lecture-in-switzerland-on-nazi-looted-art-1-4-2016
Contact: protocol@wjc.eu

2. Dealing with Damage (Krieg und Zerstörung), Symposium, Berlin

Exploring aspects of the cultural damage in Syria from sites to social memory with a variety of speakers.

When: 1 February 2016, 9:00–18:00
Where: HTW Berlin, Campus Wilhelminenhof, Halle B1
Cost: Free, but you must register

More Info: http://mmk.htw-berlin.de/aktivitaeten/tagungen/dealing-with-damage/#c17529
Register: Please email anmeldung_symposium_htw@mail.de

3. International Cultural Heritage Law, Summer School, University of Geneva

Taught by the folks at Geneva’s Art-Law Centre and the UNESCO Chair in the International Law of the Protection of Cultural Heritage, this is a great and intense one week summer school focused on important aspects of art and heritage crime and the law.

When: 1 March 2016 (early bird registration); 1 May 2016 (regular registration)
Where: University of Geneva, Switzerland
Cost: 1500 CF (early); 1800 CF (regular)

More Info: https://www.genevasummerschools.ch/courses/courses-2016/international-cultural-heritage-law

4. Gerhard Richter and German Cultural Heritage Protection Law, Lecture, Brooklyn

Nicholas O’Donnell will be giving a lecture called “You’ve Been Served: Gerhard Richter Painting (2011)”, thinking about Richter’s provenance in the controversy over Germany’s new heritage protection law along with a film screening of “Gerhard Richter Painting (2011)”. Dinner included!

When: 3 February 2016
Where: Forchelli Center (Brooklyn Law School) 205 State Street, 22 Floor, Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $15/$25/$30

More Info: http://blog.sandw.com/artlawreport/gerhard-richter-and-german-cultural-heritage-protection-law-brooklyn-law-school-february-3-2016
Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/youve-been-served-gerhard-richter-painting-2011-tickets-20764650629?aff=mcivte&mc_eid=ff5514f0a3&mc_cid=e3419bd7fe

5. The Art of the Con, Lecture, Brookline, MA

Anthony M. Amore will be speaking about his book about art fraud, The Art of the Con, with interesting case studies.

When: 9 February, 7:00–8:30 PM
Where: Brookline High School, Room: 384, 115 Greenough Street Brookline, MA
Cost: $6

More Info: http://www.campusce.net/brookline/course/course.aspx?C=2172&pc=58&mc=71&sc=0

6. The Legal Lives of Levantine Artifacts, Lecture, Chicago

Dr Morag Kersel will be speaking about how the law plays a role in the social lives of artefacts from Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. Great research and interesting cases.

When: 8 February 2016
Where: DePaul University College of Law,25 E. Jackson Blvd.. Room 804 (Lewis). Chicago
Cost: Free (please register in advance)

More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arts-law-colloquium-the-legal-lives-of-levantine-artifacts-tickets-20896475922