Opportunities: 18 February 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. MSc Collecting & Provenance in an International Context, Degree Programme, University of Glasgow

A provenance research masters programme…that I will be teaching on! Another offering in this field from the University of Glasgow. Email me for details.

When: September 2016
Where: University of Glasgow
Cost: Tuition varies

More Info: http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/artcollectingprovenance/
Contact: minnakatriina.torma@glasgow.ac.uk

2. Masterpieces & Curiosities: The Fictional Portrait, Exhibition, New York

Illuminating “the complex relationship between portraiture and truth”, what is real when it comes to the portrait paintings hanging on museum walls. X-rays, research, super interesting. What was assumed for a century is wrong!

When: 18 March – 14 August 2016
Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, NYC
Cost: Museum admission ($15 adults; Saturday’s free)

More Info: http://thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/masterpieces-curiosities-the-fictional-portrait

3. Art and the Third Reich, Symposium, Boston

“The panel will provide background about the Nazi’s systematic looting of Europe leading up to, and during, the Second World War, and will provide insights to the treatment of “degenerate” art, Nazi collecting and propaganda, and legal tools used to return objects to their rightful owners.”

When: 23 Feb 2016
Where: Devlin 101, Admissions Auditorium, Boston College,
Cost: Free

More Info: http://www.artandiplaw.com/art-third-reich-holocaust-symposium-boston-college/
Contact: michalcj@bc.edu

4. Rethinking Antiquities: Restitution and Collecting in the Time of ISIS, Conference, NYC

This should be an interesting event, clearly promoting an alternate view to the one that you’d usually see on this list: some pro-collecting, anti-regulation, anti-repatriation ideas.

When: 1 March, 5:00–6:30 PM
Where: Jacob Burns Moot Court Room; Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue, NYC
Cost: Free (?) Please email to RSVP

More Info: https://www.cardozo.yu.edu/events/rethinking-antiquities-collecting-age-isis
Contact: cultproprcardozo@gmail.com