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1. The Munich Art Hoard, book signing and lecture, London
Catherine Hickley will speak about the Gurlitt family, the theft of artwork from Jews by the Nazis, and her new book. Admission includes a £5 discount on the book.
When: 3 March 2016, 12:30–14:30 PM
Where: Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, London
2. MA In The Art Market and the History of Collecting, scholarship, University of Buckingham
The MA is focused on investigating American and European art markets and cultures of collecting from the Renaissance to the present day and Full and partial scholarships available generously funded by P & D Colnaghi & Co Ltd and the Tavolozza Foundation.
When: 3 May 2016 (application deadline)
Where: University of Buckingham, Buckingham, UK
3. Making, Sustaining, Breaking – The Politics Of Heritage And Culture, conference, Heidelberg
This year’s annual conference of the Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context with a focus on the destruction of heritage and the tangled relationship between destruction and significance.
When: Proposals due 31 March 2016.
Where: Karl Jaspers Centre, Heidelberg
4. Diploma in Intellectual Property and Collections, course, London
The Institute of Art and Law will offer hands-on training in IP management and the course requires no previous law experience. “The course will also cover moral rights, artist resale rights, the law of confidence, digital rights management and trade marks.”
When: 13–15 June 2016, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Where: Queen Mary, University of London, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London
Cost: £590 plus VAT
More Info: http://www.ial.uk.com/dipipc.php
5. Gardner Museum Revisited, exhibition, Santa Monica
Artist Kota Ezawa explores the Gardner Museum theft by creating scaled and stylised versions of each of the stolen artworks on light boxes; “ghost works” not replicas.
When: Closes 12 March 2016
Where: Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA
More Info: http://www.cgrimes.com/exhibitions/current/
6. Art Crime Month, various events, Lexington, MA
What a great collection of art crime themed events for both adults and children at the Cary Memorial Library. Everything from a reading group to a demo of art apps, to a mystery writing workshop, to a children’s event where the police department talks about how they solve crimes.
When: 3 March–31 March 2016
Where: Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA
More Info: http://www.carylibrary.org/lexington-reads