Opportunities: 31 March 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. Safeguarding Islamic Books and Manuscripts: An Introduction to Cultural Heritage and Property Law, Course, Doha

A three-day, intensive course that will survey the legal issues involved in safeguarding written heritage; taught by Mr Stéphane Ipert and Dr Scott Morrison. Attendance capped at 22 people.

When: 3–5 April
Where: Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
Cost: £215/£240

More Info: http://www.islamicmanuscript.org/courses/an-introduction-to-cultural-heritage-and-property-law-%28doha,-qatar%29.aspx
Register: http://www.islamicmanuscript.org/courses/an-introduction-to-cultural-heritage-and-property-law-%28doha,-qatar%29/registration.aspx

2. Insurance, Damage and Loss in the Art World, Panel, New York

Case studies in damage and loss for art appraisers from representatives working in the fields of art insurance, conservation, appraisal, and law.

When: 1 April 2016, 1:00–4:00 PM
Where: Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue, 14th Floor, New York
Cost: Unknown

More Info: http://www.appraisersassociation.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventid=526&pageid=993
Register: https://www.appraisersassociation.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.showRegistrationForm&eventId=526&nodeID=1

3. The “Customs” of Collecting: Taxes and the Art World, panel series, New York

The first of Herrick’s Art Law Group and The Art Newspaper’s panel discussions on art business will focus on taxes in the art world and will cover such topics as free ports, private museums, and the law.

When: 12 April 2016
Where: Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Cost: Free (?)

More Info: http://www.herrick.com/sitecontent.cfm?pageID=32&itemID=11330
Contact: rsvp@herrick.com

4. International Art Loans, Seminar, London

The Institute of Art and Law is holding a seminar on the legal aspects of art loans which “will cover questions relating to art loan agreements, jurisdiction and conflict of laws, government indemnity for objects on loan, the European policy of art mobility and immunity from seizure.”

When: 7 June 2016
Where: London
Cost: £144 (£72 for IAL and UKRG members)

More Info: http://www.ial.uk.com/seminars.php

5. Precarity in our Past, Present, and Future Cultural Heritages, Call for Papers, Kent University

“This year’s Critical Legal Conference will feature a stream on “Critical Perspectives on Culture and Preservation: Precarity in our Past, Present, and Future Cultural Heritages”, for which both paper and panel submissions are encouraged.”

When: 1 July 2016, submission deadline
Where: University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
Cost: N/A

More Info: https://www.kent.ac.uk/law/research/clc-2016/papers.html
Contact: SaraRoss@osgoode.yorku.ca