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1. Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director, Talk, Chappaqua
Gary Vikan, former director of the Walters, will be speaking about his new book that “lays bare the messy part of museums: looted antiquities, crooked dealers, deluded collectors, duplicitous public officials, fakes, inside thefts, bribery, and failed exhibitions”
When: 4 November 2016, 7:00 PM
Where: Chappaqua Library, 195 S Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY
Cost: Free (?)
2. Whose artefacts are they anyway? the politics of provenance, talk, London
Should artefacts in European and Western Museums be returned to their place of origin or should they remain in situ? Tiffany Jenkins and Heba Abd-El-Gawad will be talking it through in the context of Egyptian antiquities.
When: 13 October 2016, 18:00–20:00
Where: The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, Malet Place, London
More Info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whose-artefacts-are-they-anyway-the-politics-of-provenance-tickets-26722079459?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=estw&utm-source=tw&utm-term=listing%20@EventbriteUK
3. From Refugees to Restitution: Nazi Looted Art in the UK, Call for Papers, Cambridge, UK
Call for papers for the conference “From Refugees to Restitution: The History of Nazi Looted Art in the UK in Transnational and Global Perspective”, covering a number of interesting themes. 400 word proposals sought.
When: 15 October 2016 (Abstract Deadline)
Where: University of Cambridge
More Info: http://arthist.net/archive/13315
4. Antiquities trafficking – 21st century developments, Lecture, Glasgow
Neil Brodie is speaking at what will no doubt be an interesting event. “The Scottish Conservation sector’s keynote annual Plenderleith lecture for 2016 will address a controversial and highly topical subject – the global trafficking of antiquities and other cultural objects”
When: 24 November 2016, 18:00–21:00
Where: St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle Street, Glasgow, Scotland
5. Art Law for Art World Professionals II, Course, London
“The purpose [of this course] is to provide an understanding of many of the key legal issues relating to the trade in and ownership of art with, in this case, a slightly more detailed look at some of the legal issues. Lectures address important areas such as auction, copyright, artists’ agreements, Nazi looted art and international art law.”
When: 27–28 October 2016, 10:00–17:00
Where: Sotheby’s Institute of Art , 30 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London
6. The Many Faces of Judaism: The Woman in Gold, talk and film showing, Louisville
Anne-Marie O’Connor, author of The Lady in Gold, will lead a discussion on art restitution after a showing of the film of the same name.
When: 27 October 2016, 17:30–21:30
Where: Speed Art Museum, 2035 South Third Street Louisville, KY