Opportunities: 20 Oct 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. Crimes against Culture: Theft, Destruction, Security, and Protection of Heritage, Call for Papers

A special issue of the International Criminal Justice Review, in this issue we hope to feature cutting-edge research into the intersections between criminology and the disciplines traditionally associated with the preservation of cultural objects and sites, namely archaeology, heritage, and museums studies.

When: 31 August 2017, full drafts due
Where: International Criminal Justice Review

More Info: http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2016/10/call-for-papers-crimes-against-culture-theft-destruction-security-and-protection-of-heritage.html

2. Head of First Nations & Repatriation, Job, Victoria, British Columbia

The person in this position will head the museum’s recently launched repatriation programme, managing that department, as well as working towards the interpretation of First Nations collections.

When: Applications due 31 October 2016
Where: Royal BC Museum, Victoria, British Columbia
Pay: $80,000 – $98,500 based on experience

More Info: http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/sites/default/files/employment/docs/Head_First_Nations_Repatriation_JB.pdf

3. Repatriation Specialist, Job, Victoria, British Columbia

Housed at the Royal British Columbia Museum and Archives, the Repatriation Specialist is responsible for consulting with First Nations in the development of a proactive repatriation program and researching, assessing and reviewing repatriation requests

When: Applications due 31 October 2016
Where: Royal BC Museum, Victoria, British Columbia
Pay: $59,449 starting, increasing to $67,895 per annum

More Info: http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/sites/default/files/employment/docs/Repatriation_Specialist_JB.pdf

4. Fragments, Exhibition, Doha

Mahmoud Obaidi explores to the destruction of Iraq after the invasion of 2003, including the theft of artefacts from museums and sites.

When: 18 October–30 January 2017
Where: QM Gallery, Katara Cultural Village Building 10, Doha
Cost: Free (?)

More Info: https://www.qm.org.qa/en/fragments

5. An Evening with The Goldfinch, Exhibition and Talk, Edinburgh

Go and see the Goldfinch which is on loan! Among other things, “popular lecturer Gail Wylie will explore how Fabritius’s masterpiece is inextricably linked to the story and themes [art crime!] of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Goldfinch. ”

When: 15 November 2016; 6:30–8:30 PM
Where: Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.
Cost: £15, including glass of wine

More Info: https://www.nationalgalleries.org/whatson/events-calendar/an-evening-with-the-goldfinch/date/2016-11-15%2000:00:00/interval/0/

6. Protecting Cultural Heritage in Uncertain Times, symposium, Washington DC

This symposium brings together regional actors together with international experts and scholars from the fields of art, conservation and museums, international culture, law and law enforcement agencies and organizations to discuss the challenges and solutions to protecting our cultural heritage. The event is sponsored by New York University, in partnership with Friends of Florence and the City of Florence and there will be a live stream.

When: 26 October 2016, 9:30–17:00
Where: NYU Washington DC, 1307 L Street NW
Cost: Free

More Info: https://www.nyu.edu/washington-dc/nyu-washington–dc-events/protecting-cultural-heritage-in-an-uncertain-time.html
Register: https://events.nyu.edu/#event_id/122594/view/event
Contact: tom.mcintyre@nyu.edu

7. Cultural Heritage: A Target in War, an Engine of Peace, Symposium, Washington DC

This symposium, a collaboration between the United States Institute of Peace and the Smithsonian, will use recent experience, notably in Afghanistan, to examine the often unrecognized power of cultural heritage.

When: 24 October 2016
Where: U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC
Cost: Free

More Info: http://www.usip.org/events/cultural-heritage-target-in-war-engine-of-peace
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cultural-heritage-a-target-in-war-an-engine-of-peace-tickets-28427649866

8. Art Law & Litigation Conference, Miami

The conference which offers sessions on a variety of art law topics will take place at the opening of Art Basel Miami.

When: 30 November 2016
Where: Coffey Burlington, 2601 South Bayshore Drive, Miami
Cost: Various rates, $90 to $585

More Info: http://www.fedbar.org/Education/Calendar-CLE-events/2016-Art-Law-Litigation-Conference.aspx
Register: https://members.fedbar.org/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=FBA&WebKey=7e13de8a-6b88-4f35-930b-67e4733da531

9. Time to End Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage, Meeting, New York

The side event will be organized in the name of the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, and will take the form of a two-hour meeting, including presentations and a Q&A segment.

When: 27 October 2016, 17:30–20:00
Where: Conference Room 12, UN Headquarters, New York City
Cost: Free

More Info: http://facultyblog.law.ucdavis.edu/post/time-to-end-intentional-destruction-of-cultural-heritage.aspx
Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGcssg3GIDnNmi-pFZWCWJcjOxQ3ICVfR_msg-c6JnNRmfNg/viewform?c=0&w=1