Opportunities: 19 October 2017


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. Radiocarbon dating and protection of cultural heritage, Conference, Zurich

The meeting will introduce the illicit antiquities trade and lead to a discussion of the issues related to radio carbon dating and antiquities trafficking. I’ll be speaking!

When: 16–17 November 2017
Where: ETH Zurich, Campus Zentrum
Cost: Free

More Info: http://www.ams.ethz.ch/education/c14-meeting.html

2. The Sting: Art Crime in New Zealand, Talk, Tauranga

Penelope Jackson will speak at the Tauranga Arts Festival, lifting the lid on New Zealand art crime.

When: 22 October 2017, 11:30 AM
Where: Carrus Crystal Palace, Tauranga Waterfront
Cost: $20

More Info: https://www.taurangafestival.co.nz/writers/the-sting-212

3. Public Art and Copyright Law (An Exploratory Analysis), Lecture, Glasgow

Lilla Montagnani will speak about the idea of public art existing as a single copy and the puzzling relationship of the owner, author, and society of the piece.

When: 25 October 2017, 17:30–19:00
Where: University of Glasgow, Humanities Lecture Theatre, Main Building
Cost: Free

More Info: http://www.create.ac.uk/blog/2017/10/11/cin-autumn-2017/#a

4. Benin Bronzes: The Gobalization of Colonial Art Theft, 2 PhD scholarships, Universität Hamburg

Two spectacular funded PhD positions about post colonial provenance research and the looting of the Benin Bronzes, some of which are in Hamburg. Applicants must have good German and English skills.

When: Application deadline 1 November 2017
Where: Universität Hamburg
Stipend: Up to three years of €1400 a month with travel grants

More Info: https://www.kolonialismus.uni-hamburg.de/ausschreibung-2-promotionsstipendien-fuer-das-projekt-die-benin-bronzen-die-globalisierung-des-kolonialen-kunstraubs/
Contact: marianne.weis-elsner@uni-hamburg.de