Art Crime Research Opportunities: 2 November 2018


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. From Murder To Museums: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and the Hunt For Nazi Looted Art in America, Lecture, New York

Ray Dowd and Samuel Blaustein will be speaking about “how they seized two stolen Schieles after they were spotted at the Salon+Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory in November 2015, leading to international headlines upon their restitution to their clients”

When: 12 November 2018, 6:00 PM
Where: Cardozo School of Law – Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, 55 Fifth Avenue, New York
Cost: Free

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2. Endangered Heritage and Digital Technology, Talk, Glasgow

Dr Rozhen K. Mohammed-Amin, head of the Digital Cultural Heritage Research Group at Sulaimani Polytechnic University in Kurdistan will speak about how digital methods are being used to preserve heritage in the Middle East.

When: 8 November 2018, 2–3:30 pm
Where: Kelvin Hall Lecture Theatre, Kelvin Hall, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow
Cost: Free

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3. Diploma in Art Profession Law and Ethics, Course, London

“An intensive, interactive course from the Institute of Art and Law designed to introduce both art professionals and lawyers to the specific legal risks and safeguards that underpin all art transactions.”

When: Five sessions, one per month, starting 12 January 2019
Where: Notre Dame University, London Campus, 1 Suffolk St, London
Cost: £1,800, discounts for IAL and UKRG members

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4. A Primer in Provenance Research, Course, New York

A Christie’s education course. “This one-day course will teach students the skills to responsibly undertake provenance research.” Or rather it will give students a start on that path, you’ll need a lot more than just a day.

When: 15 November 2018
Where: Christie’s Education New York, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, 20th Floor, New York
Cost: $675

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5. Looted Art for Sale, Symposium, Waltham Massachusetts

Speakers at the symposium include former Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, a primary leader in the creation of U. S. restitution policies, Nicholas O’Donnell, Victoria Reed, Inge Reist, and Kim Oosterlinck.

When: 6 November 2018, 11am–5pm
Where: Sherman Function Hall, 415 South Street, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Free

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6. Art crime: the myth vs the reality, Course, London

This course, taught by James Ratcliffe, General Counsel at the Art Loss Register, “explores this gripping world of art crime including looting and theft, forgeries and vandalism, drawing on real cases and exploring the difference between myth and reality.”

When: 6–7 April 2019, 10am–5pm
Where: Wolfson British Academy Room, 6 Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Cost: £420, including materials, refreshments, and wine reception.

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7. Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery, Film Screening, Brooklyn

The Center for Art Law and Brooklyn Law School will have a screening of this art forgery documentary, before which Jennifer Maas will speak about the science behind authentication of art.

When: 14 November 2018, 6–9pm
Where: Forchelli Center (Brooklyn Law School), 205 State Street, 22 Floor, Brooklyn
Cost: $15, free for Brooklyn Law students, $5 for other students

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8. Head of the Department of Heritage Protection and Capacity Building (ICOM), Job, Paris

This management position will include the steering of ICOM’s heritage protection and capacity building activities in the field, including project monitoring and coordination with various partners. Fluent English and French a must, with 5 years minimum of international heritage protection experience at an international level.

When: Application deadline 20 November 2018
Where: International Council of Museums, Paris
Pay: €42,000

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9. Les nouveaux enjeux patrimoniaux en contextes de crises, Conference, Paris

What is sure to be an interesting and free conference honouring France’s ratification of the 1970 UNESCO convention, focused on “the dynamics of law in the evolution of the international protection of cultural heritage”

When: 19–20 November
Where: UNESCO (salle XI) , 125 avenue de Suffren, 75007 Paris
Cost: Free

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