Art Crime Research Opportunities: 30 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. Lecturer in Antiquities, Art, and Heritage Crime, Job, University of Glasgow

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY! Come work with me! We are hiring for a 5 year teaching position for an expert in any aspect of antiquities trafficking or art and heritage crime. From forgery to iconoclasm, from smuggling to repatriation. Open to people with all sorts of disciplinary backgrounds, and we have some great possibilities for expanding this role into research. This position can support a UK visa. Please email me at for more details. Tell your friends.

When: Apply by 2 December
Where: University of Glasgow, Scotland
Pay: £35,210 – £39,610/£43,266 – £50,132 per annum (pro rata)

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2. Anthropology of forgery. Art Collecting, Authentication and Innovative Tools for a Culture of Legality in Cultural Heritage, Course, Padua, Italy

What looks to be a fascinating course for graduate students on forgery. Limit of 30 people with 5 scholarships available to cover fees and accommodation. Programme in English. CV and 600-word motivational letter required.

When: Apply by 1 December; 25 February–1 March 2019
Where: Orto Botanico, Padua, Italy
Cost: €200.00 (5 Scholarships available)

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3. Revival of the Syrian Cultural Heritage and the Issue of the Recovery of Stolen Artefacts, Talk, Rome

Dr Houmam Saad of the Syrian DGAM will be speaking about this important topic.

When: 14 December 2018, 11:30 AM
Where: Sapienza Universita de Roma, Rome, Italy
Cost: Free (?)

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4. Jewellery and Law, Seminar, London

Run by the Institute of Art and Law, this jewellery-focused event “will cover all areas such as design rights, fakes and forgeries, attribution and disputes.”

When: 15 January 2019 from 9:30 AM
Where: Clyde & Co, St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London
Cost: £144 (IAL members get a 50% discount)

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5. Then and Now: The 20th Anniversary of the Washington Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets, Conference, New York

IFAR is hosting an event to consider the landmark Washington Principals regarding the identification and return of WWII looted art in today’s context. It should be interesting.

When: 10 December 2018
Where: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York
Cost: $25/$20/$15/Free

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6. Insurance Apprenticeship Programme , Fine Art, Jewellery & Specie, Job, London

An opportunity to apprentice with the Willis Towers Watson Fine Art, Jewellery & Specie team, which deals with museums, galleries, collectors, etc. This 24 to 36 month programme includes training and a support package for CII qualification.

When: Apply by 1 February 2019
Where: Willis Towers Watson, London
Cost: N/A

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7. NAGPRA Liaison and Associate Curator of Archaeology & Ethnography, Job, Denver, Colorado

A full time job at History Colorado focused on NAGPRA-related efforts and partnership, also with curatorial duties.

When: Apply by 2 December 2018
Where: History Colorado, Denver, Colorado
Pay: Salary $4,100.00 – $4,417.00 Monthly

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