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in cultural property, art crime research, antiquities trafficking research, provenance studies, and related things. Postings are not endorsements.
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1. Return, Recompense and Recounting History: Remedies for Nazi Era Injustices, Talk, London
“In this talk Dr Charlotte Woodhead will explore some of the ways in which claimants can achieve justice in the UK where objects currently held by a museum or gallery are found to have a tainted Nazi Era provenance.”
When: 27 March 2019, 16:00–17:00
Where: Victoria & Albert Museum, London
More Info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/return-recompense-and-recounting-history-remedies-for-nazi-era-injustices-tickets-56991937419
2. Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law, Cultural Heritage & the Arts, Summer School, Siena, Italy
A programme open to a number of disciplines that focuses on the legal aspects of art, antiquities, and so on. This year Victoria Reed from the MFA Boston will be teaching on Provenance, among other interesting foci. Students have options for internships afterwards, particularly one focused on illicit antiquities in Cambodia.
When: 26 May–21 June 2019
Where: Siena, Italy
More Info: https://law-ektron.tulane.edu/tlsabroad/siena.aspx
3. Assistant Curator, East Asia Collections Review Project, Job, Edinburgh, Scotland
This temporary position would involve visiting collections across Scotland to document Asian objects in an effort to increase access to them.
When: Apply by 26 March 2019
Where: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
More Info: https://vacancies.nms.ac.uk/VacancyDetails.aspx?FromSearch=True&MenuID=6Dqy3cKIDOg=&VacancyID=240
4. From Consignment to the Auction Block, Symposium, New York
“A close look at the function served by in-house counsel” at major auction houses
When: 25 March 2019
Where: Cardozo School of Law 55 5th Avenue New York
More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-consignment-to-the-auction-block-tickets-57055492514?aff=erelexpmlt
5. Art and law: current developments in turbulent times, Workshop, Maastricht
A very interesting programme with top practitioners in this field, including Edouard Planche from UNESCO and Marjan van Heese from the Dutch Cultural Inspectorate
When: 20 March 2019
Where: NH Hotel Maastricht, Forum 110, 6229 GV Maastricht
More Info: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/events/workshop-‘art-and-law-current-developments-turbulent-times’
6. Acquisition of Jewish property: Provenance research at the Landesmuseum Mainz, Exhibition, Mainz, Germany
“Betrifft: Erwerb aus jüdischem Besitz”. Provenienzforschung am Landesmuseum Mainz, curated by Dr. Emily Löffler
When: 17 February–28 April 2019
Where: Landesmuseum, Mainz, Germany
More Info: https://www.lootedart.com/web_images/pdf2019/Ausstellungsflyer_Provenienzforschung_Mainz.pdf
7. DePaul Art & Cultural Heritage Law Society Silent Auction, Chicago
Proceeds going to a scholarship for a law student who has demonstrated excellence in art and cultural heritage law
When: 15 March 2019, 6:00–8:00 PM
Where: EvolveHer 358 Ontario St. #3W Chicago
More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-achls-silent-auction-tickets-55451098729
8. War and the Book: Book collections, libraries, publishers, and authors during armed and political conflicts, Conference, Poznan
This conference focuses on the protection of libraries and library assets during armed conflict.
When: Speakers apply by 15 March; Conference on 13–15 November 2019
Where: Red Hall, Działyński Palace, Poznań, Poland
Cost: Free (?)
More Info: http://www.wojnaiksiazka.pl/
9. Monuments Men, Museum Tour, London
The V&A is hosting a Monument’s Men themed looted cultural property tour focused on the gold and silver in the Gilbert Collection.
When: 14 March 2019, 13:00–13:45
Where: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
More Info: https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/3OY5x0O7/in-focus-tour-14-march-2019
10. Traces of Nazi persecution: the origin and whereabouts of cultural artefacts in the collections of the City of Hanover, Exhibition, Hannover, Germany
Spuren der NS-Verfolgung. Über Herkunft und Verbleib von Kulturgütern in den Sammlungen der Stadt Hannover
When: 6 December 2018–16 June 2019
Where: Museum August Kestner, Hannover, Germany
More Info: https://www.hannover.de/Museum-August-Kestner/Sonderausstellungen/Spuren-der-NS-Verfolgung
11. Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation 10th Annual Conference, Washington DC
Interesting panels as ever, including “Native American Sacred Spaces, Objects, and Relationships”
When: 5 April 2019
Where: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC
More Info: https://www.culturalheritagelaw.org/2019-Conference
12. The Protection of Cultural Heritage and Municipal Law, Workshop, New York
Put on by the American Society of International Law’s Cultural Heritage and the Arts Interest Group (CHAIG) and Fordham University School of Law’s Urban Law Center, in collaboration with the Quebec Society of International Law (SQDI).
When: 5 April 2019
Where: Fordham University’s School of Law, New York
More Info: https://www.asil.org/sites/default/files/documents/Call%20for%20Paper%20-%20Cultural%20Heritage%20and%20Municipal%20Law%20-%20A%20Works%20in%20Progress%20Workshop.pdf
13. Provenance: Can you Bank on It?, Talk, New York
Dr. Lynn Rother, Senior Provenance Specialist at The Museum of Modern Art, will be speaking about the provenance consequences of WWII.
When: 2 April 2019, 4:00–6:00 PM
Where: The Music Room, The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street, New York
More Info: https://www.frick.org/programs/library#/?i=1
14. Saving the Past to Build a Future: NATO and Cultural Heritage Protection, Lecture, Rome
Dr Laurie Rush will be speaking about this interesting topic from her deep knowledge and experience with the intersection of the military and cultural heritage protection.
When: 2 April 2019, 19:00
Where: American University of Rome, Via Pietro Roselli, 16 Rome, Italy
More Info: https://graduate.aur.edu/events/saving-past-build-future-nato-and-cultural-heritage-protection