Art Crime Research Opportunities: 24 November


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. First Aid to Heritage Under Threat, Grant, Prince Claus Fund

They “invite proposals for projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by recent conflict or other disaster, whether natural or man-made”

When: Deadline 31 January 2020
Where: Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean
Cost: Grants will average about €15,000

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2. Understanding Authenticity in China’s Cultural Heritage, Conference CFP, Oxford

“What we deem to be genuine or fake is not an objective determination, but something that we agree upon as communities.” This conference invites papers on this theme focused on China and the conference itself will take place on 28–30 May.

When: Submission deadline 30 November 2019
Where: University of Oxford, UK
Cost: Free

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3. Provenance Research Projects, Funding, Germany

The German Center for Cultural Property Losses provides funding for research project related to provenance of Nazi looted property. They are also funding projects related to “Culture and Collections from Colonial Contexts”

When: Deadline 1 Jan and 1 June of each year
Where: Magdeburg, Germany
Cost: Amounts vary

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4. Beyond Borders – The key for art market power, Conference CFP, Lisbon, Portugal

This conference will “reflect upon the generic idea according to which these art market players are all the more powerful because they have a multinational presence, specifically various branches in several countries.”

When: Proposals by 15 February 2020, Conference 2–3 November 2020
Where: Caasa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbon, Portugal
Cost: Unknown (Free?)

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5. More than money: Art in organizations, Conference CFP, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The organisers “aim to bring together a group of scholars working in the fields of art history, sociology, organization studies, law, economics, management, cultural policy studies, and data science” to focus on issues related to corporate art collections

When: Abstract submission by 15 January 2020; conference 20–21 March 2020
Where: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cost: Free (?)

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