Art Crime Research Opportunities: 11 December 2019


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. Illicit Antiquities Trade on Social Media, Workshop, Edinburgh

“This workshop will focus on the social context of antiquity trafficking and tools for finding and analysing data from social media platforms”: and I’ll be there! Interesting speakers lined up, but limited space so book ASAP and come if you book.

When: 24 January 2020
Where: Digital Scholarship Centre, 6th floor Main Library, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Cost: Free

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2. 2020 Transatlantic Cultural Property Crime Symposium, Call for Papers

“The 2020 Symposium will explore innovative approaches to using and operating within and around both criminal law and civil law in the detection, investigation, and restitution of illicit cultural property.” An interesting focus and the papers accepted will be published in an edited volume. Write to the organisers for more information.

When: Abstract submission by 15 February 2020
Where: Queen Mary University, London
Cost: N/A


3. Cultural Heritage and Technology, Call for Papers

The Santander Art and Culture Law Review is seeking papers for a special issue on “on the impact of the digital turn on cultural heritage law and policy.”

When: Manuscripts by 30 April 2020
Where: N/A
Cost: N/A

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4. Collections Research Intern (Paid), Internship, Toledo, Ohio

The Toledo Museum of Art is looking for an intern who will “will gain an understanding of the issues surrounding provenance research in museums, including laws and regulations by reviewing and assembling the provenance for TMA’s collection of sculpture”, must be an actively enrolled University student in 2020.

When: Apply by 30 January 2020
Where: Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
Cost: $10/h

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5. Sabbatical Opportunity: Senior Advisor, Cultural Heritage Center, U.S. Department of State, Washington DC

If you are an academic with US citizenship looking for an interesting place to spend a sabbatical, the Cultural Heritage Center at state is inviting applications for academics to serve as Senior Advisors, both pursuing your own projects and aiding in policy development and capacity building around looting, trafficking, and return of cultural property. An excellent opportunity.

When: Rolling expressions of interest
Where: U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C.
Cost: N/A

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