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1. International Cultural Heritage Law, Summer School, University of Geneva
“The summer school aims to develop the students’ awareness and general understanding of the main substantive themes of international cultural heritage law, namely: the trade in cultural objects; the restitution of stolen or looted artworks; the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict; and the protection of the built heritage from natural and human-induced disasters.”
When: 22 June 2020
Where: University of Geneva Art Law Centre, Switzerland
Cost: CHF 1000 before 15 Feb, CHF 1800 after
2. Don’t Panic! The Basics of Legal Disputes for Artists, Class, New York
A CLE class that focuses on what happens when an artist is sued: what to do and how to collect outstanding debts
When: 23 January 2020, 5-7 PM
Where: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, 1 East 53rd Street, New York, NY
Cost: Between $25 and $200 depending on your status
3. Historian in the office of the Advisory Commission, Job, Germany
The Deutches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste is looking for a historian to work on cultural property claims, particularly Jewish cultural property confiscated during the second world war. Undergrad degree in history or art history needed, professional experience with Nazi looted goods desired. Fluent English is required as is, presumably, German.
When: Apply by 15 January 2020
Where: Berlin, Germany
4. Head of the Office of the Advisory Commission (lawyer), Job, Berlin, Germany
The Deutches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste is looking for a lawyer to head their office. Professional experience in issues related to Nazi-looted art and restitution desired. Fluency in English and, presumably, German required.
When: Apply before 15 January 2020
Where: Berlin, Germany
5. NETCHER Forum 1, Workshop, Lyon, France
“The Forum will present Year 1 results, first recommendations, research and technology perspectives, debates and routes for cooperation in the matter of fighting cultural heritage looting and trafficking.”
When: 25–26 February 2020
Where: Lyon, France
6. Collecting Africa, Conference, Oxford, UK
“This conference seeks […] provide an analysis of materials from Africa in UK collections that focuses on the significances they possessed in the contexts from which they were taken and on the significances they assumed and assume in the contexts in which they were and are deposited and displayed. ” Paper submissions are invited.
When: Submit abstract by 31 January 2020
Where: Oxford University, Oxford, UK
More Info: https://sites.google.com/view/collectingafrica/home
7. Assistant Curator Antiquities, Job, National Museum of Liverpool
Caring for this collection includes research on their pasts for their records and for display. Museum experience required so not quite entry level.
When: Apply by 29 December 2019
Where: National Museum Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Pay: £21,534 Pro rata (Part time)