Art Crime Research Opportunities: 16 March 2020


Learning, networking, conference and employment opportunities in cultural property, art crime research, antiquities trafficking research, provenance studies, and related things. Postings are not endorsements.

You have until this Sunday to apply for the full-time Junior Researcher position on my Trafficking Transformations project. Obviously a deferred start date is possible at this point. Do email me at my Maastricht email address for more information.

Please let me know of any opportunities to announce.

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Please confirm with organisers before trying to attend any of these events. They may not be happening, and you should consider practicing social distancing anyway.

1. Assistant Professor (Museums and Memory), Job, Amsterdam

The University is seeking a scholar working and teaching in the broadly-defined field of Museums and Memory. They will teach in English (though they have to eventually pass a Dutch exam if they are not a native speaker) and will have a research agenda focused on “questions of identity, migration, conflict, collections, memorials or material culture.”

When: Apply by 1 April
Where: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pay: €3,637 to €5,656 gross per mont

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2. Security Controller (Fine Art Storage), Job, London

This “fine arts logistics company” is looking for “a dedicated, ‘hands-on’ security and art professional to manage the day to day delivery of security at a secure site in south London.”

When: Apply ASAP
Where: Constantine, South East London, UK
Pay: starting at £32,000

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3. Collectors and Collections of Chinese Art and Antiquities: Problems with Gifts, Trusts and Legacies, Online Seminar, Hong Kong

“This seminar discusses the issues in forming and passing on collections, in particular of Chinese art and antiquities. The seminar will consider the problems that collectors face with regard to authenticity, provenance and title in acquiring art and antiquities for their collection.”

When: 3 April 2020, 12:30–2:00PM
Where: Online/The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Cost: Free

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4. A real beneficiary of the Nazis: situating the art dealer Maria Dietrich, Lecture, Berlin

Nadine Bauer will be speaking at the monthly “Colloquium on Provenance Research” of the German Centre for Loss of Cultural Property

When: 23 March 2020, 18:00
Where: Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage, Institute for European Ethnology, Humboldt University of Berlin, Mohrenstraße 40/41, in 10 117 Berlin, Room 408 (4th floor).
Cost: Free

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5. Lecturer in Heritage Studies, Job, Cambridge, UK

Cambridge’s department of archaeology is seeking to appoint a lecturer in heritage studies to conduct research and teaching in a heritage field that complements but doesn’t overlap with others in the department.

When: Apply by 8 May 2020
Where: Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
Pay: £41,526–£52,559

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6. Antiquities, the Art Market and Collecting in Britain and Italy in the 18th century, Conference+Call for Papers, London

“This conference seeks to explore the processes by which these collections were formed, interrogating the relationship between the Italian and British art markets of the eighteenth century, the role of the dealers in Italy and the auction houses in Britain, through which many of the objects were later to pass, encompassing in depth discussion of the objects themselves”

When: Submit
Where: Abstracts by 15 April, conference 17–18 September 2020
Cost: Unknown

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7. International Day for Provenance Research, Talks, Basel, Switzerland

A series of interesting short talks related to provenance research, particularly with a focus on Nazi-looted art.

When: 8 April 2020, 17:00–19:45
Where: Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland
Cost: Free (?)

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