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. Volunteers wanted for Culture Crime News project, Online
I’m looking for up to 5 volunteers to help me “Fill in the Blanks” in the Culture Crime News database. No pay, I’m afraid, but you can read more about this volunteer gig to see if it would work for you!
When: Contact by 27 November 2020
2. Culture in Crisis podcast, Victoria and Albert Museum, Online
“Fighting the Illicit Trade is a podcast series bringing together the international experts working to prevent the illegal trade of cultural goods – each person fighting a battle to rescue cultural heritage at a different stage of its underground journey.” They let me yammer about fossils!
3. Fake For Real: A History of Forgery and Falsification, Exhibition, Brussels
“While the current quantity of (dis)information is unprecedented, the problem is an ancient one. History is filled with countless examples of fake masquerading as real. The Trojan Horse, a mythological archetype of deception, symbolically links ancient history to very contemporary problems of the internet-dominated world.”
When: October 2020–October 2021
Where: House of European History, Brussels, Belgium
More Info: https://historia-europa.ep.eu/en/fake-real
4. The (After)Lives of Objects: Transposition in the Material World, Conference, Online/Virginia
The University of Virginia is accepting submissions from graduate students for this interesting conference. One subject in particular they are looking for papers on is: “History of looting, collecting, and the art market”
When: Abstracts by 15 December 2020
Where: Online/ University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
More Info: https://architexturez.net/pst/az-cf-211035-1604403366
5. Smuggling & Trade in Illicit Goods, Antiquities and Endangered Species, Webinar
“In this webinar we will learn and understand the transnational threats and channels used by traffickers and what can be implemented to help combat this illegal trade.”
When: 25 November 2020, 8.30am EST / 1.30pm UK / 2.30pm CET
More Info: https://border-security-report.com/smuggling-trade-in-illicit-goods-antiquities-and-endangered-species-webinar/
6. One year postcolonial Provenance research in Dahlem–challenges and potentials, Lecture, Online
This lecture, in German, will discuss how the provenance research teams with Ethnological Museum and Museum for Asian Art, the Central Archive, and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin are doing on provenance related to post-colonial collections
When: 14 December 2020, 6pm CET
More Info: https://www.artmarketstudies.org/ann-lecture-one-year-provenance-research-at-the-ethnological-museum-museum-of-asian-art-berlin-online-deutsches-zentrum-kulturgutverluste-14-dec-2020-6pm-in-german/
7. Culture in Ruins: The illicit trade in cultural property in North and West Africa, Webinar
“The discussion will draw on a new ENACT research study – ‘Culture in Ruins’ – which investigates the dynamics of trafﬁcking in Mali, Nigeria, Tunisia and Algeria. Leading experts in the ﬁeld will also present their own work and perspectives on the issue as it is manifested in North and West Africa.”
When: 26 November 2020, 3PM CET