Art Crime Research Opportunities: 9 December 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.

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1. Executive Master in Cultural Leadership, Degree Programme, Maastricht/London/Brussels

We’re offering an Art Law module on this executive Master’s and I’ll be teaching Art Crime on it! The focus on this executive programme is on becoming a cultural leader and it is targeted for working professionals as it is a series of concentrated courses over the span of 18 months.

When: Apply ASAP (open day 9 December:
Where: Maastricht University and the Royal Academy
Cost: €39,000

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2. Art Law Lunch Talk: UNESCO Convention Turns 50, Webinar

“Join the Center for Art Law for a conversation about domestic, international, and interdisciplinary efforts to curb the illicit art trade with Robert Wittman, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation special and the founder of a Security and Recovery Consulting and Karin Orenstein, an Assistant US Attorney who serves as a member of the interagency Cultural Heritage Coordinating Committee on the international and interdisciplinary efforts to curb the illicit art trade.”

When: 15 December 2020, 6:00–7:00 PM CET
Where: Online
Cost: Free (students free, suggested donation of $10 for others)

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3. Provenance Research Today, Book Discount

Lund Humphries is offering a 20% discount on the book Provenance Research Today for readers of this email list. You must purchase it at their website and use code PRT20

When: Available now
Where: Online
Cost: N/A

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4. Senior Analyst (Antiquities Trafficking and Heritage Preservation), Job, Washington DC

An analyst is sought to conduct research for the US State Department’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee on issues related to antiquities trafficking and heritage preservation initiatives. The successful candidate will have expertise in the cultural property of East Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or North Africa, and they are especially looking for someone with experience with sacred art. Only US citizens may apply

When: Apply ASAP
Where: Washington D.C.
Pay: Unknown

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5. Provenance Research on Objects from Kenya, Job, Cologne and Frankfurt am Main

A provenance research assistant needed for the project “Shifting Grounds – Museums Knowledge Exchange Program 2020-2021 between the National Museums of Kenya, Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum Cologne and Weltkulturen Museum Frankfurt / Main” Knowledge of African objects, preferably Kenyan, is required.

When: Apply by 11 December
Where: Cologne, Frankfurt am Main and Nairobi, Kenya
Pay: apparently €400/month which seems very low so more explanation needed

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6. Die Wandbilder von Hans Thoma in der Frankfurter Villa Gerlach: ein Restitutionsfall, Lecture, Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Christoph Andreas will be speaking on this subject. Please note this is an in-person event and tickets must be reserved in advance.

When: 18 January 2021, 16:00 CET
Where: Instituts für Stadtgeschichte Frankfurt am Main
Cost: Free

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