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1. The Benin Bronzes: Towards the Resolution of a Long-Standing Dispute?, Symposium, Online
The Italian Academy for Advance Studies’ International Observatory for Cultural Heritage at Columbia University is hosting this fascinating event with experts discussing issues related to the Benin Bronzes. Not to be missed!
When: 9 April 2021, 9am– 2pm NYC time
More Info: https://italianacademy.columbia.edu/event/benin-bronzes-towards-resolution-long-standing-dispute
2. The [After]Lives of Objects: Transposition in the Material World, Symposium, Online
The University of Virginia Department of Art is hosting this event focused on the movement of objects, people, and ideas from one context to the other.
When: 18–19 March 2021
3. Polyvocal Interpretations of Contested Cultural Heritage, Postdoc Job, Amsterdam
The postdoc will be part of “the international Joint Project Initiative in Cultural Heritage project, Polyvocal Interpretations of Contested Colonial Heritage” and should have a strong digital humanities component.
When: Apply by 10 April 2021
Where: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pay: €2790—€4402 per month
More Info: https://www.academictransfer.com/en/298603/postdoc-position-polyvocal-interpretations-of-contested-cultural-heritage/?utm_source=ATemailalert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=job_click
4. Die Kunststadt Darmstadt. Erwerbungspolitik, Netzwerke und Akteure in Darmstaedter Kulturinstitutionen 1933-1945, Conference, Online
This conference, in German, the acquisition practices in Darmstadt during the Nazi period will be examined in relation to Nazi-looting.
When: 1 April 2021
More Info: https://www.artmarketstudies.org/conf-acquisition-policies-networks-and-agents-in-the-cultural-institutions-of-darmstadt-1933-1945-die-kunststadt-darmstadt-erwerbungspolitik-netzwerke-und-akteure-in-darmstaedter-kulturinstitut/
5. Legalised Identities: Cultural Heritage Law and the Shaping of Transitional Justice, Webinar
Professors Laurajane Smith and Lucas Lixinski will be taking place in this interesting syminar hosted by Australian National University.
When: 19 March 2021, Noon Canberra time
6. Wege aus dem Elfenbeinturm. Wie lassen sich Bedeutung und Ergebnisse von Provenienzforschung öffentlich vermitteln, Colloquium, Online
In this German-language event, Elisabeth Gelmacher and Konradin Kunze will discuss their experiences with the topic.
When: 22 March 2021
More Info: https://www.kulturgutverluste.de/Content/02_Aktuelles/DE/Meldungen/2021/Maerz/2021-03-08_Kolloquium_Maerz.html;jsessionid=D69DCCE87C5E7338AC6DE417F58208EF.m1
7. Provenance Research Day, Conference, Online
The The Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V. (AK PF) provenance research day is open to all people and institutions conducting provenance research or participating in academic discussion of the subject.
When: 14 April 2021
8. Heritage of Future Past, Conference, Online
In this event, “Curated by the British Council, it will celebrate the work of projects supported by the Cultural Protection Fund as well as an exploration of the wider value of cultural heritage.”
When: 29–31 March 2021
9. Violated National Heritage: Theft, Traffic & Restitution, Conference, Online
“This conference, with a dynamic list of international speakers, will address how collecting antiquities has been regulated, circumvented and trafficked. It will also examine how the criminal orbit operates, how heritage-rich countries confront the trafficking of their patrimony and how museums are involved in such debates.”
When: 23 March 2021
10. Endangered heritage and illicit trade, Podcast, Online
Hear Maria Dahlström, curator at the National Museums of World Culture, Sweden, and myself in conversation about collecting, museums, and the illicit trade in cultural goods. In English.
11. When Private Homes Become Museums: Transforming the Sursock Palace after the Beirut Blast, Panel, Online
ALIPH and ICOM are hosting this event featuring a number of expert speakers.
When: 19 March 2021