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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First a note:
“Why There is Still an Illicit Trade in Cultural Objects and What We Can Do About It” by Neil Brodie, Morag Kersel, Simon Mackenzie, Isber Sabrine, Emiline Smith, and Donna Yates (me) is available now, OPEN ACCESS via the Journal of Field Archaeology: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00934690.2021.1996979
In this article we discuss the long standing, systematic problems in policy and practice that allow the illicit trade in cultural objects to continue, and chart a way forward. We lay it all on the table. I think this is an important read. Please have a look and share it on with those who need to see it.
1. Fully funded PhD: Antiquities, Fossil, and Wildlife Crime in **China**: Causes, Contexts, and Policy Responses, Maastricht University
We are seeking applicants for a CSC funded PhD project focused on criminology or criminal law in this area. Applicants develop their own project within the theme, and a successful applicant will join the University and my TRANSFORM project. Please share this widely! [Note this opportunity is only open to researchers from mainland China]
When: Proposals due before 1 January 2022
Where: Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Cost: Fully funded with stipend
More Info: https://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2021/09/phd-opportunity-antiquities-fossil-and-wildlife-crime-in-china-causes-contexts-and-policy-responses.html
2. The Role of the U.S. Department of State in Cultural Property Protection, Webinar
Chelsea Freeland, Foreign Affairs Officer at the US Dept of State, will be talking about the State Department’s role in reducing looting, trafficking and theft of cultural property.
When: 10 November 2021, 10PM Cleveland Time
More Info: https://www.clevelandarchaeology.org/lectures
3. Open evening: Executive Master in Cultural Leadership, Online Event
Find out about this Master programme offered jointly by Maastricht University and the Royal Academy of Arts. Guess what? There’s an Art Law course on it and I teach the crime bit!
When: 17 November 2021, 6:30 CET
4. NATO Cultural Property Protection Conference, Online
Tune in to this conference from NATO on Stability Policing in Cultural Property Protection.
When: 15–18 November 2021
5. Estate Planning for Art Collectors, Online Programme (CLE)
The Center for Art Law and Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP are presenting a CLE event on estate planning for art collectors. Lots of interesting related issues I think!
When: 18 November 2021
6. Museum Deaccessioning, Short Course, Online
The Institute of Art and Law are holding a short course on the important and controversial topic of Museum Deaccessioning. Law, ethics, and practicalities.
When: 1 December 2021
Cost: UK residents: £96.00 (price includes VAT); non-UK residents: £80.00 (price excludes VAT); IAL members, UKRG members and BADA members receive 50% off
7. Safeguarding Cultural Heritage in Conflict Zones, Roadmap for the G20, Open access document
The Antiquities Coalition has released an open access, evidence based report to be considered by the G20 member states. Certainly worth a read!
Cost: Open Access
8. transfer: Journal for Provenance Research and the History of Collection, CFP
This new open access journal, based at the Research Centre for Provenance Research, Art and Cultural Property Law at the University of Bonn, looks to be amazing. It supports publishing research on a number of issues related to the “Translocation of art and cultural assets in varying historical, political and geographical contexts”, with touches on crime. Have a look.
When: 1 May 2022
9. Private actors, public memory and provenance research: Contextualising the Liebermann-Villa, Berlin, PhD Scholarship
What a cool collaborative PhD opportunity: “the student will ask how privately instigated projects differ from those previously carried out in public institutions, and what the implications are for public history, the politics of heritage and Holocaust memory. “
When: 7 January 2022
Where: Oxford University
Cost: Full funding with stipend