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1. Tales from the Temple of Ishtar, Lecture, Online
Hosted by the National Arts Club, attorney Raymond Dowd and Yale Uni prof Eckart Frahm will discuss the case of the Flamenbaum gold tablet, including the significance of the court rulings about it.
When: 4 March 2022, 5:30 PM EST
Cost: Free (donation welcome)
More Info: https://www.nationalartsclub.org/default.aspx?p=.NETEventView&ID=3865295&qfilter=&title=&type=0&ssid=323204&chgs=
2. Spoliations d’œuvres d’art et enjeux financiers et économiques pendant l’Occupation, Seminar. Paris
“This session will be an opportunity to address a little-known and rarely mentioned subject, yet crucial to understanding the context of exchanges of works of art during the Occupation: the functioning of the banking system during the war in Europe, and particularly between France and Germany.”
When: 16 March 2022, 18:30
Where: Galerie Colbert, Jacqueline Lichtenstein auditorium – 2 rue Vivienne – 75002 Paris
3. Following Brexit, will the UK become a center of cultural racketeering?, Panel, Online
A lively discussion about key issues about how Brexit relates to art crime.
When: 1 March 2022
More Info: https://theantiquitiescoalition.org/live-expert-panel-following-brexit-will-the-uk-become-a-center-of-cultural-racketeering/
4. Law and Finance in International Art Markets: Past and Present, Call for Papers
There are lots of options with this call for papers. Take a look.
When: Proposals by 15 April 2022
More Info: https://www.artmarketstudies.org/cfp-law-and-finance-in-international-art-markets-past-and-present-co-edited-by-elisabetta-lazzaro-nathalie-moureau-and-adriana-turpin/
5. Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law, Cultural Heritage & the Arts, Summer School, Siena, Italy
A much-loved programme hosted by Tulane University and DePaul University which delves into the fascinating relationship between international law, cultural heritage and the arts. I’ve been told that there are only a few more places left on the programme so if you are interested, act now.
When: Apply ASAP
Where: Siena, Italy
Cost: See https://law.tulane.edu/summer-abroad/Tuition-and-Fees
6. From Murder to Museums: Current Controversies Over Nazi-looted Art, Webinar
“Attorney Samuel Blaustein describes the legal and procedural aspects of a seizure authorized in Supreme Court, New York County, of two stolen Egon Schiele paintings spotted at the Park Avenue Armory’s Salon+Art Show, November 2015. Attorney Raymond J. Dowd reviews current case law, the impact of the 2016 HEAR Act on New York’s statute of limitations, obstacles facing legal practitioners in pursuing restitution claims, and the outlook for the future of restitution claims.”
When: 22 Feb 2022
More Info: https://dunnington.com/virtual-event-february-22-2022-from-murder-to-museums-current-controversies-over-nazi-looted-art/
7. Diaspora, Stedelijk Studies Journal, Call for Papers
This special issue on Diaspora studies includes a call for subjects such as “Repatriation of cultural objects, and representing the “absence” or “return” of objects”
When: Abstract deadline 1 March 2022
Where: Stedelijk Studies Journal
Cost: There is actually compensation for this!
8. Spoliation and Recovery of Art and Antiquities from Italy, Workshop, Online
Hosted by the Society for the History of Collecting, “the will present the history of how Italian artistic patrimony made its way into European and American private and public collections. Italy and receiving countries have sharpened their laws and policing so that recoveries and prosecutions towards restitution are on the rise. “
When: 22 March 2022, 15:00 GMT
9. The spoliation of musical instruments in Europe 1933-1945, Symposium, Paris and online
“This symposium is part of the dynamics of studies concerning spoliated cultural property (resulting from seizures, looting, sales under duress, etc.)” but focuses on musical instruments.
When: 7–9 April 2022
Where: Philharmonie de Paris and Online
10. Tagung Provenienzforschung in Thüringen. Conference, Rudolstadt, Germany
Hosted by the Museumsverband Thüringen, this provenance conference is especially focused on cultural assets confiscated by the Nazis, colonial collections, and Soviet cases
When: 4 April 2022
Where: Reithaus Schloss Heidecksburg, Rudolstadt, Germany
More Info: https://museumsverband-thueringen.de/weiterbildungen-und-konferenzen/
11. Provenance research into string instruments and the role of Switzerland in the instrument trade since the 1930s, Conference, Brienz, Switzerland
“Provenance research on looted musical instruments is just as little systematised as in other fields. Researchers are confronted with numerous obstacles…This conference is intended to make a lasting contribution to professional networking.”
When: 4–5 April 2022
Where: Schweizer Geigenbauschule Brienz Oberdorfstrasse 94 CH-3855 Brienz