Art Crime Research Opportunities: 22 June 2022


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. PhD Position, Criminology and Criminal Law, Maastricht University

My department is hiring a fully-funded PhD, and the topic is open competition. Thus I am accepting pre-proposals from prospective PhDs who have a relevant sociology/criminology background and a good idea for research within my interest areas (namely art and heritage crime etc). Please take a look at the blog post for more details.

When: Pre proposal before 20 July 2022
Where: Maastricht University Faculty of Law
Cost: Full Salary, this is a staff-level PhD position

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2. Expert Meeting Provenance and Compliance for Art and Collectibles, Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Hosted by my colleague Prof Lars van Vliet, “During this expert meeting, experts from different fields will explain which aspects they consider most crucial for the further design of a system that registers provenance data as independently as possible. “

When: 28 June 2022
Where: Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Cost: Free

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3. Cultural Protection Fund, Funding, UK

The UK’s Cultural Protection Fund is open for applications again. Expressions of interest for large grants (between £100k and £2m) for qualifying projects are sought.

When: Express interest by 30 June 2022
Where: UK

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4. Passé volé, Exhibition, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

“This exhibition highlights the seriousness and extent of this heritage loss, emphasizing the importance of the archaeological context, a bearer of scientific information. The consequences of looting are illustrated by striking examples, such as: the “treasure” of the Couan sanctuary (Nièvre), the deposit of axes at Mouilleron-Saint-Germain (Vendée) or the Gallic coins seized at the foot of the airplane at Roissy airport.”

When: 26 May–29 August 2022
Where: Musée d’Archéologie nationale, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

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5. Keeping or Selling: What Is Next for Museum Deaccessioning?, Talk, Maastricht

One of TEFAF’s talks, this one “discusses the advantages and pitfalls of deaccessioning for public museums and institutions and its implications for the public and for donors.”

When: 27 June 2022, 16:00
Where: TEFAF, Programming Hall, 1st Floor MECC, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Cost: Free with a valid ticket to TEFAF Maastricht

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6. Cultural Emergency Response: Protecting Culture in a Changing World, Talk, Maastricht

One of TEFAF’s talks, this one considers ‘How can we protect the art and icons of our past in future crises? What can we do to prepare? And why is it so important to prevent their loss?’

When: 26 June 2022, 16:00
Where: TEFAF, Programming Hall, 1st Floor MECC, Maastricht, Netherlands
Cost: Free with a valid ticket to TEFAF Maastricht

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7. Senior Program Officer (Cultural Antiquities Task Force, etc), Job, Washington DC

Despite what it looks like, this is a job to work with the US State Department office focused on Antiquities/Heritage. “The purpose of this Senior Program Officer is to manage a portfolio of projects for the Cultural Antiquities Task Force (CATF), the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), and other programs within the office. The projects in the portfolio concern the protection and preservation of cultural heritage, including domestic and foreign capacity building, in countries of strategic interest or importance, such as Iraq and Afghanistan.”

When: Apply ASAP
Where: With the U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C.
Cost: Pay Unknown

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