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. Simposio Malagana 30 Años, Symposium, Palmira, Colombia (and online)
Thirty years since the discovery of (and major looting of) the site of Malagana, Colombia this symposium will combine input with archaeologists, researchers, as well as some of the “guaqueros” or looters who participated in the so-called “gold rush”. For those who cannot attend, there will be a live broadcast and you better believe that I will be watching it!
When: 20–21 October 2022
Where: Palmira, Colombia and online
More Info: https://palmira.gov.co/noticias/expertos-en-arqueologia-nacional-llegan-a-palmira-para-el-simposio-malagana-30-anos/
2. Łukaszowcy. Wielki powrót, Exhibition, Warsaw, Poland
Seven paintings and four tapestries that have been recently recovered by Poland are on special exhibition at the National Museum.
When: 29 September–23 October 2022
Where: Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie
3. University Assistant (post doc), Job, Vienna, Austria
This 5 year postdoc is in the field of “cultural heritage” and relates to topics “including questions about museums, representation, or coloniality and its impact today. Other areas of study may include (but are not limited to) the history of collecting, the restitution of looted art, provenance, display, and conservation”
When: Apply by 30 November 2022
Where: University of Vienna
More Info: https://univis.univie.ac.at/ausschreibungstellensuche/flow/bew_ausschreibung-flow?_flowExecutionKey=_c43D5D560-9E64-B8D3-8C69-4B397F5614F4_kBC887767-BF6E-1040-C799-76CBDCF19ED6&tid=93144.28
4. Compliance/Defiance Through Luxury, Art, and Antiquities, Call for Papers, Oslo, Norway
“Join us in discussing crimes through and against art, antiquities, cultural heritage, and luxury – and in shedding light on the ideologies that underpin the regulation of these crimes and moral infractions.”
When: Abstract by 15 October, Conference 5–6 December 2022
Where: Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway
5. Social Media and Content Intern (TEFAF), Internship, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and remote
TEFAF art fair is looking for an intern with strong social media skills to take on this internship.
When: Apply ASAP
Where: TEFAF, Amsterdam and Remote
Cost: 6 months, pay €600 a month
6. Operations and Project Intern (TEFAF), Internship, Amsterdam, Netherlands
TEFAF is seeking interns with art admin events to work on projects related to their Maastricht and New York fairs.
When: Apply ASAP
Where: TEFAF, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cost: €600/month plus reimbursements
7. Heritage Recovery in Mosul: Building Capacity for Professional Development, Training, Iraq
For young architects and civil engineers from Mosul who are “interested in acquiring skills to contribute to the recovery of heritage in Mosul? If so, you are invited to apply for a field-based training course on the recovery of the city of Mosul, organized by ICCROM in collaboration with UNESCO.” Programme is in English.
When: Apply by 15 November 2022; Full time training from December 2022 to August 2023.
Where: University of Mosul, Iraq
Cost: Selected participants will be paid a monthly stipend to cover their daily subsistence
8. Rithms International Conference, Conference, Venice (and online)
“Join our discussion on illicit trafficking of cultural property and the latest technological applications to protect our heritage.”
When: 14 October 2022
Where: Ateneo Veneto, Biblioteca 1897 San Marco 30124, Venezia, Italy and online
9. RES(T)ITUIEREN: Provenienz, Sammlung, Verantwortung, Lecture Series, Bochum, Germany
Ruhr University is hosting this public lecture series on issues related to provenance. Lectures are either in German or English (mine on 2 Nov is certainly in English!)
When: 27 October through February
Where: Kubus im Park Weitmar, Schloßstr. 1a, 44795 Bochum
10. Fellowships for Early Career Researchers, Funding, United Kingdom
This is a “watch this space” but the V&A has been selected to act as the coordinator for a new funded scheme of fellowships for Early Career Researchers in the galleries, libraries, archives, and museum sector to conduct research at heritage institutions. There will be a total fund of 2mil GBP and the opening date for applications is next month.
When: November 2022
Where: United Kingdom Heritage Institutions
Cost: Max Award 250,000 GBP
11. Tales from the Temple of Ishtar, Lecture, Online
Raymond Dowd will be speaking on the “landmark 2013 NY Court of Appeals victory in Matter of Flamenbaum for a museum seeking to recover a golden Assyrian tablet.”
When: 21 October 2022 7PM EST
Where: Online via East End Public Libraries
12. Project Manager, Job, Geneva, Switzerland
The International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas (ALIPH) is looking for a project manager to coordinate “grant applications, supports the evaluation process, and monitors funded projects”. They are particularly looking for someone with a heritage and conservation science background.
When: Apply by 31 October 2022
Where: ALEPH, Geneva, Switzerland
Cost: Pay Unknown
13. Collaborateur/trice scientifique, suppl. de la cheffe de la Section Protection des biens culturels, Job, Bern, Switzerland
Switzerland’s Federal Office for Civil Protection is looking for a deputy hear of their Protection of Cultural Property section. Seems like a truly interesting job, and apparently would be the person sent to international conferences etc on the topic so you’d see me there!
When: Apply ASAP
Where: L’Office fédéral de la protection de la population (OFPP), Guisanplatz 1b, 3014 Bern
Cost: Pay Unknown
More Info: http://jobs.admin.ch/postes-vacants/Collaborateur-trice-scientifique-suppl-de-la-cheffe-de-la-Section-Protection-des-biens-culturels/11d78da8-569e-4b0f-83a0-14f38c02e6d4