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1. Protecting Our Future – An Introduction to Cultural Heritage, Free Course, American University of Rome/Zoom
This free course will “explore the roles played by different types of heritage professional.”
When: 1, 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26 January 2023
2. Junior Program Officer at The Maasai Group, LLC, Full-time Job, Washington, DC
The Maasai Group, LLC is seeking a Junior Program Officer “to support the work and public diplomacy mission of the Cultural Heritage Center”. The program officer will provide support to a number of groups, and assist with research, analysis, reporting, administration, and implementation of goals. This is with/within the US State Department.
When: Apply ASAP
Where: Washington, DC
3. Executive Master in Art Market Studies, Degree Programme, Zurich
The University of Zurich’s Executive Master in Art Market Studies is now accepting applications for their programme covering history, connoisseurship, art law, ethics, transactions, valuation, digital strategies, and new tech. Courses are entirely taught in English and are held on Fridays and Saturdays. Online learning is also available.
When: Programme begins September 2023 and lasts until June 2025.
Where: Zurich (online learning available)
Cost: 28,000 CHF tuition
4. Research Assistant, Temporary Job (PT), Princeton
The Princeton University Art Museum is seeking a research assistant to conduct provenance research on their collection, including the Gillett G. Griffin bequest.
When: Apply ASAP
Where: Princeton, NJ
Cost: 10-20 hours per week
More Info: https://main-princeton.icims.com/jobs/16070/job?utm_source=indeed_integration&iis=Job+Board&iisn=Indeed&indeed-apply-token=73a2d2b2a8d6d5c0a62696875eaebd669103652d3f0c2cd5445d3e66b1592b0f&mode=job&iis=Job+Board&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=894&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240
5. The Provenance of Asian Art, Symposium and Workshop, Washington D.C.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation’s Museum of Asian Art and Central Archive are hosting a symposium where “provenance researchers will gather to explore the complexities of translocation and how to best research, share, and debate these histories.”
When: Deadline for proposals is January 15, 2023, with selected speakers notified by February 15, 2023. Symposium and workshop will be held 1-4 November 2023.
Where: Washington D.C.
6. Diploma in Art Profession Law and Ethics, Course, Online (Zoom)
The Institute of Art & Law is offering their intensive, interactive online course “designed to introduce both art professionals and lawyers to the specific legal risks and safeguards that underpin all art transactions.”
When: January – July 2023 (14 January, 18 February, 18 March, 22 April, 20 May, 24 June, and 29 July 2023)
Cost: £1,920 including VAT (discounts available for IAL and UKRG members)
7. Verlust und Zugewinn: Objektgeschichten erforschen und Unrechtskontexte aufdecken. Provenienzforschung in Sachsen, Conference, Leipzig
This conference will deal with provenance research and collecting history in Saxony museums, specifically examining the promotion of transparency, openness, and support for provenance research in smaller institutions.
When: 30 January 2023, register by 20 January 2023
8. The Restitution Dialogues – Exploring the Vatican Archives, Panel, Online (Zoom)
This discussion will explore the history of the Vatican collection of Indigenous items, addressing themes such as restitution, best practices, renewal, and return.
When: 18 January 2023
Where: Online (Zoom)
More Info: https://www.artmarketstudies.org/ann-the-restitution-dialogues-exploring-the-vatican-archives-18-january-2023-12-noon-toronto-5-pm-london-6-pm-bonn-7-pm-tel-aviv/
9. Culturally Sensitive Collections Liaison, Job, London
The Wellcome Trust is seeking a Culturally Sensitive Collections Liaison to “develop a roadmap for provenance research” in order to support a “proactive and sustainable approach for restitution and repatriation.”
When: Applications must be submitted by 18 January 2023.
Cost: £41,587 salary
10. Enrichir les Collections: l’Occupation à l’œuvre à la Bibliothèque Nationale (1939-1946), Call for Papers and Conference, Paris/Online
The Bibliothèque Nationale de France will be hosting a conference on the collections added to the library during WWII, with the aim of addressing collection acquisitions, provenance, acquisitions, and other relevant themes.
When: Papers must be submitted before 15 January 2023. Successful participants will be informed in February 2023. The conference will be held in person on the 25th May 2023.
More Info: https://www.lootedart.com/VRGC6T109641
11. Post-Conflict Reconstruction of Cultural heritage in the Middle East and North Africa, Conference, Doha
The Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies will be co-organizing a conference alongside the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. Papers dealing with protection and rebuilding of heritage, cultural management, memory, contested memories and marginalized narratives, refugees, and other related topics are sought by December 15. Conference will be held on 7-8 March 2023.
When: 7-8 March 2023 (conference)
More Info: https://chs-doha.org/en/News/Pages/Call-for-Papers-Post-Conflict-Reconstruction-of-Cultural-Heritage-in-MENA-.aspx?fbclid=IwAR04WeZyE-3b3J8-7YnmCN1zi9JgAb03QyVU4AaLqFwMNDKq6Kpv0G-ioLY
12. Call for Applications: European Heritage Youth Ambassadors Programme, Opportunity, European Union
Europa Nostra is seeking applications for their European Heritage Youth Ambassador Programme. Ambassadors will represent young people, engage in activities, share on social media, and be a reporter for the European Heritage Tribune in their area.
When: Applications due by 13 January 2023.
Where: European Union
13. Managing Art & Cultural Heritage in Global Markets, Master’s Programme, Various
A consortium of Universities is offering a new Erasmus Mundus international graduate programme looking at contemporary issues affecting the market for art and cultural heritage.
When: Starting September 2023; Apply by 27 Jan 2023 as a Erasmus Mundus scholarship funded student.
Where: University of Glasgow, Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts in Paris, University of Lisbon and University Institute of Lisbon, and Erasmus University Rotterdam
Cost: UK/EU and non-EU programme countries Full time fee: £8,540 per annum or €10,217 per annum; All other countries Full time fee: £16,640 per annum or €19,908 per annum
14. Introduction to Provenance Research, Course, Online
Offered by The Art Market Academy, this course is for all levels and focuses on the topic “what exactly is provenance”.
When: 16–20 January 2023
Cost: £245.00 Get a 20% discount with code ASCOL!
15. Provenance Research: A Practical How-To Guide, Course, Online
This course, offered by the Art Market Academy, looks at the practicalities of conducting due diligence and provenance research.
When: 6–10 February
Cost: £450; Get a 20% discount with code ASCOL!
16. The Art Provenance Symposium, Online
“The symposium aims to bridge a discourse between all participants by trying to align their visions and expectations for the field of provenance research while highlighting individual challenges.”
When: 31 January and 2 February 2023
17. Recent Developments in the International Cultural Heritage Law: Politicisation and Technological Evolution, Webinar
This workshop “aims to introduce and analyse some existing issues of the most importance in the field of world heritage management”
When: 19 January 2023
18. Art Crimes: International Heists, Lecture, Online
Former FBI agent Robert Wittman will talk art heist cases in this event for Smithsonian Associates
When: 1 February 2023
19. NAGPRA Collections Fellow, Job, Boston
The MFA Boston is looking for a person to suppose the implementation of the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and advises in proper care for and cataloging of the MFA’s Native American collection. The Fellowship is a two-year term position.
When: Apply ASAP
Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Pay: $48,575 – $50,000
20. The Art Business Conference, Maastricht
“The Art Business Conference is the conference for art market professionals held annually in London, New York and now at TEFAF Maastricht 2023”
When: 10 March 2023
Where: TEFAF, Maastricht, Netherlands
Cost: From 189.96 EUR