Art Crime Research Opportunities 27 February 2023


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. Provenance, Restitution and Return, Conference, Maastricht

Come join us in Maastricht! Our annual conference will consider the challenge of how to scale up the provenance research needed for the collections of cultural goods from former colonies. It also raises the question if and in how far the policies and principles developed for Nazi looted art can be applied to colonial goods and heritage.

When: 19–20 March 2023 (so you can attend TEFAF too)
Where: Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Cost: 25/10 euro (lunches included)

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2. Impact Assessment in a World Heritage context, Course, Online

ICCROM is running this online course which “will explore how impact assessment and multidisciplinary cooperation can be useful in identifying solutions for both protecting World Heritage sites”

When: Spply by 3 March 2023
Where: Online
Cost: € 500/ € 300; some scholarships for people from lower income countries

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3. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Cultural Heritage Crime, Job, Oslo

Two very exciting jobs at Oslo for postdocs in Cultural Heritage Crime. 3 years, full time, starting 1 Oct at the latest. One should have a background in Nordic region archaeology, the other in criminology.

When: Apply by 13 March 2023
Where: University of Oslo, Norway
Pay: NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per annum

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4. Provenance Research in Action: Theory, Tools and Implementation, Workshop, London

The Society for the History of Collecting is hosting a multi-day workshop on provenance research and due diligence primarily in the London art world.

When: 12-16 June 2023
Where: London
Cost: £150

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Register: To apply, send a 750 word letter of motivation and a brief CV to by 10 March 2023.

5. Security Supervisor (Behavioural Detection Officer), Job, London

Not what I usually post, but great for someone wanting to get in to museum security. The V&A is looking for someone to join their security team.

When: Apply by 19 February 2023
Where: V&A Museum, London
Pay: £25,070 Per Annum

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6. Paid Internship (German Speaking, existing UK work permit needed), The Art Loss Register, London

“Das Art Loss Register freut sich aktuell über Bewerbungen für unser dreimonatiges bezahltes Vollzeit-Praktikum in unserem Büro in London. Das Praktikum findet von April bis Juni 2023 statt und hat einen Schwerpunkt auf Provenienzforschung zur NS-Zeit. Bewerber*innen sollten bereits eine Arbeitserlaubnis in UK haben und über gute Deutschkenntnisse verfügen. Bitte schicken Sie Ihre Bewerbung mit Anschreiben und Lebenslauf bis zum 3. März an”

When: Apply by 3 March
Where: The Art Loss Register, London, UK
Cost: Paid Internship


7. Restitution von NS-Raubkunst, Conference, Berlin

Programme focusing on possibilities, foundations, and politics of restitution in Austria and Germany.

When: 9 March 2023
Where: Berlin

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8. Nazi-Era Art Provenance Research, Hybrid Training Program, Denver/Online

The Center for Art Collection Ethics at the University of Denver is hosting a program intended for graduate students and emerging museum professionals to learn the fundamentals of Nazi-era art provenance research.

When: 18-23 June 2023
Where: Denver

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Register: Must complete application firm, submit transcripts and one letter of recommendation to

9. Intersections: Dialogues on Memory, Restitution, and Justice, Conference, New Haven

This event is “exploring ways in which institutions and private and public actors participate in international debates about art with contested provenance or ownership to uncover truth and seek justice”

When: 3 March 2023
Where: Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Cost: Free

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