Art Crime Research Opportunities 6 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.

This list is compiled by Meadhbh Ginnane and Donna Yates. Please let us know of any opportunities to announce at the linked email address. The mailing list email address is not monitored.

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1. When the Past Resurfaces: A Transatlantic Comparison of Approaches to Private Claims for Restitution of Looted Art, Panel, London/Online

The Society of English and American Lawyers will host leading art law professionals to “discuss the current status of policies and approaches” in the UK and USA pertaining to restitution claims

When: 7 February 2023
Where: London/Zoom

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2. Spoliation, Recherche et Littérature: La Part des Cendres d’Emmanuelle Favier, Seminar, Paris

Emmanuelle Favier will discuss her book La Part des Cendres in order to address questions of Nazi spoliated objects and the desire to recover stolen objects in literature.

When: 15 February 2023
Where: Paris, Institut national d’histoire de l’art

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3. Research Assistant for Provenance, Deutsches Ledermuseum Offenbach am Main, Job

The Deutsches Ledermuseum is searching for a research assistant to conduct provenance work on objects from a colonial context, particularly originating in Africa. Initial job contract is for six months with possibility of extension.

When: Apply by 12 February 2023
Where: Offenbach

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4. Heritage at War: Plan and Prepare, Conference, London

This conference, hosted by the V&A and University of Leicester, “will discuss how the heritage sector, the military and other stakeholders collaborate to protect cultural heritage under attack, navigating the specific risks of direct military conflict on the ground.”

When: 28 February 2023
Where: Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, The Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London

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5. Programme Director – Executive Master (Maternity Cover), Job, Royal Academy of Arts, London

The Executive Master in Cultural Leadership run by the Royal Academy of Arts and Maastricht University seeks a programme director to cover a maternity leave. It’s a great programme and I teach on it (I do the Art Crime bits).

When: Apply ASAP
Where: The Royal Academy of Arts, London
Pay: £40,000/yr

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6. Drawing Trouble: Fakes, Forgeries, and the Complications of Connoisseurship, Lecture, New York/Online

This lecture will examine historical and contemporary forgery techniques in order to reflect on the impact of forgeries.

When: 6 February 2023
Where: New York/Zoom

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7. One Year After the Ukraine Invasion – How Can Cultural Heritage Professionals Play a Role?, Webinar

The Antiquities Coalition is hosting this live event online.

When: 6 February 2023, 10am EST
Where: Online

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8. Markets and Rules for Italian Cultural Heritage: From Art to Fashion, Seminar, Online

The Center for Art Law will be hosting this event led by the co-directors of the Cultural Heritage Law Across the Atlantic network to discuss Italian cultural heritage regulation, specifically for an American audience.

When: 22 February 2023
Where: Online
Cost: $10-25

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9. MACCH Annual Conference (Repatriation/Return), Save the Date, Maastricht

the Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage will once again host a conference times to follow TEFAF Art Fair. This is a save the date: details forthcoming.

When: 19–20 March 2023
Where: Maastricht, The Netherlands


10. L’hôtel Drouot et le rôle du commissaire-priseur pendant l’Occupation, Seminar, Paris

This seminar will examine the role played by the Hotel Drouot auction house, which constituted the sole operating public auction house in France between 1940 and 1944.

When: 22 March 2023
Where: Paris, Institut national d’histoire de l’art

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