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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- Book Review: Inconvenient Heritage. Colonial Collections and Restitution in the Netherlands and Belgium by Jos van Beurden, written by special guest reviewer Diana Miryong Natermann
- New Paper: Investigating antiquities trafficking with generative pre-trained transformer (GPT)-3 enabled knowledge graphs: A case study, available free/open access.
- New Paper: The illicit trade in antiquities is not the world’s third-largest illicit trade: a critical evaluation of a factoid, available free/open access.
1. Heritage Protection Coordinator, ICOM, Job, Paris
“The Heritage Protection Coordinator ensures the follow-up and coordination of cultural heritage protection projects, in particular the ICOM participation in the EU ANCHISE Project ‘Applying New Solutions for Cultural Heritage protection by Innovative, Scientific, social and economic Engagement’” I note that this is a project that is very much focused on the illicit trafficking of cultural objects.
When: Apply by 12 July 2023
Where: International Council of Museums, Paris
Pay: 2750€ gross per month
2. Cultural Heritage Preservation Lead, V&A Museum, Job, London
The V&A Museum is looking for a 1 year maternity cover for coordinating their Culture in Crisis Programme. They’ve had a great series of events and outputs so far, it would be exciting to be part of it.
When: Apply by 21 Jul 2023
Where: The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
3. PhD Position: Indigenous community engagement with colonial heritage sites, PhD/Job, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Possibly one of the best PhD supervisors one could have, Dr Naomi Oosterman is advertising this PhD! An exciting opportunity to do a PhD on such topics as “How do indigenous communities negotiate, understand, and engage with colonial heritage sites?”; Note that in the Netherlands PhDs are real, paid jobs so wins all around.
When: Apply by 31 July 2023
Where: Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Pay: €2541—€3247 per month
More Info: https://www.academictransfer.com/nl/329408/phd-position-10-fte-in-cultural-heritage/?_gl=1%2Acy80z9%2A_up%2AMQ..&gclid=CjwKCAjw-vmkBhBMEiwAlrMeF9l3jAJE42qeCBizbYe_K8-8sV9Lk0xCeywqR3w8jsucV8bzScGZvhoCUAQQAvD_BwE
4. Lecturer in Heritage and Museum Studies, Job (Fixed term, 3.5 years), Newcastle, UK
Newcastle University is seeking a lecturer to cover a secondment (so fixed term contract folks, but fixed for 3.5 years). The successful candidate will contribute to their programmes: MA Museum Studies and MA Global Heritage Management.
When: Apply by 7 July 2023
Where: Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
Cost: Pay between £38,474 to £43,414, but there is a possibility of appointing at a higher pay grade.
5. Researching a Rigged Game: Open Source Data & the Trade of Cultural Objects, Conference and Call for Papers, London
The conference organisers are calling for papers on: New methods and tools for studying the trade and transfer of cultural objects; Empirical case studies on ethical, methodological and disciplinary considerations; Best practice examples of open source data use; Challenges and considerations of working with open source data”
When: DEADLINE EXTENDED! Abstract by 15 July, Conference on 14–15 September 2023
Where: Institute of Archaeology, London
6. Money laundering and terrorist financing in the art and antiquities market, Webinar
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is hosting this webinar and yours truly is one of the panel members. Do come and have a listen.
When: 5 July 2023, 16–17:00 CEST