Art Crime Research Opportunities 30 June 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 Donna Yates. Please let me know of any opportunities to announce.

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Special Announcements:

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

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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
Pay: £35,039

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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

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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.

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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
Cost: Free

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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
Where: Online
Cost: Free

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