Art Crime Research Opportunities: 13 May 2024


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 via this link.

Special Announcement: I have a new paper out with Emily Peacock and it is about how T. rex fossils are disruptive, desirable, and powerful! Read it Open Access in the International Journal of Cultural Property:
“T. rex is Fierce, T. rex is Charismatic, T. rex is Litigious: Disruptive Objects in Affective Desirescapes”

1. Wertpapiere der Kunst / Securities of Art, Call for Papers, Oldenburg, Germany

Abstracts are sought for presentations (in English or German) for topics that “will examine artistically conceived authentications that have become constitutive for the status and value of artworks since the early 18th century”.

When: Abstracts by 15 June 2024
Where: Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
Cost: “Travel and accommodation costs will be covered within reason.”

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2. Kunst und Fälschung/Art and Forgery, Exhibition, Heidelberg, Germany

The Kurpfälzisches Museum and the Institute for European Art History at the University of Heidelberg are exhibiting forgeries and thinking about them in that way. Exhibition texts in German but with English audioguide.

When: 29 Feb to 30 June 2024
Where: Kurpfälzisches Museum, Heidelberg, Germany
Cost: 6/4.5 EUR

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3. Research assistant in the project “Colonial collections from Indonesia in Lower Saxony. A German-Dutch-Indonesian intertwining story”, Job, Hanover, Germany

This 24 month position will focus on provenance related to colonial collections from Indonesia. German language required, Dutch desireable, Indonesian skills beneficial.

When: Apply by 2 June
Where: The Museum Association for Lower Saxony and Bremen, Hanover, Germany

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4. Art Law Conference, New York and Online

Hosted by the Center for Art Law at Brooklyn Law School, the conference will “explore the captivating narratives behind litigating, reporting, and judging art law cases”

When: 29 May 2024
Where: Brooklyn Law School, New York, and Online
Cost: Various Rates

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5. Provenienzforschung Technisches Kulturgut: “Faire und gerechte Lösungen”?, Symposium, Jena, Germany

“The aim of the event is to address legal principles and current cases of provenance research from various deprivation contexts in five different panels with the help of selected experts”

When: Abstract by 7 June
Where: , Jena, Germany

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6. Eventful Art Markets, Workshop, Glasgow, UK

“This workshop will explore the role of events in contemporary and historical art markets.” They “invite papers that explore the forms, functions and impacts of these events, and the ways in which these concentrated moments and places of activity, or cyclical calendars of events, affect the broader art market”

When: Abstracts by 31 May 2024
Where: University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

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7. Libraries, Booksellers and Collectors discuss Provenance, Restitution and the Conservation of our Written Heritage, Symposium, Paris

The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers is hosting this provenance focused event that will ask important questions like “What are the challenges the antiquarian book trade faces today in terms of protecting cultural heritage? How can booksellers, librarians and anyone dealing with antiquarian material gain a better understanding of today’s market requirements?”

When: 12 June 2024
Where: Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art – La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France

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8. Researche de Provenance, Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS), Neuchâtel, Switzerland

An exciting specialist programme related to provenance research, with focus on Nazi spoliation. In French.

When: Register by 19 August
Where: Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Cost: 2800 CHF per module

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9. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Art Business, Job, London

The successful applicant will lead courses in the Sotheby’s MA in Art Business, particularly a course on Art Futures. This is a permanent full time role, although part time will be considered.

When: Apply by 18 May
Where: Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London

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10. Customer and Object Due Diligence: Managing Risk and Criminal Liability, Webinar

“In this webinar, James Ratcliffe, the General Counsel of the Art Loss Register, and Rena Neville and Paula Trommel of the Art Division, FCS Compliance will discuss the different risks associated with Customer and Object Due Diligence”

When: 20 May 2024
Where: Online

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11. Intellectual Property and Collections, Diploma, Online

Hosted by the Institute of Art & Law, “this course will introduce the basics of intellectual property (IP) and show how IP rights can relate to other tangible rights. There will be a focus on copyright that will explain its essential elements, the types of works protected, copyright duration, assignment, infringement and the defences available against claims of infringement, including the ‘fair dealing’ exceptions.”

When: 10–12 July 2024
Where: Online
Cost: £960.00, Discounts are available for IAL and UKRG members.

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12. Kunst & Recht 2024 / Art & Law 2024, Conference, Basel, Switzerland

This conference, in German, is aimed at all lawyers who work in art law in law, court or administrative practice or are interested in it, but also at art collectors, gallery owners, art dealers and museum managers.

When: 14 June 2024
Where: Congresse Center Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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13. Good Art Practices in the Art Market, Colloquium, Lisbon

They “welcome discussions about legal challenges, measures art professionals and policy makers are implementing, problematic situations that require ethical behavior in order to navigate the art market waters, serving as a guide and a model to ensure the protection of dealers, artists and independent professionals”

When: Abstracts by 30 May
Where: University of Lisbon, Portugal

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14. AI& Copyright Regulations (Art Law in Paris), Lecture, Paris and Online

“The Center for Art Law invites you to attend a lecture about the rapidly evolving landscape of AI regulations in the EU, particularly in the context of the EU AI Act, and their implications for the visual arts sector.”

When: 22 May 2024
Where: Fieldfisher, 48 rue Cambon, Paris 75001, France

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15. The Parthenon Marbles Dispute, Talk, Brisbane

Alexander Herman will be talking about his new book on the Parthenon Marbles

When: 14 May 2024
Where: Queensland Museum Kurilpa, Brisbane, Australia
Cost: Free

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16. Documenting the Destruction of Heritage & Seeking Solutions, Panel Talk, The Hague

“Join CER, SCRI, & BSI on May 15 at The Hague Humanity Hub for a panel on heritage protection, marking 70 years of the 1954 Hague Convention.”

When: 15 May
Where: The Hague Humanity Hub 58 Fluwelen Burgwal, 2511 CJ Den Haag, Netherlands
Cost: Free

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17. From Spoliated Art Restitution to Colonial Loot Repatriation: Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward, Panel, London and Online

“This event will explore the challenges associated with the claims for the restitution of cultural heritage. Drawing from claims concerned with Nazi-looted art, the discussion will seek to identify some lessons learnt, which may be relevant to the current debate surrounding colonial-looted objects. “

When: 21 May 2024
Where: BIICL, Russell Square, London and Online

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18. Hochschulpraktikant/in Fachstelle Internationaler Kulturgütertransfer, Job, Bern

The intern ” will support the head and team of the International Cultural Property Transfer Department in the implementation of the Federal Act on the International Transfer of Cultural Property (KGTG)”

When: Apply ASAP
Where: Das Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK), Bern, Switzerland

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19. Investigating and Countering Art and Antiquities Frauds and Forgeries, Seminar, Milan and Online

“A conversation on “Investigating and Countering Art and Antiquities Frauds and Forgeries”, with Nicola Gherardo Ludwig, Associate Professor of Applied Physics, and Cpt. Michele Minetti, Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Property”

When: 17 May 2024
Where: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L.go Gemelli 1, Milan, Room G.001 Bontadini, or Online
Cost: Free

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