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Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime & Cultural Heritage Protaction

Gepubliceerd op: 21-10-2019

In 2020 zal er weer een Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime & Cultural Heritage Protection plaats gaan vinden in Amelia, Italië. Tijdens deze 11 weken durende cursus zal onze collega Dick Drent als partner van ARCA (Association for Research into Crimes against Art) voor het 11e jaar op rij het onderdeel 'Risk management and crime prevention in museum security' gaan verzorgen. U kunt zich vanaf december 2019 inschrijven voor deze cursus via de website van ARCA.

Applications are now being accepted for ARCA 2020

December 15, 2019 – Early Application Deadline
January 15, 2020 – Late Application Deadline

Minerva scholarship applications for Middle East candidates accepted through January 31, 2020.

As spaces on the program are limited, candidates are strongly advised to submit their application materials as soon as possible. Completed Application files are reviewed on a rolling basis until census is achieved, after which candidates will be placed on the waiting list.

To request a full prospectus and application materials, please write to us at:

education [at] artcrimeresearch.org

Perspectives in 2020 on the investigation, prosecution and prevention of art crime

The Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA) warmly invites applications to its postgraduate certificate program in the study of art crime and cultural heritage protection.  In 2020, the program will be held from May 19 through August 14, 2019 in the heart of Umbria in Amelia, Italy.

In its 12th year, this academically-challenging, eleven course postgraduate professional development program will provide in-depth instruction in important theoretical and practical elements related to art and heritage crime. By examining art crime’s interconnected world, participants will experience an integrated curriculum in a participatory setting.  The program’s courses will include comprehensive, multidisciplinary lectures, classroom-based discussions and presentations, and field classes that serve as the backdrop for exploring art crime, its nature, and its impact.

Each course associated with the 2020 program has been selected to underscore the value of, and necessity for, a longitudinal multidisciplinary approach to the study of this type of criminal behaviour, as well as its trends and motivating factors.  Designed to expose participants to an integrated curriculum in a highly interactive, participatory, student-centered setting, the ARCA professional development program utilises instructional modules that include both classroom and in situ field lectures as well as “hands-on” learning from case studies, organised research, and group participatory assignments and discussions.

Participants are encouraged and challenged from the outset of the program to develop their scholarly interests, and to evolve as independent thinkers and researchers while simultaneously contributing to the theoretical discourse.

At the conclusion of the program, participants will have a solid mastery of a broad array of concepts pertaining to provenance, art market due diligence, illicit trafficking, cultural property protection, and cultural security.

During the Program Candidates Will Explore

  • art crime and its prevalence
  • the preconditions, processes and consequences of art and antiquities crime
  • contemporary perspectives on the detection, investigation, and prosecution of art crime
  • art and heritage law and international legal instruments
  • illicit trafficking and its interconnected relationship with the licit art market
  • provenance and the challenges of recovering looted assets
  • criminological theories and their application to the study of art crime
  • art crime during war and armed symmetrical and asymmetrical conflicts
  • the licit art market and its associated risk
  • art insurance and fine art underwriting
  • risk management and crime prevention in museum security
  • fakes, forgery and deception in the art market
  • the financial and social motivations for art crime
  • art, antiquities, and cultural identity

❦Courses Scheduled for 2020
*NOTE: individual courses can also be audited on a course by course basis..

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