2014 Interdisciplinary Art Crime Conference
The Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA) is finalizing details for its 6th annual interdisciplinary conference on Art Crime in Amelia Italy in June 2014. Please watch this page for information concerning, speakers, topics and dates of this annual event.
Providing an arena for intellectual and professional exchange, the annual Art Crime conference is integral to ARCA’s mission and serves as a forum which aims to facilitate a critical appraisal of the protection of art and heritage worldwide and a forum to highlight the work of important achievers in this field.
This interdisciplinary event brings together those who have an interest in the responsible stewardship of our collective cultural heritage. Past year’s presenters have discussed a variety of topics ranging from the display and sale of looted objects; strategies to combat the illicit trade in cultural property; current law enforcement investigations; and the problem of art fraud and forgery.
ARCA’s annual conference takes place in Umbria in the city of Amelia, the seat of ARCA’s Postgraduate Certiﬁcate Program. The two day event is held within Amelia’s Sala Boccarini inside the cloister which also houses the city’s Archaeological Museum.
During each year’s event, ARCA presents four awards to outstanding individuals for their service to cultural heritage protection and research.
The awards categories are:
Art Policing and Recovery
Past winners: Vernon Rapley (2009), Charlie Hill (2010), Paolo Giorgio Ferri (2011), Stuttgart Detective Ernst Schöller (2012), Sharon Cohen Levin (2013)
Art Protection and Security
Past winners: Francesco Rutelli (2009), Dick Drent (2010), Lord Colin Renfrew (2011), Karl von Habsburg and Dr. Joris Kila (Jointly – 2012), Christos Tsirogiannis (2013)
Eleanor and Anthony Vallombroso Award for Excellence in Art Crime Scholarship
Past winners: Norman Palmer (2009), Larry Rothfield (2010), Neil Brodie (2011), Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino (Jointly – 2012), Duncan Chappell (2013)
Lifetime Achievement in Defense of Art Award
Past winners: Carabinieri TPC collectively (2009), Howard Spiegler (2010), John Merryman (2011), Dr. George H. O. Abungu (2012), Blanca Niño Norton (2013)