Postgraduate Certificate Program
The late application period for the 2013 Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection has opened. Applications for late admissions consideration will be accepted from January 16th 2013 through March 15th 2013.
For a detailed prospectus and information on the application process please contact us at: education (at) artcrimeresearch.org
The Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA) 2013 Postgraduate Certificate Program in International Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection Studies will be held from May 31 through August 11, 2013 in the heart of Umbria in Amelia, Italy.
In its fifth year, this academically intensive ten week program provides in-depth, postgraduate level instruction in a wide variety of theoretical and practical elements of art and heritage crime. Students will explore its history, its nature, its impact, and what is currently being done to mitigate it. Students completing the program earn a postgraduate certificate under the guidance of internationally renowned cultural property protection professionals.
This program will expose participants to an integrated curriculum which occurs in a highly interactive, participatory, student-centered setting. Instructional modules include both lectures and “hands-on” learning from case studies, in situ field classes, and group discussions. At the end of the program, participants will have a solid mastery of a broad array of concepts pertaining to cultural property protection, preservation, conservation, and security.
Students explore such topics as:
- art crime and its history
- art and heritage law
- art crime in war
- the art trade
- art insurance
- art security
- law enforcement methods
- archaeological looting and policy
- cultural security
- art forgery
At the close of the 10 week lecture portion of the program each candidate must complete a considerable piece of written work demonstrating original and significant research. ARCA assigns a supervisor to oversee the research. The supervisor provides final approval of a finished paper, which should be of publishable quality. After completion of all program coursework and the final paper a student is awarded ARCA’s postgraduate certificate in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection.
This interdisciplinary program offers substantive study for art police and security professionals, lawyers, insurers, curators, conservators, members of the art trade, and post-graduate students of criminology, law, security studies, sociology, art history, archaeology, and history.
2013 Postgraduate Certificate Program – Professors and Courses
Art Crime and Its History
Noah Charney, Founding Director of ARCA, Adjunct Professor of Art History, American University of Rome
Risk Assessment and Museum Security
Dick Drent, Director of Security, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Art Policing, Protection and Investigation
Richard Ellis, former Detective and founder of Scotland Yard’s Art and Antiquities Squad, Art Management Group Director
Art and Heritage Law
Dr. Derek Fincham, Assistant Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law
The International Art Market and Associated Risk
Dr. Tom Flynn, London-based writer and art historian
Antiquities and Identity
Dr. Valerie Higgins, Associate Professor and Chair of Archaeology and Classics at the American University of Rome
Dr. Erik Nemeth, Adjunct Staff at RAND Corporation, Founder and Researcher at Cultural Security
Insurance, Claims and the Art Trade
Dorit Straus, Vice President and Worldwide Specialty Fine Art Manager for Chubb & Son, a division of Federal Insurance Company
Transnational Organized Crime and Art
Dr. Edgar Tijhuis, lawyer and Assistant Professor of Criminology at the VU University in Amsterdam
Art Crime in War
Judge Arthur Tompkins, District Court Judge in New Zealand
November 15, 2012 Early Application Deadline
January 15, 2013 General Application Deadline
March 15, 2013 Late Application Deadline
April 2013 Advance Reading Assigned
May 31, 2013 Students Arrive in Amelia
June 01, 2013 Welcome and Orientation
June 3, 2013 Classes Begin
June 21-23, 2013 ARCA Annual Conference
August 9, 2013 Classes End
August 10-11, 2013 Students Housing Check-out **
Nov. 15, 2013 Dissertation Submission Deadline
**Some students stay a few days longer to participate in the August Palio dei Colombi, Notte Bianca and Ferragosto festivities.
For questions about programming, costs, and census availability, please write to us for a complete prospectus and application at: education (at) artcrimeresearch.org