Conference Date: June 21-23, 2019

Abstract Submittal Deadline: March 30, 2019
Location: Amelia, Italy


Celebrating a decade of academic conferences, ARCA will host its 10th summer interdisciplinary art crime conference the weekend of June 21-23, 2019. Known as the Amelia Conference, the Association’s weekend-long event aims to facilitate a critical appraisal of art crimes and the protection of art and cultural heritage and brings together researchers and academics, police, and individuals from many of the allied professions that interact with the art market, coming together to discuss issues of common concern.


The Amelia Conference is held annually in the historic city of Amelia, in the heart of Italy’s Umbria region where ARCA also plays host to its Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection and a joint ARCA-HARP Provenance Training course, “Provenance and the challenges of recovering looted assets.”


ARCA welcomes speaking proposals from individuals in relevant fields, including law, criminal justice, security, art history, conservation, archaeology, or museum security and risk management on the topical sessions listed here.

We invite individuals interested in presenting to submit their topic of choice along with a presentation title, a concise 400-word abstract, a brief professional biography and a recent CV to the conference organizers at:

italy.conference [at]

Accepted presenters will be asked to limit their presentations to 15-20 minutes, and will be grouped together in thematically-organized panels in order to allow time for brief questions from the audience and fellow panelists.
For more details on this event please watch the conference information page on the ARCA website where the list of accepted speakers will be posted by April 07, 2019.
To register for this event, please go to our eventbrite page located here.
We hope to see many of you in Amelia in June!