Provenance research in a (post?)-pandemic world

Provenance research in a (post?)-pandemic world

Course Description This three-session, 4.5-hour low participant-to-instructor ratio eCourse centres on Provenance research, which has emerged on the global stage in the late 1990s as a key discipline for clarifying the history of art objects claimed by the families of...
Nazi cultural thefts in Europe, 1933-1945

Nazi cultural thefts in Europe, 1933-1945

Course Description This five-hour, low participant-to-instructor ratio course will provide an overview of the breadth of Nazi-sponsored thefts of Jewish-owned cultural assets from January 1933 to May 1945. The cultural plunder of Jewish-owned collections of artistic...
Museums and heritage sites in the 21st Century: what is their role?

Museums and heritage sites in the 21st Century: what is their role?

Course Description Until the late 20th century museums and historical sites were seen as uncontroversial places preserving “culture” for the benefit of all. This six hour, low participant-to-instructor ratio, eCourse will illustrate how during the 21st century this...
Repatriation – beyond litigation

Repatriation – beyond litigation

Course Description Repatriation for most people conjures up images of litigious, ill-tempered confrontations played out in the media as much as the courtroom. In this six-hour, low participant-to-instructor ratio, eCourse participants will learn that not all...
Proactive Museum Security: Threat and Risk Management 2.0!

Proactive Museum Security: Threat and Risk Management 2.0!

Course Description This ten-hour, low participant-to-instructor ratio, eCourse will explore practical and innovative approaches to protecting against common and uncommon threats in museums, libraries, and cultural institutions. Topics addressed include theft,...
The Prince of Plunderers: Napoleon and his Art Plundering

The Prince of Plunderers: Napoleon and his Art Plundering

  Course Description This informative two hour illustrated lecture will trace the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, revealing the plunder carried out by the French army or French officials under this political leader’s command in the territories of the First French...
Rose Valland: Hero in the Museum

Rose Valland: Hero in the Museum

Course Description Challenging gender norms, not all Monuments Men are men. This one hour illustrated lecture tells the inspiring story of Rose Antonia Maria Valland, a World War II-era monumental heroine. As a French art historian and member of the French Resistance,...
Time Crime: The Transnational Business of Smuggling Cultural Property

Time Crime: The Transnational Business of Smuggling Cultural Property

Course Description This 6-hour, 3 session, low participant-to-instructor ratio, eCourse will explore how stolen and looted art can serve as a criminal currency for networks that support themselves on the proceeds of crime, money laundering, drugs, arms, and even (on...