Thanks for registering for ARCA’s 11th annual Amelia Conference on art and antiquities crime.
5-7 August 2022
Piazza Augusto Vera, 10
05022 Amelia TR
Painting of San Giovanni Evangelista, recovered 28 years after its theft from the Church of Posillipo in Naples.
Thousands of trafficked papyrus fragments returned to Egypt after being purchase by the Museum of the Bible
The Vase of Flowers, by Jan van Huysum stolen in 1944 during the retreat of the German occupation forces.
The lower half of stele of Adad-nerari III of Assyria looted from Tell Sheikh Hamad in Syria. Seized by UK Law Enforcement in 2014 but has not been returned to Syria. Why?
Thank you for registering for the ARCA 2022 Amelia Conference.
Please look for an email from us within 48 hours (usually less), which will give you a list of available rooming options on site at Country House Monastero le Grazie, an enchanting centuries-old Cistercian monastery adjacent to the Church and Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie, built in 1300. This unique conference lodging venue is located in the hamlet of Foce, just a few kilometers from the centro storico of Amelia.
Built for a Roman Catholic monastic order founded in 1098 by St. Bernard, those who joined the Cistercians sought to live a contemplative life in a protected oasis of peace and introspection, while offering refuge for pilgrims and weary travellers. Today, this historic former monastery has been converted into an evocative boutique events residence, and offers ARCA’s conference attendees a lodging experience in a spectacular setting unlike any other.
Lodgers at the Monastero le Grazie can choose rooms in one of 16 apartments spread out within the central body of the monastery and arranged on two floors, some with loft features overlooking common areas. Each of these once monastic apartments has been recently updated and contains from one to up to six comfortable bedrooms with adjacent communal living spaces. Many of the apartment bedrooms have private bathrooms (with bath or shower), hairdryer, courtesy kit and linen. Some second bedrooms are located on loft mezzanines overlooking common areas.
On site is a restaurant, a large swimming pool, breakout rooms, a large panoramic terrace and two hectares of garden where guests can walk.
Conference attendees making their lodging reservations at the Monastero not only support local Umbrian small business owners but have a chance to support and preserve a unique structure from Italy’s past. Those staying at the monastery will also be just steps away from the Friday Icebreaker Cocktail which will be held in the monastery’s garden and Saturday’s Gala Conference dinner at “Il Ristoro del Priore”.
Attendees selecting lodging at the Monastero will be provided with transport to and from the conference hall venue in the centro storico of Amelia (7 minutes away by car) on the morning and evening of Saturday and Sunday so as to be able to attend all conference sessions.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, please be aware that ARCA will enforce all applicable Italian regulations in place to address applicable health and safety risks for all event activities.
We look forward to seeing you this August. If you have any questions, please feel free to write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Dates – August 5,7 2022
Conference Sessions – Collegio Boccarini Conference Hall
Adjacent to the Museo Civico Archeologico e Pinacoteca Edilberto Rosa
Call for Presenters – Closes June 15, 2022.
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