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MA Program in Art Crime Studies

From: Noah Charney <director.arca<-a>
Date: Monday, November 10, 2008
MA Program in Art Crime Studies

ARCA (The Association for Research into Crimes against Art) is
pleased to announce a new Masters Program in the study of art crime.
The first Masters Program in International Art Crime Studies, this
program will provide in-depth instruction in a wide variety of
theoretical and practical elements of art crime: its history, its
nature, its impact, and what can be done to curb it. Courses are
taught by international experts, in the beautiful setting of Umbria,
Italy.  Topics include art history and the art trade, museums and
conservation, art security and policing, criminology and criminal
investigation, law and policy, and the study of art theft,
antiquities looting, war looting, forgery and deception, vandalism,
and cultural heritage protection throughout history and around the
world.  It is the ideal program for art police and security
professionals, art lawyers, insurers, curators, members of the art
trade, and post-graduate students of criminology, law, security
studies, sociology, art history, archaeology, and history.

Format and Schedule: This interdisciplinary program will be taught
by twelve visiting lecturers, each lecturing for two week clusters
within their given fields of expertise related to the study of art
crime.  The program includes many more lecture hours than a standard
9-month long MA program (over 300 lecture hours and over 70 seminar
hours), but will condense the lectures into three months (with the
dissertation in a subsequent three).  This format permits students
and professionals to undertake this program of study over the course
of one summer, either during a hiatus from work or between other
academic programs.

Faculty and Courses:

    Art History
    Professors David Simon and Veronique Plesch
    Colby College

    Conservation, Connoisseurship, and Museums
    Patricia Garland
    Senior Conservator, Yale Art Gallery

    Professor Matjaz Jager,
    Director of the Institute of Criminology at the Law Faculty,
    University of Ljubljana

    Introduction to the Art World
    Dr Tom Flynn
    Art Historian and Art Writer

    Archaeology and Antiquities: Crime, Trade, and Protection
    Dr Derek Fincham
    Loyola University

    Art Crime and Its History
    Noah Charney
    Art Historian, Art Writer, and Director of ARCA

    Criminalistics: Organized Crime and Art Investigation
    Professor Bojan Dobovsek
    University of Maribor, Faculty of Criminal Justice

    Art Policing and Investigation
    Richard Ellis
    Security Advisor and Former Director, Scotland Yard Arts and
    Antiques Unit

    Organization of Art Crime: Villains in Art and Artful Villains
    Professor Petrus van Duyne
    Faculty of Criminology, University of Tilburg

    International Comparative Art Law, Policy, and Policing
    James William Hess, Esq.

    Forgery and Deception in the Art World
    Professor Travis McDade
    Library Administration, University of Illinois College of Law

    Art Protection: Museums, Security, and Handling
    Anthony Amore
    Director of Security, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The first program will be held 25 May 2009-31 Aug 2009 in the city
of Amelia, Italy, outside of Rome.  No more than thirty students
will be accepted.

For more information, and to download a complete Prospectus or
Application, please visit <URL:>.
The deadline for applications for the summer 2009 program is 1 Dec

Noah Charney
Director, ARCA

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