ARCA (the Association for Research into Crimes against Art) is now accepting applications to its third Masters program in the study of art crime and cultural heritage protection. Both the application and prospectus are available here:
Applications are due in early January, and we try to keep enrollment to a small number, probably under 25. This really is a special program, and a terrific opportunity for a wide variety of folks interested in careers which touch art and heritage crime. We try to balance practical courses in security measures with theoretical grounding in law, policy, art history and criminology.
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As the prospectus aptly puts it, this program provides in-depth, Masters level instruction in a wide variety of theoretical and practical elements of art and heritage 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 the history of art crime, art and antiquities law and policy, criminology, the laws of armed conflict, the art trade, art insurance, art security and policing, risk management, criminal investigation, law and policy, vandalism and iconoclasm, and cultural heritage protection throughout history and around the world. 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.
I am more than happy to answer any questions (fincham “at” artcrime.info) about the program, as is ARCA’s Business and Admissions Director Mark Durney (ma “at” artcrime.info).