Providing an arena for intellectual and professional exchange, ARCA's annual "Amelia Conference" highlights the nonprofit’s mission and serves as a forum that aims to facilitate a critical appraisal of the protection of art and heritage worldwide. Bringing together international scholars, law enforcement experts, art professionals, the general public and participants in ARCA’s Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection, attendees will have the opportunity to examine contemporary issues of common concern in this important field.
Held in the beautiful town of Amelia (Umbria), the seat of ARCA’s Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection the conference will include multidisciplinary panel sessions, key note speakers, a Friday evening ice-breaker cocktail reception, networking lunches and a gala dinner on Saturday evening — celebrating those working in the field for their outstanding scholarship and professional dedication to the protection and recovery of cultural heritage.
The 2017 conference is open to the public and all are welcome.
This events opens with an optional icebreaker cocktail on Friday, June 23rd. The conference will be held Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, 2017 in the Sala Boccarini, inside the cloister of the Biblioteca Comunale L.Lama adjacent to the Museo Civico Archeologico e Pinacoteca “Edilberto Rosa” in Amelia, Italy. Sessions begin promptly at 9:00 am, with morning and afternoon breaks for coffee and optional Saturday and Sunday lunches.
Please note: We anticipate this event will be at capacity. Please reserve your tickets in advance to ensure seating. Ticketing fees for optional social catering events will be payable in euros at the registration desk when attendees pick up their badges or directly at the catered event's venue.
Questions regarding this conference can be addressed to:
italy.conference [at] artcrimeresearch.org
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Association for Research into Crimes against Art
The Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA) is an outreach organization that works to promote research and the study of art crime and cultural heritage protection. ARCA aims to bridge the gap between the practical and theoretical by fostering collaboration between foreign and domestic law enforcement officials, security consultants, academics, lawyers, archaeologists, insurance specialists, criminologists, art historians, conservators, and others. The association’s principle goal is to raise public awareness about art related crime and to encourage better preservation and protection of the world’s collective cultural heritage.
At the grassroots level, ARCA seeks to identify emerging and under-examined trends related to art crime and to develop strategies that advocate for the responsible stewardship of our collective artistic and archaeological heritage. ARCA advances its mission through its educational programming, research publications, and public outreach. It also sponsors a range of conferences, writing fellowships and awards promoting interest in this unique field of study.
ARCA’s intent is to incrementally shift the values of contemporary society and ensure greater protection of the world’s art and cultural patrimony. It does so my encouraging knowledge transfer between scholars and allied professionals in the fields of law, criminal justice, museum studies, and cultural resource management at the national and international level. Similarly, ARCA works to improve the collective relationship with the past by leveraging the knowledge and influence of professionals, patrons, and the public.