Nutella pizza at Porcelli's ... tiramisu from Massimo's... prosecco on the patio at Bar Leonardi ... a glass of wine in the afternoon at Punto Di Vino ... a decaf double cappuccino at Caffe Grande ... This year's presenters can enjoy the hospitality of the ancient town of Amelia at the fifth annual conference in art crime from June 22 - 23, 2013.
Aims of the Conference -- The conference brings together experts and practitioners to examine crimes against art in all its forms—theft, looting, destruction, and fraud. Presenters are welcome from any allied fields which touch on art crime, including: law, criminology, law enforcement, security, art history, archaeology, conservation, journalism, and any other relevant field. Presenters are grouped into thematic panels of 3-4 speakers. Each speaker will be strictly limited to a 20 minute period, with ample time for questions at the conclusion of each panel, to allow for a lively and engaging conference.
The conference is held in the beautiful town of Amelia, in the heart of Umbria, Italy. The conference will include a cocktail reception on Friday, June 21 at an elegant palazzo, as well as an awards dinner on Saturday evening, to honor recipients of ARCA’s annual awards for scholarship, lifetime service, art security and recovery, and policing.
Last year’s award winners included Jason Felch, Joris Kila, George Abungu, and Ernst Scholler. Past speakers include Vernon Rapley, Francesco Rutelli, Maurizio Fiorilli, Paolo Giorgio Ferri, Dick Drent, Neil Brodie, Howard Spiegler, Laurie Rush, and many more.
To Submit a Proposal or to Attend -- Please contact Dr. Derek Fincham, Conference Chair, at Derek.firstname.lastname@example.org. Presentation submissions should include a short title which summarizes the main idea of your presentation, and a longer but still concise summary of your proposed presentation topic.
There is a small fee to offset the cost of the cocktail and conference dinner, but there is no registration fee for the conference. Please contact Dr. Fincham if you plan on attending, as we can put you in touch with Monica Di Stefano, ARCA’s accommodations director in Amelia who can direct you to suitable accommodation and assist with travel arrangements. We regret that, as a small non-profit, we have very limited travel funds available to assist presenters or attendees.