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February 4, 2014

2014 Schedule for ARCA's Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage in Amelia, Umbria

Here is the 2014 schedule for ARCA's Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage to be held in Amelia, Umbria:

May 30 - Students arrive in Amelia
May 31 and June 1 - Program Orientation and City Familiarization

Course I – June 2-4 and June 9-11 “Art Policing, Protection and Investigation”
Richard Ellis, Detective and founder of Scotland Yard’s Art and Antiquities Squad (retired), Art Management Group Director

Course II - June 4-6 and June 11-13 “The International Art Market and Associated Risk”
Dr. Tom Flynn, London Art Lecturer, Docent and Art Historian

Course III - June 16-20 “Transnational Organized Crime and Art”
Dr. Edgar Tijhuis, Lawyer and Assistant Professor of Criminology at the VU University in Amsterdam

Course IV - June 23-27 “Art Forgers and Thieves”
Dr. Noah Charney, Founding Director of ARCA - Adjunct Professor of Art History, American University of Rome

June 27-29, Sixth annual ARCA Art Crime Conference weekend 

Course V - June 30-July 2 and July 7-July 9 “Art Crime in War”
Judge Arthur Tompkins, District Court Judge in New Zealand

Course VI – July 2-4 and July 9-11 “Art and Heritage Law”
To Be Announced

Course VII - July 12 -16 “Risk Assessment and Museum Security”
Dick Drent, Corporate Security Manager, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

July 17-22, Program Break for travel

Course VIII - July 23-25 “Insurance Claims and the Art Trade”
Dorit Straus, Vice President and Worldwide Specialty Fine Art Manager for Chubb & Son, a division of Federal Insurance Company (retired) 

Course IX - July 28-30 and August 4-6 “Unravelling the Hidden Market of Illicit Antiquities: Lessons from Greece and Italy”
Dr. Christos Tsirogiannis, Forensic Archaeologist, Illicit antiquities researcher, University of Cambridge

Course X - July 30-August 1 and August 6-8 “Antiquities and Identity”
Dr. Valerie Higgins, Associate Professor and Chair of Archaeology and Classics at the American University of Rome

August 9-15, 2013 August Palio dei Colombi, Notte Bianca and Ferragosto festivities.

For application information and prospectus please write to
March 1 is the deadline to apply to the program.