Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection
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ARCA's Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection is a multidisciplinary postgraduate certificate program that specializes in the study of art crime and cultural property protection. The course programming consists of 10 weeks of academic instruction at the postgraduate level and is hosted in Amelia, Italy. The instruction covers a wide variety of theoretical and practical elements of art and heritage crime and examines art crime’s interconnected world of art criminals, investigators, lawyers and art historians. The courses include comprehensive lectures and discussions exploring art crime, its nature and impact, as well as what is currently being done to mitigate it.
The program includes approximately 25 lecture hours per week of customized instruction over the course of ten consecutive weeks for a total of over 250 contact hours. This format allows students to complete it in one summer of immersive study. ARCA selected this configuration to facilitate both student and allied professional enrollment, to ensure that both groups might undertake the program of study during one summer between academic advanced degrees or during a brief sabbatical or hiatus from work.
It should be noted that this program is currently being run under the auspices of the association and is considered a professional development program and not a Masters. While the courses comprising the Postgraduate Certificate Program may be used as evidence in support of a student's application for admission to a graduate degree program, the certificate itself is not considered to be a prerequisite nor does it not guarantee admission into a graduate study program.
Prerequisites for this program require that applicants have completed an undergraduate degree by the start date of the program. The program has run each summer since 2009.
Current and past lecturers and professors have included:
- Anthony Amore, Director of Security, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
- Dr. Noah Charney, Founding Director of ARCA and Adjunct Professor of Art History, American University of Rome
- Dick Drent, Director of Security, Van Gogh Museum, the Netherlands
- Richard Ellis, Director, The Art Management Group, former Director, Scotland Yard Arts and Antiques Unit
- Dr. Derek Fincham, Assistant Professor, South Texas College of Law
- Dr. Tom Flynn, Professor of Art History and the Art Market
- Patricia Sherwin Garland, Senior Conservator, Yale University Art Gallery
- Dr. Valerie Higgins, Department Char, American University of Rome
- Dr. Matjaz Jager, Director, Ljubljana Institute of Criminology, Slovenia
- Dr. Erik Nemeth, Researcher with the Rand Corporation
- David Simon and Veronique Plesch, Professors of Art History, Colby College
- Dorit Straus, Director of World Art Insurance, Chubb
- Dr. A. J. G. Tijhuis, Lawyer and Professor of Criminology, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
- Judge Arthur Tompkins, New Zealand District Court Judge and Honorary Member of Interpol's DNA
- Dr. Christos Tsirogiannis http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/the-dark-side-of-the-art-world, Forensic Archaeologist, Illicit antiquities researcher, University of Cambridge
- Dr. Petrus van Duyne, Professor of Criminology, University of Tilburg, Netherlands
Courses are supplemented with ﬁeld classes and guest lecturers. Contingent on available funding ARCA also invites distinguished novelists, journalists and essayists to participate in ARCA’s Writers-in-Residence program in year, held in conjunction with the Postgraduate Certiﬁcate Program.
Past Writers-in-Residence include Dr. Laurie Rush, who has assisted in training armed forces in safeguarding cultural heritage during armed conflict; Dr. Neil Brodie, noted archaeologist and researcher into the illicit antiquities trade; as well as Dr. Larry Rothﬁeld, cofounder and former director of the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago, and author of the book, The Rape of Mesopotamia, a detailed study of the looting of the Baghdad Museum and the protection of antiquities during conﬂict.
- POVOLEDO, ELISABETTA. "A Master's in Art Crime (No Cloak and Dagger)". The New York Times, 21 July 2009. Accessed on 23 June 2013 at: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/arts/design/22crime.html.