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Nazi-Era Art Provenance Research Hybrid Training Program, University of Denver Center for Art Collection Ethics, 24-28 June 2024

The Center for Art Collection Ethics (ACE) at the University of Denver (DU) is pleased to announce a hybrid training program on the fundamentals of Nazi-era art provenance research, June 24-28, 2024. In partnership with DU’s Center for Professional Development, the program is geared toward graduate students in any field and emerging museum professionals, with selected streamed sessions available to the broader public. They will offer an on-campus postgraduate certificate of completion to twenty students through an application process. In addition, non-certificate students and other attendees may register to attend selected sessions virtually.

The planning team includes Antonia Bartoli, Curator of Provenance Research at the Yale University Art Gallery; Elizabeth Campbell, Professor of History at DU and Director of ACE; and Renée Stokesbury, Associate Provenance Researcher at the Denver Art Museum.

The certificate program includes:

For certificate students: small group work on provenance research case studies using digital resources, and presentation of findings during a symposium the final day of the program. 

Applications for the certificate program are due Sunday, March 31, 2024. For more information, visit ACE at https://liberalarts.du.edu/art-collection-ethics/training.

Full Details

The program includes:

Application Requirements

  • Completed form [fillable pdf]
  • One letter of recommendation to be sent directly from the referee
  • Transcript(s) of higher education completed thus far, or an essay explaining equivalent experience
  • Send materials in a single pdf to ahss.ace@du.edu, with “application” in the subject line.

Application Timeline

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis through 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time (UTC-6) on Sunday, March 31, 2024.
  • Notifications of acceptance in mid-April. Twenty students will be accepted. 
  • Program dates: Arrival on campus and dorm check-in on Sunday afternoon, June 23. All-day program Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28. Dorm check-out Saturday morning, June 29.
  • Certificate program fee, including lodging and most meals: $750
  • The program fee includes:
  • Lodging in an upscale, apartment-style dormitory with single bedrooms
  • Meals, including welcome reception and final banquet
  • Transportation locally to museums
  • Certificate tuition
  • Students pay for travel costs to and from Denver

Qualifications for Certificate Program

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. Applicants are welcome to explain equivalent experience in the application essay. 
  • We welcome applications from graduate students and emerging professionals with various backgrounds, including, but not limited to art history, museum studies, anthropology, cultural studies, history, religious studies, and library and information science. 
  • We encourage participation from minoritized communities and staff at academic museums and galleries, who are poised to help train the rising generation of museum and art market professionals. 

Non-Certificate Attendance

Selected sessions will be streamed and available to the public for a modest fee, with recordings available for one year. Stay tuned for updates, in this space and on Instagram and X (Twitter)