Providing an arena for intellectual and professional exchange, ARCA's 10th 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, but little-studied 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 Amelia Conference will include a weekend full of multidisciplinary panel sessions, a plenary meeting, and plenty of time to meet others who are working towards the protection and recovery of cultural heritage.
A list of speakers and their panel session topics will be added here at the closure of the Call for Presenters.
The Amelia Conference is open to the public and all registered attendees are welcome.
The event weekend will start with an optional catered conference icebreaker cocktail in the early evening of June 21st.
Conference badges and programs may be picked up at the welcome desk, Saturday and Sunday morning, June 22nd and June 23rd from 8:15 AM onward at the entrance to the Sala Boccarini. The conference hall is located inside the cloister of the Collegio Boccarini upstairs from the Museo Civico Archeologico e Pinacoteca Edilberto Rosa.
Speaker Sessions will begin on Saturday and Sunday morning, June 22nd and June 23rd promptly at 9:00 am and will conclude each day by 6 pm.
Saturday and Sunday's conference sessions include complimentary morning and afternoon coffee breaks, with coffee, juices and light pasteries to allow time for networking.
Ticketing to the following optional catered events may be purchased upon arrival to the city venues:
Friday, June 21 - Speakeasy-themed Icebreaker Cocktail in a password-only secret locationSaturday, June 22 - Cloister LuncheonSaturday, June 22 - Italian Slow Food Conference Dinner with musicSunday, June 23 - Cloister Luncheon
Please note: The Amelia Conference has sold out in 2016 and 2017. We recommend that those interested in attending reserve their tickets in advance to ensure availability. Seating is limited and fire-safety rules prevent us from overbooking.
If you have any questions regarding this conference, please contact the ARCA conference organization team at:
italy.conference [at] artcrimeresearch.org