ROME: Conference on the Unidroit Convention, 8 October 2020

Twenty-five years have passed since the adoption of the Unidroit Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects, the only international convention that provides mechanisms for the return of illegally traded cultural objects, an anniversary we wish to celebrate with a conference to be held in Rome on 8 and 9 October next. In the…

Session at this year’s EAA Annual meeting

Our session at this year’s EAA Virtual Annual Meeting was a great success – lots of vidid discussions and interactions! Thanks a lot to all our colleagues for their interesting presentations! You can find the session programme here; also, the EAA recorded our session. In case you’re an EAA member, you will be able to…

Germany – new article on the work of Dr Tsirogiannis

The German journalist Piotr Heller published on Jan 5, 2020, an article in the renowned German Newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on “The files of Dr. Tsirogiannis”, providing an overview on the important work of Dr. Tsirogiannis with the identification of illicit antiquities put up for auction in the biggest auction houses. You can find a…

we proudly present: The Journal of Cultural Heritage Crime

We are very proud and happy to present you here The Journal of Cultural Heritage Crime. The journal, for the moment mainly in Italian, presents 24/24 news on ongoing cases of crime against Cultural Heritage. Their editorial project is as a new in-depth portal, the first website of the kind in Italy (and, as far…

Budapest 08/2020: EAA annual meeting – attend our session

As every year, our community organises a session on the topic at the annual meeting of the EAA. In August 2020, we are looking forward to meet many of you in Budapest. Our Session is organised in cooperation with NETCHER: Modern Networks and Past Narratives: ‘treasure hunting’, the art market, scientific analysis, and co-operation for…

Christie’s: and AGAIN… objects from Symes on auction

Article copied from the Guardian, written by Dalya Alberge, November 24, 2019. Christie’s urged to pull sale of Roman statue ‘linked to illicit dealers’. Art expert says he has evidence first-century Eros marble was in archive of disgraced dealers. A leading archaeologist is calling for Christie’s to cancel the auction of a first-century Roman statue…