EAA-conference in Barcelona, September 2018: call for contributions

At the annual conference of the EAA in Barcelona, 5-8 September 2018, our committee organises a session on: CULTURAL PROPERTY: FROM LOOTING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TO RESTITUTION Theme: Archaeology and the European Year of Cultural Heritage (Session #763) Author: Dr Mödlinger, Marianne (France) – Université Bordeaux Montaigne Organisors: Dr Kairiss, Andris (Latvia) – Latvian Academy…

ARCA’s Postgraduate program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection

ARCA’s Postgraduate program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection is now accepting applications. Information copied from the ARCA’s homepage. In 2009 ARCA started the first of its kind, interdisciplinary, approach to the scholarly study of art crime. Representing a unique opportunity for individuals interested in training in a structured and academically diverse format, the…

How researchers can stop the plundering of cultural treasures

Illicit trade in cultural artefacts destroys historical knowledge and finances terrorism. “Professionals have to say no to authenticating cultural artefacts of questionable or dubious ownership history,” says researcher Josephine Munch Rasmussen. “Here is the artefact.” Håkon Roland from the Museum of Cultural History carefully presents a sword that is several thousand years old. It is…

Berlin, DE: Art, Crime & Criminals: Free Workshop, 7–8 September 2017

Organised by Professor Duncan Chappell, Dr Saskia Hufnagel, and Ms Marissa Marjos, this is the third of three Art Crime focused workshops, the first two of which were in London. This workshop specifically focuses on the looting, plunder, and destruction of heritage. I’ll be giving a regional case study: trafficking of antiquities in and out…

Zurich, CH: workshop on connections between AMS dating and looted antiquities

Programme The meeting will be held at ETH, Zürich, Switzerland on November 16-17, 2017. Eight presentation will introduce the problems around the antiquities and ilicite art trade. Round of short presentations by representatives of AMS laboratories; sharing experiance and practice in dating antiquites. Organiser, contact ETH Zürich (Hönggerberg) – Ion Beam Physics Otto-Stern-Weg 5, 8093…

Bruxelles: présentation du Code de déontologie de l’UNESCO concernant le commerce des objets d’art

Le 29 novembre de l’année dernière, la Commission belge francophone et germanophone pour l’UNESCO organisait une Journée d’étude sur le thème du trafic illicite des biens culturels, en tant que source de financement du terrorisme et des groupes armés. Vous avez peut-être eu l’occasion d’y assister et de constater à quel point les débats furent…