„LJUBLJANA: programme conference „Guardians of the contexts“

The programme is online! “Guardians of the contexts” – towards (more) responsible use of the European archaeological resources International conference on the legislation, strategies and principles for the inclusion of the amateur archaeologists & metal detectorists into the scientific research and heritage protection schemes, and consolidation of the legal framework and practical measures for the…

LJUBLJANA: conference “Guardians of the contexts”

International conference on the legislation, strategies and principles for the inclusion of the amateur archaeologists & metal detectorists into the scientific research and heritage protection schemes, and consolidation of the legal framework and practical measures for the prevention of looting and illegal trade in antiquities Place: Ljubljana Date: 5th/6th April 2018 Venue: National museum of…

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…