ITALY: International Winterschool on Anthropology
 of Forgery

INTERNATIONAL WINTER SCHOOL: Anthropology
 of forgery
 Art Collecting, Authentication and Innovative Tools for a Culture of Legality in Cultural Heritage February 25th – March 1st, 2019 – Padua, Italy The International Winter School “Anthropology of forgery.
 Art Collecting, Authentication and Innovative Tools for a Culture of Legality in Cultural Heritage” will continue exploring the topics…

Artefacts worth €40m recovered in raids across Europe

By John Phillips (Rome) and Justin Huggler (Berlin) for the Telegraph, July 4, 2018. Police have arrested an international ring of traffickers alleged to have smuggled thousands of stolen Sicilian archaeological treasures worth more than £30 million to collectors and auction houses across Europe. A British art dealer and 20 Italians have been arrested, along…

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…

Trade in Dead Sea Scrolls: many forgeries

From The Guardian, November 22, 2017. A multimillion-dollar trade in fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls fuelled by a surge in interest from wealthy evangelicals in the US includes a significant number of suspected forgeries, two prominent experts have said. On scholar said the problem was so serious that up to 90% of the 75…