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…

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…

EU report on EU “Illicit trade in cultural goods in Europe”

The new EU Commission’s funded report “Illicit trade in cultural goods in Europe” is out now – and it’s almost 300 pages strong! The report was written by Dr. Neil Brodie Dr. Donna Yates from Trafficking Culture. You can have a look at it following this link or download it here.

EU-elections May 2019: EAA benchmarks for Archaeology and Heritage Protection

As recently noted, the EAA published Benchmarks for Archaeology and Heritage Protection 2019 – 2024 for the upcoming elections of the European Parliament in May 2019. Special attention is paid to the prevention of illicit trade in antiques. During election campaigns, benchmarks are a highly effective instrument to make politicians and political parties aware of…