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…

artlaw.club – a virtual interest club for art and cultural heritage protection

ArtLaw.club is a social platform and a virtual interest club for art and cultural heritage protection experts and connoisseurs. They publish articles and engage in discussions on Art Law, Art Finance and Art Tech questions. Besides, ArtLaw.club actively participates in professional teaching courses, by organizing educational seminars on illicit traffic in cultural material to law…

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.

Looted antiquities at fairs: who’s to blame?

From the Observer, by Noah Charney, November 7, 2018 It is unfortunately a well-known fact that the art trade has occasionally been infiltrated by unscrupulous characters—art forgers, flippers and thieves are among the first to come to mind. In modern art history, the cases of outright art theft are rare and newsworthy. But in the…

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…