Trafficking Culture is an research consortium that produces evidence-based research into the contemporary global trade in looted cultural objects.
Our researchers, based at University of Glasgow, Oxford University, and the University of Victoria at Wellington, combine criminological and archaeological expertise. Our work is geographically diverse and interdisciplinary.
By conducting innovative quantitative and qualitative research we have established a body of reliable evidence that supports the formulation of effective cultural heritage protection policy. We are committed to raising awareness about these issues through social media, on-line education, and professional training.
Mackenzie and Yates speak at organized crime conference in Hong Kong, 22-24 Jun
03 Jun 2017
Organized Crime along “One Belt – One Road” was hosted by the City University of Hong...
Brodie to deliver keynote at Working with Cultural Objects and Manuscripts Symposium, Helsinki, 6 June
03 Jun 2017
The symposium and WCOM project is funded by the University of Helsinki Future Fund.
Dr Christos Tsirogiannis featured in National Geographic
02 May 2017
“Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artifact May Be Stolen”
"Community Justice," Ancestral Rights, and Lynching in Rural Bolivia
Lynching in Bolivia has been portrayed as a largely routinized and primarily urban occurrence...
The cultural capitalists
Most analysis of the international flows of the illicit art market has described a global situation...
Prompt in Theory and Delay in Practice: a case study in museum ethics
This article investigates the long-delayed repatriation of an Attic red figure volute krater...