Trafficking Culture is a 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.
Yates speaking at C14 conference, ETH Zurich, 16–17 Nov 2017
14 Nov 2017
“Radiocarbon dating and protection of cultural heritage” has been organized by ETH...
Mackenzie giving a public lecture on white-collar and organised crime and antiquities trafficking at WLU, Toronto, 6 November.
26 Sep 2017
Prof. Mackenzie’s talk is entitled Policing white-collar crime and organised crime in...
“Meet the Archaeologist Who Helps Find Stolen Art”, Tsirogiannis profiled on History.com
31 Aug 2017
Dr. Christos Tsirogiannis’ work has been featured on The History Channel’s website: In...
From Babylon to Baghdad: Cultural Heritage and Constitutional Law in the Republic of Iraq
Abstract: The Constitution of the Republic of Iraq entered force in 2005, placing such...
The role of conservators in facilitating the theft and trafficking of cultural objects
A 2015 court judgment in the United Kingdom ruled that a seized Libyan statue should be returned...
What is Grey About the ‘Grey Market’ in Antiquities
The global market in antiquities has been described as a ‘grey market’ in discussions by...