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Prof Mackenzie giving public lecture at National Library of NZ, Wellington 6 April

24 Mar 2017

Simon Mackenzie Simon will be giving a talk titled “Cultural Capitalism and Cross-Border Crime: International Trafficking in Cultural Objects”

“The Precoumbian Antiquities Market”: Yates chair and discussant for conference session in Vancouver, 1 Apr

06 Mar 2017

Donna-v-Maya This session at the 82nd annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology meeting.

Tsirogiannis speaking at Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm for ‘CULTURE AT RISK’ Symposium, 31 Mar

06 Mar 2017

medelhavsmuseet_002_w-736x460 His talk is entitled “The Global trafficking in Looted Cultural Objects and he will be joined by a collection of experts in this field. Although the symposium, hosted by The National Museums of World Culture, Sweden and the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO, is free and open to all, attendants must register before 23 March. For more information about the symposium and to register,...

Brodie delivering keynote for conference at Washington and Lee University, Virginia, 3 Mar

18 Feb 2017

screen-shot-2017-02-18-at-14-07-32 The Conference on the Ethics of Acquiring Cultural Heritage Objects is hosted by the Mudd Centre for Ethics.

Christos Tsirogiannis’ looted artefact identification work featured on the Manhattan DA’s office site

18 Feb 2017

Manhattan DA sarcophagus Thanks to Dr Tsirogiannis’ work, a trafficked sarcophagus fragment is returning to Greece.

Yates to speak about sacred art security in Nepal, University of Cambridge, 15 Feb

12 Feb 2017

2015.07.10 Nepal Kathmadu 80 Kathesimbhu Stupa As part of the Cambridge History of Art Research Seminar series.

Training in Beirut on law enforcement and illegal trade of cultural objects

10 Jan 2017

biladi-poster Neil Brodie will be spending January and February working with Lebanese NGO Biladi to offer a training course on international law and law enforcement as regards the theft and illegal trade of cultural objects. The primary aim of the course is to improve understanding among Lebanese and Syrian culture heritage professionals about the evidential and procedural requirements of European and North...

Call for papers: “Crimes against Culture: Theft, Destruction, Security, and Protection of Heritage”, ICJR Special Issue

17 Nov 2016

home_cover Donna Yates is guest editing a special issue of the International Criminal Justice Review focused on the intersections of criminology and the security and protection of heritage. Submissions must be received before 31 August 2017. Feel free to contact Dr Yates with questions, ideas, and abstracts. The call for papers flier is available...

Neil Brodie giving ICON Scotland Plenderleith Lecture, Glasgow, 24 Nov

04 Nov 2016

ICON logo square “Antiquities trafficking – 21st century developments” is the title of Dr Brodie‘s lecture.

Donna Yates to speak at Museums Association Conference, Glasgow, 7 Nov

04 Nov 2016

Kelvin Bldg Yates will be speaking in a session titled: Nation Builders or Breakers? Combatting the Looting and Destruction of Cultural Heritage. Also on this panel will be: Noora Al-Gailani, Curator of Islamic Civilizations, Glasgow Museums Robert Bewly, Project Director, Endangered Archaeology in Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA), Oxford Stephen Stenning, Director, Cultutre and Development, British...

Yates on BBC Radio Scotland on 5 Nov.

03 Nov 2016

BBCRadioScotland The show will be broadcast live from 10am, and can be downloaded afterwards.

Yates visiting MSU for public lecture & workshop, 26–27 Oct

19 Oct 2016

msu-logo The Anthropology Dept at Michigan State University...

Mackenze and Smith speaking at ‘Art, Antiquities, Heritage and Wildlife Crime in Southeast Asia’, Hong Kong, 22 Oct

18 Oct 2016

Hong Kong head Hosted by the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Conference will involve academics, legal practitioners, the Hong Kong Police Force, Interpol and US Homeland Security. For full conference details and to register, please visit http://webapp1.law.cuhk.edu.hk/2016conference/1022/conf/index.php Mackenzie and Smith’s papers are: Temple looting and statue trafficking in...

Brodie speaking at Conference of Experts on Return of Cultural Property, Seoul, 17-19 Oct

11 Oct 2016

Neil Brodie Dr. Neil Brodie will be in South Korea...

Tsirogiannis speaking on “The International Illicit Antiquities Network”, 19 Oct, Cambridge

11 Oct 2016

Christos Tsirogiannis Dr Tsirogiannis’ talk will present the main members of a trafficking network dealing in looted and smuggled antiquities, contra the 1970 UNESCO convention and will highlight connections between dealers, auction houses, private collectors and museums. Dr. Tsirogiannis will also make use of photographic evidence from confiscated archives of illicit antiquities dealers why antiquities should...

Brodie to address UNESCO, Paris, 27 Sep.

23 Sep 2016

UNESCO General Assemb Neil Brodie will be at UNESCO addressing...

Yates attending UNESCO intergovernmental committee meeting for Return of Cultural Property, 29 Sept

23 Sep 2016

unescotoppbild-copy-2 Donna Yates will be at the Twentieth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation (ICPRCP) which will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 29–30 September.  Working and Information documents related to this meeting are available on the website of the website of...

Enrol in our Antiquities Trafficking summer course at Victoria Uni, Wellington (Nov–Dec)

20 Sep 2016

MOOC Shiva by Marc Chang Sing Pang via Wikimedia Commons This exciting new course is his course is open to the public.

“Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime” free online course runs in October

20 Sep 2016

MOOC Shiva FL-Security-Grill-Kathmandu-by-Donna-Yates We’re excited that Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime, a free online course developed by some of the members of the Trafficking Culture team, will have its 3rd run in October.

Neil Brodie appointed Senior Research Fellow on the EAMENA project, University of Oxford

13 Sep 2016

oxford logo We are proud to announce that Neil Brodie has been appointed Senior Research Fellow on the Endangered Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project at the University of Oxford. Supported by the Arcadia Fund, the EAMENA project is recording and responding to the increasing threats to archaeological sites in the Middle East and North Africa.