Trafficking Culture is a research consortium that produces evidence-based research into the contemporary global trade in looted cultural objects.
Our researchers, based at Maastricht University, Oxford University, University of Victoria at Wellington, and University of Glasgow, 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.
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Bērziņa will speak at EAA conference, 31 Aug – 3 September
02 Aug 2022
Diāna Bērziņa will speak at 28th EAA Annual Meeting in Budapest, Hungary, 31 August – 3...
Yates teaching at Summer School: Contested Heritage and the Role of Provenance Research, 29 Aug – 1 Sep 2022
01 Aug 2022
Dr Donna Yates will teach at Summer School: Contested Heritage and the Role of Provenance Research,...
Yates speaking at Foro Rumbo a Mondiacult 2022, 8 August
01 Aug 2022
Dr Donna Yates will speak at Foro Rumbo a Mondiacult 2022 conference taking place from 8 to 10...
What auction catalogue analysis cannot tell us about the market
Auction catalogue analyses have become a staple of academic attempts to understand both the legal...
Criminology towards the metaverse: Cryptocurrency scams, grey economy and the technosocial
Online markets in cryptocurrency represent a sprawling and eclectic alternative financial system,...
Crime and its objects: Human/object relationships and the market for illicit latin american antiquities
I would like to start this short essay with a clear statement: the trade in antiquities from Latin...