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.
Neil Brodie speaking at UNESCO, Paris, 26–27 November
23 Nov 2018
Brodie’s talk, entitled “The structure and organisation of the antiquities trade:...
WE’RE HIRING: Part -Time Lecturer in Trafficking Culture, University of Glasgow
05 Nov 2018
Part-time, teaching-focused position funded for at least 5 years!
Dr Tsirogiannis on a visiting professorship at Aarhus University
02 Nov 2018
For the next few months, Dr Christos Tsirogiannis will be in Denmark at Aarhus University. There he...
Maithuna from Atru
Two 9th/10th century reliefs stolen from a temple in Rajasthan in 2009 and returned from the...
The Illegal Excavation and Trade of Syrian Cultural Objects: A View from the Ground
The illegal excavation and trade of cultural objects from Syrian archaeological sites worsened...
Machaquilá Stela 2
Maya sculpture looted from Guatemala and smuggled into the U.S. resulting in a ground-breaking...