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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Donna Yates now based at Maastricht University in the Netherlands
15 Jan 2020
Dr Yates has been appointed as an Associate Professor in Criminal Law and Criminology at the...
Dr Yates giving a public lecture in Pensacola, Florida, 21 November
20 Nov 2019
As part of her visit to the University of West Florida, Dr Donna Yates will be participating in...
Emiline Smith to speak at American Society of Criminology meeting in San Francisco, 16 Nov
01 Nov 2019
Dr Smith will be presenting a paper entitled “In search of excitement and sensation:...
"Community Justice," Ancestral Rights, and Lynching in Rural Bolivia
Lynching in Bolivia has been portrayed as a largely routinized and primarily urban occurrence...
Museums, terrorism and security in the United Kingdom
This article explores counter-terrorism security practices at museums in the United Kingdom (UK),...
G’psgolox Totem Pole
A First Nations totem pole which was removed from Canada under controversial circumstances and...