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.
Brodie and Yates completing study on illicit trafficking of antiquities through Europe for the European Commission
10 Jul 2018
With partner Ecorys, Neil Brodie and Donna Yates have been selected to complete European...
Tsirogiannis speaking at University of Cambridge, 17 January
15 Jan 2018
Dr Christos Tsirogiannis will be speaking at the McDonal Lunchtime Seminar Series at the University...
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...
Paracas Mantle returned from National Gallery of Australia
Stolen from Peru’s national museum, the textile was purchased by Australia’s national...
Peruvian Antiquities Seized at Dulles Airport (1981)
Dealer pleaded guilty to falsely declaring the value of freshly-looted Peruvian antiquities that he...
Heritage, crisis, and community crime prevention in Nepal
Following Nepal’s 2015 earthquake, there was speculation that sacred art would be looted from the...