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.
Mackenzie speaking at UNESCO Executive Symposium, Bangkok
12 Jun 2019
Professor Simon Mackenzie will be speaking at and serving as resource person for Sub-regional...
Neil Brodie named as Corresponding Member of the Archaeological Institute of America.
27 Mar 2019
On January 4, 2019 in San Diego, California, at the 140th Annual Meeting of the Council of the...
Brodie Speaking at ‘Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property’ Workshop, Kuwait, 18 Feb.
11 Feb 2019
Dr Neil Brodie will be speaking at UN House, in Mishref, Kuwait, as part of a “national...
The Illicit Antiquities Research Centre: afterthoughts and aftermaths
Oscar has written long and hard about the involvement of museum curators and university...
Problematizing the encyclopedic museum: the Benin bronzes and ivories in historical context
This chapter employs the British invasion and plunder if Benin as a lens through which to examine...
Virtually gone! The Internet market in antiquities
Since the establishment of eBay in 1995, online sales of antiquities and other cultural...