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.
The Market for Mesoamerica: new book co-edited by Donna Yates and Cara Tremain (with discount code)
11 Jul 2019
We are happy to announce that the new book, The Market for Mesoamerica: Reflections on the Sale of...
Emilne Smith speaks at Asian Criminological Society Meeting in Philippines
06 Jul 2019
Dr Emiline Smith spoke at the Asian Criminological Society Annual Meeting, held in Cebu from...
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...
Researching a Risky Business?
This article reflects on the value and limitations of the use of Freedom of Information (FOI) in...
Cultural Heritage Offences in Latin America: Textile Traffickers, Mummy Mailers, Silver Smugglers, and Virgin Vandals
This chapter explores crimes related to the looting, trafficking, and illicit sale of cultural...
The Market for Mesoamerica
“More than ever, the illicit trafficking and marketing of antiquities is putting at risk the...