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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Dr Christos Tsirogiannis Speaking at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 17 March
09 Mar 2020
As part of the public conference “Violated National Heritage: Theft, Traffic &
Dr Emiline Smith Profiled in the Kathmandu Post
04 Mar 2020
Dr. Emiline Smith has been featured in an article in the Kathmandu Post about her work on...
Brodie and Yates speaking at Expert Conference “Fostering European Cooperation for Heritage at Risk”, Dubrovnik, 26–28 Feb
26 Feb 2020
Drs Neil Brodie and Donna Yates will be speaking at a conference hosted by the Croatian Presidency...
Crime, Corruption, and Collateral Damage: Large Infrastructure Projects as a Threat to Cultural Heritage
The policing of organized crime involves the regular use of predictive methods, which go by a...
"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),...