Trafficking Culture

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 UniversityOxford UniversityUniversity 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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