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.
Donna Yates awarded €1.5m European Research Council Starting Grant
27 Jul 2018
For the project “Trafficking transformations: objects as agents in transnational criminal...
Emiline Smith passes her PhD viva: Congratulations Dr Smith!
24 Jul 2018
We are pleased to announce that Emiline Smith has passed her PhD viva with flying...
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...
Machaquilá Stela 2
Maya sculpture looted from Guatemala and smuggled into the U.S. resulting in a ground-breaking...
Stele of Adad-nerari III
Syrian stele offered for sale in Christie’s and Bonhams...
Paracas Mantle returned from National Gallery of Australia
Stolen from Peru’s national museum, the textile was purchased by Australia’s national...