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Yates will participate in lecture series organised by kgi

06 Oct 2022

screenshot-2022-10-06-at-16-44-59 Dr Donna Yates was participate in public lecture series “RES(T)ITUIEREN: Provenienz, Sammlung, Verantwortung” (RES(T)ITUTE: provenance, collection, responsibility)  by kgi. Dr Yates will give a lecture titled “Provenance Beyond Objects: New directions and other criminal flows in the global illicit antiquities trade” on 2nd of November. Lecture series will take place: from...

Bērziņa will speak at EAA conference, 31 Aug – 3 September

02 Aug 2022

index Diāna Bērziņa will speak at 28th EAA Annual Meeting in Budapest, Hungary, 31 August – 3 September 2022. Bērziņa will participate in session #237 Protecting the Past Is the Key to the Future: Rights of Archaeological Heritage Stakeholders and Social Justice taking place on 2 September, 2022. Full programme and more details are available here:...

Yates teaching at Summer School: Contested Heritage and the Role of Provenance Research, 29 Aug – 1 Sep 2022

01 Aug 2022

Logo of Leiden University Dr Donna Yates will teach at Summer School: Contested Heritage and the Role of Provenance Research, taking place from 29 Aug to 1 Sep 2022 at the Leiden University Campus, the Netherlands. The summer school will focus on contested cultural objects and the role of provenance research.The programme is curated by Dr. Evelien Campfens (Leiden University) and Dr. Naomi Oosterman (Erasmus University...

Yates speaking at Foro Rumbo a Mondiacult 2022, 8 August

01 Aug 2022

mondiacult-2022-01 Dr Donna Yates will speak at Foro Rumbo a Mondiacult 2022 conference taking place from 8 to 10 August 2022. Dr Yates will participate in session titled “Tráfico Ilícito: búsqueda de una nueva ética mundial”. For more details on the talks and speakers, have a look at the attached programme.

Yates speaking at Shaikh Ebrahim Center, 30 May

18 May 2022

admin-ajax Dr Donna Yates will give an in-person talk “Illicit Antiquities: A Global Criminal Market” at Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center for Culture & Research, Kingdom of Bahrain  on 30th of May, 2022. For more details, please visit: https://shaikhebrahimcenter.org/en/event/illicit-antiquities-a-global-criminal-market/#

Conversation with Emiline Smith on Newsfirst Sri Lanka

21 Mar 2022

unnamed Dr Emiline Smith was interviewed on NewsFirst Sri Lanka. Dr Smith talked about looting, illegal export, and protection of Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage. The full interview is available on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9AMrBXxpd4 

Article by Emiline Smith on Hyperallergic

17 Mar 2022

screenshot-2022-03-17-at-11-42-32 Article “The Ongoing Looting of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Heritage” written by Dr Emiline Smith has been published on Hyperallergic. “Artifacts stolen from the Kotawehera Rajamaha temple in Sri Lanka are the latest victims of longstanding looting and trafficking,” writes Smith.  Read the full article...

Yates wrote a piece for SSRC “Where Heritage Meets Violence” series

03 Mar 2022

screenshot-2022-03-03-at-14-07-00 Dr Donna Yates wrote a piece titled “Violence as a Value Enhancer in the Art Market” for the Social Science Research Council’s “Where Heritage Meets Violence” series. In this piece, Dr Yates look at the market for Pacific cultural heritage: The sale of heritage from the Pacific is entangled with colonial narratives that sensationalize cultures of the...

Brodie and Yates spoke at UNESCO/EU Workshop, 27 January_video now available online

15 Feb 2022

unesco-logo Neil Brodie and Donna Yates gave a keynote presentation titled “Money Laundering and Antiquities” at UNESCO/EU Workshop on the Role of the Financial Sector in the Fight against Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property, which took place online on 27 January 2022. The workshop brought together leading experts and professionals in the field. Lecturers, researchers, representatives of the...

Yates on “What Are Museums For?” podcast

31 Jan 2022

screenshot-2022-01-31-at-12-49-04 Dr Donna Yates made an appearance on “What Are Museums For” podcast by Fitzwilliam Museum, Colnaghi Foundation and Athena Art Foundation. Dr Yates appeared on episode 4 titled “Restitution”. Fitzwilliam Museum Director Luke Syson and Athena Art Foundation Director Nicola Jennings talk with Professor Nicholas Thomas and Dr Donna Yates about institutional and community...

Brodie and Yates speaking at UNESCO/EU Workshop, 27 January

26 Jan 2022

unesco-logo Neil Brodie and Donna Yates will give a keynote presentation titled “Money Laundering and Antiquities” at UNESCO/EU Workshop on the Role of the Financial Sector in the Fight against Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property, which will take place online on 27 January 2022. The workshop will bring together leading experts and professionals in the field. Lecturers, researchers,...

Yates will participate in online summer school Cross Border Transfer of Cultural Objects: the Law, Challenges, and Practice

17 Aug 2021

screenshot-2021-08-17-at-13-56-02 Dr Donna Yates will give a lecture titled “The antiquities trade: Defining a grey market?” at online summer school Cross Border Transfer of Cultural Objects: the Law, Challenges, and Practice.  The summer school will take place online from 23 – 26 August 2021. The programme is curated by Evelien Campfens (Leiden University) and Naomi Oosterman (Erasmus University Rotterdam). “The Centre...

Yates will participate in a roundtable discussion on Decolonisation at EAA 2021

17 Aug 2021

screenshot-2021-08-17-at-13-49-10 Dr Donna Yates will participate in roundtable Session #376. “Expanding Horizons: Decolonisation, Contested Ownership of Archaeological Material, and the 1970 UNESCO Convention on Cultural Property” at the 2021 annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists. The session will be held entirely online and will take place at 14:30 – 17:30 CEST, 8 September 2021. The content of the...

Online conference “The Power of Things”, 6 May

15 Apr 2021

1-1 The European Research Council-funded “Trafficking Transformations” project is hosting an online conference “The Power of Things: Understanding relationships between objects and crime. The conference will take place on 6 May 2021. This conference takes an “object-focused” approach to understanding aspects of crime and crime prevention. The goal of this conference is...

Yates speaking at webinar “Criminal networks trafficking antiquities: can we disrupt the market ?”, 27 April

07 Apr 2021

eu-aml-event Dr Donna Yates will be one of the key speakers at an introductory webinar “Criminal networks trafficking antiquities: can we disrupt the market ?” organised by EU AML/CFT Global Facility. This webinar is the first of a series of regional events where international experts and law enforcement agencies will discuss approaches to disrupting criminal networks involved in trafficking...

“Stumbling Towards Repatriation”: Article by Emiline Smith on Hyperallergic

15 Mar 2021

Emiline Smith Stumbling Towards Repatriation: We need to make it clear to our museums that we do not want to walk around in galleries of stolen artworks by Erin L. Thompson and Emiline Smith has been published on Hyperallergic. Read the full article here: https://hyperallergic.com/628195/stumbling-towards-repatriation/

Yates speaking at IAL virtual Study Forum 6 Feb

29 Jan 2021

IAL logo Dr Donna Yates will be speaking at virtual Study Forum (6 Feb) organised by Institute of Art & Law. This forum will provide an opportunity to hear about some of the fascinating issues and recent developments in the art and cultural heritage law field. Topics discussed will include: Art contracts, Copyright, Looting and art theft, Brexit/ EU-UK Trade Agreement, Cultural property. The price...

Yates speaking at online conference “Global Provenance” 2 Feb

25 Jan 2021

Global Provenance written on white background Dr Donna Yates and Dr Pierre Losson are presenting at a conference “Global Provenance” organised by the University of Bern, the Musée d’ethnographie de Genève, the Musée d’ethnographie de Neuchâtel and the Palais de Rumine. The conference will take place over multiple days, Dr Yates and Dr Losson will speaking on 2 February. Their talk is titled...

Yates speaking at online conference “Imperial Artefacts: History, Law and the Looting of Cultural Property” 28 Jan

21 Jan 2021

Logo of Leiden University Dr Donna Yates and Brieanah Gouveia of King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center will be speaking at a 2-day international online conference (28 and 29 January) organised by Leiden University. Donna Yates and Brieanah Gouveia will be giving talk titled ‘Provenance narratives of colonial exploitation as value enhancers on the Oceanic art market’. This interdisciplinary conference...

Dr Yates teaching at a certificate programme “Art Law and Its Security Dimensions” 28-30 Jan

20 Jan 2021

Screenshot of a course brochure Dr Donna Yates is one of the people teaching at a certificate course “Art Law and Its Security Dimensions” (28th to 30th January) organised by Directorate of Extension and Distance Learning, Rashtriya Raksha University. Rashtriya Raksha University is a pioneering national security and police university of India. This 3-day course will introduce students to advance problems in Art...