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Yates will give a keynote speech at “Dialogue with the art market” organised by the European Commission

15 Jan 2024

highlevelart_webbanner_locker Dr Donna Yates will give a keynote speech on 30 January 2024 at event titled “Dialogue with the art market”  organised by the European Commission. The event is taking place during BRAFA Art Fair. The European Commission is organising this event to strengthen the collaboration between actors in the art market, EU institutions and governments to protect cultural heritage and combat...

Bērziņa took part in “la vente illégale sur le marché de l’art” conference organised by Anthemis.

13 Nov 2023

screenshot-2023-11-13-at-13-04-01 Diāna Bērziņa was part on an expert panel focusing on monitoring compliance with art market regulations at a conference “la vente illégale sur le marché de l’art” organised by Anthemis which took place on 24 October.

Yates gave a presentation at “The Market for Latin American Antiquities” conference organised by co-organized by the Centro Latinoamericano-Suizo de la Universidad de San Gallen, the Museum der Kulturen Basel and Musée d’ethnographie Neuchâtel

13 Nov 2023

screenshot-2023-11-13-at-12-28-47 On 2 November Dr Donna Yates gave a presentation titled “Crime in Collections: Patterns, Priorities, and Hidden Knowledge” at a conference “The Market for Latin American Antiquities” organised by co-organized by the Centro Latinoamericano-Suizo de la Universidad de San Gallen, the Museum der Kulturen Basel and Musée d’ethnographie Neuchâtel. The conference brought together comparative...

Yates speaking at “Understanding Written Artefacts” conference

27 Sep 2023

screenshot-2023-09-27-at-13-30-10 Dr Donna Yates will give a talk at...

Yates gives keynote at German Anthropological Association Meeting

24 Jul 2023

banner-tagung-2023 Dr Donna Yates will give a keynote at the German...

Emiline Smith on PODS by PEI podcast

11 Jul 2023

28281573-1662647938852-a48cd8484f6c9 Dr Emiline Smith appeared on PODS by PEI podcast...

Article by Emiline Smith on Hyperallergic

11 Jul 2023

screenshot-2023-07-11-at-13-44-06 Article “How a Stolen Nepali Statue Found Its Way Home” written by Dr Emiline Smith has been published on Hyperallergic.  “A long-lost Vajradhara sculpture that resurfaced in a Hong Kong collection highlights scholars’ responsibility to mediate between communities and the art market,” writes Smith. Read the full article...

Two fully-funded PhD Positions on the PRICELESS Project studying Financial Crime and the Valuation of Unique Goods

06 Jul 2023

web-ondermijnende-criminaliteit The NWO-funded PRICELESS project is seeking two researchers to complete fully-funded PhDs at Maastricht University in the Netherlands The first PhD is in the field of criminology and will focus on value manipulation in markets for ultra high-value watches. It will be supervised by Trafficking Culture’s Donna Yates and Professor Rachel Pownall. The call for applicants is available...

Bērziņa will present her current research at White-collar and organisational crime workshop, Manchester, 6-7 July

29 Jun 2023

so3o-jle_400x400 Diāna Bērziņa will present her current research on affective atmosphere in art fairs at ‘White-collar and organisational crime: New ideas, directions, and perspectives’ workshop, taking place in Manchester on 6-7 July. The workshop is organised by The Manchester Organisational Non-compliance Initiative (MONI) and will focus on discussing new ideas, perspectives and directions in...

Yates will participate in webinar on money laundering and terrorist financing in the art and antiquities market, 5 July

29 Jun 2023

1200-900-fatf Dr Donna Yates will be one of the panellists at the webinar on money laundering and terrorist financing in the art and antiquities market organised by the FATF. The webinar will take place on 5 July and will be conducted in English, in Zoom format.  To register and view more information about the event,...

Yates will give a keynote address at Law and Popular Culture roundtable at Faculty of Law, Maastricht University

22 Jun 2023

law-and-popular-culture Dr Donna Yates will give a keynote address titled “T. Rex is Fierce, T. Rex is Charismatic, T. Rex is Litigious: Desire and Disruptive Objects in Affective Lawscapes” at Law and Popular Culture V Roundtable at Faculty of Law, Maastricht University. The event will take place in-person on 23 June at the Faculty of Law building. The Roundtable wants to bring out the manner in which popular...

Machine-learning method to dig deeper into antiquities trafficking

02 Jun 2023

screenshot-2023-06-02-at-12-04-04 Professor Shawn Graham and his team worked alongside Dr Donna Yates to design a machine-learning model that helps researchers to uncover previously unknown possible connections by using known, established facts about the illegal antiquities trade. Read all about their work here: https://carleton.ca/fass/story/connecting-the-digital-dots/

Yates will participate in Round Table ‘Science Diplomacy: As a tool for tackling cultural property illicit trafficking’, May 25

23 May 2023

screenshot-2023-05-23-at-08-51-48 Dr Donna Yates will participate in Round Table ‘Science Diplomacy: As a tool for tackling cultural property illicit trafficking’, May 25 and 26, 2023. The event aims to foster greater understanding about the links and possibilities of interaction between Science Diplomacy and scientific research, in relation to the illicit trafficking of cultural goods, by providing a variety of...

Yates speaking at conference on use of AML/CFT in Investigation of Art & Antiquities Criminality

10 May 2023

screenshot-2023-05-08-at-08-21-20 Dr Donna Yates is speaking at a regional conference on use of AML/CFT in Investigation of Art & Antiquities Criminality in Mexico. Conference is taking place from 9–11 May, 2023 in Mexico City, Mexico. The Conference aims to strengthen the capacity of the public and private sectors to share information, exchange best practices, identify problems and create solutions to this type of crime.

Donna Yates in New York Times

10 Jan 2023

new_york_times_logo_variation Donna Yates was featured in the New York Times article “For U.S. Museums With Looted Art, the Indiana Jones Era Is Over”. Full article can be read here: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/13/arts/museums-looted-art-repatriation.html...

New book edited by Naomi Oosterman and Donna Yates out now!

12 Dec 2022

screenshot-2022-12-12-at-11-47-01 New book titled Art Crime in Context edited by Naomi Oosterman and Donna Yates is out now! “This book brings together empirical and theoretical case-study research on art and heritage crime. Drawn from a diverse group of researchers and professionals, the work presented explores contemporary conceptualisations of art crime within broader contexts. In this volume, we see ‘art’ in its...

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.