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We’ve compiled the following collection of links to various projects, organisations, and courses that work in this area. From databases to case studies, these provide all sorts of avenues for continued exploration of this topic.


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Learning opportunities at the University of Glasgow

You can learn about all of our Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime Learning Opportunities at the University of Glasgow on this site.

University of Glasgow PGCert in Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime This is our own flagship masters-level, part-time online course suite. We would love for you to continue your studies with us. We also offer full Criminology and Art History masters degrees with a focus on this topic as well as PhD supervision.

To apply for the PGCert in Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime or to ask any questions about this or other programmes, please visit the University of Glasgow website.

We also offer full on-site Master’s degrees in Collecting and Provenance in an International Context and Criminology & Criminal Justice which include courses on antiquities trafficking and art crime.

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Other Learning opportunities

The University of Geneva International Cultural Heritage Law summer programme

The Association for Research into Crimes against Art summer programme

The Tulane Sienna International Law, Cultural Heritage & the Arts summer programme

Institute of Art & Law (UK and Distance); Variety of options

Academic Projects

Trafficking Culture

Culture Crime News with media database

Follow the Pots

Stolen Gods

Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East & North Africa (EAMENA Project)


ArThemis (art law) with case database

Lawyers Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Arts Law Centre of Australia

Center for Art Law (New York)

Art-Law Centre (Geneva)

Institute of Art & Law (UK)

Intergovernmentals and Internationals

International Council of Museums Observatory on Illicit Traffic in Cultural Goods

The Blue Shield: US; UK

INTERPOL Works of Art (international) with database

UNESCO Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

NGOs, Not-For Profits, Others

Antiquities Coalition

Saving Antiquities for Everyone

Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA)

International Foundation for Art Research

Museum Security Network

Global Heritage Fund

Cultural Heritage Without Borders

World Monuments Fund

Walk of Truth

Policing Agencies

Comando Carabinieri per la Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale, Italy, with database

Tamil Nadu Police Department Idol Wing, India

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, USA

FBI Art Crime Team (USA) with database

Department of State Cultural Property Protection, USA

Metropolitan Police Art & Antiquities, UK

Repatriation, Recovery, Return

Looted Art From the Nazi Period, official swiss Online portal

Cultural Plunder by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg

Commission for Art Recovery

Commission for Looted Art in Europe

Lost Art Internet Database

Provenance Research Initiative

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