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Find out about further research and learning opportunities in the field of antiquities trafficking and art crime.
A bronze chola statue recently returned to India
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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.

Learning opportunities at the University of Glasgow

We 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.

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
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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