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Seminar Resources

Trafficking Culture: traffickingculture.org

“‘Broken System’ Allows ISIS to Profit From Looted Antiquities” by Steven Lee Myers and Nicholas Kulish, New York Times (2016)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/world/europe/iraq-syria-antiquities-islamic-state.html

Follow the Pots: http://followthepotsproject.org/

Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East & North Africa (EAMENA Project)
http://eamena.arch.ox.ac.uk/

The Blue Shield: US; UK
http://www.ancbs.org/cms/en/
http://ukblueshield.org.uk/

Observatory of Syrian Cultural Heritage
http://en.unesco.org/syrian-observatory/

Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict with Regulations for the Execution of the Convention 1954 (Hague Convention)
http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=13637&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property 1970 (UNESCO Convention)
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/illicit-trafficking-of-cultural-property/1970-convention/

UN Security Council Resolution 661 (1990)
http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f16b24.html

UN Security Council Resolution 1483 (2003)
http://www.refworld.org/docid/3f45dbe70.html

Eu Council Regulation no 1332/2013
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:335:0003:0007:EN:PDF

UN Security Council Resolution 2199 (2015)
http://www.refworld.org/docid/54ef1f704.html

Paper: Brodie, N. (2015), ‘Syria and its Regional Neighbors: A Case of Cultural Property Protection Policy Failure?’, International Journal of Cultural Property 22 (2–3): 317–335.
http://traffickingculture.org/publications/brodie-2005-syria-and-its-regional-neighbors-a-case-of-cultural-property-protection-policy-failure/

Paper: Brodie, N. (2009), ‘The market in Iraqi antiquities 1980-2008’, in S. Manacorda (ed.), Organised Crime in Art and Antiquities (Milan: International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations), 63-74.
http://traffickingculture.org/publications/brodie-n-2009-the-market-in-iraqi-antiquities-1980-2008-in-s-manacorda-ed-organised-crime-in-art-and-antiquities-milan-international-scientific-and-professional-advisory/

Paper: Brodie, N. (2008), ‘The market background to the April 2003 plunder of the Iraq National Museum’, in P. Stone and J. Farchakh Bajjaly (eds), The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq (Woodbridge: Boydell), 41-54.
http://traffickingculture.org/publications/brodie-n-2008-the-market-background-to-the-april-2003-plunder-of-the-iraq-national-museum-in-p-stone-and-j-farchakh-bajjaly-eds-the-destruction-of-cultural-heritage-in-ira/

Paper: Brodie, N. (2008), ‘The Western market in Iraqi antiquities’, in L. Rothfield (ed.), Preventing Looting in Wartime: Learning from the Lessons of Iraq (Walnut Creek: AltaMira), 63-74.
http://traffickingculture.org/publications/brodie-n-2008-the-western-market-in-iraqi-antiquities-in-l-rothfield-ed-preventing-looting-in-wartime-learning-from-the-lessons-of-iraq-walnut-creek-altamira-63-74/

Lecture Resources

Trafficking Culture: traffickingculture.org

Stolen Gods: stolengods.org

“Trafficking Culture” by Donna Yates, History Today (2015)
https://www.historytoday.com/donna-yates/trafficking-culture

“How Cambodia’s Temples Fell to Looters” by Abby Seiff, DW (2014)
http://www.dw.com/en/how-cambodias-temples-fell-to-looters/a-17735835

Paper: Mackenzie, S. and Davis, T. (2014), ‘Temple Looting in Cambodia Anatomy of a Statue Trafficking Network’, British Journal of Criminology, 54: 722–740.
http://traffickingculture.org/publications/temple-looting-in-cambodia-anatomy-of-a-statue-trafficking-network/

Paper: Davis, T. and Mackenzie, S. (2014) ‘Crime and Conflict: Temple Looting in Cambodia’. In J. Kila and M. Balcells (eds) Cultural Property Crimes: an overview and analysis on contemporary perspectives and trends (Brill: Leiden) 292–306.
http://traffickingculture.org/publications/davis-t-and-mackenzie-s-2014-crime-and-conflict-temple-looting-in-cambodia-in-j-kila-and-m-balcells-eds-cultural-property-crimes-an-overview-and-analysis-on-contemporary-perspectives/

India Pride Project: http://ipp.org.in/
Anuraag Saxena speaking about their work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq6b07Ln0Pc

“The Idol Thief” by Patrick Radden Keefe, New Yorker (2007)
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/05/07/the-idol-thief

“The Ultimate Temple Raider?: Inside an Antiquities-Smuggling Operation” by Tom Mashberg and Max Bearak, The New York Times (2015)

“Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime, free online course
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/art-crime

General Resources

Culture Crime News with media database
http://news.culturecrime.org/

ArThemis (art law) with case database
https://plone.unige.ch/art-adr

Lawyers Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation
http://www.culturalheritagelaw.org/

International Council of Museums Observatory on Illicit Traffic in Cultural Goods
http://icom.museum/programmes/fighting-illicit-traffic/icoms-international-observatory-on-illicit-traffic-in-cultural-goods/

INTERPOL Works of Art (international) with database
http://www.interpol.int/Crime-areas/Works-of-art/Works-of-art

UNESCO Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/illicit-trafficking-of-cultural-property/

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
http://www.unodc.org/unodc/organized-crime/emerging-crimes.html#Trafficking_in_cultural_property

International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)
http://www.iccrom.org/

International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
http://www.icomos.org/

Antiquities Coalition
https://theantiquitiescoalition.org/

Saving Antiquities for Everyone
http://savingantiquities.org/

Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA)
http://www.artcrimeresearch.org/

International Foundation for Art Research
http://www.ifar.org/about.php

Walk of Truth
http://walkoftruth.com/

FBI Art Crime Team (USA) with database
https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/vc_majorthefts/arttheft/

Department of State Cultural Property Protection, USA
http://eca.state.gov/cultural-heritage-center/cultural-property-protection

Metropolitan Police Art & Antiquities, UK
http://content.met.police.uk/Site/artandantiques

Comando Carabinieri per la Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale, Italy, with database
http://www.carabinieri.it/cittadino/tutela/patrimonio-culturale/introduzione

 

 

Header Photo by Donna Yates