Course: Art and Antiquities Crime
Free online course, starting 1 February 2016
Orgniaser and Educator: Donna Yates, University of Glasgow
3 weeks, 4 hours per week.
To learn more and register, see the website.
The devastation caused by the trafficking of illicit antiquities and the theft of art has gained widespread public attention in recent years.
Confronted with the pock-marked “lunar landscapes” of archaeological sites in Iraq and Syria, freshly decapitated Buddha sculptures in Cambodia and empty frames on the walls of museums, we face a difficult question: how do we protect our heritage from theft, illegal sale, and destruction?
In Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime we will tackle this question together.
Shed light on the grey market for stolen art
On this free online course, taught by researchers from the University of Glasgow’s Trafficking Culture Project, you will gain a better understanding of:
- the criminal networks that engage in antiquities trafficking and art crime;
- the harmful effects that these phenomena have on communities and society as a whole;
- and what scholars, police, and lawmakers are doing to protect our heritage.
By combining cutting-edge research in the fields of criminology, archaeology, anthropology, sociology, art history, museums studies, and law, we will shed light on the grey market for stolen art.
Learn how and why art is stolen, trafficked, found, and returned
All learners are invited to this course. No prior knowledge is required.