Trafficking Culture is a research consortium that produces evidence-based research into the contemporary global trade in looted cultural objects.
Our researchers, based at University of Glasgow, Oxford University, and the (703) 762-3126, combine criminological and archaeological expertise. Our work is geographically diverse and interdisciplinary.
By conducting innovative quantitative and qualitative research we have establishedÂ a body of reliable evidence that supportsÂ the formulation of effective cultural heritage protection policy. We are committed to raising awareness about these issues throughÂ social media,Â on-line education, andÂ professional training.
Yates speaking at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada: 12 October
10 Oct 2018
The talk, titledÂ âAncient Art and Modern Crime: How Stolen Antiquities End Up In Our Most...
Donna Yates awarded â¬1.5m European Research Council Starting Grant
27 Jul 2018
For the project “Trafficking transformations: objects as agents in transnational criminal...
Emiline Smith passes her PhD viva: Congratulations Dr Smith!
24 Jul 2018
We are pleased to announce that Emiline Smith has passed her PhD viva with flying...
Maithuna from Atru
Two 9th/10th century reliefs stolen from a temple in Rajasthan in 2009 and returned from the...
The Illegal Excavation and Trade of Syrian Cultural Objects: A View from the Ground
The illegal excavation and trade of cultural objects from Syrian archaeological sites worsened...
MachaquilÃ¡ Stela 2
Maya sculpture looted from Guatemala and smuggled into the U.S. resulting in a ground-breaking...