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School of Law

CJC Workshop: 'Art Crime: Sketching Boundaries and Mapping Prevalence'

14 May 2015

Time: 8:45am - 5:30pm
Venue: Room 207, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS, London, United Kingdom

This workshop comprises a group of invited scholars and practitioners to consider two broad issues: first, what are the boundaries of art crime today and second, why is art crime an important issue that should be considered more seriously by international and national political and criminal justice agendas.

Speakers at the workshop represent the cutting edge of those working in the area of art crime and have been invited across numbers of disciplines, countries and regions. The workshop includes contributions that reflect the diversity and complexity of the issues involved in dealing with what is still a relatively new and emerging form of crime. Workshop participants have been invited to make short presentations regarding both of the issues above, and to engage in dialogue and discussion about the importance and relevance of art crime to society.


0845 Registration Opens
Arrival Tea & Coffee

0915-0930 Welcome and Opening

  • Professor Duncan Chappell, University of Sydney, and Dr Saskia Hufnagel, Queen Mary University of London

0930-1030 Perspectives in Law Enforcement Practice

  • Mr Dennis Ahern, Tate Gallery, London London
  • Mr Richard (Dick) Ellis, The Art Management Group

1030-1130 Legal And Criminological Perspectives

1130-1200 Coffee Break

1200-1300 Perspectives in Archaeology

1400-1500 Perspectives in Art Law Practice

  • Ms Alice Farren-Bradley, Art Recovery International Ltd., Museum Security Network, Kingston University
  • Ms Cinnamon Stevens, CS Consulting, The Netherlands

1500-1600 International Comparative Perspectives

  • Professor Duncan Chappell, University of Sydney
  • Dr Saskia Hufnagel, Queen Mary University of London

1600-1630 Coffee Break

1630-1730 Conclusions


For directions to the venue please see the map.

How to book

Registration for this event is £10. To register, please visit the QMUL eshop before 12 May.


For more information please contact

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