Podcasts from Workshop 1 are now available online.
At a time when art crime is burgeoning and the allocation of special public and private resources to its detection, investigation and prosecution is growing, this network aims at drawing together the principle actors in the field. Art crime traverses both academic disciplines and jurisdictional boundaries. Even within one discipline, such as law, it encompasses criminal law, business law, insurance law, intellectual property law, cultural heritage law and many more. Practitioners equally come from various backgrounds, such as, police, customs, museums, galleries, auction houses, dealerships, insurance companies, art authenticators, forensic scientists, private security companies etc. These groups rarely work together and this network is providing an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas.
As the ACPO Group on Heritage and Cultural Property Crime noted in its 2013 Report ‘[m]ore effective encouragement and coordination of ‘heritage and cultural property champions’ within communities is required to establish a greater degree of collective efficacy amongst statutory bodies, agencies, clubs, societies, charities and law enforcement professionals who are all committed to protecting and preventing Heritage and Cultural Property Crime’. This network aims at bringing these different actors together to specify priorities and devise common strategies.
The objectives of the network on ‘Art, Crime and Criminals: Painting Fresh Pictures of Art Theft, Fraud and Plunder’ are:
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded a series of three workshops, designed to bring together key stakeholders from policy, practice and research backgrounds to explore emerging issues surrounding Art Crime:
Hosted by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), 21 June 2016.
Podcasts are now online.
Hosted by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), 16 January 2017.
Held at the Federal German Ministry of Finance, Berlin, 7 September 2017.
For further information contact:
Dr Saskia Hufnagel, QMUL
Professor Duncan Chappell, University of Sydney