Association for Research into Crimes against Art
The Quest for Justice
Criminal acts against works of art happen more frequently than the public imagines. The stories of these objects range from the dramatic to the all but forgotten. Art works are plundered during war, dug up for profit, stolen from museums, laundered on the art market and sometimes held as collateral by organised crime groups. Art will always attract criminals. Not because criminals are charmed or fascinated by it more than other people, but because with it, there will always be a market.
The (il)licit art market
Stolen Buddha goes home
Camorra and Van Gogh thefts
Conflict antiquities trade
Where has your art been?
Complexities of restitution
Syria's looted heritage
War and plunder in Koh Ker
Provenance and restitution
Twice in the span of only 24 hours, the current president of the United States has implied that in the event of retaliation against the killing in Baghdad of General Qassem Soleimani, the cultural sites of Iran would be fair game as military targets. Please read...
Noah Charney, leading expert on art crime and founder of ARCA, will teach at ARCA’s 2020 Postgraduate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection
By Edgar Tijhuis This year, the ARCA Postgraduate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection will be held from May 28 through August 12, 2020 in the beautiful heart of Umbria in Amelia, Italy. In the months leading up to the start of the program, this...
Marc Masurovsky returns to Amelia this summer to teach “Provenance Research, Theory and Practice” at ARCA’s Postgraduate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection
This year, ARCA and the US-based Holocaust Art Restitution Project (HARP) will again host a standalone course joined to the Amelia conference titled “Provenance and the Challenges of Recovering Looted Assets” taught by Marc Masurovsky, co-founder of HARP, and former...
Conference Date: June 21-23, 2019 Abstract Submittal Deadline: March 30, 2019 Location: Amelia, Italy Celebrating a decade of academic conferences, ARCA will host its 10th summer interdisciplinary art crime conference the weekend of June 21-23, 2019. Known...