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
In a ceremony held at the San Pietro Apostolo in Cavenago d'Adda, Italy, parishioners celebrate the return of the 17th century painting "San Carlo Borromeo in Contemplation" by early Baroque artist Daniele Crespi. Stolen twenty-six years ago, on February 5, 1992, ...
The Institute of Art and Law will host a seminar this winter to examine the subject of Jewellery and Law. Date/Time: January 15, 2019 from 9:30 am Venue: Clyde & Co, St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AR, United Kingdom Fee: £144 (incl. VAT) – 50%...
Following a formal request by the Deputy Prosecutor for the District Anti-Mafia Directorate Carlo Marzella, preliminary reexamination judge of of the Court of Palermo, Antonella Consiglio, has dismissed the charge of mafia association against the Castelvetrano...
ARCA’s Postgraduate program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection is now accepting applications
Who studies art crime? ARCA's Postgraduate program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection is now accepting applications. Early applications will be accepted through 30 November subject to census limitations. In 2009, ARCA started the very first...