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Is art and heritage crime understudied? Yes, but together we can change that.

Bringing together people, cultures, and ideas through immersive experiences, ARCA’s eLearning offerings are individually designed short courses created by experts working in the field of cultural property protection.  Each of the courses we have selected have been designed to create a dynamic global classroom community bringing people from all parts of the globe together to learn and explore this understudied area of the art world. 


ARCA’s courses are designed by experts with years of professional experience working in and training others focused on cultural property protection and crime prevention.


Participants who train with ARCA develop a mastery of job-relevant, critical knowledge useful in ethically navigating a variety of careers connected to the art and antiquities world.


eLearning or onsite, ARCA’s structured academic courses are developed to offer the flexibility or concentrated intensity learners want and need, wherever they live and work.


Browse Some Of Our Most Popular Online Courses

Museum gallery

Proactive Museum Security: Threat and Risk Management 2.0!

Proactive Museum Security: Threat and Risk Management 2.0 This ten-hour eCourse will explore practical and innovative approaches to protecting against common and uncommon threats such as theft, vandalism, natural disasters, fire and environmental hazards and violent acts.

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Behind bars

Art, crime and criminology: how to analyse cultural heritage crime empirically

This ten-hour eCourse will introduce participants to the subject of criminology in general, as a discipline charged with the task of empirically analysing actions society defines as crimes. Over five sessions, participants will explore the interconnected issues and human-driven elements of crime and deviant behaviour, and how they relate to art crime offenders.

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John Myatt with his version of Girl with a Pearl Earring

Fakes and Forgeries: Understanding the Minds, Methods and Motives of Master Forgers

This six-hour series of lectures will illustrate how fakes and forgeries fall into their own individual category in the study of art crime, as the methodology of criminals differs considerably from other types, like theft and antiquities looting.

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See What People Are Saying 

“Training with ARCA can free you from tunnel vision and open up access to pockets of your field that you have never thought of before.”

Marc Collins

OPP Officer, Canada

Dima Ashker

Office of the Director General of Antiquities & Museums, Syria

“I loved every minute that I spent studying with ARCA. It was the most important experience of my career.”

“ARCA transformed my interest in art crime into a veritable passion. I love sharing all the knowledge I have acquired with my students and colleagues who are now almost as fired up about fighting art crime as I am! I am eternally grateful to ARCA for opening up this whole new world to me.”

Suzette Scotti

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, USA


In a world that says fit in; we believe in standing out.

Courses Unlike Any Other

Academically-challenging classes that drill down into subjects not offered in traditional university settings.

Quality Over Quantity

Low participant-to-instructor ratio allows learners to cultivate closer relationships with lecturers.

Birds of a Unique Feather

Participants meet and engage with a variety of industry specific experts in this highly specialised field.

Art and Antiquities Crime Happens more often than you might think

Some blog post highlights from ARCA’s art and antiquities blog.

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Enroll in an ARCA Course Today

Make the right decision for your future, on the road less travelled. Sign up for an ARCA course today!