While we all try to keep the world safe during COVID,  why not explore ARCA’s new and exciting culture of eLearning. 

Courses are open for enrollment!

Designed by heritage experts to surface the most useful,
accurate and up to date topics across the e-learning landscape.
New classes will be added often, so please check regularly for new offerings.

Unlock the culture of learning

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

Head of a priest (second-third century), Palmyra, Syria

نهب الآثار والاتجار غير المشروع بها في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا: التعرف على عقلية ودوافع اللصوص و المهربين المتَّجرين والتجار وباقي الفاعلين في سلسلة توريد الآثار 2

تتألف هذه الدورة عبر الإنترنت من 3 جلسات مدتها الإجمالية 4.5 ساعة، وتتميز بعدد المشاركين المحدود الذين سيتعرفون من خلالها على مقدمة حول مشاكل نهب الآثار والاتجار غير المشروع فيها في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، كما ستركز على مناطق النزاع وما بعد النزاع مع أمثلة توضيحية من مجموعة متنوعة من الدول تمتد من أفغانستان في الشرق وحتى ليبيا في الغرب
Sculpture of Warka

Looting and Illicit Trafficking of Antiquities in the Middle East and North Africa: Understanding the Minds and Motives of Looters, Traffickers and Dealers and Other Supply Chain Actors – v2

This three-session, 4.5-hour, low participant-to-instructor ratio, eCourse will provide an introduction to the devastating effects of the looting and trafficking of antiquities in the Middle East and North Africa. The course’s sessions will provide examples of conflict and post-conflict incidences with illustrative examples from multiple countries, from Afghanistan in the East to Libya in the West.
Museum gallery

Proactive Museum Security: Threat and Risk Management 2.0!

This ten-hour, low participant-to-instructor ratio, eCourse will explore practical and innovative approaches to protecting against common and uncommon threats in museums, libraries, and cultural institutions. Topics addressed include theft, vandalism, natural disasters, fire, environmental hazards, and violent acts.
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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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Make the right decision for your future, on the road less travelled. Sign up for an ARCA course today!