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

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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

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Paint theft Recovery in Serbia

In sunlight or in shadow: The Modern Plague of Art and Antiquities Thefts

Contrary to popular belief art crime does not only affect a small privileged section of society. In actuality, the phenomenon is rooted in the history of mankind and has great impact on nations as well as individuals. 

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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 – 2nd Edition

This six-hour, low participant-to-instructor ratio eCourse will illustrate how fakes and forgeries fall into their own individual category in the study of art crime, as the methodology, deceit and dupery of criminal forgers differ considerably from that of other criminals involved in art theft and antiquities looting.

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“Entry to Paris of works intended for the Napoleon Museum (Louvre)”, circa 1810-1813, porcelain vase decoration by Antoine Béranger

The emperor of thieves: Napoleon and the pillage of the Italian artistic heritage

In this two hour introductory lecture we will dive into the sacking suffered by Italy during the Napoleonic rule and how the return of treasures after the commander’s defeat set a model for museums today.

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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!