Art Crime Case Documentation

ARCA has begun a project to create a repository of art crime case documentation on criminal and civil proceedings relevant to researchers in the field.

While national and international bodies and jurisdictional court systems offer the most comprehensive and up to date information to be found within the public domain on individual cases and laws as they apply to those cases, a researcher may prefer to use other sources for reasons of functionality or comparative analysis. This is particularly true for art crime researchers looking to conduct searches in which they will be comparing case or laws from multiple jurisdictions or nations.

While this repository is at its preliminary stages, we hope that its growing list of documents will be of use to professionals and students interested in the study of art crime and its prosecution.

United States of America

New York

Lynda and William Beierwaltes v. Directorate General of Antiquities of the Lebanese Republic