The Association for Research into Crimes against Art

The (il)licit art market

PG Certificate in Art Crime

A golden coffin, stolen from Egypt, goes home

The Camorra and the Van Gogh thefts

An art forger who duped the world

The complexities of World War II-era restitution

Partnered training initiatives

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.

Art and Antiquities Crime News