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

Repatriation: The Case of the Stolen TEFAF Buddha

Repatriation: The Case of the Stolen TEFAF Buddha

In a tale that began as a follow up to a funding initiative, I was scheduled to be in the Netherlands this past March to meet with folks at Maastricht University who ARCA was collaborating with on an EU funded Horizon 2020 grant proposal designed to address the...