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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.
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“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.”
OPP Officer, Canada
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.”
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, USA
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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.
Christie’s admits to failing to register to collect New York and local sales tax despite legal obligation to do so
Christie's Deferred prosecution NY/DA's Office In a Deferred Prosecution Agreement, the auction powerhouse Christie's has agreed to pay up to $16.7 million in sales tax, penalties and interest over a two-year period to the state of New York. The firms unlucky legal...
Twice in the span of only 24 hours, the current president of the United States has implied that in the event of retaliation against the killing in Baghdad of General Qassem Soleimani, the cultural sites of Iran would be fair game as military targets. Please read...
Noah Charney, leading expert on art crime and founder of ARCA, will teach at ARCA’s 2020 Postgraduate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection
By Edgar Tijhuis This year, the ARCA Postgraduate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection will be held from May 28 through August 12, 2020 in the beautiful heart of Umbria in Amelia, Italy. In the months leading up to the start of the program, this...
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