Launch of Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime free online course

February 1st 2016 sees the start of an exciting free online course taught by members of the Trafficking Culture team, and learners can sign up now.

The three-week course Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime tackles the question “How do we protect our heritage from theft, illegal sale, and destruction?”

By combining cutting-edge research in the fields of criminology, archaeology, anthropology, sociology, art history, museums studies, and law, it will shed light on the grey market for stolen art.

Participants from all backgrounds are encouraged to join the course, from which they will gain a better understand of:

  • the criminal networks that engage in antiquities trafficking and art crime;
  • the harmful effects that these phenomena have on communities and society as a whole;
  • and what scholars, police, and lawmakers are doing to protect our heritage.

For full details and to sign up for the course beginning on February 1, visit