8th July 2015



Picture: Donna Yates

Dr Donna Yates will present an overview of the work of the Trafficking Culture team in Nepal next week, during a 10-day visit to observe heritage site security measures following the country’s April earthquake.

Dr Yates will speak on ‘Stolen Gods: Criminological Approaches to the Illicit Trade in Antiquities from the Trafficking Culture Project’ at an event at Nepal Tourist Board in Kathmandu, hosted by Kathmandu Metropolitan City and ImPACT! Productions.

She will discuss challenges to effective cultural property policy development and enforcement at various points in the antiquities smuggling chain, along with the specific difficulties in protecting sacred art and how criminological research may help us better understand these issues.


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