Failures and consequences of antiquities trafficking policy: rethinking ‘country-specific’ regulation
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A taster abstract for one of the journal papers I have “in submission”.

Culture crime news 1–7 December 2014
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Hot this week: Oh my gosh the British Museum has gone completely mental.

National Geographic selling jewellery made from unprovenanced Roman glass
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UPDATE: The amazing Morag Kersel points out that glass is excepted under Israeli law and doesn’t require a permit. Leaving…

Culture crime news 24–30 November 2014
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Hot this week: Major Thai corruption scandal including antiquities trafficking and the royal family!

Culture crime news 17–23 November 2014
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Hot this week: Some truly terrible people stole baby body parts from a Thai museum.

New Book! Cultural Property Crime: An Overview and Analysis on Contemporary Perspectives and Trends
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Cultural Property Crime An Overview and Analysis on Contemporary Perspectives and Trend Edited by Joris D. Kila and Marc Balcells,…

Culture crime news 10–16 November 2014
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Hot this week: A very famous Egyptian faces charges.

Ethically questionable AIA St Louis Maya vessel sells for well over 2x estimate at Bonhams
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Yep. Someone bought those ethically questionable Mesoamerican pieces sold at Bonhams. Okay, sure, all the Mesoamerican pieces being sold at…

Culture crime news 3–9 November 2014
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Hot this week: Cuno causes a bit of a stir in some circles by not really saying anything new.

Culture crime news 27 October–2 November 2014
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Hot this week: More legit archaeological collection pieces being sold by the St Louis AIA.

Archaeological Institute of America St. Louis Society selling Meosamerican antiquities at auction
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Does the sale of ‘clean’ antiquities encourage the black market? Ethical questions.

2 looted, mutilated Maya monuments for sale online
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This has been a bad week for Maya monuments in the US.

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