On 16 May 2015, the private and unopened Museo Guatemalteco de Arte was robbed.
Cultural guardian confronts the looters, a profile of… me
Posted on 15 January 2015
*Blush*/*Shameless self promotion*
Failures and consequences of antiquities trafficking policy: rethinking ‘country-specific’ regulation
Posted on 19 December 2014
A taster abstract for one of the journal papers I have “in submission”.
Cultural Property Crime: An Overview and Analysis on Contemporary Perspectives and Trends
Posted on 17 November 2014
With a chapter by me!
Dance of the Maize God: a beautiful film about the pillaging of the Maya past
Posted on 24 July 2014
Out of the looters trench and on to the computer in less than an hour: a film review from Belize.
What we’ve lost: 2 stories of the Maya Buenavista vase
Posted on 12 July 2014
In this post I will present two stories about one Maya vase: what we would have thought if the vase was looted and what we know because it wasn’t.
When looters find lost cities: Site Q and Ixtontón
Posted on 19 May 2014
Sometimes archaeologists don’t get there first…
Two pots, two stories: vignette on the looting of Guatemala’s Maya past
Posted on 1 April 2014
How does an ancient Maya vase end up in a UK museum?
Den of thieves: When art is stolen from a Latin American church it’s everyone’s loss
Posted on 6 March 2014
Six massive paintings by 18th Century painter Tomás de Merlo were stolen
Looting Río Azul and “looting” the Detroit Institute of Arts
Posted on 27 July 2013
The controversy surrounding the bankruptcy of the city of Detroit
“Plunder to Preservation” from the Oxford University Press
Posted on 7 June 2013
A chapter by me appears in a new book released this month by the Oxford University Press.
Antiquities dealer Leonardo Patterson arrested in Spain
Posted on 12 April 2013
Antiquities dealer, smuggler, and twice (at least) convicted felon Leonardo Patterson has been arrested in Spain