Endangered heritage and illicit trade [podcast]


Maria Dahlström and I discuss a decapitated Buddha head and the illicit trade in antiquities

I had the pleasure of appearing on Inside the Box, the podcast of Sweden’s Världskulturmuseet, to talk about this topic:


Illicit trafficking and collecting of cultural objects is a growing problem. This podcast episode features Donna Yates (Associate Professor in the department of Criminal Law and Criminology at Maastricht University) who has written extensively on global trade in illicit antiquities, and Maria Dahlström (curator at the National Museums of World Culture, Sweden) working with repatriation, provenance research and endangered cultural heritage.

Host: Helene Arfvidsson. Recordist: Niklas Sjösvärd. Producer: Jenny Högström Berntson & Rebecka Bergström Bukovinszky