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Project Description

We expose the world of cultural racketeering and its impact on global economics and security, raising awareness among both the general public and policy makers.

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Visual Resources

Our Media Publications

Antiquities Coalition Returns to New Orleans for Cultural Heritage Law Seminar on Museums, Ethics, and the Law

Antiquities Coalition Returns to New Orleans for Cultural Heritage Law Seminar on Museums, Ethics, and the Law The Antiquities Coalition is proud to have joined with the Federal Bar Association of New Orleans, the nation’s [...]

Winning Friends and Influencing Policy through Cultural Heritage

Winning Friends and Influencing Policy through Cultural Heritage Deborah Lehr  Chief Executive Officer, Basilinna; Senior Fellow, The Paulson Institute Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry and Secretary of State Kerry sign Cultural MOU Secretary John [...]

Repatriating the Past: Filling the Holes in Egypt’s History Left by Looting – Katie A. Paul, The Antiquities Coalition

 Repatriating the Past: Filling the Holes in Egypt’s History Left by Looting – Katie A. Paul, The Antiquities Coalition UPON ENTERING THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM AS TOURISTS SCAN THE CASES OF “WONDERFUL THINGS,” ONE CASE CONTAINING [...]

Protecting Cultural Heritage in an Uncertain Time: Members of NYU Washington, Friends of Florence, and the Italian Cultural Institute’s Symposium on Protecting Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage

Protecting Cultural Heritage in an Uncertain Time: Members of NYU Washington, Friends of Florence, and the Italian Cultural Institute’s Symposium on Protecting Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage by Shannon Keene On Wednesday, October 26, leaders [...]

Looted Art Helps Fund Jihadists in Europe

Looted Art Helps Fund Jihadists in Europe Belgium is poorly prepared to combat the illicit trade in antiquities from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. The National Museum of Palmyra after being plundered, March 27. PHOTO: [...]

The Potential Dark Side of China’s Art and Antiquities Boom

The Potential Dark Side of China's Art and Antiquities Boom China has come to dominate the art and antiquities market. Now it must take up the burden of protecting these treasures. By Deborah Lehr and Katie [...]

Our Public Presentations

At the Museum: Winter speakers bring diverse perspectives to Newport

At the Museum: Winter speakers bring diverse perspectives to Newport NEWPORT — Each January, the Newport Art Museum opens its doors to an eclectic mix of experts and luminaries, bringing together a group of talented [...]

Protecting the Past 2 – Podcasts

Protecting the Past 2 – Podcasts The podcasts from the second Protecting the Past conference are now online and available via the University of Oxford’s MediaPub service. Please refer to the links below to access [...]

Looted Art and Antiquities in the Middle East Panel

      Looted Art and Antiquities in the Middle East Panel from Herrick, Feinstein LLP Herrick's Art Law Group and The Art Newspaper hosted "Looted Art & Antiquities in the Middle East" the [...]

Tess Davis Speaks Across the Country on Combatting Cultural Racketeering

Tess Davis Speaks Across the Country on Combatting Cultural Racketeering Photo by Diane AmannCaption: Tess Davis meets with law students at the University of Georgia, where she spoke on April 20 as part of [...]

Antiquities Coalition Executive Director Speaks at United Nations 

Antiquities Coalition Executive Director Speaks at United Nations  UNESCO has published its summary of the United Nations May 27 experts meeting on the destruction and trafficking of cultural property by terrorist groups and organized crime. [...]

Antiquities Coalition Chairman Testifies on Capitol Hill

On May 12, The Antiquities Coalition was pleased to be invited to testify before the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence of the House Committee on Homeland Security. The hearing, titled “Following the Money: Examining [...]