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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.

#CultureUnderThreat Maps

Visual Resources

Our Media Publications

UN Moves to Stop Terrorist Financing — But More Action Needed

UN Moves to Stop Terrorist Financing — But More Action Needed Deborah Lehr, Contributor Chief Executive Officer, Basilinna; Senior Fellow, The Paulson Institute 03/27/2017 12:00 pm ET U.N. Security Council in Session On [...]

Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East

Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East Cultural treasures stolen from conflict zones continue to pop up for sale in the United States and elsewhere. By Tess Davis | March [...]

JOURNAL OF EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND HERITAGE STUDIES

JOURNAL OF EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND HERITAGE STUDIES The Antiquities Coalition’s Chair and Founder Deborah Lehr published an article in the latest issue of The Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies (JEMAHS), a [...]

United Nations

United Nations February 28, 2017 Submitted by Peter Herdrich "Promoting and Strengthening the International Legal Framework for the Protection of Cultural Heritage convention" United Nations, February 28, New York City. The principal effort by [...]

China’s Art Market Is Booming – But Not for Foreigners

China’s Art Market Is Booming – But Not for Foreigners As China’s auction houses expand abroad, foreign firms are tightly restricted from entering the booming Chinese market. By Deborah M. Lehr|February 25, 2017 Image [...]

2017 National Cultural Heritage Moot Court Competition

2017 National Cultural Heritage Moot Court Competition February 24, 2017 Winners of 2017 Moot Court competition: Daniel Pickolick and Kyle Owen from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Photo Credit: DePaul [...]

Our Public Presentations

The Destruction of Memory: Cultural Crimes and the National and International Efforts to Combat Them

On May 18, to help raise awareness about the global impact of cultural crimes, the Antiquities Coalition joined international diplomats and experts at the New York City Bar for a panel discussion and public [...]

China’s Power of Culture in Promoting Perceptions: Lessons From the Qin and Han Dynasties

China’s Power of Culture in Promoting Perceptions: Lessons From the Qin and Han Dynasties A Night at the Met Museum The Council on Foreign Relations hosted an event with the Metropolitan Museum of [...]

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 [...]