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Helena Arose

Project Director

Helena Arose is a Project Director at the Antiquities Coalition. In this role, she works closely with representatives from the U.S. government, law enforcement, and academics, as well as international partners. She is responsible for heading key research projects and publications, and also developing and managing popular online educational resources including interactive maps, timelines, and other publications. She has organized and coordinated both in-person and virtual programs with world-renowned experts on topics pertaining to antiquities and cultural heritage. In addition, she helps edit and publish the Antiquities Coalition’s award-winning Think Tank Policy Brief series, a free online publication.

She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2018 with a MSc in Art History: Collecting and Provenance in an International Context. She holds a BA in Archaeology from Johns Hopkins University, and has participated in archaeological excavations in Athienou, Cyprus, and in North Carolina. Ms. Arose also has experience working in museums, having previously served as a Collections Specialist for the City of Raleigh Historic Resources and Museum Program. Her research focuses on antiquities trafficking, cultural heritage protection, repatriation, and provenance.

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