Antiquities Coalition Policy Note: Taking the First Step Toward Ending Illegal Antiquities Trafficking
A relatively easy-to-negotiate, yet underutilized, bilateral diplomatic memorandum of understanding can empower governments to stop cultural heritage trafficking and protect transparent, legal markets.
The Global Go To Think Tank Index, published annually by the University of Pennsylvania, has honored the Antiquities Coalition as one of the “Best New Think Tanks of 2017.”
Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, eBay, Amazon, and WhatsApp have made it easier for looters and traffickers to directly contact potential buyers—cutting out the middlemen.
In the Antiquities Coalition’s latest policy brief, Dr. Neil Brodie takes on the “out-of-control” internet antiquities market. The AC dug into the online art market with expert Colette Loll.
In this latest policy brief, Dr. Neil Brodie examines how best to protect businesses and consumers from the skyrocketing internet market, which he warns “presents a clear and present danger to the survival of the world’s cultural heritage.”
Policy Brief No. 2: How Can We Fund the Fight Against Antiquities Looting and Trafficking? A “Pollution” Tax on the Antiquities Trade
The latest release is by Dr. Lawrence Rothfield, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. In the paper, Rothfield argues for levying a “pollution” tax on the legitimate antiquities trade, in order to establish an antiquities-protection “Superfund.”