Can the Cultural Property Market Ever Be a Legitimate Market? With Multilateral Export Control Regimes, It Can.
Sam Greene advocates for preventing the illicit trade by fortifying the legitimate trade through the use of a Multilateral Export Control Regime (MECR).
Terry Townshend builds on recent developments by examining the climate change-related risks facing cultural World Heritage Sites and makes recommendations for how to assess and mitigate those risks.
Justice Luigi Marini argues that a collaborative approach through the establishment of a network with authorities, the academy and the community at the national and local levels is needed to adequately support archaeologists who bear witness to looting in this Commentary.
Do Archaeologists Have an Ethical Obligation to Report Looting? Protecting Antiquities and an “Ethical Double Standard”
Blythe Alison Bowman Balestrieri draws from a global survey on why many field archaeologist say they do not report archaeological site looting when they encounter it, and argues that the duty to report should be a central tenet of a field archaeologist’s professional ethics.
AC author Seán Fobbe comments on the role of the international community in cultural heritage preservation, the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, and key legal instruments to protect cultural patrimony.
AC author Seán Fobbe discusses the unique challenge of cultural heritage preservation in Iraq; the difficulty of prosecuting war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide; and broader patterns in cultural crimes worldwide.