Archaeological Looting: Realities and Possibilities for New Policy Approaches, The University of Chicago, Regenstein Library, February 27–28, 2015
Theft of artifacts and artworks from archaeological sites represents a tragic, growing percentage of crimes against art. This conference brings together leading authorities to tackle these key questions: Who loots, and why? What is the impact of looting on objects, archaeological contexts, and nearby communities? How can we take steps to protect ancient art?
The conference will feature diverse regional and temporal contexts.
Hosted by University of Chicago Professor Larry Rothfield and Neubauer Collegium Fellow Fiona Rose-Greenland.