New Reference and Research Resource: Culture Crime News Database of Antiquities and Art Crime Reports
The creator/developer of this very useful and important research resource (a bibliographic database), Donna Yates (Lecturer in Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime at the University of Glasgow’s Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research), writes:
For several years I’ve been collecting media reports about the looting of archaeological sites, the theft of art and antiquities, and all sorts of crime and legal entanglement related to cultural objects.
The resulting database has become a valuable tool for my own research, and in the spirit of open data, I’ve been searching for a way to make the information I collect available. Scanning online media for relevant articles is a time-consuming task (it takes at least an hour every day) which results in approximately 70 newly-published articles added to the database per week. I don’t want any other researcher to have to repeat what I’ve already done.
As of May 29, 2016 the Culture Crime News database contains 3,453 entries.
Each entry includes a link to the source URL as well as a link to an archived version of the article (via Wayback Machine). SMART!!!
Direct to Culture Crime Database
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