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Partnerships to Counter Theft and Trafficking: IFLA Joins ICOM at launch of new Red List

When any type of cultural property disappears, it is a great loss to humanity. However, around the world, cultural objects are at risk of illicit theft and trafficking. This is a complex issue, and working to counter these threats is not a task that one can take on alone. There is a need for collaboration between cultural institutions, like libraries and museums, and with law enforcement, customs organisations, and other stakeholders. IFLA is dedicated to helping protect the world’s cultural heritage, and we work with many partners to build capacity to counter the threat of trafficking. Read More

  • News
  • 27 February 2023

Inter-disciplinary Workshop: Countering Trafficking of Cultural Property including Documentary Heritage

This workshop, organised by IFLA's Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre hosted at Qatar National Library, will examine the best practices in combating the trafficking of antiquities and the programs and policies that protect cultural heritage and property rights. It will discuss the laws and mechanisms that prevent the sale of conflict antiquities in the region and worldwide. Read More

  • Events
  • 17 August 2022

Qatar National Library High-level Panel Discussion: International Day Against Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property

To mark the occasion of the International Day Against Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property, Qatar National Library will host a high-level panel discussion about the efforts to counter the trafficking and illegal circulation of antiquities and documentary heritage. Keynote Speaker: His Excellency Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, Minister of… Read More

  • Events
  • 11 November 2021

IFLA Amendments to Draft EU Regulation on Imports of Cultural Goods

IFLA, working with the Consorium of European Research Libraries, has submitted comments on the draft Regulation on the Import of Cultural Goods. In the spirit of ensuring that the new rules work effectively for documentary heritage, the proposed changes argue that it should be simple to import works… Read More

  • Publications
  • 23 April 2018