VIRTUAL - The Wild, Wild East: Combating the Black Market in Ancient Asian Art
November 17, 2022 @ 2:00 pm EST
This is an online event.
Sponsored by: Archaeological Institute of America
Lecturer: Tess Davis
The looting and trafficking of “blood antiquities’’ by ISIS prompted an international outcry, but the threat posed by the illicit trade goes far beyond Iraq and Syria. Ongoing U.S. investigations and prosecutions have sounded the alarm that tomb raiders and art smugglers are actively targeting the rich cultural heritage of Asia. Join Tess Davis for a brief talk about recent scandals involving stolen Asian art on the American art market—and how governments, law enforcement, and regular citizens are fighting back. During this event there will be ample time to ask questions.