TWO-DAY WORKING MEETING WITH INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS ON FIGHTING ILLICIT TRAFFIC
Putting into practice our on-going advocacy to promote increased effective international cooperation and the transnational exchange of information, ICOM organised a two-day working meeting to talk about existing and future practical tools in the identification of trafficked art and heritage.
Thanks to the active participation of a select group of experts from INTERPOL, the World Customs Organisation, UNESCO, French, Italian and Spanish police forces, NGOs and academics, we were able to clearly identify new areas of development for the ICOM Red List of Cultural Objects at Risk series. We are grateful to be able to count on the cooperation of dedicated professionals willing to support the successful work of the world museum community in its continuous efforts to protect cultural heritage.
"Thanks to the support of the French Ministry of Culture, a second working meeting with a different group of experts will take place this month to wrap up consultations on the use of the Red Lists; its conclusions will serve as a basis for the future online Red List tool.
With 16 ICOM Red Lists concerning close to 40 countries, it is easy to imagine how many illicitly trafficked objects could be seized should the Lists be used consistently by dealers and collectors, as well as by law enforcement officials at the world’s largest ports of entry. New lists are currently being developed, namely for Yemen and Southeast Europe.
For more information: http://redlist.icom.museum