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Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime

University of Glasgow via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Subject Art & Design
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 4 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 3 weeks long
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Overview

Learn how art is stolen, trafficked, found, and returned

From fakes and fraud, to thefts and trafficking, art crime has turned archaeological sites in Iraq and Syria into “lunar landscapes”, decapitated Buddha sculptures in Cambodia and left empty frames on museum walls. So how do we protect our heritage from theft, illegal sale, and destruction? Delve into the world of art crime and antiquities trafficking with this online course, and get answers from those fighting to save the world’s precious artefacts.

All learners are invited to this course. No prior knowledge is required.

Taught by

Donna Yates

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4.4 Based on 8 reviews

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Anonymous
5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. While I have already obtained a Uni degree in fine arts and history, this course shed new light on very complex and important issues. The discussions were of a very high standard and the teaching leaders were thorough and articulate in their chosen subjects. The section on Antiquities Trafficking was exceptionally good. The workload was manageable and the blend of video lectures and written work was great. Highly recommended!
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Pete O
4.0 2 years ago
by Pete completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
For me, this was a completely different subject area - and isn't this one of the great benefits of MOOCs - that we can taste the unknown, presented in structured ways by knowledgeable people?

It was engaging, with some remarkable images (one before and after looters image was particularly memorable). For me, it gave me some basic history, as well as an understanding of how business happens in the art and antiquities worlds, and just how crime happens.

It covered different categories, times, and geographical regions, which meant that the material was wide ranging, and at times felt a little light, but provided enough referenced material to be able to head off to read more when I wanted to.

If you are into geopolitics, anthropology, or just plan art, this is a great backgrounder course. If you are like me, inartistic and blind to that half of the world, this is an eye opener.
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Dawn G
5.0 2 years ago
Dawn is taking this course right now, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is a fabulous course! It is easy and engaging, however there is so much material to take in that it takes twice as long for me to do the classwork that I've had to do during other 3 week long classes. Highly recommended!
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David H
5.0 2 years ago
by David completed this course and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Great class, good range of cases. Can be taken by beginners with no problems. Given the breadth of material, people already familiar with the subject matter will find something they didn't know as well.
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