The TRANSFORM Project studies the complex relationships between people and objects and how those relationships can lead to crime.
TRANSFORM doesn’t just focus on criminal acts.
We are interested in legal interactions with objects too.
By learning about the legal and illegal networks that form around antiquities, wildlife, and fossils we hope to better understand why people break the law and to develop better ways to protect these objects.
Dr Donna Yates will be giving a public talk titled “The Curious Case of the Persian Guard: Looting, Trafficking, and White Collar Crime in Art World”. The talk is organised
Dr Simon Mackenzie will be speaking at symposium “Preventing Art Crime” organised by The New Zealand Art Crime Research Trust. The symposium will take place at City Gallery Wellington on
“Trafficking Transformations” project is hosting an online conference “The Power of Things: Understanding relationships between objects and crime. The conference will take place on 6 May 2021. This conference takes
Yates, Donna and Diana Berzina (2020) Regulating the “Grey” Antiquities Market: What Works, What does not and a Way Forward. In: Opportunities And Challenges Of The Art And Antiques Market
Mackenzie, Simon and Donna Yates (2020) Researching the Structure of the Illicit Antiquities Trade. In: Provenance Research Today: Principles, Practice, Problems, A. Tompkins (ed.). London: Lund Humphries.
Mackenzie, Simon and Donna Yates (2020) Crime, Corruption, and Collateral Damage: Large Infrastructure Projects as a Threat to Cultural Heritage. In: Organized Crime and Corruption Across Borders Exploring the Belt