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Imagine a new way to sniff out looted antiquities stolen from archaeological sites
by employing the aid of working dogs.
Your tax deductible gift will fuel K-9 Artifact Finders and our other research into looted antiquities so that we can preserve cultural heritage for generations to come.
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We welcome volunteers dedicated to cultural property protection who have skills with fundraising, accounting, law, scientific research, archaeology, museum administration, security, statistics, media, and more.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit made up of legal, museum, law enforcement, art, and media professionals whose mission is to generate solutions to legal, political, and risk management problems affecting cultural heritage threatened by looting, trafficking, theft, vandalism, and war.
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Red Arch Cultural Heritage Law & Policy Research is focused on cultural heritage preservation, particularly cultural heritage law, cultural property law, museum law, museum administration, museum policy, cultural institutions security,  international law, cultural patrimony, archaeology law, archaeology policy, repatriation of cultural artifacts, imports and exports of cultural heritage, and issues related to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee, the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. Topics of specific interest include looted antiquities, antiquities trafficking, archaeological site looting, provenance research, museum accessions and deaccessions, cultural institutions risk management, museum security, cultural objects in the art and antiquities market, cultural property repatriation claims, and wartime looting and vandalism of cultural heritage.The Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire blog is a service of Red Arch Cultural Heritage Law & Policy Research, Inc.


A canine research program designed to preserve cultural heritage and protect cultural property by
detecting looted antiquities and by disrupting antiquities trafficking.
Red Arch Cultural Heritage Law & Policy Research


Red Arch Cultural Heritage Law & Policy Research

Preserving cultural heritage by solving cultural property law problems, particularly antiquities trafficking and archaeological site looting.

Protecting cultural heritage. K9 Artifact Finder working dog sniffing out antiquities.
Preserving cultural heritage:
a K-9 Artifact Finder at work at Penn Vet.
Photo by Red Arch board member Roger Atwood
"OUR GOAL is to share our passion for heritage preservation by generating cultural property law and policy solutions that mitigate antiquities trafficking, archaeological site looting, artifact theft, and the destruction of ancient monuments caused by crime, terrorism, and war."

                                                                                                                                                                                     Rick St. Hilaire, Founder and Executive Director
Red Arch Executive Director Rick St. Hilaire