Red Arch Cultural Heritage Law & Policy Research protects cultural heritage by generating solutions to legal, political, and risk management problems impacting cultural property endangered by antiquities trafficking, archaeological site looting, war, theft, and vandalism.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that applies world-class research and actively seeks out professional judgment to answer challenging cultural property law and cultural heritage preservation policy questions.
The cultural property protection research undertaken by Red Arch Research is intended to assist US and global policymakers, legal counsel, law enforcement, museum professionals, archaeologists, art and antiquities dealers, auction houses, collectors, conservators and restorers, and other cultural heritage professionals.
Our cultural property protection goals are meant to spark informed conversations about the stewardship of America’s and the world’s heritage; to identify and foster shared values that unify cultural property stakeholders; and to transform conversations about preserving humanity’s cultural property into real solutions.
Our applied research on cultural heritage protection focuses on:
- Legal and law enforcement issues related to antiquities trafficking.
- Archaeological site looting
- Provenance research methods used by antiquities collectors and museums
- Museum acquisitions and deaccessions of antiquities and other cultural property
- Museum security measures that safeguard cultural property
- Cultural property institutions threat recognition and management
- Antiquities and other cultural property objects in the marketplace
- Repatriation claims for cultural property
- Wartime looting and vandalism of cultural heritage
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Protecting Cultural Property and Cultural Heritage
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