Givenf the rising demand for antiquities, long-term policies aimed at alerting public opinion to the damage caused by acquiring antiquities from illegitimate sources are required. Reaching consensus on these issues is a difficult task, since the law applying to the trade in antiquities is complex. This Report examines existing instruments for reducing theft and suggests ways to change the antiquities market, such as rendering certain collecting anti-social and reducing taxation incentives. It advocates increased co-operation among dealers, auction houses, archaeologists and museum and government officials. It closes with a series of recommendations aimed at reducing destruction and theft.
Also available in the Memory of Peoples series