Carlo Rindi Nuzzolo Keynote Speech Invitation at the ICOM General Conference, Japan

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The “Circulating Artefacts Project” is a key initiative of the British Museum against the looting and trafficking of illicit antiquities. Heritage professionals, collectors, art dealers, law enforcement agencies and anyone else can have antiquities appraised for possible signs of illicit provenance, enabling the detection and recovery of countless looted artefacts that would otherwise go unnoticed. Within a year of the project’s inception, over 60.000 illicit antiquities have been identified.

Period4 Sept 2019

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  • TitleICOM Palmyra-Talk at the ICOM GC in Kyoto
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionCirculating Artefacts: An online platform against the looting and sale of illicit antiquities

    Lecture by Dr. Carlo Rindi, The British Museum
    ICOM General Conference
    Wednesday, September 4, 2019

    The ICOM Palmyra Talks are a series of events organized by ICOM Austria to raise public awareness on the importance of protecting archaeological sites, fighting against illicit trafficking and trading of cultural objects to save our common heritage. The special ICOM Palmyra Talk on the occasion of the ICOM General Conference in Kyoto presents a groundbreaking new online-platform initiated by the British Museum to detect and recover looted artefacts.
    PersonsCarlo Rindi Nuzzolo


TitleKeynote Speech Invitation at the ICOM Palmyra-Talk, ICOM General Conference
LocationKyoto International Conference Center, Room „Sakura”, Kyoto, Japan
Period4 Sept 2019


  • Archaeology
  • Egyptian archaeology
  • Egyptology
  • Digital Humanities
  • burial customs
  • database
  • Cultural Heritage Protection
  • Cultural Heritage Preservation
  • Circulating Artefacts Project