Cultural property is part of our heritage, history and identity. It needs protecting from criminals.
Trafficking in cultural property is a low-risk, high-profit business for criminals with links to organized crime.
From stolen artwork to historical artefacts, this crime can affect all countries, either as origin, transit or destinations.
CrimesThe issues – cultural property
There is a lucrative black market in cultural property with strong links to organized crime.
CrimesHow we fight cultural heritage crime
Our specialized officers share their expertise and passion for protecting cultural heritage.
CrimesStolen Works of Art Database
The Stolen Works of Art database is our main tool to tackle the traffic in cultural property.
What you can doProtecting cultural heritage
Individuals and countries can all do more to protect cultural heritage.