Cultural heritage crime: INTERPOL’s ID-Art app in the news

14 April 2022
Crackdown on cultural heritage crime featured in Euronews report

The role of the ID-Art app in helping to identify stolen cultural property, reduce illicit trafficking, and increase the chances of recovering stolen items has been featured in a Euronews report.

ID-Art is publicly available to police officers, customs officials, art dealers, the general public and artists.

The app provides users access to INTERPOL’s Stolen Works of Art database to check if an object is registered as stolen and can create an inventory of private art collections.

It further allows users to report an item as stolen and also to report cultural heritage sites potentially at risk, including from illicit excavations.

Art and crime - the dark side of the antiquities trade, Euronews, 14 April