Combating Looting and Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Heritage in Cyprus

18 May 2023.

For this International Museums Day talk, hear about the campaign against the illicit trade of cultural heritage in Cyprus. Hear Dr Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou and Michalis Gavrielides in conversation about the experience in Cyprus on cultural heritage repatriation and protections.

The event will feature short presentations by the Director of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, Dr Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou and the Head of the Office for Combating Illegal Possession and Trafficking of Antiquities (Cyprus Police), Michalis Gavrielides. Dr Solomidou-Ieronymidou and Gavrielides will then complete a Q&A session on the ways in which the Department of Antiquities and the Police Office for Combating Illegal Possession and Trafficking of Antiquities have been involved in the successful campaign for the return of looted cultural heritage to the Cyprus, particularly items taken from the occupied north since 1974, where it is estimated more than 16 000 items have been stolen and sold abroad.

Thursday 18 May, 1-2pm

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