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Collaborative Working in Art Crime



One of the most passionate papers at last week's conference at Queen Mary's was by Lynda Albertson of ARCA. She was urging colleagues who work in the field of Art Crime to find how their research areas could enmesh to provide a greater working of the whole. She encouraged a helpful debate and one of the themes was how academics can engage with the press to ensure that there are informed reports on art crime. (The poor quality of reporting of looting in Syria and Iraq in some of the so-called quality UK press was noted.) ARCA should be congratulated for encouraging such inter-disciplinary research.

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