Following the launch of its globally unique MSc in Forensic Investigation of Heritage Crime, Cranfield University is proud to host the international, online Cultural Heritage Crime Conference (CHCC). Completely free to attend, CHCC 2021 aims to encourage broader engagement with the global issues of cultural heritage crime and protection.

This year’s three-day programme will focus on the themes of Theft and Trafficking, Looting and Damage during Armed Conflict, and Fakes and Forgeries. International specialists will examine both the short- and long-term impact of cultural heritage crime from the targeting of archaeological sites to the search for Nazi-looted fine art. With presentations from law enforcement, art market professionals, lawyers, military personnel, and heritage experts, CHCC 2021 will offer attendees an invaluable insight into the practical, legal and ethical implications of cultural heritage crime.

CHCC 2021 will be live streamed through a secure, digital conferencing platform, so there is no need for participants to travel. Sessions will be broadcast live from 10:00 to 17:30 GMT with recordable presentations immediately uploaded onto the site for further review by registered attendees.

Sign up now to learn more about the investigation and prevention of cultural heritage crime from the people who professionally protect the past.

Who should attend

Anyone interested in the global issues of cultural heritage crime and protection.


Free to attend.

How to register

To register please visit the event website.