Other trade associations:

BADA (British Antique Dealers’ Associations)

BAMF (The British Art Market Federation)

BNTA (British Numismatic Trade Association)

CCP (Committee for Cultural Policy)

CINOA (Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvre d’Art)

FENAP (Federation of European Numismatic Trade Associations)

IADAA (International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art)

LAPADA (The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers)


UK legislation

BAMF guide to UK legislation as it affects the Art Market – As compiled by Pierre Valentin of Constantine Cannon

Commonwealth Scheme for the Protection of the Material Cultural Heritage

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Guidance on the Dealing in Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Act 2017

Guide to export licences

Protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict, Hague Convention

Treasure Act – Legislation and Guidance 


International conventions and laws

CITES regulations

European Union Directive 93/7 – on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State

Iraq – Law no. 55 regarding Antiquities and Heritage of Iraq, 2002

Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict

Syria – Antiquities Law promulgated by Legislative Decree No. 222 of 1963 with its amendments

UNESCO 1970 convention

UNESCO homepage

UNIDROIT convention on stolen or illegally exported cultural objects


Research, recovery and protection of heritage

Art Loss Register

Art Recovery International


ICOM homepage

ICOM Red Lists

International Foundation for Art Research

London declaration on Culture in Crisis – the ADA endorsed this statement and participated in the Culture in Crisis Conference held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 14 April 2015

Metropolitan Police Art & Antiques Unit

Portable Antiquities Scheme

SAFE (a non-profit organisation dedicated to saving antiquities in peril)


Auction houses:





Relevant publications, news and blogs

American Archaeology magazine

Ancient History Encyclopedia

Antiques Trade Gazette

Antiquity – a review of world archaeology

Archaeology magazine


BBC History Magazine

British Archaeology

Conflict antiquities blog

Current Archaeology

Gates of Nineveh blog

Heritage for Peace

How to buy antiquities by Financial Times

Minerva magazine

National Geographic

US State Department press release on antiquities

Video link to Culture in Crisis Conference, V&A 14 April 2014

World Archaeology

World Customs Organisation Illicit Trade Reports


Museums, collections, archaeological sites

Museums, institutions and sites in UK

Ashmolean Museum

Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA)

Beazley Archive

British Museum

Division for Archaeology, University of Cambridge

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Hadrian’s Wall

Institute of Archaeology, University College, London

Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies

London Wall

Museum of London

Museum of London Archaeology

Museums Association

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Pitt Rivers Museum

Royal Academy of Arts

School of Archaeology, University of Oxford

Sir John Soane’s Museum


Victoria & Albert Museum

World Museum, Liverpool Museums


Museums, institutions and sites in Italy

Apolline Project archaeological dig

Ara Pacis Museum

Barracco Museum

Borghese Gallery

Capitoline Museums


Museums in Tuscany

National Archaeological Museum, Naples

National Archaeological Museum, Venice

Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome


Pompeii visitor information

Roman catacombs

Rome visitor information

Uffizi, Florence

Vatican Museums

Villa Giulia Museum

Virtual Archeological Museum


Museums and institutions in USA and Canada

Archaeological Institute of America

Brooklyn Museum

Field Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

J. Paul Getty Museum

John Hopkins Archaeological Museum

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Met Cloisters Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum of Antiquities, University of New England

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University

Penn Museum

Royal Ontario Museum


Walters Museum of Art


Other museums and institutions around the world

Acropolis Museum

Altes Museum

Ancient Olympia Museum

Archaeological Museum in Odessa

Archaeological Museum in Zagreb

Beirut National Museum

Byzantine Museum, Greece

Carthage site

Cuneiform Digital Library

Discover Islamic Art – a virtual guide

Hong Kong Antiquities & Monuments Office

Iraq National Museum

Israel Antiquities Authority

Istanbul Archaeological Museums

List of all Moroccan museums

List of Greek museums


National Archaeological Museum of Athens

National Archaeological Museum, Madrid

National Bardo Museum

National Museum of Damascus

Pergamon Museum

Persepolis site

Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum (Terracotta army)

Saqqara site

Sousse (Tunisia) guide

Museums in Egypt

The State Hermitage Museum

Varna Museum of Archaeology

Virtual museum of Egyptian antiquities

Visitor information for Athens