Art World Intelligence - Transfer
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AWI analyzes the trafficking and repatriation of cultural property by nation of origin.



Indian and Southeast Asian Art - in development
Near Eastern Art - in development
Classical Antiquities - in development
Pre-Columbian Art - in development


As an example, AWI lists international conventions and national laws that regulate the transfer of cultural patrimony and collects information on looting, trafficking, recovery, and repatriation of cultural patrimony. AWI organizes the following information by nation.

1. the current status with international conventions that have relevance to movable cultural property:

- United Nations Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
(1954 Hague Convention)

- First Protocol (1954) and Second Protocol (1999) to the 1954 Hague Convention

- UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (1970 UNESCO Convention)

- UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects (1995 UNIDROIT Convention)

2. national laws and bilateral treaties that regulate the transfer of cultural patrimony

3. looting of and trafficking in cultural patrimony and countermeasures for and recovery of cultural partimony

4. cases for repatriation and a chronological comparison with trends in annual sales volumes of the past decade

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