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Karl Heinz Kind - Regional Training Workshop on the Fight against Illicit Traffic of Cultural Property in South-East Europe. Interpol’s Database on Stolen Cultural Property

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Fight against illicit traffic of cultural property in South-East Europe. …

Fight against illicit traffic of cultural property in South-East Europe.
Gaziantep, Turkey, 19-21 November 2012
Link: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/venice/about-this-office/single-view/news/building_capacities_for_the_fight_against_the_illicit_trafficking_of_cultural_property_
in_south_east_europe/

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  • 1. Interpol’s Database on Stolen Cultural Property Presented by Karl-Heinz Kind Coordinator Works of Art Unit Interpol General Secretariat Lyons, France INTERPOL For official use only
  • 2. STRUCTURES OF THE ICPO - INTERPOL GENERAL EXECUTIVE ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE DELEGATES 1 PRESIDENT FROM MEMBER 3 VICE-PRESIDENTS COUNTRIES 9 MEMBERS SECRETARY GENERAL N NN N C GENERAL C N N C CC B B SECRETARIAT B B CB B INTERPOL For official use only
  • 3. An NCB in all 190 member countries General Secretariat NCBs Specialised Law enforcement agenciesAirports Ports Borders Police stations INTERPOL For official use only
  • 4. TOOLS TO FIGHT AGAINST THE ILLICIT TRAFFIC IN STOLEN CULTURAL PROPERTY• Specialized computerized database INTERPOL For official use only
  • 5. Data supplyNCBs NCBsNCBs NCBs IPSG Compiler INTERPOL For official use only
  • 6. DATABASE ASF WORKS OF ARTOctober 2012: 40, 422 identifiable objects INTERPOL For official use only
  • 7. Works of Art database records45000 4042240000 3284135000 270523000025000 172492000015000100005000 0 2000 2004 2008 Oct. 2012 INTERPOL For official use only
  • 8. Records by region (October 2012)35000 2957730000250002000015000 EU10000 3385 5877 13665000 217 IQ 0 Africa Americas Asia Europe M. East N. Afr. INTERPOL For official use only
  • 9. REQUIREMENT FOR DATA ENTRY:OBJECT MUST BE UNIQUELY IDENTIFIABLE!WANTED: GOOD DESCRIPTION HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPH INTERPOL For official use only
  • 10. particular of the scrollrecto particular For official use only INTERPOL of the chin rest verso
  • 11. Image quality is crucial …… INTERPOL For official use only
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  • 13. TOOLS TO FIGHT AGAINST THE ILLICIT TRAFFIC IN STOLEN CULTURAL PROPERTY- Specialized computerized database• Direct access through I-24/7 INTERPOL For official use only
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  • 19. PUBLIC ONLINE ACCESSSince 17 August 2009 via INTERPOL’s secure web siteBy 31 Dec. 2011: c. 2, 200 access rights granted users from 80 countries c. 29, 000 queries conducted in 2011all sectors represented: law enforcement agencies, state authorities, international & non governmental organizations, cultural instutions, museums, lawyers, scholars, insurers, appraisers, art market professionals, private collectors INTERPOL For official use only
  • 20. Works of Art database - searches 36 541 8203 3877 205 Public online eASF access INTERPOL For official use only
  • 21. Searches by region in 2011350004000 30 1433500300003000250002500200002000150001500100001000 3561 2010 5000 500 13 14 00 Africa Africa Americas Americas Asia Asia Europe Europe M. East N. M. East N. Afr. Afr. INTERPOL For official use only
  • 22. First you must connect to the webpagehttp://www.interpol.int Click on CRIME AREAS and select WORKS OF ART INTERPOL For official use only
  • 23. Go to the link « Application form » INTERPOL For official use only
  • 24. Complete and validate the form to receive a USER ID and a PASSWORD INTERPOL For official use only
  • 25. Go to the link « Access to the stolen works of art database » INTERPOL For official use only
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  • 27. Some examples of successfulidentifications INTERPOL For official use only
  • 28. Theft of paintings Returned on 18 July on 26 May 1968 1998 from museum by the USA Customs In Sibiu, Romania Franz Mieris the Older Tiziano VecellioMaster of Saint Augustin’s (1635 – 1681) (1489 – 1576) Legend (XV Century) A Man with his pipe at Ecce Homo Memento mori the window INTERPOL For official use only
  • 29. Theft of 3 statues Seizure of Virgin with From church in child in Germany andRacines/Bolzano return in March 2009 Italy in 1974 INTERPOL For official use only
  • 30. Joseph Marie Vien (1716 – 1809) Resurrection of Lazarus oil on canvas, cm 200 x 200STOLEN from the church of Saint Roch in Paris on 7 August 2004 RECOVERED in Vienna (Austria), November 2004 INTERPOL For official use only
  • 31. Protection SYstem for Cultural HEritage• Project led by Italy through the Carabinieri Headquarters for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (CC TPC) and the NCB Rome• Duration: 2 years• Funding secured by the European Commission INTERPOL For official use only
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  • 34. Action 1: Web formatted message allows direct data insertion by NCBs following quality controlAction 2: Direct data transfer from national database starting with Italian database LEONARDO; exchange standard to be used by other countries’ databasesAction 3: Addition of an image similarity component simplifies searches by automatic comparison of imagesAction 4: Dissemination of results of the project through training (e-learning modules and seminars, publication of a handbook, good practice examples) INTERPOL For official use only
  • 35. TOOLS TO FIGHT AGAINST THE ILLICIT TRAFFIC IN STOLEN CULTURAL PROPERTY Specialized computerized database Direct access through I-24/7• Internet INTERPOL For official use only
  • 36. www.interpol.int INTERPOL For official use only
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  • 40. TOOLS TO FIGHT AGAINST THE ILLICIT TRAFFIC IN STOLEN CULTURAL PROPERTY Specialized computerized database Direct access through I-24/7 Internet• Poster of the Most Wanted Works of Art INTERPOL For official use only
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  • 42. Posters published for specific incidents INTERPOL For official use only
  • 43. Priority: Capacity building- Conferences and meetings International symposium (every 3 years) Central & Eastern Europe (every 3 years) Following specific incidents (looting in Iraq) Counterfeit Art (23-24 October 2012)- Working groups INTERPOL Experts Group on Stolen Cultural property INTERPOL Tracking Task Force for Iraqi antiquities Working group on Information exchange INTERPOL For official use only
  • 44. - Training seminars upon request by member countries (2004 Chile, 2005 Brazil, 2006 Mexico, 2008 Bolivia, 2009 Peru, 2011 Chile, 2012 Ecuador, Philippines)- Participation in training sessions and workshops regularly organized by partner organizations (i. a. UNESCO, ICCROM, CEPOL, national services) INTERPOL For official use only
  • 45. Resolution INTERPOL General Assembly Rome, Italy, 7 November 2012ENCOURAGES member countries to :- Consider the fight against illicit traffic in cultural property as a law enforcement priority- Regularly report art crimes to INTERPOL for entry into its current database and in the future version to be developed- Regularly check cultural property items seized or offered under doubtful circumstances against relevant databases, including INTERPOL’s Stolen Works of Art database, and to promote its public online access to other bodies and entities concerned INTERPOL For official use only
  • 46. Thank you very much for your attention Karl-Heinz Kind kh.kind@interpol.int INTERPOL For official use only

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