Author Archives: Sally Johnson

2017: What’s on the Horizon

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. The evolution of wartime threats to cultural property is increasingly driving concern for cultural security. Archaeological sites are looted both for money and to erase cultural heritage, and fundamentalist groups are targeting … Continue reading

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Mosul

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. The long-awaited military offensive to reclaim the northern Iraqi city Mosul from the Islamic State is under way. As the last major ISIS stronghold this offensive is of paramount importance. Today, an … Continue reading

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‘Brexit’ and the Art Market

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. The past few weeks have been fraught with turmoil as we speculate on what the implications of Brexit will be for the UK and for the EU. Without a doubt Britain’s vote … Continue reading

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Art As Bullion

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. Art sales have shown time and again the veritable value of artwork. According to the TEFAF 2016 report global art sales reached $68.2 billion in 2014 and $63.8 billion in 2015–a year … Continue reading

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Technology & Art Crime

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. In our quest to locate, preserve, and secure cultural property we have lauded advancements in technology. A premier example is Dr. Sarah H. Parcak’s use of infrared imagery from satellites to uncover … Continue reading

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“Business Looms Larger in Art Classes”

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. In light of the record-breaking prices that have become the norm in auction houses it should come as no surprise that schools are offering courses tailored towards buying and selling artwork. In … Continue reading

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Dr. Sarah Parcak and Her Army of Global Explorers

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. The Cultural Security blog post “2016 TED Prize awarded to pioneering satellite archaeologist,” re-posted to the USC Gould Cultural Property Case Resource on December 1st, discussed “satellite archaeologist” Dr. Sarah H. Parcak–winner … Continue reading

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2016: a year for united efforts and innovative solutions

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. 2016 promises to be an exciting year for cultural heritage. We wrapped up 2015 with an exhibition at the UN Headquarters showcasing the re-vamped collaboration of Italy, Jordan, UNESCO, INTERPOL, and UNODC … Continue reading

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Exhibition on the Protection of Cultural Heritage at the UN Headquarters

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. Over the last few decades we have watched as looting and intentional destruction of cultural property has escalated; fresh in our minds are the news headlines that too often lamented the eradication … Continue reading

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2016 TED Prize awarded to pioneering satellite archaeologist

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This post originally appeared on the Cultural Security Blog. Dr. Sarah H. Parcak, archaeologist and founding director/associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Laboratory for Global Observation, won TED’s most prestigious award–a $1M prize to develop a project of … Continue reading

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