Christian Science Monitor: Meet the amateur art sleuths helping bring back Asia’s stolen heritage

Christian Science Monitor: Meet the amateur art sleuths helping bring back Asia’s stolen heritage. “Illicit trade of cultural property is the third-largest international criminal activity, surpassed only by drug and arms trafficking. In recent years, there has been a burgeoning movement to bring back the stolen art, and hobbyists like Mr. [Vijay] Kumar are the backbone of these efforts. Collaborating over Facebook groups, he and other heritage enthusiasts spend their spare time scouring virtual museum catalogs and auction listings to identify stolen items, as well as urging authorities to hold the art world accountable.”

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