CrimArt – Training in Krakow

On 25th – 29th April and on 23rd – 27th May 2022, two international training sessions were carried out under the project Crime Against Cultural Goods and CITES. Over 90 people participated in the trainings organized by the Regional Police Headquarters in Krakow, including: officers of the Polish Police and the National Revenue Administration as well as representatives of police forces from Moldova, Cyprus, Germany, Spain, Romania, Slovenia and the Netherlands. Therefore, training participants represented as many as 8 countries and 10 different institutions. The speakers represented Police, the National Revenue Administration and Border Guard, as well as numerous other institutions involved in the prevention of illegal trade in cultural goods, including representatives of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the National Heritage Institute, the National Archives in Krakow, the National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk, the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, the National Museum in Kraków, the Ethnographic Museum in Kraków. As part of the training, study visits to the National Archives in Krakow and the Wawel Royal Castle were also carried out. They aimed at broadening the knowledge of project participants in the field of: verification of the originality of works of art, verification of their state of preservation, expert opinions, analysis of cases of forgery of historic objects and the destruction and damage of historic objects.

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