Protecting Cultural Heritage from Criminal Acts
The work of the Carabinieri within Italy and abroad
Monday, November 26, 2018
5 pm, Room 9A, Venice International University, San Servolo island
Magg. Christian Costantini | Commander Nucleo Carabinieri TPC Venezia
Cap. Lorenzo Pella | Commander Nucleo Carabinieri TPC Udine
The 2|18 cycle of VIULECTURES will host on Monday Nov. 26, Magg. Christian Costantini and Cap. Lorenzo Pella, who will present the activity of the Nucleo Tutela Patrimonio Artistico of the Carabinieri Corps.
The Carabinieri Headquarters for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio Culturale - TPC) was instituted in 1969 and plays a role regarding the safety and protection of the national cultural heritage, through the prevention and repression of the multiple interrelated criminal activities.
Since the 1980s, the TPC has been using an auxiliary instrument in its investigations: the “Database of illegally removed cultural artefacts”, which contains information on the artefacts to recover, of Italian or foreign provenance, and on related criminal events. The use of sophisticated computer technology has made the database as reference point for the entire Headquarters and for the other Italian and foreign law-enforcement agencies allowing to conduct a careful analysis of criminal phenomenon concerning the illicit trafficking of cultural property.
The event is organized with the participation of professors and students of VIU Globalization Program Fall 2018 courses on "Identity, Heritage and Globalization | Global Cultural Heritage in International Law" and "Global Governance for Peace and Security, Cooperation and Development | conflicts regarding scarse resources and social development".