The International Arts and Antiquities Security Forum (IAASF) which will this year take place on Friday 11 November at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, is a one-day conference aimed at security and arts professionals keen to know more about the protection of arts, culture and antiquities.
The need for protecting global arts, antiquities, cultural sites and sites of historical relevance has never been greater. The Forum and shared knowledge that it brings will help individuals and organisations understand and better manage these risks in a cost effective, sensible and practical manner – collectively allowing us to tackle these issues and reduce the cost of crime to the sector.
A BBC Five Live Investigates series in 2013 estimated art and antique theft in the UK to be worth £300m annually. Globally, the figure rises to more than £10bn.
Designed to provide those working in the arts, cultural and antiquities sectors guidance on the global security threats that exist and the methods and techniques to manage impact on organisations and assets, IAASF has attracted a panel of leading international speakers in the field of arts security, including:
Tickets are priced from £125 and can purchased here.