Combatting illicit trade: identifying and returning a 4,000-year-old relief to Iraq
14 December 2020

Curator St John Simpson reveals what happened after he saw a rare plaque from ancient Iraq on an online auction site. 

Fake antiquities made for unsuspecting collectors
5 May 2020

When UK Border Force discovered two trunks of suspicious-looking antiquities, Museum curators were on hand to work out whether they were fakes or the real thing. Here curator St John Simpson explores the illicit trade of fake antiquities…