Dr. Naomi Oosterman (Arts and Culture Studies at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication) was recently interviewed by LDE Magazine about her work at the Heritage under Threat research group of the Centre for Global Heritage and Development. She discusses the successful summer school Cross-Border Transfer of Cultural Objects: The Law, Challenges, and Practice that she co-organised last summer, and her research on art and heritage crime.
In the interview, Naomi explains that Heritage under Threat aims “to find innovative solutions to complex issues concerning threatened heritage through creative thinking and dialogues between different disciplines. Heritage under Threat can be about art theft, it can be about the smuggling routes of antiquities from Latin America, for example, it can also be about the destruction of heritage in Syria or recently in Afghanistan.”
Working together is of great importance, Naomi contends, because “by merging perspectives, a multi-coloured picture of the situation emerges, a complete picture.”
The full interview can be found on the LDE website (Dutch version also available).