New Group: CIfA Heritage Crime Group joins CIfA's suite of Special Interest and Area Groups

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The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) is pleased to announce the formation of a new special interest group (SIG) focused on heritage crime. The Heritage Crime Group aims to bring together archaeologists, heritage professionals and law enforcement agencies to tackle the increasing issue of heritage crime in the UK and beyond.

The group will provide a platform for discussion and collaboration on issues relating to heritage crime, including theft, vandalism, illegal metal detecting, and other criminal activities that damage or destroy heritage assets. The Heritage Crime Group will work towards developing strategies and best practices to prevent, detect, and respond to heritage crime.

The Heritage Crime Group is open to all CIfA members with an interest in heritage crime and its first meeting is planned for Monday 15 May at 2pm and is to be hosted online. The group aims to make a significant contribution to the protection and preservation of our shared cultural heritage. non-members of CIfA can also join the group for £10 each financal year.

If you are interested in attending the Heritage Crime Group's forming annual general meeting you can register via the event page here. Minutes will be available on their webpage after the forming AGM has taken place.

The forming committee are in place but if you are interested in joining the group committee please get in touch at Members of the institute can also join the group at any tme through the members area of the website, here (login is required).