Mil News CARABINIERI for the Protection of Cultural Heritage and Anti-Counterfeiting ("Art Squad"). UPDATES.


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The "Arma dei Carabinieri" is a gendarmerie force of Italy founded in 1814, actually with many specialized branches. it's the fourth armed force of the country.

In order to effectively prevent looting the department "Comando Carabinieri per la Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale" (Protection of Cultural Heritage and Anti-Counterfeiting") has been in operation since 1969, and is now considered a worldwide leader in its field, setting international benchmarks.

This TOPIC collects news and updates about its -international- news and operations.

There are many online papers and books about this "Art Squad", that explain its duties.

More info:

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IRAQ, Sunday 25/8/2019

The management of the -Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Archeology- in coordination with the Italian police (Carabineri) opened a new course for archaeologists, police, Asayish forces at Erbil International Airport and archaeologists in order to sensitize them to stand against all violations against antiquities and heritage in our country with the archaeological awareness and continue until 5/9/2019.
Abu Dhabi (UAE) September 2019.

A course held by Carabinieri TPC about “Cultural Heritage Protection” to Abu Dhabi police.

It’s not the first time that Carabinieri are present in UAE: Back in 2016 a protocol of “Technical Arrangement” was signed by Arma dei Carabinieri and Abu Dhabi Police (PAD).



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ITALY - AFRICA October 18th.

Ended the course of “Protection of Cultural Properties: Legislation and Investigative Techniques“ in favour of police and civilian officers from Botswana, Egitto, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sud Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe e Togo.


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Thanks for raising awareness for their work, Matteoc.
NEW YORK , O.N.U. Headquarter, January 2020.

“Recovered treasures. The Art of saving Art” Exhibition.
Held by Arma dei Carabinieri and italian ministry of culture.

ITALY 50th anniversary of CARABINIERI TPC

Carabinieri TPC were created back in 1969.

Now after 50 years of activity, Italy done a commemorative coin, and all together Italy-Holy See - Sovereign Military Order of Malta also 6 stamps about retrieved items.


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ALBANIA, January.

A mission of Italian experts, made up of three MiBACT ministerial officials (an architect, a restorer and a photographer) and two soldiers from the CARABINIERI Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, will travel to Albania - starting next Sunday, with a week-long duration - for assess the damage to cultural heritage caused by the earthquake of November 26th.

ITALY-FRANCE. June 11th 2020

A work by the English artist Banksy was recovered by Carabinieri TPC of Ancona, it is made on a door of the French club "Bataclan" where a terrorist attack took place in 2015. The door was stolen a few years ago.


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PARIS June 26th 2020 from 14:30 to 17:00 (Paris hour)

Webinar on illegal cultural heritage business during COVID-19 (excavations and trade on line). Also with Dott. Corrado Catesi (Arma dei Carabinieri, now INTERPOL Works of Art Unit Coordinator ).


Live meeting on YouTube:

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ITALY JEWISH Community in Rome.

June 24th 2020

Signed this morning, at the Gardens of the Tempio Maggiore in Rome, the memorandum of understanding between the Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Carabinieri and the Jewish Community of Rome. The protocol, signed by General Roberto Riccardi and President Ruth Dureghello, regulates the collaboration for the protection of the artistic and cultural heritage, a fundamental part of the roots and national identity. , and in particular of the roots and identity of the Roman and Italian Jewish community. After signing, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism and the Cultural Heritage Protection Command returned 19 books to the Jewish Community of Rome as the first concrete sign of collaboration. These are books that in all probability are all attributable to the Library of the Rabbinic College of Rome and in any case belong, by subject and matter, to the Community. They are a small part of those thousands of books that were raided by the Nazis on October 13, 1943, just three days before the massive deportation of 1023 Jews to the extermination camps took place in Rome.

Source: Comunità Ebraica di Roma.

CROATIA Jan 2021

A small task force of Carabinieri landed in Croatia. A recent earthquake hit some cultural sites. #unite4heritage