Crime scenes: A slideshow of art and the cultural heritage that is being stolen

Therese Rohrbeck '08 focused her studies at HLS on cultural property law. As part of an independent clinical project, she spent 18 days in Guatemala City and Antigua this winter meeting with government officials and studying colonial religious art and architecture.
Hundreds of cultural artifacts have been stolen from Guatemala's churches and museums to meet a rising demand for colonial religious art. Rohrbeck's research focused on legal strategies for fighting the illicit trafficking of cultural heritage. She will be submitting her report to the U.S. State Department and Guatemala's Ministry of Culture.