About the Trust

The New Zealand Art Crime Research Trust is a Charitable Trust which hosts a regular Art Crime Symposium, advances multi-disciplinary research into art crime and related issues, and encourages awareness of art crime in all its manifestations and forms, with a particular focus on the New Zealand environment.

The Trust hosted its inaugural Art Crime Symposium on Saturday 19th September 2015, at the City Gallery in Wellington. This innovative symposium brought together leading academics and researchers for an important and ground-breaking one-day Symposium, covering many aspects of art crime both in New Zealand and beyond, at the City Gallery in the heart of Wellington.

The first Symposium was such a success that it has now become an annual event.  See the Our Symposia page for more information.

The Trustees

From left to right: Louisa Gommans, Ngarino Ellis, Penelope Jackson, Arthur Tompkins