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‘If only I could recover one icon from the Turks.’ – NRC.nl

Tasoula Hadjitofi had to flee her birthplace in Cyprus as a child. Now she has been chasing looted art for years. 'It might sound like I'm some kind of James Bond, but you must understand that there is a big downside to this kind of life.' When Tasoula Hadjitofi is in...

Press Release – The Icon Hunter

Pegasus books publishes much-anticipated memoir 'The Icon Hunter' by Tasoula Hadjitofi renown cultural activist. The book has amassed positive reviews from the literary community in the US and Europe. On sale: 11 April 2017 The Icon Hunter Press...

Eleftheria toy Typou

The Cypriot “prosfygopoula” (little girl refugee) who became an “icon hunter” and a “hunter” of stolen (national) treasures. An International persecutor of (cultural) crime.  “I have the recipe for reclaiming the Parthenon Marbles…”  A “traumatized child of war” –as...

Tasoula Hadjitofi to release her autobiography

THE ICON HUNTER - A Refugee’s Quest to Reclaim Her Nation’s Stolen Heritage by Tasoula Hadjitofi with Kathy Barrett On Sale: April 11, 2017 Throughout history, art smugglers, war profiteers, and terrorists have stolen countless icons, frescos, mosaics and cultural...

PENDING RATIFICATION OF 1954 HAGUE CONVENTION

The ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict will be mentioned in the Queen’s Speech in British Parliament. This is a result of months of dedicated lobbying by Walk of Truth and the All-Party...

Mayor of London backs efforts to halt trade in trafficked antiquities

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, today joined members of both Houses of Parliament in vowing to stop London’s art market being used by terrorists to sell trafficked antiquities. The parliamentarians also backed the idea of London Boris Johnson, the mayor of London,...