Marking the 10th anniversary of the looting of the Iraq Museum and the subsequent founding of SAFE, we invited you to join us in reflection.
SAFE Candlelight for Global Heritage book

Click to flip through the pages or download book to read the “10 YEARS AFTER” comments and reflections.


In 2013, SAFE launched a global awareness campaign “10 YEARS AFTER” and focused on our core mission: to raise public awareness about the irreversible damage that results from looting, smuggling and trading illicit antiquities.

For six months until October 1, we invited institutions and individuals to share with us on our web site and social media outlets:

  • their efforts dedicated to global heritage preservation;
  • their thoughts on global concern of looting and the illicit antiquities trade;
  • how public awareness can contribute to the solution;

and apropos to the theme of 10th anniversary…

The result was a truly global response, with participants sharing their latest projects and reflections about preserving cultural heritage on our web site and Facebook page, dedicated to the Global Candlelight Vigil. Most of all, moving remembrances of the events that initiated the founding of our organization. Please read them in this commemorative e-book.

Thank you for standing with us in the fight against looting and the illicit antiquities trade, and don’t forget to light a candle for global heritage.