February 28, 2024

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INTERPOL has launched an app called ‘ID-Art’ to better protect cultural heritage.

 About ‘ID-Art’ App:

  • ‘ID-Art’ App aims to help identify the stolen cultural property, reduce smuggling. The app also increases the possibility of recovering stolen works and artefacts.

Key facts:

  • INTERPOL’s database: The app enables users to get mobile access to the Interpol database of stolen works of art. Further, the user can be a law enforcement agency or a general public
  • Create an inventory: The app allows museums and private collectors to capture images and record features of their works of art on the App. This will also help to keep track of their collections.
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