The Trace Stolen Alert Network (TSAN) has formed partnerships with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), the Antique Collectors Club and The Art Newspaper in an effort to improve detection and recovery rates for stolen possessions.

As a result of the agreements, the Trace Bulletin, which details recent thefts of valuable objects, will appear in each of the organisations' publications.

TSAN has now signed up around 30 organisations to the scheme, with existing members including architectural salvage specialist Salvo, and National Churchwatch.

Trace chief operating officer Dale Howarth said: "With this enhancement to the dissemination of information, loss adjusters and insurers can be assured of maximum yet targeted exposure for cases of stolen objects."

"This will result in an improvement to insurers claims to loss ratios as more objects are recovered."