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Protected: Former FBI agent shares stories of art theft, recovery

Monday, January 30th, 2012

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Art Theft Central: An Examination of Art Theft

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

An Examination of Art Theft Posted: 14 Sep 2010 02:24 PM PDT The following is the abstract from my dissertation titled "An Examination of Art Theft, Analysis of Relevant Statistics, and Insights into the Protection of Cultural Heritage": This paper qualifies and interprets art theft statistics provided by the London-based Art Loss ...

Art Theft Central: New Insights into an Old Art Theft

Friday, August 13th, 2010

In June 1961, Francisco de Goya's "Portrait of the Duke of Wellington" was temporarily barred from  export to the United States after its sale to the American oil magnate Charles Wrightsman, who at the time was also a Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Two months later, the UK ...

Art Theft Central: Motivations Behind Art Theft

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

While working as a security guard at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, I found that many visitors would frequently stare at the empty frames in the infamous Dutch Room and ask, "Why steal art?" In a paper I presented last November at the American Society of Criminology's Annual Conference, I ...