On art crime and art historical mysteries

10 Scariest Stories Ever Written

In honor of Halloween, the Secret History of Art is pleased to present a series of short essays on what I consider the scariest stories ever written.  These come from a project I did last year for… More ›

Study Art Crime in Italy

The Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA) 2014 Postgraduate Certificate Program in International Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection program will be held from May 29 through… More ›

Slovenia vs Croatia: Sausage Wars

My latest article is in Hemispheres magazine, and deals with the battle over protected status for a Slovenian sausage, Kranjska klobasa, that is about much more than the nomenclature of pork…

How To Get Published in English

The Secret History of Art is giving a free talk as part of Ljubljana’s Liber.ac festival this Thursday at the Filozofska Fakulteta of University of Ljubljana, at 2pm, in room 02A.  The subject… More ›

Technology against Art Looters

The Secret History of Art, along with many of his ARCA friends and associates, is quoted in this excellent New York Times article on how technology is helping to curb art looting.  Take a look here.

Bled Film Festival

This summer the fairy tale location of Bled, Slovenia will host the first annual Bled Film Festival


Drinking Vodka with Bill Murray

My latest feature is on Slovenia vodka, the evolution of gourmet vodkas, the benefits of drinking via ice luge, and features my conversations with Bill Murray and Mikhail Baryshnikov.  Bottom’s… More ›

Interview: Jane Goodall

This week The Secret History of Art interviewed 80-year-old, world-famous naturalist, Dame Jane Goodall.  Check it out here.

Cultural Heritage Research Prize

The Secret History of Art is one of a select number of jury members for a brand new prize, established by the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy and former Italian Minister of Culture, Francesco Rutelli…. More ›