On art crime and art historical mysteries

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

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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 ›

Imagining Hitler’s Fuhrermuseum

The Secret History of Art’s latest article, among very many you may have noticed, related the Monuments Men film was in The Daily Beast.  It imagines Hitler’s planned Fuhrermuseum in… More ›

Is Sherlock Holmes a Good Detective?

In the Arthur Conan Doyle story, “The Silver Blaze,” Sherlock Holmes discusses the theft of a race horse from a country estate that is guarded by a fierce watch dog.

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Amy Tan Interview

Don’t miss The Secret History of Art’s exclusive interview with author Amy Tan, featured in a recent How I Write column in The Daily Beast.

Back from the Holidays

The Secret History of Art is back after the holidays.  I just counted and I wrote 66 articles last year, 62 of which have been published, and that excludes my 52 weekly How I Write interviews. Plus… More ›

BBC Art Theft Documentary

Saturday the 21st at 9pm UK time, on BBC2, you can catch a documentary film on art theft which both features me as a guest expert, and which I helped put together.  Produced by IWC, it is a showcase… More ›