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2014: the Year Art Theft Went Pop

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The following is an excerpt from The Secret History of Art’s regular column in The Journal of Art Crime, the only peer-reviewed academic journal on the interdisciplinary study of art crime.  To… More ›

Technology against Art Looters

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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.

Art Crime 2nd Only To Drugs in UK

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A BBC News report shows that organized criminal groups are targeting art in the UK, as detailed by British police.  The estimated value of art crime in the UK is some 300 million pounds, making it… More ›

Professor of Art Crime

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The Secret History of Art was asked to write an autobiographical essay about getting into the study of art crime for the alumni magazine of St John’s College, University of Cambridge, where I… More ›

Guardian, ARCA, & WikiLoot

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ARCA (Association for Research into Crimes against Art) will be awarding Jason Felch, the LA Times columnist and co-author of Chasing Aphrodite at its annual conference in the study of art crime, held… More ›

Why Art Crime has Gone Understudied

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Despite being the estimated third highest-grossing criminal trade worldwide, behind only drugs and arms, according to the US Department of Justice, Scotland Yard, the Carabinieri, and other notable… More ›

Criminology vs Criminalistics

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Today was the first part of a two-day conference on Criminalistics and Criminal Investigation, hosted by the Faculty of Security and Criminal Justice of University of Maribor, held in Ljubljana,… More ›

ARCA announces New CEO

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ARCA, the Association for Research into Crimes against Art, is pleased to announce the hiring of a new CEO.

100th Anniversary of the Mona Lisa Theft

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It’s Mona Lisa theft weekend, with the 100th anniversary of the world’s most famous heist coming up this Sunday, 21 August.  That same day sees the 50th anniversary of another famous… More ›

Interview of the Week: Derek Fincham

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The Secret History of Art is pleased to present a series of interviews with the world’s leading experts in art crime, from professors to police.  Today’s interview is with Professor Derek… More ›