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“The Art of the Steal” Film Review

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Many have asked for my take on the latest art heist movie, The Art of the Steal. Here you go, today in Film International magazine

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.

Study Art Crime in Italy

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2014 POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN ART CRIME AND CULTURAL HERITAGE PROTECTION

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 ›

ARCA in Dan Brown’s “Inferno”

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The Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA), the research group founded by The Secret History of Art, is name-dropped in Dan Brown’s Inferno, as noted in the ARCA Blog.

Gardner Heist Update!

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The FBI’s Press Conference on the Gardner heist, held on the 23rd anniversary of the crime, revealed some new information considered sensational by the media.  The largest property crime in… More ›

Art Theft in The Guardian

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The Guardian’s wonderful art critic, Jonathan Jones (author of the highly-recommended The Lost Battles, about Leonardo’s lost Battle of Anghiari, a topic discussed in one of my LA Times… More ›

Chinese Art Heist Shocks Norway

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On Saturday, 5 January, 23 rare Chinese artifacts and artworks were stolen in a daring heist at the Bergens Industrial Arts Museum in Norway.  Once home to one of Europe’s largest collections of… 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 ›

Skeleton Keys and Stolen Art in Barcelona

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The Museu Frederic Marés in Barcelona is a museum-sized cabinet of curiosities, and one of the lesser-known highlights to a visit there.  To recommend any one exhibit to see in the museum is a… More ›

More on Rotterdam Art Heist

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The Secret History of Art was interviewed by a load of magazines and newspapers regarding the recent Rotterdam art heist, including the Washington Post, De Gelderlander (Netherlands), and several… More ›

Podcast: How the Mona Lisa was Stolen

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The latest episode of The Secret History of Art podcast is up. It tells a play-by-play of what happened on 21 August, 1911, when Vincenzo Peruggia stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre…. More ›

The Most Famous Heist in History, Part 2 of 2

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With renewed interest in the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa, thanks to an upcoming film on the subject (La Banda Picasso) as well as it’s omnipresence in the cultural imagination, The Secret History of… More ›

How To Write a Best-Selling Thriller, Part 3

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In honor of The New York Times Book Review “How-To” special issue this past Sunday, The Secret History of Art (who is a best-selling author of fiction and non-fiction when not bringing you this… More ›

How To Write a Best-Selling Thriller, Part 2

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In honor of The New York Times Book Review “How-To” special issue this past Sunday, The Secret History of Art (who is a best-selling author of fiction and non-fiction when not bringing you this… More ›

How To Write a Best-Selling Thriller, Part 1

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In honor of The New York Times Book Review “How-To” special issue this past Sunday, The Secret History of Art (who is a best-selling author of fiction and non-fiction when not bringing you… More ›

Interview: Joshua Knelman on “Hot Art”

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Joshua Knelman is a young Canadian journalist whose first book, Hot Art, is about investigating stolen art. In it he profiles Don Hrycyk, Dick Ellis, and other investigators, as he follows the story… More ›

Art Theft in the FBI Bulletin

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The Secret History of Art has co-authored the cover article for the March 2012 edition of the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, a peer-reviewed monthly journal published by the US Department of Justice… More ›