The Friday Morning Lecture Series presents:

"The World of International Art Crime" presented by Anthony Amore
Friday, November 8, 2013
at 10 a.m. in the McCarthy Meeting Room

Protecting cultural property is a never-ending job for any art museum. But despite advanced security technologies, thieves are still able to slip past security and steal precious and highly valuable pieces. We’re accustomed to hearing stories about bank and jewelry store robberies, but we are often shocked when an art museum is the target of a successful heist. 
What drives a thief to steal a piece of artwork right off the museum wall, often in broad daylight? What really happens to the artwork after it’s stolen? 

Anthony Amore, director of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and an art crime expert, will be speaking about famous art crimes . Amore’s lecture will include details about the world’s most significant art crimes, include the unsolved Gardner museum heist in 1990, when two thieves -- disguised as policemen -- stole 13 pieces of artwork, valued at $500 million. Amore has been leading the efforts to track down the missing artwork since joining the museum in 2005. 

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