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The Paris heist will lead to a rise in art theft

The Paris heist will lead to a rise in art theft http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/interview_the-paris-heist-will-lead-to-a-rise-in-art-theft_1395613 Moeena HalimSunday, June 13, 2010 0:30 IST Last month, a thief broke into the Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris and helped himself to five extremely valuable artworks, including…

Egyptian official chides museums over antiquities

Egyptian official chides museums over antiquities By ULA ILNYTZKY (AP) – 17 hours ago http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gnwhIM-DHEsZFC9sK0189m06tj0QD9F8556O0 NEW YORK — Egypt’s antiquities chief, speaking at a preview of a King Tut exhibition, renewed his attacks on museums he claims have refused to…

documentation about insider theft

For those of you interested in the phenomenon of insider we have assembled reports at: http://www.museum-security.org/?cat=14 At http://www.museum-security.org/insider-theft.pdf texts accompanying power point presentation about insider theft (2005, ever since updated regularly. Further information: Ellie@bruggemansolutions.com) Also worthwhile reading: Keeping it safe,…

Noah Charney's misconceptions about art theft

At http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/29907/2008-in-review-art-crimes-of-the-year/?page=1 mr. Charney repeats platitudes about the scope of art crime. Nothing new to report, just a repetition: “Most people assume that art crime consists of only a handful of museum heists each year; in actuality, it has become…

Dr. Derek Fincham: Brent Benjamin Appointed to CPAC

More options Oct 13, 4:36 pm Brent Benjamin Appointed to CPAC (cross-posted with relevant links at http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/2008/10/brent-benjamin-appointed-to-cpac.html) Dr. Derek Fincham The White House announced back in September that President Bush will nominate Brent R. Benjamin to serve on the Cultural…

The Art Thief: A Novel by Noah Charney. ("the worst I've reviewed in 30 years…")

* Sept mercenaires pour quatre tableaux commandésSept personnes mises en examenà Marseille, dont cinq écrouées pour les toiles volées   http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/c5a1ac1f544ada2b?hl=en * True or false: Indiana Jones is a plunderer.   http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/07750398cee16ba9?hl=en * The Art Thief: A Novel by Noah Charney. (“the…

The Art Thief: A Novel by Noah Charney. ("the worst I've reviewed in 30 years…")

* Sept mercenaires pour quatre tableaux commandésSept personnes mises en examenà Marseille, dont cinq écrouées pour les toiles volées   http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/c5a1ac1f544ada2b?hl=en * True or false: Indiana Jones is a plunderer.   http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/07750398cee16ba9?hl=en * The Art Thief: A Novel by Noah Charney. (“the…

As the Bill Reid thefts show, art crime does pay: unfounded statements by Noah Charney whose fantasy is going adrift

  * Book review by Tom Flynn: Fiat Cuno (Who Owns Antiquity  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/53b8c31328eef5f4?hl=en * Beware of Directors Bearing Guidelines?  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/027fdb0472059b1e?hl=en * Roger Bland to Lecture at Field Museum Regarding Treasure Act and Portable Antiquities Scheme  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/db4d55b2fba36076?hl=en * Les tableaux retrouvés…