Art theft and forgery investigation

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Art Theft And Forgery Investigation: The Complete Field Manual by Robert E. Spiel

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Published 30.12.2018

Documentary: Large scale art theft during the Third Reich Period

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Robert E. Spiel

Crimes against Art: Forgery, Theft & Repatriation Issues: Introduction

The subject of art crime demands a thorough investigation to identify the threats and challenges it presents to our cultural and commercial institutions. In order to understand art crime, it is important to identify the broad range of illegal activities with the potential to emerge within the international art world. From legal and ethical challenges to economic and technological threats. Visits to cultural institutions in London will provide the backdrop from which to identify fakes, forgeries, misattributions and replications, and increasingly important themes of cultural restitution and repatriation will continue to be discussed throughout the duration of the course. From understanding how art crime operates, to identifying and mitigate potential threats, this program is an opportunity to help safeguard and preserve our collective cultural identity. Cultural restitution and spoliation is not merely a past issue, but lives today in ongoing court cases and the ravages of war-torn countries.


Through the use of case histories and careful examinations. Contributors discuss art crime subcategories, including vandalism, iconoclasm, forgery, fraud, peace-time theft, war looting, archaeological looting, smuggling, submarine looting, and ransom.

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The looting of art and cultural property during war and conflict and other art theft and crime is a significant problem. Georgetown Law Library has a number of books on art crime. A few recent books include the following:. Georgetown Law Library Guides U. Search this Guide Search.


3 thoughts on “Art Theft And Forgery Investigation: The Complete Field Manual by Robert E. Spiel

  1. Reconstruction of a complete history of ownership for a given work can be difficult and sometimes impossible since it may require access to archives and sales records not generally open to the public.

  2. The goal of this unique manual is to arm criminal investigators with tools and weapons that are suitable and effective against art theft and forgery. The author.

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