9 Jun 2006 - 10 Jun 2006All dayCRASSH

Description

CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX

This conference proposes to be the first ever on the study of the history of art theft, and its application to contemporary law enforcement and defense of art collections. It will bring together academics, museum officials, collectors, lawyers, law enforcers, and other art professionals to discuss how the new field of the academic study of art theft can help prevent and solve art crimes today.

Representatives from the art and the law enforcement communities have expressed surprise that art crime has never been studied as an academic discipline, and enthusiasm at the prospect of a conference that would draw attention to the scholarly discipline of the study of art theft, with the practical application that the scholarship can help contemporary law enforcement and prevention of art crimes. This conference provides the opportunity for academics to work hand-in-hand with police departments, museums, gallery owners, and collectors, to develop strategies to curb the rampant plague of art crime.
Speakers:

    * Robert K Wittman, (Founding Director FBI Art Squad)
    * Robert Goldman (Chief US Prosecuting Attorney on Art Crime Cases)
    * James Hess (Attorney)
    * Dafydd Nelson (Attorney)
    * Noah Charney (Cambridge)
    * Neil Brodie (McDonald Institute, Cambridge)
    * Danielle Carrabino (The Courtauld Institute)
    * Vernon Rapley (Scotland Yard Arts and Antiquities Division)
    * Julian Radcliffe OBE (The Art Loss Register)
    * John Conklin (Tufts University)
    * Sharon Flescher (IFAR)
    * Dorit Straus (Chubb Insurance)
    * Dick Ellis
    * Silvia Loreti (Courtauld Institute)
    * Luisa Materassi (National Gallery, DC)

Organizer

Noah Charney
St John's College
Cambridge CB2 1TP
nlcharney@gmail.com

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN THE ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

Tel: +44 1223 766886
Email enquiries@crassh.cam.ac.uk