Trade-heavy and academic-light, but useful talks on the state of illicit antiquities play globally
The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
Posted on 27 March 2016
Tiny Japanese sculptures are silent witness to an art florescence then catastrophe for Jewish families under Nazism.
Tangled Vines by Frances Dinkelspiel
Posted on 14 March 2016
Wine crime. It’s just like art crime: dark and fascinating.
Conflict antiquities and conflicted antiquities by Alice Stevenson
Posted on 7 March 2016
Against the movement of public antiquities into the private art market.
The Lives of Colonial Objects by Cooper, Paterson, & Wanhalla (eds)
Posted on 29 February 2016
A beautiful collection of vignettes about the meanings of material things from New Zealand’s past.
Bone Rooms by Samuel J. Redman
Posted on 22 February 2016
The tense and fascinating history of the collection of human remains at American museums.
A Fool and His Monet by Sandra Orchard
Posted on 15 February 2016
A fun first novel in a new mystery series featuring an FBI Art Crime Team agent.
The Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Property by Laurie Rush and Luisa Benedettini Millington
Posted on 7 February 2016
All about the world’s most stylish art cops.
Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery by Arne Birkenstock
Posted on 29 January 2016
The Wolfgang Beltracchi film has come to Netflix, but this forger flick feels forced.
Famous Art Robberies, a game by Kulturmeister
Posted on 17 January 2016
Fun, reasonably priced card game featuring spectacular real art heists.
A Savage Country by Paul Moon
Posted on 11 January 2016
The sale of preserved human heads for the European curio market in context.
Fallen Glory by James Crawford
Posted on 4 January 2016
The ‘death’ of 20 of history’s most important buildings.