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Art Crime - Myth and Reality

by Will Korner

Monday 3rd April

This lecture provides an introduction to the various types of types of art crime including well-known museum heists and Nazi looting, antiquities looting and trafficking, fakes and forgeries and also

the everyday nature of art and valuables crime. These are all accompanied by case studies including several in which Will Korner was involved.



Will Korner spends his time working with governments, ministries and archaeologists internationally to recover and repatriate cultural property. He manages relationships with art dealers and private clients as an antiquities specialist. Will is the Global Fairs Project Manager at The European Fine Art Foundation in Maastricht and New York, overseeing the world’s leading art and antiques fairs. He was previously a manager at the Art Loss Register (ALR) for 8 years, heading up their vetting team at events such as Art Basel and many other major world art fairs. He also founded and runs the Cultural Heritage At Risk Database (CHARD), an organisation that works internationally to register collections at archaeological sites, museums and other depositories that might be 'at risk'.

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