Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsThis week, we learned about three types of art crime, theft, forgery, and vandalism. All three of these types of crime stem from and harness the awesome power of art and the value we place on artistic works in our society. Whatever we do to protect art from theft, damage, or misrepresentation, that intangible value will remain and art will always be vulnerable. And the cases we talked about are really only the tip of a very large iceberg, only a few cases of art crime out of so many. Remember, the best forgers and the best thieves don't get caught. They aren't in our story. Nonetheless, we hope that you'll continue research into art crime. The clues are there.

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 secondsSomeone just needs to find them. Next week, we'll leave The Hunterian Art Museum and move to the University of Glasgow archives, where we'll discuss a complicated and emotional topic, the return of cultural property. While you may not believe that a person can truly own culture, someone can certainly possess it. In week three then, we'll talk about the hard-won and the hard-lost battles to gain custody of material heritage. Can the return of looted and stolen culture objects right a historical wrong? I look forward to your thoughts.

End of Week 2

Now that we have learned about the clues in art crime, we just need someone to follow them. Dr Donna Yates recaps what we learned about Art Crime in Week 2.

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Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime

The University of Glasgow