Bohemian Book Club: Stealing History: Art Theft, Looting, and Other Crimes Against our Cultural Heritage

 

Bohemians! Here’s what we’re reading this week:

 

Stealing History: Art Theft, Looting, and Other Crimes Against our Cultural Heritage

by Colleen Margaret Clarke and Eli Jacob Szydlo
(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

 

“When compared to terrorism, drugs and violent crimes that occupy the news today art is not considered as important. But, as it turns out, art and cultural crime is currently ranked as the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world. What exactly is art crime? Why does art matter? And what is law enforcement doing to prevent this crime today? Due to the misleading portrayal of art crime in the entertainment industry people have the flawed belief that art and cultural crime doesn’t damage anyone in a direct way. And the truth of the matter is that this crime results in the loss of billions of dollars annually…”

 

 

 


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