The Palgrave Handbook on Art Crime, 1st Edition

  • Saskia Hufnagel
  • Duncan Chappell
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 1137544058
  • ISBN-13: 9781137544056
  • DDC: 364.135
  • 909 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released February 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This handbook showcases studies on art theft, fraud and forgeries, cultural heritage offences and related legal and ethical challenges. It has been authored by prominent scholars, practitioners and journalists in the field and includes both overviews of particular art crime issues as well as regional and national case studies. It is one of the first scholarly books in the current art crime literature that can be utilized as an immediate authoritative reference source or teaching tool. It also includes a bibliographic guide to the current literature across interdisciplinary boundaries. Apart from legal, criminological, archeological, and historical perspectives on theft, fraud and looting, this volume contains chapters on iconoclasm and graffiti, underwater cultural heritage, the trade in human remains and the trade, theft and forgery of papyri. The book thereby hopes to encourage scholars from a wider variety of disciplines to contribute their valuable knowledge to art crime research. It offers the most comprehensive, international collection of research on art crime; includes contributions from practitioners including members of Interpol, UNESCO and the National Portrait Gallery; and draws on criminology, law, art history and museum studies.