The second issue of The Journal of Art Crime, published in the Fall of 2009 by the Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA) and edited by Noah Charney, features academic articles, editorial essays, and reviews.
Academic articles include Graham Ospreay's "Issues in Identification and the Authenticity of Artist's Signatures"; Liz Losch's "Hebborn's 'Van Dyck': Authenticity and Authorship in the Forgery of an Old Master Drawing"; Bojan Dobovsek, Noah Charney, and Sasa Vucko on "Art Crime Archives"; Judge Arthur Tompkins' "A Permanent International Art Crime Tribunal?"; Stepahnie Goldfarb's "Lessons in Looting"; and John Yates "Vinlandsaga: The Mystery of the Yale Vinland Map".
Regular columns include Noah Charney's Lessons from the History of Art Crime ("Ten Cost-Effective Steps to Improve Security at Your Museum"); David Gill's Context Matters ("Looting in the Balkans"); Donn Zaretsky's Art Law and Policy ("Holocaust Era Cases Reviewed"); and Colonel Giovanni Pastore's Cultural Heritage ("Protection of the Concept and Profiles".
Editorial essays include Mark Durney on "Understanding the Motivations Behind Art Crime and the Effects of an Institution's Response"; Abiodun Johnson Eniyandunni on "Cultural Artifacts in Nigeria"; Judith Harris on "Financing Terror"; and Catherine Schofield Sezgin on "Turkish Archaeological Sites and the Trade of Illegal Antiquities".
Reviews include David Gill on "Whose Culture? The Promise of Museums and the Debate Over Antiquities"; Douglas L. Yearwood on "The Lost Chalice: The Epic Hunt for a Priceless Masterpiece"; James Charney on "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History"; John Kleberg on "Provenance"; and Emily Blyze and Kate Panella on ARCA's War Looting Literature Review.
Other items include Noah Charney's The Art We Must Protect ("Top Ten Must-See Works of Art in Madrid"); Mark Durney's profile of Chris Marinello, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Art Loss Register; Mark Durney's Q&A with Charley Hill; and the 2009 ARCA Award Winners.
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Cover Illustration by Urska Charney.