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March 1, 2011

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The Journal of Art Crime, Spring 2010: A Summary Review

The third issue of The Journal of Art Crime, the first peer-reviewed academic journal on the interdisciplinary study of art crime edited by Noah Charney and published by ARCA, was published in the Spring of 2010. Based upon last month's success of highlighting articles in the fourth issue of The Journal of Art Crime, we're taking the time to backtrack to highlight the contents of the first three issues.

In his Letter from the Editor, Noah Charney highlights the second article from a new member of our prestigious staff of regular columnists: Colonel Giovanni Pastore, until recently the Vice-Commandant of the Carabinieri Division for the Protection of Cultural Heritage:
"Pastore, a founding trustee of ARCA, is one of the world's most decorated and respected art officers. His work has been particularly instrumental in encouraging international cooperation between police forces, and building a bridge between academia and law enforcement -- both fundamental goals of ARCA. Pastore's column appears in Italian and in English translation, to further emphasize the internationality of ARCA (with seats in Italy and the United States) and of art crime itself."
"We are also proud to introduce another new regular columnist, Ton Cremers. Cremers is an expert on museum safety and security and is the founder of the Museum Security Network, which assembles press releases on art crime and museum security worldwide for dissemination to members of the art and art security worlds. We are honored to include Cremers in this and future issues of the journal."
Academic articles include "Collecting Histories and the Market for Classical Antiquiteis" by David W. J. Gill; "Responding to Art Vandalism in British Museums and Galleries: a Survey of the Situation" by Helen E. Scott; "The Getty Kouros Mystery" by Miranda Vitello; "Copy versus Forgery: The Difficulty in Determining Motive with Regards to Modern Iconography and Icon Collections" by Riikka Köngäs; "Faking History: How Provenance Forgery is Conning the Art World" by Olivia Sladen; and "The Looting of the Iraq Museums: An Examination of Efforts to Protect Universal Cultural Property" by Simmy Swinder.

Some of our regular columns include Ton Cremer's "Security & Safety Reflections, Oxygen Reduction in Museums, Libraries, and Archives"; David Gill's "Context Matters: Italy and the US, Reviewing Cultural Property Agreements"; Colonel Giovanni Pastore's "Cultural Heritage, The Defense of Underwater Archaeological Heritage"; Noah Charney's "Lessons from the History of Art Crime, Did the Nazis Steal the Mona Lisa?"; and Donn Zaretsky's "Art Law and Policy.

Editorial Essays include John Kleberg on "What's in a Number?" and "University Treasures"; Judith Harris on "After 40 Years, Revelations about the Lost Caravaggio"; and David W. J. Gill on "The Returns to Italy from North America: An Overview."

Book reviews include "Nazi Plunder: Great Treasure Stories of World War II"; "America and the Return of Nazi Contraband: The Recovery of Europe's Cultural Treasures"; "Criminology and Archaeology: Studies in Looted Antiquities"; "The Restitution of Cultural Assets"; and four French books on Rose Valland.

Noah Charney reviews the exhibit "Caravaggio at The Quirinale" Exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome.

Other articles include Noah Charney's "The Art We Must Protect: Top Ten Must-See Artworks in the USA"; Mark Durney's profile of Ton Cremers and "Q&A with ICE's Cultural Property, Art and Antiquities Program Head of the Northeast, Special Agent Bonnie Goldblatt"; and the 2010 ARCA Award Winners.

You may subscribe to The Journal of Art Crime here.