Second AHRC Workshop – Art, Crime and Criminals: Painting Fresh Pictures of Art Theft, Fraud and Plunder


Following the success of the first workshop, this second workshop aims specifically at discussions in the area of art fraud and forgeries. 

All workshops will be structured around a number of presentations by prominent actors in the field, but the main parts are discussions around the topic between all participants.

The aim of the workshop series is to encourage interdisciplinary research, cross-jurisdictional sharing of knowledge and exchange of ideas between academics, practitioners and policy makers. Practitioners will be invited from various backgrounds, such as, police, customs, museums, galleries, auction houses, dealerships, insurance companies, art authenticators, forensic scientists, private security companies etc.

On Monday 16 January 2017, at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence & Security Studies (RUSI), 61 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET

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Programme details:

9.00 am Registration

9.30 am – 10.00 am
Introduction by Duncan Chappell and Saskia Hufnagel

10:00am – 11.30 am
1.       International Case Studies
Dr. Noah Charney, founder, Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA)
Rene Allonge – Detective Chief Superintendent, Criminal Investigation Office (State of Berlin) and Steven Weigel – Detective Superintendent, Criminal Investigation Office (State of Berlin)
Saskia Hufnagel, QMUL

Coffee Break 11.30 am – 12.00 pm

12.00 pm – 1.00 pm
Presentation by and Dialogue with John Myatt

1.00pm – 2.00 pm Lunch

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
2.       International Law Enforcement and Security Perspectives
Vernon Rapley, Head of Security and Visitor Services at the Victoria & Albert Museum
Toby Bull, Senior Inspector, Hong Kong Police
Michael Will, Europol

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm Afternoon Tea

4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
3.       Detection, Prosecution and other legal action
Professor Robyn Sloggett, Director, Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, University of Melbourne
James Ratcliffe, Art Loss Register
Robert A. Kugler – Barrister/Solicitor (Rechtsanwalt), Höly, Rauch & Partner – Lawyers, Berlin