Thursday, May 27, 2010

To Catch a Thief: Why American Museums Are Safer Than European Museums

A recent Washington Post article by Jacqueline Trescott and Dan Zak made the bold, but hard to argue with statement that United States museums foil thieves much better than their European counterparts do, for a vast number of reasons, some of which are beyond the control of museum administrators. Art crime is a $6 million USD business, but a fraction of that happens on American soil. What, if anything, can United States art institutions, the new kid on the art world block, teach the old heads of Europe? Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "To Catch a Thief."

[Image: George Braque’s 1906 Olive Tree Near Estaque, recently stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art.]

1 comment:

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