Faculty of Arts


ARTHIST 332

Art Crime


Description

Explores the growing trend of art crime through a focus on five primary areas: theft, fraud, smuggling, forgery and vandalism. These will be examined within the context of international and New Zealand case studies, including the theft of the Mona Lisa in 1911, Nazi looting in World War II and thefts during the Iraq War in 2003. Ways to curb such crime, particularly the development of art crime squads, will also be discussed. This course is taught concurrently with ARTHIST 230.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Ngārino Ellis

Reading/Texts


Recommended Reading

Conklin, John E., Art Crime (1994) Westport, Conn.: Praeger. Nicholas, H. Lynn, The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War (1994) New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Simpson, Elizabeth (ed.), The Spoils of War (1997) New York: Harry N. Abrams

Points

ARTHIST 332: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

Any 30 points at Stage II in Art History

Restrictions

ARTHIST 230


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