Faculty of Arts
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.
Coordinator(s) Dr Ngārino Ellis
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
ARTHIST 332: 15.0 points
Any 30 points at Stage II in Art History