Faculty of Arts


ARTHIST 230

Art Crime


Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for ARTHIST 230.

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.

Availability 2018

Not taught in 2018

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Ngārino Ellis

Recommended Reading

Bazley, Tom. Crimes of the Art World. New York: Praeger. 2010.

Charney, Noah. Art and crime: Exploring the dark side of the art world. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger/ABC-CLIO, c2009.               

Steven Manacorda and Duncan Chappell, eds., Crime in the Art and Antiquities World: Illegal Trafficking in Cultural Property. New York: Springer, 2011.

Nicholas, Lynn. The Rape of Europa: the Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and Second World War. New York: Vintage Books, 1995.  See also www.rapeofeuropa.com

Assessment

Case Study: 15%, 750 words
Research essay: 30%, 2000 words
Final two hour exam: 50%
Participation in Lectorials: 5%.

Points

ARTHIST 230: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

15 points at Stage I in Art History and 30 points passed

Restrictions

ARTHIST 332


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