17 | Art Heists - please don't burn the art

17 | Art Heists - please don't burn the art

I'm back with Erin to talk about an exciting subject... art heists! We discuss the biggest unsolved art theft, why the crime is ultimately unrewarding, and our dream job of working for the FBI. If we still haven’t convinced you to return stolen artwork by the end of this episode at least you’ll know to check your humidity levels.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Museum's website 


The Museum of Stolen Art - visit the website and download the app for your phone! 


Gardner Museum Art Heist Update

- a must listen if you liked our brief discussion about the Gardner Museum heist. 


A look at what art heists are probably like in real life. Erin and I went to see American Animals right after recording the podcast. It was so good! If you have a chance to see it, go! 


Links / articles mentioned

Jordan Weissmann - Have you ever tried to sell a stolen painting? - the Atlantic

Sophie Gilbert - Why are art heists so fascinating? - the Atlantic

10 Famous Art Heists - the History Channel 

The Biggest Unsolved Art Heist - MentalFloss

The 6 Biggest Art Thefts in History - Canvas, blog by Saatchi Art

The 5 Best Museum Heists in History - Time

18 | Gendered Art - both past & present

18 | Gendered Art - both past & present

16 | Chain Links - the importance of archives

16 | Chain Links - the importance of archives