Dec 23, 2010 — The Ghent Altarpiece is one of the world's most famous — and most frequently stolen paintings. Not bad for a monumental work of art that's the size of a barn door and the weight of two elephants.
Jul 12, 2010 — Wittman founded the FBI's Art Crime Team and has tracked down more than $225 million worth of stolen art and cultural property — including a $36 million self-portrait by Rembrandt. Wittman describes the heists in his new memoir, Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures.
Dec 7, 2008 — Over the centuries, the West has accumulated treasures from all over the world to fill its museums. A new book explores efforts among some nations to recover their antiquities and possible resolutions to disputes over claims to treasures.
Oct 25, 2006 — The sad-sack central character of Robert Ward's latest novel is the anti-hero of a darkly comic story of love and crime, who falls in love with a woman who knows a loser when she sees one. He sets out to win her affections with a heist gone bad...
May 17, 2006 — Looters in Italy dig up ancient treasures and sell them to the highest bidder. Some pieces make their way to the world's biggest museums. Author Peter Watson examines the network behind the trade.
Dec 2, 2005 — With her gift book selections, NPR's Ketzel Levine will take you wandering through old maps and contemporary art galleries, courtside at the NBA, inside the minds of raucous high school kids, and into the embrace of poems.