11 May 2020

Penelope Jackson - expert on art crime

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:35 pm on 11 May 2020

Over the past few weeks, brazen thieves have stolen art from shuttered museums in Europe as Covid-19 forces people to stay at home.

Police are looking for art works by Van Gogh, Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Annibal Caracci, and Salvator Rosa, taken in two separate heists.

Other thieves were foiled in their attempt to steal a priceless crucifixion painting by the Flemish master, Pieter Bruegel the younger, in Northern Italy.

Today's expert, Penelope Jackson has written two books on art crime and was about to start a third when lockdown forced her home to Tauranga.

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