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Art Crimes and Forensic Science

This episode of Mad Art cast welcomes Dr Ray Burks as our expert scientist who teaches us the way art crimes are investigated. We also discuss some of the most infamous art heists in history including some of the FBI’s top ten art crimes.

Here are some of the links we promised from the show:

The Art of Investigation: Painting a Picture of Applied Forensics

Here is some information on the famous “Gardner Case” that recently was reopened.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum case. (1990)

And the latest on Gardner the case. (2015)

Here is a video of Noah Charney talking about art forgery.

And I got a gift card for my birthday so I bought the book!

Amy and the book

You can pick up a copy for yourself on Amazon here. I can’t wait to read it and talk about it on a future episode!

Link to the Blue Boy painting

Here is a link to ancient sites ISIS has destroyed. And: more. (There is more if you google.)

Find Dr Ray Burks on Twitter!

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Amy Roth

Amy Davis Roth (aka Surly Amy) is a multimedia, science-loving artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. She makes Surly-Ramics and is currently in love with pottery. Daily maker of art and leader of Mad Art Lab. Support her on Patreon. Tip Jar is here.

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  1. HAHAHA… so yeah there are SO many stories about my apartment complex and how messed up it is. But we did do a cheek swab, not a poop sample. And yeah, I doubt they’ve even bothered to use that to nail anyone, but they threaten it. I HAVE had to collect her poo for a vet though.

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