Restorers in Art Crime

September 7 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Art Newspaper have published an interesting short article on the role of restorers in art crime.

According to the piece:

“Without restorers to disguise stolen relics, there would be no laundered items for antiquities traffickers to sell,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. “Behind every antiquities trafficking ring preying upon cultural heritage for profit, there is someone reassembling and restoring these looted pieces to lend the criminal enterprise a veneer of legitimacy.”

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