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The enigma of stolen artwork

Nobody knows how many stolen artworks have been destroyed by the perpetrators or their accomplices, says Richard Nicholson, executive director of fine art for Willis’s Fine Art, Jewellery and Specie practice...

Why Would Art Thieves Destroy Stolen Art?

I read with incredulity recently of the rumour that the works stolen from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam were destroyed by the mother of one of the perpetrators. I also read yesterday that she had retracted her confession to, no…

The Myth of the Fine Art Thief

On 18 March 1990 two young men dressed as police officers walked unchallenged into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Some 81 minutes later they had taken 13 major paintings with a total value of approximately $500 million including …

Protecting Your Fine Art

Helpful pointers for insuring and caring for your fine art, by guest blogger Sharon Kimmel, Quality Assurance & Compliance Officer for Willis Personal Lines...