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Noah Charney

Noah Charney holds advanced degrees in art history from The Courtauld Institute and Cambridge University. He is the founding director of ARCA, the Association for Research into Crimes against Art, a non-profit think tank and consultancy group on issues in art crime. His work in the field of art crime has been praised in such forums as The New York Times Magazine, Time, Vanity Fair, BBC Radio, and National Public Radio, among others. Charney is the author of numerous articles and books, including an internationally best-selling novel, The Art Thief, currently translated into sixteen languages, and Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True History of the World’s Most Frequently Stolen Masterpiece. His latest book is The Thefts of the Mona Lisa: On Stealing the World’s Most Famous Painting, all profits from which support charity. He lives in Italy, and is currently Adjunct Professor of Art History at the American University of Rome.
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