Vicky Bliss Links of Interest

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Art Theft

  • Perhaps the best way to track John Smythe is by checking in with the people responsible for dealing with art theft. Interpol’s has a list of “most wanted”. They also offer a CD-ROM that provides the names of stolen artworks so if you are an art buyer, you can check to make sure you’re not purchasing a “hot” work of art. 🙂
  • On MPM’s recommendation, you might want to visit the International Foundation for Art Research, which publishes a journal dealing with forged and stolen art.

 

Art History

 

Book Connections

While Schloss Drachenstein in Borrower of the Night was purely fictional, I was amused to find Drachenstein’s Treasures, a company selling medieval accoutrements, including crowns and coronets. I guess you really CAN buy anything on the Internet these days…