Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Edgefield History Pub

Catch a Thief: International Art Theft and the FBI

Edgefield - Blackberry Hall

5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m event


All ages welcome

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About Catch a Thief: International Art Theft and the FBI

Catch a Thief: International Art Theft and the FBI

Presented by: Lynne McKee, Former FBI Art Theft Program Manager

Lynne McKee spent eight years at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. as their Art Theft Program Manager, coordinating investigations that resulted in the recovery of more than $300 million in cultural property. She was also co-founder of the FBI's Rapid Deployment Art Crime Team. Join us as Lynne McKee shares the real story of illicit trafficking in art and antiquities through actual FBI cases and undercover operations.

About the Speaker:
Lynne McKee received a B.A. in Anthropology from UC Davis and a MA degree in Museum Studies at San Francisco State University. She has been involved with archaeological digs throughout California, as well as traveling to the Middle East to study Egyptology. She has worked for a variety of museums including the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History and Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's historic home in Virginia. She also worked for eight years as the FBI's Art Theft Program Manager, and was involved in numerous investigations recovering stolen antiquities.

About Edgefield History Pub

Edgefield History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp