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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Author and Professor of Art History and the History of Art Crime
Introduction Noah Charney is a professor and an international best-selling author of fiction and non-fiction, specializing in the fields of art history and art crime. He is the founder and president of ARCA, the Association for Research into Crimes against Art, a non-profit research group ( His work in the field of art crime has been praised in such forums as The New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, The Sunday Times (UK), BBC Radio, National Public Radio, El Pais, Corriere della Sera, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. Charney is the author of an international best-selling novel, “The Art Thief” (Atria 2007). He is the editor of “Art & Crime: Exploring the Dark Side of the Art World” (Praeger 2009) and author of the “Museum Time” series, guides to museums in Spain (geoPlaneta 2010). His latest book is “Stealing the Mystic Lamb: the True History of the World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece” (PublicAffairs 2010). Trained in art history at The Courtauld Institute and Cambridge University, Charney has taught for many years, for Yale and Brown, and in Cambridge, Florence, Rome, and Ljubljana. Charney is now a professor at American University of Rome. He can be reached at