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About the Expert:
Robert K. Wittman joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 1988. As a result of specialized training in art, antiques, jewelry and gem identification, he served as the FBI’s investigative expert involving cultural property crime. During his 20 year FBI career he recovered more than $300 million worth of stolen art and cultural property which resulted in numerous prosecutions and convictions. As a result of his unique experience Mr. Wittman coauthored the FBI Cultural Property Investigative Manual in 2001. In 2005, he created the FBI’s rapid deployment national Art Crime Team (ACT). Mr. Wittman has represented the United States throughout the world conducting investigations and instructing international police and museums in recovery and use of high value asset security techniques. Mr. Wittman is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations including the Order of Merit for Distinguished Service-Officer Level, presented by the President of Peru, the White Cross of Law Enforcement Merit with Distinction, by the government of Spain, Director's Award for Outstanding Contributions in Law Enforcement from the U.S. Department of Justice, Robert Burke Award for Cultural Property Protection from the Smithsonian Institution, and the S.A.F.E Beacon Award from Saving Antiquities for Everyone. In 2010, Mr. Wittman penned his New York Times bestselling memoir “PRICELESS: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures.” His second book, “THE DEVIL’S DIARY: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich” is a worldwide best seller published in 29 languages in more than 30 countries.
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This course is a very good résumé of the lives of East Germans. The professor uses very interesting statistics, examples and personal stories to explain her point. I recommend strongly this course.
It was v well presented. I had to leave before the end . And look forward to seeing it at again on the recording
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Dr. Charles Higham gives us a picture of where we came from - out of Africa and that this story is getting more complicated as we study our coming to be homo erectus/homo sapiens.
A very informative talk, jam-packed with new ideas and unfamiliar works of architecture and painting. Sabry's irreplaceable as an art historian and lecturer.
Once again an excellent talk by Sabry.
A really outstanding and fascinating 90 minute overview of Manet's mysterious life and some of the clues behind some of his beautiful paintings.
Sabry’s seminars are never dull, but this one was thrilling. Manet’s life and art are fascinating. Sabry highlighted the varied subjects, technique, and reflection of modern life in a selection of paintings—using high resolution images and pointing out strengths of museums. A brief recap at the end of the pro and con arguments for Manet as the father of modern art would be useful.
Clear exegesis of the evolving multifaceted history of Venice.
Dr. Madden takes some deep dives into the history of Venice. It’s a complex city and he lifts the layers of its history and shines in a bright light. I was especially impressed with his reveal of the relationship of the city’s business backbone and its role in the Crusades.
Very interesting and well-presented information, presentation was insightful
Wonderful, informative, eye-opening
An excellent description of the making of an item that seems foreign and difficult, but is really quite simple.
Dr. Stasiowski packs a lot in! I learned so much more about Invisible Cities, which I had read before, and about other utopian visions and related topics that were new to me. She is a font of knowledge as well as being organized and entertaining. Her courses are a very efficient was to learn about any topic she covers.