INTERNATIONAL ART THEFT PRESENTATIONS
I love sharing stories from my FBI days and I have presented lectures on international art theft around the U.S. and the world, including the Smithsonian Institution, Getty Museum, and even at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Programs can be customized for length and focused for the type of audience, including law enforcement, lawyers, students, art collectors, museum professionals, or the general public. Some topics include:
- To Catch a Thief: International Art Theft and the FBI
- Art Cops: Real Cases of the FBI
- Buyer Beware: Fraud and Forgery in the Art Market
- Due Diligence: Redefining Acquisition Policies
- Bungled Burglary and Insider Insights: Museum Theft and Recovery
- Museum Theft and the Federal Response
- Art Theft: Related Legislation and Recent Court Decisions
SUBJECT MATTER LECTURES
I have prepared a variety of “info-tainment” style lectures on various topics from my museum experience including:
- Cowgirls: Women of the Wild West
- Through the Eyes of an Anthropologist
- Archaeological Discoveries: Pioneering Archaeologists of the 19th Century
- Eye of the Beholder: Beauty and Culture
- Bells of the Saints: California Missions
PROGRAMS FOR MUSEUMS, SCHOOLS, AND LIBRARIES (IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
ART AND CULTURE
I have developed a series of programs for school age children teaching them about other countries and cultures through pictures, music, and hands-on crafts. Choose your country and culture and I’ll use my anthropology training to create a fun and educational experience for your students. Children can learn about the Spartans of Ancient Greece, the unique animal life and Aborigines in Australia, Masai Warriors in Kenya, Native American rock art, Ancient Egypt and how to write their name in hieroglyphics, and much more.
MUSIC AND DANCE OF THE MIDDLE EAST
So much negativity has been focused on the Middle East in recent years so I have designed a series of programs using music and dance to create a positive bridge between East and West. These programs are appropriate for school age children and will get your students up and dancing to the fabulous rhythms of Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia.
This series of programs, designed for school age children, uses music, singing, play acting, and hands-on crafts to help students understand important moments in history and how people lived their lives in the past. Early American history or world history, recent or distant past, and I will customize a program to meet your needs.
Contact Olivia at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a lecture or program. Educational programs for non-profit organizations are offered free of charge.