Although Cindi and I do most of the posting on this blog, our boss, Jeanne, occasionally has something she wants to share, but she has opted out of having an account here, which is why I am posting on her behalf. So enjoy this message from Jeanne, aka Boss Lady!
On May 22nd I had the pleasure (alright, I’ll admit it, I was scared to death) of speaking at the American Alliance of Museums annual conference in Baltimore about a subject that is near, but not so dear, to my heart. The session, titled “Mysterious Disappearances: Where’s my Stuff?” focused on the problem of internal theft in museums and libraries. The session’s speakers included several noted experts: Miles Harvey, author of the book The Island of Lost Maps; Gregory J. Smith, Executive Vice President at Berkley Asset Protection, an expert in loss control and risk assessment in the fine art and jewelry fields; and Robert Wittman, who served as one of the FBI’s top investigators in cases involving art theft and art fraud who also helped form the FBI’s rapid response Art Crime Team. And me!