Hear the True Stories Behind the FBI's Real 'Indiana Jones

  • 09 Feb 2012
  • 12:30 PM
  • Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum, Philadelphia, PA
The Penn Cultural Heritage Center invites you to join us on Thursday, February 9, 2012:

“Hear the True Stories Behind the FBI's Real 'Indiana Jones'”
Robert Wittman , Founder, FBI Art Crime Team
12:30pm – Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

During this afternoon lecture, Robert Wittman will discuss his experiences rising from humble roots as the son of an antiques dealer to build a twenty-year law-enforcement career that was nothing short of extraordinary. Armed with a scholar’s passion, a con man’s smile, and a daredevil’s nerves, he worked undercover to catch art thieves, scammers, and black-market traders in Paris and Philadelphia, Rio and Santa Fe, Miami and Madrid. During his twenty years as an FBI special agent, his accomplishments included the creation of the bureau’s Art Crime Team. He has recovered more than $300 million of stolen art and cultural property.

Brown bag lecture - please bring a lunch!

The Penn Cultural Heritage Center Spring Lecture Series is sponsored, in part, by the PoGo Family Foundation.

For more information, visit www.pennchc.org.

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