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Art Crime and the International Art Market Tom Flynn Tuesday 01 October 2019

According to Interpol, Art theft is estimated to account for between $4 billion to $6 billion worldwide and, as a criminal enterprise, is only exceeded by drug trafficking, money laundering and arms dealing in terms of dollar value.

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Tom Flynn teaches the MA module on the International Art Market at Richmond, the American International University in London. Until 2016 he was Senior Lecturer and programme director of the RICS-Accredited MA programme in Art Appraisal (Professional Practice) at Kingston University and a visiting lecturer on the International Art Market at the London-based IESA Masters course.

For the past six years Tom has also contributed to the Postgraduate Certificate in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection Studies run by ARCA, the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art in Amelia, Italy. A former fine art auctioneer and journalist, he holds an MA from the Royal College of Art/Victoria and Albert Museum Joint Course in Design History and completed his doctorate at the University of Sussex.