Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners

  • Hawthornden Lecture Theatre |
  • Lecture |
  • Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 18:00

Sandy Nairne will relate the complex story of the theft of two important paintings by J M W Turner in 1994, the many efforts to regain them and the final return of the pictures in 2002 to public display at Tate.

In addition to this story, Sandy will examine other high-value art thefts, trying to resolve the puzzle of why thieves steal well-known works of art that cannot be sold, even on the black market.

Refreshments will be served from 6 pm, with the event starting at 7 pm. We also offer guests the chance to enjoy supper in the company of the speaker and members of the committee, after the lecture.

This event has been organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre National Galleries of Scotland Weston Link The Mound (entrance via Princes Street Gardens) Edinburgh EH2 2EL