Register now for the PA Museums’ Annual Conference taking place on Zoom, April 25-29. You can attend some or all of the conference, and all are welcome. PA Museums is offering 4 tiers of registration to ensure access to conference content to the largest number of people as possible.
In addition to a full schedule of programs covering museum data from the pandemic, fundraising, programming, collections care, community outreach, and advocacy, we have a very special guest speaker, Robert Wittman, on Friday, April 29th at 1 p.m.
Robert K. Wittman joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 1988. As a result of specialized training in art, antiques, jewelry and gem identification, he served as the FBI’s investigative expert involving cultural property crime. During his 20 year FBI career he recovered more than $300 million worth of stolen art and cultural property which resulted in numerous prosecutions and convictions. Mr. Wittman has represented the United States throughout the world conducting investigations and instructing international police and museums in recovery and use of high asset value security techniques. In 2010, Mr. Wittman penned his New York Times bestselling memoir “PRICELESS: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures.” His second book, “THE DEVIL’S DIARY: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich” is a worldwide best seller published in 26 languages in 30 countries. Mr. Wittman is now president of Robert Wittman Inc. the firm specializes in consulting in art and high value asset matters which include investigation, recovery, expert witness testimony, and collection management.