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Silver Escutcheon, made in Italy or the Netherlands, 1625. Museum no. M.48-1954. © The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Silver Escutcheon, made in Italy or the Netherlands, 1625. Museum no. M.48-1954. © The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Series 1, episode 3

Vernon Rapley, Head of Security and Visitor Services at the V&A, and Andy Bliss, the top-ranking police officer in London (Chief Constable of the Hertfordshire Constabulary) reveal how museums work with the police to attempt to stop art theft. This includes sharing information on current art theft trends to work towards reducing risk, and in the rare case of a successful theft, recover stolen artefacts for the public.



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