Raiders Of The Lost Art

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Hitler’s Art Dealer
In Munich in 2013 a giant haul of missing masterpieces was discovered. Cornelius Gurlitt was the man behind it and we investigate how his father's job was to purchase works…
The Hunt For Faberge Eggs
Each year Carl Faberge made a, one of a kind Easter egg for the Tsar's family. But Carl was forced to flee Russia during the revolution and 8 of these…
Van Gogh’s Guardian
When Van Gogh died he was a complete unknown, his paintings fetching under 10 dollars. So how did his works become some of the most revered and expensive in the…
Monuments Men
During WWII the Nazis plundered some of the world's greatest art works as they tore across Europe. We find out how the Allies tracked them down, what they saved and…
Leonardo And The Mona Lisa
The story of the theft of the Mona Lisa in 1911 from the Louvre and how Pablo Picasso was accused if the crime. Plus the incredible tales of how many…
Vanishing Vermeers
The Dutch didn't appreciate what they had. For 200 years Vermeer was completely forgotten. Try to recover a lost man's masterpieces has driven men to great extremes and gave rise…

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Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia
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