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may, 2024

23may6:00 pm8:00 pmPresentation | Secure Treasures, Ensure Peace: The FBI & HSI's Fight Against Illicit Trafficking of Art & Heritage @ Museum of Texas Tech University @ 6pm

Event Details

Museum of Texas Tech University
3301 4th Street

Thursday, May 23rd
6:00 – 8:00pm

As the illicit trafficking of art and cultural heritage, both domestically and internationally, continues to grow and poses a threat to the preservation of heritage and culture, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agencies have taken an active role to safeguard humanity’s heritage. In this presentation, a special agent from the FBI and a senior advisor from HSI will come together to discuss the complexities of this national and international crime and its evolvement and how it potentially endangers the preservation of cultural heritage, national security, and world peace. Additionally, the talk supports academic interests in diverse fields such as heritage and museum science, anthropology, history, international relations, and law.

Special Agent Randolph “Randy” J. Deaton IV
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
National Art Crime Team
Senior Resident Agent, FBI New Orleans Field Office
Senior Advisor Mary E. Cook
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
Cultural Property, Art, and Antiquities Program (CPAA)


(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



3301 4th Street