The Museum of Stolen art is a virtual space for art that has been stolen or looted, lost to greed or conflict. It is an Oculus Rift experience where one can enjoy artwork that is otherwise hidden.
We are dedicated to engaging the public in culturally significant items that are in danger and aim to assist in the recovery of stolen art.
Started in 2014 by Ziv Schneider at NYU ITP.
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A collection of Photographs listed as stolen in the FBI’s art crime database.
The Private Collection of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos was president of the Philippines from 1966 to 1986. During his years in power, he and his wife acquired artwork worth 24 million dollars, disproportionate to their reported income. These paintings are being searched for by the PCGG – a Philippine government office in charge of seizing the Marcos’ ill gotten wealth and bringing it back to the people of the Philippines.
Stolen European Paintings
A large collection of paintings stolen in some of the world’s most famous art heists, including the Stewart and Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston.
The Looting of Iraq
The Looting of Afghanistan
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We are working on a new version to release to the public by the end of 2016.
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We know VR will transport us to impossible worlds—exotic planets and geometric landscapes and classrooms where we inhabit dolphin bodies. The Museum of Stolen Art is a reminder that there are much more prosaic versions of “impossible” worth exploring.
I’s an absurdly simple idea … and a stimulating use for virtual reality.
A unique fusion of technology and art