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February 4, 2008 Law Enforcement and the Arts

Bonnie Magness-Gardiner Bonnie Magness-Gardiner is program manager of the Art Theft Program at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. She manages the National Stolen Art File and provides support for the Art Crime Team, twelve special agents investigating cultural property cases in the United States and abroad. Magness-Gardiner received a doctorate in Near Eastern archaeology from the University of Arizona. After teaching archaeology for five years, she entered government service as program manager for the archaeology program at the National Endowment for the Humanities, and later became a program manager for the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress. She spent eight years as the senior cultural property analyst for the Department of State, implementing the 1970 UNESCO Convention against illicit traffic in cultural property. She also served as the program manager for cultural heritage restoration projects in Iraq. Magness-Gardiner has been with the FBI since June 2005.

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