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February 7, 2013 Law Enforcement and the Arts

Bonnie Magness-Gardiner Bonnie Magness-Gardiner is is Program Manager of the Art Theft Program at FBI headquarters in Washington, DC. She manages the National Stolen Art File and provides support for the Art Crime Team, fourteen special agents investigating cultural property cases in the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Magness-Gardiner received a PhD 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 then became a program manager for the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress.

For eight years she was the Senior Cultural Property Analyst for the Department of State, implementing the 1970 UNESCO Convention against illicit traffic in cultural property. She served as the program manager for cultural heritage restoration projects in Iraq. Since June 2005, she has been with the FBI.

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