Luncheon Club Talk 156: Art and the Criminal Market (Riah Pryor)

Date(s) - 15th Feb 2017

St Matthew's Church


Crime and the Art MarketWhat are the reasons for criminal activity in the art market? Is art crime on the increase? Are cases ever solved? The belief that the art market’s opaque and unregulated practices are indirectly to blame for art crime is gaining ground. Is this so? In her talk Riah Pryor will consider these questions in the context of some examples of art crime.

Now Head of Content and Programmes at The Cheltenham Trust, Riah Pryor was previously an investigative journalist specialising in the relationship between art and the law, and her book Crime and the Art Market was published last year. She previously worked at New Scotland Yard’s Art and Antiques Unit, where she was a criminal researcher on numerous high profile cases.

The buffet lunch is available from 12 noon. The talk will start at 1.15pm and finish by 2.15 pm.  The cost including lunch is  £15.00; for the talk only, it’s £8.00

There are two ways to book and pay, online or by post. Please pay via online banking if you can, as this helps to keep our costs (and yours) down.

  1. Online: send an email to Jan Turner at with Luncheon Club 156 in the subject line, stating how many places you require. Then transfer the correct amount to our bank account: sort code 30-91-87, account no 00005816, using LC156 plus your surname as a reference so that we can identify your payment.
  1. By post: use the booking form enclosed with our January 2017 mailing, or download a copy here. Send the slip with a cheque payable to Friends of The Wilson and a sae or clearly written email address to Jan Turner, Wold’s Edge, Station Road, Woodmancote, Cheltenham, GL52 9HN.

If you have any queries, please ring Jan on 01242 674140.