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Anthony Amore

Anthony Amore

  • Director of Security and Chief Investigator
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Anthony Amore is an expert in security matters, especially those related to cultural property and homeland security. Presently, he is Director of Security and Chief Investigator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where he is charged with the ongoing efforts to recover thirteen works of art stolen from the museum on March 18, 1990.

In 2011, he co-authored the Wall Street Journal true-crime bestseller Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists. His second book, The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds and Forgeries in the Art World was published in 2015 and was a New York Times Crime Bestseller.

In addition, he is a columnist for The Observer writing on art theft and security. He has been a lecturer in homeland security at Fisher College and provides analysis on issues related to security and terrorism for a number local and national news outlets, including the BBC, NBC News, NPR, CNN, FOX, and others.

His work as security director has been highlighted in the book Art and Crime: Exploring the Dark Side of the Art World , which describes him as "among the most innovative, and most effective, museum security directors in the world."

While with the Department of Homeland Security/TSA, he was nominated by his superiors for a Service to America Medal in 2002 and 2003.
Anthony has fifteen years of national security, law, intelligence, and crisis management experience with federal government agencies. He was instrumental in the reorganization and regionalization of national homeland security efforts post-September 11th and was the FAA's lead agent responding to the attempted terrorist attack by Richard Reid, the so-called “Shoe Bomber” in December 2001.