Dynamite Doug is the story of the greatest art heist in history. But not of a single painting. Douglas Latchford, rather, robbed a nation of its entire cultural heritage. He did so as the nation, Cambodia, descended into genocide. His accomplices were Western academics, dealers, and curators. Despite a global movement for museums to give back looted art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is still holding onto multiple pieces connected to Doug. These thefts didn’t happen in the 1800s, like the looting of the Elgin Marbles.
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