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INTRODUCTION

It is the year 2030.  Famous works of art have been disappearing from collections around the world for the past 27 years without a trace.  You are an investigator for the insurance company, Art Worth, which has been trying to recover them for years.

     A wealthy art lover, Constance Brushwork, has recently passed away and among her papers was found a poster that seems to be a montage of the missing artworks!  The poster has a diagram that designates a number to each piece of the montage - 100 in all.  A letter was also found that states that the masterpieces are in an enormous electronic vault carved into the side of a mountain that can only be opened by entering the montage piece numbers, artists, and artworks.

TASK

Art Worth has a list of the masterpieces stolen over the years along with the artists who created them.  You and your colleagues must now take that information and identify which piece of the montage the artwork is and from where it was stolen.  Only then can you open the vault and return the masterpieces to their rightful owners!

PROCESS

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You and your fellow investigators will each be assigned one missing masterpiece.

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Make sure you read through and understand all the pages on this website.

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Working with a partner, you both must find a picture of your assigned artworks then help each other identify which piece or pieces of the montage are from those works. 

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Next look at the diagram and decide which number or numbers identify that piece of the montage.

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Now comes the hard part - You must find to whom this artwork rightly belongs.  In other words you must identify the museum, collection, or place this work was stolen from.

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You will receive an Investigation Report form to fill out.

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Information to be included in your report: Artist- name, life span, birthplace, nationality; Artwork - title, medium, size, date, style; Owner - museum, collection, or place plus the city/state/country; References - websites and their URLs where you gathered your information and any books or magazines used.

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Your report must be verified by your partner and you must verify your partner's report.

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You must submit this report by the deadline.

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