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Tom Mashberg

Tom Mashberg is a regular contributor to The New York Times Culture section, focusing on art and antiquities theft and repatriation. In combination with Ralph Blumenthal, a veteran Times journalist, he has broken several stories about the presence of illicit Cambodian statues in the United States.


One series of articles prompted the Metropolitan Museum of Art to relinquish two statues from its Asian collection. He is an award-winning investigative reporter and editor, and former Sunday editor and investigative editor at the Boston Herald. He has worked as an editor and reporter for The New York Times and The Boston Globe, and written for Vanity Fair, Salon, Technology Review and dozens of other magazines and newspapers over a 30-year career.

He is coauthor of “Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories Behind Notorious Heists” (Palgrave Macmillan), a Wall Street Journal true crime bestseller.