Anthony Amore is an expert in security matters, especially those related to art 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.
Anthony was instrumental in the reorganization and regionalization of national homeland security efforts for the then newly formed Transportation Security Administration 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. While with the Department of Homeland Security/TSA, he was nominated by his superiors for a Service to America Medal in 2002 and 2003.
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 November 2020, his third book, The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Heist will be published by Pegasus in the US, UK, and Ireland.
In addition, he provides analysis on issues related to security and terrorism for a number local and national news outlets, including the BBC, NBC, NPR, CNN, FOX, and others. Anthony also serves on the Advisory Board for Ideas Beyond Borders.
He also publishes a blog on security matters titled Big Security.
"Thank you for Sunday's wonderful presentation. We received tremendous positive comments. You now have a few more people on the look out for lost masterpieces."
— Karen Perkins, Morse Institute Library