Caroline Ashleigh Blog

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Drama, Suspense, Intrigue: Art Crime 101

On June 13 a dozen participants and I arrived in Philadelphia for the first ever Art Crime Investigation Seminar, conducted by former FBI Special Agent, and real Indiana Jones, Robert Wittman. The week, consisting of five days of instruction and discussion with field experts and industry leaders, was a one-of-a-kind seminar in which each...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Cash ‘n’ Cari ‘repurposing’ HGTV

In early 2010, TV talent scouts were looking for a female estate liquidator for a reality television show. One of those executives happened to land on Cari Cucksey’s website, called her, and the rest, shall we say, is Her-story… Soon to follow, producers came to Michigan and filmed 12 hours of Cari and her...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: DIY art restoration? NOT!

Bread, garlic, onions and potatoes may sound yummy if you’re hungry, but some people believe that they can clean works of art with them. Here is their reasoning: each of these foods has moisture in them to pick up water-soluble dirt without getting the painting wet. However, these foods also leave behind bacterial residue,...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Welcome to Reality TV in Detroit City

If you haven’t figured out by now, I’m fascinated with reality TV shows that feature buying and selling of art and antiques, from reluctant estate sellers, to hard core pawn brokers. Especially ones in Detroit, Michigan. This business is known to be tough, but running one in Detroit can be even tougher. So, I’m...

Antiques Roadshow Announces Six New 2011 Tour Cities

This summer, Antiques Roadshow will once again crisscross the country in search of new treasures for Season 16 of PBS’s most watched show.The 2011 Tour stops are: Eugene, Ore. …………. June 4, 2011El Paso, Texas ……….. June 18, 2011Minneapolis, Minn. ….. July 9, 2011Tulsa, Okla.  ………….   July 23, 2011Atlanta, Ga.……………. Aug. 6, 2011Pittsburgh, Pa. ……….. Aug....