On March 18th, 1990 thieves broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and stole several invaluable masterpieces. 28 years later, the frames remain empty.
The total value of the 13 stolen artworks is more than $500 million, making this heist the largest art theft in history. To this day, the case remains unsolved and frames which once held masterpieces by world’s most renowned artists are left empty on the walls… until now.
Inspired by the anniversary of the heist and our love for this local museum, we decided to put our technology to use. Leveraging augmented reality, we’ve digitally placed the stolen art pieces back in their frames.
We wish for the safe return of the stolen art, but in the meantime, we hope this project instills feelings of wonder, hope, and inspiration.
Visit hackingtheheist.com for more details!