Marnix Brendel is an author, researcher and organized crime historian with a special interest in the Mafia. He has been collecting for more than 15 years, curating the largest and most recognized organized crime collection in Europe. The historical artifacts have all been obtained directly from family relatives of gangsters, law enforcement agencies or auctions.
Marnix has made contributions on the subject to magazines, newspapers and several books. He also made his appearance in various television- and radio programs. In 2015 he was the first private collector in Europe to have his own exhibition in its kind: Ha(a)rlem Mafia City, an exhibition about the Mafia.
All the artifacts have their own unique and exciting story to tell. The majority is linked to Hollywood’s classic gangster movies: The Godfather, Goodfellas, Casino, Donnie Brasco, The Departed and more. Starring famous actors like Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and Jack Nicholson.
Curious about the story behind these artifacts? There is now the possibility of hiring Marnix exclusively. He can be contacted to act as host for your company festivities or promotional activities (new product launches: book, game or), but also as professional speaker/ expert on the subject of organized crime and even to organize an exhibition!