The Discovery Times Square exhibit, which opened May 18, is making the most of a wave of international celebrity that erupted after Chapman was arrested on espionage charges in June 2010.
Among the “actual gadgets” boasted by Discovery is a tricked-out, $2,300 Chanel bag Chapman used to keep in touch with sources back in Russia, the New York Post reports. Embedded within the high-priced purse is a high-powered Wi-Fi device that kept her linked with Moscow as she worked to collect business secrets.
Other items are a little more mundane – her business card and a laptop purported to be the device that got her busted by the FBI – but her entry in the exhibit is easily justified by her reputation as a modern-day Bond girl.
“If she had been here another six months, Anna Chapman could have become the most dangerous spy in American history,” exhibit organizer and ex-CIA operative H. Keith Melton told the New York Post.