Art, Culture and Heritage

2015

 

With sledgehammer, Islamic State smashes Iraqi history

Reuters

Isabel Coles and Saif Hameed

26 February 2015

 

Italy seizes more that 5,000 looted antiquities in record haul

Agence France Presse

23 January 2015 

 

Despite detente, search for art looted in Cuba could take years

Alistair Bell

Reuters

7 January 2015

 

2014

 

Court to Rule on Turkish Dealer’s Collection of Looted Artifacts

Asbarez.com

11 December 2014

 

The Race against ISIS: Efforts to Preserve Ancient Christian Culture in the Middle East

Amal Marogy

Hudson Institute 

2 December 2014

 

Czech police find two priceless statues of saints in Austria

Prague Post

22 November 2014

 

Culture War: The Case Against Repatriating Museum Artifacts

James Cuno

Foreign Affairs

November/December 2014

 

Looted art conference underway in Krakow 

 Polskie Radi0

13 November 2014

 

French museums face a cultural change over restitution of colonial objects

Laurent Carpentier

The Guardian

3 November 2014

 

ISIS Cashes in on Antiques from Shrines Destroyed in Iraq and Syria

Mary Chastain

Breitbart 

28 October 2014

 

Stolen Peruvian Artifacts Returned by Customs Officials

Josh Niland

artnet

24 October 2014

 

Germany attracts trade in looted artifacts

Deutsche Welle

24 October 2014

 

Returning Stolen Assets: Current Issues and Future Challenges for the International Community

Center for Strategic & International Studies

24 October 2014

 

Cast of the bronze weaver

The Australian

22 October 2014

 

America isn’t doing much to stop a booming trade in looted Syrian art

T.J. Raphael

Public Radio International

19 October 2014

 

Religious statue sent to Norway for safekeeping returning to Plzen after half century

Ian Willoughby 

Radio Prague

1 October 2014

 

Stolen icon rescued from Swiss auction

Constantinos Psillides 

Cyprus Mail

18 September 2014

 

France’s Supreme Court Rejects Austrian Restitution Claim

Coline Milliard

ArtNet News

7 August 2014

 

New Hope for Victims of GDR Looting

Hendrik Hansson

ArtNet News

1 August 2014 

 

New hope for victims of East German art theft

Deutsche Welle

31 July 2014

 

Outgunned in the Search for Stolen Art

Kris Hollington

Newsweek

12 July 2014

 

Egypt fights looters stealing its antiquities with spacecraft and statecraft

Katherine Boyle

The Washington Post

17 May 2014

 

Inside the Deathbed Deal with Cornelius Gurlitt to Return Art Looted by the Nazis

Mary M . Lane & Bertrand Benoit

Wall Street Journal

14 May 2014

 

The Cleveland Museum of Art says it has proof that its Hanuman sculpture was not looted from Prasat Chen in Cambodia

Steven Litt

The Plain Dealer

13 May 2014

 

U.S. to continue to return looted artifacts from abroad: HSI

The Korea Herald

12 May 2014

 

Federal agents go on the hunt for stolen treasures

Vinita Nair

CBS News

6 May 2014

 

German collector accused of owning Nazi-looted art dies

Philip Oltermann

The Guardian

6 May 2014

 

US bill would allow museums to knowingly exhibit stolen art

The Conversation

2 May 2014

 

Crimea’s looted treasure on the political agenda

Sophia Kishkovsky

The Art Newspaper

24 April 2014

 

Stolen Gauguin on Sicily Kitchen Wall for Years

NBC News

2 April 2014

 

Germany returns stolen art to Poland – and wants more in return

Frank Jordans

Christian Science Monitor

31 March 2014

 

Norwegian Museum Agrees to Return Looted Matisse

Toby Sterling

Associated Press

21 March 2014

 

Syria cultural heritage in peril from war, looting 

Global Post

12 March 2014

 

Œuvres restituées: l’émotion d’une descendante

Claire Bommelaer

Le Figaro

11 March 2014

 

Art theft in Venice and Veneto region decreases while recovery increases

The Venice Times

5 March 2014

 

Import ban on Chinese art creates an uneven playing field

Kate Fitz Gibbon

The Art Newspaper

1 March 2014

 

‘Better networking to improve provenance research’

Deutsche Welle

1 March 2014

 

Prominent art dealer: Paintings stolen from Cuba’s National Museum of Fine Arts now in Miami

David Smiley 

Miami Herald

27 February 2014

 

Authorities to Seize a Roman Statue in Queens That They Say Was Stolen

Tom Mashberg

New York Times

27 February 2014

 

Cuantioso robo en Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba (in Spanish)

Ivette Leyva Martínez

Café Fuerte

26 February 2014

 

FBI and Amherst’s Mead Art Museum Reopen 40-Year-Old Art Theft Case

Ashton Cooper

Blouin Artinfo

25 February 2014

 

The Art of Authenticating Masterpieces

Laura Murphy

Property Casualty 360°

25 February 2014

 

The Con Artist: A Multimillion Dollar Art Scam

60 Minutes 

23 February 2014

 

Theft of $1.8 million in baroque paintings a blow to Guatemalan art world

Benjamin Reeves

The Tico Times

22 February 2014

 

German Man Appeals Seizure of Nazi-Looted Art

Time Magazine

19 February 2014

 

A family’s 70-year quest to regain treasures stolen by Nazis

Mike Boehm

Los Angeles Times

15 February 2014

 

Germany debates draft law on Nazi-looted art

The Local

15 February 2014 

 

WWII Nazi-looted painting returns to Poland

Polskie Radio

12 February 2014

 

Norwegian art museum to return seven columns from Summer Palace to Beijing

Chris Luo

South China Morning Post 

12 February 2014

 

Campaigners say art is ‘forgotten victim’ in Syria

AFP

11 February 2014

 

Nazi loot probe: More art found at Gurlitt Austria home

BBC News

11 February 2014

 

US Returns Polish Painting Stolen During WWII

Holly Kellum

The Epoch Times

10 February 2014

 

Bid to find Nazi-looted art led by Lethbridge gallery director

CBC News

10 February 2014

 

US museums’ about-face on restitution

Julia Halperin & Javier Pes

The Art Newspaper

6 February 2014

 

Art Stolen by Nazis Foes to Auction

Mary M. Lane

Wall Street Journal

2 February 2014

 

Book Review: ‘Selling Russia’s Treasures: The Soviet Trade in Nationalized Art 1917-38′

Philip Kopper

Washington Times

27 January 2014

 

Can Privatization Save the Treasures of  Ancient Greece?

Charlotte McDonald-Gibson

Time

18 January 2014

 

Looted Iraqi museum hopes to reopen, minus many relics

Alexander Dziadosz

The Daily Star

17 January 2014

 

Crime with frescos in FYR Macedonia, over 10 thousand stolen

Naser Pajaziti

Independent Balkan News Agency

15 January 2014

 

U.S. Agencies Return 3 Looted Sculptures to India

Benjamin Sutton

Blouin ArtInfo

15 January 2014

 

How is Nazi-looted art returned?

The Economist

12 January 2014

 

Churches claim 500 artifacts from Czech National Gallery

Prague Daily Monitor

10 January 2014

 

Poland: The hunt for stolen art

The Economist

9 January 2014

 

2013

 

Cambodia’s Looted Art and Other Embarrassments

Luke Hunt

The Diplomat

26 December 2013 

 

Fresh hope Jewish families could have looted Nazi art returned

Philip Sherwell

Telegraph

26 December 2013

 

French officials return Egyptian antiquities looted after Arab Spring

Gareth Harris

The Art Newspaper

24 December 2013

 

Critics say U.S. museums holding onto Nazi looted art

Jesse Singal

USA Today

21 December 2013

 

The Nazi Art Theft Crisis in Europe

Anne-Marie O’Connor

Time Magazine

19 December 2013

 

National Gallery of Australia refuses to follow suit on looted Indian art

Michaela Bond

The Australian 

18 December 2013

 

National Gallery of Denmark has Nazi-looted works, scholar says

Hanne Cecilie Gulstad

The Art Newspaper

18 December 2013

 

Germany will not return war-era paintings to Emdens

Henry Rome

The Jerusalem Post

18 December 2013

 

Art theft: the stolen picture we may never see again

Alastair Sooke

Telegraph

17 December 2013

 

Symposium to tackle illegal trade in cultural property

Himalayan Times

16 December 2013

 

Opinion: Gurlitt case calls for humane approach

Deutsche Welle

26 November 2013

 

Marc Masurovsky and the Struggle for Restitution

Art Media Agency

26 November 2013

 

Recovered Nazi-looted artwork to be donated to LACMA

Christopher Knight

Los Angeles Times

26 November 2013

 

U.S. Pushes Germany to Reveal Hoard of Nazi-Looted Art

Simon Shuster

Time Magazine

22 November 2013

 

German recluse defiant in claim to Nazi-era art hoard

Agence France Presse

17 November 2013 

 

US documents raise questions on Munich art hoard

Kirsten Grieshaber & David Rising

Associated Press

7 November 2013

 

Tiny figurine found in attic that was made by Faberge sells for $5.2 million

Ryan Gorman

Daily Mail

5 November 2013

 

Discovered: Billion-pound art collection seized by the Nazis found in shabby Munich apartment

Allan Hall

Daily Mail

3 November 2013

 

Amid new attacks, Egypt’s Copts preserve heritage

Las Vegas Sun News

21 October 2013

 

Portraits Looted by Nazis in TA Exhibition

Rochel Sylvetsky

Arutz Sheva

20 October 2013

 

‘Nazi loot’ is in major National Gallery show

Paul Gallagher

The Independent 

20 October 2013

 

World’s most frequently stolen piece of art gets a facelift

Karin Wells

CBC News 

12 October 2013

 

Stolen Zimbabwean works of art back in country, on display after recovery

Washington Post

11 October 2013

 

New Arrest in Inquiry on Art Looting

Tom Mashberg

New York Times

11 October 2013

 

Holocaust survivor’s art collection on sale for $170mn

Agence France Presse

11 October 2013

 

Expert spots stolen work sold by Sotheby’s

Ermanno Rivetti

The Art Newspaper

10 October 2013

 

Stolen Indian Artifact Found in Aussie Art Gallery

Sunny Peter

International Business Times

10 October 2013

 

Various orders want religious art pieces returned

Radio Prague 

10 October 2013

 

Six stolen post-Byzantine icons recovered by the Church

Cyprus Mail

10 October 2013

 

Albania seizes more than 1,000 stolen artworks

Associated Press

9 October 2013

 

Ancient Persian Artifact Returns Home

Philadelphia News

9 October 2013

 

Attack on Jerusalem graves unnerves Christians

Daniel Estrin

Associated Press 

9 October 2013

 

British Museum pays Jewish collector’s heir for Nazi-looted drawing

Martin Bailey

The Art Newspaper

9 October 2013

 

Meet Art Recovery International, the New Competitor to the Art Loss Register

Dan Duray

Gallerist

7 October 2013

 

Iraqi Jewish Treasures Displayed in D.C. Before Being Shipped Back to…Iraq

Lisa Leff

Tablet Magazine

7 October 2013

 

French museum makes bid to recover lost paintings of first world war

Maev Kennedy

The Guardian

6 October 2013

 

Leonardo da Vinci’s Masterpiece ‘The Lady with the Ermine’

Richard Cork

Wall Street Journal 

5 October 2013

 

With Benin Kingdom Gallery, U.S. Museum Legitimises Possession of Controversial Artefacts

Tajudeen Sowole

The Guardian Nigeria

4 October 2013

 

Forgotten Fabergé Comes Out of the Attic

Eve Kahn

New York Times

3 October 2013

 

Is the hunt for Rembrandt’s stolen ‘Galilee’ almost over?

Matt Lebovic

The Times of Israel

3 October 2013

 

With Prices High, Insuring Art a Risky Business

Conrad de Aenlle

New York Times 

3 October 2013

 

Cultural Racketeering and Why it Matters: Robbing the World of History

Deborah Lehr

Huffington Post

1 October 2013

 

Putin Refuses to Let the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Library Leave Moscow

Avital Chizhik

Tablet Magazine 

30 September 2013

 

To protect Syria’s antiquities – don’t buy them

Erin Thompson

Los Angeles Times

28 September 2013

 

The Cleveland Museum of Art wades into global controversy over antiquities collecting with exhibition and catalog on its ancient bronze Apollo

Steven Litt

The Plain Dealer

27 September 2013

 

Syria’s other toll: cultural gems stolen, looted 

France 24

26 September 2013

 

As War Rages in Syria, Efforts are Made to Save Culture

Carla Babb

Voice of America

25 September 2013

 

Emergency red list of at-risk Syrian artefacts released

Julia Halperin

The Art Newspaper

25 September 2013

 

Ransacked Egyptian museum recovers more looted works

Julia Halperin

The Art Newspaper

23 September 2013

 

Trafficking Stolen Art, for Profit, and Blurring a Few Lines

Kate Taylor & Lorne Manly

New York Times

20 September 2013

 

Looted Icons Seized by Dutch Government Return to Cyprus

Catherine Hickley

Bloomberg 

17 September 2013

 

The smuggling scandal that’s ready to erupt

Vincent Noce

The Art Newspaper

16 September 2013

 

Art dealers’ heirs await hearing on Nazi-looted treasure

Times of Israel

12 September 2013

 

U.S. Returns Stolen Afghan Artifacts

Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty 

10 September 2013

 

Desaparece una obra de Miró  de su Fundación de Palma de Mallorca (In Spanish)

El País

6 September 2013

 

Egyptians tweet to save their heritage from looting

Garry Shaw

The Art Newspaper 

5 September 2013

 

San Diego Writer on Mission to Find Missing Van Gogh

Marissa Cabrera and Maureen Cavanaugh

KPBS

4 September 2013

 

Syria’s Rich Archaeological Treasures Imperiled by Civil War

Tia Ghose 

LiveScience

4 September 2013

 

Heritage and the Syrian crisis

David Tresilian

Al-Ahram Weekly

4 September 2013

 

History goes up in smoke at sacked Egyptian museum

Mohamad Ali Harissi

The Daily Star

3 September 2013

 

Church art thieves ‘waiting to sell’ – gardai

Caroline Crawford

Independent 

28 August 2013

 

Andean church in Bolivia looted of priceless relics – again

Jamie Wetherbe

Los Angeles Times

27 August 2013

 

Burrell tapestry: ‘Looted Nazi art’ found on Google

Martyn McLaughlin

The Scotsman

26 August 2013

 

This stolen art somehow ended up in an auction house

Nicolas Delaunay

Lowell Sun

24 August 2013

 

9th Circuit Doubleheader on Nazi-Plundered Art

Matt Reynolds

Courthouse News Service

23 August 2013

 

Egypt’s Mallawi Museum ransacked

Julia Halperin

The Art Newspaper 

21 August 2013

 

Egyptian antiquities looted, damages in unrest, reports say

David Ng

Los Angeles Times

21 August 2013

 

Artefacts hidden from Taliban unveiled in Brisbane

Natalie Bochenski

Brisbane Times

21 August 2013

 

Stolen Renoir sold at Sotheby’s

Art Media Agency 

15 August 2013

 

Public asked to help recover priceless church panels 

This is South Devon

15 August 2013

 

Fifteenth-century icons stolen from Devon church

Maev Kennedy

The Guardian 

13 August 2013

 

Romanian Art Thief Offers Works in Return for Dutch Trial

Edith Balazs

Bloomberg 

13 August 2013

 

Lawyers Hint at Possible Recovery of Stolen Art

Andrew Higgins

New York Times 

13 August 2013

 

British Museum and archeologist confirm identity of stolen Egyptian artefact

Amer Sultan

Ahram Online

9 August 2013

 

Monet print stolen in $5 million Rancho Santa Fe art theft

Tony Perry

Los Angeles Times

6 August 2013

 

8 Lost Masterpieces of Art

Evan Andrews

History Channel

6 August 2013

 

Who’s Stealing Afghanistan’s Cultural Treasures?

John Wendle

National Geographic

1 August 2013

 

Social media reunites holocaust survivors with their stolen property

Associated Press

1 August 2013

 

Police Recover Stolen Antique Stradivarius Violin Worth $1.8 Million

Huffington Post

30 July 2013

 

Interview: Chris Marinello, The Art Loss Register

Art Media Agency

25 July 2013

 

How to Catch an Art Thief When the Evidence Has Been Torched

Betsy Morais

New Yorker

24 July 2013

 

Art theft and restitution, interview with Tania Mastrapa

Art Media Agency

22 July 2013

 

A Pile of Romanian Ash May Be Stolen Picasso, Matisse, and Monet Masterpieces

Alexander Abad-Santos

Atlantic Wire

17 July 2013

 

Looted art from Cypriot Churches is Returned by Germany

Catherine Hickley

Bloomberg

16 July 2013

 

Pablo Picasso’s stepdaughter claims theft of over 400 of his artworks

Fiona Govan

The Telegraph

14 July 2013

 

The octogenarian who rescued Afghan history

Ben Macintyre

The Australian Times

13 July 2013

 

Florida Man Convicted of Selling Stolen Art and Evading the Payment of Federal Income Taxes Sentenced to More Than Seven Years in Prison

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

12 July 2013

 

Etruscan Artifacts Looted by Amateurs Are Prize Objects

Elisabetta Povoledo

New York Times

5 July 2013

 

Cuba: Flap over late cultural figure’s estate

Andrea Rodriguez

Associated Press

4 July 2013

 

Museums Faulted on Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art

Patricia Cohen

New York Times

30 June 2013

 

Looted statues returned to China in Pinault donation

BBC News

28 June 2013

 

Africa: Where Are the 400 Benin Bronzes?

Kwame Opoku

AllAfrica

27 June 2013

 

UNESCO warns Syrian heritage sites endangered

Suy Se

Art Daily

25 June 2013

 

Catastrophe! Ten Years Later: The Looting and destruction of Iraq’s past at the Royal Ontario Museum

Art Daily

25 June 2013

 

How Looted Art Haunts German-Russian Relations

Judy Dempsey

Carnegie Europe 

24 June 2013

 

Spat between Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin over German treasure

Jeevan Vasagar

The Telegraph 

21 June 2013

 

Smugglers use auction site to sell Korea’s cultural heritage

Bae Ji-Sook

Asia One News

17 June 2013

 

Swiss website Aims to Help Track Nazi-Looted Art

Catherine Hickley

Bloomberg 

17 June 2013

 

Call for guidelines on looted art

Michaelal Boland

The Australian

15 June 2013

 

Multimillion-pound international forgery ring busted, say German police

Louise Osborne

The Guardian

13 June 2013

 

Guardians of Peru’s Treasures Stake Out Post Office to Block Smuggling

William Neuman

New York Times

13 June 2013

 

Exposing the fakes and the forgers

Eva Munk

The Prague Post 

12 June 2013

 

Nazi looted cases remain unsolved mysteries

Jochen Kürten

Deutsche Welle

6 June 2013 

 

Art detective warns of missing checks that let stolen works go undiscovered

Dalya Alberge

The Guardian 

1 June 2013

 

International art thieves swipe billions

Marisa Martin

WND

15 May 2013

 

Prized stolen art frequently resurfaces after decades

Todd Wallack

The Boston Globe

10 May 2013

 

The art of civil war

World News Australia

10 May 2013

 

Clock is ticking on Germany’s ‘other’ looted art

Helen Whittle

Deutsche Welle

8 May 2013

 

Shusha: 21 years under Armenian occupation

Sara Rajabova

Azernews

8 May 2013

 

Colgate University to return aboriginal artwork to Australia

David Ng

Los Angeles Times 

8 May 2013

 

Looters destroy medieval frescoes in Albania

Lindsey Tugman

THV11

3 May 2013 

 

New York’s Met to return Cambodian sculptures

Global Post

3 May 2013

 

Two of Russia’s greatest museums go head to head

Elena Pakhomova

The Calvert Journal

2 May 2013

 

Collector says Sotheby’s sold him Nazi-looted art – now it’s unsellable

Laura Gilbert

The Art Newspaper

2 May 2013

 

LN: Catholics claim return of UNESCO-listed church

Prague Daily Monitor

23 April 2013

 

The Gardner Museum Theft: Reward Offered for Return of Artwork

 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

18 March 2013

 

ICE returns stolen Virgin Mary tapestry to Spain

Global Post

17 April 2013

 

Court’s help sought in case of stolen Renoir painting

Mary Carole McCauley

The Baltimore Sun

15 March 2013

 

The Romanov Legacy Finds New Life

Eve M. Kahn

New York Times

7 March 2013

 

Peru demands the restitution of pre-Columbian works from the Barbier-Mueller Collection

Art Media Agency

4 March 2013

 

Romanian woman arrested over Dutch art thefts

BBC News

4 March 2013

 

US lawyer visits the site of stolen Cambodian statue in Sotheby’s hands

The Standard

27 February 2013

 

France to return art stolen by the Nazis

Kim Willsher

The Telegraph

24 February 2013

 

Looting and violence pose threat to Syria’s ancient treasures

Irish Times

Suleiman Al-Khalidi

23 February 2013

 

City’s Suit for Golden Chain from Grave Fails in Berlin

Catherine Hickley

Bloomberg

22 February 2013

 

Vienna Jewish Museum Chided over Nazi Loot

Patricia Cohen

New York Times

20 February 2013

 

Gunmen Waylay Jet, Swipe Diamond Trove

Daniel Michaels

Wall Street Journal

19 February 2013

 

Cleveland Museum of Art hires Victoria Sears Goldman as its first full-time provenance researcher

Steven Litt

Cleveland Plain Dealer

14 February 2013

 

Art theft: Who’s in the frame? Why steal a priceless masterpiece when it’s almost impossible to sell?

Andrew Preston

Daily Mail

9 February 2013

 

Nigeria: France Hands over Stolen Nigerian Artifacts

Mustapha Suleiman

allAfrica

3 February 2013

 

Interpol: We’ll recover Art Stolen in Dutch Heist

Associated Press

24 January 2013

 

How to Save the Arts in Times of War

Leah Binkovitz

Smithsonian

24 January 2013

 

Man, woman sentenced for trying to sell stolen Matisse in Miami

Reuters

22 January 2013

 

Russia Warns of Retaliation over U.S. Ruling on a Jewish Collection

David M. Herszenhorn

New York Times

17 January 2013

 

Holocaust-Era Looted Art

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

U.S. Department of State

16 January 2013

 

Fighting Back as Mexican Churches Are Looted

Karla Zabludovsky

New York Times

15 January 2013

 

Vienna Jewish museum holds pieces looted by Nazis

The Times of Israel

7 January 2013

 

British art sleuth recovers Matisse 25 years after it was stolen from Swedish museum in a night-time raid

Damien Gayle

Daily Mail

7 January 2013

 

2012

 

On the trail of the world’s stolen art

Ruadhan Mac Cormaic

Irish Times

22 December 2012

 

Professor of Art Crime

Noah Charney

Blouin ArtInfo

14 December 2012

 

Claims of Looting Shadow Expert in Khmer Art

Tom Mashberg

New York Times

12 December 2012

 

Looted relic on auction in France

Chang Meng

Global Times

7 December 2012

 

Thieves sell £500,000 Henry Moore sculpture as scrap for just £46

Tom Rowley

The Telegraph

7 December 2012

 

Police recover pieces of stolen Utah sculptures, make arrest in another heist

Michael McFall

The Salt Lake Tribune

5 December 2012

 

Dallas Museum of Art Returns ‘Orpheus’ Mosaic to Turkey, Launches New International Exchange Program

Peter Simek

D Magazine

3 December 2012

 

Italy tracks down copy of Da Vinci’s lost masterpiece

David Willey

BBC News

1 December 2012

 

Revealed: 1961 Goya ‘theft’ from National Gallery was a family affair

Alan Travis

The Guardian

30 November 2012

 

Turner Prize winning artist fears £500,000 solid gold sculpture ‘stolen’ from auction house Christie’s will be melted down for cash

Anna Edwards

Daily Mail

30 November 2012

 

What Happens When Your Van Gogh is Gone?

Ed Leefeldt

Fox Business

29 November 2012

 

Nazi-Loot Panel Hopes Fade in U.S., Forcing Court Action

Catherine Hickley

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

28 November 2012

 

Hungarian Jews ask Russia to return looted scrolls

Michael Winfrey

Reuters

27 November 2012

 

Almost 40 stolen statues to return from Austria

Prague Daily Monitor

22 November 2012

 

Scarsdale BOT Considers Changes to Historic Preservation Law

Scarsdale 10583

21 November 2012

 

The perfect art theft: 70 years later, Ghent masterpiece’s panel remains lost

Raf Casert

San Jose Mercury News

19 November 2012

 

New ‘intelligence’ body set to fight illicit trade in world’s priceless treasures

Ian Johnston

NBC News

14 November 2012

 

Robert Gentile, Connecticut Mobster, May Plead Guilty in Largest Art Heist in History

Dave Collins

Huffington Post

13 November 2012

 

Art, theft and everyday life

Mpho Moshe Matheolane

Mail & Guardian

13 November 2012

 

South Africa police believe they’ve found four stolen works of art

Robyn Dixon

Los Angeles Times

13 November 2012

 

‘Top SA artist behind R17.5m theft’

Karabo Ngoepe

IOL News

13 November 2012

 

Art Robbers Ditch Their Most Valuable Stolen Painting

Emma O’Connor

Time

13 November 2012

 

South Africa police hunt Pretoria Art Museum thieves

BBC News

12 November 2012

 

‘Looted’ Chinese antiques pulled from Bonhams auction to “avoid any possible offence”

ArtDaily.org

10 November 2012

 

Vatican police chief talks to Interpol about protecting religious art

Catholic Sentinel

9 November 2012

 

Cambodia trying to reassert ownership of potentially looted cultural artifacts

Public Radio International

8 November 2012

 

Nazi-Looted Posters to Go on Sale After Return to Heir

Catherine Hickley

Bloomberg

4 November 2012

 

Discredited Nazi-Looted Art Hunter Loses Suit

Iulia Filip

Courthouse News

2 November 2012

 

U.S. returns more than 4,000 stolen antiquities to Mexico

Richard Fausset

Los Angeles Times

25 October 2012

 

Cambodia Vs. Sotheby’s in a Battle over Antiquities

Anthony Kuhn

NPR

23 October 2012

 

Christie’s thwarts plot to sell Libyan antiquities for Dubai auction

Colin Simpson

The National

22 October 2012

 

Italian police recover Roman statue stolen from Pompeii

Naomi O’Leary

Reuters

18 October 2012

 

Digital Finger prints for Art Could Thwart Heists

Nic Halverson

Discovery News

18 October 2012

 

Stolen art can become a burden unless the thief has connections

Fox News

18 October 2012

 

Turning a Profit from Art Theft Actually Extremely Difficult, Says FBI’s Art Theft Czar

Benjamin Sutton

Blouin ArtInfo

17 October 2012

 

Academic advocates global cooperation in return of cultural properties

Bae Ji-Sook

The Korea Herald

17 October 2012

 

Picasso, Matisse, Monet paintings stolen from Dutch museum

NBC News

16 October 2012

 

Heirs Demand Nazi-Looted Painting Include History in Exhibit

Rachel Hirshfeld

Arutz Sheva

16 October 2012

 

Claims of Nazi-Era Theft Fall Short in Trial over Egon Schiele Drawing

Reid Singer

Blouin ArtInfo

15 October 2012

 

Million-euro makeover for Belgium’s Ghent Alterpiece

Maddy Savage

BBC News

10 October 2012

 

Heritage preservation ordinance still in the works

Edie Grossfield

The Post-Bulletin

4 October 2012

 

Parkview community battles over preserving church

David Alpert

Greater Greater Washington

2 October 2012

 

Fitzwilliam Museum Chinese Art: ‘Substantial reward’ offered

BBC News

2 October 2012

 

Jacksonville’s Cummer Museum to Return Nazi-Looted Meissen Porcelain

Reid Singer

Blouin ArtInfo

1 October 2012

 

Seeking Return of Art, Turkey Jolts Museums

Dan Bilefsky

New York Times

30 September 2012

 

Art Gallery of NSW hosts talk about organised crime and art theft

James Gorman

Central Sydney

28 September 2012

 

Ahead of 2013 show of looted Benin artefacts, U.S. museum plots legitimacy

Tajudeen Sowole

The Guardian Nigeria

28 September 2012

 

Flea-market Renoir allegedly was stolen from Baltimore museum; auction cancelled

Ian Shapira

Washington Post

27 September 2012

 

Cairo’s Egyptian Museum After the Looting

Jean Newman Glock

Huffington Post

26 September 2012

 

$3M Ben Franklin bust is back; housekeeper arrested

Bonnie L. Cook

The Philadelphia Inquirer

26 September 2012

 

Gundlach art theft: An expert weighs in

Pat Benson

Los Angeles Times

25 September 2012

 

Art Theft Recovery: From Sting operations to Trash Cans

Jeanine Ibrahim

CNBC

20 September 2012

 

New Top Ten Art Crime: Reward Offered for Stolen Renoir Painting

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

18 September 2012

 

Nigeria: A Tale of Unvalued Treasures

This Day

9 September 2012

 

The Odyssey of a Stolen Cranach Painting

Jan Liebelt (translator)

Spiegel Online

7 September 2012

 

Afghan museum rebuilds with returned artifacts

NECN

5 September 2012

 

How UNESCO’s 1970 Convention Is Weeding Looted Artifacts out of the Antiquities Market

Souren Melikian

Blouin Artinfo

31 August 2012

 

Group of Seven art missing after Toronto gallery robbery

Timothy Appleby

The Globe and Mail

31 August 2012

 

Turkey: Ankara Seeks the Return of Looted Antiquities

Dorian Jones

EurasiaNet

30 August 2012

 

Ex-household staffer sought in $3M Bryn Mawr art theft

Jonathan Lai and Bonnie L. Cook

The Inquirer

26 August 2012

 

Controversy over Shiva statue bought by National Gallery of Australia from dealer

Sahara Time

23 August 2012

 

Scrap metal law could tackle heritage crime

Riah Pryor

The Art Newspaper

23 August 2012

 

Australian Lawyer Doesn’t Remember Stealing Thousands of Dollars Worth of Art

Lucas Kavner

Huffington Post

16 August 2012

 

Nazi-Looted Medieval Sculpture Returns to Family

Catherine Hickley

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

16 August 2012

 

Syrian Conflict Imperils Historical Treasures

Patricia Cohen

New York Times

15 August 2012

 

Vero Beach man found guilty of art theft, tax evasion in California case

Elliot Jones

TCPalm

15 August 2012

 

Cleveland Museum of Art buys important ancient Roman and Mayan antiquities

Steven Litt

The Plain Dealer

12 August 2012

 

A brutal massacre of cultural heritage

Shazia Tasneem

Business Recorder

11 August 2012

 

Naples Library’s Plunder Highlights Entrenched Dealings

Elisabetta Povoledo

New York Times

11 August 2012

 

The theft of history

The Hindu

10 August 2012

 

Cat burglar steals silver snail, giraffe in Miami Beach art heist

Juan Ortega

Sun Sentinel

9 August 2012

 

Priceless Polish Art Spotted on Auction Website

Kracow Post

8 August 2012

 

Art Dealer Hit with Fraud Indictment

Edmund H. Mahoney

Hartford Courant

8 August 2012

 

‘I am Greek and I wanna to [sic] go home’

Katerina Nikolas

Digital Journal

7 August 2012

 

Items stolen from storage at Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Rebecca Atkinson

Museums Journal

7 August 2012

 

Missing art leads to fraud charge against St. Paul man

Dan Browning

Star Tribune

7 August 2012

 

Cranach’s Madonna under the Fir Tree returned to Poland

Paul Jeromack

The Art Newspaper

7 August 2012

 

Government Officials Complicit in Loss of Additional 200+ Artworks from Turkish State Art and Sculpture Museum

Alexander Forbes

Blouin Artinfo: Berlin Art Brief

7 August 2012

 

No evidence artworks stolen: NSW gallery

World News Australia

6 August 2012

 

Shady dealer sold art to AGNSW

Michaela Boland

The Australian

6 August 2012

 

Hindus seek restitution of stolen works

Art Media Agency

6 August 2012

 

Pair deny Sundial sculpture theft

Harborough Mail

6 August 2012

 

‘NCMM is pursuing restitution of looted works wrongly’

Kabir Alabi Garba

The Guardian Nigeria

3 August 2012

 

Stolen: Naples artist faces a tough battle to fight forgeries of her work

Harriet Howard Heithaus

Naples Daily News

2 August 2012

 

Lichtenstein Painting, Missing for 42 Years, Surfaces in Warehouse

Robin Pogrebin

New York Times

1 August 2012

 

Poland’s long-lost Raphael found

Julia Michalska

The Art Newspaper

1 August 2012

 

Painting lost during WWII returned to Wroclaw

Polskie Radio

1 August 2012

 

Priceless Bronze Bell Stolen from Ivy Leaf Arts Centre in Castleisland, Co Kerry

Huffington Post

31 July 2012

 

There’s a Huge Black Market for Art and Collectibles Stolen from the Rich

Jessica Joseph

Business Insider

31 July 2012

 

Fitzwilliam Museum Chinese Art Theft: Four Plead Guilty

BBC News

30 July 2012

 

Museums Studying Dealer’s Artifacts

Rob Pogrebin and Kevin Flynn

New York Times

27 July 2012

 

Syria: Conflict and Looting Threaten Archeological Heritage

Daily Tatler

26 July 2012

 

Paintings by iconic Quebec abstract artist stolen from his studio

Max Harrold

Global Edmonton

26 July 2012

 

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Urged to Return Looted Artifacts to Nigeria

Huffington Post

20 July 2012

 

Topless woman Found. Details Sketchy.

William Neuman

New York Times

19 July 2012

 

Looted art returned to Afghanistan

BBC News

19 July 2012

 

Brazilian masterminds art theft from behind bars

Zeenews.com

17 July 2012

 

Free port problem: Closing in on the archeological underground

Michèle Laird

swissinfo.ch

18 July 2012

 

Inside Germany’s Most Complicated Art Restitution Battle

Michael Sontheimer

Spiegel Online International

5 July 2012

 

Bounty hunter on the trail of Arab Spring loot

Martin de Sa’Pinto

Reuters

24 May 2012

 

Another WWII looted painting returned to Poland

Polskie Radio

20 March 2012

 

Lady with an Ermine back home in Poland

Polskie Radio

9 February 2012

 

2011

 

Nazi Looted painting returned to National Museum in Warsaw

Polskie Radio

8 December 2011

 

Moral Considerations in the Art-Restitution Lawsuit between the Armenian Church and the Getty Museum

Michael Toumayan

Armenian Weekly

29 November 2011

 

Wajda moved by return of father’s sabre

Polskie Radio

21 October 2011

 

Police uncover huge art works collection at 92 year-old’s flat

Polskie Radio

29 September 2011

 

2009

 

Yale: Suit over Van Gogh work imperils other art

John Christoffersen

The Guardian

26 December 2009

 

2008

 

Why Hitler Stole the Art of Europe

Deal W. Hudson

Crisis Magazine 

17 November 2008

 

For sale: works seized by Stasi

David D’Arcy

The Art Newspaper

1 June 2008

 

Stasi-Looted Painting Heads for Sale at Christie’s

Linda Sandler

Bloomberg

14 March 2008

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