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Recent entries

Los vigilantes del patrimonio rural

(Spain)

The Guardians of Rural Heritage

Gabriel de la Iglesia (2020). Los vigilantes del patrimonio rural. Burgos Conecta. 8 February.

The Mystery of the Painting in Gallery 634

(United States of America; Germany)

Graham Bowley (2020). The Mystery of the Painting in Gallery 634. The New York Times. 8 February.

Trump's Impeachment Lawyer Alan Dershowitz May Have Owned Looted Antiquities, an Art Crime Expert Says

(United States of America)

Zachary Small (2020). Trump's Impeachment Lawyer Alan Dershowitz May Have Owned Looted Antiquities, an Art Crime Expert Says. ArtNet News. 7 February.

Roban la corona del Niño Jesús de la Virgen del Rosario de Lorquí

(Spain)

Crown of the Baby Jesus from the Virgin of the Rosary of Lorquí stolen

J. Ruiz Palacios, R. Hernández (2020). Roban la corona del Niño Jesús de la Virgen del Rosario de Lorquí. La Verdad. 7 February.

Bungled Fontainebleau theft shines a spotlight on organised crime in the art world

(France)

EU-OCS (2020). Bungled Fontainebleau theft shines a spotlight on organised crime in the art world. EU-OCS. 7 February.