Welcome to Culture Crime News, a growing database of antiquities and art crime articles from the popular press.

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Recent entries

Bears Ears and Gold Butte are the latest battlegrounds in a long-running debate about federal land in the West

(United States of America)

The Economist, 14th Jan 2017.

Serial art forger sentenced to two years' probation


YLE, 13th Jan 2017.

Chinese museum demands return of horse sculptures from Pennsylvania

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan, ECNS, 13th Jan 2017.

Raza's work wasn't stolen, he had taken it back


TNN, The Times of India, 13th Jan 2017.

Richard Prince Just Showed Artists a Way to Fight Trump. And May Have Cracked Open a New Contemporary Art Code Too.

(United States of America)

Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 13th Jan 2017.