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

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Recent entries

£75m Klimt masterpiece stolen by Nazi from his Jewish lover is returned to her family at last

(Austria)

Madeleine Spence (2021). £75m Klimt masterpiece stolen by Nazi from his Jewish lover is returned to her family at last. The Sunday Times. 28 March.

How many antiquities in Australian museums are stolen from our neighbours?

(Australia; India; Thailand; Cambodia)

Will Jackson (2021). How many antiquities in Australian museums are stolen from our neighbours?. ABC Australia. 28 March.

'Those objects have a power': Descendant of Chief Poundmaker working to repatriate his belongings

(Canada)

Miriam Valdes-Carletti (2021). 'Those objects have a power': Descendant of Chief Poundmaker working to repatriate his belongings. CTV. 27 March.

British cannonballs to be returned from Acre's fortress walls

(Israel; United Kingdom)

Anshel Pfeffer (2021). British cannonballs to be returned from Acre's fortress walls. The Times. 27 March.

National Trust 'concerned' as 100 metal detecting holes appear at Magna Carta site

(United Kingdom)

Emma Pengelly (2021). National Trust 'concerned' as 100 metal detecting holes appear at Magna Carta site. Surrey Live. 27 March.