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Smithsonian and Berlin museums join forces to investigate Asian art provenance

(Germany; United States of America)

Catherine Hickley (2020). Smithsonian and Berlin museums join forces to investigate Asian art provenance. The Art Newspaper. 10 December.

1,700-year-old Cybele statue set to return home to Turkey's Afyonkarahisar

(Turkey; United States of America)

Daily Sabah (2020). 1,700-year-old Cybele statue set to return home to Turkey's Afyonkarahisar. Daily Sabah. 10 December.

Dutch government criticizes its own policy on Holocaust-stolen art

(Netherlands)

Cnaan Liphshiz (2020). Dutch government criticizes its own policy on Holocaust-stolen art. The Times of Israel. 9 December.

German art collector, 38, from renowned Gulbenkian family who is accused of £1.1m theft over 'Kusama pumpkin' sculpture appears in court after Portugal extradition

(United Kingdom; Germany; Portugal)

Amie Gordon (2020). German art collector, 38, from renowned Gulbenkian family who is accused of £1.1m theft over 'Kusama pumpkin' sculpture appears in court after Portugal extradition. The Daily Mail. 9 December.

New Digital Project Details 150 Belgian Libraries Looted by the Nazis

(Belgium)

Livia Gershon (2020). New Digital Project Details 150 Belgian Libraries Looted by the Nazis. Smithsonian. 9 December.

Cherub sculpture stolen from Newport hours after installation

(United Kingdom)

Dan Barnes (2020). Cherub sculpture stolen from Newport hours after installation. South Wales Argus. 9 December.

Scarred but still standing, Mosul museum reopens at last

(Iraq)

Joe Snell (2020). Scarred but still standing, Mosul museum reopens at last. Al Monitor. 8 December.

Supreme court hears arguments in landmark cases over art stolen by Nazis during Holocaust

(United States of America)

Ed Pilkington (2020). Supreme court hears arguments in landmark cases over art stolen by Nazis during Holocaust. The Guardian. 8 December.

After outcry from antiquities trade, Unesco further adjusts ad campaign on looted artefacts

(General)

Nancy Kenney (2020). After outcry from antiquities trade, Unesco further adjusts ad campaign on looted artefacts. The Art Newspaper. 8 December.

Jewish descendants welcome report encouraging return of looted art

(Netherlands)

Senay Boztas (2020). Jewish descendants welcome report encouraging return of looted art. Dutch News. 8 December.