Country: Belgium

Rwanda confirms Belgium willing to return archives

(Rwanda; Belgium)

James Karuhanga (2018). Rwanda confirms Belgium willing to return archives. The New Times. 30 September.

Thieves escape with €2.2m gold artwork after 220kph chase

(Belgium)

Duncan Hooper (2018). Thieves escape with €2.2m gold artwork after 220kph chase. EuroNews. 26 April.

Belgian Police Discover 84 Pages of Stolen Albert Uderzo Art in Forest

(Belgium)

Rich Johnston (2018). Belgian Police Discover 84 Pages of Stolen Albert Uderzo Art in Forest. Bleeding Cool. 24 March.

Belgian police examine claims Russian art show was full of fakes

(Russia; Belgium)

Daniel Boffey (2018). Belgian police examine claims Russian art show was full of fakes. The Guardian. 20 March.

Belgian museum closes Russian art exhibition amid forgery claims

(Belgium; Russia)

Katie Davis (2018). Belgian museum closes Russian art exhibition amid forgery claims. The Calvert Journal. 29 January.

Fake Kandinskys, Malevichs, Jawlenskys? Top curators and dealers accuse Ghent museum of showing dud Russian avant-garde works

(Belgium; Russia)

The Art Newspaper (2018). Fake Kandinskys, Malevichs, Jawlenskys? Top curators and dealers accuse Ghent museum of showing dud Russian avant-garde works. The Art Newspaper. 15 January.

Two Belgians accused of stealing from Auschwitz acquitted by a court in Poland

(Poland; Belgium)

The Brussels Times (2017). Two Belgians accused of stealing from Auschwitz acquitted by a court in Poland. Maria Nova. 31 December.

Final Piece of Lost Magritte Painting Discovered after 85 Years

(Belgium)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Final Piece of Lost Magritte Painting Discovered after 85 Years. Artsy. 15 November.

Mutter Museum to return skull of Australian soldier killed in WWI

(Australia; United States of America; Belgium)

Joseph A. Gambardello (2017). Mutter Museum to return skull of Australian soldier killed in WWI. Philly.com. 3 October.

Ghent: Two paintings returned to their owners after 78 years

(Belgium)

Christopher Vincent (2017). Ghent: Two paintings returned to their owners after 78 years. The Brussels Times. 27 September.

Italy police recover $8.4m worth of stolen church art

(Italy; Belgium)

The News (2017). Italy police recover $8.4m worth of stolen church art. The News. 13 September.

Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural property

(Belgium)

Oscar Schneider (2017). Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural property. The Brussels Times. 14 July.

Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations

(Switzerland; Syria; Lebanon; Belgium; France; United States of America)

Benoit Foucon (2017). Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations. The Wall Street Journal. 31 May.

Belgians face decade in prison for Auschwitz theft

(Poland; Belgium)

AFP (2017). Belgians face decade in prison for Auschwitz theft. The Times of Israel. 31 January.

The museum director, the culture minister, and more trouble in Brussels

(Belgium)

Ian Mundell (2017). The museum director, the culture minister, and more trouble in Brussels. Apollo. 23 January.

Colonial looting of our culture calls for justice

(Rwanda; Germany; Belgium)

The New Times (2017). Colonial looting of our culture calls for justice. The New Times. 19 January.

Director of Belgian Royal Museums Files Criminal Complaint Against Secretary of State

(Belgium)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2016). Director of Belgian Royal Museums Files Criminal Complaint Against Secretary of State. ArtNet News. 23 December.

London church to be reunited with stolen 16th-century carving

(United Kingdom; Belgium)

Dalya Alberge (2016). London church to be reunited with stolen 16th-century carving. The Guardian. 21 December.

To recover history from peril: on the dealer Paul Rosenberg and the Nazi seizure of Modern art

(Belgium; France)

Garry Shaw (2016). To recover history from peril: on the dealer Paul Rosenberg and the Nazi seizure of Modern art. The Art Newspaper. 7 October.

Paintings That Bear the Scars of War

(Belgium)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Paintings That Bear the Scars of War. The New York Times. 5 October.

Art meets history in homage to legendary French Jewish dealer

(Belgium; France)

Catherine Bennett (2016). Art meets history in homage to legendary French Jewish dealer. The Times of Israel. 23 September.

Opera Gallery Wins $2.4 Million Decision Against Infamous Art Dealer

(United States of America; Belgium)

Brian Boucher (2016). Opera Gallery Wins $2.4 Million Decision Against Infamous Art Dealer. ArtNet News. 9 September.

Egypt retrieves ancient statue from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

State Information Service (2016). Egypt retrieves ancient statue from Belgium. State Information Service. 24 April.

Belgium eliminates federal taskforce to fight trafficking in cultural property

(Belgium)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Belgium eliminates federal taskforce to fight trafficking in cultural property. The Art Newspaper. 15 April.

Brussels Museum Reopens With Increased Security Following Terrorist Attacks

(Belgium)

Rain Embuscado (2016). Brussels Museum Reopens With Increased Security Following Terrorist Attacks. ArtNet News. 24 March.

Museums and public galleries in Brussels in lockdown in wake of terrorist attacks

(Belgium)

Anny Shaw (2016). Museums and public galleries in Brussels in lockdown in wake of terrorist attacks. The Art Newspaper. 22 March.

Stolen ancient Egyptian statue on its way back from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Stolen ancient Egyptian statue on its way back from Belgium. Ahram Online. 22 March.

Belgian museum in such poor repair the exhibits are being rained on

(Belgium)

James Rothwell (2016). Belgian museum in such poor repair the exhibits are being rained on. The Telegraph. 14 February.

Would the real Manneken Pis please stand up?

(Belgium)

AFP (2015). Would the real Manneken Pis please stand up?. The Telegraph. 5 August.

Egypt repatriates 35,000-year-old skeleton from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

Rany Mostafa (2015). Egypt repatriates 35,000-year-old skeleton from Belgium. The Cairo Post. 4 August.

Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage

(Egypt; Belgium)

Stephen Kalin (2014). Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage. Reuters. 23 April.