Country: France

Louvre paintings damaged in downpour

(France)

Danielle Haynes (2017). Louvre paintings damaged in downpour. UPI. 18 July.

French military funds technology to document heritage in conflict zones

(France)

Emily Sharpe (2017). French military funds technology to document heritage in conflict zones. The Art Newspaper. 23 June.

Teenagers rescued from Paris catacombs after three-day ordeal

(France)

AFP (2017). Teenagers rescued from Paris catacombs after three-day ordeal. The Guardian. 14 June.

Paris Louvre Museum Evacuated (Again) After Security Scare

(France)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Paris Louvre Museum Evacuated (Again) After Security Scare. ArtNet News. 12 June.

Hopis Hoping to Recover Katsina Friends

(United States of America; France)

John Christian Hopkins (2017). Hopis Hoping to Recover Katsina Friends. Lake Powell Life. 1 June.

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.

After decades-long saga, Lexington family settles claim for Nazi-looted art

(United States of America; Austria; France)

Malcolm Gay (2017). After decades-long saga, Lexington family settles claim for Nazi-looted art. The Boston Globe. 28 May.

Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France

(Bulgaria; France; Turkey)

AFP (2017). Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France. Daily Sabah. 26 May.

Million-euro crown stolen from Lyon museum

(France)

AFP (2017). Million-euro crown stolen from Lyon museum. RFI. 14 May.

Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France

(Egypt; France)

Daily News Egypt (2017). Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France. Daily News Egypt. 10 May.

Russian performance artist granted political asylum in France

(Russia; France)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Russian performance artist granted political asylum in France. The Art Newspaper. 8 May.

Nazi-Looted Libraries: Items Must Be Returned To Owners And Heirs

(Belarus; France)

Greg Schneider (2017). Nazi-Looted Libraries: Items Must Be Returned To Owners And Heirs. Huffington Post. 5 May.

Paris cabbie returns US$1.6m artwork forgotten in boot of his taxi

(France)

AFP (2017). Paris cabbie returns US$1.6m artwork forgotten in boot of his taxi. South China Morning Post. 3 May.

Art dealer 'forgets' €1.5 millon picture in Paris taxi

(France)

The Local (2017). Art dealer 'forgets' €1.5 millon picture in Paris taxi. The Local. 2 May.

Painting stolen by Nazis to rotate between Paris and US

(France; United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Painting stolen by Nazis to rotate between Paris and US. The Times of Israel. 28 April.

Nazi-Looted Painting Returns to Paris Almost 80 Years Later

(United States of America; France)

Max Kutner (2017). Nazi-Looted Painting Returns to Paris Almost 80 Years Later. Newsweek. 26 April.

Disputed Painting, Stolen By Nazis, Returns To France

(United States of America; France)

News 9 (2017). Disputed Painting, Stolen By Nazis, Returns To France. News 9. 24 April.

Removal of a rare Roman mosaic in southern France enflames local conservation groups

(France)

Gareth Harris (2017). Removal of a rare Roman mosaic in southern France enflames local conservation groups. The Art Newspaper. 17 April.

Controversial tribal artifacts sale lures few bidders

(New Caledonia; France)

Associated Press (2017). Controversial tribal artifacts sale lures few bidders. The Daily Mail. 4 April.

Benin eyes return of colonial treasures from France

(Benin; France)

Josué Mehouenou (2017). Benin eyes return of colonial treasures from France. Art Daily. 1 April.

Workers' Strike Closes Centre Pompidou in Paris for Fifth Consecutive Day

(France)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Workers' Strike Closes Centre Pompidou in Paris for Fifth Consecutive Day. ArtNet News. 31 March.

Who Should Pay Artists? Christie's Fights Back in France Over New Resale Rules

(France)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Who Should Pay Artists? Christie's Fights Back in France Over New Resale Rules. ArtNet News. 31 March.

Solicitan al INAH detener subasta de piezas mexicanas en Francia

(Mexico; France)

INAH requests halt to auction of Mexican pieces in France

Información Excélsior (2017). Solicitan al INAH detener subasta de piezas mexicanas en Francia. Sistema Michoacano. 28 March.

Art dealer knocks 'phony' King David sculpture displayed in the Met

(United States of America; France)

Isabel Vincent (2017). Art dealer knocks 'phony' King David sculpture displayed in the Met. New York Post. 26 March.

Strike at the Musée Rodin Steals Thunder of Major Survey of the Artist at Grand Palais

(France)

Perwana Nazif (2017). Strike at the Musée Rodin Steals Thunder of Major Survey of the Artist at Grand Palais. ArtNet News. 24 March.

Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France

(Serbia; France; Italy)

AFP (2017). Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France. Yahoo News. 23 March.

Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Associated Press (2017). Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism. The Daily Mail. 20 March.

Why the fuss over de Valette's dagger?

(Malta; France)

Sarah Carabott (2017). Why the fuss over de Valette's dagger?. Times of Malta. 18 March.

New Kingdom mummy mask recovered from France

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). New Kingdom mummy mask recovered from France. Ahram Online. 18 March.

Centre Pompidou broke even on Koons retrospective, Paris court decision reveals

(France)

Alexis Fournol (2017). Centre Pompidou broke even on Koons retrospective, Paris court decision reveals. The Art Newspaper. 17 March.

A Shelter for Art Caught in the Crossfire

(France; Syria)

Claudia Barbieri (2017). A Shelter for Art Caught in the Crossfire. The New York Times. 11 March.

Jeff Koons LLC and the Centre Pompidou are both found liable for copyright infringement in Paris court case

(France)

Alexis Fournol (2017). Jeff Koons LLC and the Centre Pompidou are both found liable for copyright infringement in Paris court case. The Art Newspaper. 10 March.

Poachers kill rhino and saw off its horn at zoo near Paris

(France)

The Local (2017). Poachers kill rhino and saw off its horn at zoo near Paris. The Local. 8 March.

Liberty, fraternity, Fossil Free: activists protest oil giant Total's sponsorship at Louvre

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2017). Liberty, fraternity, Fossil Free: activists protest oil giant Total's sponsorship at Louvre. The Art Newspaper. 7 March.

A Paris exhibit of Nazi-looted art honors a Europe many fear is under threat again

(France)

James McAuley (2017). A Paris exhibit of Nazi-looted art honors a Europe many fear is under threat again. The Washington Post. 28 February.

"Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso

(France)

Henry Samuel (2017). "Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso. The Telegraph. 20 February.

The Eiffel Tower Is Getting a Bulletproof Glass Wall

(France)

Lilit Marcus (2017). The Eiffel Tower Is Getting a Bulletproof Glass Wall. Condé Nast Traveler. 9 February.

Louvre attack: French soldier shoots machete-wielding man

(France)

BBC News (2017). Louvre attack: French soldier shoots machete-wielding man. BBC News. 3 February.

For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat

(France)

Benoît Morenne (2017). For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat. The New York Times. 3 February.

Prosecution seeks jail time and heavy fines for Paris museum thieves

(France)

Vincent Noce (2017). Prosecution seeks jail time and heavy fines for Paris museum thieves. The Art Newspaper. 3 February.

How Paris' 100-million-euro art heist happened

(France)

Stefan Dege (2017). How Paris' 100-million-euro art heist happened. DW. 1 February.

Defendant Claims He Threw Out Modern and Impressionist Masterpieces After 'Spider-Man' Heist

(France)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Defendant Claims He Threw Out Modern and Impressionist Masterpieces After 'Spider-Man' Heist. ArtNet News. 31 January.

'Spider-Man' burglar on trial over €100m Paris art theft

(France)

AFP (2017). 'Spider-Man' burglar on trial over €100m Paris art theft. The Guardian. 30 January.

Oú sont les toiles de l'homme-araignée ?

(France)

Where are the Spider Man paintings?

Brendan Kemmet (2017). Oú sont les toiles de l'homme-araignée ?. Le Parisien. 26 January.

Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France

(Russia; France)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France. ArtNet News. 16 January.

Shock acquittals in Wildenstein art dynasty's tax fraud trial

(France)

Tony Cross (2017). Shock acquittals in Wildenstein art dynasty's tax fraud trial. RFI. 12 January.

Louvre attendance falls as tourists stay away from Paris

(France)

Javier Pes (2017). Louvre attendance falls as tourists stay away from Paris. The Art Newspaper. 5 January.

Verdict upheld for elderly French couple who hid Picasso works in garage

(France)

France 24 (2016). Verdict upheld for elderly French couple who hid Picasso works in garage. France 24. 16 December.

Employé du muséum d'histoire naturelle d'Orléans, il revendait des pierres et fossiles sur eBay

(France)

Employee of the natural history museum of Orléans, he resold stones and fossils on eBay

Philippe Renaud (2016). Employé du muséum d'histoire naturelle d'Orléans, il revendait des pierres et fossiles sur eBay. La République. 16 December.

Nude Performance Artist Deborah de Robertis Defends Herself in French Court

(France)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Nude Performance Artist Deborah de Robertis Defends Herself in French Court. ArtNet News. 14 December.

Kader Attia accuses Universal Music of plagiarism over French rap video

(France)

Anny Shaw (2016). Kader Attia accuses Universal Music of plagiarism over French rap video. The Art Newspaper. 8 December.

France pays £24m into new fund to protect cultural heritage sites

(France)

Associated Press (2016). France pays £24m into new fund to protect cultural heritage sites. The Guardian. 4 December.

Give us back the Venus de Milo, Greeks tell Louvre

(France; Greece)

Anthee Carassava (2016). Give us back the Venus de Milo, Greeks tell Louvre. The Times. 30 November.

Healing wounds, looted art reunited with Nazi victims' heirs

(United States of America; France)

Thomas Adamson (2016). Healing wounds, looted art reunited with Nazi victims' heirs. Sun Sentinel. 29 November.

Painting sold by Jewish couple to fund their escape from Nazi Germany to America is returned to their granddaughter almost eight decades later

(United States of America; France)

Associated Press (2016). Painting sold by Jewish couple to fund their escape from Nazi Germany to America is returned to their granddaughter almost eight decades later. The Daily Mail. 28 November.

Controversial Photographer David Hamilton Dies Amid Rape Allegations

(France; United Kingdom)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2016). Controversial Photographer David Hamilton Dies Amid Rape Allegations. ArtNet News. 28 November.

Trente ans aprés, le dénouement d'un vol rocambolesque d'albâtres précieux?

(France)

Thirty years later, the denouement of a fantastic flight of precious alabaster?

Le Point (2016). Trente ans aprés, le dénouement d'un vol rocambolesque d'albâtres précieux?. Le Point. 18 November.

UAE and France to announce new partnership on safeguarding endangered cultural heritage

(United Arab Emirates; France)

MENAFM (2016). UAE and France to announce new partnership on safeguarding endangered cultural heritage. MENAFN. 16 November.

Louvre may safeguard artefacts from war-torn areas

(France)

Anny Shaw (2016). Louvre may safeguard artefacts from war-torn areas. The Art Newspaper. 4 November.

Picasso's electrician admits he lied in court

(France)

Vince Noce (2016). Picasso's electrician admits he lied in court. The Art Newspaper. 1 November.

Picasso widow accused of hiding art at electrician's theft trial

(France)

RFI (2016). Picasso widow accused of hiding art at electrician's theft trial. RFI. 1 November.

Louvre to offer shelter for world treasures rescued from war zones

(France)

Kim Willsher (2016). Louvre to offer shelter for world treasures rescued from war zones. The Guardian. 1 November.

Billionaire Art Dealer Is Awaiting Verdict in Tax Fraud Case

(France)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Billionaire Art Dealer Is Awaiting Verdict in Tax Fraud Case. The New York Times. 21 October.

Picking Apart 18th-Century French Furniture to Detect Forgery

(France)

Eve M. Kahn (2016). Picking Apart 18th-Century French Furniture to Detect Forgery. The New York Times. 20 October.

Traficante envió un cuadro robado de Picasso desde Heredia a Washigton

(Costa Rica; United States of America; France)

Trafficker sent a stolen Picasso painting from Heredia to Washington

Hassel Fallas (2016). Traficante envió un cuadro robado de Picasso desde Heredia a Washigton. La Nación. 16 October.

Prosecutor recommends four-year prison sentence and €250m fine for Guy Wildenstein in Paris trial

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Prosecutor recommends four-year prison sentence and €250m fine for Guy Wildenstein in Paris trial. The Art Newspaper. 14 October.

Versailles Staffers Caught Selling Counterfeit Tickets

(France)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2016). Versailles Staffers Caught Selling Counterfeit Tickets. ArtNet News. 14 October.

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.

Antiquities ministry receives golden mummy mask from French-Egyptian citizen

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Antiquities ministry receives golden mummy mask from French-Egyptian citizen. Ahram Online. 6 October.

French minister says stolen art may fund terror via 'free ports'

(France)

AFP (2016). French minister says stolen art may fund terror via 'free ports'. Yahoo News. 6 October.

Trial Offers Rare View of Wildenstein Family and Fortune

(France)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Trial Offers Rare View of Wildenstein Family and Fortune. The New York Times. 30 September.

US-France court battle tied to Picasso comes to a head

(United States of America; France)

Sébastien Blanc (2016). US-France court battle tied to Picasso comes to a head. Art Daily. 30 September.

Vandalism of Dirty Corner sculpture at Versailles an 'inside job', claims Kapoor

(France)

Cristina Ruiz (2016). Vandalism of Dirty Corner sculpture at Versailles an 'inside job', claims Kapoor. The Art Newspaper. 28 September.

Judge 'Stupefied' by Arguments on Day One of Wildenstein Tax Fraud Trial

(France)

Robert Williams (2016). Judge 'Stupefied' by Arguments on Day One of Wildenstein Tax Fraud Trial. ArtNet News. 27 September.

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.

Heir to art-dealing estate in court in major French fraud trial

(France)

Kim Willsher (2016). Heir to art-dealing estate in court in major French fraud trial. The Guardian. 22 September.

François Hollande announces $100m fund to protect cultural heritage in the Middle East

(France)

David D'Arcy (2016). François Hollande announces $100m fund to protect cultural heritage in the Middle East. The Art Newspaper. 21 September.

How the Mona Lisa became so overrated

(France)

Phil Edwards (2016). How the Mona Lisa became so overrated. Vox. 20 September.

New twist in fake antique furniture scandal overshadows opening of Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris

(France)

Vincent Noce (2016). New twist in fake antique furniture scandal overshadows opening of Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris. The Art Newspaper. 8 September.

US Judge Approves Warrant for Acoma Shield Listed for Sale by Paris Auction House

(United States of America; France)

Allison Meier (2016). US Judge Approves Warrant for Acoma Shield Listed for Sale by Paris Auction House. Hyperallergic. 7 September.

Paris auction workers jailed over theft scam

(France)

BBC News (2016). Paris auction workers jailed over theft scam. BBC News. 6 September.

Verdict expected in vast theft scam at French auction house

(France)

Associated Press (2016). Verdict expected in vast theft scam at French auction house. Salon. 6 September.

French auction workers convicted in vast theft scam

(France)

Philippe Sotto (2016). French auction workers convicted in vast theft scam. CTV. 6 September.

Anselm Kiefer's Workshop Robbed for Raw Materials Again

(France)

Naomi Rea (2016). Anselm Kiefer's Workshop Robbed for Raw Materials Again. ArtNet News. 31 August.

Judge OKs return of Native American shield sent to Paris

(United States of America; France)

Mary Hudetz (2016). Judge OKs return of Native American shield sent to Paris. Las Cruces Sun-News. 31 August.

The Heist that Made the Mona Lisa Famous

(France; Italy)

Evan Andrews (2016). The Heist that Made the Mona Lisa Famous. History. 19 August.

Former French culture minister calls for halt to restoration of Galerie Vivienne

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Former French culture minister calls for halt to restoration of Galerie Vivienne. The Art Newspaper. 18 August.

Benin set to recover its cultural heritage from France

(Benin; France)

Africa News (2016). Benin set to recover its cultural heritage from France. Africa News. 9 August.

Trésors pillés : « La France doit répondre positivement á la demande du Bénin »

(France; Benin)

Pillaged Treasures: France must respond positively to Benin's demand

Le Monde (2016). Trésors pillés : « La France doit répondre positivement á la demande du Bénin ». Le Monde. 1 August.

Long-Lost Engraving by Albrecht Dürer Discovered at Flea Market

(France; Germany)

Hili Perlson (2016). Long-Lost Engraving by Albrecht Dürer Discovered at Flea Market. ArtNet News. 29 July.

Orlan Must Pay Lady Gaga $22,000 After Losing Forgery Lawsuit

(France)

Brian Boucher (2016). Orlan Must Pay Lady Gaga $22,000 After Losing Forgery Lawsuit. ArtNet News. 26 July.

U.S. files complaint to recover Acoma war shield

(United States of America; France)

Anne Constable (2016). U.S. files complaint to recover Acoma war shield. Santa Fe New Mexican. 23 July.

Art 'Expert' Vanishes With an Elderly Client's Precious Leonardo da Vinci Sketch

(France)

Naomi Rea (2016). Art 'Expert' Vanishes With an Elderly Client's Precious Leonardo da Vinci Sketch. ArtNet News. 12 July.

Art Dealer Under Investigation Again as New Evidence Emerges in Case of Stolen Picassos Linked to Yves Bouvier

(France)

Hili Perlson (2016). Art Dealer Under Investigation Again as New Evidence Emerges in Case of Stolen Picassos Linked to Yves Bouvier. ArtNet News. 12 July.

Experts shed light on Modigliani's murky market with new research project

(France)

Georgina Adam (2016). Experts shed light on Modigliani's murky market with new research project. The Art Newspaper. 11 July.

Giacometti art trove at centre of Franco-Swiss legal tussle

(Switzerland; France)

Reuters (2016). Giacometti art trove at centre of Franco-Swiss legal tussle. The Daily Mail. 4 July.

A relief of King Nectanebo II recovered to Egypt from Paris

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). A relief of King Nectanebo II recovered to Egypt from Paris. Ahram Online. 3 July.

Egyptian Embassy in Paris Retrieves Stolen Artefact

(Egypt; France)

Aswat Masriya (2016). Egyptian Embassy in Paris Retrieves Stolen Artefact. All Africa. 30 June.

Tribes hail shield's halted sale; collectors ask what's next

(United States of America; France)

Mary Hudetz (2016). Tribes hail shield's halted sale; collectors ask what's next. News Times. 22 June.

Trémel. Un joyau du XVIe siécle ravagé par un incendie

(France)

Trémel. A sixteenth century jewel destroyed by fire

Le Télégramme (2016). Trémel. Un joyau du XVIe siécle ravagé par un incendie. Le Télégramme. 21 June.

Theatre built as tribute to Anglo-French friendship vandalised

(France; United Kingdom)

Kim Willsher (2016). Theatre built as tribute to Anglo-French friendship vandalised. The Guardian. 20 June.

Scandal strikes Versailles Palace as police detain two top art dealers over 'fake' Louis XV chairs

(France)

Henry Samuel (2016). Scandal strikes Versailles Palace as police detain two top art dealers over 'fake' Louis XV chairs. The Telegraph. 9 June.

British doubts over Joan of Arc's ring

(United Kingdom; France)

Martin Bailey (2016). British doubts over Joan of Arc's ring. The Art Newspaper. 9 June.

French Museum Faces "Cultural Catastrophe" After Storage Vault Floods

(France)

Claire Voon (2016). French Museum Faces "Cultural Catastrophe" After Storage Vault Floods. Hyperallergic. 7 June.

Musée Girodet: «L'eau a submergé des centaines d'œuvres d'art»

(France)

Girodet Museum: "Water has flooded hundreds of works of art"

Le Figaro (2016). Musée Girodet: «L'eau a submergé des centaines d'œuvres d'art». Le Figaro. 6 June.

Editorial: Acoma shield closer to home

(United States of America; France)

Albuquerque Journal (2016). Editorial: Acoma shield closer to home. Albuquerque Journal. 5 June.

Louvre and Musée d'Orsay Close in Emergency Measure Against Seine Flooding

(France)

Brian Boucher (2016). Louvre and Musée d'Orsay Close in Emergency Measure Against Seine Flooding. ArtNet News. 2 June.

US hails 'small victory' as Paris auction withdraws Native American shield

(United States of America; France)

France 24 (2016). US hails 'small victory' as Paris auction withdraws Native American shield. France 24. 30 May.

Paris auction house cancels sale of Acoma shield

(United States of America; France)

Michael Coleman (2016). Paris auction house cancels sale of Acoma shield. Albuquerque Journal. 30 May.

Acoma shield being auctioned in Paris

(United States of America; France)

Michael Coleman (2016). Acoma shield being auctioned in Paris. Albuquerque Journal. 30 May.

The Latest: Officials say Acoma shield was stolen years ago

(United States of America; France)

Associated Press (2016). The Latest: Officials say Acoma shield was stolen years ago. Yahoo News. 27 May.

Heinrich: Halt French Auction of Sacred Native American Artifacts

(United States of America; France)

Martin Heinrich (2016). Heinrich: Halt French Auction of Sacred Native American Artifacts. KRWG. 26 May.

Native Americans implore France to halt artifact sale: 'It harkens to slave auctions'

(United States of America; France)

David Smith (2016). Native Americans implore France to halt artifact sale: 'It harkens to slave auctions'. The Guardian. 25 May.

Native Americans step up fight over sacred object auctions

(United States of America; France)

AFP (2016). Native Americans step up fight over sacred object auctions. The Daily Mail. 24 May.

Another Milestone As France Returns 2 Nok Artefacts

(Nigeria; Togo; France)

Chika Okeke (2016). Another Milestone As France Returns 2 Nok Artefacts. Leadership. 20 May.

Egypt Repatriates 44 Stolen Archaeological Objects from France

(Egypt; France)

Egyptian Streets (2016). Egypt Repatriates 44 Stolen Archaeological Objects from France. Egyptian Streets. 17 May.

France returns Nazi-stolen Degas drawing to rightful owners

(France)

Associated Press (2016). France returns Nazi-stolen Degas drawing to rightful owners. CBC. 9 May.

Austria returns Nazi stolen art to French heirs

(Austria; France)

The Local (2016). Austria returns Nazi stolen art to French heirs. The Local. 28 April.

Plagued by Castrating Vandals, a Public Sculpture Gets a Detachable Penis

(France)

Claire Voon (2016). Plagued by Castrating Vandals, a Public Sculpture Gets a Detachable Penis. Hyperallergic. 25 April.

France Lost Track of 23,000 State-Owned Artworks and Historic Objects

(France)

Claire Voon (2016). France Lost Track of 23,000 State-Owned Artworks and Historic Objects. Hyperallergic. 21 April.

Brass Foundry Is Closing, but Debate Over Degas's Work Goes On

(France)

William D. Cohan (2016). Brass Foundry Is Closing, but Debate Over Degas's Work Goes On. The New York Times. 4 April.

Verdun: le désolant business des pilleurs de cadavres

(France)

Stéphane Kovacs (2016). Verdun: le désolant business des pilleurs de cadavres. Le Figaro. 4 April.

Former managing director of the Centre Pompidou pleads guilty to misuse of public funds

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Former managing director of the Centre Pompidou pleads guilty to misuse of public funds. The Art Newspaper. 1 April.

More looted antiquities welcomed home

(Cambodia; France)

Vong Sokheng (2016). More looted antiquities welcomed home. The Phnom Penh Post. 31 March.

Paris art handlers testify to taking '€220,000 in a plastic bag' among other revelations

(France)

Elenore Thery (2016). Paris art handlers testify to taking '€220,000 in a plastic bag' among other revelations. The Art Newspaper. 25 March.

Smears, counterclaims and lawsuits—the tangled web surrounding Prince of Liechtenstein's Cranach

(Liechtenstein; France)

Vincent Noce (2016). Smears, counterclaims and lawsuits—the tangled web surrounding Prince of Liechtenstein's Cranach. The Art Newspaper. 24 March.

Centre Pompidou's stolen Picasso goes back on show after 15 years

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Centre Pompidou's stolen Picasso goes back on show after 15 years. The Art Newspaper. 18 March.

France and Britain prepare for battle over Joan of Arc's ring

(United Kingdom; France)

Martin Bailey (2016). France and Britain prepare for battle over Joan of Arc's ring. The Art Newspaper. 16 March.

'Cols rouges' lawyers push for dismissal as long-awaited trial opens in Paris

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). 'Cols rouges' lawyers push for dismissal as long-awaited trial opens in Paris. The Art Newspaper. 16 March.

Were investors conned into buying rare manuscripts?

(France)

BBC News (2016). Were investors conned into buying rare manuscripts?. BBC News. 15 March.

Paris auction porters go on trial for alleged 'pilfering' of thousands of items

(France)

Jon Henley (2016). Paris auction porters go on trial for alleged 'pilfering' of thousands of items. The Guardian. 14 March.

UNESCO and French and Swiss heritage professionals stand up for the safeguarding of Syrian heritage

(Syria; France; Switzerland)

UNESCO (2016). UNESCO and French and Swiss heritage professionals stand up for the safeguarding of Syrian heritage. UNESCO. 10 March.

The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.

(France)

Jeff Maysh (2016). The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.. Smithsonian. 9 March.

Picasso's dealer Paul Rosenberg celebrated in show based on granddaughter's book

(France)

Gareth Harris (2016). Picasso's dealer Paul Rosenberg celebrated in show based on granddaughter's book. The Art Newspaper. 9 March.

The Battle for Picasso's Multi-Billion-Dollar Empire

(France)

Milton Esterow (2016). The Battle for Picasso's Multi-Billion-Dollar Empire. Vanity Fair. 7 March.

How French Art Police Are Hunting ISIS Antiquities Racket

(France)

Dominique Perrin (2016). How French Art Police Are Hunting ISIS Antiquities Racket. World Crunch. 7 March.

Elderly pair held after 3,000 French church objects found

(France)

Expatica (2016). Elderly pair held after 3,000 French church objects found. Expatica. 7 March.

'The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes': Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items

(France)

AFP (2016). 'The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes': Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items. The Journal. 6 March.

French police seize painting attributed to Cranach, owned by the Prince of Liechtenstein

(France; Liechtenstein)

Vincent Noce (2016). French police seize painting attributed to Cranach, owned by the Prince of Liechtenstein. The Art Newspaper. 4 March.

Le collectionneur Sindika Dokolo remporte son bras de fer contre un galeriste parisien

(Angola; France)

Roxana Azimi (2016). Le collectionneur Sindika Dokolo remporte son bras de fer contre un galeriste parisien. Le Monde. 29 February.

French cleaners scrub off street art

(France)

BBC News (2016). French cleaners scrub off street art. BBC News. 28 February.

Setback for Picasso's Daughter in Battle Over Sculpture

(France)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Setback for Picasso's Daughter in Battle Over Sculpture. The New York Times. 25 February.

'Guilty' verdict on the spectacular 2010 Paris art theft

(France)

DW (2016). 'Guilty' verdict on the spectacular 2010 Paris art theft. DW. 20 February.

Facebook Loses Gustave Courbet Nudity Case In French Appeal Court

(France)

Artlyst (2016). Facebook Loses Gustave Courbet Nudity Case In French Appeal Court. Artlyst. 13 February.

The Revelations of a Nazi Art Catalogue

(France; Germany)

Sarah Wildman (2016). The Revelations of a Nazi Art Catalogue. The New Yorker. 12 February.

Un trésor oublié depuis trente ans rendu á un peuple amérindien

(Colombia; France)

A treasure lost for 30 years is returned to a Native American community

Amaury Peyrach' (2016). Un trésor oublié depuis trente ans rendu á un peuple amérindien. Le Figaro. 5 February.

Stolen Camille Claudel Bronze Bust of Lover Auguste Rodin Recovered

(France)

Artlyst (2016). Stolen Camille Claudel Bronze Bust of Lover Auguste Rodin Recovered. Artlyst. 1 February.

Government's Search for Antiques Boundless as Harihara Ceremony a Success

(Cambodia; France)

Mom Kunthear (2016). Government's Search for Antiques Boundless as Harihara Ceremony a Success. Khmer Times. 21 January.

France's Guimet Museum returns looted statue head to national museum in Phnom Penh

(Cambodia; France)

AFP (2016). France's Guimet Museum returns looted statue head to national museum in Phnom Penh. Art Daily. 20 January.

Suspected arson at Fontainebleau church

(France)

Margot Boutges (2016). Suspected arson at Fontainebleau church. The Art Newspaper. 13 January.

Muhammad cartoons censored at Charlie Hebdo exhibit in Tel Aviv

(Israel; France)

The Times of Israel (2016). Muhammad cartoons censored at Charlie Hebdo exhibit in Tel Aviv. The Times of Israel. 10 January.

Owner of purported Monet loses case in French court

(France)

Georgina Adam (2016). Owner of purported Monet loses case in French court. The Art Newspaper. 7 January.

France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage

(Syria; Iraq; France)

Vincent Noce (2015). France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage. The Art Newspaper. 29 December.

Museum attendance in Paris plummets after terrorist attacks

(France)

Gareth Harris (2015). Museum attendance in Paris plummets after terrorist attacks. The Art Newspaper. 21 December.

Art Law: French Judgment Against Expert in Max Ernst Forgery Case Set Aside

(France)

Dispute Resolution in Germany (2015). Art Law: French Judgment Against Expert in Max Ernst Forgery Case Set Aside. Dispute Resolution in Germany. 10 December.

L'historien d'art Werner Spies innocenté dans l'affaire du faux Max Ernst

(France)

Art Historian Werner Spies acquitted in case of fake Max Ernst

Harry Bellet (2015). L'historien d'art Werner Spies innocenté dans l'affaire du faux Max Ernst. Le Monde. 10 December.

Statement on Paris Auction of Native American Objects

(United States of America; France)

Evan Ryan (2015). Statement on Paris Auction of Native American Objects. United States Department of State. 4 December.

Isil antiques 'sold to western collectors' warns French finance minister

(Iraq; Syria; France)

David Chazan (2015). Isil antiques 'sold to western collectors' warns French finance minister. The Telegraph. 4 December.

Secretary Jewell Advances Discussion on Repatriation of Tribal Sacred Objects with French Authorities

(United States of America; France)

United States Department of the Interior (2015). Secretary Jewell Advances Discussion on Repatriation of Tribal Sacred Objects with French Authorities. United States Department of the Interior. 2 December.

French national treasure recovered by The Art Loss Register

(France; United Kingdom)

Art Loss Register (2015). French national treasure recovered by The Art Loss Register. Art Loss Register. 1 December.

French Citizen Returns Ancient Greek Amphora

(Greece; France)

Philip Crysopoulos (2015). French Citizen Returns Ancient Greek Amphora. Greek Reporter. 26 November.

Asylum for artefacts: Paris's plan to protect cultural treasures from terrorists

(France; Iraq; Syria)

Jonathan Jones (2015). Asylum for artefacts: Paris's plan to protect cultural treasures from terrorists. The Guardian. 20 November.

In France, Fears that Rare Book and Manuscript Fund is a €500m Fraud

(France)

Marion Maneker (2015). In France, Fears that Rare Book and Manuscript Fund is a €500m Fraud. Art Market Monitor. 19 November.

Louvre's director draws up 50-point plan in response to Isil's destruction

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Gareth Harris (2015). Louvre's director draws up 50-point plan in response to Isil's destruction. The Art Newspaper. 19 November.

Hollande proposes refuge for Middle Eastern art

(France)

Associated Press (2015). Hollande proposes refuge for Middle Eastern art. The Daily Star. 17 November.

Banksy's 'Dismal Aid' Sign Stolen by Enterprising Thieves

(France)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2015). Banksy's 'Dismal Aid' Sign Stolen by Enterprising Thieves. ArtNet News. 23 October.

Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Worth $10 Million Stolen in Nasty Divorce Tug-of-War

(France)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2015). Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Worth $10 Million Stolen in Nasty Divorce Tug-of-War. ArtNet News. 20 October.

Christie's to Auction Off Painting Looted During WWII as Part of Deal With Jewish Heirs

(France; United Kingdom; Italy)

Haaretz (2015). Christie's to Auction Off Painting Looted During WWII as Part of Deal With Jewish Heirs. Haaretz. 20 October.

Dispute over Venetian painting seized by Vichy regime resolved after more than 70 years

(France; United Kingdom; Italy)

Anny Shaw (2015). Dispute over Venetian painting seized by Vichy regime resolved after more than 70 years. The Art Newspaper. 19 October.

Un inventaire pour protéger le patrimoine religieux

(France)

An inventory for protecting religious heritage

Ouest France (2015). Un inventaire pour protéger le patrimoine religieux. Ouest France. 17 October.

Stolen Basquiat painting reappears in Paris

(France)

DW (2015). Stolen Basquiat painting reappears in Paris. DW. 17 October.

National Treasure or Disputes of Heritage

(France)

AMA (2015). National Treasure or Disputes of Heritage. AMA. 2 October.

Hermann Goering's 'full catalogue' of looted Nazi art published for first time

(France)

Henry Samuel (2015). Hermann Goering's 'full catalogue' of looted Nazi art published for first time. The Telegraph. 30 September.

Lot-et-Garonne: 700 objets découverts chez les pilleurs d'églises

(France)

Lot-et-Garonne : 700 objects found in the home of church robbers

Sud Ouest (2015). Lot-et-Garonne: 700 objets découverts chez les pilleurs d'églises. Sud Ouest. 26 September.

México recupera bajorrelieve monumental

(Mexico; France)

Mexico recovers monumental relief

INAH (2015). México recupera bajorrelieve monumental. INAH. 24 September.

French Court Tosses 'Guggenheim vs. Guggenheim' Lawsuit

(France; Italy; United States of America)

Laura C. Mallonee (2015). French Court Tosses 'Guggenheim vs. Guggenheim' Lawsuit. Hyperallergic. 24 September.

México recupera en París una pieza olmeca robada hace más de 40 años

(Mexico; France)

Mexico recuperates from Paris an Olmec piece stolen more than 40 years ago

EFE (2015). México recupera en París una pieza olmeca robada hace más de 40 años. La Opinión. 24 September.

Ancient carving stolen more than 40 years ago in Mexico found in France

(Mexico; France)

Associated Press (2015). Ancient carving stolen more than 40 years ago in Mexico found in France. Fox. 24 September.

Russian billionaire hands two 'stolen' Picassos to French authorities

(France)

Henry Samuel (2015). Russian billionaire hands two 'stolen' Picassos to French authorities. The Telegraph. 24 September.

Stolen Picasso painting found in New Jersey makes its way back to Paris museum

(France; United States of America)

Associated Press (2015). Stolen Picasso painting found in New Jersey makes its way back to Paris museum. CTV. 24 September.

Stolen wooden statuette to be repatriated to Egypt from France

(Egypt; France)

The Cairo Post (2015). Stolen wooden statuette to be repatriated to Egypt from France. The Cairo Post. 24 September.

The Billionaire, the Picassos and a $30 Million Gift to Shame a Middleman

(France; Monaco; Singapore; Hong Kong)

Doreen Carvajal (2015). The Billionaire, the Picassos and a $30 Million Gift to Shame a Middleman. The New York Times. 23 September.

French collector returns gold artifacts to China

(China; France)

Xinhua (2015). French collector returns gold artifacts to China. Xinhua. 22 September.

Swiss dealer faces charges as judge investigates €36m Picasso sales

(France)

Vincent Noce (2015). Swiss dealer faces charges as judge investigates €36m Picasso sales. The Art Newspaper. 14 September.

A Petition to Stop "Irresponsible" Restoration of Chartres Cathedral

(France)

Laura C. Mallonee (2015). A Petition to Stop "Irresponsible" Restoration of Chartres Cathedral. Hyperallergic. 11 September.

The International Fight Over Marcel Duchamp's Chess Set

(France; United States of America)

Quinn Norton (2015). The International Fight Over Marcel Duchamp's Chess Set. The Atlantic. 8 September.

Anish Kapoor's Versailles Sculpture Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Slurs

(France)

Hrag Vartanian (2015). Anish Kapoor's Versailles Sculpture Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Slurs. Hyperallergic. 7 September.

Mystérieux vols dans le trésor de Lézat sur Lèze: la gendarmerie de Castelginest (31) démantèle un réseau de pilleurs d'église

(France)

Castelginest police dismantle a church robbers network

Laurence Cabrol (2015). Mystérieux vols dans le trésor de Lézat sur Lèze: la gendarmerie de Castelginest (31) démantèle un réseau de pilleurs d'église. Ariege News. 31 August.

Senior arts appointments nothing short of a French farce

(France)

Vincent Noce (2015). Senior arts appointments nothing short of a French farce. The Art Newspaper. 21 August.

All The Evidence That Picasso Actually Stole The 'Mona Lisa'

(France)

Sara Boboltz (2015). All The Evidence That Picasso Actually Stole The 'Mona Lisa'. Huffington Post. 21 August.

Smuggled Picasso Heading Home to France After 14-Year Odyssey

(France; United States of America)

Angela Greiling Keane (2015). Smuggled Picasso Heading Home to France After 14-Year Odyssey. Bloomberg. 12 August.

Picasso Paintings Put Spotlight on Art Theft, Disputed Ownership

(Spain; France; United States of America)

Marlon Ramtahal (2015). Picasso Paintings Put Spotlight on Art Theft, Disputed Ownership. NBC. 12 August.

Return of Chinese Antiquities Sparks Collectors' Fury

(France; China)

Sébastien Blanc (2015). Return of Chinese Antiquities Sparks Collectors' Fury. Khmer Times. 23 July.

Hôtel Drouot auction house removal men and auctioneers to stand trial for alleged art thefts

(France)

Doug Bolton (2015). Hôtel Drouot auction house removal men and auctioneers to stand trial for alleged art thefts. The Independent. 8 July.

France discreetly returns looted gold antiquities to China

(France; China)

Henry Samuel (2015). France discreetly returns looted gold antiquities to China. The Telegraph. 6 July.

Hopi Tribe Makes Another Attempt At Halting French Auction

(France; United States of America)

Aaron Granillo (2015). Hopi Tribe Makes Another Attempt At Halting French Auction. KNAU. 9 June.

Paris Auction of Hopi Artifacts Decried in US Stirs Protest

(France; United States of America)

Jamey Keaten (2015). Paris Auction of Hopi Artifacts Decried in US Stirs Protest. ABC United States. 1 June.

Hopis seek federal help to stop katsina auctions

(United States of America; France)

Dennis Wagner (2015). Hopis seek federal help to stop katsina auctions. AZ Central. 27 May.

Plot thickens in alleged Picasso theft case

(France)

Vincent Noce (2015). Plot thickens in alleged Picasso theft case. The Art Newspaper. 23 May.

Did Dmitry Rybolovlev Buy Paintings Stolen From Picasso's Stepdaughter?

(France)

Eileen Kinsella (2015). Did Dmitry Rybolovlev Buy Paintings Stolen From Picasso's Stepdaughter?. ArtNet News. 19 May.

Russian billionaire's family trust joins Picasso heir in accusations against leading art dealer

(France)

Vincent Noce (2015). Russian billionaire's family trust joins Picasso heir in accusations against leading art dealer. The Art Newspaper. 18 May.

Guggenheim vs Guggenheim in French court over art treasures housed in Venice

(Italy; France)

AFP (2015). Guggenheim vs Guggenheim in French court over art treasures housed in Venice. Art Daily. 18 May.

French collectors hand back gold to China they had given to Musée Guimet

(France; China)

Vincent Noce (2015). French collectors hand back gold to China they had given to Musée Guimet. The Art Newspaper. 12 May.

Picasso stepdaughter accuses Paris dealer of stealing artist's works

(France)

Rory Mulholland (2015). Picasso stepdaughter accuses Paris dealer of stealing artist's works. The Telegraph. 12 May.

A 17th-century painting looted by the Nazis was returned to its owner today

(United States of America; France)

Anne Quito (2015). A 17th-century painting looted by the Nazis was returned to its owner today. Quartz. 5 May.

A 17th-century painting looted by the Nazis was returned to its owner today

(United States of America; France)

Anne Quito (2015). A 17th-century painting looted by the Nazis was returned to its owner today. Quartz. 5 May.

Couple ordered to return 'stolen Picassos,' won't face jail

(France)

DW (2015). Couple ordered to return 'stolen Picassos,' won't face jail. DW. 20 March.

Mongkut, reinterpreted

(Thailand; France)

Kong Rithdee (2015). Mongkut, reinterpreted. Bangkok Post. 18 March.

Paris show features stolen crown

(France; Thailand)

Kong Rithdee (2015). Paris show features stolen crown. Bangkok Post. 17 March.

Artworks Looted from Beijing's Old Summer Palace Stolen in French Art Heist

(France; China)

Margaux Schreurs (2015). Artworks Looted from Beijing's Old Summer Palace Stolen in French Art Heist. The Beijinger. 3 March.

Rare objects stolen from Fontainebleau palace's Chinese museum

(France; China)

Sybille de La Hamaide (2015). Rare objects stolen from Fontainebleau palace's Chinese museum. Reuters. 1 March.

France Returns 250 Smuggled Ancient Artifacts to Egypt

(Egypt; France)

Henri Neuendorf (2014). France Returns 250 Smuggled Ancient Artifacts to Egypt. ArtNet News. 1 December.

The Frenchman who saved the Mona Lisa

(France)

Justin Jalil (2014). The Frenchman who saved the Mona Lisa. The Times of Israel. 23 November.

French museums face a cultural change over restitution of colonial objects

(France)

Laurent Carpentier (2014). French museums face a cultural change over restitution of colonial objects. The Guardian. 3 November.

Investments in Antiquities Pay Off in Museum in the South of France

(France; United Kingdom)

Geraldine Fabrikant (2014). Investments in Antiquities Pay Off in Museum in the South of France. The New York Times. 2 September.

Stolen National Treasures From France's Presidential Palace Turn Up on eBay

(France)

Kristin Hohenadel (2014). Stolen National Treasures From France's Presidential Palace Turn Up on eBay. Slate. 4 August.

French Museum Collections in Trouble

(France)

Mostafa Heddaya (2014). French Museum Collections in Trouble. Hyperallergic. 10 July.

Islamic, pharaonic items returned to Egypt from Denmark and France

(Egypt; Denmark; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2014). Islamic, pharaonic items returned to Egypt from Denmark and France. Ahram Online. 10 July.

Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Turns Up at Paris Auction

(Ethiopia; France)

ArtNet news (2014). Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Turns Up at Paris Auction. ArtNet News. 7 July.

Dali sculpture snatched from Paris museum

(France)

The Local (2014). Dali sculpture snatched from Paris museum. The Local. 2 June.

Vancouver Island First Nation recovers historic blanket that turned up at Paris auction 100 years after it disappeared

(Canada; France)

Tristin Hopper (2014). Vancouver Island First Nation recovers historic blanket that turned up at Paris auction 100 years after it disappeared. National Post. 10 April.

Stolen Nepali statues gathering dust in Paris

(Nepal; France)

eKantipur (2014). Stolen Nepali statues gathering dust in Paris. eKantipur. 2 April.

Filling the colonial mind: Napoleon and the looting of the Orient

(France; Egypt)

Jonathan Gornall (2014). Filling the colonial mind: Napoleon and the looting of the Orient. The National. 20 March.

The Paris art theft has robbed us of some truly great paintings

(France)

Jonathan Jones (2013). The Paris art theft has robbed us of some truly great paintings. The Guardian. 20 May.

Robert Hecht, Antiquities Dealer, Dies at 92

(France)

Bruce Webber (2012). Robert Hecht, Antiquities Dealer, Dies at 92. The New York Times. 9 February.

Paris art museum theft the work of lone robber

(France)

Lizzy Davies (2010). Paris art museum theft the work of lone robber. The Guardian. 20 May.

£6.9m Picasso sketchbook stolen in Paris

(France)

Angelique Chrisafis (2009). £6.9m Picasso sketchbook stolen in Paris. The Guardian. 9 June.