Country: Netherlands

Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2017). Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder. Xinhua. 15 July.

China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy

(China; Netherlands)

BBC News (2017). China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy. BBC News. 14 July.

Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court

(China; Netherlands)

Liping Gu (2017). Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court. ECNS. 13 July.

Amsterdam Airbnb Host Shoves South African Filmmaker Down Staircase

(Netherlands)

Benjamin Sutton (2017). Amsterdam Airbnb Host Shoves South African Filmmaker Down Staircase. Hyperallergic. 12 July.

Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case

(China; Netherlands)

Caiyu Liu (2017). Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case. Global Times. 11 July.

Protesters target Dutch firm involved in removal of 550-year-old tomb from ancient town of Hasankeyf

(Turkey; Netherlands)

Tim Cornwall (2017). Protesters target Dutch firm involved in removal of 550-year-old tomb from ancient town of Hasankeyf. The Art Newspaper. 30 June.

Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

John Hooper, Ted Plafker (2017). Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha". AFR. 2 June.

True or 'Valse'? Eccentric art museum features genuine fakes.

(Netherlands)

Claudia Capos (2017). True or 'Valse'? Eccentric art museum features genuine fakes.. The Boston Globe. 19 May.

Are the Dutch Lagging in Efforts to Return Art Looted by the Nazis?

(Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2017). Are the Dutch Lagging in Efforts to Return Art Looted by the Nazis?. The New York Times. 12 May.

Bushwick Street Artists Threaten Legal Action Against McDonald's for Using Their Work

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Claire Voon (2017). Bushwick Street Artists Threaten Legal Action Against McDonald's for Using Their Work. Hyperallergic. 20 April.

Van Gogh burglar jumps into canal to avoid cops after brief stand-off

(Netherlands)

Zack Newmark (2017). Van Gogh burglar jumps into canal to avoid cops after brief stand-off. NLTimes. 5 April.

Long Lost Van Gogh Paintings Go On View in Amsterdam Amid Controversial New Documentary

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Long Lost Van Gogh Paintings Go On View in Amsterdam Amid Controversial New Documentary. ArtNet News. 20 March.

As Stolen Van Goghs Return to View, a Thief Tells All

(Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2017). As Stolen Van Goghs Return to View, a Thief Tells All. The New York Times. 19 March.

Shadow of Old Masters' Forgeries Hangs Over an Art Fair

(Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2017). Shadow of Old Masters' Forgeries Hangs Over an Art Fair. The New York Times. 15 March.

Four Tefaf art dealers in disrepute due to potential forgeries

(Netherlands)

Daan van Lent (2017). Four Tefaf art dealers in disrepute due to potential forgeries. NRC. 8 March.

An Online Exhibition Asks: What Makes "The Goldfinch" So Special?

(Netherlands)

Allison Meier (2017). An Online Exhibition Asks: What Makes "The Goldfinch" So Special?. Hyperallergic. 1 March.

World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate

(Malaysia; Netherlands; Japan)

George Dvorsky (2017). World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate. Gizmodo. 10 February.

My grandfather left me a £2million Van Gogh - and we've spent £4k trying to prove it: Couple claim they own a piece from early in the artist's career

(United Kingdom; Netherlands)

Kate Pickles (2017). My grandfather left me a £2million Van Gogh - and we've spent £4k trying to prove it: Couple claim they own a piece from early in the artist's career. The Daily Mail. 3 February.

Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute

(Netherlands; China)

Kinling Lo (2017). Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute. South China Morning Post. 3 February.

Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum. ArtNet News. 2 February.

Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon

(Netherlands; Italy)

AFP (2017). Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon. AFP. 19 January.

After Van Gogh Museum Declares Book of Artist's Sketches to be Fake, Publisher Threatens Legal Action

(Netherlands)

Art Forum (2016). After Van Gogh Museum Declares Book of Artist's Sketches to be Fake, Publisher Threatens Legal Action. Art Forum. 20 December.

A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke

(Netherlands)

Milan Schreuer (2016). A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke. The New York Times. 19 December.

Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court

(Netherlands; Russia; Ukraine)

BBC News (2016). Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court. BBC News. 14 December.

Crimea's Scythian Treasures Become Political Football

(Netherlands; Russia; Ukraine)

Phil Butler (2016). Crimea's Scythian Treasures Become Political Football. Argophilia. 14 December.

Website launched to help track down artworks stolen in World War II

(Netherlands)

Dutch News (2016). Website launched to help track down artworks stolen in World War II. Dutch News. 9 December.

Faking it: Does the forged Vermeer that fooled Goering belong in a museum?

(Netherlands)

Noah Charney (2016). Faking it: Does the forged Vermeer that fooled Goering belong in a museum?. Salon. 28 November.

Telling the difference between fake and real Van Gogh's

(Netherlands)

Joan Altabe (2016). Telling the difference between fake and real Van Gogh's. Blasting News. 27 November.

Mosaic-tiled Mexican Skull at Leiden Museum a Fake: Report

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Mosaic-tiled Mexican Skull at Leiden Museum a Fake: Report. NL Times. 25 November.

Jakarta to help probe disappearance of Dutch WWII shipwrecks deemed war graves

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

The Japan Times (2016). Jakarta to help probe disappearance of Dutch WWII shipwrecks deemed war graves. The Japan Times. 24 November.

"Unprecedented" Van Gogh Sketchbook Controversy, Explained

(Netherlands)

Abigail Cain (2016). "Unprecedented" Van Gogh Sketchbook Controversy, Explained. Artsy. 17 November.

Mystery as wrecks of three Dutch WWII ships vanish from Java seabed

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

Oliver Holmes (2016). Mystery as wrecks of three Dutch WWII ships vanish from Java seabed. The Guardian. 16 November.

Villagers try to retrieve stolen corpse of their ancestor from the Netherlands

(China; Netherlands)

Global Times (2016). Villagers try to retrieve stolen corpse of their ancestor from the Netherlands. Global Times. 16 November.

Van Gogh Museum disputes newly discovered sketchbook

(Netherlands)

Nigel Hunt (2016). Van Gogh Museum disputes newly discovered sketchbook. CBC. 15 November.

Found Sketchbook With Drawings Is Not By Van Gogh, According To Van Gogh Museum

(Netherlands)

Van Gogh Museum (2016). Found Sketchbook With Drawings Is Not By Van Gogh, According To Van Gogh Museum. Van Gogh Museum. 15 November.

Dutch court reportedly issues notice to collector of mummified statue

(China; Netherlands)

Li Yan (2016). Dutch court reportedly issues notice to collector of mummified statue. ECNS. 8 November.

Are These Mobsters Hiding Van Goghs?

(Italy; Netherlands)

Barbie Latza Nadeau (2016). Are These Mobsters Hiding Van Goghs?. The Daily Beast. 29 October.

TEFAF's Old Master Dealers Weigh In on the Unfolding $255 Million Forgery Scandal

(Netherlands)

Sarah Cascone (2016). TEFAF's Old Master Dealers Weigh In on the Unfolding $255 Million Forgery Scandal. ArtNet News. 24 October.

A tale of Vermeers, art experts, and the most notorious- forger of the 20th century

(Israel; Netherlands)

Maya Margit (2016). A tale of Vermeers, art experts, and the most notorious- forger of the 20th century. I24 News. 21 October.

European Parliament bungles shipment of Nazi artifacts

(Netherlands)

Tara Palmeri (2016). European Parliament bungles shipment of Nazi artifacts. Politico. 19 October.

Five Paintings Stolen in 2005 Return to Dutch Museum

(Netherlands; Ukraine)

Nina Siegal (2016). Five Paintings Stolen in 2005 Return to Dutch Museum. The New York Times. 7 October.

Treasures of the Black Sea turn into political hostages

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Stas Sokolov (2016). Treasures of the Black Sea turn into political hostages. DW. 6 October.

The future of 'Scythian gold' to be finally decided on Dec. 14

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Ukraine Today (2016). The future of 'Scythian gold' to be finally decided on Dec. 14. Ukraine Today. 6 October.

Following the Ghent Altarpiece, the World's Most Stolen (and Well-Traveled) Artwork

(Netherlands)

Kathleen Rellihan (2016). Following the Ghent Altarpiece, the World's Most Stolen (and Well-Traveled) Artwork. CN Traveler. 6 October.

Lost and found: 5 pieces of Dutch Golden Age art have been recovered after a 10 year hunt

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Susannah Polk (2016). Lost and found: 5 pieces of Dutch Golden Age art have been recovered after a 10 year hunt. CNN. 5 October.

More than a pretty picture: Mafia bosses said to bank big on art

(Italy; Netherlands)

Francesca Astorri (2016). More than a pretty picture: Mafia bosses said to bank big on art. Al Arabiya. 4 October.

Here's Why Art Thieves Steal Paintings They Can't Sell

(Italy; Netherlands)

Corky Siemaszko (2016). Here's Why Art Thieves Steal Paintings They Can't Sell. NBC. 30 September.

Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy

(Italy; Netherlands)

BBC News (2016). Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy. BBC News. 29 September.

Ulay vs. Marina Abramović: How the epic legal battle between art-world giants went down

(Netherlands)

Noah Charney (2016). Ulay vs. Marina Abramović: How the epic legal battle between art-world giants went down. Salon. 25 September.

Stolen painting recovered in Leeuwarden is a fake

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Stolen painting recovered in Leeuwarden is a fake. NL Times. 22 September.

Paintings recovered in Leeuwarden storage unit 17 years after theft

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Paintings recovered in Leeuwarden storage unit 17 years after theft. NL Times. 22 September.

Court Orders Marina Abramović to Pay Ulay and Give Him Credit for Their Art

(Netherlands)

Claire Voon (2016). Court Orders Marina Abramović to Pay Ulay and Give Him Credit for Their Art. Hyperallergic. 22 September.

Ukraine hands back stolen paintings to Dutch museum

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Reuters (2016). Ukraine hands back stolen paintings to Dutch museum. Reuters. 16 September.

Museum hopeful stolen paintings in Ukraine will be home soon

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Dutch News (2016). Museum hopeful stolen paintings in Ukraine will be home soon. Dutch News. 12 September.

In the frame: We chat to 'art detective' Arthur Brand

(Netherlands)

Matilda Battersby (2016). In the frame: We chat to 'art detective' Arthur Brand. Belfast Telegraph. 20 August.

Ukraine not letting go of stolen Dutch Art

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Ukraine not letting go of stolen Dutch Art. NL Times. 4 August.

How art detective Arthur Brand recovered two multi-million pound pieces of stolen art

(Netherlands)

Matilda Battersby (2016). How art detective Arthur Brand recovered two multi-million pound pieces of stolen art. The Independent. 3 August.

Dali, De Lempicka stolen from Dutch museum 'found after seven years'

(Netherlands)

AFP (2016). Dali, De Lempicka stolen from Dutch museum 'found after seven years'. Luxemburger Wort. 27 July.

Lawsuit Underway to Bring Illegally Traded Chinese Self-Mummified Buddhist Statue Back Home

(China; Netherlands)

Margaux Schreurs (2016). Lawsuit Underway to Bring Illegally Traded Chinese Self-Mummified Buddhist Statue Back Home. The Beijinger. 17 June.

Villagers in court over stolen statue

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2016). Villagers in court over stolen statue. Shanghai Daily. 16 June.

Ukranian art buyer hands back stolen Dutch masterpiece

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

AFP (2016). Ukranian art buyer hands back stolen Dutch masterpiece. 7 News. 31 May.

Ukraine recovers four stolen Dutch paintings

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Nainets (2016). Ukraine recovers four stolen Dutch paintings. Reuters. 14 April.

Does My Family Own a Painting Looted by Nazis?

(Germany; Netherlands)

Eve M. Kahn (2016). Does My Family Own a Painting Looted by Nazis?. The New York Times. 5 April.

The Artist Who Moved a Detroit House to Europe Left a Mess Behind

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Claire Voon (2016). The Artist Who Moved a Detroit House to Europe Left a Mess Behind. Hyperallergic. 25 March.

'Worse Than Ruin Porn:' Detroit Writer on the West Side House Exported to Europe

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Alan Stamm (2016). 'Worse Than Ruin Porn:' Detroit Writer on the West Side House Exported to Europe. Deadline Detroit. 14 March.

Egypt struggles to halt sale of artifacts at Dutch auction house

(Netherlands; Egypt)

The Cairo Post (2016). Egypt struggles to halt sale of artifacts at Dutch auction house. The Cairo Post. 2 March.

The Art Loss Register locates two paintings stolen in a house burglary in Amsterdam in 2010

(Netherlands; Switzerland)

Art Daily (2016). The Art Loss Register locates two paintings stolen in a house burglary in Amsterdam in 2010. Art Daily. 16 February.

Report: Ukraine "doing nothing" to recover stolen Dutch art

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Report: Ukraine "doing nothing" to recover stolen Dutch art. NL Times. 11 February.

Meet the Indiana Jones of Stolen Art

(Netherlands)

Beckett Mufson (2016). Meet the Indiana Jones of Stolen Art. Vice. 21 January.

Revisiting case of stolen Dutch art work

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Veronika Melkozerova (2015). Revisiting case of stolen Dutch art work. Kyiv Post. 24 December.

Stolen Dutch Art Shows Up in Ukraine, but Getting It Back Isn't Easy

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2015). Stolen Dutch Art Shows Up in Ukraine, but Getting It Back Isn't Easy. The New York Times. 15 December.

Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy

(China; Netherlands)

Yao Lan (2015). Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy. ECNS. 13 December.

Villagers reject mummy conditions

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2015). Villagers reject mummy conditions. Shanghai Daily. 11 December.

Ukraine Jumps Into Stolen Dutch Paintings Mystery With Eye To Referendum

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Pete Baumgartner (2015). Ukraine Jumps Into Stolen Dutch Paintings Mystery With Eye To Referendum. Radio Free Europe. 11 December.

Stolen Art Hampers Ukraine's EU Progress

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Leonid Bershidsky (2015). Stolen Art Hampers Ukraine's EU Progress. Bloomberg. 9 December.

Dutch collector puts conditions on stolen Buddha statue's return to China

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Dutch collector puts conditions on stolen Buddha statue's return to China. ECNS. 8 December.

Stolen Dutch paintings offered for sale by Ukrainian militia

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Jon Henley (2015). Stolen Dutch paintings offered for sale by Ukrainian militia. The Guardian. 7 December.

Report: Paintings stolen from Hoorn museum surfaces in Ukraine

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2015). Report: Paintings stolen from Hoorn museum surfaces in Ukraine. NL Times. 7 December.

Celstraffen geëist voor drie helers dure schilderijen uit Leerdams museum

(Netherlands)

Prison sentences demanded for three robbers of expensive paintings from Leerdam Museum

Blikopnieuws (2015). Celstraffen geëist voor drie helers dure schilderijen uit Leerdams museum. Blikopnieuws. 2 December.

Danh Vo and Dutch collector settle legal battle

(Netherlands)

Hannah McGivern (2015). Danh Vo and Dutch collector settle legal battle. The Art Newspaper. 2 December.

Yangchun Villagers Hire Lawyers to Sue Dutch Collector Over Stolen Mummified Buddha Statue

(China; Netherlands)

Francis Eduard Ang (2015). Yangchun Villagers Hire Lawyers to Sue Dutch Collector Over Stolen Mummified Buddha Statue. Yibada. 20 November.

China Exclusive: Fujian villagers sue after Dutch collector refuses to return stolen god

(China; Netherlands)

Huaxia (2015). China Exclusive: Fujian villagers sue after Dutch collector refuses to return stolen god. Xinhua. 18 November.

Field investigation complete on village's case to reclaim 1,000-year old statue

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Field investigation complete on village's case to reclaim 1,000-year old statue. ECNS. 17 November.

Museum hunts for 2,000 year old mummy's missing teeth

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2015). Museum hunts for 2,000 year old mummy's missing teeth. NL Times. 16 November.

Fujian villagers turn to legal act to claim Buddha statue with a mummified monk

(China; Netherlands)

China Daily (2015). Fujian villagers turn to legal act to claim Buddha statue with a mummified monk. What's On Xiamen. 16 November.

Marina Abramović sued by former lover and collaborator Ulay

(Netherlands)

Esther Addley (2015). Marina Abramović sued by former lover and collaborator Ulay. The Guardian. 11 November.

How Did a Stolen Malevich End Up at Sotheby's?

(Netherlands; United States of America)

Blouin ArtInfo (2015). How Did a Stolen Malevich End Up at Sotheby's?. Blouin ArtInfo. 4 November.

Return of mummified statue urged before 'birthday'

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Return of mummified statue urged before 'birthday'. ECNS. 15 October.

Expert Says M.C. Escher Museum Is Full of Replicas

(Netherlands)

Clare Voon (2015). Expert Says M.C. Escher Museum Is Full of Replicas. Hyperallergic. 25 September.

Dutch police arrest man suspected of trying to sell fake Van Gogh painting

(Netherlands)

Associated Press (2015). Dutch police arrest man suspected of trying to sell fake Van Gogh painting. The Guardian. 21 August.

Artifacts from Crimean Museums Are Held Hostage by Politics

(Ukraine; Russia; Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2015). Artifacts from Crimean Museums Are Held Hostage by Politics. The New York Times. 17 August.

Artwork, arson and insurance fraud have Sotheby's in a bind

(Netherlands)

Janene Van Jaarsveldt (2015). Artwork, arson and insurance fraud have Sotheby's in a bind. NL Times. 20 July.

Missing Dutch art is discovered in Sussex

(United Kingdom; Netherlands)

Rachel Millard (2015). Missing Dutch art is discovered in Sussex. The Argus. 3 July.

Paintings stolen decades ago returning to Amsterdam Museum

(United Kingdom; Netherlands)

Janene Van Jaarsveldt (2015). Paintings stolen decades ago returning to Amsterdam Museum. NL Times. 2 July.

Dutch owner vows to send 'living Buddha' statue back to China

(China; Netherlands)

Shanghaiist (2015). Dutch owner vows to send 'living Buddha' statue back to China. Shanghaiist. 20 May.

Dutch Collector Agrees to Return Mummified Buddha

(China; Netherlands)

Ma (2015). Dutch Collector Agrees to Return Mummified Buddha. CRIEnglish. 8 May.

Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon

(China; Hungary; Netherlands)

Amy Qin (2015). Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon. The New York Times. 3 May.

Science Is Still Identifying The Paintings Of The Most Famous Art Forger

(Netherlands)

Esther Inglis-Arkell (2015). Science Is Still Identifying The Paintings Of The Most Famous Art Forger. io9. 9 April.

Dutch royal family returning painting stolen from Jewish collector

(Netherlands)

Zack Newmark (2015). Dutch royal family returning painting stolen from Jewish collector. NL Times. 31 March.

Dutch Collector Willing to Return "Mummy Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

Wei Wang (2015). Dutch Collector Willing to Return "Mummy Buddha". CRIEnglish. 27 March.

€25,000 cheese grater stolen from Amsterdam museum

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2015). €25,000 cheese grater stolen from Amsterdam museum. NL Times. 3 March.

Amsterdam museum uncertain where to send back exhibits from Crimean museums

(Netherlands; Ukraine)

APA (2014). Amsterdam museum uncertain where to send back exhibits from Crimean museums. APA. 27 March.

Crimean museums fear loss of ancient treasures

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

AFP (2014). Crimean museums fear loss of ancient treasures. Global Times. 27 March.

Leiden Researchers Robbed of Syrian Artifacts

(Syria; Netherlands)

Maxime Zech (2014). Leiden Researchers Robbed of Syrian Artifacts. NL Times. 11 March.

Dutch art heist trial adjourned in Bucharest with fate of paintings unclear

(Netherlands; Romania)

Maev Kennedy (2013). Dutch art heist trial adjourned in Bucharest with fate of paintings unclear. The Guardian. 13 August.

Dutch art heist paintings may have been burned by suspect's mother

(Netherlands; Romania)

Associated Press (2013). Dutch art heist paintings may have been burned by suspect's mother. The Guardian. 17 July.

Stolen Picasso 'burned in stove' in Romania

(Romania; Netherlands)

Associated Press (2013). Stolen Picasso 'burned in stove' in Romania. The Guardian. 17 June.

Three Romanians admit stealing paintings from Dutch museum

(Netherlands; Romania)

Associated Press (2012). Three Romanians admit stealing paintings from Dutch museum. The Guardian. 22 October.

Rotterdam art thieves take valuable paintings in dawn heist

(Netherlands)

Kate Connolly (2012). Rotterdam art thieves take valuable paintings in dawn heist. The Guardian. 16 October.