Country: Switzerland

Bern museum sells part of controversial inheritance


SwissInfo, 6th Jun 2017.

Swiss capital beefs up research team for Nazi-looted art


Catherine Hickley, 3rd Jun 2017.

Art Basel Sues Adidas for Trademark Infringement


Isaac Kaplan, Artsy, 31st May 2017.

Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations

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

Benoit Foucon, The Wall Street Journal, 31st May 2017.

A New Particle Accelerator Will Help Identify Art Forgeries, Because Science


Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 10th May 2017.

Bern museum awaits works from Gurlitt art collection in June

(Switzerland; Germany)

Associated Press, News 1130, 26th Apr 2017.

Yves Bouvier clears legal hurdle in Singapore

(Singapore; Switzerland)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 19th Apr 2017.

Legal battle over Schiele works owned by Jewish entertainer who died in Dachau

(United States of America; United Kingdom; Switzerland)

David D'arcy, The Art Newspaper, 6th Apr 2017.

Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Jamey Keaten, The Tribune, 28th Mar 2017.

Ancient sarcophagus to be returned to Turkey nearly 60 years after it was stolen

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah, 24th Mar 2017.

Nueve obras de arte confiscadas de Siria, Yemen y Libia se exponen en Suiza

(Switzerland; Syria; Yemen; Libya)

Nine artworks from Syria, Yemen, and Libya exhibited in Switzerland

EFE, El Diario, 14th Mar 2017.

Swiss Authorities Seize Artworks From Billionaire Urs Schwarzenbach


Amah-Rose Abrams, ArtNet News, 8th Mar 2017.

Swiss tycoon's ex 'destroyed $25million art collection after using a blowtorch to empty out the safe in their Paris pad during nasty divorce and leaving behind just her wedding ring'


Chris Spargo, The Daily Mail, 24th Feb 2017.

Here's Your Chance to See Cornelius Gurlitt's Infamous Art Trove

(Switzerland; Germany)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 16th Feb 2017.

Geneva Art World Pens Anti-Money-Laundering Guide Amid Scandals


Hugo Miller, Bloomberg, 25th Jan 2017.

Guatemala recupera 22 piezas arqueológicas en el extranjero

(Guatemala; Italy; Switzerland; Germany; United States of America; El Salvador)

Guatemala recovers 22 archaeological pieces from abroad

Marlyn Valddez De León, AGN, 24th Jan 2017.

The strange case of the ancient Assyrian curse and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

(Syria; United Kingdom; Switzerland; Lebanon)

Patrick Sawer, The Telegraph, 21st Jan 2017.

Swiss Antiquities Dealer Files $77 Million Suit Against Getty Museum

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 17th Jan 2017.

Museum cut company out of multi-billion dollar art deal: suit

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Kathianne Boniello, New York Post, 15th Jan 2017.

Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, 'gentleman collector' of ethnographic art, has died aged 86


The Art Newspaper, 26th Dec 2016.

Gericht: Gurlitts Testament ist gültig

(Switzerland; Germany)

Court: Gurlitt's will is valid

Monopol, 15th Dec 2016.

Profile: Art no-one can see - the story of the Geneva free port


Nan Spowart, The National, 5th Dec 2016.

Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra

(Switzerland; Libya; Syria)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 2nd Dec 2016.

Geneva Free Port: The greatest art collection no-one can see


Will Gompertz, BBC News, 1st Dec 2016.

Antiquities mystery solved: Swiss return stolen artifact to Egypt

(Egypt; Switzerland)

AT editor, Africa Times, 14th Nov 2016.

Treasures worth billions 'hidden in free ports to fund Isis'


Cahal Milmo, i News, 13th Nov 2016.

14th century Italian manuscript transferred to ICE following probe

(United States of America; Italy; Switzerland)

ICE, 4th Nov 2016.

Mummy portraits stolen by Nazis, recovered, sell for over $300,000

(Switzerland; Germany)

Ilan Ben Zion, The Times of India, 25th Oct 2016.

Swiss Hotelier Fined Over $4 Million for Dodging Import Tax on Artworks

(Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Amah-Rose Abrams, ArtNet News, 24th Oct 2016.

Art Dealer Claims Monet in 1MDB Scandal

(Monaco; Switzerland; Malaysia)

Kelly Crow, The Wall Street Journal, 19th Oct 2016.

Swiss field just two claims in seven decades


Swiss Info, 19th Oct 2016.

Freeports Come Under Scrutiny by UNESCO as Havens for Stolen Cultural Property


Caroline Elbaor, ArtNet News, 10th Oct 2016.

Beleaguered Yves Bouvier defends himself and freeport system


Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 10th Oct 2016.

Freeports boom highlights risks of shady activities


Silke Koltrowitz, Reuters, 22nd Sep 2016.

Van Gogh and Monet paintings seized in 1MDB corruption investigation

(Switzerland; Singapore; United States of America; Malaysia)

AFP, The Guardian, 23rd Jul 2016.

Switzerland, Singapore Seize Art, Property After FBI Moves Against Fund Linked to Red Granite

(Switzerland; Singapore; United States of America; Malaysia)

Patrick Frater, Variety, 21st Jul 2016.

Prosecutors Expose Jho Low's Secret Schemes to Illicitly Acquire $137 Million in Art

(Switzerland; Singapore; United States of America; Malaysia)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 20th Jul 2016.

New Research Says Gurlitt Collection Could Include 91 Nazi-Looted Works

(Switzerland; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 19th Jul 2016.

Giacometti art trove at centre of Franco-Swiss legal tussle

(Switzerland; France)

Reuters, The Daily Mail, 4th Jul 2016.

Owner of a Modigliani Portrait Is Adamant the Work Isn't Nazi Loot

(Monaco; Switzerland; United States of America)

Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 12th Jun 2016.

Experts help Geneva free port crack down on stolen loot


Swiss Info, 8th Jun 2016.

'Misleading' Modigliani Case Shows Need for Free Port Disclosure


Bloomberg, Swiss Info, 8th Jun 2016.

One of the World's Greatest Art Collections Hides Behind This Fence


Graham Bowley, The New York Times, 28th May 2016.

How a $1 million Patek Phillipe watch sparked a decades-long dispute

(Ethiopia; Sudan; Switzerland)

Hugo Miller, The Star, 20th May 2016.

Newly-Revealed Documents Show Sotheby's Contacted Helly Nahmad About Modigliani Claim

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 16th May 2016.

The Freeport Scandal That Isn't … a Scandal


Marion Maneker, Art Market Monitor, 29th Apr 2016.

Art Collectors Start to Quit Geneva as Scandals Dent Reputation


Bloomberg, Swiss Info, 29th Apr 2016.

Gurlitt Exhibition Postponed Due to Relative's Legal Challenge

(Germany; Switzerland)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 21st Apr 2016.

Leak Puts Focus On Lost Art Case


Jennifer Smith, The Wall Street Journal, 14th Apr 2016.

Painting seized in Geneva after Panama Papers tip-off


Swiss Info, 11th Apr 2016.

How the Panama Papers revealed Nazi-looted art


Sabine Oelze, DW, 11th Apr 2016.

Swiss, German museums to show Nazi-era art hoard

(Switzerland; Germany)

AFP, 7 News, 5th Apr 2016.

The Plot Thickens in Bouvier Case, As Picasso Stepdaughter's Story Is Questioned


Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 18th Mar 2016.

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

(Syria; France; Switzerland)

UNESCO, 10th Mar 2016.

Egyptian 'Seven Sacred Oils' relief recovered from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 3rd Mar 2016.

Swiss under pressure over art that Jews were forced to sell


Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 3rd Mar 2016.

Ancient Egypt tablet back after collector notified officials

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 3rd Mar 2016.

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

(Netherlands; Switzerland)

Art Daily, 16th Feb 2016.

Treasures Dug Up by Tomb Robbers Returned to Italy

(Italy; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Megan Gannon, Live Science, 4th Feb 2016.

Hundreds of looted antiquities including mosaics from Pompeii and ancient sarcophagi are uncovered in Switzerland

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Hannah Roberts, The Daily Mail, 1st Feb 2016.

Disgraced British art dealer's priceless treasure trove discovered hidden in Geneva

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Nick Squires, The Telegraph, 1st Feb 2016.

Why a Swiss gallery should return its looted Nazi art out of simple decency


Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, 27th Jan 2016.

Switzerland to Finance Research Into Disputed Art


Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 26th Jan 2016.

Jewish Heirs Sue Swiss Museum to Recover Constable Painting


Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 25th Jan 2016.

Kunstmuseum Bern Director Questions Expectation Surrounding Gurlitt Trove


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 21st Jan 2016.

Switzerland returns stolen Etruscan treasures to Italy

(Switzerland; Italy)

Swiss Info, 15th Jan 2016.

Gurlitt 'sane' when donating art to museum


Swiss Info, 22nd Dec 2015.

Security director warns against 'financing terrorism'


Swiss Info, 20th Dec 2015.

Misstanke: IS-stulen konst i Sverige

(Switzerland; Syria)

Suspicion: IS-stolen art in Sweden

Aftonbladet, 6th Dec 2015.

Egypt attempts to bring back 8 smuggled artifacts from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nina Awad, Step Feed, 30th Nov 2015.

Swiss return two ancient cuneiform tablets to Iraq

(Switzerland; Iraq)

Swiss Info, 24th Nov 2015.

Secret art warehouses under government scrutiny


Robert Frank, CNBC, 19th Nov 2015.

Swiss politician quizzed over Nazi-looted painting


Caroline Bishop, The Local, 15th Oct 2015.

A new look at Bührle art collection's shadowy past


Ariane Gigon, Swiss Info, 9th Oct 2015.

Geneva orders Roman relic returned to Turkey

(Switzerland; Turkey)

The Local, 23rd Sep 2015.

Ancient Greek Coin to Be Sent Back to Greece from Switzerland

(Greece; Switzerland)

Anastassios Adamopoulos, Greek Reporter, 3rd Sep 2015.

Swiss banks' stashes of looted art an 'open secret'


Dalya Alberge, The Sunday Times, 30th Aug 2015.

New book raises moral questions regarding weapons dealer's Nazi-era art collection


AFP, The Japan Times, 25th Aug 2015.

Swiss watches stolen in second museum break-in


Caroline Bishop, The Local, 29th Jul 2015.

Des voleurs dérobent des objets au musée d'horlogerie


Thieves steal items from clock museum

Tribune de Genève, 28th Jul 2015.

La vente d'art kanak suspendue

(New Caledonia; Switzerland)

Sale of Kanak Art Suspended

Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes, 13th Jun 2015.

Des objets d'art kanak « volés » présentés lors d'une grande vente aux enchères en Suisse ?

(New Caledonia; Switzerland)

Stolen Kanak art objects offered at a large auction in Switzerland?

Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes, 10th Jun 2015.

Art: the new frontier in the fight against money laundering


Isabelle Eichenberger, Swiss Info, 1st Jun 2015.

Egypt recovers 32 smuggled artefacts from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 1st Jun 2015.

A Swiss Merchant of Death's Nazi Friends and Suspicious Masterpieces


Miodrag Certic, The Daily Beast, 17th May 2015.

Missing 13th-Century Painting to be Returned to Owners in Court Settlement

(United States of America; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 12th May 2015.

German Court Upholds Bequest of Gurlitt Collection to the Kunstmuseum Bern

(Germany; Switzerland)

Christopher D. Shea, The New York Times, 27th Mar 2015.

More Than $1 Million of Timepieces Stolen From Geneva Watchmaker


Bloomberg, Swiss Info, 26th Mar 2015.

Nazi Looted Pissarro Discovered in Gurlitt Trove Gifted to Bern


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 4th Dec 2014.

Gurlitt Museum Admits Picasso Painting Was Stolen from Jews


The Jewish Press, 30th Nov 2014.

Swiss museum publishes list of Nazi loot art trove


Reuters, Times of Malta, 29th Nov 2014.

Bern museum should take no Gurlitt pieces until they are 'completely cleared'


Nalan Sipar, DW, 27th Nov 2014.

Swiss Museum's Decision on Gurlitt Art Trove


Rozalia Jovanovic, ArtNet News, 9th Oct 2014.

Wooing the Public to Recover Art


Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 18th Mar 2014.

Last stolen cultural objects returned to Italy

(Switzerland; Italy)

Swiss Info, 6th Mar 2014.

Will "Blind Edip" Sing?

(Switzerland; Germany; Turkey)

Ozgen Acar, Archaeology, 1st Jan 2001.