Country: Switzerland

Stolen Nazi-era art found 5 years ago. Public to finally see collection in Switzerland

(Switzerland)

Helena Bachmann (2017). Stolen Nazi-era art found 5 years ago. Public to finally see collection in Switzerland. USA Today. 25 July.

First works from Nazi-era art hoard arrive at Swiss museum

(Germany; Switzerland)

AFP (2017). First works from Nazi-era art hoard arrive at Swiss museum. The Local. 9 July.

Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids

(Switzerland; Germany; Austria)

SwissInfo (2017). Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids. SwissInfo. 5 July.

Exhibitions offer a look at art stolen or bought by the Nazis

(Germany; Switzerland)

Melissa Eddy (2017). Exhibitions offer a look at art stolen or bought by the Nazis. Business Mirror. 3 July.

The first glimpse inside a Nazi looted art collection

(Germany; Switzerland)

Noah Charney (2017). The first glimpse inside a Nazi looted art collection. Salon. 2 July.

Founder of Zurich's Le Corbusier Museum Sues Culture Minister for Defamation

(Switzerland)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Founder of Zurich's Le Corbusier Museum Sues Culture Minister for Defamation. ArtNet News. 30 June.

Turkish Hercules on display in Geneva

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Turkish Hercules on display in Geneva. Hurriyet Daily News. 21 June.

Bern museum sells part of controversial inheritance

(Switzerland)

SwissInfo (2017). Bern museum sells part of controversial inheritance. SwissInfo. 6 June.

Swiss capital beefs up research team for Nazi-looted art

(Switzerland)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Swiss capital beefs up research team for Nazi-looted art. Catherine Hickley. 3 June.

Art Basel Sues Adidas for Trademark Infringement

(Switzerland)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Art Basel Sues Adidas for Trademark Infringement. Artsy. 31 May.

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.

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

(Switzerland)

Sarah Cascone (2017). A New Particle Accelerator Will Help Identify Art Forgeries, Because Science. ArtNet News. 10 May.

Bern museum awaits works from Gurlitt art collection in June

(Switzerland; Germany)

Associated Press (2017). Bern museum awaits works from Gurlitt art collection in June. News 1130. 26 April.

Yves Bouvier clears legal hurdle in Singapore

(Singapore; Switzerland)

Vincent Noce (2017). Yves Bouvier clears legal hurdle in Singapore. The Art Newspaper. 19 April.

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

(United States of America; United Kingdom; Switzerland)

David D'arcy (2017). Legal battle over Schiele works owned by Jewish entertainer who died in Dachau. The Art Newspaper. 6 April.

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

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Jamey Keaten (2017). Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey. The Tribune. 28 March.

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

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah (2017). Ancient sarcophagus to be returned to Turkey nearly 60 years after it was stolen. Daily Sabah. 24 March.

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 (2017). Nueve obras de arte confiscadas de Siria, Yemen y Libia se exponen en Suiza. El Diario. 14 March.

Swiss Authorities Seize Artworks From Billionaire Urs Schwarzenbach

(Switzerland)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2017). Swiss Authorities Seize Artworks From Billionaire Urs Schwarzenbach. ArtNet News. 8 March.

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'

(Switzerland)

Chris Spargo (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'. The Daily Mail. 24 February.

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

(Switzerland; Germany)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Here's Your Chance to See Cornelius Gurlitt's Infamous Art Trove. ArtNet News. 16 February.

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

(Switzerland)

Hugo Miller (2017). Geneva Art World Pens Anti-Money-Laundering Guide Amid Scandals. Bloomberg. 25 January.

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 (2017). Guatemala recupera 22 piezas arqueológicas en el extranjero. AGN. 24 January.

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

(Syria; United Kingdom; Switzerland; Lebanon)

Patrick Sawer (2017). The strange case of the ancient Assyrian curse and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. The Telegraph. 21 January.

Swiss Antiquities Dealer Files $77 Million Suit Against Getty Museum

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Swiss Antiquities Dealer Files $77 Million Suit Against Getty Museum. ArtNet News. 17 January.

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

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Kathianne Boniello (2017). Museum cut company out of multi-billion dollar art deal: suit. New York Post. 15 January.

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

(Switzerland)

The Art Newspaper (2016). Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, 'gentleman collector' of ethnographic art, has died aged 86. The Art Newspaper. 26 December.

Gericht: Gurlitts Testament ist gültig

(Switzerland; Germany)

Court: Gurlitt's will is valid

Monopol (2016). Gericht: Gurlitts Testament ist gültig. Monopol. 15 December.

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

(Switzerland)

Nan Spowart (2016). Profile: Art no-one can see - the story of the Geneva free port. The National. 5 December.

Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra

(Switzerland; Libya; Syria)

Associated Press (2016). Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra. The Daily Mail. 2 December.

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

(Switzerland)

Will Gompertz (2016). Geneva Free Port: The greatest art collection no-one can see. BBC News. 1 December.

Antiquities mystery solved: Swiss return stolen artifact to Egypt

(Egypt; Switzerland)

AT editor (2016). Antiquities mystery solved: Swiss return stolen artifact to Egypt. Africa Times. 14 November.

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

(Switzerland)

Cahal Milmo (2016). Treasures worth billions 'hidden in free ports to fund Isis'. i News. 13 November.

14th century Italian manuscript transferred to ICE following probe

(United States of America; Italy; Switzerland)

ICE (2016). 14th century Italian manuscript transferred to ICE following probe. ICE. 4 November.

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

(Switzerland; Germany)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Mummy portraits stolen by Nazis, recovered, sell for over $300,000. The Times of India. 25 October.

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

(Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2016). Swiss Hotelier Fined Over $4 Million for Dodging Import Tax on Artworks. ArtNet News. 24 October.

Art Dealer Claims Monet in 1MDB Scandal

(Monaco; Switzerland; Malaysia)

Kelly Crow (2016). Art Dealer Claims Monet in 1MDB Scandal. The Wall Street Journal. 19 October.

Swiss field just two claims in seven decades

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2016). Swiss field just two claims in seven decades. Swiss Info. 19 October.

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

(Switzerland)

Caroline Elbaor (2016). Freeports Come Under Scrutiny by UNESCO as Havens for Stolen Cultural Property. ArtNet News. 10 October.

Beleaguered Yves Bouvier defends himself and freeport system

(Switzerland)

Vincent Noce (2016). Beleaguered Yves Bouvier defends himself and freeport system. The Art Newspaper. 10 October.

Freeports boom highlights risks of shady activities

(Switzerland)

Silke Koltrowitz (2016). Freeports boom highlights risks of shady activities. Reuters. 22 September.

Van Gogh and Monet paintings seized in 1MDB corruption investigation

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

AFP (2016). Van Gogh and Monet paintings seized in 1MDB corruption investigation. The Guardian. 23 July.

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

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

Patrick Frater (2016). Switzerland, Singapore Seize Art, Property After FBI Moves Against Fund Linked to Red Granite. Variety. 21 July.

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

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

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Prosecutors Expose Jho Low's Secret Schemes to Illicitly Acquire $137 Million in Art. ArtNet News. 20 July.

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

(Switzerland; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). New Research Says Gurlitt Collection Could Include 91 Nazi-Looted Works. ArtNet News. 19 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.

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

(Monaco; Switzerland; United States of America)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Owner of a Modigliani Portrait Is Adamant the Work Isn't Nazi Loot. The New York Times. 12 June.

Experts help Geneva free port crack down on stolen loot

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2016). Experts help Geneva free port crack down on stolen loot. Swiss Info. 8 June.

'Misleading' Modigliani Case Shows Need for Free Port Disclosure

(Switzerland)

Bloomberg (2016). 'Misleading' Modigliani Case Shows Need for Free Port Disclosure. Swiss Info. 8 June.

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

(Switzerland)

Graham Bowley (2016). One of the World's Greatest Art Collections Hides Behind This Fence. The New York Times. 28 May.

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

(Ethiopia; Sudan; Switzerland)

Hugo Miller (2016). How a $1 million Patek Phillipe watch sparked a decades-long dispute. The Star. 20 May.

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

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Newly-Revealed Documents Show Sotheby's Contacted Helly Nahmad About Modigliani Claim. ArtNet News. 16 May.

The Freeport Scandal That Isn't … a Scandal

(Switzerland)

Marion Maneker (2016). The Freeport Scandal That Isn't … a Scandal. Art Market Monitor. 29 April.

Art Collectors Start to Quit Geneva as Scandals Dent Reputation

(Switzerland)

Bloomberg (2016). Art Collectors Start to Quit Geneva as Scandals Dent Reputation. Swiss Info. 29 April.

Gurlitt Exhibition Postponed Due to Relative's Legal Challenge

(Germany; Switzerland)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Gurlitt Exhibition Postponed Due to Relative's Legal Challenge. ArtNet News. 21 April.

Leak Puts Focus On Lost Art Case

(Switzerland)

Jennifer Smith (2016). Leak Puts Focus On Lost Art Case. The Wall Street Journal. 14 April.

Painting seized in Geneva after Panama Papers tip-off

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2016). Painting seized in Geneva after Panama Papers tip-off. Swiss Info. 11 April.

How the Panama Papers revealed Nazi-looted art

(Switzerland)

Sabine Oelze (2016). How the Panama Papers revealed Nazi-looted art. DW. 11 April.

Swiss, German museums to show Nazi-era art hoard

(Switzerland; Germany)

AFP (2016). Swiss, German museums to show Nazi-era art hoard. 7 News. 5 April.

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

(Switzerland)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). The Plot Thickens in Bouvier Case, As Picasso Stepdaughter's Story Is Questioned. ArtNet News. 18 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.

Egyptian 'Seven Sacred Oils' relief recovered from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egyptian 'Seven Sacred Oils' relief recovered from Switzerland. Ahram Online. 3 March.

Swiss under pressure over art that Jews were forced to sell

(Switzerland)

Catherine Hickley (2016). Swiss under pressure over art that Jews were forced to sell. The Art Newspaper. 3 March.

Ancient Egypt tablet back after collector notified officials

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Associated Press (2016). Ancient Egypt tablet back after collector notified officials. The Daily Mail. 3 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.

Treasures Dug Up by Tomb Robbers Returned to Italy

(Italy; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Megan Gannon (2016). Treasures Dug Up by Tomb Robbers Returned to Italy. Live Science. 4 February.

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

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Hannah Roberts (2016). Hundreds of looted antiquities including mosaics from Pompeii and ancient sarcophagi are uncovered in Switzerland. The Daily Mail. 1 February.

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

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Nick Squires (2016). Disgraced British art dealer's priceless treasure trove discovered hidden in Geneva. The Telegraph. 1 February.

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

(Switzerland)

Jonathan Jones (2016). Why a Swiss gallery should return its looted Nazi art out of simple decency. The Guardian. 27 January.

Switzerland to Finance Research Into Disputed Art

(Switzerland)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Switzerland to Finance Research Into Disputed Art. The New York Times. 26 January.

Jewish Heirs Sue Swiss Museum to Recover Constable Painting

(Switzerland)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Jewish Heirs Sue Swiss Museum to Recover Constable Painting. The New York Times. 25 January.

Kunstmuseum Bern Director Questions Expectation Surrounding Gurlitt Trove

(Switzerland)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Kunstmuseum Bern Director Questions Expectation Surrounding Gurlitt Trove. ArtNet News. 21 January.

Switzerland returns stolen Etruscan treasures to Italy

(Switzerland; Italy)

Swiss Info (2016). Switzerland returns stolen Etruscan treasures to Italy. Swiss Info. 15 January.

Gurlitt 'sane' when donating art to museum

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2015). Gurlitt 'sane' when donating art to museum. Swiss Info. 22 December.

Security director warns against 'financing terrorism'

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2015). Security director warns against 'financing terrorism'. Swiss Info. 20 December.

Misstanke: IS-stulen konst i Sverige

(Switzerland; Syria)

Suspicion: IS-stolen art in Sweden

Aftonbladet (2015). Misstanke: IS-stulen konst i Sverige. Aftonbladet. 6 December.

Egypt attempts to bring back 8 smuggled artifacts from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nina Awad (2015). Egypt attempts to bring back 8 smuggled artifacts from Switzerland. Step Feed. 30 November.

Swiss return two ancient cuneiform tablets to Iraq

(Switzerland; Iraq)

Swiss Info (2015). Swiss return two ancient cuneiform tablets to Iraq. Swiss Info. 24 November.

Secret art warehouses under government scrutiny

(Switzerland)

Robert Frank (2015). Secret art warehouses under government scrutiny. CNBC. 19 November.

Swiss politician quizzed over Nazi-looted painting

(Switzerland)

Caroline Bishop (2015). Swiss politician quizzed over Nazi-looted painting. The Local. 15 October.

A new look at Bührle art collection's shadowy past

(Switzerland)

Ariane Gigon (2015). A new look at Bührle art collection's shadowy past. Swiss Info. 9 October.

Geneva orders Roman relic returned to Turkey

(Switzerland; Turkey)

The Local (2015). Geneva orders Roman relic returned to Turkey. The Local. 23 September.

Ancient Greek Coin to Be Sent Back to Greece from Switzerland

(Greece; Switzerland)

Anastassios Adamopoulos (2015). Ancient Greek Coin to Be Sent Back to Greece from Switzerland. Greek Reporter. 3 September.

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

(Switzerland)

Dalya Alberge (2015). Swiss banks' stashes of looted art an 'open secret'. The Sunday Times. 30 August.

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

(Switzerland)

AFP (2015). New book raises moral questions regarding weapons dealer's Nazi-era art collection. The Japan Times. 25 August.

Swiss watches stolen in second museum break-in

(Switzerland)

Caroline Bishop (2015). Swiss watches stolen in second museum break-in. The Local. 29 July.

Des voleurs dérobent des objets au musée d'horlogerie

(Switzerland)

Thieves steal items from clock museum

Tribune de Genève (2015). Des voleurs dérobent des objets au musée d'horlogerie. Tribune de Genève. 28 July.

La vente d'art kanak suspendue

(New Caledonia; Switzerland)

Sale of Kanak Art Suspended

Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes (2015). La vente d'art kanak suspendue. Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes. 13 June.

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 (2015). Des objets d'art kanak « volés » présentés lors d'une grande vente aux enchères en Suisse ?. Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes. 10 June.

Art: the new frontier in the fight against money laundering

(Switzerland)

Isabelle Eichenberger (2015). Art: the new frontier in the fight against money laundering. Swiss Info. 1 June.

Egypt recovers 32 smuggled artefacts from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Egypt recovers 32 smuggled artefacts from Switzerland. Ahram Online. 1 June.

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

(Switzerland)

Miodrag Certic, Mia Certic (2015). A Swiss Merchant of Death's Nazi Friends and Suspicious Masterpieces. The Daily Beast. 17 May.

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

(United States of America; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Tom Mashberg (2015). Missing 13th-Century Painting to be Returned to Owners in Court Settlement. The New York Times. 12 May.

German Court Upholds Bequest of Gurlitt Collection to the Kunstmuseum Bern

(Germany; Switzerland)

Christopher D. Shea (2015). German Court Upholds Bequest of Gurlitt Collection to the Kunstmuseum Bern. The New York Times. 27 March.

More Than $1 Million of Timepieces Stolen From Geneva Watchmaker

(Switzerland)

Bloomberg (2015). More Than $1 Million of Timepieces Stolen From Geneva Watchmaker. Swiss Info. 26 March.

Nazi Looted Pissarro Discovered in Gurlitt Trove Gifted to Bern

(Switzerland)

Henri Neuendorf (2014). Nazi Looted Pissarro Discovered in Gurlitt Trove Gifted to Bern. ArtNet News. 4 December.

Gurlitt Museum Admits Picasso Painting Was Stolen from Jews

(Switzerland)

The Jewish Press (2014). Gurlitt Museum Admits Picasso Painting Was Stolen from Jews. The Jewish Press. 30 November.

Swiss museum publishes list of Nazi loot art trove

(Switzerland)

Reuters (2014). Swiss museum publishes list of Nazi loot art trove. Times of Malta. 29 November.

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

(Switzerland)

Nalan Sipar (2014). Bern museum should take no Gurlitt pieces until they are 'completely cleared'. DW. 27 November.

Swiss Museum's Decision on Gurlitt Art Trove

(Switzerland)

Rozalia Jovanovic (2014). Swiss Museum's Decision on Gurlitt Art Trove. ArtNet News. 9 October.

Wooing the Public to Recover Art

(Switzerland)

Doreen Carvajal (2014). Wooing the Public to Recover Art. The New York Times. 18 March.

Last stolen cultural objects returned to Italy

(Switzerland; Italy)

Swiss Info (2014). Last stolen cultural objects returned to Italy. Swiss Info. 6 March.

Will "Blind Edip" Sing?

(Switzerland; Germany; Turkey)

Ozgen Acar (2001). Will "Blind Edip" Sing?. Archaeology. 1 January.