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Articles for March 2015

106 articles found.

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.

Iran Offers Safe Haven For Iraq's Endangered Artifacts

(Iran; Iraq)

Radio Zamaneh (2015). Iran Offers Safe Haven For Iraq's Endangered Artifacts. Eurasia Review. 1 March.

INAH, contra campesinos

(Mexico)

INAH against campesinos

Julián Marquez Ulin (2015). INAH, contra campesinos. Diario de Quintana Roo. 1 March.

Bronze Sculpture Recovered After 32 Years to Display at ADAA's Art Show

(United States of America)

Alanna Martinez (2015). Bronze Sculpture Recovered After 32 Years to Display at ADAA's Art Show. Observer. 2 March.

Committee set up to review security in museums: Minister

(India)

Web India 123 (2015). Committee set up to review security in museums: Minister. Web India 123. 2 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.

German pensioner needs drill to dig for Nazi-looted Amber Room

(Germany)

Madeline Chambers (2015). German pensioner needs drill to dig for Nazi-looted Amber Room. Reuters. 3 March.

New body to combat looting and trafficking of antiquities

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2015). New body to combat looting and trafficking of antiquities. Cyprus Mail. 3 March.

Fake Ancient Egyptian artefact used by Tsar Alexander III of Russia sold to buyer from Denmark at Folkestone auction

(United Kingdom; Russia; Denmark)

Matt Leclere (2015). Fake Ancient Egyptian artefact used by Tsar Alexander III of Russia sold to buyer from Denmark at Folkestone auction. Kent Online. 3 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.

Interpol sigue la pista de 75 obras de arte robadas en Aragón

(Spain)

Interpol tracking 75 works of art stolen from Aragon

E. Pérez Beriain (2015). Interpol sigue la pista de 75 obras de arte robadas en Aragón. Heraldo. 4 March.

El histórico saqueo de la colegiata

(Spain)

The historic plunder of the temple

Diario de León (2015). El histórico saqueo de la colegiata. Diario de León. 4 March.

Diputado denuncia saqueo de piezas arqueológicas en La Mosquitia

(Honduras)

Deputy denounces looting of archaeological pieces in La Mosquitia

La Prensa (2015). Diputado denuncia saqueo de piezas arqueológicas en La Mosquitia. La Prensa. 5 March.

Art fraudster arrested in Murcia

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2015). Art fraudster arrested in Murcia. Murcia Today. 5 March.

Perdiendo la Cabeza de Jaguar

(El Salvador)

Losing the Jaguar's Head

El Faro (2015). Perdiendo la Cabeza de Jaguar. El Faro. 6 March.

Theft Suspected as Oscar Murillo Painting Goes Missing from MoMA

(United States of America)

The canvas was taken from the exhibition "Forever Now: Painting in an Atemporal World"

Brian Boucher (2015). Theft Suspected as Oscar Murillo Painting Goes Missing from MoMA. ArtNet News. 6 March.

Australia Returns Precious Qing Dynasty Statue to China

(Australia; China)

Amanda Wu (2015). Australia Returns Precious Qing Dynasty Statue to China. Women of China. 6 March.

National Gallery of Australia gets refund as Buddha goes home

(Australia)

Michaela Boland (2015). National Gallery of Australia gets refund as Buddha goes home. The Australian. 6 March.

Trade in Native American antiques can be tricky

(United States of America)

David Murray (2015). Trade in Native American antiques can be tricky. Great Falls Tribune. 15 March.

Sign me up to fight Islamic State's demolition of the past

(United Kingdom; Iraq; Syria)

Boris Johnson (2015). Sign me up to fight Islamic State's demolition of the past. The Telegraph. 15 March.

El robo de la pequeña Virgen del Cristal, posible móvil del crimen de Celanova

(Spain)

Theft of the small Virgin of Cristal, possible motive for the crime in Celanova

ABC España (2015). El robo de la pequeña Virgen del Cristal, posible móvil del crimen de Celanova. ABC España. 16 March.

Hot Diggity! Tony Matelli Dog Sculpture Stolen, Recovered in New York

(United States of America)

Hannah Ghorashi (2015). Hot Diggity! Tony Matelli Dog Sculpture Stolen, Recovered in New York. ArtNews. 16 March.

Cae sujeto por robo en iglesia de Cabo San Lucas

(Mexico)

Subject caught for theft in Cabo San Lucas church

UnoTV (2015). Cae sujeto por robo en iglesia de Cabo San Lucas. UnoTV. 17 March.

Paris show features stolen crown

(France; Thailand)

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

Encuentran en una papelera una talla del XVII robada en Medina

(Spain)

17th century statue stolen in Medina found in rubbish bin

Patricia González (2015). Encuentran en una papelera una talla del XVII robada en Medina. El Norte de Castilla. 17 March.

Se roban la campana de la iglesia de Tierrabomba

(Colombia)

Bell from the church of Tierrabomba stolen

El Universal (2015). Se roban la campana de la iglesia de Tierrabomba. El Universal. 17 March.

Russian court to hear case against Navalny's associate accused of painting theft

(Russia)

Diana Gutsul (2015). Russian court to hear case against Navalny's associate accused of painting theft. RAPSI. 18 March.

SXSW Documentary Shows You How to Sell a Stolen Banksy

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone (2015). SXSW Documentary Shows You How to Sell a Stolen Banksy. ArtNews. 18 March.

Why Are Art Heists So Fascinating?

(General)

Sophie Gilbert (2015). Why Are Art Heists So Fascinating?. The Atlantic. 18 March.

Hunt for missing Pompeii artwork includes stop in Boise

(United States of America; Italy)

Katy Moeller (2015). Hunt for missing Pompeii artwork includes stop in Boise. Idaho Statesman. 18 March.

Mongkut, reinterpreted

(Thailand; France)

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

Theft of Ukraine's 'Golden Loaf' Reflects the Revolution's Failings

(Ukraine)

Simon Shuster (2015). Theft of Ukraine's 'Golden Loaf' Reflects the Revolution's Failings. Time. 18 March.

Tunis museum attack: 20 people killed after hostage drama at tourist site

(Tunisia)

Chris Stephen (2015). Tunis museum attack: 20 people killed after hostage drama at tourist site. The Guardian. 18 March.

Artist Michel Leah Keck Sues FX for Copyright Infringement for Using Her Paintings on Archer

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2015). Artist Michel Leah Keck Sues FX for Copyright Infringement for Using Her Paintings on Archer. ArtNet News. 18 March.

Wickenby Museum removes Icarus figure from war memorial for fear of theft

(United Kingdom)

Lincolnshire Echo (2015). Wickenby Museum removes Icarus figure from war memorial for fear of theft. Lincolnshire Echo. 18 March.

Is that a Whiteley? Why collectors buy lousy fakes as masterpieces

(Australia)

Sasha Grishin (2015). Is that a Whiteley? Why collectors buy lousy fakes as masterpieces. Visual Arts Hub. 19 March.

Saving Italy's cultural heritage by modern means

(Italy)

Rosie Scammell (2015). Saving Italy's cultural heritage by modern means. The Guardian. 19 March.

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.

Macedonia museum staff guilty of trafficking artefacts

(Macedonia)

AFP (2015). Macedonia museum staff guilty of trafficking artefacts. Ahram Online. 20 March.

Los ladrones se robaron los Vasos Sagrados de la iglesia de Firavitoba en Boyacá

(Colombia)

Thieve steal sacred vessels from the Firavitoba church in Boyacá

RCN (2015). Los ladrones se robaron los Vasos Sagrados de la iglesia de Firavitoba en Boyacá. RCN. 20 March.

Gold Looted From Ancient Empire Returned to Romania

(Romania)

Andrew Curry (2015). Gold Looted From Ancient Empire Returned to Romania. National Geographic. 20 March.

Motunui panels returned to Taranaki

(New Zealand)

Helen Harvey (2015). Motunui panels returned to Taranaki. Stuff.co.nz. 20 March.

Honduras sends soldiers to protect 'lost city' from drug cartels

(Honduras)

Philip Sherwell (2015). Honduras sends soldiers to protect 'lost city' from drug cartels. The Telegraph. 20 March.

Museum 'smacked' by theft of rare coins

(United States of America)

Jessica Shumaker (2015). Museum 'smacked' by theft of rare coins. St. Joseph News-Press. 20 March.

Arrestan a sospechoso en Guatemala con 12 piezas arqueológicas prehispánicas

(Guatemala)

Suspect arrested in Guatemala with 12 prehispanic archaeological pieces

La Vanguardia (2015). Arrestan a sospechoso en Guatemala con 12 piezas arqueológicas prehispánicas. La Vanguardia. 20 March.

Digging for treasure: Is 'nighthawking' stealing our past?

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Potts (2015). Digging for treasure: Is 'nighthawking' stealing our past?. BBC News. 21 March.

Roban 5 anillos de la Virgen de las Servitas

(Spain)

Five rings stolen from the Virgin of Servitas

Diario Córdoba (2015). Roban 5 anillos de la Virgen de las Servitas. Diario Córdoba. 21 March.

Priceless Artwork…Gone

(United States of America)

Payton Mari (2015). Priceless Artwork…Gone. NBC. 23 March.

Gang of eleven deny stealing high value museum artefacts, including from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

(United Kingdom)

Kath Sansom (2015). Gang of eleven deny stealing high value museum artefacts, including from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Wisbech Standard. 23 March.

Museum raids: Man admits role in thefts across England

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Museum raids: Man admits role in thefts across England. BBC News. 23 March.

Authority launches campaign to retrieve lost Buddha

(China)

Huan Si (2015). Authority launches campaign to retrieve lost Buddha. Ecns. 24 March.

Bill in Congress Seeks to Rein in Trade by ISIS in Looted Antiquities

(United States of America)

Alexandra Peers (2015). Bill in Congress Seeks to Rein in Trade by ISIS in Looted Antiquities. Observer. 24 March.

El Greco Masterpiece Stolen By The Nazis Returned To Rightful Owners

(Austria)

Artlyst (2015). El Greco Masterpiece Stolen By The Nazis Returned To Rightful Owners. Artlyst. 24 March.

German Authorities Criticised For Bureaucratic "Bullying" Over Gurlitt Nazi Restitution Case

(Germany)

Artlyst (2015). German Authorities Criticised For Bureaucratic "Bullying" Over Gurlitt Nazi Restitution Case. Artlyst. 24 March.

Was that a painting of a cafe in the Gardner heist?

(United States of America)

Jeri Quinzio (2015). Was that a painting of a cafe in the Gardner heist?. The Boston Globe. 24 March.

Ministry to inventory antiquities after 4 found in US Alexandria consulate

(Egypt)

The Cairo Post (2015). Ministry to inventory antiquities after 4 found in US Alexandria consulate. The Cairo Post. 24 March.

Head of Egypt museums arrested for taking bribe

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2015). Head of Egypt museums arrested for taking bribe. Ahram Online. 24 March.

Egypt recovers smuggled artifacts from Germany

(Egypt)

The Cairo Post (2015). Egypt recovers smuggled artifacts from Germany. The Cairo Post. 24 March.

Foreigner among suspects arrested by Bulgaria over trafficking archaeological artefacts

(Bulgaria)

The Sofia Globe (2015). Foreigner among suspects arrested by Bulgaria over trafficking archaeological artefacts. The Sofia Globe. 24 March.

ASI experts to inspect sandstone sculpture seized in Canada

(India; Canada)

Press Trust of India (2015). ASI experts to inspect sandstone sculpture seized in Canada. Business Standard. 24 March.

Why Italy should sell the 5,000 antiquities recovered by the police

(Italy)

Anna Summers Cocks (2015). Why Italy should sell the 5,000 antiquities recovered by the police. The Art Newspaper. 25 March.

Florida man admits he was trying to sell guns he thought belonged to Saddam Hussein

(United States of America)

Mark Berman (2015). Florida man admits he was trying to sell guns he thought belonged to Saddam Hussein. The Washington Post. 25 March.

Bones of Scot set for reburial after grave robbery

(United Kingdom)

Tim Bugler (2015). Bones of Scot set for reburial after grave robbery. The Scotsman. 25 March.

Ancient Chinese treasures scam resurfaces in Richmond

(Canada)

Tiffany Crawford (2015). Ancient Chinese treasures scam resurfaces in Richmond. Vancouver Sun. 25 March.

Arrested on theft charge

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Arrested on theft charge. The Hindu. 25 March.

Crucial piece of England's highest mountain pinched… and we want it back!

(United Kingdom)

Carl Fallowfield (2015). Crucial piece of England's highest mountain pinched… and we want it back!. Cumbria Crack. 25 March.

ISIS 'selling' stolen Iraqi artifacts to Europe buyers: Iraqi Deputy Minister

(Iraq)

Anadolu Agency (2015). ISIS 'selling' stolen Iraqi artifacts to Europe buyers: Iraqi Deputy Minister. Daily Sabah. 25 March.

आमेर के प्राचीन मंदिर से बारह रुद्राक्ष शिव मूर्तियां हुईं चोरी

(India)

Ancient Temple Sculpture Stolen

Damon Arwa (2015). आमेर के प्राचीन मंदिर से बारह रुद्राक्ष शिव मूर्तियां हुईं चोरी. News 18. 26 March.

Man at center of FBI artifacts raid dies

(United States of America)

Jill Disis (2015). Man at center of FBI artifacts raid dies. IndyStar. 26 March.

Local artifacts stolen during a break-in at historic Trondhjem Church

(United States of America)

Lori Nickel (2015). Local artifacts stolen during a break-in at historic Trondhjem Church. News-Review. 26 March.

Q. and A.: Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac on 'The China Collectors'

(China)

Jane Perlez (2015). Q. and A.: Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac on 'The China Collectors'. Sinosphere. 26 March.

The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum: UNESCO mediation proposal

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Richard Lambert (2015). The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum: UNESCO mediation proposal. The British Museum. 26 March.

Raiders of the lost bell

(Canada)

Simon Arseneau (2015). Raiders of the lost bell. Meridian Booster. 26 March.

Man arrested for attempting to loot antiquities from northern underground cave

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2015). Man arrested for attempting to loot antiquities from northern underground cave. The Jerusalem Post. 26 March.

How we won the Austrian art war

(Austria)

Stephen Applebaum (2015). How we won the Austrian art war. The Jewish Chronicle. 26 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.

Stolen 16th century tapestry returned to Huesca

(Spain)

Spanish News Today (2015). Stolen 16th century tapestry returned to Huesca. Spanish News Today. 26 March.

China's Stolen Monk Mummy Controversy Spurs Claims of Another

(China)

Oliver Geng (2015). China's Stolen Monk Mummy Controversy Spurs Claims of Another. The Wall Street Journal. 27 March.

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.

Dutch Collector Willing to Return "Mummy Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

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

Over 100 Artefacts Repatriated In 4 Years – Usman

(Nigeria)

Chika Okeke (2015). Over 100 Artefacts Repatriated In 4 Years – Usman. Leadership. 27 March.

UK can't find cash to save looted antiquities

(United Kingdom)

Laura Pitel (2015). UK can't find cash to save looted antiquities. The Times. 27 March.

Chinese police arrest feng shui master and 174 others for looting antiquities

(China)

Richelle Simon (2015). Chinese police arrest feng shui master and 174 others for looting antiquities. The Art Newspaper. 27 March.

UPDATE: Stolen items from historic Trondhjem Church are recovered

(United States of America)

Lori Nickel (2015). UPDATE: Stolen items from historic Trondhjem Church are recovered. News-Review. 27 March.

Italy recovers lost Picasso from retired frame maker

(Italy)

Steve Scherer (2015). Italy recovers lost Picasso from retired frame maker. Reuters. 27 March.

'Rebel' museums face funding blacklist

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). 'Rebel' museums face funding blacklist. BBC News. 27 March.

Tate seeks rethink over 'looted' Constable seascape

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Tate seeks rethink over 'looted' Constable seascape. BBC News. 27 March.

Interview: Cambodia shares successful story on repatriation of stolen antiquities

(Cambodia)

Xuequean Mu (2015). Interview: Cambodia shares successful story on repatriation of stolen antiquities. Xinhua. 28 March.

UN vows to step up Iraq heritage protection

(Iraq)

AFP (2015). UN vows to step up Iraq heritage protection. Yahoo News. 28 March.

Detecting trouble: The treasure hunters digging up our heritage

(United Kingdom)

Maria Chiorando (2015). Detecting trouble: The treasure hunters digging up our heritage. Kent News. 28 March.

Greece condemns British Museum's refusal to allow mediation over ancient Parthenon sculptures

(Greece; United Kingdom)

AFP (2015). Greece condemns British Museum's refusal to allow mediation over ancient Parthenon sculptures. ABC Australia. 29 March.

Chinese villagers write to Dutch PM for return of mummified buddha

(China)

Shanghai Daily (2015). Chinese villagers write to Dutch PM for return of mummified buddha. Shanghai Daily. 29 March.

How Nazis' stolen art sparked a battle for the Woman in Gold

(General)

Vanessa Thorpe (2015). How Nazis' stolen art sparked a battle for the Woman in Gold. The Guardian. 29 March.

In Syria, National Museum of Damascus races to save antiquities from looting, damage

(Syria)

Sammy Ketz (2015). In Syria, National Museum of Damascus races to save antiquities from looting, damage. Art Daily. 30 March.

Court sits at British Museum for first time as judge studies looted Libyan sculpture

(United Kingdom; Libya)

Victoria Ward (2015). Court sits at British Museum for first time as judge studies looted Libyan sculpture. The Telegraph. 30 March.

Export bar on ancient Egyptian treasure sold by Northampton council

(United Kingdom)

Caroline Davies (2015). Export bar on ancient Egyptian treasure sold by Northampton council. The Guardian. 30 March.

Bangalore earning notoriety as market for antique idols

(India)

Imran Gowhar (2015). Bangalore earning notoriety as market for antique idols. The Hindu. 30 March.

Curator calls for time limit on returning art looted by the Nazis

(Austria)

Adam Lushner (2015). Curator calls for time limit on returning art looted by the Nazis. The Independent. 30 March.

Islamic State Destruction Renews Debate Over Repatriation of Antiquities

(Iraq; Syria)

Tom Mashberg (2015). Islamic State Destruction Renews Debate Over Repatriation of Antiquities. The New York Times. 30 March.

In an antique trade

(India)

Business Standard (2015). In an antique trade. Business Standard. 30 March.

Legislators call for US Treasury sanctions against dealers of looted Syrian antiquities

(United States of America)

RT (2015). Legislators call for US Treasury sanctions against dealers of looted Syrian antiquities. RT. 31 March.

Thousands of artifacts stolen by John Tillmann going home

(Canada)

Clare Mellor (2015). Thousands of artifacts stolen by John Tillmann going home. The Chronicle Herald. 31 March.

Tráfico de piezas arqueológicas no afecta al estado

(Mexico)

The trafficking of archaeological pieces doesn't affect the state

Emmanuel Rincón (2015). Tráfico de piezas arqueológicas no afecta al estado. Criterio. 31 March.

FBI: No, the Gardner Museum Heist Hasn't Been Solved

(United States of America)

Nate Boroyan (2015). FBI: No, the Gardner Museum Heist Hasn't Been Solved. BostInno. 31 March.

St. Cloud State professor arrested, accused of smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horn

(United States of America)

Paul McEnroe (2015). St. Cloud State professor arrested, accused of smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horn. Star Tribune. 31 March.

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.