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Articles for August 2015

281 articles found.

Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia vandalized

(United States of America)

JTA, Haaretz, 1st Aug 2015.

Cuban exiles hope diplomatic thaw can help them regain confiscated property


Joe Lamar, The Guardian, 1st Aug 2015.

'Unique' arrows discovered in stolen SUV


Laura Fraser, Herald News, 1st Aug 2015.

Putin puts Crimean archaeological site under federal control

(Ukraine; Russia)

Associated Press, Daily Herald, 1st Aug 2015.

Italy returns Iran's stolen antiques

(Iran; Italy)

Mehr News Agency, 1st Aug 2015.

Roban artículos religiosos del Templo de San Agustín en Yuriria


Religious items stolen from the Templo de San Agustín in Yuriria

AM, 2nd Aug 2015.

A most brilliant art world con: A near-perfect scheme, barely unraveled, straight from Hollywood

(Japan; United States of America)

Anthony M. Amore, Salon, 2nd Aug 2015.

China Focus: Tomb raiders put Chinese history in grave danger


Hou Qiang, Xinhua, 2nd Aug 2015.

The antiquities thief who became one of Britain's richest men

(Israel; United Kingdom)

Ofer Aderet, Haaretz, 2nd Aug 2015.

Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst dealers investigated as buyers left with nothing

(United Kingdom)

Paul Gallagher, The Independent, 2nd Aug 2015.

Theft in Shri Tirumala Laxmi Venkatraman Temple Vandse


See And Say, 2nd Aug 2015.

Bernini bust at Getty Museum prompts criminal complaint in Slovakia

(Slovakia; United States of America)

David Ng, Los Angeles Times, 3rd Aug 2015.

India struggles to halt multimillion dollar trade in stolen artworks


Jason Burke, The Guardian, 3rd Aug 2015.

Exclusive Video Shows Illicit Archaeological Dig In ISIS Stronghold


Mike Giglio, BuzzFeed, 3rd Aug 2015.

A Museum Survives in Crimea

(Ukraine; Russia)

Masha Lipman, The New Yorker, 3rd Aug 2015.

Thief steals plaque memorializing 1944 plane crash that Merriam historian worked decades to have installed

(United States of America)

Jay Senter, Prairie Village Post, 3rd Aug 2015.

Templos en ruinas y saqueados


Plundered and ruined temples

Miguel Salazar, Diario Xalapa, 3rd Aug 2015.

If even Ai Weiwei can't trust the UK's visa system, who can?

(United Kingdom)

Mary Dejevsky, The Guardian, 3rd Aug 2015.

Letter box larceny: curious crimes bedevil Great Britain

(United Kingdom)

Nick Morrison, The China Post, 3rd Aug 2015.

Antique idol stolen from Anandawalleshwaram temple


The Hindu, 3rd Aug 2015.

NY judge rejects extradition to Poland of Russian art dealer accused of having Nazi-stolen art

(Poland; United States of America)

Larry Neumeister, Star Tribune, 3rd Aug 2015.

8 theft cases of antiquities reported: Government


Press Trust of India, The Economic Times, 3rd Aug 2015.

Cierran el caso de robo a Virgen de Copacabana


Virgin of Copacabana Robbery Case Closed

Roberto Charca H., La Prensa, 4th Aug 2015.

Who flipped off security cam and then stole historic gun, tomahawk?

(United States of America)

KBOI2, 4th Aug 2015.

Brazil Would Like Its Four Legged Snake Fossil Back


Maddie Stone, Gizmodo, 4th Aug 2015.

€25m Picasso and superyacht collide with Spanish export ban


Kim Willsher, The Guardian, 4th Aug 2015.

Extradition hitch keeps Kullu temple theft accused in Nepal

(Nepal; India)

Bhanu P Lohumi, The Tribune, 4th Aug 2015.

Bolivia necesita una campaña agresiva de defensa patrimonial


Bolivia needs an aggressive campaign to protect heritage

Claudia Gonzales Yaksic, Los Tiempos, 4th Aug 2015.

The Bizarre Tale of 'ISIS Book Club'

(Iraq; Syria)

Damaris Colhoun, Atlas Obscura, 4th Aug 2015.

Egypt foils smuggling of 761 law books


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 4th Aug 2015.

Egypt repatriates 35,000-year-old skeleton from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

Rany Mostafa, The Cairo Post, 4th Aug 2015.

Vandalised ancient boundary stone in Inverness is restored

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 4th Aug 2015.

Returning the Ancient One

(United States of America)

Duane Champagne, Indian Country Today, 4th Aug 2015.

Temple pond emptied in bid to trace antique idol


The Hindu, 4th Aug 2015.

Four-legged snake fossil sparks legal investigation

(Brazil; Germany)

Anastasia Christakou, Nature, 4th Aug 2015.

Monuments Woman


TCT Magazine, 4th Aug 2015.

Would the real Manneken Pis please stand up?


AFP, The Telegraph, 5th Aug 2015.

Jackson County man pleads guilty to buying stolen Native American remains

(United States of America)

Kathy Lynn Gray, The Columbus Dispatch, 5th Aug 2015.

Portland Art Museum returning sacred Crow medicine bundles to tribe

(United States of America)

Joseph Rose, The Oregonian, 5th Aug 2015.

Ramsgate Maritime Museum reopens after burglary damage

(United Kingdom)

James Rose, Kent Online, 5th Aug 2015.

Men Get Jail Term For Digging Up Civil War Artifacts

(United States of America)

WDEF, 5th Aug 2015.

State rep calls for allowance of physical inspection of Nazi-stolen painting

(United States of America)

Andrew Clark, The Oklahoma Daily, 5th Aug 2015.

This Buried Treasure Could Be Yours: Mel Fisher's Amazing Shipwreck Finds

(United States of America)

Justin Jones, The Daily Beast, 5th Aug 2015.

John Henry Merryman: Art Law Pioneer and Much-Loved Colleague


Terry Nagel, Stanford Law School, 5th Aug 2015.

World 13 Exclusive Photos Of Looted (And Fake) Syrian Artifacts For Sale


Mike Giglio, BuzzFeed, 5th Aug 2015.

Charles Goldstein Dies at 78; Sought Return of Art Looted by Nazis

(United States of America)

Sam Roberts, The New York Times, 5th Aug 2015.

MU professor, researcher charged with illegally taking artifacts

(United States of America)

Alan Burdziak, Columbia Daily Tribute, 5th Aug 2015.

UPDATE: Stolen Artifacts Left at Twin Falls Police Department

(United States of America)

Associated Press,, 5th Aug 2015.

Man Held for Multiple Theft


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 5th Aug 2015.

Chinese police find stolen dinosaur skeleton and 213 fossilised eggs hidden in village house


Naomi Ng, South China Morning Post, 6th Aug 2015.

Llena de irregularidades restauración de templo en Pánuco


Restoration of the temple in Pánuco full of irregularities

Claudia Montes de Oca, NTR Zacatecas, 6th Aug 2015.

Quincy police make arrest in burglary at History Museum

(United States of America)

Valaree Dunn, WGEM, 6th Aug 2015.

Remembering Barbara Mertz

(United States of America)

Deborah Lehr, Huffington Post, 6th Aug 2015.

Missouri professor, researcher accused of removing artifacts

(United States of America)

Chron, 6th Aug 2015.

Israeli Media: Leader of Far-Right Lehava Group Admits Support for Destroying Churches


Jack Moore, Newsweek, 6th Aug 2015.

'Summer Streets' Art Swiped, Again

(United States of America)

Sonja Sharp, The Wall Street Journal, 6th Aug 2015.

Relic hunters vital but troublesome for Civil War history

(United States of America)

Ben Benton, Times Free Press, 6th Aug 2015.

Brooklyn street artist sues over Katy Perry's graffitied Met gala gown

(United States of America)

Laura Gilbert, The Art Newspaper, 6th Aug 2015.

Stolen Stradivarius violin is recovered after 35 years

(United States of America)

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press, 6th Aug 2015.

New Gardner museum video may show thieves 24 hours before art heist

(United States of America)

Sam Thielman, The Guardian, 6th Aug 2015.

Video suggests a dry run of Gardner theft

(United States of America)

Milton J. Valencia, The Boston Globe, 6th Aug 2015.

Sen. Patty Murray Introduces Bill to Return Kennewick Man to Columbia Basin Tribes

(United States of America)

Jonathan Halvorson, NBC, 6th Aug 2015.

Marginan a la mayoría de zonas arqueológicas


Most archaeological sites marginalised

Informador, 6th Aug 2015.

Cura robó imagen de oro, acusan


Priest accused of stealing golden sacred image

Miryam Rodríguez Hernández, El Sol de Orizaba, 6th Aug 2015.

Museum theft: More than meets the eye


The Shillong Times, 6th Aug 2015.

Vandal carves initials into ancient Ring of Brodgar standing stones

(United Kingdom)

STV, 7th Aug 2015.

Gardner guard never made secret of events

(United States of America)

Andy Rosen, The Boston Globe, 7th Aug 2015.

Outrage at desecration of St Columba's grave on Iona

(United Kingdom)

David Scott, Express, 7th Aug 2015.

Senate Bill Hopes To Stop Looted Syrian Artifacts From Reaching The U.S.

(United States of America)

Mike Giglio, BuzzFeed, 7th Aug 2015.

These Academics Are Outracing (and Outwitting) ISIS

(Syria; Iraq)

Danny Lewis, Smithsonian, 7th Aug 2015.

Large number of artifacts smuggled to US, EU: Pervaiz


Inamullah Khattak, The Nation, 7th Aug 2015.

Dixon Ticonderoga uses museum to highlight stolen paintings

(United States of America)

Paul Brinkman, Orlando Sentinel, 7th Aug 2015.

FBI: Suspects in $500 M. Gardner Museum Theft Are Dead

(United States of America)

Hannah Ghorashi, ArtNews, 7th Aug 2015.

After Illegally Copying Sculptures, Billionaire Owes Artist $640,000

(United States of America)

Alex Greenberfer, ArtNews, 7th Aug 2015.

Court: National Gallery must return Madonna painting

(Czech Republic)

Prague Post, 7th Aug 2015.

OU Responds To State Lawmaker's Allegations Of Stolen Art

(United States of America)

Steve Shaw, News9, 8th Aug 2015.

Mounties investigating after Black Diamond artist's paintings pinched from auction


Laura Booth, Calgary Sun, 8th Aug 2015.

Ancient treasures in the backyard


Bennett Murray, The Phnom Penh Post, 8th Aug 2015.

Glasgow to pay compensation to family whose Burrell Collection art was lost to Nazis

(United Kingdom)

Phil Miller, Herald News, 8th Aug 2015.

Protecting The Past


The Nation, 8th Aug 2015.

Man arrested with 2 'ashtadhatu' idols worth Rs 1.5 crore


Mid-day, 8th Aug 2015.

Racy temple dancers surrender


Sunthon Pongpao, Bangkok Post, 8th Aug 2015.

How A Candy Magnate Helped Bring A Holy Collection Home

(United States of America)

Micah Schweizer, NPR, 8th Aug 2015.

Newhouse says Kennewick Man should be returned to tribes

(United States of America)

Tri-City Herald, Yakima Herald, 8th Aug 2015.

Imprimir Enviar Fiebre del oro destruye aldea de 2.300 años en Puerto Jiménez

(Costa Rica)

Gold fever destroys 2300 years old site in Puerto Jiménez

Andrea Solano B., La Nación, 9th Aug 2015.

Community forced to pay tax to reclaim its stolen treasures


Patrick Beja, The Counties, 9th Aug 2015.

Un botín eclesiástico


An ecclesiastical booty

Ignacio Cabanes, Levante, 9th Aug 2015.

What is the Art Law on Authenticating Works by Old Masters?


Ronald D. Spencer, ArtNet News, 9th Aug 2015.

Call the special branch! Riddle as £15k 'Snake Stick' goes on sale - 40 years after disappearing from Lake District

(United Kingdom)

Chris Hastings, The Daily Mail, 9th Aug 2015.

Saqueadores de cuevas atacan en Tulum


Looters attack caves at Tulum

Novedades Quintana Roo, 9th Aug 2015.

An Taisce files lawsuit against National Gallery of Ireland


AMA, Art Media Agency, 10th Aug 2015.

Adolf Hitler book stolen from rural museum north of Winnipeg


CBC, 10th Aug 2015.

Honolulu Museum of Art sues donor for nearly $1M for selling undocumented art

(United States of America)

Lorin Eleni Gill, Pacific Business News, 10th Aug 2015.

Los restos humanos en los pecios hispanos saqueados en Florida

(United States of America)

Human remains in the looted hispanic wrecks off Florida

José María Lancho, ABC España, 10th Aug 2015.

From Nataraja to Yogini Vrishanana, 13 antiques India did bring back


The Indian Express, 10th Aug 2015.

How a Chinese librarian made $6 million in forged art over two years


Robert Fulford, National Post, 10th Aug 2015.

Attorney says former client can ID man in Gardner video

(United States of America)

Hilary Sargent,, 10th Aug 2015.

A step toward bringing Korean treasures home

(South Korea)

Kim Hyung-Eun, Korea JoongAng Daily, 10th Aug 2015.

Government extends Sekhemka export bar

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Steel, Museums Journal, 11th Aug 2015.

Is it OK to buy replica furniture?


Elicia Murray, Domain, 11th Aug 2015.

Knoedler gallery and former director quietly settle three claims over fake paintings

(United States of America)

Laura Gilbert, The Art Newspaper, 11th Aug 2015.

New York's Hasted Kraeutler Gallery Closes Amid Accusations of Financial Misdeeds

(United States of America)

Kathleen Massara, ArtNet News, 11th Aug 2015.

What's Behind China's Professional Tomb Raiding Trend?


Helen Thompson, Smithsonian, 11th Aug 2015.

Dutch boy steals Pompeii relic to pay for iPhone


The Local, 11th Aug 2015.

Queda lista primera etapa de medidas de seguridad en Catedral


First stage of security measures in Cathedra is ready

Uniradio Noticias, Uniradio Informa, 11th Aug 2015.

Five years later, $550,000 gold bar stolen from Key West still in the wind

(United States of America)

Anthony Cave, Keys Info Net, 12th Aug 2015.

Smuggled Picasso Heading Home to France After 14-Year Odyssey

(France; United States of America)

Angela Greiling Keane, Bloomberg, 12th Aug 2015.

U.S. Says Mobster Lied, Claiming Ignorance Of Museum Heist

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahony, Hartford Courant, 12th Aug 2015.

Picasso Paintings Put Spotlight on Art Theft, Disputed Ownership

(Spain; France; United States of America)

Marlon Ramtahal, NBC, 12th Aug 2015.

Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft


May Titthara, The Phnom Penh Post, 12th Aug 2015.

Sigmar Polke Estate Ordered to Return Allegedly Stolen Painting


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 12th Aug 2015.

Tennessee State Museum employee arraigned on theft charges

(United States of America)

Stacey Barchenger, The Tennessean, 12th Aug 2015.

Accused in idol theft case held in capital city


Kaumudi Online, 12th Aug 2015.

PGR va tras grafiteros de pinturas rupestres


PGR going after rock art vandals

Associated Press, Sipse, 12th Aug 2015.

Monk jailed for Buddha statue theft

(Japan; South Korea)

AFP, IOL, 13th Aug 2015.

Sculpture stolen from Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery found


CTV, 13th Aug 2015.

Eight 'stolen' ornaments found in hundi


M.T. Shiva Kumar, The Hindu, 13th Aug 2015.

Robert Mugabe tells Natural History Museum to return human skulls

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

David Smith, The Guardian, 13th Aug 2015.

The search for a family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis

(Germany; United Kingdom)

Simon Goodman, The Irish Times, 13th Aug 2015.

Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb


Ignatius Pereira, The Hindu, 13th Aug 2015.

The San Francisco Police Department Has an Instagram Officer

(United States of America)

Laura C. Mallonee, Hyperallergic, 13th Aug 2015.

Veteran filmmaker held for idol smuggling


A Selvaraj, The Times of India, 13th Aug 2015.

Se retractan pobladores de Tehuipango tras acusar de robo al sacerdote Lidio Limón


Residents of Tehuipango retract their accusation of theft against the priest Lido Limón

Miryam Rodríguez Hernández, Alcalor Politico, 13th Aug 2015.

Police taunt Manchester United fans on Twitter after theft from football museum

(United Kingdom)

Pete Bainbridge, Mirror, 13th Aug 2015.

Wigan photography club treasurer accused of forging picture to win competition

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph, 13th Aug 2015.

South Korean monk gets six years in prison for stealing Japanese religious items

(Japan; South Korea)

The Japan Times, 13th Aug 2015.

Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka


The Indian Express, 13th Aug 2015.

Court fight over Maori artefacts comes to an end

(New Zealand)

Imran Ali, The Northern Advocate, 14th Aug 2015.

Back of disputed painting lacks Nazi stamp, University of Oklahoma says

(United States of America)

Rick Green, NewsOK, 14th Aug 2015.

Looters desecrating state park sites

(United States of America)

J. Harry Jones, The San Diego Union-Tribune, 14th Aug 2015.

The China Collectors by Karl E. Meyer & Shareen Blair Brysac [Review]


Donna Yates, Anonymous Swiss Collector, 14th Aug 2015.

'Cloud Gate'-Gate: Artist Refutes Chicago Mayor over China Art

(China; United States of America)

Felicia Sonmez, The Wall Street Journal, 14th Aug 2015.

2600 Zim artefacts looted

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

Lovemore Mataire, The Herald, 14th Aug 2015.

Filmmaker in idol theft net


G.C. Shekhar, The Telegraph, 14th Aug 2015.

Police hunt man after £100,000 panther sculpture stolen from art show

(United Kingdom)

Tom Marshall, Evening Standard, 14th Aug 2015.

Why Is Stolen Art So Hard to Find?


Justin Peters, Slate, 14th Aug 2015.

Kundapur: Items worth Rs 70 lac stolen from temple, lack of security exposed


Silvester D'Souza, Daijiworld, 15th Aug 2015.

Idol smuggling: Woman journo turns approver


A Selvaraj, The Times of India, 15th Aug 2015.

45,000 Temples Across TN Vulnerable to Theft


R Prince Jebakumar, The New Indian Express, 15th Aug 2015.

Kapoor's Clues Help TN Cops Locate Antiques


R Prince Jebakumar, The New Indian Express, 15th Aug 2015.

Singapore Museum Has Eight Idols Stolen From TN

(Singapore; India)

R Prince Jebakumar, The New Indian Express, 15th Aug 2015.

Museum's gun stolen from atop car

(United States of America)

Elliott Jones, TCPalm, 16th Aug 2015.

Reward offered after break-in, vandalism at Ransom County church

(United States of America)

Jordan Schroeer, Grand Forks Herald, 16th Aug 2015.

Chandelier in First Minister's official residence 'may have been looted from Nazi Germany'

(United Kingdom)

The Herald, 16th Aug 2015.

To catch an idol thief


Amulya Gopalakrishnan, The Times of India, 16th Aug 2015.

DHS demands TCC and authorities the recovery of Mohenjodaro articles theft


Pakistan Christian Post, 16th Aug 2015.

Cop involved in idol theft also ran rice puller gang


TNN, The Times of India, 17th Aug 2015.

Strapped for Cash, Some Greeks Turn to Ancient Source of Wealth


Nick Romeo, National Geographic, 17th Aug 2015.

Artifacts from Crimean Museums Are Held Hostage by Politics

(Ukraine; Russia; Netherlands)

Nina Siegal, The New York Times, 17th Aug 2015.

BBC among broadcasters to repeatedly breach Ofcom broadcasting code over funded content

(United Kingdom)

Ian Burrell, The Independent, 17th Aug 2015.

Appeal after thieves steal Roman altar from museum

(United Kingdom)

Freya Findlay, News & Star, 17th Aug 2015.

Hunt for acclaimed photographer Vivian Maier's long-lost brother heats up

(United States of America)

Jason Meisner, The Chicago Tribune, 17th Aug 2015.

Ashe charges bias, mismanagement at state museum

(United States of America)

Tom Humphrey, Knoxville News Sentinel, 17th Aug 2015.

'Disbelief' after £15,000 worth of art stolen from exhibition at Rookesbury Park, Wickham

(United Kingdom)

Emma Streatfield, Hampshire Chronicle, 17th Aug 2015.

Bute House: 'No evidence' chandelier was looted from Nazi Germany

(United Kingdom)

STV, 17th Aug 2015.

Bronze 'Nazi Horse' at German School Draws Fire From Jewish Groups


Mary M. Lane, The Wall Street Journal, 18th Aug 2015.

Sotheby's fights copyright agency over Olsen art


Michaela Boland, The Australian, 18th Aug 2015.

FBI offers $20,000 reward for recovery of stolen Maine paintings

(United States of America)

Scott Malone, Reuters, 18th Aug 2015.

Disabled Reservoir pensioner reunited with father's stolen war medals after harrowing ordeal


Harrison Tippet, The Advertiser, 18th Aug 2015.

Investigan el robo nocturno de varias piezas del museo San Pío V


Investigation into the nighttime robbery of various pieces from the San Pío V museum

Levante, 18th Aug 2015.

Woman finds mother's Picasso vase on auction site 2 years after its theft

(United States of America)

Kate Jacobson, Deseret News, 18th Aug 2015.

Family to be compensated for Burrell Collection Nazi loot

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Sullivan, Museums Journal, 18th Aug 2015.

Lithuanian Jews Dump Chief Rabbi for 'Lies' as Lengthy War over Fate of Ancient Cemetery Rages On


JNi.Media, The Jewish Press, 18th Aug 2015.

Review: 'Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery' Tells How a Swindler Fooled the World


Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times, 18th Aug 2015.

Karkala: Idol thief caught after car overturns in bid to escape, another thrashed


Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 18th Aug 2015.

'Nazi train' filled with treasure reportedly found in Poland


DW, 19th Aug 2015.

Iconic Elliott County Folk Art Missing

(United States of America)

Lex18, 19th Aug 2015.

Thieves smash ancient Bodmin church window to steal collection box

(United Kingdom)

CG Oscar, Cornish Guardian, 19th Aug 2015.

The Case For Buying Antiquities To Save Them


Gary Vikan, The Wall Street Journal, 19th Aug 2015.

National Gallery of Australia finally mothballs Kapoor artworks

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 19th Aug 2015.

La triple desaparición de la Santa Paterna de Arnois


The triple disappearance of the Santa Paterna de Arnois

Rocío García, La Voz de Galicia, 19th Aug 2015.

Russian police find stolen paintings worth $114,000


News.Az, 19th Aug 2015.

Beheaded Syrian scholar refused to lead Isis to hidden Palmyra antiquities


Kareem Shaheen, The Guardian, 19th Aug 2015.

A Jain family from Mysuru comes to a temple near Uthukuli to conduct puja


R. Vimal Kumar, The Hindu, 20th Aug 2015.

Dancing Shiva may not be stolen, says National Gallery chairman

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 20th Aug 2015.

Marion True, the exiled curator, in her own words

(United States of America)

Geoff Edgers, The Washington Post, 20th Aug 2015.

Something to sing about: 'worst art restoration ever' inspires an opera

(Spain; United States of America)

Ashifa Kassam, The Guardian, 20th Aug 2015.

To save world heritage sites from destruction, the US should bring back Monuments Men

(United States of America)

Ronald Lee Fleming, Global Post, 20th Aug 2015.

European Andy Warhol Museum Loses Two Iconic Works in Shady Loan Agreement


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 20th Aug 2015.

Rodin bust stolen from Copenhagen art museum


The Local, 20th Aug 2015.

Two Syrians detained for smuggling Ottoman era coins

(Turkey; Syria)

Hurriyet Daily News, 20th Aug 2015.

Restituyen fardo funerario prehispánico al gobierno peruano

(Mexico; Peru)

Prehispanic funerary offering repatriated to the Peruvian Government

INAH, 21st Aug 2015.

Prized $1,000 painted mushroom stolen from sidewalk of Kennett Square

(United States of America)

Fran Maye, Southern Chester County News, 21st Aug 2015.

Senior arts appointments nothing short of a French farce


Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 21st Aug 2015.

Mystery surrounds Iraqi statue's missing glass of wine


Adnan Abu Zeed, Al Monitor, 21st Aug 2015.

What the Nazis Stole


Martin Rubin, The Wall Street Journal, 21st Aug 2015.

Consultas tras el saqueo de los restos de once buques de Estado en Florida

(Spain; United States of America)

Consultation over the looting of the remains of eleven ships in the state of Florida

Jesús García Calero, ABC España, 21st Aug 2015.

A Not-Quite-Great Documentary About the Greatest Art Forger of Our Time


Benjamin Sutton, Hyperallergic, 21st Aug 2015.

'Bears Ears' latest battleground in Utah monument fight

(United States of America)

Phil Taylor, EENews, 21st Aug 2015.

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


Sara Boboltz, Huffington Post, 21st Aug 2015.

Police hunt burglar after antique tea set stolen from stately home

(United Kingdom)

ITV News, 21st Aug 2015.

Syria's antiquities: Why we must protect the region's ancient artifacts


Halil Sanismaz, Daily Sabah, 21st Aug 2015.

Museum theft sparks security review

(United Kingdom)

Times & Star, 21st Aug 2015.

Roban mediante el alunizaje las iglesias de Utande y Muduex


Robberies by breaking and entering at the churches of Utande and Mudux

Redacción/EFE, GuadaQue, 21st Aug 2015.

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


Associated Press, The Guardian, 21st Aug 2015.

Believe it or not, rare engraved skull stolen from Pretoria mall

(South Africa)

Ahmed Areff, News24, 22nd Aug 2015.

Egypt's antiquities ministry urges Egyptians to donate to buy ancient statue sold by museum

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Maram Mazen, Star Tribune, 22nd Aug 2015.

One of the world's most respected curators vanished from the art world. Now she wants to tell her story.

(United States of America)

Geoff Edgers, The Washington Post, 22nd Aug 2015.

Inside the Stephen Reed scandal

(United States of America)

Brad Bumsted, TribLive, 22nd Aug 2015.

Argentina to restore 4,000 artefacts to Ecuador and Peru

(Argentina; Peru; Ecuador)

BBC News, 22nd Aug 2015.

Tráfico que continúa: el patrimonio de Bolivia sale por las fronteras


Trafficking continues: the heritage of Bolivia heads for the borders

Luis Fernando Cantoral, eju!, 22nd Aug 2015.

Fernandez Calls on West to Return 'Snatched' Cultural Heritage

(Argentina; Peru; Ecuador)

TelesurTV, 22nd Aug 2015.

सीताराम जी के मंदिर से अष्ट धातू की चार मूर्ति चोरी


Four Ashta statues stolen from Sitaram temple

Rajasthan Patrika, 22nd Aug 2015.

Sudan wants to stiffen penalties for stealing antiques


The Sudan Tribune, 22nd Aug 2015.

Security upgrade at Thakurbari


Saikat Ray, The Times of India, 23rd Aug 2015.

En $250 millones avalúan robo en Iglesia de Yarumal, Antioquia


Robbery of the church of Yarumal, Antioquia valued at $250 thousand

RCN, 23rd Aug 2015.

Baby girl's missing headstone returned, 70 years later

(United States of America)

Casey Logan,, 23rd Aug 2015.

Inside the search for the legendary 'Orpheus Clock' stolen by the Nazis


Joselin Linder, New York Post, 23rd Aug 2015.

Heritage group plans to return cultural assets to Afghanistan

(Japan; Afghanistan)

Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan News, 23rd Aug 2015.

Egypt in crowd-funding campaign to save ancient statue sold by UK museum

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Ian Johnston, The Independent, 23rd Aug 2015.

Renowned blade stolen years ago to go on display in home area


Taro Mizoguchi, The Asahi Shimbun, 23rd Aug 2015.

Plan to Withdraw Police From Russia's Museums Sparks Fears


Ivan Nechepurenko, The Moscow Times, 23rd Aug 2015.

Crystal Skulls & Ape-Man Bones: 6 Archaeological Forgeries That Tried to Change History


Owen Jarus, Live Science, 24th Aug 2015.

Great art forger continues to ridicule experts from beyond the grave

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge, The Guardian, 24th Aug 2015.

Why it's all right to be more horrified by the razing of Palmyra than mass murder


Julian Baggini, The Guardian, 24th Aug 2015.

Statue 'might never be seen in public again'

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Ian Johnston, IOL, 24th Aug 2015.

French couple arrested for looting archaeological site in Catalonia


The Local, 24th Aug 2015.

Zimbabwe: Safeguarding Our Cultural Property


The Herald, All Africa, 24th Aug 2015.

105-year-old Urdu copy of Ramcharitmanas found


Press Trust of India, The Hindu, 24th Aug 2015.

Persisten robos en iglesias católicas


Robberies of Catholic Churches continue

Guadalupe Amador G., El Mundo de Tehuacán, 25th Aug 2015.

Tercer robo en iglesias de Guadalajara, esta vez en Alcolea del Pinar


Third robbery of a church in Guadalajara, this time in Alcolea del Pinar

ABC España, 25th Aug 2015.

Unique 'knight's head' stolen from locked cabinet at the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester

(United Kingdom)

Beth Abbit, Manchester Evening News, 25th Aug 2015.

Detenido el presunto autor del robo en 22 iglesias de León, Zamora, Palencia y Valladolid


Man alleged to have committed the robberies of 22 churches in León, Zamora, Palencia and Valladolid arrested

iLeon, 25th Aug 2015.

Young Israeli Girl Breaks 2,000-year-old Vase, Museum Says Thanks


Nir Hasson, Haaretz, 25th Aug 2015.

Three found dead digging for artifacts in Monufiya


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 25th Aug 2015.

Jute Sack Artworks Are at the Center of Simchowitz Lawsuit Against Venice Biennale Artist

(Ghana; Ireland)

Sarah Douglas, ArtNews, 25th Aug 2015.

Native American artifacts found in van

(United States of America)

Berenice Quirino, Lake County Record-Bee, 25th Aug 2015.

Taiwanese boy takes a tumble in museum and punches a hole in a painting worth $1.5 million


Michael Segalov, The Independent, 25th Aug 2015.

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


AFP, The Japan Times, 25th Aug 2015.

Disgraced Getty Curator Marion True Roars Back With Tell-All Memoir

(United States of America)

Alanna Martinez, Observer, 25th Aug 2015.

Gift from Te Puea, jewellery, combs taken in theft

(New Zealand)

Elton Smallman,, 25th Aug 2015.

Row as Uzbekistan art museum director sacked


Abdujalil Abdurasulov, BBC News, 25th Aug 2015.

Painting damaged in Taiwan could be a fake


AFP, Sky News, 26th Aug 2015.

ISIL and Antiquities Trafficking: FBI Warns Dealers, Collectors About Terrorist Loot


FBI, 26th Aug 2015.

After film director, woman arrested in idol theft case


TNN, The Times of India, 26th Aug 2015.

Dismaland: Palestinian artist thrown out after protesting against Israeli works

(United Kingdom)

Chris Green, The Independent, 26th Aug 2015.

Archaeological looting case illustrates threat to native culture; new collaboration tackles problem

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Larson, Lake County News, 26th Aug 2015.

French Art Dealer Gailord Bovrisse Slapped with $800,000 Judgment over Fake Chagalls

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 26th Aug 2015.

Barry McGee Sign in Tenderloin Stolen

(United States of America)

Chris Roberts, SF Weekly, 26th Aug 2015.

Target practice at Utah Lake is erasing ancient art

(United States of America)

Associated Press, Local News 8, 26th Aug 2015.

Topaz gems stolen from Qld Museum


Sam Flanagan, Brisbane Times, 26th Aug 2015.

Mulegé: Robo de copón con hostias en la iglesia!


Mulegé: Theft of a ciborium with hosts from the church

Colectivo Pericú, 26th Aug 2015.

Aristotle statue vandalized at ancient site


Hurriyet Daily News, 26th Aug 2015.

Woman Journo in Net for Idol Racket


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 26th Aug 2015.

Donations made after drug addicts smash ancient Bodmin church window

(United Kingdom)

CG Oscar, Cornish Guardian, 27th Aug 2015.

Third Piece Of Legendary "Christ Trilogy" To Be Removed From Debrecen Museum After Talks Collapse With National Bank

(Hungary; United States of America)

Hungary Today, 27th Aug 2015.

Desaparecen dos reliquias religiosas de la parroquia de Berja de «gran valor afectivo»


Two religious relics "of great emotional value" disappear from the parish of Berja

María Torres, Ideal, 27th Aug 2015.

Ancient Tomb In Spain Destroyed And Replaced With A Picnic Table


Laura Wagner, NPR, 27th Aug 2015.

5 Cambodians get 7 years in jail for antique theft


Xinhua, Khmer Times, 27th Aug 2015.

Una expedición documenta los tesoros dejados por Odyssey


An expedition to document the treasures left by Odyssey

Joaquín Ferrandis, El País, 27th Aug 2015.

Seven panchaloha idol thieves arrested


Vishwa Kundapura, The Hindu, 27th Aug 2015.

Can the Market Help Preserve Threatened Antiquities?


Leila Amineddoleh, The Wall Street Journal, 27th Aug 2015.

Portrait of Putin as a Simpsons Character Stolen From Moscow Exhibit


The Moscow Times, 27th Aug 2015.

Russian police find pieces of bas relief believed stolen by right-wing group


Irina Titova, CTV, 28th Aug 2015.

Fincham: Syria will need the culture that ISIS hopes to destroy


Derek Fincham, Houston Chronicle, 28th Aug 2015.

Former Lander Museum Director found Guilty of Larceny of theft of materials

(United States of America)

County10, 28th Aug 2015.

Stolen artefacts repatriated

(Cyprus; Germany)

Cyprus Mail, 28th Aug 2015.

WWI cannon stolen from Michigan VFW post: Vets fear cannon sold for scrap

(United States of America)

Marilissa Sachteleben, Examiner, 28th Aug 2015.

Arequipa: millonario robo en museo de la Unsa


La Republica, 28th Aug 2015.

Gang of temple thieves held; booty worth Rs 56L recovered


Deccan Herald, 28th Aug 2015.

Hermitage Museum vulnerable to vandalism as police end protection


Ukraine Today, 28th Aug 2015.

Bull figure returns to Turkey


Hurriyet Daily News, 28th Aug 2015.

Gang dupes promising to sell ancient coin with magical powers


Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 28th Aug 2015.

Death bed confession in Nazi gold hunt


Matthew Day, Irish Independent, 29th Aug 2015.

Tourists Flock to Ksiaz Castle in Poland as Underground Nazi Gold Train Discovered


Jim Dobson, Forbes, 29th Aug 2015.

Detenido un vecino de El Carpio por el robo en la iglesia de Malpica


El Carpio man arrested for theft from Malpica church

La Tribuna de Toledo, 29th Aug 2015.

Basura y saqueo en el Titanic a 30 años de su hallazgo


La Jornada, 29th Aug 2015.

The Bean and the Bubble

(China; United States of America)

The Economist, 29th Aug 2015.

Auction for bargain hunters! Bonhams puts 'cheaper' items under the hammer to attract new collectors


Lana Lam, South China Morning Post, 30th Aug 2015.

Scotland's elite archaeologists target global tomb raiders


Judith Duffy, The Herald, 30th Aug 2015.

£32,000 stuffed wolf stolen from granddaughter of Charlie Watts 'by lads on night out'

(United Kingdom)

John Dunne, Evening Standard, 30th Aug 2015.

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


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

Sticky fingers deprive city of special artifacts, from cannons to 300-pound sculptures


Alison Shouldice, The Star, 30th Aug 2015.

Dispute raises fears for one of world's most unique art museums


Isabel Gorst, The Irish Times, 31st Aug 2015.

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


Castelginest police dismantle a church robbers network

Laurence Cabrol, Ariege News, 31st Aug 2015.

The True Report of a Former Getty Curator Lost in Scandal

(United States of America)

Seph Rodney, Hyperallergic, 31st Aug 2015.

Visitors to Orkney's Italian Chapel to be charged entrance fees

(United Kingdom)

Victoria Weldon, The Herald, 31st Aug 2015.

Detienen a una segunda persona por el robo en las 22 iglesias y ermitas


Second person arrested for robberies of 22 churches and chapels

Alberto Abascal, Diario Palentino, 31st Aug 2015.

Thief steals war memorial plaque featuring his great-grandfather's name and tries to sell it for scrap

(United Kingdom)

Colin McNeill, The Herald, 31st Aug 2015.

Queenstown man won't serve time in theft of $3.5 million stained-glass windows

(United States of America)

Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun, 31st Aug 2015.

Frenar invasiones en las zonas arqueológicas, pide Lilia Mendoza


Curb incursions at archaeological sites says Lilia Mendoza

NSS Oaxaca, 31st Aug 2015.