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Articles for December 2015

298 articles found.

Thieves steal engine parts worth $150k from railway museum

(Australia)

ABC Australia (2015). Thieves steal engine parts worth $150k from railway museum. ABC Australia. 1 December.

Thefts of precious idols on the rise in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2015). Thefts of precious idols on the rise in Bihar. Business Standard. 1 December.

Preocupa robo de imágenes

(Guatemala)

Concern about the theft of sacred statues

José Diego Puac (2015). Preocupa robo de imágenes. El Quetzalteco. 1 December.

Can polar bear hair authenticate contested Pollock painting?

(United States of America)

Dan Duray (2015). Can polar bear hair authenticate contested Pollock painting?. The Art Newspaper. 1 December.

Community helps rebuild church after thieves vandalize it, steal tabernacle

(United States of America)

Mayde Gomez (2015). Community helps rebuild church after thieves vandalize it, steal tabernacle. ABC United States. 1 December.

Over 150 Year-Old Cemetery Vandalized in South Arkansas

(United States of America)

Caitlin O'Neal (2015). Over 150 Year-Old Cemetery Vandalized in South Arkansas. NBC. 1 December.

Antiquities Chief: Syria Needs Global Help to Save Heritage

(Syria)

Kristin Romey (2015). Antiquities Chief: Syria Needs Global Help to Save Heritage. National Geographic. 1 December.

French national treasure recovered by The Art Loss Register

(France; United Kingdom)

Art Loss Register (2015). French national treasure recovered by The Art Loss Register. Art Loss Register. 1 December.

Cops draw blank in idol recovery

(India)

The Telegraph (2015). Cops draw blank in idol recovery. The Telegraph. 1 December.

Police hunt owners of 600 pieces of artwork recovered from Opus Art Gallery in Stow on the Wold

(United Kingdom)

Western Daily Press (2015). Police hunt owners of 600 pieces of artwork recovered from Opus Art Gallery in Stow on the Wold. Western Daily Press. 1 December.

The Breguet That Got Away: History's Greatest Watch Heist

(Israel; United States of America)

Rebekah Bell (2015). The Breguet That Got Away: History's Greatest Watch Heist. The Robb Report. 2 December.

German Panel Defends Effort to Trace Owners of Nazi-Looted Art

(Germany)

Melissa Eddy (2015). German Panel Defends Effort to Trace Owners of Nazi-Looted Art. The New York Times. 2 December.

Police still searching for gold coins stolen from National Museum of Scotland

(United Kingdom)

Jonathan Knott (2015). Police still searching for gold coins stolen from National Museum of Scotland. Museums Journal. 2 December.

Bihar govt. recommends CBI probe into idol theft

(India)

Amarnath Tewary (2015). Bihar govt. recommends CBI probe into idol theft. The Hindu. 2 December.

Inuit shaman parka 'copied' by KTZ design well-studied by anthropologists

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Sima Sahar Zerehi (2015). Inuit shaman parka 'copied' by KTZ design well-studied by anthropologists. CBC. 2 December.

जैन मंदिर में चौकीदार-होमगार्ड तैनात थे, पीछे से घुसे चोर, चार मूर्तियां चुराई

(India)

Watchmen were posted at Jain temple where four sculptures were stolen

Dainik Bhaskar (2015). जैन मंदिर में चौकीदार-होमगार्ड तैनात थे, पीछे से घुसे चोर, चार मूर्तियां चुराई. Dainik Bhaskar. 2 December.

Secretary Jewell Advances Discussion on Repatriation of Tribal Sacred Objects with French Authorities

(United States of America; France)

United States Department of the Interior (2015). Secretary Jewell Advances Discussion on Repatriation of Tribal Sacred Objects with French Authorities. United States Department of the Interior. 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.

Court records: OU agrees to proposed settlement in lawsuit over stolen painting

(United States of America)

Cary Aspinwall (2015). Court records: OU agrees to proposed settlement in lawsuit over stolen painting. The Frontier. 2 December.

Leslie Waddington, art dealer - obituary

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2015). Leslie Waddington, art dealer - obituary. The Telegraph. 2 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.

En Tabasco, el crimen no respeta ni a la Iglesia

(Mexico)

In Tabasco, crime doesn't respect the church

Leobardo P. Marín (2015). En Tabasco, el crimen no respeta ni a la Iglesia. El Universal. 2 December.

The Real-Life Indiana Jones

(United States of America; India)

FiveThirtyEight (2015). The Real-Life Indiana Jones. FiveThirtyEight. 2 December.

Gurlitt task force identifies 5th work looted by Nazis

(Germany)

Associated Press (2015). Gurlitt task force identifies 5th work looted by Nazis. The Daily Mail. 2 December.

Jain delegation meets minister about safety of temples in Maha

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Jain delegation meets minister about safety of temples in Maha. Business Standard. 2 December.

How Art Heists Play Out: Stolen Picasso One Year Later

(United States of America)

Wilson Sayre (2015). How Art Heists Play Out: Stolen Picasso One Year Later. WLRN. 3 December.

Settlement Reached Over Fake Willem de Kooning Painting

(United States of America)

Jennifer Smith (2015). Settlement Reached Over Fake Willem de Kooning Painting. The Wall Street Journal. 3 December.

Ancient cemetery discovered under Alexandria house

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2015). Ancient cemetery discovered under Alexandria house. Egypt Independent. 3 December.

The woman turning ancient buried treasure into jewellery

(United Kingdom)

Maev Kennedy (2015). The woman turning ancient buried treasure into jewellery. The Guardian. 3 December.

Pakistani lawyer files petition for return of Koh-i-noor crown jewels diamond

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Reuters (2015). Pakistani lawyer files petition for return of Koh-i-noor crown jewels diamond. The Guardian. 3 December.

China's ancient treasures under siege from army of tomb raiders

(China)

Celine Ge (2015). China's ancient treasures under siege from army of tomb raiders. South China Morning Post. 4 December.

Jain Sangh plea for recovery of stolen idol

(India)

TNN (2015). Jain Sangh plea for recovery of stolen idol. The Times of India. 4 December.

Police investigating major theft at Cleveland's Natural History Museum

(United States of America)

Homa Bash (2015). Police investigating major theft at Cleveland's Natural History Museum. News Net 5. 4 December.

Statement on Paris Auction of Native American Objects

(United States of America; France)

Evan Ryan (2015). Statement on Paris Auction of Native American Objects. United States Department of State. 4 December.

The Real Value of the ISIS Antiquities Trade

(Iraq; Syria)

Ben Taub (2015). The Real Value of the ISIS Antiquities Trade. The New Yorker. 4 December.

Seen this sculpture? There's a $1,000 reward if you have

(United States of America)

Adam Uren (2015). Seen this sculpture? There's a $1,000 reward if you have. Bring Me The News. 4 December.

Charlotte man will spend up to 15 years behind bars for stealing historical artifacts

(United States of America)

WLNS (2015). Charlotte man will spend up to 15 years behind bars for stealing historical artifacts. WLNS 6. 4 December.

Fight leads to woman stabbed at Art Basel Miami Beach

(United States of America)

Daniel Chang (2015). Fight leads to woman stabbed at Art Basel Miami Beach. Miami Herald. 4 December.

Isil antiques 'sold to western collectors' warns French finance minister

(Iraq; Syria; France)

David Chazan (2015). Isil antiques 'sold to western collectors' warns French finance minister. The Telegraph. 4 December.

FOUND: A 17th Century Map Stolen from a Library by a Notorious Art Thief

(United States of America)

Sarah Laskow (2015). FOUND: A 17th Century Map Stolen from a Library by a Notorious Art Thief. Atlas Obscura. 4 December.

Are Forgeries Fine Art?

(General)

Patricia Pierce (2015). Are Forgeries Fine Art?. Newsmax. 4 December.

Jains to meet on Sunday over stolen Lord Mahavir idol

(India)

Bharat Yagnik (2015). Jains to meet on Sunday over stolen Lord Mahavir idol. The Times of India. 4 December.

Govt launches cultural property trafficking manual

(Zimbabwe)

Winstone Antonio (2015). Govt launches cultural property trafficking manual. News Day. 4 December.

Arte, millones y bajas pasiones: la historia del robo del Códice Calixtino

(Spain)

Art, millions, and lusts: the story of the theft of The Codex Calixtinus

Eva Lamarca (2015). Arte, millones y bajas pasiones: la historia del robo del Códice Calixtino. Vanity Fair. 4 December.

Don't Be A Marketing Thief: How Your Content Might Be Breaking The Law

(General)

Shelby Clarke (2015). Don't Be A Marketing Thief: How Your Content Might Be Breaking The Law. Business 2 Community. 5 December.

Seminary eyes repatriation after clash over artifacts

(United States of America)

Malcolm Gay (2015). Seminary eyes repatriation after clash over artifacts. The Boston Globe. 5 December.

Spanish galleon with rumoured £1bn treasure hoard found, says Colombia's president

(Colombia)

Reuters (2015). Spanish galleon with rumoured £1bn treasure hoard found, says Colombia's president. The Guardian. 5 December.

Born to Be Conned

(General)

Maria Konnikova (2015). Born to Be Conned. The New York Times. 5 December.

Two-millennia-old stolen Mahavira idol recovered in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2015). Two-millennia-old stolen Mahavira idol recovered in Bihar. Business Standard. 6 December.

बिहारः भगवान महावीर की चोरी हुई 2600 साल पुरानी मूर्ति मिली और भी

(India)

Stolen idol of Bhagvan Mahavir recovered from Jamui Village

Aajtak (2015). बिहारः भगवान महावीर की चोरी हुई 2600 साल पुरानी मूर्ति मिली और भी. Aajtak. 6 December.

Let Leonard Peltier Paint

(United States of America)

Frank Hopper (2015). Let Leonard Peltier Paint. Indian Country Today. 6 December.

Cops find Jain idol in ditch

(India)

Shrikrishna Prasad (2015). Cops find Jain idol in ditch. The Telegraph. 6 December.

El otro tesoro

(Spain; United States of America)

The other treasure

Almudena Lopesino (2015). El otro tesoro. Cadena Ser. 6 December.

AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum

(India; United Kingdom)

Express News Service (2015). AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum. The New Indian Express. 6 December.

The heist of the century

(United States of America)

CBS (2015). The heist of the century. CBS. 6 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.

Theft raises security concerns in temple village

(India)

TNN (2015). Theft raises security concerns in temple village. The Times of India. 7 December.

Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Amelia Caddy (2015). Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition. Australian Geographic. 7 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.

Nazi-era restitution claims are just the tip of the iceberg

(General)

Palmyre Manivet (2015). Nazi-era restitution claims are just the tip of the iceberg. Apollo. 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.

Two metal detecting friends fall out over which of them discovered a haul of 1,600 Roman coins worth £8,000 buried beneath a remote field

(United Kingdom)

Alex Matthews (2015). Two metal detecting friends fall out over which of them discovered a haul of 1,600 Roman coins worth £8,000 buried beneath a remote field. The Daily Mail. 7 December.

Apsara Acts on Koh Ker Logging

(Cambodia)

May Titthara (2015). Apsara Acts on Koh Ker Logging. Khmer Times. 7 December.

Art collector tried to sell fake prints at Sotheby's to fund Brazilian lover's visa

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2015). Art collector tried to sell fake prints at Sotheby's to fund Brazilian lover's visa. The Telegraph. 7 December.

Break-in at heritage temple: Maluti goddess loses gold eyeballs, jewellery

(India)

The Telegraph (2015). Break-in at heritage temple: Maluti goddess loses gold eyeballs, jewellery. The Telegraph. 7 December.

BJP Demands CBI Probe Into Kapilash Idols Loot Incident

(India)

Express News Service (2015). BJP Demands CBI Probe Into Kapilash Idols Loot Incident. The New Indian Express. 7 December.

Kapoor moves HC seeking to quash transfer of trial against him

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Kapoor moves HC seeking to quash transfer of trial against him. Business Standard. 7 December.

European states urge action against IS antiquities dealing

(General)

AFP (2015). European states urge action against IS antiquities dealing. Yahoo News. 8 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.

Tell legislators 'no' on looting artifacts

(United States of America)

Madeleine H. Carr (2015). Tell legislators 'no' on looting artifacts. Tallahassee Democrat. 8 December.

Police release photo of possible suspect in Cleveland Museum of Natural History theft

(United States of America)

Jessica Bates (2015). Police release photo of possible suspect in Cleveland Museum of Natural History theft. Fox. 8 December.

Antiquities Dealer Leonardo Patterson Faces New Criminal Charges

(Germany; Mexico)

Tom Mashberg (2015). Antiquities Dealer Leonardo Patterson Faces New Criminal Charges. The New York Times. 8 December.

Museum Sues Wikimedia for Hosting Copyrighted Photos of Its Public-Domain Artworks

(Germany)

Benjamin Sutton (2015). Museum Sues Wikimedia for Hosting Copyrighted Photos of Its Public-Domain Artworks. Hyperallergic. 8 December.

Judge Suspends Lawsuit Against U. of Oklahoma over Stolen Nazi Art

(United States of America)

Tim Talley (2015). Judge Suspends Lawsuit Against U. of Oklahoma over Stolen Nazi Art. Insurance Journal. 8 December.

'Holy grail of shipwrecks' discovery sparks courtroom battle for treasure worth £11 billion

(Colombia)

Nan Spowart (2015). 'Holy grail of shipwrecks' discovery sparks courtroom battle for treasure worth £11 billion. The National. 8 December.

Another church hit by lead thefts – St Mary's in Cratfield the latest to be targeted

(United Kingdom)

Edmund Crosthwaite (2015). Another church hit by lead thefts – St Mary's in Cratfield the latest to be targeted. East Anglian Daily Times. 8 December.

Art Crime Detectives Expose the Ugly Truths of the Art World

(United States of America)

Marina Garcia-Vasquez (2015). Art Crime Detectives Expose the Ugly Truths of the Art World. The Creator's Project. 8 December.

Ecuador y Argentina firman acuerdos en seguridad social

(Ecuador; Argentina)

Ecuador and Argentina sign social security agreements

EFE (2015). Ecuador y Argentina firman acuerdos en seguridad social. Vistazo. 9 December.

ICE agents to return 120-million-year-old micro-raptor to China

(China; United States of America)

Lomi Kriel (2015). ICE agents to return 120-million-year-old micro-raptor to China. Houston Chronicle. 9 December.

Ministerio Público archivó unas cuarenta denuncias por afectación cultural

(Peru)

Public Prosecutor filed complaints for around 40 arrested for damaging culture

Perla Polo Salés (2015). Ministerio Público archivó unas cuarenta denuncias por afectación cultural. La Republica. 9 December.

Greece Will Not Further Pursue the Return of Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

A. Makris (2015). Greece Will Not Further Pursue the Return of Parthenon Marbles. Greek Reporter. 9 December.

Artworks Worth $1.1 Million Stolen From Markus Lüpertz's Potsdam Studio

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Artworks Worth $1.1 Million Stolen From Markus Lüpertz's Potsdam Studio. ArtNet News. 9 December.

Stolen Art Hampers Ukraine's EU Progress

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

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

Debate en ONU sobre devolución de bienes culturales a países de origen

(Ecuador)

El Telégrafo (2015). Debate en ONU sobre devolución de bienes culturales a países de origen. El Telégrafo. 9 December.

Man admits stealing Maori artefacts

(New Zealand)

Hawke's Bay Today (2015). Man admits stealing Maori artefacts. Hawke's Bay Today. 9 December.

Syrian woman faces 12 years in jail for 'smuggling ancient coins'

(Turkey; Sweden)

Hurriyet Daily News (2015). Syrian woman faces 12 years in jail for 'smuggling ancient coins'. Hurriyet Daily News. 9 December.

ICE returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China

(United States of America; China)

ICE (2015). ICE returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China. ICE. 10 December.

Mahavira idol theft: Prime suspect arrested

(India)

IANS (2015). Mahavira idol theft: Prime suspect arrested. Two Circles. 10 December.

Retired US official charged with stealing ancient remains

(United States of America)

Ryan J. Foley (2015). Retired US official charged with stealing ancient remains. Phys.org. 10 December.

L'historien d'art Werner Spies innocenté dans l'affaire du faux Max Ernst

(France)

Art Historian Werner Spies acquitted in case of fake Max Ernst

Harry Bellet (2015). L'historien d'art Werner Spies innocenté dans l'affaire du faux Max Ernst. Le Monde. 10 December.

Violento robo en la iglesia de las Carmelitas de Peñaranda con el encargado maniatado

(Spain)

Violent robbery in the Church of the Carmelitas in Peñaranda, manager bound

Raúl Martín (2015). Violento robo en la iglesia de las Carmelitas de Peñaranda con el encargado maniatado. Salamanca 24 Horas. 10 December.

Christie's Withdraws Potentially Looted Dagger from Antiquities Auction

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2015). Christie's Withdraws Potentially Looted Dagger from Antiquities Auction. ArtNet News. 10 December.

Thefts of art 'kind of weird,' Coral Springs mayor says

(United States of America)

Wayne K. Roustan (2015). Thefts of art 'kind of weird,' Coral Springs mayor says. Sun Sentinel. 10 December.

Roban campanas de la Guadalupana

(Mexico)

Bells of the Virgin of Guadalupe stolen

Alma Leticia Sánchez (2015). Roban campanas de la Guadalupana. El Sol de Durango. 10 December.

Christie's to sell 2,000 photographs seized by US government in biodiesel fraud

(United States of America)

Helen Stoilas (2015). Christie's to sell 2,000 photographs seized by US government in biodiesel fraud. The Art Newspaper. 10 December.

$421,000 in Bogus Indian Art, Collector Says

(United States of America)

Lacey Louwagie (2015). $421,000 in Bogus Indian Art, Collector Says. Courthouse News Service. 10 December.

Recap of "Rethinking Art Authentication" at the New York City Bar

(United States of America)

Nicholas M. O'Donnell (2015). Recap of "Rethinking Art Authentication" at the New York City Bar. Lexology. 10 December.

Ask Flipped: Where Should I Hang My Stolen Artwork?

(General)

Ask Flipped (2015). Ask Flipped: Where Should I Hang My Stolen Artwork?. Curbed. 10 December.

'Restitution of a lost beauty': Caravaggio Nativity replica brought to Palermo

(Italy)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner (2015). 'Restitution of a lost beauty': Caravaggio Nativity replica brought to Palermo. The Guardian. 10 December.

Art Law: French Judgment Against Expert in Max Ernst Forgery Case Set Aside

(France)

Dispute Resolution in Germany (2015). Art Law: French Judgment Against Expert in Max Ernst Forgery Case Set Aside. Dispute Resolution in Germany. 10 December.

Museum theft suspect arrested by John Carroll University police works at college

(United States of America)

Homa Bash (2015). Museum theft suspect arrested by John Carroll University police works at college. News Net 5. 11 December.

Judge says BLM did not use excessive force in 2009 Blanding raid

(United States of America)

Pat Reavy (2015). Judge says BLM did not use excessive force in 2009 Blanding raid. Deseret News. 11 December.

Trois artistes tunisiens condamnés à de la prison pour usage de stupéfiant

(Tunisia)

Three Tunisian artists sent to prison for usage of narcotics

Edelweiss Vieira (2015). Trois artistes tunisiens condamnés à de la prison pour usage de stupéfiant. Le Monde. 11 December.

Villagers reject mummy conditions

(China; Netherlands)

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

Increíble robo de campanas

(Mexico)

Incredible robbery of bells

Alma Leticia Sánchez (2015). Increíble robo de campanas. El Sol de Zamora. 11 December.

Antique racket behind vandalism?

(India)

Falguni Banerjee (2015). Antique racket behind vandalism?. The Times of India. 11 December.

Former Field Museum employee accused of stealing $900,000 over 7 years

(United States of America)

Steve Johnson (2015). Former Field Museum employee accused of stealing $900,000 over 7 years. The Chicago Tribune. 11 December.

Syrian antiquities chief says Turkey refuses to return looted art

(Syria; Turkey)

Shadia Nasralla (2015). Syrian antiquities chief says Turkey refuses to return looted art. Reuters. 11 December.

Toxic drug use, not love of art, led accused art thief to steal George Rodrigue 'Blue Dog' prints, health experts say

(United States of America)

John Simerman (2015). Toxic drug use, not love of art, led accused art thief to steal George Rodrigue 'Blue Dog' prints, health experts say. The Advocate. 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.

Salvadoreño implicado en robo de imagen en Guatemala

(Guatemala; El Salvador)

Salvadorian arrested for theft of saint sculpture in Guatemala

Equilibrium (2015). Salvadoreño implicado en robo de imagen en Guatemala. Equilibrium. 11 December.

Sea god statue set to make welcome return

(United Kingdom)

News Letter (2015). Sea god statue set to make welcome return. News Letter. 11 December.

UN Resolution Calls for Return of Parthenon Sculptures to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2015). UN Resolution Calls for Return of Parthenon Sculptures to Greece. Greek Reporter. 11 December.

Concern for Libya UNESCO site after Islamic State said to take over

(Libya)

AFP (2015). Concern for Libya UNESCO site after Islamic State said to take over. The Times of Israel. 12 December.

Banksy's sculpture 'The Drinker' is returned ten years after it was stolen by art activists but they have added their own special twist and scrawled 'Take the p***' on its plinth'

(United Kingdom)

Imogen Calderwood (2015). Banksy's sculpture 'The Drinker' is returned ten years after it was stolen by art activists but they have added their own special twist and scrawled 'Take the p***' on its plinth'. The Daily Mail. 12 December.

Who wants to be a galleonaire?

(Colombia)

The Economist (2015). Who wants to be a galleonaire?. The Economist. 12 December.

Cypriot Tasoula Hadjitofi vows to halt illicit art trafficking by terrorists

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2015). Cypriot Tasoula Hadjitofi vows to halt illicit art trafficking by terrorists. Famagusta Gazette. 12 December.

डहरे वाले मंदिर से पार्वती व गणेश की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Parvati and Ganesh idol stolen from a temple

Rajasthan Patrika (2015). डहरे वाले मंदिर से पार्वती व गणेश की मूर्ति चोरी. Rajasthan Patrika. 12 December.

Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy

(China; Netherlands)

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

No cultural artefact has been stolen from damaged monuments, DoA claims

(Nepal)

Gaurav Thapa (2015). No cultural artefact has been stolen from damaged monuments, DoA claims. The Kathmandu Post. 13 December.

Tesoros en el mar peruano

(Peru)

Treasures in the Peruvian Sea

Óscar Miranda (2015). Tesoros en el mar peruano. La Republica. 13 December.

Return of the Monuments Men: New UK unit will save priceless artefacts from jihadis

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Williams (2015). Return of the Monuments Men: New UK unit will save priceless artefacts from jihadis. The Daily Star. 13 December.

सीकर में जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुई मूर्तियां बरामद, तीन चोर भी गिरफ्तार

(India)

Sculptures stolen from Jain temple in Sikar recovered, three thieves arrested

Ashok Shekhawat (2015). सीकर में जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुई मूर्तियां बरामद, तीन चोर भी गिरफ्तार. News 18. 13 December.

¿Dónde guardarán los tesoros del galeón San José?

(Colombia)

Where will the treasures of the galleon San José be kept?

El Universal (2015). ¿Dónde guardarán los tesoros del galeón San José?. El Universal. 13 December.

El Códice Calixtino optará al Registro de la Memoria del Mundo de la Unesco, lo que reforzaría su protección

(Spain)

The Codex Calixtinus has been placed on UNESCO's Memory of the World list to ensure its protection

Europa Press (2015). El Códice Calixtino optará al Registro de la Memoria del Mundo de la Unesco, lo que reforzaría su protección. 20 Minutos. 13 December.

Idols, sculptures of damaged sites safe: DoA

(Nepal)

Gaurav Thapa (2015). Idols, sculptures of damaged sites safe: DoA. The Kathmandu Post. 14 December.

Tragedy in India as Artist Hema Upadhyay and Her Lawyer Are Found Brutally Murdered in Mumbai

(India)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2015). Tragedy in India as Artist Hema Upadhyay and Her Lawyer Are Found Brutally Murdered in Mumbai. ArtNet News. 14 December.

Unsettled art show accompanies Encounters at the National Museum of Australia

(Australia)

Clare Colley (2015). Unsettled art show accompanies Encounters at the National Museum of Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 December.

El robo del Códice Calixtino: una peripecia digna de un guión de Berlanga

(Spain)

The theft of the Codex Calixtino: a premise worthy of a script by Berlanga

Pedro García Martín (2015). El robo del Códice Calixtino: una peripecia digna de un guión de Berlanga. El Mundo. 14 December.

Does Greece want its marbles back?

(Greece; United Kingdom)

George Vardas (2015). Does Greece want its marbles back?. Neos Kosmos. 14 December.

Stolen relief of Egyptian King Seti I recovered from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Stolen relief of Egyptian King Seti I recovered from London. Ahram Online. 14 December.

Three stolen Egyptian Mameluk-era lamps recovered from London and Sharjah

(Egypt; United Kingdom; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Three stolen Egyptian Mameluk-era lamps recovered from London and Sharjah. Ahram Online. 14 December.

Calling Indiana Jones: Looted artifacts, tax scheme send ex-antiquities dealer to prison

(United States of America; Thailand)

Hillary Jackson (2015). Calling Indiana Jones: Looted artifacts, tax scheme send ex-antiquities dealer to prison. My News LA. 14 December.

Closing the book on John Mark Tillmann's stolen antiques

(Canada)

Aaron Hutchins (2015). Closing the book on John Mark Tillmann's stolen antiques. Maclean's. 14 December.

Bulgarian Customs Prevent Smuggling of Ancient Coins, Artifacts into England

(Bulgaria; United Kingdom)

Novinite (2015). Bulgarian Customs Prevent Smuggling of Ancient Coins, Artifacts into England. Novinite. 14 December.

Heracles relief suffers damage

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2015). Heracles relief suffers damage. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 December.

Jain community urges CM to give facelift to Lachhuar temple

(India)

Pranav Chaudhary (2015). Jain community urges CM to give facelift to Lachhuar temple. The Times of India. 15 December.

Hanukkah at the Arch of Titus

(Israel; Italy)

Steven Fine (2015). Hanukkah at the Arch of Titus. Yale University News. 15 December.

Public artworks disappearing before our eyes, says heritage body

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2015). Public artworks disappearing before our eyes, says heritage body. The Guardian. 15 December.

Historic England on a mission to locate publicly subsidised art that has disappeared from view

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo (2015). Historic England on a mission to locate publicly subsidised art that has disappeared from view. The Independent. 15 December.

ICOM releases red list of Libyan antiquities at risk

(Libya)

Martin Bailey (2015). ICOM releases red list of Libyan antiquities at risk. The Art Newspaper. 15 December.

'Lost' Treasure Ship Is Also a War Grave

(Colombia)

Stephanie Pappas (2015). 'Lost' Treasure Ship Is Also a War Grave. Live Science. 15 December.

Reclaimed History: 9 Repatriated Egyptian Antiquities

(Egypt)

Stephanie Pappas (2015). Reclaimed History: 9 Repatriated Egyptian Antiquities. Live Science. 15 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.

Artwork stolen by Nazis found… at Israeli museum

(Israel)

Sue Surkes (2015). Artwork stolen by Nazis found… at Israeli museum. The Times of Israel. 15 December.

Jeff Koons Back In Court: Plagiarism Or Image Sampling?

(United States of America)

Artlyst (2015). Jeff Koons Back In Court: Plagiarism Or Image Sampling?. Artlyst. 15 December.

Nazi gold train: 'No evidence' of discovery in Poland

(Poland)

BBC News (2015). Nazi gold train: 'No evidence' of discovery in Poland. BBC News. 15 December.

Police: Man stole cannonball, other artifacts

(United States of America)

Chris Cappella (2015). Police: Man stole cannonball, other artifacts. The Evening Sun. 15 December.

Hallaron en el río un Cristo que fue robado

(Argentina)

Stolen Christ found in the river

El Tribuno (2015). Hallaron en el río un Cristo que fue robado. El Tribuno. 15 December.

Lincoln artifact stolen from county museum

(United States of America)

Daily Journal (2015). Lincoln artifact stolen from county museum. Daily Journal. 15 December.

Libya's cultural heritage 'being destroyed and plundered by Isis'

(Libya)

Associated Press (2015). Libya's cultural heritage 'being destroyed and plundered by Isis'. The Guardian. 15 December.

Police make arrest in $200,000 theft of artworks from trailer in Richmond; all artwork recovered

(United States of America)

The Richmond Standard (2015). Police make arrest in $200,000 theft of artworks from trailer in Richmond; all artwork recovered. The Richmond Standard. 15 December.

Theft in temple at Pangala, materials worth Rs 2 lac stolen

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Theft in temple at Pangala, materials worth Rs 2 lac stolen. Daijiworld. 15 December.

Policía detiene a huaqueros en zona arqueológica de Cayaltí

(Peru)

Police arrest looters at the archaeological site of Cayaltí

RPP (2015). Policía detiene a huaqueros en zona arqueológica de Cayaltí. RPP. 16 December.

Tyrannosaurus skull sold for $230,000 in New York must go back to Mongolia

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Ellen Brait (2015). Tyrannosaurus skull sold for $230,000 in New York must go back to Mongolia. The Guardian. 16 December.

Bronze statues of Buddha, Ambedkar stolen from Buddhist temple in Kausa

(India)

Shrutika Sukhi (2015). Bronze statues of Buddha, Ambedkar stolen from Buddhist temple in Kausa. The Times of India. 16 December.

En defensa del patrimonio subacuático

(Colombia)

In defence of underwater heritage

Irina Bokova (2015). En defensa del patrimonio subacuático. El País. 16 December.

Motunui epa: Maori storehouse carvings returned home after 150 years buried in a swamp, 40-year European exile

(New Zealand)

Kim Griggs (2015). Motunui epa: Maori storehouse carvings returned home after 150 years buried in a swamp, 40-year European exile. ABC Australia. 16 December.

Taylor Swift accused of hypocrisy for using artist's design without permission, credit or fee

(United States of America)

Christopher Hooton (2015). Taylor Swift accused of hypocrisy for using artist's design without permission, credit or fee. The Independent. 16 December.

'Ashutosh stole my Mohenjodaro story'

(India; Pakistan)

Avinash Lohana (2015). 'Ashutosh stole my Mohenjodaro story'. Mumbai Mirror. 16 December.

United Nations exhibition highlights the protection of cultural heritage

(United States of America)

UNESCO (2015). United Nations exhibition highlights the protection of cultural heritage. UNESCO. 16 December.

Israeli museum hopes to solve mystery of looted painting

(Israel)

Peter Beaumont (2015). Israeli museum hopes to solve mystery of looted painting. The Guardian. 16 December.

Former Field Museum employee charged with theft resulting in $900,000 loss

(United States of America)

Steve Johnson (2015). Former Field Museum employee charged with theft resulting in $900,000 loss. The Chicago Tribune. 16 December.

Retired Effigy Mounds official will plead guilty to removing ancient human remains

(United States of America)

Trish Mehaffey (2015). Retired Effigy Mounds official will plead guilty to removing ancient human remains. The Gazette. 16 December.

The Sheep Sculpture Stolen By a Browns Fan Has Been Returned

(United States of America)

Vince Grzegorek (2015). The Sheep Sculpture Stolen By a Browns Fan Has Been Returned. Cleve Scene. 16 December.

Odyssey Marine Exploration Executes $21 Million Deal, Retires all Bank Debt, and Retains a Financial Interest in Future Shipwreck Projects

(United States of America)

GlobeNewswire (2015). Odyssey Marine Exploration Executes $21 Million Deal, Retires all Bank Debt, and Retains a Financial Interest in Future Shipwreck Projects. Nasdaq.com. 16 December.

Knidos wants to regain its artifacts

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2015). Knidos wants to regain its artifacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 16 December.

Saqueo de piezas arqueológicas en la Huasteca

(Mexico)

Archaeological pieces looted in Huasteca

Magui López (2015). Saqueo de piezas arqueológicas en la Huasteca. Pulso. 17 December.

A millionaire bought the only copy of Wu-Tang Clan's new album. Is this the future of art?

(United States of America)

Caroline Framke (2015). A millionaire bought the only copy of Wu-Tang Clan's new album. Is this the future of art?. Vox. 17 December.

Madrid's Royal Collections settles dispute with Prado museum

(Spain)

Gareth Harris (2015). Madrid's Royal Collections settles dispute with Prado museum. The Art Newspaper. 17 December.

मंदिर से चांदी का मुकुट व दानपात्र चोरी

(India)

Silver crown and temple donation box stolen

Amar Ujala (2015). मंदिर से चांदी का मुकुट व दानपात्र चोरी. Amar Ujala. 17 December.

Uma Parameshwari Idol Back From Singapore, Set to Return Home Soon

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2015). Uma Parameshwari Idol Back From Singapore, Set to Return Home Soon. The New Indian Express. 17 December.

Unravelling International Smuggling Network by Tracing Kapoor's Art of the Past

(India; United States of America)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2015). Unravelling International Smuggling Network by Tracing Kapoor's Art of the Past. The New Indian Express. 17 December.

Bricks and mortar fire: Yemen's cultural heritage is in the crosshairs

(Yemen)

Bastien Varoutsikos (2015). Bricks and mortar fire: Yemen's cultural heritage is in the crosshairs. The Conversation. 17 December.

Sentencing delayed in '12 museum break-in

(United States of America)

Herald Dispatch (2015). Sentencing delayed in '12 museum break-in. Herald Dispatch. 17 December.

Figurine from sophisticated ancient South African society creates culture war over whether it should be allowed to tour abroad

(South Africa)

AFP (2015). Figurine from sophisticated ancient South African society creates culture war over whether it should be allowed to tour abroad. The Japan Times. 18 December.

Battle Begins Over World's Richest Shipwreck

(Colombia)

Willie Drye (2015). Battle Begins Over World's Richest Shipwreck. National Geographic. 18 December.

Scientists work to save antiquities from Islamic State destruction

(Syria)

Earl Lane (2015). Scientists work to save antiquities from Islamic State destruction. Science. 18 December.

Museum of WWII stolen artwork raises attention in Italy

(Italy)

Marzia De Giuli (2015). Museum of WWII stolen artwork raises attention in Italy. Xinhua. 18 December.

Found: 'Priceless' 18th century 'Bust of the Goddess Diana' looted by the Nazis in WWII returned to Warsaw's Royal Lazienki Palace

(Poland; Austria)

Ed Wight (2015). Found: 'Priceless' 18th century 'Bust of the Goddess Diana' looted by the Nazis in WWII returned to Warsaw's Royal Lazienki Palace. The Daily Mail. 18 December.

Brickyard digs into ancient burial site for material

(China)

Qian Ruisha (2015). Brickyard digs into ancient burial site for material. ECNS. 18 December.

Art Just Doesn't Show Up in Money Laundering Cases

(United States of America)

Marion Maneker (2015). Art Just Doesn't Show Up in Money Laundering Cases. Art Market Monitor. 18 December.

El regreso de la imagen del Cristo de Tilcara

(Argentina)

Dubin Ricardo (2015). El regreso de la imagen del Cristo de Tilcara. El Tribuno. 18 December.

Two Warhol Prints and an Otto Piene Artwork Stolen from Gallery Vehicle in Germany

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Two Warhol Prints and an Otto Piene Artwork Stolen from Gallery Vehicle in Germany. ArtNet News. 18 December.

The Desire of Transparency in the Art Market

(General)

Art Media Agency (2015). The Desire of Transparency in the Art Market. Art Media Agency. 18 December.

Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers. Daijiworld. 18 December.

Man held with $10 million antique items at airport

(Pakistan; Thailand)

Muhammad Ali (2015). Man held with $10 million antique items at airport. Business Recorder. 19 December.

Lambayeque: difunden en Panamá hallazgo de tumba intacta de Señor de Sipán

(Peru; Panama)

Lambayeque: Recreation in Panama the site of the intact tomb of the Lord of Sipán

RPP (2015). Lambayeque: difunden en Panamá hallazgo de tumba intacta de Señor de Sipán. RPP. 19 December.

$60 mil lost due to illegal logging by Guats over 174 square miles of Belize

(Belize; Guatemala)

Adele Ramos (2015). $60 mil lost due to illegal logging by Guats over 174 square miles of Belize. Amadala. 19 December.

Master forger who fooled world's art experts reveals how he created £444,000 fake statue in garden shed

(United Kingdom)

Paul Britton (2015). Master forger who fooled world's art experts reveals how he created £444,000 fake statue in garden shed. Manchester Evening News. 19 December.

MU professor: Stolen artifacts stemmed from communication breakdown

(United States of America)

Alan Burdziak (2015). MU professor: Stolen artifacts stemmed from communication breakdown. Columbia Daily Tribute. 19 December.

The Israeli Defense Minister Who Stole Antiquities

(Israel; Palestine)

Yael Gruenpeter (2015). The Israeli Defense Minister Who Stole Antiquities. Haaretz. 19 December.

Así fue el robo al Museo de Antropología hace 30 años

(Mexico)

This is How the Robbery at the Anthropology Museum 30 Years Ago Went

José Antonio Aspiros Villagómez (2015). Así fue el robo al Museo de Antropología hace 30 años. Yancuic. 19 December.

Lichtenstein Investigated Yves Bouvier

(Liechtenstein)

Darren Isner (2015). Lichtenstein Investigated Yves Bouvier. The News Hub. 19 December.

Two idols stolen

(India)

The Telegraph (2015). Two idols stolen. The Telegraph. 19 December.

US Artworks Delivered to Iran

(Iran; United States of America)

Associated Press (2015). US Artworks Delivered to Iran. The New York Times. 19 December.

El fuego arrasa dos piezas religiosas del siglo XVI

(Spain)

Fire destroys two pieces of religious art from the 16th century

Diario de Mallorca (2015). El fuego arrasa dos piezas religiosas del siglo XVI. Diario de Mallorca. 19 December.

Would You Buy the Buddha's Tooth?

(General)

Candida Moss (2015). Would You Buy the Buddha's Tooth?. The Daily Beast. 20 December.

El mar esconde sus tesoros

(Spain)

Josep Playá Maset (2015). El mar esconde sus tesoros. La Vanguardia. 20 December.

After 53 years, Kashmir gets back some of its rare artefacts

(India)

Haroon Mirani (2015). After 53 years, Kashmir gets back some of its rare artefacts. Greater Kashmir. 20 December.

Russian foundation wrongfully called $800K painting fake: suit

(United States of America; Russia)

Kathianne Boniello (2015). Russian foundation wrongfully called $800K painting fake: suit. New York Post. 20 December.

A tale of sculptures saved, lost, and found

(United States of America)

Stephan Salisbury (2015). A tale of sculptures saved, lost, and found. Philly.com. 20 December.

Security director warns against 'financing terrorism'

(Switzerland)

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

Violations in Heritage Zone Under Lens

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Violations in Heritage Zone Under Lens. The New Indian Express. 20 December.

Idols from Rani ki Vav near Modi village still missing

(India)

Sivakumar B (2015). Idols from Rani ki Vav near Modi village still missing. The Times of India. 21 December.

Police draw blank in idol theft case

(Nepal)

Anup Ojha (2015). Police draw blank in idol theft case. The Kathmandu Post. 21 December.

Royal Ontario Museum caught up in looted antiquities investigation

(Canada; India)

Nazim Baksh (2015). Royal Ontario Museum caught up in looted antiquities investigation. CBC. 21 December.

Artist's Fury After 'Female Beauty' Exhibition Combatting Negative Body Image Is Denied By Police

(Denmark)

Natasha Hinde (2015). Artist's Fury After 'Female Beauty' Exhibition Combatting Negative Body Image Is Denied By Police. Huffington Post. 21 December.

Is the German Cultural Property Protection Act to be welcomed?

(Germany)

Apollo (2015). Is the German Cultural Property Protection Act to be welcomed?. Apollo. 21 December.

Museum attendance in Paris plummets after terrorist attacks

(France)

Gareth Harris (2015). Museum attendance in Paris plummets after terrorist attacks. The Art Newspaper. 21 December.

Cons and connoisseurs — stories of fraud in the art world

(General)

Jennifer Hunter (2015). Cons and connoisseurs — stories of fraud in the art world. The Star. 21 December.

Former Art Gallery of Northumberland curator Dorette Carter found guilty

(Canada)

Todd McEwen (2015). Former Art Gallery of Northumberland curator Dorette Carter found guilty. Northumberland News. 21 December.

National Park Services Grave Robber: Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Remains

(United States of America)

Mary Annette Pember (2015). National Park Services Grave Robber: Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Remains. Indian Country Today. 21 December.

Lawyers battle to tip balance of evidence before Knoedler trial

(United States of America)

Laura Gilbert (2015). Lawyers battle to tip balance of evidence before Knoedler trial. The Art Newspaper. 21 December.

Wildenstein Trial to Lift a Veil on Opaque Art World Dealings

(United States of America)

Doreen Carvajal (2015). Wildenstein Trial to Lift a Veil on Opaque Art World Dealings. The New York Times. 21 December.

Appeal launched to find lost Sheffield steel sculpture

(United Kingdom)

The Star (2015). Appeal launched to find lost Sheffield steel sculpture. The Star. 21 December.

Lost Nazi-Looted Jean-Antoine Houdon Bust Returns to Poland after 75 Years

(Poland; Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Lost Nazi-Looted Jean-Antoine Houdon Bust Returns to Poland after 75 Years. ArtNet News. 21 December.

California Antiquities Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling and Tax Fraud Scheme

(United States of America; Thailand)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2015). California Antiquities Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling and Tax Fraud Scheme. ArtNet News. 21 December.

Delight as Staffordshire Regiment's medals returned 40 years after they were stolen

(United Kingdom)

Lichfield Mercury (2015). Delight as Staffordshire Regiment's medals returned 40 years after they were stolen. Lichfield Mercury. 21 December.

Africa's top collector returns ancestral works to Angola

(Angola)

Cristina Ruiz (2015). Africa's top collector returns ancestral works to Angola. The Art Newspaper. 22 December.

Denmark's Graceland Museum Boss Forced To Change Venue Name

(Denmark; United States of America)

WENN (2015). Denmark's Graceland Museum Boss Forced To Change Venue Name. Contact Music. 22 December.

My Great-grandfather, the Man Who Held the Key to the Aleppo Codex

(Israel; Syria)

Judy Maltz (2015). My Great-grandfather, the Man Who Held the Key to the Aleppo Codex. Haaretz. 22 December.

'Stolen' sapphire pops up in Midtown pawn shop 19 years later

(United States of America; Italy)

Julia Marsh (2015). 'Stolen' sapphire pops up in Midtown pawn shop 19 years later. New York Post. 22 December.

Aishwarya-starrer film's crew drilled holes in fort

(India)

Ram Parmar (2015). Aishwarya-starrer film's crew drilled holes in fort. Pune Mirror. 22 December.

Nicolas Cage Agrees to Return Stolen Dinosaur Skull to Mongolia

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Katie Rogers (2015). Nicolas Cage Agrees to Return Stolen Dinosaur Skull to Mongolia. The New York Times. 22 December.

Knoedler Forgery Ringleader's Paintings Sold at US Marshal's Auction

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2015). Knoedler Forgery Ringleader's Paintings Sold at US Marshal's Auction. ArtNet News. 22 December.

Just 5 Nazi-stolen works found in Gurlitt art haul

(Germany)

The Local (2015). Just 5 Nazi-stolen works found in Gurlitt art haul. The Local. 22 December.

Kuvempu museum burglary: trust to seek replica of Padma medal

(India)

P.M. Veerendra (2015). Kuvempu museum burglary: trust to seek replica of Padma medal. The Hindu. 22 December.

Gurlitt 'sane' when donating art to museum

(Switzerland)

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

Roban campanas de iglesia en Chapantongo

(Mexico)

El Sol de Hidalgo (2015). Roban campanas de iglesia en Chapantongo. El Sol de Hidalgo. 22 December.

Brazil: Fire engulfs Portuguese language museum in Sao Paulo, one killed

(Brazil)

International Business Times (2015). Brazil: Fire engulfs Portuguese language museum in Sao Paulo, one killed. International Business Times. 22 December.

'Lost' £30m masterpiece now at risk of leaving UK

(United Kingdom)

DCMS (2015). 'Lost' £30m masterpiece now at risk of leaving UK. UK Government. 23 December.

150,000 People Will Vote to Preserve or Pulverize a Picasso

(General)

Claire Voon (2015). 150,000 People Will Vote to Preserve or Pulverize a Picasso. Hyperallergic. 23 December.

Dead men don't sculpt: forgery allegation at Art Institute

(United States of America)

Chuck Goudie (2015). Dead men don't sculpt: forgery allegation at Art Institute. ABC United States. 23 December.

Five Legal Cases Changing the Art Market as We Know It

(United States of America)

Laura Gilbert (2015). Five Legal Cases Changing the Art Market as We Know It. Artsy. 23 December.

Signs of rebellion? Renwick Gallery is flouting signage rules, groups contend

(United States of America)

Peggy McGlone (2015). Signs of rebellion? Renwick Gallery is flouting signage rules, groups contend. The Washington Post. 23 December.

Report suggests Daesh is smuggling antiquities through Lebanon

(Lebanon; Syria)

Albawaba (2015). Report suggests Daesh is smuggling antiquities through Lebanon. Albawaba. 23 December.

Antiques' smuggling: Customs plans to take Interpol on board

(Pakistan)

Business Recorder (2015). Antiques' smuggling: Customs plans to take Interpol on board. Business Recorder. 23 December.

Ship with stolen artefacts docks at Limassol port

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

In Cyprus (2015). Ship with stolen artefacts docks at Limassol port. In Cyprus. 23 December.

Customs recovers antiquities worth $10m

(Pakistan)

Daily Times (2015). Customs recovers antiquities worth $10m. Daily Times. 23 December.

Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins

(Egypt; Greece)

Ahram Online (2015). Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins. Ahram Online. 23 December.

Giraffe tongue among 103 items stolen from National Museum

(United Kingdom)

The Scotsman (2015). Giraffe tongue among 103 items stolen from National Museum. The Scotsman. 23 December.

Negotiating Copyright and Copy-wrong in Architecture

(United States of America)

Kelly Chan (2015). Negotiating Copyright and Copy-wrong in Architecture. Hyperallergic. 24 December.

Syrian regime 'bombs UNESCO world heritage site'

(Syria)

Josie Ensor (2015). Syrian regime 'bombs UNESCO world heritage site'. Telegraph. 24 December.

Treasure hunters seized in Limassol

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Elias Hazou (2015). Treasure hunters seized in Limassol. Cyprus Mail. 24 December.

The Over-The-Hill-Mob: Inside England's Biggest Jewel Heist

(United Kingdom)

Nico Hines (2015). The Over-The-Hill-Mob: Inside England's Biggest Jewel Heist. The Daily Beast. 24 December.

Antiquities on board seized vessel 'not unique to Cyprus'

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Andria Kades (2015). Antiquities on board seized vessel 'not unique to Cyprus'. Cyprus Mail. 24 December.

Peter Max's wife says stepson stole $4.3M worth of paintings from her

(United States of America)

Julia Marsh (2015). Peter Max's wife says stepson stole $4.3M worth of paintings from her. New York Post. 24 December.

Revientan la puerta de la iglesia para robar la corona a la patrona de Guillena

(Spain)

Church door broken down to steal crown of the patron saint of Guillena

Juan Carlos Romero (2015). Revientan la puerta de la iglesia para robar la corona a la patrona de Guillena. ABC España. 24 December.

Trailer full of bronze sculptures stolen from Naples storage yard

(United States of America)

Carli Teproff (2015). Trailer full of bronze sculptures stolen from Naples storage yard. Miami Herald. 24 December.

मंदिर से दो मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Two statues stolen from temple

Amar Ujala (2015). मंदिर से दो मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 24 December.

Cypriot Authorities Found 18th Century Antiquities on Board an American Ship

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Anastassios Adamopoulos (2015). Cypriot Authorities Found 18th Century Antiquities on Board an American Ship. Greek Reporter. 24 December.

Revisiting case of stolen Dutch art work

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

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

Police hunt stolen painting

(United Kingdom)

Bordon Herald (2015). Police hunt stolen painting. Bordon Herald. 24 December.

Returned "Goddess" Gets New Patina

(United States of America)

Sarah Boden (2015). Returned "Goddess" Gets New Patina. Iowa Public Radio. 25 December.

Army sign up 'Monument Men' to save treasures from warzones

(United Kingdom)

Ben Farmer (2015). Army sign up 'Monument Men' to save treasures from warzones. The Telegraph. 25 December.

Rs2 lakh booty burgled from temple

(India)

Alka Tiwari (2015). Rs2 lakh booty burgled from temple. The Times of India. 25 December.

Retablos de los siglos XIX y XX son robados de iglesias en SLP y subastados en NY

(Mexico)

Retablos from the 19th and 20th centuries are stolen from churches in SLP and auctioned in NY

Sin Embargo (2015). Retablos de los siglos XIX y XX son robados de iglesias en SLP y subastados en NY. Sin Embargo. 25 December.

Bylaw for antiquities, urban heritage and museums approved

(Saudi Arabia)

Saudi Gazette (2015). Bylaw for antiquities, urban heritage and museums approved. Saudi Gazette. 25 December.

Pope denounces destruction of cultural heritage

(General)

AFP (2015). Pope denounces destruction of cultural heritage. Manila Bulletin. 26 December.

Photographer Wins Suit Against Nikon Over 'Comfort Women' Exhibition

(Japan; South Korea; North Korea)

Michael Zhang (2015). Photographer Wins Suit Against Nikon Over 'Comfort Women' Exhibition. PetaPixel. 26 December.

Top policeman calls for CCTV at Glasgow Necropolis

(United Kingdom)

Graham Fraser (2015). Top policeman calls for CCTV at Glasgow Necropolis. BBC News. 26 December.

Government department director arrested over alleged theft of rhino horn from museum

(Malaysia)

The Malay Mail (2015). Government department director arrested over alleged theft of rhino horn from museum. The Malay Mail. 26 December.

Bhimsengola shop burgled

(Nepal)

The Himalayan Times (2015). Bhimsengola shop burgled. The Himalayan Times. 26 December.

The Year in Art Crime

(General)

The Creators Project (2015). The Year in Art Crime. Vice. 26 December.

Denuncian saqueo a zona arqueológica de 'El Tigre'

(Mexico)

Denouncing the looting of the archaeological site of 'El Tigre'.

Gilberto Avila (2015). Denuncian saqueo a zona arqueológica de 'El Tigre'. El Expreso. 27 December.

Latest search for Gardner paintings came up empty

(United States of America)

Stephen Kurkjian (2015). Latest search for Gardner paintings came up empty. The Boston Globe. 28 December.

Cyprus seeks Lebanese expertise on seized treasures

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Ya Libnan (2015). Cyprus seeks Lebanese expertise on seized treasures. Ya Libnan. 28 December.

6,500 Smuggled Artefacts Are Back to Syria

(Syria)

Sputnik News (2015). 6,500 Smuggled Artefacts Are Back to Syria. Sputnik News. 28 December.

Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft

(Malaysia)

The Malaysian Insider (2015). Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft. The Malaysian Insider. 28 December.

France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage

(Syria; Iraq; France)

Vincent Noce (2015). France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage. The Art Newspaper. 29 December.

Search is on for Sussex's missing public art

(United Kingdom)

Ben James (2015). Search is on for Sussex's missing public art. The Argus. 29 December.

'Revolutionary' court victory against antiquity thieves

(Israel)

Gil Ronen (2015). 'Revolutionary' court victory against antiquity thieves. Arutz Sheva. 29 December.

Art Basel Stabber Pleads Not Guilty To First Degree Attempted Murder

(United States of America)

Guelda Voien (2015). Art Basel Stabber Pleads Not Guilty To First Degree Attempted Murder. Observer. 29 December.

En Zonda, ahora robaron una imagen de la Virgen

(Argentina)

In Zonda today a statue of the Virgin was stolen

Favio Cabrera (2015). En Zonda, ahora robaron una imagen de la Virgen. Diario de Cuyo. 29 December.

Robar patrimonio cultural es delito federal, advierte el INAH

(Mexico)

Theft of cultural heritage is a federal crime warns INAH

Leonardo Vázquez (2015). Robar patrimonio cultural es delito federal, advierte el INAH. Pulso. 29 December.

Antiquities Ministry retrieves two artifacts from Germany, Austria

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2015). Antiquities Ministry retrieves two artifacts from Germany, Austria. Egypt Independent. 29 December.

Sting Operation Nets Fake Antiquities Peddlers

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2015). Sting Operation Nets Fake Antiquities Peddlers. Khmer Times. 29 December.

Salvage Vessel Detained Over Antiquities Possession

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

The Maritime Executive (2015). Salvage Vessel Detained Over Antiquities Possession. The Maritime Executive. 29 December.

Two British teens to face trial over Auschwitz theft

(Poland; United Kingdom)

AFP (2015). Two British teens to face trial over Auschwitz theft. Yahoo News. 30 December.

British Teens Indicted for Stealing Artifacts From Auschwutz-Birkenau Museum

(Poland; United Kingdom)

JTA (2015). British Teens Indicted for Stealing Artifacts From Auschwutz-Birkenau Museum. Haaretz. 30 December.

Plea deal calls for probation, apology in theft of remains

(United States of America)

Chon (2015). Plea deal calls for probation, apology in theft of remains. Chron. 30 December.

'Nighthawks': Tracking the criminals plundering ancient sites with the latest equipment

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo (2015). 'Nighthawks': Tracking the criminals plundering ancient sites with the latest equipment. The Independent. 30 December.

Jackie Chan donates replicas of 12 zodiac antiquities to a museum in Taiwan

(Taiwan)

Gu Liping (2015). Jackie Chan donates replicas of 12 zodiac antiquities to a museum in Taiwan. ECNS. 30 December.

Award-winning Malaysian agency seeks to contact UK designer after plagiarism claim

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

Boo Su-Lyn (2015). Award-winning Malaysian agency seeks to contact UK designer after plagiarism claim. The Malay Mail. 30 December.

£21,000 of war medals stolen in museum raid remain missing three years on

(United Kingdom)

Neil Vowles (2015). £21,000 of war medals stolen in museum raid remain missing three years on. The Argus. 30 December.

Eaton's Pompeii relics may cause lengthy dilemma

(United States of America)

Jim Schultz (2015). Eaton's Pompeii relics may cause lengthy dilemma. Record Searchlight. 30 December.

Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered

(Italy)

Alice Philipson (2015). Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered. The Telegraph. 30 December.

Shooting at ancient citadel in Russia's Caucasus, one dead

(Russia)

Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber (2015). Shooting at ancient citadel in Russia's Caucasus, one dead. Yahoo News. 30 December.

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on tourists at ancient fortress in Russia's Dagestan

(Russia)

RT (2015). ISIS claims responsibility for attack on tourists at ancient fortress in Russia's Dagestan. RT. 31 December.

Taiwan statues donated by Jackie Chan defaced with anti-China graffiti

(Taiwan)

AFP (2015). Taiwan statues donated by Jackie Chan defaced with anti-China graffiti. The Guardian. 31 December.

Vandals knock over Lyall Bay's Easter Island statue

(New Zealand; Chile)

Megan Gattey (2015). Vandals knock over Lyall Bay's Easter Island statue. The Dominion Post. 31 December.

King Amenhotep III statue accidently recovered in Edfu

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). King Amenhotep III statue accidently recovered in Edfu. Ahram Online. 31 December.

These Four Assumptions Are Perpetuating the Sale of Nazi-Looted Art

(General)

Chiara Zampetti Egidi (2015). These Four Assumptions Are Perpetuating the Sale of Nazi-Looted Art. Artsy. 31 December.

Idol Stolen

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Idol Stolen. The New Indian Express. 31 December.

'Love' graffiti on historic castle walls creates outrage

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2015). 'Love' graffiti on historic castle walls creates outrage. Hurriyet Daily News. 31 December.

Reliefs in Mersin fall victims to treasure hunters

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2015). Reliefs in Mersin fall victims to treasure hunters. Hurriyet Daily News. 31 December.

Idols and valuables stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Idols and valuables stolen from temple. Business Standard. 31 December.