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Articles for December 2015

298 articles found.

Thieves steal engine parts worth $150k from railway museum


ABC Australia, 1st Dec 2015.

Thefts of precious idols on the rise in Bihar


IANS, Business Standard, 1st Dec 2015.

Preocupa robo de imágenes


Concern about the theft of sacred statues

José Diego Puac, El Quetzalteco, 1st Dec 2015.

Can polar bear hair authenticate contested Pollock painting?

(United States of America)

Dan Duray, The Art Newspaper, 1st Dec 2015.

Community helps rebuild church after thieves vandalize it, steal tabernacle

(United States of America)

Mayde Gomez, ABC United States, 1st Dec 2015.

Over 150 Year-Old Cemetery Vandalized in South Arkansas

(United States of America)

Caitlin O'Neal, NBC, 1st Dec 2015.

Antiquities Chief: Syria Needs Global Help to Save Heritage


Kristin Romey, National Geographic, 1st Dec 2015.

French national treasure recovered by The Art Loss Register

(France; United Kingdom)

Art Loss Register, 1st Dec 2015.

Cops draw blank in idol recovery


The Telegraph, 1st Dec 2015.

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

(United Kingdom)

Western Daily Press, 1st Dec 2015.

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

(Israel; United States of America)

Rebekah Bell, The Robb Report, 2nd Dec 2015.

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


Melissa Eddy, The New York Times, 2nd Dec 2015.

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

(United Kingdom)

Jonathan Knott, Museums Journal, 2nd Dec 2015.

Bihar govt. recommends CBI probe into idol theft


Amarnath Tewary, The Hindu, 2nd Dec 2015.

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

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Sima Sahar Zerehi, CBC, 2nd Dec 2015.

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


Watchmen were posted at Jain temple where four sculptures were stolen

Dainik Bhaskar, 2nd Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America; France)

United States Department of the Interior, 2nd Dec 2015.

Danh Vo and Dutch collector settle legal battle


Hannah McGivern, The Art Newspaper, 2nd Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Cary Aspinwall, The Frontier, 2nd Dec 2015.

Leslie Waddington, art dealer - obituary

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph, 2nd Dec 2015.

Celstraffen geëist voor drie helers dure schilderijen uit Leerdams museum


Prison sentences demanded for three robbers of expensive paintings from Leerdam Museum

Blikopnieuws, 2nd Dec 2015.

En Tabasco, el crimen no respeta ni a la Iglesia


In Tabasco, crime doesn't respect the church

Leobardo P. Marín, El Universal, 2nd Dec 2015.

The Real-Life Indiana Jones

(United States of America; India)

FiveThirtyEight, 2nd Dec 2015.

Gurlitt task force identifies 5th work looted by Nazis


Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 2nd Dec 2015.

Jain delegation meets minister about safety of temples in Maha


Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 2nd Dec 2015.

How Art Heists Play Out: Stolen Picasso One Year Later

(United States of America)

Wilson Sayre, WLRN, 3rd Dec 2015.

Settlement Reached Over Fake Willem de Kooning Painting

(United States of America)

Jennifer Smith, The Wall Street Journal, 3rd Dec 2015.

Ancient cemetery discovered under Alexandria house


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 3rd Dec 2015.

The woman turning ancient buried treasure into jewellery

(United Kingdom)

Maev Kennedy, The Guardian, 3rd Dec 2015.

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

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Reuters, The Guardian, 3rd Dec 2015.

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


Celine Ge, South China Morning Post, 4th Dec 2015.

Jain Sangh plea for recovery of stolen idol


TNN, The Times of India, 4th Dec 2015.

Police investigating major theft at Cleveland's Natural History Museum

(United States of America)

Homa Bash, News Net 5, 4th Dec 2015.

Statement on Paris Auction of Native American Objects

(United States of America; France)

Evan Ryan, United States Department of State, 4th Dec 2015.

The Real Value of the ISIS Antiquities Trade

(Iraq; Syria)

Ben Taub, The New Yorker, 4th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Adam Uren, Bring Me The News, 4th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

WLNS, WLNS 6, 4th Dec 2015.

Fight leads to woman stabbed at Art Basel Miami Beach

(United States of America)

Daniel Chang, Miami Herald, 4th Dec 2015.

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

(Iraq; Syria; France)

David Chazan, The Telegraph, 4th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Sarah Laskow, Atlas Obscura, 4th Dec 2015.

Are Forgeries Fine Art?


Patricia Pierce, Newsmax, 4th Dec 2015.

Jains to meet on Sunday over stolen Lord Mahavir idol


Bharat Yagnik, The Times of India, 4th Dec 2015.

Govt launches cultural property trafficking manual


Winstone Antonio, News Day, 4th Dec 2015.

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


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

Eva Lamarca, Vanity Fair, 4th Dec 2015.

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


Shelby Clarke, Business 2 Community, 5th Dec 2015.

Seminary eyes repatriation after clash over artifacts

(United States of America)

Malcolm Gay, The Boston Globe, 5th Dec 2015.

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


Reuters, The Guardian, 5th Dec 2015.

Born to Be Conned


Maria Konnikova, The New York Times, 5th Dec 2015.

Two-millennia-old stolen Mahavira idol recovered in Bihar


IANS, Business Standard, 6th Dec 2015.

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


Stolen idol of Bhagvan Mahavir recovered from Jamui Village

Aajtak, 6th Dec 2015.

Let Leonard Peltier Paint

(United States of America)

Frank Hopper, Indian Country Today, 6th Dec 2015.

Cops find Jain idol in ditch


Shrikrishna Prasad, The Telegraph, 6th Dec 2015.

El otro tesoro

(Spain; United States of America)

The other treasure

Almudena Lopesino, Cadena Ser, 6th Dec 2015.

AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum

(India; United Kingdom)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 6th Dec 2015.

The heist of the century

(United States of America)

CBS, 6th Dec 2015.

Misstanke: IS-stulen konst i Sverige

(Switzerland; Syria)

Suspicion: IS-stolen art in Sweden

Aftonbladet, 6th Dec 2015.

Theft raises security concerns in temple village


TNN, The Times of India, 7th Dec 2015.

Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Amelia Caddy, Australian Geographic, 7th Dec 2015.

Stolen Dutch paintings offered for sale by Ukrainian militia

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Jon Henley, The Guardian, 7th Dec 2015.

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


Palmyre Manivet, Apollo, 7th Dec 2015.

Report: Paintings stolen from Hoorn museum surfaces in Ukraine

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Janene Pieters, NL Times, 7th Dec 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

(United Kingdom)

Alex Matthews, The Daily Mail, 7th Dec 2015.

Apsara Acts on Koh Ker Logging


May Titthara, Khmer Times, 7th Dec 2015.

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

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph, 7th Dec 2015.

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


The Telegraph, 7th Dec 2015.

BJP Demands CBI Probe Into Kapilash Idols Loot Incident


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 7th Dec 2015.

Kapoor moves HC seeking to quash transfer of trial against him


Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 7th Dec 2015.

European states urge action against IS antiquities dealing


AFP, Yahoo News, 8th Dec 2015.

Dutch collector puts conditions on stolen Buddha statue's return to China

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan, ECNS, 8th Dec 2015.

Tell legislators 'no' on looting artifacts

(United States of America)

Madeleine H. Carr, Tallahassee Democrat, 8th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Jessica Bates, Fox, 8th Dec 2015.

Antiquities Dealer Leonardo Patterson Faces New Criminal Charges

(Germany; Mexico)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 8th Dec 2015.

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


Benjamin Sutton, Hyperallergic, 8th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Tim Talley, Insurance Journal, 8th Dec 2015.

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


Nan Spowart, The National, 8th Dec 2015.

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

(United Kingdom)

Edmund Crosthwaite, East Anglian Daily Times, 8th Dec 2015.

Art Crime Detectives Expose the Ugly Truths of the Art World

(United States of America)

Marina Garcia-Vasquez, The Creator's Project, 8th Dec 2015.

Ecuador y Argentina firman acuerdos en seguridad social

(Ecuador; Argentina)

Ecuador and Argentina sign social security agreements

EFE, Vistazo, 9th Dec 2015.

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

(China; United States of America)

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, 9th Dec 2015.

Ministerio Público archivó unas cuarenta denuncias por afectación cultural


Public Prosecutor filed complaints for around 40 arrested for damaging culture

Perla Polo Salés, La Republica, 9th Dec 2015.

Greece Will Not Further Pursue the Return of Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

A. Makris, Greek Reporter, 9th Dec 2015.

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


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 9th Dec 2015.

Stolen Art Hampers Ukraine's EU Progress

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg, 9th Dec 2015.

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


El Telégrafo, 9th Dec 2015.

Man admits stealing Maori artefacts

(New Zealand)

Hawke's Bay Today, 9th Dec 2015.

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

(Turkey; Sweden)

Hurriyet Daily News, 9th Dec 2015.

ICE returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China

(United States of America; China)

ICE, 10th Dec 2015.

Mahavira idol theft: Prime suspect arrested


IANS, Two Circles, 10th Dec 2015.

Retired US official charged with stealing ancient remains

(United States of America)

Ryan J. Foley,, 10th Dec 2015.

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


Art Historian Werner Spies acquitted in case of fake Max Ernst

Harry Bellet, Le Monde, 10th Dec 2015.

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


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

Raúl Martín, Salamanca 24 Horas, 10th Dec 2015.

Christie's Withdraws Potentially Looted Dagger from Antiquities Auction

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 10th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel, 10th Dec 2015.

Roban campanas de la Guadalupana


Bells of the Virgin of Guadalupe stolen

Alma Leticia Sánchez, El Sol de Durango, 10th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Helen Stoilas, The Art Newspaper, 10th Dec 2015.

$421,000 in Bogus Indian Art, Collector Says

(United States of America)

Lacey Louwagie, Courthouse News Service, 10th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Nicholas M. O'Donnell, Lexology, 10th Dec 2015.

Ask Flipped: Where Should I Hang My Stolen Artwork?


Ask Flipped, Curbed, 10th Dec 2015.

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


Stephanie Kirchgaessner, The Guardian, 10th Dec 2015.

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


Dispute Resolution in Germany, 10th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Homa Bash, News Net 5, 11th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Pat Reavy, Deseret News, 11th Dec 2015.

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


Three Tunisian artists sent to prison for usage of narcotics

Edelweiss Vieira, Le Monde, 11th Dec 2015.

Villagers reject mummy conditions

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua, Shanghai Daily, 11th Dec 2015.

Increíble robo de campanas


Incredible robbery of bells

Alma Leticia Sánchez, El Sol de Zamora, 11th Dec 2015.

Antique racket behind vandalism?


Falguni Banerjee, The Times of India, 11th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Steve Johnson, The Chicago Tribune, 11th Dec 2015.

Syrian antiquities chief says Turkey refuses to return looted art

(Syria; Turkey)

Shadia Nasralla, Reuters, 11th Dec 2015.

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, The Advocate, 11th Dec 2015.

Ukraine Jumps Into Stolen Dutch Paintings Mystery With Eye To Referendum

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Pete Baumgartner, Radio Free Europe, 11th Dec 2015.

Salvadoreño implicado en robo de imagen en Guatemala

(Guatemala; El Salvador)

Salvadorian arrested for theft of saint sculpture in Guatemala

Equilibrium, 11th Dec 2015.

Sea god statue set to make welcome return

(United Kingdom)

News Letter, 11th Dec 2015.

UN Resolution Calls for Return of Parthenon Sculptures to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos, Greek Reporter, 11th Dec 2015.

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


AFP, The Times of Israel, 12th Dec 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'

(United Kingdom)

Imogen Calderwood, The Daily Mail, 12th Dec 2015.

Who wants to be a galleonaire?


The Economist, 12th Dec 2015.

Cypriot Tasoula Hadjitofi vows to halt illicit art trafficking by terrorists


Famagusta Gazette, 12th Dec 2015.

डहरे वाले मंदिर से पार्वती व गणेश की मूर्ति चोरी


Parvati and Ganesh idol stolen from a temple

Rajasthan Patrika, 12th Dec 2015.

Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy

(China; Netherlands)

Yao Lan, ECNS, 13th Dec 2015.

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


Gaurav Thapa, The Kathmandu Post, 13th Dec 2015.

Tesoros en el mar peruano


Treasures in the Peruvian Sea

Óscar Miranda, La Republica, 13th Dec 2015.

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

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Williams, The Daily Star, 13th Dec 2015.

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


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

Ashok Shekhawat, News 18, 13th Dec 2015.

¿Dónde guardarán los tesoros del galeón San José?


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

El Universal, 13th Dec 2015.

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


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

Europa Press, 20 Minutos, 13th Dec 2015.

Idols, sculptures of damaged sites safe: DoA


Gaurav Thapa, The Kathmandu Post, 14th Dec 2015.

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


Amah-Rose Abrams, ArtNet News, 14th Dec 2015.

Unsettled art show accompanies Encounters at the National Museum of Australia


Clare Colley, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14th Dec 2015.

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


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

Pedro García Martín, El Mundo, 14th Dec 2015.

Does Greece want its marbles back?

(Greece; United Kingdom)

George Vardas, Neos Kosmos, 14th Dec 2015.

Stolen relief of Egyptian King Seti I recovered from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 14th Dec 2015.

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

(Egypt; United Kingdom; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 14th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America; Thailand)

Hillary Jackson, My News LA, 14th Dec 2015.

Closing the book on John Mark Tillmann's stolen antiques


Aaron Hutchins, Maclean's, 14th Dec 2015.

Bulgarian Customs Prevent Smuggling of Ancient Coins, Artifacts into England

(Bulgaria; United Kingdom)

Novinite, 14th Dec 2015.

Heracles relief suffers damage


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 14th Dec 2015.

Jain community urges CM to give facelift to Lachhuar temple


Pranav Chaudhary, The Times of India, 15th Dec 2015.

Hanukkah at the Arch of Titus

(Israel; Italy)

Steven Fine, Yale University News, 15th Dec 2015.

Public artworks disappearing before our eyes, says heritage body

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown, The Guardian, 15th Dec 2015.

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

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo, The Independent, 15th Dec 2015.

ICOM releases red list of Libyan antiquities at risk


Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 15th Dec 2015.

'Lost' Treasure Ship Is Also a War Grave


Stephanie Pappas, Live Science, 15th Dec 2015.

Reclaimed History: 9 Repatriated Egyptian Antiquities


Stephanie Pappas, Live Science, 15th Dec 2015.

Stolen Dutch Art Shows Up in Ukraine, but Getting It Back Isn't Easy

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Nina Siegal, The New York Times, 15th Dec 2015.

Artwork stolen by Nazis found… at Israeli museum


Sue Surkes, The Times of Israel, 15th Dec 2015.

Jeff Koons Back In Court: Plagiarism Or Image Sampling?

(United States of America)

Artlyst, 15th Dec 2015.

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


BBC News, 15th Dec 2015.

Police: Man stole cannonball, other artifacts

(United States of America)

Chris Cappella, The Evening Sun, 15th Dec 2015.

Hallaron en el río un Cristo que fue robado


Stolen Christ found in the river

El Tribuno, 15th Dec 2015.

Lincoln artifact stolen from county museum

(United States of America)

Daily Journal, 15th Dec 2015.

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


Associated Press, The Guardian, 15th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

The Richmond Standard, 15th Dec 2015.

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


Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 15th Dec 2015.

Policía detiene a huaqueros en zona arqueológica de Cayaltí


Police arrest looters at the archaeological site of Cayaltí

RPP, 16th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Ellen Brait, The Guardian, 16th Dec 2015.

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


Shrutika Sukhi, The Times of India, 16th Dec 2015.

En defensa del patrimonio subacuático


In defence of underwater heritage

Irina Bokova, El País, 16th Dec 2015.

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

(New Zealand)

Kim Griggs, ABC Australia, 16th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Christopher Hooton, The Independent, 16th Dec 2015.

'Ashutosh stole my Mohenjodaro story'

(India; Pakistan)

Avinash Lohana, Mumbai Mirror, 16th Dec 2015.

United Nations exhibition highlights the protection of cultural heritage

(United States of America)

UNESCO, 16th Dec 2015.

Israeli museum hopes to solve mystery of looted painting


Peter Beaumont, The Guardian, 16th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Steve Johnson, The Chicago Tribune, 16th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Trish Mehaffey, The Gazette, 16th Dec 2015.

The Sheep Sculpture Stolen By a Browns Fan Has Been Returned

(United States of America)

Vince Grzegorek, Cleve Scene, 16th Dec 2015.

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,, 16th Dec 2015.

Knidos wants to regain its artifacts


Anadolu Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 16th Dec 2015.

Saqueo de piezas arqueológicas en la Huasteca


Archaeological pieces looted in Huasteca

Magui López, Pulso, 17th Dec 2015.

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, Vox, 17th Dec 2015.

Madrid's Royal Collections settles dispute with Prado museum


Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, 17th Dec 2015.

मंदिर से चांदी का मुकुट व दानपात्र चोरी


Silver crown and temple donation box stolen

Amar Ujala, 17th Dec 2015.

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


Yogesh Kabirdoss, The New Indian Express, 17th Dec 2015.

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

(India; United States of America)

Yogesh Kabirdoss, The New Indian Express, 17th Dec 2015.

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


Bastien Varoutsikos, The Conversation, 17th Dec 2015.

Sentencing delayed in '12 museum break-in

(United States of America)

Herald Dispatch, 17th Dec 2015.

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

(South Africa)

AFP, The Japan Times, 18th Dec 2015.

Battle Begins Over World's Richest Shipwreck


Willie Drye, National Geographic, 18th Dec 2015.

Scientists work to save antiquities from Islamic State destruction


Earl Lane, Science, 18th Dec 2015.

Museum of WWII stolen artwork raises attention in Italy


Marzia De Giuli, Xinhua, 18th Dec 2015.

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, The Daily Mail, 18th Dec 2015.

Brickyard digs into ancient burial site for material


Qian Ruisha, ECNS, 18th Dec 2015.

Art Just Doesn't Show Up in Money Laundering Cases

(United States of America)

Marion Maneker, Art Market Monitor, 18th Dec 2015.

El regreso de la imagen del Cristo de Tilcara


Dubin Ricardo, El Tribuno, 18th Dec 2015.

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


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 18th Dec 2015.

The Desire of Transparency in the Art Market


Art Media Agency, 18th Dec 2015.

Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers


Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 18th Dec 2015.

Man held with $10 million antique items at airport

(Pakistan; Thailand)

Muhammad Ali, Business Recorder, 19th Dec 2015.

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, 19th Dec 2015.

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

(Belize; Guatemala)

Adele Ramos, Amadala, 19th Dec 2015.

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

(United Kingdom)

Paul Britton, Manchester Evening News, 19th Dec 2015.

MU professor: Stolen artifacts stemmed from communication breakdown

(United States of America)

Alan Burdziak, Columbia Daily Tribute, 19th Dec 2015.

The Israeli Defense Minister Who Stole Antiquities

(Israel; Palestine)

Yael Gruenpeter, Haaretz, 19th Dec 2015.

Así fue el robo al Museo de Antropología hace 30 años


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

José Antonio Aspiros Villagómez, Yancuic, 19th Dec 2015.

Lichtenstein Investigated Yves Bouvier


Darren Isner, The News Hub, 19th Dec 2015.

Two idols stolen


The Telegraph, 19th Dec 2015.

US Artworks Delivered to Iran

(Iran; United States of America)

Associated Press, The New York Times, 19th Dec 2015.

El fuego arrasa dos piezas religiosas del siglo XVI


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

Diario de Mallorca, 19th Dec 2015.

Would You Buy the Buddha's Tooth?


Candida Moss, The Daily Beast, 20th Dec 2015.

El mar esconde sus tesoros


Josep Playá Maset, La Vanguardia, 20th Dec 2015.

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


Haroon Mirani, Greater Kashmir, 20th Dec 2015.

Russian foundation wrongfully called $800K painting fake: suit

(United States of America; Russia)

Kathianne Boniello, New York Post, 20th Dec 2015.

A tale of sculptures saved, lost, and found

(United States of America)

Stephan Salisbury,, 20th Dec 2015.

Security director warns against 'financing terrorism'


Swiss Info, 20th Dec 2015.

Violations in Heritage Zone Under Lens


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 20th Dec 2015.

Idols from Rani ki Vav near Modi village still missing


Sivakumar B, The Times of India, 21st Dec 2015.

Police draw blank in idol theft case


Anup Ojha, The Kathmandu Post, 21st Dec 2015.

Royal Ontario Museum caught up in looted antiquities investigation

(Canada; India)

Nazim Baksh, CBC, 21st Dec 2015.

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


Natasha Hinde, Huffington Post, 21st Dec 2015.

Is the German Cultural Property Protection Act to be welcomed?


Apollo, 21st Dec 2015.

Museum attendance in Paris plummets after terrorist attacks


Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, 21st Dec 2015.

Cons and connoisseurs — stories of fraud in the art world


Jennifer Hunter, The Star, 21st Dec 2015.

Former Art Gallery of Northumberland curator Dorette Carter found guilty


Todd McEwen, Northumberland News, 21st Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Mary Annette Pember, Indian Country Today, 21st Dec 2015.

Lawyers battle to tip balance of evidence before Knoedler trial

(United States of America)

Laura Gilbert, The Art Newspaper, 21st Dec 2015.

Wildenstein Trial to Lift a Veil on Opaque Art World Dealings

(United States of America)

Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 21st Dec 2015.

Appeal launched to find lost Sheffield steel sculpture

(United Kingdom)

The Star, 21st Dec 2015.

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

(Poland; Austria)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 21st Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America; Thailand)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, ArtNet News, 21st Dec 2015.

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

(United Kingdom)

Lichfield Mercury, 21st Dec 2015.

Africa's top collector returns ancestral works to Angola


Cristina Ruiz, The Art Newspaper, 22nd Dec 2015.

Denmark's Graceland Museum Boss Forced To Change Venue Name

(Denmark; United States of America)

WENN, Contact Music, 22nd Dec 2015.

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

(Israel; Syria)

Judy Maltz, Haaretz, 22nd Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America; Italy)

Julia Marsh, New York Post, 22nd Dec 2015.

Aishwarya-starrer film's crew drilled holes in fort


Ram Parmar, Pune Mirror, 22nd Dec 2015.

Nicolas Cage Agrees to Return Stolen Dinosaur Skull to Mongolia

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Katie Rogers, The New York Times, 22nd Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 22nd Dec 2015.

Just 5 Nazi-stolen works found in Gurlitt art haul


The Local, 22nd Dec 2015.

Kuvempu museum burglary: trust to seek replica of Padma medal


P.M. Veerendra, The Hindu, 22nd Dec 2015.

Gurlitt 'sane' when donating art to museum


Swiss Info, 22nd Dec 2015.

Roban campanas de iglesia en Chapantongo


El Sol de Hidalgo, 22nd Dec 2015.

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


International Business Times, 22nd Dec 2015.

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

(United Kingdom)

DCMS, UK Government, 23rd Dec 2015.

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


Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 23rd Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Chuck Goudie, ABC United States, 23rd Dec 2015.

Five Legal Cases Changing the Art Market as We Know It

(United States of America)

Laura Gilbert, Artsy, 23rd Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Peggy McGlone, The Washington Post, 23rd Dec 2015.

Report suggests Daesh is smuggling antiquities through Lebanon

(Lebanon; Syria)

Albawaba, 23rd Dec 2015.

Antiques' smuggling: Customs plans to take Interpol on board


Business Recorder, 23rd Dec 2015.

Ship with stolen artefacts docks at Limassol port

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

In Cyprus, 23rd Dec 2015.

Customs recovers antiquities worth $10m


Daily Times, 23rd Dec 2015.

Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins

(Egypt; Greece)

Ahram Online, 23rd Dec 2015.

Giraffe tongue among 103 items stolen from National Museum

(United Kingdom)

The Scotsman, 23rd Dec 2015.

Negotiating Copyright and Copy-wrong in Architecture

(United States of America)

Kelly Chan, Hyperallergic, 24th Dec 2015.

Syrian regime 'bombs UNESCO world heritage site'


Josie Ensor, Telegraph, 24th Dec 2015.

Treasure hunters seized in Limassol

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Elias Hazou, Cyprus Mail, 24th Dec 2015.

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

(United Kingdom)

Nico Hines, The Daily Beast, 24th Dec 2015.

Antiquities on board seized vessel 'not unique to Cyprus'

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Andria Kades, Cyprus Mail, 24th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Julia Marsh, New York Post, 24th Dec 2015.

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


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

Juan Carlos Romero, ABC España, 24th Dec 2015.

Trailer full of bronze sculptures stolen from Naples storage yard

(United States of America)

Carli Teproff, Miami Herald, 24th Dec 2015.

मंदिर से दो मूर्तियां चोरी


Two statues stolen from temple

Amar Ujala, 24th Dec 2015.

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

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Anastassios Adamopoulos, Greek Reporter, 24th Dec 2015.

Revisiting case of stolen Dutch art work

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Veronika Melkozerova, Kyiv Post, 24th Dec 2015.

Police hunt stolen painting

(United Kingdom)

Bordon Herald, 24th Dec 2015.

Returned "Goddess" Gets New Patina

(United States of America)

Sarah Boden, Iowa Public Radio, 25th Dec 2015.

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

(United Kingdom)

Ben Farmer, The Telegraph, 25th Dec 2015.

Rs2 lakh booty burgled from temple


Alka Tiwari, The Times of India, 25th Dec 2015.

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


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

Sin Embargo, 25th Dec 2015.

Bylaw for antiquities, urban heritage and museums approved

(Saudi Arabia)

Saudi Gazette, 25th Dec 2015.

Pope denounces destruction of cultural heritage


AFP, Manila Bulletin, 26th Dec 2015.

Photographer Wins Suit Against Nikon Over 'Comfort Women' Exhibition

(Japan; South Korea; North Korea)

Michael Zhang, PetaPixel, 26th Dec 2015.

Top policeman calls for CCTV at Glasgow Necropolis

(United Kingdom)

Graham Fraser, BBC News, 26th Dec 2015.

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


The Malay Mail, 26th Dec 2015.

Bhimsengola shop burgled


The Himalayan Times, 26th Dec 2015.

The Year in Art Crime


The Creators Project, Vice, 26th Dec 2015.

Denuncian saqueo a zona arqueológica de 'El Tigre'


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

Gilberto Avila, El Expreso, 27th Dec 2015.

Latest search for Gardner paintings came up empty

(United States of America)

Stephen Kurkjian, The Boston Globe, 28th Dec 2015.

Cyprus seeks Lebanese expertise on seized treasures

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Ya Libnan, 28th Dec 2015.

6,500 Smuggled Artefacts Are Back to Syria


Sputnik News, 28th Dec 2015.

Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft


The Malaysian Insider, 28th Dec 2015.

France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage

(Syria; Iraq; France)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 29th Dec 2015.

Search is on for Sussex's missing public art

(United Kingdom)

Ben James, The Argus, 29th Dec 2015.

'Revolutionary' court victory against antiquity thieves


Gil Ronen, Arutz Sheva, 29th Dec 2015.

Art Basel Stabber Pleads Not Guilty To First Degree Attempted Murder

(United States of America)

Guelda Voien, Observer, 29th Dec 2015.

En Zonda, ahora robaron una imagen de la Virgen


In Zonda today a statue of the Virgin was stolen

Favio Cabrera, Diario de Cuyo, 29th Dec 2015.

Robar patrimonio cultural es delito federal, advierte el INAH


Theft of cultural heritage is a federal crime warns INAH

Leonardo Vázquez, Pulso, 29th Dec 2015.

Antiquities Ministry retrieves two artifacts from Germany, Austria


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 29th Dec 2015.

Sting Operation Nets Fake Antiquities Peddlers


Mom Kunthear, Khmer Times, 29th Dec 2015.

Salvage Vessel Detained Over Antiquities Possession

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

The Maritime Executive, 29th Dec 2015.

Two British teens to face trial over Auschwitz theft

(Poland; United Kingdom)

AFP, Yahoo News, 30th Dec 2015.

British Teens Indicted for Stealing Artifacts From Auschwutz-Birkenau Museum

(Poland; United Kingdom)

JTA, Haaretz, 30th Dec 2015.

Plea deal calls for probation, apology in theft of remains

(United States of America)

Chon, Chron, 30th Dec 2015.

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

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo, The Independent, 30th Dec 2015.

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


Gu Liping, ECNS, 30th Dec 2015.

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

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

Boo Su-Lyn, The Malay Mail, 30th Dec 2015.

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

(United Kingdom)

Neil Vowles, The Argus, 30th Dec 2015.

Eaton's Pompeii relics may cause lengthy dilemma

(United States of America)

Jim Schultz, Record Searchlight, 30th Dec 2015.

Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered


Alice Philipson, The Telegraph, 30th Dec 2015.

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


Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber, Yahoo News, 30th Dec 2015.

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


RT, 31st Dec 2015.

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


AFP, The Guardian, 31st Dec 2015.

Vandals knock over Lyall Bay's Easter Island statue

(New Zealand; Chile)

Megan Gattey, The Dominion Post, 31st Dec 2015.

King Amenhotep III statue accidently recovered in Edfu


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 31st Dec 2015.

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


Chiara Zampetti Egidi, Artsy, 31st Dec 2015.

Idol Stolen


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 31st Dec 2015.

'Love' graffiti on historic castle walls creates outrage


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 31st Dec 2015.

Reliefs in Mersin fall victims to treasure hunters


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 31st Dec 2015.

Idols and valuables stolen from temple


Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 31st Dec 2015.