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Articles for February 2016

279 articles found.

Top US prosecutor has art market in his sights

(United States of America)

Dan Duray (2016). Top US prosecutor has art market in his sights. The Art Newspaper. 1 February.

Items Stolen From Roaring River State Park Recovered

(United States of America)

Grant Sloan (2016). Items Stolen From Roaring River State Park Recovered. Ozarks First. 1 February.

Tate director backs Art Fund's call for UK export licence reform after Rembrandt fiasco

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Tate director backs Art Fund's call for UK export licence reform after Rembrandt fiasco. The Art Newspaper. 1 February.

Pizzeria's stolen R2-D2 painting returned with note from 'Darth Vader'

(United States of America)

Ben Hooper (2016). Pizzeria's stolen R2-D2 painting returned with note from 'Darth Vader'. UPI. 1 February.

Stolen Camille Claudel Bronze Bust of Lover Auguste Rodin Recovered

(France)

Artlyst (2016). Stolen Camille Claudel Bronze Bust of Lover Auguste Rodin Recovered. Artlyst. 1 February.

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

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

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

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

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

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

Heidelberg police appeal to find owners of stolen painting of toddler

(Australia)

Laura Armitage (2016). Heidelberg police appeal to find owners of stolen painting of toddler. Heidelberg Leader. 1 February.

Temporary Agreement Reached in Custody Battle Over Picasso Bust

(United States of America; United Arab Emirates)

Robin Pogrebin (2016). Temporary Agreement Reached in Custody Battle Over Picasso Bust. The New York Times. 1 February.

Arts: le "Picasso" saisi en Turquie serait un faux

(Turkey)

France 24 (2016). Arts: le "Picasso" saisi en Turquie serait un faux. France 24. 1 February.

Picasso painting seized in Turkey dismissed as fake

(Turkey)

AFP (2016). Picasso painting seized in Turkey dismissed as fake. Hurriyet Daily News. 2 February.

Aratoi museum and local iwi buy back ancient Maori cloak after century in US

(New Zealand)

Rachel Thomas (2016). Aratoi museum and local iwi buy back ancient Maori cloak after century in US. Stuff.co.nz. 2 February.

Para el padre Joaquín, el robo de la corona de la Virgen es "un mensaje"

(Argentina)

For Father Joaquín, the theft of the crown of the Virgin is "a message"

El Liberal (2016). Para el padre Joaquín, el robo de la corona de la Virgen es "un mensaje". El Liberal. 2 February.

Two held with stolen heritage furniture

(India)

The Tribune (2016). Two held with stolen heritage furniture. The Tribune. 2 February.

Collector Sues over Native American Art Purchases

(United States of America)

Maine Antique Digest (2016). Collector Sues over Native American Art Purchases. Maine Antique Digest. 2 February.

Ecuador muestra 567 bienes patrimoniales repatriados de España y Argentina

(Ecuador; Argentina; Spain)

Ecuador displays 567 cultural objects repatriated from Spain and Argentina

AFP (2016). Ecuador muestra 567 bienes patrimoniales repatriados de España y Argentina. Ecuavisa. 3 February.

Oregon Militia Standoff Spotlights Federal-Tribal Quandary over Artifacts

(United States of America)

Isaac Park (2016). Oregon Militia Standoff Spotlights Federal-Tribal Quandary over Artifacts. The American Prospect. 3 February.

Argentina returns 4,150 cultural heritage artifacts to Peru

(Argentina; Peru; Ecuador)

Hillary Ojeda (2016). Argentina returns 4,150 cultural heritage artifacts to Peru. Living in Peru. 3 February.

'Short-sighted' council 'lost opportunity to put Northampton on the map' by selling Sekhemka

(United Kingdom)

Nick Bieber (2016). 'Short-sighted' council 'lost opportunity to put Northampton on the map' by selling Sekhemka. Northants Herald & Post. 3 February.

Ornaments taken away from Gulvady temple

(India)

Ganesh Prabhu (2016). Ornaments taken away from Gulvady temple. The Hindu. 3 February.

Roban el sagrario barroco de la iglesia de Olveira y provocan un incendio en la sacristía

(Spain)

Baroque tabernacle from the church of Olveira solen and fire started in the sacristy

Javier Romero (2016). Roban el sagrario barroco de la iglesia de Olveira y provocan un incendio en la sacristía. La Voz de Galicia. 3 February.

Se roban a 'La Conchita' de Tonanitla

(Mexico)

'La Conchita' of Tonanitla stolen

Juan Manuel Barrera (2016). Se roban a 'La Conchita' de Tonanitla. El Universal. 3 February.

Art Historian Jack Flam Bristles on the Stand at Knoedler Fraud Trial

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2016). Art Historian Jack Flam Bristles on the Stand at Knoedler Fraud Trial. ArtNet News. 3 February.

German teen faces life ban from Egypt after scaling Khufu pyramid

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). German teen faces life ban from Egypt after scaling Khufu pyramid. Ahram Online. 3 February.

Art Dealer Eric Spoutz Charged With Selling Dozens of Fakes of American Masters

(United States of America)

Alex Johnson (2016). Art Dealer Eric Spoutz Charged With Selling Dozens of Fakes of American Masters. NBC. 3 February.

Mates have Banksy art stolen and flat trashed by Airbnb guests who left condoms and laughing gas

(United Kingdom)

Ollie McAteer (2016). Mates have Banksy art stolen and flat trashed by Airbnb guests who left condoms and laughing gas. Metro. 3 February.

House panel looking into museum artefacts after 400 ancient coins replaced with fakes

(Jordan)

Rana Husseini (2016). House panel looking into museum artefacts after 400 ancient coins replaced with fakes. The Jordan Times. 3 February.

Icon centres coming up

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Icon centres coming up. The Hindu. 3 February.

Interview with Ronald S. Lauder: 'Good faith alone doesn't make pictures clean'

(General)

World Jewish Congress (2016). Interview with Ronald S. Lauder: 'Good faith alone doesn't make pictures clean'. World Jewish Congress. 3 February.

Conservator Found Rothko Painting in Knoedler Trial to Be a 'Deliberate Fake'

(United States of America)

Cait Munro (2016). Conservator Found Rothko Painting in Knoedler Trial to Be a 'Deliberate Fake'. ArtNet News. 4 February.

One museum's tribute to the murdered Syrian archaeologist, Khaled al-Asaad

(Syria; United States of America)

Phoebe Segal (2016). One museum's tribute to the murdered Syrian archaeologist, Khaled al-Asaad. Apollo. 4 February.

Treasures Dug Up by Tomb Robbers Returned to Italy

(Italy; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

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

Thieves strike rural church, preacher shows them compassion

(United States of America)

Rolf Parker (2016). Thieves strike rural church, preacher shows them compassion. Deerfield Valley News. 4 February.

Rescatan Zonas Arqueológicas

(Mexico)

Rescuing archaeological sites

Aarón Torres (2016). Rescatan Zonas Arqueológicas. AM. 4 February.

Art Dealer Is Arrested on Charges of Selling Fake De Kooning Artworks

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2016). Art Dealer Is Arrested on Charges of Selling Fake De Kooning Artworks. ArtNet News. 4 February.

Billionaire Leon Black Revealed as Mystery Buyer for Contested Picasso Bust

(United States of America; United Arab Emirates)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Billionaire Leon Black Revealed as Mystery Buyer for Contested Picasso Bust. ArtNet News. 4 February.

Renowned Worcester builder's 'beehive' mausoleum targeted at Hope Cemetery

(United States of America)

Mark Sullivan (2016). Renowned Worcester builder's 'beehive' mausoleum targeted at Hope Cemetery. Telegram. 4 February.

Fuerzan dos iglesias de Bande pero no se llevan ningún botín

(Spain)

Doors forced on two Bande churches but nothing was taken

Laura Fernández (2016). Fuerzan dos iglesias de Bande pero no se llevan ningún botín. La Region. 4 February.

Icon centres coming up in Dindigul, Theni to protect idols

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Icon centres coming up in Dindigul, Theni to protect idols. The Hindu. 4 February.

Saving Yemen's heritage, 'heart and soul of classical Islamic tradition'

(Yemen)

Amel Ahmed (2016). Saving Yemen's heritage, 'heart and soul of classical Islamic tradition'. Al Jazeera. 5 February.

Old camcorder footage sparks fresh appeal over antique rail clock stolen in Nineties museum robbery

(United Kingdom)

Kirsten Elder (2016). Old camcorder footage sparks fresh appeal over antique rail clock stolen in Nineties museum robbery. Belfast Telegraph. 5 February.

FG Partners Diasfund To Establish First Africa Digital Museum

(Nigeria)

Chika Okeke (2016). FG Partners Diasfund To Establish First Africa Digital Museum. Leadership. 5 February.

Why It's So Hard to Spot a Fake Rothko, Even for His Son

(United States of America)

Lizzie Crocker (2016). Why It's So Hard to Spot a Fake Rothko, Even for His Son. The Daily Beast. 5 February.

Knoedler asked forensic conservator to revise 'negative' report

(United States of America)

Laura Gilbert (2016). Knoedler asked forensic conservator to revise 'negative' report. The Art Newspaper. 5 February.

Un trésor oublié depuis trente ans rendu á un peuple amérindien

(Colombia; France)

A treasure lost for 30 years is returned to a Native American community

Amaury Peyrach' (2016). Un trésor oublié depuis trente ans rendu á un peuple amérindien. Le Figaro. 5 February.

Antoine Blanchard Painting Recovered 48 Years After Multimillion Theft

(United States of America)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Antoine Blanchard Painting Recovered 48 Years After Multimillion Theft. ArtNet News. 5 February.

Saqueadores de sitios paleontológicos arriesgan multas de hasta $9 millones

(Chile)

Looters of palaeontological sites risk fines of up to $9,000,000

P. Sepúlveda (2016). Saqueadores de sitios paleontológicos arriesgan multas de hasta $9 millones. La Tercera. 5 February.

Angola: Sindika Dokolo Foundation to Recover Two More Angolan Culture Artefacts

(Angola)

All Africa (2016). Angola: Sindika Dokolo Foundation to Recover Two More Angolan Culture Artefacts. All Africa. 5 February.

Detenidas en Ourense dos personas implicadas en 20 robos en iglesias

(Spain)

Two people implicated in 20 church robberies detained in Ourense.

Europa Press (2016). Detenidas en Ourense dos personas implicadas en 20 robos en iglesias. 20 Minutos. 5 February.

Antique dealer Kapoor produced in Kumbakonam court

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Antique dealer Kapoor produced in Kumbakonam court. Business Standard. 5 February.

Youth found dead near temple, idols stolen

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Youth found dead near temple, idols stolen. The Siasat Daily. 5 February.

Vancouver artist a repeat victim of thieves targeting his paintings and art supplies

(Canada)

Stephanie Ip (2016). Vancouver artist a repeat victim of thieves targeting his paintings and art supplies. The Province. 6 February.

Karnak Amun-Re statue not recently restored as claimed

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Karnak Amun-Re statue not recently restored as claimed. Ahram Online. 6 February.

California A-G looks to reverse ruling over Nazi-stolen artwork

(United States of America; Spain)

I24 News (2016). California A-G looks to reverse ruling over Nazi-stolen artwork. I24 News. 6 February.

Former Capitol cop accused of stealing state painting

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Former Capitol cop accused of stealing state painting. Journal Sentinel. 6 February.

Three Arrested for 'Selling Pieces' of the Giza Pyramids for $32

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2016). Three Arrested for 'Selling Pieces' of the Giza Pyramids for $32. Egyptian Streets. 6 February.

Iran's Eight-Million-Year-Old Fossils Unveiled after Returning Home from US

(Iran)

Tasnim News Agency (2016). Iran's Eight-Million-Year-Old Fossils Unveiled after Returning Home from US. Tasnim News Agency. 6 February.

Esclarecen otros 3 robos de arte sacro en iglesias

(Spain)

Three other robberies of religious art from churches clarified

El Correo De Burgos (2016). Esclarecen otros 3 robos de arte sacro en iglesias. El Correo De Burgos. 6 February.

Robos en iglesias, un patrimonio en peligro

(Spain)

Robberies in churches, heritage in danger

Fernando Pérez Ávila (2016). Robos en iglesias, un patrimonio en peligro. Diario de Sevilla. 7 February.

India Pride Project – How Smuggled Indian Art Is Brought Back Home

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). India Pride Project – How Smuggled Indian Art Is Brought Back Home. Swarajya. 7 February.

Former Dealer of Art Forgeries Exhibits His Own (Legal) Paintings

(United Kingdom)

Gabrielle Bruney (2016). Former Dealer of Art Forgeries Exhibits His Own (Legal) Paintings. Vice. 7 February.

Chinese artist retracts forgery claims about disputed Hairdressing paintings

(China)

Lisa Movius (2016). Chinese artist retracts forgery claims about disputed Hairdressing paintings. The Art Newspaper. 7 February.

Heritage table goes up in smoke

(India)

Amit Sharma (2016). Heritage table goes up in smoke. The Tribune. 7 February.

Antiquities official blames journalists for harming tourism through pyramids stone selling video

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Antiquities official blames journalists for harming tourism through pyramids stone selling video. Egypt Independent. 7 February.

Knoedler Gallery Director Settles Lawsuit Over Fake Rothko

(United States of America)

Colin Moynihan (2016). Knoedler Gallery Director Settles Lawsuit Over Fake Rothko. The New York Times. 7 February.

Egyptian archaeologists call for tougher security measures after 'sale of pyramid pieces'

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2016). Egyptian archaeologists call for tougher security measures after 'sale of pyramid pieces'. Ahram Online. 7 February.

Sanctions Removal Will Help Iran Return Stolen Cultural Treasures

(Iran)

Sputnik News (2016). Sanctions Removal Will Help Iran Return Stolen Cultural Treasures. Sputnik News. 7 February.

A 75-year-old archaeologist catches artefact smugglers sitting on his computer

(India)

Ashwin Aghor (2016). A 75-year-old archaeologist catches artefact smugglers sitting on his computer. Catch News. 8 February.

2 Treasure Hunters Arrested While Destroying Ancient Roman City Ratiaria near Bulgaria's Archar

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). 2 Treasure Hunters Arrested While Destroying Ancient Roman City Ratiaria near Bulgaria's Archar. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 8 February.

'Buyer, Be Fair' Nonagenarian Warns Owner of Family Art Stolen in WW2

(Israel)

Ofer Aderet (2016). 'Buyer, Be Fair' Nonagenarian Warns Owner of Family Art Stolen in WW2. Haaretz. 8 February.

Destructive dig: Illegal dig at historic Fort Ellis prompts archaeological concerns

(United States of America)

Brett French (2016). Destructive dig: Illegal dig at historic Fort Ellis prompts archaeological concerns. Billings Gazette. 8 February.

The Bouvier Affair: How an art-world insider made a fortune by being discreet

(United States of America)

Sam Knight (2016). The Bouvier Affair: How an art-world insider made a fortune by being discreet. The New Yorker. 8 February.

Solving art history mysteries with open data

(General)

Suzette Lohmeyer (2016). Solving art history mysteries with open data. GCN. 8 February.

राम जानकी मंदिर से मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Ram Janaki temple idol theft

Amar Ujala (2016). राम जानकी मंदिर से मूर्ति चोरी. Amar Ujala. 8 February.

Pakistan lays claim to the Koh-i-Noor diamond centrepiece to the Crown Jewels, claiming the gem was 'forcibly' taken by Britain

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Gianluca Mezzofiore (2016). Pakistan lays claim to the Koh-i-Noor diamond centrepiece to the Crown Jewels, claiming the gem was 'forcibly' taken by Britain. The Daily Mail. 8 February.

Police investigating piece of glass art stolen from Chihuly museum

(United States of America)

The St. Petersburg Tribune (2016). Police investigating piece of glass art stolen from Chihuly museum. The St. Petersburg Tribune. 8 February.

Ancient coins were replaced with fakes between 2001-2002 — PM

(Jordan)

Raed Omari (2016). Ancient coins were replaced with fakes between 2001-2002 — PM. The Jordan Times. 9 February.

Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor

(India; Australia)

Michaela Boland (2016). Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor. The Australian. 9 February.

John Carroll University employee indicted on grand theft charges in museum jewel heist

(United States of America)

Jane Morice (2016). John Carroll University employee indicted on grand theft charges in museum jewel heist. Cleveland.com. 9 February.

Un comerciante vendía vasijas y columnas romanas por internet

(Spain)

A vendor was selling Roman columns and vases on the internet

La Verdad (2016). Un comerciante vendía vasijas y columnas romanas por internet. La Verdad. 9 February.

Knoedler Trial Breaks Unexpectedly Ahead of Key Witness Testimony

(United States of America)

Mostafa Heddaya (2016). Knoedler Trial Breaks Unexpectedly Ahead of Key Witness Testimony. Blouin ArtInfo. 9 February.

Morean Arts employee finds box with glass art stolen in Chihuly Collection heist

(United States of America)

Zachary T. Sampson (2016). Morean Arts employee finds box with glass art stolen in Chihuly Collection heist. Tampa Bay Times. 9 February.

Shkreli is sued over his $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album

(United States of America)

Jonathan Stempel (2016). Shkreli is sued over his $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album. Reuters. 9 February.

Vandals strike ancient archeological site near Tucson

(United States of America)

Barbara Grijalva (2016). Vandals strike ancient archeological site near Tucson. Tucson News Now. 9 February.

Experts Say Ann Freedman Likely Settled Due to Surprisingly Damning Evidence

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Experts Say Ann Freedman Likely Settled Due to Surprisingly Damning Evidence. ArtNet News. 9 February.

Da Vinci, van Gogh and now Chihuly: Art thieves strike everywhere

(United States of America)

Molly Moorhead (2016). Da Vinci, van Gogh and now Chihuly: Art thieves strike everywhere. Tampa Bay Times. 9 February.

वेंकटेश मंदिर से बेशकीमती मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Three ashtadhatu idols stolen from temple

Amar Ujala (2016). वेंकटेश मंदिर से बेशकीमती मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 9 February.

Hue loses large amounts of artifacts

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Hue loses large amounts of artifacts. Vietnam Net. 9 February.

Tres detenidos por robar piezas de oro y plata de la parroquia de Aes (Cantabria)

(Spain)

Three arrested for theft of gold and silver pieces from the church of Aes (Cantabria)

Europa Press (2016). Tres detenidos por robar piezas de oro y plata de la parroquia de Aes (Cantabria). El Diario. 9 February.

Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on cam

(India)

TNN (2016). Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on cam. The Times of India. 10 February.

Nine idol smugglers arrested in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2016). Nine idol smugglers arrested in Bihar. Mid-day. 10 February.

Cheikhmous Ali: the Syrian archaeologist who doesn't take sides

(Syria)

Vincent Noce (2016). Cheikhmous Ali: the Syrian archaeologist who doesn't take sides. The Art Newspaper. 10 February.

Wadsworth tomb ornaments suspected stolen

(United States of America)

Ben Beagle (2016). Wadsworth tomb ornaments suspected stolen. Livingston County News. 10 February.

Idol smugglers' gang busted, nine held in Bhagalpur

(India)

Kumar Rajesh (2016). Idol smugglers' gang busted, nine held in Bhagalpur. The Times of India. 10 February.

Roban dos piezas del Museo Larreta

(Argentina)

Two pieces stolen from the Larreta Museum

Ana Martínez Quijano (2016). Roban dos piezas del Museo Larreta. Ámbito Financiero. 10 February.

From Artifice to Artefact

(United Kingdom)

Juliet Ceresole (2016). From Artifice to Artefact. V&A Blog. 10 February.

Police release video of man sought for questioning in Chihuly theft

(United States of America)

Kristen Mitchell (2016). Police release video of man sought for questioning in Chihuly theft. The St. Petersburg Tribune. 10 February.

Delincuentes roban joyas y objetos litúrgicos de iglesia

(Peru)

Delinquents steal jewelry and liturgical items from church

RPP (2016). Delincuentes roban joyas y objetos litúrgicos de iglesia. RPP. 11 February.

FBI Deploying Art Crime Team to Investigate If Militants Desecrated Paiute Graves

(United States of America)

Lizzy Acker (2016). FBI Deploying Art Crime Team to Investigate If Militants Desecrated Paiute Graves. Willamette Week. 11 February.

Museum: dog statue stolen from grounds

(United States of America)

Elise Kaplan (2016). Museum: dog statue stolen from grounds. Albuquerque Journal. 11 February.

Two Klamath Falls residents sentenced in stolen Native American artifacts case

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Reickn (2016). Two Klamath Falls residents sentenced in stolen Native American artifacts case. News 10. 11 February.

Former Tory councillor convicted of stealing World War Two hero's bravery honour 'to pay mortgage' escapes jail

(United Kingdom)

Mike Lockley (2016). Former Tory councillor convicted of stealing World War Two hero's bravery honour 'to pay mortgage' escapes jail. Mirror. 11 February.

Report: Ukraine "doing nothing" to recover stolen Dutch art

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Report: Ukraine "doing nothing" to recover stolen Dutch art. NL Times. 11 February.

Stolen mosque lamps to return to Egypt as Cairo museum houses new database

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Tim Cornwell (2016). Stolen mosque lamps to return to Egypt as Cairo museum houses new database. The Art Newspaper. 11 February.

Import restrictions extended, not expanded

(United States of America; Italy)

Richard Giedroyc (2016). Import restrictions extended, not expanded. Numismaster. 11 February.

Facebook removes image of Evelyne Axell's 'Ice Cream' because it is 'suggestive content'

(General)

Jack Shepherd (2016). Facebook removes image of Evelyne Axell's 'Ice Cream' because it is 'suggestive content'. The Independent. 11 February.

Egypt ups pyramids security after illegal stone sales

(Egypt)

Ramadan Al Sherbini (2016). Egypt ups pyramids security after illegal stone sales. Gulf News. 11 February.

Is The Controversial Art Law Fueling Germany's Recent 'Art Drain'?

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Is The Controversial Art Law Fueling Germany's Recent 'Art Drain'?. ArtNet News. 11 February.

Idol lifters nabbed

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Idol lifters nabbed. The Hindu. 11 February.

Roban imagen de Virgen Peregrina durante miércoles de ceniza en iglesia de Morelos

(Mexico)

Statue of the Virgen Perefrina stolen on Ash Wednesday from Morelos church

SDP Noticias (2016). Roban imagen de Virgen Peregrina durante miércoles de ceniza en iglesia de Morelos. SDP Noticias. 11 February.

Three Valuable Islamic Lamps to Return to Cairo After Being Looted, Replaced With Fakes

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2016). Three Valuable Islamic Lamps to Return to Cairo After Being Looted, Replaced With Fakes. Egyptian Streets. 11 February.

Spray painted tomb to be cleaned by experts

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2016). Spray painted tomb to be cleaned by experts. Hurriyet Daily News. 11 February.

Justin Bieber apologises for 'mooning' on ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico

(Mexico)

Olivia Blair (2016). Justin Bieber apologises for 'mooning' on ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico. The Independent. 12 February.

Ganapati idol stolen from temple of Hoysala period

(India)

M.T. Shiva Kumar (2016). Ganapati idol stolen from temple of Hoysala period. The Hindu. 12 February.

NGA wants to return buddha, but doesn't know where

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). NGA wants to return buddha, but doesn't know where. The Australian. 12 February.

Fake Warhol Fake Rothko: Who Are The Losers Here

(United States of America)

Artlyst (2016). Fake Warhol Fake Rothko: Who Are The Losers Here. Artlyst. 12 February.

The Revelations of a Nazi Art Catalogue

(France; Germany)

Sarah Wildman (2016). The Revelations of a Nazi Art Catalogue. The New Yorker. 12 February.

Top 9 Takeaways From Knoedler Forgery Trial

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Top 9 Takeaways From Knoedler Forgery Trial. ArtNet News. 12 February.

Roban Virgen Peregrina de iglesia de Tlaltenango

(Mexico)

Diario de Morelos (2016). Roban Virgen Peregrina de iglesia de Tlaltenango. Diario de Morelos. 12 February.

Spotting a fake fossil at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

(United States of America)

Sonu Wasu (2016). Spotting a fake fossil at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Tucson News Now. 13 February.

Landmark Judgment Returns Remains to Tribe

(United States of America)

Cynthia Coleman Emery (2016). Landmark Judgment Returns Remains to Tribe. Indian Country Today. 13 February.

Facebook Loses Gustave Courbet Nudity Case In French Appeal Court

(France)

Artlyst (2016). Facebook Loses Gustave Courbet Nudity Case In French Appeal Court. Artlyst. 13 February.

Investigations on in disappearence of 157 artefacts from Saqqara galleries

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Investigations on in disappearence of 157 artefacts from Saqqara galleries. Ahram Online. 13 February.

Britain must free the blood-soaked queen of diamonds Koh-i-Noor

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Ben MacIntyre (2016). Britain must free the blood-soaked queen of diamonds Koh-i-Noor. The Australian. 13 February.

Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash

(India)

Pune Mirror (2016). Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash. Pune Mirror. 13 February.

Thief arrested for stealing idols, other items from ISKCON temple

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2016). Thief arrested for stealing idols, other items from ISKCON temple. Daily Excelsior. 13 February.

How cat hair brought down a pair of art forgers

(General)

Lizzie Wade (2016). How cat hair brought down a pair of art forgers. Science. 14 February.

Alabama's modern-day Indiana Jones integral to the future of space archaeology

(United States of America)

Kelsey Stein (2016). Alabama's modern-day Indiana Jones integral to the future of space archaeology. AL.com. 14 February.

Colombia va perdiendo la batalla contra robo de tesoros culturales

(Colombia)

El Tiempo (2016). Colombia va perdiendo la batalla contra robo de tesoros culturales. El Tiempo. 14 February.

Egypt to recover two stolen artefacts from Germany

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt to recover two stolen artefacts from Germany. Ahram Online. 14 February.

Belgian museum in such poor repair the exhibits are being rained on

(Belgium)

James Rothwell (2016). Belgian museum in such poor repair the exhibits are being rained on. The Telegraph. 14 February.

75 años del regreso de la 'Dama de Elche'

(Spain)

Pedro Fernández Barbadillo (2016). 75 años del regreso de la 'Dama de Elche'. Libertad. 14 February.

Burglary investigation underway at Harrisburg's National Civil War Museum

(United States of America)

Dave Marcheskie (2016). Burglary investigation underway at Harrisburg's National Civil War Museum. ABC United States. 14 February.

मुख्यमंत्री शहर में थी, इसलिए छिपाये रखा

(India)

Theft at Jain temple in Udaipur.

Rajasthan Patrika (2016). मुख्यमंत्री शहर में थी, इसलिए छिपाये रखा. Rajasthan Patrika. 14 February.

Drones for research: Use of the UAV in archaeology

(Jordan)

Popular Archaeology (2016). Drones for research: Use of the UAV in archaeology. Popular Archaeology. 14 February.

More Than Money: Inside the Knoedler Art Fakes Scandal

(United States of America)

David Kahn (2016). More Than Money: Inside the Knoedler Art Fakes Scandal. Observer. 15 February.

Home at last: 39 historic artifacts from Anatolia returned

(Turkey)

Burcu Calik (2016). Home at last: 39 historic artifacts from Anatolia returned. Daily Sabah. 15 February.

$28K Worth of Art Misplaced During Botched Gallery Move

(United States of America)

Gwynn Hogan (2016). $28K Worth of Art Misplaced During Botched Gallery Move. DNA Info. 15 February.

Looting prompts closures at mining sites in Joshua Tree

(United States of America)

Geoffrey Mohan (2016). Looting prompts closures at mining sites in Joshua Tree. Los Angeles Times. 15 February.

Angola: Culture Minister visits exhibition of recovered art works

(Angola)

Agencia Angola Press (2016). Angola: Culture Minister visits exhibition of recovered art works. Agencia Angola Press. 15 February.

India must start working to reverse plunder of our national artistic heritage

(India)

Sanjeev Sanyal (2016). India must start working to reverse plunder of our national artistic heritage. The Economic Times. 15 February.

Why the UK replica furniture market is about to be hit by new copyright laws

(United Kingdom)

Tim Willis (2016). Why the UK replica furniture market is about to be hit by new copyright laws. The Independent. 15 February.

Guns stolen in curious burglary are 'one of a kind': National Civil War Museum official

(United States of America)

Christine Vendel (2016). Guns stolen in curious burglary are 'one of a kind': National Civil War Museum official. Penn Live. 15 February.

20 idols stolen from 2 temples in Udaipur

(India)

TNN (2016). 20 idols stolen from 2 temples in Udaipur. The Times of India. 16 February.

American Airlines and seven others sued over damage to Lucio Fontana sculpture

(United States of America)

Anny Shaw (2016). American Airlines and seven others sued over damage to Lucio Fontana sculpture. The Art Newspaper. 16 February.

Hunt for Russia's missing Amber Room turns to Czech castle

(Czech Republic; Russia)

Derek Scally (2016). Hunt for Russia's missing Amber Room turns to Czech castle. The Irish Times. 16 February.

Idol installed by President in Vrindavan temple stolen

(India)

Anuja Jaiswal (2016). Idol installed by President in Vrindavan temple stolen. The Times of India. 16 February.

New 'paper trail' rules to help crack down on metal thieves

(United Kingdom)

Greg Russell (2016). New 'paper trail' rules to help crack down on metal thieves. The National. 16 February.

Kanye West album 'pirated 500,000 times' already

(General)

Zoe Kleinman (2016). Kanye West album 'pirated 500,000 times' already. BBC News. 16 February.

The Art Loss Register locates two paintings stolen in a house burglary in Amsterdam in 2010

(Netherlands; Switzerland)

Art Daily (2016). The Art Loss Register locates two paintings stolen in a house burglary in Amsterdam in 2010. Art Daily. 16 February.

Sarah Parcak to Use TED Prize Money for Crowdsourcing on Archaeological Sites

(General)

Ralph Blumenthal (2016). Sarah Parcak to Use TED Prize Money for Crowdsourcing on Archaeological Sites. The New York Times. 16 February.

The Knoedler Gallery Settlement Is the Biggest Missed Opportunity for Greater Art Market Transparency in 100 Years

(General)

Leila Amineddoleh (2016). The Knoedler Gallery Settlement Is the Biggest Missed Opportunity for Greater Art Market Transparency in 100 Years. Artsy. 16 February.

Extradition to US for Spanish dealer in big art fraud case

(United States of America; Spain)

Alan Clendenning (2016). Extradition to US for Spanish dealer in big art fraud case. Associated Press. 16 February.

Italy sets up Unesco task force to protect antiquities in conflict areas

(Italy)

Associated Press (2016). Italy sets up Unesco task force to protect antiquities in conflict areas. The Art Newspaper. 16 February.

Unesco and Italy team up to protect art and artefacts from terrorists

(Italy)

Associated Press (2016). Unesco and Italy team up to protect art and artefacts from terrorists. The Guardian. 16 February.

Bluestone is being chipped away on the Preseli Hills

(United Kingdom)

Sam Kurtz (2016). Bluestone is being chipped away on the Preseli Hills. Western Telegraph. 17 February.

'Sparky' found in recycling yard

(United States of America)

Elise Kaplan (2016). 'Sparky' found in recycling yard. Albuquerque Journal. 17 February.

National Gallery of Australia review finds 22 works of 'insufficient or questionable' provenance

(Australia; India)

Simon Thomen (2016). National Gallery of Australia review finds 22 works of 'insufficient or questionable' provenance. Business Insider. 17 February.

Judge Sentences Portland Artist to Jail for Forgery Scheme

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Judge Sentences Portland Artist to Jail for Forgery Scheme. ArtNet News. 17 February.

Provenance of 22 Asian artworks at National Gallery of Australia in doubt

(Australia; India)

Shalailah Medhora (2016). Provenance of 22 Asian artworks at National Gallery of Australia in doubt. The Guardian. 17 February.

Space Archaeologist Wants Your Help to Fight Looting

(General)

Heather Pringle (2016). Space Archaeologist Wants Your Help to Fight Looting. National Geographic. 17 February.

To save their homeland, 25 tribes unite in the Southwest

(United States of America)

Stephen Trimble (2016). To save their homeland, 25 tribes unite in the Southwest. High Country News. 17 February.

Guns stolen in Civil War Museum heist came from NRA exhibit

(United States of America)

Christine Vendel (2016). Guns stolen in Civil War Museum heist came from NRA exhibit. Penn Live. 17 February.

Domenico De Sole Speaks About the Knoedler Fraud Trial

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Domenico De Sole Speaks About the Knoedler Fraud Trial. ArtNet News. 17 February.

Paintings worth $10K grabbed from Deerfield business after persistent burglary, investigators say

(United States of America)

Erika Pesantes (2016). Paintings worth $10K grabbed from Deerfield business after persistent burglary, investigators say. Sun Sentinel. 17 February.

These ISIS-Destroyed Artifacts Are Now Available to Download and 3-D Print

(General)

Casey Quackenbush (2016). These ISIS-Destroyed Artifacts Are Now Available to Download and 3-D Print. Observer. 17 February.

Picasso thief signs away right to haul

(United Kingdom)

Midweek Herald (2016). Picasso thief signs away right to haul. Midweek Herald. 17 February.

Le Corbusier centre theft: Chandigarh Police cracks another case of heritage furniture theft, arrests 3

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Le Corbusier centre theft: Chandigarh Police cracks another case of heritage furniture theft, arrests 3. The New Indian Express. 17 February.

EDITORIAL: Restoring artifacts to their rightful owners

(United Kingdom; Australia)

Indiana Daily Student (2016). EDITORIAL: Restoring artifacts to their rightful owners. Indiana Daily Student. 17 February.

Govt faces challenges in protecting Bihar heritage sites

(India)

TNN (2016). Govt faces challenges in protecting Bihar heritage sites. The Times of India. 18 February.

Sex Pistols photographer accuses artist Elizabeth Peyton of copyright infringement

(United States of America)

Anny Shaw (2016). Sex Pistols photographer accuses artist Elizabeth Peyton of copyright infringement. The Art Newspaper. 18 February.

National Gallery  judged victim of fraud over Asian antiquities

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). National Gallery  judged victim of fraud over Asian antiquities. The Australian. 18 February.

Provenance of Ros Packer buy shaping up as bull

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). Provenance of Ros Packer buy shaping up as bull. The Australian. 18 February.

Painting reported stolen from Fine Arts Building gallery

(United States of America)

Victoria Cortez (2016). Painting reported stolen from Fine Arts Building gallery. The Shorthorn. 18 February.

छपरा के सोनारप ी से चोरी करोड़ की अ धातु की ाचीन मू्ित यां बरामद

(India)

Stolen ancient idol from Chhapra recovered from pond

Jagran (2016). छपरा के सोनारप ी से चोरी करोड़ की अ धातु की ाचीन मू्ित यां बरामद. Jagran. 18 February.

4 including temple security supervisor held in Vrindavan idol theft case

(India)

Anuja Jaiswal (2016). 4 including temple security supervisor held in Vrindavan idol theft case. The Times of India. 18 February.

Oroville man sentenced for taking Native American artifacts

(United States of America)

Alan Marsden (2016). Oroville man sentenced for taking Native American artifacts. Action News Now. 18 February.

Police investigate Aboriginal artwork stolen from Fremantle home

(Australia)

Danielle Le Messurier (2016). Police investigate Aboriginal artwork stolen from Fremantle home. Perth Now. 18 February.

Gang dealing in ancient coins busted

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Gang dealing in ancient coins busted. The Hindu. 18 February.

Germany returns looted treasures to Poland

(Germany; Poland)

Radio Poland (2016). Germany returns looted treasures to Poland. Radio Poland. 18 February.

Stonehenge tourist bosses demand visitors stop chipping stones and selling them on eBay

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2016). Stonehenge tourist bosses demand visitors stop chipping stones and selling them on eBay. The Telegraph. 18 February.

Thief impersonates monk to smuggle relics from ancient Burmese site

(Myanmar)

Asian Correspondent (2016). Thief impersonates monk to smuggle relics from ancient Burmese site. Asian Correspondent. 18 February.

3 precious idols, valuables stolen from temple in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 3 precious idols, valuables stolen from temple in UP. The Times of India. 18 February.

BREAKING: Jesus College students vote to repatriate cockerel to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

The Cambridge Student (2016). BREAKING: Jesus College students vote to repatriate cockerel to Nigeria. The Cambridge Student. 18 February.

Artists Covertly Scan Bust of Nefertiti and Release the Data for Free Online

(Germany; Egypt)

Claire Voon (2016). Artists Covertly Scan Bust of Nefertiti and Release the Data for Free Online. Hyperallergic. 19 February.

Athenians' Association Turns to the European Court of Human Rights for the Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Evgenia Choros (2016). Athenians' Association Turns to the European Court of Human Rights for the Parthenon Marbles. Greek Reporter. 19 February.

Roof Sculpture Missing in Forbidden City

(China)

Chu Yiming (2016). Roof Sculpture Missing in Forbidden City. CRIEnglish. 19 February.

Art Dealer Torsten Brohan Ordered To Disclose Proceeds Of 20th Century Sale To China

(Germany)

Artlyst (2016). Art Dealer Torsten Brohan Ordered To Disclose Proceeds Of 20th Century Sale To China. Artlyst. 19 February.

12 'Poorly Forged' Lee Ufan Paintings Spark Investigation in South Korea

(South Korea)

Rain Embuscado (2016). 12 'Poorly Forged' Lee Ufan Paintings Spark Investigation in South Korea. ArtNet News. 19 February.

Makers in Uproar over Poached Thingiverse Models on eBay

(General)

Hannah Augur (2016). Makers in Uproar over Poached Thingiverse Models on eBay. All 3D Print. 19 February.

Panchaloha idol of Sri Ram stolen from Mudhol temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Panchaloha idol of Sri Ram stolen from Mudhol temple. The Hindu. 19 February.

Navdurga temple priests oppose idol replacement

(India)

Herald Goa (2016). Navdurga temple priests oppose idol replacement. Herald Goa. 19 February.

6 Amazing Oscar Heists and 5 Happy Endings

(General)

Olivia Rutigliano (2016). 6 Amazing Oscar Heists and 5 Happy Endings. Vanity Fair. 19 February.

24-hour Strike on Monday Will Close Museums and Archaeological Sites Throughout Greece

(Greece)

Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi (2016). 24-hour Strike on Monday Will Close Museums and Archaeological Sites Throughout Greece. Greek Reporter. 19 February.

Watchman killed in attempted heist at archaeological site

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Watchman killed in attempted heist at archaeological site. Egypt Independent. 20 February.

'Guilty' verdict on the spectacular 2010 Paris art theft

(France)

DW (2016). 'Guilty' verdict on the spectacular 2010 Paris art theft. DW. 20 February.

Idols found damaged in temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Idols found damaged in temple. India.com. 20 February.

Karkala: Thieves break into Shirlalu Basadi, decamp with valuable idols, ornaments

(India)

R B Jagadish (2016). Karkala: Thieves break into Shirlalu Basadi, decamp with valuable idols, ornaments. Daijiworld. 21 February.

Idols, jewellery stolen from Jain Basadi

(India)

Raghava M. (2016). Idols, jewellery stolen from Jain Basadi. The Hindu. 22 February.

Ancient Buddha sculpture head to return to mainland after 20 years

(China; Taiwan)

Wang Fan (2016). Ancient Buddha sculpture head to return to mainland after 20 years. ECNS. 22 February.

Right-on students demand Cambridge removes bronze statue …because it was looted by Britain

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Charlie Peat (2016). Right-on students demand Cambridge removes bronze statue …because it was looted by Britain. Express. 22 February.

Thief returns missing Waldo Water Tower painting to KC library with remorseful letter included

(United States of America)

Katie Banks (2016). Thief returns missing Waldo Water Tower painting to KC library with remorseful letter included. Fox. 22 February.

Get Ready for the Upcoming 'Beast Jesus' Documentary

(Spain)

Cait Munro (2016). Get Ready for the Upcoming 'Beast Jesus' Documentary. ArtNet News. 22 February.

Saquean zona arqueológica

(Mexico)

Archaeological sites looted

Saraí Vargas Prieto (2016). Saquean zona arqueológica. El Sol de León. 22 February.

Looters Kill Two Guards at Ancient Egyptian Necropolis

(Egypt)

Benjamin Sutton (2016). Looters Kill Two Guards at Ancient Egyptian Necropolis. Hyperallergic. 22 February.

Harrisburg to National Civil War Museum: Secure our artifacts or else

(United States of America)

Christine Vendel (2016). Harrisburg to National Civil War Museum: Secure our artifacts or else. Penn Live. 22 February.

Symposium at MKG develops ideas for dealing with silver formerly owned by Jews in museums

(Germany)

Art Daily (2016). Symposium at MKG develops ideas for dealing with silver formerly owned by Jews in museums. Art Daily. 22 February.

Guard Shot Dead by Looters at Archaeological Site in Egypt

(Egypt)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2016). Guard Shot Dead by Looters at Archaeological Site in Egypt. ArtNet News. 22 February.

Cambridge church community devastated by theft of 'priceless' stained glass window

(United Kingdom)

Freya Leng (2016). Cambridge church community devastated by theft of 'priceless' stained glass window. Cambridge News. 23 February.

Suspect identified in Albuquerque museum dog statue theft

(United States of America)

Kayla Root (2016). Suspect identified in Albuquerque museum dog statue theft. KRQE News. 23 February.

Treasure Hunters Destroy Ancient Roman Bridge near Bulgaria's Drangovo in Search of Legendary Gold Treasure

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Treasure Hunters Destroy Ancient Roman Bridge near Bulgaria's Drangovo in Search of Legendary Gold Treasure. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 23 February.

De robar vírgenes en León a plagiar la Gioconda

(Spain)

Stealing virgins in León to fake the Mona Lisa

Verónica Viñas (2016). De robar vírgenes en León a plagiar la Gioconda. Diario de León. 23 February.

Where it is safe to do so, cultural artefacts should be repatriated

(General)

Dara Bramsos (2016). Where it is safe to do so, cultural artefacts should be repatriated. The Economist. 23 February.

University of Oklahoma agrees to return Nazi-stolen painting

(United States of America)

Daniel C. Houston (2016). University of Oklahoma agrees to return Nazi-stolen painting. Associated Press. 23 February.

Judge Swaps Vote on Iran Bank to Save Relics

(United States of America; Iran)

Adam Klasfeld (2016). Judge Swaps Vote on Iran Bank to Save Relics. Courthouse News Service. 23 February.

Three Held for Temple Heist in Odisha

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Three Held for Temple Heist in Odisha. The New Indian Express. 23 February.

Calangute theft probe draws blank

(India)

TNN (2016). Calangute theft probe draws blank. The Times of India. 24 February.

To Detect Fakes, Art Meets Science

(General)

Jennifer Smith (2016). To Detect Fakes, Art Meets Science. The Wall Street Journal. 24 February.

Denver museum to return last of looted Cambodian statues

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Sravanth Verma (2016). Denver museum to return last of looted Cambodian statues. Digital Journal. 24 February.

Chelmsford Museum gold coin theft linked to national security alert

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Chelmsford Museum gold coin theft linked to national security alert. The Art Newspaper. 24 February.

Theft of Tiffany window unsolved

(United States of America)

Liz Graves (2016). Theft of Tiffany window unsolved. Mount Desert Islander. 24 February.

Archivan tras cinco años la mayor operación contra el expolio en décadas

(Spain)

Biggest operation against against plundering in decades shelved after five years

Juan Esteban Poveda (2016). Archivan tras cinco años la mayor operación contra el expolio en décadas. Ideal. 24 February.

Temen saqueo de piezas arqueológicas en Sierra La Palma de Altamira

(Mexico)

Archaeological pieces feared looted in Sierra La Palma, Altamira

Diana Alvarado (2016). Temen saqueo de piezas arqueológicas en Sierra La Palma de Altamira. Hoy Tamaulipas. 24 February.

Church congregation in shock after thieves steal priceless medieval stained glass window

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2016). Church congregation in shock after thieves steal priceless medieval stained glass window. ITV News. 24 February.

1000-year-old Idol Awaits 'Security Clearance'

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). 1000-year-old Idol Awaits 'Security Clearance'. The New Indian Express. 24 February.

Tucson gem show dinosaur smuggler convicted

(United States of America)

Curt Prendergast (2016). Tucson gem show dinosaur smuggler convicted. Arizona Daily Star. 24 February.

Police arrest suspect in stolen dog statue case

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Reed (2016). Police arrest suspect in stolen dog statue case. KOB4. 25 February.

Roban varias de las conchas de bronce que indican el Camino de Santiago en Valladolid

(Spain)

Some of the bronze shells that mark the Camino de Santiago in Valladolid are stolen

Víctor Vela (2016). Roban varias de las conchas de bronce que indican el Camino de Santiago en Valladolid. El Norte de Castilla. 25 February.

Naughty Dog Apologizes For Stolen Artwork in Uncharted 4 Trailer

(General)

Steven Boggs (2016). Naughty Dog Apologizes For Stolen Artwork in Uncharted 4 Trailer. The Escapist. 25 February.

Preservation Is a Civil Rights Issue

(United States of America)

Jonathan Bailey (2016). Preservation Is a Civil Rights Issue. Indian Country Today. 25 February.

Alarm system disconnected at National Civil War Museum prior to burglary

(United States of America)

Christine Vendel (2016). Alarm system disconnected at National Civil War Museum prior to burglary. Penn Live. 25 February.

Man charged with stealing $25,000 in rare video games

(United States of America)

Steven Henshaw (2016). Man charged with stealing $25,000 in rare video games. Reading Eagle. 25 February.

Setback for Picasso's Daughter in Battle Over Sculpture

(France)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Setback for Picasso's Daughter in Battle Over Sculpture. The New York Times. 25 February.

New rewards offered in case of stolen championship boxing belts

(United States of America)

Localsyr (2016). New rewards offered in case of stolen championship boxing belts. Localsyr. 25 February.

Boy finds ancient figurine during Beit She'an outing

(Israel)

Times of Israel (2016). Boy finds ancient figurine during Beit She'an outing. The Times of Israel. 25 February.

$5,000 statue stolen from Ottawa restaurant

(Canada)

Justin Samanski-Langille (2016). $5,000 statue stolen from Ottawa restaurant. Ottawa Sun. 25 February.

'We think owl Kevin was stolen to order' – Baytree Owl Centre manager

(United Kingdom)

Spalding Guardian (2016). 'We think owl Kevin was stolen to order' – Baytree Owl Centre manager. Spalding Guardian. 25 February.

Rare $3 million painting by French master Jean-Léon Gérôme returned after 70 years

(Russia)

The Siberian Times (2016). Rare $3 million painting by French master Jean-Léon Gérôme returned after 70 years. The Siberian Times. 25 February.

Dolls Worth Rs 25 Lakh Stolen From Museum Warehouse In Rajkot

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Dolls Worth Rs 25 Lakh Stolen From Museum Warehouse In Rajkot. Scoop Whoop. 25 February.

Police search for stolen 18th century prints

(United Kingdom)

East Grinstead Online (2016). Police search for stolen 18th century prints. East Grinstead Online. 25 February.

Cultural Protection Law Revision Triggers Doubts as China's Economy Slows

(China)

Liyan Qi (2016). Cultural Protection Law Revision Triggers Doubts as China's Economy Slows. The Wall Street Journal. 26 February.

Native art goes missing from Juneau school

(United States of America)

Lisa Phu (2016). Native art goes missing from Juneau school. Juneau Empire. 26 February.

Cambodian warrior comes home: Denver Art Museum returns Khmer statue

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Dan Duray (2016). Cambodian warrior comes home: Denver Art Museum returns Khmer statue. The Art Newspaper. 26 February.

Statue stolen from Mussolini's Roman villa to be returned

(Italy; United States of America)

Dan Duray (2016). Statue stolen from Mussolini's Roman villa to be returned. The Art Newspaper. 26 February.

Birmingham Museum of Art wants painting gone, but who owns the artwork?

(United States of America)

Ken Faulk (2016). Birmingham Museum of Art wants painting gone, but who owns the artwork?. AL.com. 26 February.

Illicit antiquities chic? Faux decapitated Buddha heads as decor

(General)

Donna Yates (2016). Illicit antiquities chic? Faux decapitated Buddha heads as decor. Anonymous Swiss Collector. 26 February.

Richard Prince Moves to Dismiss Latest Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2016). Richard Prince Moves to Dismiss Latest Copyright Infringement Lawsuit. ArtNet News. 26 February.

Graffiti tagger destroys historical Smith Street feminist mural

(Australia)

Neelima Choahan (2016). Graffiti tagger destroys historical Smith Street feminist mural. The Age. 26 February.

Australian gallery identifies looted Indian treasures

(Australia; India)

Geoff Hiscock (2016). Australian gallery identifies looted Indian treasures. Nikkei. 26 February.

Old graveyard dug up and no one knows who's doing it

(Pakistan)

Sameer Mandhro (2016). Old graveyard dug up and no one knows who's doing it. The Express Tribune. 26 February.

Met clarifies 'pay what you wish' entry after legal settlement

(United States of America)

Helen Stoilas (2016). Met clarifies 'pay what you wish' entry after legal settlement. The Art Newspaper. 26 February.

U.S. will return stolen historical documents to Russia

(Russia; United States of America)

Yelena Chernenko (2016). U.S. will return stolen historical documents to Russia. Russia Beyond the Headlines. 26 February.

UK Imposes Export Ban on $2.9 Million Giacometti Sculpture

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). UK Imposes Export Ban on $2.9 Million Giacometti Sculpture. ArtNet News. 26 February.

Some Asshole Stole This Gorgeous Piece of Batman Art Before It Reached Its New Owner

(United States of America)

James Whitbrook (2016). Some Asshole Stole This Gorgeous Piece of Batman Art Before It Reached Its New Owner. io9. 26 February.

How western art collectors are helping to fund Isis

(General)

Leila Amineddoleh (2016). How western art collectors are helping to fund Isis. The Guardian. 26 February.

Police seize 1 mln euros' worth of antiquities from three suspects

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Police seize 1 mln euros' worth of antiquities from three suspects. eKathimerini. 26 February.

Taiwan Buddhist helps lost statue head home after 20 years

(China; Taiwan)

Shanghai Daily (2016). Taiwan Buddhist helps lost statue head home after 20 years. Shanghai Daily. 26 February.

Stolen archaeological pieces seized in Qamishli

(Syria)

Syrian Radio & TV (2016). Stolen archaeological pieces seized in Qamishli. Syrian Radio & TV. 26 February.

Art gallery owner admits keeping client's $2m

(Singapore)

Selina Lum (2016). Art gallery owner admits keeping client's $2m. The Straits Times. 27 February.

Museum officials disagree over security issues that led to pistol theft

(United States of America)

Chris Davis (2016). Museum officials disagree over security issues that led to pistol theft. ABC United States. 27 February.

Vandals destroy beloved Stirchley Park art mural by painting over Banksy-style images

(United Kingdom)

Alison Stacey (2016). Vandals destroy beloved Stirchley Park art mural by painting over Banksy-style images. Birmingham Mail. 27 February.

ఆలయంలో నంది విగ్రహం చోరీ

(India)

Nandi temple theft

Sakshi Post (2016). ఆలయంలో నంది విగ్రహం చోరీ. Sakshi Post. 27 February.

Some Take Massive Risks To Save Syria's Cultural Heritage

(Syria)

NPR (2016). Some Take Massive Risks To Save Syria's Cultural Heritage. NPR. 28 February.

ASI seeks info on provenance of idols

(India)

S. Prasad (2016). ASI seeks info on provenance of idols. The Hindu. 28 February.

Why art galleries are quietly clearing out their vaults

(General)

Patricia Treble (2016). Why art galleries are quietly clearing out their vaults. McLean's. 28 February.

Tel Aviv: Burglars indicted for heist of 17th Century manuscripts

(Israel)

Ben Hartman (2016). Tel Aviv: Burglars indicted for heist of 17th Century manuscripts. The Jerusalem Post. 28 February.

French cleaners scrub off street art

(France)

BBC News (2016). French cleaners scrub off street art. BBC News. 28 February.

But is it art? NYPD cops seize $1m worth of marijuana disguised as art in New York's West Village

(United States of America)

James Wilkinson (2016). But is it art? NYPD cops seize $1m worth of marijuana disguised as art in New York's West Village. The Daily Mail. 28 February.

Romanian police seize stolen archaeological treasures

(Romania)

AFP (2016). Romanian police seize stolen archaeological treasures. Phys.org. 29 February.

US Museum Returns Stolen Rama Statue

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Peter Ford (2016). US Museum Returns Stolen Rama Statue. Cambodia Daily. 29 February.

CC to Decide If Malian Teacher Will Face Charges for Destroying Timbuktu Artifacts

(Mali)

Vice (2016). CC to Decide If Malian Teacher Will Face Charges for Destroying Timbuktu Artifacts. Vice. 29 February.

Le collectionneur Sindika Dokolo remporte son bras de fer contre un galeriste parisien

(Angola; France)

Roxana Azimi (2016). Le collectionneur Sindika Dokolo remporte son bras de fer contre un galeriste parisien. Le Monde. 29 February.

Bible valued £2,000 stolen as church thefts go on the rise in Powys

(United Kingdom)

Robert Doman (2016). Bible valued £2,000 stolen as church thefts go on the rise in Powys. News North Wales. 29 February.

Decenas de joyas y obras de arte están perdidas por los robos en iglesias

(Spain)

Dozens of jewels and works of art are lost to robberies in churches

Antonio Botías (2016). Decenas de joyas y obras de arte están perdidas por los robos en iglesias. La Verdad. 29 February.

Christie's Seeks Judgment Against Mugrabi Family for $32m Unpaid on Basquiat Painting

(United States of America)

Marion Maneker (2016). Christie's Seeks Judgment Against Mugrabi Family for $32m Unpaid on Basquiat Painting. Art Market Monitor. 29 February.

Rathkeale Rovers: How an enthusiastic gardener and his Leylandii trimmings helped to bring gang leaders to justice

(United Kingdom)

Paul Peachey (2016). Rathkeale Rovers: How an enthusiastic gardener and his Leylandii trimmings helped to bring gang leaders to justice. The Independent. 29 February.

Manannan Mac Lír statue back in place at Binevenagh

(United Kingdom)

Seamus McKinney (2016). Manannan Mac Lír statue back in place at Binevenagh. The Irish News. 29 February.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Winged Bull of Nineveh

(Iraq)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Winged Bull of Nineveh. BBC News. 29 February.

Antiquities: The long road home

(General)

Finbarr Toesland (2016). Antiquities: The long road home. The Africa Report. 29 February.