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Articles for February 2017

222 articles found.

Thieves will battle to resell unique artworks heisted from Joburg gallery

(South Africa)

Jan Bornman (2017). Thieves will battle to resell unique artworks heisted from Joburg gallery. Times Live. 1 February.

Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria

(Austria)

AFP (2017). Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria. Art Daily. 1 February.

Angry Pompeii workers 'tear down part of ancient Roman house in clash with management'

(Italy)

Chris Kitching (2017). Angry Pompeii workers 'tear down part of ancient Roman house in clash with management'. Mirror. 1 February.

Court approves stay of execution on return order for stolen Buddhist statue

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Court approves stay of execution on return order for stolen Buddhist statue. Yonhap News Agency. 1 February.

How Paris' 100-million-euro art heist happened

(France)

Stefan Dege (2017). How Paris' 100-million-euro art heist happened. DW. 1 February.

Citizen scientists can now help stop archaeological looting

(Peru)

Boing Boing (2017). Citizen scientists can now help stop archaeological looting. BoingBoing. 1 February.

Egypt retrieves 2 artifacts from London

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Egypt retrieves 2 artifacts from London. Egypt Independent. 1 February.

Roof nicked, gallery floods

(South Africa)

Ufrieda Ho (2017). Roof nicked, gallery floods. Times Live. 2 February.

Maui temple bell stolen

(United States of America)

Gary Kubota (2017). Maui temple bell stolen. Star Advertiser. 2 February.

Fallout for Michael Shvo After Art-Related Tax Evasion Charges

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Fallout for Michael Shvo After Art-Related Tax Evasion Charges. ArtNet News. 2 February.

Royal Canadian Mint employee who hid stolen gold in his bum gets 30 months in prison

(Canada)

Mike Blanchfield (2017). Royal Canadian Mint employee who hid stolen gold in his bum gets 30 months in prison. The Hamilton Spectator. 2 February.

Jury indicts man accused of stealing memorabilia from Canfield museum

(United States of America)

Sarah Mercer (2017). Jury indicts man accused of stealing memorabilia from Canfield museum. WKBN. 2 February.

Three charged in theft by swindle art scheme

(United States of America)

Jason Sorensen (2017). Three charged in theft by swindle art scheme. The Journal. 2 February.

Republicans back off bill to sell 3.3m acres of public land after outcry

(United States of America)

Caty Enders (2017). Republicans back off bill to sell 3.3m acres of public land after outcry. The Guardian. 2 February.

Chhattisgarh: Ancient Ganesha idol damaged by suspected Maoists successfully restored

(India)

ANI (2017). Chhattisgarh: Ancient Ganesha idol damaged by suspected Maoists successfully restored. Business Standard. 2 February.

Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum. ArtNet News. 2 February.

New Zealand's surprising history of art crime: 'I continue to be flabbergasted'

(New Zealand)

Elanore Ainge Roy (2017). New Zealand's surprising history of art crime: 'I continue to be flabbergasted'. The Guardian. 2 February.

European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime

(General)

James Ratcliffe (2017). European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime. Apollo. 2 February.

It's time the art market got tough on fakes

(General)

Laura Gilbert (2017). It's time the art market got tough on fakes. The Art Newspaper. 2 February.

Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya. Egypt Independent. 2 February.

Louvre attack: French soldier shoots machete-wielding man

(France)

BBC News (2017). Louvre attack: French soldier shoots machete-wielding man. BBC News. 3 February.

Actor David Spade Sues Photographer Peter Beard for Failure to Authenticate a Work

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Actor David Spade Sues Photographer Peter Beard for Failure to Authenticate a Work. ArtNet News. 3 February.

Prosecution seeks jail time and heavy fines for Paris museum thieves

(France)

Vincent Noce (2017). Prosecution seeks jail time and heavy fines for Paris museum thieves. The Art Newspaper. 3 February.

Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute

(Netherlands; China)

Kinling Lo (2017). Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute. South China Morning Post. 3 February.

For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat

(France)

Benoît Morenne (2017). For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat. The New York Times. 3 February.

'Playful pup' sculpture returns to Mercer Island park

(United States of America)

Katie Metzger (2017). 'Playful pup' sculpture returns to Mercer Island park. Mercer Island Reporter. 3 February.

Breaking: Governor signs resolution asking to rescind Bears Ears monument designation

(United States of America)

Gephardt Daily (2017). Breaking: Governor signs resolution asking to rescind Bears Ears monument designation. Gephardt Daily. 3 February.

Call for Italy's quake-stricken works to return home for treatment

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2017). Call for Italy's quake-stricken works to return home for treatment. The Art Newspaper. 3 February.

Asociación denuncia saqueo y destrucción de restos arqueológicos en Salamanca

(Spain)

Association denounces looting and destruction of archaeological remains in Salamanca

La Vanguardia (2017). Asociación denuncia saqueo y destrucción de restos arqueológicos en Salamanca. La Vanguardia. 3 February.

ठाकुरबाड़ी से अष्ट धातु की माँ सीता की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Ashta metal sculpture of Mother Sita stolen from Thakurbari

Live Hindustan (2017). ठाकुरबाड़ी से अष्ट धातु की माँ सीता की मूर्ति चोरी. Live Hindustan. 3 February.

My grandfather left me a £2million Van Gogh - and we've spent £4k trying to prove it: Couple claim they own a piece from early in the artist's career

(United Kingdom; Netherlands)

Kate Pickles (2017). My grandfather left me a £2million Van Gogh - and we've spent £4k trying to prove it: Couple claim they own a piece from early in the artist's career. The Daily Mail. 3 February.

Obituary: J.S.G.Boggs was found dead on January 23rd

(United States of America)

The Economist (2017). Obituary: J.S.G.Boggs was found dead on January 23rd. The Economist. 4 February.

Hermitage storage centre searched by FSB agents

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Hermitage storage centre searched by FSB agents. The Art Newspaper. 4 February.

Najaf Police confiscates 35 artifacts hidden inside vehicle

(Iraq)

Loaa Adel (2017). Najaf Police confiscates 35 artifacts hidden inside vehicle. Iraqi News. 5 February.

Cairo's Islamic Art Museum Reopens 3 Years After A Car Bomb Damaged It

(Egypt)

WCAI (2017). Cairo's Islamic Art Museum Reopens 3 Years After A Car Bomb Damaged It. WCAI. 5 February.

Van por 'ladrones' de vestigios mayas en Umán

(Mexico)

Police go after 'thieves' of Maya ruins in Umán

Luis Fuente (2017). Van por 'ladrones' de vestigios mayas en Umán. Milenio. 5 February.

गोरखपुर में पांच करोड़ की मूर्ति बरामद तस्कर गिरफ्तार

(India; Nepal)

Smuggler arrested with lord buddha stolen in Gorakhpur

Patrika (2017). गोरखपुर में पांच करोड़ की मूर्ति बरामद तस्कर गिरफ्तार. Patrika. 5 February.

Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals

(Poland)

Arutz Sheva (2017). Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals. Israel National News. 5 February.

From Rabindranath Tagore to Kailash Satyarthi, when burglars aimed for the Nobel

(General)

The Economic Times (2017). From Rabindranath Tagore to Kailash Satyarthi, when burglars aimed for the Nobel. The Economic Times. 5 February.

Roban reliquia de Mártires Mercedarios

(Guatemala)

Relic of the Mercedarios Martys stolen

Miguel Lopez (2017). Roban reliquia de Mártires Mercedarios. Prensa Libre. 6 February.

The Art Lost Register Resolved Eight Stolen Artworks Cases in January

(General)

Perwana Nazif (2017). The Art Lost Register Resolved Eight Stolen Artworks Cases in January. ArtNet News. 6 February.

FBI Recovers Rare, Local History Stolen From Girard College

(United States of America)

David Spunt (2017). FBI Recovers Rare, Local History Stolen From Girard College. CBS Philly. 6 February.

National Gallery's £30m Pontormo bid rejected owing to sterling slump

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Slawson (2017). National Gallery's £30m Pontormo bid rejected owing to sterling slump. The Guardian. 6 February.

Newbury Street gallery robbed, and suspected thief caught within moments

(United States of America)

John R. Ellement (2017). Newbury Street gallery robbed, and suspected thief caught within moments. The Boston Globe. 6 February.

Cathedral-goers get up-close look at snatched medieval crucifix

(United Kingdom)

Alex Williams (2017). Cathedral-goers get up-close look at snatched medieval crucifix. Premier. 6 February.

दिनदहाड़े राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Radhakrishna Temple Ashtadhatu Statues Stolen In Broad Daylight

Amar Ujala (2017). दिनदहाड़े राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 6 February.

Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership

(South Korea; Japan)

Korea JoongAng Daily (2017). Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership. Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 February.

Over 28 antiquities retrieved from abroad till date: Govt

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Over 28 antiquities retrieved from abroad till date: Govt. The Indian Express. 6 February.

Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra

(Italy; Syria)

ANSA (2017). Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra. ANSA. 7 February.

We can preserve elephants AND conserve art

(General)

Martin Levy (2017). We can preserve elephants AND conserve art. Apollo. 7 February.

Antiquities robber caught red-handed in a Byzantine site

(Israel; Palestine)

Elisha Ben Kimon (2017). Antiquities robber caught red-handed in a Byzantine site. Ynet News. 7 February.

Nobel Prize stolen from social activist Kailash Satyarthi's house

(India)

Sohini Mitter (2017). Nobel Prize stolen from social activist Kailash Satyarthi's house. Mashable. 7 February.

Show of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists' ire

(United States of America; Indonesia)

Traci Watson (2017). Show of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists' ire. Nature. 7 February.

Gone, sometimes forgotten: State law protects even tiny cemeteries, but enforcement can be tough

(United States of America)

Hailey Konnath (2017). Gone, sometimes forgotten: State law protects even tiny cemeteries, but enforcement can be tough. Omaha World-Herald. 7 February.

Major Art Market Players Band Together to Shake Industry's "Shady" Image

(General)

Anna Louie Sussman (2017). Major Art Market Players Band Together to Shake Industry's "Shady" Image. Artsy. 7 February.

A Scarred Battlefield: forgery at work?

(United Kingdom)

Colin Gleadell (2017). A Scarred Battlefield: forgery at work?. The Telegraph. 7 February.

Metal detectorists urged to 'brush up on skills' to avoid damaging treasures

(United Kingdom)

Jody Harrison (2017). Metal detectorists urged to 'brush up on skills' to avoid damaging treasures. The Herald. 7 February.

Stopping the fake indigenous art flood when does cultural appropriation become theft?

(Australia)

Lexology (2017). Stopping the fake indigenous art flood when does cultural appropriation become theft?. Lexology. 7 February.

Sotheby's heads to court in dispute over 'fake' Old Master

(United Kingdom)

James Pickford (2017). Sotheby's heads to court in dispute over 'fake' Old Master. Financial Times. 7 February.

Police seize 1 billion liras worth of Hellenistic jewelry in western Turkey

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Police seize 1 billion liras worth of Hellenistic jewelry in western Turkey. Daily Sabah. 7 February.

Recuperan un misal y un sacro antiguos robados en Pinos del Valle

(Spain)

Missal and ancient sacrum stolen in Pinos del Valle recovered

Granada Hoy (2017). Recuperan un misal y un sacro antiguos robados en Pinos del Valle. Granada Hoy. 7 February.

Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel citation, medal replica stolen

(India)

The Tribune (2017). Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel citation, medal replica stolen. The Tribune. 7 February.

New document by Chun Kyung-ja says 'Beautiful Woman' is fake

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). New document by Chun Kyung-ja says 'Beautiful Woman' is fake. Yonhap News Agency. 7 February.

Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling

(India)

AFP (2017). Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling. The Daily Mail. 8 February.

Iran displays ancient Persian artifacts returned from the US

(Iran; United States of America)

Amir Vahdat (2017). Iran displays ancient Persian artifacts returned from the US. Phys.org. 8 February.

Ethics code and transparency are key in protecting image of art market

(General)

Laura Chesters (2017). Ethics code and transparency are key in protecting image of art market. Antiques Trade Gazette. 8 February.

Painting stolen by Nazis finally returned to heirs of Jewish art gallery

(United States of America; Canada; Italy)

Chris Perez (2017). Painting stolen by Nazis finally returned to heirs of Jewish art gallery. New York Post. 8 February.

Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap

(Malaysia; Japan)

Oliver Holmes (2017). Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap. The Guardian. 9 February.

Santa Fe couple convicted in artifact-smuggling case

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Uriel J. Garcia (2017). Santa Fe couple convicted in artifact-smuggling case. Santa Fe New Mexican. 9 February.

Germany Arrests Alleged Mastermind Behind Bardo Museum Terror Attack

(Tunisia; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Germany Arrests Alleged Mastermind Behind Bardo Museum Terror Attack. ArtNet News. 9 February.

The Eiffel Tower Is Getting a Bulletproof Glass Wall

(France)

Lilit Marcus (2017). The Eiffel Tower Is Getting a Bulletproof Glass Wall. Condé Nast Traveler. 9 February.

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave filled with ancient artefacts discovered for first time in 60 years

(Israel)

Bethan McKernan (2017). New Dead Sea Scrolls cave filled with ancient artefacts discovered for first time in 60 years. The Independent. 9 February.

Why We Need to Fight to Save Mosul's Cultural Heritage

(Iraq)

Katharyn Hanson (2017). Why We Need to Fight to Save Mosul's Cultural Heritage. Smithsonian. 9 February.

Manhattan District Attorney Returns Ancient Sarcophagus to Greek Consulate

(Greece; United States of America)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Manhattan District Attorney Returns Ancient Sarcophagus to Greek Consulate. Greek Reporter. 9 February.

Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary

(Hungary; Turkey; Armenia; Lithuania)

PanArmenian (2017). Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary. PanArmenian. 9 February.

5 detained in Turkey for attempting to sell painting claimed to be Picasso's work

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). 5 detained in Turkey for attempting to sell painting claimed to be Picasso's work. Daily Sabah. 9 February.

Hombre que robó obra de arte fue detenido tras jactarse de delito para hablar con mujer

(Chile)

Man who stole piece of art was arrested after boasting of crime to woman

P. Silva (2017). Hombre que robó obra de arte fue detenido tras jactarse de delito para hablar con mujer. La Tercera. 10 February.

Bolton saleroom offer convicted faker's 'Lowry' imitations

(United Kingdom)

Alex Capon (2017). Bolton saleroom offer convicted faker's 'Lowry' imitations. Antiques Trade Gazette. 10 February.

DRI to approach USA for details on antique smuggler's imports

(India; United States of America)

Pratik Salunke (2017). DRI to approach USA for details on antique smuggler's imports. Hindustan Times. 10 February.

Medieval, modern looters destroy most mummies in Russia's Yamal — scientist

(Russia)

TASS (2017). Medieval, modern looters destroy most mummies in Russia's Yamal — scientist. TASS. 10 February.

Church secured against thieves - at cost of £311,000

(United Kingdom)

Mark Foster (2017). Church secured against thieves - at cost of £311,000. Darlington & Stockton Times. 10 February.

Wall mural stolen from Kensington Gardens school, SA

(Australia)

Mirage News (2017). Wall mural stolen from Kensington Gardens school, SA. Mirage News. 10 February.

Museum Terminates Shia LaBeouf's Anti-Trump Art Project over Safety Concerns

(United States of America)

Benjamin Sutton (2017). Museum Terminates Shia LaBeouf's Anti-Trump Art Project over Safety Concerns. Hyperallergic. 10 February.

'Booze, bullies and perverts' rife at museum

(Ireland)

Allison Bray (2017). 'Booze, bullies and perverts' rife at museum. Irish Independent. 10 February.

Encroachments removed from Dahshour necropolis site: Ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Encroachments removed from Dahshour necropolis site: Ministry. Ahram Online. 10 February.

Right-Wing Extremists Vandalize Politically Charged Art Exhibition in Kiev

(Ukraine)

Hili Perlson (2017). Right-Wing Extremists Vandalize Politically Charged Art Exhibition in Kiev. ArtNet News. 10 February.

'Salvaging okayed after getting feedback from agencies'

(Malaysia)

New Straits Times (2017). 'Salvaging okayed after getting feedback from agencies'. New Straits Times. 10 February.

Indonesia and Australia battle to save WWII shipwreck HMAS Perth from salvagers

(Australia; Indonesia)

Jewel Topsfield (2017). Indonesia and Australia battle to save WWII shipwreck HMAS Perth from salvagers. Western Advocate. 10 February.

World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate

(Malaysia; Netherlands; Japan)

George Dvorsky (2017). World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate. Gizmodo. 10 February.

South Korea ex-culture minister charged over artist blacklist

(South Korea)

AFP (2017). South Korea ex-culture minister charged over artist blacklist. Art Daily. 11 February.

Missing Harry Potter painting prompts Parcelforce apology

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Missing Harry Potter painting prompts Parcelforce apology. BBC News. 11 February.

Man stole bronze figurine worth £400 but was "so drunk" he left it on bus

(United Kingdom)

Kate Wilson (2017). Man stole bronze figurine worth £400 but was "so drunk" he left it on bus. Daily Echo. 11 February.

Pensioner jailed for spate of art thefts

(United Kingdom)

Fiona Hamilton (2017). Pensioner jailed for spate of art thefts. The Times. 11 February.

Attempted art heist on Super Bowl foiled by BU students

(United States of America)

Nicole Fleming (2017). Attempted art heist on Super Bowl foiled by BU students. The Boston Globe. 11 February.

Maoists deny hand in destruction of ancient Ganesha idol; Cops have their doubts

(India)

Ejaz Kaiser (2017). Maoists deny hand in destruction of ancient Ganesha idol; Cops have their doubts. The New Indian Express. 12 February.

DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc

(India)

Virendrasingh Ghunawat (2017). DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc. India Today. 12 February.

Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse

(United Kingdom)

George Sandeman (2017). Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse. The Guardian. 12 February.

Rescatan material arqueológico maya

(Mexico)

Maya material recovered

Wilmer Delgado Rojas (2017). Rescatan material arqueológico maya. El Expreso. 12 February.

Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel replica recovered, 3 arrested

(India)

TNN (2017). Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel replica recovered, 3 arrested. The Times of India. 12 February.

Vandals target display of multifaith artworks at Gloucester Cathedral

(United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe (2017). Vandals target display of multifaith artworks at Gloucester Cathedral. The Guardian. 12 February.

Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts

(Albania)

Associated Press (2017). Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts. The Pueblo Chieftan. 12 February.

More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda. The Indian Express. 12 February.

Why auctioneers are buying into forensics

(General)

Melanie Gerlis (2017). Why auctioneers are buying into forensics. The Art Newspaper. 13 February.

A lawsuit involving American Indian artifacts, alleged excessive force and a Utahn's suicide has hit another wall

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2017). A lawsuit involving American Indian artifacts, alleged excessive force and a Utahn's suicide has hit another wall. The Salt Lake Tribune. 13 February.

Reports of illegal metal detecting near the historic Weeting Castle

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Murphy (2017). Reports of illegal metal detecting near the historic Weeting Castle. Watton & Swaffham Times. 13 February.

Jóvenes expoliadores saquean yacimientos de la Comunitat Valenciana y lo difunden por internet

(Spain)

Young looters sack sites in the Comunitat Valenciana and sell them on the internet

J. A. Marrahí (2017). Jóvenes expoliadores saquean yacimientos de la Comunitat Valenciana y lo difunden por internet. Las Provincias. 13 February.

After 14 months, stolen Lincoln's hand returned to museum

(United States of America)

Allison Shapiro (2017). After 14 months, stolen Lincoln's hand returned to museum. Daily Journal. 13 February.

Ancient statue a riddle for experts

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2017). Ancient statue a riddle for experts. Khmer Times. 13 February.

13 years on, no sign of 'ancient' paintings missing from Qila Mubarak

(India)

Manish Sirhindi (2017). 13 years on, no sign of 'ancient' paintings missing from Qila Mubarak. The Times of India. 13 February.

Mission impossible: trying to flog a stolen 500-year-old Dante manuscript

(United Kingdom)

Chitra Ramaswamy (2017). Mission impossible: trying to flog a stolen 500-year-old Dante manuscript. The Guardian. 13 February.

Italy Recovers 14 More Paintings, Including a Salvador Dalí, From Collection of Mafia Boss

(Italy)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Italy Recovers 14 More Paintings, Including a Salvador Dalí, From Collection of Mafia Boss. ArtNet News. 13 February.

Thieves who stole Satyarthi's Nobel don't remember if they took certificate

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Thieves who stole Satyarthi's Nobel don't remember if they took certificate. Deccan Chronicle. 14 February.

Bosnian Stolen Artworks Database to Combat Art

(Bosnia)

Igor Spaic (2017). Bosnian Stolen Artworks Database to Combat Art. Balkan Insight. 14 February.

Battle over Kiefer's Beijing show escalates as curator rejects dealers' objections

(China)

Georgina Adam (2017). Battle over Kiefer's Beijing show escalates as curator rejects dealers' objections. The Art Newspaper. 14 February.

Stolen artifacts from Turkey found in Germany

(Turkey; Germany)

Ömer Erbil (2017). Stolen artifacts from Turkey found in Germany. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 February.

Lincoln sculpture stolen from museum found in a church

(United States of America)

The Associated Press (2017). Lincoln sculpture stolen from museum found in a church. Star Tribune. 14 February.

New Dead Sea Scrolls Find May Help Detect Forgeries

(Israel)

Michelle Z. Donahue (2017). New Dead Sea Scrolls Find May Help Detect Forgeries. National Geographic. 14 February.

The Ancient Syrian City ISIS Is Destroying, Preserved Online

(Syria)

Jason Farago (2017). The Ancient Syrian City ISIS Is Destroying, Preserved Online. The New York Times. 15 February.

Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities. Tornos News. 15 February.

Artist Jon Campbell sues retail giant Target, alleging it copied his work

(Australia; United States of America)

Karen MIchael (2017). Artist Jon Campbell sues retail giant Target, alleging it copied his work. Domain. 15 February.

Cyprus 'very interested' in return of Parthenon Marbles says Kadis

(Cyprus; Greece)

Cyprus Mail (2017). Cyprus 'very interested' in return of Parthenon Marbles says Kadis. Cyprus Mail. 15 February.

181 artifacts from looted site found, BLM asks for help

(United States of America)

Julie Applegate (2017). 181 artifacts from looted site found, BLM asks for help. St George News. 15 February.

Here's Your Chance to See Cornelius Gurlitt's Infamous Art Trove

(Switzerland; Germany)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Here's Your Chance to See Cornelius Gurlitt's Infamous Art Trove. ArtNet News. 16 February.

Bihar govt to prepare list of idols, artefacts in temples

(India)

TNN (2017). Bihar govt to prepare list of idols, artefacts in temples. The Times of India. 16 February.

In West Bank, Israeli And Palestinian Archaeologists Both Lay Claim To Heritage

(Palestine; Israel)

WKNO (2017). In West Bank, Israeli And Palestinian Archaeologists Both Lay Claim To Heritage. WKNO. 16 February.

Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca

(Morocco; Italy)

ANSA (2017). Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca. ANSA. 16 February.

Sabah plans new rules on sea salvage after WWII wreck controversy

(Malaysia)

Julia Chan (2017). Sabah plans new rules on sea salvage after WWII wreck controversy. The Malay Mail. 16 February.

Police recover $25,000 sculpture from "art thieves gang"

(Australia)

Shaya Laughlin (2017). Police recover $25,000 sculpture from "art thieves gang". The Daily Telegraph. 16 February.

Meadows Museum confirms two Spanish paintings once stolen by Nazis

(United States of America)

Allison Plake (2017). Meadows Museum confirms two Spanish paintings once stolen by Nazis. SMU Daily. 16 February.

Michigan Art Dealer Gets Three Years in Prison for Selling Fake Paintings

(United States of America)

Reuters (2017). Michigan Art Dealer Gets Three Years in Prison for Selling Fake Paintings. NBC. 16 February.

Case of Japan painting theft to be concluded by early March

(Japan; Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Case of Japan painting theft to be concluded by early March. The Nation. 16 February.

Markus Lüpertz Ditches His Düsseldorf Studio

(Germany)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Markus Lüpertz Ditches His Düsseldorf Studio. ArtNet News. 16 February.

Artist Recreates 13 Stolen Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Masterpieces in New Show

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Artist Recreates 13 Stolen Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Masterpieces in New Show. ArtNet News. 16 February.

Police appeal for information on stolen Mary Potter painting

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2017). Police appeal for information on stolen Mary Potter painting. Antiques Trade Gazette. 16 February.

4 held with ancient Buddha idol

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2017). 4 held with ancient Buddha idol. The Kathmandu Post. 16 February.

One of Africa's largest art collections is under threat

(South Africa)

Lynsey Chutel (2017). One of Africa's largest art collections is under threat. Quartz. 16 February.

A year later, questions still unanswered in Civil War museum gun theft

(United States of America)

Chris Davis (2017). A year later, questions still unanswered in Civil War museum gun theft. ABC United States. 17 February.

South Korean Government Accused of Blacklisting 9,000 Artists—Here's What You Need to Know

(South Korea)

Anna Louie Sussman (2017). South Korean Government Accused of Blacklisting 9,000 Artists—Here's What You Need to Know. Artsy. 17 February.

One more bone inventory, then Kennewick Man may finally go home

(United States of America)

Sandi Doughton (2017). One more bone inventory, then Kennewick Man may finally go home. Seattle Times. 17 February.

The Islamic State's 'business model' is failing, study says

(Syria; Iraq)

Rick Noack (2017). The Islamic State's 'business model' is failing, study says. The Washington Post. 17 February.

Pontormo Failure Prompts Calls for Tighter UK Heritage Protection Rules

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Pontormo Failure Prompts Calls for Tighter UK Heritage Protection Rules. ArtNet News. 17 February.

Moldova art exhibit illustrates $1bn banking fraud

(Moldova)

BBC News (2017). Moldova art exhibit illustrates $1bn banking fraud. BBC News. 17 February.

Art enthusiast devastated after Bradford on Avon gallery raided and £10,000 of paintings stolen

(United Kingdom)

Robin Murray (2017). Art enthusiast devastated after Bradford on Avon gallery raided and £10,000 of paintings stolen. Wiltshire Times. 18 February.

Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin

(Italy)

Glory Moralidad (2017). Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin. Travelers Today. 18 February.

Ludhiana: Crowns, jewels stolen from Kali temple

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Ludhiana: Crowns, jewels stolen from Kali temple. The Indian Express. 18 February.

Tribes return ancient Kennewick Man to the ground

(United States of America)

Annette Cary (2017). Tribes return ancient Kennewick Man to the ground. Tri-City Herald. 19 February.

The Rise Of Fake And Forged Works Of Egyptian Modern Art

(Egypt)

Artlyst (2017). The Rise Of Fake And Forged Works Of Egyptian Modern Art. Artlyst. 19 February.

How the Met's Sale of a Max Beckmann Painting Changed US Museums

(United States of America)

Josh Niland (2017). How the Met's Sale of a Max Beckmann Painting Changed US Museums. Hyperallergic. 19 February.

Has the Art Market Become an Unwitting Partner in Crime?

(General)

Graham Bowley (2017). Has the Art Market Become an Unwitting Partner in Crime?. The New York Times. 19 February.

Looted Iraqi Art, Since Recovered, Will Be Shown at the Venice Biennale

(Iraq; Italy)

Christopher D. Shea (2017). Looted Iraqi Art, Since Recovered, Will Be Shown at the Venice Biennale. The New York Times. 20 February.

Israeli authorities foil ancient Roman coin smuggling attempt

(Israel; Palestine; Jordan)

Ido Ben Porat (2017). Israeli authorities foil ancient Roman coin smuggling attempt. Arutz Sheva. 20 February.

Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale

(Iraq; Italy)

Colin Randall (2017). Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale. The National. 20 February.

"Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso

(France)

Henry Samuel (2017). "Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso. The Telegraph. 20 February.

Sabah to probe whether UMS salvage work broke law

(Malaysia; Japan)

Avila Geraldine (2017). Sabah to probe whether UMS salvage work broke law. The Straits Times. 20 February.

Public asked to photograph 'secret collection' of works stored in homes across the UK

(United Kingdom)

Gareth Harris (2017). Public asked to photograph 'secret collection' of works stored in homes across the UK. The Art Newspaper. 20 February.

Top London museums increase security over suitcase bomb fears

(United Kingdom)

Robin de Peyer (2017). Top London museums increase security over suitcase bomb fears. Evening Standard. 20 February.

Palestinian nabbed at crossing with sack of ancient coins

(Israel; Palestine; Jordan)

Ilan Ben Zion (2017). Palestinian nabbed at crossing with sack of ancient coins. The Times of Israel. 20 February.

Family catches antiquity thief in the act

(Israel)

Arutz Sheva (2017). Family catches antiquity thief in the act. Arutz Sheva. 20 February.

With an eye to national identity, Beijing vows to stem loss of cultural treasures

(China)

Jun Mai (2017). With an eye to national identity, Beijing vows to stem loss of cultural treasures. South China Morning Post. 20 February.

Suspect arrested in theft of LeBron James painting

(United States of America)

Maria Arcega-Dunn (2017). Suspect arrested in theft of LeBron James painting. Fox. 20 February.

Policeman sacked for keeping gold coin proceeds

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Policeman sacked for keeping gold coin proceeds. BBC News. 20 February.

Germany returns Adolph von Menzel drawing sold under Nazi persecution

(Germany)

Associated Press (2017). Germany returns Adolph von Menzel drawing sold under Nazi persecution. CBC. 20 February.

Two valuable Lenkiewicz paintings have been stolen from a Plymouth home

(United Kingdom)

C Turner (2017). Two valuable Lenkiewicz paintings have been stolen from a Plymouth home. The Herald. 20 February.

Los controles que siguen faltando

(Argentina)

Controls are still missing

El Ancastí (2017). Los controles que siguen faltando. El Ancastí. 20 February.

An Artful Robbery

(General)

Yvonne Dewerne (2017). An Artful Robbery. Harpers Bazaar. 21 February.

World's most infamous art forger legally sells fake Lowry-style paintings at auction for triple the expected value

(United Kingdom)

Paul Harper (2017). World's most infamous art forger legally sells fake Lowry-style paintings at auction for triple the expected value. The Sun. 21 February.

Scientists study ways to preserve world heritage sites damaged in armed conflicts

(General)

Melissa Healy (2017). Scientists study ways to preserve world heritage sites damaged in armed conflicts. Los Angeles Times. 22 February.

Plaintiff argues against Gascards' motion to dismiss art forgery case

(United States of America)

Nicholas Handy (2017). Plaintiff argues against Gascards' motion to dismiss art forgery case. Monadnock Ledger-Transcript. 22 February.

Row erupts as East London gallery accused of showing 'alt-right' and 'racist' art

(United Kingdom)

Anny Shaw (2017). Row erupts as East London gallery accused of showing 'alt-right' and 'racist' art. The Art Newspaper. 22 February.

Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana

(Turkey; Syria)

Fatih Karacali (2017). Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana. Hurriyet Daily News. 22 February.

Police clueless about stolen Dattatreaya Statuette

(Nepal)

eKantipur (2017). Police clueless about stolen Dattatreaya Statuette. eKantipur. 22 February.

Collector Shelley Rubin Says She Was Duped Into Buying $18 Million Worth of Fake Jewels

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Collector Shelley Rubin Says She Was Duped Into Buying $18 Million Worth of Fake Jewels. ArtNet News. 22 February.

Records Point to Dealer's Role in Artifact Theft

(Cambodia; Thailand)

Ben Paviour (2017). Records Point to Dealer's Role in Artifact Theft. The Cambodia Daily. 22 February.

Five held with stolen panchaloha idol

(India)

TNN (2017). Five held with stolen panchaloha idol. Bosco Dominique. 23 February.

Guardia Civil arrest a gang involved in producing and selling fake paintings

(Spain)

John Smith (2017). Guardia Civil arrest a gang involved in producing and selling fake paintings. EuroWeekly. 23 February.

Minister offers Turkish mayor elephants for ancient Hebrew inscription

(Israel; Turkey)

Ilan Ben Zion (2017). Minister offers Turkish mayor elephants for ancient Hebrew inscription. The Times of Israel. 23 February.

Asbury Park police find stolen Bruce Springsteen art

(United States of America)

Alex Napoliello (2017). Asbury Park police find stolen Bruce Springsteen art. NJ.com. 23 February.

Popular Billericay park statue is stolen

(United Kingdom)

Mark Richardson (2017). Popular Billericay park statue is stolen. The Enquirer. 23 February.

Turkish Publisher Shuts Down Magazine for Printing Moses Cartoon

(Turkey)

Jillian Steinhauer (2017). Turkish Publisher Shuts Down Magazine for Printing Moses Cartoon. Hyperallergic. 23 February.

US Congressman Sues Architect of the Capitol for Removing Student's Painting

(United States of America)

Benjamin Sutton (2017). US Congressman Sues Architect of the Capitol for Removing Student's Painting. Hyperallergic. 23 February.

Iraq hopes to reclaim heritage lost to Islamic State group

(Iraq)

Associated Press (2017). Iraq hopes to reclaim heritage lost to Islamic State group. The Daily Mail. 23 February.

The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS

(Iraq; Syria)

Matteo Fagotto (2017). The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS. The Atlantic. 23 February.

Inside private art collections with Scan the World

(General)

Beau Jackson (2017). Inside private art collections with Scan the World. 3D Printing Industry. 23 February.

Dunfermline man jailed for art theft

(United Kingdom)

Dunfermline Press (2017). Dunfermline man jailed for art theft. Dunfermline Press. 24 February.

Stolen Gate Returned to Germany's Dachau Concentration Camp

(Germany; Norway)

Ken Schwartz (2017). Stolen Gate Returned to Germany's Dachau Concentration Camp. Voice of America. 24 February.

Gucci Acropolis rental bid strikes sensitive nerve in Greece

(Greece)

Anthee Carassava (2017). Gucci Acropolis rental bid strikes sensitive nerve in Greece. DW. 24 February.

Swiss tycoon's ex 'destroyed $25million art collection after using a blowtorch to empty out the safe in their Paris pad during nasty divorce and leaving behind just her wedding ring'

(Switzerland)

Chris Spargo (2017). Swiss tycoon's ex 'destroyed $25million art collection after using a blowtorch to empty out the safe in their Paris pad during nasty divorce and leaving behind just her wedding ring'. The Daily Mail. 24 February.

Azerbaijan to appeal to UNESCO over illegal archaeological activity in occupied lands

(Azerbaijan; Armenia)

APA (2017). Azerbaijan to appeal to UNESCO over illegal archaeological activity in occupied lands. APA. 24 February.

Thieves swoop on seascapes

(South Africa)

Barbara Hollands (2017). Thieves swoop on seascapes. Dispatch Live. 24 February.

Smart solution to stop theft of Hartshill Castle stones

(United Kingdom)

Nuneaton News (2017). Smart solution to stop theft of Hartshill Castle stones. Nuneaton News. 24 February.

Sotheby's catalogue mistakenly includes work forged by Wolfgang Beltracchi

(Germany; United Kingdom)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Sotheby's catalogue mistakenly includes work forged by Wolfgang Beltracchi. The Art Newspaper. 24 February.

Why are England's heritage bodies supporting the Stonehenge Bypass?

(United Kingdom)

Dan Hicks (2017). Why are England's heritage bodies supporting the Stonehenge Bypass?. Apollo. 24 February.

Kidnappers of German archaeologist, Professor Peter Breunig demand N60 million

(Nigeria)

John Owen Nwachukwu (2017). Kidnappers of German archaeologist, Professor Peter Breunig demand N60 million. Daily Post. 24 February.

In Mosul, a long-term battle to repair Iraq's heritage

(Iraq)

AFP (2017). In Mosul, a long-term battle to repair Iraq's heritage. The Jordan Times. 26 February.

Ghost ships: why are World War II naval wrecks vanishing in Indonesia?

(Indonesia)

Natali Pearson (2017). Ghost ships: why are World War II naval wrecks vanishing in Indonesia?. The Conversation. 26 February.

Stolen Civil War guns aren't the only historic guns Pennsylvania city is missing

(United States of America)

Fox (2017). Stolen Civil War guns aren't the only historic guns Pennsylvania city is missing. Fox. 26 February.

Kidnapped German archaeologists freed in northern Nigeria

(Nigeria)

Associated Press (2017). Kidnapped German archaeologists freed in northern Nigeria. The Guardian. 26 February.

Jasper Johns Stolen Drawings Case Fred Dorfman Gallery Sued

(Canada; United States of America)

Artlyst (2017). Jasper Johns Stolen Drawings Case Fred Dorfman Gallery Sued. Artlyst. 26 February.

The Grand Master's dagger

(Malta)

Petra Caruana Dingli (2017). The Grand Master's dagger. Times of Malta. 26 February.

Idiots vandalising ancient Aboriginal rock art in Flinders Ranges

(Australia)

Erin Jones (2017). Idiots vandalising ancient Aboriginal rock art in Flinders Ranges. The Advertiser. 26 February.

At Bhaktapur Durbar Square today

(Nepal)

Sabitri Dhakal (2017). At Bhaktapur Durbar Square today. The Himalayan Times. 26 February.

Son of Nazi governor returns art stolen from Poland during second world war

(Poland)

Uki Goñi (2017). Son of Nazi governor returns art stolen from Poland during second world war. The Guardian. 26 February.

The $20 Million Heist at the Biggest Party in the World

(Brazil)

Allison McNearney (2017). The $20 Million Heist at the Biggest Party in the World. The Daily Beast. 26 February.

A Suit Over Schiele Drawings Invokes New Law on Nazi-Looted Art

(United States of America)

William D. Cohan (2017). A Suit Over Schiele Drawings Invokes New Law on Nazi-Looted Art. The New York Times. 27 February.

Archaeology smuggler caught with 500 stolen artifacts at Big Bend

(United States of America; Mexico)

Claire Ricke (2017). Archaeology smuggler caught with 500 stolen artifacts at Big Bend. KXAN. 27 February.

Man sentenced to life in prison in 2014 killing of Iraqi artist

(United States of America)

Mark Glover (2017). Man sentenced to life in prison in 2014 killing of Iraqi artist. The Sacramento Bee. 27 February.

Stolen painting finds way home

(United Kingdom)

Tanya Yilmaz (2017). Stolen painting finds way home. This is Wiltshire. 27 February.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple near Ariyalur

(India)

TNN (2017). Panchaloha idol stolen from temple near Ariyalur. The Times of India. 27 February.

Man exposes himself to four women at ancient monument site

(United Kingdom)

Michael Race (2017). Man exposes himself to four women at ancient monument site. The Oxford Times. 27 February.

Sentinels to guard Marayur dolmens

(India)

Giji K. Raman (2017). Sentinels to guard Marayur dolmens. The Hindu. 27 February.

Selfie-Taker Smashes Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin, Just Days Into Hirshhorn Show

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2017). Selfie-Taker Smashes Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin, Just Days Into Hirshhorn Show. ArtNet News. 27 February.

Archaeologist: Kuwait keen to safeguard relics

(Kuwait)

Khaled Al-Jabbar (2017). Archaeologist: Kuwait keen to safeguard relics. KUNA. 27 February.

Scientists Shoot Stones to Study War's Impact on Heritage Sites

(General)

Brigit Katz (2017). Scientists Shoot Stones to Study War's Impact on Heritage Sites. Smithsonian. 28 February.

Christie's eyes loophole to duck Nazi-confiscated art suit

(United States of America)

Julia Marsh (2017). Christie's eyes loophole to duck Nazi-confiscated art suit. New York Post. 28 February.

Cheshire County Mother and Son Accused of Art Forgery Appear in Federal Court

(United States of America)

Todd Bookman (2017). Cheshire County Mother and Son Accused of Art Forgery Appear in Federal Court. NHPR. 28 February.

Previously untouched 600BC palace discovered under shrine demolished by Isil in Mosul

(Iraq)

Josie Ensor (2017). Previously untouched 600BC palace discovered under shrine demolished by Isil in Mosul. The Telegraph. 28 February.

5 Art Market Misdeeds With Impressive Provenance

(General)

Bill Glass (2017). 5 Art Market Misdeeds With Impressive Provenance. Artlyst. 28 February.

Detienen a un vecino de Calonge que robó el cáliz de la iglesia de Sant Martí

(Spain)

Resident of Calonge arrested for stealing a chalice from the church of San Martí

EFE (2017). Detienen a un vecino de Calonge que robó el cáliz de la iglesia de Sant Martí. La Vanguardia. 28 February.

Weighing the Risks and Returns of Art and Antiquities

(General)

Tom Kline (2017). Weighing the Risks and Returns of Art and Antiquities. Wealth Management. 28 February.

A Paris exhibit of Nazi-looted art honors a Europe many fear is under threat again

(France)

James McAuley (2017). A Paris exhibit of Nazi-looted art honors a Europe many fear is under threat again. The Washington Post. 28 February.

Argentinian Curator and Legal American Resident Denied Entry into US

(United States of America)

Juan Garcia Mosqueda (2017). Argentinian Curator and Legal American Resident Denied Entry into US. Art Forum. 28 February.

Why it's so hard to return art stolen by Nazis

(Poland)

Weston Williams (2017). Why it's so hard to return art stolen by Nazis. The Christian Science Monitor. 28 February.