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Articles for July 2017

187 articles found.

Syrian authorities seize four funeral busts in ISIS former centers in Palmyra

(Syria)

SANA (2017). Syrian authorities seize four funeral busts in ISIS former centers in Palmyra. ABNA. 1 July.

The tussle for Kasthamandap

(Nepal)

Sanjit Bhakta (2017). The tussle for Kasthamandap. The Kathmandu Post. 1 July.

DSP wanted in multi-crore idol theft suspended

(India)

The Hindu (2017). DSP wanted in multi-crore idol theft suspended. The Hindu. 1 July.

Iraq accelerates work on its virtual national museum

(Iraq)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2017). Iraq accelerates work on its virtual national museum. Al Monitor. 2 July.

La Libertad: Roban campana de Iglesia de Angasmarca

(Peru)

La Libertad: Bell from the church of Angasmarca stolen

Correo (2017). La Libertad: Roban campana de Iglesia de Angasmarca. Correo. 2 July.

In Lagos, lost treasures brings hope in artefacts repatriation

(Nigeria)

Tajudeen Sowole (2017). In Lagos, lost treasures brings hope in artefacts repatriation. The Guardian. 2 July.

The first glimpse inside a Nazi looted art collection

(Germany; Switzerland)

Noah Charney (2017). The first glimpse inside a Nazi looted art collection. Salon. 2 July.

Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed. The Hindu. 2 July.

Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage

(Cyprus)

Marina Christofides (2017). Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage. Cyprus Mail. 2 July.

Venezolanos son acusados del robo de una iglesia en Cúcuta

(Venezuela)

Venezuelans accused of stealing from a Cúcuta church

Caracol Radio (2017). Venezolanos son acusados del robo de una iglesia en Cúcuta. Caracol Radio. 2 July.

Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants

(Greece; Albania)

Associated Press (2017). Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants. The Daily Mail. 2 July.

Roban campana de bronce de histórica iglesia de Santiago de Chuco

(Peru)

Bronze bell stolen from the historic church of Santiago de Chuco

RPP (2017). Roban campana de bronce de histórica iglesia de Santiago de Chuco. RPP. 3 July.

Another lobster statue stolen

(United States of America)

Emily Clark (2017). Another lobster statue stolen. Wicked Local. 3 July.

Court allows US citizen, alleged to be antique smuggler, to travel abroad

(India)

Sadaf Modak (2017). Court allows US citizen, alleged to be antique smuggler, to travel abroad. The Indian Express. 3 July.

Exhibitions offer a look at art stolen or bought by the Nazis

(Germany; Switzerland)

Melissa Eddy (2017). Exhibitions offer a look at art stolen or bought by the Nazis. Business Mirror. 3 July.

Eight gems missing from Padmanabha idol

(India)

Krishnadas Rajagopal (2017). Eight gems missing from Padmanabha idol. The Hindu. 3 July.

Attica museums, ancient sites to be closed on Thursday morning due to walkout

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2017). Attica museums, ancient sites to be closed on Thursday morning due to walkout. eKathimerini. 3 July.

Two arrested in emerald lingam theft

(India)

TNN (2017). Two arrested in emerald lingam theft. The Times of India. 4 July.

Whale graffiti artist also stole coccyx from Natural History Museum

(United Kingdom)

David Sanderson (2017). Whale graffiti artist also stole coccyx from Natural History Museum. The Times. 4 July.

Rubato un quadro nel Museo Ferrucciano

(Italy)

Painting stolen from the Ferrucciano museum

Il Tirreno (2017). Rubato un quadro nel Museo Ferrucciano. Il Tirreno. 4 July.

Typo on Indiana Monument Honors Soldiers in the War on "Terriorism"

(United States of America)

Jillian Steinhauer (2017). Typo on Indiana Monument Honors Soldiers in the War on "Terriorism". Hyperallergic. 4 July.

Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen during Anglo-Burmese War

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

Coconuts Yangon (2017). Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen during Anglo-Burmese War. Coconuts Yangon. 4 July.

«Corrimos la voz de que si aparecía el Códice Calixtino dejaríamos la investigación»

(Spain)

"We worked with the understanding that if the Codex Calixtinus appeared, we'd close the investigation"

La Voz de Galicia (2017). «Corrimos la voz de que si aparecía el Códice Calixtino dejaríamos la investigación». La Voz de Galicia. 4 July.

Digitally Reconstructing The Faces Of Ancient Palmyra

(Syria)

Sarah Bond (2017). Digitally Reconstructing The Faces Of Ancient Palmyra. Forbes. 5 July.

Hobby Lobby Agrees to Forfeit 5,500 Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq

(United States of America; Iraq)

Alan Feuer (2017). Hobby Lobby Agrees to Forfeit 5,500 Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq. The New York Times. 5 July.

For lifting Buddhist temple statues, she gets no added jail time

(United States of America)

Ken Stone (2017). For lifting Buddhist temple statues, she gets no added jail time. My News LA. 5 July.

3 Cases That Explain Why Restituting Nazi Looted Art Is So Difficult

(General)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). 3 Cases That Explain Why Restituting Nazi Looted Art Is So Difficult. Artsy. 5 July.

Police appeal after art deco lamps worth £11,000 stolen from school

(United Kingdom)

Louise Elliott (2017). Police appeal after art deco lamps worth £11,000 stolen from school. The Sentinel. 5 July.

First Nations heirlooms stolen from Vancouver Island family recovered

(Canada)

Alexa Huffman (2017). First Nations heirlooms stolen from Vancouver Island family recovered. CHEK. 5 July.

Top collector cries foul on Nazi memorabilia trove uncovered in Buenos Aires

(Argentina)

Matt Lebovic (2017). Top collector cries foul on Nazi memorabilia trove uncovered in Buenos Aires. The Times of Israel. 5 July.

Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate

(United Kingdom)

Art Daily (2017). Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate. Art Daily. 5 July.

Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids

(Switzerland; Germany; Austria)

SwissInfo (2017). Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids. SwissInfo. 5 July.

Robaron relicario de la Virgen de Belén en Aragua

(Venezuela)

Reliquary of the Virgen de Belén stolen in Aragua

La Patilla (2017). Robaron relicario de la Virgen de Belén en Aragua. La Patilla. 5 July.

Paintings from Rs 200-crore collection go missing from Air India's Mumbai headquarters

(India)

Rahul Shrivastava (2017). Paintings from Rs 200-crore collection go missing from Air India's Mumbai headquarters. India Today. 5 July.

Hallaron un documento de Sarmiento gobernador y la Casa Natal quiere conservarlo

(Argentina)

Document of of Sarmiento governer found and the Casa Natal wants to keep it.

Diario La Provincia (2017). Hallaron un documento de Sarmiento gobernador y la Casa Natal quiere conservarlo. Diario La Provincia. 5 July.

ASI bans selfie sticks at 46 site museums

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). ASI bans selfie sticks at 46 site museums. The Hindu. 5 July.

Hobby Lobby's Black-Market Buys Did Real Damage

(United States of America; Iraq)

Candida Moss, Joel Baden (2017). Hobby Lobby's Black-Market Buys Did Real Damage. The New York Times. 6 July.

Hobby Lobby Busted for Illegally Importing Thousands of Iraqi Antiquities

(United States of America; Iraq)

Claire Voon (2017). Hobby Lobby Busted for Illegally Importing Thousands of Iraqi Antiquities. Hyperallergic. 6 July.

Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar

(Myanmar; Norway)

WQOW (2017). Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar. WQOQ. 6 July.

Proposals for Margaret Thatcher statue near parliament turned down

(United Kingdom)

Rowena Mason (2017). Proposals for Margaret Thatcher statue near parliament turned down. The Guardian. 6 July.

Roban imagen del Niño San Salvador de Capachica

(Peru)

Statue of the Niño San Salvador stolen from Capachica

Juan Guillermo Mamani (2017). Roban imagen del Niño San Salvador de Capachica. Correo. 6 July.

Hobby Lobby's $3 million smuggling case casts a cloud over the Museum of the Bible

(United States of America; Iraq)

Julie Zauzmer, Sarah Pulliam Bailey (2017). Hobby Lobby's $3 million smuggling case casts a cloud over the Museum of the Bible. The Washington Post. 6 July.

Hobby Lobby ignored 'red flags' about stolen Iraqi artifacts

(United States of America; Iraq)

Sarah Birnbaum (2017). Hobby Lobby ignored 'red flags' about stolen Iraqi artifacts. PRI. 6 July.

Temple sculptures moved to prevent theft

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2017). Temple sculptures moved to prevent theft. Khmer Times. 6 July.

Aspen cops zero in on suspect in $3 million painting slashing

(United States of America)

Jason Auslander (2017). Aspen cops zero in on suspect in $3 million painting slashing. The Aspen Times. 6 July.

Rag picker held in Kukatpally for temple thefts

(India)

Telangana Today (2017). Rag picker held in Kukatpally for temple thefts. Telangana Today. 6 July.

The Scandal Over Hobby Lobby's Purchase of 5,500 Smuggled Artifacts, Explained

(United States of America; Iraq)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). The Scandal Over Hobby Lobby's Purchase of 5,500 Smuggled Artifacts, Explained. Artsy. 7 July.

Air India loot: Total value of missing paintings could go over Rs 750 crore

(India)

Dianne A Nongrum (2017). Air India loot: Total value of missing paintings could go over Rs 750 crore. India Today. 7 July.

Valuable Colin John McCahon painting stolen in Sydney

(Australia)

BBC News (2017). Valuable Colin John McCahon painting stolen in Sydney. BBC News. 7 July.

Thieves Abscond With $3.9 Million in Jewelry From London's Masterpiece Art Fair

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Thieves Abscond With $3.9 Million in Jewelry From London's Masterpiece Art Fair. ArtNet News. 7 July.

Minister calls Ohio university to return missing artifacts

(Turkey; United States of America)

Daily Sabah (2017). Minister calls Ohio university to return missing artifacts. Daily Sabah. 7 July.

Sex, lies – and a stolen Stradivarius

(General)

Mary Wakefield (2017). Sex, lies – and a stolen Stradivarius. The Spectator. 8 July.

Administrative Prosecution refers 3 Ministry of Antiquities officials to trial over excavation fiasco

(Egypt)

Daily News Egypt (2017). Administrative Prosecution refers 3 Ministry of Antiquities officials to trial over excavation fiasco. MENA Financial Network. 8 July.

First works from Nazi-era art hoard arrive at Swiss museum

(Germany; Switzerland)

AFP (2017). First works from Nazi-era art hoard arrive at Swiss museum. The Local. 9 July.

'Harder slap than usual': Punishment for importing stolen artifacts isn't severe enough, experts say

(United States of America; Iraq)

Steven D'Souza (2017). 'Harder slap than usual': Punishment for importing stolen artifacts isn't severe enough, experts say. CBC. 9 July.

21 places of worship burgled in four years

(India)

Saurabh Prashar (2017). 21 places of worship burgled in four years. The Indian Express. 9 July.

Have You Seen Washington, D.C.'s Missing Liberty Bell?

(United States of America)

Allison McNearney (2017). Have You Seen Washington, D.C.'s Missing Liberty Bell?. The Daily Beast. 9 July.

Robó reliquias de una iglesia valuadas en 15 mil dólares: fue detenido

(Argentina; Uruguay)

Relics from a church valued at 15,000 dollars stolen: arrest made.

Minuto Uno (2017). Robó reliquias de una iglesia valuadas en 15 mil dólares: fue detenido. Minuto Uno. 9 July.

Palermo: robó reliquias en una iglesia y fue detenido

(Argentina; Uruguay)

Diario Popular (2017). Palermo: robó reliquias en una iglesia y fue detenido. Diario Popular. 9 July.

Hobby Lobby emboldens a black market that robs countries of their heritage — and lets the violent profit

(United States of America; Iraq; Israel; United Arab Emirates)

The Washington Post (2017). Hobby Lobby emboldens a black market that robs countries of their heritage — and lets the violent profit. The Washington Post. 9 July.

Group of ministers to decide fate of Air India's huge art collection

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Group of ministers to decide fate of Air India's huge art collection. The Economic Times. 9 July.

Pompeii Rises From The Ashes By Rejecting Its History Of Crime And Corruption

(Italy)

Sarah Bond (2017). Pompeii Rises From The Ashes By Rejecting Its History Of Crime And Corruption. Forbes. 10 July.

Colombia's San José galleon to be recovered in joint venture states Santos

(Colombia; Spain)

Richard Emblin (2017). Colombia's San José galleon to be recovered in joint venture states Santos. The City Paper Bogota. 10 July.

Appeals Court Revives 16-Year Lawsuit over $40 Million Nazi-Looted Pissarro

(United States of America; Spain)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Appeals Court Revives 16-Year Lawsuit over $40 Million Nazi-Looted Pissarro. Artsy. 10 July.

Pakistan yet to bring back stolen Buddha artefact from US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Jamal Shahid (2017). Pakistan yet to bring back stolen Buddha artefact from US. Dawn. 10 July.

'You Directly Copied the Series': Brad Troemel Accuses Fashion Designer of Ripping Off His Grid Work for Ready-to-Wear Collection

(United States of America; Russia)

Nate Freeman (2017). 'You Directly Copied the Series': Brad Troemel Accuses Fashion Designer of Ripping Off His Grid Work for Ready-to-Wear Collection. Art News. 10 July.

Glafira Rosales Ordered to Pay $81 Million to Victims of the Knoedler Art-Fraud Scheme

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Glafira Rosales Ordered to Pay $81 Million to Victims of the Knoedler Art-Fraud Scheme. ArtNet News. 10 July.

Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail. The Hindu. 10 July.

Georgia man pleads guilty to grand theft of Star Wars collectibles

(United States of America)

Napa Valley Register (2017). Georgia man pleads guilty to grand theft of Star Wars collectibles. Napa Valley Register. 10 July.

Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case

(China; Netherlands)

Caiyu Liu (2017). Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case. Global Times. 11 July.

Buddha stolen ahead of 'Dalai Lama's visit'

(Botswana)

Boboki Kayawe (2017). Buddha stolen ahead of 'Dalai Lama's visit'. Mmegi Online. 11 July.

They stole the chicken noodle soup can art from museum – but left the pepper pot

(United States of America)

Amy Renee Leiker (2017). They stole the chicken noodle soup can art from museum – but left the pepper pot. The Wichita Eagle. 11 July.

Villagers refuse to relinquish artefact

(Cambodia)

Mom Sophon (2017). Villagers refuse to relinquish artefact. Khmer Times. 11 July.

Nazi-looted Pissarro case can go ahead, says US appeals court

(United States of America; Spain)

Laura Gilbert (2017). Nazi-looted Pissarro case can go ahead, says US appeals court. The Art Newspaper. 11 July.

Dusseldorf museum pulls painting from show after Nazi loot claim

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Dusseldorf museum pulls painting from show after Nazi loot claim. The Art Newspaper. 11 July.

Stolen by a Russian spy, Dutch painting now returned to German museum

(Germany; United States of America; Russia)

Gaby Reucher (2017). Stolen by a Russian spy, Dutch painting now returned to German museum. DW. 11 July.

Bermondsey coffee shop owner's plea to find antique photograph of relative stolen during break-in

(United Kingdom)

Chiara Giordano (2017). Bermondsey coffee shop owner's plea to find antique photograph of relative stolen during break-in. Southwark News. 11 July.

'Livid' Graffiti Artists Sue Fashion Label Vince Camuto for Using Their Artwork in Ads

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). 'Livid' Graffiti Artists Sue Fashion Label Vince Camuto for Using Their Artwork in Ads. ArtNet News. 11 July.

Idols worth crores yet to be recovered from abroad

(India; Nepal; Hong Kong; Singapore)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Idols worth crores yet to be recovered from abroad. The Hindu. 11 July.

Big cases yet to be cracked

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Big cases yet to be cracked. The Hindu. 11 July.

Edmonton artist turns to public for help after carload of paintings stolen

(Canada)

Jonny Wakefield (2017). Edmonton artist turns to public for help after carload of paintings stolen. Edmonton Journal. 11 July.

Gundam statue heads stolen from Shanghai convention found for sale online

(Singapore)

Yahoo News (2017). Gundam statue heads stolen from Shanghai convention found for sale online. Yahoo News. 11 July.

Statues worth £11,000 stolen from Hungerford art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Chris Ord (2017). Statues worth £11,000 stolen from Hungerford art gallery. Newbury Today. 12 July.

Roban el campanil de la ermita Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de Villallano

(Spain)

Campanile of the chapel of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios in Villallano robbed

SE12 (2017). Roban el campanil de la ermita Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de Villallano. SE12. 12 July.

Investigator 'convinced' $580M of stolen art from Boston museum is hidden in Ireland

(United States of America; Ireland)

Cristina Corbin (2017). Investigator 'convinced' $580M of stolen art from Boston museum is hidden in Ireland. Fox News. 12 July.

Hobby Lobby exposes UAE-Israel antiquities trade

(United States of America; Iraq; Israel; United Arab Emirates)

Creede Newton (2017). Hobby Lobby exposes UAE-Israel antiquities trade. Al Jazeera. 12 July.

Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum

(Germany)

David Shimer (2017). Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum. The New York Times. 12 July.

Amsterdam Airbnb Host Shoves South African Filmmaker Down Staircase

(Netherlands)

Benjamin Sutton (2017). Amsterdam Airbnb Host Shoves South African Filmmaker Down Staircase. Hyperallergic. 12 July.

Can a Monkey Make Money Off Its Art? PETA Presses the Courts to Grant a Macaque Copyright Protection

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Can a Monkey Make Money Off Its Art? PETA Presses the Courts to Grant a Macaque Copyright Protection. ArtNet News. 12 July.

Germany makes arrests over theft of giant solid-gold coin

(Germany)

BBC News (2017). Germany makes arrests over theft of giant solid-gold coin. BBC News. 12 July.

EU plans tough checks on imports of ancient artefacts

(General)

Jim Brunsden (2017). EU plans tough checks on imports of ancient artefacts. Financial Times. 12 July.

Native American Artists to Lawmakers: Clamp Down on Counterfeiters

(United States of America; Germany)

Cecily Hilleary (2017). Native American Artists to Lawmakers: Clamp Down on Counterfeiters. Voice of America. 12 July.

Bardo National Museum attack 'accomplices' go on trial

(Tunisia)

Sky News (2017). Bardo National Museum attack 'accomplices' go on trial. Sky News. 12 July.

Cost of Trinkets: A Growing Archaeological Looting Network Between Thailand and Myanmar

(Myanmar)

Phacharaphorn Phanomvan (2017). Cost of Trinkets: A Growing Archaeological Looting Network Between Thailand and Myanmar. The Irrawaddy. 12 July.

Galeón San José: Galleons of gold

(Colombia; Spain)

Oli Pritchard (2017). Galeón San José: Galleons of gold. The Bogota Post. 12 July.

Why the Feds Were Smart Not to Throw the Book at Hobby Lobby for Buying Iraqi Loot

(United States of America; Iraq; Israel; United Arab Emirates)

Leila Amineddoleh (2017). Why the Feds Were Smart Not to Throw the Book at Hobby Lobby for Buying Iraqi Loot. ArtNet News. 12 July.

Cultural gem or 'tax grab'? $20M in Annie Leibovitz photos caught in Canadian quandary

(Canada)

Richard Cuthbertson, Susan Allen, Jack Julian (2017). Cultural gem or 'tax grab'? $20M in Annie Leibovitz photos caught in Canadian quandary. CBC. 12 July.

Historic Scott Plantation Settlement Burglarized

(United States of America)

Ellen Lampe (2017). Historic Scott Plantation Settlement Burglarized. Arkansas Matters. 13 July.

Why Are Artworks Pulled from Auction?

(General)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Why Are Artworks Pulled from Auction?. Artsy. 13 July.

EU executive plans crackdown on plunder smugglers, militants

(General)

Reuters (2017). EU executive plans crackdown on plunder smugglers, militants. Reuters. 13 July.

Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court

(China; Netherlands)

Liping Gu (2017). Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court. ECNS. 13 July.

Why archaeological antiquities should not be sold on the open market, full stop

(General)

Alice Stevenson (2017). Why archaeological antiquities should not be sold on the open market, full stop. The Conversation. 13 July.

#SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism

(General)

EU Reporter (2017). #SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism. EU Reporter. 13 July.

Missouri art museum increases security after Warhol theft

(United States of America)

Lauren Barnas (2017). Missouri art museum increases security after Warhol theft. Missourinet. 13 July.

The story of paintings going missing is hardly new

(India)

Alka Raghuvanshi (2017). The story of paintings going missing is hardly new. The Asian Age. 13 July.

Commission targets terrorists trafficking in antiquities

(General)

Bjarke Smith-Meyer (2017). Commission targets terrorists trafficking in antiquities. Politico. 13 July.

Robo de las campanas en la antigua iglesia de Abades

(Spain)

Bells stolen from the ancient church of Abades

La Voz de Galicia (2017). Robo de las campanas en la antigua iglesia de Abades. La Voz de Galicia. 13 July.

Mi'kmaq leaders urge protesters to leave Cornwallis statue standing

(Canada)

The Chronicle Herald (2017). Mi'kmaq leaders urge protesters to leave Cornwallis statue standing. The Chronicle Herald. 13 July.

Cultural Memoranda of Understanding: An Important Diplomatic Tool for Protecting Heritage

(United States of America)

Deborah Lehr (2017). Cultural Memoranda of Understanding: An Important Diplomatic Tool for Protecting Heritage. Huffington Post. 14 July.

Palmyra artifacts recovered by Syrian Army

(Syria)

Leith Fadel (2017). Palmyra artifacts recovered by Syrian Army. AMN News. 14 July.

Dispelling the Myths Around the Hobby Lobby Antiquities Case

(United States of America; Iraq; United Arab Emirates; Israel)

Michael Press (2017). Dispelling the Myths Around the Hobby Lobby Antiquities Case. Hyperallergic. 14 July.

Art dealer faces jail over fraud case involving work by Rolling Stones' Keith Richards

(United Kingdom)

Phil Norris (2017). Art dealer faces jail over fraud case involving work by Rolling Stones' Keith Richards. Gloucestershire Live. 14 July.

Salvador Dalí's Body Will Be Exhumed Next Week as Surreal Paternity Battle Comes to a Head

(Spain)

Brian Boucher (2017). Salvador Dalí's Body Will Be Exhumed Next Week as Surreal Paternity Battle Comes to a Head. ArtNet News. 14 July.

Woman Attempts to Take a Selfie, Damages $200,000 Worth of Art Instead

(United States of America)

Kirsten Fawcett (2017). Woman Attempts to Take a Selfie, Damages $200,000 Worth of Art Instead. Mental Floss. 14 July.

Bulmers cider family art robbery: Twelve men charged

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Bulmers cider family art robbery: Twelve men charged. BBC News. 14 July.

China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy

(China; Netherlands)

BBC News (2017). China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy. BBC News. 14 July.

How Freeports Operate on the Margins of the Global Art Market

(General)

John Zarobell (2017). How Freeports Operate on the Margins of the Global Art Market. Artsy. 14 July.

Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural property

(Belgium)

Oscar Schneider (2017). Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural property. The Brussels Times. 14 July.

Second 'Quackers' duck stolen from Fountain Park

(United States of America)

The Fountain Hills Times (2017). Second 'Quackers' duck stolen from Fountain Park. The Fountain Hills Times. 14 July.

Twelve charged after paintings stolen in aggravated burglary

(United Kingdom)

Avon and Somerset Constabulary (2017). Twelve charged after paintings stolen in aggravated burglary. Avon and Somerset Constabulary. 14 July.

Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China

(China)

Amy Qin (2017). Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China. The New York Times. 15 July.

Hands Off the Antiquities

(Syria)

Alex Joffe (2017). Hands Off the Antiquities. The America Interest. 15 July.

Idols worth over a lakh stolen from Iskcon temple in Greater Noida

(India)

Vinit Koneru (2017). Idols worth over a lakh stolen from Iskcon temple in Greater Noida. Hindustan Times. 15 July.

Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2017). Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder. Xinhua. 15 July.

Genoa closes art exhibition after paintings 'turn out to be fakes'

(Italy)

Andrea Vogt (2017). Genoa closes art exhibition after paintings 'turn out to be fakes'. The Telegraph. 16 July.

The Koch brothers open their wallets for the arts. But should arts groups take Koch money?

(United States of America)

Julia Franz (2017). The Koch brothers open their wallets for the arts. But should arts groups take Koch money?. PRI. 16 July.

Nigeria: When Nigeria Celebrated Return of Stolen Artifacts

(Nigeria)

Nurudeen Oyewole (2017). Nigeria: When Nigeria Celebrated Return of Stolen Artifacts. All Africa. 16 July.

AUC hands over to Egypt 5,000 artifacts from past archaeological excavations

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). AUC hands over to Egypt 5,000 artifacts from past archaeological excavations. Ahram Online. 16 July.

Historical artifacts stolen from Sugar Pine Railroad, deputies say

(United States of America)

Paige McIntyre (2017). Historical artifacts stolen from Sugar Pine Railroad, deputies say. KMPH. 16 July.

Morocco: Stolen, damaged €6 million Guercino painting returned to Italy

(Morocco; Italy)

Africa Times (2017). Morocco: Stolen, damaged €6 million Guercino painting returned to Italy. Africa Times. 16 July.

El obispo denuncia el robo del copón de la Basílica de San Pascual en Vila-real

(Spain)

Bishop denounces the theft of ciborium from Basilica of San Pascual in Vila-real

Europa Press (2017). El obispo denuncia el robo del copón de la Basílica de San Pascual en Vila-real. Europa Press. 16 July.

Palestinian caught trying to smuggle rare, ancient coins from Gaza

(Palestine; Israel; Egypt)

The Times of Israel (2017). Palestinian caught trying to smuggle rare, ancient coins from Gaza. The Times of Israel. 16 July.

Antiquities Dealer Sues Wall Street Journal Over ISIS Article

(United States of America)

Barry Meier (2017). Antiquities Dealer Sues Wall Street Journal Over ISIS Article. The New York Times. 17 July.

Who Gets to Own Iraq's Religious Heritage?

(Iraq)

Sigal Samuel (2017). Who Gets to Own Iraq's Religious Heritage?. The Atlantic. 17 July.

British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan

(Uzbekistan)

Dalya Alberge (2017). British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan. The Guardian. 17 July.

Illegal detectorists targeting Gloucestershire farmland

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Illegal detectorists targeting Gloucestershire farmland. BBC News. 17 July.

Ancient Roman Amphitheater in Caesarea sold by Greek Orthodox church to mystery foreign buyer

(Israel)

The Times of Israel (2017). Ancient Roman Amphitheater in Caesarea sold by Greek Orthodox church to mystery foreign buyer. The Times of Israel. 17 July.

Thief steals 6m-long sculpture from Kensington home before driving away with it on the roof of his car

(Australia)

Mitch Mott (2017). Thief steals 6m-long sculpture from Kensington home before driving away with it on the roof of his car. The Advertiser. 18 July.

Louvre paintings damaged in downpour

(France)

Danielle Haynes (2017). Louvre paintings damaged in downpour. UPI. 18 July.

Ni'ihau Lei Stolen from Maui Hands

(United States of America)

Debra Lordan (2017). Ni'ihau Lei Stolen from Maui Hands. Maui Now. 18 July.

'Masterpiece' Cheddars Stolen from English Cheese Competition

(United Kingdom)

Mike Pomranz (2017). 'Masterpiece' Cheddars Stolen from English Cheese Competition. Food & Wine. 18 July.

Ancient Sebastapolis faces illegal excavations

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Ancient Sebastapolis faces illegal excavations. Daily Sabah. 18 July.

California wine county Judge resigns following theft of art deco cardholders

(United States of America)

Anne Cox (2017). California wine county Judge resigns following theft of art deco cardholders. Blasting News. 19 July.

Israeli College to Allow Auschwitz Exhibit After Assurances Artifacts Not Stolen

(Poland; Israel)

Naama Riba (2017). Israeli College to Allow Auschwitz Exhibit After Assurances Artifacts Not Stolen. Haaretz. 19 July.

BYU professor baffled by anonymous archeologists' accusations

(United States of America)

Tad Walch (2017). BYU professor baffled by anonymous archeologists' accusations. Deseret News. 19 July.

Precious relics of Texas history stolen from Heritage Museum

(United States of America)

Natasha Barrett (2017). Precious relics of Texas history stolen from Heritage Museum. ABC United States. 19 July.

Motion to dismiss denied in copyright suit against Richard Prince and Gagosian

(United States of America)

Laura Gilbert (2017). Motion to dismiss denied in copyright suit against Richard Prince and Gagosian. The Art Newspaper. 19 July.

Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

(Spain)

Alba Asenjo (2017). Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings. Reuters. 19 July.

Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

(Spain)

BBC News (2017). Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings. BBC News. 19 July.

Israeli student admits stealing items from Auschwitz for art project

(Poland; Israel)

Peter Beaumont (2017). Israeli student admits stealing items from Auschwitz for art project. The Guardian. 19 July.

Modigliani Exhibit Closes Early Amid Allegations of Fakes

(Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). Modigliani Exhibit Closes Early Amid Allegations of Fakes. New York Times. 19 July.

Author documents trail of Native American artificats

(United States of America)

Vail Daily (2017). Author documents trail of Native American artificats. Vail Daily. 19 July.

Madonna asks court to block sale of underwear, letter from Tupac, court agrees

(United States of America)

Stuff.co.nz (2017). Madonna asks court to block sale of underwear, letter from Tupac, court agrees. Stuff.co.nz. 19 July.

No damage to ancient artifacts from 'spray-attack' at Vergina Tombs in Greece

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). No damage to ancient artifacts from 'spray-attack' at Vergina Tombs in Greece. Tornos News. 19 July.

New EU Proposal Aims to Halt the Trafficking of Antiquities That Fund Terrorism

(General)

Naomi Rea (2017). New EU Proposal Aims to Halt the Trafficking of Antiquities That Fund Terrorism. ArtNet News. 20 July.

Hobby Lobby under investigation over sale of 5th‑century Bible fragment

(Egypt; United States of America)

Bel Trew (2017). Hobby Lobby under investigation over sale of 5th‑century Bible fragment. The Times. 20 July.

Boost for families over Nazi-looted art claims

(United Kingdom)

Marcus Dysch (2017). Boost for families over Nazi-looted art claims. The Jewish Chronicle. 20 July.

Roban cinco campanas de las iglesias de Zuazo de Kuartango y Morillas

(Spain)

Five bells from churches in Zuazo, Kuratango, and Morillas stolen

Ignacio Gatón (2017). Roban cinco campanas de las iglesias de Zuazo de Kuartango y Morillas. Gasteiz Hoy. 20 July.

Street artist Moonie's dismay as Mr Bean stolen from dinosaur-themed doorway exhibit in Little Germany

(United Kingdom)

Claire Wilde (2017). Street artist Moonie's dismay as Mr Bean stolen from dinosaur-themed doorway exhibit in Little Germany. Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 20 July.

Man accused of trying to sell stolen Gardner art indicted

(United States of America)

Joe Dwinell, O'Ryan Johnson (2017). Man accused of trying to sell stolen Gardner art indicted. Boston Herald. 20 July.

Vandals Destroy Nicole Eisenman's Celebrated Artwork for Skulptur Projekte Münster Overnight

(Germany)

Hili Perlson (2017). Vandals Destroy Nicole Eisenman's Celebrated Artwork for Skulptur Projekte Münster Overnight. ArtNet News. 20 July.

Did an Israeli student steal Auschwitz artifacts for an art exhibit?

(Israel; Poland)

Samantha Schmidt (2017). Did an Israeli student steal Auschwitz artifacts for an art exhibit?. The Washington Post. 20 July.

The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the '80s

(United States of America)

Susan Falciani (2017). The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the '80s. Atlas Obscura. 20 July.

Artists elated to recover flame-shooting sculptures stolen after Calgary Stampede

(Canada)

Robson Fletcher (2017). Artists elated to recover flame-shooting sculptures stolen after Calgary Stampede. CBC. 20 July.

O.J. Simpson bust mystery: Looking back at heist from Pro Football Hall of Fame

(United States of America)

Roosevelt Leftwich (2017). O.J. Simpson bust mystery: Looking back at heist from Pro Football Hall of Fame. Fox. 20 July.

Former volunteer admits theft from History Museum collection

(United States of America)

Phil Fairbanks (2017). Former volunteer admits theft from History Museum collection. Buffalo News. 20 July.

Recovered Stolen Painting Now on Display at SAMFA

(United States of America)

J.J. Maldonado (2017). Recovered Stolen Painting Now on Display at SAMFA. Fox. 20 July.

Did LG Steal from Brazilian Artist Lygia Pape to Promote a Cell Phone? You Be the Judge

(Brazil)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Did LG Steal from Brazilian Artist Lygia Pape to Promote a Cell Phone? You Be the Judge. ArtNet News. 20 July.

Moon bag that Chicago-area woman got for $995 sells for $1.8 million at auction

(United States of America)

Chicago Tribune (2017). Moon bag that Chicago-area woman got for $995 sells for $1.8 million at auction. Chicago Tribune. 20 July.

Laws on Nazi-looted art to be renewed by the Government

(United Kingdom)

Aol (2017). Laws on Nazi-looted art to be renewed by the Government. Aol. 21 July.

Jatin Das painting 'stolen' by former ED couriered to Air India

(India)

TNN (2017). Jatin Das painting 'stolen' by former ED couriered to Air India. Times of India. 21 July.

Air India loot: Jatin Das' missing painting miraculously resurfaces

(India)

Poulomi Saha (2017). Air India loot: Jatin Das' missing painting miraculously resurfaces. India Today. 21 July.

Plea Deal Reached In Greenwich Art Theft Case Worth $600,000

(United States of America)

Alfred Branch (2017). Plea Deal Reached In Greenwich Art Theft Case Worth $600,000. Patch. 21 July.

Earthquake Damaged Kos Sites and Monuments, Archaeological Service Reports

(Greece)

A. Markis (2017). Earthquake Damaged Kos Sites and Monuments, Archaeological Service Reports. Greek Reporter. 21 July.

Painting From Goering's Collection Is Returned to Banker's Heirs

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Painting From Goering's Collection Is Returned to Banker's Heirs. The New York Times. 21 July.

Luxury lost and found: The international service aiding the war on watch theft

(United Kingdom)

Ken Kessler (2017). Luxury lost and found: The international service aiding the war on watch theft. CNN. 21 July.

Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?

(United States of America)

Frances Madeson (2017). Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?. High Country News. 21 July.

British Museum evacuated: Controlled explosion of unattended vehicle carried out after 'security concern'

(United Kingdom)

Rachel Roberts (2017). British Museum evacuated: Controlled explosion of unattended vehicle carried out after 'security concern'. The Independent. 21 July.

Cady Noland Sues Three Galleries for Copyright Infringement Over Disavowed Log Cabin Sculpture

(United States of America)

Julia Halperin, Eileen Kinsella (2017). Cady Noland Sues Three Galleries for Copyright Infringement Over Disavowed Log Cabin Sculpture. ArtNet News. 21 July.

HC denies advance bail to suspected idol smuggler

(India)

The Hindu (2017). HC denies advance bail to suspected idol smuggler. The Hindu. 21 July.

Kapoor produced before court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Kapoor produced before court. The Hindu. 21 July.

HC dismisses antique dealer Kapoor's bail plea

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). HC dismisses antique dealer Kapoor's bail plea. Press Trust of India. 21 July.

Idol smuggling theft of nat'l treasure: HC

(India)

TNN (2017). Idol smuggling theft of nat'l treasure: HC. The Times of India. 22 July.

Vandals destroy ancient artifacts to create graffiti at Mesa Verde

(United States of America)

David Mitchell (2017). Vandals destroy ancient artifacts to create graffiti at Mesa Verde. Fox. 22 July.

IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases

(India)

The Hindu (2017). IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases. The Hindu. 22 July.

Ireland should 'give back its looted and stolen treasures'

(Ireland)

The Journal (2017). Ireland should 'give back its looted and stolen treasures'. The Journal. 22 July.

Set up camp for idol theft cases in a week: Madras High Court

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Set up camp for idol theft cases in a week: Madras High Court. The New Indian Express. 22 July.