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Articles for August 2017

216 articles found.

With Repeat Attacks, Skulptur Projekte Münster Proves a Playground for Thieves and Vandals

(Germany)

Naomi Rea (2017). With Repeat Attacks, Skulptur Projekte Münster Proves a Playground for Thieves and Vandals. ArtNet News. 1 August.

From a "Rothko" to a "Renoir," New Exhibit Features Fakes that Fooled the Art World

(United States of America)

Abigail Cain (2017). From a "Rothko" to a "Renoir," New Exhibit Features Fakes that Fooled the Art World. Artsy. 1 August.

The Antiquities Act of 1906: No president is licensed to revoke national monuments

(United States of America)

Bruce Fein (2017). The Antiquities Act of 1906: No president is licensed to revoke national monuments. The Washington Times. 1 August.

When Picasso Went on Trial for Stealing the Mona Lisa

(France)

Ian Shank (2017). When Picasso Went on Trial for Stealing the Mona Lisa. Artsy. 1 August.

Famous statue of King Olav vandalised

(Norway)

Oskar Aanmoen (2017). Famous statue of King Olav vandalised. Royal Central. 1 August.

Thieves damage Koki Tanaka work at Sculpture Projects Münster

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Thieves damage Koki Tanaka work at Sculpture Projects Münster. The Art Newspaper. 1 August.

Antiques dealer alerts trade to fraud after scam involving 18th century painting

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2017). Antiques dealer alerts trade to fraud after scam involving 18th century painting. Antiques Trade Gazette. 1 August.

Met Museum Turns Over Another Relic With Disputed Past to Prosecutors

(United States of America; Lebanon)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Met Museum Turns Over Another Relic With Disputed Past to Prosecutors. The New York Times. 1 August.

Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation

(Morocco; Italy)

Hannah McGivern, Stefano Luppi (2017). Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation. The Art Newspaper. 1 August.

Spanish Police Arrest Collector's Disgruntled Employee for Alleged Basquiat Theft in Mallorca

(Spain)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Spanish Police Arrest Collector's Disgruntled Employee for Alleged Basquiat Theft in Mallorca. ArtNet News. 1 August.

Five killed while illegally digging for antiquities in Egypt's Sohag

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2017). Five killed while illegally digging for antiquities in Egypt's Sohag. Ahram Online. 1 August.

Arrest of Jerusalem antiquities dealers opens a smuggling Pandora's Box

(Israel)

Amanda Borschel-Dan (2017). Arrest of Jerusalem antiquities dealers opens a smuggling Pandora's Box. The Times of Israel. 1 August.

Waqf officially forms committees to assess any Israeli damages on Al-Aqsa

(Israel; Palestine)

Ma'an News Agency (2017). Waqf officially forms committees to assess any Israeli damages on Al-Aqsa. Ma'an News Agency. 1 August.

Seven Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department officials booked for theft of 6 idols

(India)

TNN (2017). Seven Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department officials booked for theft of 6 idols. The Times of India. 2 August.

Meet the Art World's Antiquities Sleuth

(United Kingdom)

Kelly Crow (2017). Meet the Art World's Antiquities Sleuth. The Wall Street Journal. 2 August.

Antiquities experts call for war on Isis looting in Syria and Iraq

(Syria; Iraq)

Bel Trew (2017). Antiquities experts call for war on Isis looting in Syria and Iraq. The Sunday Times. 2 August.

Bronze pig statue stolen from Texas park

(United States of America)

Daniel Uria (2017). Bronze pig statue stolen from Texas park. UPI. 2 August.

Ancient temple chariot from Tamil Nadu on sale for Rs 96 lakh

(India)

Jaya Menon (2017). Ancient temple chariot from Tamil Nadu on sale for Rs 96 lakh. The Times of Israel. 2 August.

Antique smugglers' mantra: Raze temples, strike gold

(India)

Jaya Menon (2017). Antique smugglers' mantra: Raze temples, strike gold. The Times of India. 2 August.

ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Hist Mostly Muslim Targets

(Iraq; Syria)

Kristin Romey (2017). ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Hist Mostly Muslim Targets. National Geographic. 2 August.

Richard Prince Back in Court for Artwork Appropriated from Instagram

(United States of America)

Miss Rosen (2017). Richard Prince Back in Court for Artwork Appropriated from Instagram. Crave. 2 August.

The Artist Didn't Steal From Auschwitz, but Rather, From Other Artists

(Israel; Poland)

Shaul Setter (2017). The Artist Didn't Steal From Auschwitz, but Rather, From Other Artists. Haaretz. 2 August.

Not a Pretty Picture: Modigliani Exhibit Closes Amid Claims of Forgeries

(Italy)

Mindy Weisberger (2017). Not a Pretty Picture: Modigliani Exhibit Closes Amid Claims of Forgeries. Live Science. 2 August.

More than £250,000 needed for alarms for Norfolk's churches

(United Kingdom)

KL (2017). More than £250,000 needed for alarms for Norfolk's churches. KL. 3 August.

Tribal leaders, HSI partnering to help prevent plundering of Indian artifacts

(United States of America)

ICE (2017). Tribal leaders, HSI partnering to help prevent plundering of Indian artifacts. ICE. 3 August.

Iraq eager to get back antiquities smuggled to US

(Iraq; United States of America)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2017). Iraq eager to get back antiquities smuggled to US. Al Monitor. 3 August.

Idol theft Temple officials including priests in TN booked for theft of six ancient idols

(India)

DNA (2017). Idol theft Temple officials including priests in TN booked for theft of six ancient idols. DNA. 3 August.

Somebody Stole Artist Kristin Stransky's Artworks. She Wants to Know Who

(United States of America)

Susan Froyd (2017). Somebody Stole Artist Kristin Stransky's Artworks. She Wants to Know Who. Westword. 3 August.

Art vandals attack Wolfville Uncommon Comon Art sites

(Canada)

Steven Slipp (2017). Art vandals attack Wolfville Uncommon Comon Art sites. Kings County Advertiser. 3 August.

Despite smuggled antiquities purchase, some say criticism of Bible museum is unfair

(United States of America)

Menachem Wecker (2017). Despite smuggled antiquities purchase, some say criticism of Bible museum is unfair. The Salt Lake Tribune. 3 August.

Slamming sale of fake Sadequains, media asked to raise awareness

(Pakistan)

Anil Datta (2017). Slamming sale of fake Sadequains, media asked to raise awareness. The News. 3 August.

One of Knoedler's Rothkos Is Heading to a Museum—for a Forgery Exhibition

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2017). One of Knoedler's Rothkos Is Heading to a Museum—for a Forgery Exhibition. ArtNet News. 3 August.

Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

(United States of America; Lebanon; Italy)

Katherine McGrath (2017). Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Architectural Digest. 3 August.

Aleppo's Old City can be rebuilt, UNESCO official says

(Syria)

Angus McDowall (2017). Aleppo's Old City can be rebuilt, UNESCO official says. Reuters. 3 August.

The real cost of looting

(Myanmar)

Frontier (2017). The real cost of looting. Fontier. 3 August.

Rare bicycle stolen from Williton's Bakelite Museum

(United Kingdom)

Somerset County Gazette (2017). Rare bicycle stolen from Williton's Bakelite Museum. Somerset County Gazette. 3 August.

U.S. tug of war over disputed relic from Lebanon

(United States of America; Lebanon)

AFP (2017). U.S. tug of war over disputed relic from Lebanon. The Daily Star. 4 August.

Ancient Statues Torn Down, Smashed And Discarded During French Revolution Rescued By Scientists

(France)

Josh Lowe (2017). Ancient Statues Torn Down, Smashed And Discarded During French Revolution Rescued By Scientists. Newsweek. 4 August.

Movies From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace: the fight for Albert Namatjira's legacy

(Australia)

Stephanie Convery (2017). Movies From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace: the fight for Albert Namatjira's legacy. The Guardian. 4 August.

Historic cave is set to reopen after break-in

(United Kingdom)

Steve Peacock (2017). Historic cave is set to reopen after break-in. Totnes Times. 4 August.

Paris Space Invaders street art stolen by 'city workers'

(France)

BBC News (2017). Paris Space Invaders street art stolen by 'city workers'. BBC News. 4 August.

80 Years After Hitler's 'Degenerate Art' Show, Two German Museums Confront Its Dark Legacy

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). 80 Years After Hitler's 'Degenerate Art' Show, Two German Museums Confront Its Dark Legacy. ArtNet News. 4 August.

Meet the Greek Archaeologist Chasing Looted Antiquities but Shunned by Greece

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2017). Meet the Greek Archaeologist Chasing Looted Antiquities but Shunned by Greece. Greek Reporter. 4 August.

Thieves steal Paris street art in broad daylight

(France)

The Connexion (2017). Thieves steal Paris street art in broad daylight. The Connexion. 4 August.

Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil

(Spain)

Arrest made for theft of parishioner donations and 18th century chest from Puente Genil church

ABC Spain (2017). Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil. ABC Spain. 5 August.

Prehistoric skull leads to federal law suit in Wichita Falls

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Times Record News (2017). Prehistoric skull leads to federal law suit in Wichita Falls. Times Record News. 5 August.

6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB

(India)

DNA (2017). 6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB. DNA. 6 August.

Weaning Itself From Elephant Ivory, China Turns to Mammoths

(China; Russia)

Steven Lee Myers (2017). Weaning Itself From Elephant Ivory, China Turns to Mammoths. The New York Times. 6 August.

La 'banda de las campanas' que arrasa las iglesias rurales: "No van a dejar ni una"

(Spain)

The 'Bells gang" that devastate rural churches: "they won't leave a single one"

David Brunat (2017). La 'banda de las campanas' que arrasa las iglesias rurales: "No van a dejar ni una". El Confidencial. 6 August.

Germany Returns Books Stolen by Nazis to Holocaust Survivors, Heirs

(Germany)

JTA (2017). Germany Returns Books Stolen by Nazis to Holocaust Survivors, Heirs. The Jerusalem Post. 7 August.

A major museum has to return another looted artifact. Welcome to the dark side of the art world.

(United States of America)

Asif Efrat (2017). A major museum has to return another looted artifact. Welcome to the dark side of the art world.. The Wall Street Journal. 7 August.

Iraq steps up efforts to restore lost heritage at ancient Nimrud

(Iraq)

Wassim Bassem (2017). Iraq steps up efforts to restore lost heritage at ancient Nimrud. Al Monitor. 7 August.

Making old bones: Joint Mitnor cave reopens with replica fossils

(United Kingdom)

Maev Kennedy (2017). Making old bones: Joint Mitnor cave reopens with replica fossils. The Guardian. 7 August.

Family Gives "One-of-a-Kind" Chilkat Robe to Sealaska Heritage Institute

(United States of America)

Mary Kauffman (2017). Family Gives "One-of-a-Kind" Chilkat Robe to Sealaska Heritage Institute. SIT News. 7 August.

Rada seize smuggler with ancient coins at Mitiga

(Libya)

Libya Herald (2017). Rada seize smuggler with ancient coins at Mitiga. Libya Herald. 7 August.

Why Is Modigliani Catnip for Forgers? The Fakes (and Feuds) Behind One of the Art Market's Most Dangerous Artists

(Italy)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Why Is Modigliani Catnip for Forgers? The Fakes (and Feuds) Behind One of the Art Market's Most Dangerous Artists. ArtNet News. 7 August.

50kg gold-plated bell stolen from Siamese Buddhist temple

(Myanmar)

The Sun Daily (2017). 50kg gold-plated bell stolen from Siamese Buddhist temple. The Sun Daily. 7 August.

Desaparece una figura de un Niño Jesús durante una procesión

(Spain)

FPA (2017). Desaparece una figura de un Niño Jesús durante una procesión. Diario de Sevilla. 8 August.

Stolen Scotts Valley deer sculpture found in ocean

(United States of America)

KSBW (2017). Stolen Scotts Valley deer sculpture found in ocean. KSBW. 8 August.

Willy Wonka painting stolen from artist's Pacific Beach home in brazen theft

(United States of America)

Debbi Baker (2017). Willy Wonka painting stolen from artist's Pacific Beach home in brazen theft. The San Diego Union-Tribune. 8 August.

Art thief makes off with $100K painting

(United States of America)

Emily Mieure (2017). Art thief makes off with $100K painting. Jackson Hole News & Guide. 8 August.

What Became of Europe's Nazi-Looted Libraries?

(Belarus; Russia; Germany)

Daniel Witkin (2017). What Became of Europe's Nazi-Looted Libraries?. Forward. 8 August.

Colonial conquest's lost treasures return to Myanmar

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

Jared Downing (2017). Colonial conquest's lost treasures return to Myanmar. Fontier. 8 August.

Idol smuggler produced in court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol smuggler produced in court. The Hindu. 8 August.

Thieves target historic Portuguese decorative tiles

(Portugal)

The Sun Daily (2017). Thieves target historic Portuguese decorative tiles. The Sun Daily. 8 August.

Dinonappers: thieves steal raptor heads from National Dinosaur Museum

(Australia)

The Canberra Times (2017). Dinonappers: thieves steal raptor heads from National Dinosaur Museum. The Canberra Times. 8 August.

Insurers paint on Rs 6,000-cr art insurance canvass

(India)

Kumar Shankar ROy (2017). Insurers paint on Rs 6,000-cr art insurance canvass. DNA. 9 August.

'Not one picture should leave this island' Churchill's cry as he hid treasured art in a Welsh quarry out of Hitler's clutches

(United Kingdom)

Steffan Rhys, Abigail O'Leary (2017). 'Not one picture should leave this island' Churchill's cry as he hid treasured art in a Welsh quarry out of Hitler's clutches. Mirror. 9 August.

It belongs in a museum: Bones stolen from Edmonton archaeological site

(Canada)

Zoe Todd (2017). It belongs in a museum: Bones stolen from Edmonton archaeological site. CBC. 9 August.

Additional Security Mulled After Another Shark In The Park Stolen

(United States of America)

Tim Wood (2017). Additional Security Mulled After Another Shark In The Park Stolen. The Cape Cod Chronicle. 9 August.

The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books

(United Kingdom)

Natasha Frost (2017). The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books. Atlas Obscura. 9 August.

Road.cc reader donates rare plastic bike to replace stolen museum piece

(United Kingdom)

Laura Laker (2017). Road.cc reader donates rare plastic bike to replace stolen museum piece. Road.cc. 9 August.

Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation holds first Cultural Heritage Symposium

(United States of America)

B.J. Coleman (2017). Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation holds first Cultural Heritage Symposium. The Californian. 9 August.

Corporate 'Fake Art' Profits off Australia's Indigenous Culture

(Australia)

Telesur (2017). Corporate 'Fake Art' Profits off Australia's Indigenous Culture. Telesur. 9 August.

Australia's fake art and tourist tack: Indigenous artists fight back

(Australia)

Helen Davidson (2017). Australia's fake art and tourist tack: Indigenous artists fight back. The Guardian. 9 August.

Designer jewellery stolen from museum in 'heartbreaking' raid

(United Kingdom)

Matt Discombe (2017). Designer jewellery stolen from museum in 'heartbreaking' raid. Gloucestershire Live. 9 August.

Ministry of Antiquities denies alleged risk of collapse of Qaitbay Citadel

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Ministry of Antiquities denies alleged risk of collapse of Qaitbay Citadel. Egypt Independent. 9 August.

Bronze Statue Stolen, Again

(United States of America)

Sarah Boden (2017). Bronze Statue Stolen, Again. Iowa Public Radio. 10 August.

The hunt for Indian yellow

(General)

Raychelle Burks (2017). The hunt for Indian yellow. Chemistry World. 10 August.

Wearable art pieces vanish from CSU gallery

(United States of America)

Erin Udell (2017). Wearable art pieces vanish from CSU gallery. Coloradoan. 10 August.

Thieves steal 'potentially deadly weapon' from Heage Windmill in Derbyshire

(United Kingdom)

Robbie Gordon (2017). Thieves steal 'potentially deadly weapon' from Heage Windmill in Derbyshire. Derby Telegraph. 10 August.

Feds try to seize dinosaur skull, but doctor says he bought his fair and square

(United States of America)

Kevin Krause (2017). Feds try to seize dinosaur skull, but doctor says he bought his fair and square. Dallas News. 10 August.

It ain't easel: Canonbury street artist has kit stolen

(United Kingdom)

James Morris (2017). It ain't easel: Canonbury street artist has kit stolen. Islington Gazette. 10 August.

Fixing the Hut

(United States of America)

Vernoica Winham (2017). Fixing the Hut. The Maui News. 10 August.

Sudan's antiquities are under threat as Gulf crisis rages

(Sudan; United Arab Emirates)

Yousra Elbagir (2017). Sudan's antiquities are under threat as Gulf crisis rages. Financial Times. 10 August.

Ladrones se robaron escultura de Atanasio Girardot en Medellín

(Colombia)

Thieves steal sculpture of Atanasio Girardot in Medellín

Vanesa Restrepo (2017). Ladrones se robaron escultura de Atanasio Girardot en Medellín. El Colombiano. 10 August.

Iran to return 7-century-old bell to Turkey

(Turkey; Iran)

Ali Mustafayev (2017). Iran to return 7-century-old bell to Turkey. Azernews. 10 August.

Burglar admits damaging ancient wooden panel at Carlisle cathedral

(United Kingdom)

News and Star (2017). Burglar admits damaging ancient wooden panel at Carlisle cathedral. News and Star. 10 August.

Ornaments stolen from temple

(Bangladesh)

The Daily Star (2017). Ornaments stolen from temple. The Daily Star. 10 August.

Waqf: Israeli forces did not steal historical documents and materials from Al-Aqsa

(Palestine; Israel)

Ma'an News Agency (2017). Waqf: Israeli forces did not steal historical documents and materials from Al-Aqsa. Ma'an News Agency. 10 August.

Gang Stealing Artwork in Costa Rica Luxury Neighborhoods

(Costa Rica)

The Costa Rican Times (2017). Gang Stealing Artwork in Costa Rica Luxury Neighborhoods. The Costa Rican Times. 10 August.

Bombed and looted ancient Cambodian city poised for rebirth

(Cambodia)

AFP (2017). Bombed and looted ancient Cambodian city poised for rebirth. Maylay Mail. 11 August.

Painting stolen from UA in 1985 recovered; worth up to $160 million

(United States of America)

Kathleen Allen (2017). Painting stolen from UA in 1985 recovered; worth up to $160 million. Tucson.com. 11 August.

Hot Heist: Over 40 Warhols Stolen in 10 Years

(United States of America)

Anthony Amore (2017). Hot Heist: Over 40 Warhols Stolen in 10 Years. Observer. 11 August.

FSB opens probe into theft of Chelyabinsk meteorite's fragment

(Russia)

RAPSI (2017). FSB opens probe into theft of Chelyabinsk meteorite's fragment. RAPSI. 11 August.

Priceless de Kooning painting is recovered 31 years after being ripped from University of Arizona gallery

(United States of America)

Anne Ryman (2017). Priceless de Kooning painting is recovered 31 years after being ripped from University of Arizona gallery. AZ Central. 11 August.

Jerusalem Drops Plan to Build Luxury Homes Atop Ancient Palestinian Village

(Palestine; Israel)

Nir Hasson (2017). Jerusalem Drops Plan to Build Luxury Homes Atop Ancient Palestinian Village. Haaretz. 11 August.

Calgary's mayor says Blackfoot knowledge keeper was consulted about Bowfort Towers art

(Canada)

Tamara Pimentel (2017). Calgary's mayor says Blackfoot knowledge keeper was consulted about Bowfort Towers art. APTN News. 11 August.

Idol Wing-CID opposes anticipatory bail to DSP

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol Wing-CID opposes anticipatory bail to DSP. The Hindu. 11 August.

'Heartbroken' artist seeks community's help in finding stolen sculpture

(Canada)

Dave Battagello (2017). 'Heartbroken' artist seeks community's help in finding stolen sculpture. Windsor Star. 11 August.

China: detained audacious looting of ancient tombs

(China)

The Mice Times of Asia (2017). China: detained audacious looting of ancient tombs. The Mice Times of Asia. 11 August.

Their fathers saved a priceless Dutch art collection from the Nazis

(Netherlands; Canada)

Denise Ryan (2017). Their fathers saved a priceless Dutch art collection from the Nazis. The Province. 12 August.

Western museums try to forge deal with west Africa to return the Benin bronzes

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Ben Quinn (2017). Western museums try to forge deal with west Africa to return the Benin bronzes. The Guardian. 12 August.

Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader

(Greece; Egypt; Libya)

eKathimerini (2017). Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader. eKathimerini. 12 August.

Stolen Gandharan artefacts

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2017). Stolen Gandharan artefacts. The Express Tribune. 12 August.

The Statue at the Center of Charlottesville's Storm

(United States of America)

Jacey Fortin (2017). The Statue at the Center of Charlottesville's Storm. The New York Times. 13 August.

Case of the stolen $6 million Stradivarius violin ends happily ever after

(United States of America)

Amy Hockert (2017). Case of the stolen $6 million Stradivarius violin ends happily ever after. Fox. 13 August.

Queenstown war memorabilia heist causes outcry on Tasmania's west coast

(Australia)

Aneeta Bhole (2017). Queenstown war memorabilia heist causes outcry on Tasmania's west coast. ABC Australia. 14 August.

Homeless man arrested following theft of horse sculpture from Augustine Gallery

(United States of America)

Rich Jones (2017). Homeless man arrested following theft of horse sculpture from Augustine Gallery. WOKV. 14 August.

Blackfoot artists call Calgary art installation 'theft of culture'

(Canada)

Brandi Morin (2017). Blackfoot artists call Calgary art installation 'theft of culture'. CBC. 14 August.

Thieves steal ancient chest from church at Ringstead, near Hunstanton

(United Kingdom)

Chris Bishop (2017). Thieves steal ancient chest from church at Ringstead, near Hunstanton. Eastern Daily Press. 14 August.

War artifacts stolen after break-in at Galley Museum in Queenstown

(Australia)

Lachland Bennett (2017). War artifacts stolen after break-in at Galley Museum in Queenstown. The Advocate. 14 August.

How Jeff Koons, 8 Puppies, and a Lawsuit Changed Artists' Right to Copy

(United States of America)

Jessica Meiselman (2017). How Jeff Koons, 8 Puppies, and a Lawsuit Changed Artists' Right to Copy. Artsy. 14 August.

High-value objects stolen from Norway museum

(Norway)

The Local (2017). High-value objects stolen from Norway museum. The Local. 14 August.

ICC to award damages for jihadist Timbuktu destruction

(Mali)

The New Arab (2017). ICC to award damages for jihadist Timbuktu destruction. The New Arab. 14 August.

Lincoln Memorial Vandalized With Red Spray Paint

(United States of America)

NBC (2017). Lincoln Memorial Vandalized With Red Spray Paint. NBC. 15 August.

Deputies seek owner of three $5K sculptures uncovered in remote area of Utah County

(United States of America)

Andrew Adams (2017). Deputies seek owner of three $5K sculptures uncovered in remote area of Utah County. KSL. 15 August.

Man 'devastated' after Civil War artifacts stolen

(United States of America)

Ross Cavitt (2017). Man 'devastated' after Civil War artifacts stolen. WSBT. 15 August.

Conservators remove fungus and cobwebs from Gurlitt hoard

(Switzerland; Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Conservators remove fungus and cobwebs from Gurlitt hoard. The Art Newspaper. 15 August.

Stolen $8,000 Deer Sculpture Rescued From Santa Cruz Co. Kelp Beds

(United States of America)

Autumn Johnson (2017). Stolen $8,000 Deer Sculpture Rescued From Santa Cruz Co. Kelp Beds. Patch. 15 August.

Citizen returns safekept, priceless manuscripts to Mosul university

(Iraq)

Mohamed Mostafa (2017). Citizen returns safekept, priceless manuscripts to Mosul university. Iraqi News. 15 August.

Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin's Ship off Kythira

(Greece)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2017). Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin's Ship off Kythira. Greek Reporter. 15 August.

Portion of stolen pagoda recovered

(United States of America)

Tom Callis (2017). Portion of stolen pagoda recovered. Hawaii Tribune Herald. 16 August.

Preocupación en Cantabria Ante el Robo de Campanas en Las Iglesias Rurales del Norte de España

(Spain)

Concern in Cantabria about the Theft of Bells from Churches in Northern Spain

Francisco Medina (2017). Preocupación en Cantabria Ante el Robo de Campanas en Las Iglesias Rurales del Norte de España. Mituin. 16 August.

Egypt says 33,000 artefacts lost in 50 years

(Egypt)

Mohamed Mahmoud (2017). Egypt says 33,000 artefacts lost in 50 years. AA. 16 August.

Stolen Diablo Art Turns Up In The Weirdest Places

(General)

Luke Plunkett (2017). Stolen Diablo Art Turns Up In The Weirdest Places. Kotaku. 16 August.

Met Police unit tasked with targeting art thieves faces closure after detectives moved to cover Grenfell tragedy

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2017). Met Police unit tasked with targeting art thieves faces closure after detectives moved to cover Grenfell tragedy. The Telegraph. 16 August.

Antiquities Ministry official denies robbery of 32,000 archaeological pieces from museum

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Antiquities Ministry official denies robbery of 32,000 archaeological pieces from museum. Egypt Independent. 16 August.

After the Hobby Lobby scandal, a spotlight on antiquities sales in Israel

(Israel; United States of America)

Religion News Service (2017). After the Hobby Lobby scandal, a spotlight on antiquities sales in Israel. USA Today. 16 August.

Where Do Confederate Monuments Go after They're Removed?

(United States of America)

Abigail Cain (2017). Where Do Confederate Monuments Go after They're Removed?. Artsy. 17 August.

Finding Somaliland's ancient cave art is hard. Protecting it could be harder.

(Somaliland)

M. Goth (2017). Finding Somaliland's ancient cave art is hard. Protecting it could be harder.. Somaliland Press. 17 August.

Two customs officials booked in antiques smuggling case

(Pakistan; Japan)

Mohammad Asghar (2017). Two customs officials booked in antiques smuggling case. Dawn. 17 August.

Toppling Monuments, a Visual History

(United States of America)

Jacey Fortin (2017). Toppling Monuments, a Visual History. The New York Times. 17 August.

Judge halts auction of Augusta National green jackets

(United States of America)

Sandy Hodson (2017). Judge halts auction of Augusta National green jackets. The Augusta Chronicle. 17 August.

Attempt to smuggle 18th century artefacts foiled at Egypt's Hurghada port

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Attempt to smuggle 18th century artefacts foiled at Egypt's Hurghada port. Ahram Online. 17 August.

Statues of martyrs defaced by miscreants

(India)

Mahi Ahluwalia (2017). Statues of martyrs defaced by miscreants. The Times of India. 17 August.

Mural or Billboard? The Dispute Over a Shepard Fairey in Brooklyn Heads Back to Court

(United States of America)

Zoe Mendelson (2017). Mural or Billboard? The Dispute Over a Shepard Fairey in Brooklyn Heads Back to Court. Hyperallergic. 17 August.

Japanese Shinto shrine vandalized in Taipei

(Taiwan)

Keoni Everington (2017). Japanese Shinto shrine vandalized in Taipei. Taiwan News. 17 August.

Religious order seeks to recover stolen parts of Marian statue

(Malaysia)

Herald Malaysia (2017). Religious order seeks to recover stolen parts of Marian statue. Herald Malaysia. 17 August.

$400,000 painting stolen in Melbourne

(Australia)

The West Australian (2017). $400,000 painting stolen in Melbourne. The West Australian. 17 August.

Samurai Sword Attack Outside Taiwan Presidential Office

(Taiwan)

AFP (2017). Samurai Sword Attack Outside Taiwan Presidential Office. NDTV. 18 August.

Recovered royal seals go on display at nat'l palace museum

(South Korea; United States of America)

Jae-yeon Woo (2017). Recovered royal seals go on display at nat'l palace museum. Yonhap News Agency. 18 August.

Returned royal seals open to public view

(South Korea; United States of America)

Mee-yoo Kwon (2017). Returned royal seals open to public view. Korea Times. 18 August.

Stealing Hindu Gods: A Madras High Court Judgment Shows The Way Out

(India)

Ashuosh Kulkarni (2017). Stealing Hindu Gods: A Madras High Court Judgment Shows The Way Out. Swarajya Magazine. 18 August.

Hex of the Idol: Steinhardt, Christie's Fight Heritage Claim

(Turkey; United States of America)

Christian Berthelsen, Katya Kazakina (2017). Hex of the Idol: Steinhardt, Christie's Fight Heritage Claim. Bloomberg. 18 August.

Lost and found: Jatin Das has a lot to say on the artful disappearance of masterpieces

(India)

The Economic Times (2017). Lost and found: Jatin Das has a lot to say on the artful disappearance of masterpieces. The Economic Times. 18 August.

Chinese police arrest 22 cultural relic thieves

(China)

China Radio International (2017). Chinese police arrest 22 cultural relic thieves. GB Times. 18 August.

Gang of four held, three panchaloha idols recovered from them

(India)

TNN (2017). Gang of four held, three panchaloha idols recovered from them. The Times of India. 19 August.

Ancient Idols Worth Crores Stolen From Shirgul Maharaj Temple In Shimla

(India)

Ratisha Goyal (2017). Ancient Idols Worth Crores Stolen From Shirgul Maharaj Temple In Shimla. ChandigarhX. 19 August.

Four persons arrested, stolen property recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Four persons arrested, stolen property recovered. The Hindu. 19 August.

War in the Arab world has devastated the region's heritage

(General)

The Economist (2017). War in the Arab world has devastated the region's heritage. The Economist. 19 August.

400 Viking objects stolen in Norway museum heist

(Norway)

AFP (2017). 400 Viking objects stolen in Norway museum heist. The Express Tribune. 20 August.

Himachal Pradesh police recover stolen idols worth several crores, arrest two Nepalese

(India; Nepal)

Anand Bodh (2017). Himachal Pradesh police recover stolen idols worth several crores, arrest two Nepalese. The Times of India. 20 August.

India yet to receive 200 artefacts worth $100 million from US

(India; United States of America)

Navtan Kumar (2017). India yet to receive 200 artefacts worth $100 million from US. Sunday Guardian Live. 20 August.

Rescuing Assyrian Manuscripts in Iraq

(Iraq)

Amir Harrack (2017). Rescuing Assyrian Manuscripts in Iraq. AINA. 20 August.

Police seize ancient tapestry in southern Turkey

(Turkey)

Yusuf Koyun (2017). Police seize ancient tapestry in southern Turkey. Andalou Agency. 21 August.

Egyptian antiquities ministry inspects Khufu's boat after accident causes 'mild' damage to beam

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egyptian antiquities ministry inspects Khufu's boat after accident causes 'mild' damage to beam. Ahram Online. 21 August.

The curious case of a missing relic casket

(Pakistan)

Sadia Qasim Shah (2017). The curious case of a missing relic casket. Dawn. 22 August.

Theft of South African relics riles researchers

(South Africa)

Sarah Wild (2017). Theft of South African relics riles researchers. Nature. 22 August.

Myanmar to Repair Earthquake-Hit Bagan by 2020

(Myanmar)

Tin Htet Paing (2017). Myanmar to Repair Earthquake-Hit Bagan by 2020. Irrawaddy. 22 August.

'We should give back art looted by the Nazis'

(Germany)

Joe Miller (2017). 'We should give back art looted by the Nazis'. BBC News. 22 August.

Why it's so difficult to identify and recover stolen art

(General)

Paul Waldie (2017). Why it's so difficult to identify and recover stolen art. The Globe and Mail. 22 August.

Ancient coffin breaks as child put in it at Southend museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Ancient coffin breaks as child put in it at Southend museum. BBC News. 22 August.

Man who made £30,000 faking Norman Cornish artwork told to repay £1

(United Kingdom)

Frances Perraudin (2017). Man who made £30,000 faking Norman Cornish artwork told to repay £1. The Guardian. 22 August.

चोरों के निशाने पर मंदिर, चांदी का छत्र व मुकुट चोरी

(India)

Theft in the Temple

Gaurav Khandelwal (2017). चोरों के निशाने पर मंदिर, चांदी का छत्र व मुकुट चोरी. Patrika. 22 August.

जैन मंदिर से 10 प्रतिमाएं चुरा ले गए, सबूत मिटाने सीसीटीवी कैमरे भी ले गए

(India)

Statue Stolen from Temple

Dainik Bhaskar (2017). जैन मंदिर से 10 प्रतिमाएं चुरा ले गए, सबूत मिटाने सीसीटीवी कैमरे भी ले गए. Dainik Bhaskar. 22 August.

Cologne secures cathedral in light of Sagrada Familia terror plot

(Germany; Spain)

DW (2017). Cologne secures cathedral in light of Sagrada Familia terror plot. DW. 23 August.

Sagrada Familia Among Sites Targeted by Barcelona Terrorists

(Spain)

Claire Voon (2017). Sagrada Familia Among Sites Targeted by Barcelona Terrorists. Hyperallergic. 23 August.

Egyptian authorities foil attempt to smuggle Khedival-era antiquities to Saudi Arabia

(Egypt; Saudi Arabia)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egyptian authorities foil attempt to smuggle Khedival-era antiquities to Saudi Arabia. Ahram Online. 23 August.

Why a Massachusetts museum selling its prized Norman Rockwell painting should worry art museums everywhere

(United States of America)

Christopher Knight (2017). Why a Massachusetts museum selling its prized Norman Rockwell painting should worry art museums everywhere. Los Angeles Times. 23 August.

Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani

(Greece)

Theo Ioannou (2017). Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani. Greek Reporter. 23 August.

Follow our example and return Nazi-looted art, German bakery firm urges companies

(Germany)

Daniel Sugarman (2017). Follow our example and return Nazi-looted art, German bakery firm urges companies. The Jewish Chronicle. 23 August.

Briton arrested in Turkey over coins he found while snorkelling

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Kevin Rawlinson (2017). Briton arrested in Turkey over coins he found while snorkelling. The Guardian. 23 August.

Saving Italy's earthquake art

(Italy)

Margaret Stenhouse (2017). Saving Italy's earthquake art. Wanted in Rome. 24 August.

Suspect in multi-million pound art heist at Bulmers magnates' mansion has fled UK on 'one-way ticket', court hears

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Harley (2017). Suspect in multi-million pound art heist at Bulmers magnates' mansion has fled UK on 'one-way ticket', court hears. The Telegraph. 24 August.

Eleven in court over Bulmers cider family art robbery

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Eleven in court over Bulmers cider family art robbery. BBC News. 24 August.

Priceless artefacts kept in dismal condition at Jaipur police station

(India)

Deep Mukherjee (2017). Priceless artefacts kept in dismal condition at Jaipur police station. Hindustan Times. 24 August.

Arrowheads and Coins Stolen

(United States of America)

KSAL (2017). Arrowheads and Coins Stolen. KSAL. 25 August.

New report faults controversial BLM agent for mishandling evidence

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2017). New report faults controversial BLM agent for mishandling evidence. The Salt Lake Tribune. 25 August.

Stolen bust of Civil War general found under I-95

(United States of America)

Martha Woodall (2017). Stolen bust of Civil War general found under I-95. Philly.com. 25 August.

Russia and Ukraine's battle over Crimean heritage heats up

(Ukraine; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Russia and Ukraine's battle over Crimean heritage heats up. The Art Newspaper. 25 August.

Timbuktu's ancient mausoleums protect city again

(Mali)

AFP (2017). Timbuktu's ancient mausoleums protect city again. African Independent. 26 August.

Argentina returns ancient artifacts to Peru

(Peru; Argentina)

Andina (2017). Argentina returns ancient artifacts to Peru. Andina. 26 August.

Hobby Lobby funds Israeli settlement archaeology

(Palestine; Israel; United States of America)

Creede Newton (2017). Hobby Lobby funds Israeli settlement archaeology. Al Jazeera. 26 August.

Greece could use Brexit to recover 'stolen' Parthenon art

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Kathleen Schuster (2017). Greece could use Brexit to recover 'stolen' Parthenon art. DW. 26 August.

Mustang ruby mine raided, guard killed

(Mozambique)

Paul Garvey (2017). Mustang ruby mine raided, guard killed. The Australian. 27 August.

Pagans demand return of church buildings 'stolen' 1,300 years ago

(United Kingdom)

Olivia Rudgard (2017). Pagans demand return of church buildings 'stolen' 1,300 years ago. The Telegraph. 27 August.

Mexico creates new federal police division to protect cultural heritage

(Mexico)

Jane Mcintosh (2017). Mexico creates new federal police division to protect cultural heritage. DW. 27 August.

Looters of Egyptian Artifacts Try to Recruit Egyptologists for Help

(Egypt)

Owen Jarus (2017). Looters of Egyptian Artifacts Try to Recruit Egyptologists for Help. Live Science. 28 August.

South Africa's first legal auction of rhinoceros horn fails to attract buyers

(South Africa)

Anna Sansom (2017). South Africa's first legal auction of rhinoceros horn fails to attract buyers. The Art Newspaper. 28 August.

Waterlogged Texas Museums Assess the Damage Caused by Hurricane Harvey

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Waterlogged Texas Museums Assess the Damage Caused by Hurricane Harvey. ArtNet News. 28 August.

Popular Victoria Park sculpture stolen from Duncan Street Reserve

(Australia)

Aaron Corlett (2017). Popular Victoria Park sculpture stolen from Duncan Street Reserve. Southern Gazette. 28 August.

Egypt returns stolen currency artefacts to Iraq, China

(Egypt; China; Iraq)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt returns stolen currency artefacts to Iraq, China. Ahram Online. 28 August.

Egypt returns stolen antique money to Iraq and China

(Egypt; China)

Ashraf Abd al-Hameed (2017). Egypt returns stolen antique money to Iraq and China. Al Arabiya. 28 August.

Briton arrested in Spanish hotel on suspicion of stealing ancient artifacts from Italy

(Spain; United Kingdom; Italy)

James Badcock, Nick Squires (2017). Briton arrested in Spanish hotel on suspicion of stealing ancient artifacts from Italy. The Telegraph. 29 August.

Christie's Defends Sale of 5,000-Year-Old Turkish Idol

(Turkey; United States of America)

Adam Klasfeld (2017). Christie's Defends Sale of 5,000-Year-Old Turkish Idol. Courthouse News. 29 August.

Berkshire Museum board turns down $1m to pause art sale

(United States of America)

Helen Stoilas (2017). Berkshire Museum board turns down $1m to pause art sale. The Art Newspaper. 29 August.

Court Grants Billionaire Rybolovlev's Request for Sotheby's Documents in Ongoing Feud With 'Freeport King'

(United States of America; Switzerland; Russia)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Court Grants Billionaire Rybolovlev's Request for Sotheby's Documents in Ongoing Feud With 'Freeport King'. ArtNet News. 29 August.

Absconding idol theft accused arrested

(India)

TNN (2017). Absconding idol theft accused arrested. The Times of India. 30 August.

Subash Kapoor, 10 others produced before court

(India)

TNN (2017). Subash Kapoor, 10 others produced before court. The Times of India. 30 August.

Catacomb thieves drill into Paris cellar to swipe €250,000 of top wine

(France)

Henry Samuel (2017). Catacomb thieves drill into Paris cellar to swipe €250,000 of top wine. The Telegraph. 30 August.

Skeleton plundered from Mexican cave was one of the Americas' oldest

(Mexico)

Ewen Callaway (2017). Skeleton plundered from Mexican cave was one of the Americas' oldest. Nature. 30 August.

Christie's and Hedge-Fund Titan Move to Quash Turkey's Lawsuit Over 'Stargazer' Idol

(Turkey; United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Christie's and Hedge-Fund Titan Move to Quash Turkey's Lawsuit Over 'Stargazer' Idol. ArtNet News. 30 August.

The Berkshire Museum Is 'Under Review' For Planned Sale, Massachusetts Attorney General Confirms

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). The Berkshire Museum Is 'Under Review' For Planned Sale, Massachusetts Attorney General Confirms. ArtNet News. 30 August.

Italy relaxes stringent export laws for post-war art

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern, Anna Brady (2017). Italy relaxes stringent export laws for post-war art. The Art Newspaper. 30 August.

Meet the Archaeologist Who Helps Find Stolen Art

(United Kingdom)

Erin Blakemore (2017). Meet the Archaeologist Who Helps Find Stolen Art. History. 30 August.

Bowfort Towers 'never meant to be an Indigenous artwork,' city and Treaty 7 chiefs say in joint statement

(Canada)

CBC (2017). Bowfort Towers 'never meant to be an Indigenous artwork,' city and Treaty 7 chiefs say in joint statement. CBC. 31 August.

Ex-Polish president's waiter on trial over theft of painting

(Poland)

PAP (2017). Ex-Polish president's waiter on trial over theft of painting. Radio Poland. 31 August.

China's Peking University to investigate graffiti found on ancient bell

(China)

Laurie Chen (2017). China's Peking University to investigate graffiti found on ancient bell. South China Morning Post. 31 August.

European Summit to Discuss the Return of Looted West African Art

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Ben Panko (2017). European Summit to Discuss the Return of Looted West African Art. Smithsonian. 31 August.

'Don't Honor Genocide' Graffiti Painted on Columbus Monument in Astoria

(United States of America)

Jeanmarie Evelly (2017). 'Don't Honor Genocide' Graffiti Painted on Columbus Monument in Astoria. DNA Info. 31 August.

The mysterious disappearances of the world's greatest treasures

(General)

Barbara Hoffman (2017). The mysterious disappearances of the world's greatest treasures. New York Post. 31 August.

The Art World Calls This Man When Masterpieces Go Missing

(United Kingdom)

Alanna Martinez (2017). The Art World Calls This Man When Masterpieces Go Missing. Observer. 31 August.

The Mystery Behind The Lost Books Of A Cherished Lublin Yeshiva

(Poland; Germany)

Barbara Finkelstein (2017). The Mystery Behind The Lost Books Of A Cherished Lublin Yeshiva. Forward. 31 August.

Illegal treasure-hunter arrested in Crete

(Greece; Spain)

eKathimerini (2017). Illegal treasure-hunter arrested in Crete. eKathimerini. 31 August.

महराजगंज: महंगे शौक के चलते चुराई करोड़ों की मूर्तियां [ पूरी ख़बर यहाँ से पढ़ें

(India)

Maharajganj Police arrest two people who stole idols worth cores from temple

Dynamite News (2017). महराजगंज: महंगे शौक के चलते चुराई करोड़ों की मूर्तियां [ पूरी ख़बर यहाँ से पढ़ें. Dynamite News. 31 August.