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Articles for December 2018

102 articles found.

Iconic 'Gypsy Girl' welcomes visitors with missing pieces retrieved decades later

(Turkey; United States of America)

Daily Sabah (2018). Iconic 'Gypsy Girl' welcomes visitors with missing pieces retrieved decades later. Daily Sabah. 7 December.

Dutch Art Panel's Decision on Kandinsky Painting Creates International Uproar

(Netherlands)

Blouin Artinfo (2018). Dutch Art Panel's Decision on Kandinsky Painting Creates International Uproar. Blouin Artinfo. 9 December.

Artemidorus papyrus is a fake - probe

(Italy)

ANSA (2018). Artemidorus papyrus is a fake - probe. ANSA. 10 December.

Federal Lawsuit Seeks To Recover Art Lost During Nazi Occupation Of Netherlands

(Netherlands)

Walter Pavlo (2018). Federal Lawsuit Seeks To Recover Art Lost During Nazi Occupation Of Netherlands. Forbes. 10 December.

Why the U.S. Should Not Assist Italy in Forfeiting a Rare Bronze

(Italy; United States of America)

Stephen K. Urice (2018). Why the U.S. Should Not Assist Italy in Forfeiting a Rare Bronze. The New York Times. 10 December.

Easter Island mayor concedes Moai statue might be better left in British Museum

(Chile; United Kingdom)

Marion Giraldo (2018). Easter Island mayor concedes Moai statue might be better left in British Museum. Reuters. 10 December.

Syria Accuses International Forces of 'Illegal' Archaeological Digs

(Syria)

AINA (2018). Syria Accuses International Forces of 'Illegal' Archaeological Digs. AINA. 11 December.

Antique Vishnu idol stolen from Siddheswar temple found

(India)

Pranjal Baruah (2018). Antique Vishnu idol stolen from Siddheswar temple found. The Times of India. 11 December.

Collaboration is key to solving art-market financial crime

(General)

Laura S. Patten (2018). Collaboration is key to solving art-market financial crime. The Art Newspaper. 11 December.

Five Terry Bradley paintings stolen in Belfast art heist

(United Kingdom)

Belfast Telegraph (2018). Five Terry Bradley paintings stolen in Belfast art heist. Belfast Telegraph. 11 December.

US an Oz ignore India's request for return of stolen idols

(India; Australia; United States of America)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2018). US an Oz ignore India's request for return of stolen idols. The Times of India. 11 December.

Officers recover artifacts stolen from Michigan shipwreck dating back to 1880s

(United States of America)

Michigan DNR (2018). Officers recover artifacts stolen from Michigan shipwreck dating back to 1880s. Click on Detroit. 11 December.

Kenya is starting to track its valuable stolen artifacts worldwide—with German help

(Kenya; Germany)

Adbi Latif Dahir (2018). Kenya is starting to track its valuable stolen artifacts worldwide—with German help. Quartz. 12 December.

The Mysterious Fate of an Ancient Apollo Statue Pulled From Gaza's Sea

(Palestine)

Nir Hasson (2018). The Mysterious Fate of an Ancient Apollo Statue Pulled From Gaza's Sea. Haaretz. 12 December.

How Islamic State's destruction of ancient Palmyra played out on Arabic-language Twitter – new study

(Syria)

Luigi Curini Emma Cunliffe (2018). How Islamic State's destruction of ancient Palmyra played out on Arabic-language Twitter – new study. The Conversation. 12 December.

After a century, a looted relic comes home

(China; United Kingdom)

Laurie Chen (2018). After a century, a looted relic comes home. Inkstone. 13 December.

Special force to guard heritage sites in Telangana

(India)

Asif Yar Khan (2018). Special force to guard heritage sites in Telangana. Telengana Today. 13 December.

Metal-detecting trend boosts `treasure' discoveries as numbers hit a record for second year running

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2018). Metal-detecting trend boosts `treasure' discoveries as numbers hit a record for second year running. Antiques Trade Gazette. 13 December.

18 groups ask Pompeo to exclude Jewish artifacts from import restriction deals

(United States of America)

Josefin Dolsten (2018). 18 groups ask Pompeo to exclude Jewish artifacts from import restriction deals. The Times of Israel. 13 December.

Police Nab a Suspect in the Brazen Theft of a Renoir From a Vienna Auction House—But Others Remain at Large

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2018). Police Nab a Suspect in the Brazen Theft of a Renoir From a Vienna Auction House—But Others Remain at Large. ArtNet News. 13 December.

Statue and ornaments of Rani Sati Dadi stolen from Ghatsila temple

(India)

The Avenue Mail (2018). Statue and ornaments of Rani Sati Dadi stolen from Ghatsila temple. The Avenue Mail. 13 December.

Garda search found stolen Bantry House painting hanging in Dublin home

(Ireland)

Brion Hoban (2018). Garda search found stolen Bantry House painting hanging in Dublin home. The Southern Star. 14 December.

British Museum to return Benin bronzes to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Kieron Monks (2018). British Museum to return Benin bronzes to Nigeria. CNN. 14 December.

Near 1800 Ancient Persian Artifacts to Return to Iran from US

(Iran; United States of America)

"Tasnim News Agency" (2018). Near 1800 Ancient Persian Artifacts to Return to Iran from US. Tasnim News Agency. 14 December.

Former city man facing charges in Utah

(United States of America)

Dave Mabell (2018). Former city man facing charges in Utah. Lethbridge Herald. 14 December.

Chinese villagers disappointed about Dutch rejection of mummy Buddha repatriation case

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2018). Chinese villagers disappointed about Dutch rejection of mummy Buddha repatriation case. Xinhua. 14 December.

Stolen goods: Britain's museums must hand back colonial plunder

(United Kingdom)

Ruqaya Izzidien (2018). Stolen goods: Britain's museums must hand back colonial plunder. Middle East Eye. 14 December.

Egypt arrests two people accused of helping stage naked photoshoot on pyramid

(Egypt)

Ruth Michaelson (2018). Egypt arrests two people accused of helping stage naked photoshoot on pyramid. The Guardian. 14 December.

Church Leaders Sue Princeton Over `Stolen' Manuscripts

(Greece; United States of America)

Colin Moynihan (2018). Church Leaders Sue Princeton Over `Stolen' Manuscripts. The New York Times. 14 December.

Perth art dealer wins £12,500 compensation in legal spat over stolen artwork

(United Kingdom)

The Courier (2018). Perth art dealer wins £12,500 compensation in legal spat over stolen artwork. The Courier. 14 December.

What others are saying: Who has the right to Nazi-looted art?

(General)

The Los Angeles Times (2018). What others are saying: Who has the right to Nazi-looted art?. Herald & Review. 14 December.

Burial chambers unearthed in Turkey's İznik being looted - Sözcü

(Turkey)

Ahval (2018). Burial chambers unearthed in Turkey's İznik being looted - Sözcü. Ahval. 15 December.

More powers to keep art treasures in Britain

(United Kingdom)

David Sanderson (2018). More powers to keep art treasures in Britain. The Times. 15 December.

Humanity's collective heritage

(Pakistan)

Sarwat Ali (2018). Humanity's collective heritage. The News on Sunday. 16 December.

The Art Of Reparatory Justice

(Nigeria; United Kingdom; Senegal; Angola; Portugal; Ethiopia)

Amina Blackwood-Meeks (2018). The Art Of Reparatory Justice. The Gleaner. 16 December.

Italy is Unreasonable to Claim to the Getty's "Victorious Youth" Statue

(Italy; United States of America)

Gregory Pappas (2018). Italy is Unreasonable to Claim to the Getty's "Victorious Youth" Statue. The Pappas Post. 17 December.

Thief steals £100,000 worth of silverware from university chapel

(United Kingdom)

Harry Bullmore (2018). Thief steals £100,000 worth of silverware from university chapel. The Argus. 17 December.

Life-size bronze statue stolen from beside Yeats cemetery

(Ireland)

Eileen Magnier (2018). Life-size bronze statue stolen from beside Yeats cemetery. RTE. 17 December.

Nazis forced SC man's Jewish grandfather to sell art. Dutch won't give it back, suit says

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Charles Duncan (2018). Nazis forced SC man's Jewish grandfather to sell art. Dutch won't give it back, suit says. Raleigh News & Observer. 18 December.

The arts crimes expert who is making Scotland her home

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Brotherson (2018). The arts crimes expert who is making Scotland her home. The National. 18 December.

Kashmir awaits return of its prized pre-historic treasure

(India)

Ubeer Naqushbandi (2018). Kashmir awaits return of its prized pre-historic treasure. Greater Kashmir. 18 December.

Protecting our priceless cultural objects

(Indonesia)

Joannes Ekaprasetya Tandjung (2018). Protecting our priceless cultural objects. The Jakarta Post. 18 December.

Easter Island Statues: International Law is Shifting Against British Museum

(Chile; United Kingdom)

Saskia Vermeylen (2018). Easter Island Statues: International Law is Shifting Against British Museum. Intercontinental Cry. 18 December.

Antiques stolen from Gondal's Navlakha Palace

(India)

TNN (2018). Antiques stolen from Gondal's Navlakha Palace. The Times of India. 19 December.

As the Restitution Debate Rages on in Europe, Could the Solution Lie in the Art of the High-Tech Copy?

(General)

Kate Brown, Naomi Rea (2018). As the Restitution Debate Rages on in Europe, Could the Solution Lie in the Art of the High-Tech Copy?. ArtNet News. 19 December.

When Priceless Art and Antiquities Get Destroyed, Who Should Pay?

(United States of America)

Daniel Grant (2018). When Priceless Art and Antiquities Get Destroyed, Who Should Pay?. Observer. 19 December.

Acoma pueblo celebrates return of cultural items

(United States of America)

Maddy Hayden (2018). Acoma pueblo celebrates return of cultural items. Albuquerque Journal. 19 December.

What the 7 Biggest Art Lawsuits of 2018 Mean for the Art Market

(General)

Benjamin Sutton (2018). What the 7 Biggest Art Lawsuits of 2018 Mean for the Art Market. Artsy. 19 December.

4,310 historical artifacts returned to Turkey in last 14 years

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2018). 4,310 historical artifacts returned to Turkey in last 14 years. Daily Sabah. 19 December.

Bronze dragon head believed to have been looted from Old Summer Palace during Second Opium War purchased by anonymous Chinese buyer at Paris auction: reports

(China; France)

Global Times (2018). Bronze dragon head believed to have been looted from Old Summer Palace during Second Opium War purchased by anonymous Chinese buyer at Paris auction: reports. Global Times. 19 December.

I.Coast calls on France to return 148 artworks

(Ivory Coast; France)

AFP (2018). I.Coast calls on France to return 148 artworks. RTL. 20 December.

Restitution Of Cultural Property To Germany Out Of Question - Russian Culture Ministry

(Russia; Germany)

Mohammad Ali (2018). Restitution Of Cultural Property To Germany Out Of Question - Russian Culture Ministry. Urdu Point. 20 December.

Jerusalem Museum to Display Looted Near East Artifacts

(Israel)

JNS (2018). Jerusalem Museum to Display Looted Near East Artifacts. Breaking Israel News. 20 December.

Spanish Police Recover Hundreds of Plundered Artifacts

(Spain)

Hetq (2018). Spanish Police Recover Hundreds of Plundered Artifacts. Hetq. 20 December.

DNA Could Help Bring Home Remains of Ancient Aboriginal People

(Australia)

Carolyn Wilke (2018). DNA Could Help Bring Home Remains of Ancient Aboriginal People. The Scientist. 20 December.

Will a Caravaggio Nativity painting, stolen 50 years ago, finally be returned?

(Italy)

John Burger (2018). Will a Caravaggio Nativity painting, stolen 50 years ago, finally be returned?. Aleteia. 20 December.

Tomb raiders 'spotted' from space as satellite data reveals looting of ancient sites

(China)

James Rogers (2018). Tomb raiders 'spotted' from space as satellite data reveals looting of ancient sites. Fox News. 20 December.

What's behind the Roaring Market for Dinosaur Fossils

(General)

Benjamin Sutton (2018). What's behind the Roaring Market for Dinosaur Fossils. Artsy. 20 December.

Artefacts thieves in Sabratha caught in the act

(Libya)

Safa Alharathy (2018). Artefacts thieves in Sabratha caught in the act. Libya Observer. 20 December.

National Museum 'did not apply proper procedures', court hears

(Ireland)

Mary Carolan (2018). National Museum 'did not apply proper procedures', court hears. The Irish Times. 20 December.

Cleveland Museum of Art hires Seth Pevnick as 'profoundly ethical' curator of ancient Greek and Roman art

(United States of America)

Steven Litt (2018). Cleveland Museum of Art hires Seth Pevnick as 'profoundly ethical' curator of ancient Greek and Roman art. Cleveland.com. 20 December.

Sofia: Bronze Statue of Apollo Medicus at Former City Baths was Stolen

(Bulgaria)

Novinite (2018). Sofia: Bronze Statue of Apollo Medicus at Former City Baths was Stolen. Novinite. 20 December.

Police renew appeal over theft of historic 7ft sword from a remote Scottish island

(United Kingdom)

Press and Journal (2018). Police renew appeal over theft of historic 7ft sword from a remote Scottish island. Press and Journal. 20 December.

Bungling burglary trio admit stealing from Museum of Computing

(United Kingdom)

Tom Seaward (2018). Bungling burglary trio admit stealing from Museum of Computing. Swindon Advertiser. 20 December.

'Unique' paintings stolen from Limerick church found `tattered' and `crumbling'

(Ireland)

Jess Casey (2018). 'Unique' paintings stolen from Limerick church found `tattered' and `crumbling'. Limerick Leader. 21 December.

Will the British Museum Ever Return These Stolen Artifacts?

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Becky Little (2018). Will the British Museum Ever Return These Stolen Artifacts?. History. 21 December.

University offers £10,000 reward in bid to recover stolen silverware

(United Kingdom)

Bex Bastable (2018). University offers £10,000 reward in bid to recover stolen silverware. Brighton & hove Independent. 21 December.

Chilean court to hear case of stolen statutes, artifacts

(Chile)

Reuters (2018). Chilean court to hear case of stolen statutes, artifacts. Channel NewsAsia. 21 December.

TN missing idols probe gets murkier

(India)

Kumar Chellappan (2018). TN missing idols probe gets murkier. Daily Pioneer. 21 December.

Egyptian Ex-Minister Calls for Return of Nefertiti's Bust From Germany

(Egypt; Germany)

Egypt Independent (2018). Egyptian Ex-Minister Calls for Return of Nefertiti's Bust From Germany. Albawaba. 21 December.

Ivan the Terrible painting sent for auction had been looted from Nazi-occupied Ukraine

(Russia; United States of America)

Peter Hermann (2018). Ivan the Terrible painting sent for auction had been looted from Nazi-occupied Ukraine. The Washington Post. 21 December.

Painting Stolen From Nazi-Occupied Eastern Europe Recovered in DC Area

(Ukraine; United States of America)

Scott MacFarlane (2018). Painting Stolen From Nazi-Occupied Eastern Europe Recovered in DC Area. NBC. 21 December.

Criminales roban arte sacro de 26 iglesias del país cada semana. Pero ni siquiera hay inventario

(Mexico)

Criminals rob sacred art from 26 churches in the country each week, but they have not been inventoried

EFE (2018). Criminales roban arte sacro de 26 iglesias del país cada semana. Pero ni siquiera hay inventario. SinEmbargo. 22 December.

Repatriation of 6th century mosaics 'important for cultural heritage'

(Cyprus; United States of America)

CNA News Service (2018). Repatriation of 6th century mosaics 'important for cultural heritage'. Cyprus Mail. 22 December.

Parthenon Marbles Returning to Greece? UN Supports Greek Resolution

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Nick Kampouris (2018). Parthenon Marbles Returning to Greece? UN Supports Greek Resolution. Greek Reporter. 22 December.

Idol theft case: Kiran Rao and Ranvir Shah get anticipatory bail

(India)

Priyanka Thirumurthy (2018). Idol theft case: Kiran Rao and Ranvir Shah get anticipatory bail. The News Minute. 22 December.

Photo exhibition on looted Benin artefacts opens in Edo

(Nigeria)

Vanguard (2018). Photo exhibition on looted Benin artefacts opens in Edo. Vanguard. 22 December.

Navlakha antique theft: Four held

(India)

TNN (2018). Navlakha antique theft: Four held. The Times of India. 23 December.

Sandalwood tree stolen from Kamatibaug zoo

(India)

TNN (2018). Sandalwood tree stolen from Kamatibaug zoo. The Times of India. 23 December.

More than 100 Bronze Age artifacts to return to Cyprus

(Cyprus; United Kingdom)

Katy Turner (2018). More than 100 Bronze Age artifacts to return to Cyprus. Cyprus Mail. 23 December.

Panchaloha Murugan idol seized, one arrested in guindy

(India)

Deccan Chronicle (2018). Panchaloha Murugan idol seized, one arrested in guindy. Deccan Chronicle. 23 December.

`This is our land': Native Americans see Trump's move to reduce Bears Ears monument as an assault on their culture

(United States of America)

Kurtis Lee (2018). `This is our land': Native Americans see Trump's move to reduce Bears Ears monument as an assault on their culture. Los Angeles Times. 25 December.

German museums 'willing to return' looted colonial objects

(Germany; General)

Wiebke Ahrndt (2018). German museums 'willing to return' looted colonial objects. DW. 26 December.

SLP, entre los estados con mayor número de robo de arte sacro

(Mexico)

SLP among the states with the highest number of sacred art thefts

El Exprés (2018). SLP, entre los estados con mayor número de robo de arte sacro. El Exprés. 26 December.

Conditional bail for DSP arrested in idol theft case

(India)

The Hindu (2018). Conditional bail for DSP arrested in idol theft case. The Hindu. 26 December.

The Guardian view on the restitution of cultural property

(General)

The Guardian (2018). The Guardian view on the restitution of cultural property. The Guardian. 26 December.

The repatriation debate intensifies as calls for post-colonial restitution grow—but is it legal?

(France; General)

Vincent Noce (2018). The repatriation debate intensifies as calls for post-colonial restitution grow—but is it legal?. The Art Newspaper. 27 December.

Antiquities police stop theft of ancient coins

(Israel)

Yvette J. Deane (2018). Antiquities police stop theft of ancient coins. The Jerusalem Post. 27 December.

Hyderabad: With few clues, cops crack museum heist

(India)

Naveen Kumar (2018). Hyderabad: With few clues, cops crack museum heist. Deccan Chronicle. 27 December.

Artifacts stolen and smuggled in the West Bank now on display in Jerusalem

(Israel; Palestine)

Amanda Borschel-Dan (2018). Artifacts stolen and smuggled in the West Bank now on display in Jerusalem. The Times of Israel. 27 December.

These Are The 12 Biggest Controversies That Rocked the Art World in 2018

(General)

Javier Pes, Eileen Kinsella (2018). These Are The 12 Biggest Controversies That Rocked the Art World in 2018. ArtNet News. 28 December.

HR and CE officials complain to DGP against Pon Manickavel

(India)

TNN (2018). HR and CE officials complain to DGP against Pon Manickavel. The Times of India. 28 December.

Exhibition showing achievements of cultural relics protection opens in Beijing

(China)

Xinhua (2018). Exhibition showing achievements of cultural relics protection opens in Beijing. CTGN. 28 December.

Fascinating 17th century 'social document' plundered during WWII recovered after being put up for auction

(Poland; Germany)

Stuart Dowell (2018). Fascinating 17th century 'social document' plundered during WWII recovered after being put up for auction. The First News. 28 December.

Nicolas DeMeyer: The murky story of a man who looted $1.2m of wine from a banker's cellar

(United States of America)

Jacob Bernstein (2018). Nicolas DeMeyer: The murky story of a man who looted $1.2m of wine from a banker's cellar. Independent. 28 December.

Valorar el patrimonio arqueológico

(Argentinaa)

Valuing archaeological heritage

Los Andes (2018). Valorar el patrimonio arqueológico. Los Andes. 28 December.

Nazi's family sought return of artwork

(Ireland)

Seán McCárthaigh (2018). Nazi's family sought return of artwork. The Sunday Times. 28 December.

Larissa man arrested over ancient coin collection

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Larissa man arrested over ancient coin collection. eKathimerini. 28 December.

“Sophisticated” Art Collectors Are Facing Less Sympathetic Courts

(United States of America)

Anna Louie Sussman (2018). “Sophisticated” Art Collectors Are Facing Less Sympathetic Courts. Artsy. 29 December.

Prince Muffakham Jah lauds police efforts

(India)

Express News Service (2018). Prince Muffakham Jah lauds police efforts. The New Indian Express. 29 December.

Chinese villagers mourn lost deity as Dutch reject claim to mummified monk

(Netherlands; China)

Isaac Beech (2018). Chinese villagers mourn lost deity as Dutch reject claim to mummified monk. The Sunday Times. 30 December.

Exhibit reveals never-seen artifacts rescued from archaeological thieves

(Israel; Palestine)

Maayan Hoffman (2018). Exhibit reveals never-seen artifacts rescued from archaeological thieves. The Jerusalem Post. 30 December.