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Articles for February 2019

97 articles found.

Anger as 'miscreants' are caught on camera toppling ancient pillars at UNESCO-listed temple

(India)

News.com.au (2019). Anger as 'miscreants' are caught on camera toppling ancient pillars at UNESCO-listed temple. News.com.au. 1 February.

Thieves stole architectural gems from USC in a heist that remained hidden for years

(United States of America)

Harriet Ryan, Matt Hamilton (2019). Thieves stole architectural gems from USC in a heist that remained hidden for years. Los Angeles Times. 3 February.

Search for Iraq's Stolen Artifacts Gets Serious

(Iraq)

Jonathan Evans (2019). Search for Iraq's Stolen Artifacts Gets Serious. Voice of America. 3 February.

How the Forbidden City's treasures ended up divided between Beijing and Taipei

(Taiwan; China)

Adolfo Arranz (2019). How the Forbidden City's treasures ended up divided between Beijing and Taipei. South China Morning Post. 3 February.

Ancient artefacts looted from Iraq are finally returned home after Jordanian officials caught smugglers with 1,300-piece priceless stash

(Iraq; Jordan)

Zoie O'Brien (2019). Ancient artefacts looted from Iraq are finally returned home after Jordanian officials caught smugglers with 1,300-piece priceless stash. The Daily Mail. 3 February.

Island artist finds Albanian fraudster posting artwork online as his own

(Canada)

Kori Sidaway (2019). Island artist finds Albanian fraudster posting artwork online as his own. CHEK. 3 February.

Egypt police find ancient burial site while investigating illegal dig at house near Pyramids

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2019). Egypt police find ancient burial site while investigating illegal dig at house near Pyramids. Ahram Online. 3 February.

Iran Seeks to 'Recapture' 2 Achaemenid Relics Taken Decades Ago

(Iraq)

Albawaba (2019). Iran Seeks to 'Recapture' 2 Achaemenid Relics Taken Decades Ago. Albawaba. 3 February.

Art market `turns blind eye' to Hitler fakes

(Germany)

David Crossland (2019). Art market `turns blind eye' to Hitler fakes. The Times. 3 February.

Three 'asthadhatu' idols stolen from temple: Police

(India)

Press Trust of India (2019). Three 'asthadhatu' idols stolen from temple: Police. The Times of India. 3 February.

Anonymous flyers call on Penn Museum to return two 'stolen' artifacts to China

(United States of America)

Amy Liu (2019). Anonymous flyers call on Penn Museum to return two 'stolen' artifacts to China. The Daily Pennsylvanian. 4 February.

Illegal excavation near Giza accidentally uncovers ancient tomb

(Egypt)

Mira Maged (2019). Illegal excavation near Giza accidentally uncovers ancient tomb. Egypt Independent. 4 February.

Ex-museum director acquitted of non-return of ancient icons to Russia

(Russia)

RAPSI (2019). Ex-museum director acquitted of non-return of ancient icons to Russia. RAPSI. 4 February.

Nigeria calls for return of Lander Stool from the British Museum

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Gareth Harris (2019). Nigeria calls for return of Lander Stool from the British Museum. The Art Newspaper. 4 February.

An Old Masters scholar claims a 15th-century painting at the U.K.'s National Gallery is a forgery.

(United Kingdom)

Benjamin Sutton (2019). An Old Masters scholar claims a 15th-century painting at the U.K.'s National Gallery is a forgery.. Artsy. 4 February.

Education, involvement key to Utah archaeological site protection

(United States of America)

Sam Bigelow (2019). Education, involvement key to Utah archaeological site protection. The Daily Universe. 4 February.

Vandalism, theft threaten Utah historical sites

(United States of America)

Sam Bigelow (2019). Vandalism, theft threaten Utah historical sites. The Daily Universe. 4 February.

Magna Carta back on display at Salisbury Cathedral after hammer attack

(United Kingdom)

Katy Griffin (2019). Magna Carta back on display at Salisbury Cathedral after hammer attack. Salisbury Journal. 4 February.

Millions in artwork, jewelry stolen from Tony Buzbee's home, police say

(United States of America)

Jasper Scherer (2019). Millions in artwork, jewelry stolen from Tony Buzbee's home, police say. The Houston Chronicle. 4 February.

Egypt Foils Attempt to Smuggle Egyptian Antiquities Into Turkey

(Egypt; Turkey)

Asharq Al-Awsat (2019). Egypt Foils Attempt to Smuggle Egyptian Antiquities Into Turkey. Asharq Al-Awsat. 4 February.

Andhra police suspect insider job in theft of crowns from Tirupati temple

(India)

The News Minute (2019). Andhra police suspect insider job in theft of crowns from Tirupati temple. The News Minute. 4 February.

Lagos Writes British Museum, Demands Return of Stolen Sculpture

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

This Daily (2019). Lagos Writes British Museum, Demands Return of Stolen Sculpture. This Daily. 4 February.

Enigmatic Gino De Dominicis subject of complex fakes investigation in Italy

(Italy)

Christina Ruiz (2019). Enigmatic Gino De Dominicis subject of complex fakes investigation in Italy. The Art Newspaper. 5 February.

Digging Up Controversy

(Palestine; Israel)

Sara Thoth Stub (2019). Digging Up Controversy. US News and World Report. 5 February.

Germany allocates €1.9m for museums to research colonial-era acquisitions

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2019). Germany allocates €1.9m for museums to research colonial-era acquisitions. The Art Newspaper. 5 February.

Jewish collector's heirs claim US painting was stolen by Nazis

(Germany; United States of America)

Associated Press (2019). Jewish collector's heirs claim US painting was stolen by Nazis. Ynet. 5 February.

1,200-year-old Bible seized in southeastern Turkey's Diyarbakır

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2019). 1,200-year-old Bible seized in southeastern Turkey's Diyarbakır. Daily Sabah. 5 February.

Citizen excavating for antiquities near Pyramids arrested

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2019). Citizen excavating for antiquities near Pyramids arrested. Egypt Today. 5 February.

Protected Maori weapons stolen from well known Maori leader in Waikato

(New Zealand)

Ryan Dunlop (2019). Protected Maori weapons stolen from well known Maori leader in Waikato. New Zealand Herald. 6 February.

Museum of Scotland says Egyptian pyramid stone is not stolen

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Severin Carrell (2019). Museum of Scotland says Egyptian pyramid stone is not stolen. The Guardian. 6 February.

Priceless V.I. Art, Antiquities Have Gone Missing – But Not Recently

(Virgin Islands)

Bill Kossler (2019). Priceless V.I. Art, Antiquities Have Gone Missing – But Not Recently. The St. Thomas Source. 6 February.

Police Accuse Italy's Former Culture Minister of Authenticating Fake Works by Late Avant Garde Artist Gino De Dominicis

(Italy)

Henri Neuendorf (2019). Police Accuse Italy's Former Culture Minister of Authenticating Fake Works by Late Avant Garde Artist Gino De Dominicis. ArtNet News. 6 February.

Miscreants loot idols, ornaments from Madhavjew Temple in Cuttack

(India)

Pragativadi (2019). Miscreants loot idols, ornaments from Madhavjew Temple in Cuttack. Pragativadi. 6 February.

Search for undiscovered Dead Sea Scrolls reveals dispute over West Bank artifacts

(Palestine; Israel)

Religion News Service (2019). Search for undiscovered Dead Sea Scrolls reveals dispute over West Bank artifacts. The Presbyterian Outlook. 6 February.

Ex-temple official held in idols theft case

(India)

The Hindu (2019). Ex-temple official held in idols theft case. The Hindu. 6 February.

Swedish police hopeful stolen royal treasure has been found

(Sweden)

The Nation (2019). Swedish police hopeful stolen royal treasure has been found. The Nation. 6 February.

German auction house pulls 26 'Hitler paintings' on forgery fears

(Germany)

AFP (2019). German auction house pulls 26 'Hitler paintings' on forgery fears. France 24. 7 February.

A Brush with the Law Prominent Gallery Owner Sentenced for Defrauding Clients

(United States of America)

FBI (2019). A Brush with the Law Prominent Gallery Owner Sentenced for Defrauding Clients. FBI.gov. 7 February.

Who Owns Culture?

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Thomas K. Grose (2019). Who Owns Culture?. US News and World Report. 7 February.

Brooklyn Museum's detective work reveals original owners of African mask

(Nigeria; United States of America)

Nancy Kenney (2019). Brooklyn Museum's detective work reveals original owners of African mask. The Art Newspaper. 7 February.

Boston Artist Recreates Stolen Art From Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

(United States of America)

Giovanni DeCunto (2019). Boston Artist Recreates Stolen Art From Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. PRNewswire. 7 February.

Robbery in Chelsea Gallery

(United Kingdom)

KCW Torday (2019). Robbery in Chelsea Gallery. KCW Torday. 7 February.

A cautionary tale for would-be UK treasure hunters

(United Kingdom)

John Andrew (2019). A cautionary tale for would-be UK treasure hunters. Coin World. 8 February.

Swedes arrest man tied to return of stolen royal jewels

(Sweden)

Associated Press (2019). Swedes arrest man tied to return of stolen royal jewels. Star Tribune. 8 February.

Texas Museum stands by ownership of painting; Jewish family claims it's looted

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2019). Texas Museum stands by ownership of painting; Jewish family claims it's looted. The Times of Israel. 8 February.

Bill to remove time limit for returning Nazi-looted art faces challenge

(United Kingdom)

Jewish News (2019). Bill to remove time limit for returning Nazi-looted art faces challenge. Jewish News. 8 February.

Art Museums Need to Address Colonialist Theft—Not Diversity

(United States of America)

Danielle Kwateng-Clark (2019). Art Museums Need to Address Colonialist Theft—Not Diversity. Vice. 8 February.

Bid to smuggle antique statue in Peshawar foiled

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2019). Bid to smuggle antique statue in Peshawar foiled. The Express Tribune. 8 February.

Return Africa's artwork home

(General)

Anyang Nyong'o (2019). Return Africa's artwork home. The Star. 9 February.

El patrimonio venezolano de bronce es desvalijado y vendido en Cúcuta

(Venezuela)

Venezuelan bronze heritage is plundered and sold in Cúcuta

Isaac González Mendoza (2019). El patrimonio venezolano de bronce es desvalijado y vendido en Cúcuta. El Nacional. 9 February.

Momia de niño de hace 2.000 años es devuelta a Perú por museo de EE.UU.

(Peru; United States of America)

Mummy of 2000 year old chil is returned to Peru by US museum

La Vanguardia (2019). Momia de niño de hace 2.000 años es devuelta a Perú por museo de EE.UU.. La Vanguardia. 9 February.

Picassos, a glass piano and missing billions: scandal of 1MDB reaches court

(Malaysia)

Hannah Ellis-Petersen (2019). Picassos, a glass piano and missing billions: scandal of 1MDB reaches court. The Guardian. 10 February.

Stolen statues missing since 2011 found

(Ireland)

Ralph Riegel (2019). Stolen statues missing since 2011 found. Irish Independent. 11 February.

A Peek at Some of the Stolen Art the LAPD Is Trying to Track Down

(United States of America)

Chris Nichols (2019). A Peek at Some of the Stolen Art the LAPD Is Trying to Track Down. Los Angeles Magazine. 11 February.

Holocaust survivor from Hungary tracks down stolen artwork

(Hungary)

Oralandar Brand-Williams (2019). Holocaust survivor from Hungary tracks down stolen artwork. The Alpena News. 11 February.

Detective Work Part of the Job for Quinn Emanuel Art Litigators

(United States of America)

Melissa Heelan Stanzione (2019). Detective Work Part of the Job for Quinn Emanuel Art Litigators. Bloomberg. 11 February.

Persian antiquities found in almost all museums worldwide

(Iran)

Tehran Times (2019). Persian antiquities found in almost all museums worldwide. Tehran Times. 11 February.

El hombre que robó las imágenes de la iglesia, regresó y confesó que las vendió en el mercado

(Peru)

Man that stole church paintings returns and confesses that he sold them in the market

El Tribuno (2019). El hombre que robó las imágenes de la iglesia, regresó y confesó que las vendió en el mercado. El Tribuno. 12 February.

4 ancient books depicting life of Jesus seized in Turkey's Denizli

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2019). 4 ancient books depicting life of Jesus seized in Turkey's Denizli. Daily Sabah. 12 February.

Fighting fraud, theft, and money laundering: meet the man who is the 'Indiana Jones' of the art world

(United States of America)

Colin Gleadell (2019). Fighting fraud, theft, and money laundering: meet the man who is the 'Indiana Jones' of the art world. The Telegraph. 12 February.

Anuraag Saxena, India Pride Project in the limelight in `Blood Buddhas' documentary

(India)

Tushaar Kuthiala (2019). Anuraag Saxena, India Pride Project in the limelight in `Blood Buddhas' documentary. Connected To India. 12 February.

Infamous Nova Scotia art thief dies, shrouded in mystery

(Canada)

CTV (2019). Infamous Nova Scotia art thief dies, shrouded in mystery. CTV. 13 February.

Man held in Kanyakumari for idol theft

(India)

TNN (2019). Man held in Kanyakumari for idol theft. The Times of India. 13 February.

Ancient looted artworks returned to Italy by Christie's auction house

(Italy; United States of America)

Lianne Kolirin (2019). Ancient looted artworks returned to Italy by Christie's auction house. CNN. 13 February.

Stolen bonsai trees `like our children', couple say in plea to thieves

(Japan)

Justin McCurry (2019). Stolen bonsai trees `like our children', couple say in plea to thieves. The Guardian. 13 February.

Scotland Insists on Legal Right to Keep Pyramid Stone, Egypt Awaits Documents

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Asharq Al-Awsat (2019). Scotland Insists on Legal Right to Keep Pyramid Stone, Egypt Awaits Documents. Asharq Al-Awsat. 13 February.

Stolen Ancient Egyptian Artifact Retrieved at Amsterdam

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2019). Stolen Ancient Egyptian Artifact Retrieved at Amsterdam. Egyptian Streets. 13 February.

Ex-girlfriend says Tillmann not a charming art thief, but a 'psychopath'

(Canada)

CTV (2019). Ex-girlfriend says Tillmann not a charming art thief, but a 'psychopath'. CTV. 14 February.

One arrested for idol theft

(India)

TNN (2019). One arrested for idol theft. The Times of India. 14 February.

Former minister's brother arrested for smuggled antiquities

(Egypt)

Mira Maged (2019). Former minister's brother arrested for smuggled antiquities. Egypt Independent. 14 February.

Zahi Hawass demands retrieval of Egypt's looted artifacts

(Egypt)

Mustafa Marie (2019). Zahi Hawass demands retrieval of Egypt's looted artifacts. Egypt Today. 14 February.

Police uncover 'priceless' artefacts in drug search

(New Zealand)

Ruby Nyika (2019). Police uncover 'priceless' artefacts in drug search. Stuff.co.nz. 14 February.

Serial Art Thief, Who Stole Nearly 250 Artworks, Arrested Yet Again

(France)

Sara Rose Sharp (2019). Serial Art Thief, Who Stole Nearly 250 Artworks, Arrested Yet Again. Hyperallergic. 14 February.

'Stolen' Banksy art mysteriously returns with `I'm back' daubed on it

(United Kingdom)

Elisa Menendez (2019). 'Stolen' Banksy art mysteriously returns with `I'm back' daubed on it. Metro. 14 February.

Wealthy Nova Scotia thief filled home with pilfered artifacts, art

(Canada)

The Canadian Press (2019). Wealthy Nova Scotia thief filled home with pilfered artifacts, art. The Chronicle Herald. 14 February.

Tamil Nadu: Case filed 47 yrs after theft of 7 idols worth Rs 110 crore

(India)

TNN (2019). Tamil Nadu: Case filed 47 yrs after theft of 7 idols worth Rs 110 crore. The Times of India. 15 February.

Germany still has a problematic approach towards Nazi-era art restitution

(Germany)

Sara Angel (2019). Germany still has a problematic approach towards Nazi-era art restitution. The Globe and Mail. 15 February.

Aumenta en SLP el robo a Iglesias

(Mexico)

Alicia Limón (2019). Aumenta en SLP el robo a Iglesias. Plano Informativo. 15 February.

Bataclan Banksy Stolen: Who Are The Victims Of Art Theft?

(United Kingdom)

Elena Burges (2019). Bataclan Banksy Stolen: Who Are The Victims Of Art Theft?. The Oxford Student. 15 February.

Many calls but little action to stop cultural destruction in Yemen

(Yemen)

Mohammed Yahya Gahlan (2019). Many calls but little action to stop cultural destruction in Yemen. Al Monitor. 15 February.

Turkish police find 400-year-old Torah in Aydın province

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2019). Turkish police find 400-year-old Torah in Aydın province. Daily Sabah. 15 February.

'Peanuts' artwork stolen from Costa Mesa gallery

(United States of America)

Daniel Langhorne (2019). 'Peanuts' artwork stolen from Costa Mesa gallery. Los Angeles Times. 15 February.

Met Museum to Return Prize Artifact Because It Was Stolen

(Egypt; United States of America)

Colin Moynihan (2019). Met Museum to Return Prize Artifact Because It Was Stolen. The New York Times. 15 February.

Germany Is Returning Artifacts Stolen From a Namibian Freedom Fighter During Its Colonial Rule

(Namibia; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2019). Germany Is Returning Artifacts Stolen From a Namibian Freedom Fighter During Its Colonial Rule. ArtNet News. 15 February.

Tamil Nadu Idol Wing police revive 4-decade-old case

(India)

V. V. Subramanian (2019). Tamil Nadu Idol Wing police revive 4-decade-old case. The Hindu. 15 February.

Boer War Highland solider found vandalised in Kelvingrove Park

(United Kingdom)

The National (2019). Boer War Highland solider found vandalised in Kelvingrove Park. The National. 15 February.

I Fell Under the Spell of NASA's Most Notorious Thief

(United States of America)

Jamie Zvirzdin (2019). I Fell Under the Spell of NASA's Most Notorious Thief. The Atlantic. 15 February.

Two weeks gone by, but cops yet to solve golden crown theft case

(India)

TNN (2019). Two weeks gone by, but cops yet to solve golden crown theft case. The Times of India. 16 February.

Artifacts From Ritchie Valens Family Stolen During Clear Lake Observance

(United States of America)

KIWA (2019). Artifacts From Ritchie Valens Family Stolen During Clear Lake Observance. KIWA. 16 February.

Campaigners protest against BP sponsorship of British Museum

(United Kingdom)

Matha Busby (2019). Campaigners protest against BP sponsorship of British Museum. The Guardian. 16 February.

New film calls for stolen idols to be returned to India

(India)

Bhumika Popli (2019). New film calls for stolen idols to be returned to India. The Sunday Guardian. 16 February.

Rare Picasso stolen from Milwaukee art appraiser still not recovered

(United States of America)

Stephanie Buffamonte (2019). Rare Picasso stolen from Milwaukee art appraiser still not recovered. WDJT. 16 February.

Plea by idol theft kingpin Subash Kapoor dismissed

(India)

The Hindu (2019). Plea by idol theft kingpin Subash Kapoor dismissed. The Hindu. 16 February.

'Offensive' painting of Māori hero taken from gallery

(New Zealand)

Carly Gooch (2019). 'Offensive' painting of Māori hero taken from gallery. Stuff.co.nz. 17 February.

Antiquities worth millions of dollars misplaced during Dr Samad's time: sources

(Pakistan)

Ary News (2019). Antiquities worth millions of dollars misplaced during Dr Samad's time: sources. Ary News. 17 February.

Priest steals diamond crown of idol from Mumbai trader's home, held

(India)

Express News Service (2019). Priest steals diamond crown of idol from Mumbai trader's home, held. The Indian Express. 17 February.

Second attack on Karl Marx tomb in London's Highgate cemetery

(United Kingdom)

Mark Townsend (2019). Second attack on Karl Marx tomb in London's Highgate cemetery. The Guardian. 17 February.