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Articles for February 2020

96 articles found.

Devon museum in repatriation dispute over indigenous relics

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Ben Quinn (2020). Devon museum in repatriation dispute over indigenous relics. The Guardian. 2 February.

Unlimited Inventiveness: Horniman Museum To Discuss Benin Artefacts With Nigerian And British Artists In London

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Kwame Opoku (2020). Unlimited Inventiveness: Horniman Museum To Discuss Benin Artefacts With Nigerian And British Artists In London. Modern Ghana. 3 February.

A Gaming Billionaire's Questionable Trove of Ancient Artifacts Is Raided by Bulgarian Authorities

(Bulgaria)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2020). A Gaming Billionaire's Questionable Trove of Ancient Artifacts Is Raided by Bulgarian Authorities. ArtNet News. 3 February.

Rare footy shirt swiped from National Football Museum in Manchester

(United Kingdom)

Emily Broncz (2020). Rare footy shirt swiped from National Football Museum in Manchester. Manchester Evening News. 3 February.

Man to appear in court for allegedly stealing Pierneef painting from Free State premier's office

(South Africa)

Alex Mitchley (2020). Man to appear in court for allegedly stealing Pierneef painting from Free State premier's office. News 24. 3 February.

Blood Buddhas: Not just about theft of antiquities, but a portrayal of much deeper malaise of societal apathy towards heritage

(India)

Ashish Dhar (2020). Blood Buddhas: Not just about theft of antiquities, but a portrayal of much deeper malaise of societal apathy towards heritage. Op India. 4 February.

The Afghan artefacts that survived Taliban destruction

(Afghanistan)

Ruchi Kumar (2020). The Afghan artefacts that survived Taliban destruction. BBC News. 4 February.

A Nazi-looted art database prevailed in German court after a collector demanded it take down a painting.

(Germany)

Christy Kuesel (2020). A Nazi-looted art database prevailed in German court after a collector demanded it take down a painting.. Artsy. 4 February.

Painting looted by Nazis found in Royal Library of Belgium

(Belgium)

Gabriela Galindo (2020). Painting looted by Nazis found in Royal Library of Belgium. Brussels Times. 4 February.

Desired, stolen, cursed: the history of the Koh-i-Noor diamond

(India; United Kingdom)

William Dalrymple (2020). Desired, stolen, cursed: the history of the Koh-i-Noor diamond. History Extra. 4 February.

Roban la Virgen de la Inmaculada de un altar en una calle de Osuna

(Spain)

Diario de Sevilla (2020). Roban la Virgen de la Inmaculada de un altar en una calle de Osuna. Diario de Sevilla. 4 February.

Picasso art thief has sentence doubled

(Spain)

ERN News (2020). Picasso art thief has sentence doubled. ERN News. 4 February.

Turkish ministry seeks return of Panagia Soumela artefacts

(Turkey; Greece)

Neos Kosmos (2020). Turkish ministry seeks return of Panagia Soumela artefacts. Neos Kosmos. 4 February.

'Lost' artworks go on show in split Cyprus 45 years on

(Cyprus)

Press Association (2020). 'Lost' artworks go on show in split Cyprus 45 years on. Warrington Guardian. 4 February.

A Gauguin sculpture that wasn't, and the sleuth whose fight with the Getty isn't over

(United States of America; Tahiti)

Jessica Gelt (2020). A Gauguin sculpture that wasn't, and the sleuth whose fight with the Getty isn't over. Los Angeles Times. 5 February.

Looted ancient temple sculpture—seized by UK police—will go home to Afghanistan

(Afghanistan; United Kingdom)

Gareth Harris (2020). Looted ancient temple sculpture—seized by UK police—will go home to Afghanistan. The Art Newspaper. 5 February.

An Artist Meets the Thief Who Stole Her Work in an Astonishing New Documentary

(Czech Republic)

Stephen Garrett (2020). An Artist Meets the Thief Who Stole Her Work in an Astonishing New Documentary. Observer. 5 February.

Arab Parliament Reveals Law to Protect Antiquities

(General)

Asharq Al-Awsat (2020). Arab Parliament Reveals Law to Protect Antiquities. Asharq Al-Awsat. 5 February.

Three arrested for selling artifacts

(Jordan)

Roya News (2020). Three arrested for selling artifacts. Roya News. 5 February.

Five antique idols seized in Pudukottai

(India)

R. Sivaraman (2020). Five antique idols seized in Pudukottai. The Hindu. 5 February.

Italy's Uffizi Gallery hails US online tout ruling

(Italy; United States of America)

AFP (2020). Italy's Uffizi Gallery hails US online tout ruling. France 24. 6 February.

Los Angeles Public Library Offers 10K Reward for Sculpture Missing Since 1969

(United States of America)

Carman Tse (2020). Los Angeles Public Library Offers 10K Reward for Sculpture Missing Since 1969. Hyperallergic. 6 February.

Detectorists helped us find Roman Britain

(United Kingdom)

Mark Bridge (2020). Detectorists helped us find Roman Britain. The Times. 6 February.

Plagiarism allegation roils Michigan State, museum

(United States of America)

Michael H. Hodges (2020). Plagiarism allegation roils Michigan State, museum. The Detroit News. 6 February.

Banksy Theft Solved? Two Arrested in Paris for Pompidou Center Heist

(France)

Helen Holmes (2020). Banksy Theft Solved? Two Arrested in Paris for Pompidou Center Heist. Observer. 6 February.

These southern Utah sites were once off-limits to development. Now, Trump will auction the right to drill and graze there.

(United States of America)

Sarah Kaplan, Juliet Eilperin (2020). These southern Utah sites were once off-limits to development. Now, Trump will auction the right to drill and graze there.. The Washington Post. 6 February.

Why France is dragging its feet to repatriate looted African artworks

(France; Nigeria)

Olivier Marbot (2020). Why France is dragging its feet to repatriate looted African artworks. The Africa Report. 6 February.

Fossil theft suspect may seek new lawyer

(Canada)

Delon Shurtz (2020). Fossil theft suspect may seek new lawyer. Lethbridge Herald. 6 February.

'Bringing a chief home': Tribe celebrates return of headdress, hopes for more repatriation victories

(Canada; United States of America)

Chris Aadland (2020). 'Bringing a chief home': Tribe celebrates return of headdress, hopes for more repatriation victories. Casper Star Tribune. 6 February.

What Happens When Antiquities are Obliterated? A Sociologist Investigates

(United States of America)

Anne E. Bromley (2020). What Happens When Antiquities are Obliterated? A Sociologist Investigates. UVAToday. 6 February.

Germany needs to confront its not-so-hidden history of colonial slaughter in Namibia

(Namibia; Germany)

Carien Du Plessis (2020). Germany needs to confront its not-so-hidden history of colonial slaughter in Namibia. Daily Maverick. 6 February.

Sad Max and rueful Elvis after painting stolen from Geldart

(United Kingdom)

Mike Scialom (2020). Sad Max and rueful Elvis after painting stolen from Geldart. Cambridge Independent. 6 February.

Reconstructing the nation, one dome at a time

(Syria)

Will Christou, Rohan Advani (2020). Reconstructing the nation, one dome at a time. Syria Direct. 6 February.

Robo en el retablo del Rosario de la iglesia de Santo Domingo

(Spain)

Altarpiece of the Rosary stolen from the church of Santo Domingo

Diario de Jerez (2020). Robo en el retablo del Rosario de la iglesia de Santo Domingo. Diario de Jerez. 6 February.

Antiquities hunters arrested in Preah Vihear

(Cambodia)

Khmer Times (2020). Antiquities hunters arrested in Preah Vihear. Khmer Times. 6 February.

Brexit has strengthened the cause for return of the Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Neos Kosmos (2020). Brexit has strengthened the cause for return of the Parthenon Marbles. Neos Kosmos. 6 February.

Trump's Impeachment Lawyer Alan Dershowitz May Have Owned Looted Antiquities, an Art Crime Expert Says

(United States of America)

Zachary Small (2020). Trump's Impeachment Lawyer Alan Dershowitz May Have Owned Looted Antiquities, an Art Crime Expert Says. ArtNet News. 7 February.

Bungled Fontainebleau theft shines a spotlight on organised crime in the art world

(France)

EU-OCS (2020). Bungled Fontainebleau theft shines a spotlight on organised crime in the art world. EU-OCS. 7 February.

London Police Have Issued an Arrest Warrant for Art Heiress Angela Gulbenkian After She Skipped Her Court Date

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone (2020). London Police Have Issued an Arrest Warrant for Art Heiress Angela Gulbenkian After She Skipped Her Court Date. ArtNet News. 7 February.

Roban la corona del Niño Jesús de la Virgen del Rosario de Lorquí

(Spain)

Crown of the Baby Jesus from the Virgin of the Rosary of Lorquí stolen

J. Ruiz Palacios, R. Hernández (2020). Roban la corona del Niño Jesús de la Virgen del Rosario de Lorquí. La Verdad. 7 February.

`Highly unlikely' Preti masterpiece was stolen from Governor's Palace

(Malta)

Kristina Abela (2020). `Highly unlikely' Preti masterpiece was stolen from Governor's Palace. Times of Malta. 8 February.

The Mystery of the Painting in Gallery 634

(United States of America; Germany)

Graham Bowley (2020). The Mystery of the Painting in Gallery 634. The New York Times. 8 February.

Pair of valuable bonsai trees missing from Federal Way museum

(United States of America)

Neal Morton (2020). Pair of valuable bonsai trees missing from Federal Way museum. The Seattle Times. 8 February.

Chief Black Coal headdress returning to Northern Arapaho

(United States of America)

Chris Aadland (2020). Chief Black Coal headdress returning to Northern Arapaho. The Washington Times. 8 February.

Los vigilantes del patrimonio rural

(Spain)

The Guardians of Rural Heritage

Gabriel de la Iglesia (2020). Los vigilantes del patrimonio rural. Burgos Conecta. 8 February.

Egypt grapples with smuggling of artifacts

(Egypt)

Mohamed El-Shamaa (2020). Egypt grapples with smuggling of artifacts. Arab News. 8 February.

Commune police chief jailed over looted artefacts

(Cambodia)

Khouth Sophak Chakrya (2020). Commune police chief jailed over looted artefacts. The Phnom Penh Post. 9 February.

Parliament approves law amendments punishing obscene acts in Egypt's archaeological sites

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2020). Parliament approves law amendments punishing obscene acts in Egypt's archaeological sites. Egypt Independent. 10 February.

An Open Letter to Digital Art Galleries to Unify Their Efforts

(General)

Nederob (2020). An Open Letter to Digital Art Galleries to Unify Their Efforts. Nederob. 10 February.

Real `Black Hawk Down' and `Monuments Men' artifacts are being preserved by Citadel cadets

(United States of America)

Thomas Novelly (2020). Real `Black Hawk Down' and `Monuments Men' artifacts are being preserved by Citadel cadets. The Post and Courier. 10 February.

Universities give back relics after pressure over `colonial wrongs'

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Fin Kavanagh (2020). Universities give back relics after pressure over `colonial wrongs'. The Times. 10 February.

Cyber criminals in the frame after National Portrait Gallery is hit with 350,000 email attacks

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Sullivan (2020). Cyber criminals in the frame after National Portrait Gallery is hit with 350,000 email attacks. The Commentator. 10 February.

Spain takes protection measures for Temple of Debod after Hawass visits Madrid

(Spain; Egypt)

Mustafa Marie (2020). Spain takes protection measures for Temple of Debod after Hawass visits Madrid. Egypt Today. 11 February.

EU clamps down on free ports over crime and terrorism links

(General)

Daniel Boffey (2020). EU clamps down on free ports over crime and terrorism links. The Guardian. 11 February.

Gustav Klimt theft: police question gallery owner's widow

(Italy)

Angela Giuffrida (2020). Gustav Klimt theft: police question gallery owner's widow. The Guardian. 11 February.

Greek Students Sing for Return of Parthenon Marbles at British Museum

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2020). Greek Students Sing for Return of Parthenon Marbles at British Museum. Greek Reporter. 11 February.

Burglars who stole from Nizam's Museum convicted in Hyderabad

(India)

Telangana Today (2020). Burglars who stole from Nizam's Museum convicted in Hyderabad. Telengana Today. 11 February.

`They are my family': Stolen bonsai trees mysteriously returned to Federal Way museum

(United States of America)

Nicole Brodeur (2020). `They are my family': Stolen bonsai trees mysteriously returned to Federal Way museum. The Seattle Times. 12 February.

A Journey of 5,000 Miles: How a Teotihuacan woman's skull traveled from the Valley of Mexico to Erie, PA and back again

(Mexico; United States of America)

Rachel Harris-Huffman (2020). A Journey of 5,000 Miles: How a Teotihuacan woman's skull traveled from the Valley of Mexico to Erie, PA and back again. Erie Reader. 12 February.

Picture of stolen Thirumangai Alwar idol matches one in London Museum

(India; United Kingdom)

TNN (2020). Picture of stolen Thirumangai Alwar idol matches one in London Museum. The Times of India. 13 February.

Gulbenkian case highlights authorities' failure to pursue art fraud

(United Kingdom)

Art Critique (2020). Gulbenkian case highlights authorities' failure to pursue art fraud. Art Critique. 13 February.

'Shady and unscrupulous' metal detectorist hits Winchelsea

(United Kingdom)

Harry Bullmore (2020). 'Shady and unscrupulous' metal detectorist hits Winchelsea. The Argus. 13 February.

Ancient chariot and Sidamara sarcophagus en route back to Turkey

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Daily Sabah (2020). Ancient chariot and Sidamara sarcophagus en route back to Turkey. Daily Sabah. 13 February.

Turkey to bring back two cultural artifacts from UK

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Yasemin Kalyoncuoglu (2020). Turkey to bring back two cultural artifacts from UK. AA. 13 February.

Oxford University restores Maasai artefacts

(Tanzania; Kenya; United Kingdom)

The Economist (2020). Oxford University restores Maasai artefacts. The Economist. 13 February.

FBI Art Crime Team Announces the Repatriation of Over 450 Cultural and Historical Artifacts to the Republic of Haiti

(Haiti; United States of America)

FBI (2020). FBI Art Crime Team Announces the Repatriation of Over 450 Cultural and Historical Artifacts to the Republic of Haiti. FBI.gov. 14 February.

How Berlin's lost Victoria statue turned up at the Hermitage Museum

(Russia; Germany)

Anastassia Boutsko (2020). How Berlin's lost Victoria statue turned up at the Hermitage Museum. DW. 14 February.

Thief smashes priceless Cambridge church windows by Victorian artist

(United Kingdom)

Alex Spencer (2020). Thief smashes priceless Cambridge church windows by Victorian artist. Cambridge Independent. 14 February.

Former Commons photographer's home raided 'over stolen furniture'

(United Kingdom)

Lisa O'Carroll (2020). Former Commons photographer's home raided 'over stolen furniture'. The Guardian. 14 February.

Egypt Sentences Ex-Minister's Brother for Artifact Smuggling

(Egypt)

Associated Press (2020). Egypt Sentences Ex-Minister's Brother for Artifact Smuggling. The New York Times. 15 February.

`Odisha has turned a major hub of stolen idols'

(India)

Daily Pioneer (2020). `Odisha has turned a major hub of stolen idols'. Daily Pioneer. 16 February.

Banksy's new Valentine's Day artwork boarded up following vandalism

(United Kingdom)

ITV (2020). Banksy's new Valentine's Day artwork boarded up following vandalism. ITV. 17 February.

Operation Budapest: Documentary on the 1983 Fine Arts Museum Heist

(Hungary)

Fanni Kaszás (2020). Operation Budapest: Documentary on the 1983 Fine Arts Museum Heist. Hungary Today. 18 February.

Parthenon marbles `not up for discussion' during EU trade talks – Government

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Press Association (2020). Parthenon marbles `not up for discussion' during EU trade talks – Government. The National. 18 February.

Suspect list in stolen Klimt saga grows

(Italy)

Gareth Harris (2020). Suspect list in stolen Klimt saga grows. The Art Newspaper. 19 February.

Collection of ancient coins returned to Cyprus by US authorities

(Cyprus; United States of America)

Evie Andreou (2020). Collection of ancient coins returned to Cyprus by US authorities. Cyprus Mail. 19 February.

Leaked draft of EU paper stirs Parthenon Marbles dispute

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Catherine Hickley (2020). Leaked draft of EU paper stirs Parthenon Marbles dispute. The Art Newspaper. 19 February.

Stolen Jacob's Ladder by Chagall nets 130K

(Israel)

Karen Chernick (2020). Stolen Jacob's Ladder by Chagall nets 130K. The Jewish Star. 19 February.

Cultural Heritage Administration unveils 2 returned cultural artifacts

(South Korea; United States of America)

Seung-hyun Song (2020). Cultural Heritage Administration unveils 2 returned cultural artifacts. The Korea Herald. 19 February.

Berlin gold coin heist: 3 sentenced to jail

(Germany)

Austin Davis (2020). Berlin gold coin heist: 3 sentenced to jail. DW. 20 February.

Artworks by Famed Street Artist “Phase 2” Stolen From Lower East Side Studio

(United States of America)

Sarah Rose Sharp (2020). Artworks by Famed Street Artist “Phase 2” Stolen From Lower East Side Studio. Hyperallergic. 20 February.

Painting stolen by Nazis from Ukraine during WW2 to be returned from U.S.

(Ukraine; United States of America)

UNIAN (2020). Painting stolen by Nazis from Ukraine during WW2 to be returned from U.S.. UNIAN. 20 February.

On stolen land that is being still robbed

(United States of America)

CMarie Fuhrman (2020). On stolen land that is being still robbed. Inlander. 20 February.

Netherlands Returns Stolen 18th Century Ceremonial Crown to Ethiopia

(Ethiopia; Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2020). Netherlands Returns Stolen 18th Century Ceremonial Crown to Ethiopia. NLTimes. 20 February.

French geologist returns bronze antique coins he acquired from AlUla in 1966

(Saudi Arabia; France)

Saudi Gazette (2020). French geologist returns bronze antique coins he acquired from AlUla in 1966. Saudi Gazette. 20 February.

Peru recovers priceless Inca manuscript stolen during occupation

(Peru; Chile)

AFP (2020). Peru recovers priceless Inca manuscript stolen during occupation. France 24. 21 February.

India asks Oxford museum to return 'stolen' bronze statue

(India; United Kingdom)

David Batty (2020). India asks Oxford museum to return 'stolen' bronze statue. The Guardian. 21 February.

Nicolas Cage Once Out Bid Leo DiCaprio On A Stolen Dinosaur Skull... Here's Where It Is Now

(Mongolia; United States of America)

Ali Alameh (2020). Nicolas Cage Once Out Bid Leo DiCaprio On A Stolen Dinosaur Skull... Here's Where It Is Now. The Things. 21 February.

Beverly Cassirer, whose family demanded return of $30-million painting looted by Nazis, dies waiting

(United States of America; Spain)

Steve Marble (2020). Beverly Cassirer, whose family demanded return of $30-million painting looted by Nazis, dies waiting. Los Angeles Times. 21 February.

Italy hands Nazi-looted Renaissance sculpture from the Uffizi to Germany

(Germany; Italy)

Catherine Hickley (2020). Italy hands Nazi-looted Renaissance sculpture from the Uffizi to Germany. The Art Newspaper. 21 February.

The Artist Beneath the Art Forger

(United States of America)

Max Horberry (2020). The Artist Beneath the Art Forger. The New York Times. 21 February.

Utah is one step closer to designating Utahraptor State Park

(United States of America)

Katie McKellar (2020). Utah is one step closer to designating Utahraptor State Park. Deseret News. 21 February.

Replicating Nepal's stolen gods

(Nepal)

Alisha Sijapati (2020). Replicating Nepal's stolen gods. Nepali Times. 21 February.

Egypt, Greece ministers tackle combating illegal trafficking in antiquities

(Egypt; Greece)

Egypt Today (2020). Egypt, Greece ministers tackle combating illegal trafficking in antiquities. Egypt Today. 22 February.

Robo de arte sacro, cotidiano e impune

(Mexico)

Theft of sacred art: everyday and unpunished

El Universal (2020). Robo de arte sacro, cotidiano e impune. Pulso. 23 February.

India seeks return of 15th century Tamil statue in Oxford

(India; United Kingdom)

Prasun Sonwalkar (2020). India seeks return of 15th century Tamil statue in Oxford. Hindustan Times. 23 February.