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Articles for December 2020

83 articles found.

Chinese bronze horse head returned to Old Summer Palace

(China; Hong Kong)

Tzu-ti Huang (2020). Chinese bronze horse head returned to Old Summer Palace. Taiwan News. 1 December.

Police arrest photographer and model behind controversial Saqqara photoshoot

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2020). Police arrest photographer and model behind controversial Saqqara photoshoot. Egypt Independent. 1 December.

Qatar National Library Helps to Guide Experts in Reducing International Heritage Trafficking

(Qatar)

Albawaba (2020). Qatar National Library Helps to Guide Experts in Reducing International Heritage Trafficking. Albawaba. 1 December.

Damage to Neolithic monument under investigation

(United Kingdom)

Avon and Somerset Police (2020). Damage to Neolithic monument under investigation. Avon and Somerset Police. 1 December.

Renewed plea to help find missing Martinware pieces from Ealing council

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2020). Renewed plea to help find missing Martinware pieces from Ealing council. Antiques Trade Gazette. 1 December.

Earthlings, It Seems, Not Aliens, Removed the Utah Monolith

(United States of America)

Serge F. Kovaleski, Deborah Solomon, Zoe Rosenberg (2020). Earthlings, It Seems, Not Aliens, Removed the Utah Monolith. The New York Times. 1 December.

Dutch Panel for Looted Art Claims Must Change Course, Report Finds

(Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2020). Dutch Panel for Looted Art Claims Must Change Course, Report Finds. The New York Times. 7 December.

Artist Discovers a Looted Statue in a Canadian Museum's Collection, Leading to Its Repatriation

(India; Canada)

Cassie Packard (2020). Artist Discovers a Looted Statue in a Canadian Museum's Collection, Leading to Its Repatriation. Hyperallergic. 7 December.

The Colonized World Wants Its Artifacts Back

(General)

Tarisai Ngangura (2020). The Colonized World Wants Its Artifacts Back. Vice. 7 December.

Looted Nazi Art Again Before Supreme Court

(United States of America)

Nina Totenberg (2020). Looted Nazi Art Again Before Supreme Court. NPR. 7 December.

Stolen 1710 Amati Violin

(United States of America)

FBI (2020). Stolen 1710 Amati Violin. FBI.gov. 8 December.

Scarred but still standing, Mosul museum reopens at last

(Iraq)

Joe Snell (2020). Scarred but still standing, Mosul museum reopens at last. Al Monitor. 8 December.

Jewish descendants welcome report encouraging return of looted art

(Netherlands)

Senay Boztas (2020). Jewish descendants welcome report encouraging return of looted art. Dutch News. 8 December.

After outcry from antiquities trade, Unesco further adjusts ad campaign on looted artefacts

(General)

Nancy Kenney (2020). After outcry from antiquities trade, Unesco further adjusts ad campaign on looted artefacts. The Art Newspaper. 8 December.

Supreme court hears arguments in landmark cases over art stolen by Nazis during Holocaust

(United States of America)

Ed Pilkington (2020). Supreme court hears arguments in landmark cases over art stolen by Nazis during Holocaust. The Guardian. 8 December.

Cherub sculpture stolen from Newport hours after installation

(United Kingdom)

Dan Barnes (2020). Cherub sculpture stolen from Newport hours after installation. South Wales Argus. 9 December.

German art collector, 38, from renowned Gulbenkian family who is accused of £1.1m theft over 'Kusama pumpkin' sculpture appears in court after Portugal extradition

(United Kingdom; Germany; Portugal)

Amie Gordon (2020). German art collector, 38, from renowned Gulbenkian family who is accused of £1.1m theft over 'Kusama pumpkin' sculpture appears in court after Portugal extradition. The Daily Mail. 9 December.

New Digital Project Details 150 Belgian Libraries Looted by the Nazis

(Belgium)

Livia Gershon (2020). New Digital Project Details 150 Belgian Libraries Looted by the Nazis. Smithsonian. 9 December.

Dutch government criticizes its own policy on Holocaust-stolen art

(Netherlands)

Cnaan Liphshiz (2020). Dutch government criticizes its own policy on Holocaust-stolen art. The Times of Israel. 9 December.

Smithsonian and Berlin museums join forces to investigate Asian art provenance

(Germany; United States of America)

Catherine Hickley (2020). Smithsonian and Berlin museums join forces to investigate Asian art provenance. The Art Newspaper. 10 December.

Man Suspected Of Burglarizing Gold Rush-Era Mine Museum In Amador County

(United States of America)

Cecilio Padilla (2020). Man Suspected Of Burglarizing Gold Rush-Era Mine Museum In Amador County. CBS. 10 December.

1,700-year-old Cybele statue set to return home to Turkey's Afyonkarahisar

(Turkey; United States of America)

Daily Sabah (2020). 1,700-year-old Cybele statue set to return home to Turkey's Afyonkarahisar. Daily Sabah. 10 December.

Publication details Nazi-looted libraries during Holocaust in Belgium

(Belgium)

The Jerusalem Post (2020). Publication details Nazi-looted libraries during Holocaust in Belgium. The Jerusalem Post. 10 December.

Ace Magashule's Former Bodyguard Found Guilty of Stealing Pierneef Painting

(South Africa)

Regan Thaw (2020). Ace Magashule's Former Bodyguard Found Guilty of Stealing Pierneef Painting. Eyewitness News. 11 December.

Stolen 30 Years Ago and Replaced With a Forgery Is Finally Returning to Its Original Owner

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2020). Stolen 30 Years Ago and Replaced With a Forgery Is Finally Returning to Its Original Owner. ArtNet News. 11 December.

Fake painting scandal of Lee Ufan continues: report

(South Korea)

Yuna Park (2020). Fake painting scandal of Lee Ufan continues: report. Korea Herald. 12 December.

Nisga'a woman spearheads new effort to repatriate family house pole from Europe

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Denise Ryan (2020). Nisga'a woman spearheads new effort to repatriate family house pole from Europe. Vancouver Sun. 12 December.

Stone of Destiny: 70th anniversary of `liberation' from Westminster Abbey renews calls for its return to Perth

(United Kingdom)

Michael Alexander (2020). Stone of Destiny: 70th anniversary of `liberation' from Westminster Abbey renews calls for its return to Perth. The Courier. 12 December.

Rare, high-priced red wine stolen from display at Joseph George Wines in San Jose

(United States of America)

Shomik Mukherjee (2020). Rare, high-priced red wine stolen from display at Joseph George Wines in San Jose. The Mercury News. 12 December.

Tome raiders: solving the great book heist

(United Kingdom; Romania)

Mark Wilding (2020). Tome raiders: solving the great book heist. The Guardian. 13 December.

Bringing the goddess home

(India; Canada)

S. Vijay Kumar (2020). Bringing the goddess home. Mumbai Mirror. 13 December.

Considerations For Art As An Investment

(General)

Daniel K. Winn (2020). Considerations For Art As An Investment. Forbes. 14 December.

Siem Reap police nab artefact theft suspects

(Cambodia)

Kim Sarom (2020). Siem Reap police nab artefact theft suspects. Phnom Penh Post. 14 December.

How This Dusty Southwestern City Became the Center of the Gem World

(United States of America)

Jamie Killin (2020). How This Dusty Southwestern City Became the Center of the Gem World. Thrillist. 14 December.

Could US Supreme Court help repatriate looted African artifacts in Europe?

(General; United States of America)

Gitura Mwaura (2020). Could US Supreme Court help repatriate looted African artifacts in Europe?. The New Times. 14 December.

Māori, moko and the trade in human heads that haunts New Zealand today

(New Zealand)

Marc Fennell, Monique Ross (2020). Māori, moko and the trade in human heads that haunts New Zealand today. ABC Australia. 14 December.

University of Birmingham academic gets £1.8 million grant to research into artefacts repatriation from Europe

(United Kingdom)

Birmingham University (2020). University of Birmingham academic gets £1.8 million grant to research into artefacts repatriation from Europe. Birmingham University. 14 December.

German Police Have Nabbed One of Two Fugitive Twins Suspected of Taking Part in a Massive Museum Heist in Dresden

(Germany)

Naomi Rea (2020). German Police Have Nabbed One of Two Fugitive Twins Suspected of Taking Part in a Massive Museum Heist in Dresden. Artnet News. 15 December.

Suspects in Gretzky Memorabilia Theft Known to the Family

(Canada)

Ken Campbell (2020). Suspects in Gretzky Memorabilia Theft Known to the Family. Sports Illustrated. 15 December.

Watch presented by former US president stolen from antiques dealer

(United Kingdom)

Press Association (2020). Watch presented by former US president stolen from antiques dealer. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 15 December.

The Vessel with the Pestle

(United Kingdom)

Erin Thompson (2020). The Vessel with the Pestle. London Review of Books. 15 December.

Flemish archaeological find turns out to be stolen French treasure

(France; Belgium)

Alan Hope (2020). Flemish archaeological find turns out to be stolen French treasure. The Brussels Times. 16 December.

Pompeii discovery: `Extraordinary' 2,000-year-old artefact found down 'treasure' tunnel

(Italy)

Callum Hoare (2020). Pompeii discovery: `Extraordinary' 2,000-year-old artefact found down 'treasure' tunnel. Express. 16 December.

Disputed Kandinsky won't be returned to Jewish heirs

(Netherlands)

Sarah Hucal (2020). Disputed Kandinsky won't be returned to Jewish heirs. DW. 16 December.

Patrice Lumumba's Homecoming: Belgium to Return Tooth of Murdered African Hero

(Congo; Belgium)

Sifelani Tsiko (2020). Patrice Lumumba's Homecoming: Belgium to Return Tooth of Murdered African Hero. Black Star News. 16 December.

French treasure hunter allegedly looted thousands of artifacts

(France; Belgium)

Amanda Woods (2020). French treasure hunter allegedly looted thousands of artifacts. New York Post. 16 December.

Effacing Indigenous History One Obelisk at a Time

(United States of America)

Cara Despain (2020). Effacing Indigenous History One Obelisk at a Time. Hyperallergic. 16 December.

In Germany, a new museum stirs up a colonial controversy

(Germany)

Jacob Kushner (2020). In Germany, a new museum stirs up a colonial controversy. National Geographic. 16 December.

Ian Jenkins, British Museum Curator Involved in Elgin Marbles Controversy, Has Died at 67

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Tessa Soloman (2020). Ian Jenkins, British Museum Curator Involved in Elgin Marbles Controversy, Has Died at 67. Artnet News. 16 December.

Berlin police raid homes and shops over theft of 100kg gold coin

(Germany)

Associated Press (2020). Berlin police raid homes and shops over theft of 100kg gold coin. The Guardian. 16 December.

5 years and counting: Ex-treasure hunter still stuck in jail

(United States of America)

Andrew Welsh-Huggins (2020). 5 years and counting: Ex-treasure hunter still stuck in jail. CTV. 16 December.

Return of goddess statue eagerly awaited in Afyonkarahisar

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2020). Return of goddess statue eagerly awaited in Afyonkarahisar. Hurriyet Daily News. 17 December.

French Senators Just Rejected a Bill That Would Have Enabled the Quick Restitution of 27 Looted Artifacts to Benin and Senegal

(France)

Naomi Rea (2020). French Senators Just Rejected a Bill That Would Have Enabled the Quick Restitution of 27 Looted Artifacts to Benin and Senegal. Artnet News. 17 December.

Can mediation save a sharing settlement over Nazi-looted Pissarro?

(United States of America; France)

David D'Arcy (2020). Can mediation save a sharing settlement over Nazi-looted Pissarro?. The Art Newspaper. 17 December.

Criminal damage to historic site in Higham Ferrers

(United Kingdom)

Stephanie Weaver (2020). Criminal damage to historic site in Higham Ferrers. Northamptonshire Telegraph. 17 December.

How art world leaders can embrace new money laundering regulations and create a 'think risk' culture

(General)

Rena Neville (2020). How art world leaders can embrace new money laundering regulations and create a 'think risk' culture. The Art Newspaper. 17 December.

Will a Looted Pissarro End Up in Oklahoma, or France?

(United States of America; France)

Doreen Carvajal (2020). Will a Looted Pissarro End Up in Oklahoma, or France?. The New York Times. 17 December.

$160,000 Worth of Unique, Historical Bikes Stolen in Specialized Break In

(United States of America)

James Smurthwaite (2020). $160,000 Worth of Unique, Historical Bikes Stolen in Specialized Break In. Pink Bike. 17 December.

Don't Let the Beauty of Art Disguise Money Laundering

(General)

Jane Zimmerman (2020). Don't Let the Beauty of Art Disguise Money Laundering. Finextra. 17 December.

Japan temple urged to join Buddhist statue trial

(South Korea; Japan)

NHK (2020). Japan temple urged to join Buddhist statue trial. NHK. 18 December.

Myanmar helpless against illegal trade of antique cultural objects

(Myanmar)

Phyo Wai Kyaw (2020). Myanmar helpless against illegal trade of antique cultural objects. Myanmar Times. 18 December.

Restitution Activist Mwazulu Diyabanza Must Pay the Louvre €5,000 for Taking an Artwork From a Display Case

(France; Congo)

Kate Brown (2020). Restitution Activist Mwazulu Diyabanza Must Pay the Louvre €5,000 for Taking an Artwork From a Display Case. Artnet News. 18 December.

Police hunt after skull of rare bottlenose whale stolen from Cocklawburn Beach

(United Kingdom)

Elle Duffy (2020). Police hunt after skull of rare bottlenose whale stolen from Cocklawburn Beach. The Herald. 18 December.

Barazani, Berlin-Based Ngo Urges Prussian Heritage Foundation To Restitute Looted Benin Artefacts

(Germany)

Kwame Opoku (2020). Barazani, Berlin-Based Ngo Urges Prussian Heritage Foundation To Restitute Looted Benin Artefacts. Modern Ghana. 18 December.

Thousands of missing artifacts back at Mississippi museum

(United States of America)

Tim Kalich (2020). Thousands of missing artifacts back at Mississippi museum. Houston Chronicle. 18 December.

Egypt demands Italy to hand over former Italian diplomats over smuggled antiquities case

(Egypt; Italy)

Ahram Online (2020). Egypt demands Italy to hand over former Italian diplomats over smuggled antiquities case. Ahram Online. 18 December.

Amid pillaging and looting, Tunisia struggles to preserve its Jewish heritage

(Tunisia)

Najeh Mouelhi-Makani (2020). Amid pillaging and looting, Tunisia struggles to preserve its Jewish heritage. The Times of Israel. 18 December.

Hellenic Museum to benefit from new law which allows for stockpiled antiquities to be displayed abroad

(Greece)

Mary Sinandis (2020). Hellenic Museum to benefit from new law which allows for stockpiled antiquities to be displayed abroad. Neos Kosmos. 18 December.

Treasure hunters are warned to stay away from Buchenwald after documentary claimed handwritten map points the way to hidden Nazi gold

(Germany)

Darren Boyle (2020). Treasure hunters are warned to stay away from Buchenwald after documentary claimed handwritten map points the way to hidden Nazi gold. The Daily Mail. 19 December.

Investigation accuses Robben Island Museum officials of mismanagement

(South Africa)

Philani Nombembe (2020). Investigation accuses Robben Island Museum officials of mismanagement. Times. 19 December.

How returning the Stone of Destiny led to decades of repercussions

(United Kingdom)

Gerry Hassan (2020). How returning the Stone of Destiny led to decades of repercussions. The National. 20 December.

German police make 4th arrest over Dresden jewelry heist

(Germany)

Associated Press (2020). German police make 4th arrest over Dresden jewelry heist. The Independent. 20 December.

Switzerland returns smuggled antiquities to Iran

(Iran; Switzerland)

Tehran Times (2020). Switzerland returns smuggled antiquities to Iran. Tehran Times. 20 December.

Stolen 13 artwork, inspired by Gardner heist, sold to private collector

Bob Ward (2020). Stolen 13 artwork, inspired by Gardner heist, sold to private collector. 25 News. 21 December.

Johnny Eskenazi: from wannabe theatre director to leading Eastern art dealer who rescued stolen Afghan ivories

Anna Somers Cocks (2020). Johnny Eskenazi: from wannabe theatre director to leading Eastern art dealer who rescued stolen Afghan ivories. The Art Newspaper. 21 December.

`Only 1 in Stock!' The Mystery of a Stolen Stradivarius Takes a Twist

Corinne Ramey (2020). `Only 1 in Stock!' The Mystery of a Stolen Stradivarius Takes a Twist. . 21 December.

Superstitious tourist afraid of curse mails stolen rocks back to Utah national park

(United States of America)

Maddie Capron (2020). Superstitious tourist afraid of curse mails stolen rocks back to Utah national park. The Charlotte Observer. 21 December.

The Most Controversial and Ambitious Art Heists of 2020

Helen Holmes (2020). The Most Controversial and Ambitious Art Heists of 2020. . 21 December.

Gumblossom Community Centre gets replacement Ecstasy sculpture after original was stolen in 2019

(Australia)

Lucy Jarvis (2020). Gumblossom Community Centre gets replacement Ecstasy sculpture after original was stolen in 2019. Wanneroo Times. 21 December.

Africa must unite to demand stolen art's return

(General; Germany)

Harrison Mwilima (2020). Africa must unite to demand stolen art's return. DW. 21 December.

Rector at Danish art academy steps down over royal bust drowned by artist protesting school's colonial legacy

Gareth Harris (2020). Rector at Danish art academy steps down over royal bust drowned by artist protesting school's colonial legacy. . 22 December.

Britain `best place to keep stolen Benin Bronzes safe'

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Charlie Parker (2020). Britain `best place to keep stolen Benin Bronzes safe'. The Times. 22 December.

In Odisha, 22 rare idols stolen from 13th century Shiva temple

(India)

Debabrata Mohanty (2020). In Odisha, 22 rare idols stolen from 13th century Shiva temple. Hindustan Times. 22 December.