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Articles for March 2021

78 articles found.

Will Provenance Research Delay Restitution Of Looted African Artefacts?

(General)

Kwame Opoku (2021). Will Provenance Research Delay Restitution Of Looted African Artefacts?. Modern Ghana. 14 March.

The 49 historic buildings at risk across Leicestershire - including churches and windmills

(United Kingdom)

Tom Mack (2021). The 49 historic buildings at risk across Leicestershire - including churches and windmills. Liecester Mercury. 14 March.

The art dealer, the £10m Benin Bronze and the Holocaust

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Barnaby Phillips (2021). The art dealer, the £10m Benin Bronze and the Holocaust. BBC News. 14 March.

Why Spain's National Library covered up the theft of a Galileo original work

(Spain)

José María Irujo (2021). Why Spain's National Library covered up the theft of a Galileo original work. El País. 15 March.

The crypto-art market is being infiltrated by fakes, thieves and scammers

(General)

Laurence Dodds (2021). The crypto-art market is being infiltrated by fakes, thieves and scammers. The Telegraph. 15 March.

The footballer turned art thief who stole The Scream

(Norway)

Daniel Taylor (2021). The footballer turned art thief who stole The Scream. The Athletic. 15 March.

Made You Look – a Netflix doc that should terrify art collectors

(General)

Susan Moore (2021). Made You Look – a Netflix doc that should terrify art collectors. Apollo. 16 March.

Artefacts feared stolen after illegal metal detecting at medieval castle

(United Kingdom)

Nick Humphreys (2021). Artefacts feared stolen after illegal metal detecting at medieval castle. Shropshire Star. 16 March.

We Don't Know How Much Art Has Gone Missing From Museums

(General)

Jenny Gross (2021). We Don't Know How Much Art Has Gone Missing From Museums. The New York Times. 16 March.

Steven Staryk on violin and bow forgeries

(United States of America)

Steven Staryk (2021). Steven Staryk on violin and bow forgeries. The Strand. 16 March.

Response to Boris Johnson's comments about the Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Neos Kosmos (2021). Response to Boris Johnson's comments about the Parthenon Marbles. Neos Kosmos. 16 March.

Reports of Stolen Art on NFT Marketplace Raise Issues for Crypto Collectors

(General)

Valentina Di Liscia (2021). Reports of Stolen Art on NFT Marketplace Raise Issues for Crypto Collectors. Hyperallergic. 16 March.

Johannesburg Art Heist? The burden of the artist's proof

(South Africa)

Diana Neille (2021). Johannesburg Art Heist? The burden of the artist's proof. Daily Maverick. 16 March.

Egypt: Artefacts repatriated

(Egypt; Germany; Canada)

Nevine El-Aref (2021). Egypt: Artefacts repatriated. Ahram Online. 17 March.

CCTV released to help catch thieves involved one of highest value art heists the country has ever seen

(United Kingdom)

ITV (2021). CCTV released to help catch thieves involved one of highest value art heists the country has ever seen. ITV. 17 March.

A Pair of Thieves Broke Into a Houston Art Museum, Then Escaped by Boat

(United States of America)

Dan Solomon (2021). A Pair of Thieves Broke Into a Houston Art Museum, Then Escaped by Boat. Texas Monthly. 17 March.

36 antique idols, artefacts returned to India by US, Australia, UK in last 5 yrs, govt says

(India; United States of America; Australia; United Kingdom)

Soniya Agrawal (2021). 36 antique idols, artefacts returned to India by US, Australia, UK in last 5 yrs, govt says. The Print. 17 March.

France to return Nazi-looted Gustav Klimt painting to heirs of Holocaust victim

(France)

Associated Press (2021). France to return Nazi-looted Gustav Klimt painting to heirs of Holocaust victim. ABC Australia. 17 March.

Hermitage to Research History of Fabergé Objects at Center of Forgery Claims

(Russia)

Alex Greenberger (2021). Hermitage to Research History of Fabergé Objects at Center of Forgery Claims. Artnet News. 17 March.

U.S. returns archaeological artifacts to Mexico

(Mexico; United States of America)

Yucatain Times (2021). U.S. returns archaeological artifacts to Mexico. Yucatan Times. 17 March.

`The Heist,' Documentary About Bizarre Theft of De Kooning Painting, In the Works from XTR

(United States of America)

Brent Lang (2021). `The Heist,' Documentary About Bizarre Theft of De Kooning Painting, In the Works from XTR. Variety. 19 March.

Cambodia's Khmer heritage is finally returning home

(Cambodia; Thailand)

Vincent Noce (2021). Cambodia's Khmer heritage is finally returning home. The Art Newspaper. 19 March.

Anti-Money Laundering Act's Impact on Dealings in Art and Antiquities

(United States of America)

Barry Bendes (2021). Anti-Money Laundering Act's Impact on Dealings in Art and Antiquities. JDSupra. 19 March.

Emperor's Mosaic Displayed in Italy After Stint as NYC Table

(Italy; United States of America)

Paolo Santalucia, Nicole Winfield (2021). Emperor's Mosaic Displayed in Italy After Stint as NYC Table. The Jewish Voice. 20 March.

NFT Mania is here. And so are the scammers

(General)

Bijan Stephen (2021). NFT Mania is here. And so are the scammers. The Verge. 20 March.

Greek Police recover `exceptional' ancient statue from a smuggler

(Greece)

Greek City Times (2021). Greek Police recover `exceptional' ancient statue from a smuggler. Greek City Times. 20 March.

Museums in the West are full of stolen treasures – by visiting them are we perpetuating colonial-era violence?

(United Kingdom)

Peter Neville-Hadley (2021). Museums in the West are full of stolen treasures – by visiting them are we perpetuating colonial-era violence?. South China Morning Post. 20 March.

Best Friends Convicted After Selling Bogus Paintings for Millions

(United Kingdom)

Heather Eastwood (2021). Best Friends Convicted After Selling Bogus Paintings for Millions. Trill! Magazine. 21 March.

Berlin Museum Won't Show Benin Bronzes, Begins to Pursue Return of Artifacts

(Nigeria; Germany)

Alex Greenberger (2021). Berlin Museum Won't Show Benin Bronzes, Begins to Pursue Return of Artifacts. ARTnews. 22 March.

Germany moves towards full restitution of Benin bronzes

(Nigeria; Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2021). Germany moves towards full restitution of Benin bronzes. The Art Newspaper. 22 March.

Two 10th century sculptures of Gautam Buddha unearthed during excavation in Hazaribag stolen

(India)

Sanjoy Dey (2021). Two 10th century sculptures of Gautam Buddha unearthed during excavation in Hazaribag stolen. Hindustan Times. 22 March.

Uprooting Colonialism From the Fossil Finding Field

(General)

Asher Elbein (2021). Uprooting Colonialism From the Fossil Finding Field. The New York Times. 22 March.

Lorry driver is jailed for two years for trying to smuggle ancient coins, arrowheads and statues into UK to sell for Bulgarian mafia bosses

(United Kingdom; Bulgaria)

Katie Feehan (2021). Lorry driver is jailed for two years for trying to smuggle ancient coins, arrowheads and statues into UK to sell for Bulgarian mafia bosses. The Daily Mail. 22 March.

Britain stole the royal, sacred Benin Bronzes from Nigeria—so why is Germany leading their return?

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Dan Hicks (2021). Britain stole the royal, sacred Benin Bronzes from Nigeria—so why is Germany leading their return?. The Art Newspaper. 23 March.

Berlin's plan to return Benin bronzes piles pressure on UK museums

(Nigeria; Germany)

Philip Oltermann (2021). Berlin's plan to return Benin bronzes piles pressure on UK museums. The Guardian. 23 March.

Museums buy more Treasure finds as metal detecting discoveries soar

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2021). Museums buy more Treasure finds as metal detecting discoveries soar. Antiques Trade Gazette. 23 March.

What It Means When an Auction Lot Is Withdrawn

(General)

Jillian Billard (2021). What It Means When an Auction Lot Is Withdrawn. Artsy. 23 March.

Charley Hill, art detective who found `The Scream' and studied the Gardner heist, dies at 73

(United Kingdom)

Bryan Marquard (2021). Charley Hill, art detective who found `The Scream' and studied the Gardner heist, dies at 73. The Boston Globe. 23 March.

Germany is In Accelerated Talks to Definitively Return Its Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

(Nigeria; Germany)

Helen Holmes (2021). Germany is In Accelerated Talks to Definitively Return Its Benin Bronzes to Nigeria. Observer. 23 March.

When Picasso's Weeping Woman Was Stolen By Art Terrorists

(Australia)

Kim Thomson (2021). When Picasso's Weeping Woman Was Stolen By Art Terrorists. Mental Floss. 24 March.

Australian art festival cancels plan to soak UK flag in indigenous blood

(Australia)

BBC News (2021). Australian art festival cancels plan to soak UK flag in indigenous blood. BBC News. 24 March.

University of Aberdeen to return pillaged Benin bronze to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Lanre Bakare (2021). University of Aberdeen to return pillaged Benin bronze to Nigeria. The Guardian. 24 March.

US museums hold the remains of thousands of Black people

(United States of America)

Delande Justinvil, Chip Colwell (2021). US museums hold the remains of thousands of Black people. The Conversation. 24 March.

`The movement is unstoppable': African scholars and activists hail German plan to return Benin bronzes

(Nigeria; Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2021). `The movement is unstoppable': African scholars and activists hail German plan to return Benin bronzes. The Art Newspaper. 24 March.

The Crime Scene of Stolen Objects at the Peabody

(United States of America)

The Harvard Crimson (2021). The Crime Scene of Stolen Objects at the Peabody. The Harvard Crimson. 24 March.

Revealed: police barred from searching Queen's estates for looted artefacts

(United Kingdom)

David Pegg, Rob Evans (2021). Revealed: police barred from searching Queen's estates for looted artefacts. The Guardian. 25 March.

Ghent Altarpiece: 'most stolen' artwork has new €30m home in bulletproof glass

(Belgium)

Daniel Boffey (2021). Ghent Altarpiece: 'most stolen' artwork has new €30m home in bulletproof glass. The Guardian. 25 March.

How the ancient city of Cyrene near Libya, a world heritage site in danger, faces threats of bulldozers and loot

(Libya)

AFP (2021). How the ancient city of Cyrene near Libya, a world heritage site in danger, faces threats of bulldozers and loot. Firstpost. 25 March.

Serpentine drops Sackler name following `rebranding'

(United Kingdom)

José Da Silva, Cristina Ruiz (2021). Serpentine drops Sackler name following `rebranding'. The Art Newspaper. 25 March.

Doubts cast over provenance of unearthed Sappho poems

(Egypt; United States of America)

https://web.archive.org/web/20210327141331/https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/mar/25/doubts-cast-over-provenance-of-unearthed-sappho-poems

Charlotte Higgins (2021). Doubts cast over provenance of unearthed Sappho poems. The Guardian. 25 March.

Ex-Culture official charged with Hermitage Museum embezzlement extradited from Austria

(Russia; Austria)

RAPSI (2021). Ex-Culture official charged with Hermitage Museum embezzlement extradited from Austria. RAPSI. 25 March.

FBI offering reward for 1978 Truman Library theft

(United States of America)

Mike Genet (2021). FBI offering reward for 1978 Truman Library theft. The Examiner. 25 March.

Bulldozers and looting threaten Libya's ancient treasures

(Libya)

AFP (2021). Bulldozers and looting threaten Libya's ancient treasures. France 24. 25 March.

How to hunt fossils responsibly: 5 tips from a professional palaeontologist

(General)

Kailah Thorn (2021). How to hunt fossils responsibly: 5 tips from a professional palaeontologist. The Conversation. 25 March.

Police probe following damage at Bonnybridge World Heritage Site

(United Kingdom)

Jonathon Reilly (2021). Police probe following damage at Bonnybridge World Heritage Site. The Falkirk Herald. 25 March.

Manhattan District Attorney's Office: Manhattan D.A.'S Office Returns Pair Of Statues Seized Pursuant To The Investigation Of Subhash Kapoor

(Sri Lanka; United States of America)

Patch (2021). Manhattan District Attorney's Office: Manhattan D.A.'S Office Returns Pair Of Statues Seized Pursuant To The Investigation Of Subhash Kapoor. Patch. 25 March.

Ancient city of Cyrene looted for its treasures

(Libya)

Tom Kington (2021). Ancient city of Cyrene looted for its treasures. The Times. 25 March.

Works of art returned to rightful owner by police in Valencia

(Spain)

Jennifer Leighfield (2021). Works of art returned to rightful owner by police in Valencia. EuroWeekly. 25 March.

Ancient lintels coming home

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor (2021). Ancient lintels coming home. Bangkok Post. 26 March.

Arte sacro: patrimonio en riesgo

(Mexico)

Sacred art: heritage at risk

Sonia Ávila (2021). Arte sacro: patrimonio en riesgo. El Sol de México. 26 March.

Buddha idols stolen from Hazaribag recovered from Ranchi

(India)

TNN (2021). Buddha idols stolen from Hazaribag recovered from Ranchi. The Times of India. 26 March.

3 students cited in theft of rare tree in Wisconsin

(United States of America)

KGMI (2021). 3 students cited in theft of rare tree in Wisconsin. KGMI. 26 March.

Antonine Wall metal detectorists sought by police

(United Kingdom)

Alison Campsie (2021). Antonine Wall metal detectorists sought by police. The Scotsman. 26 March.

Two Thai artifacts in a San Francisco museum were stolen. Now, they're on their way home

(Thailand; United States of America)

Jennifer Lu (2021). Two Thai artifacts in a San Francisco museum were stolen. Now, they're on their way home. Los Angeles Times. 26 March.

The Oldest Evidence of Life on Earth is Being Stolen

(Australia)

Nala Rogers (2021). The Oldest Evidence of Life on Earth is Being Stolen. Inside Science. 26 March.

This is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist, Netflix's courageous effort to recreate the incident creates a sensation

(United States of America)

Devendra Kumar (2021). This is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist, Netflix's courageous effort to recreate the incident creates a sensation. Bullet News. 26 March.

Trujillo: delincuentes roban objetos religiosos por más de 10.000 soles

(Peru)

Trujillo: criminals steal religious objects worth more than 10,000 soles

Javier Meregildo (2021). Trujillo: delincuentes roban objetos religiosos por más de 10.000 soles. La República. 26 March.

Greece Lifts Long Ban on Divers Exploring Old Shipwrecks, Planes

(Greece)

The National Herald (2021). Greece Lifts Long Ban on Divers Exploring Old Shipwrecks, Planes. The National Herald. 26 March.

La diplomacia de las reliquias: antiguos tesoros saqueados vuelven a sus verdaderos dueños

(General)

Relic diplomacy: ancient looted treasures returned to their true owners

Ramiro Pellet Lastra (2021). La diplomacia de las reliquias: antiguos tesoros saqueados vuelven a sus verdaderos dueños. La Nacion. 26 March.

Oliver Dowden rejects bid to return Elgin Marbles to Athens - 'impossible to go back'

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Simon Osborne (2021). Oliver Dowden rejects bid to return Elgin Marbles to Athens - 'impossible to go back'. Express. 27 March.

Heist, recovery story of de Kooning painting to be turned into film

(United States of America)

Annastashia Goolsby (2021). Heist, recovery story of de Kooning painting to be turned into film. Silver City Daily Pres. 27 March.

British cannonballs to be returned from Acre's fortress walls

(Israel; United Kingdom)

Anshel Pfeffer (2021). British cannonballs to be returned from Acre's fortress walls. The Times. 27 March.

'Those objects have a power': Descendant of Chief Poundmaker working to repatriate his belongings

(Canada)

Miriam Valdes-Carletti (2021). 'Those objects have a power': Descendant of Chief Poundmaker working to repatriate his belongings. CTV. 27 March.

At least 114 objects exhibited in Dutch museums were stolen from Nigeria

(Nigeria; Netherlands)

NLTimes (2021). At least 114 objects exhibited in Dutch museums were stolen from Nigeria. NLTimes. 27 March.

Manhattan District Attorney returns 18th Century Buddha statues to Sri Lanka

(Sri Lanka; United States of America)

Colombo Gazette (2021). Manhattan District Attorney returns 18th Century Buddha statues to Sri Lanka. Colombo Gazette. 27 March.

National Trust 'concerned' as 100 metal detecting holes appear at Magna Carta site

(United Kingdom)

Emma Pengelly (2021). National Trust 'concerned' as 100 metal detecting holes appear at Magna Carta site. Surrey Live. 27 March.

£75m Klimt masterpiece stolen by Nazi from his Jewish lover is returned to her family at last

(Austria)

Madeleine Spence (2021). £75m Klimt masterpiece stolen by Nazi from his Jewish lover is returned to her family at last. The Sunday Times. 28 March.

How many antiquities in Australian museums are stolen from our neighbours?

(Australia; India; Thailand; Cambodia)

Will Jackson (2021). How many antiquities in Australian museums are stolen from our neighbours?. ABC Australia. 28 March.