Region: Europe

Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond – review

(India; United Kingdom)

Anthony Sattin, The Guardian, 18th Jun 2017.

The forger who fooled the art world

(United Kingdom)

Christopher Hawtree, The Spectator, 17th Jun 2017.

Demonstrators Rally Against the Destruction of Banksy's Iconic Brexit Mural

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 16th Jun 2017.

Aboriginal man demands Cambridge University return his ancestor's spears

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Raymond Brown, Cambridge News, 16th Jun 2017.

Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco


"Periodista Digital", Periodista Digital, 16th Jun 2017.

Vandals daub anti-christian messages on Tamworth's St Editha's Church

(United Kingdom)

Tamworth Herald, 15th Jun 2017.

Row over bronze age bracelet found in Meon Valley

(United Kingdom)

Hampshire Chronicle, 14th Jun 2017.

Teenagers rescued from Paris catacombs after three-day ordeal


AFP, The Guardian, 14th Jun 2017.

Nader Shah's sword stolen from Russian museum

(Iran; Russia)

Tehran Times, 14th Jun 2017.

Diamond in the bluff: Koh-i-noor stories lose their shine

(India; United Kingdom)

Michael Safi, The Guardian, 14th Jun 2017.

Getty agrees to return 1st century BC sculpture to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, 13th Jun 2017.

Paris Louvre Museum Evacuated (Again) After Security Scare


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 12th Jun 2017.

Renewed demand made to Scotland for return of stolen native American skulls

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo, iNews, 12th Jun 2017.

Romanian police recover Dacian and Roman coins stolen from Hunedoara fortresses

(Romania; Czech Republic)

Romania Insider, 12th Jun 2017.

Picón se muestra "disgustado" por el robo y "preocupado" por los desprendimientos


Picón "disgusted" by theft and "worried" by landslides

Burgos Conecta, 10th Jun 2017.

Judge gives controversial Cliffords Tower visitor centre the green light

(United Kingdom)

York Mix, 9th Jun 2017.

How this exam artwork was stolen from a car, dumped by bins and later mysteriously returned to its owner

(United Kingdom)

Melissa Jones, Gloucestershire Live, 9th Jun 2017.

China's 'stolen' cultural relics: why the numbers just don't add up

(China; United Kingdom)

Peter Neville-Hadley, Post Magazine, 9th Jun 2017.

117 years later: SEE stolen artifacts Britain returned to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Chika Jones, NAIJ, 9th Jun 2017.

Anger after ancient Highland burial site vandalised

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Mckenzie, Press and Journal, 8th Jun 2017.

Roban las campanas de Villacibio


Bells of Villacibio stolen

El Norte de Castilla, 8th Jun 2017.

Frank Ocean Has Been Accused of Stealing the Art for His blondedRadio Show

(United States of America; Germany)

Joshua Espinoza, Complex, 8th Jun 2017.

Nazi loot hunter Richard Aronowitz on the darkness of past and present

(United Kingdom)

The Irish News, 8th Jun 2017.

Catholic Saint's Brain Stolen From Italian Church


Ronel Puello, Latin Post, 7th Jun 2017.

Mathiatis residents fear gold mining will destroy ancient site


Evie Andreou, Cyprus Mail, 7th Jun 2017.

Vandalism at ancient Clava Cairns burial site

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 7th Jun 2017.

Temperature rises by almost one degree at ancient Altamira cave


Jessica Jones, iNews, 7th Jun 2017.

Former Sothebys Specialist Faces Extradition to US Over Ponzi Scheme Worth Millions

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 7th Jun 2017.

Police launch investigation after a fire at the SeaCity museum in Southampton

(United Kingdom)

Maria Zaccaro, Daily Echo, 7th Jun 2017.

Professor Helps Bust Italian Art Theft Ring


Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, 6th Jun 2017.

Banksys Plan to Sway UK Voters With Free Art Got Nixed Because It Was Totally Illegal

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 6th Jun 2017.

Bern museum sells part of controversial inheritance


SwissInfo, 6th Jun 2017.

Owner of stolen Colourist paintings expresses disgust at collapse of court case

(United Kingdom)

Phil Miller, The Herald, 5th Jun 2017.

Roban reliquias de San Bosco en Turín


Relics of Saint Bosco stolen in Turin

El Debate, 3rd Jun 2017.

Swiss capital beefs up research team for Nazi-looted art


Catherine Hickley, 3rd Jun 2017.

Auction house pulls 'stolen' leaders' autographs from Spain

(Serbia; Spain)

Outlook, 2nd Jun 2017.

How Two Top Collectors Avoided Germanys New Protectionist Art Law


Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 2nd Jun 2017.

Illegal metal detectors damage 3,000-year-old wooden road


Ryan Nugent, Irish Independent, 2nd Jun 2017.

Museum urged to return body of Beothuk chief to Canada

(United Kingdom; Canada)

Chris Foote, STV, 2nd Jun 2017.

Artist sets up six cameras to catch thieves of shark-themed art in Chatham

(United Kingdom)

Steve Annear, The Boston Globe, 2nd Jun 2017.

Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

John Hooper, AFR, 2nd Jun 2017.

Banksy thief reveals how he stole street artist's work in new documentary

(United Kingdom)

Jessie Thompson, Evening Standard, 2nd Jun 2017.

Lost Since World War II, Egyptian Artifact Returns to Germany

(Germany; United States of America; Egypt)

Megan Gannon, Live Science, 1st Jun 2017.

Hopis Hoping to Recover Katsina Friends

(United States of America; France)

John Christian Hopkins, Lake Powell Life, 1st Jun 2017.

Art Basel Sues Adidas for Trademark Infringement


Isaac Kaplan, Artsy, 31st May 2017.

'Stolen' book of world leaders' autographs turns up in Spain

(Serbia; Spain)

AFP, The Local, 31st May 2017.

Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs

(Serbia; Spain)

Outlook, 31st May 2017.

Walkers' rock piles damaging ancient features of the North York Moors

(United Kingdom)

Ben Barnett, The Yorkshire Post, 31st May 2017.

Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations

(Switzerland; Syria; Lebanon; Belgium; France; United States of America)

Benoit Foucon, The Wall Street Journal, 31st May 2017.

Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations

(Switzerland; Syria; Lebanon; Belgium; France; United States of America)

Benoit Foucon, The Wall Street Journal, 31st May 2017.

Indigenous groups in Canada call for National Museum of Scotland to return human remains

(United Kingdom; Canada)

Michael Gray, Common Space, 30th May 2017.

REVEALED: The fake portrait among Ashmolean masterpieces

(United Kingdom)

Luke Sproule, The Oxford Times, 30th May 2017.

Why did the Nazis steal so many books?


Noah Charney, Salon, 28th May 2017.

After decades-long saga, Lexington family settles claim for Nazi-looted art

(United States of America; Austria; France)

Malcolm Gay, The Boston Globe, 28th May 2017.

Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic

(Italy; Sweden)

Andrea Vogt, The Telegraph, 28th May 2017.

'I wasn't cock-a-hoop that I'd fooled the experts': Britain's master forger tells all

(United Kingdom)

Simon Parkin, The Guardian, 27th May 2017.

Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2


Associated Press, The Republic, 26th May 2017.

Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France

(Bulgaria; France; Turkey)

AFP, Daily Sabah, 26th May 2017.

Controversial Italian court ruling ousts five top museum directors


Hannah McGivern, The Art Newspaper, 26th May 2017.

Indigenous leaders unite for return of Beothuk remains, inclusion in MMIWG inquiry

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Peter Cowan, CBC, 26th May 2017.

Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC

(Italy; United States of America)

Jennifer Peltz, ABC United States, 25th May 2017.

LGBTI refugees stole a piece of art and the artist is loving it


Stefanie Gerdes, Gay Star News, 25th May 2017.

Dozens of Māori and Moriori Remains Return to New Zealand from European Museums

(New Zealand; Germany)

Allison Meier, Hyperallergic, 25th May 2017.

Jeff Koons accused of copying Ukrainian artist's work

(United States of America; Ukraine)

Emma Gatten, The Telegraph, 25th May 2017.

Rare historic coins return to Salzburg Museum 70 years after they were looted

(Austria; United States of America)

Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 25th May 2017.

Thieves raid safe and loot artefacts during church break-in

(United Kingdom)

Christopher Gage, The Brecon & Radnor Express, 24th May 2017.

Rome authorities defend controversial stage built amidst ruins for rock musical


The Local, 24th May 2017.

Egypt says it retrieved 4 stolen artefacts from Britain

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Middle East Monitor, 24th May 2017.

Cotswolds art dealer, 69, 'stole paintings worth £1million including artworks by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood from his clients'

(United Kingdom)

Dave Burke, The Daily Mail, 23rd May 2017.

Perth bids to 'bring home' the Stone of Destiny from Edinburgh as part of heritage plans

(United Kingdom)

Kirsteen Paterson, The National, 23rd May 2017.

Pissarro painting in Gurlitt trove returned to heir of Max Heilbronn


Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 23rd May 2017.

Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena


Philip Chrysopoulos, Greek Reporter, 21st May 2017.

Dam Buster's family appeal for help to trace stolen airman's logbook

(United Kingdom; Canada)

Sally Wardle, Irish News, 20th May 2017.

Cyprus leads effort to stamp out 'trade in blood antiquities'


Famagusta Gazette, 19th May 2017.

Bungling lorry driver gets truck stuck under Grade I-listed ancient Roman arch

(United Kingdom)

Mirror, 19th May 2017.

True or 'Valse'? Eccentric art museum features genuine fakes.


Claudia Capos, The Boston Globe, 19th May 2017.

Dr. Oetker compensates Jewish heirs for silver windmill cup in collection


Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 19th May 2017.

Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy

(Nigeria; Italy)

The Cable, 18th May 2017.

Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii


The Local, 18th May 2017.

Wracają nieliczne utracone dzieła sztuki


Few lost artworks returned

Gra\.zyna Zawadka, Rzeczpospolita, 18th May 2017.

Case dropped against north-east pair accused of stealing paintings worth more than £100,000

(United Kingdom)

Evening Express, 18th May 2017.

Roban más de 400 piezas de una colección arqueológica que iba a convertirse en museo en Campillos


Stolen: More than 400 pieces of an archaeological collection that was to become a museum in Campillos

Fernando Torres, Diario Sur, 18th May 2017.

Piecing Together the Histories of a Series of Stolen Paintings

(Spain; United States of America)

Menachem Wecker, Hyperallergic, 17th May 2017.

Cyprus New convention targets illegal antiquities dealers


Menelaos Hadjicostis, Fox News, 17th May 2017.

Wheal Martyn in St Austell offers cash reward for safe return of iconic clay worker statue

(United Kingdom)

Shannon Hards, Cornwall Live, 17th May 2017.

'I'm sorry:' Stolen oil painting mysteriously returned in mint condition to Stroud owner

(United Kingdom)

Sam Evans, Stroud News, 17th May 2017.

Māori ancestral remains to return home from Swedish medical museum

(New Zealand; Sweden)

Radio New Zealand, 16th May 2017.

National Museum to help Syria restore ancient artefacts

(Syria; Czech Republic)

Prague Daily Monitor, 16th May 2017.

El robo del retablo de Olivares


The theft of the altarpiece of Olivares

Agapito Ojosnegros Lázaro, El Norte de Castilla, 15th May 2017.

Stolen skulls heading back from Sweden

(New Zealand; Sweden)

Waatea News, 15th May 2017.

Million-euro crown stolen from Lyon museum


AFP, RFI, 14th May 2017.

Harry Potter prequel stolen in Birmingham burglary

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 12th May 2017.

Russia's Hermitage Museum recognized as victim in embezzlement case


RAPSI, 12th May 2017.

Are the Dutch Lagging in Efforts to Return Art Looted by the Nazis?


Nina Siegal, The New York Times, 12th May 2017.

'Iuris&Lex' Analiza a fondo la nueva Ley contra el tráfico de arte


Juris & Lex thoroughly analyse the new anti art trafficking law

'El Economista', El Economista, 12th May 2017.

It ain't me babe: Dealer uncovers Dylan art forgery

(United Kingdom)

Dayla Alberge, The Guardian, 11th May 2017.

Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece


Tornos News, 11th May 2017.

La Hermandad de la Resurrección denuncia el robo de varias joyas a la Virgen de la Aurora


The Hermandad de la Resurrección denounces the theft of various jewels from the Virgin de la Aurora

Europa Press, La Vanguardia, 11th May 2017.

Stunning Ice Age rock art vandalised by modern graffiti


Olga Gertcyk, The Siberian Times, 11th May 2017.

A New Particle Accelerator Will Help Identify Art Forgeries, Because Science


Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 10th May 2017.

Holocaust Survivors in Poland Find Restitution Claims 'Like a Carousel'


Nina Siegal, The New York Times, 10th May 2017.

Pair appear in court over alleged art theft near comedians north-east home

(United Kingdom)

Karen Roberts, Evening Express, 10th May 2017.

Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France

(Egypt; France)

Daily News Egypt, 10th May 2017.

Banksy's Brexit mural vandalised just hours after £1million EU artwork appears in Dover

(United Kingdom)

Zoie O'Brien, Express, 9th May 2017.

Skeletons in the art world's closet, let out after two centuries, are shunned

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Joan Altabe, Blasting News, 9th May 2017.

Tiara adorned with 367 diamonds stolen from German museum


Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 8th May 2017.

National Museum may close exhibition room and restaurant 'to provide anti-terrorist security measures'


Catherine Devine, Irish Independent, 8th May 2017.

'Mammoth Man' detained as he smuggled tusk pieces under his clothes

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times, 8th May 2017.

Russian performance artist granted political asylum in France

(Russia; France)

Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 8th May 2017.

Cops hunt man who stole art from St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh city centre where Outlander was filmed

(United Kingdom)

Connor Boylan, The Scottish Sun, 8th May 2017.

Her Violin Stolen, A Prodigy's World Became 'Unstrung'

(United Kingdom)

Liz Baker, NPR, 7th May 2017.

Church regains three icons stolen from the north

(Cyprus; Germany)

Cyprus Mail, 5th May 2017.

Museums show limited interest in borrowing Parthenon Marbles

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 5th May 2017.

Nazi-Looted Libraries: Items Must Be Returned To Owners And Heirs

(Belarus; France)

Greg Schneider, Huffington Post, 5th May 2017.

Europe's Tainted Art Works


Judy Zhou, Varsity, 4th May 2017.

CoE adopts Convention to fight cultural destruction


Famagusta Gazette, 4th May 2017.

Paris cabbie returns US$1.6m artwork forgotten in boot of his taxi


AFP, South China Morning Post, 3rd May 2017.

How an art museum in Russia became the target of Kremlin police raids


Nick Holdsworth, Christian Science Monitor, 3rd May 2017.

Ancient gate has chunk of stone knocked out by housing developers

(United Kingdom)

Daily Gazette, 3rd May 2017.

Exhibition of art looted from Czech Jews opens in Prague

(Czech Republic)

Prague Daily Monitor, 3rd May 2017.

Alex Katz Painting Stolen From Munich Gallery in Broad Daylight


Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 2nd May 2017.

Art dealer 'forgets' €1.5 millon picture in Paris taxi


The Local, 2nd May 2017.

Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants

(China; Russia)

Neil Connor, The Telegraph, 2nd May 2017.

14 pieces of art which decorated Leigh's roads for pop art trial stolen

(United Kingdom)

Charlotte Austen-Hardey, Halstead Gazette, 2nd May 2017.

Seamstresses restore stolen tapestry panel

(United Kingdom)

Jane Bradley, The Scotsman, 1st May 2017.

Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artifact May Be Stolen

(United Kingdom; Italy; Greece)

Nick Romeo, National Geographic, 1st May 2017.

Milos island prepares a home for much-desired return of Aphrodite


Lina Giannarou, eKathimerini, 29th Apr 2017.

Piper painting worth £10,000 stolen in 'targeted theft'

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 28th Apr 2017.

Painting stolen by Nazis to rotate between Paris and US

(France; United States of America)

Associated Press, The Times of Israel, 28th Apr 2017.

Wreck of Nazi ship believed to have been carrying priceless stolen artwork when it was sunk in 1943 by a submarine attack is discovered close to Crimea

(Russia; Ukraine; Germany)

Fionn Hargreaves, The Daily Mail, 28th Apr 2017.

Italian Art Dealer Swindled Out of Paintings by Rembrandt and Renoir Worth $30 Million


Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 28th Apr 2017.

Police inquiries under way as jewellery and paintings taken in house raids

(United Kingdom)

The Herald, 28th Apr 2017.

Art worth thousands stolen from Lincolnshire home

(United Kingdom)

Nicholas Fletcher, Lincolnshire Live, 28th Apr 2017.

Auction of Soviet art triggers probe; art market on guard


Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 27th Apr 2017.

'It's not for moral reasons': Owner withdraws Nazi-looted painting from auction after receiving threats


Nina Siegal, National Post, 27th Apr 2017.

Police hunt thieves who stole six-foot African sculpture

(United Kingdom)

Mark Mackay, The Courier, 27th Apr 2017.

Man who faked well-known artwork arrested by National Police


John Smith, EuroWeekly, 27th Apr 2017.

Holocaust memory under siege in political and artworlds

(Germany; United States of America)

Stewart Ain, New Jersey Jewish News, 27th Apr 2017.

Roban un Cristo del siglo XVI de la capilla del cementerio de Artea


16th century Christ stolen from the chapel of the cemetery of Artea

El Correo, 27th Apr 2017.

Bern museum awaits works from Gurlitt art collection in June

(Switzerland; Germany)

Associated Press, News 1130, 26th Apr 2017.

Ancient Angkorian Jewelry Set Recovered From UK Art Dealership

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

Hul Reaksmey, Voice of America, 26th Apr 2017.

Search for stolen gold coin throws up plenty of clues but no suspect


German Press Agency, Daily Sabah, 26th Apr 2017.

Nazi-Looted Painting Returns to Paris Almost 80 Years Later

(United States of America; France)

Max Kutner, Newsweek, 26th Apr 2017.

Rembrandt, Renoir paintings stolen in a 29-million-dollar heist in Italy


German Press Agency, Daily Sabah, 26th Apr 2017.

Roman Jewellery Stolen from Shop

(United Kingdom)

Alex Ross, York Press, 25th Apr 2017.

Ancient Artifacts in London Returned to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

Ben Paviour, The Cambodia Daily, 24th Apr 2017.

Disputed Painting, Stolen By Nazis, Returns To France

(United States of America; France)

News 9, 24th Apr 2017.

A painting stolen by Nazis is up for auction despite a Jewish familys demand for its return


Cleve Wootson, The Washington Post, 24th Apr 2017.

Priceless cross back on display at Murcia cathedral museum 40 years after being stolen


Murcia Today, 24th Apr 2017.

Nazi-looted painting to be auctioned as owners' heirs fail to halt sale


Kate Connolly, The Guardian, 23rd Apr 2017.

SC dismisses plea seeking repatriation of Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Dhananjay Mahapatra, The Times of India, 22nd Apr 2017.

Poland recovers artwork looted in World War II


Roberto Galea, Poland Radio, 22nd Apr 2017.

German group appeals decision to allow lawsuit over Nazi art theft claims

(United States of America; Germany)

Reuters, 21st Apr 2017.

The Nazis didn't just burn Jewish books - they stole millions, too


Rafael Medoff, Haaretz, 20th Apr 2017.

Peggy Guggenheim's great-grandchildren say New York exhibition violates her legacy

(Italy; United States of America)

Cristina Ruiz, The Art Newspaper, 20th Apr 2017.

Art provenance cases reveal complexities of Germany's record on restitution

(United States of America; Germany)

Stewart Ain, The Jewish Week, 20th Apr 2017.

Gold coins found inside piano in Shropshire are declared as treasure

(United Kingdom)

Shropshire Live, 20th Apr 2017.

Bushwick Street Artists Threaten Legal Action Against McDonald's for Using Their Work

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 20th Apr 2017.

In Ongoing Crusade for Privacy, Residents of Glass Condos Sue Tate

(United Kingdom)

Benjamin Sutton, Hyperallergic, 20th Apr 2017.

Boston Public Library Returns Mistakenly Stolen Historical Artifacts To Italian Government

(United States of America; Italy)

Anthony Brooks, WBUR, 19th Apr 2017.

ICE HSI and Boston Public Library return cultural artifacts to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

ICE, 19th Apr 2017.

Yves Bouvier clears legal hurdle in Singapore

(Singapore; Switzerland)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 19th Apr 2017.

One of Wheal Martyn's famous St Austell clay worker statues is vandalised and another stolen

(United Kingdom)

C G Steve, Cornwall Live, 18th Apr 2017.

Removal of a rare Roman mosaic in southern France enflames local conservation groups


Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, 17th Apr 2017.

Fake money was part of everyday life in Roman Cumbria

(United Kingdom)

North-West Evening Mail, 17th Apr 2017.

RSPCA concerned over animal deaths in Damien Hirst's work

(United Kingdom)

Ed Oldfield, Devon Live, 15th Apr 2017.

Descendants of Kiwi soldiers who fought at Gallipoli believe WW1 diaries were stolen

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Jessica Long,, 15th Apr 2017.

Cambridge must return its Benin Bronzes, without condition

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Jason Okundaye, Varsity, 15th Apr 2017.

Cambridge Fitzwilliam stolen jade 'lost for generations', expert says

(United Kingdom; China)

BBC News, 14th Apr 2017.

Germany to appeal first ruling allowing Nazi-looted art claim against it in U.S. court

(United States of America; Germany)

Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post, 14th Apr 2017.

Dundee designer accuses German reality star of plagiarising t-shirt

(United Kingdom)

Ciaran Sneddon, The Courier, 14th Apr 2017.

Medieval fort 'ruined' by staircase built by council to preserve historic site

(United Kingdom)

Harry Yorke, The Telegraph, 14th Apr 2017.

Germany to investigate mass plunder of works of art by Stasi in Cold War era


Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 13th Apr 2017.

Korak bliže ukradenim umjetninama


A Step Closer to Stolen Art

Nevena Vržina, Nezavisne, 13th Apr 2017.

Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs

(China; Russia)

BBC News, 13th Apr 2017.

How Do You Purge The Memory Of An Emperor?

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Bond, Forbes, 11th Apr 2017.

WW1 watch stolen from Blyth museum

(United Kingdom)

ITV, 11th Apr 2017.

Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum


Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 11th Apr 2017.

Cambridge Latin graffiti to cost £4,000 to clean

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 7th Apr 2017.

Handyman Jailed for Stealing $623,000 in Paintings from Alan Davie

(United Kingdom)

Caroline Elbaor, ArtNet News, 7th Apr 2017.

Online ad leads Vienna couple to buy ancient Jewish headstone for $300


JTA, 7th Apr 2017.

Russia's regional collections get left out in the cold


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 6th Apr 2017.

Legal battle over Schiele works owned by Jewish entertainer who died in Dachau

(United States of America; United Kingdom; Switzerland)

David D'arcy, The Art Newspaper, 6th Apr 2017.

This Dreamy Image Is Sparking a Perplexing Fight Over Artistic Plagiarism


Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 5th Apr 2017.

Hermitage boosts security after St Petersburg metro bombing


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 5th Apr 2017.

Van Gogh burglar jumps into canal to avoid cops after brief stand-off


Zack Newmark, NLTimes, 5th Apr 2017.

How the Nazi-Tainted Gurlitt Hoard Is Shaping documenta 14

(Germany; Greece)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 4th Apr 2017.

Medieval stones stolen from Edinburgh hospital

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 4th Apr 2017.

Let's do a Brexit deal with the Parthenon marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Geoffrey Robertson, The Guardian, 4th Apr 2017.

Controversial tribal artifacts sale lures few bidders

(New Caledonia; France)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 4th Apr 2017.

US court: Jewish descendants can sue Germany for return of Nazi-looted art

(United States of America; Germany)

The Jewish Post, The Jerusalem Post, 4th Apr 2017.

Popular Mural by William Kentridge in Rome Defaced by Vandals


Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, ArtNet News, 3rd Apr 2017.

Frustration in Saltaire as thieves grab Yorkshire Stone just weeks before village celebrations

(United Kingdom)

Chris Young, Telegraph & Argus, 3rd Apr 2017.

Italy wins G-7 backing for U.N. peacekeeping force for culture


Reuters, Japan Times, 2nd Apr 2017.

The Mystery of Lucian Freud's Missing 'Bacon'


Allison McNearney, The Daily Beast, 2nd Apr 2017.

Stolen Antiquities Returned from Munich Arrive at National Archaeological Museum in Athens

(Greece; Germany)

Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi, Greek Reporter, 1st Apr 2017.

Art 'blue helmets' rescue Italy's treasures from rubble


Kelly Velasquez, Yahoo News, 1st Apr 2017.

Benin eyes return of colonial treasures from France

(Benin; France)

Josué Mehouenou, Art Daily, 1st Apr 2017.

Germany pays €1.2 million for Kirchner painting seized by Nazis


Reuters, Ynet News, 31st Mar 2017.

After the theft of the Big Maple Leaf


Gero Schliess, DW, 31st Mar 2017.

German art police target Munich show in early March


Jeff Starck, Coin World, 31st Mar 2017.

How two Irish students stole a masterpiece worth millions in an act of political protest

(United Kingdom; Ireland)

Steve Cannane, ABC Australia, 31st Mar 2017.

Workers' Strike Closes Centre Pompidou in Paris for Fifth Consecutive Day


Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 31st Mar 2017.

Who Should Pay Artists? Christie's Fights Back in France Over New Resale Rules


Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 31st Mar 2017.

Acclaimed artist Suzi Malin 'distraught' after burglar steals life's work

(United Kingdom)

Robert Dex, Evening Standard, 30th Mar 2017.

3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice


Elisabetta Povoledo, The New York Times, 30th Mar 2017.

Deputy director at Hermitage put under house arrest


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 30th Mar 2017.

Window cleaner accused of £500k Alan Davie art theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 29th Mar 2017.

Two British teenagers found guilty of stealing objects from Auschwitz during school trip

(Poland; United Kingdom)

Matthew Day, The Telegraph, 29th Mar 2017.

Clampdown on heritage thefts

(United Kingdom)

Dan Bean, The York Press, 29th Mar 2017.

Danish auction house in hot water again over sale of stolen painting


Stephen Gadd, CPH Post, 28th Mar 2017.

Solicitan al INAH detener subasta de piezas mexicanas en Francia

(Mexico; France)

INAH requests halt to auction of Mexican pieces in France

Información Excélsior, Sistema Michoacano, 28th Mar 2017.

Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Jamey Keaten, The Tribune, 28th Mar 2017.

Thieves Take a Chunk of Change, All 221 Pounds of It, From a Berlin Museum

(Germany; Canada)

Melissa Eddy, The New York Times, 27th Mar 2017.

Art dealer knocks 'phony' King David sculpture displayed in the Met

(United States of America; France)

Isabel Vincent, New York Post, 26th Mar 2017.

Strike at the Musée Rodin Steals Thunder of Major Survey of the Artist at Grand Palais


Perwana Nazif, ArtNet News, 24th Mar 2017.

Ancient sarcophagus to be returned to Turkey nearly 60 years after it was stolen

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah, 24th Mar 2017.

Ingresan en prisión los presuntos autores de un robo en una iglesia de O Carballiño


Suspects in robbery of O Carballiño church sent to prison

La Voz de Galicia, 24th Mar 2017.

11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz


Ben Ariel, Arutz Sheva, 24th Mar 2017.

Performance artists living in exile in the UK might be forced to return to Poland

(Poland; United Kingdom)

Rob Shap, The Art Newspaper, 24th Mar 2017.

Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins


Catherine Edwards, The Local, 24th Mar 2017.

Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France

(Serbia; France; Italy)

AFP, Yahoo News, 23rd Mar 2017.

Bid to stop criminals targeting York's rich heritage

(United Kingdom)

Rob Parsons, The Yorkshire Post, 23rd Mar 2017.

Caught on camera: Thieves who stole primary school's historic lanterns

(United Kingdom)

Express & Star, 23rd Mar 2017.

Photos of Guercino painting, rolled up like a rug by thieves, reveal extent of damage

(Morocco; Italy)

Emily Sharpe, The Art Newspaper, 22nd Mar 2017.

Irishman known as the King of the Travellers loses $20MILLION libel suit against US magazine's piece on his involvement in rhino horn theft

(Ireland; United States of America)

John Breslin, The Irish Sun, 22nd Mar 2017.

What Should You Do With Your Father's Nazi Keepsake?

(United States of America; Germany)

Kwame Anthony Appiah, The New York Times, 22nd Mar 2017.

Bruton theft saw £2.5m worth of paintings and jewellery stolen and woman tied up overnight

(United Kingdom)

James Wood, Somerset Live, 20th Mar 2017.

Long Lost Van Gogh Paintings Go On View in Amsterdam Amid Controversial New Documentary

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 20th Mar 2017.

Destiny? Perth formally asks Crown for the Stone of Destiny back for 2021 bid

(United Kingdom)

Phil Miller, The Herald, 20th Mar 2017.

Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 20th Mar 2017.

Orkney 'Viking' totem pole vandalised

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 19th Mar 2017.

As Stolen Van Goghs Return to View, a Thief Tells All


Nina Siegal, The New York Times, 19th Mar 2017.

Otras piezas "Quimbaya" de los tesoros colombianos en el exterior y en el interior del país

(Colombia; Spain)

Other "Quimbaya" Colombian treasure pieces abroad and inside the country

Irene Hartmann, Cronica Del Cuinddio, 19th Mar 2017.

World renowned artist will hold first exhibition since £100,000 theft of paintings from Marwell Zoo

(United Kingdom)

Hampshire Chronicle, 19th Mar 2017.

Man charged over attack on Gainsborough painting at National Gallery

(United Kingdom)

Alice Ross, The Guardian, 19th Mar 2017.

Primary school 'devastated' after historic lanterns stolen

(United Kingdom)

Express & Star, 18th Mar 2017.

Why the fuss over de Valette's dagger?

(Malta; France)

Sarah Carabott, Times of Malta, 18th Mar 2017.

New Kingdom mummy mask recovered from France

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 18th Mar 2017.

Thieves' smoke bombs spark panic in Venice's St Mark's Square


Associated Press, The Telegraph, 17th Mar 2017.

Teenager caused £5,000 of damage to ancient church in Dalgety Bay

(United Kingdom)

Dunfermline Press, 17th Mar 2017.

DC Police: Historical item given to President Reagan by PM Margaret Thatcher stolen

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Sam Ford, WJLA, 17th Mar 2017.

Detenido tras robar limosnas y varias joyas en siete iglesias


Arrest for theft of offerings and various jewels in seven churches

A. Rodriguez Ourense, Atlántico, 17th Mar 2017.

Centre Pompidou broke even on Koons retrospective, Paris court decision reveals


Alexis Fournol, The Art Newspaper, 17th Mar 2017.

Piano gold hoard is 'life-changing' sovereign stockpile

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 16th Mar 2017.

Russia's oriental museum takes custody of Roerich paintings seized in fraud probe


TASS, 16th Mar 2017.

Stolen Etruscan Vessel to Be Returned to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 16th Mar 2017.

Police Recover 67 Works Stolen in $2.6 Million Vienna Art Heist


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 15th Mar 2017.

16 Years Later, Stash of Stolen Paintings Found Near Crime Scene


Perwana Nazif, ArtNet News, 15th Mar 2017.

Italian anti-mafia raids target politicians and businessmen


BBC News, 15th Mar 2017.

Shadow of Old Masters' Forgeries Hangs Over an Art Fair


Nina Siegal, The New York Times, 15th Mar 2017.

Greece denies report on Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

eKathimerini, 14th Mar 2017.

Nueve obras de arte confiscadas de Siria, Yemen y Libia se exponen en Suiza

(Switzerland; Syria; Yemen; Libya)

Nine artworks from Syria, Yemen, and Libya exhibited in Switzerland

EFE, El Diario, 14th Mar 2017.

Greece offers ancient archaeological wonders in exchange for Elgin Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Ian Johnston, The Independent, 14th Mar 2017.

German Art Collectors Face a Painful Past: Do I Own Nazi Loot?


Catherine Hickley, The New York Times, 14th Mar 2017.

Comment: Scholarly research is flourishing but curators' ability to judge an object's quality is not

(United Kingdom)

Mark Jones, The Art Newspaper, 13th Mar 2017.

Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico


The enemies of historic heritage

Aludena Ruiz, El Diario, 13th Mar 2017.

Man (52) who damaged Monet painting admits supermarket theft


Nicola Donnelly, Irish Independent, 11th Mar 2017.

Veterans appeal for help a er historic stones vanish from old Ox and Bucks barracks in Cowley

(United Kingdom)

Callum Keown, The Oxford Times, 11th Mar 2017.

A Shelter for Art Caught in the Crossfire

(France; Syria)

Claudia Barbieri, The New York Times, 11th Mar 2017.

Police Raid Artist's Berlin Studio, Confiscate Artwork


Isaac Kaplan, Artsy, 10th Mar 2017.

Jeff Koons LLC and the Centre Pompidou are both found liable for copyright infringement in Paris court case


Alexis Fournol, The Art Newspaper, 10th Mar 2017.

New £50,000 reward appeal for return of Scotland's first ever coins - as rest of collection is gifted to nation

(United Kingdom)

Martin Williams, The Herald, 10th Mar 2017.

Cleaning house: Russian oligarch loses $150million selling four paintings from his famous art collection after bulldozing the $95million Palm Beach estate he bought from Donald Trump


Jennifer Smith, The Daily Mail, 9th Mar 2017.

Four Tefaf art dealers in disrepute due to potential forgeries


Daan van Lent, NRC, 8th Mar 2017.

Swiss Authorities Seize Artworks From Billionaire Urs Schwarzenbach


Amah-Rose Abrams, ArtNet News, 8th Mar 2017.

Poachers kill rhino and saw off its horn at zoo near Paris


The Local, 8th Mar 2017.

Dr. Oetker Is Showing the World What to Do with Nazi-Looted Art


Isaac Kaplan, Artsy, 8th Mar 2017.

Policeman who stole ancient gold coins he found with metal detector is jailed

(United Kingdom)

Sam Russell, Manchester Evening News, 8th Mar 2017.

Liberty, fraternity, Fossil Free: activists protest oil giant Total's sponsorship at Louvre


Victoria Stapley-Brown, The Art Newspaper, 7th Mar 2017.

Ancient monuments damaged by modern day life


Noel Baker, Irish Examiner, 7th Mar 2017.

Facing Germany's colonial heritage: It's 'detective work'


Julia Hitz, DW, 7th Mar 2017.

Nazi art theft: Germany helps Jewish collector's heirs hunt stolen works

(Germany; United States of America)

Kate Connolly, The Guardian, 7th Mar 2017.

Was ancient church at Santon Downham, near Thetford, targeted by nighthawks?

(United Kingdom)

Chris Bishop, Eastern Daily Press, 6th Mar 2017.

Tres detenidos por robar a la familia Borbón-Dos Sicilias


Three arrested for theft from the Borbón-Dos Sicilias family

Noticias de Gipuzkoa, 6th Mar 2017.

Mysterious return from the Caribbean of stolen rare 200 year-old Padstow Bank note

(United Kingdom; Saint Lucia)

L. Barton, Cornwall Live, 6th Mar 2017.

Thieves take statue worth over £4,000 in art gallery break-in

(United Kingdom)

Carl Eve, The Herald, 4th Mar 2017.

Old fisherman still homesick

(Turkey; Germany)

Ozgen Acar, Hurriyet Daily News, 4th Mar 2017.

Bank's Kandinsky painting was looted by Nazis, says family

(United States of America; Germany)

Holly Watt, The Guardian, 3rd Mar 2017.

Wave of Bomb Threats to Jewish Museums and Community Centers Forces Evacuations in US, UK, and Australia

(United States of America; United Kingdom; Australia)

Amah-Rose Abrams, ArtNet News, 3rd Mar 2017.

Palace stripped of lightning tape by thieves

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 2nd Mar 2017.

La Xunta tendrá mayor control sobre bienes de la Iglesia en los que invierte


Regional government will have more control over the items in Churches that it funds

Juan Capeáns, La Voz de Galicia, 2nd Mar 2017.

Rare crocodile shark found for the first time on UK beach could have been victim of exotic wildlife traders

(United Kingdom)

Mark Molloy, The Telegraph, 2nd Mar 2017.

An Online Exhibition Asks: What Makes "The Goldfinch" So Special?


Allison Meier, Hyperallergic, 1st Mar 2017.

Ancient bronze statuette lost after the Second World War returns to Berlin

(Germany; United Kingdom)

Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 1st Mar 2017.

Why it's so hard to return art stolen by Nazis


Weston Williams, The Christian Science Monitor, 28th Feb 2017.

Detienen a un vecino de Calonge que robó el cáliz de la iglesia de Sant Martí


Resident of Calonge arrested for stealing a chalice from the church of San Martí

EFE, La Vanguardia, 28th Feb 2017.

A Paris exhibit of Nazi-looted art honors a Europe many fear is under threat again


James McAuley, The Washington Post, 28th Feb 2017.

Stolen painting finds way home

(United Kingdom)

Tanya Yilmaz, This is Wiltshire, 27th Feb 2017.

Man exposes himself to four women at ancient monument site

(United Kingdom)

Michael Race, The Oxford Times, 27th Feb 2017.

The Grand Master's dagger


Petra Caruana Dingli, Times of Malta, 26th Feb 2017.

Son of Nazi governor returns art stolen from Poland during second world war


Uki Goñi, The Guardian, 26th Feb 2017.

Gucci Acropolis rental bid strikes sensitive nerve in Greece


Anthee Carassava, DW, 24th Feb 2017.

Dunfermline man jailed for art theft

(United Kingdom)

Dunfermline Press, 24th Feb 2017.

Sotheby's catalogue mistakenly includes work forged by Wolfgang Beltracchi

(Germany; United Kingdom)

Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 24th Feb 2017.

Swiss tycoon's ex 'destroyed $25million art collection after using a blowtorch to empty out the safe in their Paris pad during nasty divorce and leaving behind just her wedding ring'


Chris Spargo, The Daily Mail, 24th Feb 2017.

Why are England's heritage bodies supporting the Stonehenge Bypass?

(United Kingdom)

Dan Hicks, Apollo, 24th Feb 2017.

Smart solution to stop theft of Hartshill Castle stones

(United Kingdom)

Nuneaton News, 24th Feb 2017.

Stolen Gate Returned to Germany's Dachau Concentration Camp

(Germany; Norway)

Ken Schwartz, Voice of America, 24th Feb 2017.

Popular Billericay park statue is stolen

(United Kingdom)

Mark Richardson, The Enquirer, 23rd Feb 2017.

Guardia Civil arrest a gang involved in producing and selling fake paintings


John Smith, EuroWeekly, 23rd Feb 2017.

Row erupts as East London gallery accused of showing 'alt-right' and 'racist' art

(United Kingdom)

Anny Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 22nd Feb 2017.

World's most infamous art forger legally sells fake Lowry-style paintings at auction for triple the expected value

(United Kingdom)

Paul Harper, The Sun, 21st Feb 2017.

Germany returns Adolph von Menzel drawing sold under Nazi persecution


Associated Press, CBC, 20th Feb 2017.

Policeman sacked for keeping gold coin proceeds

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 20th Feb 2017.

Public asked to photograph 'secret collection' of works stored in homes across the UK

(United Kingdom)

Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, 20th Feb 2017.

Two valuable Lenkiewicz paintings have been stolen from a Plymouth home

(United Kingdom)

C Turner, The Herald, 20th Feb 2017.

Looted Iraqi Art, Since Recovered, Will Be Shown at the Venice Biennale

(Iraq; Italy)

Christopher D. Shea, The New York Times, 20th Feb 2017.

"Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso


Henry Samuel, The Telegraph, 20th Feb 2017.

Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale

(Iraq; Italy)

Colin Randall, The National, 20th Feb 2017.

Top London museums increase security over suitcase bomb fears

(United Kingdom)

Robin de Peyer, Evening Standard, 20th Feb 2017.

Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin


Glory Moralidad, Travelers Today, 18th Feb 2017.

Art enthusiast devastated after Bradford on Avon gallery raided and £10,000 of paintings stolen

(United Kingdom)

Robin Murray, Wiltshire Times, 18th Feb 2017.

Pontormo Failure Prompts Calls for Tighter UK Heritage Protection Rules

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 17th Feb 2017.

Moldova art exhibit illustrates $1bn banking fraud


BBC News, 17th Feb 2017.

Markus Lüpertz Ditches His Düsseldorf Studio


Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 16th Feb 2017.

Here's Your Chance to See Cornelius Gurlitt's Infamous Art Trove

(Switzerland; Germany)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 16th Feb 2017.

Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca

(Morocco; Italy)

ANSA, 16th Feb 2017.

Police appeal for information on stolen Mary Potter painting

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters, Antiques Trade Gazette, 16th Feb 2017.

Cyprus 'very interested' in return of Parthenon Marbles says Kadis

(Cyprus; Greece)

Cyprus Mail, 15th Feb 2017.

Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities


Tornos News, 15th Feb 2017.

Stolen artifacts from Turkey found in Germany

(Turkey; Germany)

Ömer Erbil, Hurriyet Daily News, 14th Feb 2017.

Bosnian Stolen Artworks Database to Combat Art


Igor Spaic, Balkan Insight, 14th Feb 2017.

Reports of illegal metal detecting near the historic Weeting Castle

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Murphy, Watton & Swaffham Times, 13th Feb 2017.

Jóvenes expoliadores saquean yacimientos de la Comunitat Valenciana y lo difunden por internet


Young looters sack sites in the Comunitat Valenciana and sell them on the internet

J. A. Marrahí, Las Provincias, 13th Feb 2017.

Mission impossible: trying to flog a stolen 500-year-old Dante manuscript

(United Kingdom)

Chitra Ramaswamy, The Guardian, 13th Feb 2017.

Italy Recovers 14 More Paintings, Including a Salvador Dalí, From Collection of Mafia Boss


Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 13th Feb 2017.

Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts


Associated Press, The Pueblo Chieftan, 12th Feb 2017.

Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse

(United Kingdom)

George Sandeman, The Guardian, 12th Feb 2017.

Vandals target display of multifaith artworks at Gloucester Cathedral

(United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe, The Guardian, 12th Feb 2017.

Missing Harry Potter painting prompts Parcelforce apology

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 11th Feb 2017.

Pensioner jailed for spate of art thefts

(United Kingdom)

Fiona Hamilton, The Times, 11th Feb 2017.

Man stole bronze figurine worth £400 but was "so drunk" he left it on bus

(United Kingdom)

Kate Wilson, Daily Echo, 11th Feb 2017.

'Booze, bullies and perverts' rife at museum


Allison Bray, Irish Independent, 10th Feb 2017.

Medieval, modern looters destroy most mummies in Russia's Yamal — scientist


TASS, 10th Feb 2017.

Right-Wing Extremists Vandalize Politically Charged Art Exhibition in Kiev


Hili Perlson, ArtNet News, 10th Feb 2017.

Bolton saleroom offer convicted faker's 'Lowry' imitations

(United Kingdom)

Alex Capon, Antiques Trade Gazette, 10th Feb 2017.

Church secured against thieves - at cost of £311,000

(United Kingdom)

Mark Foster, Darlington & Stockton Times, 10th Feb 2017.

Germany Arrests Alleged Mastermind Behind Bardo Museum Terror Attack

(Tunisia; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 9th Feb 2017.

Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary

(Hungary; Turkey; Armenia; Lithuania)

PanArmenian, 9th Feb 2017.

Manhattan District Attorney Returns Ancient Sarcophagus to Greek Consulate

(Greece; United States of America)

Philip Chrysopoulos, Greek Reporter, 9th Feb 2017.

The Eiffel Tower Is Getting a Bulletproof Glass Wall


Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler, 9th Feb 2017.

Painting stolen by Nazis finally returned to heirs of Jewish art gallery

(United States of America; Canada; Italy)

Chris Perez, New York Post, 8th Feb 2017.

A Scarred Battlefield: forgery at work?

(United Kingdom)

Colin Gleadell, The Telegraph, 7th Feb 2017.

Sotheby's heads to court in dispute over 'fake' Old Master

(United Kingdom)

James Pickford, Financial Times, 7th Feb 2017.

Metal detectorists urged to 'brush up on skills' to avoid damaging treasures

(United Kingdom)

Jody Harrison, The Herald, 7th Feb 2017.

Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra

(Italy; Syria)

ANSA, 7th Feb 2017.

Recuperan un misal y un sacro antiguos robados en Pinos del Valle


Missal and ancient sacrum stolen in Pinos del Valle recovered

Granada Hoy, 7th Feb 2017.

National Gallery's £30m Pontormo bid rejected owing to sterling slump

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Slawson, The Guardian, 6th Feb 2017.

Cathedral-goers get up-close look at snatched medieval crucifix

(United Kingdom)

Alex Williams, Premier, 6th Feb 2017.

Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals


Arutz Sheva, Israel National News, 5th Feb 2017.

Hermitage storage centre searched by FSB agents


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 4th Feb 2017.

Louvre attack: French soldier shoots machete-wielding man


BBC News, 3rd Feb 2017.

My grandfather left me a £2million Van Gogh - and we've spent £4k trying to prove it: Couple claim they own a piece from early in the artist's career

(United Kingdom; Netherlands)

Kate Pickles, The Daily Mail, 3rd Feb 2017.

For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat


Benoît Morenne, The New York Times, 3rd Feb 2017.

Prosecution seeks jail time and heavy fines for Paris museum thieves


Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 3rd Feb 2017.

Call for Italy's quake-stricken works to return home for treatment


Hannah McGivern, The Art Newspaper, 3rd Feb 2017.

Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute

(Netherlands; China)

Kinling Lo, South China Morning Post, 3rd Feb 2017.

Asociación denuncia saqueo y destrucción de restos arqueológicos en Salamanca


Association denounces looting and destruction of archaeological remains in Salamanca

La Vanguardia, 3rd Feb 2017.

European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime


James Ratcliffe, Apollo, 2nd Feb 2017.

Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 2nd Feb 2017.

How Paris' 100-million-euro art heist happened


Stefan Dege, DW, 1st Feb 2017.

Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria


AFP, Art Daily, 1st Feb 2017.

Angry Pompeii workers 'tear down part of ancient Roman house in clash with management'


Chris Kitching, Mirror, 1st Feb 2017.

Belgians face decade in prison for Auschwitz theft

(Poland; Belgium)

AFP, The Times of Israel, 31st Jan 2017.

Así protege la Armada de los piratas los tesoros submarinos


Here's how the Armada is protected from pirates of underwater treasures

Gonzalo Araluce, El Español, 31st Jan 2017.

Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid


The Local, 31st Jan 2017.

Defendant Claims He Threw Out Modern and Impressionist Masterpieces After 'Spider-Man' Heist


Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 31st Jan 2017.

Antiques dealer jailed for stealing painting from Chester Cathedral

(United Kingdom)

Nazia Parveen, The Guardian, 31st Jan 2017.

'Spider-Man' burglar on trial over €100m Paris art theft


AFP, The Guardian, 30th Jan 2017.

Two charged in theft from sunken World War I warship

(United Kingdom)

Ed Adamczyk, UPI, 30th Jan 2017.

Belarus plans to return Shishkin's painting to Russia

(Belarus; Russia)

Belarus News, 30th Jan 2017.

English Heritage in the dock over plans for Clifford's Tower in York

(United Kingdom)

Kevin Rushby, The Guardian, 27th Jan 2017.

Celebrity hotspot Belsize Village 'besieged by burglars'

(United Kingdom)

Daniel O'Mahony, Evening Standard, 27th Jan 2017.

Stunning portrait stolen by the Nazis finds a permanent home in Cambridge ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Adam Care, Cambridge News, 27th Jan 2017.

Roban cuatro imágenes de santos de la ermita de San Antonio de Frailes


Four sculptures of saints stolen from the hermitage of San Antonio in Frailes

Belén Ramírez, Alcalá la Real, 27th Jan 2017.

"Królowa Korony Polskiej" wróci do kraju?


"Queen of the Polish Crown" will return to the country?

Łukasz Gazur, Dziennik Polski, 27th Jan 2017.

Oú sont les toiles de l'homme-araignée ?


Where are the Spider Man paintings?

Brendan Kemmet, Le Parisien, 26th Jan 2017.

Geneva Art World Pens Anti-Money-Laundering Guide Amid Scandals


Hugo Miller, Bloomberg, 25th Jan 2017.

Norfolk policeman who sold gold coins he found could face suspended sentence

(United Kingdom)

Eastern Daily Press, 25th Jan 2017.

Belarusian experts to authenticate Shishkin's painting discovered near Minsk


Belarus News, 25th Jan 2017.

Warning of vandalism to mammoth graveyards in Arctic from unscrupulous bone hunters


Olga Gertcyk, The Siberian Times, 25th Jan 2017.

Woman Accidentally Locked Inside a Museum in Germany


Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 24th Jan 2017.

Guatemala recupera 22 piezas arqueológicas en el extranjero

(Guatemala; Italy; Switzerland; Germany; United States of America; El Salvador)

Guatemala recovers 22 archaeological pieces from abroad

Marlyn Valddez De León, AGN, 24th Jan 2017.

Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police

(Denmark; Syria)

The Local, 24th Jan 2017.

Three years in prison for man who faked Norman Cornish artworks

(United Kingdom)

Lizzie Anderson, The Northern Echo, 24th Jan 2017.

Art worth €50k must be handed over, court rules


Andrew Phelan, The Herald, 23rd Jan 2017.

Ancient Welby church banned from displaying 'tasteless' plaque thanking lottery windfall

(United Kingdom)

Tom Mack, Leicester Mercury, 23rd Jan 2017.

Roban y profanan imágenes de la Virgen y el Niño en ermita de Córdoba


Blanca Ruiz, ACI Prensa, 23rd Jan 2017.

Cyprus Police seize 1.383 artworks and antiquities during operation "Pandora"


Famagusta Gazette, 23rd Jan 2017.

Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated


Philip Chrysopoulos, Greek Reporter, 23rd Jan 2017.

Documentary on the looting of 2000 year-old Dacian bracelets premiers at the Bucharest's National History Museum


Romania Insider, 23rd Jan 2017.

The museum director, the culture minister, and more trouble in Brussels


Ian Mundell, Apollo, 23rd Jan 2017.

Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria

(Bulgaria; Turkey)

The Sofia Globe, 23rd Jan 2017.

This Sex Doll Actually Scared Away Burglars, Is The Hero 2017 Deserves

(United Kingdom)

Tim McGovern, Elite Daily, 22nd Jan 2017.

Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring


Associated Press, The New York Times, 22nd Jan 2017.

Una macrooperación de la Europol permite recuperar más de 3.500 obras de arte


A Europol macrooperation results in the recovery of more than 3,500 art objects

La Vanguardia, 22nd Jan 2017.

Un ladrón llama al 112 tras caerse del tejado de la iglesia de San Pablo


A thief calls 112 after falling off the roof of the Church of San Pablo

El Periódico, 22nd Jan 2017.

The strange case of the ancient Assyrian curse and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

(Syria; United Kingdom; Switzerland; Lebanon)

Patrick Sawer, The Telegraph, 21st Jan 2017.

Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon

(Netherlands; Italy)

AFP, 19th Jan 2017.

Thieves steal lead from church roof

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 19th Jan 2017.

#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off


EU Reporter, 19th Jan 2017.

Tourist Returns Stolen Cobblestone to Rome With Apology Note


Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler, 19th Jan 2017.

British woman returns 4,500 year-old Yortan jug to Turkey

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Nurbanu Kizil, Daily Sabah, 19th Jan 2017.

Colonial looting of our culture calls for justice

(Rwanda; Germany; Belgium)

The New Times, 19th Jan 2017.

German collector appeals Briullov painting seizure in Russian Constitutional Court


RAPSI, 18th Jan 2017.

Warrant issued in medal theft case

(United Kingdom)

DnG24, 18th Jan 2017.

El Obispado de Cádiz afronta una multa por abandonar una iglesia paleocristiana


The bishopric of Cádiz faces fine for abandoning early Christian church

Jesús A. Cañas, El País, 18th Jan 2017.

Young church bell thieves fined, given suspended sentences


Matthew Agius, Malta Today, 17th Jan 2017.

Greek Archaeologist Prevents Illicit Sale of Antiquity in New York

(Greece; United States of America)

Philip Chrysopoulos, Greek Reporter, 17th Jan 2017.

Swiss Antiquities Dealer Files $77 Million Suit Against Getty Museum

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 17th Jan 2017.

Rome mulls no-go zone around Colosseum after acts of vandalism


Chiara Palazzo, The Telegraph, 17th Jan 2017.

Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France

(Russia; France)

Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 16th Jan 2017.

Museum cut company out of multi-billion dollar art deal: suit

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Kathianne Boniello, New York Post, 15th Jan 2017.

German family firm to return Nazi-looted artwork to Jewish heirs


JTA, The Times of Israel, 13th Jan 2017.

Serial art forger sentenced to two years' probation


YLE, 13th Jan 2017.

Man who stole Dambuster hero's mission book also took hundreds of items from the National Archives to sell in the US

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Harley, The Telegraph, 13th Jan 2017.

Opportunity or threat? Stonehenge tunnel plan revives long-running debate

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris, The Guardian, 13th Jan 2017.

Europe Wants More Protection Against Antiquities Trafficking


Associated Press, The New York Times, 13th Jan 2017.

Shock acquittals in Wildenstein art dynasty's tax fraud trial


Tony Cross, RFI, 12th Jan 2017.

WWII US bomber highlights threat of treasure hunters to Czech heritage

(Czech Republic)

Chris Johnstone, Radio Praha, 11th Jan 2017.

A prisión por robar un cáliz y dinero de la lotería de una iglesia de Onda


Prison for theft of a chalice and lottery money from an Onda church

El Mundo, 11th Jan 2017.

Police not 'a-moo-zed' after finding stolen Surrey Cow Parade sculpture

(United Kingdom)

Eagle Radio, 11th Jan 2017.

Norwegian drug lord helped to solve the theft of King Harald's priceless antiques


Oskar Aanmoen, Royal Central, 11th Jan 2017.

Detenidos por robar en una iglesia de Onda


Arrests for theft in an Onda church

Paula Varella, Cadena Ser, 11th Jan 2017.

Nazi-loot panel asks Sprengel Museum to return Schmidt-Rottluff work to heirs


Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 10th Jan 2017.

Man denies stealing £20,000 painting from Belsize Park art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Iain Burns, Ham & High, 9th Jan 2017.

British Library returns book stolen by the Nazis to its rightful owner

(United Kingdom)

Robert Dex, Evening Standard, 6th Jan 2017.

Louvre attendance falls as tourists stay away from Paris


Javier Pes, The Art Newspaper, 5th Jan 2017.

London's Victoria & Albert Museum Evacuated in Bomb Scare

(United Kingdom)

Amah-Rose Abrams, ArtNet News, 4th Jan 2017.

In focus: Tehran museum puts on show newly recuperated relics

(Iran; Italy)

Tehran Times, 4th Jan 2017.

Facebook censors Renaissance statue of Neptune for 'explicit content'


Jen Mills, Metro, 2nd Jan 2017.

Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to ancient church

(United Kingdom)

Helen Machin, Tamworth Herald, 2nd Jan 2017.

Thieves steal £20,000 painting in smash and grab raid at Belsize art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Emily Banks, Ham & High, 29th Dec 2016.

Early Christian book shrine caused much soul searching


Fiona Gartland, The Irish Times, 29th Dec 2016.

David Chipperfield's Nazi-Era Renovation Plan of Munich's Haus der Kunst Sparks Outrage


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 29th Dec 2016.

Owner of Zoffany painting destroyed in fire could receive £4m from UK government

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 29th Dec 2016.

Quem é o pintor mais falsificado em Portugal?


Who is the most faked painter in Portugal?

Bruno Horta, Observador, 28th Dec 2016.

Roban dos campanas de bronce de 500 kilos en una iglesia de Porto do Son, A Coruña


Two 500 kilo bronze bells stolen from the church of Porto do Son

Antena 3, 28th Dec 2016.

Three suspects in theft of Levitan paintings from museum arrested


RAPSI, 28th Dec 2016.

Cyprus petition launched for return on Elgin Marbles to Greece

(Greece; Cyprus; United Kingdom)

Annette Chrysostomou, Cyprus Mail, 28th Dec 2016.

Another artist is claiming that a big fashion brand has ripped off her designs

(United Kingdom)

Miranda Larbi, Metro, 28th Dec 2016.

Miami Heat doctor sues store over fake Russian collectibles

(United States of America; Russia)

Rebecca Rosenberg, New York Post, 28th Dec 2016.

Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia

(Russia; Germany)

Hili Perlson, ArtNet News, 28th Dec 2016.

Kirklees council considers selling Francis Bacon painting

(United Kingdom)

Nazia Parveen, The Guardian, 28th Dec 2016.

Modern fight over ancient library


David Rising, The Journal Gazette, 27th Dec 2016.

Una Hermandad de Guillena restituye la corona y el Niño Jesús robado para la Misa del Gallo


Brotherhood of Guillena restores the stolen crown and the Baby Jesus for midnight mass

F. Cabanillas, Arahal Información, 27th Dec 2016.

Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, 'gentleman collector' of ethnographic art, has died aged 86


The Art Newspaper, 26th Dec 2016.

Thieves steal hood from historic Shackleton exhibition

(United Kingdom)

Peter Johnstone, The Packet, 24th Dec 2016.

Director of Belgian Royal Museums Files Criminal Complaint Against Secretary of State


Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 23rd Dec 2016.

Lane Bryant Issues Public Apology After Using Shantell Martin's Designs Without Authorization

(United Kingdom)

Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 22nd Dec 2016.

Man in Santa suit stages protest on Duke of Wellington statue

(United Kingdom)

STV, 22nd Dec 2016.

Five arrested after war medals were 'stolen' from home in Blandford

(United Kingdom)

Alex Winter, Bournemouth Echo, 22nd Dec 2016.

Italy plans new art crime law after Ukraine recovers stolen masterpieces

(Italy; Ukraine)

Alasdair Sandford, Euronews, 22nd Dec 2016.

Appeal for Ceri Richards painting stolen from north London gallery

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters, Antiques Trade Gazette, 22nd Dec 2016.

Stolen Old Master paintings head back to Verona

(Italy; Ukraine)

Hannah McGivern, The Art Newspaper, 21st Dec 2016.

London church to be reunited with stolen 16th-century carving

(United Kingdom; Belgium)

Dalya Alberge, The Guardian, 21st Dec 2016.

The medal detective

(United Kingdom)

Vibeke Venema, BBC News, 21st Dec 2016.

Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine

(Italy; Ukraine)

Associated Press, The Guardian, 21st Dec 2016.

Leeds Castle bolsters defences with 'crime-fighting liquid

(United Kingdom)

Adele Couchman, Kent News, 20th Dec 2016.

Artist floored by the theft of victorious McGregor print


Cian Murray, The Herald, 20th Dec 2016.

Stolen relief of Queen Hatshepsut recovered from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 20th Dec 2016.

After Van Gogh Museum Declares Book of Artist's Sketches to be Fake, Publisher Threatens Legal Action


Art Forum, 20th Dec 2016.

Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara art gallery

(Turkey; Russia)

Shaun Walker, The Guardian, 20th Dec 2016.

Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi


eKathimerini, 19th Dec 2016.

Stolen Conor McGregor painting may have been spotted on a bus, after a man 'showed it to the whole upper deck'


Cian Murray, Irish Independent, 19th Dec 2016.

A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke


Milan Schreuer, The New York Times, 19th Dec 2016.

El 'saqueo' de las momias guanches


The looting of the Guanche mummies

EFE, RTVC, 19th Dec 2016.

Napoleon's pillaged works of art on show in Rome


AFP, Shanghai Daily, 17th Dec 2016.

Tapestry returning to Germany

(Germany; United States of America)

Jamie Stengle, The Durango Herald, 17th Dec 2016.

Returning stolen art to its rightful owner is also about restoring dignity


Deborah Solon, Los Angeles Times, 17th Dec 2016.

The Tech behind Bitcoin Could Help Artists and Protect Collectors. So Why Won't They Use It?


Oscar Lopez, Artsy, 16th Dec 2016.

Suspected fraudster denies swindling elderly out of £650,000 worth of antiques

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters, Antiques Trade Gazette, 16th Dec 2016.

Verdict upheld for elderly French couple who hid Picasso works in garage


France 24, 16th Dec 2016.

Did Russia meddle in recent US art theft legislation?

(United States of America; Russia)

Rich Tenorio, The Times of Israel, 16th Dec 2016.

Luxembourg Freeport Director David Arendt Quits


Hili Perlson, ArtNet News, 16th Dec 2016.

Employé du muséum d'histoire naturelle d'Orléans, il revendait des pierres et fossiles sur eBay


Employee of the natural history museum of Orléans, he resold stones and fossils on eBay

Philippe Renaud, La République, 16th Dec 2016.

Gericht: Gurlitts Testament ist gültig

(Switzerland; Germany)

Court: Gurlitt's will is valid

Monopol, 15th Dec 2016.

Bavaria to get back tapestry taken by GI from Hitler's Eagle's Nest


The Japan Times, 15th Dec 2016.

Gardaí seize rare cup made from rhino horn in raid


Jimmy Woulfe David Raleigh, Irish Examiner, 15th Dec 2016.

Young artists involved in creating Stik mural in Gdansk call for its return

(Poland; United Kingdom)

Anny Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 14th Dec 2016.

Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court

(Netherlands; Russia; Ukraine)

BBC News, 14th Dec 2016.

Nude Performance Artist Deborah de Robertis Defends Herself in French Court


Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 14th Dec 2016.

Restituyen al gobierno mexicano 12 piezas arqueológicas incautadas en Italia

(Mexico; Italy)

12 archaeological pieces seized in Italy are returned to the Mexican government

Periodico el Despertar, 14th Dec 2016.

Crimea's Scythian Treasures Become Political Football

(Netherlands; Russia; Ukraine)

Phil Butler, Argophilia, 14th Dec 2016.

A Spanish museum may have the legal right to keep art stolen by the Nazis. That doesn't mean it should


Los Angeles Times, 14th Dec 2016.

Have Bremoaners stolen Bojo's Polish portrait? Painting of the Foreign Secretary goes missing from London club

(United Kingdom)

Sebastian Shakespeare, The Daily Mail, 14th Dec 2016.

Pip McGarry paintings worth £160k stolen from Marwell Zoo

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 13th Dec 2016.

New Exhibition Shows Poland Using Jewish Gravestones to Build Walls, Sidewalks, Playgrounds

(Poland; United States of America)

JNi.Media, The Jewish Press, 13th Dec 2016.

Kohinoor wasn't gifted but looted by British, say authors

(India; United Kingdom)

IANS, The Economic Times, 11th Dec 2016.

German Panel Rules That a Rare Violin Was Looted by Nazis


Graham Bowley, The New York Times, 9th Dec 2016.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Returns $500,000 Looted Signac Painting


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 9th Dec 2016.

ICE and CBP return cultural artifacts to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

ICE, 9th Dec 2016.

Website launched to help track down artworks stolen in World War II


Dutch News, 9th Dec 2016.

Kader Attia accuses Universal Music of plagiarism over French rap video


Anny Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 8th Dec 2016.

The mystery of the stolen Klimt


Max Paradiso, BBC News, 8th Dec 2016.

Painting stolen by Nazis set to break record at auction

(United Kingdom)

Vanessa Conneely, TRTWorld, 8th Dec 2016.

Heirs of Jewish art dealer sue German state for return of Nazi-looted artwork


JTA, The Times of Israel, 7th Dec 2016.

Heirs of Nazi-Persecuted Art Dealer Alfred Flechtheim Sue Bavarian Museums

(Germany; United States of America)

Nicholas O'Donnell, JD Supra, 7th Dec 2016.

Roman statue stolen from Mussolini is returning to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Jamie Schram, New York Post, 7th Dec 2016.

Gate Stolen From Dachau Concentration Camp Recovered in Norway


Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 6th Dec 2016.

Abren un boquete en la puerta de la capilla de San Antón, en Cedeira, para robar el cepillo


Hole opened in the door of the chapel of San Anton in Cedeira to rob the chapel

Ana F. Cuba, La Voz de Galicia, 6th Dec 2016.

Case Over $30 Million Camille Pissarro Painting Comes to a Head in Appeals Court

(Spain; United States of America)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 6th Dec 2016.

Roman artefacts spotted at auction after they were stolen 12 years ago

(United Kingdom)

ITV News, 6th Dec 2016.

Sotheby's in 'fake' Fabergé row with billionaire Russian art collector

(United Kingdom)

Adam Sherwin, i News, 6th Dec 2016.

Museum heist gang sentenced to 30+ years


ANSA, 5th Dec 2016.

La Policía detiene a los presuntos autores del robo en la iglesia y la rectoral de Cea


Police arrested suspects in the robbery of the church and rectory of Cea

Faro de Vigo, 5th Dec 2016.

Profile: Art no-one can see - the story of the Geneva free port


Nan Spowart, The National, 5th Dec 2016.

Man guilty of stealing Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 5th Dec 2016.

Stolen coffins found after police search

(United Kingdom)

Caroline Tilley, Gazette News, 5th Dec 2016.

'Weaponise your privilege': blocked Aboriginal Australian speaker addresses students by Skype

(United Kingdom; Australia)

Louis Klee, Varsity, 5th Dec 2016.

France pays £24m into new fund to protect cultural heritage sites


Associated Press, The Guardian, 4th Dec 2016.

The Maltese priest and the kidnapped Caravaggio: The amazing true story of the scrappy octogenarian who busted an audacious art heist


Noah Charney, Salon, 4th Dec 2016.

Jewish family battles Spain museum over art looted by Nazis


Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 4th Dec 2016.

Judge orders 'owner' to provide more details before ancient golden crown can be examined

(United Kingdom; Turkey)

The Herald, 3rd Dec 2016.

Stolen Dachau concentration camp gate may have been found in Norway


Karla Pequenino, CNN, 2nd Dec 2016.

Berlin returns Nazi-looted sculpture to Jewish publisher's family


Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 2nd Dec 2016.

Art cops recover Roman statue


ANSA, 2nd Dec 2016.

Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra

(Switzerland; Libya; Syria)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 2nd Dec 2016.

Bibliomania, the Dark Desire For Books That Infected Europe in the 1800s


Lauren Young, Atlas Obscura, 2nd Dec 2016.

Dealers' association asks industry to contact MPs over new cultural property law

(United Kingdom)

ATG, Antiques Trade Gazette, 1st Dec 2016.

Geneva Free Port: The greatest art collection no-one can see


Will Gompertz, BBC News, 1st Dec 2016.

Give us back the Venus de Milo, Greeks tell Louvre

(France; Greece)

Anthee Carassava, The Times, 30th Nov 2016.

Man 'stole' Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 30th Nov 2016.

Renewed appeal for information on Terry Bradley art theft

(United Kingdom)

Gemma Murphy, News Letter, 30th Nov 2016.

Divers looted wrecks of sunken ships in Scapa Flow: Men fined in "first of its kind" case

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Sarah Bruce, The Press and Journal, 30th Nov 2016.

Man accused of stealing Chester Cathedral icon stands trial

(United Kingdom)

Frances Barrett, The Chester Chronicle, 30th Nov 2016.

Modern-day Monuments Men wanted by the British Army

(United Kingdom)

Emily Sharpe, The Art Newspaper, 29th Nov 2016.

Healing wounds, looted art reunited with Nazi victims' heirs

(United States of America; France)

Thomas Adamson, Sun Sentinel, 29th Nov 2016.

Paolozzi sculpture at Euston is one of many works of art left to rot

(United Kingdom)

Roger Bowdler, The Guardian, 29th Nov 2016.

Roban una reliquia del siglo XVI del Museo de Arte Sacro y la entregan a la Policía Local


Sixteenth century relic stolen from the Museum of Sacred Art and deliver to Local Police

David Gonzalez, El Correo, 29th Nov 2016.

Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow

(United Kingdom; Germany)

BBC News, 29th Nov 2016.

Ancient Coin News – Metal Detectorist Challenges Alton Hoard Value

(United Kingdom)

Everett Millman, Coin Week, 28th Nov 2016.

Why a sleeping hermaphrodite is causing a stir at Christie's

(United Kingdom)

Susan Moore, Apollo, 28th Nov 2016.

'It's bizarre and appalling' - Vehicles get stuck in well-known historic gate everyday


Catherine Devine, The Independent, 28th Nov 2016.

Major Paolozzi sculpture facing decay 'because no one wants to own it'

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge, The Guardian, 28th Nov 2016.

Painting sold by Jewish couple to fund their escape from Nazi Germany to America is returned to their granddaughter almost eight decades later

(United States of America; France)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 28th Nov 2016.

Iran Cancels Long-Awaited Exhibition of Shah Collection in Berlin

(Iran; Germany)

Caroline Elbaor, ArtNet News, 28th Nov 2016.

Controversial Photographer David Hamilton Dies Amid Rape Allegations

(France; United Kingdom)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, ArtNet News, 28th Nov 2016.

In Wake of Trump's Election, Protestors Address Climate Change at the British Museum

(United Kingdom)

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 28th Nov 2016.

The Stone still waiting for its final destiny

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 28th Nov 2016.

Sweden's Christmas goat burned down on opening day


The Local, 28th Nov 2016.

Faking it: Does the forged Vermeer that fooled Goering belong in a museum?


Noah Charney, Salon, 28th Nov 2016.

Telling the difference between fake and real Van Gogh's


Joan Altabe, Blasting News, 27th Nov 2016.

Sex Pistols Memorabilia Worth Millions Burned By McLaren And Westwood's Son

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst, 27th Nov 2016.

Mosaic-tiled Mexican Skull at Leiden Museum a Fake: Report


Janene Pieters, NL Times, 25th Nov 2016.

'Outrage' at damage to Cissbury Ring

(United Kingdom)

Worthing Herald, 25th Nov 2016.

Police recover painting stolen 19 years ago


Radio Poland, 24th Nov 2016.

Ancient stolen artefact repatriated


Evie Andreou, Cyprus Mail, 24th Nov 2016.

Video: £50,000 of artwork has been stolen from Terry Bradley's Belfast gallery

(United Kingdom)

Kirsten Elder, Belfast Telegraph, 24th Nov 2016.

Batman painting stolen in £50k Belfast art raid

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 24th Nov 2016.

Egyptian antiquities again offered for sale in London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 23rd Nov 2016.

Police appeal after theft from National Trust property

(United Kingdom)

WS County Times, West Sussex County Times, 23rd Nov 2016.

Sotheby's Denies Helping Flip Yves Bouvier's $127.5 Million Leonardo da Vinci

(Monaco; Singapore)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 22nd Nov 2016.

Conman admits £35,000 pitman painter fraud over fake Norman Cornish artwork

(United Kingdom)

Karon Kelly, Sunderland Echo, 22nd Nov 2016.

Antiques worth thousands stolen from Polesden Lacey

(United Kingdom)

Josh Searle, Surrey Mirror, 21st Nov 2016.

Joyas en peligro


Treasures in danger

David Navarro, Heraldo, 21st Nov 2016.

'Ziggy' the graffiti vandal has been targeting ancient buildings and churches in Faversham

(United Kingdom)

Faversham Times, Kent Live, 21st Nov 2016.

Germany to fund research into Nazis' 'degenerate art'


Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 21st Nov 2016.

Un antiguo poblado aborigen de Tamaraceite muere olvidado, víctima constante de actos vandálicos


An ancient indigenous village of Tamaraceite dies forgotten, a constant victim of vandalism

Jennifer Jimenez, El Diario, 21st Nov 2016.

Sur les traces d'œuvres d'art volées par les nazis

(Canada; Austria)

On the traces of works of art stolen by the Nazis

Dominique Scali, Journal de Montreal, 20th Nov 2016.

London Colney aircraft museum has stolen propeller replaced - 11 years after it was taken

(United Kingdom)

Sophie Crockett, The Herts Advertiser, 19th Nov 2016.

History re-told through the Gweagal shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Louis Klee, Varsity, 18th Nov 2016.

Trente ans aprés, le dénouement d'un vol rocambolesque d'albâtres précieux?


Thirty years later, the denouement of a fantastic flight of precious alabaster?

Le Point, 18th Nov 2016.

Bjarne Melgaard's Brush with Customs Officials Helps Change Outmoded Laws in Norway


Amah-Rose Abrams, ArtNet News, 18th Nov 2016.

HM Customs and Gib University in first 'high level' enforcement meeting


Gabriella Peralta, Gibralter Chronicle, 18th Nov 2016.

'Harry Potter fans' deface ancient 4,000-year-old megalithic tomb with Deathly Hallows symbol graffiti


Stephen Jones, Mirror, 17th Nov 2016.

"Unprecedented" Van Gogh Sketchbook Controversy, Explained


Abigail Cain, Artsy, 17th Nov 2016.

UAE and France to announce new partnership on safeguarding endangered cultural heritage

(United Arab Emirates; France)

MENAFM, MENAFN, 16th Nov 2016.

Antiquities department had no power to act in Salamis case, auditor-general rules


Evie Andreou, Cyprus Mail, 16th Nov 2016.

Stealing Hosts for anti-Catholic art? Not illegal, Spanish judge says


CNA, Catholic News Agency, 16th Nov 2016.

British second world war shipwrecks in Java Sea destroyed by illegal scavenging

(Indonesia; United Kingdom)

Oliver Holmes, The Guardian, 16th Nov 2016.

Mystery as wrecks of three Dutch WWII ships vanish from Java seabed

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

Oliver Holmes, The Guardian, 16th Nov 2016.

Villagers try to retrieve stolen corpse of their ancestor from the Netherlands

(China; Netherlands)

Global Times, 16th Nov 2016.

Rome in shock as Bernini elephant statue vandalised


Agence France-Presse Chiara Palazzo, The Telegraph, 15th Nov 2016.

Scotland back in the day: The complex tale behind how Elgin lost his Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

The National, 15th Nov 2016.

Verona-Kiev, one way

(Ukraine; Italy)

Danilo Elia, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso, 15th Nov 2016.

Artworks by Joan Collins's Son Stolen When Shipped to Collector

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, ArtNet News, 15th Nov 2016.

Police hunt thieves who stole lead from three buildings in West Dunbartonshire

(United Kingdom)

Paul Behan, Dumbarton Reporter, 15th Nov 2016.

Van Gogh Museum disputes newly discovered sketchbook


Nigel Hunt, CBC, 15th Nov 2016.

Found Sketchbook With Drawings Is Not By Van Gogh, According To Van Gogh Museum


Van Gogh Museum, 15th Nov 2016.

Alphonse Mucha's grandson sues Prague to stop Asian tour of Slav Epic

(Czech Republic)

Julia Michalska, The Art Newspaper, 14th Nov 2016.

Antiquities mystery solved: Swiss return stolen artifact to Egypt

(Egypt; Switzerland)

AT editor, Africa Times, 14th Nov 2016.

Treasures worth billions 'hidden in free ports to fund Isis'


Cahal Milmo, i News, 13th Nov 2016.

Spaniard jailed for destroying Neolithic cave to make an animal shelter


James Badcock, The Telegraph, 13th Nov 2016.

Cyprus police coordinated Europe-wide Pandora operation to hunt down missing antiquities


Philip Mark, Cyprus Mail, 12th Nov 2016.

Britain is in the middle of a treasure-hunting boom

(United Kingdom)

The Economist, 12th Nov 2016.

Constable painting looted by Nazis to be sold at auction

(United Kingdom; Hungary)

Patrick Sawer, The Telegraph, 12th Nov 2016.

Kohinoor issue: It is war crime not to return stolen items, says advocate Siddiqui

(India; United Kingdom)

Biharprabha, 11th Nov 2016.

Germany appoints first Jewish members to Nazi-loot art panel


Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 11th Nov 2016.

Did Michelangelo Start His Career as an Art Forger?


Hili Perlson, ArtNet News, 10th Nov 2016.

Selfie-Seeking Tourist Topples 18th-Century Sculpture


Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 10th Nov 2016.

Looted Constable returned by Tate heads to auction at Christie's

(United Kingdom; Hungary)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 10th Nov 2016.

Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests


Philip Mark, Cyprus Mail, 10th Nov 2016.

Possible 'first encounter' Aboriginal shield uncovered in Berlin

(Australia; Germany)

Lexi Metherell, The New Daily, 10th Nov 2016.

Recuperados el sagrario y el copón sustraídos de la iglesia de Polloe


Tabernacle and ciborium stolen from Polloe church recovered

El Diario Vasco, 10th Nov 2016.

Antiquities seized


Rachael Gillett, Cyprus Mail, 9th Nov 2016.

Germany returns ancient relics

(Germany; Peru)

Alvaro Tassano, Peru This Week, 9th Nov 2016.

Italy returns scores of smuggled artifacts to Iran

(Iran; Italy)

Tehran Times, 9th Nov 2016.

Roban dos tallas de los siglos XVI y XVIII en la iglesia de Villaldavín


Carved sculptures from the 16th and 18th centuries stolen from the church of Villaldavín

El Norte de Castilla, 8th Nov 2016.

Dutch court reportedly issues notice to collector of mummified statue

(China; Netherlands)

Li Yan, ECNS, 8th Nov 2016.

Austrian Authorities Thwart Group Trying to Sell Fake Picassos


Christopher D. Shea, The New York Times, 8th Nov 2016.

Slovenian busted in Austrian investigation into art forgery

(Slovenia; Austria)

STA, 7th Nov 2016.

Minister vows tough control on cultural heritage after fire damages ancient Vardzia frescos


Agenda News, 7th Nov 2016.

Historic painting looted from church in Italy destroyed by earthquake


Allen Cone, UPI, 7th Nov 2016.

Prince Charles warns of cultural destruction on UAE visit

(United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom)

Sean Coughlan, BBC News, 7th Nov 2016.

Terremoto, sparito un dipinto del '600, indagini per furto


Earthquake: Painting from 1600s disappears, investigated as theft

Rai News, 6th Nov 2016.

Obras de arte en 'busca y captura'


Works of art in 'search and capture'

Carlos Fonesca, Voz Populi, 5th Nov 2016.

Outcry after Toledo Museum of Art sells ancient Greek and Egyptian objects at auction

(United States of America; Egypt; Cyprus)

Aimee Dawson, The Art Newspaper, 5th Nov 2016.

Debate intensifies over 'Venus' attribution to Cranach


Alex Capon, Antiques Trade Gazette, 4th Nov 2016.

Louvre may safeguard artefacts from war-torn areas


Anny Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 4th Nov 2016.

14th century Italian manuscript transferred to ICE following probe

(United States of America; Italy; Switzerland)

ICE, 4th Nov 2016.

Nobody Knows If These Nazi Home Movies Were Lost, Stolen or Destroyed at the National Archives

(Germany; United States of America)

Matt Novak, Gizmodo, 3rd Nov 2016.

Facebook Censors Caravaggio's Nude Cupid, Then Changes Mind


Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 2nd Nov 2016.

Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading


eKathimerini, 2nd Nov 2016.

'They've got no claim': Indigenous Australian demands British Museum return ancestral shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

CBC, 2nd Nov 2016.

Picasso's electrician admits he lied in court


Vince Noce, The Art Newspaper, 1st Nov 2016.

Picasso widow accused of hiding art at electrician's theft trial


RFI, 1st Nov 2016.

How to record archaeological objects found at sea – MAS database launched

(United Kingdom)

Rob Peake, Classic Boat, 1st Nov 2016.

Louvre to offer shelter for world treasures rescued from war zones


Kim Willsher, The Guardian, 1st Nov 2016.

Thieves steal ancient stones from historic ruined castle near Nuneaton

(United Kingdom)

Katrina Chilver, Coventry Telegraph, 1st Nov 2016.

German Frozen Pizza Maker Reveals Nazi Art Loot in Company Collection


The Jewish Press, 31st Oct 2016.

The Scots noble stolen from his grave

(United Kingdom)

The Scotsman, 31st Oct 2016.

Are These Mobsters Hiding Van Goghs?

(Italy; Netherlands)

Barbie Latza Nadeau, The Daily Beast, 29th Oct 2016.

National Gallery will 'robustly defend' itself against claims it has stolen Matisse portrait in its collection

(United Kingdom)

Hannah Furness, The Telegraph, 29th Oct 2016.

Show sheds light on WWII efforts to salvage priceless antiquities


Iota Sykka, eKathimerini, 29th Oct 2016.

Italy police recover stolen manuscript after 30 years


BBC News, 28th Oct 2016.

Ulay Remembers the Crime of a Lifetime 40 Years Later


Noah Charney, Observer, 26th Oct 2016.

Hundreds of pounds worth of First World War memorabilia stolen from museum

(United Kingdom)

Steph Brawn, Lancashire Telegraph, 26th Oct 2016.

How the Townley Venus's thumb was knocked off at the British Museum

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 26th Oct 2016.

Respected GP Jill Purce says theft of £15k Steve McQueen print from Belfast hotel was 'moment of madness'

(United Kingdom)

Christopher Woodhouse, Belfast Telegraph, 25th Oct 2016.

Rukoro hints at reparation package

(Namibia; Germany)

New Era, 25th Oct 2016.

Italian Preservationists Save 900 Artworks From the Ruins of Earthquake-Struck Amatrice


Danny Lewis, Smithsonian, 25th Oct 2016.

Mummy portraits stolen by Nazis, recovered, sell for over $300,000

(Switzerland; Germany)

Ilan Ben Zion, The Times of India, 25th Oct 2016.

Gallery Files Lawsuit Against Agnes Martin Authentication Committee

(United States of America; United Kingdom; Canada)

Amah-Rose Abrams, ArtNet News, 25th Oct 2016.

Cyprus demands auction be stopped

(United States of America; Cyprus)

Roberta Gedert, The Toledo Blade, 25th Oct 2016.

TEFAF's Old Master Dealers Weigh In on the Unfolding $255 Million Forgery Scandal


Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 24th Oct 2016.

Swiss Hotelier Fined Over $4 Million for Dodging Import Tax on Artworks

(Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Amah-Rose Abrams, ArtNet News, 24th Oct 2016.

Killer of Oxford rare books dealer given 34-year jail sentence

(United Kingdom)

Esther Addley, The Guardian, 24th Oct 2016.

Art expert slams Toledo museum on sale of antiquities

(United States of America; Egypt; Cyprus; Greece)

Wynne Everett, The Toledo Blade, 24th Oct 2016.

These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.

(Israel; Iraq; Poland; Portugal; Czech Republic; Russia)

The Jerusalem Post, 24th Oct 2016.

Tourists in Dubrovnik Damaged an Invaluable Monument


Daniel Rogulj, Total Croatia News, 23rd Oct 2016.

Billionaire Art Dealer Is Awaiting Verdict in Tax Fraud Case


Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 21st Oct 2016.

Divers steal a bronze gun from 'at risk' shipwreck site on Dunwich Bank

(United Kingdom)

Richard Cornwell, Ipswich Star, 21st Oct 2016.

Danish bog mummy's missing toe returned after 60 years


The Local, 21st Oct 2016.

A tale of Vermeers, art experts, and the most notorious- forger of the 20th century

(Israel; Netherlands)

Maya Margit, I24 News, 21st Oct 2016.

Photographer Sues Trump for Copyright Infringement Over Skittles Image

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Carey Dunne, Hyperallergic, 21st Oct 2016.

The art of deception

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge, Financial Times, 20th Oct 2016.

Picking Apart 18th-Century French Furniture to Detect Forgery


Eve M. Kahn, The New York Times, 20th Oct 2016.

European Parliament bungles shipment of Nazi artifacts


Tara Palmeri, Politico, 19th Oct 2016.

Art Dealer Claims Monet in 1MDB Scandal

(Monaco; Switzerland; Malaysia)

Kelly Crow, The Wall Street Journal, 19th Oct 2016.

Swiss field just two claims in seven decades


Swiss Info, 19th Oct 2016.

Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port

(Greece; Italy)

eKathimerini, 19th Oct 2016.

Belfast police take hour to respond to art theft at Bullitt hotel - station is just metres away

(United Kingdom)

Claire McNeilly, Belfast Telegraph, 19th Oct 2016.

Roban ornamentos religiosos y joyas en la iglesia de Santa María en Ocaña


Religious ornaments and jewellery stolen from the church of Santa María in Ocaña

ABC España, 18th Oct 2016.

Steve McQueen painting stolen from Belfast bar

(United Kingdom)

ITV News, 17th Oct 2016.

Burrell's world tour struggles to get beyond Glasgow

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 17th Oct 2016.

Traficante envió un cuadro robado de Picasso desde Heredia a Washigton

(Costa Rica; United States of America; France)

Trafficker sent a stolen Picasso painting from Heredia to Washington

Hassel Fallas, La Nación, 16th Oct 2016.

Northampton Council Sekhemka statue 'now in US'

(United Kingdom; United States of America; Egypt)

BBC News, 15th Oct 2016.

Remains of 13 Aboriginals will be returned to Australia

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Jacqueline Magnay, The Australian, 15th Oct 2016.

Prosecutor recommends four-year prison sentence and €250m fine for Guy Wildenstein in Paris trial


Victoria Stapley-Brown, The Art Newspaper, 14th Oct 2016.

Versailles Staffers Caught Selling Counterfeit Tickets


Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 14th Oct 2016.

Ritrovati tre quadri rubati a Roma nel 1983: "Opere di valore inestimabile"


Three paintings stolen from Rome in 1983 recovered: Priceless works

Roma Today, 14th Oct 2016.

Nigeria: Jesus College under Pressure to Return Okukur

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Max Ndianaefo, CP Africa, 14th Oct 2016.

Virtual reality tells Indigenous story in London as bones set to return to Australia

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Nick Miller, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14th Oct 2016.

Roban la campana de la iglesia de Quintana del Pino


Loreto Velázquez, El Correo De Burgos, 14th Oct 2016.

Critics say Bavaria not doing enough on looted art


Jefferson Chase, DW, 13th Oct 2016.

Italia entrega a México piezas arqueológicas rescatadas del tráfico ilegal

(Mexico; Italy)

Italy delivers archaeological pieces recovered from illegal trafficking to Mexico

Tania Campos, Xataka, 12th Oct 2016.

Pub manager appeals for help to recover father's war medals after raid on The Aviator at Queenborough Corner

(United Kingdom)

Chloe Holmwood, Kent Online, 11th Oct 2016.

Terrorism fears see DCMS museums and galleries lose a million visitors

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Steel, Museums Journal, 11th Oct 2016.

Mummy Crowdfunder Leaves Archaeologists Fuming

(United Kingdom)

Kristina Killgrove, Forbes, 10th Oct 2016.

Freeports Come Under Scrutiny by UNESCO as Havens for Stolen Cultural Property


Caroline Elbaor, ArtNet News, 10th Oct 2016.

Beleaguered Yves Bouvier defends himself and freeport system


Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 10th Oct 2016.

Did The Mafia Steal Caravaggio's 'Nativity of St. Francis and St. Lawrence'?


Allison McNearny, The Daily Beast, 9th Oct 2016.

Cosgrove Hall fire: 18th Century country mansion gutted

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 7th Oct 2016.

Five Paintings Stolen in 2005 Return to Dutch Museum

(Netherlands; Ukraine)

Nina Siegal, The New York Times, 7th Oct 2016.

To recover history from peril: on the dealer Paul Rosenberg and the Nazi seizure of Modern art

(Belgium; France)

Garry Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 7th Oct 2016.

Treasure hunter believes he's closing in on lost Nazi loot

(Czech Republic)

Toronto Sun, 6th Oct 2016.

If treasure is found in my garden, can I keep it?

(United Kingdom)

Becky Shaw, Financial Times, 6th Oct 2016.

Treasures of the Black Sea turn into political hostages

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Stas Sokolov, DW, 6th Oct 2016.

UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures

(Italy; Syria)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 6th Oct 2016.

Antiquities ministry receives golden mummy mask from French-Egyptian citizen

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 6th Oct 2016.

The future of 'Scythian gold' to be finally decided on Dec. 14

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Ukraine Today, 6th Oct 2016.

Following the Ghent Altarpiece, the World's Most Stolen (and Well-Traveled) Artwork


Kathleen Rellihan, CN Traveler, 6th Oct 2016.

French minister says stolen art may fund terror via 'free ports'


AFP, Yahoo News, 6th Oct 2016.

Ancient Egyptian artefacts and old weapons stolen from museum at Biel House, Stenton

(United Kingdom)

East Lothian Courier, 6th Oct 2016.

Bull of Nimrud destroyed by Isis to be recreated in Rome

(Italy; Syria)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner, The Guardian, 6th Oct 2016.

Old Master market reels from Sotheby's fake assessment

(United Kingdom)

James Pickford, Financial Times, 5th Oct 2016.

Banksy fake fools local art fans

(United Kingdom)

Cai Griffiths-Sturge, JMU Journalism, 5th Oct 2016.

Greek police bust 'antiquities smuggling ring'


AFP, 7 News, 5th Oct 2016.

Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring


Helen Stoilas, The Art Newspaper, 5th Oct 2016.

Lost and found: 5 pieces of Dutch Golden Age art have been recovered after a 10 year hunt

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Susannah Polk, CNN, 5th Oct 2016.

Paintings That Bear the Scars of War


Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 5th Oct 2016.

Prague centre plans permanent exhibition of Nazi-confiscated art

(Czech Republic)

ČTK, Prague Daily Monitor, 5th Oct 2016.

More than a pretty picture: Mafia bosses said to bank big on art

(Italy; Netherlands)

Francesca Astorri, Al Arabiya, 4th Oct 2016.

Former Port Hope art curator's fraud sentence delayed in Peterborough court

(United Kingdom)

Jessica Nyznik, Northumberland Today, 4th Oct 2016.

Art detectives track down stolen 12th-century Indian sculpture

(India; United Kingdom)

Richard Morris, India GB News, 3rd Oct 2016.

Northampton Sekhemka statue sale: Council 'warned by lawyers'

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 1st Oct 2016.

'Moriarty of the Old Master' pulls off the art crime of the century: Market in crisis as experts warn £200m of paintings could be fakes

(United Kingdom; Liechtenstein)

Adam Luck, The Daily Mail, 1st Oct 2016.

Spanish thieves find easy source of loot: unprotected churches


Jordi Pérez Colomé, El País, 30th Sep 2016.

Here's Why Art Thieves Steal Paintings They Can't Sell

(Italy; Netherlands)

Corky Siemaszko, NBC, 30th Sep 2016.

Trial Offers Rare View of Wildenstein Family and Fortune


Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 30th Sep 2016.

When Art Thieves Target Treasures In Churches


Tobias Heimbach, World Crunch, 30th Sep 2016.

US-France court battle tied to Picasso comes to a head

(United States of America; France)

Sébastien Blanc, Art Daily, 30th Sep 2016.

Russian collector repatriates 17th-century icon to Yaroslavl church

(Russia; Italy)

Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 30th Sep 2016.

Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy

(Italy; Netherlands)

BBC News, 29th Sep 2016.

Cultural Property Protection Law Comes Under Fire in Germany


Conrad De Aenlle, The New York Times, 29th Sep 2016.

Peeved Protester Throws Pee at Censored Photo Show in Moscow


Carey Dunne, Hyperallergic, 28th Sep 2016.

Vandalism of Dirty Corner sculpture at Versailles an 'inside job', claims Kapoor


Cristina Ruiz, The Art Newspaper, 28th Sep 2016.

Anita Halpin among beneficiaries of Neue Galerie restitution


Dan Duray, The Art Newspaper, 28th Sep 2016.

Lawful Heir of Artworks Looted by Gestapo Files Lawsuit in DC Federal Court


The Jewish Voice, 28th Sep 2016.

Judge 'Stupefied' by Arguments on Day One of Wildenstein Tax Fraud Trial


Robert Williams, ArtNet News, 27th Sep 2016.

Una carta anónima desvela el robo de cuatro campanas en la Casa del Chavo


An anonymous letter reveals the theft of four bells from the Casa del Chavo C

Javier Martínez, Las Provincias, 27th Sep 2016.

Cologne to return Menzel drawing sold in 1939 to Hildebrand Gurlitt


Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 27th Sep 2016.

Neue Galerie Returns Painting Seized by Nazis and Then Rebuys It in Settlement


Graham Bowley, The New York Times, 27th Sep 2016.

New International Group to Amp Up Parthenon Marbles Reunification Campaign

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Mary Harris, Greek Reporter, 26th Sep 2016.

Cyprus to spearhead war on illicit trafficking of cultural property


Famagusta Gazette, 26th Sep 2016.

Un tapiz robado multiplica por diez su precio tras 'perder' el nombre


A stolen tapestry that's price multiplied by ten after 'losing' its name.

Eduardo Bayona, Publico, 25th Sep 2016.

Ulay vs. Marina Abramović: How the epic legal battle between art-world giants went down


Noah Charney, Salon, 25th Sep 2016.

La «misteriosa» desaparición de los restos de Diego Colón


The "mysterious" disappearance of the remains of Diego Columbus

Mónica Arrizabalaga, ABC España, 25th Sep 2016.

The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising

(India; United Kingdom)

Vijay Kumar, DNA, 24th Sep 2016.

Unsupervised digs and illicit ticket sales rampant at historc sites


Angelos Anastasiou, Cyprus Mail, 23rd Sep 2016.

Art meets history in homage to legendary French Jewish dealer

(Belgium; France)

Catherine Bennett, The Times of Israel, 23rd Sep 2016.

Stolen painting recovered in Leeuwarden is a fake


Janene Pieters, NL Times, 22nd Sep 2016.

Paintings recovered in Leeuwarden storage unit 17 years after theft


Janene Pieters, NL Times, 22nd Sep 2016.

Court Orders Marina Abramović to Pay Ulay and Give Him Credit for Their Art


Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 22nd Sep 2016.

Freeports boom highlights risks of shady activities


Silke Koltrowitz, Reuters, 22nd Sep 2016.

Heir to art-dealing estate in court in major French fraud trial


Kim Willsher, The Guardian, 22nd Sep 2016.

Exhibition with antiquities from occupied Cyprus opens on September 23


Famagusta Gazette, 22nd Sep 2016.

St Albans military collector Alan Tissington avoids jail after ammunition discovered at his home

(United Kingdom)

Debbie White, The Herts Advertiser, 22nd Sep 2016.

Germany's new cultural protection law welcomed abroad


Markus Hilgert, DW, 21st Sep 2016.

UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales

(United Kingdom)

John Vidal, The Guardian, 21st Sep 2016.

UK ivory ban threat: 'government WILL consult antiques industry'

(United Kingdom)

Noelle McElhatton, Antiques Trade Gazette, 21st Sep 2016.

How the journey of a Rembrandt masterpiece ended here in the North Country

(United States of America; Russia)

Brian Mann, North County Public Radio, 21st Sep 2016.

François Hollande announces $100m fund to protect cultural heritage in the Middle East


David D'Arcy, The Art Newspaper, 21st Sep 2016.

How the Mona Lisa became so overrated


Phil Edwards, Vox, 20th Sep 2016.

Buddha statue theft from temple treated as hate crime

(United Kingdom)

Jenny Thomson, STV, 20th Sep 2016.

The memorial plaque for David Bowie in Berlin has been stolen


Press Association, 20th Sep 2016.

Banksy artwork removed from Liverpool street to enter street art museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 19th Sep 2016.

US tourist steals marble fragment from Pompeii


New Kerala, 19th Sep 2016.

Pre-Columbian sculpture recovered at London auction house after mysterious disapperance

(Colombia; United Kingdom)

Richard Emblin, The City Paper, 19th Sep 2016.

"Die Schatzsucher sind die Hunnen von heute"


"Treasure Hunters are Today's Huns"

Balazs Csekö, Der Standard, 18th Sep 2016.

Battle of Jutland war graves 'vandalised' by illegal metal scavengers

(Denmark; United Kingdom; Germany)

Robert Booth, The Guardian, 18th Sep 2016.

Teesdale mayfly stone carving stolen

(United Kingdom)

Kate Richardson, The Northern Echo, 16th Sep 2016.

The man stuffed and displayed like a wild animal

(Botswana; Spain)

Frank Westerman, BBC News, 16th Sep 2016.

Ukraine hands back stolen paintings to Dutch museum

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Reuters, 16th Sep 2016.

Moll Heirs Response to Statement from the National Gallery Regarding Suit for Return of Stolen Matisse Portrait of Greta Moll

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Rowland & Associates, MMD Newswire, 16th Sep 2016.

Trust appealing for return of stolen tribute to Borders poet

(United Kingdom)

Darin Hutson, Harwick News, 16th Sep 2016.

Yobs 'mindlessly' smash historic stained-glass window in 12th-century Rye church

(United Kingdom)

Adrian Imms, The Argus, 15th Sep 2016.

Art. Passion. Politics.

(United States of America; Russia)

Edward Goldman, Huffington Post, 13th Sep 2016.

Piano di Sorrento, nascondeva reperti archeologici in casa: medico denunciato


Piano di Sorrento: Archaeological finds hidden in home, doctor implicated

Il Mattino, 13th Sep 2016.

Vandals daub bizarre message on cathedral's 900 year old walls

(United Kingdom)

The Plymouth Herald, 13th Sep 2016.

Police probe Marrache art collection theft


Brian Reyes, Gibralter Chronicle, 13th Sep 2016.

Museum hopeful stolen paintings in Ukraine will be home soon

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Dutch News, 12th Sep 2016.

The search is on for Britain's lost public sculptures as Historic England protects five more artworks

(United Kingdom)

Culture 24, 11th Sep 2016.

Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja


The Leader, 11th Sep 2016.

Aboriginal artefacts in Sotheby's auction prompt questions over provenance

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Debbie Cuthbertson, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11th Sep 2016.

Opera Gallery Wins $2.4 Million Decision Against Infamous Art Dealer

(United States of America; Belgium)

Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 9th Sep 2016.

Two British schoolboys appear in Polish court accused of stealing buttons, shards of glass and a hair clipper belonging to former Auschwitz prisoners


Corey Charlton, The Sun, 9th Sep 2016.

Bronze book stolen from Borders poet's memorial

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 8th Sep 2016.

Plea over missing 1986 Sir Antony Gormley sculpture

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 8th Sep 2016.

New twist in fake antique furniture scandal overshadows opening of Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris


Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 8th Sep 2016.

£1,000 painting stolen from Ripley gallery found in Bradford

(United Kingdom)

Hollie Bone, Harrogate Advertiser, 8th Sep 2016.

AG to decide about antiquities irregularities


George Psyllides, Cyprus Mail, 8th Sep 2016.

Letters I: Elgin Marbles dispute can be resolved by making 3D marbles of artifacts then returning them to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

The National, 8th Sep 2016.

London's National Gallery sued in NY over alleged stolen Matisse

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Jonathan Stempe, The Daily Mail, 7th Sep 2016.

US Judge Approves Warrant for Acoma Shield Listed for Sale by Paris Auction House

(United States of America; France)

Allison Meier, Hyperallergic, 7th Sep 2016.

Greta Moll's Heirs Say Stolen Portrait Is at London Museum

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Erik Larson, Bloomberg, 7th Sep 2016.

Call for action as Battle of Kinsale tourist signs stolen


Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 6th Sep 2016.

Paris auction workers jailed over theft scam


BBC News, 6th Sep 2016.

Verdict expected in vast theft scam at French auction house


Associated Press, Salon, 6th Sep 2016.

French auction workers convicted in vast theft scam


Philippe Sotto, CTV, 6th Sep 2016.

Turkish government shuts down important archaeological dig, apparently to punish Austria

(Turkey; Austria)

Erik Stokstad, Science, 6th Sep 2016.

V&A director's decision to quit hastened by Brexit vote

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown, The Guardian, 5th Sep 2016.

200-year-old priceless bibles returned to church after break-in

(United Kingdom)

Ben Philip, Daily Record, 3rd Sep 2016.

Robo frustrado de noche en la iglesia de Santa María de Laredo


Theft thwarted in the night at the church of Santa María de Laredo

Abel Verano, El Diario Montañes, 3rd Sep 2016.

Major art theft in Harborough district

(United Kingdom)

Harborough Mail, 2nd Sep 2016.

Audit Office raids Paphos museum and sites


Cyprus Mail, 1st Sep 2016.

Roban las joyas de la Virgen en la ermita de Tiagua


Jewels of the Virgin of the hermitage of Tiagua stolen

La Voz de Lanzarote, 1st Sep 2016.

Anselm Kiefer's Workshop Robbed for Raw Materials Again


Naomi Rea, ArtNet News, 31st Aug 2016.

Artist Kevin Sharkey arrested over alleged art theft


David Kearns, Irish Independent, 31st Aug 2016.

Judge OKs return of Native American shield sent to Paris

(United States of America; France)

Mary Hudetz, Las Cruces Sun-News, 31st Aug 2016.

The truth about the Hemingway Heist

(United Kingdom)

David Mason, The Guardian, 30th Aug 2016.

Nazi treasure hunt: Spain wants return of 'Aryan' artifacts gifted to Third Reich in 1940s

(Spain; Germany)

RT, 30th Aug 2016.

Bolton pub's ghost 'stolen' by Chinese artist

(United Kingdom; China)

Harry Readhead, Metro, 30th Aug 2016.

Feature: Greece strives to preserve underwater antiquities


Xinhua, 29th Aug 2016.

Old Master recovered and gang arrested in Marbella


John Smith, EuroWeekly, 29th Aug 2016.

Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2016 ends with call to save heritage endangered by war

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Phyllis Stephen, The Edinburgh Reporter, 28th Aug 2016.

Somerset man who claimed theft of expensive painting was 'drunken prank' escapes jail

(United Kingdom)

Somerset Live, 27th Aug 2016.

The Mammoth Pirates


Amos Chapple, Radio Free Europe, 25th Aug 2016.

Valuable Ancient Jewelry Found in Private Home in Bulgaria's Nikopol


Novinite, 25th Aug 2016.

75%increase in infringement on Egyptian monuments in Greece: Ministry of Religious Endowments

(Greece; Egypt)

Aisha Zidane, Daily News Egypt, 25th Aug 2016.

From Timbuktu to Grimsby, heritage deserves to be restored and revered

(Mali; Bosnia; Iraq; Germany)

Simon Jenkins, The Guardian, 25th Aug 2016.

Assisi basilica declared safe after fatal earthquake strikes central Italy


Hannah McGivern, The Art Newspaper, 24th Aug 2016.

Rise of the Nazi-Grave Robbers

(Poland; Germany)

Thomas Rogers, Bloomberg, 23rd Aug 2016.

Victory for Gweagal man Rodney Kelly in fight to have artefacts returned from British museums

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Lucy McNally, ABC Australia, 23rd Aug 2016.

Cheltenham MP calls for inquiry into removal of Banksy's Spy Booth

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown, The Guardian, 22nd Aug 2016.

Security firm brought in to protect artwork after thieves target Southern Nature Art Exhibition

(United Kingdom)

Sian Davies, Southern Daily Echo, 21st Aug 2016.

In the frame: We chat to 'art detective' Arthur Brand


Matilda Battersby, Belfast Telegraph, 20th Aug 2016.

El hermano mayor de la Fe da por perdidas las 37 piezas de joyería robadas pese a la detención del ladrón


The head of La Hermandad de la Fe give up as lost 37 pieces of jewellery stolen, despite the arrest of the thief

Europa Press, La Informacion, 20th Aug 2016.

The Heist that Made the Mona Lisa Famous

(France; Italy)

Evan Andrews, History, 19th Aug 2016.

Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture found in river

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 19th Aug 2016.

Burglars steal brass from altar of Shipley church

(United Kingdom)

Steve Wright, Telegraph & Argus, 19th Aug 2016.

BFG Dream Jar that was set to raise thousands for Save the Children vandalised in Glasgow

(United Kingdom)

Catriona Stewart, Evening Times, 19th Aug 2016.

Surrey charity 'devastated' after life-sized fiberglass cow stolen in the middle of the night

(United Kingdom)

Chloe Chaplain, Evening Standard, 19th Aug 2016.

Police appeal for information following silver theft from Gloucestershire church

(United Kingdom)

Alex Capon, Antiques Trade Gazette, 19th Aug 2016.

Bulgarian police arrest man over illegal possession of ancient coins


The Sofia Globe, 19th Aug 2016.

Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery under fire over Crimean loans in blockbuster show

(Russia; Ukraine)

Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 19th Aug 2016.

Brass ornaments stolen from Chelmondiston Church

(United Kingdom)

Ellis Barker, East Anglian Daily Times, 19th Aug 2016.

Former French culture minister calls for halt to restoration of Galerie Vivienne


Victoria Stapley-Brown, The Art Newspaper, 18th Aug 2016.

UK Museum Ethics Committee Rejects Allegations of Corruption in BP's Sponsorships

(United Kingdom)

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 17th Aug 2016.

Search for Mythical Nazi Gold Train Resumes


Megan Gannon, Live Science, 16th Aug 2016.

Our Prayers Are Answered as Beast Jesus Stars in a Comic Opera


Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 15th Aug 2016.

Two men arrested over attempted theft of Banksy copy

(United Kingdom)

Matthew Weaver, The Guardian, 15th Aug 2016.

Decendant of Joseph Banks' servant supports repatriation of Gweagal artefacts

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Alasdair McDonald, Bega District News, 15th Aug 2016.

Polynesian sculpture admired by Picasso and Henry Moore far older than previously thought

(French Polynesia; United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 15th Aug 2016.

It takes a hoaxer and a negligent hoaxed for a Piltdown Man

(United Kingdom)

David Aaronovitch, The Australian, 15th Aug 2016.

St Peter Mancroft memorial desecrated after "disgraceful" theft

(United Kingdom)

David Hannant, Eastern Daily Press, 13th Aug 2016.

Dig for lost Nazi 'gold train' gets underway in Poland


DW, 12th Aug 2016.

Prized painting stolen from Adolf Hitler comes to light 71 years later

(Germany; United States of America)

Vicky Smith, Mirror, 12th Aug 2016.

Pioneering war photographer Gerda Taro's images vandalised in Leipzig


Julia Michalska, The Art Newspaper, 12th Aug 2016.

Chilean filmmakers demand British repatriation of Easter Island statue

(Chile; United Kingdom)

AFP, 9 News, 12th Aug 2016.

The replica factor

(Italy; United Kingdom)

Brendan Cormier, Architecture Now, 11th Aug 2016.

Life-size model of goat stolen from Sheffield allotment

(United Kingdom)

Dan Hobston, The Star, 11th Aug 2016.

Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities


eKathimerini, 11th Aug 2016.

The Forgery That Earned Michelangelo His First Roman Patron


Nora Landes, Artsy, 10th Aug 2016.

Theft Of Rolex Watch And Oil Paintings Prompts Police Warning For Isle Of Wight Residents

(United Kingdom)

Jamie White, Isle of White Radio, 10th Aug 2016.

David Zwirner Sued for $2 Million Over Mystery Artwork by 'World-Renowned Artist'

(United Kingdom)

Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 10th Aug 2016.

Uma discussão de há décadas

(Portugal; Angola)

A discussion for decades

Joana Gorjão Henriques, Publico, 10th Aug 2016.

Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts

(Italy; United States of America)

The Local, 10th Aug 2016.

Spat over Paphos antiquities continues


Cyprus Mail, 9th Aug 2016.

Benin set to recover its cultural heritage from France

(Benin; France)

Africa News, 9th Aug 2016.

Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs


eKathimerini, 9th Aug 2016.

Charity saddened by theft of irreplaceable Tudor stained glass from Leicestershire chapel

(United Kingdom)

Dan J. Martin, Leicester Mercury, 8th Aug 2016.

Top level bid to save ancient Wemyss caves

(United Kingdom)

Claire Warrender, The Courier, 8th Aug 2016.

Ministry to ask police to investigate allegations of missing antiquities made by Paphos mayor


Evie Andreou, Cyprus Mail, 8th Aug 2016.

Ancient plaque welcoming visitors to Ayr's historic Auld Kirk vanishes

(United Kingdom)

Stephen Houston, Daily Record, 7th Aug 2016.

Partial return of looted collection


Jean Christou, Cyprus Mail, 7th Aug 2016.

'Vandals' damaging ancient ring fort


John Manning, Irish Independent, 6th Aug 2016.

Dram raid: Rare bottles nicked from distillery made famous by movie The Angels' Share

(United Kingdom)

Stephen Stewart, Daily Record, 6th Aug 2016.

'Pink Panther' jewel thief gang arrested after stealing £280MILLION in 380 armed robberies as they tried to escape wearing joke-shop wig and fake glasses


Harvey Day, The Daily Mail, 6th Aug 2016.

90-Year-Old Vandalizes Crossword Artwork, Then Claims Copyright on the Result


Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 5th Aug 2016.

German culture minister promises to reform Limbach Commission after mounting criticism


Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 5th Aug 2016.

Ancient Clay Figurine Repatriated to Cyprus from UK


Ioanna Zikakou, Greek Reporter, 5th Aug 2016.

Vandals attack ancient castle with fire

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Douglas, The Northern Echo, 5th Aug 2016.

Magnus app founder hits back at critics


Melanie Gerlis, The Art Newspaper, 4th Aug 2016.

Ukraine not letting go of stolen Dutch Art

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Janene Pieters, NL Times, 4th Aug 2016.

Returning the Elgin Marbles to Greece could ease Brexit negotiations

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Spear's, 3rd Aug 2016.

Priceless stained glass window stolen from historic village church

(United Kingdom)

Harborough Mail, 3rd Aug 2016.

How art detective Arthur Brand recovered two multi-million pound pieces of stolen art


Matilda Battersby, The Independent, 3rd Aug 2016.

100 Auction Houses Now Subscribing for Art Loss Register Due Diligence

(United Kingdom)

Fine Books Magazine, 3rd Aug 2016.

McDonald's advertising agency accused of plagiarising artist's viral cows video

(United Kingdom)

Kate Nelson, The Independent, 2nd Aug 2016.

Magnus Art-Pricing App Pulled from Apple Store Amid Evidence of Extensive Data Theft


Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 1st Aug 2016.

German tourists scale Colosseum in night time stunt

(Italy; Germany)

Alexandra Sims, The Independent, 1st Aug 2016.

Trésors pillés : « La France doit répondre positivement á la demande du Bénin »

(France; Benin)

Pillaged Treasures: France must respond positively to Benin's demand

Le Monde, 1st Aug 2016.

A Renaissance mystery adds to National Gallery vandalism fears

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge, The Guardian, 31st Jul 2016.

Brexit: How hope may rise for Nigeria's looted artefacts

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Tajudeen Sowole, The Guardian, 31st Jul 2016.

'National tragedy': 5,000yo Norwegian skier carving destroyed in act of youth vandalism


RT, 30th Jul 2016.

Long-Lost Engraving by Albrecht Dürer Discovered at Flea Market

(France; Germany)

Hili Perlson, ArtNet News, 29th Jul 2016.

Roban joyas arqueológicas de Alejandro Magno y de la hija de Mahoma valoradas en 100 millones


Archaeological treasures of Alexander the Great and the daughter of Muhammed valued at 100 million stolen

Luis F. Durán, El Mundo, 29th Jul 2016.

Director of Vienna's Belvedere Museum Dismissed Over Misconduct


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 28th Jul 2016.

BP sparks campaigners' fury with new arts sponsorship deals

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown, The Guardian, 28th Jul 2016.

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill: A summary

(United Kingdom)

Boodle Hatfield, Lexology, 27th Jul 2016.

Austrian City Must Pay $9 Million Compensation Over Lost Schiele and Klimt Works


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 27th Jul 2016.

'Irreplaceable' sculptures commemorating Battle of the Somme stolen from exhibition at the Honeywood Museum in Carshalton

(United Kingdom)

Anders Anglesey, Your Local Guardian, 27th Jul 2016.

Dali, De Lempicka stolen from Dutch museum 'found after seven years'


AFP, Luxemburger Wort, 27th Jul 2016.

Cologne cathedral hires lawyer to stop Pokemon players


Associated Press, Catholic Herald, 27th Jul 2016.

Former librarian who stole hundreds of rare antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland avoids jail


Independent, Irish Independent, 27th Jul 2016.

Orlan Must Pay Lady Gaga $22,000 After Losing Forgery Lawsuit


Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 26th Jul 2016.

Phedonos lashes out at antiquities head, refuses to retract allegations of artefact thefts


Bejay Browne, Cyprus Mail, 26th Jul 2016.

EU countries failing to protect cultural heritage


EuroEfe, EurActive, 25th Jul 2016.

Iran's National Library receives 2 rare Quran manuscripts

(Iran; Germany)

Mehr News Agency, 23rd Jul 2016.

U.S. files complaint to recover Acoma war shield

(United States of America; France)

Anne Constable, Santa Fe New Mexican, 23rd Jul 2016.

Van Gogh and Monet paintings seized in 1MDB corruption investigation

(Switzerland; Singapore; United States of America; Malaysia)

AFP, The Guardian, 23rd Jul 2016.

Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair


The Local, 22nd Jul 2016.

Artist's Burka Sculpture Vandalized by Angry Brexiter in London

(United Kingdom)

Naomi Rea, ArtNet News, 22nd Jul 2016.

India may approach Britain on bringing back Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Press Trust of India, The Tribune, 22nd Jul 2016.

El abandono y los saqueos arruinan gran parte de la historia industrial de Cantabria


Neglect and looting has ruined much of the industrial history of Cantabria

Álvaro San Miguel, El Diario Montañes, 22nd Jul 2016.

Switzerland, Singapore Seize Art, Property After FBI Moves Against Fund Linked to Red Granite

(Switzerland; Singapore; United States of America; Malaysia)

Patrick Frater, Variety, 21st Jul 2016.

Graffiti vandals target ancient Wemyss caves

(United Kingdom)

Lori Cormack, Fife Today, 20th Jul 2016.

Prosecutors Expose Jho Low's Secret Schemes to Illicitly Acquire $137 Million in Art

(Switzerland; Singapore; United States of America; Malaysia)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 20th Jul 2016.

Descendants of Jewish Owners Continue to Pursue Nazi-Stolen Art


Boruch Shubert, The Jewish Voice, 20th Jul 2016.

New Research Says Gurlitt Collection Could Include 91 Nazi-Looted Works

(Switzerland; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 19th Jul 2016.

First-ever legal bid for return of Elgin Marbles to Greece thrown out by European Court of Human Rights

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Ian Johnston, The Independent, 19th Jul 2016.

Lost Lucian Freud Portrait Valued at £300,000 Authenticated By BBC

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst, 18th Jul 2016.

Who Stole These Francis Bacon Masterpieces?


Lizzie Crocker, The Daily Beast, 17th Jul 2016.

Iconic Punk Rocker Defaces the British Library's Punk Rock Exhibit

(United Kingdom)

Jessie Guy-Ryan, Atlas Obscura, 17th Jul 2016.

Spanish Archive Raises Franco-Era Ghosts and Shadows of a New Chasm


Raphael Minder, The New York Times, 16th Jul 2016.

Damien Hirst Cleared Of Formaldehyde Gate Controversy At Tate Retrospective

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst, 16th Jul 2016.

Nazi Art Loot Returned... to Nazis


Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 15th Jul 2016.

Bavarian Parliament Will Investigate Claims that Looted Art Was Returned to Nazis


Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 15th Jul 2016.

Londoner's Diary: Thieves steal the show from Soho gallery

(United Kingdom)

Evening Standard, 14th Jul 2016.

Destrozan con pintadas la fachada de la ermita del Calvario y sus estaciones de penitencia


The facade of the hermitage of Calvario and it's stations of the cross destroyed by graffiti

Marbella Directo, 13th Jul 2016.

Un año y tres meses por robar en una iglesia rumana de Roquetas


On year and three month for theft from a Romanian church in Roquetas

Diario de Almería, 13th Jul 2016.

Art 'Expert' Vanishes With an Elderly Client's Precious Leonardo da Vinci Sketch


Naomi Rea, ArtNet News, 12th Jul 2016.

How Lucian Freud and a grudge kept his rival from a fortune

(United Kingdom)

Alice Vincent, The Telegraph, 12th Jul 2016.

Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture leads art trail parade

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 12th Jul 2016.

Another attempt to find Amber Room fails in Poland

(Russia; Poland)

TASS, 12th Jul 2016.

Art Dealer Under Investigation Again as New Evidence Emerges in Case of Stolen Picassos Linked to Yves Bouvier


Hili Perlson, ArtNet News, 12th Jul 2016.

Experts shed light on Modigliani's murky market with new research project


Georgina Adam, The Art Newspaper, 11th Jul 2016.

MPs introduce Bill to return 'Elgin Marbles' to Greece 200 years after the UK decided to buy them

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Ian Johnston, The Independent, 11th Jul 2016.

German Parliament passes controversial law to protect cultural heritage


Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 9th Jul 2016.

Russian Protest Artist Stripped Of Havel Prize Over Support For 'Partisans'


Tom Balmforth, Radio Free Europe, 8th Jul 2016.

Roban una de las campanas de Duález


One of the bell of Duález stolen

David Carrera, El Diario Montañes, 7th Jul 2016.

Netanyahu unwittingly secreted original Auschwitz blueprints to Israel

(Israel; Poland; Germany)

JTA, The Times of Israel, 7th Jul 2016.

Police now say stolen hat didn't belong to Roald Dahl at all

(United Kingdom)

John Siddle, Liverpool Echo, 6th Jul 2016.

Hat belonging to late author Roald Dahl swiped from Southport exhibition

(United Kingdom)

Ben Turner-Le, Liverpool Echo, 6th Jul 2016.

Denmark returns stolen gold cart of Etruscan prince to Italy

(Denmark; Italy)

The Local, 6th Jul 2016.

Conservators issue warning after reports of metal detecting at Link Common

(United Kingdom)

Malvern Observer, 5th Jul 2016.

Those Italian Artifacts Actually Were Looted, Danish Museum Now Says

(Denmark; Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo, The New York Times, 5th Jul 2016.

Nur die Museums-Pensionäre befinden sich im Widerstand


Retired museum professionals in opposition

Marcus Woeller, Die Welt, 4th Jul 2016.

Giacometti art trove at centre of Franco-Swiss legal tussle

(Switzerland; France)

Reuters, The Daily Mail, 4th Jul 2016.

Egypt retrieves Abbasid artifacts from London auction house

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Egypt Independent, 4th Jul 2016.

A relief of King Nectanebo II recovered to Egypt from Paris

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 3rd Jul 2016.

Castle Cary man claimed £8,500 painting theft was 'drunken prank'

(United Kingdom)

Western Gazette, Somerset Live, 3rd Jul 2016.

In an experiment to slow visitors down, British museums are hanging fake art alongside their masterpieces

(United Kingdom)

Anne Quito, Quartz, 2nd Jul 2016.

The $3 Billion Family Art Feud


Kelly Crow, Wall Street Journal, 1st Jul 2016.

Man pleads not guilty to murder of Oxford book dealer

(United Kingdom)

Lisa O'Carroll, The Guardian, 1st Jul 2016.

Vandalised Belfast war memorial to be rededicated during Somme service

(United Kingdom)

Angela Rainey, Belfast Telegraph, 30th Jun 2016.

To Cite or to Steal? When a Scholarly Project Turns Up in a Gallery

(United Kingdom)

Kevin L. Ferguson, Hyperallergic, 30th Jun 2016.

Egyptian Embassy in Paris Retrieves Stolen Artefact

(Egypt; France)

Aswat Masriya, All Africa, 30th Jun 2016.

Spanish Supreme Court Rules Against Dalí Foundation in Image Rights Dispute


Naomi Rea, ArtNet News, 30th Jun 2016.

German Museum Repurchases 19th-Century Painting Stolen by Nazis


Menachem Rephun, JP Updates, 30th Jun 2016.

AIA Members Speak in Favor of Continued Protection of Artifacts from Bolivia and Greece

(United States of America; Bolivia; Greece)

Nathan T. Elkins, Archaeological Institute of America, 30th Jun 2016.

Detienen a presuntos autores del robo de las coronas de la Virgen de la Cabeza


Assumed robbers of the crown of the Virgen de la Cabeza arrested

CLM24, 30th Jun 2016.

Art Experts Blast Bavarian Museums' Attempt to Rebut Nazi Loot Claims


Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 29th Jun 2016.

Fire That Destroyed Liverpool Biennial Site Was an Arson Attack

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 29th Jun 2016.

'Heartless' burglars smash up church with sledgehammers

(United Kingdom)

Kelsey Maxwell, Leigh Journal, 29th Jun 2016.

Welcome home party for Devon church's priceless panels

(United Kingdom)

W.M.N.H. Finch, The Herald, 29th Jun 2016.

Bavaria Sold Nazi Looted Art Back to Nazis: Report


Guelda Voien, Observer, 28th Jun 2016.

Painting worth thousands stolen from cottage

(United Kingdom)

ITV News, 28th Jun 2016.

Italian Consumer Group Files Complaint Against Christo's 'Floating Piers'


Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, ArtNet News, 27th Jun 2016.

What Germany's tough new law could mean for the antiquities market


Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 27th Jun 2016.

Metal detectorist who struck gold with Bronze Age ring during illegal search is fined after touting it to a museum

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph, 27th Jun 2016.

Art student's agony as degree show submission is stolen

(United Kingdom)

Eddie Nisbet, STV, 25th Jun 2016.

Vandals target ancient monuments and sites

(Isle of Man)

Isle of Man Today, 24th Jun 2016.

Stolen paintings found in Wicklow ditch to be auctioned in London

(Ireland; United Kingdom)

Michael Parsons, The Irish Times, 24th Jun 2016.

Stolen medieval panels restored and reinstalled in Devon church

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris, The Guardian, 24th Jun 2016.

Police appeal for witnesses after thieves steal lead from Hillhouse Parish Church roof

(United Kingdom)

Kirsten Mcstay, Daily Record, 24th Jun 2016.

Germany passes law to keep art of 'national value' in the country


DW, 23rd Jun 2016.

Treasure hunter fined for stealing ancient gold ring

(United Kingdom)

Mid Sussex Times, 23rd Jun 2016.

Thieves cause £20,000 of damage to one of Stockton's most historic buildings

(United Kingdom)

Chris Webber, The Northern Echo, 23rd Jun 2016.

Roban joyas y causan daños por valor de 90.000 euros en la parroquia de la Trinidad


Jewels robbed and 90,000 euros of damage caused in the parish church of Trinidad

Juan Cano, Diario Sur, 23rd Jun 2016.

Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector


Murcia Today, 22nd Jun 2016.

Tribes hail shield's halted sale; collectors ask what's next

(United States of America; France)

Mary Hudetz, News Times, 22nd Jun 2016.

Viking axe mystery ends in student bloodshed on streets

(United Kingdom)

Carmarthen Journal, South Wales Evening Post, 21st Jun 2016.

Trémel. Un joyau du XVIe siécle ravagé par un incendie


Trémel. A sixteenth century jewel destroyed by fire

Le Télégramme, 21st Jun 2016.

Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained

(Greece; Peru)

eKathimerini, 21st Jun 2016.

Muhammad Ali tribute mural stolen at Birmingham centre

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 20th Jun 2016.

Theatre built as tribute to Anglo-French friendship vandalised

(France; United Kingdom)

Kim Willsher, The Guardian, 20th Jun 2016.

Arrests in Bulgaria over paintings stolen near Billy Connolly's former home

(United Kingdom; Bulgaria)

Martin Williams, The Herald, 20th Jun 2016.

War hero's medals stolen from son on the train returning from his funeral

(United Kingdom)

Tristan Cork, Bristol Post, 19th Jun 2016.

Hoax? Rome firm claims new Modigliani but offers no evidence


Associated Press, KRQE News, 18th Jun 2016.

Locals fear alcohol fueled vandalism will destroy the last remaining relics of Old Palmerstown Church


Claire Scott, Dublin Live, 18th Jun 2016.

Spanish police nab 2 in possession of 10,000 stolen artworks


Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 18th Jun 2016.

German warship wreckage protected

(Norway; Germany)

News in English, 17th Jun 2016.

Thieves strip lead off East Meon church roof

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 17th Jun 2016.

Antique dealer jailed after being caught with 57 books stolen from Carton House


The Journal, 17th Jun 2016.

Export ban placed on £225,000 Burges vase to keep it in UK

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 17th Jun 2016.

Lawsuit Underway to Bring Illegally Traded Chinese Self-Mummified Buddhist Statue Back Home

(China; Netherlands)

Margaux Schreurs, The Beijinger, 17th Jun 2016.

El Cabildo repone la protección de las estaciones de petroglifos en el Pico Bejenao tras "actos vandálicos"


El Cabildo renews protection of petroglyph sites in Pico Bejenao after "acts of vandalism"

El Diario, 17th Jun 2016.

Cyprus and Egypt sign organised crime accord

(Egypt; Cyprus)

In Cyprus, 16th Jun 2016.

Man who damaged Monet painting jailed for possession of stolen antique books


Sunday World, 16th Jun 2016.

Villagers in court over stolen statue

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua, Shanghai Daily, 16th Jun 2016.

Amber Room not found in Poland so far — explorers

(Poland; Russia)

TASS, 15th Jun 2016.

Vandals damage up to 40 gravestones in Inverness cemetery

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 15th Jun 2016.

Stolen marble head of Rome's first emperor returns to Italy


Reuters, 14th Jun 2016.

Valuable 16th century silver stolen in church raid

(United Kingdom)

ITV News, 14th Jun 2016.

Marine Antiquities Scheme to launch on 21 July

(United Kingdom)

Sport Diver, 14th Jun 2016.

Copper worth thousands stolen from roof of St Mary's Church in Clothall, Baldock

(United Kingdom)

Hertfordshire Mercury, 14th Jun 2016.

Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers


Philip Chrysopoulos, Greek Reporter, 14th Jun 2016.

Slot machine mobster's confiscated collection goes on show in Reggio


Hannah McGivern, The Art Newspaper, 14th Jun 2016.

Austrian Supreme Court Accuses Franz West Private Foundation Of Embezzlement


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 14th Jun 2016.

Recovered Verona museum paintings put on show in Khanenko Museum in Kyiv

(Ukraine; Italy)

Interfax, 13th Jun 2016.

Stone of Destiny belongs in Perth, says council leader

(United Kingdom)

STV, 13th Jun 2016.

Arsonists who destroyed new Atherton sculpture slammed as 'selfish and horrible'

(United Kingdom)

Kelsey Maxwell, Leigh Journal, 13th Jun 2016.

Guardia Civil puts a stop to internet sale of archaeological antiques


John Smith, EuroWeekly, 13th Jun 2016.

Owner of a Modigliani Portrait Is Adamant the Work Isn't Nazi Loot

(Monaco; Switzerland; United States of America)

Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 12th Jun 2016.

Man arrested after Bronze-Age pots found


Cyprus Mail, 9th Jun 2016.

Scandal strikes Versailles Palace as police detain two top art dealers over 'fake' Louis XV chairs


Henry Samuel, The Telegraph, 9th Jun 2016.

British doubts over Joan of Arc's ring

(United Kingdom; France)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 9th Jun 2016.

Athens Mayor to Remove City Statues for their Own Protection


Mary Harris, Greek Reporter, 9th Jun 2016.

Whistle stolen from Museum of East Anglian Life steam engine exhibit

(United Kingdom)

Tom Potter, East Anglian Daily Times, 9th Jun 2016.

Tres detenidos por 35 robos en colegios e iglesias


Three arrested for 35 robberies in schools and churches

Europa Press, 9th Jun 2016.

Revealed: how altarpiece broke in disastrous fall at London's National Gallery

(United Kingdom)

Emily Sharpe, The Art Newspaper, 9th Jun 2016.

Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky released from custody with $15,000 fine


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 8th Jun 2016.

Arte Ritrovata showcases recovered art


ANSA, 8th Jun 2016.

Experts help Geneva free port crack down on stolen loot


Swiss Info, 8th Jun 2016.

Auschwitz Museum lost, then found 16,000 belongings of Holocaust victims


Ben Rosen, The Christian Science Monitor, 8th Jun 2016.

'Misleading' Modigliani Case Shows Need for Free Port Disclosure


Bloomberg, Swiss Info, 8th Jun 2016.

Tricornios contra expoliadores


Tricorns Against Plunder

E. Gancedo, Diario de León, 8th Jun 2016.

French Museum Faces "Cultural Catastrophe" After Storage Vault Floods


Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 7th Jun 2016.

Stolen Old Masters returned to Italy after discovery by British owner

(United Kingdom; Italy)

BT, 7th Jun 2016.

'Stolen' painting returns to presidential palace


Radio Poland, 6th Jun 2016.

Moscow Roadworks Damaging Archaeological Remains, Activists Say


The Moscow Times, 6th Jun 2016.

Musée Girodet: «L'eau a submergé des centaines d'œuvres d'art»


Girodet Museum: "Water has flooded hundreds of works of art"

Le Figaro, 6th Jun 2016.

Archaeologists frustrated as 'Night hawks' swoop on East Hampshire dig

(United Kingdom)

Petersfield Post, 6th Jun 2016.

Relic of Pope John Paul II stolen from Cologne Cathedral


Reuters, Business Insider, 5th Jun 2016.

Editorial: Acoma shield closer to home

(United States of America; France)

Albuquerque Journal, 5th Jun 2016.

Detenido el autor del robo en la iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro


Robber of the Church of Perpetual Help arrested

Diario de Alto Aragón, 4th Jun 2016.

Found a rare coin? Beware, it could be a fake

(United Kingdom)

Lincolnshire Echo, 4th Jun 2016.

PLUNDERED: Stone thefts are stripping away our heritage

(United Kingdom)

Karen Pickering, Telegraph & Argus, 3rd Jun 2016.

Priest nabbed for robbing churches


eKathimerini, 2nd Jun 2016.

Arqueólogos piden apoyo "decidido" a las administraciones para detener el expolio del yacimiento de Malamoneda en Toledo


Archaeologists ask administration for support to stop the looting of the site of Malamoneda in Toledo

Europa Press, La Vanguardia, 2nd Jun 2016.

Art crime expert Dr Donna Yates makes her research available free online in bid to help beat the thieves

(United Kingdom)

Martin Hannan, The National, 2nd Jun 2016.

Louvre and Musée d'Orsay Close in Emergency Measure Against Seine Flooding


Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 2nd Jun 2016.

Two arrested after two-month crime spree at east Norfolk churches

(United Kingdom)

Geraldine Scott, Evening News 24, 1st Jun 2016.

Student who scrawled 'don't bomb Syria' in giant black letters on historic World Heritage-listed church opposite Parliament is spared jail

(United Kingdom)

Mark Duell, The Daily Mail, 1st Jun 2016.

Five Bronze Busts Stolen from Athens Cultural Center


Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi, Greek Reporter, 31st May 2016.

Kraftwerk lose legal battle over their music being sampled


Reuters, The Guardian, 31st May 2016.

Ukranian art buyer hands back stolen Dutch masterpiece

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

AFP, 7 News, 31st May 2016.

Tower Hamlets looking for safe place for 'Old Flo' after legal battle over who owns Moore's sculpture

(United Kingdom)

Mike Brooke, The Docklands & East London Advertiser, 31st May 2016.

Vandals damage headstones at Leslie Cemetery, Glenrothes

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 30th May 2016.

US hails 'small victory' as Paris auction withdraws Native American shield

(United States of America; France)

France 24, 30th May 2016.

Paris auction house cancels sale of Acoma shield

(United States of America; France)

Michael Coleman, Albuquerque Journal, 30th May 2016.

Acoma shield being auctioned in Paris

(United States of America; France)

Michael Coleman, Albuquerque Journal, 30th May 2016.

Shock after thieves behead angel statue in Cambridge graveyard

(United Kingdom)

Chris Elliott, Cambridge News, 30th May 2016.

La Policía recupera un óleo de Berruguete del siglo XVI robado a una iglesia de Lantadilla (Palencia)


Police recover a 16th century Berruguete painting stolen from a Lantadilla church (Palencia)

EcoDiario, 29th May 2016.

One of the World's Greatest Art Collections Hides Behind This Fence


Graham Bowley, The New York Times, 28th May 2016.

Spanish police make arrests over stolen Francis Bacon works


Nadia Khomami, The Guardian, 28th May 2016.

Germany Backtracks, Will Install Jewish Member in Committee on Nazi-looted Art


The Forward, Haaretz, 27th May 2016.

Roban las coronas de la patrona y la Esperanza de Hinojos


The crowns of the patron saint and the Esperanza of Hinojos stolen

José Javier Comas Rodríguez, Pasión en Sevilla, 27th May 2016.

EU licences plan 'could hit London art market'

(United Kingdom)

Nicholas Cecil, Evening Standard, 27th May 2016.

The Latest: Officials say Acoma shield was stolen years ago

(United States of America; France)

Associated Press, Yahoo News, 27th May 2016.

Russian art historian cleared of fraud over forgery sale


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 27th May 2016.

German Minister: Put Jew on Nazi art committee


Arutz Sheva, 26th May 2016.

Heinrich: Halt French Auction of Sacred Native American Artifacts

(United States of America; France)

Martin Heinrich, KRWG, 26th May 2016.

Milton Keynes community rally to replace stolen singing frog statue

(United Kingdom)

OneMK, 25th May 2016.

Native Americans implore France to halt artifact sale: 'It harkens to slave auctions'

(United States of America; France)

David Smith, The Guardian, 25th May 2016.

British Museum confirms provenance of looted Afghan Bowl

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Steel, Museums Journal, 24th May 2016.

Teenager, 15, charged over vandalism at historic Fife church

(United Kingdom)

Craig Smith, The Courier, 24th May 2016.

Native Americans step up fight over sacred object auctions

(United States of America; France)

AFP, The Daily Mail, 24th May 2016.

First World War sea graves hit by 'industrial-scale looting'

(United Kingdom; Germany; Denmark)

Mark Duell, The Daily Mail, 23rd May 2016.

Ocultar los elementos de valor de los templos a partir de ahora, una de las soluciones


Hide the valuable items of the churches from now on, one of the solutions

Ángel García, Zamora 24 Horas, 23rd May 2016.

El Gobierno admite el robo en 58 iglesias de Zamora entre febrero y mayo


The Government admits to robberies of 58 churches in Zamora between February and May.

I. Gómez, La Opinión de Zamora, 23rd May 2016.

No fue Thomas Crown, fue un butronero: el perfil del ladrón de arte en España


Not Thomas Crown, but a hole-maker: the profile of an art thief in Spain

Rebeca Fernández, El Confidencial, 22nd May 2016.

Diver fined for shipwreck plunder


YLE, 20th May 2016.

Special delegation visits Sheffield for skull repatriation

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

The Star, 20th May 2016.

Seven arrested after violent £2.7m art and jewellery heist at Bulmer family's Somerset home

(United Kingdom)

L. Churchill, Bristol Post, 20th May 2016.

How a $1 million Patek Phillipe watch sparked a decades-long dispute

(Ethiopia; Sudan; Switzerland)

Hugo Miller, The Star, 20th May 2016.

Another Milestone As France Returns 2 Nok Artefacts

(Nigeria; Togo; France)

Chika Okeke, Leadership, 20th May 2016.

How Christie's helped to return a looted treasure to Afghanistan

(Afghanistan; United Kingdom)

Christie's, 20th May 2016.

KGB prison doors given questionable cultural heritage status


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 19th May 2016.

Stolen Chalice Remains Missing

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Cain, Hereford Times, 19th May 2016.

Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Found Guilty by Moscow Court


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 19th May 2016.

Greenpeace activists scale British Museum to protest BP sponsorship

(United Kingdom)

Adam Vaughan, The Guardian, 19th May 2016.

Berlin's lost Renaissance sculptures rediscovered in the Pushkin Museum

(Russia; Germany)

Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 19th May 2016.

'Audacious' theft of £35,000 of jewellery from Mount Stewart

(United Kingdom)

News Letter, 19th May 2016.

Six middle-aged 'new-age travellers' arrested at Stonehenge over flaming torch incident Play Video Stonehenge protest New-age travellers protest at Stonehenge

(United Kingdom)

Salisbury Journal, 19th May 2016.

'Mindless' pranksters deface mural of Robert Burns with a Hitler moustache

(United Kingdom)

Claire Gilbody-Dickerson, Express, 18th May 2016.

Protesters Disrupt a BP-Sponsored Exhibition at the British Museum

(United Kingdom)

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 18th May 2016.

PM Groysman orders audit of cultural artefacts after theft of incunabula


Ukrinform, 18th May 2016.

Maori skull on its way back home after 130 years

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Martin Hannan, The National, 18th May 2016.

Cuban suspected of major art theft to be extradited

(Cuba; Greece)

Yiannis Souliotis, eKathimerini, 18th May 2016.

Más de medio centenar de templos, asaltados desde el mes de marzo


More than 50 churches attacked since the month of March

Alejandro Bermudez, La Opinión de Zamora, 18th May 2016.

Egypt Repatriates 44 Stolen Archaeological Objects from France

(Egypt; France)

Egyptian Streets, 17th May 2016.

Russia builds military camp near ancient site in Palmyra

(Syria; Russia)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 17th May 2016.

'Fat woman' who repeatedly hit herself on the head helped steal paintings worth more than £1,000

(United Kingdom)

Dan Russell, Nottingham Post, 16th May 2016.

Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture found in garden

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 16th May 2016.

Police launch appeal after church silver worth more than £3,000 stolen from Cambridgeshire village

(United Kingdom)

Florence Sneed, Cambridge News, 16th May 2016.

Newly-Revealed Documents Show Sotheby's Contacted Helly Nahmad About Modigliani Claim

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 16th May 2016.

Italian Mayor Refuses to Loan Piero della Francesca Masterpiece Fearing It Won't Be Returned


Amah-Rose Abrams, ArtNet News, 16th May 2016.

Ukraine's first printed book stolen from library


Ukraine Today, 16th May 2016.

YouTube pranksters jailed after 'terrifying' fake art heist

(United Kingdom)

Court News, The Guardian, 16th May 2016.

Los ladrones roban y provocan serios daños en el santuario de la Carballeda, en Rionegro


Thieves steal from and cause serious damage to the sanctuary of Carballeda in Rionegro

La Opinión de Zamora, 16th May 2016.

La Bella Principessa: Still and Enigma

(United Kingdom)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 15th May 2016.

Estonia hands over stolen Viking-era sword to Ukraine (photos)

(Ukraine; Estonia; Russia; Belarus)

Ukraine Today, 14th May 2016.

Italy busts gang smuggling looted archaeological treasures


AKI, New Kerala, 13th May 2016.

Russia and Syria Use Palmyra as a Stage for Political Theater

(Syria; Russia)

Jennifer MacKenzie, Hyperallergic, 13th May 2016.

Accused Knoedler Forgery Mastermind Gets Postponement for Extradition From Spain

(United States of America; Spain)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 13th May 2016.

Zamora, en jaque por los continuos robos en su patrimonio religioso


Zamora held in check by continuous robberies of its religious heritage

Alberto Ferreras, ABC España, 13th May 2016.

Guelph Treasure Heirs Explain Why Case Belongs in U.S. Court

(United States of America; Germany)

Nicholas O'Donnell, JD Supra, 13th May 2016.

Ukraine recovers 17 paintings stolen from Verona museum

(Ukraine; Italy)

Reuters, 12th May 2016.

60 Maori and Moriori heads and skulls repatriated from UK and US

(New Zealand; United Kingdom; United States of America)

Kurt Bayer, The New Zealand Herald, 12th May 2016.

Life-sized zebra sculpture 'stolen' in Southampton

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 11th May 2016.

Maori skull returning to homeland after 133 years in Moray

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Chris Foote, STV, 11th May 2016.

Pensioner wins payout from English Heritage for head injuries at Carisbrooke Castle

(United Kingdom)

Hugo Gye, The Daily Mail, 11th May 2016.

Ancient seal dated back to X century returns to Ukraine


Ukraine Today, 11th May 2016.

126-Year-Old Statue Destroyed by Man Taking Selfie


Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 10th May 2016.

Antique dealer who plundered churches for profit jailed

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris, The Guardian, 10th May 2016.

France returns Nazi-stolen Degas drawing to rightful owners


Associated Press, CBC, 9th May 2016.

Nazi gold train hunters defy sceptics and begin digging for treasures


Matthew Day, The Telegraph, 9th May 2016.

The Nazi Underground: Is treasure buried beneath the mountains of Poland?


Jake Halpern, The New Yorker, 9th May 2016.

Govt exploring ways to resolve Kohinoor issue with UK: Sharma

(India; United Kingdom)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 9th May 2016.

Ancient Egyptian statue of Sekhemka disappears into private collection in 'moral crime against world heritage'

(United Kingdom)

Ian Johnston, The Independent, 9th May 2016.

Painting worth £10,000 allegedly stolen from Somerset gallery

(United Kingdom)

Western Gazette, 9th May 2016.

Greece looks to international justice to regain Parthenon marbles from UK

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith, The Guardian, 8th May 2016.

Art forger goes straight selling £5,000 fakes

(United Kingdom)

Robert Mendick, The Telegraph, 7th May 2016.

Six items stolen from chapels still missing


Sarah Carabott, Times of Malta, 6th May 2016.

#ReturnTheMarbles campaign uses cheeky billboard to seek return of Parthenon sculptures

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Leah MacLennan, ABC Australia, 6th May 2016.

Bosnia Urged to Tackle Art Trafficking


Rodolfo Toe, Balkan Insight, 6th May 2016.

Church raider jailed after stealing priceless relics, including ancient coffin

(United Kingdom)

Jeanette Oldham, Birmingham Mail, 6th May 2016.

El robo en la necrópolis de Elorrio abre el debate sobre la protección del patrimonio


Theft in the necropolis of Elorrio starts debate about the protection of heritage

Alain Salterain, Deia, 6th May 2016.

Desarticulada una banda por robo con fuerza en iglesias


Gang busted for aggravated theft in churches

EFE, La Cronica de Badajoz, 5th May 2016.

Las iglesias de Torres, Almendra y Almaraz, últimas "víctimas" de la oleada de robos


The churches of Torres, Almendra, and Almaraz, latest "victims" of theft spree

La Opinión de Zamora, 5th May 2016.

Fire at Rosemarie Trockel's House Ruins $34 Million Worth of Art


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 4th May 2016.

Roban el Sagrario de la Iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro


The tabernacle of the Church of Perpetual Sorrow stolen

Radio Huesca, 4th May 2016.

Hertfordshire Puddingstone stolen from museum site

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 4th May 2016.

Detenido por robar dos candelabros de plata de la iglesia de la Victoria


Arrest for stealing two silver candelabras from the church of la Victoria

César Pérez Pacheco, Jerez Sin Fronteras, 3rd May 2016.

Los ladrones asaltan los templos de Requejo, Barrios, Santa Colomba, San Miguel y Riego


Thieves attack the temples of Requejo, Barrios, Santa Colomba, San Miguel, and Riego

La Opinión de Zamora, 1st May 2016.

Forget the Kohinoor, could we have the Amaravati Stupa sculptures back please?

(India; United Kingdom)

Ruchika Sharma,, 1st May 2016.

Rosslyn stitchers remake stolen panel from Great Tapestry

(United Kingdom)

Jane Bradley, The Scotsman, 30th Apr 2016.

Roban la corona de oro de la Virgen del Rosario en la iglesia de Gallegos del Río


Gold crown of the Virgin of the Rosary stolen from the church of Gallegos del Río

La Opinión de Zamora, 30th Apr 2016.

Can we trust in museum trustees?

(United Kingdom)

Giles Waterfield, Apollo, 29th Apr 2016.

The Freeport Scandal That Isn't … a Scandal


Marion Maneker, Art Market Monitor, 29th Apr 2016.

Art Collectors Start to Quit Geneva as Scandals Dent Reputation


Bloomberg, Swiss Info, 29th Apr 2016.

Armi, droga e reperti archeologici nel "box delle meraviglie": arrestato 32enne denunciata la moglie


Weapons, drugs, and archaeological finds in "box of wonders": 32 year old arrested, implicates wife

Corriere Salentino, 29th Apr 2016.

Roban una de las tres campanas de la iglesia de Carracedo tras utilizar una grúa


One of the three bells of the church of Carracedo stolen with the use of a crane

La Opinión de Zamora, 29th Apr 2016.

Austria returns Nazi stolen art to French heirs

(Austria; France)

The Local, 28th Apr 2016.

Woodcarving stolen from Kingswood Park

(United Kingdom)

L Churchill, Bristol Post, 28th Apr 2016.

Cartagena corta el tráfico en el Castillo de los Moros para evitar saqueos


Cartagena cuts traffic to the Castillo de los Moros to prevent looting

EFE, ABC España, 27th Apr 2016.

Burglars show 'act of humanity' in returning 100 year old medals

(United Kingdom)

David Whelan, Belfast Media Group, 27th Apr 2016.

Plagued by Castrating Vandals, a Public Sculpture Gets a Detachable Penis


Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 25th Apr 2016.

Meet Dr Donna Yates, the expert aiming to make antiquities-collecting socially unacceptable

(United Kingdom)

Russell Leadbetter, The Herald, 25th Apr 2016.

Police missed 'golden opportunity' to solve £20k coin heist

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Shaw, Edinburgh Evening News, 25th Apr 2016.

Stolen Marathon messenger statue to be replaced


George Georgakopoulos, eKathimerini, 25th Apr 2016.

Egypt retrieves ancient statue from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

State Information Service, 24th Apr 2016.

Hatton Garden vault - from daring heist to 'fascinating museum piece'

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Sawer, The Telegraph, 23rd Apr 2016.

Polish historian hopes crumbling bunker hides Amber Room


Justin Huggler, The Telegraph, 22nd Apr 2016.

A Documentary About the Artist Who Stole Banksy's Work Out of Spite

(United Kingdom)

Alina Cohen, Hyperallergic, 22nd Apr 2016.

Odd Nerdrum, Awaiting Jail Time for Tax Fraud, Barred From Leaving Norway


Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 22nd Apr 2016.

'The Kohinoor is but one flashy stone'

(India; United Kingdom)

Radhika Santhanam, The Hindu, 22nd Apr 2016.

Gurlitt Exhibition Postponed Due to Relative's Legal Challenge

(Germany; Switzerland)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 21st Apr 2016.

Francis Bacon Controversy: Unauthenticated Drawings Go On Sale

(United Kingdom)

Paul Black, Artlyst, 21st Apr 2016.

France Lost Track of 23,000 State-Owned Artworks and Historic Objects


Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 21st Apr 2016.

Damien Hirst's Pickled Animals May Have Leaked Carcinogenic Fumes [UPDATED]

(United Kingdom)

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 20th Apr 2016.

Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million


A. Makris, Greek Reporter, 20th Apr 2016.

In a U-turn Narendra Modi government promises to take all steps to bring back Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Anubhuti Vishnoi, The Economic Times, 20th Apr 2016.

Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London

(Syria; United Kingdom)

Lauren Turner, BBC News, 19th Apr 2016.

Palmyra Arch in London: 'Unethical' reconstruction of 'Disneyland' archaeology criticised

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Umberto Bacchi, International Business Times, 19th Apr 2016.

Una actuación de urgencia blinda la cueva del Cuaternario de Moclín frente a expolios


Emergency action protects the Quaternary cave of Moclín against looters

EFE, Granada Hoy, 19th Apr 2016.

Le piden 3,5 años de cárcel por robar una pila bautismal del siglo XIII


3.5 years in prison sought for the theft of a 13th century baptismal font

Ricardo Sánchez Rico, El Norte de Castilla, 19th Apr 2016.

11 Picasso Works Stolen from German Bank's Collection


Hili Perlson, ArtNet News, 18th Apr 2016.

Italy Recovers 3 Paintings Seized During World War II

(Italy; Luxembourg)

Associated Press, ABC United States, 18th Apr 2016.

Kohinoor Diamond Belongs To Britain, Says Government In Supreme Court

(India; United Kingdom)

All India, NDTV, 18th Apr 2016.

Gang of thieves make-off with distinctive £10,000 statue from resident's garden as he slept

(United Kingdom)

Neil Vowles, The Argus, 16th Apr 2016.

Italy police stumble upon 'priceless' ancient artefacts


BBC News, 15th Apr 2016.

Belgium eliminates federal taskforce to fight trafficking in cultural property


Victoria Stapley-Brown, The Art Newspaper, 15th Apr 2016.

Leak Puts Focus On Lost Art Case


Jennifer Smith, The Wall Street Journal, 14th Apr 2016.

Ukraine recovers four stolen Dutch paintings

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Nainets, Reuters, 14th Apr 2016.

Art loss register reunites Stortford burglary victim with rare chronometer after six years

(United Kingdom)

Herts & Essex Observer, 14th Apr 2016.

Italian police recover jewels stolen in €3m heist organised by Russian woman

(Italy; Russia)

AFP, The Guardian, 14th Apr 2016.

Storm clouds gather over German art market


Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 14th Apr 2016.

Old Master Painting Pulled from Auction After French Government Inquiry


Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 13th Apr 2016.

Mouse figure stolen by 'rat' at opening day of Cambridge art exhibition

(United Kingdom)

Cambridge News, 13th Apr 2016.

'Valuable' artworks found three years after Kiltullagh church theft


BBC News, 12th Apr 2016.

Manager at flagship hospital given absolute discharge

(United Kingdom)

The Herald, 12th Apr 2016.

Painting seized in Geneva after Panama Papers tip-off


Swiss Info, 11th Apr 2016.

How the Panama Papers revealed Nazi-looted art


Sabine Oelze, DW, 11th Apr 2016.

Historian Adrian Greenwood found murdered at his home

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Grierson, The Guardian, 9th Apr 2016.

Turkey 'probing Russia claims on antiques'

(Turkey; Syria; Russia)

Press TV, 8th Apr 2016.

Viennese Leopold Museum to Return Nazi-Looted Paintings to Jewish Owner


The Algemeiner, 7th Apr 2016.

Billionaire Collector Dmitry Rybolovlev Denies 'Panama Papers' Allegations


Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 6th Apr 2016.

Islamic State nets up to $200 million a year from antiquities: Russia

(Syria; Russia)

Louis Charbonneau, Reuters, 6th Apr 2016.

Arrests made over 2009 Edvard Munch heist from Oslo art dealer


The Scotsman, 6th Apr 2016.

Stolen Edvard Munch artwork recovered after seven years


AFP, The Guardian, 6th Apr 2016.

Documentary Examines US Soldier Who Stole Priceless Art

(United States of America; Germany)

Greg Flakus, Voice of America, 6th Apr 2016.

Piden tres años de cárcel a cuatro 'piteros' por expolio arqueológico


Three years in jail requested for four 'piteros' for archaeological looting.

Juan Esteban Poveda, Ideal, 6th Apr 2016.

Wikimedia's free photo database of artworks violates copyright, court rules


AFP, The Guardian, 5th Apr 2016.

Swiss, German museums to show Nazi-era art hoard

(Switzerland; Germany)

AFP, 7 News, 5th Apr 2016.

Inside the Ballsy Irish Traveller Gang That Stole Millions of Pounds Worth of Rhino Horn

(United Kingdom; Ireland)

Mark Wilding, Vice, 5th Apr 2016.

Does My Family Own a Painting Looted by Nazis?

(Germany; Netherlands)

Eve M. Kahn, The New York Times, 5th Apr 2016.

'Rathkeale Rovers' gang members jailed over multi-million euro rhino horn spree

(United Kingdom)

Alexander Britton, Irish Independent, 4th Apr 2016.

'Rathkeale Rovers' to be sentenced over museum raids plot

(United Kingdom)

Press Association, 4th Apr 2016.

Brass Foundry Is Closing, but Debate Over Degas's Work Goes On


William D. Cohan, The New York Times, 4th Apr 2016.

Hare and the Minotaur sculpture vandalised with white paint

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 4th Apr 2016.

Verdun: le désolant business des pilleurs de cadavres


Stéphane Kovacs, Le Figaro, 4th Apr 2016.

Organised crime gang planned to raid Glasgow's Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

(United Kingdom)

Peter Swindon, The Herald, 4th Apr 2016.

Panama Papers: Dmitry Rybolovlev used offshore company to hide art from wife, leaked documents reveal


Cristina Ruiz, The Art Newspaper, 4th Apr 2016.

British Museum must sever its links with BP

(United Kingdom)

Margaret Atwood, The Guardian, 3rd Apr 2016.

Stolen Easter Island statue deserves a trip home

(Chile; United Kingdom)

Mark Gilbert, The Chicago Tribune, 3rd Apr 2016.

Obsessing about past 'wrongs' is to miss the power of culture

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Tiffany Jenkins, The Guardian, 2nd Apr 2016.

Nationally important 12th century monument spray-painted by vandals

(United Kingdom)

Brian Donnelly, The Herald, 2nd Apr 2016.

Sekhemka to leave the UK as export licence deadline passes

(United Kingdom; United Arab Emirates; Egypt)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 1st Apr 2016.

Blind, 90-year-old son of Holocaust victims sues to find his family's art

(United States of America; Germany)

David D'Arcy, The Art Newspaper, 1st Apr 2016.

Former managing director of the Centre Pompidou pleads guilty to misuse of public funds


Victoria Stapley-Brown, The Art Newspaper, 1st Apr 2016.

Marlow's history at risk following rise in illegal metal detecting

(United Kingdom)

Jasmine Rapson, Bucks Free Press, 1st Apr 2016.

Senior Bulgarian Civil Servant Caught with Diverse Collection of Archaeological Artifacts, Coins in Anti-Treasure Hunting Raid


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 31st Mar 2016.

Bulgaria's Customs Capture Nearly 700 Archaeological Artifacts, Coins at Sofia Airport


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 31st Mar 2016.

More looted antiquities welcomed home

(Cambodia; France)

Vong Sokheng, The Phnom Penh Post, 31st Mar 2016.

Ancient boulder to stay after villagers threatened to chain themselves to it to prevent move

(United Kingdom)

Oliver Pritchard, Mirror, 30th Mar 2016.

After Brussels Attacks, Italy Announces $336 Million Anti-Terror Heritage Protection Plan


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 30th Mar 2016.

After 25 years, German doctor returns rare, ancient coin to Israel

(Israel; Germany)

The Canadian Jewish News, 30th Mar 2016.

Special ceremony to mark return of valuable icons


Cyprus Mail, 30th Mar 2016.

This Is Not a Banksy: BBC Radio 4

(United Kingdom)

Max Aantjes, Student Newspaper, 29th Mar 2016.

Calls for British Museum to surrender Indigenous Gweagal shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

ABC Australia, 28th Mar 2016.

Yale Can Keep Van Gogh Masterpiece as Supreme Court Rejects Appeal

(United States of America; Russia)

Greg Stohr, Bloomberg, 28th Mar 2016.

Shakespeare's skull: New chapter in hunt for missing head

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Woods, BBC News, 27th Mar 2016.

Stop the Roof Raiders: Lead thieves strike Boxted church as total hit by suspected gang reaches 16 in Suffolk

(United Kingdom)

Matt Reason, East Anglian Daily Times, 25th Mar 2016.

The Artist Who Moved a Detroit House to Europe Left a Mess Behind

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 25th Mar 2016.

Yobs set fire to historic Prestwick church and burn ivy from ancient walls

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Wilson, Daily Record, 25th Mar 2016.

Paris art handlers testify to taking '€220,000 in a plastic bag' among other revelations


Elenore Thery, The Art Newspaper, 25th Mar 2016.

Pompeii recruits army of spies to root out Mafia corruption and shoddy renovation work at the ancient site


Michael Day, The Independent, 25th Mar 2016.

Brussels Museum Reopens With Increased Security Following Terrorist Attacks


Rain Embuscado, ArtNet News, 24th Mar 2016.

Skulduggery at King's College Cambridge, as expensive 'library skull' goes missing

(United Kingdom)

Cambridge News, 24th Mar 2016.

Revealed: The bizarre items stolen from London's most popular museums

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Bullen, Evening Standard, 24th Mar 2016.

Paintings and drawings worth £110,000 stolen from house in Falmouth

(United Kingdom)

W. B. Gayle, West Briton, 24th Mar 2016.

Smears, counterclaims and lawsuits—the tangled web surrounding Prince of Liechtenstein's Cranach

(Liechtenstein; France)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 24th Mar 2016.

Will Florence's New App Help Curb Graffiti on Historic Landmarks?


Cait Munro, ArtNet News, 23rd Mar 2016.

Shakespeare's skull 'probably stolen' from Stratford grave

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 23rd Mar 2016.

Bins set alight inside ancient Wemyss cave

(United Kingdom)

Lori Cormack, Fife Today, 23rd Mar 2016.

Trio of rare Viking artefacts reported stolen from church at Sockburn, near Darlington

(United Kingdom)

Charlotte Bowe, The Northern Echo, 23rd Mar 2016.

CCTV images released after theft of rare urn from fine art dealer in Stamford

(United Kingdom)

Rutland & Stamford Mercury, 23rd Mar 2016.

Museums and public galleries in Brussels in lockdown in wake of terrorist attacks


Anny Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 22nd Mar 2016.

Rare advertising boards stolen from museum in Ramsey

(United Kingdom)

The Hunts Post, 22nd Mar 2016.

Mystery over missing painting in Limerick


Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 22nd Mar 2016.

Stolen artefacts stashed by British art dealer are returned to Italy

(Italy; United Kingdom)

AFP, The Guardian, 22nd Mar 2016.

Stolen ancient Egyptian statue on its way back from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 22nd Mar 2016.

La diócesis estima que el 70%de las piezas sustraídas en este siglo han sido recuperadas


The diocese estimated that 70%of the pieces stolen in this century have been recovered

Diario de Burgos, 22nd Mar 2016.

10 «valiosas» obras robadas en el último gran expolio de arte sacro no aparecen


10 valuable works stolen in the recent large plundering of sacred are have not been found

I. Elices, Diario de Burgos, 22nd Mar 2016.

An Italian exhibition of Street Artist Banksy triggers controversies


Britaly Post, 21st Mar 2016.

UK teens face theft charges in Poland over Auschwitz items

(Poland; United Kingdom)

Associated Press, The Times of Israel, 21st Mar 2016.

Benin royals applaud Cambridge move on "Okukor"

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Vanguard, 21st Mar 2016.

Convicted art thief who vandalised Monet painting apologises


Patrick O'Connell, Sunday World, 19th Mar 2016.

Centre Pompidou's stolen Picasso goes back on show after 15 years


Victoria Stapley-Brown, The Art Newspaper, 18th Mar 2016.

The Plot Thickens in Bouvier Case, As Picasso Stepdaughter's Story Is Questioned


Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 18th Mar 2016.

With Its Own Arts Center, Beast Jesus Rises Again


Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 18th Mar 2016.

German museum seeks funding to purchase looted Kirchner


Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 18th Mar 2016.

Egyptian bid to buy Sekhemka statue back for £15m is 'unethical', says action group

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Paul Lynch, Northampton Chronicle & Echo, 18th Mar 2016.

Britain hands over warship artefacts to ATM

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

The Sun Daily, 18th Mar 2016.

Return Benin Bronze Cockerel, FG Pleads With British Govt

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Chika Okeke, Leadership, 18th Mar 2016.

Special squad of Italian art police crack case of Verona museum theft, arrest 13 suspects


Jenny Starrs, The Washington Post, 17th Mar 2016.

Norwegian 'witch' books stolen by Nazis found

(Norway; Czech Republic)

The Local, 16th Mar 2016.

Son of Punk To Burn Multi-Million Pound Collection Of Sex Pistols Memorabilia

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst, 16th Mar 2016.

France and Britain prepare for battle over Joan of Arc's ring

(United Kingdom; France)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 16th Mar 2016.

'Cols rouges' lawyers push for dismissal as long-awaited trial opens in Paris


Victoria Stapley-Brown, The Art Newspaper, 16th Mar 2016.

When it comes to ancient treasures, are we owners, thieves or caretakers?

(United Kingdom)

Lynne Mortimer, Eastern Daily Press, 16th Mar 2016.

Russian deputy culture minister detained on embezzlement charges


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 15th Mar 2016.

Fire destroys roof of historic Wythenshawe Hall in Manchester

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 15th Mar 2016.

Were investors conned into buying rare manuscripts?


BBC News, 15th Mar 2016.

La Iglesia de Jaén reza en desagravio tras el robo de la Custodia de Las Bernardas


The church of Jaén prays for help after the theft of the Custodia of Las Bernardas.

Javier López, ABC España, 14th Mar 2016.

Paris auction porters go on trial for alleged 'pilfering' of thousands of items


Jon Henley, The Guardian, 14th Mar 2016.

'Worse Than Ruin Porn:' Detroit Writer on the West Side House Exported to Europe

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Alan Stamm, Deadline Detroit, 14th Mar 2016.

Francis Bacon Paintings Worth £23m 'Stolen'


Sky News, 13th Mar 2016.

Graffiti artist destroys own work after his art was removed from original locations


Andrea Vogt, The Telegraph, 13th Mar 2016.

Córdoba rejects Catholic church's claim to own mosque-cathedral


Stephen Burgen, The Guardian, 13th Mar 2016.

The man who blew up Nelson


BBC News, 12th Mar 2016.

Former teacher calls for valuable art to be returned for pupils

(United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe, The Guardian, 12th Mar 2016.

Cathedral reopens home of historic order after thefts

(United Kingdom)

Diane King, Edinburgh Evening News, 12th Mar 2016.

Egyptian embassy could buy Sekhemka statue and loan it to British Museum

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Paul Lynch, Northampton Chronicle & Echo, 11th Mar 2016.

Roban una pieza del paso de misterio del Ecce - Homo


Piece of the paso de misterio of Ecce-Homo stolen.

A. Cañadas, Cofrademania, 10th Mar 2016.

UNESCO and French and Swiss heritage professionals stand up for the safeguarding of Syrian heritage

(Syria; France; Switzerland)

UNESCO, 10th Mar 2016.

World War I message that told troops conflict was over is stolen

(United Kingdom)

Dean Kirby, The Independent, 10th Mar 2016.

Landmark Fabergé loan show scuppered by rising political tensions

(United States of America; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 10th Mar 2016.

Man in court after stealing matchstick model of Darlington's covered market while drunk

(United Kingdom)

The Northern Echo, 10th Mar 2016.

The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.


Jeff Maysh, Smithsonian, 9th Mar 2016.

Stolen artworks and archaeological artifacts seized as Bullas resident is arrested


Murcia Today, 9th Mar 2016.

Picasso's dealer Paul Rosenberg celebrated in show based on granddaughter's book


Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, 9th Mar 2016.

Secret flight path of the Parthenon statue

(United Kingdom; Russia; Greece)

Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 9th Mar 2016.

Chimpanzee in top hat and rhino head with fibreglass horn among TV props worth £100,000 stolen from taxidermy warehouse

(United Kingdom)

David Barrett, The Telegraph, 9th Mar 2016.

Cambridge is considering returning a stolen 100-year-old bronze cockerel to Nigeria

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Lily Kuo, Quartz, 9th Mar 2016.

This is what happened when Spain restored ancient castle


Jessica Jones, The Local, 9th Mar 2016.

Cambridge college removes stolen Benin bronze cockerel

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

The News, 9th Mar 2016.

Covert scan of museum's Nefertiti bust appears to be hoax

(Germany; Egypt)

Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing, 8th Mar 2016.

Benin Bronze "permanently removed" from Jesus hall

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Stevie Hertz, The Cambridge Student, 8th Mar 2016.

Egyptian ambassador proposes plan to share Sekhemka

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 8th Mar 2016.

The Battle for Picasso's Multi-Billion-Dollar Empire


Milton Esterow, Vanity Fair, 7th Mar 2016.

How French Art Police Are Hunting ISIS Antiquities Racket


Dominique Perrin, World Crunch, 7th Mar 2016.

The fall of Nelson's Column 50 years on


Billy O'Riordan, Irish Examiner, 7th Mar 2016.

Medieval Reliquary Discovered at Christian Monastery Looted by Treasure Hunters ahead of Archaeological Excavations


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 7th Mar 2016.

Tracing the Legacies of Postwar UK's Lost and Damaged Public Artworks

(United Kingdom)

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 7th Mar 2016.

Van Gogh Legal Battle - From Soviet Union to Supreme Court

(United States of America; Russia)

Ingrid Burke, The Moscow Times, 7th Mar 2016.

'This is living antiquity': the director of the Hermitage wants to rebuild Palmyra

(Syria; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 7th Mar 2016.

Egypt to send 293 artifacts to UK, historic lantern retrieved in London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 7th Mar 2016.

Elderly pair held after 3,000 French church objects found


Expatica, 7th Mar 2016.

From the Elgin marbles to the Cambridge cockerel, it's time to return stolen goods

(United Kingdom)

Jonathan Glennie, The Guardian, 7th Mar 2016.

'The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes': Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items


AFP, The Journal, 6th Mar 2016.

India's Lost Treasures

(India; United Kingdom; Pakistan)

Tripti Nath, The Free Press Journal, 5th Mar 2016.

Long battle rages over Franz West's estate


Rachel Corbett, The Art Newspaper, 4th Mar 2016.

How to handle fakes, copyright and catalogues raisonnés: Berlin institute offers tips for artists' estates


Anny Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 4th Mar 2016.

Hacker Guccifer who leaked Bush paintings, racy Powell emails to be extradited to US

(United States of America; Romania)

Reuters, New York Post, 4th Mar 2016.

French police seize painting attributed to Cranach, owned by the Prince of Liechtenstein

(France; Liechtenstein)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 4th Mar 2016.

Stolen Abraham Barachin cup returned to Hull after 30 years

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 3rd Mar 2016.

The great Art hoax of Zagreb's Mimara Museum


Jonathan Rome, Examiner, 3rd Mar 2016.

Stolen sculpture prompts Cheltenham gallery appeal

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 3rd Mar 2016.

Germany to Continue Funding to Establish Provenance of Looted Art


Alison Smale, The New York Times, 3rd Mar 2016.

Swiss under pressure over art that Jews were forced to sell


Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 3rd Mar 2016.

Banksy lawyers delayed geographical profiling study

(United Kingdom)

Jonathan Webb, BBC News, 3rd Mar 2016.

Looted ancient sculptures found in Slovenia refugee tent


AFP, The Straits Times, 3rd Mar 2016.

Lost painting found on steps of Cradley Library

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cousin, Halesowen News, 3rd Mar 2016.

Egyptian 'Seven Sacred Oils' relief recovered from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 3rd Mar 2016.

US Returns Stolen Historic Documents to Russia

(Russia; United States of America)

Patrick Reevell, ABC United States, 3rd Mar 2016.

Austria Appeals $9 Million Compensation Verdict in Missing Klimt and Schiele Case


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 3rd Mar 2016.

Ancient Egypt tablet back after collector notified officials

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 3rd Mar 2016.

Police praised for museum thefts investigation

(United Kingdom; China)

Jonathan Knott, Museums Journal, 3rd Mar 2016.

A theft in Old Believers' community in western Ukraine


Ukraine Today, 2nd Mar 2016.

Egypt struggles to halt sale of artifacts at Dutch auction house

(Netherlands; Egypt)

The Cairo Post, 2nd Mar 2016.

RETURNED: 30-years after being stolen from Wilberfore Museum, precious Barachin cup is back in Hull

(United Kingdom)

Tareq Haddad, Hull Daily Mail, 2nd Mar 2016.

Museum raids: Cambridge Fitzwilliam unlikely to get jade back, says expert

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 1st Mar 2016.

Osuna restaurará el acueducto saqueado y pedirá a la Junta que lo declare BIC


Osuna to restore the aqueduct looted for stone and the Junta will declare it BIC

Andalucía Centro, 1st Mar 2016.

Museums spending too little to prevent artefacts being stolen from their collections, expert warns

(United Kingdom)

Cahil Milmo, The Independent, 1st Mar 2016.

Failed rhino heist brings Dead Zoo Gang to justice

(United Kingdom; China)

Leo Hornak, PRI, 1st Mar 2016.

Gang may have stolen antiquities for Chinese market, says expert

(United Kingdom; China)

Jessica Elgot, The Guardian, 1st Mar 2016.

Fourteen men convicted of plotting to steal £57m of Chinese artefacts

(United Kingdom)

Pete Walker, The Guardian, 1st Mar 2016.

Manannan Mac Lír statue back in place at Binevenagh

(United Kingdom)

Seamus McKinney, The Irish News, 29th Feb 2016.

Romanian police seize stolen archaeological treasures


AFP,, 29th Feb 2016.

Le collectionneur Sindika Dokolo remporte son bras de fer contre un galeriste parisien

(Angola; France)

Roxana Azimi, Le Monde, 29th Feb 2016.

Bible valued £2,000 stolen as church thefts go on the rise in Powys

(United Kingdom)

Robert Doman, News North Wales, 29th Feb 2016.

Rathkeale Rovers: How an enthusiastic gardener and his Leylandii trimmings helped to bring gang leaders to justice

(United Kingdom)

Paul Peachey, The Independent, 29th Feb 2016.

Decenas de joyas y obras de arte están perdidas por los robos en iglesias


Dozens of jewels and works of art are lost to robberies in churches

Antonio Botías, La Verdad, 29th Feb 2016.

French cleaners scrub off street art


BBC News, 28th Feb 2016.

Vandals destroy beloved Stirchley Park art mural by painting over Banksy-style images

(United Kingdom)

Alison Stacey, Birmingham Mail, 27th Feb 2016.

U.S. will return stolen historical documents to Russia

(Russia; United States of America)

Yelena Chernenko, Russia Beyond the Headlines, 26th Feb 2016.

UK Imposes Export Ban on $2.9 Million Giacometti Sculpture

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 26th Feb 2016.

Police seize 1 mln euros' worth of antiquities from three suspects


eKathimerini, 26th Feb 2016.

Statue stolen from Mussolini's Roman villa to be returned

(Italy; United States of America)

Dan Duray, The Art Newspaper, 26th Feb 2016.

'We think owl Kevin was stolen to order' – Baytree Owl Centre manager

(United Kingdom)

Spalding Guardian, 25th Feb 2016.

Police search for stolen 18th century prints

(United Kingdom)

East Grinstead Online, 25th Feb 2016.

Setback for Picasso's Daughter in Battle Over Sculpture


Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 25th Feb 2016.

Rare $3 million painting by French master Jean-Léon Gérôme returned after 70 years


The Siberian Times, 25th Feb 2016.

Roban varias de las conchas de bronce que indican el Camino de Santiago en Valladolid


Some of the bronze shells that mark the Camino de Santiago in Valladolid are stolen

Víctor Vela, El Norte de Castilla, 25th Feb 2016.

Chelmsford Museum gold coin theft linked to national security alert

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 24th Feb 2016.

Church congregation in shock after thieves steal priceless medieval stained glass window

(United Kingdom)

ITV News, 24th Feb 2016.

Archivan tras cinco años la mayor operación contra el expolio en décadas


Biggest operation against against plundering in decades shelved after five years

Juan Esteban Poveda, Ideal, 24th Feb 2016.

De robar vírgenes en León a plagiar la Gioconda


Stealing virgins in León to fake the Mona Lisa

Verónica Viñas, Diario de León, 23rd Feb 2016.

Treasure Hunters Destroy Ancient Roman Bridge near Bulgaria's Drangovo in Search of Legendary Gold Treasure


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 23rd Feb 2016.

Cambridge church community devastated by theft of 'priceless' stained glass window

(United Kingdom)

Freya Leng, Cambridge News, 23rd Feb 2016.

Get Ready for the Upcoming 'Beast Jesus' Documentary


Cait Munro, ArtNet News, 22nd Feb 2016.

Symposium at MKG develops ideas for dealing with silver formerly owned by Jews in museums


Art Daily, 22nd Feb 2016.

Right-on students demand Cambridge removes bronze statue …because it was looted by Britain

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Charlie Peat, Express, 22nd Feb 2016.

'Guilty' verdict on the spectacular 2010 Paris art theft


DW, 20th Feb 2016.

Athenians' Association Turns to the European Court of Human Rights for the Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Evgenia Choros, Greek Reporter, 19th Feb 2016.

Artists Covertly Scan Bust of Nefertiti and Release the Data for Free Online

(Germany; Egypt)

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 19th Feb 2016.

Art Dealer Torsten Brohan Ordered To Disclose Proceeds Of 20th Century Sale To China


Artlyst, 19th Feb 2016.

24-hour Strike on Monday Will Close Museums and Archaeological Sites Throughout Greece


Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi, Greek Reporter, 19th Feb 2016.

Germany returns looted treasures to Poland

(Germany; Poland)

Radio Poland, 18th Feb 2016.

BREAKING: Jesus College students vote to repatriate cockerel to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

The Cambridge Student, 18th Feb 2016.

Stonehenge tourist bosses demand visitors stop chipping stones and selling them on eBay

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph, 18th Feb 2016.

EDITORIAL: Restoring artifacts to their rightful owners

(United Kingdom; Australia)

Indiana Daily Student, 17th Feb 2016.

Bluestone is being chipped away on the Preseli Hills

(United Kingdom)

Sam Kurtz, Western Telegraph, 17th Feb 2016.

Picasso thief signs away right to haul

(United Kingdom)

Midweek Herald, 17th Feb 2016.

The Art Loss Register locates two paintings stolen in a house burglary in Amsterdam in 2010

(Netherlands; Switzerland)

Art Daily, 16th Feb 2016.

Unesco and Italy team up to protect art and artefacts from terrorists


Associated Press, The Guardian, 16th Feb 2016.

Italy sets up Unesco task force to protect antiquities in conflict areas


Associated Press, The Art Newspaper, 16th Feb 2016.

Hunt for Russia's missing Amber Room turns to Czech castle

(Czech Republic; Russia)

Derek Scally, The Irish Times, 16th Feb 2016.

Extradition to US for Spanish dealer in big art fraud case

(United States of America; Spain)

Alan Clendenning, Associated Press, 16th Feb 2016.

New 'paper trail' rules to help crack down on metal thieves

(United Kingdom)

Greg Russell, The National, 16th Feb 2016.

Why the UK replica furniture market is about to be hit by new copyright laws

(United Kingdom)

Tim Willis, The Independent, 15th Feb 2016.

Belgian museum in such poor repair the exhibits are being rained on


James Rothwell, The Telegraph, 14th Feb 2016.

Egypt to recover two stolen artefacts from Germany

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 14th Feb 2016.

75 años del regreso de la 'Dama de Elche'


Pedro Fernández Barbadillo, Libertad, 14th Feb 2016.

Facebook Loses Gustave Courbet Nudity Case In French Appeal Court


Artlyst, 13th Feb 2016.

Britain must free the blood-soaked queen of diamonds Koh-i-Noor

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Ben MacIntyre, The Australian, 13th Feb 2016.

The Revelations of a Nazi Art Catalogue

(France; Germany)

Sarah Wildman, The New Yorker, 12th Feb 2016.

Is The Controversial Art Law Fueling Germany's Recent 'Art Drain'?


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 11th Feb 2016.

Report: Ukraine "doing nothing" to recover stolen Dutch art

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Janene Pieters, NL Times, 11th Feb 2016.

Former Tory councillor convicted of stealing World War Two hero's bravery honour 'to pay mortgage' escapes jail

(United Kingdom)

Mike Lockley, Mirror, 11th Feb 2016.

Stolen mosque lamps to return to Egypt as Cairo museum houses new database

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Tim Cornwell, The Art Newspaper, 11th Feb 2016.

Import restrictions extended, not expanded

(United States of America; Italy)

Richard Giedroyc, Numismaster, 11th Feb 2016.

From Artifice to Artefact

(United Kingdom)

Juliet Ceresole, V&A Blog, 10th Feb 2016.

Tres detenidos por robar piezas de oro y plata de la parroquia de Aes (Cantabria)


Three arrested for theft of gold and silver pieces from the church of Aes (Cantabria)

Europa Press, El Diario, 9th Feb 2016.

Un comerciante vendía vasijas y columnas romanas por internet


A vendor was selling Roman columns and vases on the internet

La Verdad, 9th Feb 2016.

2 Treasure Hunters Arrested While Destroying Ancient Roman City Ratiaria near Bulgaria's Archar


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 8th Feb 2016.

Pakistan lays claim to the Koh-i-Noor diamond centrepiece to the Crown Jewels, claiming the gem was 'forcibly' taken by Britain

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Gianluca Mezzofiore, The Daily Mail, 8th Feb 2016.

Former Dealer of Art Forgeries Exhibits His Own (Legal) Paintings

(United Kingdom)

Gabrielle Bruney, Vice, 7th Feb 2016.

Robos en iglesias, un patrimonio en peligro


Robberies in churches, heritage in danger

Fernando Pérez Ávila, Diario de Sevilla, 7th Feb 2016.

Esclarecen otros 3 robos de arte sacro en iglesias


Three other robberies of religious art from churches clarified

El Correo De Burgos, 6th Feb 2016.

California A-G looks to reverse ruling over Nazi-stolen artwork

(United States of America; Spain)

I24 News, 6th Feb 2016.

Old camcorder footage sparks fresh appeal over antique rail clock stolen in Nineties museum robbery

(United Kingdom)

Kirsten Elder, Belfast Telegraph, 5th Feb 2016.

Un trésor oublié depuis trente ans rendu á un peuple amérindien

(Colombia; France)

A treasure lost for 30 years is returned to a Native American community

Amaury Peyrach', Le Figaro, 5th Feb 2016.

Detenidas en Ourense dos personas implicadas en 20 robos en iglesias


Two people implicated in 20 church robberies detained in Ourense.

Europa Press, 20 Minutos, 5th Feb 2016.

Treasures Dug Up by Tomb Robbers Returned to Italy

(Italy; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Megan Gannon, Live Science, 4th Feb 2016.

Fuerzan dos iglesias de Bande pero no se llevan ningún botín


Doors forced on two Bande churches but nothing was taken

Laura Fernández, La Region, 4th Feb 2016.

Mates have Banksy art stolen and flat trashed by Airbnb guests who left condoms and laughing gas

(United Kingdom)

Ollie McAteer, Metro, 3rd Feb 2016.

'Short-sighted' council 'lost opportunity to put Northampton on the map' by selling Sekhemka

(United Kingdom)

Nick Bieber, Northants Herald & Post, 3rd Feb 2016.

Se roban a 'La Conchita' de Tonanitla


'La Conchita' of Tonanitla stolen

Juan Manuel Barrera, El Universal, 3rd Feb 2016.

Roban el sagrario barroco de la iglesia de Olveira y provocan un incendio en la sacristía


Baroque tabernacle from the church of Olveira solen and fire started in the sacristy

Javier Romero, La Voz de Galicia, 3rd Feb 2016.

Stolen Camille Claudel Bronze Bust of Lover Auguste Rodin Recovered


Artlyst, 1st Feb 2016.

Hundreds of looted antiquities including mosaics from Pompeii and ancient sarcophagi are uncovered in Switzerland

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Hannah Roberts, The Daily Mail, 1st Feb 2016.

Disgraced British art dealer's priceless treasure trove discovered hidden in Geneva

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Nick Squires, The Telegraph, 1st Feb 2016.

Tate director backs Art Fund's call for UK export licence reform after Rembrandt fiasco

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 1st Feb 2016.

Van Gogh's Garden at Auvers, once labelled a fake, gets its day in the sun at Royal Academy

(United Kingdom)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 30th Jan 2016.

On the trail of the lost bulls: art detectives who track down missing public treasures

(United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe, The Guardian, 30th Jan 2016.

Colombia rejects asking Spain to return donation of ancient gold pieces

(Colombia; Spain)

Sally Palomino, El País, 29th Jan 2016.

Cecil Rhodes statue to remain at Oxford University

(United Kingdom)

Kevin Rawlinson, The Guardian, 29th Jan 2016.

US museum gives Italy back looted head of Greek statue

(Italy; United States of America)

Patrick Browne, The Local, 29th Jan 2016.

Sekhemka Egyptian statue sale prompts museum ethics code change

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 28th Jan 2016.

Heartbroken pupils write letter to thieves to return Geevor Tin Mine artifacts

(United Kingdom)

Kirste Smith, The Cornishman, 28th Jan 2016.

Colombia High Court Weighs Demand Spain Return Gold Treasure

(Colombia; Spain)

Associated Press, 28th Jan 2016.

Stolen art tracking companies ALR and ARG embroiled in 'bizarre' legal row

(United Kingdom)

Nick Clark, The Independent, 28th Jan 2016.

Man on trial for having ancient stolen books in his house


The Journal, 27th Jan 2016.

La Policía detiene al presunto autor del robo de piezas litúrgicas del Corpus Christi


Police arrest suspect in the robbery of liturgical pieces from Corpus Christi.

Sevilla Directo, 27th Jan 2016.

Why a Swiss gallery should return its looted Nazi art out of simple decency


Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, 27th Jan 2016.

Italians Mock Cover-Up of Nude Statues for Iranian's Visit

(Vatican; Iran; Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo, The New York Times, 27th Jan 2016.

La Policía recupera un cáliz de plata robado en una iglesia de Zamora


Police recover silver chalice stolen from a Zamora church

La Opinión de Zamora, 27th Jan 2016.

Man arrested over alleged theft of Roman coins from Chelmsford Museum

(United Kingdom)

Yellow Advertiser, 27th Jan 2016.

Atacan y profanan tres iglesias en Sevilla y Lugo


Three churches in Sevilla and Lugo attacked and profaned

La Gaceta, 26th Jan 2016.

Switzerland to Finance Research Into Disputed Art


Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 26th Jan 2016.

Banksy's Latest Mural Covered After Theft Attempt

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 26th Jan 2016.

Art Loss Register faces competition complaint from Art Recovery Group

(United Kingdom)

Melanie Gerlis, The Art Newspaper, 26th Jan 2016.

Rome spares Iranian president's blushes by covering nude statues

(Vatican; Iran)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner, The Guardian, 26th Jan 2016.

Illegal dumping in Roman catacombs leaves precious ancient site polluted


Reuters, The Guardian, 26th Jan 2016.

Germany's looted art probe efforts 'failing'


Toby Axelrod, The Jewish Chronicle, 25th Jan 2016.

Roban tres copones de plata, cálices y la recaudación del cepillo en una iglesia de Sevilla


Actuall, 25th Jan 2016.

Jewish Heirs Sue Swiss Museum to Recover Constable Painting


Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 25th Jan 2016.

El tesoro de los Quimbayas

(Colombia; Spain)

The treasure of the Quimbayas

Óscar Domínguez G., El Universal, 25th Jan 2016.

Greece a transit country for trade in illicit antiquities from Syria, Iraq

(Greece; Iraq; Syria)

eKathimerini, 24th Jan 2016.

Piden hasta 2 años de cárcel para tres implicados en la compraventa de piezas robadas en iglesias


Up to 2 years in prison sought for three involved in the sale of art stolen from churches

El Norte de Castilla, 24th Jan 2016.

'Operation Pandora' recovers thousands of artefacts


BBC News, 23rd Jan 2016.

Kunstmuseum Bern Director Questions Expectation Surrounding Gurlitt Trove


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 21st Jan 2016.

Meet the Indiana Jones of Stolen Art


Beckett Mufson, Vice, 21st Jan 2016.

Lords put pressure on UK government to sign Hague Convention this year

(United Kingdom)

Anny Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 21st Jan 2016.

Government's Search for Antiques Boundless as Harihara Ceremony a Success

(Cambodia; France)

Mom Kunthear, Khmer Times, 21st Jan 2016.

National Library employee to face trial over theft of 216 books


Tom Tuite, The Irish Times, 21st Jan 2016.

Dipinti rubati recuperati dai Carabinieri del Nucleo Tutela Patrimonio di Ancona


Stolen paintings recovered by the Carabinieri Heritage Unit in Ancona

ETV Marche, 20th Jan 2016.

France's Guimet Museum returns looted statue head to national museum in Phnom Penh

(Cambodia; France)

AFP, Art Daily, 20th Jan 2016.

Los robos y falsificaciones de arte abortados en el último lustro superan los 150 millones


Robberies and forgeries of seized art in the last year tops 150 million

José Ramón Villalba, Ideal, 20th Jan 2016.

The best places in England for unearthing lost treasure

(United Kingdom)

Laurence Cawley, BBC News, 17th Jan 2016.

'Stealing my painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley was like a plot from The Archers'

(United Kingdom)

Hull Daily Mail, 17th Jan 2016.

Odyssey Explorer: Cyprus to examine suspect cargo of antiquities from offshore supply ship

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Cahal Milmo, The Independent, 16th Jan 2016.

Switzerland returns stolen Etruscan treasures to Italy

(Switzerland; Italy)

Swiss Info, 15th Jan 2016.

Few Answers on True Owners of Art Found in Gurlitt Trove


Melissa Eddy, The New York Times, 14th Jan 2016.

Germany German task force finds five Nazi-looted works in Gurlitt trove


DW, 14th Jan 2016.

German team probing stolen Nazi art defends slow progress


AFP, The Times of Israel, 14th Jan 2016.

'Priceless' ball stolen from Dunblane Museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 14th Jan 2016.

Suspected arson at Fontainebleau church


Margot Boutges, The Art Newspaper, 13th Jan 2016.

Fight 'Islamic State' by preventing illegal artifacts trade


DW, 13th Jan 2016.

Expolian un mosaico de 2.000 años de antigüedad en la Villa Romana de Río Verde en Marbella


Looted: a 2000-year-old mosaic in the Roman Villa of Río Verde in Marabella

J.J. Madueño, ABC España, 13th Jan 2016.

Local councils resist temptation to cash-in on their art—for the time being

(United Kingdom)

Javier Pes, The Art Newspaper, 13th Jan 2016.

Theft from Dunblane Museum

(United Kingdom)

Forth Valley Police Division, 13th Jan 2016.

Historic mosque attacked in Crimea

(Ukraine; Russia)

World Bulletin, 12th Jan 2016.

Tres detenidos por el robo de más de 200 piezas en iglesias de la provincia de Burgos


Three arrested for the theft of more than 200 pieces from churches in Burgos province.

Pablo Morquecho Martínez, Tribuna Salamanca, 12th Jan 2016.

Austrian Restitution Law Criticized For Failing to Regulate Trade of Looted Art


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 11th Jan 2016.

From Auschwitz to Israel, the Saga of a Long-Lost Mini-Torah

(Israel; Austria)

Shlomo Rizel,, 11th Jan 2016.

For Italy's Art Police, An Ongoing Fight Against Pillage Of Priceless Works


Sylvia Poggioli, NPR, 11th Jan 2016.

Muhammad cartoons censored at Charlie Hebdo exhibit in Tel Aviv

(Israel; France)

The Times of Israel, 10th Jan 2016.

Can you help find this Co Down railway clock stolen 20 years ago?

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Scott, Belfast Live, 8th Jan 2016.

Van Dyck painting found in Istanbul

(Turkey; Georgia; Russia)

Hurriyet Daily News, 8th Jan 2016.

Who Owned 'Vexed Man' Sculpture During WWII? Austrian Dispute Hits Getty Museum

(Austria; United States of America)

Uri Blau, Haaretz, 8th Jan 2016.

After plagiarism claims, Malaysian ad firm disqualified from Kancil awards

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

The Malay Mail, 8th Jan 2016.

Channel 5 accused of supporting 'grave-robbing' over TV show Battlefield Recovery

(United Kingdom)

David Barnett, The Guardian, 8th Jan 2016.

Decorative stones stolen from several local graves


Independent Westmeath, 8th Jan 2016.

Widespread forgery of avant-garde artist exposed at Russian Art Week


Claudia Barbieri Childs, The Art Newspaper, 7th Jan 2016.

Why the U.S. Wants Germany to Take Another Look in Its Museums

(Germany; United States of America)

Jas Chana, Haaretz, 7th Jan 2016.

Owner of purported Monet loses case in French court


Georgina Adam, The Art Newspaper, 7th Jan 2016.

Roman coins stolen from locked case at Chelmsford Museum

(United Kingdom)

Steve Neale, Yellow Advertiser, 5th Jan 2016.

New foundation takes over research into Gurlitt hoard


Flavia Foradini, The Art Newspaper, 4th Jan 2016.

Facebook accused of censoring photo of Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue


Mark Molloy, The Telegraph, 4th Jan 2016.

Who owns the wreckage of the San José, and what should be done with it?

(Colombia; Peru; Panama; Spain)

Giles Richardson, Apollo, 4th Jan 2016.

Search is on for iconic sculpture

(United Kingdom)

Paul Broome, Hereford Times, 2nd Jan 2016.

Nuremberg: Germany's dilemma over the Nazis' field of dreams


Tony Paterson, The Independent, 2nd Jan 2016.

Staffordshire Regiment Museum tracks down medals stolen from display 40 years ago

(United Kingdom)

Tamworth Herald, 2nd Jan 2016.

Country's 'one of a kind' cannon is stolen from garden

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Howard, Daily Echo, 2nd Jan 2016.

Roban el niño Jesús de la imagen de la Virgen del Rosario de Valencina


Baby Jesus and statue of the Virgin of the Rosary stolen in Valencia

EFE, Diario d Sevilla, 1st Jan 2016.

Thief stole painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley during wedding

(United Kingdom)

Lucy Leeson, Hull Daily Mail, 1st Jan 2016.

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on tourists at ancient fortress in Russia's Dagestan


RT, 31st Dec 2015.

Shooting at ancient citadel in Russia's Caucasus, one dead


Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber, Yahoo News, 30th Dec 2015.

Two British teens to face trial over Auschwitz theft

(Poland; United Kingdom)

AFP, Yahoo News, 30th Dec 2015.

British Teens Indicted for Stealing Artifacts From Auschwutz-Birkenau Museum

(Poland; United Kingdom)

JTA, Haaretz, 30th Dec 2015.

Award-winning Malaysian agency seeks to contact UK designer after plagiarism claim

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

Boo Su-Lyn, The Malay Mail, 30th Dec 2015.

£21,000 of war medals stolen in museum raid remain missing three years on

(United Kingdom)

Neil Vowles, The Argus, 30th Dec 2015.

Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered


Alice Philipson, The Telegraph, 30th Dec 2015.

'Nighthawks': Tracking the criminals plundering ancient sites with the latest equipment

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo, The Independent, 30th Dec 2015.

Search is on for Sussex's missing public art

(United Kingdom)

Ben James, The Argus, 29th Dec 2015.

France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage

(Syria; Iraq; France)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 29th Dec 2015.

Salvage Vessel Detained Over Antiquities Possession

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

The Maritime Executive, 29th Dec 2015.

Cyprus seeks Lebanese expertise on seized treasures

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Ya Libnan, 28th Dec 2015.

Top policeman calls for CCTV at Glasgow Necropolis

(United Kingdom)

Graham Fraser, BBC News, 26th Dec 2015.

Army sign up 'Monument Men' to save treasures from warzones

(United Kingdom)

Ben Farmer, The Telegraph, 25th Dec 2015.

Police hunt stolen painting

(United Kingdom)

Bordon Herald, 24th Dec 2015.

Revientan la puerta de la iglesia para robar la corona a la patrona de Guillena


Church door broken down to steal crown of the patron saint of Guillena

Juan Carlos Romero, ABC España, 24th Dec 2015.

The Over-The-Hill-Mob: Inside England's Biggest Jewel Heist

(United Kingdom)

Nico Hines, The Daily Beast, 24th Dec 2015.

Cypriot Authorities Found 18th Century Antiquities on Board an American Ship

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Anastassios Adamopoulos, Greek Reporter, 24th Dec 2015.

Antiquities on board seized vessel 'not unique to Cyprus'

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Andria Kades, Cyprus Mail, 24th Dec 2015.

Treasure hunters seized in Limassol

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Elias Hazou, Cyprus Mail, 24th Dec 2015.

Revisiting case of stolen Dutch art work

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Veronika Melkozerova, Kyiv Post, 24th Dec 2015.

'Lost' £30m masterpiece now at risk of leaving UK

(United Kingdom)

DCMS, UK Government, 23rd Dec 2015.

Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins

(Egypt; Greece)

Ahram Online, 23rd Dec 2015.

Giraffe tongue among 103 items stolen from National Museum

(United Kingdom)

The Scotsman, 23rd Dec 2015.

Ship with stolen artefacts docks at Limassol port

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

In Cyprus, 23rd Dec 2015.

Gurlitt 'sane' when donating art to museum


Swiss Info, 22nd Dec 2015.

Just 5 Nazi-stolen works found in Gurlitt art haul


The Local, 22nd Dec 2015.

Denmark's Graceland Museum Boss Forced To Change Venue Name

(Denmark; United States of America)

WENN, Contact Music, 22nd Dec 2015.

'Stolen' sapphire pops up in Midtown pawn shop 19 years later

(United States of America; Italy)

Julia Marsh, New York Post, 22nd Dec 2015.

Museum attendance in Paris plummets after terrorist attacks


Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, 21st Dec 2015.

Lost Nazi-Looted Jean-Antoine Houdon Bust Returns to Poland after 75 Years

(Poland; Austria)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 21st Dec 2015.

Appeal launched to find lost Sheffield steel sculpture

(United Kingdom)

The Star, 21st Dec 2015.

Is the German Cultural Property Protection Act to be welcomed?


Apollo, 21st Dec 2015.

Artist's Fury After 'Female Beauty' Exhibition Combatting Negative Body Image Is Denied By Police


Natasha Hinde, Huffington Post, 21st Dec 2015.

Delight as Staffordshire Regiment's medals returned 40 years after they were stolen

(United Kingdom)

Lichfield Mercury, 21st Dec 2015.

El mar esconde sus tesoros


Josep Playá Maset, La Vanguardia, 20th Dec 2015.

Russian foundation wrongfully called $800K painting fake: suit

(United States of America; Russia)

Kathianne Boniello, New York Post, 20th Dec 2015.

Security director warns against 'financing terrorism'


Swiss Info, 20th Dec 2015.

Lichtenstein Investigated Yves Bouvier


Darren Isner, The News Hub, 19th Dec 2015.

Master forger who fooled world's art experts reveals how he created £444,000 fake statue in garden shed

(United Kingdom)

Paul Britton, Manchester Evening News, 19th Dec 2015.

El fuego arrasa dos piezas religiosas del siglo XVI


Fire destroys two pieces of religious art from the 16th century

Diario de Mallorca, 19th Dec 2015.

Museum of WWII stolen artwork raises attention in Italy


Marzia De Giuli, Xinhua, 18th Dec 2015.

Two Warhol Prints and an Otto Piene Artwork Stolen from Gallery Vehicle in Germany


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 18th Dec 2015.

Found: 'Priceless' 18th century 'Bust of the Goddess Diana' looted by the Nazis in WWII returned to Warsaw's Royal Lazienki Palace

(Poland; Austria)

Ed Wight, The Daily Mail, 18th Dec 2015.

Madrid's Royal Collections settles dispute with Prado museum


Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, 17th Dec 2015.

Hanukkah at the Arch of Titus

(Israel; Italy)

Steven Fine, Yale University News, 15th Dec 2015.

Nazi gold train: 'No evidence' of discovery in Poland


BBC News, 15th Dec 2015.

Stolen Dutch Art Shows Up in Ukraine, but Getting It Back Isn't Easy

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Nina Siegal, The New York Times, 15th Dec 2015.

Historic England on a mission to locate publicly subsidised art that has disappeared from view

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo, The Independent, 15th Dec 2015.

Public artworks disappearing before our eyes, says heritage body

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown, The Guardian, 15th Dec 2015.

Does Greece want its marbles back?

(Greece; United Kingdom)

George Vardas, Neos Kosmos, 14th Dec 2015.

Stolen relief of Egyptian King Seti I recovered from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 14th Dec 2015.

Three stolen Egyptian Mameluk-era lamps recovered from London and Sharjah

(Egypt; United Kingdom; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 14th Dec 2015.

El robo del Códice Calixtino: una peripecia digna de un guión de Berlanga


The theft of the Codex Calixtino: a premise worthy of a script by Berlanga

Pedro García Martín, El Mundo, 14th Dec 2015.

Bulgarian Customs Prevent Smuggling of Ancient Coins, Artifacts into England

(Bulgaria; United Kingdom)

Novinite, 14th Dec 2015.

Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy

(China; Netherlands)

Yao Lan, ECNS, 13th Dec 2015.

El Códice Calixtino optará al Registro de la Memoria del Mundo de la Unesco, lo que reforzaría su protección


The Codex Calixtinus has been placed on UNESCO's Memory of the World list to ensure its protection

Europa Press, 20 Minutos, 13th Dec 2015.

Return of the Monuments Men: New UK unit will save priceless artefacts from jihadis

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Williams, The Daily Star, 13th Dec 2015.

Cypriot Tasoula Hadjitofi vows to halt illicit art trafficking by terrorists


Famagusta Gazette, 12th Dec 2015.

Banksy's sculpture 'The Drinker' is returned ten years after it was stolen by art activists but they have added their own special twist and scrawled 'Take the p***' on its plinth'

(United Kingdom)

Imogen Calderwood, The Daily Mail, 12th Dec 2015.

Sea god statue set to make welcome return

(United Kingdom)

News Letter, 11th Dec 2015.

Villagers reject mummy conditions

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua, Shanghai Daily, 11th Dec 2015.

UN Resolution Calls for Return of Parthenon Sculptures to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos, Greek Reporter, 11th Dec 2015.

Ukraine Jumps Into Stolen Dutch Paintings Mystery With Eye To Referendum

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Pete Baumgartner, Radio Free Europe, 11th Dec 2015.

Art Law: French Judgment Against Expert in Max Ernst Forgery Case Set Aside


Dispute Resolution in Germany, 10th Dec 2015.

Violento robo en la iglesia de las Carmelitas de Peñaranda con el encargado maniatado


Violent robbery in the Church of the Carmelitas in Peñaranda, manager bound

Raúl Martín, Salamanca 24 Horas, 10th Dec 2015.

L'historien d'art Werner Spies innocenté dans l'affaire du faux Max Ernst


Art Historian Werner Spies acquitted in case of fake Max Ernst

Harry Bellet, Le Monde, 10th Dec 2015.

'Restitution of a lost beauty': Caravaggio Nativity replica brought to Palermo


Stephanie Kirchgaessner, The Guardian, 10th Dec 2015.

Stolen Art Hampers Ukraine's EU Progress

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg, 9th Dec 2015.

Artworks Worth $1.1 Million Stolen From Markus Lüpertz's Potsdam Studio


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 9th Dec 2015.

Greece Will Not Further Pursue the Return of Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

A. Makris, Greek Reporter, 9th Dec 2015.

Syrian woman faces 12 years in jail for 'smuggling ancient coins'

(Turkey; Sweden)

Hurriyet Daily News, 9th Dec 2015.

Dutch collector puts conditions on stolen Buddha statue's return to China

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan, ECNS, 8th Dec 2015.

Another church hit by lead thefts – St Mary's in Cratfield the latest to be targeted

(United Kingdom)

Edmund Crosthwaite, East Anglian Daily Times, 8th Dec 2015.

Antiquities Dealer Leonardo Patterson Faces New Criminal Charges

(Germany; Mexico)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 8th Dec 2015.

European states urge action against IS antiquities dealing


AFP, Yahoo News, 8th Dec 2015.

Museum Sues Wikimedia for Hosting Copyrighted Photos of Its Public-Domain Artworks


Benjamin Sutton, Hyperallergic, 8th Dec 2015.

Stolen Dutch paintings offered for sale by Ukrainian militia

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Jon Henley, The Guardian, 7th Dec 2015.

Art collector tried to sell fake prints at Sotheby's to fund Brazilian lover's visa

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph, 7th Dec 2015.

Two metal detecting friends fall out over which of them discovered a haul of 1,600 Roman coins worth £8,000 buried beneath a remote field

(United Kingdom)

Alex Matthews, The Daily Mail, 7th Dec 2015.

Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Amelia Caddy, Australian Geographic, 7th Dec 2015.

Report: Paintings stolen from Hoorn museum surfaces in Ukraine

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Janene Pieters, NL Times, 7th Dec 2015.

Misstanke: IS-stulen konst i Sverige

(Switzerland; Syria)

Suspicion: IS-stolen art in Sweden

Aftonbladet, 6th Dec 2015.

El otro tesoro

(Spain; United States of America)

The other treasure

Almudena Lopesino, Cadena Ser, 6th Dec 2015.

AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum

(India; United Kingdom)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 6th Dec 2015.

Statement on Paris Auction of Native American Objects

(United States of America; France)

Evan Ryan, United States Department of State, 4th Dec 2015.

Isil antiques 'sold to western collectors' warns French finance minister

(Iraq; Syria; France)

David Chazan, The Telegraph, 4th Dec 2015.

Arte, millones y bajas pasiones: la historia del robo del Códice Calixtino


Art, millions, and lusts: the story of the theft of The Codex Calixtinus

Eva Lamarca, Vanity Fair, 4th Dec 2015.

The woman turning ancient buried treasure into jewellery

(United Kingdom)

Maev Kennedy, The Guardian, 3rd Dec 2015.

Pakistani lawyer files petition for return of Koh-i-noor crown jewels diamond

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Reuters, The Guardian, 3rd Dec 2015.

Leslie Waddington, art dealer - obituary

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph, 2nd Dec 2015.

German Panel Defends Effort to Trace Owners of Nazi-Looted Art


Melissa Eddy, The New York Times, 2nd Dec 2015.

Secretary Jewell Advances Discussion on Repatriation of Tribal Sacred Objects with French Authorities

(United States of America; France)

United States Department of the Interior, 2nd Dec 2015.

Celstraffen geëist voor drie helers dure schilderijen uit Leerdams museum


Prison sentences demanded for three robbers of expensive paintings from Leerdam Museum

Blikopnieuws, 2nd Dec 2015.

Gurlitt task force identifies 5th work looted by Nazis


Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 2nd Dec 2015.

Danh Vo and Dutch collector settle legal battle


Hannah McGivern, The Art Newspaper, 2nd Dec 2015.

Inuit shaman parka 'copied' by KTZ design well-studied by anthropologists

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Sima Sahar Zerehi, CBC, 2nd Dec 2015.

French national treasure recovered by The Art Loss Register

(France; United Kingdom)

Art Loss Register, 1st Dec 2015.

Police hunt owners of 600 pieces of artwork recovered from Opus Art Gallery in Stow on the Wold

(United Kingdom)

Western Daily Press, 1st Dec 2015.

Is this Leonardo da Vinci drawing a £100m masterpiece...or a worthless forgery

(United Kingdom)

Sadie Nicholas, Express, 30th Nov 2015.

Oslo wine theft leaves bitter aftertaste


Sarah Bostock, The Foreigner, 30th Nov 2015.

Ill-Gotten Treasures of Ancient Crimea Are Flooding eBay

(Ukraine; Russia)

Damaris Colhoun, Atlas Obscura, 30th Nov 2015.

Culture and jihad, grimly connected through the art market's "blood antiquities"

(United Kingdom)

The Economist, 30th Nov 2015.

«La Puerta Santa abrirá, pero esto no es un año santo compostelano»


The Puerta Santa is open, but this isn't a Holy Year

Xurxo Melchor, La Voz de Galicia, 29th Nov 2015.

STOLEN: Historic Woodhenge Bronze Plaques

(United Kingdom)

Spire FM, 28th Nov 2015.

Looted artefacts from occupied Cyprus returned

(Cyprus; Canada)

In Cyprus, Parikiaki, 28th Nov 2015.

The Black Years: how Nazi art came back to Berlin


Rob Sharp, The Guardian, 27th Nov 2015.

Ancient Gravestone Used As Battering Ram In Lightning Jewelry Store Heist

(United Kingdom)

Lee Moran, Huffington Post, 27th Nov 2015.

Antique coins stolen from National Museum of Scotland 'worth £20,000'

(United Kingdom)

STV, 27th Nov 2015.

U.K. fashion house pulls copied Inuit design, here's their apology

(Canada; United Kingdom)

CBC, 27th Nov 2015.

Infamous art thief arrested in Athens

(Cuba; Greece)

Neos Kosmos, 27th Nov 2015.

SKULL THEFT FEUD: York travellers' site & 4 others raided, 7 arrests made, sub-machine guns seized - UPDATED

(United Kingdom)

The York Press, 27th Nov 2015.

Frescoes stolen from ancient tomb go on display in Italy


Reuters, 26th Nov 2015.

Kirkcaldy Galleries tapestry theft remains a mystery

(United Kingdom)

Maggie Millar, Fife Today, 26th Nov 2015.

Spanish museum squabble over Old Masters ends


Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, 26th Nov 2015.

Decapitan a una virgen al robar su corona


Virgin decapitated to steal her crown

Alfonso Alba, Cordopolis, 26th Nov 2015.

Tras los pasos de falsos Picassos, Goyas o Benlliures


In the footsteps of fake Picassos, Goyas, and Benlliures

EFE, Las Provincias, 26th Nov 2015.

Encounters exhibition: a stunning but troubling collection of colonial plunder

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley, The Guardian, 26th Nov 2015.

Task force investigating art trove inherited from Nazi collector achieved 'embarrassing' results


Philipp Jedicke, DW, 26th Nov 2015.

Greek Police Arrest Cuban Man Suspected of Pulling off Major Museum Heist

(Greece; Cuba)

Ioanna Zikakou, Greek Reporter, 26th Nov 2015.

Recuperan un farol de plata del siglo XVIII robado en la Catedral en 1977


Silver 18th century lantern stolen from the Cathedral in 1977 recovered

EFE, La Verdad, 26th Nov 2015.

Investigan el robo a una virgen que han mutilado en una iglesia de Córdoba


Robbery of a virgin that was mutilated in a Cordoba church is being investigated

Europa Press, 26th Nov 2015.

French Citizen Returns Ancient Greek Amphora

(Greece; France)

Philip Crysopoulos, Greek Reporter, 26th Nov 2015.

It is hard to overstate the gravity of the Castelvecchio thefts


Thomas Marks, Apollo, 25th Nov 2015.

Major seizure of woolly mammoth tusks and precious stones bound for China

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times, 25th Nov 2015.

Colaboración entre el INAH, la SRE y la PGR, determinante en el fallo condenatorio en contra de Leonardo Patterson

(Germany; Mexico)

Collaboration between INAH, the SRE and the PGR, leads to conviction of Leonardo Patterson

INAH, 24th Nov 2015.

Swiss return two ancient cuneiform tablets to Iraq

(Switzerland; Iraq)

Swiss Info, 24th Nov 2015.

Oasis caricature worth £1,500 stolen from Lord Clifden pub

(United Kingdom)

Andy Richardson, Birmingham Mail, 23rd Nov 2015.

Italian Politicians Outraged Over Verona Art Heist as Wild Theories Abound


Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 23rd Nov 2015.

UK still a safe haven for dirty money, study finds

(United Kingdom)

Jim Armitage, The Independent, 23rd Nov 2015.

Images released over National Museum of Scotland coins theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 23rd Nov 2015.

Denuncian a un artista por "profanar" hostias consagradas que robó en iglesias


Artist denounced for "profaning" consecrated hosts that were stolen from churches

La Región, 23rd Nov 2015.

Saquear yacimientos arqueológicos y anunciarlo en Internet: mala idea


Loot archaeological sites and announce it on the internet: bad idea

Lukor, 23rd Nov 2015.

Family threaten National Gallery with legal action over Matisse painting

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge, The Guardian, 22nd Nov 2015.

Stolen ancestral remains repatriated to Western Australia after years of negotiations

(Australia; Austria)

Erin Parke, ABC Australia, 21st Nov 2015.

Dio Mio! Thieves Steal Artworks Worth $16M in Italian Museum Heist


Benjamin Sutton, Hyperallergic, 20th Nov 2015.

Asylum for artefacts: Paris's plan to protect cultural treasures from terrorists

(France; Iraq; Syria)

Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, 20th Nov 2015.

Yangchun Villagers Hire Lawyers to Sue Dutch Collector Over Stolen Mummified Buddha Statue

(China; Netherlands)

Francis Eduard Ang, Yibada, 20th Nov 2015.

Research project begins into effect of total ivory ban in the UK

(United Kingdom)

Roland Arkell, Antiques Trade Gazette, 20th Nov 2015.

Secret art warehouses under government scrutiny


Robert Frank, CNBC, 19th Nov 2015.

In France, Fears that Rare Book and Manuscript Fund is a €500m Fraud


Marion Maneker, Art Market Monitor, 19th Nov 2015.

Nazi Art Case Tests Start Date Of Shoah

(Germany; United States of America)

Stewart Ain, The Jewish Week, 19th Nov 2015.

US lawmakers call from Bayern looted art

(Germany; United States of America)

OR Politics, 19th Nov 2015.

Louvre's director draws up 50-point plan in response to Isil's destruction

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, 19th Nov 2015.

'Toenail Hoard' of 500 coin clippings found in Forest of Dean

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 18th Nov 2015.

China Exclusive: Fujian villagers sue after Dutch collector refuses to return stolen god

(China; Netherlands)

Huaxia, Xinhua, 18th Nov 2015.

German man returns mummy mask to Egypt after 50 years away

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 18th Nov 2015.

Sotheby's offers voluntary redundancies to cut costs

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Anny Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 17th Nov 2015.

German Art Museum Finds 18 Nazi-Looted Paintings in Collection


JTA, Forward, 17th Nov 2015.

Field investigation complete on village's case to reclaim 1,000-year old statue

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan, ECNS, 17th Nov 2015.

John Oliver explains why India is unlikely to get the Koh-i-Noor diamond back

(United Kingdom; India)

Sonam Joshi, Mashable, 17th Nov 2015.

Hollande proposes refuge for Middle Eastern art


Associated Press, The Daily Star, 17th Nov 2015.

El patrimonio histórico es de todos


Historic heritage is everyone's

El Día de Córdoba, 16th Nov 2015.

Museum hunts for 2,000 year old mummy's missing teeth


Janene Pieters, NL Times, 16th Nov 2015.

Looted ancient statue returned to Egypt

(Egypt; Austria)

The Local, 16th Nov 2015.

Fujian villagers turn to legal act to claim Buddha statue with a mummified monk

(China; Netherlands)

China Daily, What's On Xiamen, 16th Nov 2015.

Cultura elevará el control sobre bienes de la Iglesia para frenar su deterioro


Culture to increase security over religious good to prevent their deterioration

Daniel Domínguez, Faro de Vigo, 14th Nov 2015.

Monaco gives OK to million-dollar art fraud trial


AFP, News 24, 13th Nov 2015.

Former head of ancient Italian abbey accused of embezzling charitable funds


Nick Squires, The Telegraph, 12th Nov 2015.

Vandalised St Helen's Church rises from the ashes to be rebuilt at Beamish Museum

(United Kingdom)

Hannah Chapman, The Northern Echo, 12th Nov 2015.

Science Museum ends sponsorship deal with Shell

(United Kingdom)

Adam Vaughan, The Guardian, 12th Nov 2015.

Marina Abramović sued by former lover and collaborator Ulay


Esther Addley, The Guardian, 11th Nov 2015.

Stolen Wrexham sheep 'Champion' found at the top of Dinas Bran

(United Kingdom)

Gary Porter, Daily Post, 11th Nov 2015.

'Nazi gold train' investigators start surveying site in Poland


Alex Duval Smith, The Guardian, 8th Nov 2015.

Police trace stolen WW1 East Surrey regimental colours

(United Kingdom)

Surry Mirror, 8th Nov 2015.

John Lennon's guitar sold for $2.4m at auction

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Reuters, The Guardian, 8th Nov 2015.

News Matisse portrait claim rejected by National Gallery

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 7th Nov 2015.

Indians sue Queen for return of £100m jewel in the crown: Bollywood stars and businessmen launch legal battle over 105-carat diamond which they say was stolen from their country

(India; United Kingdom)

Robert Verkaik, The Daily Mail, 7th Nov 2015.

$9M lawsuit over damage to Andy Warhol paintings: court papers

(United States of America; Italy)

Barbara Ross, New York Daily News, 6th Nov 2015.

MMEA To Return Seized Artefacts From Warship To British Government

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

Bernama, 6th Nov 2015.

La Unidad Policial de Patrimonio investiga el robo de San Clemente


The Heritage Police Unit investigated the robbery of San Clemente

La Tribuna de Toledo, 6th Nov 2015.

Unionist parties in censorship row after demanding removal of painting showing 'Orangemen in KKK clothing'

(United Kingdom)

Nick Clark, The Independent, 6th Nov 2015.

German Cabinet Approves Controversial Cultural Export Bill


Blouin ArtInfo, 6th Nov 2015.

The Auction Gavel Finally Falls in the Wake of a 17-Year Battle Over Malevich Restitution

(United States of America; Germany; Russia)

Julie Baumgardner, Artsy, 6th Nov 2015.

Thief Demands $163,000 Ransom for Klimt Painting Stolen in 1997


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 5th Nov 2015.

How Did a Stolen Malevich End Up at Sotheby's?

(Netherlands; United States of America)

Blouin ArtInfo, 4th Nov 2015.

Germany's Dating Of Start Of Holocaust Questioned

(Germany; United States of America)

Stewart Ain, The Jewish Week, 3rd Nov 2015.

Looted marble bust returned to Poland

(Poland; Austria)

Julia Michalska, The Art Newspaper, 2nd Nov 2015.

Looters dig up Holocaust victims' graves at Nazi death camp Sobibor in hunt for gold


Ed Wight, The Daily Mail, 2nd Nov 2015.

Could Shakespeare's skull have been found? Why Church ruling means we may never know

(United Kingdom)

Emily Gosden, The Telegraph, 1st Nov 2015.

Literary vandal defaces the summit of Scafell Pike with poetry in permanent black ink

(United Kingdom)

Victoria Ward, The Telegraph, 30th Oct 2015.

Da Chicago a Trani: la Diocesi recupera 109 pergamene antiche


From Chicago to Trani: the diocese recovers 109 ancient parchments

Alessandra Vacca, Trani Viva, 29th Oct 2015.

UK gives £3m to protect Iraq antiquities from IS terrorism

(United Kingdom; Iraq)

BBC News, 28th Oct 2015.

Valuable painting of Paula Yates stolen in Hastings

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 28th Oct 2015.

2600 Jahre alte Weiheinschrift aus Babylon kehrt zurück in den Irak

(Iraq; Germany)

Consecration inscription form Babylon will return to Iraq

SPK, 28th Oct 2015.

Royal Institution to sell 'non-core' items

(United Kingdom)

Antiques Trade Gazette, 28th Oct 2015.

National monuments must be protected by clear laws


Vincent Salafia, The Irish Times, 27th Oct 2015.

Spain Returning over 100 Pieces of Stolen Art to Ecuador

(Ecuador; Spain)

TelesurTV, 27th Oct 2015.

Saving an Ancestral Cemetery


Lara Ehrlich, BU Today, 26th Oct 2015.

Ram-raiders used BULLDOZER to smash their way into an antiques shop causing £500,000 of damage – but left empty-handed because there was no cash in the safe

(United Kingdom)

James Dunn, The Daily Mail, 26th Oct 2015.

Unique painting stolen from Totnes pub for 'a drunken laugh

(United Kingdom)

C Abbott, Herald Express, 26th Oct 2015.

Modern art installation removed by cleaners who thought it was party aftermath


Jen Mills, Metro, 25th Oct 2015.

Banksy's 'Dismal Aid' Sign Stolen by Enterprising Thieves


Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 23rd Oct 2015.

HMS Hermes thefts: Teynham man arrested

(United Kingdom)

Bess Browning, Kent Online, 23rd Oct 2015.

Kunst hat einen Wert, nicht nur einen Preis


Art has a value and it isn't just price

Norbert Lammert, Die Welt, 23rd Oct 2015.

Un año de cárcel por robar en la iglesia de Feáns


One year in jail for robbing the church of Feáns

Tania Suárez, La Opinión a Coruña, 23rd Oct 2015.

Why can't Soviet stolen art be recovered, but Nazi theft can?

(Russia; United States of America)

Noah Feldman, Financial Review, 23rd Oct 2015.

Farmer faces arrest after refusing to tear down mock castle he built without permission and hid behind straw bales

(United Kingdom)

Matthew Moore, The Independent, 22nd Oct 2015.

National Crime Agency Warns British Museums Against Imminent Threat of Organized Crime Rings

(United Kingdom)

Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 21st Oct 2015.

Nazi claims spur fight between Vienna and Krakow over Bruegel

(Poland; Austria)

Henry Foy, Financial Times, 21st Oct 2015.

Artefacts returned by collector

(Cambodia; Sweden)

Vong Sokheng, The Phnom Penh Post, 21st Oct 2015.

Lebanon, Italy team up to tackle illegal antiquities trade

(Lebanon; Italy)

Mat Nashed, The Daily Star, 21st Oct 2015.

Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Worth $10 Million Stolen in Nasty Divorce Tug-of-War


Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, ArtNet News, 20th Oct 2015.

Christie's to Auction Off Painting Looted During WWII as Part of Deal With Jewish Heirs

(France; United Kingdom; Italy)

Haaretz, 20th Oct 2015.

Saquean la iglesia de Balerma


The church of Balerma is looted

Fran Gavilán, Ideal, 20th Oct 2015.

Police hunting art thief after four paintings worth more than £1,000 stolen from library

(United Kingdom)

Aban Quaynor, Lancashire Telegraph, 20th Oct 2015.

Dispute over Venetian painting seized by Vichy regime resolved after more than 70 years

(France; United Kingdom; Italy)

Anny Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 19th Oct 2015.

Rare £6,000 work of art stolen in rural break-in

(United Kingdom)

John Bynorth, The Herald, 18th Oct 2015.

Un inventaire pour protéger le patrimoine religieux


An inventory for protecting religious heritage

Ouest France, 17th Oct 2015.

Stolen Basquiat painting reappears in Paris


DW, 17th Oct 2015.

From Caravaggio to Graham Ovenden: do artists' crimes taint their art?

(United Kingdom)

Emine Saner, The Guardian, 17th Oct 2015.

Northampton museums warned threat of attack is 'severe and imminent'

(United Kingdom)

Paul Lynch, Northampton Chronicle & Echo, 17th Oct 2015.

Un preso fugado es detenido tras intentar vender dos valiosas reliquias de una iglesia de Morón


Escaped prisoner arrested trying to steal two precious relics from the church of Morón

ABC España, 17th Oct 2015.

Nazi-looted art trove mysteries far from solved


Heike Mund, DW, 16th Oct 2015.

Legal battle continues over man's claim to Yale's Van Gogh 'The Night Cafe' painting

(United States of America; Russia)

Ed Stannard, New Haven Register, 16th Oct 2015.

Return of mummified statue urged before 'birthday'

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan, ECNS, 15th Oct 2015.

Bulgarian Police Bust Antiquities Trafficking Group


Novinite, 15th Oct 2015.

Swiss politician quizzed over Nazi-looted painting


Caroline Bishop, The Local, 15th Oct 2015.

Exhibition to remember one of the real-life Monuments Men

(United Kingdom)

Leeza Clark, The Courier, 15th Oct 2015.

Fem års fängelse för kyrkstölder


Five years in prison for church theft

Sveriges Radio, 14th Oct 2015.

Pompeii's pilferers punished with a curse from the gods


Alice Philipson, The Telegraph, 14th Oct 2015.

History wars: archaeologists battle to save our heritage from the nighthawks

(United Kingdom)

Mark Horton, The Conversation, 14th Oct 2015.

Elizabeth Hurley Booted From V&A Museum After Selfie on 16th-Century Bed

(United Kingdom)

Abigail Rowe, Observer, 13th Oct 2015.

Unearthing the Spoils of War


Tobias Timm, Handelsblatt, 13th Oct 2015.

Experts in the field of fakery

(United Kingdom)

Philip Mould, The Telegraph, 13th Oct 2015.

Polish painting looted by Nazis makes triumphant return after decades in Ohio

(Poland; United States of America)

Alex Duval Smith, The Guardian, 13th Oct 2015.

'Poisonous feud' poses a tricky conundrum at the Sherlock Holmes Museum

(United Kingdom)

David Barrett, The Telegraph, 13th Oct 2015.

Man, 69, arrested over possession of illicit antiquities


eKathimerini, 13th Oct 2015.

Stolen Roman head artefact returned to Vindolanda museum

(United Kingdom)

Carl Fallowfield, Cumbria Crack, 12th Oct 2015.

Venice Mayor to Deaccession Klimt and Chagall Masterpieces to Pay Off City Debts


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 12th Oct 2015.

Jewish leader 'disappointed' about German art exhibit of potential Nazi loot


DW, 10th Oct 2015.

Suffolk churches count 'devastating' cost of lead roof thefts

(United Kingdom)

Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian, 10th Oct 2015.

Jewish leader 'disappointed' about German art exhibit of potential Nazi loot


DW, 10th Oct 2015.

A new look at Bührle art collection's shadowy past


Ariane Gigon, Swiss Info, 9th Oct 2015.

Sophisticated gangs using drones to target church roofs for their lead

(United Kingdom)

David Connett, The Independent, 9th Oct 2015.

Mystery of monks missing gravestone is finally solved

(United Kingdom)

Andy Done-Johnson, Chad, 9th Oct 2015.

Sikh temple ransacked with cash and gold artefacts stolen

(United Kingdom)

Dave Comeau, Crawley News, 8th Oct 2015.

Two arrested over death of Italian man found in London canal

(United Kingdom)

Josh Halliday, The Guardian, 8th Oct 2015.

Action group says DCMS lobbied it to fundraise for Sekhemka

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Steel, Museums Journal, 7th Oct 2015.

Harsher penalties for thieves targeting war memorials

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 6th Oct 2015.

Germany returns idol stolen from Kashmir

(India; Germany)

Press Trust of India, The Hindu, 6th Oct 2015.

How did a former Italian art thief end up dead in a London canal?

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Anthony, The Guardian, 4th Oct 2015.

Egypt's embassy in London restores smuggled pharaonic stele

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

The Cairo Post, 3rd Oct 2015.

National Treasure or Disputes of Heritage


AMA, 2nd Oct 2015.

Collapsed Hadrian's Wall repairs carried out

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 2nd Oct 2015.

Serious intention to raise funds to save Sekhemka Egyptian statue

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 2nd Oct 2015.

El acusado de robar una medalla a una Virgen afrima que era de su abuela


Person accused of stealing the medallion of a Virgin claims it was their grandmother's

P. García-Baquero, ABC España, 1st Oct 2015.

Chance For Locals To Turn Detective Over Art Forgery

(United Kingdom)

Bath Echo, 1st Oct 2015.

Drunken tourists strip off for Roman bath in famous Italian fountain


The Daily Telegraph, The New Zealand Herald, 30th Sep 2015.

Body found in London canal identified as Italian national

(United Kingdom)

Jessica Elgot, The Guardian, 30th Sep 2015.

Hermann Goering's 'full catalogue' of looted Nazi art published for first time


Henry Samuel, The Telegraph, 30th Sep 2015.

Atacan una iglesia y profanan el sagrario en Bigastro


Lola González Giraldós, Infovaticana, 30th Sep 2015.

Possible Nazi Tunnels Fuel Treasure Seekers in Poland


Joanna Berendt, The New York Times, 29th Sep 2015.

Nazi 'gold train': Polish Army start digging but men who originally claimed find say efforts are 'pointless'


Rose Troup Buchanan, The Independent, 29th Sep 2015.

For Norwegian Museum, a Loss Produces a Gain


Julia Gronnevet, The New York Times, 28th Sep 2015.

How a long-lost Polish painting, likely stolen by Nazis, ended up in Ohio

(United States of America; Poland)

Elahe Izadi, The Washington Post, 28th Sep 2015.

Robados dos 'goyas' de una casa de Madrid


Two Goyas stolen from a house in Madrid

Manuel Morales, El País, 26th Sep 2015.

Man arrested with antiquities


In Cyprus, 26th Sep 2015.

Lot-et-Garonne: 700 objets découverts chez les pilleurs d'églises


Lot-et-Garonne : 700 objects found in the home of church robbers

Sud Ouest, 26th Sep 2015.

Painting lost in WWII returns to Poland

(Poland; United States of America)

Radio Poland, 26th Sep 2015.

Se enfrenta a prisón por robar el cepillo la iglesia y la corona de la Virgen


Prison sentence for theft of the crown of the Virgin

P. García-Baquero, ABC España, 25th Sep 2015.

Expert Says M.C. Escher Museum Is Full of Replicas


Clare Voon, Hyperallergic, 25th Sep 2015.

Stevenage Art Society's stolen mural found abandoned by 12-year-old schoolboy

(United Kingdom)

Oliver Pritchard, The Comet, 25th Sep 2015.

México recupera bajorrelieve monumental

(Mexico; France)

Mexico recovers monumental relief

INAH, 24th Sep 2015.

French Court Tosses 'Guggenheim vs. Guggenheim' Lawsuit

(France; Italy; United States of America)

Laura C. Mallonee, Hyperallergic, 24th Sep 2015.

México recupera en París una pieza olmeca robada hace más de 40 años

(Mexico; France)

Mexico recuperates from Paris an Olmec piece stolen more than 40 years ago

EFE, La Opinión, 24th Sep 2015.

Ancient carving stolen more than 40 years ago in Mexico found in France

(Mexico; France)

Associated Press, Fox, 24th Sep 2015.

Russian billionaire hands two 'stolen' Picassos to French authorities


Henry Samuel, The Telegraph, 24th Sep 2015.

Stolen Picasso painting found in New Jersey makes its way back to Paris museum

(France; United States of America)

Associated Press, CTV, 24th Sep 2015.

Stolen wooden statuette to be repatriated to Egypt from France

(Egypt; France)

The Cairo Post, 24th Sep 2015.

150.000-Euro in Offerings Stolen from Greek Orthodox Church in Paros


Ioanna Zikakou, Greek Reporter, 24th Sep 2015.

Geneva orders Roman relic returned to Turkey

(Switzerland; Turkey)

The Local, 23rd Sep 2015.

The Billionaire, the Picassos and a $30 Million Gift to Shame a Middleman

(France; Monaco; Singapore; Hong Kong)

Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 23rd Sep 2015.

Police launch nationwide appeal to trace stolen Hertfordshire artwork

(United Kingdom)

Michael Steward, Dunmow Broadcast, 23rd Sep 2015.

Germany returns Hindu statue to India

(India; Germany)

Dana Scherle, DW, 23rd Sep 2015.

Cambridge academic David Barrowclough jailed for six years after stealing £238k in lottery fraud

(United Kingdom)

Cambridge News, 23rd Sep 2015.

French collector returns gold artifacts to China

(China; France)

Xinhua, 22nd Sep 2015.

Hastings museum mascot missing

(United Kingdom)

Hastings & St. Leonards Observer, 22nd Sep 2015.

100,000-year-old animal bones stolen

(United Kingdom)

North Devon Journal, 22nd Sep 2015.

Oligarchs and Orchestras: Inside Luxembourg's Secretive Low-Tax 'Fortress of Art' Warehouse


John Letzing, The Wall Street Journal, 21st Sep 2015.

Precious treasure from the Shipwreck The London - could return to Southend

(United Kingdom)

Suzi Muston, Yellow Advertiser, 21st Sep 2015.

Thieves turn to stealing stone from roofs and graveyards to feed fashion for expensive home makeovers

(United Kingdom)

Sean Poulter, The Daily Mail, 21st Sep 2015.

Otto Krebs Collection: Spoils of War or Plunder in Peace?


Alex Boyle, Art Antiques Design, 20th Sep 2015.

Tate's Constable masterpiece, once Nazi loot, now set to leave UK

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Doward, The Guardian, 20th Sep 2015.

Putin and Berlusconi in Crimea wine row


BBC News, 19th Sep 2015.

German museum all set to return 9th century stolen Durga idol

(India; Germany)

Sobhana K Nair, Mumbai Mirror, 19th Sep 2015.

'We are heavy hearted' — Great Tapestry of Scotland stitchers speak out after panel is stolen

(United Kingdom)

Craig Smith, The Courier, 19th Sep 2015.

Vandals Smear Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Munich's Haus der Kunst


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 18th Sep 2015.

Prague's Titian loan show delayed after insurers refuse to ship works

(Czech Republic)

Simon Hewitt, The Art Newspaper, 18th Sep 2015.

War medals stolen from 90 year-old man in Shoeburyness burglary

(United Kingdom)

ITV News, 17th Sep 2015.

Tapestry panel stolen from Kirkcaldy Galleries has yet to be found

(United Kingdom)

Fiona Dobie, Fife Today, 17th Sep 2015.

Church roof lead thieves labelled 'callous' after fifth Suffolk incident since end of August

(United Kingdom)

Ellis Barker, Ipswich Star, 17th Sep 2015.

Judge probes use of four fake Goyas to fund Madrid hospital


Esther Sánchez, El País, 16th Sep 2015.

Bulgaria aims at improving legislation against artefacts smuggling: culture minister


Focus Information Agency, 16th Sep 2015.

Bristol council to keep Renoir painting sold at Nazi-organised auction

(United Kingdom)

Press Assocaition, The Guardian, 16th Sep 2015.

Lead Stolen from Church Roof

(United Kingdom)

Suffolk Constabulary, 15th Sep 2015.

Tapestry panel theft slammed in Borders

(United Kingdom)

The Southern Reporter, 15th Sep 2015.

Reception to welcome back stolen artefacts


Cyprus Mail, 15th Sep 2015.

Beauty, not folklore, may have been tapestry thief's main motivation

(United Kingdom)

Craig Smith, The Courier, 15th Sep 2015.

German culture ministry tones down controversial cultural property bill


Julia Michalska, The Art Newspaper, 15th Sep 2015.

Gallery 'sold artist's paint spattered carpet' as her own work

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph, 15th Sep 2015.

Wrexham sheep sculptures look for new home after two are stolen

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 14th Sep 2015.

Theft of Medieval Coins From Scottish Museum Linked to Strikes

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 14th Sep 2015.

Swiss dealer faces charges as judge investigates €36m Picasso sales


Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 14th Sep 2015.

Activists occupy British Museum over BP sponsorship

(United Kingdom)

Kevin Rawlinson, The Guardian, 13th Sep 2015.

U.S. judge fines Russia $43.7 million in diplomatic feud over Jewish collection

(Russia; United States of America)

Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post, 13th Sep 2015.

Rosslyn Chapel panel 'stolen from Great Tapestry of Scotland'

(United Kingdom)

Brian Ferguson, The Scotsman, 11th Sep 2015.

Thieves make off with museum's medieval coins

(United Kingdom)

John Connell, Edinburgh Evening News, 11th Sep 2015.

A Petition to Stop "Irresponsible" Restoration of Chartres Cathedral


Laura C. Mallonee, Hyperallergic, 11th Sep 2015.

Painting of Royal Pavilion stolen from homeless artist

(United Kingdom)

Rachel Millard, The Argus, 10th Sep 2015.

British Panel Urges Tate to Return Looted Constable Painting, Again

(United Kingdom)

Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 10th Sep 2015.

Artist draws £15k art theft suspect from memory in bid to track her down

(United Kingdom)

Melanie Adams, Southern Daily Echo, 10th Sep 2015.

Treasure-hunter obsessed by search for Nazi gold in Polish town dies after falling into a tomb he thought was packed with loot


Ed Wight, The Daily Mail, 9th Sep 2015.

German Police Crack Down On Booming Online Market for Dada Forgeries


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 8th Sep 2015.

The International Fight Over Marcel Duchamp's Chess Set

(France; United States of America)

Quinn Norton, The Atlantic, 8th Sep 2015.

Metal Detector Charged With Selling Artifacts From Murcia Via Internet


Murcia Today, 8th Sep 2015.

Urwali rękę Chrystusowi, okradli kościół


The hand of the statue of Christ was stolen

Tomasz Jó\'zwiak, Miedziowe, 7th Sep 2015.

Painting stolen from church

(United Kingdom)

The Beverly Guardian, 7th Sep 2015.

Anish Kapoor's Versailles Sculpture Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Slurs


Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic, 7th Sep 2015.

Poland treasure hunters 'expelled from local history society'


Matthew Day, The Telegraph, 7th Sep 2015.

This Ethiopian prince was kidnapped by Britain – now it must release him

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Maaza Mengiste, The Guardian, 7th Sep 2015.

Vandals trash ancient leper hospital ruins

(United Kingdom)

Clacton Gazette, 6th Sep 2015.

Millions of pounds worth of paintings stolen from the country mansion of cider heir found by 'The Scream' sleuth

(United Kingdom)

Ian Gallagher, The Daily Mail, 6th Sep 2015.

Woman dressed as nurse wanted for art theft

(United Kingdom)

ITV News, 5th Sep 2015.

Britain has a 'hidden' art collection worth £3.5bn

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 4th Sep 2015.

Roban piezas de orfebrería de la Virgen del Carmen en la Iglesia del Santo Ángel


Jewelry pieces stolen from the Virgen del Carmen in the church of Santo Ángel

ABC España, 4th Sep 2015.

Diver jailed for fraudulently selling three cannon found in UK waters

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Steven Morris, The Guardian, 4th Sep 2015.

Ancient Greek Coin to Be Sent Back to Greece from Switzerland

(Greece; Switzerland)

Anastassios Adamopoulos, Greek Reporter, 3rd Sep 2015.

£1.5m ancient Greek statue looted from Libyan heritage site 'must be returned'

(Libya; United Kingdom)

David Mercer, The Independent, 2nd Sep 2015.

Germany offers €50,000 grant to help restore Tutankhamun's mask

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 1st Sep 2015.

Thief steals war memorial plaque featuring his great-grandfather's name and tries to sell it for scrap

(United Kingdom)

Colin McNeill, The Herald, 31st Aug 2015.

Visitors to Orkney's Italian Chapel to be charged entrance fees

(United Kingdom)

Victoria Weldon, The Herald, 31st Aug 2015.

Detienen a una segunda persona por el robo en las 22 iglesias y ermitas


Second person arrested for robberies of 22 churches and chapels

Alberto Abascal, Diario Palentino, 31st Aug 2015.

Mystérieux vols dans le trésor de Lézat sur Lèze: la gendarmerie de Castelginest (31) démantèle un réseau de pilleurs d'église


Castelginest police dismantle a church robbers network

Laurence Cabrol, Ariege News, 31st Aug 2015.

Swiss banks' stashes of looted art an 'open secret'


Dalya Alberge, The Sunday Times, 30th Aug 2015.

£32,000 stuffed wolf stolen from granddaughter of Charlie Watts 'by lads on night out'

(United Kingdom)

John Dunne, Evening Standard, 30th Aug 2015.

Death bed confession in Nazi gold hunt


Matthew Day, Irish Independent, 29th Aug 2015.

Detenido un vecino de El Carpio por el robo en la iglesia de Malpica


El Carpio man arrested for theft from Malpica church

La Tribuna de Toledo, 29th Aug 2015.

Tourists Flock to Ksiaz Castle in Poland as Underground Nazi Gold Train Discovered


Jim Dobson, Forbes, 29th Aug 2015.

Stolen artefacts repatriated

(Cyprus; Germany)

Cyprus Mail, 28th Aug 2015.

Hermitage Museum vulnerable to vandalism as police end protection


Ukraine Today, 28th Aug 2015.

Russian police find pieces of bas relief believed stolen by right-wing group


Irina Titova, CTV, 28th Aug 2015.

Donations made after drug addicts smash ancient Bodmin church window

(United Kingdom)

CG Oscar, Cornish Guardian, 27th Aug 2015.

Third Piece Of Legendary "Christ Trilogy" To Be Removed From Debrecen Museum After Talks Collapse With National Bank

(Hungary; United States of America)

Hungary Today, 27th Aug 2015.

Portrait of Putin as a Simpsons Character Stolen From Moscow Exhibit


The Moscow Times, 27th Aug 2015.

Ancient Tomb In Spain Destroyed And Replaced With A Picnic Table


Laura Wagner, NPR, 27th Aug 2015.

Una expedición documenta los tesoros dejados por Odyssey


An expedition to document the treasures left by Odyssey

Joaquín Ferrandis, El País, 27th Aug 2015.

Desaparecen dos reliquias religiosas de la parroquia de Berja de «gran valor afectivo»


Two religious relics "of great emotional value" disappear from the parish of Berja

María Torres, Ideal, 27th Aug 2015.

Dismaland: Palestinian artist thrown out after protesting against Israeli works

(United Kingdom)

Chris Green, The Independent, 26th Aug 2015.

Unique 'knight's head' stolen from locked cabinet at the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester

(United Kingdom)

Beth Abbit, Manchester Evening News, 25th Aug 2015.

Tercer robo en iglesias de Guadalajara, esta vez en Alcolea del Pinar


Third robbery of a church in Guadalajara, this time in Alcolea del Pinar

ABC España, 25th Aug 2015.

Detenido el presunto autor del robo en 22 iglesias de León, Zamora, Palencia y Valladolid


Man alleged to have committed the robberies of 22 churches in León, Zamora, Palencia and Valladolid arrested

iLeon, 25th Aug 2015.

Jute Sack Artworks Are at the Center of Simchowitz Lawsuit Against Venice Biennale Artist

(Ghana; Ireland)

Sarah Douglas, ArtNews, 25th Aug 2015.

New book raises moral questions regarding weapons dealer's Nazi-era art collection


AFP, The Japan Times, 25th Aug 2015.

French couple arrested for looting archaeological site in Catalonia


The Local, 24th Aug 2015.

Statue 'might never be seen in public again'

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Ian Johnston, IOL, 24th Aug 2015.

Great art forger continues to ridicule experts from beyond the grave

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge, The Guardian, 24th Aug 2015.

Inside the search for the legendary 'Orpheus Clock' stolen by the Nazis


Joselin Linder, New York Post, 23rd Aug 2015.

Plan to Withdraw Police From Russia's Museums Sparks Fears


Ivan Nechepurenko, The Moscow Times, 23rd Aug 2015.

Egypt in crowd-funding campaign to save ancient statue sold by UK museum

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Ian Johnston, The Independent, 23rd Aug 2015.

Egypt's antiquities ministry urges Egyptians to donate to buy ancient statue sold by museum

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Maram Mazen, Star Tribune, 22nd Aug 2015.

Senior arts appointments nothing short of a French farce


Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 21st Aug 2015.

What the Nazis Stole


Martin Rubin, The Wall Street Journal, 21st Aug 2015.

All The Evidence That Picasso Actually Stole The 'Mona Lisa'


Sara Boboltz, Huffington Post, 21st Aug 2015.

Dutch police arrest man suspected of trying to sell fake Van Gogh painting


Associated Press, The Guardian, 21st Aug 2015.

Museum theft sparks security review

(United Kingdom)

Times & Star, 21st Aug 2015.

Roban mediante el alunizaje las iglesias de Utande y Muduex


Robberies by breaking and entering at the churches of Utande and Mudux

Redacción/EFE, GuadaQue, 21st Aug 2015.

Police hunt burglar after antique tea set stolen from stately home

(United Kingdom)

ITV News, 21st Aug 2015.

Consultas tras el saqueo de los restos de once buques de Estado en Florida

(Spain; United States of America)

Consultation over the looting of the remains of eleven ships in the state of Florida

Jesús García Calero, ABC España, 21st Aug 2015.

A Not-Quite-Great Documentary About the Greatest Art Forger of Our Time


Benjamin Sutton, Hyperallergic, 21st Aug 2015.

Rodin bust stolen from Copenhagen art museum


The Local, 20th Aug 2015.

European Andy Warhol Museum Loses Two Iconic Works in Shady Loan Agreement


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 20th Aug 2015.

Something to sing about: 'worst art restoration ever' inspires an opera

(Spain; United States of America)

Ashifa Kassam, The Guardian, 20th Aug 2015.

Russian police find stolen paintings worth $114,000


News.Az, 19th Aug 2015.

'Nazi train' filled with treasure reportedly found in Poland


DW, 19th Aug 2015.

Thieves smash ancient Bodmin church window to steal collection box

(United Kingdom)

CG Oscar, Cornish Guardian, 19th Aug 2015.

La triple desaparición de la Santa Paterna de Arnois


The triple disappearance of the Santa Paterna de Arnois

Rocío García, La Voz de Galicia, 19th Aug 2015.

Review: 'Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery' Tells How a Swindler Fooled the World


Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times, 18th Aug 2015.

Family to be compensated for Burrell Collection Nazi loot

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Sullivan, Museums Journal, 18th Aug 2015.

Lithuanian Jews Dump Chief Rabbi for 'Lies' as Lengthy War over Fate of Ancient Cemetery Rages On


JNi.Media, The Jewish Press, 18th Aug 2015.

Investigan el robo nocturno de varias piezas del museo San Pío V


Investigation into the nighttime robbery of various pieces from the San Pío V museum

Levante, 18th Aug 2015.

Bronze 'Nazi Horse' at German School Draws Fire From Jewish Groups


Mary M. Lane, The Wall Street Journal, 18th Aug 2015.

Bute House: 'No evidence' chandelier was looted from Nazi Germany

(United Kingdom)

STV, 17th Aug 2015.

Appeal after thieves steal Roman altar from museum

(United Kingdom)

Freya Findlay, News & Star, 17th Aug 2015.

'Disbelief' after £15,000 worth of art stolen from exhibition at Rookesbury Park, Wickham

(United Kingdom)

Emma Streatfield, Hampshire Chronicle, 17th Aug 2015.

BBC among broadcasters to repeatedly breach Ofcom broadcasting code over funded content

(United Kingdom)

Ian Burrell, The Independent, 17th Aug 2015.

Strapped for Cash, Some Greeks Turn to Ancient Source of Wealth


Nick Romeo, National Geographic, 17th Aug 2015.

Artifacts from Crimean Museums Are Held Hostage by Politics

(Ukraine; Russia; Netherlands)

Nina Siegal, The New York Times, 17th Aug 2015.

Chandelier in First Minister's official residence 'may have been looted from Nazi Germany'

(United Kingdom)

The Herald, 16th Aug 2015.

Police hunt man after £100,000 panther sculpture stolen from art show

(United Kingdom)

Tom Marshall, Evening Standard, 14th Aug 2015.

2600 Zim artefacts looted

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

Lovemore Mataire, The Herald, 14th Aug 2015.

Police taunt Manchester United fans on Twitter after theft from football museum

(United Kingdom)

Pete Bainbridge, Mirror, 13th Aug 2015.

Robert Mugabe tells Natural History Museum to return human skulls

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

David Smith, The Guardian, 13th Aug 2015.

Wigan photography club treasurer accused of forging picture to win competition

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph, 13th Aug 2015.

The search for a family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis

(Germany; United Kingdom)

Simon Goodman, The Irish Times, 13th Aug 2015.

Smuggled Picasso Heading Home to France After 14-Year Odyssey

(France; United States of America)

Angela Greiling Keane, Bloomberg, 12th Aug 2015.

Sigmar Polke Estate Ordered to Return Allegedly Stolen Painting


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 12th Aug 2015.

Picasso Paintings Put Spotlight on Art Theft, Disputed Ownership

(Spain; France; United States of America)

Marlon Ramtahal, NBC, 12th Aug 2015.

Dutch boy steals Pompeii relic to pay for iPhone


The Local, 11th Aug 2015.

Government extends Sekhemka export bar

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Steel, Museums Journal, 11th Aug 2015.

An Taisce files lawsuit against National Gallery of Ireland


AMA, Art Media Agency, 10th Aug 2015.

Un botín eclesiástico


An ecclesiastical booty

Ignacio Cabanes, Levante, 9th Aug 2015.

Call the special branch! Riddle as £15k 'Snake Stick' goes on sale - 40 years after disappearing from Lake District

(United Kingdom)

Chris Hastings, The Daily Mail, 9th Aug 2015.

Glasgow to pay compensation to family whose Burrell Collection art was lost to Nazis

(United Kingdom)

Phil Miller, Herald News, 8th Aug 2015.

Vandal carves initials into ancient Ring of Brodgar standing stones

(United Kingdom)

STV, 7th Aug 2015.

Court: National Gallery must return Madonna painting

(Czech Republic)

Prague Post, 7th Aug 2015.

Outrage at desecration of St Columba's grave on Iona

(United Kingdom)

David Scott, Express, 7th Aug 2015.

Would the real Manneken Pis please stand up?


AFP, The Telegraph, 5th Aug 2015.

Ramsgate Maritime Museum reopens after burglary damage

(United Kingdom)

James Rose, Kent Online, 5th Aug 2015.

Vandalised ancient boundary stone in Inverness is restored

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 4th Aug 2015.

Four-legged snake fossil sparks legal investigation

(Brazil; Germany)

Anastasia Christakou, Nature, 4th Aug 2015.

Egypt repatriates 35,000-year-old skeleton from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

Rany Mostafa, The Cairo Post, 4th Aug 2015.

€25m Picasso and superyacht collide with Spanish export ban


Kim Willsher, The Guardian, 4th Aug 2015.

A Museum Survives in Crimea

(Ukraine; Russia)

Masha Lipman, The New Yorker, 3rd Aug 2015.

If even Ai Weiwei can't trust the UK's visa system, who can?

(United Kingdom)

Mary Dejevsky, The Guardian, 3rd Aug 2015.

Bernini bust at Getty Museum prompts criminal complaint in Slovakia

(Slovakia; United States of America)

David Ng, Los Angeles Times, 3rd Aug 2015.

NY judge rejects extradition to Poland of Russian art dealer accused of having Nazi-stolen art

(Poland; United States of America)

Larry Neumeister, Star Tribune, 3rd Aug 2015.

Letter box larceny: curious crimes bedevil Great Britain

(United Kingdom)

Nick Morrison, The China Post, 3rd Aug 2015.

Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst dealers investigated as buyers left with nothing

(United Kingdom)

Paul Gallagher, The Independent, 2nd Aug 2015.

The antiquities thief who became one of Britain's richest men

(Israel; United Kingdom)

Ofer Aderet, Haaretz, 2nd Aug 2015.

Putin puts Crimean archaeological site under federal control

(Ukraine; Russia)

Associated Press, Daily Herald, 1st Aug 2015.

Italy returns Iran's stolen antiques

(Iran; Italy)

Mehr News Agency, 1st Aug 2015.

Art, royalties and other treasures of unclaimed estates

(United Kingdom)

Kevin Peachy, BBC News, 31st Jul 2015.

Palestinian artist's work to go on display in London after Channel 4's Jon Snow smuggles it out of Gaza

(Palestine; United Kingdom)

Nick Clark, The Independent, 31st Jul 2015.

How are Austerity Measures Harming Architectural and Archeological Preservation in Greece?


Patrick Sisson, Curbed, 31st Jul 2015.

New York University in legal saga over Villa La Pietra, half a world away in Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner, The New York Times, 31st Jul 2015.

Crucifixes and plaque of Christ discovered in Fulham estate

(United Kingdom)

Goolistan Cooper, Get West London, 31st Jul 2015.

Adega gallery raided in Algarve's first art heist


Carrie-Marie Bratley, The Portugal News, 30th Jul 2015.

New Technique May Identify Stolen Stones

(United Kingdom)

Archaeology, 30th Jul 2015.

Roban un cáliz de la parroquia San Juan Bautista de Estella


Chalice stolen from the parish church of San Juan Bautista Estella

María Puy Portillo, Diario de Navarra, 30th Jul 2015.

Roban dos medallas de la Virgen de los Dolores de Villanueva del Trabuco


Two medals stole from Our Lady of Sorrows in Villanueva del Trabuco

Rocío Luque, La Opinión de Málaga, 30th Jul 2015.

Swiss watches stolen in second museum break-in


Caroline Bishop, The Local, 29th Jul 2015.

Criminal case opened on 'damaging world's oldest wooden statue'

(Russia; Germany)

The Siberian Times, 29th Jul 2015.

Charity money and medals stolen in Ramsgate Maritime Museum raid

(United Kingdom)

Tom Barnes, Isle of Thanet Gazette, 29th Jul 2015.

Stolen Rodin sculpture recovered through lucky breaks, persistent chipping

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

David Ng, Los Angeles Times, 29th Jul 2015.

Antiquities Found on Shipwreck That Carried Elgin Marbles


Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News, 28th Jul 2015.

Des voleurs dérobent des objets au musée d'horlogerie


Thieves steal items from clock museum

Tribune de Genève, 28th Jul 2015.

Man cutting hedge finds stolen paintings worth €180,000


Michael Parsons, The Irish Times, 28th Jul 2015.

Museum in Cable St about women and suffragettes turns out to be 'Jack the Ripper'

(United Kingdom)

Mike Brooke, The Docklands & East London Advertiser, 28th Jul 2015.

Sekhemka statue export: PM David Cameron urged to "intervene"

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 26th Jul 2015.

Disgusted residents hope ancient DEATH CURSE will 'scare the s**t' out of neds who sprayed a penis and a swastika on a church

(United Kingdom)

Oliver Norton, Daily Record, 24th Jul 2015.

Cufflinks made from Bluebird car and worth £3,500 stolen from Beaulieu

(United Kingdom)

Christopher Yandell, Southern Daily Echo, 24th Jul 2015.

Two stolen artworks by Goya and Rubens returned to Voergaard Castle


Art Media Agency, 24th Jul 2015.

The National Museum: Gilded threads of gifting and looting

(India; Russia)

Nayanjot Lahiri, Hindustan Times, 24th Jul 2015.

Latitude Festival golden heads art stolen

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 23rd Jul 2015.

Return of Chinese Antiquities Sparks Collectors' Fury

(France; China)

Sébastien Blanc, Khmer Times, 23rd Jul 2015.

Heartwarming honesty of car boot punter sees stolen medieval brass returned to Lincolnshire church

(United Kingdom)

East Lindsey Target, 22nd Jul 2015.

Stolen painting found after 19 years

(Czech Republic)

Raymond Johnston, Prague Post, 22nd Jul 2015.

Das Werk von Gerhard Richter: Ich mal mir meine Welt


The work of Gerhard Richter: I paint my world

Bernhard Schulz, Der Tagesspiegel, 21st Jul 2015.

Enduring controversy: BP sponsorship ignites new row over British Museum's Indigenous exhibition

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley, The Guardian, 21st Jul 2015.

Super-rich art collectors settle bitter dispute with dealer they treated 'like a son'

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph, 20th Jul 2015.

Artwork, arson and insurance fraud have Sotheby's in a bind


Janene Van Jaarsveldt, NL Times, 20th Jul 2015.

Baselitz removes art from Dresden gallery


DW, 17th Jul 2015.

Race to save priceless artefacts from the sunken HMS Victory after looters target its two nearest wrecks in the English Channel

(United Kingdom)

David Wilkes, The Daily Mail, 17th Jul 2015.

"When they are destroyed they are gone permanently": Museum asks detectorists not to melt Civil War musket and cannon balls

(United Kingdom)

Ben Miller, Culture 24, 16th Jul 2015.

Cheshire places of worship have almost 300 items stolen from them in three years

(United Kingdom)

Frances Barrett, The Chester Chronicle, 16th Jul 2015.

Meeting to tackle heritage crime at Bexhill Museum

(United Kingdom)

Bexhill-on-sea Observer, 16th Jul 2015.

Elderly man, 73, left 'devastated' by theft of World War Two Jeep from Imperial War Museum, Duxford

(United Kingdom)

Cambridge News, 15th Jul 2015.

The skull of famed horror film director is stolen; 'Satanists' suspected


Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post, 15th Jul 2015.

Why Baselitz could be the first of many artists to 'bloodlet' Germany's museums


Peter Raue, DW, 14th Jul 2015.

Germany to gift stolen durga idol back to PM Modi

(India; Germany)

Mail Today, India Today, 14th Jul 2015.

Elgin debt relief

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Jonathan Foreman, Politico, 10th Jul 2015.

Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world

(United Kingdom)

Jessica Berthereau, Yahoo News, 10th Jul 2015.

Essex Police leads national campaign targeting illegal treasure hunters

(United Kingdom)

Will Lodge, East Anglian Daily Times, 10th Jul 2015.

Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation: Application of Spanish Law of Adverse Possession Vests Title to Pissaro Painting in Spanish Museum, Not Original Owner's Heirs

(United States of America; Spain)

Kevin P. Ray, The National Law Review, 10th Jul 2015.

Detenidos dos vecinos de Arnedo por robos en iglesias y viviendas


Two men from Arnedo arrested for robberies of churches and homes

La Rioja, 10th Jul 2015.

German court studying Gurlitt will seeks psychiatric report


Associated Press, ABC United States, 10th Jul 2015.

Theft threatens the future of Britain's historic churches

(United Kingdom)

Matthew Cooper, Apollo, 9th Jul 2015.

Rare Rodin sculpture stolen during $1 million Beverly Hills heist recovered in London

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Matilda Battersby, The Independent, 9th Jul 2015.

Vandals spray paint tag on ancient St Andrews Harbour wall

(United Kingdom)

Michael Alexander, The Courier, 8th Jul 2015.

Two Dacian gold coins recovered in Poland

(Romania; Poland)

ActMedia, 8th Jul 2015.

Bronze statue worth £40,000 stolen in brazen daytime raid in Mayfair

(United Kingdom)

Paul Gallagher, The Independent, 8th Jul 2015.

Cleveland artist Frank Oriti says London's National Portrait Gallery reports his painting safe after attempted theft

(United Kingdom)

Steven Litt,, 8th Jul 2015.

Hôtel Drouot auction house removal men and auctioneers to stand trial for alleged art thefts


Doug Bolton, The Independent, 8th Jul 2015.

Master forger makes rare appearance to help TV investigation into art fraud

(United Kingdom)

Liam Thorp, This is Lancashire, 6th Jul 2015.

Jewish Woman Works to Return 100 Torahs Ransacked by Nazis

(United States of America; Russia)

Sol Rieger, JP Updates, 6th Jul 2015.

France discreetly returns looted gold antiquities to China

(France; China)

Henry Samuel, The Telegraph, 6th Jul 2015.

A part of Tutmosis Karnak column arrives home from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 5th Jul 2015.

Museum hands back Renaissance riches linked to Nazi looters

(United Kingdom)

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 5th Jul 2015.

Lowry's paintings are worth a fortune - but can you tell the real ones from the fakes?

(United Kingdom)

Terry Payne, Radio Times, 5th Jul 2015.

Acto de desagravio ante el robo sacrílego en Valencia


Act of atonement against a sacrilegious robbery in Valencia

Religión Digital, 4th Jul 2015.

Pläne der Bundesregierung: Scharfe Sanktionen beim Kunsthandel


Federal government plans tough sanctions against art trading

Spiegel Online, 3rd Jul 2015.

Second World War tank and anti-aircraft gun found hidden in basement of villa in Germany


Melanie Hall, The Telegraph, 3rd Jul 2015.

Looted in Syria – and sold in London: the British antiques shops dealing in artefacts smuggled by Isis

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Rachel Shabi, The Guardian, 3rd Jul 2015.

Missing Dutch art is discovered in Sussex

(United Kingdom; Netherlands)

Rachel Millard, The Argus, 3rd Jul 2015.

Rare books: Foiling the thiefs

(United Kingdom)

The Economist, 2nd Jul 2015.

Rare Victorian perfume bottle stolen from Burton Constable Hall

(United Kingdom)

Lucy Leeson, Hull Daily Mail, 2nd Jul 2015.

Paintings stolen decades ago returning to Amsterdam Museum

(United Kingdom; Netherlands)

Janene Van Jaarsveldt, NL Times, 2nd Jul 2015.

Signing up to the Hague Convention will do nothing to stop ISIS

(United Kingdom)

Tiffany Jenkins, Apollo, 30th Jun 2015.

Museum searching for 'devastated' boy who accidentally smashed ancient jug

(United Kingdom)

Oliver Wheaton, Metro, 29th Jun 2015.

Security alert after historic stone artefact stolen from church

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Minting, Darlington & Stockton Times, 29th Jun 2015.

Stone thieves are dismantling Yorkshire's heritage, warn police

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Doward, The Guardian, 27th Jun 2015.

Detenida una banda que robaba antigüedades en capillas del suroccidente


A gang that robbed antiquities in chapels of the southwest arrested

Asturias 24, 26th Jun 2015.

Holy Grail found (thanks to Crimewatch appeal)

(United Kingdom)

John Bingham, The Telegraph, 26th Jun 2015.

Did an Auction of Hitler's Art Go Too Far?


Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, 25th Jun 2015.

Sleuth Work Leads to Discovery of Art Beloved by Hitler


Alison Smale, The New York Times, 25th Jun 2015.

Tome Raiders: Rare Items Stolen From Libraries

(United Kingdom)

Richard Suchet, Sky News, 25th Jun 2015.

Christie's sale of Russborough paintings postponed


Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 25th Jun 2015.

Art dealer admits selling fake paintings

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris, The Guardian, 25th Jun 2015.

Nazi-looted painting from Munich fetches close to $3m

(Germany; United Kingdom)

Ruth Holmes, The Times of Israel, 24th Jun 2015.

Two British public schoolboys freed after arrest on suspicion of stealing items at Auschwitz


Matthew Day, The Telegraph, 23rd Jun 2015.

Spanish police return art stolen from Swedish churches

(Spain; Sweden)

AFP, Yahoo News, 22nd Jun 2015.

UK to adopt Hague Convention to protect artefacts in war zones

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 21st Jun 2015.

Robos de patrimonio en España: ¿Quién está detrás de ellos? ¿Cómo funciona el mercado negro?


Theft of heritage in Spain: Who is behind this? How does the black market function?

Rodrigo Carretero, Huffington Post, 21st Jun 2015.

«Μουσείο» έκρυβε 65χρονη στην Κάλυμνο


Kalymnos "Museum" hid 65 looted antiquities, 20th Jun 2015.

Italy's Artifacts Police Wage Global War, Recover 137,000 Objects


Frank Viviano, National Geographic, 19th Jun 2015.

Police recover painting looted by Nazis

(Italy; Poland)

ANSA, 19th Jun 2015.

New Documentary Hopes To Shed Light On Banksy Artwork Heist

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst, 18th Jun 2015.

Greek former archaeologist held for allegedly pilfering digs


Associated Press, The San Diego Union-Tribune, 18th Jun 2015.

Pretendía vender por Internet 187 piezas arqueológicas


Attempt to sell 187 archaeological objects on the internet

La Opinión de Murcia, 17th Jun 2015.

United States Returns Stolen Antique Books to the National Library of Sweden

(United States of America; Sweden)

U.S. Attorney's Office, FBI, 17th Jun 2015.

U-boat propeller returned to Germany

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Belfast Telegraph, 16th Jun 2015.

Questions over authenticity of Russborough painting


Michael Parsons, The Irish Times, 16th Jun 2015.

Diver Pleads Guilty to Fraud Involving Historic Cannons

(United Kingdom)

Eric Haun, Marine Link, 15th Jun 2015.

La vente d'art kanak suspendue

(New Caledonia; Switzerland)

Sale of Kanak Art Suspended

Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes, 13th Jun 2015.

Sofia Airport customs officers foil attempt to smuggle out ancient coins in routers


The Sofia Globe, 12th Jun 2015.

Cyprus, Iraq sign agreement on bilateral political cooperation

(Iraq; Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette, 12th Jun 2015.

Vindolanda thieves steal face from 2,000 year-old Roman statue

(United Kingdom)

Mike Kelly, Chronicle, 10th Jun 2015.

Des objets d'art kanak « volés » présentés lors d'une grande vente aux enchères en Suisse ?

(New Caledonia; Switzerland)

Stolen Kanak art objects offered at a large auction in Switzerland?

Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes, 10th Jun 2015.

Tres detenidos por el robo de una campana de la iglesia de Santiago donada días antes por un feligrés


Three arrested for stealing a bell from the church of Santiago that had been donated by a parishioner only days before

Diario Sur, 10th Jun 2015.

Heritage Watch scheme launched at Hedingham Castle

(United Kingdom)

East Anglian Daily Times, 10th Jun 2015.

Intercepted ceramic artefact not from Syria


YLE, 9th Jun 2015.

Buscan a unos ladrones dedicados al robo de capiteles en iglesias románicas de Soria


Looking for the thieves targeting capitals from the Romanesque churches of Soria

20 Minutos, 9th Jun 2015.

Hopi Tribe Makes Another Attempt At Halting French Auction

(France; United States of America)

Aaron Granillo, KNAU, 9th Jun 2015.

Church's stolen statue head found on ebay after two years and returned to Forest of Dean

(United Kingdom)

Gloucester Citizen, 9th Jun 2015.

Russia-bound 'looted ceramic' was not pillaged from Syrian museum, says antiquities chief


Umberto Bacchi, International Business Times, 9th Jun 2015.

Bonhams Returns Ancient Hermes Head Illegally Smuggled Out of Greece


A. Makris, Greek Reporter, 9th Jun 2015.

Detenido el autor de un robo de piezas de plata en una parroquia de La Ribera


Perpetrator of a robbery of silver object from a parsonage in La Ribera arrested

Burgos Conecta, 9th Jun 2015.

German Expressionist Kollwitz print stolen from Leicester's New Walk Museum

(United Kingdom)

Dan J. Martin, Leicester Mercury, 8th Jun 2015.

Giordano's Dürer Forgery—Too Late to Prosecute?


Blake Gopnik, ArtNet News, 8th Jun 2015.

Divers acquitted of stealing from shipwreck


YLE, 6th Jun 2015.

Digital Monuments Men wage online war against Islamic State looting

(United Kingdom; Iraq; Syria)

Ben Farmer, The Telegraph, 6th Jun 2015.

British Museum 'guarding' object looted from Syria

(United Kingdom; Syria)

BBC News, 5th Jun 2015.

Treasure Hunters Raid Soon-to-Be-Excavated Ancient Thracian Tumuli in Bulgaria's Tatarevo


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 5th Jun 2015.

Duke rejects £4.25 million claim over return of stolen da Vinci

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph, 5th Jun 2015.

Isis-looted treasures seized en route to Russia

(Syria; Finland; Russia)

YLE, 5th Jun 2015.

Jewish Heritage Group to Publish Photos of Nazi-Plundered Hungarian Torahs Stashed in Russia

(Hungary; Russia)

The Algemeiner, 4th Jun 2015.

Chichester artist's stolen painting is found in Italy


Chinchester Observer, 4th Jun 2015.

Museum officials on hunt for lost Cranach


Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 2nd Jun 2015.

Sotheby's Cancels Auction of Stolen Aivazovsky Painting

(Russia; United Kingdom)

Asbarez, 2nd Jun 2015.

Swepstone church roof stripped of £50k of lead

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 1st Jun 2015.

Art: the new frontier in the fight against money laundering


Isabelle Eichenberger, Swiss Info, 1st Jun 2015.

Paris Auction of Hopi Artifacts Decried in US Stirs Protest

(France; United States of America)

Jamey Keaten, ABC United States, 1st Jun 2015.

Egypt recovers 32 smuggled artefacts from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 1st Jun 2015.

Sotheby's puts famous Russian painting on sale despite claims it was stolen

(Russia; United Kingdom)

RT, 31st May 2015.

Ancient Roman City Ratiaria in Bulgaria's Archar Assaulted by Brutal Treasure Hunters Yet Again


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 31st May 2015.

Russia asks Britain to block auction of 'stolen' painting


Reuters, 30th May 2015.

Bulgarian Police Seize Rare 5th Century BC Ancient Thracian Krater from Treasure Hunter


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 29th May 2015.

Four Arrested in Crete for Attempting to Illegally Sell Priceless Minoan-Era Statuette


A. Makris, Greek Reporter, 29th May 2015.

Chichester artist has giant painting stolen in Italy


Midhurst and Petworth Observer, 28th May 2015.

Hopis seek federal help to stop katsina auctions

(United States of America; France)

Dennis Wagner, AZ Central, 27th May 2015.

Egypt to recover Mamluk vase

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 27th May 2015.

The Case of Italy's Stolen 1,800-Year-Old Sarcophagus Lid

(United States of America; Italy)

Barbie Latza Nadeau, The Daily Beast, 27th May 2015.

A Dark Niche Emerges in German Market: Nazi Art


Harriet Torry, The Wall Street Journal, 26th May 2015.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts vase, other looted artifacts returned to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

Mary Abbe, Star Tribune, 26th May 2015.

25 Looted Artifacts Return to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

Elizabetta Povoledo, The New York Times, 26th May 2015.

US finds Pompeii frescoes robbed in 1950s

(Italy; United States of America)

The Local, 26th May 2015.

German Art Dealer Accused of Fraud in €55 Million China Academy of Art Design Deal

(China; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 26th May 2015.

'Stolen' Beothuk remains need to come home from Scotland, Mi'sel Joe says

(United Kingdom; Canada)

CBC, 25th May 2015.

Plot thickens in alleged Picasso theft case


Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 23rd May 2015.

First work from Gurlitt hoard goes under the hammer

(Germany; United States of America)

Julia Michalska, The Art Newspaper, 22nd May 2015.

Painting stolen by Nazis to be sold by rightful owner who saw it being seized from his uncle's home 80 years ago

(Germany; United States of America)

Hannah Furness, The Telegraph, 22nd May 2015.

'We didn't really think we'd get away with it': The astonishing story of how two young Irish men completed an audacious £7m art heist

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo, The Independent, 22nd May 2015.

Veinte detenidos de una banda que intentó robar las imágenes de la iglesia de Santiago


Twenty arrested from a gang that planned to rob the statues of the church of Santiago

Diario de Almería, 22nd May 2015.

Hitler's horse sculptures found by German police


Associated Press, The Telegraph, 21st May 2015.

Detectives unearth scores of church thefts dating back 10 years

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris, The Guardian, 20th May 2015.

Greece Presents Proposal on Stopping Illicit Trade of Cultural Goods at UNESCO Meeting


A. Makris, Greek Reporter, 20th May 2015.

Dutch owner vows to send 'living Buddha' statue back to China

(China; Netherlands)

Shanghaiist, 20th May 2015.

Did Dmitry Rybolovlev Buy Paintings Stolen From Picasso's Stepdaughter?


Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 19th May 2015.

Stolen 15th-century Torbryan church icons recovered by police

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris, The Guardian, 19th May 2015.

Russian billionaire's family trust joins Picasso heir in accusations against leading art dealer


Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 18th May 2015.

Guggenheim vs Guggenheim in French court over art treasures housed in Venice

(Italy; France)

AFP, Art Daily, 18th May 2015.

Rare book experts join forces to stop tome raiders

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge, The Guardian, 17th May 2015.

The Treasure Debate


Bejay Browne, Cyprus Mail, 17th May 2015.

We must save Palmyra or the maniacs will raze civilisation

(Syria; United Kingdom)

Boris Johnson, The Telegraph, 17th May 2015.

Art acquired in WWII Germany returned by Montana brothers

(United States of America; Germany)

Liz Kearney, The Washington Times, 17th May 2015.

A Swiss Merchant of Death's Nazi Friends and Suspicious Masterpieces


Miodrag Certic, The Daily Beast, 17th May 2015.

Matisse painting from Gurlitt's Nazi-looted art collection returned to owners


Associated Press, DW, 15th May 2015.

Priceless Raphael painting damaged by humidity as Italian museum fails to repair broken air-conditioning system


Nick Squires, The Telegraph, 14th May 2015.

Greece snubs Amal Clooney over Elgin Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Nick Squires, The Telegraph, 14th May 2015.

Love Activists: 'Stolen' war memorial plaque is 'hidden behind a radiator'

(United Kingdom)

John Siddle, Liverpool Echo, 13th May 2015.

Greece drops option of legal action in British Museum Parthenon marbles row

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith, The Guardian, 13th May 2015.

French collectors hand back gold to China they had given to Musée Guimet

(France; China)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 12th May 2015.

Two Nazi-Looted Paintings Set for Return to Heirs of Original Owners


Mary M. Lane, The Wall Street Journal, 12th May 2015.

Missing 13th-Century Painting to be Returned to Owners in Court Settlement

(United States of America; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 12th May 2015.

Challenge for Bamber Gascoigne as thieves steal valuable auction items

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Sawer, The Telegraph, 12th May 2015.

Picasso stepdaughter accuses Paris dealer of stealing artist's works


Rory Mulholland, The Telegraph, 12th May 2015.

Elgin Marbles: Greece should take UK to court over sculptures, claim human rights lawyers

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Ian Johnston, The Independent, 12th May 2015.

Giacometti Forgery: Art Dealers Stand Trial


Artlyst, 11th May 2015.

Un español ocultaba en Tenerife arte sacro robado en iglesias suecas

(Spain; Sweden)

Spaniard hides sacred art stolen from Swedish churches in Tenerife

El País, 11th May 2015.

Art Forger freed and making millions


Frankie McCamley, BBC News, 10th May 2015.

Dutch Collector Agrees to Return Mummified Buddha

(China; Netherlands)

Ma, CRIEnglish, 8th May 2015.

Stolen art returned to Herefordshire churches

(United Kingdom)

Bill Tanner, Hereford Times, 7th May 2015.

Stolen Lowry paintings are being used as currency by drug-dealing crime bosses says victim of £1m art heist

(United Kingdom)

Neal Keeling, Manchester Evening News, 6th May 2015.

A 17th-century painting looted by the Nazis was returned to its owner today

(United States of America; France)

Anne Quito, Quartz, 5th May 2015.

A 17th-century painting looted by the Nazis was returned to its owner today

(United States of America; France)

Anne Quito, Quartz, 5th May 2015.

Police probe theft of Roman artefacts from Melrose Abbey

(United Kingdom)

The Herald, 5th May 2015.

Ukrainians Try to Solve the Mystery of the Golden Loaf


James Marson, The Wall Street Journal, 4th May 2015.

Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon

(China; Hungary)

Amy Quin, The New York Times, 3rd May 2015.

Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon

(China; Hungary; Netherlands)

Amy Qin, The New York Times, 3rd May 2015.

Egypt urged to expedite efforts to keep Sekhemka statue on display

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Marwan Sultan, Ahram Online, 11th Apr 2015.

How Alan Turing's secret notebook could disappear forever

(United Kingdom)

Rob Crilly, The Telegraph, 11th Apr 2015.

Science Is Still Identifying The Paintings Of The Most Famous Art Forger


Esther Inglis-Arkell, io9, 9th Apr 2015.

Kim Roberts, who stole Picasso sketch and antiques and art from Countess Bathurst, faces jail

(United Kingdom)

Gloucestershire Echo, 9th Apr 2015.

Putin Returns Nazi-Looted Icon to Greek Prime Minister

(Russia; Greece)

The Moscow Times, 9th Apr 2015.

Preservation or plunder? The battle over the British Museum's Indigenous Australian show

(United Kingdom; Australia)

Paul Daley, The Guardian, 9th Apr 2015.

Should There be a Statute of Limitations on Nazi-Looted Art?

(Austria; United States of America; Germany)

Laura C. Mallonee, Hyperallergic, 8th Apr 2015.

Fabergé thief who flogged antiques worth £700k for just £100 is jailed

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph, 8th Apr 2015.

Ireland 'letting pirates loot shipwreck RMS Lusitania'


Ed Carty, Belfast Telegraph, 7th Apr 2015.

Fabergé Egg Thief Pleads Guilty In London Courtroom

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst, 6th Apr 2015.

RJ Mitchell cigarette case returned to Solent Sky Museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 4th Apr 2015.

Watch: Historic Jewish text from Prague stolen years ago found in Israel

(Israel; Czech Republic)

Jerusalem Post, The Jerusalem Post, 4th Apr 2015.

Germany says Pissarro painting from Gurlitt trove to be returned


AFP, Yahoo News, 1st Apr 2015.

La Iglesia valora la posibilidad de hacer una réplica de la imagen de la Virgen de Cristal


Church considers the possibility of making a replica of the image of the Virgin of Cristal

P. Enríque Méndez, Info Católica, 1st Apr 2015.

Dutch royal family returning painting stolen from Jewish collector


Zack Newmark, NL Times, 31st Mar 2015.

Court sits at British Museum for first time as judge studies looted Libyan sculpture

(United Kingdom; Libya)

Victoria Ward, The Telegraph, 30th Mar 2015.

Curator calls for time limit on returning art looted by the Nazis


Adam Lushner, The Independent, 30th Mar 2015.

Export bar on ancient Egyptian treasure sold by Northampton council

(United Kingdom)

Caroline Davies, The Guardian, 30th Mar 2015.

Greece condemns British Museum's refusal to allow mediation over ancient Parthenon sculptures

(Greece; United Kingdom)

AFP, ABC Australia, 29th Mar 2015.

Detecting trouble: The treasure hunters digging up our heritage

(United Kingdom)

Maria Chiorando, Kent News, 28th Mar 2015.

UK can't find cash to save looted antiquities

(United Kingdom)

Laura Pitel, The Times, 27th Mar 2015.

'Rebel' museums face funding blacklist

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 27th Mar 2015.

Italy recovers lost Picasso from retired frame maker


Steve Scherer, Reuters, 27th Mar 2015.

German Court Upholds Bequest of Gurlitt Collection to the Kunstmuseum Bern

(Germany; Switzerland)

Christopher D. Shea, The New York Times, 27th Mar 2015.

Tate seeks rethink over 'looted' Constable seascape

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 27th Mar 2015.

Dutch Collector Willing to Return "Mummy Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

Wei Wang, CRIEnglish, 27th Mar 2015.

How we won the Austrian art war


Stephen Applebaum, The Jewish Chronicle, 26th Mar 2015.

Stolen 16th century tapestry returned to Huesca


Spanish News Today, 26th Mar 2015.

More Than $1 Million of Timepieces Stolen From Geneva Watchmaker


Bloomberg, Swiss Info, 26th Mar 2015.

The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum: UNESCO mediation proposal

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Richard Lambert, The British Museum, 26th Mar 2015.

Bones of Scot set for reburial after grave robbery

(United Kingdom)

Tim Bugler, The Scotsman, 25th Mar 2015.

Crucial piece of England's highest mountain pinched… and we want it back!

(United Kingdom)

Carl Fallowfield, Cumbria Crack, 25th Mar 2015.

Why Italy should sell the 5,000 antiquities recovered by the police


Anna Summers Cocks, The Art Newspaper, 25th Mar 2015.

El Greco Masterpiece Stolen By The Nazis Returned To Rightful Owners


Artlyst, 24th Mar 2015.

Foreigner among suspects arrested by Bulgaria over trafficking archaeological artefacts


The Sofia Globe, 24th Mar 2015.

German Authorities Criticised For Bureaucratic "Bullying" Over Gurlitt Nazi Restitution Case


Artlyst, 24th Mar 2015.

Museum raids: Man admits role in thefts across England

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 23rd Mar 2015.

Gang of eleven deny stealing high value museum artefacts, including from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

(United Kingdom)

Kath Sansom, Wisbech Standard, 23rd Mar 2015.

Digging for treasure: Is 'nighthawking' stealing our past?

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Potts, BBC News, 21st Mar 2015.

Roban 5 anillos de la Virgen de las Servitas


Five rings stolen from the Virgin of Servitas

Diario Córdoba, 21st Mar 2015.

Gold Looted From Ancient Empire Returned to Romania


Andrew Curry, National Geographic, 20th Mar 2015.

Macedonia museum staff guilty of trafficking artefacts


AFP, Ahram Online, 20th Mar 2015.

Couple ordered to return 'stolen Picassos,' won't face jail


DW, 20th Mar 2015.

Saving Italy's cultural heritage by modern means


Rosie Scammell, The Guardian, 19th Mar 2015.

Theft of Ukraine's 'Golden Loaf' Reflects the Revolution's Failings


Simon Shuster, Time, 18th Mar 2015.

Russian court to hear case against Navalny's associate accused of painting theft


Diana Gutsul, RAPSI, 18th Mar 2015.

Mongkut, reinterpreted

(Thailand; France)

Kong Rithdee, Bangkok Post, 18th Mar 2015.

Hunt for missing Pompeii artwork includes stop in Boise

(United States of America; Italy)

Katy Moeller, Idaho Statesman, 18th Mar 2015.

SXSW Documentary Shows You How to Sell a Stolen Banksy

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNews, 18th Mar 2015.

Wickenby Museum removes Icarus figure from war memorial for fear of theft

(United Kingdom)

Lincolnshire Echo, 18th Mar 2015.

Paris show features stolen crown

(France; Thailand)

Kong Rithdee, Bangkok Post, 17th Mar 2015.

Encuentran en una papelera una talla del XVII robada en Medina


17th century statue stolen in Medina found in rubbish bin

Patricia González, El Norte de Castilla, 17th Mar 2015.

El robo de la pequeña Virgen del Cristal, posible móvil del crimen de Celanova


Theft of the small Virgin of Cristal, possible motive for the crime in Celanova

ABC España, 16th Mar 2015.

Sign me up to fight Islamic State's demolition of the past

(United Kingdom; Iraq; Syria)

Boris Johnson, The Telegraph, 15th Mar 2015.

Art fraudster arrested in Murcia


Murcia Today, 5th Mar 2015.

El histórico saqueo de la colegiata


The historic plunder of the temple

Diario de León, 4th Mar 2015.

Interpol sigue la pista de 75 obras de arte robadas en Aragón


Interpol tracking 75 works of art stolen from Aragon

E. Pérez Beriain, Heraldo, 4th Mar 2015.

New body to combat looting and trafficking of antiquities


Cyprus Mail, 3rd Mar 2015.

German pensioner needs drill to dig for Nazi-looted Amber Room


Madeline Chambers, Reuters, 3rd Mar 2015.

€25,000 cheese grater stolen from Amsterdam museum


Janene Pieters, NL Times, 3rd Mar 2015.

Fake Ancient Egyptian artefact used by Tsar Alexander III of Russia sold to buyer from Denmark at Folkestone auction

(United Kingdom; Russia; Denmark)

Matt Leclere, Kent Online, 3rd Mar 2015.

Artworks Looted from Beijing's Old Summer Palace Stolen in French Art Heist

(France; China)

Margaux Schreurs, The Beijinger, 3rd Mar 2015.

Rare objects stolen from Fontainebleau palace's Chinese museum

(France; China)

Sybille de La Hamaide, Reuters, 1st Mar 2015.

El extraño robo del tesoro de la catedral vieja de Vitoria


The strange robbery of the treasure of the old cathedral of Vitoria.

Francisco Góngora, El Correo, 3rd Feb 2015.

HMS Victory recovery engulfed in controversy as Labour MP accuses key players of 'scam'

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo, The Independent, 3rd Feb 2015.

The palace of shame that makes China angry

(China; United Kingdom)

Chris Bowlby, BBC News, 2nd Feb 2015.

App, nuevo mecanismo de defensa para el arte


App: new defence mechanism for art; Vatican

Gustavo Mendoza Lemus, Milenio, 1st Feb 2015.

Archaeologists assessing finds made in police bust in northern Greece


eKathimerini, 8th Jan 2015.

State rejects most restitution claims

(Czech Republic)

Czech News Agency, Prague Post, 7th Jan 2015.

Se llevan la corona de la Virgen de la Piedad de Villanueva de Alcardete


The crown of the Virgen de la Piedad of Villanueva de Alcardete stolen

E. Quintanar Villanueva, ABC España, 5th Jan 2015.

UK creates £30m fund to fight cultural destruction

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper, 4th Jan 2015.

The moment vandal was caught punching Monet


Maeve Sheehan, Irish Independent, 7th Dec 2014.

Elgin marbles are not political pawns

(United Kingdom; Greece; Russia)

Tifanny Jenkins, The Scotsman, 6th Dec 2014.

Parthenon marbles loaned to Russian museum

(Russia; Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith, The Guardian, 5th Dec 2014.

Parthenon marbles: Greece furious over British loan to Russia

(Russia; Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith, The Guardian, 5th Dec 2014.

Ancient Kyrgyz Jewelry Sold At Auction Not Officially Exported

(Kyrgyzstan; United Kingdom)

Radio Free Europe, 4th Dec 2014.

Cazatesoros en el Archivo de Indias


Treasure hunters of the Spanish Main

Fernando Pérez Ávila, Diario de Sevilla, 4th Dec 2014.

Nazi Looted Pissarro Discovered in Gurlitt Trove Gifted to Bern


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 4th Dec 2014.

Greek Professor Chasing Antiquity Thieves Around the World


Ioanna Zikakou, Greek Reporter, 2nd Dec 2014.

Belfast man to face trial over rhino horns theft plot


Metthew Cooper, Belfast Telegraph, 2nd Dec 2014.

Mother Goddess auction: Christie's halts sale of 'stolen' $1m Bronze Age pagan icon after Sardinia campaigns for its return

(Italy; United States of America)

Michael Day, The Independent, 2nd Dec 2014.

Detenidos dos hombres cuando intentaban robar en una iglesia de Palencia


Two men arrested who intended to rob a Palencia church

EFE, ABC España, 1st Dec 2014.

France Returns 250 Smuggled Ancient Artifacts to Egypt

(Egypt; France)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 1st Dec 2014.

Drunk German Soccer Fans Steal Emil Nolde Painting Worth Millions


Alexander Forbes, ArtNet News, 1st Dec 2014.

Gurlitt Museum Admits Picasso Painting Was Stolen from Jews


The Jewish Press, 30th Nov 2014.

Swiss museum publishes list of Nazi loot art trove


Reuters, Times of Malta, 29th Nov 2014.

Catholic church to clamp down on religious art theft


Andrea Vogt, The Telegraph, 28th Nov 2014.

Devenish Island: Vandals damage ancient gravestone

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 27th Nov 2014.

Cuatro detenidos por el robo de cobre en Muros de Nalón, Tineo y Degaña


Four detained for the theft of copper from walls in Nalón, Tineo and Degañ

La Nueva España, 27th Nov 2014.

Bern museum should take no Gurlitt pieces until they are 'completely cleared'


Nalan Sipar, DW, 27th Nov 2014.

Grottarossa, scoperta "casa-museo" con reperti rubati: nei guai avvocato


Paola Ambrosino, Roma Capitale News, 25th Nov 2014.

2 ancient Islamic lanterns surface in London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Rany Mostafa, The Cairo Post, 25th Nov 2014.

Swiss museum to accept Gurlitt 'Nazi art'


BBC News, 24th Nov 2014.

La parroquia realiza una copia artística de las cuatro tablas robadas en 1987


Parish commissions a copy of paintings stolen in 1987, Spain

Álvaro Pinela, El Adelantado, 24th Nov 2014.

The Frenchman who saved the Mona Lisa


Justin Jalil, The Times of Israel, 23rd Nov 2014.

The 'Rathkeale Rovers': 13 men charged with stealing rhino horns and museum antiquities

(United Kingdom; Ireland)

Paul Peachy, The Independent, 6th Nov 2014.

German Government To Create Department To Hunt For Stolen Nazi Art


Artlyst, 4th Nov 2014.

The art world's shame: why Britain must give its colonial booty back

(United Kingdom)

Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, 4th Nov 2014.

French museums face a cultural change over restitution of colonial objects


Laurent Carpentier, The Guardian, 3rd Nov 2014.

UK cultural institutions leave their WWI cases empty to protest insane copyright

(United Kingdom)

Boing Boing, BoingBoing, 2nd Nov 2014.

Nazi 'Arbeit Macht Frei' sign stolen from gate at Dachau concentration camp


Andrew Marszal, The Telegraph, 2nd Nov 2014.

Stolen Almora idol back home after 50 years

(India; United States of America)

Raju Gusain, India Today, 12th Oct 2014.

Arrest over bid to steal Eric Morecambe statue

(United Kingdom)

Breitbart, 12th Oct 2014.

Egyptian airport officials seize smuggled Ottoman-era coins

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 10th Oct 2014.

Swiss Museum's Decision on Gurlitt Art Trove


Rozalia Jovanovic, ArtNet News, 9th Oct 2014.

George Clooney's wife Amal Alamuddin aids Greece's bid for return of Elgin Marbles


Edward Malnick, The Telegraph, 8th Oct 2014.

Totem's Sound takes a cynical look at American colonialism


Chris Prisetman, Kill Screen Daily, 8th Oct 2014.

Egyptian Sekhemka Statue: Trials and Tribulations of Northampton Museum Private Auction Row

(United Kingdom)

Mary-Ann Russon, Yahoo News, 7th Oct 2014.

Police believe stolen Degas has not left Cyprus


Constantinos Psillides, Cyprus Mail, 6th Oct 2014.

Poland: Headstones Removed from Lodz Jewish Cemetery to be Returned


Arutz Sheva, 6th Oct 2014.

Foreign experts brought in to beef up security at the National Library


Shane Phelan, Irish Independent, 4th Oct 2014.

Mystery holes on Malvern Hills are blamed on rogue metal detector enthusiasts

(United Kingdom)

Robert Hale, Worcester News, 6th Sep 2014.

A chronicle of efforts to trace antiquities looted in WWII


Marianna Kakaounaki, eKathimerini, 4th Sep 2014.

Russia's Supreme Court upholds sentence in Gutenberg Bible theft case


RAPSI, 4th Sep 2014.

Met Wins Latest Round in Clash Over Ancient Sicilian Silver

(United States of America; Italy)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 3rd Sep 2014.

LARPing Enters the Archaeological Record

(United Kingdom)

Martin R., Science Blogs, 3rd Sep 2014.

Thieves steal nine ceremonial uniforms

(United Kingdom)

The Herald, 3rd Sep 2014.

Investments in Antiquities Pay Off in Museum in the South of France

(France; United Kingdom)

Geraldine Fabrikant, The New York Times, 2nd Sep 2014.

Metal detector enthusiasts denied detecting by beach owner

(United Kingdom)

Whitstable Times, Canterbury Times, 1st Sep 2014.

Are county's historic archives for sale? Council denies speculation

(United Kingdom)

Tom Edwards, Worcester News, 8th Aug 2014.

Police Raid Pub In 'Holy Grail' Relic Hunt

(United Kingdom)

Sky News, 7th Aug 2014.

Vandals use tractor stolen from museum to churn up golf greens

(United Kingdom)

Durham Times, 7th Aug 2014.

Where's Clyde? Vandals wreck statues while one disappears entirely from Ibrox…and now he is gone for good

(United Kingdom)

The Herald, 7th Aug 2014.

Coin smuggler foiled at Cairo Airport

(Egypt; Italy)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 6th Aug 2014.

Five Levitans stolen from art museum


Ukraine News Agency, Interfax, 5th Aug 2014.

German Museum Rejects Restitution Claim


Hendrik Hansson, ArtNet News, 5th Aug 2014.

El Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón reclama medidas para la protección del barco fenicio


Mazarrón Council calls for measures to protect Phoenician ship; Spanish

Murcia Economía, 5th Aug 2014.

Stolen National Treasures From France's Presidential Palace Turn Up on eBay


Kristin Hohenadel, Slate, 4th Aug 2014.

The art collector, a disputed Van Gogh, a weekly paper and the BBC...

(United Kingdom)

The Guardian, 11th Jul 2014.

Nigeria: Reps Urge UK to Repatriate Stolen Artefacts

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Rotimi Akinwumi, All Africa, 11th Jul 2014.

Sale of Egyptian Statue By English Museum Draws Criticism

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 11th Jul 2014.

Stolen antiquities hunter teaches world lessons from Cyprus


ANSA, 11th Jul 2014.

Egypt fails to retrieve ancient statue before sale at UK auction

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 11th Jul 2014.

WJC backs San Diego family's art claim against Spain

(Spain; United States of America)

San Diego Jewish World, 11th Jul 2014.

La Guardia Civil hace una batida preventiva contra el expolio submarino


The Civil Guard takes preventative measures against the underwater looting

El País, 11th Jul 2014.

French Museum Collections in Trouble


Mostafa Heddaya, Hyperallergic, 10th Jul 2014.

Detective Inspector: Pro criminals go for Finnish design


YLE, 10th Jul 2014.

Islamic, pharaonic items returned to Egypt from Denmark and France

(Egypt; Denmark; France)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 10th Jul 2014.

Van Gogh' painting is not family heirloom, owner admits

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 9th Jul 2014.

Middle Age art stolen from Swedish church


The Local, 9th Jul 2014.

Germany Returns Greek Antiquities

(Greece; Germany)

Ioanna Zikakou, Greek Reporter, 8th Jul 2014.

Egypt receives eight smuggled artifacts from Denmark

(Egypt; Denmark)

Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 8th Jul 2014.

Egyptian bid to stop Northampton's ancient statue sale

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

BBC News, 8th Jul 2014.

Stolen Ethiopian Saint John Turns Up at Paris Auction

(Ethiopia; France)

ArtNet news, ArtNet News, 7th Jul 2014.

German Museum Returns Two Greek Antiquities

(Greece; Germany)

Ioanna Zikakou, Greek Reporter, 6th Jun 2014.

Russia sentences secret agents over theft of Gutenberg Bible


BBC News, 6th Jun 2014.

Greek, Albanian face prosecutor over illicit antiquities


Kathimerini, Info Balkans, 5th Jun 2014.

Italian high court's ruling on 'Getty Bronze' faces a long delay

(United States of America; Italy)

Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times, 5th Jun 2014.

Nigeria: Benin Monarch, NCMM Disagree Over Reception for Returning Antiquities

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Simon Ebegbulem, All Africa, 5th Jun 2014.

Sweden Returns Ancient Andean Textiles to Peru

(Peru; Sweden)

Ralph Blumenthal, The New York Times, 5th Jun 2014.

Newly found files incriminate Nazi art giant


Heike Mund, DW, 4th Jun 2014.

Italian court's ruling on 'Getty Bronze' is delayed until Thursday

(United States of America; Italy)

Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times, 4th Jun 2014.

German couple will return Egyptian artefact after learning it was stolen

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 4th Jun 2014.

Angels and paintings vandalised at Tintagel Parish Church

(United Kingdom)

Cornish Guardian, 4th Jun 2014.

Dali sculpture snatched from Paris museum


The Local, 2nd Jun 2014.

Sorry, Italy, the 'Getty Bronze' belongs in L.A

(United States of America; Italy)

The Times Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times, 2nd Jun 2014.

Former Ukrainian president's art collection on display in Kiev museum


UPI, Ed Adamczyk, 10th May 2014.

Razgrad History Museum's treasures gone in just 50 seconds


Standart News, 9th May 2014.

Stuffed giraffe to have stolen tongue reattached

(United Kingdom)

Edinburgh News, 8th May 2014.

Can Getty keep prized 'Bronze'? Italy's high court delays ruling

(United States of America; Italy)

Mike Bohem, Los Angeles Times, 8th May 2014.

Italian high court asked to order return of ancient statue

(United States of America; Italy)

Gazzetta del Sud, 7th May 2014.

The Getty's 'Victorious Youth' is subject of a custody fight

(United States of America; Italy)

Mike Bohem, Los Angeles Times, 7th May 2014.

Cornelius Gurlitt, hoarder of valuable art collection, dies


Matt Schudel, The Washington Post, 6th May 2014.

Visitors to Auschwitz Are Stealing 'Souvenirs'


Hannah Dreyfus, Tablet, 6th May 2014.

Euphronios' Kylix comes home after 40 years

(United States of America; Italy)

ANSA, 6th May 2014.

London's Victoria and Albert Museum willing to lend Eros head to Istanbul

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Hurriyet Daily News, 5th May 2014.

Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage

(Egypt; Belgium)

Stephen Kalin, Reuters, 23rd Apr 2014.

Vision of Home: Repatriated Works Back in Their Countries of Origin


Rachel Donadio, The New York Times, 17th Apr 2014.

Russian ministries set to return Scythian gold collection back to Crimean museums

(Russia; Ukraine)

Voice of Russia, 12th Apr 2014.

Reward offered over Henry Moore sculpture theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 11th Apr 2014.

Vancouver Island First Nation recovers historic blanket that turned up at Paris auction 100 years after it disappeared

(Canada; France)

Tristin Hopper, National Post, 10th Apr 2014.

'Socrates' seeks Royals' help to return Elgin Marbles


Scoopit, 10th Apr 2014.

International treasures missing


Judith Harris, Catholic Herald, 9th Apr 2014.

Hunt for Nazi art shows museum failings: former minister


Monica Raymunt, Reuters, 8th Apr 2014.

Italy's looted treasures found in Rome 'museum'


The Local, 7th Apr 2014.

Getty Museum to return 12th century New Testament to Greece monastery


David Ng, Los Angeles Times, 7th Apr 2014.

19th Century Schadow painting returned to Stern estate

(Canada; Germany)

James Adams, The Globe and Mail, 7th Apr 2014.

Police Scotland chief in gold wreath legal wrangle

(United Kingdom)

Chris Marshall, The Scotsman, 5th Apr 2014.

Thebes: Ancient Priceless Coins Found in Burglar's House


Ioanna Zikakou, Greek Reporter, 3rd Apr 2014.

Stolen paintings hung on Italian factory worker's wall for almost 40 years

(Italy; United Kingdom)

Lizzy Davies, The Guardian, 2nd Apr 2014.

Stolen paintings hung on Italian factory worker's wall for almost 40 years

(Italy; United Kingdom)

Lizzy Davies, The Guardian, 2nd Apr 2014.

Stolen Gauguin and Bonnard paintings recovered in Italy


France 24, AFP, 2nd Apr 2014.

Stolen Gauguin painting 'hung on factory worker's wall'


BBC News, 2nd Apr 2014.

Unique 600-year-old brass plaque stolen from Herefordshire church

(United Kingdom)

Hereford Times, 2nd Apr 2014.

Italy heritage sleuths launch stolen art app


AFP, Digital Journal, 2nd Apr 2014.

Stolen Nepali statues gathering dust in Paris

(Nepal; France)

eKantipur, 2nd Apr 2014.

Auction houses should do more to root out looted antiquities

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Christos Tsirogiannis, Apollo, 2nd Apr 2014.

Stolen armour and weapony worth thousands returned to Stansted Mountfitchet castle

(United Kingdom)

Cambridge News, 1st Apr 2014.

Barbed wire from Auschwitz found in tourists' suitcase


Edward Wight, The Times of Israel, 31st Mar 2014.

Hearings in Croatia-Serbia case before ICJ to end on Tuesday

(Croatia; Serbia)

Dalje, 31st Mar 2014.

Sevso Just Beginning for Hungary's Central Bank Art Purchase Program


Marion Maneker, Art Market Monitor, 31st Mar 2014.

Museum porcelain may have been looted by Nazis

(United Kingdom)

David Sanderson, The Times, 29th Mar 2014.

Fury over the National Geographic channel historians digging up Second World War graves

(United Kingdom; Poland; Latvia)

Guy WalterS, The Daily Mail, 28th Mar 2014.

Stolen Czech Ark Cover Returned to Prague Musuem

(Czech Republic)

JTA, The Jewish Daily Forward, 28th Mar 2014.

TV Series Is Criticized in Handling of Deceased

(United Kingdom; Poland; Latvia)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 28th Mar 2014.

Tate to return Constable painting looted by Nazis

(Hungary; United Kingdom)

Padraic Flanagan, The Telegraph, 28th Mar 2014.

Amsterdam museum uncertain where to send back exhibits from Crimean museums

(Netherlands; Ukraine)

APA, 27th Mar 2014.

The loaded image: when art is politicised


Art Media Agency, 27th Mar 2014.

Crimean museums fear loss of ancient treasures

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

AFP, Global Times, 27th Mar 2014.

Sevso treasure items repatriated by Hungarian government after UK sale

(Hungary; United Kingdom)

Dalza Alberge, The Guardian, 27th Mar 2014.

Cornelius Gurlitt: One lonely man and his hoard of stolen Nazi art


Stephen Evans, BBC News, 26th Mar 2014.

Ancient Roman Seuso-treasure repatriated to Hungary

(Hungary; United Kingdom)

Prime Minister's Office, Hungarian Government, 26th Mar 2014.

Hungary buys back Roman"family silver" for $20 million

(Hungary; United Kingdom)

Marton Dunai, Reuters, 26th Mar 2014.

Norwegian museum agrees to return looted Matisse


Associated Press, Haaretz, 23rd Mar 2014.

Britain urged to sign up to shipwreck treaty to protect underwater heritage

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge, The Guardian, 23rd Mar 2014.

Pompeii Made It Through a Volcano, but Can It Survive Vandals?


Barbie Latza Nadeau, The Daily Beast, 22nd Mar 2014.

Filling the colonial mind: Napoleon and the looting of the Orient

(France; Egypt)

Jonathan Gornall, The National, 20th Mar 2014.

Thieves steal section of fresco from Pompeii


Mid-day, 19th Mar 2014.

Wooing the Public to Recover Art


Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 18th Mar 2014.

The New Stolen-Art Tracker Opens Its Doors

(United Kingdom)

Judith A. Dobrzynski, Real Clear Arts, 18th Mar 2014.

Gustav Klimt theft case reopens in Italy 17 years on


Lizzy Davies, The Guardian, 16th Mar 2014.

BBC art experts make mistake over 'Constable'

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph, 16th Mar 2014.

Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth' a blockbuster show of Byzantium art

(United States of America; Greece)

Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times, 14th Mar 2014.

German archaeologist suggests British Museum's Warren Cup could be forgery

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge, The Guardian, 12th Mar 2014.

Newly-discovered Anglo-Saxon village 'stripped of valuable artefacts by thieves'

(United Kingdom)

Bill Gardner, The Telegraph, 12th Mar 2014.

Rendlesham: Nighthawks may have raided Saxon treasure at Suffolk's 'village of the kings'

(United Kingdom)

Richard Cornwell, Ipswich Star, 11th Mar 2014.

Leiden Researchers Robbed of Syrian Artifacts

(Syria; Netherlands)

Maxime Zech, NL Times, 11th Mar 2014.

Antiquities dealers liven up the London art scene

(United Kingdom)

Susan Moore, Financial Times, 7th Mar 2014.

Ex-BBC man attempted to sell artefact plundered in Arab Spring

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Paul Peachey, The Independent, 7th Mar 2014.

Last stolen cultural objects returned to Italy

(Switzerland; Italy)

Swiss Info, 6th Mar 2014.

Back where they belong

(Nepal; Germany)

Bhrikuti Rai, Nepali Times, 20th Dec 2013.

Damien Hirst artwork theft: police release CCTV footage

(United Kingdom)

Press Association, 18th Dec 2013.

Damien Hirst artworks worth £33,000 stolen from London gallery

(United Kingdom)

Haroon Siddique, The Guardian, 11th Dec 2013.

German Couple Suspected of Holding Stolen Greek Antiquities

(Greece; Germany)

Abed Alloush, Greek Reporter, 6th Nov 2013.

The mysterious Munich recluse who hoarded €1bn of Nazis' stolen art


Philip Oltermann, The Guardian, 4th Nov 2013.

Dutch art heist trial adjourned in Bucharest with fate of paintings unclear

(Netherlands; Romania)

Maev Kennedy, The Guardian, 13th Aug 2013.

Dutch art heist paintings may have been burned by suspect's mother

(Netherlands; Romania)

Associated Press, The Guardian, 17th Jul 2013.

Stolen Picasso 'burned in stove' in Romania

(Romania; Netherlands)

Associated Press, The Guardian, 17th Jun 2013.

The Paris art theft has robbed us of some truly great paintings


Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, 20th May 2013.

Egypt challenges a UK auctioneer over 200 'stolen' antiquities

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Ahram Online, 1st May 2013.

Three Romanians admit stealing paintings from Dutch museum

(Netherlands; Romania)

Associated Press, The Guardian, 22nd Oct 2012.

Rotterdam art thieves take valuable paintings in dawn heist


Kate Connolly, The Guardian, 16th Oct 2012.

Priceless Tibetan Buddha statue looted by Nazis was carved from meteorite

(Tibet; Germany)

Mark Taylor, The Guardian, 28th Sep 2012.

Police reveal DNA clue in theft of £50m Leonardo da Vinci and second art break-in

(United Kingdom)

Paul O'Hare, Daily Record, 1st Jul 2012.

Stolen paintings recovered in Rome 40 years after art heist


Tom Kington, The Guardian, 9th Mar 2012.

Gerald Laing sculpture stolen from Kelvingrove Museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 22nd Feb 2012.

Robert Hecht, Antiquities Dealer, Dies at 92


Bruce Webber, The New York Times, 9th Feb 2012.

Picasso and Mondrian works stolen from Athens art gallery


Associated Press, The Guardian, 9th Jan 2012.

Rome Trial of Ex-Getty Curator Ends

(Italy; United States of America)

Elisabetta Povoledo, The New York Times, 13th Oct 2010.

Italy Focuses on a Princeton Curator in an Antiquities Investigation

(Italy; United States of America)

Hugh Eakin, The New York Times, 2nd Jun 2010.

Paris art museum theft the work of lone robber


Lizzy Davies, The Guardian, 20th May 2010.

Italy Presses Its Fight for a Statue at the Getty

(Italy; United States of America)

Elisabetta Povoledo, The New York Times, 15th Jan 2010.

£6.9m Picasso sketchbook stolen in Paris


Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian, 9th Jun 2009.

Cleveland Museum of Art strikes deal with Italy to return 14 ancient artworks

(Italy; United States of America)

Steven Litt,, 19th Nov 2008.

Greece demands return of stolen heritage

(Greece; United Kingdom; United States of America)

Helena Smith, The Guardian, 11th Jul 2006.

Oxford Union accused of bias over marble debate

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Polly Curtis, The Guardian, 11th May 2004.

New shots in Marbles battle

(Greece; United Kingdom)

John Ezard, The Guardian, 15th Jan 2004.

Virtual intervention in battle over Parthenon marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Fiachra Gibbons, The Guardian, 7th Oct 2003.

Italian loan puts marbles pressure on British Museum

(Greece; United Kingdom; Italy)

Fiachra Gibbons, The Guardian, 13th Dec 2002.

Museum sinks hope of marbles deal

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Fiachra Gibbons, The Guardian, 13th Nov 2002.

Greeks offer deal to get marbles back

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith, The Guardian, 11th Nov 2002.

Elgin Marbles 'should be shared' with Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe, The Guardian, 13th Jan 2002.

Greece presses for loan deal on Elgin marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

John Ezard, The Guardian, 20th Aug 2001.

Greek weapon in fight for marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

John Ezard, The Guardian, 22nd Jun 2001.

Will "Blind Edip" Sing?

(Switzerland; Germany; Turkey)

Ozgen Acar, Archaeology, 1st Jan 2001.

Gods in exile

(Nepal; Germany; United States of America)

Kanak Mani Dixit, Himal, 1st Oct 1999.

The Past in Peril: Buying, Selling, Stealing History

(United States of America; Turkey; Italy)

Mike Toner, Atlanta Journal Constitution, 19th Sep 1999.

Turkey wins back ancient coins from American millionaire

(Turkey; Germany; United States of America)

Associated Press, 4th Mar 1999.

The Case Of the Contested Coins: A Modern-Day Battle Over Ancient Objects

(Turkey; Germany; United States of America)

Barry Meier, The New York Times, 24th Sep 1998.

Turks Haul Millionaire Into Court for Ancient Silver

(Turkey; Germany; United States of America)

Anne Thompson, Associated Press, 23rd Feb 1994.