Region: Europe

La 'banda de las campanas' que arrasa las iglesias rurales: "No van a dejar ni una"

(Spain)

The 'Bells gang" that devastate rural churches: "they won't leave a single one"

David Brunat (2017). La 'banda de las campanas' que arrasa las iglesias rurales: "No van a dejar ni una". El Confidencial. 6 August.

Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil

(Spain)

Arrest made for theft of parishioner donations and 18th century chest from Puente Genil church

ABC Spain (2017). Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil. ABC Spain. 5 August.

Paris Space Invaders street art stolen by 'city workers'

(France)

BBC News (2017). Paris Space Invaders street art stolen by 'city workers'. BBC News. 4 August.

Meet the Greek Archaeologist Chasing Looted Antiquities but Shunned by Greece

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2017). Meet the Greek Archaeologist Chasing Looted Antiquities but Shunned by Greece. Greek Reporter. 4 August.

Thieves steal Paris street art in broad daylight

(France)

The Connexion (2017). Thieves steal Paris street art in broad daylight. The Connexion. 4 August.

Ancient Statues Torn Down, Smashed And Discarded During French Revolution Rescued By Scientists

(France)

Josh Lowe (2017). Ancient Statues Torn Down, Smashed And Discarded During French Revolution Rescued By Scientists. Newsweek. 4 August.

80 Years After Hitler's `Degenerate Art' Show, Two German Museums Confront Its Dark Legacy

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). 80 Years After Hitler's `Degenerate Art' Show, Two German Museums Confront Its Dark Legacy. ArtNet News. 4 August.

Movies From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace: the fight for Albert Namatjira's legacy

(Australia)

Stephanie Convery (2017). Movies From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace: the fight for Albert Namatjira's legacy. The Guardian. 4 August.

Historic cave is set to reopen after break-in

(United Kingdom)

Steve Peacock (2017). Historic cave is set to reopen after break-in. Totnes Times. 4 August.

More than £250,000 needed for alarms for Norfolk's churches

(United Kingdom)

KL (2017). More than £250,000 needed for alarms for Norfolk's churches. KL. 3 August.

Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

(United States of America; Lebanon; Italy)

Katherine McGrath (2017). Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Architectural Digetst. 3 August.

Rare bicycle stolen from Williton's Bakelite Museum

(United Kingdom)

Somerset County Gazette (2017). Rare bicycle stolen from Williton's Bakelite Museum. Somerset County Gazette. 3 August.

Meet the Art World's Antiquities Sleuth

(United Kingdom)

Kelly Crow (2017). Meet the Art World's Antiquities Sleuth. The Wall Street Journal. 2 August.

Not a Pretty Picture: Modigliani Exhibit Closes Amid Claims of Forgeries

(Italy)

Mindy Weisberger (2017). Not a Pretty Picture: Modigliani Exhibit Closes Amid Claims of Forgeries. Live Science. 2 August.

The Artist Didn't Steal From Auschwitz, but Rather, From Other Artists

(Israel; Poland)

Shaul Setter (2017). The Artist Didn't Steal From Auschwitz, but Rather, From Other Artists. Haaretz. 2 August.

Famous statue of King Olav vandalised

(Norway)

Oskar Aanmoen (2017). Famous statue of King Olav vandalised. Royal Central. 1 August.

With Repeat Attacks, Skulptur Projekte Münster Proves a Playground for Thieves and Vandals

(Germany)

Naomi Rea (2017). With Repeat Attacks, Skulptur Projekte Münster Proves a Playground for Thieves and Vandals. ArtNet News. 1 August.

When Picasso Went on Trial for Stealing the Mona Lisa

(France)

Ian Shank (2017). When Picasso Went on Trial for Stealing the Mona Lisa. Artsy. 1 August.

Thieves damage Koki Tanaka work at Sculpture Projects Münster

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Thieves damage Koki Tanaka work at Sculpture Projects Münster. The Art Newspaper. 1 August.

Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation

(Morocco; Italy)

Hannah McGivern, Stefano Luppi (2017). Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation. The Art Newspaper. 1 August.

Spanish Police Arrest Collector's Disgruntled Employee for Alleged Basquiat Theft in Mallorca

(Spain)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Spanish Police Arrest Collector's Disgruntled Employee for Alleged Basquiat Theft in Mallorca. ArtNet News. 1 August.

Antiques dealer alerts trade to fraud after scam involving 18th century painting

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2017). Antiques dealer alerts trade to fraud after scam involving 18th century painting. Antiques Trade Gazette. 1 August.

Artist appeals for return of 'stolen' painting

(United Kingdom)

Tom Seaward (2017). Artist appeals for return of 'stolen' painting. Swindon Advertiser. 31 July.

Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted

(United States of America; Italy)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted. New York Times. 31 July.

A Picasso mystery examined by 60 Minutes

(France)

Bill Whitaker (2017). A Picasso mystery examined by 60 Minutes. 60 Minutes. 30 July.

'Granny is very upset' - have you seen this missing much-loved Electric Picnic house?

(Ireland)

Irish Independent (2017). 'Granny is very upset' - have you seen this missing much-loved Electric Picnic house?. Irish Independent. 29 July.

Artist Ida Ekblad Wins the Right to Feature a CEO's 6-Year-Old Daughter in Her Work

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Artist Ida Ekblad Wins the Right to Feature a CEO's 6-Year-Old Daughter in Her Work. ArtNet News. 28 July.

Kos Archaeological Museum assesses quake damage

(Greece)

Aimilios Charbis (2017). Kos Archaeological Museum assesses quake damage. eKathimerini. 28 July.

Stolen Sword Recovered in London Auction House

(United Kingdom)

Art Recovery International (2017). Stolen Sword Recovered in London Auction House. Claims Journal. 28 July.

Stolen £3.3m solid gold Queen Elizabeth II coin 'found melted down' after 'Lebanese mafia' arrests

(Germany; Lebanon)

Rachel Bishop (2017). Stolen £3.3m solid gold Queen Elizabeth II coin 'found melted down' after 'Lebanese mafia' arrests. The Mirror. 28 July.

Cartier diamond ring worth £750,000 lost by British Museum

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Marsh (2017). Cartier diamond ring worth £750,000 lost by British Museum. The Guardian. 27 July.

Spanish Billionaire Jaime Botín Faces Prison for Allegedly Trying to Smuggle a Picasso on His Yacht

(Spain)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Spanish Billionaire Jaime Botín Faces Prison for Allegedly Trying to Smuggle a Picasso on His Yacht. ArtNet News. 26 July.

Workers in Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Announce Strike for the Weekend

(Greece)

A. Markis (2017). Workers in Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Announce Strike for the Weekend. Greek Reporter. 26 July.

After 26 Years, Munich Settles Case Over a Klee Looted by Nazis

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). After 26 Years, Munich Settles Case Over a Klee Looted by Nazis. The New York Times. 26 July.

El alemán que descubrió San Agustín y se robó 21 estatuas

(Colombia; Germany)

Vicente Silva Vargas (2017). El alemán que descubrió San Agustín y se robó 21 estatuas. Laboyanos. 26 July.

Cospicua parish church gets security alarms

(Malta)

Ivan Martin (2017). Cospicua parish church gets security alarms. Times of Malta. 26 July.

Ruling lets Italy hunt abroad for new Colosseum chief

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Ruling lets Italy hunt abroad for new Colosseum chief. Yahoo News. 25 July.

Stolen Nazi-era art found 5 years ago. Public to finally see collection in Switzerland

(Switzerland)

Helena Bachmann (2017). Stolen Nazi-era art found 5 years ago. Public to finally see collection in Switzerland. USA Today. 25 July.

The Indiana Jones of the art world may solve history's biggest art heist

(United States of America; Ireland)

T.J. Raphael (2017). The Indiana Jones of the art world may solve history's biggest art heist. PRI. 25 July.

Artworks on Loan From the Louvre Destroyed in Fire on a French Island

(France)

Naomi Rea (2017). Artworks on Loan From the Louvre Destroyed in Fire on a French Island. ArtNet News. 24 July.

Art thief caught with 'Aladdin's cave' of stolen goods after 20-year spree

(France)

Rory Mulholland (2017). Art thief caught with 'Aladdin's cave' of stolen goods after 20-year spree. The Telegraph. 24 July.

Uri Geller wants to excavate an entire Scottish island in search of Egyptian treasure

(United Kingdom)

Jane Lavendar (2017). Uri Geller wants to excavate an entire Scottish island in search of Egyptian treasure. The Mirror. 23 July.

Ireland should 'give back its looted and stolen treasures'

(Ireland)

The Journal (2017). Ireland should 'give back its looted and stolen treasures'. The Journal. 22 July.

Earthquake Damaged Kos Sites and Monuments, Archaeological Service Reports

(Greece)

A. Markis (2017). Earthquake Damaged Kos Sites and Monuments, Archaeological Service Reports. Greek Reporter. 21 July.

Painting From Goering's Collection Is Returned to Banker's Heirs

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Painting From Goering's Collection Is Returned to Banker's Heirs. The New York Times. 21 July.

Laws on Nazi-looted art to be renewed by the Government

(United Kingdom)

Aol (2017). Laws on Nazi-looted art to be renewed by the Government. Aol. 21 July.

British Museum evacuated: Controlled explosion of unattended vehicle carried out after 'security concern'

(United Kingdom)

Rachel Roberts (2017). British Museum evacuated: Controlled explosion of unattended vehicle carried out after 'security concern'. The Independent. 21 July.

Luxury lost and found: The international service aiding the war on watch theft

(United Kingdom)

Ken Kessler (2017). Luxury lost and found: The international service aiding the war on watch theft. CNN. 21 July.

Boost for families over Nazi-looted art claims

(United Kingdom)

Marcus Dysch (2017). Boost for families over Nazi-looted art claims. The Jewish Chronicle. 20 July.

Did an Israeli student steal Auschwitz artifacts for an art exhibit?

(Israel; Poland)

Samantha Schmidt (2017). Did an Israeli student steal Auschwitz artifacts for an art exhibit?. The Washington Post. 20 July.

Vandals Destroy Nicole Eisenman's Celebrated Artwork for Skulptur Projekte Münster Overnight

(Germany)

Hili Perlson (2017). Vandals Destroy Nicole Eisenman's Celebrated Artwork for Skulptur Projekte Münster Overnight. ArtNet News. 20 July.

Roban cinco campanas de las iglesias de Zuazo de Kuartango y Morillas

(Spain)

Five bells from churches in Zuazo, Kuratango, and Morillas stolen

Ignacio Gatón (2017). Roban cinco campanas de las iglesias de Zuazo de Kuartango y Morillas. Gasteiz Hoy. 20 July.

Street artist Moonie's dismay as Mr Bean stolen from dinosaur-themed doorway exhibit in Little Germany

(United Kingdom)

Claire Wilde (2017). Street artist Moonie's dismay as Mr Bean stolen from dinosaur-themed doorway exhibit in Little Germany. Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 20 July.

New EU Proposal Aims to Halt the Trafficking of Antiquities That Fund Terrorism

(General)

Naomi Rea (2017). New EU Proposal Aims to Halt the Trafficking of Antiquities That Fund Terrorism. ArtNet News. 20 July.

Modigliani Exhibit Closes Early Amid Allegations of Fakes

(Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). Modigliani Exhibit Closes Early Amid Allegations of Fakes. New York Times. 19 July.

Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

(Spain)

BBC News (2017). Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings. BBC News. 19 July.

Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

(Spain)

Alba Asenjo (2017). Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings. Reuters. 19 July.

Israeli College to Allow Auschwitz Exhibit After Assurances Artifacts Not Stolen

(Poland; Israel)

Naama Riba (2017). Israeli College to Allow Auschwitz Exhibit After Assurances Artifacts Not Stolen. Haaretz. 19 July.

No damage to ancient artifacts from 'spray-attack' at Vergina Tombs in Greece

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). No damage to ancient artifacts from 'spray-attack' at Vergina Tombs in Greece. Tornos News. 19 July.

Israeli student admits stealing items from Auschwitz for art project

(Poland; Israel)

Peter Beaumont (2017). Israeli student admits stealing items from Auschwitz for art project. The Guardian. 19 July.

Louvre paintings damaged in downpour

(France)

Danielle Haynes (2017). Louvre paintings damaged in downpour. UPI. 18 July.

'Masterpiece' Cheddars Stolen from English Cheese Competition

(United Kingdom)

Mike Pomranz (2017). 'Masterpiece' Cheddars Stolen from English Cheese Competition. Food & Wine. 18 July.

Artist unexpectedly reunited with stolen painting after more than 20 years

(United Kingdom)

Daniel Angelini (2017). Artist unexpectedly reunited with stolen painting after more than 20 years. Swindon Advertiser. 18 July.

Illegal detectorists targeting Gloucestershire farmland

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Illegal detectorists targeting Gloucestershire farmland. BBC News. 17 July.

British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan

(Uzbekistan)

Dalya Alberge (2017). British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan. The Guardian. 17 July.

Genoa closes art exhibition after paintings 'turn out to be fakes'

(Italy)

Andrea Vogt (2017). Genoa closes art exhibition after paintings 'turn out to be fakes'. The Telegraph. 16 July.

Morocco: Stolen, damaged €6 million Guercino painting returned to Italy

(Morocco; Italy)

Africa Times (2017). Morocco: Stolen, damaged €6 million Guercino painting returned to Italy. Africa Times. 16 July.

El obispo denuncia el robo del copón de la Basílica de San Pascual en Vila-real

(Spain)

Bishop denounces the theft of ciborium from Basilica of San Pascual in Vila-real

Europa Press (2017). El obispo denuncia el robo del copón de la Basílica de San Pascual en Vila-real. Europa Press. 16 July.

Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2017). Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder. Xinhua. 15 July.

Salvador Dalí's Body Will Be Exhumed Next Week as Surreal Paternity Battle Comes to a Head

(Spain)

Brian Boucher (2017). Salvador Dalí's Body Will Be Exhumed Next Week as Surreal Paternity Battle Comes to a Head. ArtNet News. 14 July.

Bulmers cider family art robbery: Twelve men charged

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Bulmers cider family art robbery: Twelve men charged. BBC News. 14 July.

Art dealer faces jail over fraud case involving work by Rolling Stones' Keith Richards

(United Kingdom)

Phil Norris (2017). Art dealer faces jail over fraud case involving work by Rolling Stones' Keith Richards. Gloucestershire Live. 14 July.

Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural property

(Belgium)

Oscar Schneider (2017). Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural property. The Brussels Times. 14 July.

China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy

(China; Netherlands)

BBC News (2017). China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy. BBC News. 14 July.

Twelve charged after paintings stolen in aggravated burglary

(United Kingdom)

Avon and Somerset Constabulary (2017). Twelve charged after paintings stolen in aggravated burglary. Avon and Somerset Constabulary. 14 July.

Commission targets terrorists trafficking in antiquities

(General)

Bjarke Smith-Meyer (2017). Commission targets terrorists trafficking in antiquities. Politico. 13 July.

EU executive plans crackdown on plunder smugglers, militants

(General)

Reuters (2017). EU executive plans crackdown on plunder smugglers, militants. Reuters. 13 July.

#SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism

(General)

EU Reporter (2017). #SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism. EU Reporter. 13 July.

Robo de las campanas en la antigua iglesia de Abades

(Spain)

Bells stolen from the ancient church of Abades

La Voz de Galicia (2017). Robo de las campanas en la antigua iglesia de Abades. La Voz de Galicia. 13 July.

Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court

(China; Netherlands)

Liping Gu (2017). Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court. ECNS. 13 July.

Amsterdam Airbnb Host Shoves South African Filmmaker Down Staircase

(Netherlands)

Benjamin Sutton (2017). Amsterdam Airbnb Host Shoves South African Filmmaker Down Staircase. Hyperallergic. 12 July.

EU plans tough checks on imports of ancient artefacts

(General)

Jim Brunsden (2017). EU plans tough checks on imports of ancient artefacts. Financial Times. 12 July.

Germany makes arrests over theft of giant solid-gold coin

(Germany)

BBC News (2017). Germany makes arrests over theft of giant solid-gold coin. BBC News. 12 July.

Statues worth £11,000 stolen from Hungerford art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Chris Ord (2017). Statues worth £11,000 stolen from Hungerford art gallery. Newbury Today. 12 July.

Roban el campanil de la ermita Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de Villallano

(Spain)

Campanile of the chapel of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios in Villallano robbed

SE12 (2017). Roban el campanil de la ermita Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de Villallano. SE12. 12 July.

Investigator 'convinced' $580M of stolen art from Boston museum is hidden in Ireland

(United States of America; Ireland)

Cristina Corbin (2017). Investigator 'convinced' $580M of stolen art from Boston museum is hidden in Ireland. Fox News. 12 July.

Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum

(Germany)

David Shimer (2017). Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum. The New York Times. 12 July.

Galeón San José: Galleons of gold

(Colombia; Spain)

Oli Pritchard (2017). Galeón San José: Galleons of gold. The Bogota Post. 12 July.

Nazi-looted Pissarro case can go ahead, says US appeals court

(United States of America; Spain)

Laura Gilbert (2017). Nazi-looted Pissarro case can go ahead, says US appeals court. The Art Newspaper. 11 July.

Stolen by a Russian spy, Dutch painting now returned to German museum

(Germany; United States of America; Russia)

Gaby Reucher (2017). Stolen by a Russian spy, Dutch painting now returned to German museum. DW. 11 July.

Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case

(China; Netherlands)

Caiyu Liu (2017). Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case. Global Times. 11 July.

Bermondsey coffee shop owner's plea to find antique photograph of relative stolen during break-in

(United Kingdom)

Chiara Giordano (2017). Bermondsey coffee shop owner's plea to find antique photograph of relative stolen during break-in. Southwark News. 11 July.

Dusseldorf museum pulls painting from show after Nazi loot claim

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Dusseldorf museum pulls painting from show after Nazi loot claim. The Art Newspaper. 11 July.

'You Directly Copied the Series': Brad Troemel Accuses Fashion Designer of Ripping Off His Grid Work for Ready-to-Wear Collection

(United States of America; Russia)

Nate Freeman (2017). 'You Directly Copied the Series': Brad Troemel Accuses Fashion Designer of Ripping Off His Grid Work for Ready-to-Wear Collection. Art News. 10 July.

Appeals Court Revives 16-Year Lawsuit over $40 Million Nazi-Looted Pissarro

(United States of America; Spain)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Appeals Court Revives 16-Year Lawsuit over $40 Million Nazi-Looted Pissarro. Artsy. 10 July.

Pompeii Rises From The Ashes By Rejecting Its History Of Crime And Corruption

(Italy)

Sarah Bond (2017). Pompeii Rises From The Ashes By Rejecting Its History Of Crime And Corruption. Forbes. 10 July.

Colombia's San José galleon to be recovered in joint venture states Santos

(Colombia; Spain)

Richard Emblin (2017). Colombia's San José galleon to be recovered in joint venture states Santos. The City Paper Bogota. 10 July.

First works from Nazi-era art hoard arrive at Swiss museum

(Germany; Switzerland)

AFP (2017). First works from Nazi-era art hoard arrive at Swiss museum. The Local. 9 July.

Thieves Abscond With $3.9 Million in Jewelry From London's Masterpiece Art Fair

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Thieves Abscond With $3.9 Million in Jewelry From London's Masterpiece Art Fair. ArtNet News. 7 July.

Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar

(Myanmar; Norway)

WQOW (2017). Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar. WQOQ. 6 July.

Proposals for Margaret Thatcher statue near parliament turned down

(United Kingdom)

Rowena Mason (2017). Proposals for Margaret Thatcher statue near parliament turned down. The Guardian. 6 July.

3 Cases That Explain Why Restituting Nazi Looted Art Is So Difficult

(General)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). 3 Cases That Explain Why Restituting Nazi Looted Art Is So Difficult. Artsy. 5 July.

Police appeal after art deco lamps worth £11,000 stolen from school

(United Kingdom)

Louise Elliott (2017). Police appeal after art deco lamps worth £11,000 stolen from school. The Sentinel. 5 July.

Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids

(Switzerland; Germany; Austria)

SwissInfo (2017). Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids. SwissInfo. 5 July.

Whale graffiti artist also stole coccyx from Natural History Museum

(United Kingdom)

David Sanderson (2017). Whale graffiti artist also stole coccyx from Natural History Museum. The Times. 4 July.

Rubato un quadro nel Museo Ferrucciano

(Italy)

Painting stolen from the Ferrucciano museum

Il Tirreno (2017). Rubato un quadro nel Museo Ferrucciano. Il Tirreno. 4 July.

«Corrimos la voz de que si aparecía el Códice Calixtino dejaríamos la investigación»

(Spain)

"We worked with the understanding that if the Codex Calixtinus appeared, we'd close the investigation"

La Voz de Galicia (2017). «Corrimos la voz de que si aparecía el Códice Calixtino dejaríamos la investigación». La Voz de Galicia. 4 July.

Exhibitions offer a look at art stolen or bought by the Nazis

(Germany; Switzerland)

Melissa Eddy (2017). Exhibitions offer a look at art stolen or bought by the Nazis. Business Mirror. 3 July.

Attica museums, ancient sites to be closed on Thursday morning due to walkout

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2017). Attica museums, ancient sites to be closed on Thursday morning due to walkout. eKathimerini. 3 July.

Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants

(Greece; Albania)

Associated Press (2017). Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants. The Daily Mail. 2 July.

Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage

(Cyprus)

Marina Christofides (2017). Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage. Cyprus Mail. 2 July.

The first glimpse inside a Nazi looted art collection

(Germany; Switzerland)

Noah Charney (2017). The first glimpse inside a Nazi looted art collection. Salon. 2 July.

`World's Most Expensive Painting' Actually Sold for $90M Less Than Reported: Suit

(United Kingdom)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). `World's Most Expensive Painting' Actually Sold for $90M Less Than Reported: Suit. ArtNet News. 30 June.

FBI helps NI family recover stolen William Conor art

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Tori Watson (2017). FBI helps NI family recover stolen William Conor art. BBC News. 30 June.

Founder of Zurich's Le Corbusier Museum Sues Culture Minister for Defamation

(Switzerland)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Founder of Zurich's Le Corbusier Museum Sues Culture Minister for Defamation. ArtNet News. 30 June.

Protesters target Dutch firm involved in removal of 550-year-old tomb from ancient town of Hasankeyf

(Turkey; Netherlands)

Tim Cornwall (2017). Protesters target Dutch firm involved in removal of 550-year-old tomb from ancient town of Hasankeyf. The Art Newspaper. 30 June.

Irish republicans thought to be hiding $500 million worth of stolen American paintings in Ireland

(United States of America; Ireland)

James Wilson (2017). Irish republicans thought to be hiding $500 million worth of stolen American paintings in Ireland. Irish Central. 29 June.

Vandals attack medieval ruins leaving a repair bill of £500,000

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Ffrench (2017). Vandals attack medieval ruins leaving a repair bill of £500,000. The Herald. 29 June.

Roban dos campanas de 200 kg en Labeaga (Navarra)

(Spain)

Two bells weighing 200g stolen in Labeaga (Navarra)

EITB (2017). Roban dos campanas de 200 kg en Labeaga (Navarra). EITB. 27 June.

Why Isn't Anyone Talking About This $30 Million Italian Art Heist?

(Italy)

Anthony Amore (2017). Why Isn't Anyone Talking About This $30 Million Italian Art Heist?. Observer. 27 June.

Painting stolen decade ago from Belfast family's home is discovered in Chicago

(United Kingdom)

Adrian Rutherford (2017). Painting stolen decade ago from Belfast family's home is discovered in Chicago. Belfast Telegraph. 27 June.

'Suspicious' art from Nazi dealer to go on show in Germany

(Germany)

Stefan Dege (2017). 'Suspicious' art from Nazi dealer to go on show in Germany. DW. 27 June.

Austrian court rules in favour of Franz West's family in legal battle over estate

(Austria)

Rachel Corbett (2017). Austrian court rules in favour of Franz West's family in legal battle over estate. The Art Newspaper. 27 June.

Supreme Court Takes Up Dispute Over Iran Antiquities in Terror Case

(Iran; United States of America)

Pete Williams (2017). Supreme Court Takes Up Dispute Over Iran Antiquities in Terror Case. NBC. 27 June.

French military funds technology to document heritage in conflict zones

(France)

Emily Sharpe (2017). French military funds technology to document heritage in conflict zones. The Art Newspaper. 23 June.

Ei Arakawa sculpture vandalised at Sculpture Projects Münster

(Germany)

Gareth Harris (2017). Ei Arakawa sculpture vandalised at Sculpture Projects Münster. The Art Newspaper. 21 June.

Turkish Hercules on display in Geneva

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Turkish Hercules on display in Geneva. Hurriyet Daily News. 21 June.

Unos ladrones roban la reliquia del hueso de San Hipólito Mártir en una iglesia de Cocentaina

(Spain)

Thieves steal the bone reliquary of San Hipólito Mártir from a Cocentaina church

ABC Spain (2017). Unos ladrones roban la reliquia del hueso de San Hipólito Mártir en una iglesia de Cocentaina. ABC Spain. 21 June.

At British Museum Protest, Australian Aboriginal Activist Demands Repatriation of Ancestor's Shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Isabella SMith (2017). At British Museum Protest, Australian Aboriginal Activist Demands Repatriation of Ancestor's Shield. Hyperallergic. 20 June.

Roban un cáliz de plata de la Iglesia Mayor de Baza

(Spain)

Silver chalice stolen from the main church of Baza

José Utrera García (2017). Roban un cáliz de plata de la Iglesia Mayor de Baza. Ideal. 18 June.

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

(India; United Kingdom)

Anthony Sattin (2017). Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond – review. The Guardian. 18 June.

The forger who fooled the art world

(United Kingdom)

Christopher Hawtree (2017). The forger who fooled the art world. The Spectator. 17 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Demonstrators Rally Against the Destruction of Banksy's Iconic Brexit Mural. ArtNet News. 16 June.

Aboriginal man demands Cambridge University return his ancestor's spears

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Raymond Brown (2017). Aboriginal man demands Cambridge University return his ancestor's spears. Cambridge News. 16 June.

Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco

(Italy)

"Periodista Digital" (2017). Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco. Periodista Digital. 16 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

Tamworth Herald (2017). Vandals daub anti-christian messages on Tamworth's St Editha's Church. Tamworth Herald. 15 June.

Recuperan reliquia de Don Bosco que había sido robada

(Italy)

Recovered: relic of Don Bosco that had been stolen

ACI Prensa (2017). Recuperan reliquia de Don Bosco que había sido robada. ACI Prensa. 15 June.

Row over bronze age bracelet found in Meon Valley

(United Kingdom)

Hampshire Chronicle (2017). Row over bronze age bracelet found in Meon Valley. Hampshire Chronicle. 14 June.

Teenagers rescued from Paris catacombs after three-day ordeal

(France)

AFP (2017). Teenagers rescued from Paris catacombs after three-day ordeal. The Guardian. 14 June.

Nader Shah's sword stolen from Russian museum

(Iran; Russia)

Tehran Times (2017). Nader Shah's sword stolen from Russian museum. Tehran Times. 14 June.

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

(India; United Kingdom)

Michael Safi (2017). Diamond in the bluff: Koh-i-noor stories lose their shine. The Guardian. 14 June.

Getty agrees to return 1st century BC sculpture to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Jessica Gelt (2017). Getty agrees to return 1st century BC sculpture to Italy. Los Angeles Times. 13 June.

Paris Louvre Museum Evacuated (Again) After Security Scare

(France)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Paris Louvre Museum Evacuated (Again) After Security Scare. ArtNet News. 12 June.

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

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo (2017). Renewed demand made to Scotland for return of stolen native American skulls. iNews. 12 June.

Romanian police recover Dacian and Roman coins stolen from Hunedoara fortresses

(Romania; Czech Republic)

Romania Insider (2017). Romanian police recover Dacian and Roman coins stolen from Hunedoara fortresses. Romania Insider. 12 June.

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

(Spain)

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

Burgos Conecta (2017). Picón se muestra "disgustado" por el robo y "preocupado" por los desprendimientos. Burgos Conecta. 10 June.

Judge gives controversial Cliffords Tower visitor centre the green light

(United Kingdom)

York Mix (2017). Judge gives controversial Cliffords Tower visitor centre the green light. York Mix. 9 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

Melissa Jones (2017). How this exam artwork was stolen from a car, dumped by bins and later mysteriously returned to its owner. Gloucestershire Live. 9 June.

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

(China; United Kingdom)

Peter Neville-Hadley (2017). China's 'stolen' cultural relics: why the numbers just don't add up. Post Magazine. 9 June.

117 years later: SEE stolen artifacts Britain returned to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Chika Jones (2017). 117 years later: SEE stolen artifacts Britain returned to Nigeria. NAIJ. 9 June.

Anger after ancient Highland burial site vandalised

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Mckenzie (2017). Anger after ancient Highland burial site vandalised. Press and Journal. 8 June.

Roban las campanas de Villacibio

(Spain)

Bells of Villacibio stolen

El Norte de Castilla (2017). Roban las campanas de Villacibio. El Norte de Castilla. 8 June.

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

(United States of America; Germany)

Joshua Espinoza (2017). Frank Ocean Has Been Accused of Stealing the Art for His blondedRadio Show. Complex. 8 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

The Irish News (2017). Nazi loot hunter Richard Aronowitz on the darkness of past and present. The Irish News. 8 June.

Catholic Saint's Brain Stolen From Italian Church

(Italy)

Ronel Puello (2017). Catholic Saint's Brain Stolen From Italian Church. Latin Post. 7 June.

Mathiatis residents fear gold mining will destroy ancient site

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2017). Mathiatis residents fear gold mining will destroy ancient site. Cyprus Mail. 7 June.

Vandalism at ancient Clava Cairns burial site

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Vandalism at ancient Clava Cairns burial site. BBC News. 7 June.

Temperature rises by almost one degree at ancient Altamira cave

(Spain)

Jessica Jones (2017). Temperature rises by almost one degree at ancient Altamira cave. iNews. 7 June.

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

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Former Sothebys Specialist Faces Extradition to US Over Ponzi Scheme Worth Millions. ArtNet News. 7 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

Maria Zaccaro (2017). Police launch investigation after a fire at the SeaCity museum in Southampton. Daily Echo. 7 June.

Professor Helps Bust Italian Art Theft Ring

(Italy)

Brigit Katz (2017). Professor Helps Bust Italian Art Theft Ring. Smithsonian. 6 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Banksys Plan to Sway UK Voters With Free Art Got Nixed Because It Was Totally Illegal. ArtNet News. 6 June.

Bern museum sells part of controversial inheritance

(Switzerland)

SwissInfo (2017). Bern museum sells part of controversial inheritance. SwissInfo. 6 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

Phil Miller (2017). Owner of stolen Colourist paintings expresses disgust at collapse of court case. The Herald. 5 June.

Roban reliquias de San Bosco en Turín

(Italy)

Relics of Saint Bosco stolen in Turin

El Debate (2017). Roban reliquias de San Bosco en Turín. El Debate. 3 June.

Swiss capital beefs up research team for Nazi-looted art

(Switzerland)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Swiss capital beefs up research team for Nazi-looted art. Catherine Hickley. 3 June.

Auction house pulls 'stolen' leaders' autographs from Spain

(Serbia; Spain)

Outlook (2017). Auction house pulls 'stolen' leaders' autographs from Spain. Outlook. 2 June.

How Two Top Collectors Avoided Germanys New Protectionist Art Law

(Germany)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). How Two Top Collectors Avoided Germanys New Protectionist Art Law. ArtNet News. 2 June.

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

(Ireland)

Ryan Nugent (2017). Illegal metal detectors damage 3,000-year-old wooden road. Irish Independent. 2 June.

Museum urged to return body of Beothuk chief to Canada

(United Kingdom; Canada)

Chris Foote (2017). Museum urged to return body of Beothuk chief to Canada. STV. 2 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

Steve Annear (2017). Artist sets up six cameras to catch thieves of shark-themed art in Chatham. The Boston Globe. 2 June.

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

(China; Netherlands)

John Hooper, Ted Plafker (2017). Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha". AFR. 2 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

Jessie Thompson (2017). Banksy thief reveals how he stole street artist's work in new documentary. Evening Standard. 2 June.

Lost Since World War II, Egyptian Artifact Returns to Germany

(Germany; United States of America; Egypt)

Megan Gannon (2017). Lost Since World War II, Egyptian Artifact Returns to Germany. Live Science. 1 June.

Hopis Hoping to Recover Katsina Friends

(United States of America; France)

John Christian Hopkins (2017). Hopis Hoping to Recover Katsina Friends. Lake Powell Life. 1 June.

Art Basel Sues Adidas for Trademark Infringement

(Switzerland)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Art Basel Sues Adidas for Trademark Infringement. Artsy. 31 May.

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

(Serbia; Spain)

AFP (2017). 'Stolen' book of world leaders' autographs turns up in Spain. The Local. 31 May.

Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs

(Serbia; Spain)

Outlook (2017). Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs. Outlook. 31 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

Ben Barnett (2017). Walkers' rock piles damaging ancient features of the North York Moors. The Yorkshire Post. 31 May.

Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations

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

Benoit Foucon (2017). Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations. The Wall Street Journal. 31 May.

Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations

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

Benoit Foucon (2017). Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations. The Wall Street Journal. 31 May.

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

(United Kingdom; Canada)

Michael Gray (2017). Indigenous groups in Canada call for National Museum of Scotland to return human remains. Common Space. 30 May.

REVEALED: The fake portrait among Ashmolean masterpieces

(United Kingdom)

Luke Sproule (2017). REVEALED: The fake portrait among Ashmolean masterpieces. The Oxford Times. 30 May.

Why did the Nazis steal so many books?

(Germany)

Noah Charney (2017). Why did the Nazis steal so many books?. Salon. 28 May.

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

(United States of America; Austria; France)

Malcolm Gay (2017). After decades-long saga, Lexington family settles claim for Nazi-looted art. The Boston Globe. 28 May.

Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic

(Italy; Sweden)

Andrea Vogt (2017). Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic. The Telegraph. 28 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

Simon Parkin (2017). 'I wasn't cock-a-hoop that I'd fooled the experts': Britain's master forger tells all. The Guardian. 27 May.

Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2

(Greece)

Associated Press (2017). Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2. The Republic. 26 May.

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

(Bulgaria; France; Turkey)

AFP (2017). Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France. Daily Sabah. 26 May.

Controversial Italian court ruling ousts five top museum directors

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2017). Controversial Italian court ruling ousts five top museum directors. The Art Newspaper. 26 May.

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

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Peter Cowan (2017). Indigenous leaders unite for return of Beothuk remains, inclusion in MMIWG inquiry. CBC. 26 May.

Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC

(Italy; United States of America)

Jennifer Peltz (2017). Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC. ABC United States. 25 May.

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

(Greece)

Stefanie Gerdes (2017). LGBTI refugees stole a piece of art and the artist is loving it. Gay Star News. 25 May.

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

(New Zealand; Germany)

Allison Meier (2017). Dozens of Māori and Moriori Remains Return to New Zealand from European Museums. Hyperallergic. 25 May.

Jeff Koons accused of copying Ukrainian artist's work

(United States of America; Ukraine)

Emma Gatten (2017). Jeff Koons accused of copying Ukrainian artist's work. The Telegraph. 25 May.

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

(Austria; United States of America)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Rare historic coins return to Salzburg Museum 70 years after they were looted. The Art Newspaper. 25 May.

Thieves raid safe and loot artefacts during church break-in

(United Kingdom)

Christopher Gage (2017). Thieves raid safe and loot artefacts during church break-in. The Brecon & Radnor Express. 24 May.

Rome authorities defend controversial stage built amidst ruins for rock musical

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Rome authorities defend controversial stage built amidst ruins for rock musical. The Local. 24 May.

Egypt says it retrieved 4 stolen artefacts from Britain

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Middle East Monitor (2017). Egypt says it retrieved 4 stolen artefacts from Britain. Middle East Monitor. 24 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

Dave Burke (2017). Cotswolds art dealer, 69, 'stole paintings worth £1million including artworks by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood from his clients'. The Daily Mail. 23 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

Kirsteen Paterson (2017). Perth bids to 'bring home' the Stone of Destiny from Edinburgh as part of heritage plans. The National. 23 May.

Pissarro painting in Gurlitt trove returned to heir of Max Heilbronn

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Pissarro painting in Gurlitt trove returned to heir of Max Heilbronn. The Art Newspaper. 23 May.

Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena. Greek Reporter. 21 May.

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

(United Kingdom; Canada)

Sally Wardle (2017). Dam Buster's family appeal for help to trace stolen airman's logbook. Irish News. 20 May.

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

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2017). Cyprus leads effort to stamp out 'trade in blood antiquities'. Famagusta Gazette. 19 May.

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

(Netherlands)

Claudia Capos (2017). True or 'Valse'? Eccentric art museum features genuine fakes.. The Boston Globe. 19 May.

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

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Dr. Oetker compensates Jewish heirs for silver windmill cup in collection. The Art Newspaper. 19 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

Mirror (2017). Bungling lorry driver gets truck stuck under Grade I-listed ancient Roman arch. Mirror. 19 May.

Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy

(Nigeria; Italy)

The Cable (2017). Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy. The Cable. 18 May.

Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii. The Local. 18 May.

Wracają nieliczne utracone dzieła sztuki

(Poland)

Few lost artworks returned

Gra\.zyna Zawadka (2017). Wracają nieliczne utracone dzieła sztuki. Rzeczpospolita. 18 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

Evening Express (2017). Case dropped against north-east pair accused of stealing paintings worth more than £100,000. Evening Express. 18 May.

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

(Spain)

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

Fernando Torres (2017). Roban más de 400 piezas de una colección arqueológica que iba a convertirse en museo en Campillos. Diario Sur. 18 May.

Piecing Together the Histories of a Series of Stolen Paintings

(Spain; United States of America)

Menachem Wecker (2017). Piecing Together the Histories of a Series of Stolen Paintings. Hyperallergic. 17 May.

Cyprus New convention targets illegal antiquities dealers

(Cyprus)

Menelaos Hadjicostis (2017). Cyprus New convention targets illegal antiquities dealers. Fox News. 17 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

Shannon Hards (2017). Wheal Martyn in St Austell offers cash reward for safe return of iconic clay worker statue. Cornwall Live. 17 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

Sam Evans (2017). 'I'm sorry:' Stolen oil painting mysteriously returned in mint condition to Stroud owner. Stroud News. 17 May.

Māori ancestral remains to return home from Swedish medical museum

(New Zealand; Sweden)

Radio New Zealand (2017). Māori ancestral remains to return home from Swedish medical museum. Radio New Zealand. 16 May.

National Museum to help Syria restore ancient artefacts

(Syria; Czech Republic)

Prague Daily Monitor (2017). National Museum to help Syria restore ancient artefacts. Prague Daily Monitor. 16 May.

El robo del retablo de Olivares

(Spain)

The theft of the altarpiece of Olivares

Agapito Ojosnegros Lázaro (2017). El robo del retablo de Olivares. El Norte de Castilla. 15 May.

Stolen skulls heading back from Sweden

(New Zealand; Sweden)

Waatea News (2017). Stolen skulls heading back from Sweden. Waatea News. 15 May.

Million-euro crown stolen from Lyon museum

(France)

AFP (2017). Million-euro crown stolen from Lyon museum. RFI. 14 May.

Harry Potter prequel stolen in Birmingham burglary

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Harry Potter prequel stolen in Birmingham burglary. BBC News. 12 May.

Russia's Hermitage Museum recognized as victim in embezzlement case

(Russia)

RAPSI (2017). Russia's Hermitage Museum recognized as victim in embezzlement case. RAPSI. 12 May.

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

(Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2017). Are the Dutch Lagging in Efforts to Return Art Looted by the Nazis?. The New York Times. 12 May.

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

(General)

Juris & Lex thoroughly analyse the new anti art trafficking law

'El Economista' (2017). 'Iuris&Lex' Analiza a fondo la nueva Ley contra el tráfico de arte. El Economista. 12 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

Dayla Alberge (2017). It ain't me babe: Dealer uncovers Dylan art forgery. The Guardian. 11 May.

Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece. Tornos News. 11 May.

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

(Spain)

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

Europa Press (2017). La Hermandad de la Resurrección denuncia el robo de varias joyas a la Virgen de la Aurora. La Vanguardia. 11 May.

Stunning Ice Age rock art vandalised by modern graffiti

(Russia)

Olga Gertcyk (2017). Stunning Ice Age rock art vandalised by modern graffiti. The Siberian Times. 11 May.

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

(Switzerland)

Sarah Cascone (2017). A New Particle Accelerator Will Help Identify Art Forgeries, Because Science. ArtNet News. 10 May.

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

(Poland)

Nina Siegal (2017). Holocaust Survivors in Poland Find Restitution Claims 'Like a Carousel'. The New York Times. 10 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

Karen Roberts (2017). Pair appear in court over alleged art theft near comedians north-east home. Evening Express. 10 May.

Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France

(Egypt; France)

Daily News Egypt (2017). Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France. Daily News Egypt. 10 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

Zoie O'Brien (2017). Banksy's Brexit mural vandalised just hours after £1million EU artwork appears in Dover. Express. 9 May.

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

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Joan Altabe (2017). Skeletons in the art world's closet, let out after two centuries, are shunned. Blasting News. 9 May.

Tiara adorned with 367 diamonds stolen from German museum

(Germany)

Associated Press (2017). Tiara adorned with 367 diamonds stolen from German museum. The Daily Mail. 8 May.

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

(Ireland)

Catherine Devine (2017). National Museum may close exhibition room and restaurant 'to provide anti-terrorist security measures'. Irish Independent. 8 May.

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

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times (2017). 'Mammoth Man' detained as he smuggled tusk pieces under his clothes. The Siberian Times. 8 May.

Russian performance artist granted political asylum in France

(Russia; France)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Russian performance artist granted political asylum in France. The Art Newspaper. 8 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

Connor Boylan (2017). Cops hunt man who stole art from St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh city centre where Outlander was filmed. The Scottish Sun. 8 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

Liz Baker (2017). Her Violin Stolen, A Prodigy's World Became 'Unstrung'. NPR. 7 May.

Church regains three icons stolen from the north

(Cyprus; Germany)

Cyprus Mail (2017). Church regains three icons stolen from the north. Cyprus Mail. 5 May.

Museums show limited interest in borrowing Parthenon Marbles

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2017). Museums show limited interest in borrowing Parthenon Marbles. The Art Newspaper. 5 May.

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

(Belarus; France)

Greg Schneider (2017). Nazi-Looted Libraries: Items Must Be Returned To Owners And Heirs. Huffington Post. 5 May.

Europe's Tainted Art Works

(General)

Judy Zhou (2017). Europe's Tainted Art Works. Varsity. 4 May.

CoE adopts Convention to fight cultural destruction

(General)

Famagusta Gazette (2017). CoE adopts Convention to fight cultural destruction. Famagusta Gazette. 4 May.

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

(France)

AFP (2017). Paris cabbie returns US$1.6m artwork forgotten in boot of his taxi. South China Morning Post. 3 May.

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

(Russia)

Nick Holdsworth (2017). How an art museum in Russia became the target of Kremlin police raids. Christian Science Monitor. 3 May.

Ancient gate has chunk of stone knocked out by housing developers

(United Kingdom)

Daily Gazette (2017). Ancient gate has chunk of stone knocked out by housing developers. Daily Gazette. 3 May.

Exhibition of art looted from Czech Jews opens in Prague

(Czech Republic)

Prague Daily Monitor (2017). Exhibition of art looted from Czech Jews opens in Prague. Prague Daily Monitor. 3 May.

Alex Katz Painting Stolen From Munich Gallery in Broad Daylight

(Germany)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Alex Katz Painting Stolen From Munich Gallery in Broad Daylight. ArtNet News. 2 May.

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

(France)

The Local (2017). Art dealer 'forgets' €1.5 millon picture in Paris taxi. The Local. 2 May.

Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants

(China; Russia)

Neil Connor (2017). Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants. The Telegraph. 2 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

Charlotte Austen-Hardey (2017). 14 pieces of art which decorated Leigh's roads for pop art trial stolen. Halstead Gazette. 2 May.

Seamstresses restore stolen tapestry panel

(United Kingdom)

Jane Bradley (2017). Seamstresses restore stolen tapestry panel. The Scotsman. 1 May.

Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artifact May Be Stolen

(United Kingdom; Italy; Greece)

Nick Romeo (2017). Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artifact May Be Stolen. National Geographic. 1 May.

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

(Greece)

Lina Giannarou (2017). Milos island prepares a home for much-desired return of Aphrodite. eKathimerini. 29 April.

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

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Piper painting worth £10,000 stolen in 'targeted theft'. BBC News. 28 April.

Painting stolen by Nazis to rotate between Paris and US

(France; United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Painting stolen by Nazis to rotate between Paris and US. The Times of Israel. 28 April.

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 (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. The Daily Mail. 28 April.

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

(Italy)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Italian Art Dealer Swindled Out of Paintings by Rembrandt and Renoir Worth $30 Million. ArtNet News. 28 April.

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

(United Kingdom)

The Herald (2017). Police inquiries under way as jewellery and paintings taken in house raids. The Herald. 28 April.

Art worth thousands stolen from Lincolnshire home

(United Kingdom)

Nicholas Fletcher (2017). Art worth thousands stolen from Lincolnshire home. Lincolnshire Live. 28 April.

Auction of Soviet art triggers probe; art market on guard

(Russia)

Associated Press (2017). Auction of Soviet art triggers probe; art market on guard. The Daily Mail. 27 April.

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

(Austria)

Nina Siegal (2017). 'It's not for moral reasons': Owner withdraws Nazi-looted painting from auction after receiving threats. National Post. 27 April.

Police hunt thieves who stole six-foot African sculpture

(United Kingdom)

Mark Mackay (2017). Police hunt thieves who stole six-foot African sculpture. The Courier. 27 April.

Man who faked well-known artwork arrested by National Police

(Spain)

John Smith (2017). Man who faked well-known artwork arrested by National Police. EuroWeekly. 27 April.

Holocaust memory under siege in political and artworlds

(Germany; United States of America)

Stewart Ain (2017). Holocaust memory under siege in political and artworlds. New Jersey Jewish News. 27 April.

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

(Spain)

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

El Correo (2017). Roban un Cristo del siglo XVI de la capilla del cementerio de Artea. El Correo. 27 April.

Bern museum awaits works from Gurlitt art collection in June

(Switzerland; Germany)

Associated Press (2017). Bern museum awaits works from Gurlitt art collection in June. News 1130. 26 April.

Ancient Angkorian Jewelry Set Recovered From UK Art Dealership

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

Hul Reaksmey (2017). Ancient Angkorian Jewelry Set Recovered From UK Art Dealership. Voice of America. 26 April.

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

(Germany)

German Press Agency (2017). Search for stolen gold coin throws up plenty of clues but no suspect. Daily Sabah. 26 April.

Nazi-Looted Painting Returns to Paris Almost 80 Years Later

(United States of America; France)

Max Kutner (2017). Nazi-Looted Painting Returns to Paris Almost 80 Years Later. Newsweek. 26 April.

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

(Italy)

German Press Agency (2017). Rembrandt, Renoir paintings stolen in a 29-million-dollar heist in Italy. Daily Sabah. 26 April.

Roman Jewellery Stolen from Shop

(United Kingdom)

Alex Ross (2017). Roman Jewellery Stolen from Shop. York Press. 25 April.

Ancient Artifacts in London Returned to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

Ben Paviour (2017). Ancient Artifacts in London Returned to Cambodia. The Cambodia Daily. 24 April.

Disputed Painting, Stolen By Nazis, Returns To France

(United States of America; France)

News 9 (2017). Disputed Painting, Stolen By Nazis, Returns To France. News 9. 24 April.

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

(Austria)

Cleve Wootson (2017). A painting stolen by Nazis is up for auction despite a Jewish familys demand for its return. The Washington Post. 24 April.

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

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2017). Priceless cross back on display at Murcia cathedral museum 40 years after being stolen. Murcia Today. 24 April.

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

(Austria)

Kate Connolly (2017). Nazi-looted painting to be auctioned as owners' heirs fail to halt sale. The Guardian. 23 April.

SC dismisses plea seeking repatriation of Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Dhananjay Mahapatra (2017). SC dismisses plea seeking repatriation of Kohinoor. The Times of India. 22 April.

Poland recovers artwork looted in World War II

(Poland)

Roberto Galea (2017). Poland recovers artwork looted in World War II. Poland Radio. 22 April.

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

(United States of America; Germany)

Reuters (2017). German group appeals decision to allow lawsuit over Nazi art theft claims. Reuters. 21 April.

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

(Germany)

Rafael Medoff (2017). The Nazis didn't just burn Jewish books - they stole millions, too. Haaretz. 20 April.

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

(Italy; United States of America)

Cristina Ruiz (2017). Peggy Guggenheim's great-grandchildren say New York exhibition violates her legacy. The Art Newspaper. 20 April.

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

(United States of America; Germany)

Stewart Ain (2017). Art provenance cases reveal complexities of Germany's record on restitution. The Jewish Week. 20 April.

Gold coins found inside piano in Shropshire are declared as treasure

(United Kingdom)

Shropshire Live (2017). Gold coins found inside piano in Shropshire are declared as treasure. Shropshire Live. 20 April.

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

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Claire Voon (2017). Bushwick Street Artists Threaten Legal Action Against McDonald's for Using Their Work. Hyperallergic. 20 April.

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

(United Kingdom)

Benjamin Sutton (2017). In Ongoing Crusade for Privacy, Residents of Glass Condos Sue Tate. Hyperallergic. 20 April.

Boston Public Library Returns Mistakenly Stolen Historical Artifacts To Italian Government

(United States of America; Italy)

Anthony Brooks (2017). Boston Public Library Returns Mistakenly Stolen Historical Artifacts To Italian Government. WBUR. 19 April.

ICE HSI and Boston Public Library return cultural artifacts to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

ICE (2017). ICE HSI and Boston Public Library return cultural artifacts to Italy. ICE. 19 April.

Yves Bouvier clears legal hurdle in Singapore

(Singapore; Switzerland)

Vincent Noce (2017). Yves Bouvier clears legal hurdle in Singapore. The Art Newspaper. 19 April.

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

(United Kingdom)

C G Steve (2017). One of Wheal Martyn's famous St Austell clay worker statues is vandalised and another stolen. Cornwall Live. 18 April.

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

(France)

Gareth Harris (2017). Removal of a rare Roman mosaic in southern France enflames local conservation groups. The Art Newspaper. 17 April.

Fake money was part of everyday life in Roman Cumbria

(United Kingdom)

North-West Evening Mail (2017). Fake money was part of everyday life in Roman Cumbria. North-West Evening Mail. 17 April.

RSPCA concerned over animal deaths in Damien Hirst's work

(United Kingdom)

Ed Oldfield (2017). RSPCA concerned over animal deaths in Damien Hirst's work. Devon Live. 15 April.

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

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Jessica Long (2017). Descendants of Kiwi soldiers who fought at Gallipoli believe WW1 diaries were stolen. Stuff.co.nz. 15 April.

Cambridge must return its Benin Bronzes, without condition

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Jason Okundaye (2017). Cambridge must return its Benin Bronzes, without condition. Varsity. 15 April.

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

(United Kingdom; China)

BBC News (2017). Cambridge Fitzwilliam stolen jade 'lost for generations', expert says. BBC News. 14 April.

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

(United States of America; Germany)

Spencer S. Hsu (2017). Germany to appeal first ruling allowing Nazi-looted art claim against it in U.S. court. The Washington Post. 14 April.

Dundee designer accuses German reality star of plagiarising t-shirt

(United Kingdom)

Ciaran Sneddon (2017). Dundee designer accuses German reality star of plagiarising t-shirt. The Courier. 14 April.

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

(United Kingdom)

Harry Yorke (2017). Medieval fort 'ruined' by staircase built by council to preserve historic site. The Telegraph. 14 April.

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

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Germany to investigate mass plunder of works of art by Stasi in Cold War era. The Art Newspaper. 13 April.

Korak bliže ukradenim umjetninama

(Bosnia)

A Step Closer to Stolen Art

Nevena Vržina (2017). Korak bliže ukradenim umjetninama. Nezavisne. 13 April.

Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs

(China; Russia)

BBC News (2017). Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs. BBC News. 13 April.

How Do You Purge The Memory Of An Emperor?

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Bond (2017). How Do You Purge The Memory Of An Emperor?. Forbes. 11 April.

WW1 watch stolen from Blyth museum

(United Kingdom)

ITV (2017). WW1 watch stolen from Blyth museum. ITV. 11 April.

Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum. The Daily Mail. 11 April.

Cambridge Latin graffiti to cost £4,000 to clean

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Cambridge Latin graffiti to cost £4,000 to clean. BBC News. 7 April.

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

(United Kingdom)

Caroline Elbaor (2017). Handyman Jailed for Stealing $623,000 in Paintings from Alan Davie. ArtNet News. 7 April.

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

(Austria)

JTA (2017). Online ad leads Vienna couple to buy ancient Jewish headstone for $300. JTA. 7 April.

Russia's regional collections get left out in the cold

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Russia's regional collections get left out in the cold. The Art Newspaper. 6 April.

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

(United States of America; United Kingdom; Switzerland)

David D'arcy (2017). Legal battle over Schiele works owned by Jewish entertainer who died in Dachau. The Art Newspaper. 6 April.

This Dreamy Image Is Sparking a Perplexing Fight Over Artistic Plagiarism

(General)

Brian Boucher (2017). This Dreamy Image Is Sparking a Perplexing Fight Over Artistic Plagiarism. ArtNet News. 5 April.

Hermitage boosts security after St Petersburg metro bombing

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Hermitage boosts security after St Petersburg metro bombing. The Art Newspaper. 5 April.

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

(Netherlands)

Zack Newmark (2017). Van Gogh burglar jumps into canal to avoid cops after brief stand-off. NLTimes. 5 April.

How the Nazi-Tainted Gurlitt Hoard Is Shaping documenta 14

(Germany; Greece)

Sarah Cascone (2017). How the Nazi-Tainted Gurlitt Hoard Is Shaping documenta 14. ArtNet News. 4 April.

Medieval stones stolen from Edinburgh hospital

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Medieval stones stolen from Edinburgh hospital. BBC News. 4 April.

Let's do a Brexit deal with the Parthenon marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Geoffrey Robertson (2017). Let's do a Brexit deal with the Parthenon marbles. The Guardian. 4 April.

Controversial tribal artifacts sale lures few bidders

(New Caledonia; France)

Associated Press (2017). Controversial tribal artifacts sale lures few bidders. The Daily Mail. 4 April.

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

(United States of America; Germany)

The Jewish Post (2017). US court: Jewish descendants can sue Germany for return of Nazi-looted art. The Jerusalem Post. 4 April.

Popular Mural by William Kentridge in Rome Defaced by Vandals

(Italy)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Popular Mural by William Kentridge in Rome Defaced by Vandals. ArtNet News. 3 April.

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

(United Kingdom)

Chris Young (2017). Frustration in Saltaire as thieves grab Yorkshire Stone just weeks before village celebrations. Telegraph & Argus. 3 April.

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

(Italy)

Reuters (2017). Italy wins G-7 backing for U.N. peacekeeping force for culture. Japan Times. 2 April.

The Mystery of Lucian Freud's Missing 'Bacon'

(Germany)

Allison McNearney (2017). The Mystery of Lucian Freud's Missing 'Bacon'. The Daily Beast. 2 April.

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

(Greece; Germany)

Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi (2017). Stolen Antiquities Returned from Munich Arrive at National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Greek Reporter. 1 April.

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

(Italy)

Kelly Velasquez (2017). Art 'blue helmets' rescue Italy's treasures from rubble. Yahoo News. 1 April.

Benin eyes return of colonial treasures from France

(Benin; France)

Josué Mehouenou (2017). Benin eyes return of colonial treasures from France. Art Daily. 1 April.

Germany pays €1.2 million for Kirchner painting seized by Nazis

(Germany)

Reuters (2017). Germany pays €1.2 million for Kirchner painting seized by Nazis. Ynet News. 31 March.

After the theft of the Big Maple Leaf

(Germany)

Gero Schliess (2017). After the theft of the Big Maple Leaf. DW. 31 March.

German art police target Munich show in early March

(Germany)

Jeff Starck (2017). German art police target Munich show in early March. Coin World. 31 March.

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

(United Kingdom; Ireland)

Steve Cannane (2017). How two Irish students stole a masterpiece worth millions in an act of political protest. ABC Australia. 31 March.

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

(France)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Workers' Strike Closes Centre Pompidou in Paris for Fifth Consecutive Day. ArtNet News. 31 March.

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

(France)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Who Should Pay Artists? Christie's Fights Back in France Over New Resale Rules. ArtNet News. 31 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

Robert Dex (2017). Acclaimed artist Suzi Malin 'distraught' after burglar steals life's work. Evening Standard. 30 March.

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

(Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). 3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice. The New York Times. 30 March.

Deputy director at Hermitage put under house arrest

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Deputy director at Hermitage put under house arrest. The Art Newspaper. 30 March.

Window cleaner accused of £500k Alan Davie art theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Window cleaner accused of £500k Alan Davie art theft. BBC News. 29 March.

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

(Poland; United Kingdom)

Matthew Day (2017). Two British teenagers found guilty of stealing objects from Auschwitz during school trip. The Telegraph. 29 March.

Clampdown on heritage thefts

(United Kingdom)

Dan Bean (2017). Clampdown on heritage thefts. The York Press. 29 March.

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

(Denmark)

Stephen Gadd (2017). Danish auction house in hot water again over sale of stolen painting. CPH Post. 28 March.

Solicitan al INAH detener subasta de piezas mexicanas en Francia

(Mexico; France)

INAH requests halt to auction of Mexican pieces in France

Información Excélsior (2017). Solicitan al INAH detener subasta de piezas mexicanas en Francia. Sistema Michoacano. 28 March.

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

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Jamey Keaten (2017). Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey. The Tribune. 28 March.

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

(Germany; Canada)

Melissa Eddy (2017). Thieves Take a Chunk of Change, All 221 Pounds of It, From a Berlin Museum. The New York Times. 27 March.

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

(United States of America; France)

Isabel Vincent (2017). Art dealer knocks 'phony' King David sculpture displayed in the Met. New York Post. 26 March.

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

(France)

Perwana Nazif (2017). Strike at the Musée Rodin Steals Thunder of Major Survey of the Artist at Grand Palais. ArtNet News. 24 March.

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

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah (2017). Ancient sarcophagus to be returned to Turkey nearly 60 years after it was stolen. Daily Sabah. 24 March.

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

(Spain)

Suspects in robbery of O Carballiño church sent to prison

La Voz de Galicia (2017). Ingresan en prisión los presuntos autores de un robo en una iglesia de O Carballiño. La Voz de Galicia. 24 March.

11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz

(Poland)

Ben Ariel (2017). 11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz. Arutz Sheva. 24 March.

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

(Poland; United Kingdom)

Rob Shap (2017). Performance artists living in exile in the UK might be forced to return to Poland. The Art Newspaper. 24 March.

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

(Italy)

Catherine Edwards (2017). Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins. The Local. 24 March.

Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France

(Serbia; France; Italy)

AFP (2017). Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France. Yahoo News. 23 March.

Bid to stop criminals targeting York's rich heritage

(United Kingdom)

Rob Parsons (2017). Bid to stop criminals targeting York's rich heritage. The Yorkshire Post. 23 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

Express & Star (2017). Caught on camera: Thieves who stole primary school's historic lanterns. Express & Star. 23 March.

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

(Morocco; Italy)

Emily Sharpe (2017). Photos of Guercino painting, rolled up like a rug by thieves, reveal extent of damage. The Art Newspaper. 22 March.

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 (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. The Irish Sun. 22 March.

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

(United States of America; Germany)

Kwame Anthony Appiah (2017). What Should You Do With Your Father's Nazi Keepsake?. The New York Times. 22 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

James Wood (2017). Bruton theft saw £2.5m worth of paintings and jewellery stolen and woman tied up overnight. Somerset Live. 20 March.

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

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Long Lost Van Gogh Paintings Go On View in Amsterdam Amid Controversial New Documentary. ArtNet News. 20 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

Phil Miller (2017). Destiny? Perth formally asks Crown for the Stone of Destiny back for 2021 bid. The Herald. 20 March.

Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Associated Press (2017). Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism. The Daily Mail. 20 March.

Orkney 'Viking' totem pole vandalised

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Orkney 'Viking' totem pole vandalised. BBC News. 19 March.

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

(Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2017). As Stolen Van Goghs Return to View, a Thief Tells All. The New York Times. 19 March.

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 (2017). Otras piezas "Quimbaya" de los tesoros colombianos en el exterior y en el interior del país. Cronica Del Cuinddio. 19 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

Hampshire Chronicle (2017). World renowned artist will hold first exhibition since £100,000 theft of paintings from Marwell Zoo. Hampshire Chronicle. 19 March.

Man charged over attack on Gainsborough painting at National Gallery

(United Kingdom)

Alice Ross (2017). Man charged over attack on Gainsborough painting at National Gallery. The Guardian. 19 March.

Primary school 'devastated' after historic lanterns stolen

(United Kingdom)

Express & Star (2017). Primary school 'devastated' after historic lanterns stolen. Express & Star. 18 March.

Why the fuss over de Valette's dagger?

(Malta; France)

Sarah Carabott (2017). Why the fuss over de Valette's dagger?. Times of Malta. 18 March.

New Kingdom mummy mask recovered from France

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). New Kingdom mummy mask recovered from France. Ahram Online. 18 March.

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

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Thieves' smoke bombs spark panic in Venice's St Mark's Square. The Telegraph. 17 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

Dunfermline Press (2017). Teenager caused £5,000 of damage to ancient church in Dalgety Bay. Dunfermline Press. 17 March.

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

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Sam Ford (2017). DC Police: Historical item given to President Reagan by PM Margaret Thatcher stolen. WJLA. 17 March.

Detenido tras robar limosnas y varias joyas en siete iglesias

(Spain)

Arrest for theft of offerings and various jewels in seven churches

A. Rodriguez Ourense (2017). Detenido tras robar limosnas y varias joyas en siete iglesias. Atlántico. 17 March.

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

(France)

Alexis Fournol (2017). Centre Pompidou broke even on Koons retrospective, Paris court decision reveals. The Art Newspaper. 17 March.

Piano gold hoard is 'life-changing' sovereign stockpile

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Piano gold hoard is 'life-changing' sovereign stockpile. BBC News. 16 March.

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

(Russia)

TASS (2017). Russia's oriental museum takes custody of Roerich paintings seized in fraud probe. TASS. 16 March.

Stolen Etruscan Vessel to Be Returned to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Stolen Etruscan Vessel to Be Returned to Italy. The New York Times. 16 March.

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

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Police Recover 67 Works Stolen in $2.6 Million Vienna Art Heist. ArtNet News. 15 March.

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

(Denmark)

Perwana Nazif (2017). 16 Years Later, Stash of Stolen Paintings Found Near Crime Scene. ArtNet News. 15 March.

Italian anti-mafia raids target politicians and businessmen

(Italy)

BBC News (2017). Italian anti-mafia raids target politicians and businessmen. BBC News. 15 March.

Shadow of Old Masters' Forgeries Hangs Over an Art Fair

(Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2017). Shadow of Old Masters' Forgeries Hangs Over an Art Fair. The New York Times. 15 March.

Greece denies report on Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

eKathimerini (2017). Greece denies report on Parthenon Marbles. eKathimerini. 14 March.

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 (2017). Nueve obras de arte confiscadas de Siria, Yemen y Libia se exponen en Suiza. El Diario. 14 March.

Greece offers ancient archaeological wonders in exchange for Elgin Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Ian Johnston (2017). Greece offers ancient archaeological wonders in exchange for Elgin Marbles. The Independent. 14 March.

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

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). German Art Collectors Face a Painful Past: Do I Own Nazi Loot?. The New York Times. 14 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

Mark Jones (2017). Comment: Scholarly research is flourishing but curators' ability to judge an object's quality is not. The Art Newspaper. 13 March.

Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico

(Spain)

The enemies of historic heritage

Aludena Ruiz (2017). Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico. El Diario. 13 March.

Man (52) who damaged Monet painting admits supermarket theft

(Ireland)

Nicola Donnelly (2017). Man (52) who damaged Monet painting admits supermarket theft. Irish Independent. 11 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

Callum Keown (2017). Veterans appeal for help a er historic stones vanish from old Ox and Bucks barracks in Cowley. The Oxford Times. 11 March.

A Shelter for Art Caught in the Crossfire

(France; Syria)

Claudia Barbieri (2017). A Shelter for Art Caught in the Crossfire. The New York Times. 11 March.

Police Raid Artist's Berlin Studio, Confiscate Artwork

(Germany)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Police Raid Artist's Berlin Studio, Confiscate Artwork. Artsy. 10 March.

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

(France)

Alexis Fournol (2017). Jeff Koons LLC and the Centre Pompidou are both found liable for copyright infringement in Paris court case. The Art Newspaper. 10 March.

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 (2017). New £50,000 reward appeal for return of Scotland's first ever coins - as rest of collection is gifted to nation. The Herald. 10 March.

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

(Russia)

Jennifer Smith (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. The Daily Mail. 9 March.

Four Tefaf art dealers in disrepute due to potential forgeries

(Netherlands)

Daan van Lent (2017). Four Tefaf art dealers in disrepute due to potential forgeries. NRC. 8 March.

Swiss Authorities Seize Artworks From Billionaire Urs Schwarzenbach

(Switzerland)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2017). Swiss Authorities Seize Artworks From Billionaire Urs Schwarzenbach. ArtNet News. 8 March.

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

(France)

The Local (2017). Poachers kill rhino and saw off its horn at zoo near Paris. The Local. 8 March.

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

(Germany)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Dr. Oetker Is Showing the World What to Do with Nazi-Looted Art. Artsy. 8 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

Sam Russell (2017). Policeman who stole ancient gold coins he found with metal detector is jailed. Manchester Evening News. 8 March.

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

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2017). Liberty, fraternity, Fossil Free: activists protest oil giant Total's sponsorship at Louvre. The Art Newspaper. 7 March.

Ancient monuments damaged by modern day life

(Ireland)

Noel Baker (2017). Ancient monuments damaged by modern day life. Irish Examiner. 7 March.

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

(Germany)

Julia Hitz (2017). Facing Germany's colonial heritage: It's 'detective work'. DW. 7 March.

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

(Germany; United States of America)

Kate Connolly (2017). Nazi art theft: Germany helps Jewish collector's heirs hunt stolen works. The Guardian. 7 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

Chris Bishop (2017). Was ancient church at Santon Downham, near Thetford, targeted by nighthawks?. Eastern Daily Press. 6 March.

Tres detenidos por robar a la familia Borbón-Dos Sicilias

(Spain)

Three arrested for theft from the Borbón-Dos Sicilias family

Noticias de Gipuzkoa (2017). Tres detenidos por robar a la familia Borbón-Dos Sicilias. Noticias de Gipuzkoa. 6 March.

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

(United Kingdom; Saint Lucia)

L. Barton (2017). Mysterious return from the Caribbean of stolen rare 200 year-old Padstow Bank note. Cornwall Live. 6 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

Carl Eve (2017). Thieves take statue worth over £4,000 in art gallery break-in. The Herald. 4 March.

Old fisherman still homesick

(Turkey; Germany)

Ozgen Acar (2017). Old fisherman still homesick. Hurriyet Daily News. 4 March.

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

(United States of America; Germany)

Holly Watt (2017). Bank's Kandinsky painting was looted by Nazis, says family. The Guardian. 3 March.

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 (2017). Wave of Bomb Threats to Jewish Museums and Community Centers Forces Evacuations in US, UK, and Australia. ArtNet News. 3 March.

Palace stripped of lightning tape by thieves

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Palace stripped of lightning tape by thieves. BBC News. 2 March.

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

(Spain)

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

Juan Capeáns (2017). La Xunta tendrá mayor control sobre bienes de la Iglesia en los que invierte. La Voz de Galicia. 2 March.

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

(United Kingdom)

Mark Molloy (2017). Rare crocodile shark found for the first time on UK beach could have been victim of exotic wildlife traders. The Telegraph. 2 March.

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

(Netherlands)

Allison Meier (2017). An Online Exhibition Asks: What Makes "The Goldfinch" So Special?. Hyperallergic. 1 March.

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

(Germany; United Kingdom)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Ancient bronze statuette lost after the Second World War returns to Berlin. The Art Newspaper. 1 March.

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

(Poland)

Weston Williams (2017). Why it's so hard to return art stolen by Nazis. The Christian Science Monitor. 28 February.

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

(Spain)

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

EFE (2017). Detienen a un vecino de Calonge que robó el cáliz de la iglesia de Sant Martí. La Vanguardia. 28 February.

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

(France)

James McAuley (2017). A Paris exhibit of Nazi-looted art honors a Europe many fear is under threat again. The Washington Post. 28 February.

Stolen painting finds way home

(United Kingdom)

Tanya Yilmaz (2017). Stolen painting finds way home. This is Wiltshire. 27 February.

Man exposes himself to four women at ancient monument site

(United Kingdom)

Michael Race (2017). Man exposes himself to four women at ancient monument site. The Oxford Times. 27 February.

The Grand Master's dagger

(Malta)

Petra Caruana Dingli (2017). The Grand Master's dagger. Times of Malta. 26 February.

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

(Poland)

Uki Goñi (2017). Son of Nazi governor returns art stolen from Poland during second world war. The Guardian. 26 February.

Gucci Acropolis rental bid strikes sensitive nerve in Greece

(Greece)

Anthee Carassava (2017). Gucci Acropolis rental bid strikes sensitive nerve in Greece. DW. 24 February.

Dunfermline man jailed for art theft

(United Kingdom)

Dunfermline Press (2017). Dunfermline man jailed for art theft. Dunfermline Press. 24 February.

Sotheby's catalogue mistakenly includes work forged by Wolfgang Beltracchi

(Germany; United Kingdom)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Sotheby's catalogue mistakenly includes work forged by Wolfgang Beltracchi. The Art Newspaper. 24 February.

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'

(Switzerland)

Chris Spargo (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'. The Daily Mail. 24 February.

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

(United Kingdom)

Dan Hicks (2017). Why are England's heritage bodies supporting the Stonehenge Bypass?. Apollo. 24 February.

Smart solution to stop theft of Hartshill Castle stones

(United Kingdom)

Nuneaton News (2017). Smart solution to stop theft of Hartshill Castle stones. Nuneaton News. 24 February.

Stolen Gate Returned to Germany's Dachau Concentration Camp

(Germany; Norway)

Ken Schwartz (2017). Stolen Gate Returned to Germany's Dachau Concentration Camp. Voice of America. 24 February.

Popular Billericay park statue is stolen

(United Kingdom)

Mark Richardson (2017). Popular Billericay park statue is stolen. The Enquirer. 23 February.

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

(Spain)

John Smith (2017). Guardia Civil arrest a gang involved in producing and selling fake paintings. EuroWeekly. 23 February.

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

(United Kingdom)

Anny Shaw (2017). Row erupts as East London gallery accused of showing 'alt-right' and 'racist' art. The Art Newspaper. 22 February.

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

(United Kingdom)

Paul Harper (2017). World's most infamous art forger legally sells fake Lowry-style paintings at auction for triple the expected value. The Sun. 21 February.

Germany returns Adolph von Menzel drawing sold under Nazi persecution

(Germany)

Associated Press (2017). Germany returns Adolph von Menzel drawing sold under Nazi persecution. CBC. 20 February.

Policeman sacked for keeping gold coin proceeds

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Policeman sacked for keeping gold coin proceeds. BBC News. 20 February.

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

(United Kingdom)

Gareth Harris (2017). Public asked to photograph 'secret collection' of works stored in homes across the UK. The Art Newspaper. 20 February.

Two valuable Lenkiewicz paintings have been stolen from a Plymouth home

(United Kingdom)

C Turner (2017). Two valuable Lenkiewicz paintings have been stolen from a Plymouth home. The Herald. 20 February.

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

(Iraq; Italy)

Christopher D. Shea (2017). Looted Iraqi Art, Since Recovered, Will Be Shown at the Venice Biennale. The New York Times. 20 February.

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

(France)

Henry Samuel (2017). "Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso. The Telegraph. 20 February.

Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale

(Iraq; Italy)

Colin Randall (2017). Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale. The National. 20 February.

Top London museums increase security over suitcase bomb fears

(United Kingdom)

Robin de Peyer (2017). Top London museums increase security over suitcase bomb fears. Evening Standard. 20 February.

Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin

(Italy)

Glory Moralidad (2017). Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin. Travelers Today. 18 February.

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

(United Kingdom)

Robin Murray (2017). Art enthusiast devastated after Bradford on Avon gallery raided and £10,000 of paintings stolen. Wiltshire Times. 18 February.

Pontormo Failure Prompts Calls for Tighter UK Heritage Protection Rules

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Pontormo Failure Prompts Calls for Tighter UK Heritage Protection Rules. ArtNet News. 17 February.

Moldova art exhibit illustrates $1bn banking fraud

(Moldova)

BBC News (2017). Moldova art exhibit illustrates $1bn banking fraud. BBC News. 17 February.

Markus Lüpertz Ditches His Düsseldorf Studio

(Germany)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Markus Lüpertz Ditches His Düsseldorf Studio. ArtNet News. 16 February.

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

(Switzerland; Germany)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Here's Your Chance to See Cornelius Gurlitt's Infamous Art Trove. ArtNet News. 16 February.

Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca

(Morocco; Italy)

ANSA (2017). Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca. ANSA. 16 February.

Police appeal for information on stolen Mary Potter painting

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2017). Police appeal for information on stolen Mary Potter painting. Antiques Trade Gazette. 16 February.

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

(Cyprus; Greece)

Cyprus Mail (2017). Cyprus 'very interested' in return of Parthenon Marbles says Kadis. Cyprus Mail. 15 February.

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

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities. Tornos News. 15 February.

Stolen artifacts from Turkey found in Germany

(Turkey; Germany)

Ömer Erbil (2017). Stolen artifacts from Turkey found in Germany. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 February.

Bosnian Stolen Artworks Database to Combat Art

(Bosnia)

Igor Spaic (2017). Bosnian Stolen Artworks Database to Combat Art. Balkan Insight. 14 February.

Reports of illegal metal detecting near the historic Weeting Castle

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Murphy (2017). Reports of illegal metal detecting near the historic Weeting Castle. Watton & Swaffham Times. 13 February.

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

(Spain)

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

J. A. Marrahí (2017). Jóvenes expoliadores saquean yacimientos de la Comunitat Valenciana y lo difunden por internet. Las Provincias. 13 February.

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

(United Kingdom)

Chitra Ramaswamy (2017). Mission impossible: trying to flog a stolen 500-year-old Dante manuscript. The Guardian. 13 February.

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

(Italy)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Italy Recovers 14 More Paintings, Including a Salvador Dalí, From Collection of Mafia Boss. ArtNet News. 13 February.

Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts

(Albania)

Associated Press (2017). Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts. The Pueblo Chieftan. 12 February.

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

(United Kingdom)

George Sandeman (2017). Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse. The Guardian. 12 February.

Vandals target display of multifaith artworks at Gloucester Cathedral

(United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe (2017). Vandals target display of multifaith artworks at Gloucester Cathedral. The Guardian. 12 February.

Missing Harry Potter painting prompts Parcelforce apology

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Missing Harry Potter painting prompts Parcelforce apology. BBC News. 11 February.

Pensioner jailed for spate of art thefts

(United Kingdom)

Fiona Hamilton (2017). Pensioner jailed for spate of art thefts. The Times. 11 February.

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

(United Kingdom)

Kate Wilson (2017). Man stole bronze figurine worth £400 but was "so drunk" he left it on bus. Daily Echo. 11 February.

'Booze, bullies and perverts' rife at museum

(Ireland)

Allison Bray (2017). 'Booze, bullies and perverts' rife at museum. Irish Independent. 10 February.

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

(Russia)

TASS (2017). Medieval, modern looters destroy most mummies in Russia's Yamal — scientist. TASS. 10 February.

Right-Wing Extremists Vandalize Politically Charged Art Exhibition in Kiev

(Ukraine)

Hili Perlson (2017). Right-Wing Extremists Vandalize Politically Charged Art Exhibition in Kiev. ArtNet News. 10 February.

Bolton saleroom offer convicted faker's 'Lowry' imitations

(United Kingdom)

Alex Capon (2017). Bolton saleroom offer convicted faker's 'Lowry' imitations. Antiques Trade Gazette. 10 February.

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

(United Kingdom)

Mark Foster (2017). Church secured against thieves - at cost of £311,000. Darlington & Stockton Times. 10 February.

Germany Arrests Alleged Mastermind Behind Bardo Museum Terror Attack

(Tunisia; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Germany Arrests Alleged Mastermind Behind Bardo Museum Terror Attack. ArtNet News. 9 February.

Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary

(Hungary; Turkey; Armenia; Lithuania)

PanArmenian (2017). Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary. PanArmenian. 9 February.

Manhattan District Attorney Returns Ancient Sarcophagus to Greek Consulate

(Greece; United States of America)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Manhattan District Attorney Returns Ancient Sarcophagus to Greek Consulate. Greek Reporter. 9 February.

The Eiffel Tower Is Getting a Bulletproof Glass Wall

(France)

Lilit Marcus (2017). The Eiffel Tower Is Getting a Bulletproof Glass Wall. Condé Nast Traveler. 9 February.

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

(United States of America; Canada; Italy)

Chris Perez (2017). Painting stolen by Nazis finally returned to heirs of Jewish art gallery. New York Post. 8 February.

A Scarred Battlefield: forgery at work?

(United Kingdom)

Colin Gleadell (2017). A Scarred Battlefield: forgery at work?. The Telegraph. 7 February.

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

(United Kingdom)

James Pickford (2017). Sotheby's heads to court in dispute over 'fake' Old Master. Financial Times. 7 February.

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

(United Kingdom)

Jody Harrison (2017). Metal detectorists urged to 'brush up on skills' to avoid damaging treasures. The Herald. 7 February.

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

(Italy; Syria)

ANSA (2017). Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra. ANSA. 7 February.

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

(Spain)

Missal and ancient sacrum stolen in Pinos del Valle recovered

Granada Hoy (2017). Recuperan un misal y un sacro antiguos robados en Pinos del Valle. Granada Hoy. 7 February.

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

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Slawson (2017). National Gallery's £30m Pontormo bid rejected owing to sterling slump. The Guardian. 6 February.

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

(United Kingdom)

Alex Williams (2017). Cathedral-goers get up-close look at snatched medieval crucifix. Premier. 6 February.

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

(Poland)

Arutz Sheva (2017). Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals. Israel National News. 5 February.

Hermitage storage centre searched by FSB agents

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Hermitage storage centre searched by FSB agents. The Art Newspaper. 4 February.

Louvre attack: French soldier shoots machete-wielding man

(France)

BBC News (2017). Louvre attack: French soldier shoots machete-wielding man. BBC News. 3 February.

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 (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. The Daily Mail. 3 February.

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

(France)

Benoît Morenne (2017). For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat. The New York Times. 3 February.

Prosecution seeks jail time and heavy fines for Paris museum thieves

(France)

Vincent Noce (2017). Prosecution seeks jail time and heavy fines for Paris museum thieves. The Art Newspaper. 3 February.

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

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2017). Call for Italy's quake-stricken works to return home for treatment. The Art Newspaper. 3 February.

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

(Netherlands; China)

Kinling Lo (2017). Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute. South China Morning Post. 3 February.

Asociación denuncia saqueo y destrucción de restos arqueológicos en Salamanca

(Spain)

Association denounces looting and destruction of archaeological remains in Salamanca

La Vanguardia (2017). Asociación denuncia saqueo y destrucción de restos arqueológicos en Salamanca. La Vanguardia. 3 February.

European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime

(General)

James Ratcliffe (2017). European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime. Apollo. 2 February.

Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum. ArtNet News. 2 February.

How Paris' 100-million-euro art heist happened

(France)

Stefan Dege (2017). How Paris' 100-million-euro art heist happened. DW. 1 February.

Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria

(Austria)

AFP (2017). Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria. Art Daily. 1 February.

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

(Italy)

Chris Kitching (2017). Angry Pompeii workers 'tear down part of ancient Roman house in clash with management'. Mirror. 1 February.

Belgians face decade in prison for Auschwitz theft

(Poland; Belgium)

AFP (2017). Belgians face decade in prison for Auschwitz theft. The Times of Israel. 31 January.

Así protege la Armada de los piratas los tesoros submarinos

(Spain)

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

Gonzalo Araluce (2017). Así protege la Armada de los piratas los tesoros submarinos. El Español. 31 January.

Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid

(Spain)

The Local (2017). Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid. The Local. 31 January.

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

(France)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Defendant Claims He Threw Out Modern and Impressionist Masterpieces After 'Spider-Man' Heist. ArtNet News. 31 January.

Antiques dealer jailed for stealing painting from Chester Cathedral

(United Kingdom)

Nazia Parveen (2017). Antiques dealer jailed for stealing painting from Chester Cathedral. The Guardian. 31 January.

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

(France)

AFP (2017). 'Spider-Man' burglar on trial over €100m Paris art theft. The Guardian. 30 January.

Two charged in theft from sunken World War I warship

(United Kingdom)

Ed Adamczyk (2017). Two charged in theft from sunken World War I warship. UPI. 30 January.

Belarus plans to return Shishkin's painting to Russia

(Belarus; Russia)

Belarus News (2017). Belarus plans to return Shishkin's painting to Russia. Belarus News. 30 January.

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

(United Kingdom)

Kevin Rushby (2017). English Heritage in the dock over plans for Clifford's Tower in York. The Guardian. 27 January.

Celebrity hotspot Belsize Village 'besieged by burglars'

(United Kingdom)

Daniel O'Mahony (2017). Celebrity hotspot Belsize Village 'besieged by burglars'. Evening Standard. 27 January.

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

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Adam Care (2017). Stunning portrait stolen by the Nazis finds a permanent home in Cambridge ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day. Cambridge News. 27 January.

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

(Spain)

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

Belén Ramírez (2017). Roban cuatro imágenes de santos de la ermita de San Antonio de Frailes. Alcalá la Real. 27 January.

"Królowa Korony Polskiej" wróci do kraju?

(Poland)

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

Łukasz Gazur (2017). "Królowa Korony Polskiej" wróci do kraju?. Dziennik Polski. 27 January.

Oú sont les toiles de l'homme-araignée ?

(France)

Where are the Spider Man paintings?

Brendan Kemmet (2017). Oú sont les toiles de l'homme-araignée ?. Le Parisien. 26 January.

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

(Switzerland)

Hugo Miller (2017). Geneva Art World Pens Anti-Money-Laundering Guide Amid Scandals. Bloomberg. 25 January.

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

(United Kingdom)

Eastern Daily Press (2017). Norfolk policeman who sold gold coins he found could face suspended sentence. Eastern Daily Press. 25 January.

Belarusian experts to authenticate Shishkin's painting discovered near Minsk

(Belarus)

Belarus News (2017). Belarusian experts to authenticate Shishkin's painting discovered near Minsk. Belarus News. 25 January.

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

(Russia)

Olga Gertcyk (2017). Warning of vandalism to mammoth graveyards in Arctic from unscrupulous bone hunters. The Siberian Times. 25 January.

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 (2017). Guatemala recupera 22 piezas arqueológicas en el extranjero. AGN. 24 January.

Woman Accidentally Locked Inside a Museum in Germany

(Germany)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Woman Accidentally Locked Inside a Museum in Germany. ArtNet News. 24 January.

Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police

(Denmark; Syria)

The Local (2017). Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police. The Local. 24 January.

Three years in prison for man who faked Norman Cornish artworks

(United Kingdom)

Lizzie Anderson (2017). Three years in prison for man who faked Norman Cornish artworks. The Northern Echo. 24 January.

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

(Ireland)

Andrew Phelan (2017). Art worth €50k must be handed over, court rules. The Herald. 23 January.

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

(United Kingdom)

Tom Mack (2017). Ancient Welby church banned from displaying 'tasteless' plaque thanking lottery windfall. Leicester Mercury. 23 January.

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

(Spain)

Blanca Ruiz (2017). Roban y profanan imágenes de la Virgen y el Niño en ermita de Córdoba. ACI Prensa. 23 January.

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

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2017). Cyprus Police seize 1.383 artworks and antiquities during operation "Pandora". Famagusta Gazette. 23 January.

Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated. Greek Reporter. 23 January.

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

(Romania)

Romania Insider (2017). Documentary on the looting of 2000 year-old Dacian bracelets premiers at the Bucharest's National History Museum. Romania Insider. 23 January.

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

(Belgium)

Ian Mundell (2017). The museum director, the culture minister, and more trouble in Brussels. Apollo. 23 January.

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

(Bulgaria; Turkey)

The Sofia Globe (2017). Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria. The Sofia Globe. 23 January.

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

(United Kingdom)

Tim McGovern (2017). This Sex Doll Actually Scared Away Burglars, Is The Hero 2017 Deserves. Elite Daily. 22 January.

Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring

(Spain)

Associated Press (2017). Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring. The New York Times. 22 January.

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

(Spain)

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

La Vanguardia (2017). Una macrooperación de la Europol permite recuperar más de 3.500 obras de arte. La Vanguardia. 22 January.

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

(Spain)

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

El Periódico (2017). Un ladrón llama al 112 tras caerse del tejado de la iglesia de San Pablo. El Periódico. 22 January.

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

(Syria; United Kingdom; Switzerland; Lebanon)

Patrick Sawer (2017). The strange case of the ancient Assyrian curse and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. The Telegraph. 21 January.

Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon

(Netherlands; Italy)

AFP (2017). Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon. AFP. 19 January.

Thieves steal lead from church roof

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Thieves steal lead from church roof. BBC News. 19 January.

#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

(General)

EU Reporter (2017). #ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off. EU Reporter. 19 January.

Tourist Returns Stolen Cobblestone to Rome With Apology Note

(Italy)

Lilit Marcus (2017). Tourist Returns Stolen Cobblestone to Rome With Apology Note. Condé Nast Traveler. 19 January.

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

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Nurbanu Kizil (2017). British woman returns 4,500 year-old Yortan jug to Turkey. Daily Sabah. 19 January.

Colonial looting of our culture calls for justice

(Rwanda; Germany; Belgium)

The New Times (2017). Colonial looting of our culture calls for justice. The New Times. 19 January.

German collector appeals Briullov painting seizure in Russian Constitutional Court

(Russia)

RAPSI (2017). German collector appeals Briullov painting seizure in Russian Constitutional Court. RAPSI. 18 January.

Warrant issued in medal theft case

(United Kingdom)

DnG24 (2017). Warrant issued in medal theft case. DnG24. 18 January.

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

(Spain)

The bishopric of Cádiz faces fine for abandoning early Christian church

Jesús A. Cañas (2017). El Obispado de Cádiz afronta una multa por abandonar una iglesia paleocristiana. El País. 18 January.

Young church bell thieves fined, given suspended sentences

(Malta)

Matthew Agius (2017). Young church bell thieves fined, given suspended sentences. Malta Today. 17 January.

Greek Archaeologist Prevents Illicit Sale of Antiquity in New York

(Greece; United States of America)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Archaeologist Prevents Illicit Sale of Antiquity in New York. Greek Reporter. 17 January.

Swiss Antiquities Dealer Files $77 Million Suit Against Getty Museum

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Swiss Antiquities Dealer Files $77 Million Suit Against Getty Museum. ArtNet News. 17 January.

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

(Italy)

Chiara Palazzo (2017). Rome mulls no-go zone around Colosseum after acts of vandalism. The Telegraph. 17 January.

Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France

(Russia; France)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France. ArtNet News. 16 January.

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

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Kathianne Boniello (2017). Museum cut company out of multi-billion dollar art deal: suit. New York Post. 15 January.

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

(Germany)

JTA (2017). German family firm to return Nazi-looted artwork to Jewish heirs. The Times of Israel. 13 January.

Serial art forger sentenced to two years' probation

(Finland)

YLE (2017). Serial art forger sentenced to two years' probation. YLE. 13 January.

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 (2017). Man who stole Dambuster hero's mission book also took hundreds of items from the National Archives to sell in the US. The Telegraph. 13 January.

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

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2017). Opportunity or threat? Stonehenge tunnel plan revives long-running debate. The Guardian. 13 January.

Europe Wants More Protection Against Antiquities Trafficking

(General)

Associated Press (2017). Europe Wants More Protection Against Antiquities Trafficking. The New York Times. 13 January.

Shock acquittals in Wildenstein art dynasty's tax fraud trial

(France)

Tony Cross (2017). Shock acquittals in Wildenstein art dynasty's tax fraud trial. RFI. 12 January.

WWII US bomber highlights threat of treasure hunters to Czech heritage

(Czech Republic)

Chris Johnstone (2017). WWII US bomber highlights threat of treasure hunters to Czech heritage. Radio Praha. 11 January.

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

(Spain)

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

El Mundo (2017). A prisión por robar un cáliz y dinero de la lotería de una iglesia de Onda. El Mundo. 11 January.

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

(United Kingdom)

Eagle Radio (2017). Police not 'a-moo-zed' after finding stolen Surrey Cow Parade sculpture. Eagle Radio. 11 January.

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

(Norway)

Oskar Aanmoen (2017). Norwegian drug lord helped to solve the theft of King Harald's priceless antiques. Royal Central. 11 January.

Detenidos por robar en una iglesia de Onda

(Spain)

Arrests for theft in an Onda church

Paula Varella (2017). Detenidos por robar en una iglesia de Onda. Cadena Ser. 11 January.

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

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Nazi-loot panel asks Sprengel Museum to return Schmidt-Rottluff work to heirs. The Art Newspaper. 10 January.

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

(United Kingdom)

Iain Burns (2017). Man denies stealing £20,000 painting from Belsize Park art gallery. Ham & High. 9 January.

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

(United Kingdom)

Robert Dex (2017). British Library returns book stolen by the Nazis to its rightful owner. Evening Standard. 6 January.

Louvre attendance falls as tourists stay away from Paris

(France)

Javier Pes (2017). Louvre attendance falls as tourists stay away from Paris. The Art Newspaper. 5 January.

London's Victoria & Albert Museum Evacuated in Bomb Scare

(United Kingdom)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2017). London's Victoria & Albert Museum Evacuated in Bomb Scare. ArtNet News. 4 January.

In focus: Tehran museum puts on show newly recuperated relics

(Iran; Italy)

Tehran Times (2017). In focus: Tehran museum puts on show newly recuperated relics. Tehran Times. 4 January.

Facebook censors Renaissance statue of Neptune for 'explicit content'

(Italy)

Jen Mills (2017). Facebook censors Renaissance statue of Neptune for 'explicit content'. Metro. 2 January.

Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to ancient church

(United Kingdom)

Helen Machin (2017). Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to ancient church. Tamworth Herald. 2 January.

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

(United Kingdom)

Emily Banks (2016). Thieves steal £20,000 painting in smash and grab raid at Belsize art gallery. Ham & High. 29 December.

Early Christian book shrine caused much soul searching

(Ireland)

Fiona Gartland (2016). Early Christian book shrine caused much soul searching. The Irish Times. 29 December.

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

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). David Chipperfield's Nazi-Era Renovation Plan of Munich's Haus der Kunst Sparks Outrage. ArtNet News. 29 December.

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

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Owner of Zoffany painting destroyed in fire could receive £4m from UK government. The Art Newspaper. 29 December.

Quem é o pintor mais falsificado em Portugal?

(Portugal)

Who is the most faked painter in Portugal?

Bruno Horta (2016). Quem é o pintor mais falsificado em Portugal?. Observador. 28 December.

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

(Spain)

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

Antena 3 (2016). Roban dos campanas de bronce de 500 kilos en una iglesia de Porto do Son, A Coruña. Antena 3. 28 December.

Three suspects in theft of Levitan paintings from museum arrested

(Russia)

RAPSI (2016). Three suspects in theft of Levitan paintings from museum arrested. RAPSI. 28 December.

Cyprus petition launched for return on Elgin Marbles to Greece

(Greece; Cyprus; United Kingdom)

Annette Chrysostomou (2016). Cyprus petition launched for return on Elgin Marbles to Greece. Cyprus Mail. 28 December.

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

(United Kingdom)

Miranda Larbi (2016). Another artist is claiming that a big fashion brand has ripped off her designs. Metro. 28 December.

Miami Heat doctor sues store over fake Russian collectibles

(United States of America; Russia)

Rebecca Rosenberg (2016). Miami Heat doctor sues store over fake Russian collectibles. New York Post. 28 December.

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

(Russia; Germany)

Hili Perlson (2016). Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia. ArtNet News. 28 December.

Kirklees council considers selling Francis Bacon painting

(United Kingdom)

Nazia Parveen (2016). Kirklees council considers selling Francis Bacon painting. The Guardian. 28 December.

Modern fight over ancient library

(Germany)

David Rising (2016). Modern fight over ancient library. The Journal Gazette. 27 December.

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

(Spain)

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

F. Cabanillas (2016). Una Hermandad de Guillena restituye la corona y el Niño Jesús robado para la Misa del Gallo. Arahal Información. 27 December.

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

(Switzerland)

The Art Newspaper (2016). Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, 'gentleman collector' of ethnographic art, has died aged 86. The Art Newspaper. 26 December.

Thieves steal hood from historic Shackleton exhibition

(United Kingdom)

Peter Johnstone (2016). Thieves steal hood from historic Shackleton exhibition. The Packet. 24 December.

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

(Belgium)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2016). Director of Belgian Royal Museums Files Criminal Complaint Against Secretary of State. ArtNet News. 23 December.

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

(United Kingdom)

Brian Boucher (2016). Lane Bryant Issues Public Apology After Using Shantell Martin's Designs Without Authorization. ArtNet News. 22 December.

Man in Santa suit stages protest on Duke of Wellington statue

(United Kingdom)

STV (2016). Man in Santa suit stages protest on Duke of Wellington statue. STV. 22 December.

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

(United Kingdom)

Alex Winter (2016). Five arrested after war medals were 'stolen' from home in Blandford. Bournemouth Echo. 22 December.

Italy plans new art crime law after Ukraine recovers stolen masterpieces

(Italy; Ukraine)

Alasdair Sandford (2016). Italy plans new art crime law after Ukraine recovers stolen masterpieces. Euronews. 22 December.

Appeal for Ceri Richards painting stolen from north London gallery

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2016). Appeal for Ceri Richards painting stolen from north London gallery. Antiques Trade Gazette. 22 December.

Stolen Old Master paintings head back to Verona

(Italy; Ukraine)

Hannah McGivern (2016). Stolen Old Master paintings head back to Verona. The Art Newspaper. 21 December.

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

(United Kingdom; Belgium)

Dalya Alberge (2016). London church to be reunited with stolen 16th-century carving. The Guardian. 21 December.

The medal detective

(United Kingdom)

Vibeke Venema (2016). The medal detective. BBC News. 21 December.

Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine

(Italy; Ukraine)

Associated Press (2016). Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine. The Guardian. 21 December.

Leeds Castle bolsters defences with 'crime-fighting liquid

(United Kingdom)

Adele Couchman (2016). Leeds Castle bolsters defences with 'crime-fighting liquid. Kent News. 20 December.

Artist floored by the theft of victorious McGregor print

(Ireland)

Cian Murray (2016). Artist floored by the theft of victorious McGregor print. The Herald. 20 December.

Stolen relief of Queen Hatshepsut recovered from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Stolen relief of Queen Hatshepsut recovered from London. Ahram Online. 20 December.

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

(Netherlands)

Art Forum (2016). After Van Gogh Museum Declares Book of Artist's Sketches to be Fake, Publisher Threatens Legal Action. Art Forum. 20 December.

Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara art gallery

(Turkey; Russia)

Shaun Walker (2016). Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara art gallery. The Guardian. 20 December.

Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi. eKathimerini. 19 December.

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

(Ireland)

Cian Murray (2016). Stolen Conor McGregor painting may have been spotted on a bus, after a man 'showed it to the whole upper deck'. Irish Independent. 19 December.

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

(Netherlands)

Milan Schreuer (2016). A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke. The New York Times. 19 December.

El 'saqueo' de las momias guanches

(Spain)

The looting of the Guanche mummies

EFE (2016). El 'saqueo' de las momias guanches. RTVC. 19 December.

Napoleon's pillaged works of art on show in Rome

(Italy)

AFP (2016). Napoleon's pillaged works of art on show in Rome. Shanghai Daily. 17 December.

Tapestry returning to Germany

(Germany; United States of America)

Jamie Stengle (2016). Tapestry returning to Germany. The Durango Herald. 17 December.

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

(Spain)

Deborah Solon (2016). Returning stolen art to its rightful owner is also about restoring dignity. Los Angeles Times. 17 December.

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

(Germany)

Oscar Lopez (2016). The Tech behind Bitcoin Could Help Artists and Protect Collectors. So Why Won't They Use It?. Artsy. 16 December.

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

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2016). Suspected fraudster denies swindling elderly out of £650,000 worth of antiques. Antiques Trade Gazette. 16 December.

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

(France)

France 24 (2016). Verdict upheld for elderly French couple who hid Picasso works in garage. France 24. 16 December.

Did Russia meddle in recent US art theft legislation?

(United States of America; Russia)

Rich Tenorio (2016). Did Russia meddle in recent US art theft legislation?. The Times of Israel. 16 December.

Luxembourg Freeport Director David Arendt Quits

(Luxembourg)

Hili Perlson (2016). Luxembourg Freeport Director David Arendt Quits. ArtNet News. 16 December.

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

(France)

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

Philippe Renaud (2016). Employé du muséum d'histoire naturelle d'Orléans, il revendait des pierres et fossiles sur eBay. La République. 16 December.

Gericht: Gurlitts Testament ist gültig

(Switzerland; Germany)

Court: Gurlitt's will is valid

Monopol (2016). Gericht: Gurlitts Testament ist gültig. Monopol. 15 December.

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

(Germany)

The Japan Times (2016). Bavaria to get back tapestry taken by GI from Hitler's Eagle's Nest. The Japan Times. 15 December.

Gardaí seize rare cup made from rhino horn in raid

(Ireland)

Jimmy Woulfe David Raleigh (2016). Gardaí seize rare cup made from rhino horn in raid. Irish Examiner. 15 December.

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

(Poland; United Kingdom)

Anny Shaw (2016). Young artists involved in creating Stik mural in Gdansk call for its return. The Art Newspaper. 14 December.

Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court

(Netherlands; Russia; Ukraine)

BBC News (2016). Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court. BBC News. 14 December.

Nude Performance Artist Deborah de Robertis Defends Herself in French Court

(France)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Nude Performance Artist Deborah de Robertis Defends Herself in French Court. ArtNet News. 14 December.

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 (2016). Restituyen al gobierno mexicano 12 piezas arqueológicas incautadas en Italia. Periodico el Despertar. 14 December.

Crimea's Scythian Treasures Become Political Football

(Netherlands; Russia; Ukraine)

Phil Butler (2016). Crimea's Scythian Treasures Become Political Football. Argophilia. 14 December.

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

(Spain)

Los Angeles Times (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. 14 December.

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

(United Kingdom)

Sebastian Shakespeare (2016). Have Bremoaners stolen Bojo's Polish portrait? Painting of the Foreign Secretary goes missing from London club. The Daily Mail. 14 December.

Pip McGarry paintings worth £160k stolen from Marwell Zoo

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Pip McGarry paintings worth £160k stolen from Marwell Zoo. BBC News. 13 December.

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

(Poland; United States of America)

JNi.Media (2016). New Exhibition Shows Poland Using Jewish Gravestones to Build Walls, Sidewalks, Playgrounds. The Jewish Press. 13 December.

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

(India; United Kingdom)

IANS (2016). Kohinoor wasn't gifted but looted by British, say authors. The Economic Times. 11 December.

German Panel Rules That a Rare Violin Was Looted by Nazis

(Germany)

Graham Bowley (2016). German Panel Rules That a Rare Violin Was Looted by Nazis. The New York Times. 9 December.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Returns $500,000 Looted Signac Painting

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Returns $500,000 Looted Signac Painting. ArtNet News. 9 December.

ICE and CBP return cultural artifacts to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

ICE (2016). ICE and CBP return cultural artifacts to Italy. ICE. 9 December.

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

(Netherlands)

Dutch News (2016). Website launched to help track down artworks stolen in World War II. Dutch News. 9 December.

Kader Attia accuses Universal Music of plagiarism over French rap video

(France)

Anny Shaw (2016). Kader Attia accuses Universal Music of plagiarism over French rap video. The Art Newspaper. 8 December.

The mystery of the stolen Klimt

(Italy)

Max Paradiso (2016). The mystery of the stolen Klimt. BBC News. 8 December.

Painting stolen by Nazis set to break record at auction

(United Kingdom)

Vanessa Conneely (2016). Painting stolen by Nazis set to break record at auction. TRTWorld. 8 December.

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

(Germany)

JTA (2016). Heirs of Jewish art dealer sue German state for return of Nazi-looted artwork. The Times of Israel. 7 December.

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

(Germany; United States of America)

Nicholas O'Donnell (2016). Heirs of Nazi-Persecuted Art Dealer Alfred Flechtheim Sue Bavarian Museums. JD Supra. 7 December.

Roman statue stolen from Mussolini is returning to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Jamie Schram (2016). Roman statue stolen from Mussolini is returning to Italy. New York Post. 7 December.

Gate Stolen From Dachau Concentration Camp Recovered in Norway

(Germany)

Jason Daley (2016). Gate Stolen From Dachau Concentration Camp Recovered in Norway. Smithsonian. 6 December.

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

(Spain)

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

Ana F. Cuba (2016). Abren un boquete en la puerta de la capilla de San Antón, en Cedeira, para robar el cepillo. La Voz de Galicia. 6 December.

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

(Spain; United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Case Over $30 Million Camille Pissarro Painting Comes to a Head in Appeals Court. ArtNet News. 6 December.

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

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2016). Roman artefacts spotted at auction after they were stolen 12 years ago. ITV News. 6 December.

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

(United Kingdom)

Adam Sherwin (2016). Sotheby's in 'fake' Fabergé row with billionaire Russian art collector. i News. 6 December.

Museum heist gang sentenced to 30+ years

(Italy)

ANSA (2016). Museum heist gang sentenced to 30+ years. ANSA. 5 December.

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

(Spain)

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

Faro de Vigo (2016). La Policía detiene a los presuntos autores del robo en la iglesia y la rectoral de Cea. Faro de Vigo. 5 December.

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

(Switzerland)

Nan Spowart (2016). Profile: Art no-one can see - the story of the Geneva free port. The National. 5 December.

Man guilty of stealing Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Man guilty of stealing Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting. BBC News. 5 December.

Stolen coffins found after police search

(United Kingdom)

Caroline Tilley (2016). Stolen coffins found after police search. Gazette News. 5 December.

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

(United Kingdom; Australia)

Louis Klee (2016). 'Weaponise your privilege': blocked Aboriginal Australian speaker addresses students by Skype. Varsity. 5 December.

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

(France)

Associated Press (2016). France pays £24m into new fund to protect cultural heritage sites. The Guardian. 4 December.

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

(Malta)

Noah Charney (2016). The Maltese priest and the kidnapped Caravaggio: The amazing true story of the scrappy octogenarian who busted an audacious art heist. Salon. 4 December.

Jewish family battles Spain museum over art looted by Nazis

(Spain)

Associated Press (2016). Jewish family battles Spain museum over art looted by Nazis. The Daily Mail. 4 December.

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

(United Kingdom; Turkey)

The Herald (2016). Judge orders 'owner' to provide more details before ancient golden crown can be examined. The Herald. 3 December.

Stolen Dachau concentration camp gate may have been found in Norway

(Germany)

Karla Pequenino (2016). Stolen Dachau concentration camp gate may have been found in Norway. CNN. 2 December.

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

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). Berlin returns Nazi-looted sculpture to Jewish publisher's family. The Art Newspaper. 2 December.

Art cops recover Roman statue

(Italy)

ANSA (2016). Art cops recover Roman statue. ANSA. 2 December.

Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra

(Switzerland; Libya; Syria)

Associated Press (2016). Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra. The Daily Mail. 2 December.

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

(General)

Lauren Young (2016). Bibliomania, the Dark Desire For Books That Infected Europe in the 1800s. Atlas Obscura. 2 December.

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

(United Kingdom)

ATG (2016). Dealers' association asks industry to contact MPs over new cultural property law. Antiques Trade Gazette. 1 December.

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

(Switzerland)

Will Gompertz (2016). Geneva Free Port: The greatest art collection no-one can see. BBC News. 1 December.

Give us back the Venus de Milo, Greeks tell Louvre

(France; Greece)

Anthee Carassava (2016). Give us back the Venus de Milo, Greeks tell Louvre. The Times. 30 November.

Man 'stole' Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Man 'stole' Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting. BBC News. 30 November.

Renewed appeal for information on Terry Bradley art theft

(United Kingdom)

Gemma Murphy (2016). Renewed appeal for information on Terry Bradley art theft. News Letter. 30 November.

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

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Sarah Bruce (2016). Divers looted wrecks of sunken ships in Scapa Flow: Men fined in "first of its kind" case. The Press and Journal. 30 November.

Man accused of stealing Chester Cathedral icon stands trial

(United Kingdom)

Frances Barrett (2016). Man accused of stealing Chester Cathedral icon stands trial. The Chester Chronicle. 30 November.

Modern-day Monuments Men wanted by the British Army

(United Kingdom)

Emily Sharpe (2016). Modern-day Monuments Men wanted by the British Army. The Art Newspaper. 29 November.

Healing wounds, looted art reunited with Nazi victims' heirs

(United States of America; France)

Thomas Adamson (2016). Healing wounds, looted art reunited with Nazi victims' heirs. Sun Sentinel. 29 November.

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

(United Kingdom)

Roger Bowdler (2016). Paolozzi sculpture at Euston is one of many works of art left to rot. The Guardian. 29 November.

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

(Spain)

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

David Gonzalez (2016). Roban una reliquia del siglo XVI del Museo de Arte Sacro y la entregan a la Policía Local. El Correo. 29 November.

Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow

(United Kingdom; Germany)

BBC News (2016). Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow. BBC News. 29 November.

Ancient Coin News – Metal Detectorist Challenges Alton Hoard Value

(United Kingdom)

Everett Millman (2016). Ancient Coin News – Metal Detectorist Challenges Alton Hoard Value. Coin Week. 28 November.

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

(United Kingdom)

Susan Moore (2016). Why a sleeping hermaphrodite is causing a stir at Christie's. Apollo. 28 November.

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

(Ireland)

Catherine Devine (2016). 'It's bizarre and appalling' - Vehicles get stuck in well-known historic gate everyday. The Independent. 28 November.

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

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2016). Major Paolozzi sculpture facing decay 'because no one wants to own it'. The Guardian. 28 November.

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 (2016). Painting sold by Jewish couple to fund their escape from Nazi Germany to America is returned to their granddaughter almost eight decades later. The Daily Mail. 28 November.

Iran Cancels Long-Awaited Exhibition of Shah Collection in Berlin

(Iran; Germany)

Caroline Elbaor (2016). Iran Cancels Long-Awaited Exhibition of Shah Collection in Berlin. ArtNet News. 28 November.

Controversial Photographer David Hamilton Dies Amid Rape Allegations

(France; United Kingdom)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2016). Controversial Photographer David Hamilton Dies Amid Rape Allegations. ArtNet News. 28 November.

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

(United Kingdom)

Claire Voon (2016). In Wake of Trump's Election, Protestors Address Climate Change at the British Museum. Hyperallergic. 28 November.

The Stone still waiting for its final destiny

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). The Stone still waiting for its final destiny. BBC News. 28 November.

Sweden's Christmas goat burned down on opening day

(Sweden)

The Local (2016). Sweden's Christmas goat burned down on opening day. The Local. 28 November.

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

(Netherlands)

Noah Charney (2016). Faking it: Does the forged Vermeer that fooled Goering belong in a museum?. Salon. 28 November.

Telling the difference between fake and real Van Gogh's

(Netherlands)

Joan Altabe (2016). Telling the difference between fake and real Van Gogh's. Blasting News. 27 November.

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

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst (2016). Sex Pistols Memorabilia Worth Millions Burned By McLaren And Westwood's Son. Artlyst. 27 November.

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

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Mosaic-tiled Mexican Skull at Leiden Museum a Fake: Report. NL Times. 25 November.

'Outrage' at damage to Cissbury Ring

(United Kingdom)

Worthing Herald (2016). 'Outrage' at damage to Cissbury Ring. Worthing Herald. 25 November.

Police recover painting stolen 19 years ago

(Poland)

Radio Poland (2016). Police recover painting stolen 19 years ago. Radio Poland. 24 November.

Ancient stolen artefact repatriated

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2016). Ancient stolen artefact repatriated. Cyprus Mail. 24 November.

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

(United Kingdom)

Kirsten Elder (2016). Video: £50,000 of artwork has been stolen from Terry Bradley's Belfast gallery. Belfast Telegraph. 24 November.

Batman painting stolen in £50k Belfast art raid

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Batman painting stolen in £50k Belfast art raid. BBC News. 24 November.

Egyptian antiquities again offered for sale in London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Egyptian antiquities again offered for sale in London. Egypt Independent. 23 November.

Police appeal after theft from National Trust property

(United Kingdom)

WS County Times (2016). Police appeal after theft from National Trust property. West Sussex County Times. 23 November.

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

(Monaco; Singapore)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Sotheby's Denies Helping Flip Yves Bouvier's $127.5 Million Leonardo da Vinci. ArtNet News. 22 November.

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

(United Kingdom)

Karon Kelly (2016). Conman admits £35,000 pitman painter fraud over fake Norman Cornish artwork. Sunderland Echo. 22 November.

Antiques worth thousands stolen from Polesden Lacey

(United Kingdom)

Josh Searle (2016). Antiques worth thousands stolen from Polesden Lacey. Surrey Mirror. 21 November.

Joyas en peligro

(Spain)

Treasures in danger

David Navarro (2016). Joyas en peligro. Heraldo. 21 November.

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

(United Kingdom)

Faversham Times (2016). 'Ziggy' the graffiti vandal has been targeting ancient buildings and churches in Faversham. Kent Live. 21 November.

Germany to fund research into Nazis' 'degenerate art'

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). Germany to fund research into Nazis' 'degenerate art'. The Art Newspaper. 21 November.

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

(Spain)

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

Jennifer Jimenez (2016). Un antiguo poblado aborigen de Tamaraceite muere olvidado, víctima constante de actos vandálicos. El Diario. 21 November.

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 (2016). Sur les traces d'œuvres d'art volées par les nazis. Journal de Montreal. 20 November.

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

(United Kingdom)

Sophie Crockett (2016). London Colney aircraft museum has stolen propeller replaced - 11 years after it was taken. The Herts Advertiser. 19 November.

History re-told through the Gweagal shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Louis Klee (2016). History re-told through the Gweagal shield. Varsity. 18 November.

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

(France)

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

Le Point (2016). Trente ans aprés, le dénouement d'un vol rocambolesque d'albâtres précieux?. Le Point. 18 November.

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

(Norway)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2016). Bjarne Melgaard's Brush with Customs Officials Helps Change Outmoded Laws in Norway. ArtNet News. 18 November.

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

(Gibralter)

Gabriella Peralta (2016). HM Customs and Gib University in first 'high level' enforcement meeting. Gibralter Chronicle. 18 November.

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

(Spain)

Stephen Jones (2016). 'Harry Potter fans' deface ancient 4,000-year-old megalithic tomb with Deathly Hallows symbol graffiti. Mirror. 17 November.

"Unprecedented" Van Gogh Sketchbook Controversy, Explained

(Netherlands)

Abigail Cain (2016). "Unprecedented" Van Gogh Sketchbook Controversy, Explained. Artsy. 17 November.

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

(United Arab Emirates; France)

MENAFM (2016). UAE and France to announce new partnership on safeguarding endangered cultural heritage. MENAFN. 16 November.

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

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2016). Antiquities department had no power to act in Salamis case, auditor-general rules. Cyprus Mail. 16 November.

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

(Spain)

CNA (2016). Stealing Hosts for anti-Catholic art? Not illegal, Spanish judge says. Catholic News Agency. 16 November.

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

(Indonesia; United Kingdom)

Oliver Holmes (2016). British second world war shipwrecks in Java Sea destroyed by illegal scavenging. The Guardian. 16 November.

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

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

Oliver Holmes (2016). Mystery as wrecks of three Dutch WWII ships vanish from Java seabed. The Guardian. 16 November.

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

(China; Netherlands)

Global Times (2016). Villagers try to retrieve stolen corpse of their ancestor from the Netherlands. Global Times. 16 November.

Rome in shock as Bernini elephant statue vandalised

(Italy)

Agence France-Presse Chiara Palazzo (2016). Rome in shock as Bernini elephant statue vandalised. The Telegraph. 15 November.

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

(Greece; United Kingdom)

The National (2016). Scotland back in the day: The complex tale behind how Elgin lost his Marbles. The National. 15 November.

Verona-Kiev, one way

(Ukraine; Italy)

Danilo Elia (2016). Verona-Kiev, one way. Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso. 15 November.

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

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2016). Artworks by Joan Collins's Son Stolen When Shipped to Collector. ArtNet News. 15 November.

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

(United Kingdom)

Paul Behan (2016). Police hunt thieves who stole lead from three buildings in West Dunbartonshire. Dumbarton Reporter. 15 November.

Van Gogh Museum disputes newly discovered sketchbook

(Netherlands)

Nigel Hunt (2016). Van Gogh Museum disputes newly discovered sketchbook. CBC. 15 November.

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

(Netherlands)

Van Gogh Museum (2016). Found Sketchbook With Drawings Is Not By Van Gogh, According To Van Gogh Museum. Van Gogh Museum. 15 November.

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

(Czech Republic)

Julia Michalska (2016). Alphonse Mucha's grandson sues Prague to stop Asian tour of Slav Epic. The Art Newspaper. 14 November.

Antiquities mystery solved: Swiss return stolen artifact to Egypt

(Egypt; Switzerland)

AT editor (2016). Antiquities mystery solved: Swiss return stolen artifact to Egypt. Africa Times. 14 November.

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

(Switzerland)

Cahal Milmo (2016). Treasures worth billions 'hidden in free ports to fund Isis'. i News. 13 November.

Spaniard jailed for destroying Neolithic cave to make an animal shelter

(Spain)

James Badcock (2016). Spaniard jailed for destroying Neolithic cave to make an animal shelter. The Telegraph. 13 November.

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

(Cyprus)

Philip Mark (2016). Cyprus police coordinated Europe-wide Pandora operation to hunt down missing antiquities. Cyprus Mail. 12 November.

Britain is in the middle of a treasure-hunting boom

(United Kingdom)

The Economist (2016). Britain is in the middle of a treasure-hunting boom. The Economist. 12 November.

Constable painting looted by Nazis to be sold at auction

(United Kingdom; Hungary)

Patrick Sawer (2016). Constable painting looted by Nazis to be sold at auction. The Telegraph. 12 November.

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

(India; United Kingdom)

Biharprabha (2016). Kohinoor issue: It is war crime not to return stolen items, says advocate Siddiqui. Biharprabha. 11 November.

Germany appoints first Jewish members to Nazi-loot art panel

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). Germany appoints first Jewish members to Nazi-loot art panel. The Art Newspaper. 11 November.

Did Michelangelo Start His Career as an Art Forger?

(Italy)

Hili Perlson (2016). Did Michelangelo Start His Career as an Art Forger?. ArtNet News. 10 November.

Selfie-Seeking Tourist Topples 18th-Century Sculpture

(Portugal)

Claire Voon (2016). Selfie-Seeking Tourist Topples 18th-Century Sculpture. Hyperallergic. 10 November.

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

(United Kingdom; Hungary)

Martin Bailey (2016). Looted Constable returned by Tate heads to auction at Christie's. The Art Newspaper. 10 November.

Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests

(Cyprus)

Philip Mark (2016). Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests. Cyprus Mail. 10 November.

Possible 'first encounter' Aboriginal shield uncovered in Berlin

(Australia; Germany)

Lexi Metherell (2016). Possible 'first encounter' Aboriginal shield uncovered in Berlin. The New Daily. 10 November.

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

(Spain)

Tabernacle and ciborium stolen from Polloe church recovered

El Diario Vasco (2016). Recuperados el sagrario y el copón sustraídos de la iglesia de Polloe. El Diario Vasco. 10 November.

Antiquities seized

(Cyprus)

Rachael Gillett (2016). Antiquities seized. Cyprus Mail. 9 November.

Germany returns ancient relics

(Germany; Peru)

Alvaro Tassano (2016). Germany returns ancient relics. Peru This Week. 9 November.

Italy returns scores of smuggled artifacts to Iran

(Iran; Italy)

Tehran Times (2016). Italy returns scores of smuggled artifacts to Iran. Tehran Times. 9 November.

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

(Spain)

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

El Norte de Castilla (2016). Roban dos tallas de los siglos XVI y XVIII en la iglesia de Villaldavín. El Norte de Castilla. 8 November.

Dutch court reportedly issues notice to collector of mummified statue

(China; Netherlands)

Li Yan (2016). Dutch court reportedly issues notice to collector of mummified statue. ECNS. 8 November.

Austrian Authorities Thwart Group Trying to Sell Fake Picassos

(Austria)

Christopher D. Shea (2016). Austrian Authorities Thwart Group Trying to Sell Fake Picassos. The New York Times. 8 November.

Slovenian busted in Austrian investigation into art forgery

(Slovenia; Austria)

STA (2016). Slovenian busted in Austrian investigation into art forgery. STA. 7 November.

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

(Georgia)

Agenda News (2016). Minister vows tough control on cultural heritage after fire damages ancient Vardzia frescos. Agenda News. 7 November.

Historic painting looted from church in Italy destroyed by earthquake

(Italy)

Allen Cone (2016). Historic painting looted from church in Italy destroyed by earthquake. UPI. 7 November.

Prince Charles warns of cultural destruction on UAE visit

(United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom)

Sean Coughlan (2016). Prince Charles warns of cultural destruction on UAE visit. BBC News. 7 November.

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

(Italy)

Earthquake: Painting from 1600s disappears, investigated as theft

Rai News (2016). Terremoto, sparito un dipinto del '600, indagini per furto. Rai News. 6 November.

Obras de arte en 'busca y captura'

(Spain)

Works of art in 'search and capture'

Carlos Fonesca (2016). Obras de arte en 'busca y captura'. Voz Populi. 5 November.

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

(United States of America; Egypt; Cyprus)

Aimee Dawson (2016). Outcry after Toledo Museum of Art sells ancient Greek and Egyptian objects at auction. The Art Newspaper. 5 November.

Debate intensifies over 'Venus' attribution to Cranach

(Liechtenstein)

Alex Capon (2016). Debate intensifies over 'Venus' attribution to Cranach. Antiques Trade Gazette. 4 November.

Louvre may safeguard artefacts from war-torn areas

(France)

Anny Shaw (2016). Louvre may safeguard artefacts from war-torn areas. The Art Newspaper. 4 November.

14th century Italian manuscript transferred to ICE following probe

(United States of America; Italy; Switzerland)

ICE (2016). 14th century Italian manuscript transferred to ICE following probe. ICE. 4 November.

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

(Germany; United States of America)

Matt Novak (2016). Nobody Knows If These Nazi Home Movies Were Lost, Stolen or Destroyed at the National Archives. Gizmodo. 3 November.

Facebook Censors Caravaggio's Nude Cupid, Then Changes Mind

(Italy)

Brian Boucher (2016). Facebook Censors Caravaggio's Nude Cupid, Then Changes Mind. ArtNet News. 2 November.

Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading. eKathimerini. 2 November.

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

(Australia; United Kingdom)

CBC (2016). 'They've got no claim': Indigenous Australian demands British Museum return ancestral shield. CBC. 2 November.

Picasso's electrician admits he lied in court

(France)

Vince Noce (2016). Picasso's electrician admits he lied in court. The Art Newspaper. 1 November.

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

(France)

RFI (2016). Picasso widow accused of hiding art at electrician's theft trial. RFI. 1 November.

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

(United Kingdom)

Rob Peake (2016). How to record archaeological objects found at sea – MAS database launched. Classic Boat. 1 November.

Louvre to offer shelter for world treasures rescued from war zones

(France)

Kim Willsher (2016). Louvre to offer shelter for world treasures rescued from war zones. The Guardian. 1 November.

Thieves steal ancient stones from historic ruined castle near Nuneaton

(United Kingdom)

Katrina Chilver (2016). Thieves steal ancient stones from historic ruined castle near Nuneaton. Coventry Telegraph. 1 November.

German Frozen Pizza Maker Reveals Nazi Art Loot in Company Collection

(Germany)

The Jewish Press (2016). German Frozen Pizza Maker Reveals Nazi Art Loot in Company Collection. The Jewish Press. 31 October.

The Scots noble stolen from his grave

(United Kingdom)

The Scotsman (2016). The Scots noble stolen from his grave. The Scotsman. 31 October.

Are These Mobsters Hiding Van Goghs?

(Italy; Netherlands)

Barbie Latza Nadeau (2016). Are These Mobsters Hiding Van Goghs?. The Daily Beast. 29 October.

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

(United Kingdom)

Hannah Furness (2016). National Gallery will 'robustly defend' itself against claims it has stolen Matisse portrait in its collection. The Telegraph. 29 October.

Show sheds light on WWII efforts to salvage priceless antiquities

(Greece)

Iota Sykka (2016). Show sheds light on WWII efforts to salvage priceless antiquities. eKathimerini. 29 October.

Italy police recover stolen manuscript after 30 years

(Italy)

BBC News (2016). Italy police recover stolen manuscript after 30 years. BBC News. 28 October.

Ulay Remembers the Crime of a Lifetime 40 Years Later

(Germany)

Noah Charney (2016). Ulay Remembers the Crime of a Lifetime 40 Years Later. Observer. 26 October.

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

(United Kingdom)

Steph Brawn (2016). Hundreds of pounds worth of First World War memorabilia stolen from museum. Lancashire Telegraph. 26 October.

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

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). How the Townley Venus's thumb was knocked off at the British Museum. The Art Newspaper. 26 October.

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

(United Kingdom)

Christopher Woodhouse (2016). Respected GP Jill Purce says theft of £15k Steve McQueen print from Belfast hotel was 'moment of madness'. Belfast Telegraph. 25 October.

Rukoro hints at reparation package

(Namibia; Germany)

New Era (2016). Rukoro hints at reparation package. New Era. 25 October.

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

(Italy)

Danny Lewis (2016). Italian Preservationists Save 900 Artworks From the Ruins of Earthquake-Struck Amatrice. Smithsonian. 25 October.

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

(Switzerland; Germany)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Mummy portraits stolen by Nazis, recovered, sell for over $300,000. The Times of India. 25 October.

Gallery Files Lawsuit Against Agnes Martin Authentication Committee

(United States of America; United Kingdom; Canada)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2016). Gallery Files Lawsuit Against Agnes Martin Authentication Committee. ArtNet News. 25 October.

Cyprus demands auction be stopped

(United States of America; Cyprus)

Roberta Gedert (2016). Cyprus demands auction be stopped. The Toledo Blade. 25 October.

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

(Netherlands)

Sarah Cascone (2016). TEFAF's Old Master Dealers Weigh In on the Unfolding $255 Million Forgery Scandal. ArtNet News. 24 October.

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

(Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2016). Swiss Hotelier Fined Over $4 Million for Dodging Import Tax on Artworks. ArtNet News. 24 October.

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

(United Kingdom)

Esther Addley (2016). Killer of Oxford rare books dealer given 34-year jail sentence. The Guardian. 24 October.

Art expert slams Toledo museum on sale of antiquities

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

Wynne Everett (2016). Art expert slams Toledo museum on sale of antiquities. The Toledo Blade. 24 October.

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 (2016). These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.. The Jerusalem Post. 24 October.

Tourists in Dubrovnik Damaged an Invaluable Monument

(Croatia)

Daniel Rogulj (2016). Tourists in Dubrovnik Damaged an Invaluable Monument. Total Croatia News. 23 October.

Billionaire Art Dealer Is Awaiting Verdict in Tax Fraud Case

(France)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Billionaire Art Dealer Is Awaiting Verdict in Tax Fraud Case. The New York Times. 21 October.

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

(United Kingdom)

Richard Cornwell (2016). Divers steal a bronze gun from 'at risk' shipwreck site on Dunwich Bank. Ipswich Star. 21 October.

Danish bog mummy's missing toe returned after 60 years

(Denmark)

The Local (2016). Danish bog mummy's missing toe returned after 60 years. The Local. 21 October.

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

(Israel; Netherlands)

Maya Margit (2016). A tale of Vermeers, art experts, and the most notorious- forger of the 20th century. I24 News. 21 October.

Photographer Sues Trump for Copyright Infringement Over Skittles Image

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Carey Dunne (2016). Photographer Sues Trump for Copyright Infringement Over Skittles Image. Hyperallergic. 21 October.

The art of deception

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2016). The art of deception. Financial Times. 20 October.

Picking Apart 18th-Century French Furniture to Detect Forgery

(France)

Eve M. Kahn (2016). Picking Apart 18th-Century French Furniture to Detect Forgery. The New York Times. 20 October.

European Parliament bungles shipment of Nazi artifacts

(Netherlands)

Tara Palmeri (2016). European Parliament bungles shipment of Nazi artifacts. Politico. 19 October.

Art Dealer Claims Monet in 1MDB Scandal

(Monaco; Switzerland; Malaysia)

Kelly Crow (2016). Art Dealer Claims Monet in 1MDB Scandal. The Wall Street Journal. 19 October.

Swiss field just two claims in seven decades

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2016). Swiss field just two claims in seven decades. Swiss Info. 19 October.

Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port

(Greece; Italy)

eKathimerini (2016). Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port. eKathimerini. 19 October.

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

(United Kingdom)

Claire McNeilly (2016). Belfast police take hour to respond to art theft at Bullitt hotel - station is just metres away. Belfast Telegraph. 19 October.

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

(Spain)

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

ABC España (2016). Roban ornamentos religiosos y joyas en la iglesia de Santa María en Ocaña. ABC España. 18 October.

Steve McQueen painting stolen from Belfast bar

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2016). Steve McQueen painting stolen from Belfast bar. ITV News. 17 October.

Burrell's world tour struggles to get beyond Glasgow

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Burrell's world tour struggles to get beyond Glasgow. The Art Newspaper. 17 October.

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 (2016). Traficante envió un cuadro robado de Picasso desde Heredia a Washigton. La Nación. 16 October.

Northampton Council Sekhemka statue 'now in US'

(United Kingdom; United States of America; Egypt)

BBC News (2016). Northampton Council Sekhemka statue 'now in US'. BBC News. 15 October.

Remains of 13 Aboriginals will be returned to Australia

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Jacqueline Magnay (2016). Remains of 13 Aboriginals will be returned to Australia. The Australian. 15 October.

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

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Prosecutor recommends four-year prison sentence and €250m fine for Guy Wildenstein in Paris trial. The Art Newspaper. 14 October.

Versailles Staffers Caught Selling Counterfeit Tickets

(France)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2016). Versailles Staffers Caught Selling Counterfeit Tickets. ArtNet News. 14 October.

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

(Italy)

Three paintings stolen from Rome in 1983 recovered: Priceless works

Roma Today (2016). Ritrovati tre quadri rubati a Roma nel 1983: "Opere di valore inestimabile". Roma Today. 14 October.

Nigeria: Jesus College under Pressure to Return Okukur

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Max Ndianaefo (2016). Nigeria: Jesus College under Pressure to Return Okukur. CP Africa. 14 October.

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

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Nick Miller (2016). Virtual reality tells Indigenous story in London as bones set to return to Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 October.

Roban la campana de la iglesia de Quintana del Pino

(Spain)

Loreto Velázquez (2016). Roban la campana de la iglesia de Quintana del Pino. El Correo De Burgos. 14 October.

Critics say Bavaria not doing enough on looted art

(Germany)

Jefferson Chase (2016). Critics say Bavaria not doing enough on looted art. DW. 13 October.

Italia entrega a México piezas arqueológicas rescatadas del tráfico ilegal

(Mexico; Italy)

Italy delivers archaeological pieces recovered from illegal trafficking to Mexico

Tania Campos (2016). Italia entrega a México piezas arqueológicas rescatadas del tráfico ilegal. Xataka. 12 October.

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

(United Kingdom)

Chloe Holmwood (2016). Pub manager appeals for help to recover father's war medals after raid on The Aviator at Queenborough Corner. Kent Online. 11 October.

Terrorism fears see DCMS museums and galleries lose a million visitors

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Steel (2016). Terrorism fears see DCMS museums and galleries lose a million visitors. Museums Journal. 11 October.

Mummy Crowdfunder Leaves Archaeologists Fuming

(United Kingdom)

Kristina Killgrove (2016). Mummy Crowdfunder Leaves Archaeologists Fuming. Forbes. 10 October.

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

(Switzerland)

Caroline Elbaor (2016). Freeports Come Under Scrutiny by UNESCO as Havens for Stolen Cultural Property. ArtNet News. 10 October.

Beleaguered Yves Bouvier defends himself and freeport system

(Switzerland)

Vincent Noce (2016). Beleaguered Yves Bouvier defends himself and freeport system. The Art Newspaper. 10 October.

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

(Italy)

Allison McNearny (2016). Did The Mafia Steal Caravaggio's 'Nativity of St. Francis and St. Lawrence'?. The Daily Beast. 9 October.

Cosgrove Hall fire: 18th Century country mansion gutted

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Cosgrove Hall fire: 18th Century country mansion gutted. BBC News. 7 October.

Five Paintings Stolen in 2005 Return to Dutch Museum

(Netherlands; Ukraine)

Nina Siegal (2016). Five Paintings Stolen in 2005 Return to Dutch Museum. The New York Times. 7 October.

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

(Belgium; France)

Garry Shaw (2016). To recover history from peril: on the dealer Paul Rosenberg and the Nazi seizure of Modern art. The Art Newspaper. 7 October.

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

(Czech Republic)

Toronto Sun (2016). Treasure hunter believes he's closing in on lost Nazi loot. Toronto Sun. 6 October.

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

(United Kingdom)

Becky Shaw (2016). If treasure is found in my garden, can I keep it?. Financial Times. 6 October.

Treasures of the Black Sea turn into political hostages

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Stas Sokolov (2016). Treasures of the Black Sea turn into political hostages. DW. 6 October.

UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures

(Italy; Syria)

Associated Press (2016). UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures. The Daily Mail. 6 October.

Antiquities ministry receives golden mummy mask from French-Egyptian citizen

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Antiquities ministry receives golden mummy mask from French-Egyptian citizen. Ahram Online. 6 October.

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

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Ukraine Today (2016). The future of 'Scythian gold' to be finally decided on Dec. 14. Ukraine Today. 6 October.

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

(Netherlands)

Kathleen Rellihan (2016). Following the Ghent Altarpiece, the World's Most Stolen (and Well-Traveled) Artwork. CN Traveler. 6 October.

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

(France)

AFP (2016). French minister says stolen art may fund terror via 'free ports'. Yahoo News. 6 October.

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

(United Kingdom)

East Lothian Courier (2016). Ancient Egyptian artefacts and old weapons stolen from museum at Biel House, Stenton. East Lothian Courier. 6 October.

Bull of Nimrud destroyed by Isis to be recreated in Rome

(Italy; Syria)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner (2016). Bull of Nimrud destroyed by Isis to be recreated in Rome. The Guardian. 6 October.

Old Master market reels from Sotheby's fake assessment

(United Kingdom)

James Pickford (2016). Old Master market reels from Sotheby's fake assessment. Financial Times. 5 October.

Banksy fake fools local art fans

(United Kingdom)

Cai Griffiths-Sturge (2016). Banksy fake fools local art fans. JMU Journalism. 5 October.

Greek police bust 'antiquities smuggling ring'

(Greece)

AFP (2016). Greek police bust 'antiquities smuggling ring'. 7 News. 5 October.

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

(Greece)

Helen Stoilas (2016). Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring. The Art Newspaper. 5 October.

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

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Susannah Polk (2016). Lost and found: 5 pieces of Dutch Golden Age art have been recovered after a 10 year hunt. CNN. 5 October.

Paintings That Bear the Scars of War

(Belgium)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Paintings That Bear the Scars of War. The New York Times. 5 October.

Prague centre plans permanent exhibition of Nazi-confiscated art

(Czech Republic)

ČTK (2016). Prague centre plans permanent exhibition of Nazi-confiscated art. Prague Daily Monitor. 5 October.

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

(Italy; Netherlands)

Francesca Astorri (2016). More than a pretty picture: Mafia bosses said to bank big on art. Al Arabiya. 4 October.

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

(United Kingdom)

Jessica Nyznik (2016). Former Port Hope art curator's fraud sentence delayed in Peterborough court. Northumberland Today. 4 October.

Art detectives track down stolen 12th-century Indian sculpture

(India; United Kingdom)

Richard Morris (2016). Art detectives track down stolen 12th-century Indian sculpture. India GB News. 3 October.

Northampton Sekhemka statue sale: Council 'warned by lawyers'

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Northampton Sekhemka statue sale: Council 'warned by lawyers'. BBC News. 1 October.

'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 (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. The Daily Mail. 1 October.

Spanish thieves find easy source of loot: unprotected churches

(Spain)

Jordi Pérez Colomé (2016). Spanish thieves find easy source of loot: unprotected churches. El País. 30 September.

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

(Italy; Netherlands)

Corky Siemaszko (2016). Here's Why Art Thieves Steal Paintings They Can't Sell. NBC. 30 September.

Trial Offers Rare View of Wildenstein Family and Fortune

(France)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Trial Offers Rare View of Wildenstein Family and Fortune. The New York Times. 30 September.

When Art Thieves Target Treasures In Churches

(Germany)

Tobias Heimbach (2016). When Art Thieves Target Treasures In Churches. World Crunch. 30 September.

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

(United States of America; France)

Sébastien Blanc (2016). US-France court battle tied to Picasso comes to a head. Art Daily. 30 September.

Russian collector repatriates 17th-century icon to Yaroslavl church

(Russia; Italy)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Russian collector repatriates 17th-century icon to Yaroslavl church. The Art Newspaper. 30 September.

Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy

(Italy; Netherlands)

BBC News (2016). Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy. BBC News. 29 September.

Cultural Property Protection Law Comes Under Fire in Germany

(Germany)

Conrad De Aenlle (2016). Cultural Property Protection Law Comes Under Fire in Germany. The New York Times. 29 September.

Peeved Protester Throws Pee at Censored Photo Show in Moscow

(Russia)

Carey Dunne (2016). Peeved Protester Throws Pee at Censored Photo Show in Moscow. Hyperallergic. 28 September.

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

(France)

Cristina Ruiz (2016). Vandalism of Dirty Corner sculpture at Versailles an 'inside job', claims Kapoor. The Art Newspaper. 28 September.

Anita Halpin among beneficiaries of Neue Galerie restitution

(Germany)

Dan Duray (2016). Anita Halpin among beneficiaries of Neue Galerie restitution. The Art Newspaper. 28 September.

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

(Germany)

The Jewish Voice (2016). Lawful Heir of Artworks Looted by Gestapo Files Lawsuit in DC Federal Court. The Jewish Voice. 28 September.

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

(France)

Robert Williams (2016). Judge 'Stupefied' by Arguments on Day One of Wildenstein Tax Fraud Trial. ArtNet News. 27 September.

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

(Spain)

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

Javier Martínez (2016). Una carta anónima desvela el robo de cuatro campanas en la Casa del Chavo. Las Provincias. 27 September.

Cologne to return Menzel drawing sold in 1939 to Hildebrand Gurlitt

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). Cologne to return Menzel drawing sold in 1939 to Hildebrand Gurlitt. The Art Newspaper. 27 September.

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

(Germany)

Graham Bowley (2016). Neue Galerie Returns Painting Seized by Nazis and Then Rebuys It in Settlement. The New York Times. 27 September.

New International Group to Amp Up Parthenon Marbles Reunification Campaign

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Mary Harris (2016). New International Group to Amp Up Parthenon Marbles Reunification Campaign. Greek Reporter. 26 September.

Cyprus to spearhead war on illicit trafficking of cultural property

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2016). Cyprus to spearhead war on illicit trafficking of cultural property. Famagusta Gazette. 26 September.

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

(Spain)

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

Eduardo Bayona (2016). Un tapiz robado multiplica por diez su precio tras 'perder' el nombre. Publico. 25 September.

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

(Netherlands)

Noah Charney (2016). Ulay vs. Marina Abramović: How the epic legal battle between art-world giants went down. Salon. 25 September.

La «misteriosa» desaparición de los restos de Diego Colón

(Spain)

The "mysterious" disappearance of the remains of Diego Columbus

Mónica Arrizabalaga (2016). La «misteriosa» desaparición de los restos de Diego Colón. ABC España. 25 September.

The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising

(India; United Kingdom)

Vijay Kumar (2016). The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising. DNA. 24 September.

Unsupervised digs and illicit ticket sales rampant at historc sites

(Cyprus)

Angelos Anastasiou (2016). Unsupervised digs and illicit ticket sales rampant at historc sites. Cyprus Mail. 23 September.

Art meets history in homage to legendary French Jewish dealer

(Belgium; France)

Catherine Bennett (2016). Art meets history in homage to legendary French Jewish dealer. The Times of Israel. 23 September.

Stolen painting recovered in Leeuwarden is a fake

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Stolen painting recovered in Leeuwarden is a fake. NL Times. 22 September.

Paintings recovered in Leeuwarden storage unit 17 years after theft

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Paintings recovered in Leeuwarden storage unit 17 years after theft. NL Times. 22 September.

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

(Netherlands)

Claire Voon (2016). Court Orders Marina Abramović to Pay Ulay and Give Him Credit for Their Art. Hyperallergic. 22 September.

Freeports boom highlights risks of shady activities

(Switzerland)

Silke Koltrowitz (2016). Freeports boom highlights risks of shady activities. Reuters. 22 September.

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

(France)

Kim Willsher (2016). Heir to art-dealing estate in court in major French fraud trial. The Guardian. 22 September.

Exhibition with antiquities from occupied Cyprus opens on September 23

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2016). Exhibition with antiquities from occupied Cyprus opens on September 23. Famagusta Gazette. 22 September.

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

(United Kingdom)

Debbie White (2016). St Albans military collector Alan Tissington avoids jail after ammunition discovered at his home. The Herts Advertiser. 22 September.

Germany's new cultural protection law welcomed abroad

(Germany)

Markus Hilgert (2016). Germany's new cultural protection law welcomed abroad. DW. 21 September.

UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales

(United Kingdom)

John Vidal (2016). UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales. The Guardian. 21 September.

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

(United Kingdom)

Noelle McElhatton (2016). UK ivory ban threat: 'government WILL consult antiques industry'. Antiques Trade Gazette. 21 September.

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

(United States of America; Russia)

Brian Mann (2016). How the journey of a Rembrandt masterpiece ended here in the North Country. North County Public Radio. 21 September.

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

(France)

David D'Arcy (2016). François Hollande announces $100m fund to protect cultural heritage in the Middle East. The Art Newspaper. 21 September.

How the Mona Lisa became so overrated

(France)

Phil Edwards (2016). How the Mona Lisa became so overrated. Vox. 20 September.

Buddha statue theft from temple treated as hate crime

(United Kingdom)

Jenny Thomson (2016). Buddha statue theft from temple treated as hate crime. STV. 20 September.

The memorial plaque for David Bowie in Berlin has been stolen

(Germany)

Press Association (2016). The memorial plaque for David Bowie in Berlin has been stolen. Press Association. 20 September.

Banksy artwork removed from Liverpool street to enter street art museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Banksy artwork removed from Liverpool street to enter street art museum. BBC News. 19 September.

US tourist steals marble fragment from Pompeii

(Italy)

New Kerala (2016). US tourist steals marble fragment from Pompeii. New Kerala. 19 September.

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

(Colombia; United Kingdom)

Richard Emblin (2016). Pre-Columbian sculpture recovered at London auction house after mysterious disapperance. The City Paper. 19 September.

"Die Schatzsucher sind die Hunnen von heute"

(Bulgaria)

"Treasure Hunters are Today's Huns"

Balazs Csekö (2016). "Die Schatzsucher sind die Hunnen von heute". Der Standard. 18 September.

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

(Denmark; United Kingdom; Germany)

Robert Booth (2016). Battle of Jutland war graves 'vandalised' by illegal metal scavengers. The Guardian. 18 September.

Teesdale mayfly stone carving stolen

(United Kingdom)

Kate Richardson (2016). Teesdale mayfly stone carving stolen. The Northern Echo. 16 September.

The man stuffed and displayed like a wild animal

(Botswana; Spain)

Frank Westerman (2016). The man stuffed and displayed like a wild animal. BBC News. 16 September.

Ukraine hands back stolen paintings to Dutch museum

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Reuters (2016). Ukraine hands back stolen paintings to Dutch museum. Reuters. 16 September.

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 (2016). Moll Heirs Response to Statement from the National Gallery Regarding Suit for Return of Stolen Matisse Portrait of Greta Moll. MMD Newswire. 16 September.

Trust appealing for return of stolen tribute to Borders poet

(United Kingdom)

Darin Hutson (2016). Trust appealing for return of stolen tribute to Borders poet. Harwick News. 16 September.

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

(United Kingdom)

Adrian Imms (2016). Yobs 'mindlessly' smash historic stained-glass window in 12th-century Rye church. The Argus. 15 September.

Art. Passion. Politics.

(United States of America; Russia)

Edward Goldman (2016). Art. Passion. Politics.. Huffington Post. 13 September.

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

(Italy)

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

Il Mattino (2016). Piano di Sorrento, nascondeva reperti archeologici in casa: medico denunciato. Il Mattino. 13 September.

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

(United Kingdom)

The Plymouth Herald (2016). Vandals daub bizarre message on cathedral's 900 year old walls. The Plymouth Herald. 13 September.

Police probe Marrache art collection theft

(Gibralter)

Brian Reyes (2016). Police probe Marrache art collection theft. Gibralter Chronicle. 13 September.

Museum hopeful stolen paintings in Ukraine will be home soon

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Dutch News (2016). Museum hopeful stolen paintings in Ukraine will be home soon. Dutch News. 12 September.

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

(United Kingdom)

Culture 24 (2016). The search is on for Britain's lost public sculptures as Historic England protects five more artworks. Culture 24. 11 September.

Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja

(Spain)

The Leader (2016). Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja. The Leader. 11 September.

Aboriginal artefacts in Sotheby's auction prompt questions over provenance

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Debbie Cuthbertson (2016). Aboriginal artefacts in Sotheby's auction prompt questions over provenance. The Sydney Morning Herald. 11 September.

Opera Gallery Wins $2.4 Million Decision Against Infamous Art Dealer

(United States of America; Belgium)

Brian Boucher (2016). Opera Gallery Wins $2.4 Million Decision Against Infamous Art Dealer. ArtNet News. 9 September.

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

(Poland)

Corey Charlton (2016). Two British schoolboys appear in Polish court accused of stealing buttons, shards of glass and a hair clipper belonging to former Auschwitz prisoners. The Sun. 9 September.

Bronze book stolen from Borders poet's memorial

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Bronze book stolen from Borders poet's memorial. BBC News. 8 September.

Plea over missing 1986 Sir Antony Gormley sculpture

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Plea over missing 1986 Sir Antony Gormley sculpture. BBC News. 8 September.

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

(France)

Vincent Noce (2016). New twist in fake antique furniture scandal overshadows opening of Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris. The Art Newspaper. 8 September.

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

(United Kingdom)

Hollie Bone (2016). £1,000 painting stolen from Ripley gallery found in Bradford. Harrogate Advertiser. 8 September.

AG to decide about antiquities irregularities

(Cyprus)

George Psyllides (2016). AG to decide about antiquities irregularities. Cyprus Mail. 8 September.

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

(Greece; United Kingdom)

The National (2016). Letters I: Elgin Marbles dispute can be resolved by making 3D marbles of artifacts then returning them to Greece. The National. 8 September.

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

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Jonathan Stempe (2016). London's National Gallery sued in NY over alleged stolen Matisse. The Daily Mail. 7 September.

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

(United States of America; France)

Allison Meier (2016). US Judge Approves Warrant for Acoma Shield Listed for Sale by Paris Auction House. Hyperallergic. 7 September.

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

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Erik Larson (2016). Greta Moll's Heirs Say Stolen Portrait Is at London Museum. Bloomberg. 7 September.

Call for action as Battle of Kinsale tourist signs stolen

(Ireland)

Eoin English (2016). Call for action as Battle of Kinsale tourist signs stolen. Irish Examiner. 6 September.

Paris auction workers jailed over theft scam

(France)

BBC News (2016). Paris auction workers jailed over theft scam. BBC News. 6 September.

Verdict expected in vast theft scam at French auction house

(France)

Associated Press (2016). Verdict expected in vast theft scam at French auction house. Salon. 6 September.

French auction workers convicted in vast theft scam

(France)

Philippe Sotto (2016). French auction workers convicted in vast theft scam. CTV. 6 September.

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

(Turkey; Austria)

Erik Stokstad (2016). Turkish government shuts down important archaeological dig, apparently to punish Austria. Science. 6 September.

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

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2016). V&A director's decision to quit hastened by Brexit vote. The Guardian. 5 September.

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

(United Kingdom)

Ben Philip (2016). 200-year-old priceless bibles returned to church after break-in. Daily Record. 3 September.

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

(Spain)

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

Abel Verano (2016). Robo frustrado de noche en la iglesia de Santa María de Laredo. El Diario Montañes. 3 September.

Major art theft in Harborough district

(United Kingdom)

Harborough Mail (2016). Major art theft in Harborough district. Harborough Mail. 2 September.

Audit Office raids Paphos museum and sites

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2016). Audit Office raids Paphos museum and sites. Cyprus Mail. 1 September.

Roban las joyas de la Virgen en la ermita de Tiagua

(Spain)

Jewels of the Virgin of the hermitage of Tiagua stolen

La Voz de Lanzarote (2016). Roban las joyas de la Virgen en la ermita de Tiagua. La Voz de Lanzarote. 1 September.

Anselm Kiefer's Workshop Robbed for Raw Materials Again

(France)

Naomi Rea (2016). Anselm Kiefer's Workshop Robbed for Raw Materials Again. ArtNet News. 31 August.

Artist Kevin Sharkey arrested over alleged art theft

(Ireland)

David Kearns (2016). Artist Kevin Sharkey arrested over alleged art theft. Irish Independent. 31 August.

Judge OKs return of Native American shield sent to Paris

(United States of America; France)

Mary Hudetz (2016). Judge OKs return of Native American shield sent to Paris. Las Cruces Sun-News. 31 August.

The truth about the Hemingway Heist

(United Kingdom)

David Mason (2016). The truth about the Hemingway Heist. The Guardian. 30 August.

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

(Spain; Germany)

RT (2016). Nazi treasure hunt: Spain wants return of 'Aryan' artifacts gifted to Third Reich in 1940s. RT. 30 August.

Bolton pub's ghost 'stolen' by Chinese artist

(United Kingdom; China)

Harry Readhead (2016). Bolton pub's ghost 'stolen' by Chinese artist. Metro. 30 August.

Feature: Greece strives to preserve underwater antiquities

(Greece)

Xinhua (2016). Feature: Greece strives to preserve underwater antiquities. Xinhua. 29 August.

Old Master recovered and gang arrested in Marbella

(Spain)

John Smith (2016). Old Master recovered and gang arrested in Marbella. EuroWeekly. 29 August.

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

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Phyllis Stephen (2016). Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2016 ends with call to save heritage endangered by war. The Edinburgh Reporter. 28 August.

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

(United Kingdom)

Somerset Live (2016). Somerset man who claimed theft of expensive painting was 'drunken prank' escapes jail. Somerset Live. 27 August.

The Mammoth Pirates

(Russia)

Amos Chapple (2016). The Mammoth Pirates. Radio Free Europe. 25 August.

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

(Bulgaria)

Novinite (2016). Valuable Ancient Jewelry Found in Private Home in Bulgaria's Nikopol. Novinite. 25 August.

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

(Greece; Egypt)

Aisha Zidane (2016). 75%increase in infringement on Egyptian monuments in Greece: Ministry of Religious Endowments. Daily News Egypt. 25 August.

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

(Mali; Bosnia; Iraq; Germany)

Simon Jenkins (2016). From Timbuktu to Grimsby, heritage deserves to be restored and revered. The Guardian. 25 August.

Assisi basilica declared safe after fatal earthquake strikes central Italy

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2016). Assisi basilica declared safe after fatal earthquake strikes central Italy. The Art Newspaper. 24 August.

Rise of the Nazi-Grave Robbers

(Poland; Germany)

Thomas Rogers (2016). Rise of the Nazi-Grave Robbers. Bloomberg. 23 August.

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

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Lucy McNally (2016). Victory for Gweagal man Rodney Kelly in fight to have artefacts returned from British museums. ABC Australia. 23 August.

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

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2016). Cheltenham MP calls for inquiry into removal of Banksy's Spy Booth. The Guardian. 22 August.

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

(United Kingdom)

Sian Davies (2016). Security firm brought in to protect artwork after thieves target Southern Nature Art Exhibition. Southern Daily Echo. 21 August.

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

(Netherlands)

Matilda Battersby (2016). In the frame: We chat to 'art detective' Arthur Brand. Belfast Telegraph. 20 August.

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

(Spain)

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 (2016). El hermano mayor de la Fe da por perdidas las 37 piezas de joyería robadas pese a la detención del ladrón. La Informacion. 20 August.

The Heist that Made the Mona Lisa Famous

(France; Italy)

Evan Andrews (2016). The Heist that Made the Mona Lisa Famous. History. 19 August.

Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture found in river

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture found in river. BBC News. 19 August.

Burglars steal brass from altar of Shipley church

(United Kingdom)

Steve Wright (2016). Burglars steal brass from altar of Shipley church. Telegraph & Argus. 19 August.

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

(United Kingdom)

Catriona Stewart (2016). BFG Dream Jar that was set to raise thousands for Save the Children vandalised in Glasgow. Evening Times. 19 August.

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

(United Kingdom)

Chloe Chaplain (2016). Surrey charity 'devastated' after life-sized fiberglass cow stolen in the middle of the night. Evening Standard. 19 August.

Police appeal for information following silver theft from Gloucestershire church

(United Kingdom)

Alex Capon (2016). Police appeal for information following silver theft from Gloucestershire church. Antiques Trade Gazette. 19 August.

Bulgarian police arrest man over illegal possession of ancient coins

(Bulgaria)

The Sofia Globe (2016). Bulgarian police arrest man over illegal possession of ancient coins. The Sofia Globe. 19 August.

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

(Russia; Ukraine)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery under fire over Crimean loans in blockbuster show. The Art Newspaper. 19 August.

Brass ornaments stolen from Chelmondiston Church

(United Kingdom)

Ellis Barker (2016). Brass ornaments stolen from Chelmondiston Church. East Anglian Daily Times. 19 August.

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

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Former French culture minister calls for halt to restoration of Galerie Vivienne. The Art Newspaper. 18 August.

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

(United Kingdom)

Claire Voon (2016). UK Museum Ethics Committee Rejects Allegations of Corruption in BP's Sponsorships. Hyperallergic. 17 August.

Search for Mythical Nazi Gold Train Resumes

(Poland)

Megan Gannon (2016). Search for Mythical Nazi Gold Train Resumes. Live Science. 16 August.

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

(Spain)

Claire Voon (2016). Our Prayers Are Answered as Beast Jesus Stars in a Comic Opera. Hyperallergic. 15 August.

Two men arrested over attempted theft of Banksy copy

(United Kingdom)

Matthew Weaver (2016). Two men arrested over attempted theft of Banksy copy. The Guardian. 15 August.

Decendant of Joseph Banks' servant supports repatriation of Gweagal artefacts

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Alasdair McDonald (2016). Decendant of Joseph Banks' servant supports repatriation of Gweagal artefacts. Bega District News. 15 August.

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

(French Polynesia; United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Polynesian sculpture admired by Picasso and Henry Moore far older than previously thought. The Art Newspaper. 15 August.

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

(United Kingdom)

David Aaronovitch (2016). It takes a hoaxer and a negligent hoaxed for a Piltdown Man. The Australian. 15 August.

St Peter Mancroft memorial desecrated after "disgraceful" theft

(United Kingdom)

David Hannant (2016). St Peter Mancroft memorial desecrated after "disgraceful" theft. Eastern Daily Press. 13 August.

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

(Poland)

DW (2016). Dig for lost Nazi 'gold train' gets underway in Poland. DW. 12 August.

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

(Germany; United States of America)

Vicky Smith (2016). Prized painting stolen from Adolf Hitler comes to light 71 years later. Mirror. 12 August.

Pioneering war photographer Gerda Taro's images vandalised in Leipzig

(Germany)

Julia Michalska (2016). Pioneering war photographer Gerda Taro's images vandalised in Leipzig. The Art Newspaper. 12 August.

Chilean filmmakers demand British repatriation of Easter Island statue

(Chile; United Kingdom)

AFP (2016). Chilean filmmakers demand British repatriation of Easter Island statue. 9 News. 12 August.

The replica factor

(Italy; United Kingdom)

Brendan Cormier (2016). The replica factor. Architecture Now. 11 August.

Life-size model of goat stolen from Sheffield allotment

(United Kingdom)

Dan Hobston (2016). Life-size model of goat stolen from Sheffield allotment. The Star. 11 August.

Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities. eKathimerini. 11 August.

The Forgery That Earned Michelangelo His First Roman Patron

(Italy)

Nora Landes (2016). The Forgery That Earned Michelangelo His First Roman Patron. Artsy. 10 August.

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

(United Kingdom)

Jamie White (2016). Theft Of Rolex Watch And Oil Paintings Prompts Police Warning For Isle Of Wight Residents. Isle of White Radio. 10 August.

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

(United Kingdom)

Brian Boucher (2016). David Zwirner Sued for $2 Million Over Mystery Artwork by 'World-Renowned Artist'. ArtNet News. 10 August.

Uma discussão de há décadas

(Portugal; Angola)

A discussion for decades

Joana Gorjão Henriques (2016). Uma discussão de há décadas. Publico. 10 August.

Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts

(Italy; United States of America)

The Local (2016). Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts. The Local. 10 August.

Spat over Paphos antiquities continues

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2016). Spat over Paphos antiquities continues. Cyprus Mail. 9 August.

Benin set to recover its cultural heritage from France

(Benin; France)

Africa News (2016). Benin set to recover its cultural heritage from France. Africa News. 9 August.

Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs. eKathimerini. 9 August.

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

(United Kingdom)

Dan J. Martin (2016). Charity saddened by theft of irreplaceable Tudor stained glass from Leicestershire chapel. Leicester Mercury. 8 August.

Top level bid to save ancient Wemyss caves

(United Kingdom)

Claire Warrender (2016). Top level bid to save ancient Wemyss caves. The Courier. 8 August.

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

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2016). Ministry to ask police to investigate allegations of missing antiquities made by Paphos mayor. Cyprus Mail. 8 August.

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

(United Kingdom)

Stephen Houston (2016). Ancient plaque welcoming visitors to Ayr's historic Auld Kirk vanishes. Daily Record. 7 August.

Partial return of looted collection

(Cyprus)

Jean Christou (2016). Partial return of looted collection. Cyprus Mail. 7 August.

'Vandals' damaging ancient ring fort

(Ireland)

John Manning (2016). 'Vandals' damaging ancient ring fort. Irish Independent. 6 August.

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

(United Kingdom)

Stephen Stewart (2016). Dram raid: Rare bottles nicked from distillery made famous by movie The Angels' Share. Daily Record. 6 August.

'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

(Spain)

Harvey Day (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. The Daily Mail. 6 August.

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

(Germany)

Brian Boucher (2016). 90-Year-Old Vandalizes Crossword Artwork, Then Claims Copyright on the Result. ArtNet News. 5 August.

German culture minister promises to reform Limbach Commission after mounting criticism

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). German culture minister promises to reform Limbach Commission after mounting criticism. The Art Newspaper. 5 August.

Ancient Clay Figurine Repatriated to Cyprus from UK

(Cyprus)

Ioanna Zikakou (2016). Ancient Clay Figurine Repatriated to Cyprus from UK. Greek Reporter. 5 August.

Vandals attack ancient castle with fire

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Douglas (2016). Vandals attack ancient castle with fire. The Northern Echo. 5 August.

Magnus app founder hits back at critics

(Germany)

Melanie Gerlis (2016). Magnus app founder hits back at critics. The Art Newspaper. 4 August.

Ukraine not letting go of stolen Dutch Art

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Ukraine not letting go of stolen Dutch Art. NL Times. 4 August.

Returning the Elgin Marbles to Greece could ease Brexit negotiations

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Spear's (2016). Returning the Elgin Marbles to Greece could ease Brexit negotiations. Spear's. 3 August.

Priceless stained glass window stolen from historic village church

(United Kingdom)

Harborough Mail (2016). Priceless stained glass window stolen from historic village church. Harborough Mail. 3 August.

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

(Netherlands)

Matilda Battersby (2016). How art detective Arthur Brand recovered two multi-million pound pieces of stolen art. The Independent. 3 August.

100 Auction Houses Now Subscribing for Art Loss Register Due Diligence

(United Kingdom)

Fine Books Magazine (2016). 100 Auction Houses Now Subscribing for Art Loss Register Due Diligence. Fine Books Magazine. 3 August.

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

(United Kingdom)

Kate Nelson (2016). McDonald's advertising agency accused of plagiarising artist's viral cows video. The Independent. 2 August.

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

(Germany)

Brian Boucher (2016). Magnus Art-Pricing App Pulled from Apple Store Amid Evidence of Extensive Data Theft. ArtNet News. 1 August.

German tourists scale Colosseum in night time stunt

(Italy; Germany)

Alexandra Sims (2016). German tourists scale Colosseum in night time stunt. The Independent. 1 August.

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 (2016). Trésors pillés : « La France doit répondre positivement á la demande du Bénin ». Le Monde. 1 August.

A Renaissance mystery adds to National Gallery vandalism fears

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2016). A Renaissance mystery adds to National Gallery vandalism fears. The Guardian. 31 July.

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

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Tajudeen Sowole (2016). Brexit: How hope may rise for Nigeria's looted artefacts. The Guardian. 31 July.

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

(Norwegian)

RT (2016). 'National tragedy': 5,000yo Norwegian skier carving destroyed in act of youth vandalism. RT. 30 July.

Long-Lost Engraving by Albrecht Dürer Discovered at Flea Market

(France; Germany)

Hili Perlson (2016). Long-Lost Engraving by Albrecht Dürer Discovered at Flea Market. ArtNet News. 29 July.

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

(Spain)

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

Luis F. Durán (2016). Roban joyas arqueológicas de Alejandro Magno y de la hija de Mahoma valoradas en 100 millones. El Mundo. 29 July.

Director of Vienna's Belvedere Museum Dismissed Over Misconduct

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Director of Vienna's Belvedere Museum Dismissed Over Misconduct. ArtNet News. 28 July.

BP sparks campaigners' fury with new arts sponsorship deals

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2016). BP sparks campaigners' fury with new arts sponsorship deals. The Guardian. 28 July.

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill: A summary

(United Kingdom)

Boodle Hatfield (2016). Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill: A summary. Lexology. 27 July.

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

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Austrian City Must Pay $9 Million Compensation Over Lost Schiele and Klimt Works. ArtNet News. 27 July.

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

(United Kingdom)

Anders Anglesey (2016). 'Irreplaceable' sculptures commemorating Battle of the Somme stolen from exhibition at the Honeywood Museum in Carshalton. Your Local Guardian. 27 July.

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

(Netherlands)

AFP (2016). Dali, De Lempicka stolen from Dutch museum 'found after seven years'. Luxemburger Wort. 27 July.

Cologne cathedral hires lawyer to stop Pokemon players

(Germany)

Associated Press (2016). Cologne cathedral hires lawyer to stop Pokemon players. Catholic Herald. 27 July.

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

(Ireland)

Independent (2016). Former librarian who stole hundreds of rare antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland avoids jail. Irish Independent. 27 July.

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

(France)

Brian Boucher (2016). Orlan Must Pay Lady Gaga $22,000 After Losing Forgery Lawsuit. ArtNet News. 26 July.

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

(Cyprus)

Bejay Browne (2016). Phedonos lashes out at antiquities head, refuses to retract allegations of artefact thefts. Cyprus Mail. 26 July.

EU countries failing to protect cultural heritage

(General)

EuroEfe (2016). EU countries failing to protect cultural heritage. EurActive. 25 July.

Iran's National Library receives 2 rare Quran manuscripts

(Iran; Germany)

Mehr News Agency (2016). Iran's National Library receives 2 rare Quran manuscripts. Mehr News Agency. 23 July.

U.S. files complaint to recover Acoma war shield

(United States of America; France)

Anne Constable (2016). U.S. files complaint to recover Acoma war shield. Santa Fe New Mexican. 23 July.

Van Gogh and Monet paintings seized in 1MDB corruption investigation

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

AFP (2016). Van Gogh and Monet paintings seized in 1MDB corruption investigation. The Guardian. 23 July.

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

(Italy)

The Local (2016). Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair. The Local. 22 July.

Artist's Burka Sculpture Vandalized by Angry Brexiter in London

(United Kingdom)

Naomi Rea (2016). Artist's Burka Sculpture Vandalized by Angry Brexiter in London. ArtNet News. 22 July.

India may approach Britain on bringing back Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Press Trust of India (2016). India may approach Britain on bringing back Kohinoor. The Tribune. 22 July.

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

(Spain)

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

Álvaro San Miguel (2016). El abandono y los saqueos arruinan gran parte de la historia industrial de Cantabria. El Diario Montañes. 22 July.

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

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

Patrick Frater (2016). Switzerland, Singapore Seize Art, Property After FBI Moves Against Fund Linked to Red Granite. Variety. 21 July.

Graffiti vandals target ancient Wemyss caves

(United Kingdom)

Lori Cormack (2016). Graffiti vandals target ancient Wemyss caves. Fife Today. 20 July.

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

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

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Prosecutors Expose Jho Low's Secret Schemes to Illicitly Acquire $137 Million in Art. ArtNet News. 20 July.

Descendants of Jewish Owners Continue to Pursue Nazi-Stolen Art

(Germany)

Boruch Shubert (2016). Descendants of Jewish Owners Continue to Pursue Nazi-Stolen Art. The Jewish Voice. 20 July.

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

(Switzerland; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). New Research Says Gurlitt Collection Could Include 91 Nazi-Looted Works. ArtNet News. 19 July.

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

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Ian Johnston (2016). First-ever legal bid for return of Elgin Marbles to Greece thrown out by European Court of Human Rights. The Independent. 19 July.

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

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst (2016). Lost Lucian Freud Portrait Valued at £300,000 Authenticated By BBC. Artlyst. 18 July.

Who Stole These Francis Bacon Masterpieces?

(Spain)

Lizzie Crocker (2016). Who Stole These Francis Bacon Masterpieces?. The Daily Beast. 17 July.

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

(United Kingdom)

Jessie Guy-Ryan (2016). Iconic Punk Rocker Defaces the British Library's Punk Rock Exhibit. Atlas Obscura. 17 July.

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

(Spain)

Raphael Minder (2016). Spanish Archive Raises Franco-Era Ghosts and Shadows of a New Chasm. The New York Times. 16 July.

Damien Hirst Cleared Of Formaldehyde Gate Controversy At Tate Retrospective

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst (2016). Damien Hirst Cleared Of Formaldehyde Gate Controversy At Tate Retrospective. Artlyst. 16 July.

Nazi Art Loot Returned... to Nazis

(Germany)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Nazi Art Loot Returned... to Nazis. The New York Times. 15 July.

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

(Germany)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Bavarian Parliament Will Investigate Claims that Looted Art Was Returned to Nazis. ArtNet News. 15 July.

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

(United Kingdom)

Evening Standard (2016). Londoner's Diary: Thieves steal the show from Soho gallery. Evening Standard. 14 July.

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

(Spain)

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

Marbella Directo (2016). Destrozan con pintadas la fachada de la ermita del Calvario y sus estaciones de penitencia. Marbella Directo. 13 July.

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

(Spain)

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

Diario de Almería (2016). Un año y tres meses por robar en una iglesia rumana de Roquetas. Diario de Almería. 13 July.

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

(France)

Naomi Rea (2016). Art 'Expert' Vanishes With an Elderly Client's Precious Leonardo da Vinci Sketch. ArtNet News. 12 July.

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

(United Kingdom)

Alice Vincent (2016). How Lucian Freud and a grudge kept his rival from a fortune. The Telegraph. 12 July.

Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture leads art trail parade

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture leads art trail parade. BBC News. 12 July.

Another attempt to find Amber Room fails in Poland

(Russia; Poland)

TASS (2016). Another attempt to find Amber Room fails in Poland. TASS. 12 July.

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

(France)

Hili Perlson (2016). Art Dealer Under Investigation Again as New Evidence Emerges in Case of Stolen Picassos Linked to Yves Bouvier. ArtNet News. 12 July.

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

(France)

Georgina Adam (2016). Experts shed light on Modigliani's murky market with new research project. The Art Newspaper. 11 July.

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

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Ian Johnston (2016). MPs introduce Bill to return 'Elgin Marbles' to Greece 200 years after the UK decided to buy them. The Independent. 11 July.

German Parliament passes controversial law to protect cultural heritage

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). German Parliament passes controversial law to protect cultural heritage. The Art Newspaper. 9 July.

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

(Russia)

Tom Balmforth (2016). Russian Protest Artist Stripped Of Havel Prize Over Support For 'Partisans'. Radio Free Europe. 8 July.

Roban una de las campanas de Duález

(Spain)

One of the bell of Duález stolen

David Carrera (2016). Roban una de las campanas de Duález. El Diario Montañes. 7 July.

Netanyahu unwittingly secreted original Auschwitz blueprints to Israel

(Israel; Poland; Germany)

JTA (2016). Netanyahu unwittingly secreted original Auschwitz blueprints to Israel. The Times of Israel. 7 July.

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

(United Kingdom)

John Siddle (2016). Police now say stolen hat didn't belong to Roald Dahl at all. Liverpool Echo. 6 July.

Hat belonging to late author Roald Dahl swiped from Southport exhibition

(United Kingdom)

Ben Turner-Le (2016). Hat belonging to late author Roald Dahl swiped from Southport exhibition. Liverpool Echo. 6 July.

Denmark returns stolen gold cart of Etruscan prince to Italy

(Denmark; Italy)

The Local (2016). Denmark returns stolen gold cart of Etruscan prince to Italy. The Local. 6 July.

Conservators issue warning after reports of metal detecting at Link Common

(United Kingdom)

Malvern Observer (2016). Conservators issue warning after reports of metal detecting at Link Common. Malvern Observer. 5 July.

Those Italian Artifacts Actually Were Looted, Danish Museum Now Says

(Denmark; Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2016). Those Italian Artifacts Actually Were Looted, Danish Museum Now Says. The New York Times. 5 July.

Nur die Museums-Pensionäre befinden sich im Widerstand

(Germany)

Retired museum professionals in opposition

Marcus Woeller (2016). Nur die Museums-Pensionäre befinden sich im Widerstand. Die Welt. 4 July.

Giacometti art trove at centre of Franco-Swiss legal tussle

(Switzerland; France)

Reuters (2016). Giacometti art trove at centre of Franco-Swiss legal tussle. The Daily Mail. 4 July.

Egypt retrieves Abbasid artifacts from London auction house

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Egypt Independent (2016). Egypt retrieves Abbasid artifacts from London auction house. Egypt Independent. 4 July.

A relief of King Nectanebo II recovered to Egypt from Paris

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). A relief of King Nectanebo II recovered to Egypt from Paris. Ahram Online. 3 July.

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

(United Kingdom)

Western Gazette (2016). Castle Cary man claimed £8,500 painting theft was 'drunken prank'. Somerset Live. 3 July.

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

(United Kingdom)

Anne Quito (2016). In an experiment to slow visitors down, British museums are hanging fake art alongside their masterpieces. Quartz. 2 July.

The $3 Billion Family Art Feud

(Greece)

Kelly Crow (2016). The $3 Billion Family Art Feud. Wall Street Journal. 1 July.

Man pleads not guilty to murder of Oxford book dealer

(United Kingdom)

Lisa O'Carroll (2016). Man pleads not guilty to murder of Oxford book dealer. The Guardian. 1 July.

Vandalised Belfast war memorial to be rededicated during Somme service

(United Kingdom)

Angela Rainey (2016). Vandalised Belfast war memorial to be rededicated during Somme service. Belfast Telegraph. 30 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

Kevin L. Ferguson (2016). To Cite or to Steal? When a Scholarly Project Turns Up in a Gallery. Hyperallergic. 30 June.

Egyptian Embassy in Paris Retrieves Stolen Artefact

(Egypt; France)

Aswat Masriya (2016). Egyptian Embassy in Paris Retrieves Stolen Artefact. All Africa. 30 June.

Spanish Supreme Court Rules Against Dalí Foundation in Image Rights Dispute

(Spain)

Naomi Rea (2016). Spanish Supreme Court Rules Against Dalí Foundation in Image Rights Dispute. ArtNet News. 30 June.

German Museum Repurchases 19th-Century Painting Stolen by Nazis

(Germany)

Menachem Rephun (2016). German Museum Repurchases 19th-Century Painting Stolen by Nazis. JP Updates. 30 June.

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

(United States of America; Bolivia; Greece)

Nathan T. Elkins (2016). AIA Members Speak in Favor of Continued Protection of Artifacts from Bolivia and Greece. Archaeological Institute of America. 30 June.

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

(Spain)

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

CLM24 (2016). Detienen a presuntos autores del robo de las coronas de la Virgen de la Cabeza. CLM24. 30 June.

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

(Germany)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Art Experts Blast Bavarian Museums' Attempt to Rebut Nazi Loot Claims. ArtNet News. 29 June.

Fire That Destroyed Liverpool Biennial Site Was an Arson Attack

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Fire That Destroyed Liverpool Biennial Site Was an Arson Attack. ArtNet News. 29 June.

'Heartless' burglars smash up church with sledgehammers

(United Kingdom)

Kelsey Maxwell (2016). 'Heartless' burglars smash up church with sledgehammers. Leigh Journal. 29 June.

Welcome home party for Devon church's priceless panels

(United Kingdom)

W.M.N.H. Finch (2016). Welcome home party for Devon church's priceless panels. The Herald. 29 June.

Bavaria Sold Nazi Looted Art Back to Nazis: Report

(Germany)

Guelda Voien (2016). Bavaria Sold Nazi Looted Art Back to Nazis: Report. Observer. 28 June.

Painting worth thousands stolen from cottage

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2016). Painting worth thousands stolen from cottage. ITV News. 28 June.

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

(Italy)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2016). Italian Consumer Group Files Complaint Against Christo's 'Floating Piers'. ArtNet News. 27 June.

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

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). What Germany's tough new law could mean for the antiquities market. The Art Newspaper. 27 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2016). Metal detectorist who struck gold with Bronze Age ring during illegal search is fined after touting it to a museum. The Telegraph. 27 June.

Art student's agony as degree show submission is stolen

(United Kingdom)

Eddie Nisbet (2016). Art student's agony as degree show submission is stolen. STV. 25 June.

Vandals target ancient monuments and sites

(Isle of Man)

Isle of Man Today (2016). Vandals target ancient monuments and sites. Isle of Man Today. 24 June.

Stolen paintings found in Wicklow ditch to be auctioned in London

(Ireland; United Kingdom)

Michael Parsons (2016). Stolen paintings found in Wicklow ditch to be auctioned in London. The Irish Times. 24 June.

Stolen medieval panels restored and reinstalled in Devon church

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2016). Stolen medieval panels restored and reinstalled in Devon church. The Guardian. 24 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

Kirsten Mcstay (2016). Police appeal for witnesses after thieves steal lead from Hillhouse Parish Church roof. Daily Record. 24 June.

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

(Germany)

DW (2016). Germany passes law to keep art of 'national value' in the country. DW. 23 June.

Treasure hunter fined for stealing ancient gold ring

(United Kingdom)

Mid Sussex Times (2016). Treasure hunter fined for stealing ancient gold ring. Mid Sussex Times. 23 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

Chris Webber (2016). Thieves cause £20,000 of damage to one of Stockton's most historic buildings. The Northern Echo. 23 June.

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

(Spain)

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

Juan Cano (2016). Roban joyas y causan daños por valor de 90.000 euros en la parroquia de la Trinidad. Diario Sur. 23 June.

Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2016). Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector. Murcia Today. 22 June.

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

(United States of America; France)

Mary Hudetz (2016). Tribes hail shield's halted sale; collectors ask what's next. News Times. 22 June.

Viking axe mystery ends in student bloodshed on streets

(United Kingdom)

Carmarthen Journal (2016). Viking axe mystery ends in student bloodshed on streets. South Wales Evening Post. 21 June.

Trémel. Un joyau du XVIe siécle ravagé par un incendie

(France)

Trémel. A sixteenth century jewel destroyed by fire

Le Télégramme (2016). Trémel. Un joyau du XVIe siécle ravagé par un incendie. Le Télégramme. 21 June.

Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained

(Greece; Peru)

eKathimerini (2016). Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained. eKathimerini. 21 June.

Muhammad Ali tribute mural stolen at Birmingham centre

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Muhammad Ali tribute mural stolen at Birmingham centre. BBC News. 20 June.

Theatre built as tribute to Anglo-French friendship vandalised

(France; United Kingdom)

Kim Willsher (2016). Theatre built as tribute to Anglo-French friendship vandalised. The Guardian. 20 June.

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

(United Kingdom; Bulgaria)

Martin Williams (2016). Arrests in Bulgaria over paintings stolen near Billy Connolly's former home. The Herald. 20 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

Tristan Cork (2016). War hero's medals stolen from son on the train returning from his funeral. Bristol Post. 19 June.

Hoax? Rome firm claims new Modigliani but offers no evidence

(Italy)

Associated Press (2016). Hoax? Rome firm claims new Modigliani but offers no evidence. KRQE News. 18 June.

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

(Ireland)

Claire Scott (2016). Locals fear alcohol fueled vandalism will destroy the last remaining relics of Old Palmerstown Church. Dublin Live. 18 June.

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

(Spain)

Associated Press (2016). Spanish police nab 2 in possession of 10,000 stolen artworks. The Daily Mail. 18 June.

German warship wreckage protected

(Norway; Germany)

News in English (2016). German warship wreckage protected. News in English. 17 June.

Thieves strip lead off East Meon church roof

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Thieves strip lead off East Meon church roof. BBC News. 17 June.

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

(Ireland)

The Journal (2016). Antique dealer jailed after being caught with 57 books stolen from Carton House. The Journal. 17 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Export ban placed on £225,000 Burges vase to keep it in UK. BBC News. 17 June.

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

(China; Netherlands)

Margaux Schreurs (2016). Lawsuit Underway to Bring Illegally Traded Chinese Self-Mummified Buddhist Statue Back Home. The Beijinger. 17 June.

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

(Spain)

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

El Diario (2016). El Cabildo repone la protección de las estaciones de petroglifos en el Pico Bejenao tras "actos vandálicos". El Diario. 17 June.

Cyprus and Egypt sign organised crime accord

(Egypt; Cyprus)

In Cyprus (2016). Cyprus and Egypt sign organised crime accord. In Cyprus. 16 June.

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

(Ireland)

Sunday World (2016). Man who damaged Monet painting jailed for possession of stolen antique books. Sunday World. 16 June.

Villagers in court over stolen statue

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2016). Villagers in court over stolen statue. Shanghai Daily. 16 June.

Amber Room not found in Poland so far — explorers

(Poland; Russia)

TASS (2016). Amber Room not found in Poland so far — explorers. TASS. 15 June.

Vandals damage up to 40 gravestones in Inverness cemetery

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Vandals damage up to 40 gravestones in Inverness cemetery. BBC News. 15 June.

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

(Italy)

Reuters (2016). Stolen marble head of Rome's first emperor returns to Italy. Reuters. 14 June.

Valuable 16th century silver stolen in church raid

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2016). Valuable 16th century silver stolen in church raid. ITV News. 14 June.

Marine Antiquities Scheme to launch on 21 July

(United Kingdom)

Sport Diver (2016). Marine Antiquities Scheme to launch on 21 July. Sport Diver. 14 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

Hertfordshire Mercury (2016). Copper worth thousands stolen from roof of St Mary's Church in Clothall, Baldock. Hertfordshire Mercury. 14 June.

Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2016). Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers. Greek Reporter. 14 June.

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

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2016). Slot machine mobster's confiscated collection goes on show in Reggio. The Art Newspaper. 14 June.

Austrian Supreme Court Accuses Franz West Private Foundation Of Embezzlement

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Austrian Supreme Court Accuses Franz West Private Foundation Of Embezzlement. ArtNet News. 14 June.

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

(Ukraine; Italy)

Interfax (2016). Recovered Verona museum paintings put on show in Khanenko Museum in Kyiv. Interfax. 13 June.

Stone of Destiny belongs in Perth, says council leader

(United Kingdom)

STV (2016). Stone of Destiny belongs in Perth, says council leader. STV. 13 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

Kelsey Maxwell (2016). Arsonists who destroyed new Atherton sculpture slammed as 'selfish and horrible'. Leigh Journal. 13 June.

Guardia Civil puts a stop to internet sale of archaeological antiques

(Spain)

John Smith (2016). Guardia Civil puts a stop to internet sale of archaeological antiques. EuroWeekly. 13 June.

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

(Monaco; Switzerland; United States of America)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Owner of a Modigliani Portrait Is Adamant the Work Isn't Nazi Loot. The New York Times. 12 June.

Man arrested after Bronze-Age pots found

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2016). Man arrested after Bronze-Age pots found. Cyprus Mail. 9 June.

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

(France)

Henry Samuel (2016). Scandal strikes Versailles Palace as police detain two top art dealers over 'fake' Louis XV chairs. The Telegraph. 9 June.

British doubts over Joan of Arc's ring

(United Kingdom; France)

Martin Bailey (2016). British doubts over Joan of Arc's ring. The Art Newspaper. 9 June.

Athens Mayor to Remove City Statues for their Own Protection

(Greece)

Mary Harris (2016). Athens Mayor to Remove City Statues for their Own Protection. Greek Reporter. 9 June.

Whistle stolen from Museum of East Anglian Life steam engine exhibit

(United Kingdom)

Tom Potter (2016). Whistle stolen from Museum of East Anglian Life steam engine exhibit. East Anglian Daily Times. 9 June.

Tres detenidos por 35 robos en colegios e iglesias

(Spain)

Three arrested for 35 robberies in schools and churches

Europa Press (2016). Tres detenidos por 35 robos en colegios e iglesias. Europa Press. 9 June.

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

(United Kingdom)

Emily Sharpe (2016). Revealed: how altarpiece broke in disastrous fall at London's National Gallery. The Art Newspaper. 9 June.

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

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky released from custody with $15,000 fine. The Art Newspaper. 8 June.

Arte Ritrovata showcases recovered art

(Italy)

ANSA (2016). Arte Ritrovata showcases recovered art. ANSA. 8 June.

Experts help Geneva free port crack down on stolen loot

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2016). Experts help Geneva free port crack down on stolen loot. Swiss Info. 8 June.

Auschwitz Museum lost, then found 16,000 belongings of Holocaust victims

(Poland)

Ben Rosen (2016). Auschwitz Museum lost, then found 16,000 belongings of Holocaust victims. The Christian Science Monitor. 8 June.

'Misleading' Modigliani Case Shows Need for Free Port Disclosure

(Switzerland)

Bloomberg (2016). 'Misleading' Modigliani Case Shows Need for Free Port Disclosure. Swiss Info. 8 June.

Tricornios contra expoliadores

(Spain)

Tricorns Against Plunder

E. Gancedo (2016). Tricornios contra expoliadores. Diario de León. 8 June.

French Museum Faces "Cultural Catastrophe" After Storage Vault Floods

(France)

Claire Voon (2016). French Museum Faces "Cultural Catastrophe" After Storage Vault Floods. Hyperallergic. 7 June.

Stolen Old Masters returned to Italy after discovery by British owner

(United Kingdom; Italy)

BT (2016). Stolen Old Masters returned to Italy after discovery by British owner. BT. 7 June.

'Stolen' painting returns to presidential palace

(Poland)

Radio Poland (2016). 'Stolen' painting returns to presidential palace. Radio Poland. 6 June.

Moscow Roadworks Damaging Archaeological Remains, Activists Say

(Russia)

The Moscow Times (2016). Moscow Roadworks Damaging Archaeological Remains, Activists Say. The Moscow Times. 6 June.

Musée Girodet: «L'eau a submergé des centaines d'œuvres d'art»

(France)

Girodet Museum: "Water has flooded hundreds of works of art"

Le Figaro (2016). Musée Girodet: «L'eau a submergé des centaines d'œuvres d'art». Le Figaro. 6 June.

Archaeologists frustrated as 'Night hawks' swoop on East Hampshire dig

(United Kingdom)

Petersfield Post (2016). Archaeologists frustrated as 'Night hawks' swoop on East Hampshire dig. Petersfield Post. 6 June.

Relic of Pope John Paul II stolen from Cologne Cathedral

(Germany)

Reuters (2016). Relic of Pope John Paul II stolen from Cologne Cathedral. Business Insider. 5 June.

Editorial: Acoma shield closer to home

(United States of America; France)

Albuquerque Journal (2016). Editorial: Acoma shield closer to home. Albuquerque Journal. 5 June.

Detenido el autor del robo en la iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro

(Spain)

Robber of the Church of Perpetual Help arrested

Diario de Alto Aragón (2016). Detenido el autor del robo en la iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro. Diario de Alto Aragón. 4 June.

Found a rare coin? Beware, it could be a fake

(United Kingdom)

Lincolnshire Echo (2016). Found a rare coin? Beware, it could be a fake. Lincolnshire Echo. 4 June.

PLUNDERED: Stone thefts are stripping away our heritage

(United Kingdom)

Karen Pickering (2016). PLUNDERED: Stone thefts are stripping away our heritage. Telegraph & Argus. 3 June.

Priest nabbed for robbing churches

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Priest nabbed for robbing churches. eKathimerini. 2 June.

Arqueólogos piden apoyo "decidido" a las administraciones para detener el expolio del yacimiento de Malamoneda en Toledo

(Spain)

Archaeologists ask administration for support to stop the looting of the site of Malamoneda in Toledo

Europa Press (2016). Arqueólogos piden apoyo "decidido" a las administraciones para detener el expolio del yacimiento de Malamoneda en Toledo. La Vanguardia. 2 June.

Art crime expert Dr Donna Yates makes her research available free online in bid to help beat the thieves

(United Kingdom)

Martin Hannan (2016). Art crime expert Dr Donna Yates makes her research available free online in bid to help beat the thieves. The National. 2 June.

Louvre and Musée d'Orsay Close in Emergency Measure Against Seine Flooding

(France)

Brian Boucher (2016). Louvre and Musée d'Orsay Close in Emergency Measure Against Seine Flooding. ArtNet News. 2 June.

Two arrested after two-month crime spree at east Norfolk churches

(United Kingdom)

Geraldine Scott (2016). Two arrested after two-month crime spree at east Norfolk churches. Evening News 24. 1 June.

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 (2016). Student who scrawled 'don't bomb Syria' in giant black letters on historic World Heritage-listed church opposite Parliament is spared jail. The Daily Mail. 1 June.

Five Bronze Busts Stolen from Athens Cultural Center

(Greece)

Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi (2016). Five Bronze Busts Stolen from Athens Cultural Center. Greek Reporter. 31 May.

Kraftwerk lose legal battle over their music being sampled

(Germany)

Reuters (2016). Kraftwerk lose legal battle over their music being sampled. The Guardian. 31 May.

Ukranian art buyer hands back stolen Dutch masterpiece

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

AFP (2016). Ukranian art buyer hands back stolen Dutch masterpiece. 7 News. 31 May.

Tower Hamlets looking for safe place for 'Old Flo' after legal battle over who owns Moore's sculpture

(United Kingdom)

Mike Brooke (2016). Tower Hamlets looking for safe place for 'Old Flo' after legal battle over who owns Moore's sculpture. The Docklands & East London Advertiser. 31 May.

Vandals damage headstones at Leslie Cemetery, Glenrothes

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Vandals damage headstones at Leslie Cemetery, Glenrothes. BBC News. 30 May.

US hails 'small victory' as Paris auction withdraws Native American shield

(United States of America; France)

France 24 (2016). US hails 'small victory' as Paris auction withdraws Native American shield. France 24. 30 May.

Paris auction house cancels sale of Acoma shield

(United States of America; France)

Michael Coleman (2016). Paris auction house cancels sale of Acoma shield. Albuquerque Journal. 30 May.

Acoma shield being auctioned in Paris

(United States of America; France)

Michael Coleman (2016). Acoma shield being auctioned in Paris. Albuquerque Journal. 30 May.

Shock after thieves behead angel statue in Cambridge graveyard

(United Kingdom)

Chris Elliott (2016). Shock after thieves behead angel statue in Cambridge graveyard. Cambridge News. 30 May.

La Policía recupera un óleo de Berruguete del siglo XVI robado a una iglesia de Lantadilla (Palencia)

(Spain)

Police recover a 16th century Berruguete painting stolen from a Lantadilla church (Palencia)

EcoDiario (2016). La Policía recupera un óleo de Berruguete del siglo XVI robado a una iglesia de Lantadilla (Palencia). EcoDiario. 29 May.

One of the World's Greatest Art Collections Hides Behind This Fence

(Switzerland)

Graham Bowley (2016). One of the World's Greatest Art Collections Hides Behind This Fence. The New York Times. 28 May.

Spanish police make arrests over stolen Francis Bacon works

(Spain)

Nadia Khomami (2016). Spanish police make arrests over stolen Francis Bacon works. The Guardian. 28 May.

Germany Backtracks, Will Install Jewish Member in Committee on Nazi-looted Art

(Germany)

The Forward (2016). Germany Backtracks, Will Install Jewish Member in Committee on Nazi-looted Art. Haaretz. 27 May.

Roban las coronas de la patrona y la Esperanza de Hinojos

(Spain)

The crowns of the patron saint and the Esperanza of Hinojos stolen

José Javier Comas Rodríguez (2016). Roban las coronas de la patrona y la Esperanza de Hinojos. Pasión en Sevilla. 27 May.

EU licences plan 'could hit London art market'

(United Kingdom)

Nicholas Cecil (2016). EU licences plan 'could hit London art market'. Evening Standard. 27 May.

The Latest: Officials say Acoma shield was stolen years ago

(United States of America; France)

Associated Press (2016). The Latest: Officials say Acoma shield was stolen years ago. Yahoo News. 27 May.

Russian art historian cleared of fraud over forgery sale

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Russian art historian cleared of fraud over forgery sale. The Art Newspaper. 27 May.

German Minister: Put Jew on Nazi art committee

(Germany)

Arutz Sheva (2016). German Minister: Put Jew on Nazi art committee. Arutz Sheva. 26 May.

Heinrich: Halt French Auction of Sacred Native American Artifacts

(United States of America; France)

Martin Heinrich (2016). Heinrich: Halt French Auction of Sacred Native American Artifacts. KRWG. 26 May.

Milton Keynes community rally to replace stolen singing frog statue

(United Kingdom)

OneMK (2016). Milton Keynes community rally to replace stolen singing frog statue. OneMK. 25 May.

Native Americans implore France to halt artifact sale: 'It harkens to slave auctions'

(United States of America; France)

David Smith (2016). Native Americans implore France to halt artifact sale: 'It harkens to slave auctions'. The Guardian. 25 May.

British Museum confirms provenance of looted Afghan Bowl

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Steel (2016). British Museum confirms provenance of looted Afghan Bowl. Museums Journal. 24 May.

Teenager, 15, charged over vandalism at historic Fife church

(United Kingdom)

Craig Smith (2016). Teenager, 15, charged over vandalism at historic Fife church. The Courier. 24 May.

Native Americans step up fight over sacred object auctions

(United States of America; France)

AFP (2016). Native Americans step up fight over sacred object auctions. The Daily Mail. 24 May.

First World War sea graves hit by 'industrial-scale looting'

(United Kingdom; Germany; Denmark)

Mark Duell (2016). First World War sea graves hit by 'industrial-scale looting'. The Daily Mail. 23 May.

Ocultar los elementos de valor de los templos a partir de ahora, una de las soluciones

(Spain)

Hide the valuable items of the churches from now on, one of the solutions

Ángel García (2016). Ocultar los elementos de valor de los templos a partir de ahora, una de las soluciones. Zamora 24 Horas. 23 May.

El Gobierno admite el robo en 58 iglesias de Zamora entre febrero y mayo

(Spain)

The Government admits to robberies of 58 churches in Zamora between February and May.

I. Gómez (2016). El Gobierno admite el robo en 58 iglesias de Zamora entre febrero y mayo. La Opinión de Zamora. 23 May.

No fue Thomas Crown, fue un butronero: el perfil del ladrón de arte en España

(Spain)

Not Thomas Crown, but a hole-maker: the profile of an art thief in Spain

Rebeca Fernández (2016). No fue Thomas Crown, fue un butronero: el perfil del ladrón de arte en España. El Confidencial. 22 May.

Diver fined for shipwreck plunder

(Finland)

YLE (2016). Diver fined for shipwreck plunder. YLE. 20 May.

Special delegation visits Sheffield for skull repatriation

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

The Star (2016). Special delegation visits Sheffield for skull repatriation. The Star. 20 May.

Seven arrested after violent £2.7m art and jewellery heist at Bulmer family's Somerset home

(United Kingdom)

L. Churchill (2016). Seven arrested after violent £2.7m art and jewellery heist at Bulmer family's Somerset home. Bristol Post. 20 May.

How a $1 million Patek Phillipe watch sparked a decades-long dispute

(Ethiopia; Sudan; Switzerland)

Hugo Miller (2016). How a $1 million Patek Phillipe watch sparked a decades-long dispute. The Star. 20 May.

Another Milestone As France Returns 2 Nok Artefacts

(Nigeria; Togo; France)

Chika Okeke (2016). Another Milestone As France Returns 2 Nok Artefacts. Leadership. 20 May.

How Christie's helped to return a looted treasure to Afghanistan

(Afghanistan; United Kingdom)

Christie's (2016). How Christie's helped to return a looted treasure to Afghanistan. Christie's. 20 May.

KGB prison doors given questionable cultural heritage status

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). KGB prison doors given questionable cultural heritage status. The Art Newspaper. 19 May.

Stolen Chalice Remains Missing

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Cain (2016). Stolen Chalice Remains Missing. Hereford Times. 19 May.

Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Found Guilty by Moscow Court

(Russia)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Found Guilty by Moscow Court. ArtNet News. 19 May.

Greenpeace activists scale British Museum to protest BP sponsorship

(United Kingdom)

Adam Vaughan (2016). Greenpeace activists scale British Museum to protest BP sponsorship. The Guardian. 19 May.

Berlin's lost Renaissance sculptures rediscovered in the Pushkin Museum

(Russia; Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). Berlin's lost Renaissance sculptures rediscovered in the Pushkin Museum. The Art Newspaper. 19 May.

'Audacious' theft of £35,000 of jewellery from Mount Stewart

(United Kingdom)

News Letter (2016). 'Audacious' theft of £35,000 of jewellery from Mount Stewart. News Letter. 19 May.

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 (2016). Six middle-aged 'new-age travellers' arrested at Stonehenge over flaming torch incident Play Video Stonehenge protest New-age travellers protest at Stonehenge. Salisbury Journal. 19 May.

'Mindless' pranksters deface mural of Robert Burns with a Hitler moustache

(United Kingdom)

Claire Gilbody-Dickerson (2016). 'Mindless' pranksters deface mural of Robert Burns with a Hitler moustache. Express. 18 May.

Protesters Disrupt a BP-Sponsored Exhibition at the British Museum

(United Kingdom)

Claire Voon (2016). Protesters Disrupt a BP-Sponsored Exhibition at the British Museum. Hyperallergic. 18 May.

PM Groysman orders audit of cultural artefacts after theft of incunabula

(Ukraine)

Ukrinform (2016). PM Groysman orders audit of cultural artefacts after theft of incunabula. Ukrinform. 18 May.

Maori skull on its way back home after 130 years

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Martin Hannan (2016). Maori skull on its way back home after 130 years. The National. 18 May.

Cuban suspected of major art theft to be extradited

(Cuba; Greece)

Yiannis Souliotis (2016). Cuban suspected of major art theft to be extradited. eKathimerini. 18 May.

Más de medio centenar de templos, asaltados desde el mes de marzo

(Spain)

More than 50 churches attacked since the month of March

Alejandro Bermudez (2016). Más de medio centenar de templos, asaltados desde el mes de marzo. La Opinión de Zamora. 18 May.

Egypt Repatriates 44 Stolen Archaeological Objects from France

(Egypt; France)

Egyptian Streets (2016). Egypt Repatriates 44 Stolen Archaeological Objects from France. Egyptian Streets. 17 May.

Russia builds military camp near ancient site in Palmyra

(Syria; Russia)

Associated Press (2016). Russia builds military camp near ancient site in Palmyra. The Daily Mail. 17 May.

'Fat woman' who repeatedly hit herself on the head helped steal paintings worth more than £1,000

(United Kingdom)

Dan Russell (2016). 'Fat woman' who repeatedly hit herself on the head helped steal paintings worth more than £1,000. Nottingham Post. 16 May.

Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture found in garden

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture found in garden. BBC News. 16 May.

Police launch appeal after church silver worth more than £3,000 stolen from Cambridgeshire village

(United Kingdom)

Florence Sneed (2016). Police launch appeal after church silver worth more than £3,000 stolen from Cambridgeshire village. Cambridge News. 16 May.

Newly-Revealed Documents Show Sotheby's Contacted Helly Nahmad About Modigliani Claim

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Newly-Revealed Documents Show Sotheby's Contacted Helly Nahmad About Modigliani Claim. ArtNet News. 16 May.

Italian Mayor Refuses to Loan Piero della Francesca Masterpiece Fearing It Won't Be Returned

(Italy)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2016). Italian Mayor Refuses to Loan Piero della Francesca Masterpiece Fearing It Won't Be Returned. ArtNet News. 16 May.

Ukraine's first printed book stolen from library

(Ukraine)

Ukraine Today (2016). Ukraine's first printed book stolen from library. Ukraine Today. 16 May.

YouTube pranksters jailed after 'terrifying' fake art heist

(United Kingdom)

Court News (2016). YouTube pranksters jailed after 'terrifying' fake art heist. The Guardian. 16 May.

Los ladrones roban y provocan serios daños en el santuario de la Carballeda, en Rionegro

(Spain)

Thieves steal from and cause serious damage to the sanctuary of Carballeda in Rionegro

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). Los ladrones roban y provocan serios daños en el santuario de la Carballeda, en Rionegro. La Opinión de Zamora. 16 May.

La Bella Principessa: Still and Enigma

(United Kingdom)

Vincent Noce (2016). La Bella Principessa: Still and Enigma. The Art Newspaper. 15 May.

Estonia hands over stolen Viking-era sword to Ukraine (photos)

(Ukraine; Estonia; Russia; Belarus)

Ukraine Today (2016). Estonia hands over stolen Viking-era sword to Ukraine (photos). Ukraine Today. 14 May.

Italy busts gang smuggling looted archaeological treasures

(Italy)

AKI (2016). Italy busts gang smuggling looted archaeological treasures. New Kerala. 13 May.

Russia and Syria Use Palmyra as a Stage for Political Theater

(Syria; Russia)

Jennifer MacKenzie (2016). Russia and Syria Use Palmyra as a Stage for Political Theater. Hyperallergic. 13 May.

Accused Knoedler Forgery Mastermind Gets Postponement for Extradition From Spain

(United States of America; Spain)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Accused Knoedler Forgery Mastermind Gets Postponement for Extradition From Spain. ArtNet News. 13 May.

Zamora, en jaque por los continuos robos en su patrimonio religioso

(Spain)

Zamora held in check by continuous robberies of its religious heritage

Alberto Ferreras (2016). Zamora, en jaque por los continuos robos en su patrimonio religioso. ABC España. 13 May.

Guelph Treasure Heirs Explain Why Case Belongs in U.S. Court

(United States of America; Germany)

Nicholas O'Donnell (2016). Guelph Treasure Heirs Explain Why Case Belongs in U.S. Court. JD Supra. 13 May.

Ukraine recovers 17 paintings stolen from Verona museum

(Ukraine; Italy)

Reuters (2016). Ukraine recovers 17 paintings stolen from Verona museum. Reuters. 12 May.

60 Maori and Moriori heads and skulls repatriated from UK and US

(New Zealand; United Kingdom; United States of America)

Kurt Bayer (2016). 60 Maori and Moriori heads and skulls repatriated from UK and US. The New Zealand Herald. 12 May.

Life-sized zebra sculpture 'stolen' in Southampton

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Life-sized zebra sculpture 'stolen' in Southampton. BBC News. 11 May.

Maori skull returning to homeland after 133 years in Moray

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Chris Foote (2016). Maori skull returning to homeland after 133 years in Moray. STV. 11 May.

Pensioner wins payout from English Heritage for head injuries at Carisbrooke Castle

(United Kingdom)

Hugo Gye (2016). Pensioner wins payout from English Heritage for head injuries at Carisbrooke Castle. The Daily Mail. 11 May.

Ancient seal dated back to X century returns to Ukraine

(Ukraine)

Ukraine Today (2016). Ancient seal dated back to X century returns to Ukraine. Ukraine Today. 11 May.

126-Year-Old Statue Destroyed by Man Taking Selfie

(Portugal)

Sarah Cascone (2016). 126-Year-Old Statue Destroyed by Man Taking Selfie. ArtNet News. 10 May.

Antique dealer who plundered churches for profit jailed

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2016). Antique dealer who plundered churches for profit jailed. The Guardian. 10 May.

France returns Nazi-stolen Degas drawing to rightful owners

(France)

Associated Press (2016). France returns Nazi-stolen Degas drawing to rightful owners. CBC. 9 May.

Nazi gold train hunters defy sceptics and begin digging for treasures

(Poland)

Matthew Day (2016). Nazi gold train hunters defy sceptics and begin digging for treasures. The Telegraph. 9 May.

The Nazi Underground: Is treasure buried beneath the mountains of Poland?

(Poland)

Jake Halpern (2016). The Nazi Underground: Is treasure buried beneath the mountains of Poland?. The New Yorker. 9 May.

Govt exploring ways to resolve Kohinoor issue with UK: Sharma

(India; United Kingdom)

Press Trust of India (2016). Govt exploring ways to resolve Kohinoor issue with UK: Sharma. Business Standard. 9 May.

Ancient Egyptian statue of Sekhemka disappears into private collection in 'moral crime against world heritage'

(United Kingdom)

Ian Johnston (2016). Ancient Egyptian statue of Sekhemka disappears into private collection in 'moral crime against world heritage'. The Independent. 9 May.

Painting worth £10,000 allegedly stolen from Somerset gallery

(United Kingdom)

Western Gazette (2016). Painting worth £10,000 allegedly stolen from Somerset gallery. Western Gazette. 9 May.

Greece looks to international justice to regain Parthenon marbles from UK

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith (2016). Greece looks to international justice to regain Parthenon marbles from UK. The Guardian. 8 May.

Art forger goes straight selling £5,000 fakes

(United Kingdom)

Robert Mendick (2016). Art forger goes straight selling £5,000 fakes. The Telegraph. 7 May.

Six items stolen from chapels still missing

(Malta)

Sarah Carabott (2016). Six items stolen from chapels still missing. Times of Malta. 6 May.

#ReturnTheMarbles campaign uses cheeky billboard to seek return of Parthenon sculptures

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Leah MacLennan (2016). #ReturnTheMarbles campaign uses cheeky billboard to seek return of Parthenon sculptures. ABC Australia. 6 May.

Bosnia Urged to Tackle Art Trafficking

(Bosnia)

Rodolfo Toe (2016). Bosnia Urged to Tackle Art Trafficking. Balkan Insight. 6 May.

Church raider jailed after stealing priceless relics, including ancient coffin

(United Kingdom)

Jeanette Oldham (2016). Church raider jailed after stealing priceless relics, including ancient coffin. Birmingham Mail. 6 May.

El robo en la necrópolis de Elorrio abre el debate sobre la protección del patrimonio

(Spain)

Theft in the necropolis of Elorrio starts debate about the protection of heritage

Alain Salterain (2016). El robo en la necrópolis de Elorrio abre el debate sobre la protección del patrimonio. Deia. 6 May.

Desarticulada una banda por robo con fuerza en iglesias

(Spain)

Gang busted for aggravated theft in churches

EFE (2016). Desarticulada una banda por robo con fuerza en iglesias. La Cronica de Badajoz. 5 May.

Las iglesias de Torres, Almendra y Almaraz, últimas "víctimas" de la oleada de robos

(Spain)

The churches of Torres, Almendra, and Almaraz, latest "victims" of theft spree

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). Las iglesias de Torres, Almendra y Almaraz, últimas "víctimas" de la oleada de robos. La Opinión de Zamora. 5 May.

Fire at Rosemarie Trockel's House Ruins $34 Million Worth of Art

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Fire at Rosemarie Trockel's House Ruins $34 Million Worth of Art. ArtNet News. 4 May.

Roban el Sagrario de la Iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro

(Spain)

The tabernacle of the Church of Perpetual Sorrow stolen

Radio Huesca (2016). Roban el Sagrario de la Iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro. Radio Huesca. 4 May.

Hertfordshire Puddingstone stolen from museum site

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Hertfordshire Puddingstone stolen from museum site. BBC News. 4 May.

Detenido por robar dos candelabros de plata de la iglesia de la Victoria

(Spain)

Arrest for stealing two silver candelabras from the church of la Victoria

César Pérez Pacheco (2016). Detenido por robar dos candelabros de plata de la iglesia de la Victoria. Jerez Sin Fronteras. 3 May.

Los ladrones asaltan los templos de Requejo, Barrios, Santa Colomba, San Miguel y Riego

(Spain)

Thieves attack the temples of Requejo, Barrios, Santa Colomba, San Miguel, and Riego

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). Los ladrones asaltan los templos de Requejo, Barrios, Santa Colomba, San Miguel y Riego. La Opinión de Zamora. 1 May.

Forget the Kohinoor, could we have the Amaravati Stupa sculptures back please?

(India; United Kingdom)

Ruchika Sharma (2016). Forget the Kohinoor, could we have the Amaravati Stupa sculptures back please?. Scroll.in. 1 May.

Rosslyn stitchers remake stolen panel from Great Tapestry

(United Kingdom)

Jane Bradley (2016). Rosslyn stitchers remake stolen panel from Great Tapestry. The Scotsman. 30 April.

Roban la corona de oro de la Virgen del Rosario en la iglesia de Gallegos del Río

(Spain)

Gold crown of the Virgin of the Rosary stolen from the church of Gallegos del Río

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). Roban la corona de oro de la Virgen del Rosario en la iglesia de Gallegos del Río. La Opinión de Zamora. 30 April.

Can we trust in museum trustees?

(United Kingdom)

Giles Waterfield (2016). Can we trust in museum trustees?. Apollo. 29 April.

The Freeport Scandal That Isn't … a Scandal

(Switzerland)

Marion Maneker (2016). The Freeport Scandal That Isn't … a Scandal. Art Market Monitor. 29 April.

Art Collectors Start to Quit Geneva as Scandals Dent Reputation

(Switzerland)

Bloomberg (2016). Art Collectors Start to Quit Geneva as Scandals Dent Reputation. Swiss Info. 29 April.

Armi, droga e reperti archeologici nel "box delle meraviglie": arrestato 32enne denunciata la moglie

(Italy)

Weapons, drugs, and archaeological finds in "box of wonders": 32 year old arrested, implicates wife

Corriere Salentino (2016). Armi, droga e reperti archeologici nel "box delle meraviglie": arrestato 32enne denunciata la moglie. Corriere Salentino. 29 April.

Roban una de las tres campanas de la iglesia de Carracedo tras utilizar una grúa

(Spain)

One of the three bells of the church of Carracedo stolen with the use of a crane

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). Roban una de las tres campanas de la iglesia de Carracedo tras utilizar una grúa. La Opinión de Zamora. 29 April.

Austria returns Nazi stolen art to French heirs

(Austria; France)

The Local (2016). Austria returns Nazi stolen art to French heirs. The Local. 28 April.

Woodcarving stolen from Kingswood Park

(United Kingdom)

L Churchill (2016). Woodcarving stolen from Kingswood Park. Bristol Post. 28 April.

Cartagena corta el tráfico en el Castillo de los Moros para evitar saqueos

(Spain)

Cartagena cuts traffic to the Castillo de los Moros to prevent looting

EFE (2016). Cartagena corta el tráfico en el Castillo de los Moros para evitar saqueos. ABC España. 27 April.

Burglars show 'act of humanity' in returning 100 year old medals

(United Kingdom)

David Whelan (2016). Burglars show 'act of humanity' in returning 100 year old medals. Belfast Media Group. 27 April.

Plagued by Castrating Vandals, a Public Sculpture Gets a Detachable Penis

(France)

Claire Voon (2016). Plagued by Castrating Vandals, a Public Sculpture Gets a Detachable Penis. Hyperallergic. 25 April.

Meet Dr Donna Yates, the expert aiming to make antiquities-collecting socially unacceptable

(United Kingdom)

Russell Leadbetter (2016). Meet Dr Donna Yates, the expert aiming to make antiquities-collecting socially unacceptable. The Herald. 25 April.

Police missed 'golden opportunity' to solve £20k coin heist

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Shaw (2016). Police missed 'golden opportunity' to solve £20k coin heist. Edinburgh Evening News. 25 April.

Stolen Marathon messenger statue to be replaced

(Greece)

George Georgakopoulos (2016). Stolen Marathon messenger statue to be replaced. eKathimerini. 25 April.

Egypt retrieves ancient statue from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

State Information Service (2016). Egypt retrieves ancient statue from Belgium. State Information Service. 24 April.

Hatton Garden vault - from daring heist to 'fascinating museum piece'

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Sawer (2016). Hatton Garden vault - from daring heist to 'fascinating museum piece'. The Telegraph. 23 April.

Polish historian hopes crumbling bunker hides Amber Room

(Poland)

Justin Huggler (2016). Polish historian hopes crumbling bunker hides Amber Room. The Telegraph. 22 April.

A Documentary About the Artist Who Stole Banksy's Work Out of Spite

(United Kingdom)

Alina Cohen (2016). A Documentary About the Artist Who Stole Banksy's Work Out of Spite. Hyperallergic. 22 April.

Odd Nerdrum, Awaiting Jail Time for Tax Fraud, Barred From Leaving Norway

(Norway)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Odd Nerdrum, Awaiting Jail Time for Tax Fraud, Barred From Leaving Norway. ArtNet News. 22 April.

'The Kohinoor is but one flashy stone'

(India; United Kingdom)

Radhika Santhanam (2016). 'The Kohinoor is but one flashy stone'. The Hindu. 22 April.

Gurlitt Exhibition Postponed Due to Relative's Legal Challenge

(Germany; Switzerland)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Gurlitt Exhibition Postponed Due to Relative's Legal Challenge. ArtNet News. 21 April.

Francis Bacon Controversy: Unauthenticated Drawings Go On Sale

(United Kingdom)

Paul Black (2016). Francis Bacon Controversy: Unauthenticated Drawings Go On Sale. Artlyst. 21 April.

France Lost Track of 23,000 State-Owned Artworks and Historic Objects

(France)

Claire Voon (2016). France Lost Track of 23,000 State-Owned Artworks and Historic Objects. Hyperallergic. 21 April.

Damien Hirst's Pickled Animals May Have Leaked Carcinogenic Fumes [UPDATED]

(United Kingdom)

Claire Voon (2016). Damien Hirst's Pickled Animals May Have Leaked Carcinogenic Fumes [UPDATED]. Hyperallergic. 20 April.

Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million

(Greece)

A. Makris (2016). Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million. Greek Reporter. 20 April.

In a U-turn Narendra Modi government promises to take all steps to bring back Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Anubhuti Vishnoi (2016). In a U-turn Narendra Modi government promises to take all steps to bring back Kohinoor. The Economic Times. 20 April.

Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London

(Syria; United Kingdom)

Lauren Turner (2016). Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in London. BBC News. 19 April.

Palmyra Arch in London: 'Unethical' reconstruction of 'Disneyland' archaeology criticised

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Umberto Bacchi (2016). Palmyra Arch in London: 'Unethical' reconstruction of 'Disneyland' archaeology criticised. International Business Times. 19 April.

Una actuación de urgencia blinda la cueva del Cuaternario de Moclín frente a expolios

(Spain)

Emergency action protects the Quaternary cave of Moclín against looters

EFE (2016). Una actuación de urgencia blinda la cueva del Cuaternario de Moclín frente a expolios. Granada Hoy. 19 April.

Le piden 3,5 años de cárcel por robar una pila bautismal del siglo XIII

(Spain)

3.5 years in prison sought for the theft of a 13th century baptismal font

Ricardo Sánchez Rico (2016). Le piden 3,5 años de cárcel por robar una pila bautismal del siglo XIII. El Norte de Castilla. 19 April.

11 Picasso Works Stolen from German Bank's Collection

(Germany)

Hili Perlson (2016). 11 Picasso Works Stolen from German Bank's Collection. ArtNet News. 18 April.

Italy Recovers 3 Paintings Seized During World War II

(Italy; Luxembourg)

Associated Press (2016). Italy Recovers 3 Paintings Seized During World War II. ABC United States. 18 April.

Kohinoor Diamond Belongs To Britain, Says Government In Supreme Court

(India; United Kingdom)

All India (2016). Kohinoor Diamond Belongs To Britain, Says Government In Supreme Court. NDTV. 18 April.

Gang of thieves make-off with distinctive £10,000 statue from resident's garden as he slept

(United Kingdom)

Neil Vowles (2016). Gang of thieves make-off with distinctive £10,000 statue from resident's garden as he slept. The Argus. 16 April.

Italy police stumble upon 'priceless' ancient artefacts

(Italy)

BBC News (2016). Italy police stumble upon 'priceless' ancient artefacts. BBC News. 15 April.

Belgium eliminates federal taskforce to fight trafficking in cultural property

(Belgium)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Belgium eliminates federal taskforce to fight trafficking in cultural property. The Art Newspaper. 15 April.

Leak Puts Focus On Lost Art Case

(Switzerland)

Jennifer Smith (2016). Leak Puts Focus On Lost Art Case. The Wall Street Journal. 14 April.

Ukraine recovers four stolen Dutch paintings

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Nainets (2016). Ukraine recovers four stolen Dutch paintings. Reuters. 14 April.

Art loss register reunites Stortford burglary victim with rare chronometer after six years

(United Kingdom)

Herts & Essex Observer (2016). Art loss register reunites Stortford burglary victim with rare chronometer after six years. Herts & Essex Observer. 14 April.

Italian police recover jewels stolen in €3m heist organised by Russian woman

(Italy; Russia)

AFP (2016). Italian police recover jewels stolen in €3m heist organised by Russian woman. The Guardian. 14 April.

Storm clouds gather over German art market

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). Storm clouds gather over German art market. The Art Newspaper. 14 April.

Old Master Painting Pulled from Auction After French Government Inquiry

(Austria)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Old Master Painting Pulled from Auction After French Government Inquiry. ArtNet News. 13 April.

Mouse figure stolen by 'rat' at opening day of Cambridge art exhibition

(United Kingdom)

Cambridge News (2016). Mouse figure stolen by 'rat' at opening day of Cambridge art exhibition. Cambridge News. 13 April.

'Valuable' artworks found three years after Kiltullagh church theft

(Ireland)

BBC News (2016). 'Valuable' artworks found three years after Kiltullagh church theft. BBC News. 12 April.

Manager at flagship hospital given absolute discharge

(United Kingdom)

The Herald (2016). Manager at flagship hospital given absolute discharge. The Herald. 12 April.

Painting seized in Geneva after Panama Papers tip-off

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2016). Painting seized in Geneva after Panama Papers tip-off. Swiss Info. 11 April.

How the Panama Papers revealed Nazi-looted art

(Switzerland)

Sabine Oelze (2016). How the Panama Papers revealed Nazi-looted art. DW. 11 April.

Historian Adrian Greenwood found murdered at his home

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Grierson (2016). Historian Adrian Greenwood found murdered at his home. The Guardian. 9 April.

Turkey 'probing Russia claims on antiques'

(Turkey; Syria; Russia)

Press TV (2016). Turkey 'probing Russia claims on antiques'. Press TV. 8 April.

Viennese Leopold Museum to Return Nazi-Looted Paintings to Jewish Owner

(Austria)

The Algemeiner (2016). Viennese Leopold Museum to Return Nazi-Looted Paintings to Jewish Owner. The Algemeiner. 7 April.

Billionaire Collector Dmitry Rybolovlev Denies 'Panama Papers' Allegations

(Russia)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Billionaire Collector Dmitry Rybolovlev Denies 'Panama Papers' Allegations. ArtNet News. 6 April.

Islamic State nets up to $200 million a year from antiquities: Russia

(Syria; Russia)

Louis Charbonneau (2016). Islamic State nets up to $200 million a year from antiquities: Russia. Reuters. 6 April.

Arrests made over 2009 Edvard Munch heist from Oslo art dealer

(Norway)

The Scotsman (2016). Arrests made over 2009 Edvard Munch heist from Oslo art dealer. The Scotsman. 6 April.

Stolen Edvard Munch artwork recovered after seven years

(Norway)

AFP (2016). Stolen Edvard Munch artwork recovered after seven years. The Guardian. 6 April.

Documentary Examines US Soldier Who Stole Priceless Art

(United States of America; Germany)

Greg Flakus (2016). Documentary Examines US Soldier Who Stole Priceless Art. Voice of America. 6 April.

Piden tres años de cárcel a cuatro 'piteros' por expolio arqueológico

(Spain)

Three years in jail requested for four 'piteros' for archaeological looting.

Juan Esteban Poveda (2016). Piden tres años de cárcel a cuatro 'piteros' por expolio arqueológico. Ideal. 6 April.

Wikimedia's free photo database of artworks violates copyright, court rules

(Sweden)

AFP (2016). Wikimedia's free photo database of artworks violates copyright, court rules. The Guardian. 5 April.

Swiss, German museums to show Nazi-era art hoard

(Switzerland; Germany)

AFP (2016). Swiss, German museums to show Nazi-era art hoard. 7 News. 5 April.

Inside the Ballsy Irish Traveller Gang That Stole Millions of Pounds Worth of Rhino Horn

(United Kingdom; Ireland)

Mark Wilding (2016). Inside the Ballsy Irish Traveller Gang That Stole Millions of Pounds Worth of Rhino Horn. Vice. 5 April.

Does My Family Own a Painting Looted by Nazis?

(Germany; Netherlands)

Eve M. Kahn (2016). Does My Family Own a Painting Looted by Nazis?. The New York Times. 5 April.

'Rathkeale Rovers' gang members jailed over multi-million euro rhino horn spree

(United Kingdom)

Alexander Britton (2016). 'Rathkeale Rovers' gang members jailed over multi-million euro rhino horn spree. Irish Independent. 4 April.

'Rathkeale Rovers' to be sentenced over museum raids plot

(United Kingdom)

Press Association (2016). 'Rathkeale Rovers' to be sentenced over museum raids plot. Press Association. 4 April.

Brass Foundry Is Closing, but Debate Over Degas's Work Goes On

(France)

William D. Cohan (2016). Brass Foundry Is Closing, but Debate Over Degas's Work Goes On. The New York Times. 4 April.

Hare and the Minotaur sculpture vandalised with white paint

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Hare and the Minotaur sculpture vandalised with white paint. BBC News. 4 April.

Verdun: le désolant business des pilleurs de cadavres

(France)

Stéphane Kovacs (2016). Verdun: le désolant business des pilleurs de cadavres. Le Figaro. 4 April.

Organised crime gang planned to raid Glasgow's Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

(United Kingdom)

Peter Swindon (2016). Organised crime gang planned to raid Glasgow's Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The Herald. 4 April.

Panama Papers: Dmitry Rybolovlev used offshore company to hide art from wife, leaked documents reveal

(Russia)

Cristina Ruiz (2016). Panama Papers: Dmitry Rybolovlev used offshore company to hide art from wife, leaked documents reveal. The Art Newspaper. 4 April.

British Museum must sever its links with BP

(United Kingdom)

Margaret Atwood (2016). British Museum must sever its links with BP. The Guardian. 3 April.

Stolen Easter Island statue deserves a trip home

(Chile; United Kingdom)

Mark Gilbert (2016). Stolen Easter Island statue deserves a trip home. The Chicago Tribune. 3 April.

Obsessing about past 'wrongs' is to miss the power of culture

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Tiffany Jenkins (2016). Obsessing about past 'wrongs' is to miss the power of culture. The Guardian. 2 April.

Nationally important 12th century monument spray-painted by vandals

(United Kingdom)

Brian Donnelly (2016). Nationally important 12th century monument spray-painted by vandals. The Herald. 2 April.

Sekhemka to leave the UK as export licence deadline passes

(United Kingdom; United Arab Emirates; Egypt)

Martin Bailey (2016). Sekhemka to leave the UK as export licence deadline passes. The Art Newspaper. 1 April.

Blind, 90-year-old son of Holocaust victims sues to find his family's art

(United States of America; Germany)

David D'Arcy (2016). Blind, 90-year-old son of Holocaust victims sues to find his family's art. The Art Newspaper. 1 April.

Former managing director of the Centre Pompidou pleads guilty to misuse of public funds

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Former managing director of the Centre Pompidou pleads guilty to misuse of public funds. The Art Newspaper. 1 April.

Marlow's history at risk following rise in illegal metal detecting

(United Kingdom)

Jasmine Rapson (2016). Marlow's history at risk following rise in illegal metal detecting. Bucks Free Press. 1 April.

Senior Bulgarian Civil Servant Caught with Diverse Collection of Archaeological Artifacts, Coins in Anti-Treasure Hunting Raid

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Senior Bulgarian Civil Servant Caught with Diverse Collection of Archaeological Artifacts, Coins in Anti-Treasure Hunting Raid. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 31 March.

Bulgaria's Customs Capture Nearly 700 Archaeological Artifacts, Coins at Sofia Airport

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Bulgaria's Customs Capture Nearly 700 Archaeological Artifacts, Coins at Sofia Airport. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 31 March.

More looted antiquities welcomed home

(Cambodia; France)

Vong Sokheng (2016). More looted antiquities welcomed home. The Phnom Penh Post. 31 March.

Ancient boulder to stay after villagers threatened to chain themselves to it to prevent move

(United Kingdom)

Oliver Pritchard (2016). Ancient boulder to stay after villagers threatened to chain themselves to it to prevent move. Mirror. 30 March.

After Brussels Attacks, Italy Announces $336 Million Anti-Terror Heritage Protection Plan

(Italy)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). After Brussels Attacks, Italy Announces $336 Million Anti-Terror Heritage Protection Plan. ArtNet News. 30 March.

After 25 years, German doctor returns rare, ancient coin to Israel

(Israel; Germany)

The Canadian Jewish News (2016). After 25 years, German doctor returns rare, ancient coin to Israel. The Canadian Jewish News. 30 March.

Special ceremony to mark return of valuable icons

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2016). Special ceremony to mark return of valuable icons. Cyprus Mail. 30 March.

This Is Not a Banksy: BBC Radio 4

(United Kingdom)

Max Aantjes (2016). This Is Not a Banksy: BBC Radio 4. Student Newspaper. 29 March.

Calls for British Museum to surrender Indigenous Gweagal shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

ABC Australia (2016). Calls for British Museum to surrender Indigenous Gweagal shield. ABC Australia. 28 March.

Yale Can Keep Van Gogh Masterpiece as Supreme Court Rejects Appeal

(United States of America; Russia)

Greg Stohr (2016). Yale Can Keep Van Gogh Masterpiece as Supreme Court Rejects Appeal. Bloomberg. 28 March.

Shakespeare's skull: New chapter in hunt for missing head

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Woods (2016). Shakespeare's skull: New chapter in hunt for missing head. BBC News. 27 March.

Stop the Roof Raiders: Lead thieves strike Boxted church as total hit by suspected gang reaches 16 in Suffolk

(United Kingdom)

Matt Reason (2016). Stop the Roof Raiders: Lead thieves strike Boxted church as total hit by suspected gang reaches 16 in Suffolk. East Anglian Daily Times. 25 March.

The Artist Who Moved a Detroit House to Europe Left a Mess Behind

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Claire Voon (2016). The Artist Who Moved a Detroit House to Europe Left a Mess Behind. Hyperallergic. 25 March.

Yobs set fire to historic Prestwick church and burn ivy from ancient walls

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Wilson (2016). Yobs set fire to historic Prestwick church and burn ivy from ancient walls. Daily Record. 25 March.

Paris art handlers testify to taking '€220,000 in a plastic bag' among other revelations

(France)

Elenore Thery (2016). Paris art handlers testify to taking '€220,000 in a plastic bag' among other revelations. The Art Newspaper. 25 March.

Pompeii recruits army of spies to root out Mafia corruption and shoddy renovation work at the ancient site

(Italy)

Michael Day (2016). Pompeii recruits army of spies to root out Mafia corruption and shoddy renovation work at the ancient site. The Independent. 25 March.

Brussels Museum Reopens With Increased Security Following Terrorist Attacks

(Belgium)

Rain Embuscado (2016). Brussels Museum Reopens With Increased Security Following Terrorist Attacks. ArtNet News. 24 March.

Skulduggery at King's College Cambridge, as expensive 'library skull' goes missing

(United Kingdom)

Cambridge News (2016). Skulduggery at King's College Cambridge, as expensive 'library skull' goes missing. Cambridge News. 24 March.

Revealed: The bizarre items stolen from London's most popular museums

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Bullen (2016). Revealed: The bizarre items stolen from London's most popular museums. Evening Standard. 24 March.

Paintings and drawings worth £110,000 stolen from house in Falmouth

(United Kingdom)

W. B. Gayle (2016). Paintings and drawings worth £110,000 stolen from house in Falmouth. West Briton. 24 March.

Smears, counterclaims and lawsuits—the tangled web surrounding Prince of Liechtenstein's Cranach

(Liechtenstein; France)

Vincent Noce (2016). Smears, counterclaims and lawsuits—the tangled web surrounding Prince of Liechtenstein's Cranach. The Art Newspaper. 24 March.

Will Florence's New App Help Curb Graffiti on Historic Landmarks?

(Italy)

Cait Munro (2016). Will Florence's New App Help Curb Graffiti on Historic Landmarks?. ArtNet News. 23 March.

Shakespeare's skull 'probably stolen' from Stratford grave

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Shakespeare's skull 'probably stolen' from Stratford grave. BBC News. 23 March.

Bins set alight inside ancient Wemyss cave

(United Kingdom)

Lori Cormack (2016). Bins set alight inside ancient Wemyss cave. Fife Today. 23 March.

Trio of rare Viking artefacts reported stolen from church at Sockburn, near Darlington

(United Kingdom)

Charlotte Bowe (2016). Trio of rare Viking artefacts reported stolen from church at Sockburn, near Darlington. The Northern Echo. 23 March.

CCTV images released after theft of rare urn from fine art dealer in Stamford

(United Kingdom)

Rutland & Stamford Mercury (2016). CCTV images released after theft of rare urn from fine art dealer in Stamford. Rutland & Stamford Mercury. 23 March.

Museums and public galleries in Brussels in lockdown in wake of terrorist attacks

(Belgium)

Anny Shaw (2016). Museums and public galleries in Brussels in lockdown in wake of terrorist attacks. The Art Newspaper. 22 March.

Rare advertising boards stolen from museum in Ramsey

(United Kingdom)

The Hunts Post (2016). Rare advertising boards stolen from museum in Ramsey. The Hunts Post. 22 March.

Mystery over missing painting in Limerick

(Ireland)

Fintan Walsh (2016). Mystery over missing painting in Limerick. Limerick Leader. 22 March.

Stolen artefacts stashed by British art dealer are returned to Italy

(Italy; United Kingdom)

AFP (2016). Stolen artefacts stashed by British art dealer are returned to Italy. The Guardian. 22 March.

Stolen ancient Egyptian statue on its way back from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Stolen ancient Egyptian statue on its way back from Belgium. Ahram Online. 22 March.

La diócesis estima que el 70%de las piezas sustraídas en este siglo han sido recuperadas

(Spain)

The diocese estimated that 70%of the pieces stolen in this century have been recovered

Diario de Burgos (2016). La diócesis estima que el 70%de las piezas sustraídas en este siglo han sido recuperadas. Diario de Burgos. 22 March.

10 «valiosas» obras robadas en el último gran expolio de arte sacro no aparecen

(Spain)

10 valuable works stolen in the recent large plundering of sacred are have not been found

I. Elices (2016). 10 «valiosas» obras robadas en el último gran expolio de arte sacro no aparecen. Diario de Burgos. 22 March.

An Italian exhibition of Street Artist Banksy triggers controversies

(Italy)

Britaly Post (2016). An Italian exhibition of Street Artist Banksy triggers controversies. Britaly Post. 21 March.

UK teens face theft charges in Poland over Auschwitz items

(Poland; United Kingdom)

Associated Press (2016). UK teens face theft charges in Poland over Auschwitz items. The Times of Israel. 21 March.

Benin royals applaud Cambridge move on "Okukor"

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Vanguard (2016). Benin royals applaud Cambridge move on "Okukor". Vanguard. 21 March.

Convicted art thief who vandalised Monet painting apologises

(Ireland)

Patrick O'Connell (2016). Convicted art thief who vandalised Monet painting apologises. Sunday World. 19 March.

Centre Pompidou's stolen Picasso goes back on show after 15 years

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Centre Pompidou's stolen Picasso goes back on show after 15 years. The Art Newspaper. 18 March.

The Plot Thickens in Bouvier Case, As Picasso Stepdaughter's Story Is Questioned

(Switzerland)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). The Plot Thickens in Bouvier Case, As Picasso Stepdaughter's Story Is Questioned. ArtNet News. 18 March.

With Its Own Arts Center, Beast Jesus Rises Again

(Spain)

Claire Voon (2016). With Its Own Arts Center, Beast Jesus Rises Again. Hyperallergic. 18 March.

German museum seeks funding to purchase looted Kirchner

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). German museum seeks funding to purchase looted Kirchner. The Art Newspaper. 18 March.

Egyptian bid to buy Sekhemka statue back for £15m is 'unethical', says action group

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Paul Lynch (2016). Egyptian bid to buy Sekhemka statue back for £15m is 'unethical', says action group. Northampton Chronicle & Echo. 18 March.

Britain hands over warship artefacts to ATM

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

The Sun Daily (2016). Britain hands over warship artefacts to ATM. The Sun Daily. 18 March.

Return Benin Bronze Cockerel, FG Pleads With British Govt

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Chika Okeke (2016). Return Benin Bronze Cockerel, FG Pleads With British Govt. Leadership. 18 March.

Special squad of Italian art police crack case of Verona museum theft, arrest 13 suspects

(Italy)

Jenny Starrs (2016). Special squad of Italian art police crack case of Verona museum theft, arrest 13 suspects. The Washington Post. 17 March.

Norwegian 'witch' books stolen by Nazis found

(Norway; Czech Republic)

The Local (2016). Norwegian 'witch' books stolen by Nazis found. The Local. 16 March.

Son of Punk To Burn Multi-Million Pound Collection Of Sex Pistols Memorabilia

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst (2016). Son of Punk To Burn Multi-Million Pound Collection Of Sex Pistols Memorabilia. Artlyst. 16 March.

France and Britain prepare for battle over Joan of Arc's ring

(United Kingdom; France)

Martin Bailey (2016). France and Britain prepare for battle over Joan of Arc's ring. The Art Newspaper. 16 March.

'Cols rouges' lawyers push for dismissal as long-awaited trial opens in Paris

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). 'Cols rouges' lawyers push for dismissal as long-awaited trial opens in Paris. The Art Newspaper. 16 March.

When it comes to ancient treasures, are we owners, thieves or caretakers?

(United Kingdom)

Lynne Mortimer (2016). When it comes to ancient treasures, are we owners, thieves or caretakers?. Eastern Daily Press. 16 March.

Russian deputy culture minister detained on embezzlement charges

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Russian deputy culture minister detained on embezzlement charges. The Art Newspaper. 15 March.

Fire destroys roof of historic Wythenshawe Hall in Manchester

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Fire destroys roof of historic Wythenshawe Hall in Manchester. BBC News. 15 March.

Were investors conned into buying rare manuscripts?

(France)

BBC News (2016). Were investors conned into buying rare manuscripts?. BBC News. 15 March.

La Iglesia de Jaén reza en desagravio tras el robo de la Custodia de Las Bernardas

(Spain)

The church of Jaén prays for help after the theft of the Custodia of Las Bernardas.

Javier López (2016). La Iglesia de Jaén reza en desagravio tras el robo de la Custodia de Las Bernardas. ABC España. 14 March.

Paris auction porters go on trial for alleged 'pilfering' of thousands of items

(France)

Jon Henley (2016). Paris auction porters go on trial for alleged 'pilfering' of thousands of items. The Guardian. 14 March.

'Worse Than Ruin Porn:' Detroit Writer on the West Side House Exported to Europe

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Alan Stamm (2016). 'Worse Than Ruin Porn:' Detroit Writer on the West Side House Exported to Europe. Deadline Detroit. 14 March.

Francis Bacon Paintings Worth £23m 'Stolen'

(Spain)

Sky News (2016). Francis Bacon Paintings Worth £23m 'Stolen'. Sky News. 13 March.

Graffiti artist destroys own work after his art was removed from original locations

(Italy)

Andrea Vogt (2016). Graffiti artist destroys own work after his art was removed from original locations. The Telegraph. 13 March.

Córdoba rejects Catholic church's claim to own mosque-cathedral

(Spain)

Stephen Burgen (2016). Córdoba rejects Catholic church's claim to own mosque-cathedral. The Guardian. 13 March.

The man who blew up Nelson

(Ireland)

BBC News (2016). The man who blew up Nelson. BBC News. 12 March.

Former teacher calls for valuable art to be returned for pupils

(United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe (2016). Former teacher calls for valuable art to be returned for pupils. The Guardian. 12 March.

Cathedral reopens home of historic order after thefts

(United Kingdom)

Diane King (2016). Cathedral reopens home of historic order after thefts. Edinburgh Evening News. 12 March.

Egyptian embassy could buy Sekhemka statue and loan it to British Museum

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Paul Lynch (2016). Egyptian embassy could buy Sekhemka statue and loan it to British Museum. Northampton Chronicle & Echo. 11 March.

Roban una pieza del paso de misterio del Ecce - Homo

(Spain)

Piece of the paso de misterio of Ecce-Homo stolen.

A. Cañadas (2016). Roban una pieza del paso de misterio del Ecce - Homo. Cofrademania. 10 March.

UNESCO and French and Swiss heritage professionals stand up for the safeguarding of Syrian heritage

(Syria; France; Switzerland)

UNESCO (2016). UNESCO and French and Swiss heritage professionals stand up for the safeguarding of Syrian heritage. UNESCO. 10 March.

World War I message that told troops conflict was over is stolen

(United Kingdom)

Dean Kirby (2016). World War I message that told troops conflict was over is stolen. The Independent. 10 March.

Landmark Fabergé loan show scuppered by rising political tensions

(United States of America; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Landmark Fabergé loan show scuppered by rising political tensions. The Art Newspaper. 10 March.

Man in court after stealing matchstick model of Darlington's covered market while drunk

(United Kingdom)

The Northern Echo (2016). Man in court after stealing matchstick model of Darlington's covered market while drunk. The Northern Echo. 10 March.

The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.

(France)

Jeff Maysh (2016). The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.. Smithsonian. 9 March.

Stolen artworks and archaeological artifacts seized as Bullas resident is arrested

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2016). Stolen artworks and archaeological artifacts seized as Bullas resident is arrested. Murcia Today. 9 March.

Picasso's dealer Paul Rosenberg celebrated in show based on granddaughter's book

(France)

Gareth Harris (2016). Picasso's dealer Paul Rosenberg celebrated in show based on granddaughter's book. The Art Newspaper. 9 March.

Secret flight path of the Parthenon statue

(United Kingdom; Russia; Greece)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Secret flight path of the Parthenon statue. The Art Newspaper. 9 March.

Chimpanzee in top hat and rhino head with fibreglass horn among TV props worth £100,000 stolen from taxidermy warehouse

(United Kingdom)

David Barrett (2016). Chimpanzee in top hat and rhino head with fibreglass horn among TV props worth £100,000 stolen from taxidermy warehouse. The Telegraph. 9 March.

Cambridge is considering returning a stolen 100-year-old bronze cockerel to Nigeria

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Lily Kuo (2016). Cambridge is considering returning a stolen 100-year-old bronze cockerel to Nigeria. Quartz. 9 March.

This is what happened when Spain restored ancient castle

(Spain)

Jessica Jones (2016). This is what happened when Spain restored ancient castle. The Local. 9 March.

Cambridge college removes stolen Benin bronze cockerel

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

The News (2016). Cambridge college removes stolen Benin bronze cockerel. The News. 9 March.

Covert scan of museum's Nefertiti bust appears to be hoax

(Germany; Egypt)

Cory Doctorow (2016). Covert scan of museum's Nefertiti bust appears to be hoax. BoingBoing. 8 March.

Benin Bronze "permanently removed" from Jesus hall

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Stevie Hertz (2016). Benin Bronze "permanently removed" from Jesus hall. The Cambridge Student. 8 March.

Egyptian ambassador proposes plan to share Sekhemka

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Egyptian ambassador proposes plan to share Sekhemka. The Art Newspaper. 8 March.

The Battle for Picasso's Multi-Billion-Dollar Empire

(France)

Milton Esterow (2016). The Battle for Picasso's Multi-Billion-Dollar Empire. Vanity Fair. 7 March.

How French Art Police Are Hunting ISIS Antiquities Racket

(France)

Dominique Perrin (2016). How French Art Police Are Hunting ISIS Antiquities Racket. World Crunch. 7 March.

The fall of Nelson's Column 50 years on

(Ireland)

Billy O'Riordan (2016). The fall of Nelson's Column 50 years on. Irish Examiner. 7 March.

Medieval Reliquary Discovered at Christian Monastery Looted by Treasure Hunters ahead of Archaeological Excavations

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Medieval Reliquary Discovered at Christian Monastery Looted by Treasure Hunters ahead of Archaeological Excavations. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 7 March.

Tracing the Legacies of Postwar UK's Lost and Damaged Public Artworks

(United Kingdom)

Claire Voon (2016). Tracing the Legacies of Postwar UK's Lost and Damaged Public Artworks. Hyperallergic. 7 March.

Van Gogh Legal Battle - From Soviet Union to Supreme Court

(United States of America; Russia)

Ingrid Burke (2016). Van Gogh Legal Battle - From Soviet Union to Supreme Court. The Moscow Times. 7 March.

'This is living antiquity': the director of the Hermitage wants to rebuild Palmyra

(Syria; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). 'This is living antiquity': the director of the Hermitage wants to rebuild Palmyra. The Art Newspaper. 7 March.

Egypt to send 293 artifacts to UK, historic lantern retrieved in London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Egypt to send 293 artifacts to UK, historic lantern retrieved in London. Egypt Independent. 7 March.

Elderly pair held after 3,000 French church objects found

(France)

Expatica (2016). Elderly pair held after 3,000 French church objects found. Expatica. 7 March.

From the Elgin marbles to the Cambridge cockerel, it's time to return stolen goods

(United Kingdom)

Jonathan Glennie (2016). From the Elgin marbles to the Cambridge cockerel, it's time to return stolen goods. The Guardian. 7 March.

'The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes': Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items

(France)

AFP (2016). 'The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes': Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items. The Journal. 6 March.

India's Lost Treasures

(India; United Kingdom; Pakistan)

Tripti Nath (2016). India's Lost Treasures. The Free Press Journal. 5 March.

Long battle rages over Franz West's estate

(Austria)

Rachel Corbett (2016). Long battle rages over Franz West's estate. The Art Newspaper. 4 March.

How to handle fakes, copyright and catalogues raisonnés: Berlin institute offers tips for artists' estates

(Germany)

Anny Shaw (2016). How to handle fakes, copyright and catalogues raisonnés: Berlin institute offers tips for artists' estates. The Art Newspaper. 4 March.

Hacker Guccifer who leaked Bush paintings, racy Powell emails to be extradited to US

(United States of America; Romania)

Reuters (2016). Hacker Guccifer who leaked Bush paintings, racy Powell emails to be extradited to US. New York Post. 4 March.

French police seize painting attributed to Cranach, owned by the Prince of Liechtenstein

(France; Liechtenstein)

Vincent Noce (2016). French police seize painting attributed to Cranach, owned by the Prince of Liechtenstein. The Art Newspaper. 4 March.

Stolen Abraham Barachin cup returned to Hull after 30 years

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Stolen Abraham Barachin cup returned to Hull after 30 years. BBC News. 3 March.

The great Art hoax of Zagreb's Mimara Museum

(Croatia)

Jonathan Rome (2016). The great Art hoax of Zagreb's Mimara Museum. Examiner. 3 March.

Stolen sculpture prompts Cheltenham gallery appeal

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Stolen sculpture prompts Cheltenham gallery appeal. BBC News. 3 March.

Germany to Continue Funding to Establish Provenance of Looted Art

(Germany)

Alison Smale (2016). Germany to Continue Funding to Establish Provenance of Looted Art. The New York Times. 3 March.

Swiss under pressure over art that Jews were forced to sell

(Switzerland)

Catherine Hickley (2016). Swiss under pressure over art that Jews were forced to sell. The Art Newspaper. 3 March.

Banksy lawyers delayed geographical profiling study

(United Kingdom)

Jonathan Webb (2016). Banksy lawyers delayed geographical profiling study. BBC News. 3 March.

Looted ancient sculptures found in Slovenia refugee tent

(Slovenia)

AFP (2016). Looted ancient sculptures found in Slovenia refugee tent. The Straits Times. 3 March.

Lost painting found on steps of Cradley Library

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cousin (2016). Lost painting found on steps of Cradley Library. Halesowen News. 3 March.

Egyptian 'Seven Sacred Oils' relief recovered from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egyptian 'Seven Sacred Oils' relief recovered from Switzerland. Ahram Online. 3 March.

US Returns Stolen Historic Documents to Russia

(Russia; United States of America)

Patrick Reevell (2016). US Returns Stolen Historic Documents to Russia. ABC United States. 3 March.

Austria Appeals $9 Million Compensation Verdict in Missing Klimt and Schiele Case

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Austria Appeals $9 Million Compensation Verdict in Missing Klimt and Schiele Case. ArtNet News. 3 March.

Ancient Egypt tablet back after collector notified officials

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Associated Press (2016). Ancient Egypt tablet back after collector notified officials. The Daily Mail. 3 March.

Police praised for museum thefts investigation

(United Kingdom; China)

Jonathan Knott (2016). Police praised for museum thefts investigation. Museums Journal. 3 March.

A theft in Old Believers' community in western Ukraine

(Ukraine)

Ukraine Today (2016). A theft in Old Believers' community in western Ukraine. Ukraine Today. 2 March.

Egypt struggles to halt sale of artifacts at Dutch auction house

(Netherlands; Egypt)

The Cairo Post (2016). Egypt struggles to halt sale of artifacts at Dutch auction house. The Cairo Post. 2 March.

RETURNED: 30-years after being stolen from Wilberfore Museum, precious Barachin cup is back in Hull

(United Kingdom)

Tareq Haddad (2016). RETURNED: 30-years after being stolen from Wilberfore Museum, precious Barachin cup is back in Hull. Hull Daily Mail. 2 March.

Museum raids: Cambridge Fitzwilliam unlikely to get jade back, says expert

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Museum raids: Cambridge Fitzwilliam unlikely to get jade back, says expert. BBC News. 1 March.

Osuna restaurará el acueducto saqueado y pedirá a la Junta que lo declare BIC

(Spain)

Osuna to restore the aqueduct looted for stone and the Junta will declare it BIC

Andalucía Centro (2016). Osuna restaurará el acueducto saqueado y pedirá a la Junta que lo declare BIC. Andalucía Centro. 1 March.

Museums spending too little to prevent artefacts being stolen from their collections, expert warns

(United Kingdom)

Cahil Milmo (2016). Museums spending too little to prevent artefacts being stolen from their collections, expert warns. The Independent. 1 March.

Failed rhino heist brings Dead Zoo Gang to justice

(United Kingdom; China)

Leo Hornak (2016). Failed rhino heist brings Dead Zoo Gang to justice. PRI. 1 March.

Gang may have stolen antiquities for Chinese market, says expert

(United Kingdom; China)

Jessica Elgot (2016). Gang may have stolen antiquities for Chinese market, says expert. The Guardian. 1 March.

Fourteen men convicted of plotting to steal £57m of Chinese artefacts

(United Kingdom)

Pete Walker (2016). Fourteen men convicted of plotting to steal £57m of Chinese artefacts. The Guardian. 1 March.

Manannan Mac Lír statue back in place at Binevenagh

(United Kingdom)

Seamus McKinney (2016). Manannan Mac Lír statue back in place at Binevenagh. The Irish News. 29 February.

Romanian police seize stolen archaeological treasures

(Romania)

AFP (2016). Romanian police seize stolen archaeological treasures. Phys.org. 29 February.

Le collectionneur Sindika Dokolo remporte son bras de fer contre un galeriste parisien

(Angola; France)

Roxana Azimi (2016). Le collectionneur Sindika Dokolo remporte son bras de fer contre un galeriste parisien. Le Monde. 29 February.

Bible valued £2,000 stolen as church thefts go on the rise in Powys

(United Kingdom)

Robert Doman (2016). Bible valued £2,000 stolen as church thefts go on the rise in Powys. News North Wales. 29 February.

Rathkeale Rovers: How an enthusiastic gardener and his Leylandii trimmings helped to bring gang leaders to justice

(United Kingdom)

Paul Peachey (2016). Rathkeale Rovers: How an enthusiastic gardener and his Leylandii trimmings helped to bring gang leaders to justice. The Independent. 29 February.

Decenas de joyas y obras de arte están perdidas por los robos en iglesias

(Spain)

Dozens of jewels and works of art are lost to robberies in churches

Antonio Botías (2016). Decenas de joyas y obras de arte están perdidas por los robos en iglesias. La Verdad. 29 February.

French cleaners scrub off street art

(France)

BBC News (2016). French cleaners scrub off street art. BBC News. 28 February.

Vandals destroy beloved Stirchley Park art mural by painting over Banksy-style images

(United Kingdom)

Alison Stacey (2016). Vandals destroy beloved Stirchley Park art mural by painting over Banksy-style images. Birmingham Mail. 27 February.

U.S. will return stolen historical documents to Russia

(Russia; United States of America)

Yelena Chernenko (2016). U.S. will return stolen historical documents to Russia. Russia Beyond the Headlines. 26 February.

UK Imposes Export Ban on $2.9 Million Giacometti Sculpture

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). UK Imposes Export Ban on $2.9 Million Giacometti Sculpture. ArtNet News. 26 February.

Police seize 1 mln euros' worth of antiquities from three suspects

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Police seize 1 mln euros' worth of antiquities from three suspects. eKathimerini. 26 February.

Statue stolen from Mussolini's Roman villa to be returned

(Italy; United States of America)

Dan Duray (2016). Statue stolen from Mussolini's Roman villa to be returned. The Art Newspaper. 26 February.

'We think owl Kevin was stolen to order' – Baytree Owl Centre manager

(United Kingdom)

Spalding Guardian (2016). 'We think owl Kevin was stolen to order' – Baytree Owl Centre manager. Spalding Guardian. 25 February.

Police search for stolen 18th century prints

(United Kingdom)

East Grinstead Online (2016). Police search for stolen 18th century prints. East Grinstead Online. 25 February.

Setback for Picasso's Daughter in Battle Over Sculpture

(France)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Setback for Picasso's Daughter in Battle Over Sculpture. The New York Times. 25 February.

Rare $3 million painting by French master Jean-Léon Gérôme returned after 70 years

(Russia)

The Siberian Times (2016). Rare $3 million painting by French master Jean-Léon Gérôme returned after 70 years. The Siberian Times. 25 February.

Roban varias de las conchas de bronce que indican el Camino de Santiago en Valladolid

(Spain)

Some of the bronze shells that mark the Camino de Santiago in Valladolid are stolen

Víctor Vela (2016). Roban varias de las conchas de bronce que indican el Camino de Santiago en Valladolid. El Norte de Castilla. 25 February.

Chelmsford Museum gold coin theft linked to national security alert

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Chelmsford Museum gold coin theft linked to national security alert. The Art Newspaper. 24 February.

Church congregation in shock after thieves steal priceless medieval stained glass window

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2016). Church congregation in shock after thieves steal priceless medieval stained glass window. ITV News. 24 February.

Archivan tras cinco años la mayor operación contra el expolio en décadas

(Spain)

Biggest operation against against plundering in decades shelved after five years

Juan Esteban Poveda (2016). Archivan tras cinco años la mayor operación contra el expolio en décadas. Ideal. 24 February.

De robar vírgenes en León a plagiar la Gioconda

(Spain)

Stealing virgins in León to fake the Mona Lisa

Verónica Viñas (2016). De robar vírgenes en León a plagiar la Gioconda. Diario de León. 23 February.

Treasure Hunters Destroy Ancient Roman Bridge near Bulgaria's Drangovo in Search of Legendary Gold Treasure

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Treasure Hunters Destroy Ancient Roman Bridge near Bulgaria's Drangovo in Search of Legendary Gold Treasure. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 23 February.

Cambridge church community devastated by theft of 'priceless' stained glass window

(United Kingdom)

Freya Leng (2016). Cambridge church community devastated by theft of 'priceless' stained glass window. Cambridge News. 23 February.

Get Ready for the Upcoming 'Beast Jesus' Documentary

(Spain)

Cait Munro (2016). Get Ready for the Upcoming 'Beast Jesus' Documentary. ArtNet News. 22 February.

Symposium at MKG develops ideas for dealing with silver formerly owned by Jews in museums

(Germany)

Art Daily (2016). Symposium at MKG develops ideas for dealing with silver formerly owned by Jews in museums. Art Daily. 22 February.

Right-on students demand Cambridge removes bronze statue …because it was looted by Britain

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Charlie Peat (2016). Right-on students demand Cambridge removes bronze statue …because it was looted by Britain. Express. 22 February.

'Guilty' verdict on the spectacular 2010 Paris art theft

(France)

DW (2016). 'Guilty' verdict on the spectacular 2010 Paris art theft. DW. 20 February.

Athenians' Association Turns to the European Court of Human Rights for the Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Evgenia Choros (2016). Athenians' Association Turns to the European Court of Human Rights for the Parthenon Marbles. Greek Reporter. 19 February.

Artists Covertly Scan Bust of Nefertiti and Release the Data for Free Online

(Germany; Egypt)

Claire Voon (2016). Artists Covertly Scan Bust of Nefertiti and Release the Data for Free Online. Hyperallergic. 19 February.

Art Dealer Torsten Brohan Ordered To Disclose Proceeds Of 20th Century Sale To China

(Germany)

Artlyst (2016). Art Dealer Torsten Brohan Ordered To Disclose Proceeds Of 20th Century Sale To China. Artlyst. 19 February.

24-hour Strike on Monday Will Close Museums and Archaeological Sites Throughout Greece

(Greece)

Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi (2016). 24-hour Strike on Monday Will Close Museums and Archaeological Sites Throughout Greece. Greek Reporter. 19 February.

Germany returns looted treasures to Poland

(Germany; Poland)

Radio Poland (2016). Germany returns looted treasures to Poland. Radio Poland. 18 February.

BREAKING: Jesus College students vote to repatriate cockerel to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

The Cambridge Student (2016). BREAKING: Jesus College students vote to repatriate cockerel to Nigeria. The Cambridge Student. 18 February.

Stonehenge tourist bosses demand visitors stop chipping stones and selling them on eBay

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2016). Stonehenge tourist bosses demand visitors stop chipping stones and selling them on eBay. The Telegraph. 18 February.

EDITORIAL: Restoring artifacts to their rightful owners

(United Kingdom; Australia)

Indiana Daily Student (2016). EDITORIAL: Restoring artifacts to their rightful owners. Indiana Daily Student. 17 February.

Bluestone is being chipped away on the Preseli Hills

(United Kingdom)

Sam Kurtz (2016). Bluestone is being chipped away on the Preseli Hills. Western Telegraph. 17 February.

Picasso thief signs away right to haul

(United Kingdom)

Midweek Herald (2016). Picasso thief signs away right to haul. Midweek Herald. 17 February.

The Art Loss Register locates two paintings stolen in a house burglary in Amsterdam in 2010

(Netherlands; Switzerland)

Art Daily (2016). The Art Loss Register locates two paintings stolen in a house burglary in Amsterdam in 2010. Art Daily. 16 February.

Unesco and Italy team up to protect art and artefacts from terrorists

(Italy)

Associated Press (2016). Unesco and Italy team up to protect art and artefacts from terrorists. The Guardian. 16 February.

Italy sets up Unesco task force to protect antiquities in conflict areas

(Italy)

Associated Press (2016). Italy sets up Unesco task force to protect antiquities in conflict areas. The Art Newspaper. 16 February.

Hunt for Russia's missing Amber Room turns to Czech castle

(Czech Republic; Russia)

Derek Scally (2016). Hunt for Russia's missing Amber Room turns to Czech castle. The Irish Times. 16 February.

Extradition to US for Spanish dealer in big art fraud case

(United States of America; Spain)

Alan Clendenning (2016). Extradition to US for Spanish dealer in big art fraud case. Associated Press. 16 February.

New 'paper trail' rules to help crack down on metal thieves

(United Kingdom)

Greg Russell (2016). New 'paper trail' rules to help crack down on metal thieves. The National. 16 February.

Why the UK replica furniture market is about to be hit by new copyright laws

(United Kingdom)

Tim Willis (2016). Why the UK replica furniture market is about to be hit by new copyright laws. The Independent. 15 February.

Belgian museum in such poor repair the exhibits are being rained on

(Belgium)

James Rothwell (2016). Belgian museum in such poor repair the exhibits are being rained on. The Telegraph. 14 February.

Egypt to recover two stolen artefacts from Germany

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt to recover two stolen artefacts from Germany. Ahram Online. 14 February.

75 años del regreso de la 'Dama de Elche'

(Spain)

Pedro Fernández Barbadillo (2016). 75 años del regreso de la 'Dama de Elche'. Libertad. 14 February.

Facebook Loses Gustave Courbet Nudity Case In French Appeal Court

(France)

Artlyst (2016). Facebook Loses Gustave Courbet Nudity Case In French Appeal Court. Artlyst. 13 February.

Britain must free the blood-soaked queen of diamonds Koh-i-Noor

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Ben MacIntyre (2016). Britain must free the blood-soaked queen of diamonds Koh-i-Noor. The Australian. 13 February.

The Revelations of a Nazi Art Catalogue

(France; Germany)

Sarah Wildman (2016). The Revelations of a Nazi Art Catalogue. The New Yorker. 12 February.

Is The Controversial Art Law Fueling Germany's Recent 'Art Drain'?

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Is The Controversial Art Law Fueling Germany's Recent 'Art Drain'?. ArtNet News. 11 February.

Report: Ukraine "doing nothing" to recover stolen Dutch art

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Report: Ukraine "doing nothing" to recover stolen Dutch art. NL Times. 11 February.

Former Tory councillor convicted of stealing World War Two hero's bravery honour 'to pay mortgage' escapes jail

(United Kingdom)

Mike Lockley (2016). Former Tory councillor convicted of stealing World War Two hero's bravery honour 'to pay mortgage' escapes jail. Mirror. 11 February.

Stolen mosque lamps to return to Egypt as Cairo museum houses new database

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Tim Cornwell (2016). Stolen mosque lamps to return to Egypt as Cairo museum houses new database. The Art Newspaper. 11 February.

Import restrictions extended, not expanded

(United States of America; Italy)

Richard Giedroyc (2016). Import restrictions extended, not expanded. Numismaster. 11 February.

From Artifice to Artefact

(United Kingdom)

Juliet Ceresole (2016). From Artifice to Artefact. V&A Blog. 10 February.

Tres detenidos por robar piezas de oro y plata de la parroquia de Aes (Cantabria)

(Spain)

Three arrested for theft of gold and silver pieces from the church of Aes (Cantabria)

Europa Press (2016). Tres detenidos por robar piezas de oro y plata de la parroquia de Aes (Cantabria). El Diario. 9 February.

Un comerciante vendía vasijas y columnas romanas por internet

(Spain)

A vendor was selling Roman columns and vases on the internet

La Verdad (2016). Un comerciante vendía vasijas y columnas romanas por internet. La Verdad. 9 February.

2 Treasure Hunters Arrested While Destroying Ancient Roman City Ratiaria near Bulgaria's Archar

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). 2 Treasure Hunters Arrested While Destroying Ancient Roman City Ratiaria near Bulgaria's Archar. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 8 February.

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 (2016). Pakistan lays claim to the Koh-i-Noor diamond centrepiece to the Crown Jewels, claiming the gem was 'forcibly' taken by Britain. The Daily Mail. 8 February.

Former Dealer of Art Forgeries Exhibits His Own (Legal) Paintings

(United Kingdom)

Gabrielle Bruney (2016). Former Dealer of Art Forgeries Exhibits His Own (Legal) Paintings. Vice. 7 February.

Robos en iglesias, un patrimonio en peligro

(Spain)

Robberies in churches, heritage in danger

Fernando Pérez Ávila (2016). Robos en iglesias, un patrimonio en peligro. Diario de Sevilla. 7 February.

Esclarecen otros 3 robos de arte sacro en iglesias

(Spain)

Three other robberies of religious art from churches clarified

El Correo De Burgos (2016). Esclarecen otros 3 robos de arte sacro en iglesias. El Correo De Burgos. 6 February.

California A-G looks to reverse ruling over Nazi-stolen artwork

(United States of America; Spain)

I24 News (2016). California A-G looks to reverse ruling over Nazi-stolen artwork. I24 News. 6 February.

Old camcorder footage sparks fresh appeal over antique rail clock stolen in Nineties museum robbery

(United Kingdom)

Kirsten Elder (2016). Old camcorder footage sparks fresh appeal over antique rail clock stolen in Nineties museum robbery. Belfast Telegraph. 5 February.

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' (2016). Un trésor oublié depuis trente ans rendu á un peuple amérindien. Le Figaro. 5 February.

Detenidas en Ourense dos personas implicadas en 20 robos en iglesias

(Spain)

Two people implicated in 20 church robberies detained in Ourense.

Europa Press (2016). Detenidas en Ourense dos personas implicadas en 20 robos en iglesias. 20 Minutos. 5 February.

Treasures Dug Up by Tomb Robbers Returned to Italy

(Italy; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Megan Gannon (2016). Treasures Dug Up by Tomb Robbers Returned to Italy. Live Science. 4 February.

Fuerzan dos iglesias de Bande pero no se llevan ningún botín

(Spain)

Doors forced on two Bande churches but nothing was taken

Laura Fernández (2016). Fuerzan dos iglesias de Bande pero no se llevan ningún botín. La Region. 4 February.

Mates have Banksy art stolen and flat trashed by Airbnb guests who left condoms and laughing gas

(United Kingdom)

Ollie McAteer (2016). Mates have Banksy art stolen and flat trashed by Airbnb guests who left condoms and laughing gas. Metro. 3 February.

'Short-sighted' council 'lost opportunity to put Northampton on the map' by selling Sekhemka

(United Kingdom)

Nick Bieber (2016). 'Short-sighted' council 'lost opportunity to put Northampton on the map' by selling Sekhemka. Northants Herald & Post. 3 February.

Se roban a 'La Conchita' de Tonanitla

(Mexico)

'La Conchita' of Tonanitla stolen

Juan Manuel Barrera (2016). Se roban a 'La Conchita' de Tonanitla. El Universal. 3 February.

Roban el sagrario barroco de la iglesia de Olveira y provocan un incendio en la sacristía

(Spain)

Baroque tabernacle from the church of Olveira solen and fire started in the sacristy

Javier Romero (2016). Roban el sagrario barroco de la iglesia de Olveira y provocan un incendio en la sacristía. La Voz de Galicia. 3 February.

Stolen Camille Claudel Bronze Bust of Lover Auguste Rodin Recovered

(France)

Artlyst (2016). Stolen Camille Claudel Bronze Bust of Lover Auguste Rodin Recovered. Artlyst. 1 February.

Hundreds of looted antiquities including mosaics from Pompeii and ancient sarcophagi are uncovered in Switzerland

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Hannah Roberts (2016). Hundreds of looted antiquities including mosaics from Pompeii and ancient sarcophagi are uncovered in Switzerland. The Daily Mail. 1 February.

Disgraced British art dealer's priceless treasure trove discovered hidden in Geneva

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Nick Squires (2016). Disgraced British art dealer's priceless treasure trove discovered hidden in Geneva. The Telegraph. 1 February.

Tate director backs Art Fund's call for UK export licence reform after Rembrandt fiasco

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Tate director backs Art Fund's call for UK export licence reform after Rembrandt fiasco. The Art Newspaper. 1 February.

Van Gogh's Garden at Auvers, once labelled a fake, gets its day in the sun at Royal Academy

(United Kingdom)

Vincent Noce (2016). Van Gogh's Garden at Auvers, once labelled a fake, gets its day in the sun at Royal Academy. The Art Newspaper. 30 January.

On the trail of the lost bulls: art detectives who track down missing public treasures

(United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe (2016). On the trail of the lost bulls: art detectives who track down missing public treasures. The Guardian. 30 January.

Colombia rejects asking Spain to return donation of ancient gold pieces

(Colombia; Spain)

Sally Palomino (2016). Colombia rejects asking Spain to return donation of ancient gold pieces. El País. 29 January.

Cecil Rhodes statue to remain at Oxford University

(United Kingdom)

Kevin Rawlinson (2016). Cecil Rhodes statue to remain at Oxford University. The Guardian. 29 January.

US museum gives Italy back looted head of Greek statue

(Italy; United States of America)

Patrick Browne (2016). US museum gives Italy back looted head of Greek statue. The Local. 29 January.

Sekhemka Egyptian statue sale prompts museum ethics code change

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Sekhemka Egyptian statue sale prompts museum ethics code change. BBC News. 28 January.

Heartbroken pupils write letter to thieves to return Geevor Tin Mine artifacts

(United Kingdom)

Kirste Smith (2016). Heartbroken pupils write letter to thieves to return Geevor Tin Mine artifacts. The Cornishman. 28 January.

Colombia High Court Weighs Demand Spain Return Gold Treasure

(Colombia; Spain)

Associated Press (2016). Colombia High Court Weighs Demand Spain Return Gold Treasure. Associated Press. 28 January.

Stolen art tracking companies ALR and ARG embroiled in 'bizarre' legal row

(United Kingdom)

Nick Clark (2016). Stolen art tracking companies ALR and ARG embroiled in 'bizarre' legal row. The Independent. 28 January.

Man on trial for having ancient stolen books in his house

(Ireland)

The Journal (2016). Man on trial for having ancient stolen books in his house. The Journal. 27 January.

La Policía detiene al presunto autor del robo de piezas litúrgicas del Corpus Christi

(Spain)

Police arrest suspect in the robbery of liturgical pieces from Corpus Christi.

Sevilla Directo (2016). La Policía detiene al presunto autor del robo de piezas litúrgicas del Corpus Christi. Sevilla Directo. 27 January.

Why a Swiss gallery should return its looted Nazi art out of simple decency

(Switzerland)

Jonathan Jones (2016). Why a Swiss gallery should return its looted Nazi art out of simple decency. The Guardian. 27 January.

Italians Mock Cover-Up of Nude Statues for Iranian's Visit

(Vatican; Iran; Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2016). Italians Mock Cover-Up of Nude Statues for Iranian's Visit. The New York Times. 27 January.

La Policía recupera un cáliz de plata robado en una iglesia de Zamora

(Spain)

Police recover silver chalice stolen from a Zamora church

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). La Policía recupera un cáliz de plata robado en una iglesia de Zamora. La Opinión de Zamora. 27 January.

Man arrested over alleged theft of Roman coins from Chelmsford Museum

(United Kingdom)

Yellow Advertiser (2016). Man arrested over alleged theft of Roman coins from Chelmsford Museum. Yellow Advertiser. 27 January.

Atacan y profanan tres iglesias en Sevilla y Lugo

(Spain)

Three churches in Sevilla and Lugo attacked and profaned

La Gaceta (2016). Atacan y profanan tres iglesias en Sevilla y Lugo. La Gaceta. 26 January.

Switzerland to Finance Research Into Disputed Art

(Switzerland)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Switzerland to Finance Research Into Disputed Art. The New York Times. 26 January.

Banksy's Latest Mural Covered After Theft Attempt

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Banksy's Latest Mural Covered After Theft Attempt. ArtNet News. 26 January.

Art Loss Register faces competition complaint from Art Recovery Group

(United Kingdom)

Melanie Gerlis (2016). Art Loss Register faces competition complaint from Art Recovery Group. The Art Newspaper. 26 January.

Rome spares Iranian president's blushes by covering nude statues

(Vatican; Iran)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner (2016). Rome spares Iranian president's blushes by covering nude statues. The Guardian. 26 January.

Illegal dumping in Roman catacombs leaves precious ancient site polluted

(Italy)

Reuters (2016). Illegal dumping in Roman catacombs leaves precious ancient site polluted. The Guardian. 26 January.

Germany's looted art probe efforts 'failing'

(Germany)

Toby Axelrod (2016). Germany's looted art probe efforts 'failing'. The Jewish Chronicle. 25 January.

Roban tres copones de plata, cálices y la recaudación del cepillo en una iglesia de Sevilla

(Spain)

Actuall (2016). Roban tres copones de plata, cálices y la recaudación del cepillo en una iglesia de Sevilla. Actuall. 25 January.

Jewish Heirs Sue Swiss Museum to Recover Constable Painting

(Switzerland)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Jewish Heirs Sue Swiss Museum to Recover Constable Painting. The New York Times. 25 January.

El tesoro de los Quimbayas

(Colombia; Spain)

The treasure of the Quimbayas

Óscar Domínguez G. (2016). El tesoro de los Quimbayas. El Universal. 25 January.

Greece a transit country for trade in illicit antiquities from Syria, Iraq

(Greece; Iraq; Syria)

eKathimerini (2016). Greece a transit country for trade in illicit antiquities from Syria, Iraq. eKathimerini. 24 January.

Piden hasta 2 años de cárcel para tres implicados en la compraventa de piezas robadas en iglesias

(Spain)

Up to 2 years in prison sought for three involved in the sale of art stolen from churches

El Norte de Castilla (2016). Piden hasta 2 años de cárcel para tres implicados en la compraventa de piezas robadas en iglesias. El Norte de Castilla. 24 January.

'Operation Pandora' recovers thousands of artefacts

(General)

BBC News (2016). 'Operation Pandora' recovers thousands of artefacts. BBC News. 23 January.

Kunstmuseum Bern Director Questions Expectation Surrounding Gurlitt Trove

(Switzerland)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Kunstmuseum Bern Director Questions Expectation Surrounding Gurlitt Trove. ArtNet News. 21 January.

Meet the Indiana Jones of Stolen Art

(Netherlands)

Beckett Mufson (2016). Meet the Indiana Jones of Stolen Art. Vice. 21 January.

Lords put pressure on UK government to sign Hague Convention this year

(United Kingdom)

Anny Shaw (2016). Lords put pressure on UK government to sign Hague Convention this year. The Art Newspaper. 21 January.

Government's Search for Antiques Boundless as Harihara Ceremony a Success

(Cambodia; France)

Mom Kunthear (2016). Government's Search for Antiques Boundless as Harihara Ceremony a Success. Khmer Times. 21 January.

National Library employee to face trial over theft of 216 books

(Ireland)

Tom Tuite (2016). National Library employee to face trial over theft of 216 books. The Irish Times. 21 January.

Dipinti rubati recuperati dai Carabinieri del Nucleo Tutela Patrimonio di Ancona

(Italy)

Stolen paintings recovered by the Carabinieri Heritage Unit in Ancona

ETV Marche (2016). Dipinti rubati recuperati dai Carabinieri del Nucleo Tutela Patrimonio di Ancona. ETV Marche. 20 January.

France's Guimet Museum returns looted statue head to national museum in Phnom Penh

(Cambodia; France)

AFP (2016). France's Guimet Museum returns looted statue head to national museum in Phnom Penh. Art Daily. 20 January.

Los robos y falsificaciones de arte abortados en el último lustro superan los 150 millones

(Spain)

Robberies and forgeries of seized art in the last year tops 150 million

José Ramón Villalba (2016). Los robos y falsificaciones de arte abortados en el último lustro superan los 150 millones. Ideal. 20 January.

The best places in England for unearthing lost treasure

(United Kingdom)

Laurence Cawley (2016). The best places in England for unearthing lost treasure. BBC News. 17 January.

'Stealing my painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley was like a plot from The Archers'

(United Kingdom)

Hull Daily Mail (2016). 'Stealing my painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley was like a plot from The Archers'. Hull Daily Mail. 17 January.

Odyssey Explorer: Cyprus to examine suspect cargo of antiquities from offshore supply ship

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Cahal Milmo (2016). Odyssey Explorer: Cyprus to examine suspect cargo of antiquities from offshore supply ship. The Independent. 16 January.

Switzerland returns stolen Etruscan treasures to Italy

(Switzerland; Italy)

Swiss Info (2016). Switzerland returns stolen Etruscan treasures to Italy. Swiss Info. 15 January.

Few Answers on True Owners of Art Found in Gurlitt Trove

(Germany)

Melissa Eddy (2016). Few Answers on True Owners of Art Found in Gurlitt Trove. The New York Times. 14 January.

Germany German task force finds five Nazi-looted works in Gurlitt trove

(Germany)

DW (2016). Germany German task force finds five Nazi-looted works in Gurlitt trove. DW. 14 January.

German team probing stolen Nazi art defends slow progress

(Germany)

AFP (2016). German team probing stolen Nazi art defends slow progress. The Times of Israel. 14 January.

'Priceless' ball stolen from Dunblane Museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). 'Priceless' ball stolen from Dunblane Museum. BBC News. 14 January.

Suspected arson at Fontainebleau church

(France)

Margot Boutges (2016). Suspected arson at Fontainebleau church. The Art Newspaper. 13 January.

Fight 'Islamic State' by preventing illegal artifacts trade

(Germany)

DW (2016). Fight 'Islamic State' by preventing illegal artifacts trade. DW. 13 January.

Expolian un mosaico de 2.000 años de antigüedad en la Villa Romana de Río Verde en Marbella

(Spain)

Looted: a 2000-year-old mosaic in the Roman Villa of Río Verde in Marabella

J.J. Madueño (2016). Expolian un mosaico de 2.000 años de antigüedad en la Villa Romana de Río Verde en Marbella. ABC España. 13 January.

Local councils resist temptation to cash-in on their art—for the time being

(United Kingdom)

Javier Pes (2016). Local councils resist temptation to cash-in on their art—for the time being. The Art Newspaper. 13 January.

Theft from Dunblane Museum

(United Kingdom)

Forth Valley Police Division (2016). Theft from Dunblane Museum. Forth Valley Police Division. 13 January.

Historic mosque attacked in Crimea

(Ukraine; Russia)

World Bulletin (2016). Historic mosque attacked in Crimea. World Bulletin. 12 January.

Tres detenidos por el robo de más de 200 piezas en iglesias de la provincia de Burgos

(Spain)

Three arrested for the theft of more than 200 pieces from churches in Burgos province.

Pablo Morquecho Martínez (2016). Tres detenidos por el robo de más de 200 piezas en iglesias de la provincia de Burgos. Tribuna Salamanca. 12 January.

Austrian Restitution Law Criticized For Failing to Regulate Trade of Looted Art

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Austrian Restitution Law Criticized For Failing to Regulate Trade of Looted Art. ArtNet News. 11 January.

From Auschwitz to Israel, the Saga of a Long-Lost Mini-Torah

(Israel; Austria)

Shlomo Rizel (2016). From Auschwitz to Israel, the Saga of a Long-Lost Mini-Torah. Chabad.org. 11 January.

For Italy's Art Police, An Ongoing Fight Against Pillage Of Priceless Works

(Italy)

Sylvia Poggioli (2016). For Italy's Art Police, An Ongoing Fight Against Pillage Of Priceless Works. NPR. 11 January.

Muhammad cartoons censored at Charlie Hebdo exhibit in Tel Aviv

(Israel; France)

The Times of Israel (2016). Muhammad cartoons censored at Charlie Hebdo exhibit in Tel Aviv. The Times of Israel. 10 January.

Can you help find this Co Down railway clock stolen 20 years ago?

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Scott (2016). Can you help find this Co Down railway clock stolen 20 years ago?. Belfast Live. 8 January.

Van Dyck painting found in Istanbul

(Turkey; Georgia; Russia)

Hurriyet Daily News (2016). Van Dyck painting found in Istanbul. Hurriyet Daily News. 8 January.

Who Owned 'Vexed Man' Sculpture During WWII? Austrian Dispute Hits Getty Museum

(Austria; United States of America)

Uri Blau (2016). Who Owned 'Vexed Man' Sculpture During WWII? Austrian Dispute Hits Getty Museum. Haaretz. 8 January.

After plagiarism claims, Malaysian ad firm disqualified from Kancil awards

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

The Malay Mail (2016). After plagiarism claims, Malaysian ad firm disqualified from Kancil awards. The Malay Mail. 8 January.

Channel 5 accused of supporting 'grave-robbing' over TV show Battlefield Recovery

(United Kingdom)

David Barnett (2016). Channel 5 accused of supporting 'grave-robbing' over TV show Battlefield Recovery. The Guardian. 8 January.

Decorative stones stolen from several local graves

(Ireland)

Independent Westmeath (2016). Decorative stones stolen from several local graves. Independent Westmeath. 8 January.

Widespread forgery of avant-garde artist exposed at Russian Art Week

(Russia)

Claudia Barbieri Childs (2016). Widespread forgery of avant-garde artist exposed at Russian Art Week. The Art Newspaper. 7 January.

Why the U.S. Wants Germany to Take Another Look in Its Museums

(Germany; United States of America)

Jas Chana (2016). Why the U.S. Wants Germany to Take Another Look in Its Museums. Haaretz. 7 January.

Owner of purported Monet loses case in French court

(France)

Georgina Adam (2016). Owner of purported Monet loses case in French court. The Art Newspaper. 7 January.

Roman coins stolen from locked case at Chelmsford Museum

(United Kingdom)

Steve Neale (2016). Roman coins stolen from locked case at Chelmsford Museum. Yellow Advertiser. 5 January.

New foundation takes over research into Gurlitt hoard

(Germany)

Flavia Foradini (2016). New foundation takes over research into Gurlitt hoard. The Art Newspaper. 4 January.

Facebook accused of censoring photo of Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue

(Denmark)

Mark Molloy (2016). Facebook accused of censoring photo of Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue. The Telegraph. 4 January.

Who owns the wreckage of the San José, and what should be done with it?

(Colombia; Peru; Panama; Spain)

Giles Richardson (2016). Who owns the wreckage of the San José, and what should be done with it?. Apollo. 4 January.

Search is on for iconic sculpture

(United Kingdom)

Paul Broome (2016). Search is on for iconic sculpture. Hereford Times. 2 January.

Nuremberg: Germany's dilemma over the Nazis' field of dreams

(Germany)

Tony Paterson (2016). Nuremberg: Germany's dilemma over the Nazis' field of dreams. The Independent. 2 January.

Staffordshire Regiment Museum tracks down medals stolen from display 40 years ago

(United Kingdom)

Tamworth Herald (2016). Staffordshire Regiment Museum tracks down medals stolen from display 40 years ago. Tamworth Herald. 2 January.

Country's 'one of a kind' cannon is stolen from garden

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Howard (2016). Country's 'one of a kind' cannon is stolen from garden. Daily Echo. 2 January.

Roban el niño Jesús de la imagen de la Virgen del Rosario de Valencina

(Spain)

Baby Jesus and statue of the Virgin of the Rosary stolen in Valencia

EFE (2016). Roban el niño Jesús de la imagen de la Virgen del Rosario de Valencina. Diario d Sevilla. 1 January.

Thief stole painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley during wedding

(United Kingdom)

Lucy Leeson (2016). Thief stole painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley during wedding. Hull Daily Mail. 1 January.

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on tourists at ancient fortress in Russia's Dagestan

(Russia)

RT (2015). ISIS claims responsibility for attack on tourists at ancient fortress in Russia's Dagestan. RT. 31 December.

Shooting at ancient citadel in Russia's Caucasus, one dead

(Russia)

Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber (2015). Shooting at ancient citadel in Russia's Caucasus, one dead. Yahoo News. 30 December.

Two British teens to face trial over Auschwitz theft

(Poland; United Kingdom)

AFP (2015). Two British teens to face trial over Auschwitz theft. Yahoo News. 30 December.

British Teens Indicted for Stealing Artifacts From Auschwutz-Birkenau Museum

(Poland; United Kingdom)

JTA (2015). British Teens Indicted for Stealing Artifacts From Auschwutz-Birkenau Museum. Haaretz. 30 December.

Award-winning Malaysian agency seeks to contact UK designer after plagiarism claim

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

Boo Su-Lyn (2015). Award-winning Malaysian agency seeks to contact UK designer after plagiarism claim. The Malay Mail. 30 December.

£21,000 of war medals stolen in museum raid remain missing three years on

(United Kingdom)

Neil Vowles (2015). £21,000 of war medals stolen in museum raid remain missing three years on. The Argus. 30 December.

Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered

(Italy)

Alice Philipson (2015). Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered. The Telegraph. 30 December.

'Nighthawks': Tracking the criminals plundering ancient sites with the latest equipment

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo (2015). 'Nighthawks': Tracking the criminals plundering ancient sites with the latest equipment. The Independent. 30 December.

Search is on for Sussex's missing public art

(United Kingdom)

Ben James (2015). Search is on for Sussex's missing public art. The Argus. 29 December.

France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage

(Syria; Iraq; France)

Vincent Noce (2015). France builds grand alliance to protect cultural heritage. The Art Newspaper. 29 December.

Salvage Vessel Detained Over Antiquities Possession

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

The Maritime Executive (2015). Salvage Vessel Detained Over Antiquities Possession. The Maritime Executive. 29 December.

Cyprus seeks Lebanese expertise on seized treasures

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Ya Libnan (2015). Cyprus seeks Lebanese expertise on seized treasures. Ya Libnan. 28 December.

Top policeman calls for CCTV at Glasgow Necropolis

(United Kingdom)

Graham Fraser (2015). Top policeman calls for CCTV at Glasgow Necropolis. BBC News. 26 December.

Army sign up 'Monument Men' to save treasures from warzones

(United Kingdom)

Ben Farmer (2015). Army sign up 'Monument Men' to save treasures from warzones. The Telegraph. 25 December.

Police hunt stolen painting

(United Kingdom)

Bordon Herald (2015). Police hunt stolen painting. Bordon Herald. 24 December.

Revientan la puerta de la iglesia para robar la corona a la patrona de Guillena

(Spain)

Church door broken down to steal crown of the patron saint of Guillena

Juan Carlos Romero (2015). Revientan la puerta de la iglesia para robar la corona a la patrona de Guillena. ABC España. 24 December.

The Over-The-Hill-Mob: Inside England's Biggest Jewel Heist

(United Kingdom)

Nico Hines (2015). The Over-The-Hill-Mob: Inside England's Biggest Jewel Heist. The Daily Beast. 24 December.

Cypriot Authorities Found 18th Century Antiquities on Board an American Ship

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Anastassios Adamopoulos (2015). Cypriot Authorities Found 18th Century Antiquities on Board an American Ship. Greek Reporter. 24 December.

Antiquities on board seized vessel 'not unique to Cyprus'

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Andria Kades (2015). Antiquities on board seized vessel 'not unique to Cyprus'. Cyprus Mail. 24 December.

Treasure hunters seized in Limassol

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Elias Hazou (2015). Treasure hunters seized in Limassol. Cyprus Mail. 24 December.

Revisiting case of stolen Dutch art work

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Veronika Melkozerova (2015). Revisiting case of stolen Dutch art work. Kyiv Post. 24 December.

'Lost' £30m masterpiece now at risk of leaving UK

(United Kingdom)

DCMS (2015). 'Lost' £30m masterpiece now at risk of leaving UK. UK Government. 23 December.

Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins

(Egypt; Greece)

Ahram Online (2015). Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins. Ahram Online. 23 December.

Giraffe tongue among 103 items stolen from National Museum

(United Kingdom)

The Scotsman (2015). Giraffe tongue among 103 items stolen from National Museum. The Scotsman. 23 December.

Ship with stolen artefacts docks at Limassol port

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

In Cyprus (2015). Ship with stolen artefacts docks at Limassol port. In Cyprus. 23 December.

Gurlitt 'sane' when donating art to museum

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2015). Gurlitt 'sane' when donating art to museum. Swiss Info. 22 December.

Just 5 Nazi-stolen works found in Gurlitt art haul

(Germany)

The Local (2015). Just 5 Nazi-stolen works found in Gurlitt art haul. The Local. 22 December.

Denmark's Graceland Museum Boss Forced To Change Venue Name

(Denmark; United States of America)

WENN (2015). Denmark's Graceland Museum Boss Forced To Change Venue Name. Contact Music. 22 December.

'Stolen' sapphire pops up in Midtown pawn shop 19 years later

(United States of America; Italy)

Julia Marsh (2015). 'Stolen' sapphire pops up in Midtown pawn shop 19 years later. New York Post. 22 December.

Museum attendance in Paris plummets after terrorist attacks

(France)

Gareth Harris (2015). Museum attendance in Paris plummets after terrorist attacks. The Art Newspaper. 21 December.

Lost Nazi-Looted Jean-Antoine Houdon Bust Returns to Poland after 75 Years

(Poland; Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Lost Nazi-Looted Jean-Antoine Houdon Bust Returns to Poland after 75 Years. ArtNet News. 21 December.

Appeal launched to find lost Sheffield steel sculpture

(United Kingdom)

The Star (2015). Appeal launched to find lost Sheffield steel sculpture. The Star. 21 December.

Is the German Cultural Property Protection Act to be welcomed?

(Germany)

Apollo (2015). Is the German Cultural Property Protection Act to be welcomed?. Apollo. 21 December.

Artist's Fury After 'Female Beauty' Exhibition Combatting Negative Body Image Is Denied By Police

(Denmark)

Natasha Hinde (2015). Artist's Fury After 'Female Beauty' Exhibition Combatting Negative Body Image Is Denied By Police. Huffington Post. 21 December.

Delight as Staffordshire Regiment's medals returned 40 years after they were stolen

(United Kingdom)

Lichfield Mercury (2015). Delight as Staffordshire Regiment's medals returned 40 years after they were stolen. Lichfield Mercury. 21 December.

El mar esconde sus tesoros

(Spain)

Josep Playá Maset (2015). El mar esconde sus tesoros. La Vanguardia. 20 December.

Russian foundation wrongfully called $800K painting fake: suit

(United States of America; Russia)

Kathianne Boniello (2015). Russian foundation wrongfully called $800K painting fake: suit. New York Post. 20 December.

Security director warns against 'financing terrorism'

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2015). Security director warns against 'financing terrorism'. Swiss Info. 20 December.

Lichtenstein Investigated Yves Bouvier

(Liechtenstein)

Darren Isner (2015). Lichtenstein Investigated Yves Bouvier. The News Hub. 19 December.

Master forger who fooled world's art experts reveals how he created £444,000 fake statue in garden shed

(United Kingdom)

Paul Britton (2015). Master forger who fooled world's art experts reveals how he created £444,000 fake statue in garden shed. Manchester Evening News. 19 December.

El fuego arrasa dos piezas religiosas del siglo XVI

(Spain)

Fire destroys two pieces of religious art from the 16th century

Diario de Mallorca (2015). El fuego arrasa dos piezas religiosas del siglo XVI. Diario de Mallorca. 19 December.

Museum of WWII stolen artwork raises attention in Italy

(Italy)

Marzia De Giuli (2015). Museum of WWII stolen artwork raises attention in Italy. Xinhua. 18 December.

Two Warhol Prints and an Otto Piene Artwork Stolen from Gallery Vehicle in Germany

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Two Warhol Prints and an Otto Piene Artwork Stolen from Gallery Vehicle in Germany. ArtNet News. 18 December.

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 (2015). Found: 'Priceless' 18th century 'Bust of the Goddess Diana' looted by the Nazis in WWII returned to Warsaw's Royal Lazienki Palace. The Daily Mail. 18 December.

Madrid's Royal Collections settles dispute with Prado museum

(Spain)

Gareth Harris (2015). Madrid's Royal Collections settles dispute with Prado museum. The Art Newspaper. 17 December.

Hanukkah at the Arch of Titus

(Israel; Italy)

Steven Fine (2015). Hanukkah at the Arch of Titus. Yale University News. 15 December.

Nazi gold train: 'No evidence' of discovery in Poland

(Poland)

BBC News (2015). Nazi gold train: 'No evidence' of discovery in Poland. BBC News. 15 December.

Stolen Dutch Art Shows Up in Ukraine, but Getting It Back Isn't Easy

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2015). Stolen Dutch Art Shows Up in Ukraine, but Getting It Back Isn't Easy. The New York Times. 15 December.

Historic England on a mission to locate publicly subsidised art that has disappeared from view

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo (2015). Historic England on a mission to locate publicly subsidised art that has disappeared from view. The Independent. 15 December.

Public artworks disappearing before our eyes, says heritage body

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2015). Public artworks disappearing before our eyes, says heritage body. The Guardian. 15 December.

Does Greece want its marbles back?

(Greece; United Kingdom)

George Vardas (2015). Does Greece want its marbles back?. Neos Kosmos. 14 December.

Stolen relief of Egyptian King Seti I recovered from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Stolen relief of Egyptian King Seti I recovered from London. Ahram Online. 14 December.

Three stolen Egyptian Mameluk-era lamps recovered from London and Sharjah

(Egypt; United Kingdom; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Three stolen Egyptian Mameluk-era lamps recovered from London and Sharjah. Ahram Online. 14 December.

El robo del Códice Calixtino: una peripecia digna de un guión de Berlanga

(Spain)

The theft of the Codex Calixtino: a premise worthy of a script by Berlanga

Pedro García Martín (2015). El robo del Códice Calixtino: una peripecia digna de un guión de Berlanga. El Mundo. 14 December.

Bulgarian Customs Prevent Smuggling of Ancient Coins, Artifacts into England

(Bulgaria; United Kingdom)

Novinite (2015). Bulgarian Customs Prevent Smuggling of Ancient Coins, Artifacts into England. Novinite. 14 December.

Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy

(China; Netherlands)

Yao Lan (2015). Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy. ECNS. 13 December.

El Códice Calixtino optará al Registro de la Memoria del Mundo de la Unesco, lo que reforzaría su protección

(Spain)

The Codex Calixtinus has been placed on UNESCO's Memory of the World list to ensure its protection

Europa Press (2015). El Códice Calixtino optará al Registro de la Memoria del Mundo de la Unesco, lo que reforzaría su protección. 20 Minutos. 13 December.

Return of the Monuments Men: New UK unit will save priceless artefacts from jihadis

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Williams (2015). Return of the Monuments Men: New UK unit will save priceless artefacts from jihadis. The Daily Star. 13 December.

Cypriot Tasoula Hadjitofi vows to halt illicit art trafficking by terrorists

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2015). Cypriot Tasoula Hadjitofi vows to halt illicit art trafficking by terrorists. Famagusta Gazette. 12 December.

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 (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'. The Daily Mail. 12 December.

Sea god statue set to make welcome return

(United Kingdom)

News Letter (2015). Sea god statue set to make welcome return. News Letter. 11 December.

Villagers reject mummy conditions

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2015). Villagers reject mummy conditions. Shanghai Daily. 11 December.

UN Resolution Calls for Return of Parthenon Sculptures to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2015). UN Resolution Calls for Return of Parthenon Sculptures to Greece. Greek Reporter. 11 December.

Ukraine Jumps Into Stolen Dutch Paintings Mystery With Eye To Referendum

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Pete Baumgartner (2015). Ukraine Jumps Into Stolen Dutch Paintings Mystery With Eye To Referendum. Radio Free Europe. 11 December.

Art Law: French Judgment Against Expert in Max Ernst Forgery Case Set Aside

(France)

Dispute Resolution in Germany (2015). Art Law: French Judgment Against Expert in Max Ernst Forgery Case Set Aside. Dispute Resolution in Germany. 10 December.

Violento robo en la iglesia de las Carmelitas de Peñaranda con el encargado maniatado

(Spain)

Violent robbery in the Church of the Carmelitas in Peñaranda, manager bound

Raúl Martín (2015). Violento robo en la iglesia de las Carmelitas de Peñaranda con el encargado maniatado. Salamanca 24 Horas. 10 December.

L'historien d'art Werner Spies innocenté dans l'affaire du faux Max Ernst

(France)

Art Historian Werner Spies acquitted in case of fake Max Ernst

Harry Bellet (2015). L'historien d'art Werner Spies innocenté dans l'affaire du faux Max Ernst. Le Monde. 10 December.

'Restitution of a lost beauty': Caravaggio Nativity replica brought to Palermo

(Italy)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner (2015). 'Restitution of a lost beauty': Caravaggio Nativity replica brought to Palermo. The Guardian. 10 December.

Stolen Art Hampers Ukraine's EU Progress

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Leonid Bershidsky (2015). Stolen Art Hampers Ukraine's EU Progress. Bloomberg. 9 December.

Artworks Worth $1.1 Million Stolen From Markus Lüpertz's Potsdam Studio

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Artworks Worth $1.1 Million Stolen From Markus Lüpertz's Potsdam Studio. ArtNet News. 9 December.

Greece Will Not Further Pursue the Return of Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

A. Makris (2015). Greece Will Not Further Pursue the Return of Parthenon Marbles. Greek Reporter. 9 December.

Syrian woman faces 12 years in jail for 'smuggling ancient coins'

(Turkey; Sweden)

Hurriyet Daily News (2015). Syrian woman faces 12 years in jail for 'smuggling ancient coins'. Hurriyet Daily News. 9 December.

Dutch collector puts conditions on stolen Buddha statue's return to China

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Dutch collector puts conditions on stolen Buddha statue's return to China. ECNS. 8 December.

Another church hit by lead thefts – St Mary's in Cratfield the latest to be targeted

(United Kingdom)

Edmund Crosthwaite (2015). Another church hit by lead thefts – St Mary's in Cratfield the latest to be targeted. East Anglian Daily Times. 8 December.

Antiquities Dealer Leonardo Patterson Faces New Criminal Charges

(Germany; Mexico)

Tom Mashberg (2015). Antiquities Dealer Leonardo Patterson Faces New Criminal Charges. The New York Times. 8 December.

European states urge action against IS antiquities dealing

(General)

AFP (2015). European states urge action against IS antiquities dealing. Yahoo News. 8 December.

Museum Sues Wikimedia for Hosting Copyrighted Photos of Its Public-Domain Artworks

(Germany)

Benjamin Sutton (2015). Museum Sues Wikimedia for Hosting Copyrighted Photos of Its Public-Domain Artworks. Hyperallergic. 8 December.

Stolen Dutch paintings offered for sale by Ukrainian militia

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Jon Henley (2015). Stolen Dutch paintings offered for sale by Ukrainian militia. The Guardian. 7 December.

Art collector tried to sell fake prints at Sotheby's to fund Brazilian lover's visa

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2015). Art collector tried to sell fake prints at Sotheby's to fund Brazilian lover's visa. The Telegraph. 7 December.

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 (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. The Daily Mail. 7 December.

Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Amelia Caddy (2015). Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition. Australian Geographic. 7 December.

Report: Paintings stolen from Hoorn museum surfaces in Ukraine

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2015). Report: Paintings stolen from Hoorn museum surfaces in Ukraine. NL Times. 7 December.

Misstanke: IS-stulen konst i Sverige

(Switzerland; Syria)

Suspicion: IS-stolen art in Sweden

Aftonbladet (2015). Misstanke: IS-stulen konst i Sverige. Aftonbladet. 6 December.

El otro tesoro

(Spain; United States of America)

The other treasure

Almudena Lopesino (2015). El otro tesoro. Cadena Ser. 6 December.

AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum

(India; United Kingdom)

Express News Service (2015). AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum. The New Indian Express. 6 December.

Statement on Paris Auction of Native American Objects

(United States of America; France)

Evan Ryan (2015). Statement on Paris Auction of Native American Objects. United States Department of State. 4 December.

Isil antiques 'sold to western collectors' warns French finance minister

(Iraq; Syria; France)

David Chazan (2015). Isil antiques 'sold to western collectors' warns French finance minister. The Telegraph. 4 December.

Arte, millones y bajas pasiones: la historia del robo del Códice Calixtino

(Spain)

Art, millions, and lusts: the story of the theft of The Codex Calixtinus

Eva Lamarca (2015). Arte, millones y bajas pasiones: la historia del robo del Códice Calixtino. Vanity Fair. 4 December.

The woman turning ancient buried treasure into jewellery

(United Kingdom)

Maev Kennedy (2015). The woman turning ancient buried treasure into jewellery. The Guardian. 3 December.

Pakistani lawyer files petition for return of Koh-i-noor crown jewels diamond

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Reuters (2015). Pakistani lawyer files petition for return of Koh-i-noor crown jewels diamond. The Guardian. 3 December.

Leslie Waddington, art dealer - obituary

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2015). Leslie Waddington, art dealer - obituary. The Telegraph. 2 December.

German Panel Defends Effort to Trace Owners of Nazi-Looted Art

(Germany)

Melissa Eddy (2015). German Panel Defends Effort to Trace Owners of Nazi-Looted Art. The New York Times. 2 December.

Secretary Jewell Advances Discussion on Repatriation of Tribal Sacred Objects with French Authorities

(United States of America; France)

United States Department of the Interior (2015). Secretary Jewell Advances Discussion on Repatriation of Tribal Sacred Objects with French Authorities. United States Department of the Interior. 2 December.

Celstraffen geëist voor drie helers dure schilderijen uit Leerdams museum

(Netherlands)

Prison sentences demanded for three robbers of expensive paintings from Leerdam Museum

Blikopnieuws (2015). Celstraffen geëist voor drie helers dure schilderijen uit Leerdams museum. Blikopnieuws. 2 December.

Gurlitt task force identifies 5th work looted by Nazis

(Germany)

Associated Press (2015). Gurlitt task force identifies 5th work looted by Nazis. The Daily Mail. 2 December.

Danh Vo and Dutch collector settle legal battle

(Netherlands)

Hannah McGivern (2015). Danh Vo and Dutch collector settle legal battle. The Art Newspaper. 2 December.

Inuit shaman parka 'copied' by KTZ design well-studied by anthropologists

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Sima Sahar Zerehi (2015). Inuit shaman parka 'copied' by KTZ design well-studied by anthropologists. CBC. 2 December.

French national treasure recovered by The Art Loss Register

(France; United Kingdom)

Art Loss Register (2015). French national treasure recovered by The Art Loss Register. Art Loss Register. 1 December.

Police hunt owners of 600 pieces of artwork recovered from Opus Art Gallery in Stow on the Wold

(United Kingdom)

Western Daily Press (2015). Police hunt owners of 600 pieces of artwork recovered from Opus Art Gallery in Stow on the Wold. Western Daily Press. 1 December.

Is this Leonardo da Vinci drawing a £100m masterpiece...or a worthless forgery

(United Kingdom)

Sadie Nicholas (2015). Is this Leonardo da Vinci drawing a £100m masterpiece...or a worthless forgery. Express. 30 November.

Oslo wine theft leaves bitter aftertaste

(Norway)

Sarah Bostock (2015). Oslo wine theft leaves bitter aftertaste. The Foreigner. 30 November.

Ill-Gotten Treasures of Ancient Crimea Are Flooding eBay

(Ukraine; Russia)

Damaris Colhoun (2015). Ill-Gotten Treasures of Ancient Crimea Are Flooding eBay. Atlas Obscura. 30 November.

Culture and jihad, grimly connected through the art market's "blood antiquities"

(United Kingdom)

The Economist (2015). Culture and jihad, grimly connected through the art market's "blood antiquities". The Economist. 30 November.

«La Puerta Santa abrirá, pero esto no es un año santo compostelano»

(Spain)

The Puerta Santa is open, but this isn't a Holy Year

Xurxo Melchor (2015). «La Puerta Santa abrirá, pero esto no es un año santo compostelano». La Voz de Galicia. 29 November.

STOLEN: Historic Woodhenge Bronze Plaques

(United Kingdom)

Spire FM (2015). STOLEN: Historic Woodhenge Bronze Plaques. Spire FM. 28 November.

Looted artefacts from occupied Cyprus returned

(Cyprus; Canada)

In Cyprus (2015). Looted artefacts from occupied Cyprus returned. Parikiaki. 28 November.

The Black Years: how Nazi art came back to Berlin

(Germany)

Rob Sharp (2015). The Black Years: how Nazi art came back to Berlin. The Guardian. 27 November.

Ancient Gravestone Used As Battering Ram In Lightning Jewelry Store Heist

(United Kingdom)

Lee Moran (2015). Ancient Gravestone Used As Battering Ram In Lightning Jewelry Store Heist. Huffington Post. 27 November.

Antique coins stolen from National Museum of Scotland 'worth £20,000'

(United Kingdom)

STV (2015). Antique coins stolen from National Museum of Scotland 'worth £20,000'. STV. 27 November.

U.K. fashion house pulls copied Inuit design, here's their apology

(Canada; United Kingdom)

CBC (2015). U.K. fashion house pulls copied Inuit design, here's their apology. CBC. 27 November.

Infamous art thief arrested in Athens

(Cuba; Greece)

Neos Kosmos (2015). Infamous art thief arrested in Athens. Neos Kosmos. 27 November.

SKULL THEFT FEUD: York travellers' site & 4 others raided, 7 arrests made, sub-machine guns seized - UPDATED

(United Kingdom)

The York Press (2015). SKULL THEFT FEUD: York travellers' site & 4 others raided, 7 arrests made, sub-machine guns seized - UPDATED. The York Press. 27 November.

Frescoes stolen from ancient tomb go on display in Italy

(Italy)

Reuters (2015). Frescoes stolen from ancient tomb go on display in Italy. Reuters. 26 November.

Kirkcaldy Galleries tapestry theft remains a mystery

(United Kingdom)

Maggie Millar (2015). Kirkcaldy Galleries tapestry theft remains a mystery. Fife Today. 26 November.

Spanish museum squabble over Old Masters ends

(Spain)

Gareth Harris (2015). Spanish museum squabble over Old Masters ends. The Art Newspaper. 26 November.

Decapitan a una virgen al robar su corona

(Spain)

Virgin decapitated to steal her crown

Alfonso Alba (2015). Decapitan a una virgen al robar su corona. Cordopolis. 26 November.

Tras los pasos de falsos Picassos, Goyas o Benlliures

(Spain)

In the footsteps of fake Picassos, Goyas, and Benlliures

EFE (2015). Tras los pasos de falsos Picassos, Goyas o Benlliures. Las Provincias. 26 November.

Encounters exhibition: a stunning but troubling collection of colonial plunder

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley (2015). Encounters exhibition: a stunning but troubling collection of colonial plunder. The Guardian. 26 November.

Task force investigating art trove inherited from Nazi collector achieved 'embarrassing' results

(Germany)

Philipp Jedicke (2015). Task force investigating art trove inherited from Nazi collector achieved 'embarrassing' results. DW. 26 November.

Greek Police Arrest Cuban Man Suspected of Pulling off Major Museum Heist

(Greece; Cuba)

Ioanna Zikakou (2015). Greek Police Arrest Cuban Man Suspected of Pulling off Major Museum Heist. Greek Reporter. 26 November.

Recuperan un farol de plata del siglo XVIII robado en la Catedral en 1977

(Spain)

Silver 18th century lantern stolen from the Cathedral in 1977 recovered

EFE (2015). Recuperan un farol de plata del siglo XVIII robado en la Catedral en 1977. La Verdad. 26 November.

Investigan el robo a una virgen que han mutilado en una iglesia de Córdoba

(Spain)

Robbery of a virgin that was mutilated in a Cordoba church is being investigated

Europa Press (2015). Investigan el robo a una virgen que han mutilado en una iglesia de Córdoba. Europa Press. 26 November.

French Citizen Returns Ancient Greek Amphora

(Greece; France)

Philip Crysopoulos (2015). French Citizen Returns Ancient Greek Amphora. Greek Reporter. 26 November.

It is hard to overstate the gravity of the Castelvecchio thefts

(Italy)

Thomas Marks (2015). It is hard to overstate the gravity of the Castelvecchio thefts. Apollo. 25 November.

Major seizure of woolly mammoth tusks and precious stones bound for China

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times (2015). Major seizure of woolly mammoth tusks and precious stones bound for China. The Siberian Times. 25 November.

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 (2015). Colaboración entre el INAH, la SRE y la PGR, determinante en el fallo condenatorio en contra de Leonardo Patterson. INAH. 24 November.

Swiss return two ancient cuneiform tablets to Iraq

(Switzerland; Iraq)

Swiss Info (2015). Swiss return two ancient cuneiform tablets to Iraq. Swiss Info. 24 November.

Oasis caricature worth £1,500 stolen from Lord Clifden pub

(United Kingdom)

Andy Richardson (2015). Oasis caricature worth £1,500 stolen from Lord Clifden pub. Birmingham Mail. 23 November.

Italian Politicians Outraged Over Verona Art Heist as Wild Theories Abound

(Italy)

Sarah Cascone (2015). Italian Politicians Outraged Over Verona Art Heist as Wild Theories Abound. ArtNet News. 23 November.

UK still a safe haven for dirty money, study finds

(United Kingdom)

Jim Armitage (2015). UK still a safe haven for dirty money, study finds. The Independent. 23 November.

Images released over National Museum of Scotland coins theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Images released over National Museum of Scotland coins theft. BBC News. 23 November.

Denuncian a un artista por "profanar" hostias consagradas que robó en iglesias

(Spain)

Artist denounced for "profaning" consecrated hosts that were stolen from churches

La Región (2015). Denuncian a un artista por "profanar" hostias consagradas que robó en iglesias. La Región. 23 November.

Saquear yacimientos arqueológicos y anunciarlo en Internet: mala idea

(Spain)

Loot archaeological sites and announce it on the internet: bad idea

Lukor (2015). Saquear yacimientos arqueológicos y anunciarlo en Internet: mala idea. Lukor. 23 November.

Family threaten National Gallery with legal action over Matisse painting

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2015). Family threaten National Gallery with legal action over Matisse painting. The Guardian. 22 November.

Stolen ancestral remains repatriated to Western Australia after years of negotiations

(Australia; Austria)

Erin Parke (2015). Stolen ancestral remains repatriated to Western Australia after years of negotiations. ABC Australia. 21 November.

Dio Mio! Thieves Steal Artworks Worth $16M in Italian Museum Heist

(Italy)

Benjamin Sutton (2015). Dio Mio! Thieves Steal Artworks Worth $16M in Italian Museum Heist. Hyperallergic. 20 November.

Asylum for artefacts: Paris's plan to protect cultural treasures from terrorists

(France; Iraq; Syria)

Jonathan Jones (2015). Asylum for artefacts: Paris's plan to protect cultural treasures from terrorists. The Guardian. 20 November.

Yangchun Villagers Hire Lawyers to Sue Dutch Collector Over Stolen Mummified Buddha Statue

(China; Netherlands)

Francis Eduard Ang (2015). Yangchun Villagers Hire Lawyers to Sue Dutch Collector Over Stolen Mummified Buddha Statue. Yibada. 20 November.

Research project begins into effect of total ivory ban in the UK

(United Kingdom)

Roland Arkell (2015). Research project begins into effect of total ivory ban in the UK. Antiques Trade Gazette. 20 November.

Secret art warehouses under government scrutiny

(Switzerland)

Robert Frank (2015). Secret art warehouses under government scrutiny. CNBC. 19 November.

In France, Fears that Rare Book and Manuscript Fund is a €500m Fraud

(France)

Marion Maneker (2015). In France, Fears that Rare Book and Manuscript Fund is a €500m Fraud. Art Market Monitor. 19 November.

Nazi Art Case Tests Start Date Of Shoah

(Germany; United States of America)

Stewart Ain (2015). Nazi Art Case Tests Start Date Of Shoah. The Jewish Week. 19 November.

US lawmakers call from Bayern looted art

(Germany; United States of America)

OR Politics (2015). US lawmakers call from Bayern looted art. OR Politics. 19 November.

Louvre's director draws up 50-point plan in response to Isil's destruction

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Gareth Harris (2015). Louvre's director draws up 50-point plan in response to Isil's destruction. The Art Newspaper. 19 November.

'Toenail Hoard' of 500 coin clippings found in Forest of Dean

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). 'Toenail Hoard' of 500 coin clippings found in Forest of Dean. BBC News. 18 November.

China Exclusive: Fujian villagers sue after Dutch collector refuses to return stolen god

(China; Netherlands)

Huaxia (2015). China Exclusive: Fujian villagers sue after Dutch collector refuses to return stolen god. Xinhua. 18 November.

German man returns mummy mask to Egypt after 50 years away

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). German man returns mummy mask to Egypt after 50 years away. Ahram Online. 18 November.

Sotheby's offers voluntary redundancies to cut costs

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Anny Shaw (2015). Sotheby's offers voluntary redundancies to cut costs. The Art Newspaper. 17 November.

German Art Museum Finds 18 Nazi-Looted Paintings in Collection

(Germany)

JTA (2015). German Art Museum Finds 18 Nazi-Looted Paintings in Collection. Forward. 17 November.

Field investigation complete on village's case to reclaim 1,000-year old statue

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Field investigation complete on village's case to reclaim 1,000-year old statue. ECNS. 17 November.

John Oliver explains why India is unlikely to get the Koh-i-Noor diamond back

(United Kingdom; India)

Sonam Joshi (2015). John Oliver explains why India is unlikely to get the Koh-i-Noor diamond back. Mashable. 17 November.

Hollande proposes refuge for Middle Eastern art

(France)

Associated Press (2015). Hollande proposes refuge for Middle Eastern art. The Daily Star. 17 November.

El patrimonio histórico es de todos

(Spain)

Historic heritage is everyone's

El Día de Córdoba (2015). El patrimonio histórico es de todos. El Día de Córdoba. 16 November.

Museum hunts for 2,000 year old mummy's missing teeth

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2015). Museum hunts for 2,000 year old mummy's missing teeth. NL Times. 16 November.

Looted ancient statue returned to Egypt

(Egypt; Austria)

The Local (2015). Looted ancient statue returned to Egypt. The Local. 16 November.

Fujian villagers turn to legal act to claim Buddha statue with a mummified monk

(China; Netherlands)

China Daily (2015). Fujian villagers turn to legal act to claim Buddha statue with a mummified monk. What's On Xiamen. 16 November.

Cultura elevará el control sobre bienes de la Iglesia para frenar su deterioro

(Spain)

Culture to increase security over religious good to prevent their deterioration

Daniel Domínguez (2015). Cultura elevará el control sobre bienes de la Iglesia para frenar su deterioro. Faro de Vigo. 14 November.

Monaco gives OK to million-dollar art fraud trial

(Monaco)

AFP (2015). Monaco gives OK to million-dollar art fraud trial. News 24. 13 November.

Former head of ancient Italian abbey accused of embezzling charitable funds

(Italy)

Nick Squires (2015). Former head of ancient Italian abbey accused of embezzling charitable funds. The Telegraph. 12 November.

Vandalised St Helen's Church rises from the ashes to be rebuilt at Beamish Museum

(United Kingdom)

Hannah Chapman (2015). Vandalised St Helen's Church rises from the ashes to be rebuilt at Beamish Museum. The Northern Echo. 12 November.

Science Museum ends sponsorship deal with Shell

(United Kingdom)

Adam Vaughan (2015). Science Museum ends sponsorship deal with Shell. The Guardian. 12 November.

Marina Abramović sued by former lover and collaborator Ulay

(Netherlands)

Esther Addley (2015). Marina Abramović sued by former lover and collaborator Ulay. The Guardian. 11 November.

Stolen Wrexham sheep 'Champion' found at the top of Dinas Bran

(United Kingdom)

Gary Porter (2015). Stolen Wrexham sheep 'Champion' found at the top of Dinas Bran. Daily Post. 11 November.

'Nazi gold train' investigators start surveying site in Poland

(Poland)

Alex Duval Smith (2015). 'Nazi gold train' investigators start surveying site in Poland. The Guardian. 8 November.

Police trace stolen WW1 East Surrey regimental colours

(United Kingdom)

Surry Mirror (2015). Police trace stolen WW1 East Surrey regimental colours. Surry Mirror. 8 November.

John Lennon's guitar sold for $2.4m at auction

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Reuters (2015). John Lennon's guitar sold for $2.4m at auction. The Guardian. 8 November.

News Matisse portrait claim rejected by National Gallery

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2015). News Matisse portrait claim rejected by National Gallery. The Art Newspaper. 7 November.

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 (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. The Daily Mail. 7 November.

$9M lawsuit over damage to Andy Warhol paintings: court papers

(United States of America; Italy)

Barbara Ross (2015). $9M lawsuit over damage to Andy Warhol paintings: court papers. New York Daily News. 6 November.

MMEA To Return Seized Artefacts From Warship To British Government

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

Bernama (2015). MMEA To Return Seized Artefacts From Warship To British Government. Bernama. 6 November.

La Unidad Policial de Patrimonio investiga el robo de San Clemente

(Spain)

The Heritage Police Unit investigated the robbery of San Clemente

La Tribuna de Toledo (2015). La Unidad Policial de Patrimonio investiga el robo de San Clemente. La Tribuna de Toledo. 6 November.

Unionist parties in censorship row after demanding removal of painting showing 'Orangemen in KKK clothing'

(United Kingdom)

Nick Clark (2015). Unionist parties in censorship row after demanding removal of painting showing 'Orangemen in KKK clothing'. The Independent. 6 November.

German Cabinet Approves Controversial Cultural Export Bill

(Germany)

Blouin ArtInfo (2015). German Cabinet Approves Controversial Cultural Export Bill. Blouin ArtInfo. 6 November.

The Auction Gavel Finally Falls in the Wake of a 17-Year Battle Over Malevich Restitution

(United States of America; Germany; Russia)

Julie Baumgardner (2015). The Auction Gavel Finally Falls in the Wake of a 17-Year Battle Over Malevich Restitution. Artsy. 6 November.

Thief Demands $163,000 Ransom for Klimt Painting Stolen in 1997

(Italy)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Thief Demands $163,000 Ransom for Klimt Painting Stolen in 1997. ArtNet News. 5 November.

How Did a Stolen Malevich End Up at Sotheby's?

(Netherlands; United States of America)

Blouin ArtInfo (2015). How Did a Stolen Malevich End Up at Sotheby's?. Blouin ArtInfo. 4 November.

Germany's Dating Of Start Of Holocaust Questioned

(Germany; United States of America)

Stewart Ain (2015). Germany's Dating Of Start Of Holocaust Questioned. The Jewish Week. 3 November.

Looted marble bust returned to Poland

(Poland; Austria)

Julia Michalska (2015). Looted marble bust returned to Poland. The Art Newspaper. 2 November.

Looters dig up Holocaust victims' graves at Nazi death camp Sobibor in hunt for gold

(Poland)

Ed Wight (2015). Looters dig up Holocaust victims' graves at Nazi death camp Sobibor in hunt for gold. The Daily Mail. 2 November.

Could Shakespeare's skull have been found? Why Church ruling means we may never know

(United Kingdom)

Emily Gosden (2015). Could Shakespeare's skull have been found? Why Church ruling means we may never know. The Telegraph. 1 November.

Literary vandal defaces the summit of Scafell Pike with poetry in permanent black ink

(United Kingdom)

Victoria Ward (2015). Literary vandal defaces the summit of Scafell Pike with poetry in permanent black ink. The Telegraph. 30 October.

Da Chicago a Trani: la Diocesi recupera 109 pergamene antiche

(Italy)

From Chicago to Trani: the diocese recovers 109 ancient parchments

Alessandra Vacca (2015). Da Chicago a Trani: la Diocesi recupera 109 pergamene antiche. Trani Viva. 29 October.

UK gives £3m to protect Iraq antiquities from IS terrorism

(United Kingdom; Iraq)

BBC News (2015). UK gives £3m to protect Iraq antiquities from IS terrorism. BBC News. 28 October.

Valuable painting of Paula Yates stolen in Hastings

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Valuable painting of Paula Yates stolen in Hastings. BBC News. 28 October.

2600 Jahre alte Weiheinschrift aus Babylon kehrt zurück in den Irak

(Iraq; Germany)

Consecration inscription form Babylon will return to Iraq

SPK (2015). 2600 Jahre alte Weiheinschrift aus Babylon kehrt zurück in den Irak. SPK. 28 October.

Royal Institution to sell 'non-core' items

(United Kingdom)

Antiques Trade Gazette (2015). Royal Institution to sell 'non-core' items. Antiques Trade Gazette. 28 October.

National monuments must be protected by clear laws

(Ireland)

Vincent Salafia (2015). National monuments must be protected by clear laws. The Irish Times. 27 October.

Spain Returning over 100 Pieces of Stolen Art to Ecuador

(Ecuador; Spain)

TelesurTV (2015). Spain Returning over 100 Pieces of Stolen Art to Ecuador. TelesurTV. 27 October.

Saving an Ancestral Cemetery

(Poland)

Lara Ehrlich (2015). Saving an Ancestral Cemetery. BU Today. 26 October.

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 (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. The Daily Mail. 26 October.

Unique painting stolen from Totnes pub for 'a drunken laugh

(United Kingdom)

C Abbott (2015). Unique painting stolen from Totnes pub for 'a drunken laugh. Herald Express. 26 October.

Modern art installation removed by cleaners who thought it was party aftermath

(Italy)

Jen Mills (2015). Modern art installation removed by cleaners who thought it was party aftermath. Metro. 25 October.

Banksy's 'Dismal Aid' Sign Stolen by Enterprising Thieves

(France)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2015). Banksy's 'Dismal Aid' Sign Stolen by Enterprising Thieves. ArtNet News. 23 October.

HMS Hermes thefts: Teynham man arrested

(United Kingdom)

Bess Browning (2015). HMS Hermes thefts: Teynham man arrested. Kent Online. 23 October.

Kunst hat einen Wert, nicht nur einen Preis

(Germany)

Art has a value and it isn't just price

Norbert Lammert (2015). Kunst hat einen Wert, nicht nur einen Preis. Die Welt. 23 October.

Un año de cárcel por robar en la iglesia de Feáns

(Spain)

One year in jail for robbing the church of Feáns

Tania Suárez (2015). Un año de cárcel por robar en la iglesia de Feáns. La Opinión a Coruña. 23 October.

Why can't Soviet stolen art be recovered, but Nazi theft can?

(Russia; United States of America)

Noah Feldman (2015). Why can't Soviet stolen art be recovered, but Nazi theft can?. Financial Review. 23 October.

Farmer faces arrest after refusing to tear down mock castle he built without permission and hid behind straw bales

(United Kingdom)

Matthew Moore (2015). Farmer faces arrest after refusing to tear down mock castle he built without permission and hid behind straw bales. The Independent. 22 October.

National Crime Agency Warns British Museums Against Imminent Threat of Organized Crime Rings

(United Kingdom)

Brian Boucher (2015). National Crime Agency Warns British Museums Against Imminent Threat of Organized Crime Rings. ArtNet News. 21 October.

Nazi claims spur fight between Vienna and Krakow over Bruegel

(Poland; Austria)

Henry Foy (2015). Nazi claims spur fight between Vienna and Krakow over Bruegel. Financial Times. 21 October.

Artefacts returned by collector

(Cambodia; Sweden)

Vong Sokheng (2015). Artefacts returned by collector. The Phnom Penh Post. 21 October.

Lebanon, Italy team up to tackle illegal antiquities trade

(Lebanon; Italy)

Mat Nashed (2015). Lebanon, Italy team up to tackle illegal antiquities trade. The Daily Star. 21 October.

Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Worth $10 Million Stolen in Nasty Divorce Tug-of-War

(France)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2015). Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Worth $10 Million Stolen in Nasty Divorce Tug-of-War. ArtNet News. 20 October.

Christie's to Auction Off Painting Looted During WWII as Part of Deal With Jewish Heirs

(France; United Kingdom; Italy)

Haaretz (2015). Christie's to Auction Off Painting Looted During WWII as Part of Deal With Jewish Heirs. Haaretz. 20 October.

Saquean la iglesia de Balerma

(Spain)

The church of Balerma is looted

Fran Gavilán (2015). Saquean la iglesia de Balerma. Ideal. 20 October.

Police hunting art thief after four paintings worth more than £1,000 stolen from library

(United Kingdom)

Aban Quaynor (2015). Police hunting art thief after four paintings worth more than £1,000 stolen from library. Lancashire Telegraph. 20 October.

Dispute over Venetian painting seized by Vichy regime resolved after more than 70 years

(France; United Kingdom; Italy)

Anny Shaw (2015). Dispute over Venetian painting seized by Vichy regime resolved after more than 70 years. The Art Newspaper. 19 October.

Rare £6,000 work of art stolen in rural break-in

(United Kingdom)

John Bynorth (2015). Rare £6,000 work of art stolen in rural break-in. The Herald. 18 October.

Un inventaire pour protéger le patrimoine religieux

(France)

An inventory for protecting religious heritage

Ouest France (2015). Un inventaire pour protéger le patrimoine religieux. Ouest France. 17 October.

Stolen Basquiat painting reappears in Paris

(France)

DW (2015). Stolen Basquiat painting reappears in Paris. DW. 17 October.

From Caravaggio to Graham Ovenden: do artists' crimes taint their art?

(United Kingdom)

Emine Saner (2015). From Caravaggio to Graham Ovenden: do artists' crimes taint their art?. The Guardian. 17 October.

Northampton museums warned threat of attack is 'severe and imminent'

(United Kingdom)

Paul Lynch (2015). Northampton museums warned threat of attack is 'severe and imminent'. Northampton Chronicle & Echo. 17 October.

Un preso fugado es detenido tras intentar vender dos valiosas reliquias de una iglesia de Morón

(Spain)

Escaped prisoner arrested trying to steal two precious relics from the church of Morón

ABC España (2015). Un preso fugado es detenido tras intentar vender dos valiosas reliquias de una iglesia de Morón. ABC España. 17 October.

Nazi-looted art trove mysteries far from solved

(Germany)

Heike Mund (2015). Nazi-looted art trove mysteries far from solved. DW. 16 October.

Legal battle continues over man's claim to Yale's Van Gogh 'The Night Cafe' painting

(United States of America; Russia)

Ed Stannard (2015). Legal battle continues over man's claim to Yale's Van Gogh 'The Night Cafe' painting. New Haven Register. 16 October.

Return of mummified statue urged before 'birthday'

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Return of mummified statue urged before 'birthday'. ECNS. 15 October.

Bulgarian Police Bust Antiquities Trafficking Group

(Bulgaria)

Novinite (2015). Bulgarian Police Bust Antiquities Trafficking Group. Novinite. 15 October.

Swiss politician quizzed over Nazi-looted painting

(Switzerland)

Caroline Bishop (2015). Swiss politician quizzed over Nazi-looted painting. The Local. 15 October.

Exhibition to remember one of the real-life Monuments Men

(United Kingdom)

Leeza Clark (2015). Exhibition to remember one of the real-life Monuments Men. The Courier. 15 October.

Fem års fängelse för kyrkstölder

(Sweden)

Five years in prison for church theft

Sveriges Radio (2015). Fem års fängelse för kyrkstölder. Sveriges Radio. 14 October.

Pompeii's pilferers punished with a curse from the gods

(Italy)

Alice Philipson (2015). Pompeii's pilferers punished with a curse from the gods. The Telegraph. 14 October.

History wars: archaeologists battle to save our heritage from the nighthawks

(United Kingdom)

Mark Horton (2015). History wars: archaeologists battle to save our heritage from the nighthawks. The Conversation. 14 October.

Elizabeth Hurley Booted From V&A Museum After Selfie on 16th-Century Bed

(United Kingdom)

Abigail Rowe (2015). Elizabeth Hurley Booted From V&A Museum After Selfie on 16th-Century Bed. Observer. 13 October.

Unearthing the Spoils of War

(Germany)

Tobias Timm (2015). Unearthing the Spoils of War. Handelsblatt. 13 October.

Experts in the field of fakery

(United Kingdom)

Philip Mould (2015). Experts in the field of fakery. The Telegraph. 13 October.

Polish painting looted by Nazis makes triumphant return after decades in Ohio

(Poland; United States of America)

Alex Duval Smith (2015). Polish painting looted by Nazis makes triumphant return after decades in Ohio. The Guardian. 13 October.

'Poisonous feud' poses a tricky conundrum at the Sherlock Holmes Museum

(United Kingdom)

David Barrett (2015). 'Poisonous feud' poses a tricky conundrum at the Sherlock Holmes Museum. The Telegraph. 13 October.

Man, 69, arrested over possession of illicit antiquities

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2015). Man, 69, arrested over possession of illicit antiquities. eKathimerini. 13 October.

Stolen Roman head artefact returned to Vindolanda museum

(United Kingdom)

Carl Fallowfield (2015). Stolen Roman head artefact returned to Vindolanda museum. Cumbria Crack. 12 October.

Venice Mayor to Deaccession Klimt and Chagall Masterpieces to Pay Off City Debts

(Italy)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Venice Mayor to Deaccession Klimt and Chagall Masterpieces to Pay Off City Debts. ArtNet News. 12 October.

Jewish leader 'disappointed' about German art exhibit of potential Nazi loot

(Germany)

DW (2015). Jewish leader 'disappointed' about German art exhibit of potential Nazi loot. DW. 10 October.

Suffolk churches count 'devastating' cost of lead roof thefts

(United Kingdom)

Harriet Sherwood (2015). Suffolk churches count 'devastating' cost of lead roof thefts. The Guardian. 10 October.

Jewish leader 'disappointed' about German art exhibit of potential Nazi loot

(Germany)

DW (2015). Jewish leader 'disappointed' about German art exhibit of potential Nazi loot. DW. 10 October.

A new look at Bührle art collection's shadowy past

(Switzerland)

Ariane Gigon (2015). A new look at Bührle art collection's shadowy past. Swiss Info. 9 October.

Sophisticated gangs using drones to target church roofs for their lead

(United Kingdom)

David Connett (2015). Sophisticated gangs using drones to target church roofs for their lead. The Independent. 9 October.

Mystery of monks missing gravestone is finally solved

(United Kingdom)

Andy Done-Johnson (2015). Mystery of monks missing gravestone is finally solved. Chad. 9 October.

Sikh temple ransacked with cash and gold artefacts stolen

(United Kingdom)

Dave Comeau (2015). Sikh temple ransacked with cash and gold artefacts stolen. Crawley News. 8 October.

Two arrested over death of Italian man found in London canal

(United Kingdom)

Josh Halliday (2015). Two arrested over death of Italian man found in London canal. The Guardian. 8 October.

Action group says DCMS lobbied it to fundraise for Sekhemka

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Steel (2015). Action group says DCMS lobbied it to fundraise for Sekhemka. Museums Journal. 7 October.

Harsher penalties for thieves targeting war memorials

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Harsher penalties for thieves targeting war memorials. BBC News. 6 October.

Germany returns idol stolen from Kashmir

(India; Germany)

Press Trust of India (2015). Germany returns idol stolen from Kashmir. The Hindu. 6 October.

How did a former Italian art thief end up dead in a London canal?

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Anthony (2015). How did a former Italian art thief end up dead in a London canal?. The Guardian. 4 October.

Egypt's embassy in London restores smuggled pharaonic stele

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

The Cairo Post (2015). Egypt's embassy in London restores smuggled pharaonic stele. The Cairo Post. 3 October.

National Treasure or Disputes of Heritage

(France)

AMA (2015). National Treasure or Disputes of Heritage. AMA. 2 October.

Collapsed Hadrian's Wall repairs carried out

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Collapsed Hadrian's Wall repairs carried out. BBC News. 2 October.

Serious intention to raise funds to save Sekhemka Egyptian statue

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Serious intention to raise funds to save Sekhemka Egyptian statue. BBC News. 2 October.

El acusado de robar una medalla a una Virgen afrima que era de su abuela

(Spain)

Person accused of stealing the medallion of a Virgin claims it was their grandmother's

P. García-Baquero (2015). El acusado de robar una medalla a una Virgen afrima que era de su abuela. ABC España. 1 October.

Chance For Locals To Turn Detective Over Art Forgery

(United Kingdom)

Bath Echo (2015). Chance For Locals To Turn Detective Over Art Forgery. Bath Echo. 1 October.

Drunken tourists strip off for Roman bath in famous Italian fountain

(Italy)

The Daily Telegraph (2015). Drunken tourists strip off for Roman bath in famous Italian fountain. The New Zealand Herald. 30 September.

Body found in London canal identified as Italian national

(United Kingdom)

Jessica Elgot (2015). Body found in London canal identified as Italian national. The Guardian. 30 September.

Hermann Goering's 'full catalogue' of looted Nazi art published for first time

(France)

Henry Samuel (2015). Hermann Goering's 'full catalogue' of looted Nazi art published for first time. The Telegraph. 30 September.

Atacan una iglesia y profanan el sagrario en Bigastro

(Spain)

Lola González Giraldós (2015). Atacan una iglesia y profanan el sagrario en Bigastro. Infovaticana. 30 September.

Possible Nazi Tunnels Fuel Treasure Seekers in Poland

(Poland)

Joanna Berendt (2015). Possible Nazi Tunnels Fuel Treasure Seekers in Poland. The New York Times. 29 September.

Nazi 'gold train': Polish Army start digging but men who originally claimed find say efforts are 'pointless'

(Poland)

Rose Troup Buchanan (2015). Nazi 'gold train': Polish Army start digging but men who originally claimed find say efforts are 'pointless'. The Independent. 29 September.

For Norwegian Museum, a Loss Produces a Gain

(Norway)

Julia Gronnevet (2015). For Norwegian Museum, a Loss Produces a Gain. The New York Times. 28 September.

How a long-lost Polish painting, likely stolen by Nazis, ended up in Ohio

(United States of America; Poland)

Elahe Izadi (2015). How a long-lost Polish painting, likely stolen by Nazis, ended up in Ohio. The Washington Post. 28 September.

Robados dos 'goyas' de una casa de Madrid

(Spain)

Two Goyas stolen from a house in Madrid

Manuel Morales (2015). Robados dos 'goyas' de una casa de Madrid. El País. 26 September.

Man arrested with antiquities

(Cyprus)

In Cyprus (2015). Man arrested with antiquities. In Cyprus. 26 September.

Lot-et-Garonne: 700 objets découverts chez les pilleurs d'églises

(France)

Lot-et-Garonne : 700 objects found in the home of church robbers

Sud Ouest (2015). Lot-et-Garonne: 700 objets découverts chez les pilleurs d'églises. Sud Ouest. 26 September.

Painting lost in WWII returns to Poland

(Poland; United States of America)

Radio Poland (2015). Painting lost in WWII returns to Poland. Radio Poland. 26 September.

Se enfrenta a prisón por robar el cepillo la iglesia y la corona de la Virgen

(Spain)

Prison sentence for theft of the crown of the Virgin

P. García-Baquero (2015). Se enfrenta a prisón por robar el cepillo la iglesia y la corona de la Virgen. ABC España. 25 September.

Expert Says M.C. Escher Museum Is Full of Replicas

(Netherlands)

Clare Voon (2015). Expert Says M.C. Escher Museum Is Full of Replicas. Hyperallergic. 25 September.

Stevenage Art Society's stolen mural found abandoned by 12-year-old schoolboy

(United Kingdom)

Oliver Pritchard (2015). Stevenage Art Society's stolen mural found abandoned by 12-year-old schoolboy. The Comet. 25 September.

México recupera bajorrelieve monumental

(Mexico; France)

Mexico recovers monumental relief

INAH (2015). México recupera bajorrelieve monumental. INAH. 24 September.

French Court Tosses 'Guggenheim vs. Guggenheim' Lawsuit

(France; Italy; United States of America)

Laura C. Mallonee (2015). French Court Tosses 'Guggenheim vs. Guggenheim' Lawsuit. Hyperallergic. 24 September.

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 (2015). México recupera en París una pieza olmeca robada hace más de 40 años. La Opinión. 24 September.

Ancient carving stolen more than 40 years ago in Mexico found in France

(Mexico; France)

Associated Press (2015). Ancient carving stolen more than 40 years ago in Mexico found in France. Fox. 24 September.

Russian billionaire hands two 'stolen' Picassos to French authorities

(France)

Henry Samuel (2015). Russian billionaire hands two 'stolen' Picassos to French authorities. The Telegraph. 24 September.

Stolen Picasso painting found in New Jersey makes its way back to Paris museum

(France; United States of America)

Associated Press (2015). Stolen Picasso painting found in New Jersey makes its way back to Paris museum. CTV. 24 September.

Stolen wooden statuette to be repatriated to Egypt from France

(Egypt; France)

The Cairo Post (2015). Stolen wooden statuette to be repatriated to Egypt from France. The Cairo Post. 24 September.

150.000-Euro in Offerings Stolen from Greek Orthodox Church in Paros

(Greece)

Ioanna Zikakou (2015). 150.000-Euro in Offerings Stolen from Greek Orthodox Church in Paros. Greek Reporter. 24 September.

Geneva orders Roman relic returned to Turkey

(Switzerland; Turkey)

The Local (2015). Geneva orders Roman relic returned to Turkey. The Local. 23 September.

The Billionaire, the Picassos and a $30 Million Gift to Shame a Middleman

(France; Monaco; Singapore; Hong Kong)

Doreen Carvajal (2015). The Billionaire, the Picassos and a $30 Million Gift to Shame a Middleman. The New York Times. 23 September.

Police launch nationwide appeal to trace stolen Hertfordshire artwork

(United Kingdom)

Michael Steward (2015). Police launch nationwide appeal to trace stolen Hertfordshire artwork. Dunmow Broadcast. 23 September.

Germany returns Hindu statue to India

(India; Germany)

Dana Scherle (2015). Germany returns Hindu statue to India. DW. 23 September.

Cambridge academic David Barrowclough jailed for six years after stealing £238k in lottery fraud

(United Kingdom)

Cambridge News (2015). Cambridge academic David Barrowclough jailed for six years after stealing £238k in lottery fraud. Cambridge News. 23 September.

French collector returns gold artifacts to China

(China; France)

Xinhua (2015). French collector returns gold artifacts to China. Xinhua. 22 September.

Hastings museum mascot missing

(United Kingdom)

Hastings & St. Leonards Observer (2015). Hastings museum mascot missing. Hastings & St. Leonards Observer. 22 September.

100,000-year-old animal bones stolen

(United Kingdom)

North Devon Journal (2015). 100,000-year-old animal bones stolen. North Devon Journal. 22 September.

Oligarchs and Orchestras: Inside Luxembourg's Secretive Low-Tax 'Fortress of Art' Warehouse

(Luxembourg)

John Letzing (2015). Oligarchs and Orchestras: Inside Luxembourg's Secretive Low-Tax 'Fortress of Art' Warehouse. The Wall Street Journal. 21 September.

Precious treasure from the Shipwreck The London - could return to Southend

(United Kingdom)

Suzi Muston (2015). Precious treasure from the Shipwreck The London - could return to Southend. Yellow Advertiser. 21 September.

Thieves turn to stealing stone from roofs and graveyards to feed fashion for expensive home makeovers

(United Kingdom)

Sean Poulter (2015). Thieves turn to stealing stone from roofs and graveyards to feed fashion for expensive home makeovers. The Daily Mail. 21 September.

Otto Krebs Collection: Spoils of War or Plunder in Peace?

(Germany)

Alex Boyle (2015). Otto Krebs Collection: Spoils of War or Plunder in Peace?. Art Antiques Design. 20 September.

Tate's Constable masterpiece, once Nazi loot, now set to leave UK

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Doward (2015). Tate's Constable masterpiece, once Nazi loot, now set to leave UK. The Guardian. 20 September.

Putin and Berlusconi in Crimea wine row

(Ukraine)

BBC News (2015). Putin and Berlusconi in Crimea wine row. BBC News. 19 September.

German museum all set to return 9th century stolen Durga idol

(India; Germany)

Sobhana K Nair (2015). German museum all set to return 9th century stolen Durga idol. Mumbai Mirror. 19 September.

'We are heavy hearted' — Great Tapestry of Scotland stitchers speak out after panel is stolen

(United Kingdom)

Craig Smith (2015). 'We are heavy hearted' — Great Tapestry of Scotland stitchers speak out after panel is stolen. The Courier. 19 September.

Vandals Smear Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Munich's Haus der Kunst

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Vandals Smear Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Munich's Haus der Kunst. ArtNet News. 18 September.

Prague's Titian loan show delayed after insurers refuse to ship works

(Czech Republic)

Simon Hewitt (2015). Prague's Titian loan show delayed after insurers refuse to ship works. The Art Newspaper. 18 September.

War medals stolen from 90 year-old man in Shoeburyness burglary

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2015). War medals stolen from 90 year-old man in Shoeburyness burglary. ITV News. 17 September.

Tapestry panel stolen from Kirkcaldy Galleries has yet to be found

(United Kingdom)

Fiona Dobie (2015). Tapestry panel stolen from Kirkcaldy Galleries has yet to be found. Fife Today. 17 September.

Church roof lead thieves labelled 'callous' after fifth Suffolk incident since end of August

(United Kingdom)

Ellis Barker (2015). Church roof lead thieves labelled 'callous' after fifth Suffolk incident since end of August. Ipswich Star. 17 September.

Judge probes use of four fake Goyas to fund Madrid hospital

(Spain)

Esther Sánchez (2015). Judge probes use of four fake Goyas to fund Madrid hospital. El País. 16 September.

Bulgaria aims at improving legislation against artefacts smuggling: culture minister

(Bulgaria)

Focus Information Agency (2015). Bulgaria aims at improving legislation against artefacts smuggling: culture minister. Focus Information Agency. 16 September.

Bristol council to keep Renoir painting sold at Nazi-organised auction

(United Kingdom)

Press Assocaition (2015). Bristol council to keep Renoir painting sold at Nazi-organised auction. The Guardian. 16 September.

Lead Stolen from Church Roof

(United Kingdom)

Suffolk Constabulary (2015). Lead Stolen from Church Roof. Suffolk Constabulary. 15 September.

Tapestry panel theft slammed in Borders

(United Kingdom)

The Southern Reporter (2015). Tapestry panel theft slammed in Borders. The Southern Reporter. 15 September.

Reception to welcome back stolen artefacts

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2015). Reception to welcome back stolen artefacts. Cyprus Mail. 15 September.

Beauty, not folklore, may have been tapestry thief's main motivation

(United Kingdom)

Craig Smith (2015). Beauty, not folklore, may have been tapestry thief's main motivation. The Courier. 15 September.

German culture ministry tones down controversial cultural property bill

(Germany)

Julia Michalska (2015). German culture ministry tones down controversial cultural property bill. The Art Newspaper. 15 September.

Gallery 'sold artist's paint spattered carpet' as her own work

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2015). Gallery 'sold artist's paint spattered carpet' as her own work. The Telegraph. 15 September.

Wrexham sheep sculptures look for new home after two are stolen

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Wrexham sheep sculptures look for new home after two are stolen. BBC News. 14 September.

Theft of Medieval Coins From Scottish Museum Linked to Strikes

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Theft of Medieval Coins From Scottish Museum Linked to Strikes. ArtNet News. 14 September.

Swiss dealer faces charges as judge investigates €36m Picasso sales

(France)

Vincent Noce (2015). Swiss dealer faces charges as judge investigates €36m Picasso sales. The Art Newspaper. 14 September.

Activists occupy British Museum over BP sponsorship

(United Kingdom)

Kevin Rawlinson (2015). Activists occupy British Museum over BP sponsorship. The Guardian. 13 September.

U.S. judge fines Russia $43.7 million in diplomatic feud over Jewish collection

(Russia; United States of America)

Spencer S. Hsu (2015). U.S. judge fines Russia $43.7 million in diplomatic feud over Jewish collection. The Washington Post. 13 September.

Rosslyn Chapel panel 'stolen from Great Tapestry of Scotland'

(United Kingdom)

Brian Ferguson (2015). Rosslyn Chapel panel 'stolen from Great Tapestry of Scotland'. The Scotsman. 11 September.

Thieves make off with museum's medieval coins

(United Kingdom)

John Connell (2015). Thieves make off with museum's medieval coins. Edinburgh Evening News. 11 September.

A Petition to Stop "Irresponsible" Restoration of Chartres Cathedral

(France)

Laura C. Mallonee (2015). A Petition to Stop "Irresponsible" Restoration of Chartres Cathedral. Hyperallergic. 11 September.

Painting of Royal Pavilion stolen from homeless artist

(United Kingdom)

Rachel Millard (2015). Painting of Royal Pavilion stolen from homeless artist. The Argus. 10 September.

British Panel Urges Tate to Return Looted Constable Painting, Again

(United Kingdom)

Doreen Carvajal (2015). British Panel Urges Tate to Return Looted Constable Painting, Again. The New York Times. 10 September.

Artist draws £15k art theft suspect from memory in bid to track her down

(United Kingdom)

Melanie Adams (2015). Artist draws £15k art theft suspect from memory in bid to track her down. Southern Daily Echo. 10 September.

Treasure-hunter obsessed by search for Nazi gold in Polish town dies after falling into a tomb he thought was packed with loot

(Poland)

Ed Wight (2015). Treasure-hunter obsessed by search for Nazi gold in Polish town dies after falling into a tomb he thought was packed with loot. The Daily Mail. 9 September.

German Police Crack Down On Booming Online Market for Dada Forgeries

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). German Police Crack Down On Booming Online Market for Dada Forgeries. ArtNet News. 8 September.

The International Fight Over Marcel Duchamp's Chess Set

(France; United States of America)

Quinn Norton (2015). The International Fight Over Marcel Duchamp's Chess Set. The Atlantic. 8 September.

Metal Detector Charged With Selling Artifacts From Murcia Via Internet

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2015). Metal Detector Charged With Selling Artifacts From Murcia Via Internet. Murcia Today. 8 September.

Urwali rękę Chrystusowi, okradli kościół

(Poland)

The hand of the statue of Christ was stolen

Tomasz Jó\'zwiak (2015). Urwali rękę Chrystusowi, okradli kościół. Miedziowe. 7 September.

Painting stolen from church

(United Kingdom)

The Beverly Guardian (2015). Painting stolen from church. The Beverly Guardian. 7 September.

Anish Kapoor's Versailles Sculpture Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Slurs

(France)

Hrag Vartanian (2015). Anish Kapoor's Versailles Sculpture Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Slurs. Hyperallergic. 7 September.

Poland treasure hunters 'expelled from local history society'

(Poland)

Matthew Day (2015). Poland treasure hunters 'expelled from local history society'. The Telegraph. 7 September.

This Ethiopian prince was kidnapped by Britain – now it must release him

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Maaza Mengiste (2015). This Ethiopian prince was kidnapped by Britain – now it must release him. The Guardian. 7 September.

Vandals trash ancient leper hospital ruins

(United Kingdom)

Clacton Gazette (2015). Vandals trash ancient leper hospital ruins. Clacton Gazette. 6 September.

Millions of pounds worth of paintings stolen from the country mansion of cider heir found by 'The Scream' sleuth

(United Kingdom)

Ian Gallagher (2015). Millions of pounds worth of paintings stolen from the country mansion of cider heir found by 'The Scream' sleuth. The Daily Mail. 6 September.

Woman dressed as nurse wanted for art theft

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2015). Woman dressed as nurse wanted for art theft. ITV News. 5 September.

Britain has a 'hidden' art collection worth £3.5bn

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Britain has a 'hidden' art collection worth £3.5bn. BBC News. 4 September.

Roban piezas de orfebrería de la Virgen del Carmen en la Iglesia del Santo Ángel

(Spain)

Jewelry pieces stolen from the Virgen del Carmen in the church of Santo Ángel

ABC España (2015). Roban piezas de orfebrería de la Virgen del Carmen en la Iglesia del Santo Ángel. ABC España. 4 September.

Diver jailed for fraudulently selling three cannon found in UK waters

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Steven Morris (2015). Diver jailed for fraudulently selling three cannon found in UK waters. The Guardian. 4 September.

Ancient Greek Coin to Be Sent Back to Greece from Switzerland

(Greece; Switzerland)

Anastassios Adamopoulos (2015). Ancient Greek Coin to Be Sent Back to Greece from Switzerland. Greek Reporter. 3 September.

£1.5m ancient Greek statue looted from Libyan heritage site 'must be returned'

(Libya; United Kingdom)

David Mercer (2015). £1.5m ancient Greek statue looted from Libyan heritage site 'must be returned'. The Independent. 2 September.

Germany offers €50,000 grant to help restore Tutankhamun's mask

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Germany offers €50,000 grant to help restore Tutankhamun's mask. Ahram Online. 1 September.

Thief steals war memorial plaque featuring his great-grandfather's name and tries to sell it for scrap

(United Kingdom)

Colin McNeill (2015). Thief steals war memorial plaque featuring his great-grandfather's name and tries to sell it for scrap. The Herald. 31 August.

Visitors to Orkney's Italian Chapel to be charged entrance fees

(United Kingdom)

Victoria Weldon (2015). Visitors to Orkney's Italian Chapel to be charged entrance fees. The Herald. 31 August.

Detienen a una segunda persona por el robo en las 22 iglesias y ermitas

(Spain)

Second person arrested for robberies of 22 churches and chapels

Alberto Abascal (2015). Detienen a una segunda persona por el robo en las 22 iglesias y ermitas. Diario Palentino. 31 August.

Mystérieux vols dans le trésor de Lézat sur Lèze: la gendarmerie de Castelginest (31) démantèle un réseau de pilleurs d'église

(France)

Castelginest police dismantle a church robbers network

Laurence Cabrol (2015). Mystérieux vols dans le trésor de Lézat sur Lèze: la gendarmerie de Castelginest (31) démantèle un réseau de pilleurs d'église. Ariege News. 31 August.

Swiss banks' stashes of looted art an 'open secret'

(Switzerland)

Dalya Alberge (2015). Swiss banks' stashes of looted art an 'open secret'. The Sunday Times. 30 August.

£32,000 stuffed wolf stolen from granddaughter of Charlie Watts 'by lads on night out'

(United Kingdom)

John Dunne (2015). £32,000 stuffed wolf stolen from granddaughter of Charlie Watts 'by lads on night out'. Evening Standard. 30 August.

Death bed confession in Nazi gold hunt

(Poland)

Matthew Day (2015). Death bed confession in Nazi gold hunt. Irish Independent. 29 August.

Detenido un vecino de El Carpio por el robo en la iglesia de Malpica

(Spain)

El Carpio man arrested for theft from Malpica church

La Tribuna de Toledo (2015). Detenido un vecino de El Carpio por el robo en la iglesia de Malpica. La Tribuna de Toledo. 29 August.

Tourists Flock to Ksiaz Castle in Poland as Underground Nazi Gold Train Discovered

(Poland)

Jim Dobson (2015). Tourists Flock to Ksiaz Castle in Poland as Underground Nazi Gold Train Discovered. Forbes. 29 August.

Stolen artefacts repatriated

(Cyprus; Germany)

Cyprus Mail (2015). Stolen artefacts repatriated. Cyprus Mail. 28 August.

Hermitage Museum vulnerable to vandalism as police end protection

(Russia)

Ukraine Today (2015). Hermitage Museum vulnerable to vandalism as police end protection. Ukraine Today. 28 August.

Russian police find pieces of bas relief believed stolen by right-wing group

(Russia)

Irina Titova (2015). Russian police find pieces of bas relief believed stolen by right-wing group. CTV. 28 August.

Donations made after drug addicts smash ancient Bodmin church window

(United Kingdom)

CG Oscar (2015). Donations made after drug addicts smash ancient Bodmin church window. Cornish Guardian. 27 August.

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 (2015). Third Piece Of Legendary "Christ Trilogy" To Be Removed From Debrecen Museum After Talks Collapse With National Bank. Hungary Today. 27 August.

Portrait of Putin as a Simpsons Character Stolen From Moscow Exhibit

(Russia)

The Moscow Times (2015). Portrait of Putin as a Simpsons Character Stolen From Moscow Exhibit. The Moscow Times. 27 August.

Ancient Tomb In Spain Destroyed And Replaced With A Picnic Table

(Spain)

Laura Wagner (2015). Ancient Tomb In Spain Destroyed And Replaced With A Picnic Table. NPR. 27 August.

Una expedición documenta los tesoros dejados por Odyssey

(Spain)

An expedition to document the treasures left by Odyssey

Joaquín Ferrandis (2015). Una expedición documenta los tesoros dejados por Odyssey. El País. 27 August.

Desaparecen dos reliquias religiosas de la parroquia de Berja de «gran valor afectivo»

(Spain)

Two religious relics "of great emotional value" disappear from the parish of Berja

María Torres (2015). Desaparecen dos reliquias religiosas de la parroquia de Berja de «gran valor afectivo». Ideal. 27 August.

Dismaland: Palestinian artist thrown out after protesting against Israeli works

(United Kingdom)

Chris Green (2015). Dismaland: Palestinian artist thrown out after protesting against Israeli works. The Independent. 26 August.

Unique 'knight's head' stolen from locked cabinet at the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester

(United Kingdom)

Beth Abbit (2015). Unique 'knight's head' stolen from locked cabinet at the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester. Manchester Evening News. 25 August.

Tercer robo en iglesias de Guadalajara, esta vez en Alcolea del Pinar

(Spain)

Third robbery of a church in Guadalajara, this time in Alcolea del Pinar

ABC España (2015). Tercer robo en iglesias de Guadalajara, esta vez en Alcolea del Pinar. ABC España. 25 August.

Detenido el presunto autor del robo en 22 iglesias de León, Zamora, Palencia y Valladolid

(Spain)

Man alleged to have committed the robberies of 22 churches in León, Zamora, Palencia and Valladolid arrested

iLeon (2015). Detenido el presunto autor del robo en 22 iglesias de León, Zamora, Palencia y Valladolid. iLeon. 25 August.

Jute Sack Artworks Are at the Center of Simchowitz Lawsuit Against Venice Biennale Artist

(Ghana; Ireland)

Sarah Douglas (2015). Jute Sack Artworks Are at the Center of Simchowitz Lawsuit Against Venice Biennale Artist. ArtNews. 25 August.

New book raises moral questions regarding weapons dealer's Nazi-era art collection

(Switzerland)

AFP (2015). New book raises moral questions regarding weapons dealer's Nazi-era art collection. The Japan Times. 25 August.

French couple arrested for looting archaeological site in Catalonia

(Spain)

The Local (2015). French couple arrested for looting archaeological site in Catalonia. The Local. 24 August.

Statue 'might never be seen in public again'

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Ian Johnston (2015). Statue 'might never be seen in public again'. IOL. 24 August.

Great art forger continues to ridicule experts from beyond the grave

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2015). Great art forger continues to ridicule experts from beyond the grave. The Guardian. 24 August.

Inside the search for the legendary 'Orpheus Clock' stolen by the Nazis

(Germany)

Joselin Linder (2015). Inside the search for the legendary 'Orpheus Clock' stolen by the Nazis. New York Post. 23 August.

Plan to Withdraw Police From Russia's Museums Sparks Fears

(Russia)

Ivan Nechepurenko (2015). Plan to Withdraw Police From Russia's Museums Sparks Fears. The Moscow Times. 23 August.

Egypt in crowd-funding campaign to save ancient statue sold by UK museum

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Ian Johnston (2015). Egypt in crowd-funding campaign to save ancient statue sold by UK museum. The Independent. 23 August.

Egypt's antiquities ministry urges Egyptians to donate to buy ancient statue sold by museum

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Maram Mazen (2015). Egypt's antiquities ministry urges Egyptians to donate to buy ancient statue sold by museum. Star Tribune. 22 August.

Senior arts appointments nothing short of a French farce

(France)

Vincent Noce (2015). Senior arts appointments nothing short of a French farce. The Art Newspaper. 21 August.

What the Nazis Stole

(Germany)

Martin Rubin (2015). What the Nazis Stole. The Wall Street Journal. 21 August.

All The Evidence That Picasso Actually Stole The 'Mona Lisa'

(France)

Sara Boboltz (2015). All The Evidence That Picasso Actually Stole The 'Mona Lisa'. Huffington Post. 21 August.

Dutch police arrest man suspected of trying to sell fake Van Gogh painting

(Netherlands)

Associated Press (2015). Dutch police arrest man suspected of trying to sell fake Van Gogh painting. The Guardian. 21 August.

Museum theft sparks security review

(United Kingdom)

Times & Star (2015). Museum theft sparks security review. Times & Star. 21 August.

Roban mediante el alunizaje las iglesias de Utande y Muduex

(Spain)

Robberies by breaking and entering at the churches of Utande and Mudux

Redacción/EFE (2015). Roban mediante el alunizaje las iglesias de Utande y Muduex. GuadaQue. 21 August.

Police hunt burglar after antique tea set stolen from stately home

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2015). Police hunt burglar after antique tea set stolen from stately home. ITV News. 21 August.

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 (2015). Consultas tras el saqueo de los restos de once buques de Estado en Florida. ABC España. 21 August.

A Not-Quite-Great Documentary About the Greatest Art Forger of Our Time

(Germany)

Benjamin Sutton (2015). A Not-Quite-Great Documentary About the Greatest Art Forger of Our Time. Hyperallergic. 21 August.

Rodin bust stolen from Copenhagen art museum

(Denmark)

The Local (2015). Rodin bust stolen from Copenhagen art museum. The Local. 20 August.

European Andy Warhol Museum Loses Two Iconic Works in Shady Loan Agreement

(Slovakia)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). European Andy Warhol Museum Loses Two Iconic Works in Shady Loan Agreement. ArtNet News. 20 August.

Something to sing about: 'worst art restoration ever' inspires an opera

(Spain; United States of America)

Ashifa Kassam (2015). Something to sing about: 'worst art restoration ever' inspires an opera. The Guardian. 20 August.

Russian police find stolen paintings worth $114,000

(Russia)

News.Az (2015). Russian police find stolen paintings worth $114,000. News.Az. 19 August.

'Nazi train' filled with treasure reportedly found in Poland

(Poland)

DW (2015). 'Nazi train' filled with treasure reportedly found in Poland. DW. 19 August.

Thieves smash ancient Bodmin church window to steal collection box

(United Kingdom)

CG Oscar (2015). Thieves smash ancient Bodmin church window to steal collection box. Cornish Guardian. 19 August.

La triple desaparición de la Santa Paterna de Arnois

(Spain)

The triple disappearance of the Santa Paterna de Arnois

Rocío García (2015). La triple desaparición de la Santa Paterna de Arnois. La Voz de Galicia. 19 August.

Review: 'Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery' Tells How a Swindler Fooled the World

(Germany)

Ben Kenigsberg (2015). Review: 'Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery' Tells How a Swindler Fooled the World. The New York Times. 18 August.

Family to be compensated for Burrell Collection Nazi loot

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Sullivan (2015). Family to be compensated for Burrell Collection Nazi loot. Museums Journal. 18 August.

Lithuanian Jews Dump Chief Rabbi for 'Lies' as Lengthy War over Fate of Ancient Cemetery Rages On

(Lithuania)

JNi.Media (2015). Lithuanian Jews Dump Chief Rabbi for 'Lies' as Lengthy War over Fate of Ancient Cemetery Rages On. The Jewish Press. 18 August.

Investigan el robo nocturno de varias piezas del museo San Pío V

(Spain)

Investigation into the nighttime robbery of various pieces from the San Pío V museum

Levante (2015). Investigan el robo nocturno de varias piezas del museo San Pío V. Levante. 18 August.

Bronze 'Nazi Horse' at German School Draws Fire From Jewish Groups

(Germany)

Mary M. Lane (2015). Bronze 'Nazi Horse' at German School Draws Fire From Jewish Groups. The Wall Street Journal. 18 August.

Bute House: 'No evidence' chandelier was looted from Nazi Germany

(United Kingdom)

STV (2015). Bute House: 'No evidence' chandelier was looted from Nazi Germany. STV. 17 August.

Appeal after thieves steal Roman altar from museum

(United Kingdom)

Freya Findlay (2015). Appeal after thieves steal Roman altar from museum. News & Star. 17 August.

'Disbelief' after £15,000 worth of art stolen from exhibition at Rookesbury Park, Wickham

(United Kingdom)

Emma Streatfield (2015). 'Disbelief' after £15,000 worth of art stolen from exhibition at Rookesbury Park, Wickham. Hampshire Chronicle. 17 August.

BBC among broadcasters to repeatedly breach Ofcom broadcasting code over funded content

(United Kingdom)

Ian Burrell (2015). BBC among broadcasters to repeatedly breach Ofcom broadcasting code over funded content. The Independent. 17 August.

Strapped for Cash, Some Greeks Turn to Ancient Source of Wealth

(Greece)

Nick Romeo (2015). Strapped for Cash, Some Greeks Turn to Ancient Source of Wealth. National Geographic. 17 August.

Artifacts from Crimean Museums Are Held Hostage by Politics

(Ukraine; Russia; Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2015). Artifacts from Crimean Museums Are Held Hostage by Politics. The New York Times. 17 August.

Chandelier in First Minister's official residence 'may have been looted from Nazi Germany'

(United Kingdom)

The Herald (2015). Chandelier in First Minister's official residence 'may have been looted from Nazi Germany'. The Herald. 16 August.

Police hunt man after £100,000 panther sculpture stolen from art show

(United Kingdom)

Tom Marshall (2015). Police hunt man after £100,000 panther sculpture stolen from art show. Evening Standard. 14 August.

2600 Zim artefacts looted

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

Lovemore Mataire (2015). 2600 Zim artefacts looted. The Herald. 14 August.

Police taunt Manchester United fans on Twitter after theft from football museum

(United Kingdom)

Pete Bainbridge (2015). Police taunt Manchester United fans on Twitter after theft from football museum. Mirror. 13 August.

Robert Mugabe tells Natural History Museum to return human skulls

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

David Smith (2015). Robert Mugabe tells Natural History Museum to return human skulls. The Guardian. 13 August.

Wigan photography club treasurer accused of forging picture to win competition

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2015). Wigan photography club treasurer accused of forging picture to win competition. The Telegraph. 13 August.

The search for a family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis

(Germany; United Kingdom)

Simon Goodman (2015). The search for a family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis. The Irish Times. 13 August.

Smuggled Picasso Heading Home to France After 14-Year Odyssey

(France; United States of America)

Angela Greiling Keane (2015). Smuggled Picasso Heading Home to France After 14-Year Odyssey. Bloomberg. 12 August.

Sigmar Polke Estate Ordered to Return Allegedly Stolen Painting

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Sigmar Polke Estate Ordered to Return Allegedly Stolen Painting. ArtNet News. 12 August.

Picasso Paintings Put Spotlight on Art Theft, Disputed Ownership

(Spain; France; United States of America)

Marlon Ramtahal (2015). Picasso Paintings Put Spotlight on Art Theft, Disputed Ownership. NBC. 12 August.

Dutch boy steals Pompeii relic to pay for iPhone

(Italy)

The Local (2015). Dutch boy steals Pompeii relic to pay for iPhone. The Local. 11 August.

Government extends Sekhemka export bar

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Steel (2015). Government extends Sekhemka export bar. Museums Journal. 11 August.

An Taisce files lawsuit against National Gallery of Ireland

(Ireland)

AMA (2015). An Taisce files lawsuit against National Gallery of Ireland. Art Media Agency. 10 August.

Un botín eclesiástico

(Spain)

An ecclesiastical booty

Ignacio Cabanes (2015). Un botín eclesiástico. Levante. 9 August.

Call the special branch! Riddle as £15k 'Snake Stick' goes on sale - 40 years after disappearing from Lake District

(United Kingdom)

Chris Hastings (2015). Call the special branch! Riddle as £15k 'Snake Stick' goes on sale - 40 years after disappearing from Lake District. The Daily Mail. 9 August.

Glasgow to pay compensation to family whose Burrell Collection art was lost to Nazis

(United Kingdom)

Phil Miller (2015). Glasgow to pay compensation to family whose Burrell Collection art was lost to Nazis. Herald News. 8 August.

Vandal carves initials into ancient Ring of Brodgar standing stones

(United Kingdom)

STV (2015). Vandal carves initials into ancient Ring of Brodgar standing stones. STV. 7 August.

Court: National Gallery must return Madonna painting

(Czech Republic)

Prague Post (2015). Court: National Gallery must return Madonna painting. Prague Post. 7 August.

Outrage at desecration of St Columba's grave on Iona

(United Kingdom)

David Scott (2015). Outrage at desecration of St Columba's grave on Iona. Express. 7 August.

Would the real Manneken Pis please stand up?

(Belgium)

AFP (2015). Would the real Manneken Pis please stand up?. The Telegraph. 5 August.

Ramsgate Maritime Museum reopens after burglary damage

(United Kingdom)

James Rose (2015). Ramsgate Maritime Museum reopens after burglary damage. Kent Online. 5 August.

Vandalised ancient boundary stone in Inverness is restored

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Vandalised ancient boundary stone in Inverness is restored. BBC News. 4 August.

Four-legged snake fossil sparks legal investigation

(Brazil; Germany)

Anastasia Christakou (2015). Four-legged snake fossil sparks legal investigation. Nature. 4 August.

Egypt repatriates 35,000-year-old skeleton from Belgium

(Egypt; Belgium)

Rany Mostafa (2015). Egypt repatriates 35,000-year-old skeleton from Belgium. The Cairo Post. 4 August.

€25m Picasso and superyacht collide with Spanish export ban

(Spain)

Kim Willsher (2015). €25m Picasso and superyacht collide with Spanish export ban. The Guardian. 4 August.

A Museum Survives in Crimea

(Ukraine; Russia)

Masha Lipman (2015). A Museum Survives in Crimea. The New Yorker. 3 August.

If even Ai Weiwei can't trust the UK's visa system, who can?

(United Kingdom)

Mary Dejevsky (2015). If even Ai Weiwei can't trust the UK's visa system, who can?. The Guardian. 3 August.

Bernini bust at Getty Museum prompts criminal complaint in Slovakia

(Slovakia; United States of America)

David Ng (2015). Bernini bust at Getty Museum prompts criminal complaint in Slovakia. Los Angeles Times. 3 August.

NY judge rejects extradition to Poland of Russian art dealer accused of having Nazi-stolen art

(Poland; United States of America)

Larry Neumeister (2015). NY judge rejects extradition to Poland of Russian art dealer accused of having Nazi-stolen art. Star Tribune. 3 August.

Letter box larceny: curious crimes bedevil Great Britain

(United Kingdom)

Nick Morrison (2015). Letter box larceny: curious crimes bedevil Great Britain. The China Post. 3 August.

Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst dealers investigated as buyers left with nothing

(United Kingdom)

Paul Gallagher (2015). Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst dealers investigated as buyers left with nothing. The Independent. 2 August.

The antiquities thief who became one of Britain's richest men

(Israel; United Kingdom)

Ofer Aderet (2015). The antiquities thief who became one of Britain's richest men. Haaretz. 2 August.

Putin puts Crimean archaeological site under federal control

(Ukraine; Russia)

Associated Press (2015). Putin puts Crimean archaeological site under federal control. Daily Herald. 1 August.

Italy returns Iran's stolen antiques

(Iran; Italy)

Mehr News Agency (2015). Italy returns Iran's stolen antiques. Mehr News Agency. 1 August.

Art, royalties and other treasures of unclaimed estates

(United Kingdom)

Kevin Peachy (2015). Art, royalties and other treasures of unclaimed estates. BBC News. 31 July.

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 (2015). Palestinian artist's work to go on display in London after Channel 4's Jon Snow smuggles it out of Gaza. The Independent. 31 July.

How are Austerity Measures Harming Architectural and Archeological Preservation in Greece?

(Greece)

Patrick Sisson (2015). How are Austerity Measures Harming Architectural and Archeological Preservation in Greece?. Curbed. 31 July.

New York University in legal saga over Villa La Pietra, half a world away in Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner (2015). New York University in legal saga over Villa La Pietra, half a world away in Italy. The New York Times. 31 July.

Crucifixes and plaque of Christ discovered in Fulham estate

(United Kingdom)

Goolistan Cooper (2015). Crucifixes and plaque of Christ discovered in Fulham estate. Get West London. 31 July.

Adega gallery raided in Algarve's first art heist

(Portugal)

Carrie-Marie Bratley (2015). Adega gallery raided in Algarve's first art heist. The Portugal News. 30 July.

New Technique May Identify Stolen Stones

(United Kingdom)

Archaeology (2015). New Technique May Identify Stolen Stones. Archaeology. 30 July.

Roban un cáliz de la parroquia San Juan Bautista de Estella

(Spain)

Chalice stolen from the parish church of San Juan Bautista Estella

María Puy Portillo (2015). Roban un cáliz de la parroquia San Juan Bautista de Estella. Diario de Navarra. 30 July.

Roban dos medallas de la Virgen de los Dolores de Villanueva del Trabuco

(Spain)

Two medals stole from Our Lady of Sorrows in Villanueva del Trabuco

Rocío Luque (2015). Roban dos medallas de la Virgen de los Dolores de Villanueva del Trabuco. La Opinión de Málaga. 30 July.

Swiss watches stolen in second museum break-in

(Switzerland)

Caroline Bishop (2015). Swiss watches stolen in second museum break-in. The Local. 29 July.

Criminal case opened on 'damaging world's oldest wooden statue'

(Russia; Germany)

The Siberian Times (2015). Criminal case opened on 'damaging world's oldest wooden statue'. The Siberian Times. 29 July.

Charity money and medals stolen in Ramsgate Maritime Museum raid

(United Kingdom)

Tom Barnes (2015). Charity money and medals stolen in Ramsgate Maritime Museum raid. Isle of Thanet Gazette. 29 July.

Stolen Rodin sculpture recovered through lucky breaks, persistent chipping

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

David Ng (2015). Stolen Rodin sculpture recovered through lucky breaks, persistent chipping. Los Angeles Times. 29 July.

Antiquities Found on Shipwreck That Carried Elgin Marbles

(Greece)

Rossella Lorenzi (2015). Antiquities Found on Shipwreck That Carried Elgin Marbles. Discovery News. 28 July.

Des voleurs dérobent des objets au musée d'horlogerie

(Switzerland)

Thieves steal items from clock museum

Tribune de Genève (2015). Des voleurs dérobent des objets au musée d'horlogerie. Tribune de Genève. 28 July.

Man cutting hedge finds stolen paintings worth €180,000

(Ireland)

Michael Parsons (2015). Man cutting hedge finds stolen paintings worth €180,000. The Irish Times. 28 July.

Museum in Cable St about women and suffragettes turns out to be 'Jack the Ripper'

(United Kingdom)

Mike Brooke (2015). Museum in Cable St about women and suffragettes turns out to be 'Jack the Ripper'. The Docklands & East London Advertiser. 28 July.

Sekhemka statue export: PM David Cameron urged to "intervene"

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Sekhemka statue export: PM David Cameron urged to "intervene". BBC News. 26 July.

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 (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. Daily Record. 24 July.

Cufflinks made from Bluebird car and worth £3,500 stolen from Beaulieu

(United Kingdom)

Christopher Yandell (2015). Cufflinks made from Bluebird car and worth £3,500 stolen from Beaulieu. Southern Daily Echo. 24 July.

Two stolen artworks by Goya and Rubens returned to Voergaard Castle

(Denmark)

Art Media Agency (2015). Two stolen artworks by Goya and Rubens returned to Voergaard Castle. Art Media Agency. 24 July.

The National Museum: Gilded threads of gifting and looting

(India; Russia)

Nayanjot Lahiri (2015). The National Museum: Gilded threads of gifting and looting. Hindustan Times. 24 July.

Latitude Festival golden heads art stolen

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Latitude Festival golden heads art stolen. BBC News. 23 July.

Return of Chinese Antiquities Sparks Collectors' Fury

(France; China)

Sébastien Blanc (2015). Return of Chinese Antiquities Sparks Collectors' Fury. Khmer Times. 23 July.

Heartwarming honesty of car boot punter sees stolen medieval brass returned to Lincolnshire church

(United Kingdom)

East Lindsey Target (2015). Heartwarming honesty of car boot punter sees stolen medieval brass returned to Lincolnshire church. East Lindsey Target. 22 July.

Stolen painting found after 19 years

(Czech Republic)

Raymond Johnston (2015). Stolen painting found after 19 years. Prague Post. 22 July.

Das Werk von Gerhard Richter: Ich mal mir meine Welt

(Germany)

The work of Gerhard Richter: I paint my world

Bernhard Schulz (2015). Das Werk von Gerhard Richter: Ich mal mir meine Welt. Der Tagesspiegel. 21 July.

Enduring controversy: BP sponsorship ignites new row over British Museum's Indigenous exhibition

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley (2015). Enduring controversy: BP sponsorship ignites new row over British Museum's Indigenous exhibition. The Guardian. 21 July.

Super-rich art collectors settle bitter dispute with dealer they treated 'like a son'

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2015). Super-rich art collectors settle bitter dispute with dealer they treated 'like a son'. The Telegraph. 20 July.

Artwork, arson and insurance fraud have Sotheby's in a bind

(Netherlands)

Janene Van Jaarsveldt (2015). Artwork, arson and insurance fraud have Sotheby's in a bind. NL Times. 20 July.

Baselitz removes art from Dresden gallery

(Germany)

DW (2015). Baselitz removes art from Dresden gallery. DW. 17 July.

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 (2015). Race to save priceless artefacts from the sunken HMS Victory after looters target its two nearest wrecks in the English Channel. The Daily Mail. 17 July.

"When they are destroyed they are gone permanently": Museum asks detectorists not to melt Civil War musket and cannon balls

(United Kingdom)

Ben Miller (2015). "When they are destroyed they are gone permanently": Museum asks detectorists not to melt Civil War musket and cannon balls. Culture 24. 16 July.

Cheshire places of worship have almost 300 items stolen from them in three years

(United Kingdom)

Frances Barrett (2015). Cheshire places of worship have almost 300 items stolen from them in three years. The Chester Chronicle. 16 July.

Meeting to tackle heritage crime at Bexhill Museum

(United Kingdom)

Bexhill-on-sea Observer (2015). Meeting to tackle heritage crime at Bexhill Museum. Bexhill-on-sea Observer. 16 July.

Elderly man, 73, left 'devastated' by theft of World War Two Jeep from Imperial War Museum, Duxford

(United Kingdom)

Cambridge News (2015). Elderly man, 73, left 'devastated' by theft of World War Two Jeep from Imperial War Museum, Duxford. Cambridge News. 15 July.

The skull of famed horror film director is stolen; 'Satanists' suspected

(Germany)

Justin Wm. Moyer (2015). The skull of famed horror film director is stolen; 'Satanists' suspected. The Washington Post. 15 July.

Why Baselitz could be the first of many artists to 'bloodlet' Germany's museums

(Germany)

Peter Raue (2015). Why Baselitz could be the first of many artists to 'bloodlet' Germany's museums. DW. 14 July.

Germany to gift stolen durga idol back to PM Modi

(India; Germany)

Mail Today (2015). Germany to gift stolen durga idol back to PM Modi. India Today. 14 July.

Elgin debt relief

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Jonathan Foreman (2015). Elgin debt relief. Politico. 10 July.

Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world

(United Kingdom)

Jessica Berthereau (2015). Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world. Yahoo News. 10 July.

Essex Police leads national campaign targeting illegal treasure hunters

(United Kingdom)

Will Lodge (2015). Essex Police leads national campaign targeting illegal treasure hunters. East Anglian Daily Times. 10 July.

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 (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. The National Law Review. 10 July.

Detenidos dos vecinos de Arnedo por robos en iglesias y viviendas

(Spain)

Two men from Arnedo arrested for robberies of churches and homes

La Rioja (2015). Detenidos dos vecinos de Arnedo por robos en iglesias y viviendas. La Rioja. 10 July.

German court studying Gurlitt will seeks psychiatric report

(Germany)

Associated Press (2015). German court studying Gurlitt will seeks psychiatric report. ABC United States. 10 July.

Theft threatens the future of Britain's historic churches

(United Kingdom)

Matthew Cooper (2015). Theft threatens the future of Britain's historic churches. Apollo. 9 July.

Rare Rodin sculpture stolen during $1 million Beverly Hills heist recovered in London

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Matilda Battersby (2015). Rare Rodin sculpture stolen during $1 million Beverly Hills heist recovered in London. The Independent. 9 July.

Vandals spray paint tag on ancient St Andrews Harbour wall

(United Kingdom)

Michael Alexander (2015). Vandals spray paint tag on ancient St Andrews Harbour wall. The Courier. 8 July.

Two Dacian gold coins recovered in Poland

(Romania; Poland)

ActMedia (2015). Two Dacian gold coins recovered in Poland. ActMedia. 8 July.

Bronze statue worth £40,000 stolen in brazen daytime raid in Mayfair

(United Kingdom)

Paul Gallagher (2015). Bronze statue worth £40,000 stolen in brazen daytime raid in Mayfair. The Independent. 8 July.

Cleveland artist Frank Oriti says London's National Portrait Gallery reports his painting safe after attempted theft

(United Kingdom)

Steven Litt (2015). Cleveland artist Frank Oriti says London's National Portrait Gallery reports his painting safe after attempted theft. Cleveland.com. 8 July.

Hôtel Drouot auction house removal men and auctioneers to stand trial for alleged art thefts

(France)

Doug Bolton (2015). Hôtel Drouot auction house removal men and auctioneers to stand trial for alleged art thefts. The Independent. 8 July.

Master forger makes rare appearance to help TV investigation into art fraud

(United Kingdom)

Liam Thorp (2015). Master forger makes rare appearance to help TV investigation into art fraud. This is Lancashire. 6 July.

Jewish Woman Works to Return 100 Torahs Ransacked by Nazis

(United States of America; Russia)

Sol Rieger (2015). Jewish Woman Works to Return 100 Torahs Ransacked by Nazis. JP Updates. 6 July.

France discreetly returns looted gold antiquities to China

(France; China)

Henry Samuel (2015). France discreetly returns looted gold antiquities to China. The Telegraph. 6 July.

A part of Tutmosis Karnak column arrives home from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). A part of Tutmosis Karnak column arrives home from London. Ahram Online. 5 July.

Museum hands back Renaissance riches linked to Nazi looters

(United Kingdom)

Anita Singh (2015). Museum hands back Renaissance riches linked to Nazi looters. The Telegraph. 5 July.

Lowry's paintings are worth a fortune - but can you tell the real ones from the fakes?

(United Kingdom)

Terry Payne (2015). Lowry's paintings are worth a fortune - but can you tell the real ones from the fakes?. Radio Times. 5 July.

Acto de desagravio ante el robo sacrílego en Valencia

(Spain)

Act of atonement against a sacrilegious robbery in Valencia

Religión Digital (2015). Acto de desagravio ante el robo sacrílego en Valencia. Religión Digital. 4 July.

Pläne der Bundesregierung: Scharfe Sanktionen beim Kunsthandel

(Germany)

Federal government plans tough sanctions against art trading

Spiegel Online (2015). Pläne der Bundesregierung: Scharfe Sanktionen beim Kunsthandel. Spiegel Online. 3 July.

Second World War tank and anti-aircraft gun found hidden in basement of villa in Germany

(Germany)

Melanie Hall (2015). Second World War tank and anti-aircraft gun found hidden in basement of villa in Germany. The Telegraph. 3 July.

Looted in Syria – and sold in London: the British antiques shops dealing in artefacts smuggled by Isis

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Rachel Shabi (2015). Looted in Syria – and sold in London: the British antiques shops dealing in artefacts smuggled by Isis. The Guardian. 3 July.

Missing Dutch art is discovered in Sussex

(United Kingdom; Netherlands)

Rachel Millard (2015). Missing Dutch art is discovered in Sussex. The Argus. 3 July.

Rare books: Foiling the thiefs

(United Kingdom)

The Economist (2015). Rare books: Foiling the thiefs. The Economist. 2 July.

Rare Victorian perfume bottle stolen from Burton Constable Hall

(United Kingdom)

Lucy Leeson (2015). Rare Victorian perfume bottle stolen from Burton Constable Hall. Hull Daily Mail. 2 July.

Paintings stolen decades ago returning to Amsterdam Museum

(United Kingdom; Netherlands)

Janene Van Jaarsveldt (2015). Paintings stolen decades ago returning to Amsterdam Museum. NL Times. 2 July.

Signing up to the Hague Convention will do nothing to stop ISIS

(United Kingdom)

Tiffany Jenkins (2015). Signing up to the Hague Convention will do nothing to stop ISIS. Apollo. 30 June.

Museum searching for 'devastated' boy who accidentally smashed ancient jug

(United Kingdom)

Oliver Wheaton (2015). Museum searching for 'devastated' boy who accidentally smashed ancient jug. Metro. 29 June.

Security alert after historic stone artefact stolen from church

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Minting (2015). Security alert after historic stone artefact stolen from church. Darlington & Stockton Times. 29 June.

Stone thieves are dismantling Yorkshire's heritage, warn police

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Doward (2015). Stone thieves are dismantling Yorkshire's heritage, warn police. The Guardian. 27 June.

Detenida una banda que robaba antigüedades en capillas del suroccidente

(Spain)

A gang that robbed antiquities in chapels of the southwest arrested

Asturias 24 (2015). Detenida una banda que robaba antigüedades en capillas del suroccidente. Asturias 24. 26 June.

Holy Grail found (thanks to Crimewatch appeal)

(United Kingdom)

John Bingham (2015). Holy Grail found (thanks to Crimewatch appeal). The Telegraph. 26 June.

Did an Auction of Hitler's Art Go Too Far?

(Germany)

Erin Blakemore (2015). Did an Auction of Hitler's Art Go Too Far?. Smithsonian. 25 June.

Sleuth Work Leads to Discovery of Art Beloved by Hitler

(Germany)

Alison Smale (2015). Sleuth Work Leads to Discovery of Art Beloved by Hitler. The New York Times. 25 June.

Tome Raiders: Rare Items Stolen From Libraries

(United Kingdom)

Richard Suchet (2015). Tome Raiders: Rare Items Stolen From Libraries. Sky News. 25 June.

Christie's sale of Russborough paintings postponed

(Ireland)

Martin Bailey (2015). Christie's sale of Russborough paintings postponed. The Art Newspaper. 25 June.

Art dealer admits selling fake paintings

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2015). Art dealer admits selling fake paintings. The Guardian. 25 June.

Nazi-looted painting from Munich fetches close to $3m

(Germany; United Kingdom)

Ruth Holmes (2015). Nazi-looted painting from Munich fetches close to $3m. The Times of Israel. 24 June.

Two British public schoolboys freed after arrest on suspicion of stealing items at Auschwitz

(Poland)

Matthew Day (2015). Two British public schoolboys freed after arrest on suspicion of stealing items at Auschwitz. The Telegraph. 23 June.

Spanish police return art stolen from Swedish churches

(Spain; Sweden)

AFP (2015). Spanish police return art stolen from Swedish churches. Yahoo News. 22 June.

UK to adopt Hague Convention to protect artefacts in war zones

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). UK to adopt Hague Convention to protect artefacts in war zones. BBC News. 21 June.

Robos de patrimonio en España: ¿Quién está detrás de ellos? ¿Cómo funciona el mercado negro?

(Spain)

Theft of heritage in Spain: Who is behind this? How does the black market function?

Rodrigo Carretero (2015). Robos de patrimonio en España: ¿Quién está detrás de ellos? ¿Cómo funciona el mercado negro?. Huffington Post. 21 June.

«Μουσείο» έκρυβε 65χρονη στην Κάλυμνο

(Greece)

Kalymnos "Museum" hid 65 looted antiquities

In.gr (2015). «Μουσείο» έκρυβε 65χρονη στην Κάλυμνο. In.gr. 20 June.

Italy's Artifacts Police Wage Global War, Recover 137,000 Objects

(Italy)

Frank Viviano (2015). Italy's Artifacts Police Wage Global War, Recover 137,000 Objects. National Geographic. 19 June.

Police recover painting looted by Nazis

(Italy; Poland)

ANSA (2015). Police recover painting looted by Nazis. ANSA. 19 June.

New Documentary Hopes To Shed Light On Banksy Artwork Heist

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst (2015). New Documentary Hopes To Shed Light On Banksy Artwork Heist. Artlyst. 18 June.

Greek former archaeologist held for allegedly pilfering digs

(Greece)

Associated Press (2015). Greek former archaeologist held for allegedly pilfering digs. The San Diego Union-Tribune. 18 June.

Pretendía vender por Internet 187 piezas arqueológicas

(Spain)

Attempt to sell 187 archaeological objects on the internet

La Opinión de Murcia (2015). Pretendía vender por Internet 187 piezas arqueológicas. La Opinión de Murcia. 17 June.

United States Returns Stolen Antique Books to the National Library of Sweden

(United States of America; Sweden)

U.S. Attorney's Office (2015). United States Returns Stolen Antique Books to the National Library of Sweden. FBI. 17 June.

U-boat propeller returned to Germany

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Belfast Telegraph (2015). U-boat propeller returned to Germany. Belfast Telegraph. 16 June.

Questions over authenticity of Russborough painting

(Ireland)

Michael Parsons (2015). Questions over authenticity of Russborough painting. The Irish Times. 16 June.

Diver Pleads Guilty to Fraud Involving Historic Cannons

(United Kingdom)

Eric Haun (2015). Diver Pleads Guilty to Fraud Involving Historic Cannons. Marine Link. 15 June.

La vente d'art kanak suspendue

(New Caledonia; Switzerland)

Sale of Kanak Art Suspended

Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes (2015). La vente d'art kanak suspendue. Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes. 13 June.

Sofia Airport customs officers foil attempt to smuggle out ancient coins in routers

(Bulgaria)

The Sofia Globe (2015). Sofia Airport customs officers foil attempt to smuggle out ancient coins in routers. The Sofia Globe. 12 June.

Cyprus, Iraq sign agreement on bilateral political cooperation

(Iraq; Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2015). Cyprus, Iraq sign agreement on bilateral political cooperation. Famagusta Gazette. 12 June.

Vindolanda thieves steal face from 2,000 year-old Roman statue

(United Kingdom)

Mike Kelly (2015). Vindolanda thieves steal face from 2,000 year-old Roman statue. Chronicle. 10 June.

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 (2015). Des objets d'art kanak « volés » présentés lors d'une grande vente aux enchères en Suisse ?. Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes. 10 June.

Tres detenidos por el robo de una campana de la iglesia de Santiago donada días antes por un feligrés

(Spain)

Three arrested for stealing a bell from the church of Santiago that had been donated by a parishioner only days before

Diario Sur (2015). Tres detenidos por el robo de una campana de la iglesia de Santiago donada días antes por un feligrés. Diario Sur. 10 June.

Heritage Watch scheme launched at Hedingham Castle

(United Kingdom)

East Anglian Daily Times (2015). Heritage Watch scheme launched at Hedingham Castle. East Anglian Daily Times. 10 June.

Intercepted ceramic artefact not from Syria

(Finland)

YLE (2015). Intercepted ceramic artefact not from Syria. YLE. 9 June.

Buscan a unos ladrones dedicados al robo de capiteles en iglesias románicas de Soria

(Spain)

Looking for the thieves targeting capitals from the Romanesque churches of Soria

20 Minutos (2015). Buscan a unos ladrones dedicados al robo de capiteles en iglesias románicas de Soria. 20 Minutos. 9 June.

Hopi Tribe Makes Another Attempt At Halting French Auction

(France; United States of America)

Aaron Granillo (2015). Hopi Tribe Makes Another Attempt At Halting French Auction. KNAU. 9 June.

Church's stolen statue head found on ebay after two years and returned to Forest of Dean

(United Kingdom)

Gloucester Citizen (2015). Church's stolen statue head found on ebay after two years and returned to Forest of Dean. Gloucester Citizen. 9 June.

Russia-bound 'looted ceramic' was not pillaged from Syrian museum, says antiquities chief

(Finland)

Umberto Bacchi (2015). Russia-bound 'looted ceramic' was not pillaged from Syrian museum, says antiquities chief. International Business Times. 9 June.

Bonhams Returns Ancient Hermes Head Illegally Smuggled Out of Greece

(Greece)

A. Makris (2015). Bonhams Returns Ancient Hermes Head Illegally Smuggled Out of Greece. Greek Reporter. 9 June.

Detenido el autor de un robo de piezas de plata en una parroquia de La Ribera

(Spain)

Perpetrator of a robbery of silver object from a parsonage in La Ribera arrested

Burgos Conecta (2015). Detenido el autor de un robo de piezas de plata en una parroquia de La Ribera. Burgos Conecta. 9 June.

German Expressionist Kollwitz print stolen from Leicester's New Walk Museum

(United Kingdom)

Dan J. Martin (2015). German Expressionist Kollwitz print stolen from Leicester's New Walk Museum. Leicester Mercury. 8 June.

Giordano's Dürer Forgery—Too Late to Prosecute?

(Germany)

Blake Gopnik (2015). Giordano's Dürer Forgery—Too Late to Prosecute?. ArtNet News. 8 June.

Divers acquitted of stealing from shipwreck

(Finland)

YLE (2015