Region: Europe

El patrimonio histórico de varios siglos en España, bajo la amenaza de los cazatesoros

(Spain)

Centuries of historical heritage in Spain under threat from treasurehunters

Silvia Pisani (2019). El patrimonio histórico de varios siglos en España, bajo la amenaza de los cazatesoros. La Nación. 22 September.

13 charged with illicit trafficking of cultural heritage artifacts in Macedonia

(Macedonia)

Xinhua (2018). 13 charged with illicit trafficking of cultural heritage artifacts in Macedonia. Xinhua. 7 October.

Banksy auction prank leaves art world in shreds

(United Kingdom)

Chris Johnston (2018). Banksy auction prank leaves art world in shreds. The Guardian. 6 October.

Man remanded for selling fake antiquities

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2018). Man remanded for selling fake antiquities. Cyprus Mail. 6 October.

The Nazi Downstairs: A Jewish Woman's Tale of Hiding in Her Home

(Austria; United States of America)

Colin Moynihan (2018). The Nazi Downstairs: A Jewish Woman's Tale of Hiding in Her Home. The New York Times. 5 October.

Thieves take entire roof from Grade I listed church

(United Kingdom)

Press Association (2018). Thieves take entire roof from Grade I listed church. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 5 October.

Roban en la iglesia de Valdegrulla en un nuevo ataque al patrimonio de la Diócesis de Osma-Soria

(Spain)

Theft in the church of Veldegrulla in a new attack against the heritage of the Diocese of Osma-Soria

Europa Press (2018). Roban en la iglesia de Valdegrulla en un nuevo ataque al patrimonio de la Diócesis de Osma-Soria. 20 Minutos. 5 October.

Paintings Looted by Nazis to eh Presented in Israel for the First Time

(Israel; Germany)

Juliane Helmhold (2018). Paintings Looted by Nazis to eh Presented in Israel for the First Time. The Jerusalem Post. 4 October.

Ancient Bible Stolen, Turns up Years Later at Museum of the Bible

(Greece; United States of America)

Ben Kennedy (2018). Ancient Bible Stolen, Turns up Years Later at Museum of the Bible. CBN. 4 October.

The tricky process of returning Nazi-looted art

(France)

AFP (2018). The tricky process of returning Nazi-looted art. France 24. 2 October.

American couple lose appeal to keep Pissarro painting looted by Nazis

(France; United States of America)

AFP (2018). American couple lose appeal to keep Pissarro painting looted by Nazis. The Telegraph. 2 October.

Nuevo expolio en Soria: Roban dos capiteles románicos de la ermita de Boós

(Spain)

New pillage in Soria: Two Romanesque capitals stolen from Boós hermitage

ABC Spain (2018). Nuevo expolio en Soria: Roban dos capiteles románicos de la ermita de Boós. ABC Spain. 1 October.

Rwanda confirms Belgium willing to return archives

(Rwanda; Belgium)

James Karuhanga (2018). Rwanda confirms Belgium willing to return archives. The New Times. 30 September.

How One of Hitler's Favorite Works of Art Got Stolen—Twice

(Germany)

Allison McNearney (2018). How One of Hitler's Favorite Works of Art Got Stolen—Twice. The Daily Beast. 21 September.

Peru: Ministry Displays Recovered Stolen Cultural Pieces

(Peru; Germany)

Telesur (2018). Peru: Ministry Displays Recovered Stolen Cultural Pieces. Telesur. 21 September.

Thieves steal £40,000 worth of lead from North Lincolnshire church

(United Kingdom)

Simon Leonard (2018). Thieves steal £40,000 worth of lead from North Lincolnshire church. Grimsby Telegraph. 21 September.

`Uncomfortable Art Tours' Question Colonialist Biases in London-Area Museum

(United Kingdom)

Rachel Dovey (2018). `Uncomfortable Art Tours' Question Colonialist Biases in London-Area Museum. Next City. 21 September.

Royal Academy asks tribal leaders to bless 'stolen' treasures in culturally sensitive exhibition

(United Kingdom; New Zealand; Fiji; Tonga; Papua New Guinea; Tahiti)

Hannah Furness (2018). Royal Academy asks tribal leaders to bless 'stolen' treasures in culturally sensitive exhibition. The Telegraph. 21 September.

Stolen icon of St George now back in Cyprus

(Cyprus; Switzerland)

Evie Andreou (2018). Stolen icon of St George now back in Cyprus. Cyprus Mail. 20 September.

Expolio y exportación ilícita de piezas arqueológicas. Un increible caso español

(Spain)

Quiteria Méndez Fernández (2018). Expolio y exportación ilícita de piezas arqueológicas. Un increible caso español. Las Nueve Musas. 19 September.

Police uncover illegal excavation for antiquities in northern Greece

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Police uncover illegal excavation for antiquities in northern Greece. eKathimerini. 19 September.

Secrets of a master forger ... fake or fortune?

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Page (2018). Secrets of a master forger ... fake or fortune?. The West Sussex County Times. 19 September.

"Hay que acabar con los saqueos y expolios arqueológicos en La Palma"

(Spain)

We must put an end to the looting and exploitation of archaeology in La Palma

La Palma Ahora (2018). "Hay que acabar con los saqueos y expolios arqueológicos en La Palma". La Palma Ahora. 18 September.

Red tape is stifling German auctions

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Red tape is stifling German auctions. The Art Newspaper. 17 September.

Stolen church bell in north recovered

(Cyprus)

Kristian Chrysostomou (2018). Stolen church bell in north recovered. Cyprus Mail. 17 September.

Scientists' dismay as space rock from Skye sold on eBay

(United Kingdom)

Press Association (2018). Scientists' dismay as space rock from Skye sold on eBay. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 17 September.

Greek Orthodox Church Attempting to Reclaim Centuries-Old Manuscripts in U.S. Collections

(Greece; United States of America)

Darden Livesay (2018). Greek Orthodox Church Attempting to Reclaim Centuries-Old Manuscripts in U.S. Collections. The Pappas Post. 17 September.

From LA dining room to Warsaw's National Museum: Looted WWII art returned after more than 70 years

(Poland; United States of America)

Jacek Borowski (2018). From LA dining room to Warsaw's National Museum: Looted WWII art returned after more than 70 years. The First News. 15 September.

El Museo Nacional de Arqueología acoge una exposición con piezas restauradas de la fragata Mercedes

(Spain)

The National Museum of Archaeology mounts an exhibition with restored pieces from the frigate Mercedes

La Vanguardia (2018). El Museo Nacional de Arqueología acoge una exposición con piezas restauradas de la fragata Mercedes. La Vanguardia. 14 September.

The long, strange journey of a Renoir painting stolen by the Nazis

(United States of America; France)

Kabir Chibber (2018). The long, strange journey of a Renoir painting stolen by the Nazis. Quartz. 13 September.

Sweden Arrests Person Over Royal Jewels Heist

(Sweden)

Jan M. Olsen (2018). Sweden Arrests Person Over Royal Jewels Heist. US News and World Report. 13 September.

Cornelius Wasn't the Only Gurlitt Sibling to Inherit Nazi-Looted Art

(Germany)

Meilan Solly (2018). Cornelius Wasn't the Only Gurlitt Sibling to Inherit Nazi-Looted Art. Smithsonian. 13 September.

Nazis stole a Jewish man's Renoir painting in 1941. Now it's been returned to his only living heir.

(United States of America; France)

Meagan Flynn (2018). Nazis stole a Jewish man's Renoir painting in 1941. Now it's been returned to his only living heir.. The Washington Post. 13 September.

Sculptures worth thousands taken in raids at art galleries

(United Kingdom)

Rom Preston-Ellis (2018). Sculptures worth thousands taken in raids at art galleries. Devon Live. 12 September.

Nazis Stole His Renoir. His Granddaughter Finally Got It Back.

(United States of America; France)

James Barron (2018). Nazis Stole His Renoir. His Granddaughter Finally Got It Back.. The New York Times. 12 September.

It Turns Out Cornelius Gurlitt's Sister Hid Nazi-Looted Art, Too, as Four Drawings Are Returned to Jewish Heirs

(Germany)

Naomi Rea (2018). It Turns Out Cornelius Gurlitt's Sister Hid Nazi-Looted Art, Too, as Four Drawings Are Returned to Jewish Heirs. ArtNet News. 11 September.

Court rejects claim to Matisse owned by National Gallery

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Nancy Kenney (2018). Court rejects claim to Matisse owned by National Gallery. The Art Newspaper. 11 September.

Cambridge art project's 100,000 pennies all taken in a day

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Cambridge art project's 100,000 pennies all taken in a day. BBC News. 11 September.

The pelican thief ... police probe after golden bird statue stolen from church

(United Kingdom)

Kelly Williams (2018). The pelican thief ... police probe after golden bird statue stolen from church. Daily Post. 11 September.

Bulgarian women on trial for damaging antiquities in Athens

(Greece; Bulgaria)

DW (2018). Bulgarian women on trial for damaging antiquities in Athens. DW. 10 September.

Unending talks about return of stolen Benin artifacts

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Osa Mbonu (2018). Unending talks about return of stolen Benin artifacts. Vanguard. 10 September.

Nazi-looted art: 4 further works from Gurlitt collection identified

(Germany)

DW (2018). Nazi-looted art: 4 further works from Gurlitt collection identified. DW. 10 September.

Recuperan carta de Colón en Barcelona

(Spain)

Columbus letter recovered in Barcelona

El País (2018). Recuperan carta de Colón en Barcelona. El Mañana. 10 September.

Rare Stolen Antiquity Returns to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2018). Rare Stolen Antiquity Returns to Greece. Greek Reporter. 9 September.

Author Gail Jones on how a theft from a Palermo church inspired her novel

(Italy)

Gail Jones (2018). Author Gail Jones on how a theft from a Palermo church inspired her novel. Metro. 9 September.

Edo monarch calls for return of stolen artefacts

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Adie Vanessa Offiong (2018). Edo monarch calls for return of stolen artefacts. Daily Trust. 9 September.

Painting seized at Poland border studied as possible Chagall

(Poland; Ukraine)

Associated Press (2018). Painting seized at Poland border studied as possible Chagall. Houston Chronicle. 7 September.

President Macron, African art and the question of restitution

(France; Burkina Faso)

Gareth Harris (2018). President Macron, African art and the question of restitution. The Financial Times. 7 September.

Swindling art dealer to the stars faces more jail time

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Merrell (2018). Swindling art dealer to the stars faces more jail time. Punchline. 7 September.

Feds: US tribal items sold at Paris auction houses declines

(France; United States of America)

Mary Hudetz (2018). Feds: US tribal items sold at Paris auction houses declines. The Journal Times. 7 September.

Germany Returns Stolen Peruvian Pre-Incan Mask 21 Years Later

(Peru; Germany)

Telesur (2018). Germany Returns Stolen Peruvian Pre-Incan Mask 21 Years Later. Telesur. 7 September.

How Brexit has revived controversy over the Elgin Marbles in Britain

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Dominic Selwood (2018). How Brexit has revived controversy over the Elgin Marbles in Britain. Independent. 6 September.

Seizure of Looted Antiquities Illuminates What Museums Want Hidden

(Italy)

Elizabeth Marlowe (2018). Seizure of Looted Antiquities Illuminates What Museums Want Hidden. Hyperallergic. 5 September.

Santorini Aphrodite retrieved in smuggling bust

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Santorini Aphrodite retrieved in smuggling bust. eKathimerini. 5 September.

Return stolen artefacts, Benin monarch tells UK

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Alexander Okere (2018). Return stolen artefacts, Benin monarch tells UK. Punch. 5 September.

Illegally salvaged U-boat propeller given back German Navy in Plymouth

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Max Channon (2018). Illegally salvaged U-boat propeller given back German Navy in Plymouth. Plymouth Live. 4 September.

Jewish heirs take on an art foundation that rights Nazi wrongs

(Germany)

William D. Cohan (2018). Jewish heirs take on an art foundation that rights Nazi wrongs. Business Mirror. 3 September.

Olasode in search of Africa's stolen treasure

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Yemi Olakitan (2018). Olasode in search of Africa's stolen treasure. The Guardian. 2 September.

Terrorists targeted in museums

(United Kingdom)

Jaymi McCann (2018). Terrorists targeted in museums. Express. 2 September.

Swiss prosecutor returns 'Mesopotamian' terracotta animal made by dealer's 11-year-old-daughter—along with 5,000 seized antiquities

(Switzerland)

Anna Brady (2018). Swiss prosecutor returns 'Mesopotamian' terracotta animal made by dealer's 11-year-old-daughter—along with 5,000 seized antiquities. The Art Newspaper. 31 August.

Twenty-one ancient skulls stolen from Kent church

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Twenty-one ancient skulls stolen from Kent church. BBC News. 18 July.

Did Marlborough Gallery Steal One of China's Greatest Artists? An Appeals Court Must Decide

(United States of America; France)

Eileen Kinsella (2018). Did Marlborough Gallery Steal One of China's Greatest Artists? An Appeals Court Must Decide. ArtNet News. 18 July.

Artist Nathan Wyburn recreates the world's most valuable stolen artwork using his fingers

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Ailis Brennan (2018). Artist Nathan Wyburn recreates the world's most valuable stolen artwork using his fingers. Evening Standard. 18 July.

Exploring ways to bring back Kohinoor diamond, other antiquities: VK Singh

(India; United Kingdom)

Press Trust of India (2018). Exploring ways to bring back Kohinoor diamond, other antiquities: VK Singh. India Today. 18 July.

Tourist Caught Trying to Smuggle Bricks out of Auschwitz

(Poland; Hungary)

JTA (2018). Tourist Caught Trying to Smuggle Bricks out of Auschwitz. The Jerusalem Post. 17 July.

Suspect, 34, arrested for illegal possession of antiquities in northwestern Greece

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Suspect, 34, arrested for illegal possession of antiquities in northwestern Greece. eKathimerini. 16 July.

Kendrick and SZA Ask Judge to Block Profits in "All the Stars' Lawsuit

(United States of America; Liberia; United Kingdom)

Noah Yoo (2018). Kendrick and SZA Ask Judge to Block Profits in "All the Stars' Lawsuit. Pitchfork. 13 July.

"These ancestor remains were stolen and sold overseas"

(New Zealand; United States of America; Germany)

Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (2018). "These ancestor remains were stolen and sold overseas". Maori Television. 13 July.

Prison sentences and million-euro-damages for art forgery gang

(Finland)

YLE (2018). Prison sentences and million-euro-damages for art forgery gang. YLE. 12 July.

Thief steals Stirling oil painting before it goes on display in city museum

(United Kingdom)

Chris Marzella (2018). Thief steals Stirling oil painting before it goes on display in city museum. Daily Record. 11 July.

Stolen Bronze Age dagger returns to Slovenia after 33 years

(Slovenia; United Kingdom)

STA (2018). Stolen Bronze Age dagger returns to Slovenia after 33 years. STA. 11 July.

A Billionaire Is Suing His Art Dealer in Switzerland for Allegedly Marking Up the Prices of Art and Pocketing the Extra

(Switzerland; Russia)

Naomi Rea (2018). A Billionaire Is Suing His Art Dealer in Switzerland for Allegedly Marking Up the Prices of Art and Pocketing the Extra. ArtNet News. 9 July.

Two cases highlights how Nazi looting still haunts the art world

(Switzerland; Poland)

The Global Legal Post (2018). Two cases highlights how Nazi looting still haunts the art world. The Global Legal Post. 9 July.

Court rules 1565 shipwreck found off the Florida coast belongs to France because the vessel was made there, and NOT to the salvage company which discovered it

(United States of America; France)

Associated Press (2018). Court rules 1565 shipwreck found off the Florida coast belongs to France because the vessel was made there, and NOT to the salvage company which discovered it. The Daily Mail. 7 July.

Suspended museum employee in new legal challenge

(Ireland)

Tim Healy (2018). Suspended museum employee in new legal challenge. Irish Independent. 7 July.

Archaeologists urge Albania to protect underwater heritage

(Albania)

Llazar Semini (2018). Archaeologists urge Albania to protect underwater heritage. Herald-Whig. 6 July.

The Saga of "The Oyster Meal"

(Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2018). The Saga of "The Oyster Meal". Blouin Artinfo. 6 July.

Mystery as golden eagle stolen 25 years ago from Britain's only US war cemetery returns on Independence Day

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

The Telegraph (2018). Mystery as golden eagle stolen 25 years ago from Britain's only US war cemetery returns on Independence Day. The Telegraph. 6 July.

Deadly Poison Stolen From Leiden Museum

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2018). Deadly Poison Stolen From Leiden Museum. NLTimes. 5 July.

Roban las joyas de la Virgen de la iglesia de Villamayor de Calatrava

(Spain)

Jewels of the Virgin of the church of Villamayor de Calatrava stolen

ABC Spain (2018). Roban las joyas de la Virgen de la iglesia de Villamayor de Calatrava. ABC Spain. 5 July.

Tory MP who blocked 'up-skirting' law, to obstruct bill on return of Nazi-looted art

(United Kingdom)

Jewish News (2018). Tory MP who blocked 'up-skirting' law, to obstruct bill on return of Nazi-looted art. Jewish News. 5 July.

Should the Getty Return Its Famed "Victorious Youth' Statue?

(United States of America; Italy)

Sarah E. Bond (2018). Should the Getty Return Its Famed "Victorious Youth' Statue?. Hyperallergic. 5 July.

Huge disparity in estimates to repair vandalised Ivan the Terrible painting

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2018). Huge disparity in estimates to repair vandalised Ivan the Terrible painting. The Art Newspaper. 4 July.

Artefacts worth €40m recovered in raids across Europe

(Italy; Spain; Germany; United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Artefacts worth €40m recovered in raids across Europe. BBC News. 4 July.

Italian police smash £30m international ancient artefact smuggling ring

(Italy)

John Phillips, Justin Huggler (2018). Italian police smash £30m international ancient artefact smuggling ring. The Telegraph. 4 July.

Westminster Abbey urged by African ambassador to hand over looted relic

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Alex Williams (2018). Westminster Abbey urged by African ambassador to hand over looted relic. Premier. 4 July.

Global Fight Against Terror-Tainted Black Market Antiquities Intensifies

(United Kingdom)

Maya Margit (2018). Global Fight Against Terror-Tainted Black Market Antiquities Intensifies. The Jerusalem Post. 3 July.

French and Swiss Museums to Share a Cézanne With a Murky Past

(France; Switzerland)

Catherine Hickley (2018). French and Swiss Museums to Share a Cézanne With a Murky Past. The New York Times. 3 July.

Titanic Artifacts Caught in International Tug-of-War

(United Kingdom)

Michael Greshko (2018). Titanic Artifacts Caught in International Tug-of-War. National Geographic. 2 July.

Meet the expert who will destroy the value of your art for free

(France)

James Tarmy (2018). Meet the expert who will destroy the value of your art for free. The Malaysian Reserve. 2 July.

The Billionaire Wildenstein Art-Dealing Dynasty Is Cleared in France's Biggest Tax-Fraud Case (Again)

(France)

Naomi Rea (2018). The Billionaire Wildenstein Art-Dealing Dynasty Is Cleared in France's Biggest Tax-Fraud Case (Again). ArtNet News. 2 July.

Pompeii at risk from terrorists — and visitors

(Italy)

Philip Willan (2018). Pompeii at risk from terrorists — and visitors. The Times. 2 July.

France is preparing to return African artifacts looted in its colonial era

(Burkina Faso; Benin; France)

Ilaria Maria Sala (2018). France is preparing to return African artifacts looted in its colonial era. Quartz. 2 July.

Police arrest 2 suspected illicit icon traders in Achaia

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Police arrest 2 suspected illicit icon traders in Achaia. eKathimerini. 2 July.

Amid a Wave of Repatriation, Sotheby's Stands Its Ground Against Greece's Claim to an 8th-Century Bronze Horse

(Greece; United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2018). Amid a Wave of Repatriation, Sotheby's Stands Its Ground Against Greece's Claim to an 8th-Century Bronze Horse. ArtNet News. 2 July.

Berlin museum returns Nazi-looted 15th century relic to Jewish collector's heirs

(Germany)

Polina Garaev (2018). Berlin museum returns Nazi-looted 15th century relic to Jewish collector's heirs. i24 News. 2 July.

Ethiopia claims Ten Commandments tablet hidden in Westminster Abbey

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2018). Ethiopia claims Ten Commandments tablet hidden in Westminster Abbey. The Art Newspaper. 2 July.

The Global Fight Against Black Market Antiquities Intensifies

(United Kingdom)

Maya Margit (2018). The Global Fight Against Black Market Antiquities Intensifies. The Media Line. 1 July.

The looted Ethiopian artefacts that ended up in UK museums

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Jacopo Gnisci (2018). The looted Ethiopian artefacts that ended up in UK museums. Apollo. 31 May.

What's the motive for museum thefts?

(France; United Kingdom)

James Ratcliffe (2018). What's the motive for museum thefts?. Apollo. 30 May.

Returning artefacts of empire isn't so simple

(United Kingdom)

Michael Liversidge, Jharna Gourlay (2018). Returning artefacts of empire isn't so simple. The Guardian. 29 May.

Greek museum employee arrested over looted antiquities

(Greece)

Neos Kosmos (2018). Greek museum employee arrested over looted antiquities. Neos Kosmos. 28 May.

Return colonial artefacts to build bridges post-Brexit, Olusoga says

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2018). Return colonial artefacts to build bridges post-Brexit, Olusoga says. The Guardian. 27 May.

France weighs how to return Africa's plundered art

(France; Benin)

AFP (2018). France weighs how to return Africa's plundered art. The Local. 27 May.

Searching for her great-grandfather's lost pictures

(Poland)

Stephen Applebaum (2018). Searching for her great-grandfather's lost pictures. The Jewish Chronicle. 25 May.

Italian Police Forces Seize Stolen Egyptian Artifacts in Naples

(Egypt; Italy)

Egyptian Streets (2018). Italian Police Forces Seize Stolen Egyptian Artifacts in Naples. Egyptian Streets. 23 May.

Germany moves slowly on returning museum exhibits to ex-colonies

(Germany; Tanzania)

Philip Oltermann (2018). Germany moves slowly on returning museum exhibits to ex-colonies. The Guardian. 17 May.

Berlin's Ethnological Museum returns Alaskan grave artefacts looted by explorer

(Germany; United States of America)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Berlin's Ethnological Museum returns Alaskan grave artefacts looted by explorer. The Art Newspaper. 17 May.

Tourist fined for stealing ancient artefacts from Pompeii

(Italy)

The Local (2018). Tourist fined for stealing ancient artefacts from Pompeii. The Local. 14 May.

Hamburg museum says its Benin bronzes could return to Nigeria—but not yet

(Germany; Nigeria)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Hamburg museum says its Benin bronzes could return to Nigeria—but not yet. The Art Newspaper. 11 May.

Damning report says France must catch up, fast, in return of Nazi-era loot

(France)

Vincent Noce (2018). Damning report says France must catch up, fast, in return of Nazi-era loot. The Art Newspaper. 9 May.

Centuries old artefacts stolen from Catton Hall chapel over bank holiday weekend

(United Kingdom)

Beth Pridding (2018). Centuries old artefacts stolen from Catton Hall chapel over bank holiday weekend. Burton Mail. 8 May.

German researchers trace Jewish newspaper mogul's vast Nazi-looted art collection

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2018). German researchers trace Jewish newspaper mogul's vast Nazi-looted art collection. The Art Newspaper. 8 May.

Canadians withdraw from Düsseldorf show about Jewish dealer Max Stern

(Germany; Canada)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Canadians withdraw from Düsseldorf show about Jewish dealer Max Stern. The Art Newspaper. 3 May.

Cyprus hands Egypt ancient artefacts stolen in 1980s

(Egypt; Cyprus)

AFP (2018). Cyprus hands Egypt ancient artefacts stolen in 1980s. News24. 2 May.

Museum of East Asian Art to reopen after theft of 'priceless' artefacts leads to 16-day closure

(United Kingdom)

Sam Petherick (2018). Museum of East Asian Art to reopen after theft of 'priceless' artefacts leads to 16-day closure. Somerset Live. 2 May.

Megalodon's tooth stolen from the Bournemouth Natural Science Society

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cartlidge (2018). Megalodon's tooth stolen from the Bournemouth Natural Science Society. Daily Echo. 2 May.

Cyprus regains rare Orthodox Christian mosaic stolen in '70s

(Cyprus)

Associated Press (2018). Cyprus regains rare Orthodox Christian mosaic stolen in '70s. Waterloo Region Record. 28 April.

Stolen heart of Dublin's patron saint returned intact

(Ireland)

Conor Humphries (2018). Stolen heart of Dublin's patron saint returned intact. Reuters. 26 April.

Thieves escape with €2.2m gold artwork after 220kph chase

(Belgium)

Duncan Hooper (2018). Thieves escape with €2.2m gold artwork after 220kph chase. EuroNews. 26 April.

'Golden cabbage' leaves stolen off Vienna landmark

(Austria)

AFP (2018). 'Golden cabbage' leaves stolen off Vienna landmark. The Local. 25 April.

An Ornithologist Reads 'The Feather Thief'

(United Kingdom)

Jessie Williamson (2018). An Ornithologist Reads 'The Feather Thief'. Outside Online. 25 April.

Jewish ghosts linger as German households still make use of stolen heirlooms

(Germany)

Dina Gold (2018). Jewish ghosts linger as German households still make use of stolen heirlooms. The Times of Israel. 25 April.

North-east museum asks for info after tonne of metal stolen

(United Kingdom)

Craig Paton (2018). North-east museum asks for info after tonne of metal stolen. Evening Express. 24 April.

Ceremony to greet return of priceless looted Kanakaria mosaic

(Cyprus)

Jean Christou (2018). Ceremony to greet return of priceless looted Kanakaria mosaic. Cyprus Mail. 23 April.

Ethiopia says British museum must permanently return its artifacts

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Kumerra Gemechu (2018). Ethiopia says British museum must permanently return its artifacts. Reuters. 23 April.

German citizen sent to court in Romania over looted Dacian artifacts

(Romania)

Romania Insider (2018). German citizen sent to court in Romania over looted Dacian artifacts. Romania Insider. 20 April.

Picture-perfect forgery? Art world awaits court decision on alleged fake Norval Morrisseau painting

(Canada)

Douglas Quan (2018). Picture-perfect forgery? Art world awaits court decision on alleged fake Norval Morrisseau painting. National Post. 20 April.

Nazi art theft exhibition puts stolen masterpieces on display

(Switzerland)

Jo Fahy (2018). Nazi art theft exhibition puts stolen masterpieces on display. SwissInfo. 19 April.

Four Masked Burglars Steal Jade and Gold Artifacts From Museum in England

(United Kingdom)

Yonette Joseph (2018). Four Masked Burglars Steal Jade and Gold Artifacts From Museum in England. The New York Times. 19 April.

Antiquities department sorry for mosaic cleaning blunder

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2018). Antiquities department sorry for mosaic cleaning blunder. Cyprus Mail. 19 April.

Tasoula Hadjitofi on Reclaiming Her Heritage

(Cyprus)

Brian Tanguay (2018). Tasoula Hadjitofi on Reclaiming Her Heritage. Santa Barbara Independent. 18 April.

La Guardia Civil de Navarra investiga a un hombre por robar vestimentas eclesiásticas de la Iglesia de Arraiza

(Spain)

The Guardia Civil of Navarra investigating a man for theft of ecclesiastical vestments from a Arraiza church

Navarra Información (2018). La Guardia Civil de Navarra investiga a un hombre por robar vestimentas eclesiásticas de la Iglesia de Arraiza. Navarra Información. 18 April.

Looted Dacian artifacts return to Romania

(Romania)

Romania Insider (2018). Looted Dacian artifacts return to Romania. Romania Insider. 17 April.

When feathers flew at a natural-history archive

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Pimm (2018). When feathers flew at a natural-history archive. Nature. 17 April.

Tardan 64 años en descubrir que les robaron un cuadro gótico con un «cambiazo»

(Spain)

ABC Spain (2018). Tardan 64 años en descubrir que les robaron un cuadro gótico con un «cambiazo». ABC Spain. 17 April.

Two defendants in case on stealing vintage books plead guilty

(Russia)

RAPSI (2018). Two defendants in case on stealing vintage books plead guilty. RAPSI. 17 April.

The art hidden from Nazi bombs

(United Kingdom)

Holly Williams (2018). The art hidden from Nazi bombs. BBC News. 16 April.

Rome museum robbed of €10,000

(Italy)

The Local (2018). Rome museum robbed of €10,000. The Local. 16 April.

Queen's 'heart of gold' stolen from French museum

(France)

David Chazan (2018). Queen's 'heart of gold' stolen from French museum. The Telegraph. 15 April.

Ethiopians urge Britain to return bones of 'stolen' prince after 150 years

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

James Tapper (2018). Ethiopians urge Britain to return bones of 'stolen' prince after 150 years. The Guardian. 14 April.

FBI recovers stolen Marc Chagall painting 30 years after heist

(United States of America; Bulgaria)

Oscar Holland (2018). FBI recovers stolen Marc Chagall painting 30 years after heist. CNN. 13 April.

Norwich church burglar escapes jail sentence after help

(United Kingdom)

Network Norfolk (2018). Norwich church burglar escapes jail sentence after help. Network Norfolk. 12 April.

Twisted Tale of Stolen Chagall Nears Ending

(United States of America; Bulgaria)

William K. Rashbaum (2018). Twisted Tale of Stolen Chagall Nears Ending. The New York Times. 12 April.

Man who looted "irreplaceable" antiques from Norwich churches while homeless escapes jail

(United Kingdom)

Dominic Gilbert (2018). Man who looted "irreplaceable" antiques from Norwich churches while homeless escapes jail. Eastern Daily Press. 11 April.

Britain's Secret Theft of Ethiopia's Most Wondrous Manuscripts

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

James Jeffrey (2018). Britain's Secret Theft of Ethiopia's Most Wondrous Manuscripts. Atlas Obscura. 11 April.

Bible that Goering stole from Jew discovered

(France; Israel)

Arutz Sheva (2018). Bible that Goering stole from Jew discovered. Israel National News. 11 April.

Painting stolen in Rome recovered

(Italy)

ANSA (2018). Painting stolen in Rome recovered. ANSA. 11 April.

Art Of The Political: Lost Works Turn Up At French Parliament

(France)

Mohammad Ali (2018). Art Of The Political: Lost Works Turn Up At French Parliament. Urdu Point. 11 April.

Expensive gold art stolen by brazen thief

(United Kingdom)

Charlotte Turner (2018). Expensive gold art stolen by brazen thief. Plymouth Herald. 11 April.

Taiwan and U.K. to Ban Ivory Trade

(Taiwan; United Kingdom)

Wild Aid (2018). Taiwan and U.K. to Ban Ivory Trade. Taiwan News. 11 April.

Roban un cáliz, un copón y unas crismeras de plata en la iglesia de San Martiño de Andrade

(Spain)

C. López (2018). Roban un cáliz, un copón y unas crismeras de plata en la iglesia de San Martiño de Andrade. La Voz de Galicia. 11 April.

Trial for mass theft of Georg Baselitz art starts in Munich

(Germany)

Cristina Burack (2018). Trial for mass theft of Georg Baselitz art starts in Munich. DW. 10 April.

German Culture Minister Meets With France to Find Common Ground on Colonial Heritage and European Policy

(Germany; France)

Kate Brown (2018). German Culture Minister Meets With France to Find Common Ground on Colonial Heritage and European Policy. ArtNet News. 10 April.

Italy, eager to recover artifacts, returns tombstone to Iran

(Iran; Italy)

Associated Press (2018). Italy, eager to recover artifacts, returns tombstone to Iran. The Washington Post. 9 April.

How Gustav Klimt's Unfinished 'Ria Munk III' Finally Escaped the Nazis

(Austria)

Allison McNearney (2018). How Gustav Klimt's Unfinished 'Ria Munk III' Finally Escaped the Nazis. The Daily Beast. 7 April.

Ethiopia Rejects Claims Of Agreeing To Take Treasures On Loan Basis

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Ethiosports (2018). Ethiopia Rejects Claims Of Agreeing To Take Treasures On Loan Basis. Ethiosports. 7 April.

London Dealer Richard Nagy Ordered To Return Stolen Egon Schiele Drawings

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst (2018). London Dealer Richard Nagy Ordered To Return Stolen Egon Schiele Drawings. Artlyst. 6 April.

Unknown or Unreal? The Shadow on Some Russian Avant-Garde Art

(Russia; Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Unknown or Unreal? The Shadow on Some Russian Avant-Garde Art. The New York Times. 6 April.

Can a local authority really get rid of 90 per cent of its art?

(United Kingdom)

Alistair Brown (2018). Can a local authority really get rid of 90 per cent of its art?. Apollo. 5 April.

British museums and looted treasures

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Douglas Currie (2018). British museums and looted treasures. The Guardian. 5 April.

Looted is a loaded word – but shouldn't the cultural wonders of the ancient world be admired in their country of origin?

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Jonathan Gornall (2018). Looted is a loaded word – but shouldn't the cultural wonders of the ancient world be admired in their country of origin?. The National. 5 April.

Four artworks vanish from walls of French parliament

(France)

Kim Willsher (2018). Four artworks vanish from walls of French parliament. The Guardian. 4 April.

Thieves scale scaffolding to steal lead at Allerton Park

(United Kingdom)

Mike Laycock (2018). Thieves scale scaffolding to steal lead at Allerton Park. The Press. 4 April.

Bookseller who stole signed Harry Potter book worth £1,675 avoids jail sentence

(United Kingdom)

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter (2018). Bookseller who stole signed Harry Potter book worth £1,675 avoids jail sentence. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 4 April.

German couple nabbed with antiquities, replica workshop

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). German couple nabbed with antiquities, replica workshop. eKathimerini. 3 April.

Report lashes France's 'lack of ambition' to return looted Jewish art

(France)

Antoine Froidefond (2018). Report lashes France's 'lack of ambition' to return looted Jewish art. The Times of Israel. 3 April.

'Priceless' paintings slashed inside town hall after gang 'failed to find any cash'

(United Kingdom)

Jimmy Nsubuga (2018). 'Priceless' paintings slashed inside town hall after gang 'failed to find any cash'. Metro. 3 April.

'I've Regained a Part of My Family': Unusual Swiss Restitution Case Brings John Constable Painting Home to Heirs in France

(Switzerland)

John S. Friedman, Kathleen Friedman (2018). 'I've Regained a Part of My Family': Unusual Swiss Restitution Case Brings John Constable Painting Home to Heirs in France. Art News. 3 April.

Looted Ethiopian treasures in UK could be returned on loan

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2018). Looted Ethiopian treasures in UK could be returned on loan. The Guardian. 3 April.

Oxford will not reconsider Sackler donations despite opioid link

(United Kingdom)

Libby Cherry (2018). Oxford will not reconsider Sackler donations despite opioid link. Cherwell. 2 April.

Three smugglers of precious Hellenic and Roman antiquities arrested

(Greece)

Neos Kosmos (2018). Three smugglers of precious Hellenic and Roman antiquities arrested. Neos Kosmos. 29 March.

Hildebrand Gurlitt's Disputed Henry Moore Will Have a Starring Role in the BBC's Hit Art Detective Series

(Germany)

Javier Pes (2018). Hildebrand Gurlitt's Disputed Henry Moore Will Have a Starring Role in the BBC's Hit Art Detective Series. ArtNet News. 29 March.

China probes if ancient bronze vessel to be auctioned in UK was looted

(China; United Kingdom)

Yujing Liu (2018). China probes if ancient bronze vessel to be auctioned in UK was looted. South China Morning Post. 29 March.

Chinese netizens call for return of stolen ancient bronze vessel set for auction in UK

(China; United Kingdom)

Luo Yunzhou (2018). Chinese netizens call for return of stolen ancient bronze vessel set for auction in UK. Global Times. 28 March.

UNESCO, EU and art market together ramp up fight against illicit trafficking of cultural objects

(France)

UNESCO (2018). UNESCO, EU and art market together ramp up fight against illicit trafficking of cultural objects. UNESCO. 28 March.

Louvre says 'non' to minister's Mona Lisa grand tour

(France)

Vincent Noce (2018). Louvre says 'non' to minister's Mona Lisa grand tour. The Art Newspaper. 27 March.

Christian Jankowski fills Berlin auction house with 'fakes'

(Germany)

Laurie Rojas (2018). Christian Jankowski fills Berlin auction house with 'fakes'. The Art Newspaper. 27 March.

Dutch probe of stolen artefacts delves into colonial history

(Netherlands)

Fleur Launspach (2018). Dutch probe of stolen artefacts delves into colonial history. Al Jazeera. 27 March.

Greek police recovers Hellenistic-era statue from antiquities smugglers

(Greece)

Xinhua (2018). Greek police recovers Hellenistic-era statue from antiquities smugglers. Xinhua. 27 March.

Police detain 2 residents of Kyiv on suspicion of stealing bust of Lesya Ukrainka

(Ukraine)

Interfax Ukraine (2018). Police detain 2 residents of Kyiv on suspicion of stealing bust of Lesya Ukrainka. Kyiv Post. 25 March.

High costs and terror fears keep Britons from museums

(United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe (2018). High costs and terror fears keep Britons from museums. The Guardian. 24 March.

Belgian Police Discover 84 Pages of Stolen Albert Uderzo Art in Forest

(Belgium)

Rich Johnston (2018). Belgian Police Discover 84 Pages of Stolen Albert Uderzo Art in Forest. Bleeding Cool. 24 March.

Mongolia to recover dinosaur fossils from South Korea, France

(Mongolia; South Korea; France)

AKI Press (2018). Mongolia to recover dinosaur fossils from South Korea, France. AKI Press. 24 March.

Researcher Makes Controversial Allegation of Archaeological Fraud at Renowned Turkish Site

(United Kingdom; Turkey)

Lydia Pyne (2018). Researcher Makes Controversial Allegation of Archaeological Fraud at Renowned Turkish Site. Hyperallergic. 23 March.

American tourist damaged Pompeii mosaic by shifting tiles 'to get a good photo'

(Italy)

Catherine Edwards (2018). American tourist damaged Pompeii mosaic by shifting tiles 'to get a good photo'. The Local. 23 March.

Settlement reached in saga over Chinese buyer's unpaid Richter bill

(United Kingdom; China)

Georgina Adam (2018). Settlement reached in saga over Chinese buyer's unpaid Richter bill. The Art Newspaper. 22 March.

Germany returns 3,000-year-old Olmec statues to Mexico

(Mexico; Germany)

BBC News (2018). Germany returns 3,000-year-old Olmec statues to Mexico. BBC News. 21 March.

London's Leading Museums Face Growing Scrutiny Over Donations Linked to Opioid Crisis

(United Kingdom)

Javier Pes (2018). London's Leading Museums Face Growing Scrutiny Over Donations Linked to Opioid Crisis. ArtNet News. 21 March.

£10k lanterns stolen from Staffordshire school turn up in Huddersfield

(United Kingdom)

Charlotte Callear (2018). £10k lanterns stolen from Staffordshire school turn up in Huddersfield. Express & Star. 21 March.

Belgian police examine claims Russian art show was full of fakes

(Russia; Belgium)

Daniel Boffey (2018). Belgian police examine claims Russian art show was full of fakes. The Guardian. 20 March.

Salvador Dalí reburied after exhumation for paternity tests

(Spain)

Sam Jones (2018). Salvador Dalí reburied after exhumation for paternity tests. The Guardian. 16 March.

A French Court Rules That Facebook Was Wrong to Censor Gustave Courbet's Provocative 'Origin of the World'

(France)

Naomi Rea (2018). A French Court Rules That Facebook Was Wrong to Censor Gustave Courbet's Provocative 'Origin of the World'. ArtNet News. 15 March.

Case Against the Alleged Mastermind of a Russian Avant-Garde Forgery Ring Ends With Convictions on a Lesser Charge

(Germany; Russia; Israel)

Henri Neuendorf (2018). Case Against the Alleged Mastermind of a Russian Avant-Garde Forgery Ring Ends With Convictions on a Lesser Charge. ArtNet News. 15 March.

Nepali artefacts taken to Denmark: 'Six decades on, too easy to call collectors thieves'

(Nepal; Denmark)

OnlineKhabar (2018). Nepali artefacts taken to Denmark: 'Six decades on, too easy to call collectors thieves'. OnlineKhabar. 1 February.

Northern Ireland door knocker thief may have netted £10,000

(United Kingdom)

Eamon Sweeney (2018). Northern Ireland door knocker thief may have netted £10,000. Belfast Telegraph. 31 January.

Two invaluable artifacts back in homeland

(Turkey; United Kingdom; France)

Daily Sabah (2018). Two invaluable artifacts back in homeland. Daily Sabah. 31 January.

Face to face with the Gurlitt hoard

(Switzerland; Germany)

Madeline Schwatz (2018). Face to face with the Gurlitt hoard. Apollo. 31 January.

Librarian who stole rare books to sell online jailed for eight months

(United Kingdom)

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter (2018). Librarian who stole rare books to sell online jailed for eight months. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 31 January.

Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket appeals for public donations after 135 collection items stolen by thieves

(United Kingdom)

Michael Steward (2018). Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket appeals for public donations after 135 collection items stolen by thieves. East Anglian Daily Times. 30 January.

Louvre displays Nazi-looted paintings in bid to find rightful owners of 2,000 unclaimed artworks

(France)

David Chazan (2018). Louvre displays Nazi-looted paintings in bid to find rightful owners of 2,000 unclaimed artworks. The Telegraph. 30 January.

Belgian museum closes Russian art exhibition amid forgery claims

(Belgium; Russia)

Katie Davis (2018). Belgian museum closes Russian art exhibition amid forgery claims. The Calvert Journal. 29 January.

Reward issued in bid to recover stolen artworks from King's Lynn property

(United Kingdom)

Lynn News (2018). Reward issued in bid to recover stolen artworks from King's Lynn property. Lynn News. 26 January.

Culloden graves eroded by Outlander fans taking selfies

(United Kingdom)

George Mair (2018). Culloden graves eroded by Outlander fans taking selfies. The Times. 25 January.

PJ police recover unique Roman coin stolen over 30 years ago

(Portugal; Spain)

The Portugal News (2018). PJ police recover unique Roman coin stolen over 30 years ago. The Portugal News. 25 January.

Eleven men deny involvement in Bulmers family art theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Eleven men deny involvement in Bulmers family art theft. BBC News. 24 January.

How Did the Modigliani Forgeries Make It Into an Exhibition?

(Italy)

Noah Charney (2018). How Did the Modigliani Forgeries Make It Into an Exhibition?. Observer. 24 January.

Appeal after high-value paintings stolen in Midlothian

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Appeal after high-value paintings stolen in Midlothian. BBC News. 23 January.

Recovered Sabine chariot on show

(Italy; Denmark)

ANSA (2018). Recovered Sabine chariot on show. ANSA. 23 January.

Shipwreck Scavengers Reportedly Dumped Remains of WWII Sailors in Mass Grave

(Indonesia; United Kingdom)

George Dvorsky (2018). Shipwreck Scavengers Reportedly Dumped Remains of WWII Sailors in Mass Grave. Gizmodo. 23 January.

'Creepy' clown paintings seized by PSNI leaves them under time pressure to find rightful owner

(United Kingdom)

Jilly Beattie (2018). 'Creepy' clown paintings seized by PSNI leaves them under time pressure to find rightful owner. Belfast Live. 23 January.

Police is still looking for Second World War army passport owner

(Canada)

Mamta Lulla (2018). Police is still looking for Second World War army passport owner. Red Deer Advocate. 22 January.

Rum affair of Kinloch Castle's missing treasures

(United Kingdom)

Marc Horne (2018). Rum affair of Kinloch Castle's missing treasures. The Telegraph. 22 January.

Antique painting stolen from St Philip's church in Senglea

(Malta)

Independent (2018). Antique painting stolen from St Philip's church in Senglea. Independent. 22 January.

Truth behind two stolen Van Gogh paintings finally revealed after 15 years

(Netherlands)

David Stephenson (2018). Truth behind two stolen Van Gogh paintings finally revealed after 15 years. Sunday Express. 21 January.

Artist Accuses Katy Perry of Stealing Artwork for "Chained to the Rhythm"

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Rearick (2018). Artist Accuses Katy Perry of Stealing Artwork for "Chained to the Rhythm". Teen Vogue. 19 January.

Banksy painting saved from derelict container on Dungeness beach

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2018). Banksy painting saved from derelict container on Dungeness beach. The Guardian. 19 January.

A 'Harry Potter' First Edition Worth Over $55,000 Was Stolen In A Rare Book Heist

(United Kingdom)

Sadie Trombetta (2018). A 'Harry Potter' First Edition Worth Over $55,000 Was Stolen In A Rare Book Heist. Bustle. 19 January.

Madrid To Chicago, Tracking Down Ancient Colombian Treasures

(Colombia)

Alidad Vassigh (2018). Madrid To Chicago, Tracking Down Ancient Colombian Treasures. El Espectador. 18 January.

Organizers of stunt at Auschwitz sent to jail

(Poland)

Arutz Sheva (2018). Organizers of stunt at Auschwitz sent to jail. Arutz Sheva. 18 January.

Banksy Busts His Hometown Museum for Scamming His Fans With Hundreds of Unauthorized Prints

(United Kingdom)

Brian Boucher (2018). Banksy Busts His Hometown Museum for Scamming His Fans With Hundreds of Unauthorized Prints. ArtNet News. 18 January.

Kate Moss painting to sell under Proceeds of Crime Act

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Kate Moss painting to sell under Proceeds of Crime Act. BBC News. 18 January.

Art dealer jailed for £500,000 thefts has assets worth just £15,000, court told

(United Kingdom)

Belfast Telegraph (2018). Art dealer jailed for £500,000 thefts has assets worth just £15,000, court told. Belfast Telegraph. 18 January.

Police seize ancient Egyptian, Greek artifacts in Upper Egypt

(Egypt; Greece)

Rana Atef (2018). Police seize ancient Egyptian, Greek artifacts in Upper Egypt. Egypt Today. 18 January.

Greece Asks for Repatriation of Looted Antiquities Seized by New York Authorities

(United States of America; Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2018). Greece Asks for Repatriation of Looted Antiquities Seized by New York Authorities. Greek Reporter. 18 January.

Emmanuel Macron's decision to let Britain borrow Bayeux Tapestry prompts calls for UK to loan Rosetta Stone to France

(France; United Kingdom)

Jack Maidment, Hannah Furness (2018). Emmanuel Macron's decision to let Britain borrow Bayeux Tapestry prompts calls for UK to loan Rosetta Stone to France. The Telegraph. 17 January.

Tiny French Town Demands the Restitution of a Religious Reliquary From the Met

(United States of America; France)

Naomi Rea (2018). Tiny French Town Demands the Restitution of a Religious Reliquary From the Met. ArtNet News. 16 January.

Cheese heists to oyster raids: How France is struggling in fight against gourmet thieves

(France)

The Local (2018). Cheese heists to oyster raids: How France is struggling in fight against gourmet thieves. The Local. 15 January.

Swiss museum revisits demand for Nazi- era art return after 2008 denial

(Switzerland)

John Miller (2018). Swiss museum revisits demand for Nazi- era art return after 2008 denial. Reuters. 15 January.

Fake Kandinskys, Malevichs, Jawlenskys? Top curators and dealers accuse Ghent museum of showing dud Russian avant-garde works

(Belgium; Russia)

The Art Newspaper (2018). Fake Kandinskys, Malevichs, Jawlenskys? Top curators and dealers accuse Ghent museum of showing dud Russian avant-garde works. The Art Newspaper. 15 January.

Nazi-Looted Art May Still Reach Heirs of Original Jewish Owner

(Switzerland)

Reuters (2018). Nazi-Looted Art May Still Reach Heirs of Original Jewish Owner. The Jerusalem Post. 15 January.

Art Thieves Target Markus Lüpertz—Again—in a Brazen Robbery

(Germany)

Hili Perlson (2018). Art Thieves Target Markus Lüpertz—Again—in a Brazen Robbery. ArtNet News. 15 January.

Musée Du Quai Branly As Ally In Quest For Restitution Of African Artefacts?

(Nigeria; France)

Kwame Opoku (2018). Musée Du Quai Branly As Ally In Quest For Restitution Of African Artefacts?. Modern Ghana. 15 January.

Tate cuts ties with Anthony d'Offay amid sexual harassment claims

(United Kingdom)

Gareth Harris (2018). Tate cuts ties with Anthony d'Offay amid sexual harassment claims. The Art Newspaper. 15 January.

Sotheby's dragged into £730million legal battle over claim it pumped up price of artworks bought by Russian oligarch

(United Kingdom)

Charlie Bayliss (2018). Sotheby's dragged into £730million legal battle over claim it pumped up price of artworks bought by Russian oligarch. The Daily Mail. 14 January.

Erpressung gescheitert – Diebe geben Nolde-Gemälde zurück

(Germany; Denmark)

Failed Extortion - Thieves return Nolde painting

Welt (2018). Erpressung gescheitert – Diebe geben Nolde-Gemälde zurück. Welt. 12 January.

Visitors to Major Modigliani Exhibition Demand a Refund After an Expert Concludes the Majority of Works Were Fake

(Italy)

Sarah Cascone (2018). Visitors to Major Modigliani Exhibition Demand a Refund After an Expert Concludes the Majority of Works Were Fake. ArtNet News. 12 January.

Return of stolen antiquities puts a WWII hero in the spotlight

(Greece)

Yannis Papadppoulos (2018). Return of stolen antiquities puts a WWII hero in the spotlight. eKathimerini. 12 January.

Paris's Dapper Foundation stalls talks over Cameroonian sculpture

(Cameroon; France)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Paris's Dapper Foundation stalls talks over Cameroonian sculpture. The Art Newspaper. 12 January.

Twenty Modiglianis seized by police in Genoa are fake, expert confirms

(Italy)

Gareth Harris (2018). Twenty Modiglianis seized by police in Genoa are fake, expert confirms. The Art Newspaper. 11 January.

Italian police investigate organisers of fake Modigliani show

(Italy)

BBC News (2018). Italian police investigate organisers of fake Modigliani show. BBC News. 11 January.

Modigliani paintings once thought to be worth tens of millions now denounced as fakes

(Italy)

Nick Squires (2018). Modigliani paintings once thought to be worth tens of millions now denounced as fakes. The Telegraph. 10 January.

Stone cairns are a modern scourge on ancient sites, says archaeologist

(United Kingdom)

Emily Flanagan (2018). Stone cairns are a modern scourge on ancient sites, says archaeologist. The Northern Echo. 10 January.

Is a Drawing in the Gurlitt Hoard an Unknown Early Work by Henry Moore?

(Germany; Switzerland)

Javier Pes (2018). Is a Drawing in the Gurlitt Hoard an Unknown Early Work by Henry Moore?. ArtNet News. 9 January.

Have you seen these two stolen sculptures taken from a gallery in Bristol?

(United Kingdom)

Avon and Somerset Constabulary (2018). Have you seen these two stolen sculptures taken from a gallery in Bristol?. Avon and Somerset Constabulary. 9 January.

Should museums display human remains from other cultures?

(Austria)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Should museums display human remains from other cultures?. The Art Newspaper. 8 January.

Charles Bronson art removed from Oxford homeless auction

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Charles Bronson art removed from Oxford homeless auction. BBC News. 8 January.

Two men arrested after drugs, ancient artefacts found in Paphos

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2018). Two men arrested after drugs, ancient artefacts found in Paphos. Cyprus Mail. 6 January.

'Institutional' male bias in government's art collection, says Labour

(United Kingdom)

Rowena Mason (2018). 'Institutional' male bias in government's art collection, says Labour. The Guardian. 5 January.

Thieves leave well-known artwork badly damaged after break-in at North-east castle's cafe

(United Kingdom)

Callum Main (2018). Thieves leave well-known artwork badly damaged after break-in at North-east castle's cafe. Evening Express. 5 January.

'World's most expensive vodka' found on Danish building site

(Denmark)

BBC News (2018). 'World's most expensive vodka' found on Danish building site. BBC News. 5 January.

Did Paris Overpay $103 Million for the Building That Will House François Pinault's Art?

(France)

Hili Perlson (2018). Did Paris Overpay $103 Million for the Building That Will House François Pinault's Art?. ArtNet News. 3 January.

'World's most expensive vodka' stolen from Copenhagen collection

(Denmark)

The Local (2018). 'World's most expensive vodka' stolen from Copenhagen collection. The Local. 3 January.

Thieves Steal Qatari Jewels in Brazen Theft at Ducal Palace in Venice

(Italy; United Arab Emirates; India)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2018). Thieves Steal Qatari Jewels in Brazen Theft at Ducal Palace in Venice. The New York Times. 3 January.

Whodunnit? Russell-Cotes Museum wants you to help find out at new crime exhibition

(United Kingdom)

Emma Joseph (2018). Whodunnit? Russell-Cotes Museum wants you to help find out at new crime exhibition. Daily Echo. 1 January.

Theft of silverware and records from Whitton church was 'attack on community'

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Hirst (2017). Theft of silverware and records from Whitton church was 'attack on community'. East Anglian Daily Times. 31 December.

Two Belgians accused of stealing from Auschwitz acquitted by a court in Poland

(Poland; Belgium)

The Brussels Times (2017). Two Belgians accused of stealing from Auschwitz acquitted by a court in Poland. Maria Nova. 31 December.

Dutch experts doubt authenticity of rare 'Hitler' painting

(Netherlands)

AFP (2017). Dutch experts doubt authenticity of rare 'Hitler' painting. The Japan Times. 28 December.

Van containing 1830s Johnson's dictionaries stolen in Norwich

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Van containing 1830s Johnson's dictionaries stolen in Norwich. BBC News. 27 December.

Artists Build a Holocaust Memorial Beside Far-Right German Politician's House

(Germany)

Claire Voon (2017). Artists Build a Holocaust Memorial Beside Far-Right German Politician's House. Hyperallergic. 27 December.

Turkey requests France return tiles stolen from Sultan Selim II's tomb at Hagia Sophia

(Turkey; France)

Daily Sabah (2017). Turkey requests France return tiles stolen from Sultan Selim II's tomb at Hagia Sophia. Daily Sabah. 26 December.

329 Smuggled Ancient Coins Seized in Cairo Airport En Route to France

(Egypt; France)

Albawaba (2017). 329 Smuggled Ancient Coins Seized in Cairo Airport En Route to France. Albawaba. 26 December.

44 ancient artifacts returned to Turkey in past year, culture minister says

(Turkey; United Kingdom; Switzerland)

Anadolu Agency (2017). 44 ancient artifacts returned to Turkey in past year, culture minister says. Daily Sabah. 25 December.

German museum reverses plan to cancel show on Montreal gallery owner Max Stern

(Germany)

Montreal Gazette (2017). German museum reverses plan to cancel show on Montreal gallery owner Max Stern. Montreal Gazette. 22 December.

Humboldt Forum And Selective Amnesia: Research Instead Of Restitution Of African Artefacts.

(Nigeria; Ghana; Germany)

Kwame Opoku (2017). Humboldt Forum And Selective Amnesia: Research Instead Of Restitution Of African Artefacts.. Modern Ghana. 22 December.

Art Historian Finds Missing Monet Painting Through a Google Search

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Claire Voon (2017). Art Historian Finds Missing Monet Painting Through a Google Search. Hyperallergic. 21 December.

In Reversal, Düsseldorf Will Hold Exhibition About Jewish Dealer

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). In Reversal, Düsseldorf Will Hold Exhibition About Jewish Dealer. The New York Times. 21 December.

Outcry over Polish government's changes to Second World War museum

(Poland)

Julia Michalska (2017). Outcry over Polish government's changes to Second World War museum. The Art Newspaper. 21 December.

A Maori at the British Museum

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Miriama Aoake (2017). A Maori at the British Museum. The Spinoff. 19 December.

German museum returning objects robbed from Alaskan graves

(United States of America; Germany)

Associated Press (2017). German museum returning objects robbed from Alaskan graves. KTUU. 19 December.

France saves Marquis de Sade's 120 Days of Sodom from auction

(France)

AFP (2017). France saves Marquis de Sade's 120 Days of Sodom from auction. Guardian. 18 December.

The tense truce between detectorists and archaeologists

(United Kingdom)

Mary Shepperson (2017). The tense truce between detectorists and archaeologists. The Guardian. 18 December.

Peru recovers 79 pre-Hispanic textiles from Sweden

(Peru; Sweden)

AFP (2017). Peru recovers 79 pre-Hispanic textiles from Sweden. The Nation. 17 December.

Los piratas de la arqueología se instalan en internet

(Spain)

Archaeological pirates are set up on the internet

Sara Sans (2017). Los piratas de la arqueología se instalan en internet. La Vanguardia. 17 December.

Stolen, found – an Old Master nativity with a colourful past

(Ireland)

Michael Parsons (2017). Stolen, found – an Old Master nativity with a colourful past. The Irish Times. 16 December.

Burglars SMASH through gallery door and steal expensive sculptures

(United Kingdom)

Tomas Mallory (2017). Burglars SMASH through gallery door and steal expensive sculptures. Somerset Live. 11 December.

Scuffles break out as artworks removed from Catalan city's museum

(Spain)

Sam Jones (2017). Scuffles break out as artworks removed from Catalan city's museum. The Guardian. 11 December.

'Pandora', operación contra el expolio

(Spain)

'Pandora': operation against looting

Verónica Viñas (2017). 'Pandora', operación contra el expolio. Diario de León. 11 December.

Case over non-return of ancient icons to Russia sent back to prosecutors

(Russia; United States of America)

RAPSI (2017). Case over non-return of ancient icons to Russia sent back to prosecutors. RAPSI. 11 December.

Macron Promises To Return African Artefacts In French Museums: A New Era In African-European Relationships Or A Mirage?

(General; France)

Kwame Opoku (2017). Macron Promises To Return African Artefacts In French Museums: A New Era In African-European Relationships Or A Mirage?. Modern Ghana. 10 December.

WJC President Raps Duesseldorf For Cancelled Max Stern Exhibit

(Germany)

Janice Arnold (2017). WJC President Raps Duesseldorf For Cancelled Max Stern Exhibit. The Canadian Jewish News. 8 December.

Serebrennikov's lawyer explained how art director got apartment in Germany

(Russia)

Crime Russia (2017). Serebrennikov's lawyer explained how art director got apartment in Germany. Crime Russia. 8 December.

LA's Getty Center Built to Protect Its Greek, Roman Antiquities from Flames (Photos)

(United States of America; Greece; Rome)

Associated Press (2017). LA's Getty Center Built to Protect Its Greek, Roman Antiquities from Flames (Photos). The National Herald. 7 December.

Greek Olympians Plan to Protest the Kidnapping of the Greek Marbles by Dressing as Caryatids Inside British Museum

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Olympians Plan to Protest the Kidnapping of the Greek Marbles by Dressing as Caryatids Inside British Museum. Greek Reporter. 7 December.

Looted Angkor jewellery returned to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

AFP (2017). Looted Angkor jewellery returned to Cambodia. The Hindu. 7 December.

Recognise this man? Police want to speak to him in connection with a £15,000 theft

(United Kingdom)

Joel Cooper (2017). Recognise this man? Police want to speak to him in connection with a £15,000 theft. Devon Live. 6 December.

The University of Valladolid helps to date a painting from the Netherlands that was stolen by the Nazis

(Netherlands; Spain)

Business Monkey News (2017). The University of Valladolid helps to date a painting from the Netherlands that was stolen by the Nazis. Business Monkey News. 6 December.

American teen sentenced over Auschwitz vandalism

(Poland)

Ben Ariel (2017). American teen sentenced over Auschwitz vandalism. Arutz Sheva. 5 December.

State must step in to stop looting near ancient site, Kouklia leader says

(Cyprus)

Bejay Browne (2017). State must step in to stop looting near ancient site, Kouklia leader says. Cyprus Mail. 5 December.

Man to return ancient crown to Turkey

(United Kingdom; Turkey)

BBC News (2017). Man to return ancient crown to Turkey. BBC News. 5 December.

Desperately seeking this Frida Kahlo painting. Last seen in Poland

(Poland)

Anna Maria Jakubek (2017). Desperately seeking this Frida Kahlo painting. Last seen in Poland. The Times of Israel. 4 December.

Commemorative gold coins worth £15,000 stolen from Devon museum

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Harris (2017). Commemorative gold coins worth £15,000 stolen from Devon museum. Devon Live. 28 November.

Polish painting withdrawn from London auction

(Poland; Germany; United Kingdom)

Radio Poland (2017). Polish painting withdrawn from London auction. Radio Poland. 28 November.

World Museum, Vienna, Re-Opens: Renovated Premises For Cultural Objects Of Others But No Solution For Restitution.

(General; Austria)

Kwame Opoku (2017). World Museum, Vienna, Re-Opens: Renovated Premises For Cultural Objects Of Others But No Solution For Restitution.. Modern Ghana. 27 November.

'Detectorist' finds on the rise as treasure hunters are inspired by TV shows

(United Kingdom)

Olivia Rudgard (2017). 'Detectorist' finds on the rise as treasure hunters are inspired by TV shows. The Telegraph. 22 November.

'Priceless' Italian painting stolen from French museum

(France)

The Local (2017). 'Priceless' Italian painting stolen from French museum. The Local. 22 November.

Egypt awaits return of stolen Ramses II ship from Cyprus

(Egypt; Cyprus)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Egypt awaits return of stolen Ramses II ship from Cyprus. Egypt Independent. 21 November.

Stolen John Lennon items recovered in Berlin

(Germany; Turkey)

BBC News (2017). Stolen John Lennon items recovered in Berlin. BBC News. 21 November.

Govt set to publish 'Heritage and Antiquities' act this month

(Gibralter)

Eyleen Shell (2017). Govt set to publish 'Heritage and Antiquities' act this month. Gibraltar Chronicle. 20 November.

Bucket Trail designer at war with Asda over design theft claims

(United Kingdom)

Paul Malik (2017). Bucket Trail designer at war with Asda over design theft claims. The Courier. 20 November.

International law prevents recovery of Rosetta Stone from UK, Egypt's antiquities minister tells MPs

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Gamal Essam El-Din (2017). International law prevents recovery of Rosetta Stone from UK, Egypt's antiquities minister tells MPs. Ahram Online. 20 November.

Egypt to retrieve 14 artifacts from Cyprus

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Egypt to retrieve 14 artifacts from Cyprus. Egypt Independent. 19 November.

Twenty Six Antiquities to Be Repatriated from Austria

(Greece; Austria)

A. Markis (2017). Twenty Six Antiquities to Be Repatriated from Austria. Greek Reporter. 19 November.

Another blow for embattled museum as senior official quits

(Ireland)

Justine McCarthy (2017). Another blow for embattled museum as senior official quits. The Times. 19 November.

Egypt requests return of ancient vessel through normal procedure

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Cyprus Mail (2017). Egypt requests return of ancient vessel through normal procedure. Cyprus Mail. 19 November.

The Void at the Heart of 'Gurlitt: Status Report'

(Switzerland; Germany)

Michael Kimmelman (2017). The Void at the Heart of 'Gurlitt: Status Report'. The New York Times. 19 November.

Thousands of archaeological items recovered by police in Spain

(Spain)

Karl Smallman (2017). Thousands of archaeological items recovered by police in Spain. EuroWeekly. 18 November.

MPs want stolen 'Sisi gift' to remain as part of police probe

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Elias Hazou (2017). MPs want stolen 'Sisi gift' to remain as part of police probe. Cyprus Mail. 17 November.

Cancellation of Max Stern exhibition an affront to memory

(Germany; Canada)

Montreal Gazette (2017). Cancellation of Max Stern exhibition an affront to memory. Montreal Gazette. 17 November.

Who is Dmitry Rybolovlev? Meet the Russian billionaiore who just sold Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi for a record $450m

(Russia)

Joy Lo Dico (2017). Who is Dmitry Rybolovlev? Meet the Russian billionaiore who just sold Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi for a record $450m. Evening Standard. 17 November.

German museum cancels Max Stern exhibit because of 'restitution claims'

(Germany)

Catherine Solyom (2017). German museum cancels Max Stern exhibit because of 'restitution claims'. Montreal Gazette. 16 November.

Whiskey of 700,000 worth was stolen – Only one bottle of it costs 100,000 €

(France)

Anastasios Manaras (2017). Whiskey of 700,000 worth was stolen – Only one bottle of it costs 100,000 €. Weekly Observer. 16 November.

Putin to return famous Vrubel painting to Sargsayan

(Russia)

Armen Press (2017). Putin to return famous Vrubel painting to Sargsayan. Armen Press. 16 November.

Italy police confiscate millions of euros from Mafia-linked art dealer

(Italy)

German Press Agency (2017). Italy police confiscate millions of euros from Mafia-linked art dealer. Daily Sabah. 15 November.

Final Piece of Lost Magritte Painting Discovered after 85 Years

(Belgium)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Final Piece of Lost Magritte Painting Discovered after 85 Years. Artsy. 15 November.

Düsseldorf abruptly cancels exhibition about Jewish dealer Max Stern

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Düsseldorf abruptly cancels exhibition about Jewish dealer Max Stern. The Art Newspaper. 15 November.

Tres detenidos por el robo de azulejos históricos de El Torbiscal valorados en 63.000 euros

(Spain)

El Correo (2017). Tres detenidos por el robo de azulejos históricos de El Torbiscal valorados en 63.000 euros. El Correo. 15 November.

How London became a hotspot for art theft - the world's third most profitable criminal enterprise

(United Kingdom)

Kate Willis (2017). How London became a hotspot for art theft - the world's third most profitable criminal enterprise. Evening Standard. 15 November.

Painting looted from Hitler to be auctioned in Cologne

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Painting looted from Hitler to be auctioned in Cologne. The Art Newspaper. 14 November.

Putting the Con in Constructivism: Russian Avant-Garde Fakes Found in European Museums

(Russia)

Hili Perlson (2017). Putting the Con in Constructivism: Russian Avant-Garde Fakes Found in European Museums. ArtNet News. 14 November.

Fake news: Queen Victoria's Cranach turns out to be the real thing

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2017). Fake news: Queen Victoria's Cranach turns out to be the real thing. The Guardian. 14 November.

Archaeologists say human evolution study used stolen bone

(Netherlands; Germany)

Ewan Callaway (2017). Archaeologists say human evolution study used stolen bone. Nature. 13 November.

Stolen art had $350,000 ransom

(Ireland)

John Burns (2017). Stolen art had $350,000 ransom. The Times. 12 November.

Accidental archaeology: Roman ruins found under 'illegally' demolished house in Plovdiv

(Bulgaria)

The Sofia Globe (2017). Accidental archaeology: Roman ruins found under 'illegally' demolished house in Plovdiv. The Sofia Globe. 12 November.

Artefact at Louvre raises doubt

(France; India)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Artefact at Louvre raises doubt. The Hindu. 11 November.

Art Fakes Loom Over Modigliani Madness

(Italy)

Matthew Clayfield (2017). Art Fakes Loom Over Modigliani Madness. The Daily Beast. 11 November.

Malevich painting in Düsseldorf state collection exposed as forgery

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Malevich painting in Düsseldorf state collection exposed as forgery. The Art Newspaper. 10 November.

A Stolen Sculpture by Matisse Was Just Found in a Swiss Thrift Store

(Switzerland)

Katherine McGrath (2017). A Stolen Sculpture by Matisse Was Just Found in a Swiss Thrift Store. Architectural Digest. 10 November.

Irish Viking artefacts recovered by Norwegian police after theft

(Norway)

Lorna Siggins (2017). Irish Viking artefacts recovered by Norwegian police after theft. The Irish Times. 10 November.

Ancient Mayan Heads Smuggled Out of Guatemala Return Home After More Than 50 Years

(Guatemala; Germany; Italy; Switzerland)

C. Paton (2017). Ancient Mayan Heads Smuggled Out of Guatemala Return Home After More Than 50 Years. Newsweek. 10 November.

Two men arrested for Norway Viking museum heist

(Norway)

The Local (2017). Two men arrested for Norway Viking museum heist. The Local. 9 November.

Stolen Matisse Bronze Bust Returned To Swiss Museum

(Switzerland)

Artlyst (2017). Stolen Matisse Bronze Bust Returned To Swiss Museum. Artlyst. 9 November.

Poland aims to stop auction of painting lost in WWII

(Poland)

Radio Poland (2017). Poland aims to stop auction of painting lost in WWII. Radio Poland. 9 November.

Guatemala Welcomes Home Mayan Artifacts Rescued from Europe

(Guatemala; Switzerland; Germany; Italy)

Telesur (2017). Guatemala Welcomes Home Mayan Artifacts Rescued from Europe. Telesur. 9 November.

The Chinese art and antique market in Britain: challenges and opportunities

(United Kingdom; China)

Lauren Xandra (2017). The Chinese art and antique market in Britain: challenges and opportunities. Global Legal Post. 9 November.

Valuable Fernando Botero bronze stolen from Parisian gallery

(France)

The City Paper (2017). Valuable Fernando Botero bronze stolen from Parisian gallery. The City Paper Bogota. 8 November.

Nazi art theft: How Hitler's art dealer amassed looted paintings to save his own skin

(Germany)

Michael Glover (2017). Nazi art theft: How Hitler's art dealer amassed looted paintings to save his own skin. The Independent. 8 November.

Dark Side of the Boom: Georgina Adam on the relationship between art and money in the 21st Century

(United Kingdom)

Colin Gleadell (2017). Dark Side of the Boom: Georgina Adam on the relationship between art and money in the 21st Century. The Telegraph. 7 November.

Russia and Israel sign historic deal to share digitised Gunzburg Collection

(Israel; Russia)

Anny Shaw (2017). Russia and Israel sign historic deal to share digitised Gunzburg Collection. The Art Newspaper. 7 November.

Looted by the Nazis: French court orders American couple to return Pissarro painting to Jewish heirs

(France; United States of America)

David Chazan (2017). Looted by the Nazis: French court orders American couple to return Pissarro painting to Jewish heirs. The Telegraph. 7 November.

Lord Mayor of London returns Nazi-looted Dutch Old Master

(United Kingdom)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Lord Mayor of London returns Nazi-looted Dutch Old Master. The Art Newspaper. 6 November.

2,500-year-old coins discovered in a desk in Kent

(United Kingdom)

Jen Mills (2017). 2,500-year-old coins discovered in a desk in Kent. Metro. 6 November.

York Minster to be protected with anti-terror security blocks

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). York Minster to be protected with anti-terror security blocks. BBC News. 6 November.

Why Art Galleries Have Become a Ripe Target for Hackers (and Other Insights)

(United Kingdom)

Tim Schneider (2017). Why Art Galleries Have Become a Ripe Target for Hackers (and Other Insights). ArtNet News. 6 November.

Oslo looks to track down 1,600 missing works of art

(Norway)

Jose Da Silva (2017). Oslo looks to track down 1,600 missing works of art. The Art Newspaper. 6 November.

Painting looted by Nazis found on lord mayor of London's wall

(United Kingdom)

Jack Malvern (2017). Painting looted by Nazis found on lord mayor of London's wall. The Times. 6 November.

The tricky process of returning Nazi-looted art

(France; Germany; United States of America; Austria)

The Straits Times (2017). The tricky process of returning Nazi-looted art. The Straits Times. 6 November.

Stolen statue returned to church in huge recovery

(Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). Stolen statue returned to church in huge recovery. Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette. 4 November.

Secrets Of A Courbet "Ghost" Landscape In Switzerland

(Switzerland; Germany)

Virginie Nussbaum (2017). Secrets Of A Courbet "Ghost" Landscape In Switzerland. World Crunch. 3 November.

Solving art's mysteries online

(United Kingdom)

Martin Hopkinson (2017). Solving art's mysteries online. Apollo. 3 November.

Fire at Moscow's art museum causes no damage to collections

(Russia)

Associated Press (2017). Fire at Moscow's art museum causes no damage to collections. 660 News. 3 November.

Khanenko Museum art collection in danger because heating not turned on

(Ukraine)

Interfax Ukraine (2017). Khanenko Museum art collection in danger because heating not turned on. Kyiv Post. 3 November.

Thieves Are Breaking Into Zoos and Stealing Rare Animals

(Germany; France; the Netherlands)

Ben Crair (2017). Thieves Are Breaking Into Zoos and Stealing Rare Animals. National Geographic. 3 November.

How I threw away a work of modern art

(France)

David Chazan (2017). How I threw away a work of modern art. BBC News. 3 November.

Wealthy Mayfair art dealers hit by cyber attack costing them up to £1m

(United Kingdom)

Ella Willis (2017). Wealthy Mayfair art dealers hit by cyber attack costing them up to £1m. Evening Standard. 3 November.

Photographing Museum Visitors Behaving Badly

(Austria)

Claire Voon (2017). Photographing Museum Visitors Behaving Badly. Hyperallergic. 2 November.

Nazi-era art hoard makes German exhibition debut in Bonn

(Germany)

Riham Alkousaa (2017). Nazi-era art hoard makes German exhibition debut in Bonn. Reuters. 2 November.

Victoria Cross mystery deepens as it emerges thief may have stolen soldier hero's ceremonial sword

(United Kingdom)

Eleanor Steafel (2017). Victoria Cross mystery deepens as it emerges thief may have stolen soldier hero's ceremonial sword. The Telegraph. 2 November.

Collectors tackle rise in fake Modern Middle Eastern art

(Lebanon; United Arab Emirates; United Arab Emirates)

Tim Cornwell (2017). Collectors tackle rise in fake Modern Middle Eastern art. The Art Newspaper. 1 November.

Hidden Treasures of Nazis' Art Dealer Finally Go on Display

(Germany; Switzerland; Austria)

Melissa Eddy (2017). Hidden Treasures of Nazis' Art Dealer Finally Go on Display. The New York Times. 1 November.

Duke's Auctioneers fined over Alfred Wallis fakes

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Duke's Auctioneers fined over Alfred Wallis fakes. BBC News. 31 October.

Zurich admits to 'losing' nearly a thousand works of art over the years

(Switzerland)

The Local (2017). Zurich admits to 'losing' nearly a thousand works of art over the years. The Local. 31 October.

Hungerford butler stole Faberge eggs, Picasso artwork and £1.9m of jewellery from friends of Prince Charles

(United Kingdom)

The Reading Chronicle (2017). Hungerford butler stole Faberge eggs, Picasso artwork and £1.9m of jewellery from friends of Prince Charles. The Reading Chronicle. 31 October.

Hurghada airport officials foil attempt to smuggle 18th-century Coptic icon

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Hurghada airport officials foil attempt to smuggle 18th-century Coptic icon. Ahram Online. 29 October.

Gurlitt Nazi Looted Art Collection Goes On Display

(Germany; Switzerland)

Artlyst (2017). Gurlitt Nazi Looted Art Collection Goes On Display. Artlyst. 28 October.

The Victoria Cross mystery: museum accused of failing to properly investigate missing medal

(United Kingdom)

Eleanor Steafel (2017). The Victoria Cross mystery: museum accused of failing to properly investigate missing medal. The Telegraph. 28 October.

Egypt retrieves 8 looted antiquities from France

(Egypt; France; United Kingdom)

Egypt Today (2017). Egypt retrieves 8 looted antiquities from France. Egypt Today. 28 October.

Four wrecks off south east England at risk

(United Kingdom)

Katy Stickland (2017). Four wrecks off south east England at risk. Yachting & Boating World. 27 October.

Works hoarded by son of Nazi art dealer to go on public display

(Switzerland; Germany)

Kate Connolly (2017). Works hoarded by son of Nazi art dealer to go on public display. The Guardian. 27 October.

Greek Culture Ministry to Claim Two Stolen Antiquities up for Sale in London

(United Kingdom; Greece; Switzerland)

Theo Ioannou (2017). Greek Culture Ministry to Claim Two Stolen Antiquities up for Sale in London. Greek Reporter. 26 October.

Remains stolen from burial caves return to Hawaii after more than a century

(United States of America; Germany)

KHON (2017). Remains stolen from burial caves return to Hawaii after more than a century. KHON. 26 October.

Painting in Gurlitt hoard identified as Nazi loot—thanks to a tiny repair hole

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Painting in Gurlitt hoard identified as Nazi loot—thanks to a tiny repair hole. The Art Newspaper. 26 October.

France to return 8 stolen ancient Egyptian artefacts on Thursday

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). France to return 8 stolen ancient Egyptian artefacts on Thursday. Ahram Online. 25 October.

Turkey seeks return of 16th-century Quran from London

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Turkey seeks return of 16th-century Quran from London. Daily Sabah. 24 October.

German State Returns Human Bones Stolen From Hawaii Caves

(Germany; United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). German State Returns Human Bones Stolen From Hawaii Caves. US News. 23 October.

Looted Greek Antiquities Allegedly on Sale at London Art Fair

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Looted Greek Antiquities Allegedly on Sale at London Art Fair. Greek Reporter. 23 October.

Gurlitt art collection 'opportunity for Switzerland'

(Switzerland)

SwissInfo (2017). Gurlitt art collection 'opportunity for Switzerland'. SwissInfo. 22 October.

Hundreds of Italy's Churches Were Robbed of Artworks. This One Was Recovered.

(Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). Hundreds of Italy's Churches Were Robbed of Artworks. This One Was Recovered.. The New York Times. 22 October.

Looted antiquities allegedly on sale at London Frieze Masters art fair

(Italy; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Howard Swains (2017). Looted antiquities allegedly on sale at London Frieze Masters art fair. The Guardian. 22 October.

Italy gets back looted mosaic from Emperor Caligula's ship

(Italy; United States of America)

Reuters (2017). Italy gets back looted mosaic from Emperor Caligula's ship. Reuters. 22 October.

Victory for Matisse family in $4.5m cut-out battle with dealer

(France)

Vincent Noce (2017). Victory for Matisse family in $4.5m cut-out battle with dealer. The Art Newspaper. 20 October.

Kinkier than Thou: Pompidou Installs Doggie-Style Sculpture the Louvre Dumped

(France)

Claire Voon (2017). Kinkier than Thou: Pompidou Installs Doggie-Style Sculpture the Louvre Dumped. Hyperallergic. 20 October.

National museum suffers £60,000 of thefts in five years

(United Kingdom)

Emma O'Neill (2017). National museum suffers £60,000 of thefts in five years. STV. 20 October.

Ancient Roman artifacts repatriated to Italy following ICE probe

(United States of America; Italy)

ICE (2017). Ancient Roman artifacts repatriated to Italy following ICE probe. ICE. 20 October.

Performance Artist Who Exposed Herself In Front of the "Mona Lisa" Is Acquitted

(France)

Joseph Nechvatal (2017). Performance Artist Who Exposed Herself In Front of the "Mona Lisa" Is Acquitted. Hyperallergic. 20 October.

Found: A Mosaic From Caligula's Ceremonial Ship, Turned Into a Coffee Table

(United States of America; Italy)

Sarah Laskow (2017). Found: A Mosaic From Caligula's Ceremonial Ship, Turned Into a Coffee Table. Atlas Obscura. 20 October.

Replica of Nelson's stolen jewel on display

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Matthews (2017). Replica of Nelson's stolen jewel on display. The News. 20 October.

Pressure On Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation And Humboldt-Forum To Return Illegally Acquired Artefacts And Human Remains

(Ghana; Germany)

Kwame Opoku (2017). Pressure On Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation And Humboldt-Forum To Return Illegally Acquired Artefacts And Human Remains. Modern Ghana. 20 October.

Drug dealer caught with stolen £1m Sir Stanley Spencer painting jailed

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Greenfield (2017). Drug dealer caught with stolen £1m Sir Stanley Spencer painting jailed. The Guardian. 20 October.

Infamous art forger John Myatt reveals his secret: you have to love the artist

(United Kingdom)

Gabriella Coslovich (2017). Infamous art forger John Myatt reveals his secret: you have to love the artist. The Sydney Morning Herald. 20 October.

Russian Artist Is Charged Over Fire at Central Bank Building in Paris

(France)

Anna Codrea-Rado (2017). Russian Artist Is Charged Over Fire at Central Bank Building in Paris. The New York Times. 19 October.

Tourist killed by falling masonry in famous Florence church

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Tourist killed by falling masonry in famous Florence church. The Guardian. 19 October.

A Remnant from Caligula's Ship, Once a Coffee Table, Heads Home

(Italy; United States of America)

James C. McKinley (2017). A Remnant from Caligula's Ship, Once a Coffee Table, Heads Home. The New York Times. 19 October.

Lady Somerleyton loses heirloom pendant in Morrisons supermarket

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Lady Somerleyton loses heirloom pendant in Morrisons supermarket. BBC News. 18 October.

Gardai recover iconic Finglas statue stolen during Hurricane Ophelia

(Ireland)

Stephen McDermott (2017). Gardai recover iconic Finglas statue stolen during Hurricane Ophelia. Dublin Live. 18 October.

EU admits the Elgin Marbles will REMAIN in Britain after Brexit

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Jon Rogers (2017). EU admits the Elgin Marbles will REMAIN in Britain after Brexit. Express. 18 October.

Beatrix Ruf Resigns From Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum After Accusations of Conflict of Interest

(Netherlands)

Hili Perlson (2017). Beatrix Ruf Resigns From Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum After Accusations of Conflict of Interest. ArtNet News. 17 October.

Larnaca CID seize stolen ancient Egyptian pot

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Angelos Anastasiou (2017). Larnaca CID seize stolen ancient Egyptian pot. Cyprus Mail. 17 October.

Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky sets fire to a bank in Paris

(France; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky sets fire to a bank in Paris. The Art Newspaper. 16 October.

Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria

(United Kingdom; Germany; Nigeria; France)

Gareth Harris (2017). Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria. The Art Newspaper. 16 October.

Border guards seize ancient books on border with Crimea

(Ukraine; Russia)

Ukrinform (2017). Border guards seize ancient books on border with Crimea. Ukrinform. 16 October.

Censored 'sexual' sculpture finds new home at the Centre Pompidou

(France)

Gareth Harris (2017). Censored 'sexual' sculpture finds new home at the Centre Pompidou. The Art Newspaper. 13 October.

Viking loot plundered: Irish help sought in tracing artefacts

(Norway; Ireland)

Lorna Siggins (2017). Viking loot plundered: Irish help sought in tracing artefacts. The Irish Times. 13 October.

Gurlitt's Swiss dealer breaks silence on his client

(Switzerland; Germany)

SwissInfo (2017). Gurlitt's Swiss dealer breaks silence on his client. Expatica. 12 October.

Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine

(Ukraine; United Kingdom)

Interfax Ukraine (2017). Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine. Interfax Ukraine. 12 October.

Romanian Police recover 5,000 archaeological artifacts from treasure hunters

(Romania)

Romania Insider (2017). Romanian Police recover 5,000 archaeological artifacts from treasure hunters. Romania Insider. 11 October.

Nazi-looted painting by impressionist artist Pissarro fuels legal battle

(France; United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Nazi-looted painting by impressionist artist Pissarro fuels legal battle. Daily Sabah. 10 October.

UK finally steps-up to Chinese ivory efforts

(United Kingdom)

Rupert Reid (2017). UK finally steps-up to Chinese ivory efforts. Sino. 9 October.

Police say plumber who stole $239K worth of comics, art from Sparta home fled to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

Michael Izzo (2017). Police say plumber who stole $239K worth of comics, art from Sparta home fled to Italy. Daily Record. 9 October.

V&A director calls for Exhibition Road to be fully pedestrianised after 11 injured in accident

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2017). V&A director calls for Exhibition Road to be fully pedestrianised after 11 injured in accident. The Art Newspaper. 9 October.

Nazi-looted Pissarro painting at center of Paris legal tussle

(France)

Juliette Montesse (2017). Nazi-looted Pissarro painting at center of Paris legal tussle. The Times of Israel. 9 October.

The damage being done to our churches

(United Kingdom)

KLFM (2017). The damage being done to our churches. KLFM. 6 October.

1,000 African Skulls Stolen for Racist Research in Germany Discovered in a Museum Basement

(Germany; Rwanda; Tanzania; Burundi)

Kristin Hugo (2017). 1,000 African Skulls Stolen for Racist Research in Germany Discovered in a Museum Basement. Newsweek. 6 October.

Nighthawks cause damage at scheduled monument

(United Kingdom)

Northumberland Gazette (2017). Nighthawks cause damage at scheduled monument. Northumberland Gazette. 6 October.

Italy's heritage under threat

(Italy)

Sophie Tavernese (2017). Italy's heritage under threat. EuroNews. 4 October.

Police release images of paintings stolen from art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Laura Hammond (2017). Police release images of paintings stolen from art gallery. Nottingham Post. 4 October.

Burglars steal cash from New Walk Museum - but ignore priceless artefacts

(United Kingdom)

Dan Martin (2017). Burglars steal cash from New Walk Museum - but ignore priceless artefacts. Leicester Mercury. 4 October.

From Rhino horns to Egyptian jewels - these are the items that have been stolen from Leicester's museums

(United Kingdom)

Dan Martin (2017). From Rhino horns to Egyptian jewels - these are the items that have been stolen from Leicester's museums. Leicester Mercury. 4 October.

Mutter Museum to return skull of Australian soldier killed in WWI

(Australia; United States of America; Belgium)

Joseph A. Gambardello (2017). Mutter Museum to return skull of Australian soldier killed in WWI. Philly.com. 3 October.

Louvre Pulls Sculpture, Saying It Was Sexually Explicit

(France)

Robin Pogrebin (2017). Louvre Pulls Sculpture, Saying It Was Sexually Explicit. The New York Times. 2 October.

Artists using living proof that their work is genuine

(United Kingdom)

Elizabeth Burden (2017). Artists using living proof that their work is genuine. The Times. 2 October.

Fraudster who tried to sell fake Greek bowl foiled by Poundland notebook

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2017). Fraudster who tried to sell fake Greek bowl foiled by Poundland notebook. The Telegraph. 2 October.

Thousands of artefacts 'missing' from Britain's top musuems

(United Kingdom)

Martin Evans (2017). Thousands of artefacts 'missing' from Britain's top musuems. The Telegraph. 1 October.

Renoir painting stolen before auction near Paris

(France)

BBC News (2017). Renoir painting stolen before auction near Paris. BBC News. 30 September.

Aivazovsky painting stolen from Russia in 1976 found in Switzerland

(Russia; Switzerland)

RAPSI (2017). Aivazovsky painting stolen from Russia in 1976 found in Switzerland. RAPSI. 29 September.

Matisse's heirs claim two cut-outs worth $4.5m

(France; Hong Kong)

Vincent Noce (2017). Matisse's heirs claim two cut-outs worth $4.5m. The Art Newspaper. 29 September.

Police appeal for witnesses after 2000 pieces of silver stolen from Kent antiques dealer

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2017). Police appeal for witnesses after 2000 pieces of silver stolen from Kent antiques dealer. Antiques Trade Gazette. 29 September.

Ukraine and Russia fight over Crimean heritage

(Ukraine; Russia)

AFP (2017). Ukraine and Russia fight over Crimean heritage. The New Indian Express. 28 September.

'Nighthawk' artefacts hunters hit Hadrian's Wall area Roman site

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Minting (2017). 'Nighthawk' artefacts hunters hit Hadrian's Wall area Roman site. The Northern Echo. 28 September.

Ghent: Two paintings returned to their owners after 78 years

(Belgium)

Christopher Vincent (2017). Ghent: Two paintings returned to their owners after 78 years. The Brussels Times. 27 September.

Minister receives Briton who returned ancient jug

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Daily Sabah (2017). Minister receives Briton who returned ancient jug. Daily Sabah. 26 September.

Vandals spray swastika on Sculpture Projects Münster exhibit

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Vandals spray swastika on Sculpture Projects Münster exhibit. The Art Newspaper. 25 September.

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. The Province. 25 September.

Roban las joyas de la Virgen de la Alegría de Majadahonda y destrozan el despacho parroquial de Santa Catalina

(Spain)

Jewels of the Virgen de la Alegría of Majadahonda stolen and parish office of St Catherine destroyed

Majadahonda Magazin (2017). Roban las joyas de la Virgen de la Alegría de Majadahonda y destrozan el despacho parroquial de Santa Catalina. Majadahonda Magazin. 25 September.

The Yeats Collection sale is only the latest sign of Ireland's broken heritage export system

(Ireland)

Robert O'Byrne (2017). The Yeats Collection sale is only the latest sign of Ireland's broken heritage export system. Apollo. 25 September.

Marseille: A stele of Egyptian Stolen from a Museum in the Middle of the Day

(France)

A. Gelebart (2017). Marseille: A stele of Egyptian Stolen from a Museum in the Middle of the Day. The Sherbrooke Times. 24 September.

Ancient Hercules sarcophagus returns home to Turkey with splendid welcome

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah (2017). Ancient Hercules sarcophagus returns home to Turkey with splendid welcome. Daily Sabah. 24 September.

Un detenido por robar piezas arqueológicas del yacimiento íbero de Ulldecona

(Spain)

One detained for stealing archaeological pieces from Iberian site of Ulldecona

"La Vanguardia" (2017). Un detenido por robar piezas arqueológicas del yacimiento íbero de Ulldecona. La Vanguardia. 24 September.

Berlin police laugh off theft of their own Nazi artefacts

(Germany)

David Charter (2017). Berlin police laugh off theft of their own Nazi artefacts. The Sunday Times. 22 September.

Kos quake caused 95 million euros in damages

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2017). Kos quake caused 95 million euros in damages. eKathimerini. 22 September.

Paphos mayor accuses foreign ministry staff of wrongdoing

(Cyprus; France; China)

George Psyllides (2017). Paphos mayor accuses foreign ministry staff of wrongdoing. Cyprus Mail. 22 September.

Stolen WW1 watch for bravery returned to Blyth museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Stolen WW1 watch for bravery returned to Blyth museum. BBC News. 21 September.

National Gallery wins legal battle over Henri Matisse's Portrait of Greta Moll

(United Kingdom)

Barney Henderson (2017). National Gallery wins legal battle over Henri Matisse's Portrait of Greta Moll. The Telegraph. 21 September.

Global market for forged and stolen artworks is thriving and underpoliced

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Clive Williams (2017). Global market for forged and stolen artworks is thriving and underpoliced. The Sydney Morning Herald. 21 September.

National Gallery can keep 'stolen' Henri Matisse painting, judge rules

(United Kingdom)

iNews (2017). National Gallery can keep 'stolen' Henri Matisse painting, judge rules. iNews. 21 September.

NBI: Nine face possible charges in major art forgery case

(Finland)

YLE (2017). NBI: Nine face possible charges in major art forgery case. YLE. 20 September.

Sarcophagus of Hercules set in place

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah (2017). Sarcophagus of Hercules set in place. Daily Sabah. 20 September.

Watch awarded to honour war hero's bravery returned five months after being stolen

(United Kingdom)

Michael Muncaster (2017). Watch awarded to honour war hero's bravery returned five months after being stolen. Chronicle Live. 20 September.

A £30k painting created by Joan Collins' son turned up at an Isle of Sheppey bootfair

(United Kingdom)

Joy Basu (2017). A £30k painting created by Joan Collins' son turned up at an Isle of Sheppey bootfair. Kent Live. 20 September.

Two men jailed over Dumfries gold medal theft

(United Kingdom)

ITV (2017). Two men jailed over Dumfries gold medal theft. ITV. 19 September.

Bring back the Met's art and antiquities squad

(United Kingdom)

James Ratcliffe (2017). Bring back the Met's art and antiquities squad. Apollo. 19 September.

Stolen church items found after tipoff during confession

(Malta)

Times of Malta (2017). Stolen church items found after tipoff during confession. Times of Malta. 19 September.

Germany launches internet portal to fight art trafficking

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Germany launches internet portal to fight art trafficking. The Art Newspaper. 19 September.

Dozens of rare John Lennon prints discovered during police art theft investigation

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Sawer (2017). Dozens of rare John Lennon prints discovered during police art theft investigation. The Telegraph. 19 September.

Car booter unwittingly buys stolen £30,000 painting for £40 before handing it to police

(United Kingdom)

Joe Mellor (2017). Car booter unwittingly buys stolen £30,000 painting for £40 before handing it to police. The London Economic. 17 September.

Who Stole 'The Big Maple Leaf,' the Biggest Coin in the World?

(Germany)

Allison McNearney (2017). Who Stole 'The Big Maple Leaf,' the Biggest Coin in the World?. The Daily Beast. 16 September.

Man admits Olympic medal theft from Dumfries museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Man admits Olympic medal theft from Dumfries museum. BBC News. 15 September.

Terry Bradley gallery 'delighted' stolen art is found

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Terry Bradley gallery 'delighted' stolen art is found. BBC News. 15 September.

Monaco's Justice Minister Resigns After Texts Reveal 'Vast Influence Peddling' in Billion-Dollar Art Fraud Case

(Monaco)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Monaco's Justice Minister Resigns After Texts Reveal 'Vast Influence Peddling' in Billion-Dollar Art Fraud Case. ArtNet News. 15 September.

Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2017). Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils. eKathimerini. 15 September.

Thieves break into Armenian Orthodox church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artefacts

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Thieves break into Armenian Orthodox church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artefacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 15 September.

'Stolen art' and ammunition found in west Belfast

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). 'Stolen art' and ammunition found in west Belfast. BBC News. 14 September.

Imitation Banksy artist's work dubbed 'vandalism' by the Creative Foundation in Folkestone

(United Kingdom)

Kent Live (2017). Imitation Banksy artist's work dubbed 'vandalism' by the Creative Foundation in Folkestone. Kent Live. 14 September.

Fossil footprints of early human ancestor stolen from archaeological site in Kasteli, Crete

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Fossil footprints of early human ancestor stolen from archaeological site in Kasteli, Crete. Tornos News. 14 September.

Roman sarcophagus of Hercules returns home to Turkey

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Roman sarcophagus of Hercules returns home to Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 September.

Olympian Rhona Howie 'gutted' by Dumfries gold medal theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Olympian Rhona Howie 'gutted' by Dumfries gold medal theft. BBC News. 13 September.

UK's restitution powers to be extended indefinitely for Nazi-era loot

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2017). UK's restitution powers to be extended indefinitely for Nazi-era loot. The Art Newspaper. 13 September.

West London antiques cheat pleads guilty to attempts to defraud auction houses

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2017). West London antiques cheat pleads guilty to attempts to defraud auction houses. Antiques Trade Gazette. 13 September.

Art dealer who stole celebrity portraits of the Rolling Stones, Princess Diana and Bob Dylan jailed for four years

(United Kingdom)

Rod Minchin (2017). Art dealer who stole celebrity portraits of the Rolling Stones, Princess Diana and Bob Dylan jailed for four years. The Independent. 13 September.

Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches. The Local. 13 September.

Italy police recover $8.4m worth of stolen church art

(Italy; Belgium)

The News (2017). Italy police recover $8.4m worth of stolen church art. The News. 13 September.

Stone stackers at ancient sites could face jail, warns Historic England

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2017). Stone stackers at ancient sites could face jail, warns Historic England. The Guardian. 13 September.

Time of the essence in race to restore art looted by the Nazis

(United Kingdom)

Marcus Dysch (2017). Time of the essence in race to restore art looted by the Nazis. The Jewish Chronicle. 12 September.

Government ratifies Hague Convention on protecting cultural property

(United Kingdom)

Media & Sport" "Department for Digital, Culture (2017). Government ratifies Hague Convention on protecting cultural property. Gov.uk. 12 September.

How can museums speed up the return of art looted during the Nazi era?

(United Kingdom)

Catherine Hickley (2017). How can museums speed up the return of art looted during the Nazi era?. The Art Newspaper. 11 September.

The amazing story of how Soviet Russians pirated music in the 1950s

(Russia)

Al Newstead (2017). The amazing story of how Soviet Russians pirated music in the 1950s. Tone Deaf. 8 September.

Forgery: Bona fide or bogus?

(France)

Gareth Harris (2017). Forgery: Bona fide or bogus?. Financial Times. 8 September.

Ancient 'fairy fort' in Tyrone badly damaged by diggers before PSNI move in

(United Kingdom)

Eamon Sweeney (2017). Ancient 'fairy fort' in Tyrone badly damaged by diggers before PSNI move in. Belfast Telegraph. 8 September.

The Paternity Saga That Dug Up Salvador Dalí, Explained

(Spain)

Ilana Herzig (2017). The Paternity Saga That Dug Up Salvador Dalí, Explained. Artsy. 7 September.

Cospicua men charged with stealing €34,000 worth of items from parish church

(Malta)

Matthew Agius (2017). Cospicua men charged with stealing €34,000 worth of items from parish church. Malta Today. 7 September.

Bruce Seals may be fake but 'still important for Scotland's history'

(United Kingdom)

Dunfermline Press (2017). Bruce Seals may be fake but 'still important for Scotland's history'. Dunfermline Press. 7 September.

The Netherlands Is Still Hoarding a Massive Collection of Art Looted From Jews by Nazis

(Netherlands)

Avraham Roet (2017). The Netherlands Is Still Hoarding a Massive Collection of Art Looted From Jews by Nazis. Haaretz. 7 September.

Two in court on Cospicua church robbery charges

(Malta)

Times of Malta (2017). Two in court on Cospicua church robbery charges. Times of Malta. 7 September.

Electric Picnic thieves stole art installation by 90 year old nun

(Ireland)

Fiona Kelly (2017). Electric Picnic thieves stole art installation by 90 year old nun. Buzz. 6 September.

Morocco opens an investigation into the selling of dinosaur fossils on the Internet

(Morocco; Ireland)

Al Arabiya (2017). Morocco opens an investigation into the selling of dinosaur fossils on the Internet. Al Arabiya. 6 September.

Heartless thieves steal mosaics designed by Perthshire school children

(United Kingdom)

Paul Reoch (2017). Heartless thieves steal mosaics designed by Perthshire school children. The Courier. 6 September.

German Police Uncover $3 Million Art Heist, Including Baselitz Work

(Germany)

Edmund Heaphy (2017). German Police Uncover $3 Million Art Heist, Including Baselitz Work. The New York Times. 5 September.

Le fisc fait irruption dans l'affaire Bouvier

(Switzerland)

Tax authorities intervene in the Bouvier affair

Alexandre Haederli (2017). Le fisc fait irruption dans l'affaire Bouvier. Tribune de Genéve. 4 September.

Marcellin Desboutin's stolen painting found after 28 years

(France)

Blouin Artinfo (2017). Marcellin Desboutin's stolen painting found after 28 years. Blouin Artinfo. 4 September.

'Fake' Tom Roberts painting bought for £7,500 could sell for £300,000 after BBC show reveals it's genuine

(United Kingdom)

Jonathan Pearlman (2017). 'Fake' Tom Roberts painting bought for £7,500 could sell for £300,000 after BBC show reveals it's genuine. The Telegraph. 4 September.

Jailed YouTuber: 'Not proud' of prank

(United Kingdom)

Calum Macdonald (2017). Jailed YouTuber: 'Not proud' of prank. BBC News. 3 September.

Caravaggio the criminal: The violent life and crimes of an artistic genius

(Italy)

Noah Charney (2017). Caravaggio the criminal: The violent life and crimes of an artistic genius. Salon. 3 September.

Italy displays marble Roman head stolen in World War II

(Italy; Algeria; France; Germany; United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Italy displays marble Roman head stolen in World War II. The Times of Israel. 2 September.

Italy displays marble Roman head stolen in World War II

(Italy; Algeria; France; Germany; United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Italy displays marble Roman head stolen in World War II. The Times of Israel. 2 September.

A Green Light for Art Criminals?

(United Kingdom)

Scott Reyburn (2017). A Green Light for Art Criminals?. The New York Times. 1 September.

Germany investigating cultural goods lost under communists

(Germany)

Associated Press (2017). Germany investigating cultural goods lost under communists. Timmins Today. 1 September.

European Summit to Discuss the Return of Looted West African Art

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Ben Panko (2017). European Summit to Discuss the Return of Looted West African Art. Smithsonian. 31 August.

Ex-Polish president's waiter on trial over theft of painting

(Poland)

PAP (2017). Ex-Polish president's waiter on trial over theft of painting. Radio Poland. 31 August.

The Art World Calls This Man When Masterpieces Go Missing

(United Kingdom)

Alanna Martinez (2017). The Art World Calls This Man When Masterpieces Go Missing. Observer. 31 August.

The Mystery Behind The Lost Books Of A Cherished Lublin Yeshiva

(Poland; Germany)

Barbara Finkelstein (2017). The Mystery Behind The Lost Books Of A Cherished Lublin Yeshiva. Forward. 31 August.

Illegal treasure-hunter arrested in Crete

(Greece; Spain)

eKathimerini (2017). Illegal treasure-hunter arrested in Crete. eKathimerini. 31 August.

Meet the Archaeologist Who Helps Find Stolen Art

(United Kingdom)

Erin Blakemore (2017). Meet the Archaeologist Who Helps Find Stolen Art. History. 30 August.

Catacomb thieves drill into Paris cellar to swipe €250,000 of top wine

(France)

Henry Samuel (2017). Catacomb thieves drill into Paris cellar to swipe €250,000 of top wine. The Telegraph. 30 August.

Italy relaxes stringent export laws for post-war art

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern, Anna Brady (2017). Italy relaxes stringent export laws for post-war art. The Art Newspaper. 30 August.

Briton arrested in Spanish hotel on suspicion of stealing ancient artifacts from Italy

(Spain; United Kingdom; Italy)

James Badcock, Nick Squires (2017). Briton arrested in Spanish hotel on suspicion of stealing ancient artifacts from Italy. The Telegraph. 29 August.

Court Grants Billionaire Rybolovlev's Request for Sotheby's Documents in Ongoing Feud With 'Freeport King'

(United States of America; Switzerland; Russia)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Court Grants Billionaire Rybolovlev's Request for Sotheby's Documents in Ongoing Feud With 'Freeport King'. ArtNet News. 29 August.

Pagans demand return of church buildings 'stolen' 1,300 years ago

(United Kingdom)

Olivia Rudgard (2017). Pagans demand return of church buildings 'stolen' 1,300 years ago. The Telegraph. 27 August.

Greece could use Brexit to recover 'stolen' Parthenon art

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Kathleen Schuster (2017). Greece could use Brexit to recover 'stolen' Parthenon art. DW. 26 August.

Russia and Ukraine's battle over Crimean heritage heats up

(Ukraine; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Russia and Ukraine's battle over Crimean heritage heats up. The Art Newspaper. 25 August.

Saving Italy's earthquake art

(Italy)

Margaret Stenhouse (2017). Saving Italy's earthquake art. Wanted in Rome. 24 August.

Eleven in court over Bulmers cider family art robbery

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Eleven in court over Bulmers cider family art robbery. BBC News. 24 August.

Suspect in multi-million pound art heist at Bulmers magnates' mansion has fled UK on 'one-way ticket', court hears

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Harley (2017). Suspect in multi-million pound art heist at Bulmers magnates' mansion has fled UK on 'one-way ticket', court hears. The Telegraph. 24 August.

Sagrada Familia Among Sites Targeted by Barcelona Terrorists

(Spain)

Claire Voon (2017). Sagrada Familia Among Sites Targeted by Barcelona Terrorists. Hyperallergic. 23 August.

Follow our example and return Nazi-looted art, German bakery firm urges companies

(Germany)

Daniel Sugarman (2017). Follow our example and return Nazi-looted art, German bakery firm urges companies. The Jewish Chronicle. 23 August.

Briton arrested in Turkey over coins he found while snorkelling

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Kevin Rawlinson (2017). Briton arrested in Turkey over coins he found while snorkelling. The Guardian. 23 August.

Cologne secures cathedral in light of Sagrada Familia terror plot

(Germany; Spain)

DW (2017). Cologne secures cathedral in light of Sagrada Familia terror plot. DW. 23 August.

Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani

(Greece)

Theo Ioannou (2017). Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani. Greek Reporter. 23 August.

'We should give back art looted by the Nazis'

(Germany)

Joe Miller (2017). 'We should give back art looted by the Nazis'. BBC News. 22 August.

Man who made £30,000 faking Norman Cornish artwork told to repay £1

(United Kingdom)

Frances Perraudin (2017). Man who made £30,000 faking Norman Cornish artwork told to repay £1. The Guardian. 22 August.

Ancient coffin breaks as child put in it at Southend museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Ancient coffin breaks as child put in it at Southend museum. BBC News. 22 August.

400 Viking objects stolen in Norway museum heist

(Norway)

AFP (2017). 400 Viking objects stolen in Norway museum heist. The Express Tribune. 20 August.

Met Police unit tasked with targeting art thieves faces closure after detectives moved to cover Grenfell tragedy

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2017). Met Police unit tasked with targeting art thieves faces closure after detectives moved to cover Grenfell tragedy. The Telegraph. 16 August.

Preocupación en Cantabria Ante el Robo de Campanas en Las Iglesias Rurales del Norte de España

(Spain)

Concern in Cantabria about the Theft of Bells from Churches in Northern Spain

Francisco Medina (2017). Preocupación en Cantabria Ante el Robo de Campanas en Las Iglesias Rurales del Norte de España. Mituin. 16 August.

Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin's Ship off Kythira

(Greece)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2017). Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin's Ship off Kythira. Greek Reporter. 15 August.

Conservators remove fungus and cobwebs from Gurlitt hoard

(Switzerland; Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Conservators remove fungus and cobwebs from Gurlitt hoard. The Art Newspaper. 15 August.

High-value objects stolen from Norway museum

(Norway)

The Local (2017). High-value objects stolen from Norway museum. The Local. 14 August.

Thieves steal ancient chest from church at Ringstead, near Hunstanton

(United Kingdom)

Chris Bishop (2017). Thieves steal ancient chest from church at Ringstead, near Hunstanton. Eastern Daily Press. 14 August.

Their fathers saved a priceless Dutch art collection from the Nazis

(Netherlands; Canada)

Denise Ryan (2017). Their fathers saved a priceless Dutch art collection from the Nazis. The Province. 12 August.

Western museums try to forge deal with west Africa to return the Benin bronzes

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Ben Quinn (2017). Western museums try to forge deal with west Africa to return the Benin bronzes. The Guardian. 12 August.

Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader

(Greece; Egypt; Libya)

eKathimerini (2017). Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader. eKathimerini. 12 August.

FSB opens probe into theft of Chelyabinsk meteorite's fragment

(Russia)

RAPSI (2017). FSB opens probe into theft of Chelyabinsk meteorite's fragment. RAPSI. 11 August.

Thieves steal 'potentially deadly weapon' from Heage Windmill in Derbyshire

(United Kingdom)

Robbie Gordon (2017). Thieves steal 'potentially deadly weapon' from Heage Windmill in Derbyshire. Derby Telegraph. 10 August.

It ain't easel: Canonbury street artist has kit stolen

(United Kingdom)

James Morris (2017). It ain't easel: Canonbury street artist has kit stolen. Islington Gazette. 10 August.

Burglar admits damaging ancient wooden panel at Carlisle cathedral

(United Kingdom)

News and Star (2017). Burglar admits damaging ancient wooden panel at Carlisle cathedral. News and Star. 10 August.

'Not one picture should leave this island' Churchill's cry as he hid treasured art in a Welsh quarry out of Hitler's clutches

(United Kingdom)

Steffan Rhys, Abigail O'Leary (2017). 'Not one picture should leave this island' Churchill's cry as he hid treasured art in a Welsh quarry out of Hitler's clutches. Mirror. 9 August.

Designer jewellery stolen from museum in 'heartbreaking' raid

(United Kingdom)

Matt Discombe (2017). Designer jewellery stolen from museum in 'heartbreaking' raid. Gloucestershire Live. 9 August.

Road.cc reader donates rare plastic bike to replace stolen museum piece

(United Kingdom)

Laura Laker (2017). Road.cc reader donates rare plastic bike to replace stolen museum piece. Road.cc. 9 August.

The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books

(United Kingdom)

Natasha Frost (2017). The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books. Atlas Obscura. 9 August.

Desaparece una figura de un Niño Jesús durante una procesión

(Spain)

FPA (2017). Desaparece una figura de un Niño Jesús durante una procesión. Diario de Sevilla. 8 August.

What Became of Europe's Nazi-Looted Libraries?

(Belarus; Russia; Germany)

Daniel Witkin (2017). What Became of Europe's Nazi-Looted Libraries?. Forward. 8 August.

Thieves target historic Portuguese decorative tiles

(Portugal)

The Sun Daily (2017). Thieves target historic Portuguese decorative tiles. The Sun Daily. 8 August.

Germany Returns Books Stolen by Nazis to Holocaust Survivors, Heirs

(Germany)

JTA (2017). Germany Returns Books Stolen by Nazis to Holocaust Survivors, Heirs. The Jerusalem Post. 7 August.

Making old bones: Joint Mitnor cave reopens with replica fossils

(United Kingdom)

Maev Kennedy (2017). Making old bones: Joint Mitnor cave reopens with replica fossils. The Guardian. 7 August.

Why Is Modigliani Catnip for Forgers? The Fakes (and Feuds) Behind One of the Art Market's Most Dangerous Artists

(Italy)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Why Is Modigliani Catnip for Forgers? The Fakes (and Feuds) Behind One of the Art Market's Most Dangerous Artists. ArtNet News. 7 August.

Weaning Itself From Elephant Ivory, China Turns to Mammoths

(China; Russia)

Steven Lee Myers (2017). Weaning Itself From Elephant Ivory, China Turns to Mammoths. The New York Times. 6 August.

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.

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.

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.

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 Digest. 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. The 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. The 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kirklees council considers selling Francis Bacon painting

(United Kingdom)

Nazia Parveen (2016). Kirklees council considers selling Francis Bacon painting. The Guardian. 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.

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.

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.

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.

The medal detective

(United Kingdom)

Vibeke Venema (2016). The medal detective. BBC News. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi. eKathimerini. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Roban el niño Jesús de la imagen de la Virgen del Rosario de Valencina

(Spain)