Source: The Guardian

Murdered mob boss gave stolen Boston art to IRA, says former Met detective

(United States of America)

John Wilson (2018). Murdered mob boss gave stolen Boston art to IRA, says former Met detective. The Guardian. 4 November.

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.

Etched in Bone – chronicling Australia's shameful trade in Indigenous remains

(Australia)

Paul Daley (2018). Etched in Bone – chronicling Australia's shameful trade in Indigenous remains. The Guardian. 2 October.

Plagiarism or remixing? South African photographer accuses artist of theft

(South Africa)

Chris McGreal (2018). Plagiarism or remixing? South African photographer accuses artist of theft. The Guardian. 13 September.

Indiana Jones and the relics of Brazil

(Brazil)

Senay Boztas (2018). Indiana Jones and the relics of Brazil. The Guardian. 13 September.

Brazil museum fire: 'incalculable' loss as 200-year-old Rio institution gutted

(Brazil)

Dom Phillips (2018). Brazil museum fire: 'incalculable' loss as 200-year-old Rio institution gutted. The Guardian. 3 September.

Louvre Abu Dhabi postpones display of world's most expensive painting

(United Arab Emirates)

Associated Press (2018). Louvre Abu Dhabi postpones display of world's most expensive painting. The Guardian. 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.

Why proposed 'loaning' of looted Benin artefacts to Nigeria may stop restitution plans

(Nigeria)

Tajudeen Sowole (2018). Why proposed 'loaning' of looted Benin artefacts to Nigeria may stop restitution plans. The Guardian. 11 July.

Watch the throne: why artist Thierry Oussou faked an archaeological dig

(Benin)

Dale Berning Sawa (2018). Watch the throne: why artist Thierry Oussou faked an archaeological dig. The Guardian. 9 July.

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.

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.

Lost, stolen, blown up and fed to pigs: the greatest missing masterpieces

(General)

Noah Charney (2018). Lost, stolen, blown up and fed to pigs: the greatest missing masterpieces. The Guardian. 18 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.

Egypt to fine people who pester tourists

(Egypt)

Ruth Michaelson (2018). Egypt to fine people who pester tourists. The Guardian. 24 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.

British museums and looted treasures

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

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

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.

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.

100 years after the battlefield looting, the Shellal mosaic remains controversial

(Australia; Palestine)

Paul Daley (2018). 100 years after the battlefield looting, the Shellal mosaic remains controversial. The Guardian. 24 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.

Will Boston's $500m art heist ever be solved?

(United States of America)

Nadja Sayej (2018). Will Boston's $500m art heist ever be solved?. The Guardian. 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.

'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.

The tense truce between detectorists and archaeologists

(United Kingdom)

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

Smuggled fossil 'very weird' new species of amphibious dinosaur, say experts

(Mongolia)

Nicola Davis (2017). Smuggled fossil 'very weird' new species of amphibious dinosaur, say experts. The Guardian. 6 December.

'Indiana Joan': Perth woman, 95, accused of looting Egypt artefacts

(Australia; Egypt)

Associated Press (2017). 'Indiana Joan': Perth woman, 95, accused of looting Egypt artefacts. The Guardian. 24 November.

Trade in Dead Sea Scrolls awash with suspected forgeries, experts warn

(Israel; Palestine; United States of America)

Peter Beaumont, Oliver Laughland (2017). Trade in Dead Sea Scrolls awash with suspected forgeries, experts warn. The Guardian. 21 November.

US to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe

(Zimbabwe; United States of America)

Bibi van der Zee, Olivier Milman (2017). US to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe. The Guardian. 16 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.

Finding Mungo Man: the moment Australia's story suddenly changed

(Australia)

Paul Daley (2017). Finding Mungo Man: the moment Australia's story suddenly changed. The Guardian. 13 November.

The world's biggest grave robbery: Asia's disappearing WWII shipwrecks

(General)

Oliver Holmes, Monica Ulmanu, Simon Roberts (2017). The world's biggest grave robbery: Asia's disappearing WWII shipwrecks. The Guardian. 3 November.

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.

Beyond Genghis Khan: how looting threatens to erase Mongolia's history

(Mongolia)

William Taylor (2017). Beyond Genghis Khan: how looting threatens to erase Mongolia's history. The Guardian. 26 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.

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.

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.

Unesco: Israel joins US in quitting UN heritage agency over 'anti-Israel bias'

(United States of America; Israel)

Peter Beaumont (2017). Unesco: Israel joins US in quitting UN heritage agency over 'anti-Israel bias'. The Guardian. 12 October.

The government must bring the stolen Indigenous dead home

(Australia)

Paul Daley (2017). The government must bring the stolen Indigenous dead home. The Guardian. 4 October.

Why 'stolen' artifacts cannot be returned now, by U.S. representatives

(Nigeria; United States of America)

Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu (2017). Why 'stolen' artifacts cannot be returned now, by U.S. representatives. The Guardian. 30 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.

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.

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.

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.

Australia's fake art and tourist tack: Indigenous artists fight back

(Australia)

Helen Davidson (2017). Australia's fake art and tourist tack: Indigenous artists fight back. The Guardian. 9 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.

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.

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.

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.

British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan

(Uzbekistan)

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

In Lagos, lost treasures brings hope in artefacts repatriation

(Nigeria)

Tajudeen Sowole (2017). In Lagos, lost treasures brings hope in artefacts repatriation. The Guardian. 2 July.

Destruction of Mosul's Great Mosque holds a heritage lesson for Australia

(Australia; Iraq)

Dale Stephens, Tara Gutman (2017). Destruction of Mosul's Great Mosque holds a heritage lesson for Australia. The Guardian. 29 June.

Three men charged over Damien Hirst counterfeits that sold for $400,000

(United States of America)

Amanda Holpuch (2017). Three men charged over Damien Hirst counterfeits that sold for $400,000. The Guardian. 19 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.

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.

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.

World's most prolific Star Wars collector appeals to fans after 'devastating' theft

(United States of America)

John M. Glionna (2017). World's most prolific Star Wars collector appeals to fans after 'devastating' theft. The Guardian. 5 June.

'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.

'This is our land': New Mexico's tribal groups gear up to fight for their home

(United States of America)

Edward Helmore (2017). 'This is our land': New Mexico's tribal groups gear up to fight for their home. The Guardian. 13 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.

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.

The politics and power of American archaeology

(United States of America)

Holly Norton (2017). The politics and power of American archaeology. The Guardian. 10 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.

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.

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.

Reuniting Indigenous 'sticks' with their stories: the museum on a mission to give back

(Australia)

Paul Daley (2017). Reuniting Indigenous 'sticks' with their stories: the museum on a mission to give back. The Guardian. 3 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.

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.

Kidnapped German archaeologists freed in northern Nigeria

(Nigeria)

Associated Press (2017). Kidnapped German archaeologists freed in northern Nigeria. The Guardian. 26 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.

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.

Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap

(Malaysia; Japan)

Oliver Holmes (2017). Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap. The Guardian. 9 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.

Republicans back off bill to sell 3.3m acres of public land after outcry

(United States of America)

Caty Enders (2017). Republicans back off bill to sell 3.3m acres of public land after outcry. The Guardian. 2 February.

New Zealand's surprising history of art crime: 'I continue to be flabbergasted'

(New Zealand)

Elanore Ainge Roy (2017). New Zealand's surprising history of art crime: 'I continue to be flabbergasted'. The Guardian. 2 February.

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.

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.

Pennsylvania mayor due in court over hoard of wild west memorabilia

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Pennsylvania mayor due in court over hoard of wild west memorabilia. The Guardian. 22 January.

Online courses: your passport to a new career

(General)

Helen Lock (2017). Online courses: your passport to a new career. The Guardian. 20 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.

Obama leaves 'phenomenal legacy' of protecting historic and natural land

(United States of America)

Amanda Holpuch (2016). Obama leaves 'phenomenal legacy' of protecting historic and natural land. The Guardian. 31 December.

Kirklees council considers selling Francis Bacon painting

(United Kingdom)

Nazia Parveen (2016). Kirklees council considers selling Francis Bacon painting. The Guardian. 28 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Piecing back together an Iraqi archaeological gem blown sky-high by Isis

(Iraq)

Martin Chulov (2016). Piecing back together an Iraqi archaeological gem blown sky-high by Isis. The Guardian. 24 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.

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.

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.

Baby Jesus statue in Canada turns heads with artists' 'shocking' restoration

(Canada)

Ashifa Kassam (2016). Baby Jesus statue in Canada turns heads with artists' 'shocking' restoration. The Guardian. 20 October.

Forgery fiction: literature's fascination with fake art

(General)

Maggie Cao (2016). Forgery fiction: literature's fascination with fake art. The Guardian. 19 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.

Mobster said to know location of art in biggest US heist near death, attorney says

(United States of America)

Reuters (2016). Mobster said to know location of art in biggest US heist near death, attorney says. The Guardian. 1 October.

Revealed: how senior Laos officials cut deals with animal traffickers

(Laos)

Nick Davies (2016). Revealed: how senior Laos officials cut deals with animal traffickers. The Guardian. 27 September.

The Gweagal shield and the fight to change the British Museum's attitude to seized artefacts

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley (2016). The Gweagal shield and the fight to change the British Museum's attitude to seized artefacts. The Guardian. 25 September.

Dismay over 'crude' repairs to ancient section of Great Wall of China

(China)

Associated Press (2016). Dismay over 'crude' repairs to ancient section of Great Wall of China. The Guardian. 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.

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.

Replica of Syrian arch destroyed by Isis unveiled in New York City

(United States of America)

Raya Jalabi (2016). Replica of Syrian arch destroyed by Isis unveiled in New York City. The Guardian. 20 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.

Egypt bans statues that do not have official government approval

(Egypt)

AFP (2016). Egypt bans statues that do not have official government approval. The Guardian. 7 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.

The truth about the Hemingway Heist

(United Kingdom)

David Mason (2016). The truth about the Hemingway Heist. The Guardian. 30 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.

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.

Racism and ruins – the plundering of Great Zimbabwe

(Zimbabwe)

Mawuna Koutonin (2016). Racism and ruins – the plundering of Great Zimbabwe. The Guardian. 18 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.

Antlers Hunter S Thompson stole from Hemingway's home returned to family

(United States of America)

Alison Flood (2016). Antlers Hunter S Thompson stole from Hemingway's home returned to family. The Guardian. 15 August.

Forensic examination reveals identity of Piltdown hoax prime suspect

(United Kingdom)

Tim Radford (2016). Forensic examination reveals identity of Piltdown hoax prime suspect. The Guardian. 10 August.

Franz Kafka literary legal battle ends as Israel's high court rules in favor of library

(Israel)

AFP (2016). Franz Kafka literary legal battle ends as Israel's high court rules in favor of library. The Guardian. 8 August.

Captain Cook statues defaced in NZ amid calls for Maori chiefs to take his place

(New Zealand)

Eleanor Ainge Roy (2016). Captain Cook statues defaced in NZ amid calls for Maori chiefs to take his place. The Guardian. 31 July.

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.

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.

To collect or not to collect: are fossil-hunting laws hurting science?

(General)

Hanneke Meijer (2016). To collect or not to collect: are fossil-hunting laws hurting science?. The Guardian. 27 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.

North Korean diplomats implicated in illegal rhino horn trade – report

(North Korea; Mozambique)

Don Pinnock (2016). North Korean diplomats implicated in illegal rhino horn trade – report. The Guardian. 15 July.

Yale employee battling for job after smashing stained glass depicting slaves

(United States of America)

Nicole Puglise (2016). Yale employee battling for job after smashing stained glass depicting slaves. The Guardian. 12 July.

Senator continues battle to save Native American artifacts from theft and sale

(United States of America)

Griselda Nevarez (2016). Senator continues battle to save Native American artifacts from theft and sale. The Guardian. 11 July.

Cambodia cracks down on scantily clad visitors to Angkor

(Cambodia)

AFP (2016). Cambodia cracks down on scantily clad visitors to Angkor. The Guardian. 7 July.

Renowned Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli barred from leaving country

(Iran)

Saeed Kamali Dehghan (2016). Renowned Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli barred from leaving country. The Guardian. 2 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.

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.

Graffiti artist banned from 20%of US after Reddit users' investigation

(United States of America)

Nicky Woolf (2016). Graffiti artist banned from 20%of US after Reddit users' investigation. The Guardian. 21 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.

Legal ivory sale drove dramatic increase in elephant poaching, study shows

(Zimbabwe)

Damian Carrington (2016). Legal ivory sale drove dramatic increase in elephant poaching, study shows. The Guardian. 13 June.

Irina Bokova: the woman standing between Isis and world heritage

(General)

Charlie English (2016). Irina Bokova: the woman standing between Isis and world heritage. The Guardian. 3 June.

Crime victim asking P.E.I. to be on lookout for valuable coffee table

(Canada)

Ryan Ross (2016). Crime victim asking P.E.I. to be on lookout for valuable coffee table. The Guardian. 1 June.

Syrian troops looting ancient city Palmyra, says archaeologist

(Syria)

AFP (2016). Syrian troops looting ancient city Palmyra, says archaeologist. The Guardian. 1 June.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Uncharted 4: is the looter-adventurer character a type of cultural appropriation?

(General)

Anna Turner (2016). Uncharted 4: is the looter-adventurer character a type of cultural appropriation?. The Guardian. 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.

Egypt 'suppressing truth' over hidden chambers in Tutankhamun's tomb

(Egypt)

Julian Borger (2016). Egypt 'suppressing truth' over hidden chambers in Tutankhamun's tomb. The Guardian. 12 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.

Japanese vagina kayak artist found guilty of obscenity

(Japan)

Justin McCurry (2016). Japanese vagina kayak artist found guilty of obscenity. The Guardian. 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.

The man who helped save Afghanistan's treasures from ravages of war

(Afghanistan)

Sune Engel Rasmussen (2016). The man who helped save Afghanistan's treasures from ravages of war. The Guardian. 5 May.

How do you buy Indigenous Australian art ethically?

(Australia)

Brigid Delaney (2016). How do you buy Indigenous Australian art ethically?. The Guardian. 18 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.

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.

How offshore firm helped billionaire change the art world for ever

(General)

Juliette Garside (2016). How offshore firm helped billionaire change the art world for ever. The Guardian. 7 April.

Mossack Fonseca's role in fight over painting stolen by Nazis

(United States of America; Panama)

Holly Watt (2016). Mossack Fonseca's role in fight over painting stolen by Nazis. The Guardian. 7 April.

Dashing rogues? No, art thieves are boring goons

(General)

Jonathan Jones (2016). Dashing rogues? No, art thieves are boring goons. The Guardian. 7 April.

Stolen Edvard Munch artwork recovered after seven years

(Norway)

AFP (2016). Stolen Edvard Munch artwork recovered after seven years. The Guardian. 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.

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.

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.

Restoring Syria's pearl of the desert: a reason for optimism amid the storm of terror

(Syria)

Maamoun Abdelkarim (2016). Restoring Syria's pearl of the desert: a reason for optimism amid the storm of terror. The Guardian. 26 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Destruction of Timbuktu sites shocked humanity, prosecutor tells ICC

(Mali)

AFP (2016). Destruction of Timbuktu sites shocked humanity, prosecutor tells ICC. The Guardian. 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.

How western art collectors are helping to fund Isis

(General)

Leila Amineddoleh (2016). How western art collectors are helping to fund Isis. The Guardian. 26 February.

Provenance of 22 Asian artworks at National Gallery of Australia in doubt

(Australia; India)

Shalailah Medhora (2016). Provenance of 22 Asian artworks at National Gallery of Australia in doubt. The Guardian. 17 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.

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.

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.

Anthony Lister found guilty of wilful damage over graffiti artworks

(Australia)

Steph Harmon (2016). Anthony Lister found guilty of wilful damage over graffiti artworks. The Guardian. 28 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.

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.

William Boyd: how David Bowie and I hoaxed the art world

(General)

William Boyd (2016). William Boyd: how David Bowie and I hoaxed the art world. The Guardian. 12 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.

Poachers using science papers to target newly discovered species

(General)

Arthur Neslen (2016). Poachers using science papers to target newly discovered species. The Guardian. 1 January.

Taiwan statues donated by Jackie Chan defaced with anti-China graffiti

(Taiwan)

AFP (2015). Taiwan statues donated by Jackie Chan defaced with anti-China graffiti. The Guardian. 31 December.

Israeli museum hopes to solve mystery of looted painting

(Israel)

Peter Beaumont (2015). Israeli museum hopes to solve mystery of looted painting. The Guardian. 16 December.

Tyrannosaurus skull sold for $230,000 in New York must go back to Mongolia

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Ellen Brait (2015). Tyrannosaurus skull sold for $230,000 in New York must go back to Mongolia. The Guardian. 16 December.

Libya's cultural heritage 'being destroyed and plundered by Isis'

(Libya)

Associated Press (2015). Libya's cultural heritage 'being destroyed and plundered by Isis'. The Guardian. 15 December.

Public artworks disappearing before our eyes, says heritage body

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2015). Public artworks disappearing before our eyes, says heritage body. The Guardian. 15 December.

'Restitution of a lost beauty': Caravaggio Nativity replica brought to Palermo

(Italy)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner (2015). 'Restitution of a lost beauty': Caravaggio Nativity replica brought to Palermo. The Guardian. 10 December.

Stolen Dutch paintings offered for sale by Ukrainian militia

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Jon Henley (2015). Stolen Dutch paintings offered for sale by Ukrainian militia. The Guardian. 7 December.

Spanish galleon with rumoured £1bn treasure hoard found, says Colombia's president

(Colombia)

Reuters (2015). Spanish galleon with rumoured £1bn treasure hoard found, says Colombia's president. The Guardian. 5 December.

The woman turning ancient buried treasure into jewellery

(United Kingdom)

Maev Kennedy (2015). The woman turning ancient buried treasure into jewellery. The Guardian. 3 December.

Pakistani lawyer files petition for return of Koh-i-noor crown jewels diamond

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Reuters (2015). Pakistani lawyer files petition for return of Koh-i-noor crown jewels diamond. The Guardian. 3 December.

The Black Years: how Nazi art came back to Berlin

(Germany)

Rob Sharp (2015). The Black Years: how Nazi art came back to Berlin. The Guardian. 27 November.

Philippines launches search for Imelda Marcos's lost treasures

(Philippines)

Associated Press (2015). Philippines launches search for Imelda Marcos's lost treasures. The Guardian. 27 November.

Encounters exhibition: a stunning but troubling collection of colonial plunder

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley (2015). Encounters exhibition: a stunning but troubling collection of colonial plunder. The Guardian. 26 November.

Man stole brains from medical museum and put them on eBay

(United States of America)

Reuters (2015). Man stole brains from medical museum and put them on eBay. The Guardian. 25 November.

Family threaten National Gallery with legal action over Matisse painting

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2015). Family threaten National Gallery with legal action over Matisse painting. The Guardian. 22 November.

Asylum for artefacts: Paris's plan to protect cultural treasures from terrorists

(France; Iraq; Syria)

Jonathan Jones (2015). Asylum for artefacts: Paris's plan to protect cultural treasures from terrorists. The Guardian. 20 November.

Science Museum ends sponsorship deal with Shell

(United Kingdom)

Adam Vaughan (2015). Science Museum ends sponsorship deal with Shell. The Guardian. 12 November.

Marina Abramović sued by former lover and collaborator Ulay

(Netherlands)

Esther Addley (2015). Marina Abramović sued by former lover and collaborator Ulay. The Guardian. 11 November.

'Nazi gold train' investigators start surveying site in Poland

(Poland)

Alex Duval Smith (2015). 'Nazi gold train' investigators start surveying site in Poland. The Guardian. 8 November.

John Lennon's guitar sold for $2.4m at auction

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Reuters (2015). John Lennon's guitar sold for $2.4m at auction. The Guardian. 8 November.

Ohio man ordered to write paper after drunken ride on ancient burial mound

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2015). Ohio man ordered to write paper after drunken ride on ancient burial mound. The Guardian. 7 November.

Alfred Taubman's $500m art trove goes under the hammer

(United States of America)

Maev Kennedy (2015). Alfred Taubman's $500m art trove goes under the hammer. The Guardian. 4 November.

Website The Oatmeal trolls HuffPo over cartoons published without permission

(General)

Jana Kasperkevic (2015). Website The Oatmeal trolls HuffPo over cartoons published without permission. The Guardian. 28 October.

Court rules stolen $200m Vincent van Gogh painting can stay at Yale

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2015). Court rules stolen $200m Vincent van Gogh painting can stay at Yale. The Guardian. 26 October.

Drunk California man accused of spraying graffiti on prehistoric carvings

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2015). Drunk California man accused of spraying graffiti on prehistoric carvings. The Guardian. 23 October.

African art needs to come home - and this is why

(General)

Dilip Ratha (2015). African art needs to come home - and this is why. The Guardian. 21 October.

Cuban artist El Sexto released from jail for planned art piece criticizing Castros

(Cuba)

Associated Press (2015). Cuban artist El Sexto released from jail for planned art piece criticizing Castros. The Guardian. 20 October.

Sticky situation: maple syrup bandits face Quebec courts for infamous heist

(Canada)

Jared Lindzon (2015). Sticky situation: maple syrup bandits face Quebec courts for infamous heist. The Guardian. 18 October.

From Caravaggio to Graham Ovenden: do artists' crimes taint their art?

(United Kingdom)

Emine Saner (2015). From Caravaggio to Graham Ovenden: do artists' crimes taint their art?. The Guardian. 17 October.

UN to deploy peacekeepers to protect world heritage sites

(General)

The Guardian (2015). UN to deploy peacekeepers to protect world heritage sites. The Guardian. 17 October.

Shepard Fairey: 'My goal was to make art by any means necessary'

(United States of America)

Adrian Brune (2015). Shepard Fairey: 'My goal was to make art by any means necessary'. The Guardian. 16 October.

Polish painting looted by Nazis makes triumphant return after decades in Ohio

(Poland; United States of America)

Alex Duval Smith (2015). Polish painting looted by Nazis makes triumphant return after decades in Ohio. The Guardian. 13 October.

Keeping place for stolen Indigenous remains should take priority over Anzac centre

(Australia)

Paul Daley (2015). Keeping place for stolen Indigenous remains should take priority over Anzac centre. The Guardian. 12 October.

Suffolk churches count 'devastating' cost of lead roof thefts

(United Kingdom)

Harriet Sherwood (2015). Suffolk churches count 'devastating' cost of lead roof thefts. The Guardian. 10 October.

Two arrested over death of Italian man found in London canal

(United Kingdom)

Josh Halliday (2015). Two arrested over death of Italian man found in London canal. The Guardian. 8 October.

How did a former Italian art thief end up dead in a London canal?

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Anthony (2015). How did a former Italian art thief end up dead in a London canal?. The Guardian. 4 October.

Body found in London canal identified as Italian national

(United Kingdom)

Jessica Elgot (2015). Body found in London canal identified as Italian national. The Guardian. 30 September.

Tate's Constable masterpiece, once Nazi loot, now set to leave UK

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Doward (2015). Tate's Constable masterpiece, once Nazi loot, now set to leave UK. The Guardian. 20 September.

Bristol council to keep Renoir painting sold at Nazi-organised auction

(United Kingdom)

Press Assocaition (2015). Bristol council to keep Renoir painting sold at Nazi-organised auction. The Guardian. 16 September.

Activists occupy British Museum over BP sponsorship

(United Kingdom)

Kevin Rawlinson (2015). Activists occupy British Museum over BP sponsorship. The Guardian. 13 September.

This Ethiopian prince was kidnapped by Britain – now it must release him

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Maaza Mengiste (2015). This Ethiopian prince was kidnapped by Britain – now it must release him. The Guardian. 7 September.

Diver jailed for fraudulently selling three cannon found in UK waters

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Steven Morris (2015). Diver jailed for fraudulently selling three cannon found in UK waters. The Guardian. 4 September.

Why it's all right to be more horrified by the razing of Palmyra than mass murder

(Syria)

Julian Baggini (2015). Why it's all right to be more horrified by the razing of Palmyra than mass murder. The Guardian. 24 August.

Great art forger continues to ridicule experts from beyond the grave

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2015). Great art forger continues to ridicule experts from beyond the grave. The Guardian. 24 August.

Dutch police arrest man suspected of trying to sell fake Van Gogh painting

(Netherlands)

Associated Press (2015). Dutch police arrest man suspected of trying to sell fake Van Gogh painting. The Guardian. 21 August.

Something to sing about: 'worst art restoration ever' inspires an opera

(Spain; United States of America)

Ashifa Kassam (2015). Something to sing about: 'worst art restoration ever' inspires an opera. The Guardian. 20 August.

Beheaded Syrian scholar refused to lead Isis to hidden Palmyra antiquities

(Syria)

Kareem Shaheen (2015). Beheaded Syrian scholar refused to lead Isis to hidden Palmyra antiquities. The Guardian. 19 August.

Robert Mugabe tells Natural History Museum to return human skulls

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

David Smith (2015). Robert Mugabe tells Natural History Museum to return human skulls. The Guardian. 13 August.

New Gardner museum video may show thieves 24 hours before art heist

(United States of America)

Sam Thielman (2015). New Gardner museum video may show thieves 24 hours before art heist. The Guardian. 6 August.

€25m Picasso and superyacht collide with Spanish export ban

(Spain)

Kim Willsher (2015). €25m Picasso and superyacht collide with Spanish export ban. The Guardian. 4 August.

If even Ai Weiwei can't trust the UK's visa system, who can?

(United Kingdom)

Mary Dejevsky (2015). If even Ai Weiwei can't trust the UK's visa system, who can?. The Guardian. 3 August.

India struggles to halt multimillion dollar trade in stolen artworks

(India)

Jason Burke (2015). India struggles to halt multimillion dollar trade in stolen artworks. The Guardian. 3 August.

Cuban exiles hope diplomatic thaw can help them regain confiscated property

(Cuba)

Joe Lamar (2015). Cuban exiles hope diplomatic thaw can help them regain confiscated property. The Guardian. 1 August.

Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself

(China)

Associated Press (2015). Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself. The Guardian. 21 July.

Enduring controversy: BP sponsorship ignites new row over British Museum's Indigenous exhibition

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley (2015). Enduring controversy: BP sponsorship ignites new row over British Museum's Indigenous exhibition. The Guardian. 21 July.

The skull robbers: how celebrity culture lost its head

(General)

Colin Dickey (2015). The skull robbers: how celebrity culture lost its head. The Guardian. 17 July.

Looted in Syria – and sold in London: the British antiques shops dealing in artefacts smuggled by Isis

(United Kingdom; Syria)

Rachel Shabi (2015). Looted in Syria – and sold in London: the British antiques shops dealing in artefacts smuggled by Isis. The Guardian. 3 July.

Isis militants destroy 2,000-year-old statue of lion at Palmyra

(Syria)

AFP (2015). Isis militants destroy 2,000-year-old statue of lion at Palmyra. The Guardian. 2 July.

Museums and looted art: the ethical dilemma of preserving world cultures

(General)

Kanishk Tharoor (2015). Museums and looted art: the ethical dilemma of preserving world cultures. The Guardian. 29 June.

Almost a third of China's Great Wall has disappeared

(China)

AFP (2015). Almost a third of China's Great Wall has disappeared. The Guardian. 29 June.

Stone thieves are dismantling Yorkshire's heritage, warn police

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Doward (2015). Stone thieves are dismantling Yorkshire's heritage, warn police. The Guardian. 27 June.

Art dealer admits selling fake paintings

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2015). Art dealer admits selling fake paintings. The Guardian. 25 June.

Detectives unearth scores of church thefts dating back 10 years

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2015). Detectives unearth scores of church thefts dating back 10 years. The Guardian. 20 May.

Stolen 15th-century Torbryan church icons recovered by police

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris, Maev Kennedy (2015). Stolen 15th-century Torbryan church icons recovered by police. The Guardian. 19 May.

Rare book experts join forces to stop tome raiders

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2015). Rare book experts join forces to stop tome raiders. The Guardian. 17 May.

Isis pulls back from Palmyra but fear of 'cultural atrocity' remains

(Syria)

Kareem Shaheen (2015). Isis pulls back from Palmyra but fear of 'cultural atrocity' remains. The Guardian. 15 May.

Greece drops option of legal action in British Museum Parthenon marbles row

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith (2015). Greece drops option of legal action in British Museum Parthenon marbles row. The Guardian. 13 May.

Preservation or plunder? The battle over the British Museum's Indigenous Australian show

(United Kingdom; Australia)

Paul Daley (2015). Preservation or plunder? The battle over the British Museum's Indigenous Australian show. The Guardian. 9 April.

Export bar on ancient Egyptian treasure sold by Northampton council

(United Kingdom)

Caroline Davies (2015). Export bar on ancient Egyptian treasure sold by Northampton council. The Guardian. 30 March.

How Nazis' stolen art sparked a battle for the Woman in Gold

(General)

Vanessa Thorpe (2015). How Nazis' stolen art sparked a battle for the Woman in Gold. The Guardian. 29 March.

Saving Italy's cultural heritage by modern means

(Italy)

Rosie Scammell (2015). Saving Italy's cultural heritage by modern means. The Guardian. 19 March.

Tunis museum attack: 20 people killed after hostage drama at tourist site

(Tunisia)

Chris Stephen (2015). Tunis museum attack: 20 people killed after hostage drama at tourist site. The Guardian. 18 March.

Parthenon marbles: Greece furious over British loan to Russia

(Russia; Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith (2014). Parthenon marbles: Greece furious over British loan to Russia. The Guardian. 5 December.

Parthenon marbles loaned to Russian museum

(Russia; Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith (2014). Parthenon marbles loaned to Russian museum. The Guardian. 5 December.

The art world's shame: why Britain must give its colonial booty back

(United Kingdom)

Jonathan Jones (2014). The art world's shame: why Britain must give its colonial booty back. The Guardian. 4 November.

French museums face a cultural change over restitution of colonial objects

(France)

Laurent Carpentier (2014). French museums face a cultural change over restitution of colonial objects. The Guardian. 3 November.

The art collector, a disputed Van Gogh, a weekly paper and the BBC...

(United Kingdom)

The Guardian (2014). The art collector, a disputed Van Gogh, a weekly paper and the BBC.... The Guardian. 11 July.

Matisse painting stolen from museum in Venezuela returns 10 years later

(Venezuela)

The Guardian (2014). Matisse painting stolen from museum in Venezuela returns 10 years later. The Guardian. 7 July.

Stolen paintings hung on Italian factory worker's wall for almost 40 years

(Italy; United Kingdom)

Lizzy Davies (2014). Stolen paintings hung on Italian factory worker's wall for almost 40 years. The Guardian. 2 April.

Sevso treasure items repatriated by Hungarian government after UK sale

(Hungary; United Kingdom)

Dalza Alberge (2014). Sevso treasure items repatriated by Hungarian government after UK sale. The Guardian. 27 March.

Britain urged to sign up to shipwreck treaty to protect underwater heritage

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2014). Britain urged to sign up to shipwreck treaty to protect underwater heritage. The Guardian. 23 March.

Gustav Klimt theft case reopens in Italy 17 years on

(Italy)

Lizzy Davies (2014). Gustav Klimt theft case reopens in Italy 17 years on. The Guardian. 16 March.

German archaeologist suggests British Museum's Warren Cup could be forgery

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2014). German archaeologist suggests British Museum's Warren Cup could be forgery. The Guardian. 12 March.

Damien Hirst artworks worth £33,000 stolen from London gallery

(United Kingdom)

Haroon Siddique (2013). Damien Hirst artworks worth £33,000 stolen from London gallery. The Guardian. 11 December.

The mysterious Munich recluse who hoarded €1bn of Nazis' stolen art

(Germany)

Philip Oltermann (2013). The mysterious Munich recluse who hoarded €1bn of Nazis' stolen art. The Guardian. 4 November.

Dutch art heist trial adjourned in Bucharest with fate of paintings unclear

(Netherlands; Romania)

Maev Kennedy (2013). Dutch art heist trial adjourned in Bucharest with fate of paintings unclear. The Guardian. 13 August.

Dutch art heist paintings may have been burned by suspect's mother

(Netherlands; Romania)

Associated Press (2013). Dutch art heist paintings may have been burned by suspect's mother. The Guardian. 17 July.

Stolen Picasso 'burned in stove' in Romania

(Romania; Netherlands)

Associated Press (2013). Stolen Picasso 'burned in stove' in Romania. The Guardian. 17 June.

The Paris art theft has robbed us of some truly great paintings

(France)

Jonathan Jones (2013). The Paris art theft has robbed us of some truly great paintings. The Guardian. 20 May.

Three Romanians admit stealing paintings from Dutch museum

(Netherlands; Romania)

Associated Press (2012). Three Romanians admit stealing paintings from Dutch museum. The Guardian. 22 October.

Rotterdam art thieves take valuable paintings in dawn heist

(Netherlands)

Kate Connolly (2012). Rotterdam art thieves take valuable paintings in dawn heist. The Guardian. 16 October.

Priceless Tibetan Buddha statue looted by Nazis was carved from meteorite

(Tibet; Germany)

Mark Taylor (2012). Priceless Tibetan Buddha statue looted by Nazis was carved from meteorite. The Guardian. 28 September.

Return of lost Matisse revives questioning of Caracas museum

(Venezuela)

Virginia Lopez (2012). Return of lost Matisse revives questioning of Caracas museum. The Guardian. 17 August.

Stolen paintings recovered in Rome 40 years after art heist

(Italy)

Tom Kington (2012). Stolen paintings recovered in Rome 40 years after art heist. The Guardian. 9 March.

Picasso and Mondrian works stolen from Athens art gallery

(Greece)

Associated Press (2012). Picasso and Mondrian works stolen from Athens art gallery. The Guardian. 9 January.

Scottish police recover paintings stolen in 1990s

(United Kingdom)

Emine Sinmaz (2011). Scottish police recover paintings stolen in 1990s. The Guardian. 20 January.

Vincent van Gogh painting recovered after being stolen from Cairo museum

(Egypt)

Associated Press (2010). Vincent van Gogh painting recovered after being stolen from Cairo museum. The Guardian. 21 August.

Paris art museum theft the work of lone robber

(France)

Lizzy Davies (2010). Paris art museum theft the work of lone robber. The Guardian. 20 May.

£6.9m Picasso sketchbook stolen in Paris

(France)

Angelique Chrisafis (2009). £6.9m Picasso sketchbook stolen in Paris. The Guardian. 9 June.

Trade in stolen Iraqi treasures 'fuels al-Qaida'

(Iraq)

Helena Smith (2008). Trade in stolen Iraqi treasures 'fuels al-Qaida'. The Guardian. 19 March.

Stolen Picasso recovered undamaged in Brazil

(Brazil)

Tom Phillips (2008). Stolen Picasso recovered undamaged in Brazil. The Guardian. 10 January.

It's art squad v tomb raiders as Greece reclaims its pillaged past

(General)

Helena Smith (2006). It's art squad v tomb raiders as Greece reclaims its pillaged past. The Guardian. 21 July.

Greece demands return of stolen heritage

(Greece; United Kingdom; United States of America)

Helena Smith (2006). Greece demands return of stolen heritage. The Guardian. 11 July.

Oxford Union accused of bias over marble debate

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Polly Curtis (2004). Oxford Union accused of bias over marble debate. The Guardian. 11 May.

New shots in Marbles battle

(Greece; United Kingdom)

John Ezard (2004). New shots in Marbles battle. The Guardian. 15 January.

Virtual intervention in battle over Parthenon marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Fiachra Gibbons (2003). Virtual intervention in battle over Parthenon marbles. The Guardian. 7 October.

Italian loan puts marbles pressure on British Museum

(Greece; United Kingdom; Italy)

Fiachra Gibbons (2002). Italian loan puts marbles pressure on British Museum. The Guardian. 13 December.

Museum sinks hope of marbles deal

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Fiachra Gibbons (2002). Museum sinks hope of marbles deal. The Guardian. 13 November.

Greeks offer deal to get marbles back

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith (2002). Greeks offer deal to get marbles back. The Guardian. 11 November.

Elgin Marbles 'should be shared' with Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe (2002). Elgin Marbles 'should be shared' with Greece. The Guardian. 13 January.

Greece presses for loan deal on Elgin marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

John Ezard (2001). Greece presses for loan deal on Elgin marbles. The Guardian. 20 August.

Greek weapon in fight for marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

John Ezard (2001). Greek weapon in fight for marbles. The Guardian. 22 June.