News

Welcome to Culture Crime News, a (now stagnant) database of antiquities and art crime articles from the popular press.

Sadly the database is no-longer maintained, but what you have here is an archive of several years of media features on art and cultural heritage crime. Use it for what you will.

Could Culture Crime News come back to life? Maybe, but that would mean some sort of funding for help with the site. Unlikely. This was a solo, unfunded side project and I now just don’t have time for it. Alas!

Recent entries

Un testigo condujo hasta los sospechosos de robar arte sacro en iglesias y pazos

(Spain)

López Penide (2022). Un testigo condujo hasta los sospechosos de robar arte sacro en iglesias y pazos. La Voz de Galicia. 25 September.

Germany to return Benin statues to Nigeria

(Nigeria; Germany)

William Nehra (2022). Germany to return Benin statues to Nigeria. I Am Expat. 25 September.

Indian art world is booming, and so are the fakes

(India)

Pavan Lall (2022). Indian art world is booming, and so are the fakes. Hindustan Times. 25 September.

Demolished and Rebuilt: The Identity of Architectural Replicas

(General)

Maria-Cristina Florian (2022). Demolished and Rebuilt: The Identity of Architectural Replicas. Arch Daily. 25 September.

El mercado negro del arte religioso pone en jaque a las iglesias de Vigo y la provincia

(Spain)

Ana J. Pastor (2022). El mercado negro del arte religioso pone en jaque a las iglesias de Vigo y la provincia. Atlántico. 24 September.