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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

Newcastle taxi driver stole Goya portrait 60 years ago

(United Kingdom)

Andrew White (2021). Newcastle taxi driver stole Goya portrait 60 years ago. The Northern Echo. 19 August.

Plea to respect Stonehenge research sites in Pembrokeshire

(United Kingdom)

Aled Scourfield (2021). Plea to respect Stonehenge research sites in Pembrokeshire. BBC News. 19 August.

Stolen Buddhist artefacts return to Thailand

(Thailand; United States of America)

Karnjana Karnjanatawe (2021). Stolen Buddhist artefacts return to Thailand. Bangkok Post. 19 August.

Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art

(United States of America)

Shaye Weaver (2021). Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art. Time Out. 18 August.

Antiquities smuggling still on the rise

(General)

Manny Tejeda-Moreno (2021). Antiquities smuggling still on the rise. The Wild Hunt. 18 August.