Country: United Kingdom

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.

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.

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.

Stolen Sword Recovered in London Auction House

(United Kingdom)

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

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate

(United Kingdom)

Art Daily (2017). Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate. Art Daily. 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.

`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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vandalism at ancient Clava Cairns burial site

(United Kingdom)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Harry Potter prequel stolen in Birmingham burglary

(United Kingdom)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Replica of artefact destroyed by ISIS announced as London's next Fourth Plinth installation

(United Kingdom; Iraq)

Alice Morby (2017). Replica of artefact destroyed by ISIS announced as London's next Fourth Plinth installation. Dezeen. 21 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.

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.

Orkney 'Viking' totem pole vandalised

(United Kingdom)

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

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.

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.

Greece denies report on Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Popular Billericay park statue is stolen

(United Kingdom)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thieves steal lead from church roof

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Thieves steal lead from church roof. BBC News. 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.

Warrant issued in medal theft case

(United Kingdom)

DnG24 (2017). Warrant issued in medal theft case. DnG24. 18 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.

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.

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.

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.

Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to ancient church

(United Kingdom)

Helen Machin (2017). Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to ancient church. Tamworth Herald. 2 January.

Thieves steal £20,000 painting in smash and grab raid at Belsize art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Emily Banks (2016). Thieves steal £20,000 painting in smash and grab raid at Belsize art gallery. Ham & High. 29 December.

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.

Cyprus petition launched for return on Elgin Marbles to Greece

(Greece; Cyprus; United Kingdom)

Annette Chrysostomou (2016). Cyprus petition launched for return on Elgin Marbles to Greece. Cyprus Mail. 28 December.

Another artist is claiming that a big fashion brand has ripped off her designs

(United Kingdom)

Miranda Larbi (2016). Another artist is claiming that a big fashion brand has ripped off her designs. Metro. 28 December.

Kirklees council considers selling Francis Bacon painting

(United Kingdom)

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

Thieves steal hood from historic Shackleton exhibition

(United Kingdom)

Peter Johnstone (2016). Thieves steal hood from historic Shackleton exhibition. The Packet. 24 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'Outrage' at damage to Cissbury Ring

(United Kingdom)

Worthing Herald (2016). 'Outrage' at damage to Cissbury Ring. Worthing Herald. 25 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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

The Scots noble stolen from his grave

(United Kingdom)

The Scotsman (2016). The Scots noble stolen from his grave. The Scotsman. 31 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cambridge under pressure to return looted Benin bronze cockerel - but won't return it in case it gets stolen again

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Colin Freeman (2016). Cambridge under pressure to return looted Benin bronze cockerel - but won't return it in case it gets stolen again. The Telegraph. 8 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising

(India; United Kingdom)

Vijay Kumar (2016). The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising. DNA. 24 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

£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.

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.

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.

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.

Major art theft in Harborough district

(United Kingdom)

Harborough Mail (2016). Major art theft in Harborough district. Harborough Mail. 2 September.

The truth about the Hemingway Heist

(United Kingdom)

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

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.

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.

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.

Brass ornaments stolen from Chelmondiston Church

(United Kingdom)

Ellis Barker (2016). Brass ornaments stolen from Chelmondiston Church. East Anglian Daily Times. 19 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.

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.

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.

Zany Zebras: Angry artist Cara Sandys calls for better security

(United Kingdom)

Southern Daily Echo (2016). Zany Zebras: Angry artist Cara Sandys calls for better security. Southern Daily Echo. 11 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.

Harry Potter exhibition sign 'magically' disappears from Devon attraction

(United Kingdom)

R. Dodd (2016). Harry Potter exhibition sign 'magically' disappears from Devon attraction. The Herald. 10 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.

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.

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.

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.

Vandals attack ancient castle with fire

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Douglas (2016). Vandals attack ancient castle with fire. The Northern Echo. 5 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.

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.

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.

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill: A summary

(United Kingdom)

Boodle Hatfield (2016). Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill: A summary. Lexology. 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.

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.

Graffiti vandals target ancient Wemyss caves

(United Kingdom)

Lori Cormack (2016). Graffiti vandals target ancient Wemyss caves. Fife Today. 20 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Painting worth thousands stolen from cottage

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2016). Painting worth thousands stolen from cottage. ITV News. 28 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Stolen Chalice Remains Missing

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Cain (2016). Stolen Chalice Remains Missing. Hereford Times. 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.

'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.

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.

'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.

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.

La Bella Principessa: Still and Enigma

(United Kingdom)

Vincent Noce (2016). La Bella Principessa: Still and Enigma. The Art Newspaper. 15 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.

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.

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.

#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.

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.

Hertfordshire Puddingstone stolen from museum site

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Hertfordshire Puddingstone stolen from museum site. BBC News. 4 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.

Can we trust in museum trustees?

(United Kingdom)

Giles Waterfield (2016). Can we trust in museum trustees?. Apollo. 29 April.

Woodcarving stolen from Kingswood Park

(United Kingdom)

L Churchill (2016). Woodcarving stolen from Kingswood Park. Bristol Post. 28 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.

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.

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.

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.

'The Kohinoor is but one flashy stone'

(India; United Kingdom)

Radhika Santhanam (2016). 'The Kohinoor is but one flashy stone'. The Hindu. 22 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Manager at flagship hospital given absolute discharge

(United Kingdom)

The Herald (2016). Manager at flagship hospital given absolute discharge. The Herald. 12 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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cambridge college removes stolen Benin bronze cockerel

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

The News (2016). Cambridge college removes stolen Benin bronze cockerel. The News. 9 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.

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.

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.

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.

India's Lost Treasures

(India; United Kingdom; Pakistan)

Tripti Nath (2016). India's Lost Treasures. The Free Press Journal. 5 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.

Stolen sculpture prompts Cheltenham gallery appeal

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Stolen sculpture prompts Cheltenham gallery appeal. BBC News. 3 March.

Banksy lawyers delayed geographical profiling study

(United Kingdom)

Jonathan Webb (2016). Banksy lawyers delayed geographical profiling study. BBC News. 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.

Police praised for museum thefts investigation

(United Kingdom; China)

Jonathan Knott (2016). Police praised for museum thefts investigation. Museums Journal. 3 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

From Artifice to Artefact

(United Kingdom)

Juliet Ceresole (2016). From Artifice to Artefact. V&A Blog. 10 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

'Priceless' ball stolen from Dunblane Museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). 'Priceless' ball stolen from Dunblane Museum. BBC News. 14 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.

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.

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.

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.

Search is on for iconic sculpture

(United Kingdom)

Paul Broome (2016). Search is on for iconic sculpture. Hereford Times. 2 January.

Staffordshire Regiment Museum tracks down medals stolen from display 40 years ago

(United Kingdom)

Tamworth Herald (2016). Staffordshire Regiment Museum tracks down medals stolen from display 40 years ago. Tamworth Herald. 2 January.

Country's 'one of a kind' cannon is stolen from garden

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Howard (2016). Country's 'one of a kind' cannon is stolen from garden. Daily Echo. 2 January.

Thief stole painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley during wedding

(United Kingdom)

Lucy Leeson (2016). Thief stole painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley during wedding. Hull Daily Mail. 1 January.

Two British teens to face trial over Auschwitz theft

(Poland; United Kingdom)

AFP (2015). Two British teens to face trial over Auschwitz theft. Yahoo News. 30 December.

British Teens Indicted for Stealing Artifacts From Auschwutz-Birkenau Museum

(Poland; United Kingdom)

JTA (2015). British Teens Indicted for Stealing Artifacts From Auschwutz-Birkenau Museum. Haaretz. 30 December.

Award-winning Malaysian agency seeks to contact UK designer after plagiarism claim

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

Boo Su-Lyn (2015). Award-winning Malaysian agency seeks to contact UK designer after plagiarism claim. The Malay Mail. 30 December.

£21,000 of war medals stolen in museum raid remain missing three years on

(United Kingdom)

Neil Vowles (2015). £21,000 of war medals stolen in museum raid remain missing three years on. The Argus. 30 December.

'Nighthawks': Tracking the criminals plundering ancient sites with the latest equipment

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo (2015). 'Nighthawks': Tracking the criminals plundering ancient sites with the latest equipment. The Independent. 30 December.

Search is on for Sussex's missing public art

(United Kingdom)

Ben James (2015). Search is on for Sussex's missing public art. The Argus. 29 December.

Top policeman calls for CCTV at Glasgow Necropolis

(United Kingdom)

Graham Fraser (2015). Top policeman calls for CCTV at Glasgow Necropolis. BBC News. 26 December.

Army sign up 'Monument Men' to save treasures from warzones

(United Kingdom)

Ben Farmer (2015). Army sign up 'Monument Men' to save treasures from warzones. The Telegraph. 25 December.

Police hunt stolen painting

(United Kingdom)

Bordon Herald (2015). Police hunt stolen painting. Bordon Herald. 24 December.

The Over-The-Hill-Mob: Inside England's Biggest Jewel Heist

(United Kingdom)

Nico Hines (2015). The Over-The-Hill-Mob: Inside England's Biggest Jewel Heist. The Daily Beast. 24 December.

'Lost' £30m masterpiece now at risk of leaving UK

(United Kingdom)

DCMS (2015). 'Lost' £30m masterpiece now at risk of leaving UK. UK Government. 23 December.

Giraffe tongue among 103 items stolen from National Museum

(United Kingdom)

The Scotsman (2015). Giraffe tongue among 103 items stolen from National Museum. The Scotsman. 23 December.

Appeal launched to find lost Sheffield steel sculpture

(United Kingdom)

The Star (2015). Appeal launched to find lost Sheffield steel sculpture. The Star. 21 December.

Delight as Staffordshire Regiment's medals returned 40 years after they were stolen

(United Kingdom)

Lichfield Mercury (2015). Delight as Staffordshire Regiment's medals returned 40 years after they were stolen. Lichfield Mercury. 21 December.

Master forger who fooled world's art experts reveals how he created £444,000 fake statue in garden shed

(United Kingdom)

Paul Britton (2015). Master forger who fooled world's art experts reveals how he created £444,000 fake statue in garden shed. Manchester Evening News. 19 December.

Historic England on a mission to locate publicly subsidised art that has disappeared from view

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo (2015). Historic England on a mission to locate publicly subsidised art that has disappeared from view. The Independent. 15 December.

Public artworks disappearing before our eyes, says heritage body

(United Kingdom)

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

Does Greece want its marbles back?

(Greece; United Kingdom)

George Vardas (2015). Does Greece want its marbles back?. Neos Kosmos. 14 December.

Stolen relief of Egyptian King Seti I recovered from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Stolen relief of Egyptian King Seti I recovered from London. Ahram Online. 14 December.

Three stolen Egyptian Mameluk-era lamps recovered from London and Sharjah

(Egypt; United Kingdom; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Three stolen Egyptian Mameluk-era lamps recovered from London and Sharjah. Ahram Online. 14 December.

Bulgarian Customs Prevent Smuggling of Ancient Coins, Artifacts into England

(Bulgaria; United Kingdom)

Novinite (2015). Bulgarian Customs Prevent Smuggling of Ancient Coins, Artifacts into England. Novinite. 14 December.

Return of the Monuments Men: New UK unit will save priceless artefacts from jihadis

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Williams (2015). Return of the Monuments Men: New UK unit will save priceless artefacts from jihadis. The Daily Star. 13 December.

Banksy's sculpture 'The Drinker' is returned ten years after it was stolen by art activists but they have added their own special twist and scrawled 'Take the p***' on its plinth'

(United Kingdom)

Imogen Calderwood (2015). Banksy's sculpture 'The Drinker' is returned ten years after it was stolen by art activists but they have added their own special twist and scrawled 'Take the p***' on its plinth'. The Daily Mail. 12 December.

Sea god statue set to make welcome return

(United Kingdom)

News Letter (2015). Sea god statue set to make welcome return. News Letter. 11 December.

UN Resolution Calls for Return of Parthenon Sculptures to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2015). UN Resolution Calls for Return of Parthenon Sculptures to Greece. Greek Reporter. 11 December.

Greece Will Not Further Pursue the Return of Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

A. Makris (2015). Greece Will Not Further Pursue the Return of Parthenon Marbles. Greek Reporter. 9 December.

Another church hit by lead thefts – St Mary's in Cratfield the latest to be targeted

(United Kingdom)

Edmund Crosthwaite (2015). Another church hit by lead thefts – St Mary's in Cratfield the latest to be targeted. East Anglian Daily Times. 8 December.

Art collector tried to sell fake prints at Sotheby's to fund Brazilian lover's visa

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2015). Art collector tried to sell fake prints at Sotheby's to fund Brazilian lover's visa. The Telegraph. 7 December.

Two metal detecting friends fall out over which of them discovered a haul of 1,600 Roman coins worth £8,000 buried beneath a remote field

(United Kingdom)

Alex Matthews (2015). Two metal detecting friends fall out over which of them discovered a haul of 1,600 Roman coins worth £8,000 buried beneath a remote field. The Daily Mail. 7 December.

Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Amelia Caddy (2015). Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition. Australian Geographic. 7 December.

AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum

(India; United Kingdom)

Express News Service (2015). AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum. The New Indian Express. 6 December.

The woman turning ancient buried treasure into jewellery

(United Kingdom)

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

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

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

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

Leslie Waddington, art dealer - obituary

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2015). Leslie Waddington, art dealer - obituary. The Telegraph. 2 December.

Police still searching for gold coins stolen from National Museum of Scotland

(United Kingdom)

Jonathan Knott (2015). Police still searching for gold coins stolen from National Museum of Scotland. Museums Journal. 2 December.

Inuit shaman parka 'copied' by KTZ design well-studied by anthropologists

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Sima Sahar Zerehi (2015). Inuit shaman parka 'copied' by KTZ design well-studied by anthropologists. CBC. 2 December.

French national treasure recovered by The Art Loss Register

(France; United Kingdom)

Art Loss Register (2015). French national treasure recovered by The Art Loss Register. Art Loss Register. 1 December.

Police hunt owners of 600 pieces of artwork recovered from Opus Art Gallery in Stow on the Wold

(United Kingdom)

Western Daily Press (2015). Police hunt owners of 600 pieces of artwork recovered from Opus Art Gallery in Stow on the Wold. Western Daily Press. 1 December.

Is this Leonardo da Vinci drawing a £100m masterpiece...or a worthless forgery

(United Kingdom)

Sadie Nicholas (2015). Is this Leonardo da Vinci drawing a £100m masterpiece...or a worthless forgery. Express. 30 November.

Culture and jihad, grimly connected through the art market's "blood antiquities"

(United Kingdom)

The Economist (2015). Culture and jihad, grimly connected through the art market's "blood antiquities". The Economist. 30 November.

STOLEN: Historic Woodhenge Bronze Plaques

(United Kingdom)

Spire FM (2015). STOLEN: Historic Woodhenge Bronze Plaques. Spire FM. 28 November.

Ancient Gravestone Used As Battering Ram In Lightning Jewelry Store Heist

(United Kingdom)

Lee Moran (2015). Ancient Gravestone Used As Battering Ram In Lightning Jewelry Store Heist. Huffington Post. 27 November.

Antique coins stolen from National Museum of Scotland 'worth £20,000'

(United Kingdom)

STV (2015). Antique coins stolen from National Museum of Scotland 'worth £20,000'. STV. 27 November.

U.K. fashion house pulls copied Inuit design, here's their apology

(Canada; United Kingdom)

CBC (2015). U.K. fashion house pulls copied Inuit design, here's their apology. CBC. 27 November.

SKULL THEFT FEUD: York travellers' site & 4 others raided, 7 arrests made, sub-machine guns seized - UPDATED

(United Kingdom)

The York Press (2015). SKULL THEFT FEUD: York travellers' site & 4 others raided, 7 arrests made, sub-machine guns seized - UPDATED. The York Press. 27 November.

Kirkcaldy Galleries tapestry theft remains a mystery

(United Kingdom)

Maggie Millar (2015). Kirkcaldy Galleries tapestry theft remains a mystery. Fife Today. 26 November.

Encounters exhibition: a stunning but troubling collection of colonial plunder

(Australia; United Kingdom)

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

Oasis caricature worth £1,500 stolen from Lord Clifden pub

(United Kingdom)

Andy Richardson (2015). Oasis caricature worth £1,500 stolen from Lord Clifden pub. Birmingham Mail. 23 November.

UK still a safe haven for dirty money, study finds

(United Kingdom)

Jim Armitage (2015). UK still a safe haven for dirty money, study finds. The Independent. 23 November.

Images released over National Museum of Scotland coins theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Images released over National Museum of Scotland coins theft. BBC News. 23 November.

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.

Research project begins into effect of total ivory ban in the UK

(United Kingdom)

Roland Arkell (2015). Research project begins into effect of total ivory ban in the UK. Antiques Trade Gazette. 20 November.

'Toenail Hoard' of 500 coin clippings found in Forest of Dean

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). 'Toenail Hoard' of 500 coin clippings found in Forest of Dean. BBC News. 18 November.

Sotheby's offers voluntary redundancies to cut costs

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Anny Shaw (2015). Sotheby's offers voluntary redundancies to cut costs. The Art Newspaper. 17 November.

John Oliver explains why India is unlikely to get the Koh-i-Noor diamond back

(United Kingdom; India)

Sonam Joshi (2015). John Oliver explains why India is unlikely to get the Koh-i-Noor diamond back. Mashable. 17 November.

Vandalised St Helen's Church rises from the ashes to be rebuilt at Beamish Museum

(United Kingdom)

Hannah Chapman (2015). Vandalised St Helen's Church rises from the ashes to be rebuilt at Beamish Museum. The Northern Echo. 12 November.

Science Museum ends sponsorship deal with Shell

(United Kingdom)

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

Stolen Wrexham sheep 'Champion' found at the top of Dinas Bran

(United Kingdom)

Gary Porter (2015). Stolen Wrexham sheep 'Champion' found at the top of Dinas Bran. Daily Post. 11 November.

Police trace stolen WW1 East Surrey regimental colours

(United Kingdom)

Surry Mirror (2015). Police trace stolen WW1 East Surrey regimental colours. Surry Mirror. 8 November.

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

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

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

News Matisse portrait claim rejected by National Gallery

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2015). News Matisse portrait claim rejected by National Gallery. The Art Newspaper. 7 November.

Indians sue Queen for return of £100m jewel in the crown: Bollywood stars and businessmen launch legal battle over 105-carat diamond which they say was stolen from their country

(India; United Kingdom)

Robert Verkaik (2015). Indians sue Queen for return of £100m jewel in the crown: Bollywood stars and businessmen launch legal battle over 105-carat diamond which they say was stolen from their country. The Daily Mail. 7 November.

MMEA To Return Seized Artefacts From Warship To British Government

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

Bernama (2015). MMEA To Return Seized Artefacts From Warship To British Government. Bernama. 6 November.

Unionist parties in censorship row after demanding removal of painting showing 'Orangemen in KKK clothing'

(United Kingdom)

Nick Clark (2015). Unionist parties in censorship row after demanding removal of painting showing 'Orangemen in KKK clothing'. The Independent. 6 November.

Could Shakespeare's skull have been found? Why Church ruling means we may never know

(United Kingdom)

Emily Gosden (2015). Could Shakespeare's skull have been found? Why Church ruling means we may never know. The Telegraph. 1 November.

Literary vandal defaces the summit of Scafell Pike with poetry in permanent black ink

(United Kingdom)

Victoria Ward (2015). Literary vandal defaces the summit of Scafell Pike with poetry in permanent black ink. The Telegraph. 30 October.

UK gives £3m to protect Iraq antiquities from IS terrorism

(United Kingdom; Iraq)

BBC News (2015). UK gives £3m to protect Iraq antiquities from IS terrorism. BBC News. 28 October.

Valuable painting of Paula Yates stolen in Hastings

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Valuable painting of Paula Yates stolen in Hastings. BBC News. 28 October.

Royal Institution to sell 'non-core' items

(United Kingdom)

Antiques Trade Gazette (2015). Royal Institution to sell 'non-core' items. Antiques Trade Gazette. 28 October.

Ram-raiders used BULLDOZER to smash their way into an antiques shop causing £500,000 of damage – but left empty-handed because there was no cash in the safe

(United Kingdom)

James Dunn (2015). Ram-raiders used BULLDOZER to smash their way into an antiques shop causing £500,000 of damage – but left empty-handed because there was no cash in the safe. The Daily Mail. 26 October.

Unique painting stolen from Totnes pub for 'a drunken laugh

(United Kingdom)

C Abbott (2015). Unique painting stolen from Totnes pub for 'a drunken laugh. Herald Express. 26 October.

HMS Hermes thefts: Teynham man arrested

(United Kingdom)

Bess Browning (2015). HMS Hermes thefts: Teynham man arrested. Kent Online. 23 October.

Farmer faces arrest after refusing to tear down mock castle he built without permission and hid behind straw bales

(United Kingdom)

Matthew Moore (2015). Farmer faces arrest after refusing to tear down mock castle he built without permission and hid behind straw bales. The Independent. 22 October.

National Crime Agency Warns British Museums Against Imminent Threat of Organized Crime Rings

(United Kingdom)

Brian Boucher (2015). National Crime Agency Warns British Museums Against Imminent Threat of Organized Crime Rings. ArtNet News. 21 October.

Christie's to Auction Off Painting Looted During WWII as Part of Deal With Jewish Heirs

(France; United Kingdom; Italy)

Haaretz (2015). Christie's to Auction Off Painting Looted During WWII as Part of Deal With Jewish Heirs. Haaretz. 20 October.

Police hunting art thief after four paintings worth more than £1,000 stolen from library

(United Kingdom)

Aban Quaynor (2015). Police hunting art thief after four paintings worth more than £1,000 stolen from library. Lancashire Telegraph. 20 October.

Dispute over Venetian painting seized by Vichy regime resolved after more than 70 years

(France; United Kingdom; Italy)

Anny Shaw (2015). Dispute over Venetian painting seized by Vichy regime resolved after more than 70 years. The Art Newspaper. 19 October.

Rare £6,000 work of art stolen in rural break-in

(United Kingdom)

John Bynorth (2015). Rare £6,000 work of art stolen in rural break-in. The Herald. 18 October.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Northampton museums warned threat of attack is 'severe and imminent'

(United Kingdom)

Paul Lynch (2015). Northampton museums warned threat of attack is 'severe and imminent'. Northampton Chronicle & Echo. 17 October.

Exhibition to remember one of the real-life Monuments Men

(United Kingdom)

Leeza Clark (2015). Exhibition to remember one of the real-life Monuments Men. The Courier. 15 October.

History wars: archaeologists battle to save our heritage from the nighthawks

(United Kingdom)

Mark Horton (2015). History wars: archaeologists battle to save our heritage from the nighthawks. The Conversation. 14 October.

Elizabeth Hurley Booted From V&A Museum After Selfie on 16th-Century Bed

(United Kingdom)

Abigail Rowe (2015). Elizabeth Hurley Booted From V&A Museum After Selfie on 16th-Century Bed. Observer. 13 October.

Experts in the field of fakery

(United Kingdom)

Philip Mould (2015). Experts in the field of fakery. The Telegraph. 13 October.

'Poisonous feud' poses a tricky conundrum at the Sherlock Holmes Museum

(United Kingdom)

David Barrett (2015). 'Poisonous feud' poses a tricky conundrum at the Sherlock Holmes Museum. The Telegraph. 13 October.

Stolen Roman head artefact returned to Vindolanda museum

(United Kingdom)

Carl Fallowfield (2015). Stolen Roman head artefact returned to Vindolanda museum. Cumbria Crack. 12 October.

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.

Sophisticated gangs using drones to target church roofs for their lead

(United Kingdom)

David Connett (2015). Sophisticated gangs using drones to target church roofs for their lead. The Independent. 9 October.

Mystery of monks missing gravestone is finally solved

(United Kingdom)

Andy Done-Johnson (2015). Mystery of monks missing gravestone is finally solved. Chad. 9 October.

Sikh temple ransacked with cash and gold artefacts stolen

(United Kingdom)

Dave Comeau (2015). Sikh temple ransacked with cash and gold artefacts stolen. Crawley News. 8 October.

Two arrested over death of Italian man found in London canal

(United Kingdom)

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

Action group says DCMS lobbied it to fundraise for Sekhemka

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Steel (2015). Action group says DCMS lobbied it to fundraise for Sekhemka. Museums Journal. 7 October.

Harsher penalties for thieves targeting war memorials

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Harsher penalties for thieves targeting war memorials. BBC News. 6 October.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Egypt's embassy in London restores smuggled pharaonic stele

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

The Cairo Post (2015). Egypt's embassy in London restores smuggled pharaonic stele. The Cairo Post. 3 October.

Collapsed Hadrian's Wall repairs carried out

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Collapsed Hadrian's Wall repairs carried out. BBC News. 2 October.

Serious intention to raise funds to save Sekhemka Egyptian statue

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Serious intention to raise funds to save Sekhemka Egyptian statue. BBC News. 2 October.

Chance For Locals To Turn Detective Over Art Forgery

(United Kingdom)

Bath Echo (2015). Chance For Locals To Turn Detective Over Art Forgery. Bath Echo. 1 October.

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.

Stevenage Art Society's stolen mural found abandoned by 12-year-old schoolboy

(United Kingdom)

Oliver Pritchard (2015). Stevenage Art Society's stolen mural found abandoned by 12-year-old schoolboy. The Comet. 25 September.

Police launch nationwide appeal to trace stolen Hertfordshire artwork

(United Kingdom)

Michael Steward (2015). Police launch nationwide appeal to trace stolen Hertfordshire artwork. Dunmow Broadcast. 23 September.

Cambridge academic David Barrowclough jailed for six years after stealing £238k in lottery fraud

(United Kingdom)

Cambridge News (2015). Cambridge academic David Barrowclough jailed for six years after stealing £238k in lottery fraud. Cambridge News. 23 September.

Hastings museum mascot missing

(United Kingdom)

Hastings & St. Leonards Observer (2015). Hastings museum mascot missing. Hastings & St. Leonards Observer. 22 September.

100,000-year-old animal bones stolen

(United Kingdom)

North Devon Journal (2015). 100,000-year-old animal bones stolen. North Devon Journal. 22 September.

Precious treasure from the Shipwreck The London - could return to Southend

(United Kingdom)

Suzi Muston (2015). Precious treasure from the Shipwreck The London - could return to Southend. Yellow Advertiser. 21 September.

Thieves turn to stealing stone from roofs and graveyards to feed fashion for expensive home makeovers

(United Kingdom)

Sean Poulter (2015). Thieves turn to stealing stone from roofs and graveyards to feed fashion for expensive home makeovers. The Daily Mail. 21 September.

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.

'We are heavy hearted' — Great Tapestry of Scotland stitchers speak out after panel is stolen

(United Kingdom)

Craig Smith (2015). 'We are heavy hearted' — Great Tapestry of Scotland stitchers speak out after panel is stolen. The Courier. 19 September.

War medals stolen from 90 year-old man in Shoeburyness burglary

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2015). War medals stolen from 90 year-old man in Shoeburyness burglary. ITV News. 17 September.

Tapestry panel stolen from Kirkcaldy Galleries has yet to be found

(United Kingdom)

Fiona Dobie (2015). Tapestry panel stolen from Kirkcaldy Galleries has yet to be found. Fife Today. 17 September.

Church roof lead thieves labelled 'callous' after fifth Suffolk incident since end of August

(United Kingdom)

Ellis Barker (2015). Church roof lead thieves labelled 'callous' after fifth Suffolk incident since end of August. Ipswich Star. 17 September.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Lead Stolen from Church Roof

(United Kingdom)

Suffolk Constabulary (2015). Lead Stolen from Church Roof. Suffolk Constabulary. 15 September.

Tapestry panel theft slammed in Borders

(United Kingdom)

The Southern Reporter (2015). Tapestry panel theft slammed in Borders. The Southern Reporter. 15 September.

Beauty, not folklore, may have been tapestry thief's main motivation

(United Kingdom)

Craig Smith (2015). Beauty, not folklore, may have been tapestry thief's main motivation. The Courier. 15 September.

Gallery 'sold artist's paint spattered carpet' as her own work

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2015). Gallery 'sold artist's paint spattered carpet' as her own work. The Telegraph. 15 September.

Wrexham sheep sculptures look for new home after two are stolen

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Wrexham sheep sculptures look for new home after two are stolen. BBC News. 14 September.

Theft of Medieval Coins From Scottish Museum Linked to Strikes

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Theft of Medieval Coins From Scottish Museum Linked to Strikes. ArtNet News. 14 September.

Activists occupy British Museum over BP sponsorship

(United Kingdom)

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

Rosslyn Chapel panel 'stolen from Great Tapestry of Scotland'

(United Kingdom)

Brian Ferguson (2015). Rosslyn Chapel panel 'stolen from Great Tapestry of Scotland'. The Scotsman. 11 September.

Thieves make off with museum's medieval coins

(United Kingdom)

John Connell (2015). Thieves make off with museum's medieval coins. Edinburgh Evening News. 11 September.

Painting of Royal Pavilion stolen from homeless artist

(United Kingdom)

Rachel Millard (2015). Painting of Royal Pavilion stolen from homeless artist. The Argus. 10 September.

British Panel Urges Tate to Return Looted Constable Painting, Again

(United Kingdom)

Doreen Carvajal (2015). British Panel Urges Tate to Return Looted Constable Painting, Again. The New York Times. 10 September.

Artist draws £15k art theft suspect from memory in bid to track her down

(United Kingdom)

Melanie Adams (2015). Artist draws £15k art theft suspect from memory in bid to track her down. Southern Daily Echo. 10 September.

Painting stolen from church

(United Kingdom)

The Beverly Guardian (2015). Painting stolen from church. The Beverly Guardian. 7 September.

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

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

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

Vandals trash ancient leper hospital ruins

(United Kingdom)

Clacton Gazette (2015). Vandals trash ancient leper hospital ruins. Clacton Gazette. 6 September.

Millions of pounds worth of paintings stolen from the country mansion of cider heir found by 'The Scream' sleuth

(United Kingdom)

Ian Gallagher (2015). Millions of pounds worth of paintings stolen from the country mansion of cider heir found by 'The Scream' sleuth. The Daily Mail. 6 September.

Woman dressed as nurse wanted for art theft

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2015). Woman dressed as nurse wanted for art theft. ITV News. 5 September.

Britain has a 'hidden' art collection worth £3.5bn

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Britain has a 'hidden' art collection worth £3.5bn. BBC News. 4 September.

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.

£1.5m ancient Greek statue looted from Libyan heritage site 'must be returned'

(Libya; United Kingdom)

David Mercer (2015). £1.5m ancient Greek statue looted from Libyan heritage site 'must be returned'. The Independent. 2 September.

Thief steals war memorial plaque featuring his great-grandfather's name and tries to sell it for scrap

(United Kingdom)

Colin McNeill (2015). Thief steals war memorial plaque featuring his great-grandfather's name and tries to sell it for scrap. The Herald. 31 August.

Visitors to Orkney's Italian Chapel to be charged entrance fees

(United Kingdom)

Victoria Weldon (2015). Visitors to Orkney's Italian Chapel to be charged entrance fees. The Herald. 31 August.

£32,000 stuffed wolf stolen from granddaughter of Charlie Watts 'by lads on night out'

(United Kingdom)

John Dunne (2015). £32,000 stuffed wolf stolen from granddaughter of Charlie Watts 'by lads on night out'. Evening Standard. 30 August.

Donations made after drug addicts smash ancient Bodmin church window

(United Kingdom)

CG Oscar (2015). Donations made after drug addicts smash ancient Bodmin church window. Cornish Guardian. 27 August.

Dismaland: Palestinian artist thrown out after protesting against Israeli works

(United Kingdom)

Chris Green (2015). Dismaland: Palestinian artist thrown out after protesting against Israeli works. The Independent. 26 August.

Unique 'knight's head' stolen from locked cabinet at the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester

(United Kingdom)

Beth Abbit (2015). Unique 'knight's head' stolen from locked cabinet at the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester. Manchester Evening News. 25 August.

Statue 'might never be seen in public again'

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Ian Johnston (2015). Statue 'might never be seen in public again'. IOL. 24 August.

Great art forger continues to ridicule experts from beyond the grave

(United Kingdom)

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

Egypt in crowd-funding campaign to save ancient statue sold by UK museum

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Ian Johnston (2015). Egypt in crowd-funding campaign to save ancient statue sold by UK museum. The Independent. 23 August.

Egypt's antiquities ministry urges Egyptians to donate to buy ancient statue sold by museum

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Maram Mazen (2015). Egypt's antiquities ministry urges Egyptians to donate to buy ancient statue sold by museum. Star Tribune. 22 August.

Museum theft sparks security review

(United Kingdom)

Times & Star (2015). Museum theft sparks security review. Times & Star. 21 August.

Police hunt burglar after antique tea set stolen from stately home

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2015). Police hunt burglar after antique tea set stolen from stately home. ITV News. 21 August.

Thieves smash ancient Bodmin church window to steal collection box

(United Kingdom)

CG Oscar (2015). Thieves smash ancient Bodmin church window to steal collection box. Cornish Guardian. 19 August.

Family to be compensated for Burrell Collection Nazi loot

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Sullivan (2015). Family to be compensated for Burrell Collection Nazi loot. Museums Journal. 18 August.

Bute House: 'No evidence' chandelier was looted from Nazi Germany

(United Kingdom)

STV (2015). Bute House: 'No evidence' chandelier was looted from Nazi Germany. STV. 17 August.

Appeal after thieves steal Roman altar from museum

(United Kingdom)

Freya Findlay (2015). Appeal after thieves steal Roman altar from museum. News & Star. 17 August.

'Disbelief' after £15,000 worth of art stolen from exhibition at Rookesbury Park, Wickham

(United Kingdom)

Emma Streatfield (2015). 'Disbelief' after £15,000 worth of art stolen from exhibition at Rookesbury Park, Wickham. Hampshire Chronicle. 17 August.

BBC among broadcasters to repeatedly breach Ofcom broadcasting code over funded content

(United Kingdom)

Ian Burrell (2015). BBC among broadcasters to repeatedly breach Ofcom broadcasting code over funded content. The Independent. 17 August.

Chandelier in First Minister's official residence 'may have been looted from Nazi Germany'

(United Kingdom)

The Herald (2015). Chandelier in First Minister's official residence 'may have been looted from Nazi Germany'. The Herald. 16 August.

Police hunt man after £100,000 panther sculpture stolen from art show

(United Kingdom)

Tom Marshall (2015). Police hunt man after £100,000 panther sculpture stolen from art show. Evening Standard. 14 August.

2600 Zim artefacts looted

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

Lovemore Mataire (2015). 2600 Zim artefacts looted. The Herald. 14 August.

Police taunt Manchester United fans on Twitter after theft from football museum

(United Kingdom)

Pete Bainbridge (2015). Police taunt Manchester United fans on Twitter after theft from football museum. Mirror. 13 August.

Robert Mugabe tells Natural History Museum to return human skulls

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

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

Wigan photography club treasurer accused of forging picture to win competition

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2015). Wigan photography club treasurer accused of forging picture to win competition. The Telegraph. 13 August.

The search for a family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis

(Germany; United Kingdom)

Simon Goodman (2015). The search for a family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis. The Irish Times. 13 August.

Government extends Sekhemka export bar

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Steel (2015). Government extends Sekhemka export bar. Museums Journal. 11 August.

Call the special branch! Riddle as £15k 'Snake Stick' goes on sale - 40 years after disappearing from Lake District

(United Kingdom)

Chris Hastings (2015). Call the special branch! Riddle as £15k 'Snake Stick' goes on sale - 40 years after disappearing from Lake District. The Daily Mail. 9 August.

Glasgow to pay compensation to family whose Burrell Collection art was lost to Nazis

(United Kingdom)

Phil Miller (2015). Glasgow to pay compensation to family whose Burrell Collection art was lost to Nazis. Herald News. 8 August.

Vandal carves initials into ancient Ring of Brodgar standing stones

(United Kingdom)

STV (2015). Vandal carves initials into ancient Ring of Brodgar standing stones. STV. 7 August.

Outrage at desecration of St Columba's grave on Iona

(United Kingdom)

David Scott (2015). Outrage at desecration of St Columba's grave on Iona. Express. 7 August.

Ramsgate Maritime Museum reopens after burglary damage

(United Kingdom)

James Rose (2015). Ramsgate Maritime Museum reopens after burglary damage. Kent Online. 5 August.

Vandalised ancient boundary stone in Inverness is restored

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Vandalised ancient boundary stone in Inverness is restored. BBC News. 4 August.

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.

Letter box larceny: curious crimes bedevil Great Britain

(United Kingdom)

Nick Morrison (2015). Letter box larceny: curious crimes bedevil Great Britain. The China Post. 3 August.

Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst dealers investigated as buyers left with nothing

(United Kingdom)

Paul Gallagher (2015). Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst dealers investigated as buyers left with nothing. The Independent. 2 August.

The antiquities thief who became one of Britain's richest men

(Israel; United Kingdom)

Ofer Aderet (2015). The antiquities thief who became one of Britain's richest men. Haaretz. 2 August.

Art, royalties and other treasures of unclaimed estates

(United Kingdom)

Kevin Peachy (2015). Art, royalties and other treasures of unclaimed estates. BBC News. 31 July.

Palestinian artist's work to go on display in London after Channel 4's Jon Snow smuggles it out of Gaza

(Palestine; United Kingdom)

Nick Clark (2015). Palestinian artist's work to go on display in London after Channel 4's Jon Snow smuggles it out of Gaza. The Independent. 31 July.

Crucifixes and plaque of Christ discovered in Fulham estate

(United Kingdom)

Goolistan Cooper (2015). Crucifixes and plaque of Christ discovered in Fulham estate. Get West London. 31 July.

New Technique May Identify Stolen Stones

(United Kingdom)

Archaeology (2015). New Technique May Identify Stolen Stones. Archaeology. 30 July.

Charity money and medals stolen in Ramsgate Maritime Museum raid

(United Kingdom)

Tom Barnes (2015). Charity money and medals stolen in Ramsgate Maritime Museum raid. Isle of Thanet Gazette. 29 July.

Stolen Rodin sculpture recovered through lucky breaks, persistent chipping

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

David Ng (2015). Stolen Rodin sculpture recovered through lucky breaks, persistent chipping. Los Angeles Times. 29 July.

Museum in Cable St about women and suffragettes turns out to be 'Jack the Ripper'

(United Kingdom)

Mike Brooke (2015). Museum in Cable St about women and suffragettes turns out to be 'Jack the Ripper'. The Docklands & East London Advertiser. 28 July.

Sekhemka statue export: PM David Cameron urged to "intervene"

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Sekhemka statue export: PM David Cameron urged to "intervene". BBC News. 26 July.

Disgusted residents hope ancient DEATH CURSE will 'scare the s**t' out of neds who sprayed a penis and a swastika on a church

(United Kingdom)

Oliver Norton (2015). Disgusted residents hope ancient DEATH CURSE will 'scare the s**t' out of neds who sprayed a penis and a swastika on a church. Daily Record. 24 July.

Cufflinks made from Bluebird car and worth £3,500 stolen from Beaulieu

(United Kingdom)

Christopher Yandell (2015). Cufflinks made from Bluebird car and worth £3,500 stolen from Beaulieu. Southern Daily Echo. 24 July.

Latitude Festival golden heads art stolen

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Latitude Festival golden heads art stolen. BBC News. 23 July.

Heartwarming honesty of car boot punter sees stolen medieval brass returned to Lincolnshire church

(United Kingdom)

East Lindsey Target (2015). Heartwarming honesty of car boot punter sees stolen medieval brass returned to Lincolnshire church. East Lindsey Target. 22 July.

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

(Australia; United Kingdom)

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

Super-rich art collectors settle bitter dispute with dealer they treated 'like a son'

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2015). Super-rich art collectors settle bitter dispute with dealer they treated 'like a son'. The Telegraph. 20 July.

Race to save priceless artefacts from the sunken HMS Victory after looters target its two nearest wrecks in the English Channel

(United Kingdom)

David Wilkes (2015). Race to save priceless artefacts from the sunken HMS Victory after looters target its two nearest wrecks in the English Channel. The Daily Mail. 17 July.

"When they are destroyed they are gone permanently": Museum asks detectorists not to melt Civil War musket and cannon balls

(United Kingdom)

Ben Miller (2015). "When they are destroyed they are gone permanently": Museum asks detectorists not to melt Civil War musket and cannon balls. Culture 24. 16 July.

Cheshire places of worship have almost 300 items stolen from them in three years

(United Kingdom)

Frances Barrett (2015). Cheshire places of worship have almost 300 items stolen from them in three years. The Chester Chronicle. 16 July.

Meeting to tackle heritage crime at Bexhill Museum

(United Kingdom)

Bexhill-on-sea Observer (2015). Meeting to tackle heritage crime at Bexhill Museum. Bexhill-on-sea Observer. 16 July.

Elderly man, 73, left 'devastated' by theft of World War Two Jeep from Imperial War Museum, Duxford

(United Kingdom)

Cambridge News (2015). Elderly man, 73, left 'devastated' by theft of World War Two Jeep from Imperial War Museum, Duxford. Cambridge News. 15 July.

Elgin debt relief

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Jonathan Foreman (2015). Elgin debt relief. Politico. 10 July.

Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world

(United Kingdom)

Jessica Berthereau (2015). Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world. Yahoo News. 10 July.

Essex Police leads national campaign targeting illegal treasure hunters

(United Kingdom)

Will Lodge (2015). Essex Police leads national campaign targeting illegal treasure hunters. East Anglian Daily Times. 10 July.

Theft threatens the future of Britain's historic churches

(United Kingdom)

Matthew Cooper (2015). Theft threatens the future of Britain's historic churches. Apollo. 9 July.

Rare Rodin sculpture stolen during $1 million Beverly Hills heist recovered in London

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Matilda Battersby (2015). Rare Rodin sculpture stolen during $1 million Beverly Hills heist recovered in London. The Independent. 9 July.

Vandals spray paint tag on ancient St Andrews Harbour wall

(United Kingdom)

Michael Alexander (2015). Vandals spray paint tag on ancient St Andrews Harbour wall. The Courier. 8 July.

Bronze statue worth £40,000 stolen in brazen daytime raid in Mayfair

(United Kingdom)

Paul Gallagher (2015). Bronze statue worth £40,000 stolen in brazen daytime raid in Mayfair. The Independent. 8 July.

Cleveland artist Frank Oriti says London's National Portrait Gallery reports his painting safe after attempted theft

(United Kingdom)

Steven Litt (2015). Cleveland artist Frank Oriti says London's National Portrait Gallery reports his painting safe after attempted theft. Cleveland.com. 8 July.

Master forger makes rare appearance to help TV investigation into art fraud

(United Kingdom)

Liam Thorp (2015). Master forger makes rare appearance to help TV investigation into art fraud. This is Lancashire. 6 July.

A part of Tutmosis Karnak column arrives home from London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). A part of Tutmosis Karnak column arrives home from London. Ahram Online. 5 July.

Museum hands back Renaissance riches linked to Nazi looters

(United Kingdom)

Anita Singh (2015). Museum hands back Renaissance riches linked to Nazi looters. The Telegraph. 5 July.

Lowry's paintings are worth a fortune - but can you tell the real ones from the fakes?

(United Kingdom)

Terry Payne (2015). Lowry's paintings are worth a fortune - but can you tell the real ones from the fakes?. Radio Times. 5 July.

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

(United Kingdom; Syria)

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

Missing Dutch art is discovered in Sussex

(United Kingdom; Netherlands)

Rachel Millard (2015). Missing Dutch art is discovered in Sussex. The Argus. 3 July.

Rare books: Foiling the thiefs

(United Kingdom)

The Economist (2015). Rare books: Foiling the thiefs. The Economist. 2 July.

Rare Victorian perfume bottle stolen from Burton Constable Hall

(United Kingdom)

Lucy Leeson (2015). Rare Victorian perfume bottle stolen from Burton Constable Hall. Hull Daily Mail. 2 July.

Paintings stolen decades ago returning to Amsterdam Museum

(United Kingdom; Netherlands)

Janene Van Jaarsveldt (2015). Paintings stolen decades ago returning to Amsterdam Museum. NL Times. 2 July.

Signing up to the Hague Convention will do nothing to stop ISIS

(United Kingdom)

Tiffany Jenkins (2015). Signing up to the Hague Convention will do nothing to stop ISIS. Apollo. 30 June.

Museum searching for 'devastated' boy who accidentally smashed ancient jug

(United Kingdom)

Oliver Wheaton (2015). Museum searching for 'devastated' boy who accidentally smashed ancient jug. Metro. 29 June.

Security alert after historic stone artefact stolen from church

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Minting (2015). Security alert after historic stone artefact stolen from church. Darlington & Stockton Times. 29 June.

Stone thieves are dismantling Yorkshire's heritage, warn police

(United Kingdom)

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

Holy Grail found (thanks to Crimewatch appeal)

(United Kingdom)

John Bingham (2015). Holy Grail found (thanks to Crimewatch appeal). The Telegraph. 26 June.

Tome Raiders: Rare Items Stolen From Libraries

(United Kingdom)

Richard Suchet (2015). Tome Raiders: Rare Items Stolen From Libraries. Sky News. 25 June.

Art dealer admits selling fake paintings

(United Kingdom)

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

Nazi-looted painting from Munich fetches close to $3m

(Germany; United Kingdom)

Ruth Holmes (2015). Nazi-looted painting from Munich fetches close to $3m. The Times of Israel. 24 June.

UK to adopt Hague Convention to protect artefacts in war zones

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). UK to adopt Hague Convention to protect artefacts in war zones. BBC News. 21 June.

New Documentary Hopes To Shed Light On Banksy Artwork Heist

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst (2015). New Documentary Hopes To Shed Light On Banksy Artwork Heist. Artlyst. 18 June.

U-boat propeller returned to Germany

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Belfast Telegraph (2015). U-boat propeller returned to Germany. Belfast Telegraph. 16 June.

Diver Pleads Guilty to Fraud Involving Historic Cannons

(United Kingdom)

Eric Haun (2015). Diver Pleads Guilty to Fraud Involving Historic Cannons. Marine Link. 15 June.

Vindolanda thieves steal face from 2,000 year-old Roman statue

(United Kingdom)

Mike Kelly (2015). Vindolanda thieves steal face from 2,000 year-old Roman statue. Chronicle. 10 June.

Heritage Watch scheme launched at Hedingham Castle

(United Kingdom)

East Anglian Daily Times (2015). Heritage Watch scheme launched at Hedingham Castle. East Anglian Daily Times. 10 June.

Church's stolen statue head found on ebay after two years and returned to Forest of Dean

(United Kingdom)

Gloucester Citizen (2015). Church's stolen statue head found on ebay after two years and returned to Forest of Dean. Gloucester Citizen. 9 June.

German Expressionist Kollwitz print stolen from Leicester's New Walk Museum

(United Kingdom)

Dan J. Martin (2015). German Expressionist Kollwitz print stolen from Leicester's New Walk Museum. Leicester Mercury. 8 June.

Digital Monuments Men wage online war against Islamic State looting

(United Kingdom; Iraq; Syria)

Ben Farmer (2015). Digital Monuments Men wage online war against Islamic State looting. The Telegraph. 6 June.

British Museum 'guarding' object looted from Syria

(United Kingdom; Syria)

BBC News (2015). British Museum 'guarding' object looted from Syria. BBC News. 5 June.

Duke rejects £4.25 million claim over return of stolen da Vinci

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2015). Duke rejects £4.25 million claim over return of stolen da Vinci. The Telegraph. 5 June.

Sotheby's Cancels Auction of Stolen Aivazovsky Painting

(Russia; United Kingdom)

Asbarez (2015). Sotheby's Cancels Auction of Stolen Aivazovsky Painting. Asbarez. 2 June.

Swepstone church roof stripped of £50k of lead

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Swepstone church roof stripped of £50k of lead. BBC News. 1 June.

Sotheby's puts famous Russian painting on sale despite claims it was stolen

(Russia; United Kingdom)

RT (2015). Sotheby's puts famous Russian painting on sale despite claims it was stolen. RT. 31 May.

Egypt to recover Mamluk vase

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Egypt to recover Mamluk vase. Ahram Online. 27 May.

'Stolen' Beothuk remains need to come home from Scotland, Mi'sel Joe says

(United Kingdom; Canada)

CBC (2015). 'Stolen' Beothuk remains need to come home from Scotland, Mi'sel Joe says. CBC. 25 May.

'We didn't really think we'd get away with it': The astonishing story of how two young Irish men completed an audacious £7m art heist

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo (2015). 'We didn't really think we'd get away with it': The astonishing story of how two young Irish men completed an audacious £7m art heist. The Independent. 22 May.

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.

We must save Palmyra or the maniacs will raze civilisation

(Syria; United Kingdom)

Boris Johnson (2015). We must save Palmyra or the maniacs will raze civilisation. The Telegraph. 17 May.

Greece snubs Amal Clooney over Elgin Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Nick Squires (2015). Greece snubs Amal Clooney over Elgin Marbles. The Telegraph. 14 May.

Love Activists: 'Stolen' war memorial plaque is 'hidden behind a radiator'

(United Kingdom)

John Siddle (2015). Love Activists: 'Stolen' war memorial plaque is 'hidden behind a radiator'. Liverpool Echo. 13 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.

Missing 13th-Century Painting to be Returned to Owners in Court Settlement

(United States of America; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Tom Mashberg (2015). Missing 13th-Century Painting to be Returned to Owners in Court Settlement. The New York Times. 12 May.

Challenge for Bamber Gascoigne as thieves steal valuable auction items

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Sawer (2015). Challenge for Bamber Gascoigne as thieves steal valuable auction items. The Telegraph. 12 May.

Elgin Marbles: Greece should take UK to court over sculptures, claim human rights lawyers

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Ian Johnston (2015). Elgin Marbles: Greece should take UK to court over sculptures, claim human rights lawyers. The Independent. 12 May.

Stolen art returned to Herefordshire churches

(United Kingdom)

Bill Tanner (2015). Stolen art returned to Herefordshire churches. Hereford Times. 7 May.

Stolen Lowry paintings are being used as currency by drug-dealing crime bosses says victim of £1m art heist

(United Kingdom)

Neal Keeling (2015). Stolen Lowry paintings are being used as currency by drug-dealing crime bosses says victim of £1m art heist. Manchester Evening News. 6 May.

Police probe theft of Roman artefacts from Melrose Abbey

(United Kingdom)

The Herald (2015). Police probe theft of Roman artefacts from Melrose Abbey. The Herald. 5 May.

Egypt urged to expedite efforts to keep Sekhemka statue on display

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Marwan Sultan (2015). Egypt urged to expedite efforts to keep Sekhemka statue on display. Ahram Online. 11 April.

How Alan Turing's secret notebook could disappear forever

(United Kingdom)

Rob Crilly (2015). How Alan Turing's secret notebook could disappear forever. The Telegraph. 11 April.

Kim Roberts, who stole Picasso sketch and antiques and art from Countess Bathurst, faces jail

(United Kingdom)

Gloucestershire Echo (2015). Kim Roberts, who stole Picasso sketch and antiques and art from Countess Bathurst, faces jail. Gloucestershire Echo. 9 April.

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.

Fabergé thief who flogged antiques worth £700k for just £100 is jailed

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2015). Fabergé thief who flogged antiques worth £700k for just £100 is jailed. The Telegraph. 8 April.

Fabergé Egg Thief Pleads Guilty In London Courtroom

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst (2015). Fabergé Egg Thief Pleads Guilty In London Courtroom. Artlyst. 6 April.

RJ Mitchell cigarette case returned to Solent Sky Museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). RJ Mitchell cigarette case returned to Solent Sky Museum. BBC News. 4 April.

Court sits at British Museum for first time as judge studies looted Libyan sculpture

(United Kingdom; Libya)

Victoria Ward (2015). Court sits at British Museum for first time as judge studies looted Libyan sculpture. The Telegraph. 30 March.

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.

Greece condemns British Museum's refusal to allow mediation over ancient Parthenon sculptures

(Greece; United Kingdom)

AFP (2015). Greece condemns British Museum's refusal to allow mediation over ancient Parthenon sculptures. ABC Australia. 29 March.

Detecting trouble: The treasure hunters digging up our heritage

(United Kingdom)

Maria Chiorando (2015). Detecting trouble: The treasure hunters digging up our heritage. Kent News. 28 March.

UK can't find cash to save looted antiquities

(United Kingdom)

Laura Pitel (2015). UK can't find cash to save looted antiquities. The Times. 27 March.

'Rebel' museums face funding blacklist

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). 'Rebel' museums face funding blacklist. BBC News. 27 March.

Tate seeks rethink over 'looted' Constable seascape

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Tate seeks rethink over 'looted' Constable seascape. BBC News. 27 March.

The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum: UNESCO mediation proposal

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Richard Lambert (2015). The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum: UNESCO mediation proposal. The British Museum. 26 March.

Bones of Scot set for reburial after grave robbery

(United Kingdom)

Tim Bugler (2015). Bones of Scot set for reburial after grave robbery. The Scotsman. 25 March.

Crucial piece of England's highest mountain pinched… and we want it back!

(United Kingdom)

Carl Fallowfield (2015). Crucial piece of England's highest mountain pinched… and we want it back!. Cumbria Crack. 25 March.

Museum raids: Man admits role in thefts across England

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Museum raids: Man admits role in thefts across England. BBC News. 23 March.

Gang of eleven deny stealing high value museum artefacts, including from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

(United Kingdom)

Kath Sansom (2015). Gang of eleven deny stealing high value museum artefacts, including from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Wisbech Standard. 23 March.

Digging for treasure: Is 'nighthawking' stealing our past?

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Potts (2015). Digging for treasure: Is 'nighthawking' stealing our past?. BBC News. 21 March.

SXSW Documentary Shows You How to Sell a Stolen Banksy

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone (2015). SXSW Documentary Shows You How to Sell a Stolen Banksy. ArtNews. 18 March.

Wickenby Museum removes Icarus figure from war memorial for fear of theft

(United Kingdom)

Lincolnshire Echo (2015). Wickenby Museum removes Icarus figure from war memorial for fear of theft. Lincolnshire Echo. 18 March.

Sign me up to fight Islamic State's demolition of the past

(United Kingdom; Iraq; Syria)

Boris Johnson (2015). Sign me up to fight Islamic State's demolition of the past. The Telegraph. 15 March.

Fake Ancient Egyptian artefact used by Tsar Alexander III of Russia sold to buyer from Denmark at Folkestone auction

(United Kingdom; Russia; Denmark)

Matt Leclere (2015). Fake Ancient Egyptian artefact used by Tsar Alexander III of Russia sold to buyer from Denmark at Folkestone auction. Kent Online. 3 March.

HMS Victory recovery engulfed in controversy as Labour MP accuses key players of 'scam'

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo (2015). HMS Victory recovery engulfed in controversy as Labour MP accuses key players of 'scam'. The Independent. 3 February.

The palace of shame that makes China angry

(China; United Kingdom)

Chris Bowlby (2015). The palace of shame that makes China angry. BBC News. 2 February.

UK creates £30m fund to fight cultural destruction

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2015). UK creates £30m fund to fight cultural destruction. The Art Newspaper. 4 January.

Elgin marbles are not political pawns

(United Kingdom; Greece; Russia)

Tifanny Jenkins (2014). Elgin marbles are not political pawns. The Scotsman. 6 December.

Parthenon marbles loaned to Russian museum

(Russia; Greece; United Kingdom)

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

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.

Ancient Kyrgyz Jewelry Sold At Auction Not Officially Exported

(Kyrgyzstan; United Kingdom)

Radio Free Europe (2014). Ancient Kyrgyz Jewelry Sold At Auction Not Officially Exported. Radio Free Europe. 4 December.

Devenish Island: Vandals damage ancient gravestone

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2014). Devenish Island: Vandals damage ancient gravestone. BBC News. 27 November.

2 ancient Islamic lanterns surface in London

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Rany Mostafa (2014). 2 ancient Islamic lanterns surface in London. The Cairo Post. 25 November.

The 'Rathkeale Rovers': 13 men charged with stealing rhino horns and museum antiquities

(United Kingdom; Ireland)

Paul Peachy (2014). The 'Rathkeale Rovers': 13 men charged with stealing rhino horns and museum antiquities. The Independent. 6 November.

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.

UK cultural institutions leave their WWI cases empty to protest insane copyright

(United Kingdom)

Boing Boing (2014). UK cultural institutions leave their WWI cases empty to protest insane copyright. BoingBoing. 2 November.

Arrest over bid to steal Eric Morecambe statue

(United Kingdom)

Breitbart (2014). Arrest over bid to steal Eric Morecambe statue. Breitbart. 12 October.

Egyptian airport officials seize smuggled Ottoman-era coins

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2014). Egyptian airport officials seize smuggled Ottoman-era coins. Ahram Online. 10 October.

Egyptian Sekhemka Statue: Trials and Tribulations of Northampton Museum Private Auction Row

(United Kingdom)

Mary-Ann Russon (2014). Egyptian Sekhemka Statue: Trials and Tribulations of Northampton Museum Private Auction Row. Yahoo News. 7 October.

Mystery holes on Malvern Hills are blamed on rogue metal detector enthusiasts

(United Kingdom)

Robert Hale (2014). Mystery holes on Malvern Hills are blamed on rogue metal detector enthusiasts. Worcester News. 6 September.

LARPing Enters the Archaeological Record

(United Kingdom)

Martin R. (2014). LARPing Enters the Archaeological Record. Science Blogs. 3 September.

Thieves steal nine ceremonial uniforms

(United Kingdom)

The Herald (2014). Thieves steal nine ceremonial uniforms. The Herald. 3 September.

Investments in Antiquities Pay Off in Museum in the South of France

(France; United Kingdom)

Geraldine Fabrikant (2014). Investments in Antiquities Pay Off in Museum in the South of France. The New York Times. 2 September.

Metal detector enthusiasts denied detecting by beach owner

(United Kingdom)

Whitstable Times (2014). Metal detector enthusiasts denied detecting by beach owner. Canterbury Times. 1 September.

Are county's historic archives for sale? Council denies speculation

(United Kingdom)

Tom Edwards (2014). Are county's historic archives for sale? Council denies speculation. Worcester News. 8 August.

Police Raid Pub In 'Holy Grail' Relic Hunt

(United Kingdom)

Sky News (2014). Police Raid Pub In 'Holy Grail' Relic Hunt. Sky News. 7 August.

Vandals use tractor stolen from museum to churn up golf greens

(United Kingdom)

Durham Times (2014). Vandals use tractor stolen from museum to churn up golf greens. Durham Times. 7 August.

Where's Clyde? Vandals wreck statues while one disappears entirely from Ibrox…and now he is gone for good

(United Kingdom)

The Herald (2014). Where's Clyde? Vandals wreck statues while one disappears entirely from Ibrox…and now he is gone for good. The Herald. 7 August.

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.

Nigeria: Reps Urge UK to Repatriate Stolen Artefacts

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Rotimi Akinwumi (2014). Nigeria: Reps Urge UK to Repatriate Stolen Artefacts. All Africa. 11 July.

Sale of Egyptian Statue By English Museum Draws Criticism

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Tom Mashberg (2014). Sale of Egyptian Statue By English Museum Draws Criticism. The New York Times. 11 July.

Egypt fails to retrieve ancient statue before sale at UK auction

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2014). Egypt fails to retrieve ancient statue before sale at UK auction. Egypt Independent. 11 July.

Van Gogh' painting is not family heirloom, owner admits

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2014). Van Gogh' painting is not family heirloom, owner admits. BBC News. 9 July.

Egyptian bid to stop Northampton's ancient statue sale

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

BBC News (2014). Egyptian bid to stop Northampton's ancient statue sale. BBC News. 8 July.

Nigeria: Benin Monarch, NCMM Disagree Over Reception for Returning Antiquities

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Simon Ebegbulem (2014). Nigeria: Benin Monarch, NCMM Disagree Over Reception for Returning Antiquities. All Africa. 5 June.

Angels and paintings vandalised at Tintagel Parish Church

(United Kingdom)

Cornish Guardian (2014). Angels and paintings vandalised at Tintagel Parish Church. Cornish Guardian. 4 June.

Stuffed giraffe to have stolen tongue reattached

(United Kingdom)

Edinburgh News (2014). Stuffed giraffe to have stolen tongue reattached. Edinburgh News. 8 May.

London's Victoria and Albert Museum willing to lend Eros head to Istanbul

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Hurriyet Daily News (2014). London's Victoria and Albert Museum willing to lend Eros head to Istanbul. Hurriyet Daily News. 5 May.

Reward offered over Henry Moore sculpture theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2014). Reward offered over Henry Moore sculpture theft. BBC News. 11 April.

Police Scotland chief in gold wreath legal wrangle

(United Kingdom)

Chris Marshall (2014). Police Scotland chief in gold wreath legal wrangle. The Scotsman. 5 April.

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.

Unique 600-year-old brass plaque stolen from Herefordshire church

(United Kingdom)

Hereford Times (2014). Unique 600-year-old brass plaque stolen from Herefordshire church. Hereford Times. 2 April.

Auction houses should do more to root out looted antiquities

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Christos Tsirogiannis (2014). Auction houses should do more to root out looted antiquities. Apollo. 2 April.

Stolen armour and weapony worth thousands returned to Stansted Mountfitchet castle

(United Kingdom)

Cambridge News (2014). Stolen armour and weapony worth thousands returned to Stansted Mountfitchet castle. Cambridge News. 1 April.

Museum porcelain may have been looted by Nazis

(United Kingdom)

David Sanderson (2014). Museum porcelain may have been looted by Nazis. The Times. 29 March.

Fury over the National Geographic channel historians digging up Second World War graves

(United Kingdom; Poland; Latvia)

Guy WalterS (2014). Fury over the National Geographic channel historians digging up Second World War graves. The Daily Mail. 28 March.

TV Series Is Criticized in Handling of Deceased

(United Kingdom; Poland; Latvia)

Tom Mashberg (2014). TV Series Is Criticized in Handling of Deceased. The New York Times. 28 March.

Tate to return Constable painting looted by Nazis

(Hungary; United Kingdom)

Padraic Flanagan (2014). Tate to return Constable painting looted by Nazis. The Telegraph. 28 March.

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.

Ancient Roman Seuso-treasure repatriated to Hungary

(Hungary; United Kingdom)

Prime Minister's Office (2014). Ancient Roman Seuso-treasure repatriated to Hungary. Hungarian Government. 26 March.

Hungary buys back Roman"family silver" for $20 million

(Hungary; United Kingdom)

Marton Dunai (2014). Hungary buys back Roman"family silver" for $20 million. Reuters. 26 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.

The New Stolen-Art Tracker Opens Its Doors

(United Kingdom)

Judith A. Dobrzynski (2014). The New Stolen-Art Tracker Opens Its Doors. Real Clear Arts. 18 March.

BBC art experts make mistake over 'Constable'

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2014). BBC art experts make mistake over 'Constable'. The Telegraph. 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.

Newly-discovered Anglo-Saxon village 'stripped of valuable artefacts by thieves'

(United Kingdom)

Bill Gardner (2014). Newly-discovered Anglo-Saxon village 'stripped of valuable artefacts by thieves'. The Telegraph. 12 March.

Rendlesham: Nighthawks may have raided Saxon treasure at Suffolk's 'village of the kings'

(United Kingdom)

Richard Cornwell (2014). Rendlesham: Nighthawks may have raided Saxon treasure at Suffolk's 'village of the kings'. Ipswich Star. 11 March.

Antiquities dealers liven up the London art scene

(United Kingdom)

Susan Moore (2014). Antiquities dealers liven up the London art scene. Financial Times. 7 March.

Ex-BBC man attempted to sell artefact plundered in Arab Spring

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Paul Peachey (2014). Ex-BBC man attempted to sell artefact plundered in Arab Spring. The Independent. 7 March.

Damien Hirst artwork theft: police release CCTV footage

(United Kingdom)

Press Association (2013). Damien Hirst artwork theft: police release CCTV footage. Press Association. 18 December.

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.

Egypt challenges a UK auctioneer over 200 'stolen' antiquities

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Ahram Online (2013). Egypt challenges a UK auctioneer over 200 'stolen' antiquities. Ahram Online. 1 May.

Police reveal DNA clue in theft of £50m Leonardo da Vinci and second art break-in

(United Kingdom)

Paul O'Hare (2012). Police reveal DNA clue in theft of £50m Leonardo da Vinci and second art break-in. Daily Record. 1 July.

Gerald Laing sculpture stolen from Kelvingrove Museum

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BBC News (2012). Gerald Laing sculpture stolen from Kelvingrove Museum. BBC News. 22 February.

Scottish police recover paintings stolen in 1990s

(United Kingdom)

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

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.