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Articles for November 2020

157 articles found.

We Didn't Loot Ancestral Antiquities ― Ila Orangun Ruling House

(Nigeria)

Oluwole Ige (2020). We Didn't Loot Ancestral Antiquities ― Ila Orangun Ruling House. Nigerian Tribune. 1 November.

Dispute Over Pissarro Painting Looted by Nazis Is Back in Court

(United States of America; France)

Sarah Bahr (2020). Dispute Over Pissarro Painting Looted by Nazis Is Back in Court. New York Times. 1 November.

Guerra del bronce. La red mafiosa detrás del robo de las estatuas porteñas

(Argentina)

Bronze War: The mafia network behind the theft of Benos Ares' statues

Virginia Mejía (2020). Guerra del bronce. La red mafiosa detrás del robo de las estatuas porteñas. La Nacion. 1 November.

El tráfico de bienes culturales, un delito millonario que se ensaña con Perú

(Peru)

Mundo (2020). El tráfico de bienes culturales, un delito millonario que se ensaña con Perú. Mundo. 1 November.

The explorer who desecrated graves in the name of science

(Philippines)

Bhavi Mandalia (2020). The explorer who desecrated graves in the name of science. Pledge Times. 1 November.

Tesoros que nunca volverán

(Mexico)

Treasures that will never return

Unicorno (2020). Tesoros que nunca volverán. Por Esto. 1 November.

Uncorking The Basics Of Wine Insurance

(General)

John Egan, Amy Danise (2020). Uncorking The Basics Of Wine Insurance. Forbes. 2 November.

Dutch Jewish family allege bias over refusal to return €20m painting

(Netherlands)

Daniel Boffey (2020). Dutch Jewish family allege bias over refusal to return €20m painting. The Guardian. 2 November.

Four men charged after action at Port of Dover uncovers stolen antiques and rigged gambling table

(United Kingdom; Bulgaria)

Katie Boyden (2020). Four men charged after action at Port of Dover uncovers stolen antiques and rigged gambling table. In Your Area. 2 November.

During WWII, a Virginia Beach soldier stole a painting from a French chateau. 74 years later, he returned it.

(United States of America; France)

Stacy Parker (2020). During WWII, a Virginia Beach soldier stole a painting from a French chateau. 74 years later, he returned it.. The Virginian Pilot. 2 November.

A handmade birch bark canoe returns to a North Sask. family

(Canada)

Nick Pearce (2020). A handmade birch bark canoe returns to a North Sask. family. The Star Phoenix. 2 November.

German art collector, 38, is fighting extradition to UK from Portugal over claims she sold 'Kusama pumpkin' for £1.1million but refused to hand it over to the buyer

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Faith Ridler (2020). German art collector, 38, is fighting extradition to UK from Portugal over claims she sold 'Kusama pumpkin' for £1.1million but refused to hand it over to the buyer. The Daily Mail. 2 November.

U'mista Cultural Centre celebrates 40 years of repatriating stolen objects

(Canada)

Zoe Ducklow (2020). U'mista Cultural Centre celebrates 40 years of repatriating stolen objects. North Island Gazette. 2 November.

Filipinas: recuperan un "Santo Niño" 32 años después de haber sido robado

(Philippines)

Philippines: Santo Niño recovered 32 years after having been robbed

FSSPX News (2020). Filipinas: recuperan un "Santo Niño" 32 años después de haber sido robado. Actualidad. 2 November.

Digging for artifacts on public property is illegal

(United States of America)

Garrett Fergeson (2020). Digging for artifacts on public property is illegal. KNWA. 2 November.

Ancient monument damaged when owner rescues dog from rabbit hole

(Isle of Man)

IOM Today (2020). Ancient monument damaged when owner rescues dog from rabbit hole. IOM Today. 2 November.

The Re-Education of the Museum of Fine Arts

(United States of America)

Kyle Paoletta (2020). The Re-Education of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston Magazine. 2 November.

Attempted robbery at MuseumAfrica causes flood, raises concern over heritage sector management

(South Africa)

Lindokuhle Nkosi (2020). Attempted robbery at MuseumAfrica causes flood, raises concern over heritage sector management. News 24. 3 November.

Australia pledges millions towards repatriation of Aboriginal artefacts from overseas collections

(Australia)

Riah Pryor (2020). Australia pledges millions towards repatriation of Aboriginal artefacts from overseas collections. The Art Newspaper. 3 November.

Indonesian Heritage Objects Go Home

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

Tempo (2020). Indonesian Heritage Objects Go Home. Tempo. 3 November.

Ni las iglesias respetan: roban campana en el templo de San Lorenzo de Villalpando

(Mexico)

Not even churches respected: Bell stolen in the temple of San Lorenzo in Villalpando

María Espino (2020). Ni las iglesias respetan: roban campana en el templo de San Lorenzo de Villalpando. Periódico Correo. 3 November.

The History of Museums Is More Fraught Than You Might Think

(Kenya; United States of America)

Angela Ufheil (2020). The History of Museums Is More Fraught Than You Might Think. 5280. 3 November.

Antiquities recovered in 2015 in NYC given back to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Associated Press (2020). Antiquities recovered in 2015 in NYC given back to Pakistan. The Washington Post. 3 November.

Ethiopia: The fight to repatriate artefacts is far from over

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Samuel Gatachew (2020). Ethiopia: The fight to repatriate artefacts is far from over. The Africa Report. 3 November.

Here today, gone tomorrow: A brief look at art thefts in South Africa

(South Africa)

Zaza Hlalethwa (2020). Here today, gone tomorrow: A brief look at art thefts in South Africa. News 24. 3 November.

Stephen Fry calls for Elgin Marbles to be returned to Athens from British Museum

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Press Association (2020). Stephen Fry calls for Elgin Marbles to be returned to Athens from British Museum. Evening Express. 3 November.

2 held with panchaloha idol, hunt on for prime accused

(India)

A. Subburaj (2020). 2 held with panchaloha idol, hunt on for prime accused. The Times of India. 3 November.

Four Toi Moko welcomed back to New Zealand after 'long, wrong' journey to Germany

(New Zealand; Germany)

Laura Wiltshire (2020). Four Toi Moko welcomed back to New Zealand after 'long, wrong' journey to Germany. Stuff.co.nz. 3 November.

Stolen and recovered archaeological finds become museum

(Italy)

ANSA (2020). Stolen and recovered archaeological finds become museum. ANSA. 4 November.

Doors closed at historic Fife castle to protect it from anti-social behaviour

(United Kingdom)

Allan Crow (2020). Doors closed at historic Fife castle to protect it from anti-social behaviour. Fife Today. 4 November.

Cupar farmer who denies damaging ancient Angus stone circles to face trial next year

(United Kingdom)

Graham Brown (2020). Cupar farmer who denies damaging ancient Angus stone circles to face trial next year. The Courier. 4 November.

Artful codgers: why the art market is a hotbed of grey crime

(General)

Riah Pryor (2020). Artful codgers: why the art market is a hotbed of grey crime. The Art Newspaper. 4 November.

Thieves Swipe Nazi Uniforms From a Danish Museum, the Latest in a Bizarre Wave of World War II Memorabilia Robberies

(Denmark)

Sarah Cascone (2020). Thieves Swipe Nazi Uniforms From a Danish Museum, the Latest in a Bizarre Wave of World War II Memorabilia Robberies. ArtNet News. 4 November.

Syrian authorities prevent smuggling of archaeological pieces

(Syria)

Prensa Latina (2020). Syrian authorities prevent smuggling of archaeological pieces. Prensa Latina. 4 November.

Treasury Dept Warns of Sanctions to Art World

(United States of America)

Chandra Noyes (2020). Treasury Dept Warns of Sanctions to Art World. Art & Object. 5 November.

SA Hip Hop museum allegedly trashed after reports of a break-in

(South Africa)

Stephanie De La Rey (2020). SA Hip Hop museum allegedly trashed after reports of a break-in. Briefly. 5 November.

Stolen relics

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Dawn (2020). Stolen relics. Dawn. 5 November.

The Netherlands returns 'stolen' Ife terracotta head to Nigerian

(Nigeria; Netherlands)

Pulse (2020). The Netherlands returns 'stolen' Ife terracotta head to Nigerian. Pulse. 5 November.

France Passes a Bill to Return Looted Art to Benin and Senegal Within a Year

(Benin; Senegal; France)

Helen Holmes (2020). France Passes a Bill to Return Looted Art to Benin and Senegal Within a Year. Observer. 5 November.

Benin Bronzes must be returned to Africa, says curator of Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Jessica Carpani (2020). Benin Bronzes must be returned to Africa, says curator of Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum. The Telegraph. 5 November.

Egypt recovers part of sarcophagus from Italy

(Egypt; Italy)

Nevine El-Aref (2020). Egypt recovers part of sarcophagus from Italy. Ahram Online. 5 November.

Antiquities Recovered in 2015 in New York City Given Back to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Associated Press (2020). Antiquities Recovered in 2015 in New York City Given Back to Pakistan. Indiawest. 5 November.

45 Valuable Drawings By Marvel Comic Artist John Buscema Have Been Stolen

(United States of America)

Helen Holmes (2020). 45 Valuable Drawings By Marvel Comic Artist John Buscema Have Been Stolen. Observer. 6 November.

Recovered idols belong to a temple, say officials

(India)

The Hindu (2020). Recovered idols belong to a temple, say officials. The Hindu. 6 November.

The seizure of a person while excavating antiquities at his home

(Egypt)

al Khaleej Today (2020). The seizure of a person while excavating antiquities at his home. al Khaleej Today. 6 November.

Ammonite theft suspect sentenced on other charges

(United Kingdom)

Delon Shurtz (2020). Ammonite theft suspect sentenced on other charges. Lethbridge Herald. 7 November.

French Senate approves the return of 27 African cultural objects to Benin and Senegal

(Benin; Senegal; France)

Katherine Keener (2020). French Senate approves the return of 27 African cultural objects to Benin and Senegal. Art Critique. 8 November.

Geoffrey Robertson to push for Gweagal shield's return in new series

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Garry Maddox (2020). Geoffrey Robertson to push for Gweagal shield's return in new series. The Age. 8 November.

Growing rate of theft of Nazi objects across Europe

(Netherlands; Denmark)

DW (2020). Growing rate of theft of Nazi objects across Europe. DW. 9 November.

Alan Turing: Stolen items to be returned to UK from US after decades

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Sue Paz (2020). Alan Turing: Stolen items to be returned to UK from US after decades. BBC News. 9 November.

Four-billion-year-old Wolfe Creek meteorite stolen from Queensland museum recovered

(Australia)

Jemima Burt (2020). Four-billion-year-old Wolfe Creek meteorite stolen from Queensland museum recovered. ABC Australia. 9 November.

Preminghana petroglyph return stalls, despite agreements reached in August

(Australia)

Adam Holms (2020). Preminghana petroglyph return stalls, despite agreements reached in August. The Advocate. 9 November.

Hackers target oldest bible and Vatican's other priceless treasures in online attacks

(Holy See)

Kabir Jhala (2020). Hackers target oldest bible and Vatican's other priceless treasures in online attacks. The Art Newspaper. 9 November.

Holy Happy Ending, Batman

(United States of America)

Antique Trader (2020). Holy Happy Ending, Batman. Antique Trader. 9 November.

Soccer-ball sized meteorite thought to be more than four BILLION years old is returned to its rightful owners five years after being snatched from a 'crystal cave'

(Australia)

Alison Bevege (2020). Soccer-ball sized meteorite thought to be more than four BILLION years old is returned to its rightful owners five years after being snatched from a 'crystal cave'. Daily Mail. 9 November.

Three arrested, suspected of stealing antiquities from Tel Megiddo

(Israel)

Tobias Siegal (2020). Three arrested, suspected of stealing antiquities from Tel Megiddo. The Jerusalem Post. 9 November.

Theft of expensive art remains mystery 10 years later

(United States of America)

Mark Caudill (2020). Theft of expensive art remains mystery 10 years later. Mansfield News Journal. 9 November.

Is Saving Art Worth Lives?

(General)

Amalia Abecassis (2020). Is Saving Art Worth Lives?. Jewish Journal. 9 November.

Minneapolis art museum criticised for keeping ancient Indigenous objects

(United States of America)

Gabriella Angeleti (2020). Minneapolis art museum criticised for keeping ancient Indigenous objects. The Art Newspaper. 9 November.

Sotheby's Sued by New York State AG for Tax Fraud

(United States of America)

ArtForum (2020). Sotheby's Sued by New York State AG for Tax Fraud. ArtForum. 9 November.

Stolen Pierneef painting: Magashule's ex-guard wanted to make quick millions, State charges

(South Africa)

Jeanette Chabalala (2020). Stolen Pierneef painting: Magashule's ex-guard wanted to make quick millions, State charges. News 24. 9 November.

Pandemic harms efforts to rein in antiquities theft

(Syria; Yemen; Iraq; Afghanistan; Egypt)

France 24 (2020). Pandemic harms efforts to rein in antiquities theft. France 24. 9 November.

Government Moving To Retrieve Taino Artefacts From UK

(Jamaica; United Kingdom)

The Gleaner (2020). Government Moving To Retrieve Taino Artefacts From UK. The Gleaner. 9 November.

Stealing an Entire Dinosaur – Thieves Loot Brazil's Precious Fossils

(Brazil)

Isaac Norris (2020). Stealing an Entire Dinosaur – Thieves Loot Brazil's Precious Fossils. Insight Crime. 10 November.

Inside Rome's Secure Vault for Stolen Art

(Italy)

Alessio Perrone (2020). Inside Rome's Secure Vault for Stolen Art. Atlas Obscura. 10 November.

Film Review: The Last Vermeer

(Netherlands)

Sam Ben-Meir (2020). Film Review: The Last Vermeer. San Diego Jewish World. 10 November.

Jamaican Government Looks to Retrieve Artefacts from British Museum

(Jamaica; United Kingdom)

Caribbean National Weekly (2020). Jamaican Government Looks to Retrieve Artefacts from British Museum. Caribbean National Weekly. 10 November.

Art Forger Han van Meegeren Fooled the World Into Believing His Fake Vermeers. A New Film Unpacks His Bag of Tricks

(Netherlands)

Karen Chernick (2020). Art Forger Han van Meegeren Fooled the World Into Believing His Fake Vermeers. A New Film Unpacks His Bag of Tricks. ArtNet News. 10 November.

Books worth EUR 3.3 mln stolen by Romanian Mission: Impossible gang in London return to rightful owners

(Romania; United Kingdom)

Andrei Chirileasa (2020). Books worth EUR 3.3 mln stolen by Romanian Mission: Impossible gang in London return to rightful owners. Romania Insider. 10 November.

Looted artifacts on show in Russia highlight research

(Russia; Germany)

DW (2020). Looted artifacts on show in Russia highlight research. My Joy Online. 11 November.

The Day Britain Returned Royal Treasures Stolen From Burma's Palace

(Myanmar; United Kingdom)

Wei Yan Aung (2020). The Day Britain Returned Royal Treasures Stolen From Burma's Palace. The Irrawaddy. 11 November.

The devil is in the paperwork—don't be caught out by provenance fraud

(United States of America)

Riah Pryor (2020). The devil is in the paperwork—don't be caught out by provenance fraud. The Art Newspaper. 11 November.

How Rose Dugdale Went From British Debutante to I.R.A. 'Freedom Fighter'

(Ireland; United Kingdom)

Max Carter (2020). How Rose Dugdale Went From British Debutante to I.R.A. 'Freedom Fighter'. The New York Times. 11 November.

Stolen books worth £2.5 million returned to rightful owners

(Romania; United Kingdom)

Will Durrant (2020). Stolen books worth £2.5 million returned to rightful owners. SW Londoner. 11 November.

Elgin Marbles: MEPs from 12 EU countries call on Boris Johnson to return Parthenon artefacts to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Benjamin Butterworth (2020). Elgin Marbles: MEPs from 12 EU countries call on Boris Johnson to return Parthenon artefacts to Greece. INews. 11 November.

West Africa: Inside the Illicit Trade in West Africa's Oldest Artworks

(Nigera; Germany)

Daily Trust (2020). West Africa: Inside the Illicit Trade in West Africa's Oldest Artworks. All Africa. 11 November.

MEPs Call on Boris Johnson to Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Anna Wichmann (2020). MEPs Call on Boris Johnson to Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece. Greek Reporter. 11 November.

Unesco, stop citing 'bogus' $10bn figure, art trade pleads

(General)

Vincent Noce (2020). Unesco, stop citing 'bogus' $10bn figure, art trade pleads. The Art Newspaper. 12 November.

Nigeria expects more Benin Bronze returns as soon as next year

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Alexis Akwagyiram (2020). Nigeria expects more Benin Bronze returns as soon as next year. Reuters. 12 November.

Samsung partners with art crime expert to hunt for world's missing masterpieces

(General)

Kabir Jhala (2020). Samsung partners with art crime expert to hunt for world's missing masterpieces. The Art Newspaper. 12 November.

Bigfoot missing: Sheriff's office reports statues stolen from museum

(United States of America)

Andre Torrez (2020). Bigfoot missing: Sheriff's office reports statues stolen from museum. KTVU Fox 2. 12 November.

Switzerland returns stolen artefacts to Italy

(Switzerland; Italy)

Riccardo Franciolli (2020). Switzerland returns stolen artefacts to Italy. Swiss Info. 12 November.

The war on stolen artefacts

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2020). The war on stolen artefacts. Swiss Info. 12 November.

Sitharaman Hands Over Confiscated Antiquities/Coins To Patel

(India)

T3 News Network (2020). Sitharaman Hands Over Confiscated Antiquities/Coins To Patel. Travel Trends Today. 12 November.

Bronze idol stolen from temple

(India)

The Times of India (2020). Bronze idol stolen from temple. The Times of India. 12 November.

Tribute work to New Zealand's most famous artist sold in London as original

(New Zealand; Europe)

Eleanor Ainge Roy (2020). Tribute work to New Zealand's most famous artist sold in London as original. The Guardian. 13 November.

Being stolen is 'best thing that could happen' for artwork's prestige, says expert

(General)

Luke Hurst (2020). Being stolen is 'best thing that could happen' for artwork's prestige, says expert. EuroNews. 13 November.

Controversial tunnel under Stonehenge approved over archaeologists' objections

(United Kingdom)

Roff Smith (2020). Controversial tunnel under Stonehenge approved over archaeologists' objections. National Geographic. 13 November.

The battle get our art back

(General)

Suyin Haynes (2020). The battle get our art back. The Southern Times Africa. 13 November.

Fifty years on, Unesco's convention against illicit trafficking of cultural artefacts still shines bright

(General)

Alexander Herman (2020). Fifty years on, Unesco's convention against illicit trafficking of cultural artefacts still shines bright. The Art Newspaper. 13 November.

The Fossils That Get Away (From Scientists)

(United States of America)

Jessica Leigh Hester (2020). The Fossils That Get Away (From Scientists). Atlas Obscura. 13 November.

Unesco under fire for using Met objects in anti-trafficking campaign

(General)

Nancy Kenney (2020). Unesco under fire for using Met objects in anti-trafficking campaign. The Art Newspaper. 13 November.

Stolen Bigfoot statue found in California, returned to museum

(United States of America)

Joshua Rhett Miller (2020). Stolen Bigfoot statue found in California, returned to museum. New York Post. 13 November.

Google Arts & Culture as an Agent of Ethnic Cleansing

(Armenia; Azerbaijan)

Nevdon Jamgochian (2020). Google Arts & Culture as an Agent of Ethnic Cleansing. Hyperallergic. 13 November.

Thieves Grab Nazi Memorabilia in Museum Heists, Puzzling Police

(Denmark; Netherlands)

Alex Marshall (2020). Thieves Grab Nazi Memorabilia in Museum Heists, Puzzling Police. The New York Times. 13 November.

Artist devastated by theft of prized painting from Edmonton arts co-operative

(Canada)

CBC (2020). Artist devastated by theft of prized painting from Edmonton arts co-operative. CBC. 14 November.

New museum in Nigeria raises hopes of resolution to Benin bronzes dispute

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2020). New museum in Nigeria raises hopes of resolution to Benin bronzes dispute. The Guardian. 14 November.

Wildlife crime in Scotland almost doubled in the last year

(United Kingdom)

Richard Mason (2020). Wildlife crime in Scotland almost doubled in the last year. The National. 14 November.

WWII plane wreckage newly discovered on Broome battlefield feared stolen

(Australia)

Ben Collins (2020). WWII plane wreckage newly discovered on Broome battlefield feared stolen. ABC Australia. 14 November.

UNESCO's role in the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property

(General)

Christian Manhart (2020). UNESCO's role in the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property. My Republica. 14 November.

A family feud, a mystery firm and the Botticelli masterpiece that quietly vanished

(United States of America; Italy)

Jamie Doward (2020). A family feud, a mystery firm and the Botticelli masterpiece that quietly vanished. The Guardian. 15 November.

Egypt: Anger at loan of Islamic artefacts to Saudi Arabia for two years

(Egypt; Saudi Arabia)

Middle East Eye (2020). Egypt: Anger at loan of Islamic artefacts to Saudi Arabia for two years. Middle East Eye. 15 November.

Stik: Stolen prints returned to artist following appeal

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2020). Stik: Stolen prints returned to artist following appeal. BBC News. 16 November.

Seller contests having to repay Sotheby's for allegedly forged Frans Hals

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Vincent Noce (2020). Seller contests having to repay Sotheby's for allegedly forged Frans Hals. The Art Newspaper. 16 November.

$10 M. Botticelli Painting Reportedly Disappears Amid Legal Dispute

(United States of America)

Maximilíano Durón (2020). $10 M. Botticelli Painting Reportedly Disappears Amid Legal Dispute. ARTnews. 16 November.

Dutch Are Taking Giant Steps Towards Restitution Of Looted Artefacts

(Netherlands; Ghana)

Kwame Opoku (2020). Dutch Are Taking Giant Steps Towards Restitution Of Looted Artefacts. Modern Ghana. 16 November.

Trial date set for man charged with ammonite theft

(United Kingdom)

Delon Shurtz (2020). Trial date set for man charged with ammonite theft. Lethbridge Herald. 16 November.

A Hedge-Fund Manager Whose Company Sold a Fake Frans Hals at Auction Is Appealing a Court Order to Return $6 Million to Sotheby's

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2020). A Hedge-Fund Manager Whose Company Sold a Fake Frans Hals at Auction Is Appealing a Court Order to Return $6 Million to Sotheby's. ArtNet News. 16 November.

Cultural relics repatriated by U.S. find home in east China city

(China; United States of America)

CGTN (2020). Cultural relics repatriated by U.S. find home in east China city. CGTN. 17 November.

"Holding on to stolen African objects, hiding them away, is plain wrong"

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Murray Scougall (2020). "Holding on to stolen African objects, hiding them away, is plain wrong". The Sunday Post. 17 November.

Swiss take steps to `decolonise' cultural artefacts

(Switzerland)

Julia Crawford (2020). Swiss take steps to `decolonise' cultural artefacts. Swiss Info. 22 November.

Israeli intel firm says it helped solve billion-dollar German jewel heist

(Germany; Israel)

The Times of Israel (2020). Israeli intel firm says it helped solve billion-dollar German jewel heist. The Times of Israel. 22 November.

New York authorities return ancient stele to Egypt

(Egypt; United States of America)

Vincent Noce (2020). New York authorities return ancient stele to Egypt. The Art Newspaper. 23 November.

Canada To Return a Statue It Stole From India Over a Century Ago

(Canada; India)

Varsha Rani (2020). Canada To Return a Statue It Stole From India Over a Century Ago. Vice. 23 November.

Bike disappearance mars Banksy artwork in Nottingham

(United Kingdom)

Mattha Busby (2020). Bike disappearance mars Banksy artwork in Nottingham. The Guardian. 23 November.

Police and council appeal for witnesses after Cefn Cribwr Ironworks vandalised twice in one month

(United Kingdom)

Hannah Neary (2020). Police and council appeal for witnesses after Cefn Cribwr Ironworks vandalised twice in one month. Wales Online. 23 November.

Where Are the Other Fake Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls?

(United States of America)

Gordon Govier (2020). Where Are the Other Fake Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls?. Christianity Today. 23 November.

$120,000 Arthur Boyd painting stolen from John Singleton's Central Coast estate

(Australia)

Fergus Hunter (2020). $120,000 Arthur Boyd painting stolen from John Singleton's Central Coast estate. The Sydney Morning Herald. 23 November.

Germany's heist that shocked the museum world: the Green Vault theft

(Germany)

Carl Holm (2020). Germany's heist that shocked the museum world: the Green Vault theft. DW. 24 November.

'The law has to fall on someone': Seller of allegedly fake Frans Hals must pay Sotheby's $5.3m for cancelled sale, judge insists

(United Kingdom)

Vincent Noce (2020). 'The law has to fall on someone': Seller of allegedly fake Frans Hals must pay Sotheby's $5.3m for cancelled sale, judge insists. The Art Newspaper. 24 November.

How Archaeologists Are Using Deep Learning to Dig Deeper

(General)

Zach Zorich (2020). How Archaeologists Are Using Deep Learning to Dig Deeper. The New York Times. 24 November.

While Installing Her Show at a Canadian Museum, an Artist Discovered a Looted Statue in the Collection. Now, It's Headed Back to India

(Canada; India)

Brian Boucher (2020). While Installing Her Show at a Canadian Museum, an Artist Discovered a Looted Statue in the Collection. Now, It's Headed Back to India. ArtNet News. 24 November.

The tiger king and the stuff the British stole

(India; United Kingdom)

Marc Fennell, Nick Wiggins (2020). The tiger king and the stuff the British stole. ABC Australia. 24 November.

Police may be asked to investigate how historic lamps were offered for sale

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Booker-Lewis (2020). Police may be asked to investigate how historic lamps were offered for sale. Brighton & Hove News. 24 November.

Un intento de robo en la iglesia de La Concepción acaba con la detención de un hombre acusado de cinco hurtos con fuerza en La Laguna

(Spain)

An attempted robbery in the church of La Concepción ends with the arrest of a man accused of five robberies with force in La Laguna

El Diario (2020). Un intento de robo en la iglesia de La Concepción acaba con la detención de un hombre acusado de cinco hurtos con fuerza en La Laguna. El Diario. 24 November.

Inside the Illicit Trade in West Africa's Oldest Artworks

(Nigeria; Germany)

Lutz Mükke, Adie Vanessa Offiong (2020). Inside the Illicit Trade in West Africa's Oldest Artworks. Zam Magazine. 24 November.

Strange case of the art dealer, the tech billionaire, his email and Picasso's lover

(United Kingdom)

David Sanderson (2020). Strange case of the art dealer, the tech billionaire, his email and Picasso's lover. The Sunday Times. 24 November.

Charles Darwin: Notebooks worth millions lost for 20 years

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Jones (2020). Charles Darwin: Notebooks worth millions lost for 20 years. BBC News. 25 November.

Why Restitution Won't Happen If Europe Controls the Terms

(General)

Eric Otieno (2020). Why Restitution Won't Happen If Europe Controls the Terms. Frieze. 25 November.

Charles Darwin manuscripts reported stolen from Cambridge University Library

(United Kingdom)

Luke O'Reilly (2020). Charles Darwin manuscripts reported stolen from Cambridge University Library. Evening Standard. 25 November.

No trace of steel horse statues stolen from Katwijk meadow

(Netherlands)

Dutch News (2020). No trace of steel horse statues stolen from Katwijk meadow. Dutch News. 25 November.

Penitent American Tourist Returns Artifact Stolen From Rome

(Italy; United States of America)

Carlie Porterfield (2020). Penitent American Tourist Returns Artifact Stolen From Rome. Forbes. 25 November.

Facebook is deleting evidence of war crimes, researchers say

(United States of America)

Zoe Schiffer (2020). Facebook is deleting evidence of war crimes, researchers say. The Verge. 25 November.

Museum of the Bible returns hand-written gospels looted from Greece during the First World War

(Greece; United States of America)

David D'Arcy (2020). Museum of the Bible returns hand-written gospels looted from Greece during the First World War. The Art Newspaper. 26 November.

Plant enthusiast is charged after stealing 45 bonsai trees worth $30,000 from his neighbours

(United States of America)

Lauren Ferri (2020). Plant enthusiast is charged after stealing 45 bonsai trees worth $30,000 from his neighbours. The Daily Mail. 26 November.

How East Germany seized valuables from its citizens

(Germany)

Rayna Breuer (2020). How East Germany seized valuables from its citizens. DW. 26 November.

Archaeological Unit of Rafah Land Port, Custom Authorities succeeded in seizing 9 archaeological coins

(Egypt)

Egypt Today (2020). Archaeological Unit of Rafah Land Port, Custom Authorities succeeded in seizing 9 archaeological coins. Egypt Today. 26 November.

Church crime team becomes national model for police forces everywhere

(United Kingdom)

Tom Mack (2020). Church crime team becomes national model for police forces everywhere. Leicester Mercury. 27 November.

Passing sentences … what's the worst kind of book thief?

(United Kingdom)

Shaun Bythell (2020). Passing sentences … what's the worst kind of book thief?. The Guardian. 27 November.

'Restitution is important but it is not essential': the African museums building a homegrown cultural revival

(Senegal; Togo)

Ayodeji Rotinwa (2020). 'Restitution is important but it is not essential': the African museums building a homegrown cultural revival. The Art Newspaper. 27 November.

'Please forgive me!': US tourist returns block of stolen Roman marble

(Italy; United States of America)

BBC News (2020). 'Please forgive me!': US tourist returns block of stolen Roman marble. BBC News. 27 November.

Nigeria receives repatriated 600-year-old Ife Tarrecotta

(Nigeria; Netherlands)

Naija 247 News (2020). Nigeria receives repatriated 600-year-old Ife Tarrecotta. Naija 247 News. 27 November.

The art that isn't there

(United Kingdom)

Piper Whitehead (2020). The art that isn't there. Varsity. 27 November.

California bill seeks to give tribes more standing to recover sacred objects from museums

(United States of America)

Alexei Koseff (2020). California bill seeks to give tribes more standing to recover sacred objects from museums. San Francisco Chronicle. 28 November.

Painting missing for 23 years back on online display in Italy

(Italy)

Xinhua (2020). Painting missing for 23 years back on online display in Italy. Xinhua. 28 November.

The World's Most Glamorous Quarantine Project

(United States of America)

Geraldine Fabrikant (2020). The World's Most Glamorous Quarantine Project. The New York Times. 28 November.

Police discover large network of European auction houses selling stolen ancient Greek artifacts illegally

(Greece)

Paulina Karavasili (2020). Police discover large network of European auction houses selling stolen ancient Greek artifacts illegally. Greek City Times. 28 November.

Heritage Furniture Theft: Crime Branch Sends Team To Mumbai

(India)

Mumbai Live (2020). Heritage Furniture Theft: Crime Branch Sends Team To Mumbai. Mumbai Live. 28 November.

El político estadounidense que se robó más de 3 mil piezas mayas de Chichén Itzá

(Mexico; United States of America)

The American politician who stole more than 3 thousand Maya pieces from Chichén Itzá

Por Esto (2020). El político estadounidense que se robó más de 3 mil piezas mayas de Chichén Itzá. Por Esto. 28 November.

Tamil Nadu: Stolen antique idols reinstalled in temple

(India; United Kingdom)

Gokul Rajendran (2020). Tamil Nadu: Stolen antique idols reinstalled in temple. The Times of India. 28 November.

Inside illicit trade in West Africa's oldest artworks – Part 2

(Nigeria; Germany)

Lutz Mükke, Adie Vanessa Offiong (2020). Inside illicit trade in West Africa's oldest artworks – Part 2. The Guardian Nigeria. 29 November.

The mysterious silver monolith in the Utah desert has disappeared

(United States of America)

Alanne Orjoux, Melissa Alonso (2020). The mysterious silver monolith in the Utah desert has disappeared. CNN. 29 November.

Who is Inigo Philbrick? MIC's Victoria's art dealer fiancé, accused of stealing £15m

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Lydia Venn (2020). Who is Inigo Philbrick? MIC's Victoria's art dealer fiancé, accused of stealing £15m. The Tab. 30 November.

When an Enemy's Cultural Heritage Becomes One's Own

(Armenia; Azerbaijan)

Hugh Eakin (2020). When an Enemy's Cultural Heritage Becomes One's Own. The New York Times. 30 November.

Darth Vader Screen-Used Helmet Stolen from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Offices

(United States of America)

Kevin Burwick (2020). Darth Vader Screen-Used Helmet Stolen from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Offices. Movie Web. 30 November.

Greek Monastery Seeks Return of Stolen Religious Objects from Bulgaria

(Greece; Bulgaria)

Anthee Carassava (2020). Greek Monastery Seeks Return of Stolen Religious Objects from Bulgaria. Voice of America. 30 November.

Catering assistant admits stealing medals and photos from Buckingham Palace

(United Kingdom)

Press Association (2020). Catering assistant admits stealing medals and photos from Buckingham Palace. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 30 November.