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Articles for November 2020
157 articles found.
Oluwole Ige (2020). We Didn't Loot Ancestral Antiquities ― Ila Orangun Ruling House. Nigerian Tribune. 1 November.
Sarah Bahr (2020). Dispute Over Pissarro Painting Looted by Nazis Is Back in Court. New York Times. 1 November.
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.
Mundo (2020). El tráfico de bienes culturales, un delito millonario que se ensaña con Perú. Mundo. 1 November.
Bhavi Mandalia (2020). The explorer who desecrated graves in the name of science. Pledge Times. 1 November.
Treasures that will never return
Unicorno (2020). Tesoros que nunca volverán. Por Esto. 1 November.
John Egan, Amy Danise (2020). Uncorking The Basics Of Wine Insurance. Forbes. 2 November.
Daniel Boffey (2020). Dutch Jewish family allege bias over refusal to return €20m painting. The Guardian. 2 November.
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.( )
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.
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( )
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.
Zoe Ducklow (2020). U'mista Cultural Centre celebrates 40 years of repatriating stolen objects. North Island Gazette. 2 November.
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.
Garrett Fergeson (2020). Digging for artifacts on public property is illegal. KNWA. 2 November.
IOM Today (2020). Ancient monument damaged when owner rescues dog from rabbit hole. IOM Today. 2 November.
Kyle Paoletta (2020). The Re-Education of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston Magazine. 2 November.
Lindokuhle Nkosi (2020). Attempted robbery at MuseumAfrica causes flood, raises concern over heritage sector management. News 24. 3 November.
Riah Pryor (2020). Australia pledges millions towards repatriation of Aboriginal artefacts from overseas collections. The Art Newspaper. 3 November.
Tempo (2020). Indonesian Heritage Objects Go Home. Tempo. 3 November.
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.
Angela Ufheil (2020). The History of Museums Is More Fraught Than You Might Think. 5280. 3 November.
Associated Press (2020). Antiquities recovered in 2015 in NYC given back to Pakistan. The Washington Post. 3 November.
Samuel Gatachew (2020). Ethiopia: The fight to repatriate artefacts is far from over. The Africa Report. 3 November.
Zaza Hlalethwa (2020). Here today, gone tomorrow: A brief look at art thefts in South Africa. News 24. 3 November.
Press Association (2020). Stephen Fry calls for Elgin Marbles to be returned to Athens from British Museum. Evening Express. 3 November.
A. Subburaj (2020). 2 held with panchaloha idol, hunt on for prime accused. The Times of India. 3 November.
Laura Wiltshire (2020). Four Toi Moko welcomed back to New Zealand after 'long, wrong' journey to Germany. Stuff.co.nz. 3 November.
ANSA (2020). Stolen and recovered archaeological finds become museum. ANSA. 4 November.
Allan Crow (2020). Doors closed at historic Fife castle to protect it from anti-social behaviour. Fife Today. 4 November.
Graham Brown (2020). Cupar farmer who denies damaging ancient Angus stone circles to face trial next year. The Courier. 4 November.
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( )
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.
Prensa Latina (2020). Syrian authorities prevent smuggling of archaeological pieces. Prensa Latina. 4 November.
Chandra Noyes (2020). Treasury Dept Warns of Sanctions to Art World. Art & Object. 5 November.
Stephanie De La Rey (2020). SA Hip Hop museum allegedly trashed after reports of a break-in. Briefly. 5 November.
Dawn (2020). Stolen relics. Dawn. 5 November.
Pulse (2020). The Netherlands returns 'stolen' Ife terracotta head to Nigerian. Pulse. 5 November.
Helen Holmes (2020). France Passes a Bill to Return Looted Art to Benin and Senegal Within a Year. Observer. 5 November.
Jessica Carpani (2020). Benin Bronzes must be returned to Africa, says curator of Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum. The Telegraph. 5 November.
Nevine El-Aref (2020). Egypt recovers part of sarcophagus from Italy. Ahram Online. 5 November.
Associated Press (2020). Antiquities Recovered in 2015 in New York City Given Back to Pakistan. Indiawest. 5 November.
Helen Holmes (2020). 45 Valuable Drawings By Marvel Comic Artist John Buscema Have Been Stolen. Observer. 6 November.
The Hindu (2020). Recovered idols belong to a temple, say officials. The Hindu. 6 November.
al Khaleej Today (2020). The seizure of a person while excavating antiquities at his home. al Khaleej Today. 6 November.
Delon Shurtz (2020). Ammonite theft suspect sentenced on other charges. Lethbridge Herald. 7 November.
Katherine Keener (2020). French Senate approves the return of 27 African cultural objects to Benin and Senegal. Art Critique. 8 November.
Garry Maddox (2020). Geoffrey Robertson to push for Gweagal shield's return in new series. The Age. 8 November.
DW (2020). Growing rate of theft of Nazi objects across Europe. DW. 9 November.
Sue Paz (2020). Alan Turing: Stolen items to be returned to UK from US after decades. BBC News. 9 November.
Jemima Burt (2020). Four-billion-year-old Wolfe Creek meteorite stolen from Queensland museum recovered. ABC Australia. 9 November.
Adam Holms (2020). Preminghana petroglyph return stalls, despite agreements reached in August. The Advocate. 9 November.
Kabir Jhala (2020). Hackers target oldest bible and Vatican's other priceless treasures in online attacks. The Art Newspaper. 9 November.
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'( )
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.
Tobias Siegal (2020). Three arrested, suspected of stealing antiquities from Tel Megiddo. The Jerusalem Post. 9 November.
Mark Caudill (2020). Theft of expensive art remains mystery 10 years later. Mansfield News Journal. 9 November.
Amalia Abecassis (2020). Is Saving Art Worth Lives?. Jewish Journal. 9 November.
Gabriella Angeleti (2020). Minneapolis art museum criticised for keeping ancient Indigenous objects. The Art Newspaper. 9 November.
ArtForum (2020). Sotheby's Sued by New York State AG for Tax Fraud. ArtForum. 9 November.
Jeanette Chabalala (2020). Stolen Pierneef painting: Magashule's ex-guard wanted to make quick millions, State charges. News 24. 9 November.
France 24 (2020). Pandemic harms efforts to rein in antiquities theft. France 24. 9 November.
The Gleaner (2020). Government Moving To Retrieve Taino Artefacts From UK. The Gleaner. 9 November.
Isaac Norris (2020). Stealing an Entire Dinosaur – Thieves Loot Brazil's Precious Fossils. Insight Crime. 10 November.
Alessio Perrone (2020). Inside Rome's Secure Vault for Stolen Art. Atlas Obscura. 10 November.
Sam Ben-Meir (2020). Film Review: The Last Vermeer. San Diego Jewish World. 10 November.
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( )
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( )
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.
DW (2020). Looted artifacts on show in Russia highlight research. My Joy Online. 11 November.
Wei Yan Aung (2020). The Day Britain Returned Royal Treasures Stolen From Burma's Palace. The Irrawaddy. 11 November.
Riah Pryor (2020). The devil is in the paperwork—don't be caught out by provenance fraud. The Art Newspaper. 11 November.
Max Carter (2020). How Rose Dugdale Went From British Debutante to I.R.A. 'Freedom Fighter'. The New York Times. 11 November.
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( )
Benjamin Butterworth (2020). Elgin Marbles: MEPs from 12 EU countries call on Boris Johnson to return Parthenon artefacts to Greece. INews. 11 November.
Daily Trust (2020). West Africa: Inside the Illicit Trade in West Africa's Oldest Artworks. All Africa. 11 November.
Anna Wichmann (2020). MEPs Call on Boris Johnson to Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece. Greek Reporter. 11 November.
Vincent Noce (2020). Unesco, stop citing 'bogus' $10bn figure, art trade pleads. The Art Newspaper. 12 November.
Alexis Akwagyiram (2020). Nigeria expects more Benin Bronze returns as soon as next year. Reuters. 12 November.
Kabir Jhala (2020). Samsung partners with art crime expert to hunt for world's missing masterpieces. The Art Newspaper. 12 November.
Andre Torrez (2020). Bigfoot missing: Sheriff's office reports statues stolen from museum. KTVU Fox 2. 12 November.
Riccardo Franciolli (2020). Switzerland returns stolen artefacts to Italy. Swiss Info. 12 November.
Swiss Info (2020). The war on stolen artefacts. Swiss Info. 12 November.
T3 News Network (2020). Sitharaman Hands Over Confiscated Antiquities/Coins To Patel. Travel Trends Today. 12 November.
The Times of India (2020). Bronze idol stolen from temple. The Times of India. 12 November.
Eleanor Ainge Roy (2020). Tribute work to New Zealand's most famous artist sold in London as original. The Guardian. 13 November.
Luke Hurst (2020). Being stolen is 'best thing that could happen' for artwork's prestige, says expert. EuroNews. 13 November.
Roff Smith (2020). Controversial tunnel under Stonehenge approved over archaeologists' objections. National Geographic. 13 November.
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( )
Alexander Herman (2020). Fifty years on, Unesco's convention against illicit trafficking of cultural artefacts still shines bright. The Art Newspaper. 13 November.
Jessica Leigh Hester (2020). The Fossils That Get Away (From Scientists). Atlas Obscura. 13 November.
Nancy Kenney (2020). Unesco under fire for using Met objects in anti-trafficking campaign. The Art Newspaper. 13 November.
Joshua Rhett Miller (2020). Stolen Bigfoot statue found in California, returned to museum. New York Post. 13 November.
Nevdon Jamgochian (2020). Google Arts & Culture as an Agent of Ethnic Cleansing. Hyperallergic. 13 November.
Alex Marshall (2020). Thieves Grab Nazi Memorabilia in Museum Heists, Puzzling Police. The New York Times. 13 November.
CBC (2020). Artist devastated by theft of prized painting from Edmonton arts co-operative. CBC. 14 November.
Mark Brown (2020). New museum in Nigeria raises hopes of resolution to Benin bronzes dispute. The Guardian. 14 November.
Richard Mason (2020). Wildlife crime in Scotland almost doubled in the last year. The National. 14 November.
Ben Collins (2020). WWII plane wreckage newly discovered on Broome battlefield feared stolen. ABC Australia. 14 November.
Christian Manhart (2020). UNESCO's role in the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property. My Republica. 14 November.
Jamie Doward (2020). A family feud, a mystery firm and the Botticelli masterpiece that quietly vanished. The Guardian. 15 November.
Middle East Eye (2020). Egypt: Anger at loan of Islamic artefacts to Saudi Arabia for two years. Middle East Eye. 15 November.
BBC News (2020). Stik: Stolen prints returned to artist following appeal. BBC News. 16 November.
Vincent Noce (2020). Seller contests having to repay Sotheby's for allegedly forged Frans Hals. The Art Newspaper. 16 November.
Maximilíano Durón (2020). $10 M. Botticelli Painting Reportedly Disappears Amid Legal Dispute. ARTnews. 16 November.
Kwame Opoku (2020). Dutch Are Taking Giant Steps Towards Restitution Of Looted Artefacts. Modern Ghana. 16 November.
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( )
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.
CGTN (2020). Cultural relics repatriated by U.S. find home in east China city. CGTN. 17 November.
Murray Scougall (2020). "Holding on to stolen African objects, hiding them away, is plain wrong". The Sunday Post. 17 November.
Julia Crawford (2020). Swiss take steps to `decolonise' cultural artefacts. Swiss Info. 22 November.
The Times of Israel (2020). Israeli intel firm says it helped solve billion-dollar German jewel heist. The Times of Israel. 22 November.
Vincent Noce (2020). New York authorities return ancient stele to Egypt. The Art Newspaper. 23 November.
Varsha Rani (2020). Canada To Return a Statue It Stole From India Over a Century Ago. Vice. 23 November.
Mattha Busby (2020). Bike disappearance mars Banksy artwork in Nottingham. The Guardian. 23 November.
Hannah Neary (2020). Police and council appeal for witnesses after Cefn Cribwr Ironworks vandalised twice in one month. Wales Online. 23 November.
Gordon Govier (2020). Where Are the Other Fake Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls?. Christianity Today. 23 November.
Fergus Hunter (2020). $120,000 Arthur Boyd painting stolen from John Singleton's Central Coast estate. The Sydney Morning Herald. 23 November.
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( )
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.
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( )
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.
Marc Fennell, Nick Wiggins (2020). The tiger king and the stuff the British stole. ABC Australia. 24 November.
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( )
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.
Lutz Mükke, Adie Vanessa Offiong (2020). Inside the Illicit Trade in West Africa's Oldest Artworks. Zam Magazine. 24 November.
David Sanderson (2020). Strange case of the art dealer, the tech billionaire, his email and Picasso's lover. The Sunday Times. 24 November.
Rebecca Jones (2020). Charles Darwin: Notebooks worth millions lost for 20 years. BBC News. 25 November.
Eric Otieno (2020). Why Restitution Won't Happen If Europe Controls the Terms. Frieze. 25 November.
Luke O'Reilly (2020). Charles Darwin manuscripts reported stolen from Cambridge University Library. Evening Standard. 25 November.
Dutch News (2020). No trace of steel horse statues stolen from Katwijk meadow. Dutch News. 25 November.
Carlie Porterfield (2020). Penitent American Tourist Returns Artifact Stolen From Rome. Forbes. 25 November.
Zoe Schiffer (2020). Facebook is deleting evidence of war crimes, researchers say. The Verge. 25 November.
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.
Lauren Ferri (2020). Plant enthusiast is charged after stealing 45 bonsai trees worth $30,000 from his neighbours. The Daily Mail. 26 November.
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 Today (2020). Archaeological Unit of Rafah Land Port, Custom Authorities succeeded in seizing 9 archaeological coins. Egypt Today. 26 November.
Tom Mack (2020). Church crime team becomes national model for police forces everywhere. Leicester Mercury. 27 November.
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( )
Ayodeji Rotinwa (2020). 'Restitution is important but it is not essential': the African museums building a homegrown cultural revival. The Art Newspaper. 27 November.
BBC News (2020). 'Please forgive me!': US tourist returns block of stolen Roman marble. BBC News. 27 November.
Naija 247 News (2020). Nigeria receives repatriated 600-year-old Ife Tarrecotta. Naija 247 News. 27 November.
Piper Whitehead (2020). The art that isn't there. Varsity. 27 November.
Alexei Koseff (2020). California bill seeks to give tribes more standing to recover sacred objects from museums. San Francisco Chronicle. 28 November.
Xinhua (2020). Painting missing for 23 years back on online display in Italy. Xinhua. 28 November.
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( )
Paulina Karavasili (2020). Police discover large network of European auction houses selling stolen ancient Greek artifacts illegally. Greek City Times. 28 November.
Mumbai Live (2020). Heritage Furniture Theft: Crime Branch Sends Team To Mumbai. Mumbai Live. 28 November.
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.
Gokul Rajendran (2020). Tamil Nadu: Stolen antique idols reinstalled in temple. The Times of India. 28 November.
Lutz Mükke, Adie Vanessa Offiong (2020). Inside illicit trade in West Africa's oldest artworks – Part 2. The Guardian Nigeria. 29 November.
Alanne Orjoux, Melissa Alonso (2020). The mysterious silver monolith in the Utah desert has disappeared. CNN. 29 November.
Lydia Venn (2020). Who is Inigo Philbrick? MIC's Victoria's art dealer fiancé, accused of stealing £15m. The Tab. 30 November.
Hugh Eakin (2020). When an Enemy's Cultural Heritage Becomes One's Own. The New York Times. 30 November.
Kevin Burwick (2020). Darth Vader Screen-Used Helmet Stolen from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Offices. Movie Web. 30 November.
Anthee Carassava (2020). Greek Monastery Seeks Return of Stolen Religious Objects from Bulgaria. Voice of America. 30 November.
Press Association (2020). Catering assistant admits stealing medals and photos from Buckingham Palace. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 30 November.