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Articles for August 2021

52 articles found.

Qatari sheikh loses battle over $5.2m 'fake' ancient artefacts

(Qatar; United States of America)

Paul Peachy (2021). Qatari sheikh loses battle over $5.2m 'fake' ancient artefacts. The National News. 10 August.

Saga over garment design copyright infringement ends with ceremonial fire

(United States of America)

Michael S. Lockett (2021). Saga over garment design copyright infringement ends with ceremonial fire. Juneau Empire. 13 August.

Sacred Indigenous Objects Returned to Southeast

(United States of America)

KINY (2021). Sacred Indigenous Objects Returned to Southeast. KINY. 13 August.

Sardinia's seasonal crimewave of sand thieves

(Italy)

Angela Giuffrida (2021). Sardinia's seasonal crimewave of sand thieves. The Guardian. 13 August.

Swiss Police Seize Historic Painting Stolen From Serbian Castle In 1993

(Serbia; Switzerland)

Radio Free Europe (2021). Swiss Police Seize Historic Painting Stolen From Serbian Castle In 1993. Radio Free Europe. 13 August.

Lost And Found: Rare Treasures Stolen From Museum Are Returned 50 Years Later

(Iceland; Germany)

The Florida Star (2021). Lost And Found: Rare Treasures Stolen From Museum Are Returned 50 Years Later. The Florida Star. 13 August.

Flattery or forgery? The Clark's 'Durer and After' takes a close look at the fine line that separates the two

(United States of America)

Jennifer Huberdeau (2021). Flattery or forgery? The Clark's 'Durer and After' takes a close look at the fine line that separates the two. The Berkshire Eagle. 13 August.

The Taliban destroyed Afghanistan's ancient treasures. Will history repeat itself?

(Afghanistan)

Andrew Lawler (2021). The Taliban destroyed Afghanistan's ancient treasures. Will history repeat itself?. National Geographic. 13 August.

Art Forger Sells Over $1 Million in Paintings, Pleads Guilty

(United States of America)

Tobias Carroll (2021). Art Forger Sells Over $1 Million in Paintings, Pleads Guilty. Inside Hook. 14 August.

Toothless antiquities act and clueless custodians

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2021). Toothless antiquities act and clueless custodians. The New Indian Express. 14 August.

Turkey Arrests 78 in Operation Targeting the Illegal Antiquities Trade

(Turkey)

David Klein (2021). Turkey Arrests 78 in Operation Targeting the Illegal Antiquities Trade. OCCRP. 14 August.

Kakinada: Police crack Nandi idol theft case, arrest two

(India)

THe Hans India (2021). Kakinada: Police crack Nandi idol theft case, arrest two. Hans News Service. 15 August.

How 4 college students tried to steal rare books worth millions from a school library — and what got them caught

(United States of America)

Tom Huddleston (2021). How 4 college students tried to steal rare books worth millions from a school library — and what got them caught. CNBC. 15 August.

UNESCO has estimated that India had lost some 50,000 artefacts until 1989

(India)

News in Asia (2021). UNESCO has estimated that India had lost some 50,000 artefacts until 1989. News in Asia. 15 August.

Roban una campana de 120 kilos de una iglesia

(Spain)

120-kilogram bell stolen from church

Jaime Sotomayor (2021). Roban una campana de 120 kilos de una iglesia. AS. 15 August.

El retiro del guardián de Sipán

(Peru)

The Retirement of the Guardian of Sipán

Juana Gallegos (2021). El retiro del guardián de Sipán. La República. 15 August.

Who will rescue the Parthenon sculptures from its British `saviours'?

(Greece; United States of America)

George Vardas (2021). Who will rescue the Parthenon sculptures from its British `saviours'?. Greek City Times. 16 August.

Stolen 16th-century Qur'an to be returned to Turkey

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Arab News (2021). Stolen 16th-century Qur'an to be returned to Turkey. Arab News. 16 August.

Indigenous people find legal, cultural barriers to protect sacred spaces off tribal lands

(United States of America)

Debra Utacia Krol (2021). Indigenous people find legal, cultural barriers to protect sacred spaces off tribal lands. AZ Central. 16 August.

NY Met to repatriate two Benin Bronzes

(Nigeria; United States of America)

Reece Goodall (2021). NY Met to repatriate two Benin Bronzes. The Boar. 16 August.

Police provide list of offences against heritage sites and assets

(United Kingdom)

Sam McKeown (2021). Police provide list of offences against heritage sites and assets. Dorset Echo. 16 August.

Extremely rare Greek coin found in anti-smuggling operation

(Greece)

Greek City Times (2021). Extremely rare Greek coin found in anti-smuggling operation. Greek City Times. 16 August.

'Slap in the face': Poland passes law effectively blocking Holocaust-era art restitutions

(Poland)

Gareth Harris (2021). 'Slap in the face': Poland passes law effectively blocking Holocaust-era art restitutions. The Art Newspaper. 16 August.

Will the Taliban destroy Afghanistan's priceless treasures?

(Afghanistan)

Susannah Goldsbrough (2021). Will the Taliban destroy Afghanistan's priceless treasures?. The Telegraph. 16 August.

A New Polish Law Will Make It Practically Impossible to Pursue Restitution Claims for Nazi-Looted Artworks

(Poland)

Sarah Cascone (2021). A New Polish Law Will Make It Practically Impossible to Pursue Restitution Claims for Nazi-Looted Artworks. ArtNet News. 16 August.

Dozens of Nazi-looted artworks are exhibiting in New York

(United States of America)

Oscar Holland (2021). Dozens of Nazi-looted artworks are exhibiting in New York. CNN. 17 August.

'Hand over that sarcophagus, citizen!'

(Israel)

Israel Hayom (2021). 'Hand over that sarcophagus, citizen!'. Israel Hayom. 17 August.

From Costa Rica to Iraq, keeping culture and history intact

(General)

Lindsey McGinnis (2021). From Costa Rica to Iraq, keeping culture and history intact. Christian Science Monitor. 17 August.

Amid Taliban insurgency, culture sector fears looting as Kabul descends into chaos

(Afghanistan)

Gareth Harris, Dorian Batycka (2021). Amid Taliban insurgency, culture sector fears looting as Kabul descends into chaos. The Art Newspaper. 17 August.

'Do leopards change their spots?': Taliban threat to heritage in Afghanistan could be worse than in 2001

(Afghanistan)

Martin Bailey (2021). 'Do leopards change their spots?': Taliban threat to heritage in Afghanistan could be worse than in 2001. The Art Newspaper. 17 August.

Police in SW China's Sichuan offer up to $7,718 in rewards to assist in search of stolen 1000-year old Buddha statues

(China)

Global Times (2021). Police in SW China's Sichuan offer up to $7,718 in rewards to assist in search of stolen 1000-year old Buddha statues. Global Times. 17 August.

Glasgow's collection of looted Benin bronzes could be repatriated to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Deborah Anderson (2021). Glasgow's collection of looted Benin bronzes could be repatriated to Nigeria. The Herald. 17 August.

25 archeological treasures stolen 10 recovered

(Panama)

MENAFN (2021). 25 archeological treasures stolen 10 recovered. MENAFN. 17 August.

Austria Should Repatriate the Mexica Headdress

(Mexico; Austria)

Kayla Johnson (2021). Austria Should Repatriate the Mexica Headdress. Hyperallergic. 17 August.

Denmark Now Has Two Little Mermaids. The Famous One Is Suing.

(Denmark)

Lisa Abend (2021). Denmark Now Has Two Little Mermaids. The Famous One Is Suing.. The New York Times. 17 August.

Thieves attempt to steal $1.4M Monet painting in botched museum raid

(Netherlands)

Megan C. Hills (2021). Thieves attempt to steal $1.4M Monet painting in botched museum raid. CNN. 18 August.

Polish law on property stolen by Nazis angers Israel

(Poland)

BBC News (2021). Polish law on property stolen by Nazis angers Israel. BBC News. 18 August.

The Stolen Star

(Australia)

Jon Daly, David Iliffe (2021). The Stolen Star. ABC Australia. 18 August.

Art attack: spot the forgery

(General)

Louise Murray (2021). Art attack: spot the forgery. E&T. 18 August.

Macclesfield community rallies behind Silk Museum after break-in

(United Kingdom)

Milo Clay (2021). Macclesfield community rallies behind Silk Museum after break-in. Cheshire Live. 18 August.

Artists repair Atascadero monolith after second act of vandalism

(United States of America)

Bethany Reeves (2021). Artists repair Atascadero monolith after second act of vandalism. KSBY. 18 August.

Restitution Experts Blast Houston's Museum of Fine Arts for Refusing to Return a Painting Once Purchased for Hitler's Museum

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2021). Restitution Experts Blast Houston's Museum of Fine Arts for Refusing to Return a Painting Once Purchased for Hitler's Museum. ArtNet News. 18 August.

Germany is to return Nigeria's Benin Bronzes

(Nigeria; Germany)

Janice Phiri (2021). Germany is to return Nigeria's Benin Bronzes. News 24. 18 August.

Watchdog Group Links Rubin-Ladd Foundation, a Prolific Museum Benefactor, to Jailed Antiquities Dealer Subhash Kapoor

(India; United States of America)

Dorian Batycka (2021). Watchdog Group Links Rubin-Ladd Foundation, a Prolific Museum Benefactor, to Jailed Antiquities Dealer Subhash Kapoor. ArtNet News. 18 August.

New York's Jewish Museum Unveils Exhibit Featuring Nazi-Looted Art by Picasso, Chagall, Matisse

(United States of America)

Shiryn Ghermezian (2021). New York's Jewish Museum Unveils Exhibit Featuring Nazi-Looted Art by Picasso, Chagall, Matisse. The Algemeiner. 18 August.

Antiquities smuggling still on the rise

(General)

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

DeviantArt Is Now Using AI to Spot People Selling Stolen Art as NFTs

(General)

Ekin Genç (2021). DeviantArt Is Now Using AI to Spot People Selling Stolen Art as NFTs. Vice. 18 August.

Tara: The Sri Lankan Deity At The British Museum

(Sri Lanka; United Kingdom)

Nation (2021). Tara: The Sri Lankan Deity At The British Museum. Nation. 18 August.

Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art

(United States of America)

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

Newcastle taxi driver stole Goya portrait 60 years ago

(United Kingdom)

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

Plea to respect Stonehenge research sites in Pembrokeshire

(United Kingdom)

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

Stolen Buddhist artefacts return to Thailand

(Thailand; United States of America)

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