Region: Europe

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Austria Should Repatriate the Mexica Headdress

(Mexico; Austria)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

London's Horniman Museum to consider returning Benin Bronzes and other artefacts to countries of origin

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

The National (2021). London's Horniman Museum to consider returning Benin Bronzes and other artefacts to countries of origin. The National. 8 April.

Tel Aviv museum restituting artwork as items of huge Berlin collection found

(Israel; Germany)

Jessica Steinberg (2021). Tel Aviv museum restituting artwork as items of huge Berlin collection found. Times of Israel. 8 April.

Stained-glass windows used for `target practice' in English church

(United Kingdom)

Charles Collins (2021). Stained-glass windows used for `target practice' in English church. Crux. 7 April.

Objects, once smuggled to Switzerland, to go on show at home

(Iran; Switzerland)

Tehran Times (2021). Objects, once smuggled to Switzerland, to go on show at home. Tehran Times. 7 April.

Donations needed after `heritage crime attack' at village church

(United Kingdom)

Louth Leader (2021). Donations needed after `heritage crime attack' at village church. Louth Leader. 5 April.

Antique relics delivered to Iran from Austria

(Iran; Austria)

MEHR News Agency (2021). Antique relics delivered to Iran from Austria. MEHR News Agency. 5 April.

Bringing home the loot: repatriating Afghanistan's stolen treasures

(Afghanistan; Germany)

Matthieu Aikins (2021). Bringing home the loot: repatriating Afghanistan's stolen treasures. The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 April.

Marbles United, not Marbles Returned

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Angelos Chaniotis (2021). Marbles United, not Marbles Returned. eKathimerini. 31 March.

Benin's bronzes: The long road to returning looted colonial art

(Nigeria; Germany)

Annabelle Steffes-Halmer (2021). Benin's bronzes: The long road to returning looted colonial art. DW. 31 March.

Denuncian el robo de un cuadro donado por una pintora local en 2002 al Ayuntamiento

(Spain)

Eugenio Cabezas (2021). Denuncian el robo de un cuadro donado por una pintora local en 2002 al Ayuntamiento. Diario Sur. 30 March.

The hunt for Abdul Remmo: Arab fugitive wanted over €1bn heist `hiding in Germany'

(Germany)

Arthur Scott-Geddes (2021). The hunt for Abdul Remmo: Arab fugitive wanted over €1bn heist `hiding in Germany'. The National News. 30 March.

Britain has kept Stone Age statues, says Jordanian Rights Centre

(Jordan; United Kingdom)

Middle East Monitor (2021). Britain has kept Stone Age statues, says Jordanian Rights Centre. Middle East Monitor. 30 March.

Detenida una pareja por robar el cáliz y la patena de la iglesia de Hinojedo

(Spain)

Couple detained for thect of chalice and paten from the church of Hinojedo

El Diario Cantabria (2021). Detenida una pareja por robar el cáliz y la patena de la iglesia de Hinojedo. El Diario Cantabria. 30 March.

Attempted $14.7 M. Sale of Fake Works by Goya, Modigliani, and El Greco Comes to Light in Spain

(Spain)

Claire Selvin (2021). Attempted $14.7 M. Sale of Fake Works by Goya, Modigliani, and El Greco Comes to Light in Spain. ARTnews. 29 March.

Groninger Museum to celebrate stolen Van Gogh painting a year after the theft

(Netherlands)

NLTimes (2021). Groninger Museum to celebrate stolen Van Gogh painting a year after the theft. NLTimes. 29 March.

Conmoción en Humanes tras el robo de un Copón de plata y varias formas consagradas

(Spain)

Commotion in Humanes after the theft of a silver ciborium and various consecrated items

Nueva Alcarria (2021). Conmoción en Humanes tras el robo de un Copón de plata y varias formas consagradas. Nueva Alcarria. 29 March.

Returning colonial-era artefacts is not as easy as it seems, say experts

(Netherlands; Nigeria)

Pierre John Felcenloben (2021). Returning colonial-era artefacts is not as easy as it seems, say experts. Dutch News. 29 March.

Is Germany promising to return artefacts looted from Benin?

(Nigeria; Germany)

Annabelle Steffes-Halmer (2021). Is Germany promising to return artefacts looted from Benin?. DW. 29 March.

`Crime robs us of a priceless piece of our past' : Thieves steal historic and rare 500 year-old mill stone from Aberdour castle in Fife

(United Kingdom)

Hannah Brown (2021). `Crime robs us of a priceless piece of our past' : Thieves steal historic and rare 500 year-old mill stone from Aberdour castle in Fife. The Scotsman. 29 March.

£75m Klimt masterpiece stolen by Nazi from his Jewish lover is returned to her family at last

(Austria)

Madeleine Spence (2021). £75m Klimt masterpiece stolen by Nazi from his Jewish lover is returned to her family at last. The Sunday Times. 28 March.

At least 114 objects exhibited in Dutch museums were stolen from Nigeria

(Nigeria; Netherlands)

NLTimes (2021). At least 114 objects exhibited in Dutch museums were stolen from Nigeria. NLTimes. 27 March.

National Trust 'concerned' as 100 metal detecting holes appear at Magna Carta site

(United Kingdom)

Emma Pengelly (2021). National Trust 'concerned' as 100 metal detecting holes appear at Magna Carta site. Surrey Live. 27 March.

Oliver Dowden rejects bid to return Elgin Marbles to Athens - 'impossible to go back'

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Simon Osborne (2021). Oliver Dowden rejects bid to return Elgin Marbles to Athens - 'impossible to go back'. Express. 27 March.

British cannonballs to be returned from Acre's fortress walls

(Israel; United Kingdom)

Anshel Pfeffer (2021). British cannonballs to be returned from Acre's fortress walls. The Times. 27 March.

Greece Lifts Long Ban on Divers Exploring Old Shipwrecks, Planes

(Greece)

The National Herald (2021). Greece Lifts Long Ban on Divers Exploring Old Shipwrecks, Planes. The National Herald. 26 March.

Antonine Wall metal detectorists sought by police

(United Kingdom)

Alison Campsie (2021). Antonine Wall metal detectorists sought by police. The Scotsman. 26 March.

Works of art returned to rightful owner by police in Valencia

(Spain)

Jennifer Leighfield (2021). Works of art returned to rightful owner by police in Valencia. EuroWeekly. 25 March.

Serpentine drops Sackler name following `rebranding'

(United Kingdom)

José Da Silva, Cristina Ruiz (2021). Serpentine drops Sackler name following `rebranding'. The Art Newspaper. 25 March.

Ex-Culture official charged with Hermitage Museum embezzlement extradited from Austria

(Russia; Austria)

RAPSI (2021). Ex-Culture official charged with Hermitage Museum embezzlement extradited from Austria. RAPSI. 25 March.

Police probe following damage at Bonnybridge World Heritage Site

(United Kingdom)

Jonathon Reilly (2021). Police probe following damage at Bonnybridge World Heritage Site. The Falkirk Herald. 25 March.

Ghent Altarpiece: 'most stolen' artwork has new €30m home in bulletproof glass

(Belgium)

Daniel Boffey (2021). Ghent Altarpiece: 'most stolen' artwork has new €30m home in bulletproof glass. The Guardian. 25 March.

Revealed: police barred from searching Queen's estates for looted artefacts

(United Kingdom)

David Pegg, Rob Evans (2021). Revealed: police barred from searching Queen's estates for looted artefacts. The Guardian. 25 March.

`The movement is unstoppable': African scholars and activists hail German plan to return Benin bronzes

(Nigeria; Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2021). `The movement is unstoppable': African scholars and activists hail German plan to return Benin bronzes. The Art Newspaper. 24 March.

University of Aberdeen to return pillaged Benin bronze to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Lanre Bakare (2021). University of Aberdeen to return pillaged Benin bronze to Nigeria. The Guardian. 24 March.

Germany is In Accelerated Talks to Definitively Return Its Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

(Nigeria; Germany)

Helen Holmes (2021). Germany is In Accelerated Talks to Definitively Return Its Benin Bronzes to Nigeria. Observer. 23 March.

Britain stole the royal, sacred Benin Bronzes from Nigeria—so why is Germany leading their return?

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Dan Hicks (2021). Britain stole the royal, sacred Benin Bronzes from Nigeria—so why is Germany leading their return?. The Art Newspaper. 23 March.

Charley Hill, art detective who found `The Scream' and studied the Gardner heist, dies at 73

(United Kingdom)

Bryan Marquard (2021). Charley Hill, art detective who found `The Scream' and studied the Gardner heist, dies at 73. The Boston Globe. 23 March.

Berlin's plan to return Benin bronzes piles pressure on UK museums

(Nigeria; Germany)

Philip Oltermann (2021). Berlin's plan to return Benin bronzes piles pressure on UK museums. The Guardian. 23 March.

Museums buy more Treasure finds as metal detecting discoveries soar

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2021). Museums buy more Treasure finds as metal detecting discoveries soar. Antiques Trade Gazette. 23 March.

Germany moves towards full restitution of Benin bronzes

(Nigeria; Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2021). Germany moves towards full restitution of Benin bronzes. The Art Newspaper. 22 March.

Berlin Museum Won't Show Benin Bronzes, Begins to Pursue Return of Artifacts

(Nigeria; Germany)

Alex Greenberger (2021). Berlin Museum Won't Show Benin Bronzes, Begins to Pursue Return of Artifacts. ARTnews. 22 March.

Lorry driver is jailed for two years for trying to smuggle ancient coins, arrowheads and statues into UK to sell for Bulgarian mafia bosses

(United Kingdom; Bulgaria)

Katie Feehan (2021). Lorry driver is jailed for two years for trying to smuggle ancient coins, arrowheads and statues into UK to sell for Bulgarian mafia bosses. The Daily Mail. 22 March.

Best Friends Convicted After Selling Bogus Paintings for Millions

(United Kingdom)

Heather Eastwood (2021). Best Friends Convicted After Selling Bogus Paintings for Millions. Trill! Magazine. 21 March.

Greek Police recover `exceptional' ancient statue from a smuggler

(Greece)

Greek City Times (2021). Greek Police recover `exceptional' ancient statue from a smuggler. Greek City Times. 20 March.

Museums in the West are full of stolen treasures – by visiting them are we perpetuating colonial-era violence?

(United Kingdom)

Peter Neville-Hadley (2021). Museums in the West are full of stolen treasures – by visiting them are we perpetuating colonial-era violence?. South China Morning Post. 20 March.

Emperor's Mosaic Displayed in Italy After Stint as NYC Table

(Italy; United States of America)

Paolo Santalucia, Nicole Winfield (2021). Emperor's Mosaic Displayed in Italy After Stint as NYC Table. The Jewish Voice. 20 March.

Hermitage to Research History of Fabergé Objects at Center of Forgery Claims

(Russia)

Alex Greenberger (2021). Hermitage to Research History of Fabergé Objects at Center of Forgery Claims. Artnet News. 17 March.

France to return Nazi-looted Gustav Klimt painting to heirs of Holocaust victim

(France)

Associated Press (2021). France to return Nazi-looted Gustav Klimt painting to heirs of Holocaust victim. ABC Australia. 17 March.

Egypt: Artefacts repatriated

(Egypt; Germany; Canada)

Nevine El-Aref (2021). Egypt: Artefacts repatriated. Ahram Online. 17 March.

36 antique idols, artefacts returned to India by US, Australia, UK in last 5 yrs, govt says

(India; United States of America; Australia; United Kingdom)

Soniya Agrawal (2021). 36 antique idols, artefacts returned to India by US, Australia, UK in last 5 yrs, govt says. The Print. 17 March.

CCTV released to help catch thieves involved one of highest value art heists the country has ever seen

(United Kingdom)

ITV (2021). CCTV released to help catch thieves involved one of highest value art heists the country has ever seen. ITV. 17 March.

Response to Boris Johnson's comments about the Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Neos Kosmos (2021). Response to Boris Johnson's comments about the Parthenon Marbles. Neos Kosmos. 16 March.

Artefacts feared stolen after illegal metal detecting at medieval castle

(United Kingdom)

Nick Humphreys (2021). Artefacts feared stolen after illegal metal detecting at medieval castle. Shropshire Star. 16 March.

The footballer turned art thief who stole The Scream

(Norway)

Daniel Taylor (2021). The footballer turned art thief who stole The Scream. The Athletic. 15 March.

Why Spain's National Library covered up the theft of a Galileo original work

(Spain)

José María Irujo (2021). Why Spain's National Library covered up the theft of a Galileo original work. El País. 15 March.

The art dealer, the £10m Benin Bronze and the Holocaust

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Barnaby Phillips (2021). The art dealer, the £10m Benin Bronze and the Holocaust. BBC News. 14 March.

The 49 historic buildings at risk across Leicestershire - including churches and windmills

(United Kingdom)

Tom Mack (2021). The 49 historic buildings at risk across Leicestershire - including churches and windmills. Liecester Mercury. 14 March.

Britain `best place to keep stolen Benin Bronzes safe'

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Charlie Parker (2020). Britain `best place to keep stolen Benin Bronzes safe'. The Times. 22 December.

Africa must unite to demand stolen art's return

(General; Germany)

Harrison Mwilima (2020). Africa must unite to demand stolen art's return. DW. 21 December.

Switzerland returns smuggled antiquities to Iran

(Iran; Switzerland)

Tehran Times (2020). Switzerland returns smuggled antiquities to Iran. Tehran Times. 20 December.

How returning the Stone of Destiny led to decades of repercussions

(United Kingdom)

Gerry Hassan (2020). How returning the Stone of Destiny led to decades of repercussions. The National. 20 December.

German police make 4th arrest over Dresden jewelry heist

(Germany)

Associated Press (2020). German police make 4th arrest over Dresden jewelry heist. The Independent. 20 December.

Treasure hunters are warned to stay away from Buchenwald after documentary claimed handwritten map points the way to hidden Nazi gold

(Germany)

Darren Boyle (2020). Treasure hunters are warned to stay away from Buchenwald after documentary claimed handwritten map points the way to hidden Nazi gold. The Daily Mail. 19 December.

Barazani, Berlin-Based Ngo Urges Prussian Heritage Foundation To Restitute Looted Benin Artefacts

(Germany)

Kwame Opoku (2020). Barazani, Berlin-Based Ngo Urges Prussian Heritage Foundation To Restitute Looted Benin Artefacts. Modern Ghana. 18 December.

Police hunt after skull of rare bottlenose whale stolen from Cocklawburn Beach

(United Kingdom)

Elle Duffy (2020). Police hunt after skull of rare bottlenose whale stolen from Cocklawburn Beach. The Herald. 18 December.

Restitution Activist Mwazulu Diyabanza Must Pay the Louvre €5,000 for Taking an Artwork From a Display Case

(France; Congo)

Kate Brown (2020). Restitution Activist Mwazulu Diyabanza Must Pay the Louvre €5,000 for Taking an Artwork From a Display Case. Artnet News. 18 December.

Egypt demands Italy to hand over former Italian diplomats over smuggled antiquities case

(Egypt; Italy)

Ahram Online (2020). Egypt demands Italy to hand over former Italian diplomats over smuggled antiquities case. Ahram Online. 18 December.

Hellenic Museum to benefit from new law which allows for stockpiled antiquities to be displayed abroad

(Greece)

Mary Sinandis (2020). Hellenic Museum to benefit from new law which allows for stockpiled antiquities to be displayed abroad. Neos Kosmos. 18 December.

Will a Looted Pissarro End Up in Oklahoma, or France?

(United States of America; France)

Doreen Carvajal (2020). Will a Looted Pissarro End Up in Oklahoma, or France?. The New York Times. 17 December.

French Senators Just Rejected a Bill That Would Have Enabled the Quick Restitution of 27 Looted Artifacts to Benin and Senegal

(France)

Naomi Rea (2020). French Senators Just Rejected a Bill That Would Have Enabled the Quick Restitution of 27 Looted Artifacts to Benin and Senegal. Artnet News. 17 December.

How art world leaders can embrace new money laundering regulations and create a 'think risk' culture

(General)

Rena Neville (2020). How art world leaders can embrace new money laundering regulations and create a 'think risk' culture. The Art Newspaper. 17 December.

Criminal damage to historic site in Higham Ferrers

(United Kingdom)

Stephanie Weaver (2020). Criminal damage to historic site in Higham Ferrers. Northamptonshire Telegraph. 17 December.

Can mediation save a sharing settlement over Nazi-looted Pissarro?

(United States of America; France)

David D'Arcy (2020). Can mediation save a sharing settlement over Nazi-looted Pissarro?. The Art Newspaper. 17 December.

In Germany, a new museum stirs up a colonial controversy

(Germany)

Jacob Kushner (2020). In Germany, a new museum stirs up a colonial controversy. National Geographic. 16 December.

Disputed Kandinsky won't be returned to Jewish heirs

(Netherlands)

Sarah Hucal (2020). Disputed Kandinsky won't be returned to Jewish heirs. DW. 16 December.

French treasure hunter allegedly looted thousands of artifacts

(France; Belgium)

Amanda Woods (2020). French treasure hunter allegedly looted thousands of artifacts. New York Post. 16 December.

Berlin police raid homes and shops over theft of 100kg gold coin

(Germany)

Associated Press (2020). Berlin police raid homes and shops over theft of 100kg gold coin. The Guardian. 16 December.

Pompeii discovery: `Extraordinary' 2,000-year-old artefact found down 'treasure' tunnel

(Italy)

Callum Hoare (2020). Pompeii discovery: `Extraordinary' 2,000-year-old artefact found down 'treasure' tunnel. Express. 16 December.

Ian Jenkins, British Museum Curator Involved in Elgin Marbles Controversy, Has Died at 67

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Tessa Soloman (2020). Ian Jenkins, British Museum Curator Involved in Elgin Marbles Controversy, Has Died at 67. Artnet News. 16 December.

Patrice Lumumba's Homecoming: Belgium to Return Tooth of Murdered African Hero

(Congo; Belgium)

Sifelani Tsiko (2020). Patrice Lumumba's Homecoming: Belgium to Return Tooth of Murdered African Hero. Black Star News. 16 December.

Flemish archaeological find turns out to be stolen French treasure

(France; Belgium)

Alan Hope (2020). Flemish archaeological find turns out to be stolen French treasure. The Brussels Times. 16 December.

The Vessel with the Pestle

(United Kingdom)

Erin Thompson (2020). The Vessel with the Pestle. London Review of Books. 15 December.

German Police Have Nabbed One of Two Fugitive Twins Suspected of Taking Part in a Massive Museum Heist in Dresden

(Germany)

Naomi Rea (2020). German Police Have Nabbed One of Two Fugitive Twins Suspected of Taking Part in a Massive Museum Heist in Dresden. Artnet News. 15 December.

Watch presented by former US president stolen from antiques dealer

(United Kingdom)

Press Association (2020). Watch presented by former US president stolen from antiques dealer. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 15 December.

University of Birmingham academic gets £1.8 million grant to research into artefacts repatriation from Europe

(United Kingdom)

Birmingham University (2020). University of Birmingham academic gets £1.8 million grant to research into artefacts repatriation from Europe. Birmingham University. 14 December.

Tome raiders: solving the great book heist

(United Kingdom; Romania)

Mark Wilding (2020). Tome raiders: solving the great book heist. The Guardian. 13 December.

Nisga'a woman spearheads new effort to repatriate family house pole from Europe

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Denise Ryan (2020). Nisga'a woman spearheads new effort to repatriate family house pole from Europe. Vancouver Sun. 12 December.

Stone of Destiny: 70th anniversary of `liberation' from Westminster Abbey renews calls for its return to Perth

(United Kingdom)

Michael Alexander (2020). Stone of Destiny: 70th anniversary of `liberation' from Westminster Abbey renews calls for its return to Perth. The Courier. 12 December.

Publication details Nazi-looted libraries during Holocaust in Belgium

(Belgium)

The Jerusalem Post (2020). Publication details Nazi-looted libraries during Holocaust in Belgium. The Jerusalem Post. 10 December.

Smithsonian and Berlin museums join forces to investigate Asian art provenance

(Germany; United States of America)

Catherine Hickley (2020). Smithsonian and Berlin museums join forces to investigate Asian art provenance. The Art Newspaper. 10 December.

Dutch government criticizes its own policy on Holocaust-stolen art

(Netherlands)

Cnaan Liphshiz (2020). Dutch government criticizes its own policy on Holocaust-stolen art. The Times of Israel. 9 December.

Cherub sculpture stolen from Newport hours after installation

(United Kingdom)

Dan Barnes (2020). Cherub sculpture stolen from Newport hours after installation. South Wales Argus. 9 December.

New Digital Project Details 150 Belgian Libraries Looted by the Nazis

(Belgium)

Livia Gershon (2020). New Digital Project Details 150 Belgian Libraries Looted by the Nazis. Smithsonian. 9 December.

German art collector, 38, from renowned Gulbenkian family who is accused of £1.1m theft over 'Kusama pumpkin' sculpture appears in court after Portugal extradition

(United Kingdom; Germany; Portugal)

Amie Gordon (2020). German art collector, 38, from renowned Gulbenkian family who is accused of £1.1m theft over 'Kusama pumpkin' sculpture appears in court after Portugal extradition. The Daily Mail. 9 December.

Jewish descendants welcome report encouraging return of looted art

(Netherlands)

Senay Boztas (2020). Jewish descendants welcome report encouraging return of looted art. Dutch News. 8 December.

Dutch Panel for Looted Art Claims Must Change Course, Report Finds

(Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2020). Dutch Panel for Looted Art Claims Must Change Course, Report Finds. The New York Times. 7 December.

Renewed plea to help find missing Martinware pieces from Ealing council

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2020). Renewed plea to help find missing Martinware pieces from Ealing council. Antiques Trade Gazette. 1 December.

Damage to Neolithic monument under investigation

(United Kingdom)

Avon and Somerset Police (2020). Damage to Neolithic monument under investigation. Avon and Somerset Police. 1 December.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

The art that isn't there

(United Kingdom)

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

How East Germany seized valuables from its citizens

(Germany)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Bike disappearance mars Banksy artwork in Nottingham

(United Kingdom)

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

"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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The war on stolen artefacts

(Switzerland)

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

Switzerland returns stolen artefacts to Italy

(Switzerland; Italy)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

(Nigeria; Germany)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Is Saving Art Worth Lives?

(General)

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

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.

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.

Ammonite theft suspect sentenced on other charges

(United Kingdom)

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

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.

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.

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.

Stolen and recovered archaeological finds become museum

(Italy)

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

Indonesian Heritage Objects Go Home

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

British heiress was behind 1974 unsolved art theft for IRA: book

(Ireland; United Kingdom)

Mark Bain (2020). British heiress was behind 1974 unsolved art theft for IRA: book. Belfast Telegraph. 7 September.

Hundreds of metal thefts in West Yorkshire last year

(United Kingdom)

Will Killner (2020). Hundreds of metal thefts in West Yorkshire last year. Telegraph & Argus. 6 September.

A Rare Buddha's Head Statue Once Looted by the Nazis Goes up for Auction in New York

(United States of America; China; France)

The Value (2020). A Rare Buddha's Head Statue Once Looted by the Nazis Goes up for Auction in New York. The Value. 6 September.

Mycenae Site and Museum Reopen to the Public

(Greece)

GTP (2020). Mycenae Site and Museum Reopen to the Public. GTP. 4 September.

La Policía evita la subasta de un Miró robado

(Spain; United Kingdom)

Police prevent the auction of a stolen Miró

Javier Álvarez (2020). La Policía evita la subasta de un Miró robado. Cadena Ser. 4 September.

French dealer sues over Egyptian stele seized on way to Tefaf New York

(Germany; France; United States of America; Egypt)

Vincent Noce (2020). French dealer sues over Egyptian stele seized on way to Tefaf New York. The Art Newspaper. 4 September.

Did British Museum Buy Most Of Its Thirteen Million Artefacts?

(United Kingdom)

Kwame Opoku (2020). Did British Museum Buy Most Of Its Thirteen Million Artefacts?. Modern Ghana. 4 September.

Cryptic Nebra sky disk might not be so ancient after all, say scientists

(Germany)

Amanda Kooser (2020). Cryptic Nebra sky disk might not be so ancient after all, say scientists. CNet. 4 September.

Mystery of The Lady in the Fur Wrap takes a novel twist

(United Kingdom)

The Extra (2020). Mystery of The Lady in the Fur Wrap takes a novel twist. The Extra. 4 September.

German museum agrees to return mummified Māori heads to NZ

(New Zealand; Germany)

Andre Chumko (2020). German museum agrees to return mummified Māori heads to NZ. Stuff.co.nz. 3 September.

ICE recovers 19th century painting stolen from Italian monastery

(Italy; United States of America)

ICE (2020). ICE recovers 19th century painting stolen from Italian monastery. ICE. 3 September.

Graffiti scrawled on Caerleon's Roman amphitheatre as attraction vandalised again

(United Kingdom)

Ryan O'Neill (2020). Graffiti scrawled on Caerleon's Roman amphitheatre as attraction vandalised again. Wales Online. 3 September.

Colonial art: The case of a piece stolen from Cameroon

(Cameroon; Germany)

Almut Dieden (2020). Colonial art: The case of a piece stolen from Cameroon. CW. 2 September.

Berlin returns tattooed Maori heads to New Zealand

(New Zealand; Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2020). Berlin returns tattooed Maori heads to New Zealand. The Art Newspaper. 2 September.

Break-in sees damage caused at Tantallon Castle

(United Kingdom)

Emma Duncan (2020). Break-in sees damage caused at Tantallon Castle. East Lothian Curier. 1 September.

André Malraux: big hero or `little thief'?

(Cambodia; France)

Taing Rinith (2020). André Malraux: big hero or `little thief'?. Khmer Times. 31 August.

Our museums are full of stolen colonial loot – let's face up to our shameful history and give it back

(United Kingdom)

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (2020). Our museums are full of stolen colonial loot – let's face up to our shameful history and give it back. INews. 31 August.

Fire at Mycenae has not damaged antiquities, ministry says

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2020). Fire at Mycenae has not damaged antiquities, ministry says. eKathimerini. 30 August.

'Fake' Rembrandt came from artist's workshop and is possibly genuine

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2020). 'Fake' Rembrandt came from artist's workshop and is possibly genuine. The Guardian. 30 August.

Christie's launches war on 'unfounded accusations' questioning the origins of objects

(United Kingdom)

Jessica Carpani (2020). Christie's launches war on 'unfounded accusations' questioning the origins of objects. The Telegraph. 30 August.

Germany's colonial past catches up with it

(Germany; Namibia; Tanzania; Burundi)

Antonio Cascais (2020). Germany's colonial past catches up with it. DW. 30 August.

Banksy's The Sad Young Girl: How the theft of a tribute to Bataclan terror victims has ended with the arrest of a luxury designer

(France)

Cahal Milmo (2020). Banksy's The Sad Young Girl: How the theft of a tribute to Bataclan terror victims has ended with the arrest of a luxury designer. INews. 28 August.

Creative Protest for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles Held at the British Museum

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Anna Wichmann (2020). Creative Protest for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles Held at the British Museum. Greek Reporter. 28 August.

Call police if you are offered bronze sculpture stolen from art gallery in Tunbridge Well

(United Kingdom)

Alan Smith (2020). Call police if you are offered bronze sculpture stolen from art gallery in Tunbridge Well. Kent Online. 28 August.

The British Museum Reopens to a World That Has Changed

(United Kingdom)

Alex Marshall (2020). The British Museum Reopens to a World That Has Changed. The New York Times. 27 August.

Frans Hals Dutch masterpiece stolen for third time

(Netherlands)

BBC News (2020). Frans Hals Dutch masterpiece stolen for third time. BBC News. 27 August.

Treble Dutch: £13m old master painting stolen for a third time

(Netherlands)

Jennifer Rankin (2020). Treble Dutch: £13m old master painting stolen for a third time. The Guardian. 27 August.

St Luke's Church roof vandalised by metal thieves

(United Kingdom)

Darryl Chamberlain (2020). St Luke's Church roof vandalised by metal thieves. The Charlton Champion. 27 August.

Presidential Secretariat hands over artifacts from Netherlands to National Museum

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

Nina Loasana (2020). Presidential Secretariat hands over artifacts from Netherlands to National Museum. The Jakarta Post. 27 August.

Black Lives Matter, Benin Bronzes and Britishness: how can UK museums decolonise?

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

David Styles (2020). Black Lives Matter, Benin Bronzes and Britishness: how can UK museums decolonise?. Museums and Heritage Advisor. 27 August.

Erik el Belga, el ladrón que pasó de largo de El Greco

(Spain)

Erik the Belgan, the thief that passed by an El Greco

José Ángel Montañes (2020). Erik el Belga, el ladrón que pasó de largo de El Greco. El País. 26 August.

Gloucestershire burglar who raided Wiltshire mansion jailed

(United Kingdom)

Olivia Gantzer (2020). Gloucestershire burglar who raided Wiltshire mansion jailed. Wilts and Clocestershite Standard. 26 August.

Campaign raises £2,000 after gravestone stolen and churchyard desecrated in St Michael's on Wyre

(United Kingdom)

James Graves (2020). Campaign raises £2,000 after gravestone stolen and churchyard desecrated in St Michael's on Wyre. The Gazette. 25 August.

Stolen ancient vase on its way back home

(Cyprus; United Kingdom)

Jean Christou (2020). Stolen ancient vase on its way back home. Cyprus Mail. 25 August.

Museums are the guardians of our memories – but they are fighting to survive

(United Kingdom)

Rachel Morris (2020). Museums are the guardians of our memories – but they are fighting to survive. INews. 24 August.

Vandals sprayed graffiti on 13th century wall at Codnor Castle

(United Kingdom)

Shelley Marriott (2020). Vandals sprayed graffiti on 13th century wall at Codnor Castle. Ripley & Heanor News. 24 August.

Serbia Has Returned Only One of 1248 Cultural Artifacts Stolen from Kosovo

(Kosovo; Serbia)

Exit News (2020). Serbia Has Returned Only One of 1248 Cultural Artifacts Stolen from Kosovo. Exit News. 24 August.

The Louvre, UNESCO, and Other Cultural Organizations Unite to Provide $5 Million in `Cultural First Aid' to Beirut

(Lebanon; France)

Naomi Rea (2020). The Louvre, UNESCO, and Other Cultural Organizations Unite to Provide $5 Million in `Cultural First Aid' to Beirut. ArtNet News. 24 August.

German art dealer and socialite, 38, is arrested in Lisbon and faces being extradited to UK over '£1m sale of Yayoi Kusama pumpkin that buyer never received'

(Germany; Portugal)

Nicole Conner (2020). German art dealer and socialite, 38, is arrested in Lisbon and faces being extradited to UK over '£1m sale of Yayoi Kusama pumpkin that buyer never received'. The Daily Mail. 24 August.

Trio admit stealing lead from Lincolnshire churches

(United Kingdom)

Louth Leader (2020). Trio admit stealing lead from Lincolnshire churches. Louth Leader. 21 August.

Hunt is on for rightful owner of Nazi-looted French painting

(France)

AFP (2020). Hunt is on for rightful owner of Nazi-looted French painting. The Guardian. 20 August.

Nazi-looted French painting on display in search for rightful owner

(France)

Murielle Kasprzak (2020). Nazi-looted French painting on display in search for rightful owner. The Times of Israel. 20 August.

Paolo Giorgio Ferri obituary

(Italy)

The Times (2020). Paolo Giorgio Ferri obituary. The Times. 20 August.

Pasadena Appeals Court Rules Against Heir in Nazi-Looted Art Case

(Spain; United States of America)

Pasadena Now (2020). Pasadena Appeals Court Rules Against Heir in Nazi-Looted Art Case. Pasadena Now. 19 August.

Romanian Billionaire Poisoned by Call Girl at Sex Club Featuring `Virgin' Ponies

(Romania)

Barbie Latza Nadeau (2020). Romanian Billionaire Poisoned by Call Girl at Sex Club Featuring `Virgin' Ponies. Daily Beast. 19 August.

A Scholar and an Art Institute Are Currently Waging a Scorched-Earth Legal Battle Over Valuable Modigliani Research

(Spain; United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2020). A Scholar and an Art Institute Are Currently Waging a Scorched-Earth Legal Battle Over Valuable Modigliani Research. ArtNet News. 18 August.

Database is at the heart of the Italian art squad

(Italy)

Ewout Kieckens (2020). Database is at the heart of the Italian art squad. Innovation Origins. 17 August.

Burundi to demand €36 billion from Germany, Belgium for colonial rule: report

(Burundi; Germany; Belgium)

DW (2020). Burundi to demand €36 billion from Germany, Belgium for colonial rule: report. DW. 16 August.

Top forger Max Brandrett is a victim of his own success

(United Kingdom)

David Sanderson (2020). Top forger Max Brandrett is a victim of his own success. The Times. 15 August.

How recent anti-racism protests have pushed a longstanding debate about colonial looting in Europe

(General)

Catherine Hickley (2020). How recent anti-racism protests have pushed a longstanding debate about colonial looting in Europe. The Art Newspaper. 14 August.

Auction House Repatriates Sacred Indigenous Items, Possibly a Human Scalp

(Canada; Germany)

Josh Gabert-Doyon (2020). Auction House Repatriates Sacred Indigenous Items, Possibly a Human Scalp. Vice. 11 August.

Living cultures: decolonising cultural spaces

(Tanzania; Kenya; United Kingdom)

Nick Lunch, Tricia Jenkins (2020). Living cultures: decolonising cultural spaces. Ecologist. 11 August.

Appeal as 'last remaining fragments' of ancient Sherwood Forest targeted by vandals

(United Kingdom)

Phoebe Ram (2020). Appeal as 'last remaining fragments' of ancient Sherwood Forest targeted by vandals. Nottingham Post. 10 August.

Nuevo libro pide a España devolver el Tesoro Quimbaya a Colombia

(Colombia; Spain)

New book asks Spain to return the Quimbaya Treasury to Colombia

Pablo Gamboa Hinestrosa (2020). Nuevo libro pide a España devolver el Tesoro Quimbaya a Colombia. El Espectador. 10 August.

Artist Abel Azcona Calls on His Native Spain to Atone for Its Colonial Legacy

(Spain)

Lidia Hernandez-Tapia (2020). Artist Abel Azcona Calls on His Native Spain to Atone for Its Colonial Legacy. Artsy. 10 August.

150 Jewish Gravestones Uprooted by the Nazis Found in Polish Town

(Poland)

Ofer Aderet (2020). 150 Jewish Gravestones Uprooted by the Nazis Found in Polish Town. Haaretz. 9 August.

Mount Pleasant man's lawsuit to recover Dutch paintings hits snag

(Netherlands; United States of America)

Adam Parker (2020). Mount Pleasant man's lawsuit to recover Dutch paintings hits snag. The Post and Courier. 8 August.

Activist curators are sharpening the debate on restitution

(General)

The Economist (2020). Activist curators are sharpening the debate on restitution. The Economist. 8 August.

Returning Lost and Stolen African Art and Antiquities

(General)

Jeffrey Young (2020). Returning Lost and Stolen African Art and Antiquities. Voice of America. 7 August.

Men stole historic ship log from floating museum in drunken prank

(United Kingdom)

Jane Hunt (2020). Men stole historic ship log from floating museum in drunken prank. East Anglian Daily Times. 7 August.

Greece steps up efforts for return of Parthenon Sculptures ahead of 200th anniversary of War of Independence

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Xinhua (2020). Greece steps up efforts for return of Parthenon Sculptures ahead of 200th anniversary of War of Independence. Global Times. 6 August.

Martha Nierenberg, Holocaust survivor who sought to reclaim looted family art collection, dies at 96

(United States of America; Hungary)

Emily Langer (2020). Martha Nierenberg, Holocaust survivor who sought to reclaim looted family art collection, dies at 96. The Washington Post. 6 August.

The Rembrandt hunter: meet the Dutch dealer who is shaking up the art world

(Netherlands)

Lucy Davis (2020). The Rembrandt hunter: meet the Dutch dealer who is shaking up the art world. The Telegraph. 6 August.

Fascist banners worth millions of pounds stolen from state archive in Italy

(Italy)

Nick Squires (2020). Fascist banners worth millions of pounds stolen from state archive in Italy. The Telegraph. 4 August.

Stolen religious icon returned from UK

(Greece; United Kingdom)

eKathimerini (2020). Stolen religious icon returned from UK. eKathimerini. 4 August.

Igbo group calls for return of stolen artifacts

(Nigeria; France)

The Sun (2020). Igbo group calls for return of stolen artifacts. The Sun. 4 August.

Brexit `should prompt UK to rethink attitude to Indigenous artefacts'

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Josh Halliday (2020). Brexit `should prompt UK to rethink attitude to Indigenous artefacts'. The Guardian. 3 August.

België geeft gestolen Maya-masker terug aan Guatemala

(Guatemala; Belgium)

Belgium gives stolen Maya mask to Guatemala

De Standard (2020). België geeft gestolen Maya-masker terug aan Guatemala. De Standard. 3 August.

Metal detectorist guards £100k hoard of silver for two sleepless nights over 'nighthawk' fears

(United Kingdom)

Yohannes Lowe (2020). Metal detectorist guards £100k hoard of silver for two sleepless nights over 'nighthawk' fears. The Telegraph. 3 August.

Tehran, Athens Discuss Ways to Cooperate in Cultural Heritage

(Iran; Greece)

Tehran Times (2020). Tehran, Athens Discuss Ways to Cooperate in Cultural Heritage. Tehran Times. 3 August.

Mbuya Nehanda's remains are still in a London Museum as she is insulted by Ryton Dzimiri

(Zimbabwe; United Kingdom)

Masimba Mavaza (2020). Mbuya Nehanda's remains are still in a London Museum as she is insulted by Ryton Dzimiri. Bulawayo 24. 2 August.

Spanish police recover ancient treasure from alleged looter

(Spain)

Sam Jones (2020). Spanish police recover ancient treasure from alleged looter. The Guardian. 2 August.

Who's stealing Christopher Columbus letters from libraries around the world?

(Italy; United States of America)

Jon Wertheim (2020). Who's stealing Christopher Columbus letters from libraries around the world?. 60 Minutes. 2 August.

How police reclaimed a stolen Bataclan Banksy in Italy

(France; Italy)

AFP (2020). How police reclaimed a stolen Bataclan Banksy in Italy. The Local. 1 August.

Private enterprise – the individuals who are taking restitution into their own hands

(General)

Samuel Reilly (2020). Private enterprise – the individuals who are taking restitution into their own hands. Apollo. 1 August.

Mystery as 'Banksy' mural on Birnbeck pier removed

(United Kingdom)

Emma Elgee (2020). Mystery as 'Banksy' mural on Birnbeck pier removed. Somerset Live. 1 August.

Kew Gardens pledges to root out thieves stealing 'priceless' plants

(United Kingdom)

Helena Horton (2020). Kew Gardens pledges to root out thieves stealing 'priceless' plants. The Telegraph. 31 July.

France Moves Closer To Restitution Of Artefacts To Benin And Senegal

(Benin; Senegal; France)

Kwame Opoku (2020). France Moves Closer To Restitution Of Artefacts To Benin And Senegal. Modern Ghana. 30 July.

Stolen in 1998, rare Shiva statue on way from London to India

(India; United Kingdom)

Prasun Sonwalkar (2020). Stolen in 1998, rare Shiva statue on way from London to India. Hindustan Times. 30 July.

Are ghosts haunting the British Museum?

(United Kingdom)

Killian Fox (2020). Are ghosts haunting the British Museum?. 1843 Magazine. 1 June.

A Mystery at Oxford

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Ariel Sabar (2020). A Mystery at Oxford. The Atlantic. 1 June.

Greece calls again for return of Parthenon marbles

(Greece)

AFP (2020). Greece calls again for return of Parthenon marbles. AFP. 25 May.

Culture minister reiterates call for return of Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

eKathimerini (2020). Culture minister reiterates call for return of Parthenon Marbles. eKathimerini. 23 May.

Calls for garda unit to clamp down on wildlife crimes in Ireland

(Ireland)

Aoife O'Brien (2020). Calls for garda unit to clamp down on wildlife crimes in Ireland. The Times. 23 May.

Australia takes lead in the demand for Parthenon Marbles return

(Greece; United Kingdom; Australia)

Neos Kosmos (2020). Australia takes lead in the demand for Parthenon Marbles return. Neos Kosmos. 22 May.

$50M in Fabergé Antiquities Shipped to Panama After Oligarch Hit With Sanctions: Reports

(Russia; Panama)

The Moscow Times (2020). $50M in Fabergé Antiquities Shipped to Panama After Oligarch Hit With Sanctions: Reports. The Moscow Times. 21 May.

Police warn of illegal metal detecting at Castle Hill, Shaftesbury

(United Kingdom)

Ellie Maslin (2020). Police warn of illegal metal detecting at Castle Hill, Shaftesbury. Dorset Echo. 20 May.

France should sell Mona Lisa 'for €50bn' to cover coronavirus losses, tech CEO suggests

(France)

Adam White (2020). France should sell Mona Lisa 'for €50bn' to cover coronavirus losses, tech CEO suggests. The Independent. 19 May.

How an artist developed an unlikely bond with the man who stole her paintings

(Czech Republic)

CBC (2020). How an artist developed an unlikely bond with the man who stole her paintings. CBC. 18 May.

Potential 'trophy theft' as head cut off snake Gruffalo character in Inverness

(United Kingdom)

Alasdair Fraser (2020). Potential 'trophy theft' as head cut off snake Gruffalo character in Inverness. The Inverness Courier. 18 May.

Movie review: 'The Painter and the Thief' is more than just an art heist

(Czech Republic)

Dana Barbuto (2020). Movie review: 'The Painter and the Thief' is more than just an art heist. Montevideo American-News. 18 May.

New rules for Devon dino hunters

(United Kingdom)

Daniel Clark (2020). New rules for Devon dino hunters. Radio EXE. 17 May.

How retired hedge fund manager Chris Levett started a museum

(France)

Christian Levett James Palmer (2020). How retired hedge fund manager Chris Levett started a museum. The Times. 16 May.

A Virtual Homecoming for Lost Treasures

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Tobias Grey (2020). A Virtual Homecoming for Lost Treasures. The Wall Street Journal. 15 May.

Convicted art fraudster Ezra Chowaiki subject of yet more legal drama

(United States of America; Spain)

Anna Brady (2020). Convicted art fraudster Ezra Chowaiki subject of yet more legal drama. The Art Newspaper. 15 May.

Vandals damage one of Wales' most famous Roman ruins

(United Kingdom)

Marcus Hughes (2020). Vandals damage one of Wales' most famous Roman ruins. Wales Online. 15 May.

Vincent Van Gogh theft – the lessons learned

(Netherlands)

Bethan Moorcraft (2020). Vincent Van Gogh theft – the lessons learned. Insurance Business. 12 May.

500-year-old handwritten Bibles seized near Turkey-Greece border

(Turkey; Greece)

Daily Sabah (2020). 500-year-old handwritten Bibles seized near Turkey-Greece border. Daily Sabah. 12 May.

British-run art restoration group behind efforts to bring copy of stolen Velazquez painting home from London museum

(Spain; United Kingdom)

Joshua Parfitt (2020). British-run art restoration group behind efforts to bring copy of stolen Velazquez painting home from London museum. The Olive Press. 11 May.

CRIME FILES: Prolific church raider ends up behind bars

(United Kingdom)

James Connell (2020). CRIME FILES: Prolific church raider ends up behind bars. Malvern Gazette. 10 May.

Moncayo, 'zona cero' del expolio arqueológico

(Spain)

Moncayo, "Ground Zero" of archaeological pillage

Vicente G. Olaya (2020). Moncayo, 'zona cero' del expolio arqueológico. El País. 10 May.

Authorities Recover 19,000 Artifacts in International Antiquities Trafficking Sting

(General)

Theresa Machemer (2020). Authorities Recover 19,000 Artifacts in International Antiquities Trafficking Sting. Smithsonian. 8 May.

Keep an eye on historic sites on daily walk, ask police

(United Kingdom)

County Echo (2020). Keep an eye on historic sites on daily walk, ask police. County Echo. 8 May.

British Museum intercepts Mesopotamian fakes

(United Kingdom; Bahrain)

AFP (2020). British Museum intercepts Mesopotamian fakes. Dawn. 7 May.

As looting slows, counterfeit antiquities are on the rise

(United Kingdom; Bahrain)

Melissa Gronlund (2020). As looting slows, counterfeit antiquities are on the rise. The National. 6 May.

Historic Welsh sites to be protected by vandalism patrols

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2020). Historic Welsh sites to be protected by vandalism patrols. BBC News. 16 March.

Crime epidemic: Our historical rural churches are facing a raft of threats

(United Kingdom)

James More (2020). Crime epidemic: Our historical rural churches are facing a raft of threats. Express. 16 March.

Ancient ruins vandalised at Chester church

(United Kingdom)

Sallie Ehlen (2020). Ancient ruins vandalised at Chester church. Cheshire Live. 15 March.

Thieves cause costly damage targeting lead from Somerset's rural churches

(United Kingdom)

Steven Salter (2020). Thieves cause costly damage targeting lead from Somerset's rural churches. County Gazette. 15 March.

Van Dyck painting stolen from University of Oxford gallery

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2020). Van Dyck painting stolen from University of Oxford gallery. BBC News. 15 March.

Historic, high-value paintings stolen from Oxford college gallery

(United Kingdom)

Jedidajah Otte (2020). Historic, high-value paintings stolen from Oxford college gallery. The Guardian. 15 March.

Natural History Museum responds to demands to repatriate ancient human skull back to Africa

(Zambia; United Kingdom)

Craig Simpson (2020). Natural History Museum responds to demands to repatriate ancient human skull back to Africa. The Telegraph. 14 March.

Beothuk remains returned to Newfoundland after 191 years in Scotland

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Mark Quinn (2020). Beothuk remains returned to Newfoundland after 191 years in Scotland. CBC. 12 March.

Looted by Nazis, almost blown up and now restored: on the trail of the art crime of the century

(Belgium)

Mick Brown (2020). Looted by Nazis, almost blown up and now restored: on the trail of the art crime of the century. The Telegraph. 11 March.

Ulay obituary

(Germany)

Charles Darwent (2020). Ulay obituary. The Guardian. 11 March.

Banksy Denies Instructing Alleged Art Thief to Steal His Work

(United Kingdom)

Helen Holmes (2020). Banksy Denies Instructing Alleged Art Thief to Steal His Work. Observer. 10 March.

Stolen Collection of Persian Poetry Found With Help of `Indiana Jones of the Art World' Goes on Auction

(United Kingdom; Iran)

Brigit Katz (2020). Stolen Collection of Persian Poetry Found With Help of `Indiana Jones of the Art World' Goes on Auction. Smithsonian. 10 March.

An Exhibition of the Royal Family of Liechtenstein's Art Collection Has Become Radioactive After a Revival of Accusations About WWII

(Liechtenstein)

Taylor Defoe (2020). An Exhibition of the Royal Family of Liechtenstein's Art Collection Has Become Radioactive After a Revival of Accusations About WWII. ArtNet News. 10 March.

Security Guards Are Under Investigation as the $1 Billion Green Vault Heist in Dresden Increasingly Looks Like an Inside Job

(Germany)

Kate Brown (2020). Security Guards Are Under Investigation as the $1 Billion Green Vault Heist in Dresden Increasingly Looks Like an Inside Job. ArtNet News. 9 March.

India seeks return of 15th century Tamil statue in Oxford

(India; United Kingdom)

Prasun Sonwalkar (2020). India seeks return of 15th century Tamil statue in Oxford. Hindustan Times. 23 February.

Egypt, Greece ministers tackle combating illegal trafficking in antiquities

(Egypt; Greece)

Egypt Today (2020). Egypt, Greece ministers tackle combating illegal trafficking in antiquities. Egypt Today. 22 February.

Italy hands Nazi-looted Renaissance sculpture from the Uffizi to Germany

(Germany; Italy)

Catherine Hickley (2020). Italy hands Nazi-looted Renaissance sculpture from the Uffizi to Germany. The Art Newspaper. 21 February.

India asks Oxford museum to return 'stolen' bronze statue

(India; United Kingdom)

David Batty (2020). India asks Oxford museum to return 'stolen' bronze statue. The Guardian. 21 February.

Beverly Cassirer, whose family demanded return of $30-million painting looted by Nazis, dies waiting

(United States of America; Spain)

Steve Marble (2020). Beverly Cassirer, whose family demanded return of $30-million painting looted by Nazis, dies waiting. Los Angeles Times. 21 February.

Netherlands Returns Stolen 18th Century Ceremonial Crown to Ethiopia

(Ethiopia; Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2020). Netherlands Returns Stolen 18th Century Ceremonial Crown to Ethiopia. NLTimes. 20 February.

French geologist returns bronze antique coins he acquired from AlUla in 1966

(Saudi Arabia; France)

Saudi Gazette (2020). French geologist returns bronze antique coins he acquired from AlUla in 1966. Saudi Gazette. 20 February.

Berlin gold coin heist: 3 sentenced to jail

(Germany)

Austin Davis (2020). Berlin gold coin heist: 3 sentenced to jail. DW. 20 February.

Painting stolen by Nazis from Ukraine during WW2 to be returned from U.S.

(Ukraine; United States of America)

UNIAN (2020). Painting stolen by Nazis from Ukraine during WW2 to be returned from U.S.. UNIAN. 20 February.

Leaked draft of EU paper stirs Parthenon Marbles dispute

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Catherine Hickley (2020). Leaked draft of EU paper stirs Parthenon Marbles dispute. The Art Newspaper. 19 February.

Collection of ancient coins returned to Cyprus by US authorities

(Cyprus; United States of America)

Evie Andreou (2020). Collection of ancient coins returned to Cyprus by US authorities. Cyprus Mail. 19 February.

Suspect list in stolen Klimt saga grows

(Italy)

Gareth Harris (2020). Suspect list in stolen Klimt saga grows. The Art Newspaper. 19 February.

Parthenon marbles `not up for discussion' during EU trade talks – Government

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Press Association (2020). Parthenon marbles `not up for discussion' during EU trade talks – Government. The National. 18 February.

Operation Budapest: Documentary on the 1983 Fine Arts Museum Heist

(Hungary)

Fanni Kaszás (2020). Operation Budapest: Documentary on the 1983 Fine Arts Museum Heist. Hungary Today. 18 February.

Banksy's new Valentine's Day artwork boarded up following vandalism

(United Kingdom)

ITV (2020). Banksy's new Valentine's Day artwork boarded up following vandalism. ITV. 17 February.

Former Commons photographer's home raided 'over stolen furniture'

(United Kingdom)

Lisa O'Carroll (2020). Former Commons photographer's home raided 'over stolen furniture'. The Guardian. 14 February.

Thief smashes priceless Cambridge church windows by Victorian artist

(United Kingdom)

Alex Spencer (2020). Thief smashes priceless Cambridge church windows by Victorian artist. Cambridge Independent. 14 February.

How Berlin's lost Victoria statue turned up at the Hermitage Museum

(Russia; Germany)

Anastassia Boutsko (2020). How Berlin's lost Victoria statue turned up at the Hermitage Museum. DW. 14 February.

Picture of stolen Thirumangai Alwar idol matches one in London Museum

(India; United Kingdom)

TNN (2020). Picture of stolen Thirumangai Alwar idol matches one in London Museum. The Times of India. 13 February.

Gulbenkian case highlights authorities' failure to pursue art fraud

(United Kingdom)

Art Critique (2020). Gulbenkian case highlights authorities' failure to pursue art fraud. Art Critique. 13 February.

Oxford University restores Maasai artefacts

(Tanzania; Kenya; United Kingdom)

The Economist (2020). Oxford University restores Maasai artefacts. The Economist. 13 February.

Turkey to bring back two cultural artifacts from UK

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Yasemin Kalyoncuoglu (2020). Turkey to bring back two cultural artifacts from UK. AA. 13 February.

Ancient chariot and Sidamara sarcophagus en route back to Turkey

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Daily Sabah (2020). Ancient chariot and Sidamara sarcophagus en route back to Turkey. Daily Sabah. 13 February.

'Shady and unscrupulous' metal detectorist hits Winchelsea

(United Kingdom)

Harry Bullmore (2020). 'Shady and unscrupulous' metal detectorist hits Winchelsea. The Argus. 13 February.

Spain takes protection measures for Temple of Debod after Hawass visits Madrid

(Spain; Egypt)

Mustafa Marie (2020). Spain takes protection measures for Temple of Debod after Hawass visits Madrid. Egypt Today. 11 February.

EU clamps down on free ports over crime and terrorism links

(General)

Daniel Boffey (2020). EU clamps down on free ports over crime and terrorism links. The Guardian. 11 February.

Burglars who stole from Nizam's Museum convicted in Hyderabad

(India)

Telangana Today (2020). Burglars who stole from Nizam's Museum convicted in Hyderabad. Telengana Today. 11 February.

Greek Students Sing for Return of Parthenon Marbles at British Museum

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2020). Greek Students Sing for Return of Parthenon Marbles at British Museum. Greek Reporter. 11 February.

Gustav Klimt theft: police question gallery owner's widow

(Italy)

Angela Giuffrida (2020). Gustav Klimt theft: police question gallery owner's widow. The Guardian. 11 February.

Universities give back relics after pressure over `colonial wrongs'

(United Kingdom; Nigeria)

Fin Kavanagh (2020). Universities give back relics after pressure over `colonial wrongs'. The Times. 10 February.

Cyber criminals in the frame after National Portrait Gallery is hit with 350,000 email attacks

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Sullivan (2020). Cyber criminals in the frame after National Portrait Gallery is hit with 350,000 email attacks. The Commentator. 10 February.

`Highly unlikely' Preti masterpiece was stolen from Governor's Palace

(Malta)

Kristina Abela (2020). `Highly unlikely' Preti masterpiece was stolen from Governor's Palace. Times of Malta. 8 February.

Los vigilantes del patrimonio rural

(Spain)

The Guardians of Rural Heritage

Gabriel de la Iglesia (2020). Los vigilantes del patrimonio rural. Burgos Conecta. 8 February.

The Mystery of the Painting in Gallery 634

(United States of America; Germany)

Graham Bowley (2020). The Mystery of the Painting in Gallery 634. The New York Times. 8 February.

London Police Have Issued an Arrest Warrant for Art Heiress Angela Gulbenkian After She Skipped Her Court Date

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone (2020). London Police Have Issued an Arrest Warrant for Art Heiress Angela Gulbenkian After She Skipped Her Court Date. ArtNet News. 7 February.

Bungled Fontainebleau theft shines a spotlight on organised crime in the art world

(France)

EU-OCS (2020). Bungled Fontainebleau theft shines a spotlight on organised crime in the art world. EU-OCS. 7 February.

Roban la corona del Niño Jesús de la Virgen del Rosario de Lorquí

(Spain)

Crown of the Baby Jesus from the Virgin of the Rosary of Lorquí stolen

J. Ruiz Palacios, R. Hernández (2020). Roban la corona del Niño Jesús de la Virgen del Rosario de Lorquí. La Verdad. 7 February.

Detectorists helped us find Roman Britain

(United Kingdom)

Mark Bridge (2020). Detectorists helped us find Roman Britain. The Times. 6 February.

Brexit has strengthened the cause for return of the Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Neos Kosmos (2020). Brexit has strengthened the cause for return of the Parthenon Marbles. Neos Kosmos. 6 February.

Why France is dragging its feet to repatriate looted African artworks

(France; Nigeria)

Olivier Marbot (2020). Why France is dragging its feet to repatriate looted African artworks. The Africa Report. 6 February.

Sad Max and rueful Elvis after painting stolen from Geldart

(United Kingdom)

Mike Scialom (2020). Sad Max and rueful Elvis after painting stolen from Geldart. Cambridge Independent. 6 February.

Robo en el retablo del Rosario de la iglesia de Santo Domingo

(Spain)

Altarpiece of the Rosary stolen from the church of Santo Domingo

Diario de Jerez (2020). Robo en el retablo del Rosario de la iglesia de Santo Domingo. Diario de Jerez. 6 February.

Banksy Theft Solved? Two Arrested in Paris for Pompidou Center Heist

(France)

Helen Holmes (2020). Banksy Theft Solved? Two Arrested in Paris for Pompidou Center Heist. Observer. 6 February.

Italy's Uffizi Gallery hails US online tout ruling

(Italy; United States of America)

AFP (2020). Italy's Uffizi Gallery hails US online tout ruling. France 24. 6 February.

Germany needs to confront its not-so-hidden history of colonial slaughter in Namibia

(Namibia; Germany)

Carien Du Plessis (2020). Germany needs to confront its not-so-hidden history of colonial slaughter in Namibia. Daily Maverick. 6 February.

An Artist Meets the Thief Who Stole Her Work in an Astonishing New Documentary

(Czech Republic)

Stephen Garrett (2020). An Artist Meets the Thief Who Stole Her Work in an Astonishing New Documentary. Observer. 5 February.

Looted ancient temple sculpture—seized by UK police—will go home to Afghanistan

(Afghanistan; United Kingdom)

Gareth Harris (2020). Looted ancient temple sculpture—seized by UK police—will go home to Afghanistan. The Art Newspaper. 5 February.

Picasso art thief has sentence doubled

(Spain)

ERN News (2020). Picasso art thief has sentence doubled. ERN News. 4 February.

Turkish ministry seeks return of Panagia Soumela artefacts

(Turkey; Greece)

Neos Kosmos (2020). Turkish ministry seeks return of Panagia Soumela artefacts. Neos Kosmos. 4 February.

Desired, stolen, cursed: the history of the Koh-i-Noor diamond

(India; United Kingdom)

William Dalrymple (2020). Desired, stolen, cursed: the history of the Koh-i-Noor diamond. History Extra. 4 February.

A Nazi-looted art database prevailed in German court after a collector demanded it take down a painting.

(Germany)

Christy Kuesel (2020). A Nazi-looted art database prevailed in German court after a collector demanded it take down a painting.. Artsy. 4 February.

Painting looted by Nazis found in Royal Library of Belgium

(Belgium)

Gabriela Galindo (2020). Painting looted by Nazis found in Royal Library of Belgium. The Brussels Times. 4 February.

'Lost' artworks go on show in split Cyprus 45 years on

(Cyprus)

Press Association (2020). 'Lost' artworks go on show in split Cyprus 45 years on. Warrington Guardian. 4 February.

Roban la Virgen de la Inmaculada de un altar en una calle de Osuna

(Spain)

Diario de Sevilla (2020). Roban la Virgen de la Inmaculada de un altar en una calle de Osuna. Diario de Sevilla. 4 February.

Rare footy shirt swiped from National Football Museum in Manchester

(United Kingdom)

Emily Broncz (2020). Rare footy shirt swiped from National Football Museum in Manchester. Manchester Evening News. 3 February.

A Gaming Billionaire's Questionable Trove of Ancient Artifacts Is Raided by Bulgarian Authorities

(Bulgaria)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2020). A Gaming Billionaire's Questionable Trove of Ancient Artifacts Is Raided by Bulgarian Authorities. ArtNet News. 3 February.

Unlimited Inventiveness: Horniman Museum To Discuss Benin Artefacts With Nigerian And British Artists In London

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Kwame Opoku (2020). Unlimited Inventiveness: Horniman Museum To Discuss Benin Artefacts With Nigerian And British Artists In London. Modern Ghana. 3 February.

Devon museum in repatriation dispute over indigenous relics

(Canada; United Kingdom)

Ben Quinn (2020). Devon museum in repatriation dispute over indigenous relics. The Guardian. 2 February.

Germany returns antiquities to Mexico

(Mexico; Germany)

Sean Sinico (2020). Germany returns antiquities to Mexico. DW. 17 January.

Klimt Painting Found in Museum's Wall Is Authentic, Experts Say

(Italy)

Alex Marshall (2020). Klimt Painting Found in Museum's Wall Is Authentic, Experts Say. The New York Times. 17 January.

Benin Museum Celebrates Return of Precious Artifacts from France

(Nigeria; France)

Lisa Bryant (2020). Benin Museum Celebrates Return of Precious Artifacts from France. Voice of America. 17 January.

Dutch art sleuth finds rare stolen copy of 'Prince of Persian poets'

(Germany; Iran; United Kingdom; France)

AFP (2020). Dutch art sleuth finds rare stolen copy of 'Prince of Persian poets'. France 24. 17 January.

Filming Has Begun on Art Heist Biopic `The Duke' Starring Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent

(United Kingdom)

Brigid Brown (2020). Filming Has Begun on Art Heist Biopic `The Duke' Starring Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent. BBC America. 16 January.

Spain billionaire guilty of trying to smuggle a Picasso

(Spain; France)

BBC News (2020). Spain billionaire guilty of trying to smuggle a Picasso. BBC News. 16 January.

A Letter to President Macron: Reparations Before Restitution

(France)

Manthia Diawara (2020). A Letter to President Macron: Reparations Before Restitution. Hyperallergic. 16 January.

Jailed £70m cocaine gang stole £1m painting from Maidenhead art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Ian Hughes (2020). Jailed £70m cocaine gang stole £1m painting from Maidenhead art gallery. Get Reading. 16 January.

Jurassic Coast fossil hunters warned of rock fall risk

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2020). Jurassic Coast fossil hunters warned of rock fall risk. BBC News. 16 January.

Filmmakers reveal truth about hunt for stamps stolen from murdered Jews and hidden by German officer

(Poland)

Stuart Dowell (2020). Filmmakers reveal truth about hunt for stamps stolen from murdered Jews and hidden by German officer. The First News. 16 January.

Antique porcelain thieves arrested in Mula in Operation Fragile!

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2020). Antique porcelain thieves arrested in Mula in Operation Fragile!. Murcia Today. 15 January.

Three Munich Museums Restitute 9 Nazi-Looted Artworks to the Heirs of Jewish Collectors

(Germany)

Kate Brown (2019). Three Munich Museums Restitute 9 Nazi-Looted Artworks to the Heirs of Jewish Collectors. ArtNet News. 5 August.

Admiral's portrait sails home from US, 50 years after theft

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Rachel Burford (2019). Admiral's portrait sails home from US, 50 years after theft. Evening Standard. 5 August.

Cops probe three thefts of historic artefacts from Perthshire

(United Kingdom)

Rachel Clark (2019). Cops probe three thefts of historic artefacts from Perthshire. Daily Record. 4 August.

Christie's Worked With the FBI to Return Art Looted by Nazis

(Germany; United States of America)

Helen Holmes (2019). Christie's Worked With the FBI to Return Art Looted by Nazis. Observer. 2 August.

Dutch museum opts to keep paintings acquired during the Holocaust

(Netherlands)

Cnaan Liphshiz (2019). Dutch museum opts to keep paintings acquired during the Holocaust. Intermountain Jewish News. 1 August.

FBI New York Art Crime Team Returns Vases Stolen During Nazi Rule in Germany

(Germany; United States of America)

FBI (2019). FBI New York Art Crime Team Returns Vases Stolen During Nazi Rule in Germany. FBI.gov. 1 August.

Rampant Antiquities Theft Threatens Cultural Heritage Around The World

(General)

David S. Anderson (2019). Rampant Antiquities Theft Threatens Cultural Heritage Around The World. Forbes. 31 July.

British art dealer jailed in US over £25 million fraud

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Harriet Alexander (2019). British art dealer jailed in US over £25 million fraud. The Telegraph. 31 July.

Iraq Exhibits Smuggled Artifacts Returned From UK, Sweden

(Iraq; United Kingdom; Sweden)

AINA (2019). Iraq Exhibits Smuggled Artifacts Returned From UK, Sweden. AINA. 30 July.

Over 18000 Items Seized and 59 Arrests Made in Operation Targeting Cultural Goods

(General)

Europol (2019). Over 18000 Items Seized and 59 Arrests Made in Operation Targeting Cultural Goods. Europol. 29 July.

Second attack on Karl Marx tomb in London's Highgate cemetery

(United Kingdom)

Mark Townsend (2019). Second attack on Karl Marx tomb in London's Highgate cemetery. The Guardian. 17 February.

Campaigners protest against BP sponsorship of British Museum

(United Kingdom)

Matha Busby (2019). Campaigners protest against BP sponsorship of British Museum. The Guardian. 16 February.

Boer War Highland solider found vandalised in Kelvingrove Park

(United Kingdom)

The National (2019). Boer War Highland solider found vandalised in Kelvingrove Park. The National. 15 February.

Germany Is Returning Artifacts Stolen From a Namibian Freedom Fighter During Its Colonial Rule

(Namibia; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2019). Germany Is Returning Artifacts Stolen From a Namibian Freedom Fighter During Its Colonial Rule. ArtNet News. 15 February.

Germany still has a problematic approach towards Nazi-era art restitution

(Germany)

Sara Angel (2019). Germany still has a problematic approach towards Nazi-era art restitution. The Globe and Mail. 15 February.

Bataclan Banksy Stolen: Who Are The Victims Of Art Theft?

(United Kingdom)

Elena Burges (2019). Bataclan Banksy Stolen: Who Are The Victims Of Art Theft?. The Oxford Student. 15 February.

Serial Art Thief, Who Stole Nearly 250 Artworks, Arrested Yet Again

(France)

Sara Rose Sharp (2019). Serial Art Thief, Who Stole Nearly 250 Artworks, Arrested Yet Again. Hyperallergic. 14 February.

'Stolen' Banksy art mysteriously returns with `I'm back' daubed on it

(United Kingdom)

Elisa Menendez (2019). 'Stolen' Banksy art mysteriously returns with `I'm back' daubed on it. Metro. 14 February.

Scotland Insists on Legal Right to Keep Pyramid Stone, Egypt Awaits Documents

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Asharq Al-Awsat (2019). Scotland Insists on Legal Right to Keep Pyramid Stone, Egypt Awaits Documents. Asharq Al-Awsat. 13 February.

Ancient looted artworks returned to Italy by Christie's auction house

(Italy; United States of America)

Lianne Kolirin (2019). Ancient looted artworks returned to Italy by Christie's auction house. CNN. 13 February.

Holocaust survivor from Hungary tracks down stolen artwork

(Hungary)

Oralandar Brand-Williams (2019). Holocaust survivor from Hungary tracks down stolen artwork. The Alpena News. 11 February.

Stolen statues missing since 2011 found

(Ireland)

Ralph Riegel (2019). Stolen statues missing since 2011 found. Irish Independent. 11 February.

Swedes arrest man tied to return of stolen royal jewels

(Sweden)

Associated Press (2019). Swedes arrest man tied to return of stolen royal jewels. Star Tribune. 8 February.

A cautionary tale for would-be UK treasure hunters

(United Kingdom)

John Andrew (2019). A cautionary tale for would-be UK treasure hunters. Coin World. 8 February.

Bill to remove time limit for returning Nazi-looted art faces challenge

(United Kingdom)

Jewish News (2019). Bill to remove time limit for returning Nazi-looted art faces challenge. Jewish News. 8 February.

Who Owns Culture?

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Thomas K. Grose (2019). Who Owns Culture?. US News and World Report. 7 February.

Robbery in Chelsea Gallery

(United Kingdom)

KCW Torday (2019). Robbery in Chelsea Gallery. KCW Torday. 7 February.

German auction house pulls 26 'Hitler paintings' on forgery fears

(Germany)

AFP (2019). German auction house pulls 26 'Hitler paintings' on forgery fears. France 24. 7 February.

Swedish police hopeful stolen royal treasure has been found

(Sweden)

The Nation (2019). Swedish police hopeful stolen royal treasure has been found. The Nation. 6 February.

Police Accuse Italy's Former Culture Minister of Authenticating Fake Works by Late Avant Garde Artist Gino De Dominicis

(Italy)

Henri Neuendorf (2019). Police Accuse Italy's Former Culture Minister of Authenticating Fake Works by Late Avant Garde Artist Gino De Dominicis. ArtNet News. 6 February.

Museum of Scotland says Egyptian pyramid stone is not stolen

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Severin Carrell (2019). Museum of Scotland says Egyptian pyramid stone is not stolen. The Guardian. 6 February.

Enigmatic Gino De Dominicis subject of complex fakes investigation in Italy

(Italy)

Christina Ruiz (2019). Enigmatic Gino De Dominicis subject of complex fakes investigation in Italy. The Art Newspaper. 5 February.

Germany allocates €1.9m for museums to research colonial-era acquisitions

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2019). Germany allocates €1.9m for museums to research colonial-era acquisitions. The Art Newspaper. 5 February.

Jewish collector's heirs claim US painting was stolen by Nazis

(Germany; United States of America)

Associated Press (2019). Jewish collector's heirs claim US painting was stolen by Nazis. Ynet. 5 February.

Ex-museum director acquitted of non-return of ancient icons to Russia

(Russia)

RAPSI (2019). Ex-museum director acquitted of non-return of ancient icons to Russia. RAPSI. 4 February.

An Old Masters scholar claims a 15th-century painting at the U.K.'s National Gallery is a forgery.

(United Kingdom)

Benjamin Sutton (2019). An Old Masters scholar claims a 15th-century painting at the U.K.'s National Gallery is a forgery.. Artsy. 4 February.

Lagos Writes British Museum, Demands Return of Stolen Sculpture

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

This Daily (2019). Lagos Writes British Museum, Demands Return of Stolen Sculpture. This Daily. 4 February.

Magna Carta back on display at Salisbury Cathedral after hammer attack

(United Kingdom)

Katy Griffin (2019). Magna Carta back on display at Salisbury Cathedral after hammer attack. Salisbury Journal. 4 February.

Nigeria calls for return of Lander Stool from the British Museum

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Gareth Harris (2019). Nigeria calls for return of Lander Stool from the British Museum. The Art Newspaper. 4 February.

Art market `turns blind eye' to Hitler fakes

(Germany)

David Crossland (2019). Art market `turns blind eye' to Hitler fakes. The Times. 3 February.

Stolen fresco fragments welcomed home

(Cyprus; Netherlands)

Evie Andreou (2019). Stolen fresco fragments welcomed home. Cyprus Mail. 25 January.

The Fight to Repatriate African Skulls in European Museum Collections

(South Africa; Tanzania; Germany; France)

Tarisai Ngangura (2019). The Fight to Repatriate African Skulls in European Museum Collections. Vice. 25 January.

British museums to relabel colonial treasures

(United Kingdom; India)

Amit Roy (2019). British museums to relabel colonial treasures. The Telegraph. 23 January.

Colonial art restitution: 'The desire is not to wipe museums clean'

(France; Germany; General)

Sönje Storm (2019). Colonial art restitution: 'The desire is not to wipe museums clean'. DW. 23 January.

British aristocrat confronted by 'Indiana Jones of art world' over priceless stolen artefacts

(United Kingdom; Spain)

Helena Horton (2019). British aristocrat confronted by 'Indiana Jones of art world' over priceless stolen artefacts. The Telegraph. 22 January.

Laconia police stop 600,000-euro illegal antiquities deal

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2019). Laconia police stop 600,000-euro illegal antiquities deal. eKathimerini. 22 January.

Were Your Family's Books Stolen by the Nazis? New Online Initiative Might Help You Find Them

(Germany)

Ofer Aderet (2019). Were Your Family's Books Stolen by the Nazis? New Online Initiative Might Help You Find Them. Haaretz. 22 January.

Remains of 2 Beothuk people to be transferred from Scotland to Canada

(Canada; United Kingdom)

CBC (2019). Remains of 2 Beothuk people to be transferred from Scotland to Canada. CBC. 21 January.

Looters Beware: The British Museum Is Leading an International Task Force Fighting the Illicit Trade in Egyptian Antiquities

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Javier Pes (2019). Looters Beware: The British Museum Is Leading an International Task Force Fighting the Illicit Trade in Egyptian Antiquities. ArtNet News. 21 January.

The Books Stolen by the Nazis That Made It Back to the Jewish Victims' Heirs

(Germany)

Ofer Aderet (2019). The Books Stolen by the Nazis That Made It Back to the Jewish Victims' Heirs. Haaretz. 20 January.

Will they be returned? National Museum of Scotland to reach decision on return of Beothuk remains to Newfoundland

(United Kingdom; Canada)

Phil Miller (2019). Will they be returned? National Museum of Scotland to reach decision on return of Beothuk remains to Newfoundland. The Herald. 20 January.

Tebra recupera el cáliz de su iglesia 35 años después del robo

(Spain)

Tebra recovers a chalice stolen from their church 35 years ago

M. Oliva Tomiño (2019). Tebra recupera el cáliz de su iglesia 35 años después del robo. Atlántico. 19 January.

Los guardianes del patrimonio religioso de iglesias y capillas

(Spain)

The guardians of the religious heritage of churches and chapels

S.G. Rial (2019). Los guardianes del patrimonio religioso de iglesias y capillas. Le Voz de Galicia. 19 January.

The UK's past means disputes over its museum contents are inevitable

(United Kingdom; Egypt)

Liam Kirkaldy (2019). The UK's past means disputes over its museum contents are inevitable. Holyrood. 18 January.

Sweden charges man in royal jewels heist

(Sweden)

Associated Press (2019). Sweden charges man in royal jewels heist. TribLive. 17 January.

Africa: Dear the West, Why Do You Find It So Hard to Say Sorry?

(General)

Yarri Kamara (2019). Africa: Dear the West, Why Do You Find It So Hard to Say Sorry?. All Africa. 17 January.

Art detective urges British council to hand back Renoir masterpiece to family of Jewish original owners who were 'forced to sell it in Nazi Germany'

(United Kingdom)

Alexander Robertson (2019). Art detective urges British council to hand back Renoir masterpiece to family of Jewish original owners who were 'forced to sell it in Nazi Germany'. The Daily Mail. 16 January.

Bracknell Town Councils' Swinging girl sculpture stolen by thieves in Elms Park on 70th anniversary

(United Kingdom)

Isabella Perrin (2019). Bracknell Town Councils' Swinging girl sculpture stolen by thieves in Elms Park on 70th anniversary. Bracknell News. 16 January.

Librarians And Researchers Are Finally Making Strides Returning Nazi-Looted Books

(United States of America; Germany)

P.J. Grisar (2019). Librarians And Researchers Are Finally Making Strides Returning Nazi-Looted Books. Forward. 15 January.

A Painting Stolen From a Belgian Church Last Week Might Have Been by Michelangelo

(Belgium)

Sarah Cascone (2019). A Painting Stolen From a Belgian Church Last Week Might Have Been by Michelangelo. ArtNet News. 15 January.

German Owners of Painting Sought by Italy Say It's Not Nazi-looted Art

(Germany; Italy)

DPA (2019). German Owners of Painting Sought by Italy Say It's Not Nazi-looted Art. Haaretz. 15 January.

The Famed Jewish Art Dealer Who Fought to Retrieve 400 Stolen Works from the Nazis

(France)

Benjamin Sutton (2019). The Famed Jewish Art Dealer Who Fought to Retrieve 400 Stolen Works from the Nazis. Artsy. 14 January.

The Hunt for the Nazi Loot Still Sitting on Library Shelves

(Germany; United States of America)

Milton Esterow (2019). The Hunt for the Nazi Loot Still Sitting on Library Shelves. The New York Times. 14 January.

Chinese villagers mourn lost deity as Dutch reject claim to mummified monk

(Netherlands; China)

Isaac Beech (2018). Chinese villagers mourn lost deity as Dutch reject claim to mummified monk. The Sunday Times. 30 December.

Nazi's family sought return of artwork

(Ireland)

Seán McCárthaigh (2018). Nazi's family sought return of artwork. The Sunday Times. 28 December.

Larissa man arrested over ancient coin collection

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Larissa man arrested over ancient coin collection. eKathimerini. 28 December.

Fascinating 17th century 'social document' plundered during WWII recovered after being put up for auction

(Poland; Germany)

Stuart Dowell (2018). Fascinating 17th century 'social document' plundered during WWII recovered after being put up for auction. The First News. 28 December.

The repatriation debate intensifies as calls for post-colonial restitution grow—but is it legal?

(France; General)

Vincent Noce (2018). The repatriation debate intensifies as calls for post-colonial restitution grow—but is it legal?. The Art Newspaper. 27 December.

German museums 'willing to return' looted colonial objects

(Germany; General)

Wiebke Ahrndt (2018). German museums 'willing to return' looted colonial objects. DW. 26 December.

More than 100 Bronze Age artifacts to return to Cyprus

(Cyprus; United Kingdom)

Katy Turner (2018). More than 100 Bronze Age artifacts to return to Cyprus. Cyprus Mail. 23 December.

Repatriation of 6th century mosaics 'important for cultural heritage'

(Cyprus; United States of America)

CNA News Service (2018). Repatriation of 6th century mosaics 'important for cultural heritage'. Cyprus Mail. 22 December.

Parthenon Marbles Returning to Greece? UN Supports Greek Resolution

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Nick Kampouris (2018). Parthenon Marbles Returning to Greece? UN Supports Greek Resolution. Greek Reporter. 22 December.

Will the British Museum Ever Return These Stolen Artifacts?

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Becky Little (2018). Will the British Museum Ever Return These Stolen Artifacts?. History. 21 December.

Painting Stolen From Nazi-Occupied Eastern Europe Recovered in DC Area

(Ukraine; United States of America)

Scott MacFarlane (2018). Painting Stolen From Nazi-Occupied Eastern Europe Recovered in DC Area. NBC. 21 December.

University offers £10,000 reward in bid to recover stolen silverware

(United Kingdom)

Bex Bastable (2018). University offers £10,000 reward in bid to recover stolen silverware. Brighton & hove Independent. 21 December.

'Unique' paintings stolen from Limerick church found `tattered' and `crumbling'

(Ireland)

Jess Casey (2018). 'Unique' paintings stolen from Limerick church found `tattered' and `crumbling'. Limerick Leader. 21 December.

Ivan the Terrible painting sent for auction had been looted from Nazi-occupied Ukraine

(Russia; United States of America)

Peter Hermann (2018). Ivan the Terrible painting sent for auction had been looted from Nazi-occupied Ukraine. The Washington Post. 21 December.

Egyptian Ex-Minister Calls for Return of Nefertiti's Bust From Germany

(Egypt; Germany)

Egypt Independent (2018). Egyptian Ex-Minister Calls for Return of Nefertiti's Bust From Germany. Albawaba. 21 December.

National Museum 'did not apply proper procedures', court hears

(Ireland)

Mary Carolan (2018). National Museum 'did not apply proper procedures', court hears. The Irish Times. 20 December.

Spanish Police Recover Hundreds of Plundered Artifacts

(Spain)

Hetq (2018). Spanish Police Recover Hundreds of Plundered Artifacts. Hetq. 20 December.

I.Coast calls on France to return 148 artworks

(Ivory Coast; France)

AFP (2018). I.Coast calls on France to return 148 artworks. RTL. 20 December.

Sofia: Bronze Statue of Apollo Medicus at Former City Baths was Stolen

(Bulgaria)

Novinite (2018). Sofia: Bronze Statue of Apollo Medicus at Former City Baths was Stolen. Novinite. 20 December.

Will a Caravaggio Nativity painting, stolen 50 years ago, finally be returned?

(Italy)

John Burger (2018). Will a Caravaggio Nativity painting, stolen 50 years ago, finally be returned?. Aleteia. 20 December.

Restitution Of Cultural Property To Germany Out Of Question - Russian Culture Ministry

(Russia; Germany)

Mohammad Ali (2018). Restitution Of Cultural Property To Germany Out Of Question - Russian Culture Ministry. Urdu Point. 20 December.

Police renew appeal over theft of historic 7ft sword from a remote Scottish island

(United Kingdom)

Press and Journal (2018). Police renew appeal over theft of historic 7ft sword from a remote Scottish island. Press and Journal. 20 December.

Bungling burglary trio admit stealing from Museum of Computing

(United Kingdom)

Tom Seaward (2018). Bungling burglary trio admit stealing from Museum of Computing. Swindon Advertiser. 20 December.

Bronze dragon head believed to have been looted from Old Summer Palace during Second Opium War purchased by anonymous Chinese buyer at Paris auction: reports

(China; France)

Global Times (2018). Bronze dragon head believed to have been looted from Old Summer Palace during Second Opium War purchased by anonymous Chinese buyer at Paris auction: reports. Global Times. 19 December.

The arts crimes expert who is making Scotland her home

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Brotherson (2018). The arts crimes expert who is making Scotland her home. The National. 18 December.

Easter Island Statues: International Law is Shifting Against British Museum

(Chile; United Kingdom)

Saskia Vermeylen (2018). Easter Island Statues: International Law is Shifting Against British Museum. Intercontinental Cry. 18 December.

Nazis forced SC man's Jewish grandfather to sell art. Dutch won't give it back, suit says

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Charles Duncan (2018). Nazis forced SC man's Jewish grandfather to sell art. Dutch won't give it back, suit says. Raleigh News & Observer. 18 December.

Thief steals £100,000 worth of silverware from university chapel

(United Kingdom)

Harry Bullmore (2018). Thief steals £100,000 worth of silverware from university chapel. The Argus. 17 December.

Life-size bronze statue stolen from beside Yeats cemetery

(Ireland)

Eileen Magnier (2018). Life-size bronze statue stolen from beside Yeats cemetery. RTE. 17 December.

Italy is Unreasonable to Claim to the Getty's "Victorious Youth" Statue

(Italy; United States of America)

Gregory Pappas (2018). Italy is Unreasonable to Claim to the Getty's "Victorious Youth" Statue. The Pappas Post. 17 December.

The Art Of Reparatory Justice

(Nigeria; United Kingdom; Senegal; Angola; Portugal; Ethiopia)

Amina Blackwood-Meeks (2018). The Art Of Reparatory Justice. The Gleaner. 16 December.

More powers to keep art treasures in Britain

(United Kingdom)

David Sanderson (2018). More powers to keep art treasures in Britain. The Times. 15 December.

Chinese villagers disappointed about Dutch rejection of mummy Buddha repatriation case

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2018). Chinese villagers disappointed about Dutch rejection of mummy Buddha repatriation case. Xinhua. 14 December.

Stolen goods: Britain's museums must hand back colonial plunder

(United Kingdom)

Ruqaya Izzidien (2018). Stolen goods: Britain's museums must hand back colonial plunder. Middle East Eye. 14 December.

British Museum to return Benin bronzes to Nigeria

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Kieron Monks (2018). British Museum to return Benin bronzes to Nigeria. CNN. 14 December.

Church Leaders Sue Princeton Over `Stolen' Manuscripts

(Greece; United States of America)

Colin Moynihan (2018). Church Leaders Sue Princeton Over `Stolen' Manuscripts. The New York Times. 14 December.

Perth art dealer wins £12,500 compensation in legal spat over stolen artwork

(United Kingdom)

The Courier (2018). Perth art dealer wins £12,500 compensation in legal spat over stolen artwork. The Courier. 14 December.

Garda search found stolen Bantry House painting hanging in Dublin home

(Ireland)

Brion Hoban (2018). Garda search found stolen Bantry House painting hanging in Dublin home. The Southern Star. 14 December.

Police Nab a Suspect in the Brazen Theft of a Renoir From a Vienna Auction House—But Others Remain at Large

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2018). Police Nab a Suspect in the Brazen Theft of a Renoir From a Vienna Auction House—But Others Remain at Large. ArtNet News. 13 December.

After a century, a looted relic comes home

(China; United Kingdom)

Laurie Chen (2018). After a century, a looted relic comes home. Inkstone. 13 December.

Metal-detecting trend boosts `treasure' discoveries as numbers hit a record for second year running

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2018). Metal-detecting trend boosts `treasure' discoveries as numbers hit a record for second year running. Antiques Trade Gazette. 13 December.

Kenya is starting to track its valuable stolen artifacts worldwide—with German help

(Kenya; Germany)

Adbi Latif Dahir (2018). Kenya is starting to track its valuable stolen artifacts worldwide—with German help. Quartz. 12 December.

Five Terry Bradley paintings stolen in Belfast art heist

(United Kingdom)

Belfast Telegraph (2018). Five Terry Bradley paintings stolen in Belfast art heist. Belfast Telegraph. 11 December.

Artemidorus papyrus is a fake - probe

(Italy)

ANSA (2018). Artemidorus papyrus is a fake - probe. ANSA. 10 December.

Federal Lawsuit Seeks To Recover Art Lost During Nazi Occupation Of Netherlands

(Netherlands)

Walter Pavlo (2018). Federal Lawsuit Seeks To Recover Art Lost During Nazi Occupation Of Netherlands. Forbes. 10 December.

Why the U.S. Should Not Assist Italy in Forfeiting a Rare Bronze

(Italy; United States of America)

Stephen K. Urice (2018). Why the U.S. Should Not Assist Italy in Forfeiting a Rare Bronze. The New York Times. 10 December.

Easter Island mayor concedes Moai statue might be better left in British Museum

(Chile; United Kingdom)

Marion Giraldo (2018). Easter Island mayor concedes Moai statue might be better left in British Museum. Reuters. 10 December.

Dutch Art Panel's Decision on Kandinsky Painting Creates International Uproar

(Netherlands)

Blouin Artinfo (2018). Dutch Art Panel's Decision on Kandinsky Painting Creates International Uproar. Blouin Artinfo. 9 December.

New York museum says no info that its Malevich painting was stolen from Russia

(Russia; United States of America)

TASS (2018). New York museum says no info that its Malevich painting was stolen from Russia. TASS. 9 November.

WW1 soldier's missing medals back at York Army Museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). WW1 soldier's missing medals back at York Army Museum. BBC News. 9 November.

What the Nazis stole from synagogues during the November 1938 pogrom

(Germany)

Monika Griebeler (2018). What the Nazis stole from synagogues during the November 1938 pogrom. DW. 9 November.

Jeff Koons found guilty of plagiarism over multi-million-pound sculpture

(France)

Henry Samuel (2018). Jeff Koons found guilty of plagiarism over multi-million-pound sculpture. The Telegraph. 8 November.

Rostov Kremlin museum seeks to solve art forgery in dialogue with US, Greek museums

(Russia; United States of America; Greece)

TASS (2018). Rostov Kremlin museum seeks to solve art forgery in dialogue with US, Greek museums. TASS. 8 November.

French court fines Jeff Koons guilty of plagarism

(France)

AFP (2018). French court fines Jeff Koons guilty of plagarism. France 24. 8 November.

Croatia Arrests 4 Suspected Thieves in Venice Jewel Heist

(Croatia; Italy)

Associated Press (2018). Croatia Arrests 4 Suspected Thieves in Venice Jewel Heist. The New York Times. 8 November.

Man denies breaking into Suffolk museum and stealing artefacts

(United Kingdom)

Tom Potter (2018). Man denies breaking into Suffolk museum and stealing artefacts. East Anglian Daily Times. 7 November.

Akinola Davies Jr. Is Reclaiming African Treasures Stolen by White Colonizers

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Antwaun Sargent (2018). Akinola Davies Jr. Is Reclaiming African Treasures Stolen by White Colonizers. Vice. 7 November.

Give us our prehistoric bones back! Chile demands return of giant sloth fossils from UK

(Chile; United Kingdom)

Stuart Winter (2018). Give us our prehistoric bones back! Chile demands return of giant sloth fossils from UK. Express. 6 November.

Un musée russe accuse le Centre Pompidou d'exposer un Malevitch volé

(Russia; France)

Emmanuel Grynszpan (2018). Un musée russe accuse le Centre Pompidou d'exposer un Malevitch volé. Le Journal des Arts. 6 November.

Looted vessels returned at event marking 15 years of US-Italy art crime fighting co-operation

(Italy; United States of America)

Menachem Wecker (2018). Looted vessels returned at event marking 15 years of US-Italy art crime fighting co-operation. The Art Newspaper. 6 November.

Major Art Fair Bans Dealers and Auction Experts from Vetting Committees

(Netherlands)

Zachary Small (2018). Major Art Fair Bans Dealers and Auction Experts from Vetting Committees. Hyperallergic. 5 November.

Italy to crack down on art crime after stolen artefacts recovered in USA

(Italy; United States of America)

Clare Speak (2018). Italy to crack down on art crime after stolen artefacts recovered in USA. The Local. 5 November.

Ministry of Defence accused of 'failing to save First World War submarines from looters'

(United Kingdom; Netherlands)

Nick Constable (2018). Ministry of Defence accused of 'failing to save First World War submarines from looters'. The Daily Mail. 3 November.

Man arrested in central Athens over ancient artifact

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Man arrested in central Athens over ancient artifact. eKathimerini. 3 November.

¿Cómo parar los expolios en las iglesias y ermitas sorianas?

(Spain)

How to stop the looting of the churches and hermitages of Soria

Soria Noticias (2018). ¿Cómo parar los expolios en las iglesias y ermitas sorianas?. Soria Noticias. 2 November.

Dutch Nazi art probe rejects Kandinsky claim

(Netherlands)

AFP (2018). Dutch Nazi art probe rejects Kandinsky claim. France 24. 2 November.

A group of Chinese villagers traveled to Amsterdam to ask for the return of a mummified monk

(China; Netherlands)

Natasha Frost (2018). A group of Chinese villagers traveled to Amsterdam to ask for the return of a mummified monk. Quartz. 1 November.

A Family Recovered Most of What the Nazis Stole. But Not This.

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2018). A Family Recovered Most of What the Nazis Stole. But Not This.. The New York Times. 31 October.

Fife antiques dealer accused of selling Jack Vettriano painting `worth £1000' for £17,000

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Beatson (2018). Fife antiques dealer accused of selling Jack Vettriano painting `worth £1000' for £17,000. The Courier. 31 October.

Finnish couple jailed over 13m euro art forgery scam

(Finland)

AFP (2018). Finnish couple jailed over 13m euro art forgery scam. Dunya News. 31 October.

Franco's tomb defaced in Spain with red dove painting

(Spain)

AFP (2018). Franco's tomb defaced in Spain with red dove painting. France 24. 31 October.

Pierre Bergé's Foundation Withdraws a Mysterious Painting the Fashion Mogul Once Attributed to Manet From Its Sale at Sotheby's

(France)

Sarah Cascone (2018). Pierre Bergé's Foundation Withdraws a Mysterious Painting the Fashion Mogul Once Attributed to Manet From Its Sale at Sotheby's. ArtNet News. 31 October.

Antique traders accused of selling smuggled rhino horn

(United Kingdom)

Harriet Salem (2018). Antique traders accused of selling smuggled rhino horn. The Times. 8 October.

13 charged with illicit trafficking of cultural heritage artifacts in Macedonia

(Macedonia)

Xinhua (2018). 13 charged with illicit trafficking of cultural heritage artifacts in Macedonia. Xinhua. 7 October.

Banksy auction prank leaves art world in shreds

(United Kingdom)

Chris Johnston (2018). Banksy auction prank leaves art world in shreds. The Guardian. 6 October.

Man remanded for selling fake antiquities

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2018). Man remanded for selling fake antiquities. Cyprus Mail. 6 October.

The Nazi Downstairs: A Jewish Woman's Tale of Hiding in Her Home

(Austria; United States of America)

Colin Moynihan (2018). The Nazi Downstairs: A Jewish Woman's Tale of Hiding in Her Home. The New York Times. 5 October.

Thieves take entire roof from Grade I listed church

(United Kingdom)

Press Association (2018). Thieves take entire roof from Grade I listed church. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 5 October.

Roban en la iglesia de Valdegrulla en un nuevo ataque al patrimonio de la Diócesis de Osma-Soria

(Spain)

Theft in the church of Veldegrulla in a new attack against the heritage of the Diocese of Osma-Soria

Europa Press (2018). Roban en la iglesia de Valdegrulla en un nuevo ataque al patrimonio de la Diócesis de Osma-Soria. 20 Minutos. 5 October.

Paintings Looted by Nazis to eh Presented in Israel for the First Time

(Israel; Germany)

Juliane Helmhold (2018). Paintings Looted by Nazis to eh Presented in Israel for the First Time. The Jerusalem Post. 4 October.

Ancient Bible Stolen, Turns up Years Later at Museum of the Bible

(Greece; United States of America)

Ben Kennedy (2018). Ancient Bible Stolen, Turns up Years Later at Museum of the Bible. CBN. 4 October.

The tricky process of returning Nazi-looted art

(France)

AFP (2018). The tricky process of returning Nazi-looted art. France 24. 2 October.

American couple lose appeal to keep Pissarro painting looted by Nazis

(France; United States of America)

AFP (2018). American couple lose appeal to keep Pissarro painting looted by Nazis. The Telegraph. 2 October.

Nuevo expolio en Soria: Roban dos capiteles románicos de la ermita de Boós

(Spain)

New pillage in Soria: Two Romanesque capitals stolen from Boós hermitage

ABC Spain (2018). Nuevo expolio en Soria: Roban dos capiteles románicos de la ermita de Boós. ABC Spain. 1 October.

Rwanda confirms Belgium willing to return archives

(Rwanda; Belgium)

James Karuhanga (2018). Rwanda confirms Belgium willing to return archives. The New Times. 30 September.

El patrimonio histórico de varios siglos en España, bajo la amenaza de los cazatesoros

(Spain)

Centuries of historical heritage in Spain under threat from treasurehunters

Silvia Pisani (2018). El patrimonio histórico de varios siglos en España, bajo la amenaza de los cazatesoros. La Nación. 22 September.

How One of Hitler's Favorite Works of Art Got Stolen—Twice

(Germany)

Allison McNearney (2018). How One of Hitler's Favorite Works of Art Got Stolen—Twice. The Daily Beast. 21 September.

Peru: Ministry Displays Recovered Stolen Cultural Pieces

(Peru; Germany)

Telesur (2018). Peru: Ministry Displays Recovered Stolen Cultural Pieces. Telesur. 21 September.

Thieves steal £40,000 worth of lead from North Lincolnshire church

(United Kingdom)

Simon Leonard (2018). Thieves steal £40,000 worth of lead from North Lincolnshire church. Grimsby Telegraph. 21 September.

`Uncomfortable Art Tours' Question Colonialist Biases in London-Area Museum

(United Kingdom)

Rachel Dovey (2018). `Uncomfortable Art Tours' Question Colonialist Biases in London-Area Museum. Next City. 21 September.

Royal Academy asks tribal leaders to bless 'stolen' treasures in culturally sensitive exhibition

(United Kingdom; New Zealand; Fiji; Tonga; Papua New Guinea; Tahiti)

Hannah Furness (2018). Royal Academy asks tribal leaders to bless 'stolen' treasures in culturally sensitive exhibition. The Telegraph. 21 September.

Stolen icon of St George now back in Cyprus

(Cyprus; Switzerland)

Evie Andreou (2018). Stolen icon of St George now back in Cyprus. Cyprus Mail. 20 September.

Expolio y exportación ilícita de piezas arqueológicas. Un increible caso español

(Spain)

Quiteria Méndez Fernández (2018). Expolio y exportación ilícita de piezas arqueológicas. Un increible caso español. Las Nueve Musas. 19 September.

Police uncover illegal excavation for antiquities in northern Greece

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Police uncover illegal excavation for antiquities in northern Greece. eKathimerini. 19 September.

Secrets of a master forger ... fake or fortune?

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Page (2018). Secrets of a master forger ... fake or fortune?. The West Sussex County Times. 19 September.

"Hay que acabar con los saqueos y expolios arqueológicos en La Palma"

(Spain)

We must put an end to the looting and exploitation of archaeology in La Palma

La Palma Ahora (2018). "Hay que acabar con los saqueos y expolios arqueológicos en La Palma". La Palma Ahora. 18 September.

Red tape is stifling German auctions

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Red tape is stifling German auctions. The Art Newspaper. 17 September.

Stolen church bell in north recovered

(Cyprus)

Kristian Chrysostomou (2018). Stolen church bell in north recovered. Cyprus Mail. 17 September.

Scientists' dismay as space rock from Skye sold on eBay

(United Kingdom)

Press Association (2018). Scientists' dismay as space rock from Skye sold on eBay. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 17 September.

Greek Orthodox Church Attempting to Reclaim Centuries-Old Manuscripts in U.S. Collections

(Greece; United States of America)

Darden Livesay (2018). Greek Orthodox Church Attempting to Reclaim Centuries-Old Manuscripts in U.S. Collections. The Pappas Post. 17 September.

From LA dining room to Warsaw's National Museum: Looted WWII art returned after more than 70 years

(Poland; United States of America)

Jacek Borowski (2018). From LA dining room to Warsaw's National Museum: Looted WWII art returned after more than 70 years. The First News. 15 September.

El Museo Nacional de Arqueología acoge una exposición con piezas restauradas de la fragata Mercedes

(Spain)

The National Museum of Archaeology mounts an exhibition with restored pieces from the frigate Mercedes

La Vanguardia (2018). El Museo Nacional de Arqueología acoge una exposición con piezas restauradas de la fragata Mercedes. La Vanguardia. 14 September.

The long, strange journey of a Renoir painting stolen by the Nazis

(United States of America; France)

Kabir Chibber (2018). The long, strange journey of a Renoir painting stolen by the Nazis. Quartz. 13 September.

Sweden Arrests Person Over Royal Jewels Heist

(Sweden)

Jan M. Olsen (2018). Sweden Arrests Person Over Royal Jewels Heist. US News and World Report. 13 September.

Cornelius Wasn't the Only Gurlitt Sibling to Inherit Nazi-Looted Art

(Germany)

Meilan Solly (2018). Cornelius Wasn't the Only Gurlitt Sibling to Inherit Nazi-Looted Art. Smithsonian. 13 September.

Nazis stole a Jewish man's Renoir painting in 1941. Now it's been returned to his only living heir.

(United States of America; France)

Meagan Flynn (2018). Nazis stole a Jewish man's Renoir painting in 1941. Now it's been returned to his only living heir.. The Washington Post. 13 September.

Sculptures worth thousands taken in raids at art galleries

(United Kingdom)

Rom Preston-Ellis (2018). Sculptures worth thousands taken in raids at art galleries. Devon Live. 12 September.

Nazis Stole His Renoir. His Granddaughter Finally Got It Back.

(United States of America; France)

James Barron (2018). Nazis Stole His Renoir. His Granddaughter Finally Got It Back.. The New York Times. 12 September.

It Turns Out Cornelius Gurlitt's Sister Hid Nazi-Looted Art, Too, as Four Drawings Are Returned to Jewish Heirs

(Germany)

Naomi Rea (2018). It Turns Out Cornelius Gurlitt's Sister Hid Nazi-Looted Art, Too, as Four Drawings Are Returned to Jewish Heirs. ArtNet News. 11 September.

Court rejects claim to Matisse owned by National Gallery

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Nancy Kenney (2018). Court rejects claim to Matisse owned by National Gallery. The Art Newspaper. 11 September.

Cambridge art project's 100,000 pennies all taken in a day

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Cambridge art project's 100,000 pennies all taken in a day. BBC News. 11 September.

The pelican thief ... police probe after golden bird statue stolen from church

(United Kingdom)

Kelly Williams (2018). The pelican thief ... police probe after golden bird statue stolen from church. Daily Post. 11 September.

Bulgarian women on trial for damaging antiquities in Athens

(Greece; Bulgaria)

DW (2018). Bulgarian women on trial for damaging antiquities in Athens. DW. 10 September.

Unending talks about return of stolen Benin artifacts

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Osa Mbonu (2018). Unending talks about return of stolen Benin artifacts. Vanguard. 10 September.

Nazi-looted art: 4 further works from Gurlitt collection identified

(Germany)

DW (2018). Nazi-looted art: 4 further works from Gurlitt collection identified. DW. 10 September.

Recuperan carta de Colón en Barcelona

(Spain)

Columbus letter recovered in Barcelona

El País (2018). Recuperan carta de Colón en Barcelona. El Mañana. 10 September.

Rare Stolen Antiquity Returns to Greece

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2018). Rare Stolen Antiquity Returns to Greece. Greek Reporter. 9 September.

Author Gail Jones on how a theft from a Palermo church inspired her novel

(Italy)

Gail Jones (2018). Author Gail Jones on how a theft from a Palermo church inspired her novel. Metro. 9 September.

Edo monarch calls for return of stolen artefacts

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Adie Vanessa Offiong (2018). Edo monarch calls for return of stolen artefacts. Daily Trust. 9 September.

Painting seized at Poland border studied as possible Chagall

(Poland; Ukraine)

Associated Press (2018). Painting seized at Poland border studied as possible Chagall. Houston Chronicle. 7 September.

President Macron, African art and the question of restitution

(France; Burkina Faso)

Gareth Harris (2018). President Macron, African art and the question of restitution. The Financial Times. 7 September.

Swindling art dealer to the stars faces more jail time

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Merrell (2018). Swindling art dealer to the stars faces more jail time. Punchline. 7 September.

Feds: US tribal items sold at Paris auction houses declines

(France; United States of America)

Mary Hudetz (2018). Feds: US tribal items sold at Paris auction houses declines. The Journal Times. 7 September.

Germany Returns Stolen Peruvian Pre-Incan Mask 21 Years Later

(Peru; Germany)

Telesur (2018). Germany Returns Stolen Peruvian Pre-Incan Mask 21 Years Later. Telesur. 7 September.

How Brexit has revived controversy over the Elgin Marbles in Britain

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Dominic Selwood (2018). How Brexit has revived controversy over the Elgin Marbles in Britain. Independent. 6 September.

Seizure of Looted Antiquities Illuminates What Museums Want Hidden

(Italy)

Elizabeth Marlowe (2018). Seizure of Looted Antiquities Illuminates What Museums Want Hidden. Hyperallergic. 5 September.

Santorini Aphrodite retrieved in smuggling bust

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Santorini Aphrodite retrieved in smuggling bust. eKathimerini. 5 September.

Return stolen artefacts, Benin monarch tells UK

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Alexander Okere (2018). Return stolen artefacts, Benin monarch tells UK. Punch. 5 September.

Illegally salvaged U-boat propeller given back German Navy in Plymouth

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Max Channon (2018). Illegally salvaged U-boat propeller given back German Navy in Plymouth. Plymouth Live. 4 September.

Jewish heirs take on an art foundation that rights Nazi wrongs

(Germany)

William D. Cohan (2018). Jewish heirs take on an art foundation that rights Nazi wrongs. Business Mirror. 3 September.

Olasode in search of Africa's stolen treasure

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Yemi Olakitan (2018). Olasode in search of Africa's stolen treasure. The Guardian. 2 September.

Terrorists targeted in museums

(United Kingdom)

Jaymi McCann (2018). Terrorists targeted in museums. Express. 2 September.

Swiss prosecutor returns 'Mesopotamian' terracotta animal made by dealer's 11-year-old-daughter—along with 5,000 seized antiquities

(Switzerland)

Anna Brady (2018). Swiss prosecutor returns 'Mesopotamian' terracotta animal made by dealer's 11-year-old-daughter—along with 5,000 seized antiquities. The Art Newspaper. 31 August.

Twenty-one ancient skulls stolen from Kent church

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Twenty-one ancient skulls stolen from Kent church. BBC News. 18 July.

Did Marlborough Gallery Steal One of China's Greatest Artists? An Appeals Court Must Decide

(United States of America; France)

Eileen Kinsella (2018). Did Marlborough Gallery Steal One of China's Greatest Artists? An Appeals Court Must Decide. ArtNet News. 18 July.

Artist Nathan Wyburn recreates the world's most valuable stolen artwork using his fingers

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Ailis Brennan (2018). Artist Nathan Wyburn recreates the world's most valuable stolen artwork using his fingers. Evening Standard. 18 July.

Exploring ways to bring back Kohinoor diamond, other antiquities: VK Singh

(India; United Kingdom)

Press Trust of India (2018). Exploring ways to bring back Kohinoor diamond, other antiquities: VK Singh. India Today. 18 July.

Tourist Caught Trying to Smuggle Bricks out of Auschwitz

(Poland; Hungary)

JTA (2018). Tourist Caught Trying to Smuggle Bricks out of Auschwitz. The Jerusalem Post. 17 July.

Suspect, 34, arrested for illegal possession of antiquities in northwestern Greece

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Suspect, 34, arrested for illegal possession of antiquities in northwestern Greece. eKathimerini. 16 July.

Kendrick and SZA Ask Judge to Block Profits in "All the Stars' Lawsuit

(United States of America; Liberia; United Kingdom)

Noah Yoo (2018). Kendrick and SZA Ask Judge to Block Profits in "All the Stars' Lawsuit. Pitchfork. 13 July.

"These ancestor remains were stolen and sold overseas"

(New Zealand; United States of America; Germany)

Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes (2018). "These ancestor remains were stolen and sold overseas". Maori Television. 13 July.

Prison sentences and million-euro-damages for art forgery gang

(Finland)

YLE (2018). Prison sentences and million-euro-damages for art forgery gang. YLE. 12 July.

Thief steals Stirling oil painting before it goes on display in city museum

(United Kingdom)

Chris Marzella (2018). Thief steals Stirling oil painting before it goes on display in city museum. Daily Record. 11 July.

Stolen Bronze Age dagger returns to Slovenia after 33 years

(Slovenia; United Kingdom)

STA (2018). Stolen Bronze Age dagger returns to Slovenia after 33 years. STA. 11 July.

A Billionaire Is Suing His Art Dealer in Switzerland for Allegedly Marking Up the Prices of Art and Pocketing the Extra

(Switzerland; Russia)

Naomi Rea (2018). A Billionaire Is Suing His Art Dealer in Switzerland for Allegedly Marking Up the Prices of Art and Pocketing the Extra. ArtNet News. 9 July.

Two cases highlights how Nazi looting still haunts the art world

(Switzerland; Poland)

The Global Legal Post (2018). Two cases highlights how Nazi looting still haunts the art world. The Global Legal Post. 9 July.

Court rules 1565 shipwreck found off the Florida coast belongs to France because the vessel was made there, and NOT to the salvage company which discovered it

(United States of America; France)

Associated Press (2018). Court rules 1565 shipwreck found off the Florida coast belongs to France because the vessel was made there, and NOT to the salvage company which discovered it. The Daily Mail. 7 July.

Suspended museum employee in new legal challenge

(Ireland)

Tim Healy (2018). Suspended museum employee in new legal challenge. Irish Independent. 7 July.

Archaeologists urge Albania to protect underwater heritage

(Albania)

Llazar Semini (2018). Archaeologists urge Albania to protect underwater heritage. Herald-Whig. 6 July.

The Saga of "The Oyster Meal"

(Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2018). The Saga of "The Oyster Meal". Blouin Artinfo. 6 July.

Mystery as golden eagle stolen 25 years ago from Britain's only US war cemetery returns on Independence Day

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

The Telegraph (2018). Mystery as golden eagle stolen 25 years ago from Britain's only US war cemetery returns on Independence Day. The Telegraph. 6 July.

Deadly Poison Stolen From Leiden Museum

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2018). Deadly Poison Stolen From Leiden Museum. NLTimes. 5 July.

Roban las joyas de la Virgen de la iglesia de Villamayor de Calatrava

(Spain)

Jewels of the Virgin of the church of Villamayor de Calatrava stolen

ABC Spain (2018). Roban las joyas de la Virgen de la iglesia de Villamayor de Calatrava. ABC Spain. 5 July.

Tory MP who blocked 'up-skirting' law, to obstruct bill on return of Nazi-looted art

(United Kingdom)

Jewish News (2018). Tory MP who blocked 'up-skirting' law, to obstruct bill on return of Nazi-looted art. Jewish News. 5 July.

Should the Getty Return Its Famed "Victorious Youth' Statue?

(United States of America; Italy)

Sarah E. Bond (2018). Should the Getty Return Its Famed "Victorious Youth' Statue?. Hyperallergic. 5 July.

Huge disparity in estimates to repair vandalised Ivan the Terrible painting

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2018). Huge disparity in estimates to repair vandalised Ivan the Terrible painting. The Art Newspaper. 4 July.

Artefacts worth €40m recovered in raids across Europe

(Italy; Spain; Germany; United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Artefacts worth €40m recovered in raids across Europe. BBC News. 4 July.

Italian police smash £30m international ancient artefact smuggling ring

(Italy)

John Phillips, Justin Huggler (2018). Italian police smash £30m international ancient artefact smuggling ring. The Telegraph. 4 July.

Westminster Abbey urged by African ambassador to hand over looted relic

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Alex Williams (2018). Westminster Abbey urged by African ambassador to hand over looted relic. Premier. 4 July.

Global Fight Against Terror-Tainted Black Market Antiquities Intensifies

(United Kingdom)

Maya Margit (2018). Global Fight Against Terror-Tainted Black Market Antiquities Intensifies. The Jerusalem Post. 3 July.

French and Swiss Museums to Share a Cézanne With a Murky Past

(France; Switzerland)

Catherine Hickley (2018). French and Swiss Museums to Share a Cézanne With a Murky Past. The New York Times. 3 July.

Titanic Artifacts Caught in International Tug-of-War

(United Kingdom)

Michael Greshko (2018). Titanic Artifacts Caught in International Tug-of-War. National Geographic. 2 July.

Meet the expert who will destroy the value of your art for free

(France)

James Tarmy (2018). Meet the expert who will destroy the value of your art for free. The Malaysian Reserve. 2 July.

The Billionaire Wildenstein Art-Dealing Dynasty Is Cleared in France's Biggest Tax-Fraud Case (Again)

(France)

Naomi Rea (2018). The Billionaire Wildenstein Art-Dealing Dynasty Is Cleared in France's Biggest Tax-Fraud Case (Again). ArtNet News. 2 July.

Pompeii at risk from terrorists — and visitors

(Italy)

Philip Willan (2018). Pompeii at risk from terrorists — and visitors. The Times. 2 July.

France is preparing to return African artifacts looted in its colonial era

(Burkina Faso; Benin; France)

Ilaria Maria Sala (2018). France is preparing to return African artifacts looted in its colonial era. Quartz. 2 July.

Police arrest 2 suspected illicit icon traders in Achaia

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). Police arrest 2 suspected illicit icon traders in Achaia. eKathimerini. 2 July.

Amid a Wave of Repatriation, Sotheby's Stands Its Ground Against Greece's Claim to an 8th-Century Bronze Horse

(Greece; United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2018). Amid a Wave of Repatriation, Sotheby's Stands Its Ground Against Greece's Claim to an 8th-Century Bronze Horse. ArtNet News. 2 July.

Berlin museum returns Nazi-looted 15th century relic to Jewish collector's heirs

(Germany)

Polina Garaev (2018). Berlin museum returns Nazi-looted 15th century relic to Jewish collector's heirs. i24 News. 2 July.

Ethiopia claims Ten Commandments tablet hidden in Westminster Abbey

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2018). Ethiopia claims Ten Commandments tablet hidden in Westminster Abbey. The Art Newspaper. 2 July.

The Global Fight Against Black Market Antiquities Intensifies

(United Kingdom)

Maya Margit (2018). The Global Fight Against Black Market Antiquities Intensifies. The Media Line. 1 July.

The looted Ethiopian artefacts that ended up in UK museums

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Jacopo Gnisci (2018). The looted Ethiopian artefacts that ended up in UK museums. Apollo. 31 May.

What's the motive for museum thefts?

(France; United Kingdom)

James Ratcliffe (2018). What's the motive for museum thefts?. Apollo. 30 May.

Returning artefacts of empire isn't so simple

(United Kingdom)

Michael Liversidge, Jharna Gourlay (2018). Returning artefacts of empire isn't so simple. The Guardian. 29 May.

Greek museum employee arrested over looted antiquities

(Greece)

Neos Kosmos (2018). Greek museum employee arrested over looted antiquities. Neos Kosmos. 28 May.

Return colonial artefacts to build bridges post-Brexit, Olusoga says

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2018). Return colonial artefacts to build bridges post-Brexit, Olusoga says. The Guardian. 27 May.

France weighs how to return Africa's plundered art

(France; Benin)

AFP (2018). France weighs how to return Africa's plundered art. The Local. 27 May.

Searching for her great-grandfather's lost pictures

(Poland)

Stephen Applebaum (2018). Searching for her great-grandfather's lost pictures. The Jewish Chronicle. 25 May.

Italian Police Forces Seize Stolen Egyptian Artifacts in Naples

(Egypt; Italy)

Egyptian Streets (2018). Italian Police Forces Seize Stolen Egyptian Artifacts in Naples. Egyptian Streets. 23 May.

Germany moves slowly on returning museum exhibits to ex-colonies

(Germany; Tanzania)

Philip Oltermann (2018). Germany moves slowly on returning museum exhibits to ex-colonies. The Guardian. 17 May.

Berlin's Ethnological Museum returns Alaskan grave artefacts looted by explorer

(Germany; United States of America)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Berlin's Ethnological Museum returns Alaskan grave artefacts looted by explorer. The Art Newspaper. 17 May.

Tourist fined for stealing ancient artefacts from Pompeii

(Italy)

The Local (2018). Tourist fined for stealing ancient artefacts from Pompeii. The Local. 14 May.

Hamburg museum says its Benin bronzes could return to Nigeria—but not yet

(Germany; Nigeria)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Hamburg museum says its Benin bronzes could return to Nigeria—but not yet. The Art Newspaper. 11 May.

Damning report says France must catch up, fast, in return of Nazi-era loot

(France)

Vincent Noce (2018). Damning report says France must catch up, fast, in return of Nazi-era loot. The Art Newspaper. 9 May.

Centuries old artefacts stolen from Catton Hall chapel over bank holiday weekend

(United Kingdom)

Beth Pridding (2018). Centuries old artefacts stolen from Catton Hall chapel over bank holiday weekend. Burton Mail. 8 May.

German researchers trace Jewish newspaper mogul's vast Nazi-looted art collection

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2018). German researchers trace Jewish newspaper mogul's vast Nazi-looted art collection. The Art Newspaper. 8 May.

Canadians withdraw from Düsseldorf show about Jewish dealer Max Stern

(Germany; Canada)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Canadians withdraw from Düsseldorf show about Jewish dealer Max Stern. The Art Newspaper. 3 May.

Cyprus hands Egypt ancient artefacts stolen in 1980s

(Egypt; Cyprus)

AFP (2018). Cyprus hands Egypt ancient artefacts stolen in 1980s. News24. 2 May.

Museum of East Asian Art to reopen after theft of 'priceless' artefacts leads to 16-day closure

(United Kingdom)

Sam Petherick (2018). Museum of East Asian Art to reopen after theft of 'priceless' artefacts leads to 16-day closure. Somerset Live. 2 May.

Megalodon's tooth stolen from the Bournemouth Natural Science Society

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cartlidge (2018). Megalodon's tooth stolen from the Bournemouth Natural Science Society. Daily Echo. 2 May.

Cyprus regains rare Orthodox Christian mosaic stolen in '70s

(Cyprus)

Associated Press (2018). Cyprus regains rare Orthodox Christian mosaic stolen in '70s. Waterloo Region Record. 28 April.

Stolen heart of Dublin's patron saint returned intact

(Ireland)

Conor Humphries (2018). Stolen heart of Dublin's patron saint returned intact. Reuters. 26 April.

Thieves escape with €2.2m gold artwork after 220kph chase

(Belgium)

Duncan Hooper (2018). Thieves escape with €2.2m gold artwork after 220kph chase. EuroNews. 26 April.

'Golden cabbage' leaves stolen off Vienna landmark

(Austria)

AFP (2018). 'Golden cabbage' leaves stolen off Vienna landmark. The Local. 25 April.

An Ornithologist Reads 'The Feather Thief'

(United Kingdom)

Jessie Williamson (2018). An Ornithologist Reads 'The Feather Thief'. Outside Online. 25 April.

Jewish ghosts linger as German households still make use of stolen heirlooms

(Germany)

Dina Gold (2018). Jewish ghosts linger as German households still make use of stolen heirlooms. The Times of Israel. 25 April.

North-east museum asks for info after tonne of metal stolen

(United Kingdom)

Craig Paton (2018). North-east museum asks for info after tonne of metal stolen. Evening Express. 24 April.

Ceremony to greet return of priceless looted Kanakaria mosaic

(Cyprus)

Jean Christou (2018). Ceremony to greet return of priceless looted Kanakaria mosaic. Cyprus Mail. 23 April.

Ethiopia says British museum must permanently return its artifacts

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Kumerra Gemechu (2018). Ethiopia says British museum must permanently return its artifacts. Reuters. 23 April.

German citizen sent to court in Romania over looted Dacian artifacts

(Romania)

Romania Insider (2018). German citizen sent to court in Romania over looted Dacian artifacts. Romania Insider. 20 April.

Picture-perfect forgery? Art world awaits court decision on alleged fake Norval Morrisseau painting

(Canada)

Douglas Quan (2018). Picture-perfect forgery? Art world awaits court decision on alleged fake Norval Morrisseau painting. National Post. 20 April.

Nazi art theft exhibition puts stolen masterpieces on display

(Switzerland)

Jo Fahy (2018). Nazi art theft exhibition puts stolen masterpieces on display. SwissInfo. 19 April.

Four Masked Burglars Steal Jade and Gold Artifacts From Museum in England

(United Kingdom)

Yonette Joseph (2018). Four Masked Burglars Steal Jade and Gold Artifacts From Museum in England. The New York Times. 19 April.

Antiquities department sorry for mosaic cleaning blunder

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2018). Antiquities department sorry for mosaic cleaning blunder. Cyprus Mail. 19 April.

Tasoula Hadjitofi on Reclaiming Her Heritage

(Cyprus)

Brian Tanguay (2018). Tasoula Hadjitofi on Reclaiming Her Heritage. Santa Barbara Independent. 18 April.

La Guardia Civil de Navarra investiga a un hombre por robar vestimentas eclesiásticas de la Iglesia de Arraiza

(Spain)

The Guardia Civil of Navarra investigating a man for theft of ecclesiastical vestments from a Arraiza church

Navarra Información (2018). La Guardia Civil de Navarra investiga a un hombre por robar vestimentas eclesiásticas de la Iglesia de Arraiza. Navarra Información. 18 April.

Looted Dacian artifacts return to Romania

(Romania)

Romania Insider (2018). Looted Dacian artifacts return to Romania. Romania Insider. 17 April.

When feathers flew at a natural-history archive

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Pimm (2018). When feathers flew at a natural-history archive. Nature. 17 April.

Tardan 64 años en descubrir que les robaron un cuadro gótico con un «cambiazo»

(Spain)

ABC Spain (2018). Tardan 64 años en descubrir que les robaron un cuadro gótico con un «cambiazo». ABC Spain. 17 April.

Two defendants in case on stealing vintage books plead guilty

(Russia)

RAPSI (2018). Two defendants in case on stealing vintage books plead guilty. RAPSI. 17 April.

The art hidden from Nazi bombs

(United Kingdom)

Holly Williams (2018). The art hidden from Nazi bombs. BBC News. 16 April.

Rome museum robbed of €10,000

(Italy)

The Local (2018). Rome museum robbed of €10,000. The Local. 16 April.

Queen's 'heart of gold' stolen from French museum

(France)

David Chazan (2018). Queen's 'heart of gold' stolen from French museum. The Telegraph. 15 April.

Ethiopians urge Britain to return bones of 'stolen' prince after 150 years

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

James Tapper (2018). Ethiopians urge Britain to return bones of 'stolen' prince after 150 years. The Guardian. 14 April.

FBI recovers stolen Marc Chagall painting 30 years after heist

(United States of America; Bulgaria)

Oscar Holland (2018). FBI recovers stolen Marc Chagall painting 30 years after heist. CNN. 13 April.

Norwich church burglar escapes jail sentence after help

(United Kingdom)

Network Norfolk (2018). Norwich church burglar escapes jail sentence after help. Network Norfolk. 12 April.

Twisted Tale of Stolen Chagall Nears Ending

(United States of America; Bulgaria)

William K. Rashbaum (2018). Twisted Tale of Stolen Chagall Nears Ending. The New York Times. 12 April.

Man who looted "irreplaceable" antiques from Norwich churches while homeless escapes jail

(United Kingdom)

Dominic Gilbert (2018). Man who looted "irreplaceable" antiques from Norwich churches while homeless escapes jail. Eastern Daily Press. 11 April.

Britain's Secret Theft of Ethiopia's Most Wondrous Manuscripts

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

James Jeffrey (2018). Britain's Secret Theft of Ethiopia's Most Wondrous Manuscripts. Atlas Obscura. 11 April.

Bible that Goering stole from Jew discovered

(France; Israel)

Arutz Sheva (2018). Bible that Goering stole from Jew discovered. Israel National News. 11 April.

Painting stolen in Rome recovered

(Italy)

ANSA (2018). Painting stolen in Rome recovered. ANSA. 11 April.

Art Of The Political: Lost Works Turn Up At French Parliament

(France)

Mohammad Ali (2018). Art Of The Political: Lost Works Turn Up At French Parliament. Urdu Point. 11 April.

Expensive gold art stolen by brazen thief

(United Kingdom)

Charlotte Turner (2018). Expensive gold art stolen by brazen thief. Plymouth Herald. 11 April.

Taiwan and U.K. to Ban Ivory Trade

(Taiwan; United Kingdom)

Wild Aid (2018). Taiwan and U.K. to Ban Ivory Trade. Taiwan News. 11 April.

Roban un cáliz, un copón y unas crismeras de plata en la iglesia de San Martiño de Andrade

(Spain)

C. López (2018). Roban un cáliz, un copón y unas crismeras de plata en la iglesia de San Martiño de Andrade. La Voz de Galicia. 11 April.

Trial for mass theft of Georg Baselitz art starts in Munich

(Germany)

Cristina Burack (2018). Trial for mass theft of Georg Baselitz art starts in Munich. DW. 10 April.

German Culture Minister Meets With France to Find Common Ground on Colonial Heritage and European Policy

(Germany; France)

Kate Brown (2018). German Culture Minister Meets With France to Find Common Ground on Colonial Heritage and European Policy. ArtNet News. 10 April.

Italy, eager to recover artifacts, returns tombstone to Iran

(Iran; Italy)

Associated Press (2018). Italy, eager to recover artifacts, returns tombstone to Iran. The Washington Post. 9 April.

How Gustav Klimt's Unfinished 'Ria Munk III' Finally Escaped the Nazis

(Austria)

Allison McNearney (2018). How Gustav Klimt's Unfinished 'Ria Munk III' Finally Escaped the Nazis. The Daily Beast. 7 April.

Ethiopia Rejects Claims Of Agreeing To Take Treasures On Loan Basis

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Ethiosports (2018). Ethiopia Rejects Claims Of Agreeing To Take Treasures On Loan Basis. Ethiosports. 7 April.

London Dealer Richard Nagy Ordered To Return Stolen Egon Schiele Drawings

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst (2018). London Dealer Richard Nagy Ordered To Return Stolen Egon Schiele Drawings. Artlyst. 6 April.

Unknown or Unreal? The Shadow on Some Russian Avant-Garde Art

(Russia; Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Unknown or Unreal? The Shadow on Some Russian Avant-Garde Art. The New York Times. 6 April.

Can a local authority really get rid of 90 per cent of its art?

(United Kingdom)

Alistair Brown (2018). Can a local authority really get rid of 90 per cent of its art?. Apollo. 5 April.

British museums and looted treasures

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Douglas Currie (2018). British museums and looted treasures. The Guardian. 5 April.

Looted is a loaded word – but shouldn't the cultural wonders of the ancient world be admired in their country of origin?

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Jonathan Gornall (2018). Looted is a loaded word – but shouldn't the cultural wonders of the ancient world be admired in their country of origin?. The National. 5 April.

Four artworks vanish from walls of French parliament

(France)

Kim Willsher (2018). Four artworks vanish from walls of French parliament. The Guardian. 4 April.

Thieves scale scaffolding to steal lead at Allerton Park

(United Kingdom)

Mike Laycock (2018). Thieves scale scaffolding to steal lead at Allerton Park. The Press. 4 April.

Bookseller who stole signed Harry Potter book worth £1,675 avoids jail sentence

(United Kingdom)

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter (2018). Bookseller who stole signed Harry Potter book worth £1,675 avoids jail sentence. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 4 April.

German couple nabbed with antiquities, replica workshop

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2018). German couple nabbed with antiquities, replica workshop. eKathimerini. 3 April.

Report lashes France's 'lack of ambition' to return looted Jewish art

(France)

Antoine Froidefond (2018). Report lashes France's 'lack of ambition' to return looted Jewish art. The Times of Israel. 3 April.

'Priceless' paintings slashed inside town hall after gang 'failed to find any cash'

(United Kingdom)

Jimmy Nsubuga (2018). 'Priceless' paintings slashed inside town hall after gang 'failed to find any cash'. Metro. 3 April.

'I've Regained a Part of My Family': Unusual Swiss Restitution Case Brings John Constable Painting Home to Heirs in France

(Switzerland)

John S. Friedman, Kathleen Friedman (2018). 'I've Regained a Part of My Family': Unusual Swiss Restitution Case Brings John Constable Painting Home to Heirs in France. ArtNews. 3 April.

Looted Ethiopian treasures in UK could be returned on loan

(Ethiopia; United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2018). Looted Ethiopian treasures in UK could be returned on loan. The Guardian. 3 April.

Oxford will not reconsider Sackler donations despite opioid link

(United Kingdom)

Libby Cherry (2018). Oxford will not reconsider Sackler donations despite opioid link. Cherwell. 2 April.

Three smugglers of precious Hellenic and Roman antiquities arrested

(Greece)

Neos Kosmos (2018). Three smugglers of precious Hellenic and Roman antiquities arrested. Neos Kosmos. 29 March.

Hildebrand Gurlitt's Disputed Henry Moore Will Have a Starring Role in the BBC's Hit Art Detective Series

(Germany)

Javier Pes (2018). Hildebrand Gurlitt's Disputed Henry Moore Will Have a Starring Role in the BBC's Hit Art Detective Series. ArtNet News. 29 March.

China probes if ancient bronze vessel to be auctioned in UK was looted

(China; United Kingdom)

Yujing Liu (2018). China probes if ancient bronze vessel to be auctioned in UK was looted. South China Morning Post. 29 March.

Chinese netizens call for return of stolen ancient bronze vessel set for auction in UK

(China; United Kingdom)

Luo Yunzhou (2018). Chinese netizens call for return of stolen ancient bronze vessel set for auction in UK. Global Times. 28 March.

UNESCO, EU and art market together ramp up fight against illicit trafficking of cultural objects

(France)

UNESCO (2018). UNESCO, EU and art market together ramp up fight against illicit trafficking of cultural objects. UNESCO. 28 March.

Louvre says 'non' to minister's Mona Lisa grand tour

(France)

Vincent Noce (2018). Louvre says 'non' to minister's Mona Lisa grand tour. The Art Newspaper. 27 March.

Christian Jankowski fills Berlin auction house with 'fakes'

(Germany)

Laurie Rojas (2018). Christian Jankowski fills Berlin auction house with 'fakes'. The Art Newspaper. 27 March.

Dutch probe of stolen artefacts delves into colonial history

(Netherlands)

Fleur Launspach (2018). Dutch probe of stolen artefacts delves into colonial history. Al Jazeera. 27 March.

Greek police recovers Hellenistic-era statue from antiquities smugglers

(Greece)

Xinhua (2018). Greek police recovers Hellenistic-era statue from antiquities smugglers. Xinhua. 27 March.

Police detain 2 residents of Kyiv on suspicion of stealing bust of Lesya Ukrainka

(Ukraine)

Interfax Ukraine (2018). Police detain 2 residents of Kyiv on suspicion of stealing bust of Lesya Ukrainka. Kyiv Post. 25 March.

High costs and terror fears keep Britons from museums

(United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe (2018). High costs and terror fears keep Britons from museums. The Guardian. 24 March.

Belgian Police Discover 84 Pages of Stolen Albert Uderzo Art in Forest

(Belgium)

Rich Johnston (2018). Belgian Police Discover 84 Pages of Stolen Albert Uderzo Art in Forest. Bleeding Cool. 24 March.

Mongolia to recover dinosaur fossils from South Korea, France

(Mongolia; South Korea; France)

AKI Press (2018). Mongolia to recover dinosaur fossils from South Korea, France. AKI Press. 24 March.

Researcher Makes Controversial Allegation of Archaeological Fraud at Renowned Turkish Site

(United Kingdom; Turkey)

Lydia Pyne (2018). Researcher Makes Controversial Allegation of Archaeological Fraud at Renowned Turkish Site. Hyperallergic. 23 March.

American tourist damaged Pompeii mosaic by shifting tiles 'to get a good photo'

(Italy)

Catherine Edwards (2018). American tourist damaged Pompeii mosaic by shifting tiles 'to get a good photo'. The Local. 23 March.

Settlement reached in saga over Chinese buyer's unpaid Richter bill

(United Kingdom; China)

Georgina Adam (2018). Settlement reached in saga over Chinese buyer's unpaid Richter bill. The Art Newspaper. 22 March.

Germany returns 3,000-year-old Olmec statues to Mexico

(Mexico; Germany)

BBC News (2018). Germany returns 3,000-year-old Olmec statues to Mexico. BBC News. 21 March.

London's Leading Museums Face Growing Scrutiny Over Donations Linked to Opioid Crisis

(United Kingdom)

Javier Pes (2018). London's Leading Museums Face Growing Scrutiny Over Donations Linked to Opioid Crisis. ArtNet News. 21 March.

£10k lanterns stolen from Staffordshire school turn up in Huddersfield

(United Kingdom)

Charlotte Callear (2018). £10k lanterns stolen from Staffordshire school turn up in Huddersfield. Express & Star. 21 March.

Belgian police examine claims Russian art show was full of fakes

(Russia; Belgium)

Daniel Boffey (2018). Belgian police examine claims Russian art show was full of fakes. The Guardian. 20 March.

Salvador Dalí reburied after exhumation for paternity tests

(Spain)

Sam Jones (2018). Salvador Dalí reburied after exhumation for paternity tests. The Guardian. 16 March.

A French Court Rules That Facebook Was Wrong to Censor Gustave Courbet's Provocative 'Origin of the World'

(France)

Naomi Rea (2018). A French Court Rules That Facebook Was Wrong to Censor Gustave Courbet's Provocative 'Origin of the World'. ArtNet News. 15 March.

Case Against the Alleged Mastermind of a Russian Avant-Garde Forgery Ring Ends With Convictions on a Lesser Charge

(Germany; Russia; Israel)

Henri Neuendorf (2018). Case Against the Alleged Mastermind of a Russian Avant-Garde Forgery Ring Ends With Convictions on a Lesser Charge. ArtNet News. 15 March.

Nepali artefacts taken to Denmark: 'Six decades on, too easy to call collectors thieves'

(Nepal; Denmark)

OnlineKhabar (2018). Nepali artefacts taken to Denmark: 'Six decades on, too easy to call collectors thieves'. OnlineKhabar. 1 February.

Northern Ireland door knocker thief may have netted £10,000

(United Kingdom)

Eamon Sweeney (2018). Northern Ireland door knocker thief may have netted £10,000. Belfast Telegraph. 31 January.

Two invaluable artifacts back in homeland

(Turkey; United Kingdom; France)

Daily Sabah (2018). Two invaluable artifacts back in homeland. Daily Sabah. 31 January.

Face to face with the Gurlitt hoard

(Switzerland; Germany)

Madeline Schwatz (2018). Face to face with the Gurlitt hoard. Apollo. 31 January.

Librarian who stole rare books to sell online jailed for eight months

(United Kingdom)

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter (2018). Librarian who stole rare books to sell online jailed for eight months. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 31 January.

Louvre displays Nazi-looted paintings in bid to find rightful owners of 2,000 unclaimed artworks

(France)

David Chazan (2018). Louvre displays Nazi-looted paintings in bid to find rightful owners of 2,000 unclaimed artworks. The Telegraph. 30 January.

Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket appeals for public donations after 135 collection items stolen by thieves

(United Kingdom)

Michael Steward (2018). Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket appeals for public donations after 135 collection items stolen by thieves. East Anglian Daily Times. 30 January.

Belgian museum closes Russian art exhibition amid forgery claims

(Belgium; Russia)

Katie Davis (2018). Belgian museum closes Russian art exhibition amid forgery claims. The Calvert Journal. 29 January.

Reward issued in bid to recover stolen artworks from King's Lynn property

(United Kingdom)

Lynn News (2018). Reward issued in bid to recover stolen artworks from King's Lynn property. Lynn News. 26 January.

Culloden graves eroded by Outlander fans taking selfies

(United Kingdom)

George Mair (2018). Culloden graves eroded by Outlander fans taking selfies. The Times. 25 January.

PJ police recover unique Roman coin stolen over 30 years ago

(Portugal; Spain)

The Portugal News (2018). PJ police recover unique Roman coin stolen over 30 years ago. The Portugal News. 25 January.

Eleven men deny involvement in Bulmers family art theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Eleven men deny involvement in Bulmers family art theft. BBC News. 24 January.

How Did the Modigliani Forgeries Make It Into an Exhibition?

(Italy)

Noah Charney (2018). How Did the Modigliani Forgeries Make It Into an Exhibition?. Observer. 24 January.

Appeal after high-value paintings stolen in Midlothian

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Appeal after high-value paintings stolen in Midlothian. BBC News. 23 January.

Recovered Sabine chariot on show

(Italy; Denmark)

ANSA (2018). Recovered Sabine chariot on show. ANSA. 23 January.

Shipwreck Scavengers Reportedly Dumped Remains of WWII Sailors in Mass Grave

(Indonesia; United Kingdom)

George Dvorsky (2018). Shipwreck Scavengers Reportedly Dumped Remains of WWII Sailors in Mass Grave. Gizmodo. 23 January.

'Creepy' clown paintings seized by PSNI leaves them under time pressure to find rightful owner

(United Kingdom)

Jilly Beattie (2018). 'Creepy' clown paintings seized by PSNI leaves them under time pressure to find rightful owner. Belfast Live. 23 January.

Police is still looking for Second World War army passport owner

(Canada)

Mamta Lulla (2018). Police is still looking for Second World War army passport owner. Red Deer Advocate. 22 January.

Rum affair of Kinloch Castle's missing treasures

(United Kingdom)

Marc Horne (2018). Rum affair of Kinloch Castle's missing treasures. The Telegraph. 22 January.

Antique painting stolen from St Philip's church in Senglea

(Malta)

Independent (2018). Antique painting stolen from St Philip's church in Senglea. Independent. 22 January.

Truth behind two stolen Van Gogh paintings finally revealed after 15 years

(Netherlands)

David Stephenson (2018). Truth behind two stolen Van Gogh paintings finally revealed after 15 years. Sunday Express. 21 January.

Artist Accuses Katy Perry of Stealing Artwork for "Chained to the Rhythm"

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Rearick (2018). Artist Accuses Katy Perry of Stealing Artwork for "Chained to the Rhythm". Teen Vogue. 19 January.

Banksy painting saved from derelict container on Dungeness beach

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2018). Banksy painting saved from derelict container on Dungeness beach. The Guardian. 19 January.

A 'Harry Potter' First Edition Worth Over $55,000 Was Stolen In A Rare Book Heist

(United Kingdom)

Sadie Trombetta (2018). A 'Harry Potter' First Edition Worth Over $55,000 Was Stolen In A Rare Book Heist. Bustle. 19 January.

Madrid To Chicago, Tracking Down Ancient Colombian Treasures

(Colombia)

Alidad Vassigh (2018). Madrid To Chicago, Tracking Down Ancient Colombian Treasures. El Espectador. 18 January.

Organizers of stunt at Auschwitz sent to jail

(Poland)

Arutz Sheva (2018). Organizers of stunt at Auschwitz sent to jail. Arutz Sheva. 18 January.

Banksy Busts His Hometown Museum for Scamming His Fans With Hundreds of Unauthorized Prints

(United Kingdom)

Brian Boucher (2018). Banksy Busts His Hometown Museum for Scamming His Fans With Hundreds of Unauthorized Prints. ArtNet News. 18 January.

Kate Moss painting to sell under Proceeds of Crime Act

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Kate Moss painting to sell under Proceeds of Crime Act. BBC News. 18 January.

Art dealer jailed for £500,000 thefts has assets worth just £15,000, court told

(United Kingdom)

Belfast Telegraph (2018). Art dealer jailed for £500,000 thefts has assets worth just £15,000, court told. Belfast Telegraph. 18 January.

Police seize ancient Egyptian, Greek artifacts in Upper Egypt

(Egypt; Greece)

Rana Atef (2018). Police seize ancient Egyptian, Greek artifacts in Upper Egypt. Egypt Today. 18 January.

Greece Asks for Repatriation of Looted Antiquities Seized by New York Authorities

(United States of America; Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2018). Greece Asks for Repatriation of Looted Antiquities Seized by New York Authorities. Greek Reporter. 18 January.

Emmanuel Macron's decision to let Britain borrow Bayeux Tapestry prompts calls for UK to loan Rosetta Stone to France

(France; United Kingdom)

Jack Maidment, Hannah Furness (2018). Emmanuel Macron's decision to let Britain borrow Bayeux Tapestry prompts calls for UK to loan Rosetta Stone to France. The Telegraph. 17 January.

Tiny French Town Demands the Restitution of a Religious Reliquary From the Met

(United States of America; France)

Naomi Rea (2018). Tiny French Town Demands the Restitution of a Religious Reliquary From the Met. ArtNet News. 16 January.

Cheese heists to oyster raids: How France is struggling in fight against gourmet thieves

(France)

The Local (2018). Cheese heists to oyster raids: How France is struggling in fight against gourmet thieves. The Local. 15 January.

Swiss museum revisits demand for Nazi- era art return after 2008 denial

(Switzerland)

John Miller (2018). Swiss museum revisits demand for Nazi- era art return after 2008 denial. Reuters. 15 January.

Fake Kandinskys, Malevichs, Jawlenskys? Top curators and dealers accuse Ghent museum of showing dud Russian avant-garde works

(Belgium; Russia)

The Art Newspaper (2018). Fake Kandinskys, Malevichs, Jawlenskys? Top curators and dealers accuse Ghent museum of showing dud Russian avant-garde works. The Art Newspaper. 15 January.

Nazi-Looted Art May Still Reach Heirs of Original Jewish Owner

(Switzerland)

Reuters (2018). Nazi-Looted Art May Still Reach Heirs of Original Jewish Owner. The Jerusalem Post. 15 January.

Art Thieves Target Markus Lüpertz—Again—in a Brazen Robbery

(Germany)

Hili Perlson (2018). Art Thieves Target Markus Lüpertz—Again—in a Brazen Robbery. ArtNet News. 15 January.

Musée Du Quai Branly As Ally In Quest For Restitution Of African Artefacts?

(Nigeria; France)

Kwame Opoku (2018). Musée Du Quai Branly As Ally In Quest For Restitution Of African Artefacts?. Modern Ghana. 15 January.

Tate cuts ties with Anthony d'Offay amid sexual harassment claims

(United Kingdom)

Gareth Harris (2018). Tate cuts ties with Anthony d'Offay amid sexual harassment claims. The Art Newspaper. 15 January.

Sotheby's dragged into £730million legal battle over claim it pumped up price of artworks bought by Russian oligarch

(United Kingdom)

Charlie Bayliss (2018). Sotheby's dragged into £730million legal battle over claim it pumped up price of artworks bought by Russian oligarch. The Daily Mail. 14 January.

Erpressung gescheitert – Diebe geben Nolde-Gemälde zurück

(Germany; Denmark)

Failed Extortion - Thieves return Nolde painting

Welt (2018). Erpressung gescheitert – Diebe geben Nolde-Gemälde zurück. Welt. 12 January.

Visitors to Major Modigliani Exhibition Demand a Refund After an Expert Concludes the Majority of Works Were Fake

(Italy)

Sarah Cascone (2018). Visitors to Major Modigliani Exhibition Demand a Refund After an Expert Concludes the Majority of Works Were Fake. ArtNet News. 12 January.

Return of stolen antiquities puts a WWII hero in the spotlight

(Greece)

Yannis Papadppoulos (2018). Return of stolen antiquities puts a WWII hero in the spotlight. eKathimerini. 12 January.

Paris's Dapper Foundation stalls talks over Cameroonian sculpture

(Cameroon; France)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Paris's Dapper Foundation stalls talks over Cameroonian sculpture. The Art Newspaper. 12 January.

Twenty Modiglianis seized by police in Genoa are fake, expert confirms

(Italy)

Gareth Harris (2018). Twenty Modiglianis seized by police in Genoa are fake, expert confirms. The Art Newspaper. 11 January.

Italian police investigate organisers of fake Modigliani show

(Italy)

BBC News (2018). Italian police investigate organisers of fake Modigliani show. BBC News. 11 January.

Modigliani paintings once thought to be worth tens of millions now denounced as fakes

(Italy)

Nick Squires (2018). Modigliani paintings once thought to be worth tens of millions now denounced as fakes. The Telegraph. 10 January.

Stone cairns are a modern scourge on ancient sites, says archaeologist

(United Kingdom)

Emily Flanagan (2018). Stone cairns are a modern scourge on ancient sites, says archaeologist. The Northern Echo. 10 January.

Is a Drawing in the Gurlitt Hoard an Unknown Early Work by Henry Moore?

(Germany; Switzerland)

Javier Pes (2018). Is a Drawing in the Gurlitt Hoard an Unknown Early Work by Henry Moore?. ArtNet News. 9 January.

Have you seen these two stolen sculptures taken from a gallery in Bristol?

(United Kingdom)

Avon and Somerset Constabulary (2018). Have you seen these two stolen sculptures taken from a gallery in Bristol?. Avon and Somerset Constabulary. 9 January.

Should museums display human remains from other cultures?

(Austria)

Catherine Hickley (2018). Should museums display human remains from other cultures?. The Art Newspaper. 8 January.

Charles Bronson art removed from Oxford homeless auction

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2018). Charles Bronson art removed from Oxford homeless auction. BBC News. 8 January.

Two men arrested after drugs, ancient artefacts found in Paphos

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2018). Two men arrested after drugs, ancient artefacts found in Paphos. Cyprus Mail. 6 January.

'Institutional' male bias in government's art collection, says Labour

(United Kingdom)

Rowena Mason (2018). 'Institutional' male bias in government's art collection, says Labour. The Guardian. 5 January.

Thieves leave well-known artwork badly damaged after break-in at North-east castle's cafe

(United Kingdom)

Callum Main (2018). Thieves leave well-known artwork badly damaged after break-in at North-east castle's cafe. Evening Express. 5 January.

'World's most expensive vodka' found on Danish building site

(Denmark)

BBC News (2018). 'World's most expensive vodka' found on Danish building site. BBC News. 5 January.

Did Paris Overpay $103 Million for the Building That Will House François Pinault's Art?

(France)

Hili Perlson (2018). Did Paris Overpay $103 Million for the Building That Will House François Pinault's Art?. ArtNet News. 3 January.

'World's most expensive vodka' stolen from Copenhagen collection

(Denmark)

The Local (2018). 'World's most expensive vodka' stolen from Copenhagen collection. The Local. 3 January.

Thieves Steal Qatari Jewels in Brazen Theft at Ducal Palace in Venice

(Italy; United Arab Emirates; India)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2018). Thieves Steal Qatari Jewels in Brazen Theft at Ducal Palace in Venice. The New York Times. 3 January.

Whodunnit? Russell-Cotes Museum wants you to help find out at new crime exhibition

(United Kingdom)

Emma Joseph (2018). Whodunnit? Russell-Cotes Museum wants you to help find out at new crime exhibition. Daily Echo. 1 January.

Two Belgians accused of stealing from Auschwitz acquitted by a court in Poland

(Poland; Belgium)

The Brussels Times (2017). Two Belgians accused of stealing from Auschwitz acquitted by a court in Poland. Maria Nova. 31 December.

Theft of silverware and records from Whitton church was 'attack on community'

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Hirst (2017). Theft of silverware and records from Whitton church was 'attack on community'. East Anglian Daily Times. 31 December.

Dutch experts doubt authenticity of rare 'Hitler' painting

(Netherlands)

AFP (2017). Dutch experts doubt authenticity of rare 'Hitler' painting. The Japan Times. 28 December.

Van containing 1830s Johnson's dictionaries stolen in Norwich

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Van containing 1830s Johnson's dictionaries stolen in Norwich. BBC News. 27 December.

Artists Build a Holocaust Memorial Beside Far-Right German Politician's House

(Germany)

Claire Voon (2017). Artists Build a Holocaust Memorial Beside Far-Right German Politician's House. Hyperallergic. 27 December.

Turkey requests France return tiles stolen from Sultan Selim II's tomb at Hagia Sophia

(Turkey; France)

Daily Sabah (2017). Turkey requests France return tiles stolen from Sultan Selim II's tomb at Hagia Sophia. Daily Sabah. 26 December.

329 Smuggled Ancient Coins Seized in Cairo Airport En Route to France

(Egypt; France)

Albawaba (2017). 329 Smuggled Ancient Coins Seized in Cairo Airport En Route to France. Albawaba. 26 December.

44 ancient artifacts returned to Turkey in past year, culture minister says

(Turkey; United Kingdom; Switzerland)

Anadolu Agency (2017). 44 ancient artifacts returned to Turkey in past year, culture minister says. Daily Sabah. 25 December.

German museum reverses plan to cancel show on Montreal gallery owner Max Stern

(Germany)

Montreal Gazette (2017). German museum reverses plan to cancel show on Montreal gallery owner Max Stern. Montreal Gazette. 22 December.

Humboldt Forum And Selective Amnesia: Research Instead Of Restitution Of African Artefacts.

(Nigeria; Ghana; Germany)

Kwame Opoku (2017). Humboldt Forum And Selective Amnesia: Research Instead Of Restitution Of African Artefacts.. Modern Ghana. 22 December.

Art Historian Finds Missing Monet Painting Through a Google Search

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Claire Voon (2017). Art Historian Finds Missing Monet Painting Through a Google Search. Hyperallergic. 21 December.

In Reversal, Düsseldorf Will Hold Exhibition About Jewish Dealer

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). In Reversal, Düsseldorf Will Hold Exhibition About Jewish Dealer. The New York Times. 21 December.

Outcry over Polish government's changes to Second World War museum

(Poland)

Julia Michalska (2017). Outcry over Polish government's changes to Second World War museum. The Art Newspaper. 21 December.

A Maori at the British Museum

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Miriama Aoake (2017). A Maori at the British Museum. The Spinoff. 19 December.

German museum returning objects robbed from Alaskan graves

(United States of America; Germany)

Associated Press (2017). German museum returning objects robbed from Alaskan graves. KTUU. 19 December.

France saves Marquis de Sade's 120 Days of Sodom from auction

(France)

AFP (2017). France saves Marquis de Sade's 120 Days of Sodom from auction. Guardian. 18 December.

The tense truce between detectorists and archaeologists

(United Kingdom)

Mary Shepperson (2017). The tense truce between detectorists and archaeologists. The Guardian. 18 December.

Peru recovers 79 pre-Hispanic textiles from Sweden

(Peru; Sweden)

AFP (2017). Peru recovers 79 pre-Hispanic textiles from Sweden. The Nation. 17 December.

Los piratas de la arqueología se instalan en internet

(Spain)

Archaeological pirates are set up on the internet

Sara Sans (2017). Los piratas de la arqueología se instalan en internet. La Vanguardia. 17 December.

Stolen, found – an Old Master nativity with a colourful past

(Ireland)

Michael Parsons (2017). Stolen, found – an Old Master nativity with a colourful past. The Irish Times. 16 December.

Burglars SMASH through gallery door and steal expensive sculptures

(United Kingdom)

Tomas Mallory (2017). Burglars SMASH through gallery door and steal expensive sculptures. Somerset Live. 11 December.

Scuffles break out as artworks removed from Catalan city's museum

(Spain)

Sam Jones (2017). Scuffles break out as artworks removed from Catalan city's museum. The Guardian. 11 December.

'Pandora', operación contra el expolio

(Spain)

'Pandora': operation against looting

Verónica Viñas (2017). 'Pandora', operación contra el expolio. Diario de León. 11 December.

Case over non-return of ancient icons to Russia sent back to prosecutors

(Russia; United States of America)

RAPSI (2017). Case over non-return of ancient icons to Russia sent back to prosecutors. RAPSI. 11 December.

Macron Promises To Return African Artefacts In French Museums: A New Era In African-European Relationships Or A Mirage?

(General; France)

Kwame Opoku (2017). Macron Promises To Return African Artefacts In French Museums: A New Era In African-European Relationships Or A Mirage?. Modern Ghana. 10 December.

WJC President Raps Duesseldorf For Cancelled Max Stern Exhibit

(Germany)

Janice Arnold (2017). WJC President Raps Duesseldorf For Cancelled Max Stern Exhibit. The Canadian Jewish News. 8 December.

Serebrennikov's lawyer explained how art director got apartment in Germany

(Russia)

Crime Russia (2017). Serebrennikov's lawyer explained how art director got apartment in Germany. Crime Russia. 8 December.

Greek Olympians Plan to Protest the Kidnapping of the Greek Marbles by Dressing as Caryatids Inside British Museum

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Olympians Plan to Protest the Kidnapping of the Greek Marbles by Dressing as Caryatids Inside British Museum. Greek Reporter. 7 December.

LA's Getty Center Built to Protect Its Greek, Roman Antiquities from Flames (Photos)

(United States of America; Greece; Rome)

Associated Press (2017). LA's Getty Center Built to Protect Its Greek, Roman Antiquities from Flames (Photos). The National Herald. 7 December.

Looted Angkor jewellery returned to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

AFP (2017). Looted Angkor jewellery returned to Cambodia. The Hindu. 7 December.

Recognise this man? Police want to speak to him in connection with a £15,000 theft

(United Kingdom)

Joel Cooper (2017). Recognise this man? Police want to speak to him in connection with a £15,000 theft. Devon Live. 6 December.

The University of Valladolid helps to date a painting from the Netherlands that was stolen by the Nazis

(Netherlands; Spain)

Business Monkey News (2017). The University of Valladolid helps to date a painting from the Netherlands that was stolen by the Nazis. Business Monkey News. 6 December.

American teen sentenced over Auschwitz vandalism

(Poland)

Ben Ariel (2017). American teen sentenced over Auschwitz vandalism. Arutz Sheva. 5 December.

State must step in to stop looting near ancient site, Kouklia leader says

(Cyprus)

Bejay Browne (2017). State must step in to stop looting near ancient site, Kouklia leader says. Cyprus Mail. 5 December.

Man to return ancient crown to Turkey

(United Kingdom; Turkey)

BBC News (2017). Man to return ancient crown to Turkey. BBC News. 5 December.

Desperately seeking this Frida Kahlo painting. Last seen in Poland

(Poland)

Anna Maria Jakubek (2017). Desperately seeking this Frida Kahlo painting. Last seen in Poland. The Times of Israel. 4 December.

Polish painting withdrawn from London auction

(Poland; Germany; United Kingdom)

Radio Poland (2017). Polish painting withdrawn from London auction. Radio Poland. 28 November.

Commemorative gold coins worth £15,000 stolen from Devon museum

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Harris (2017). Commemorative gold coins worth £15,000 stolen from Devon museum. Devon Live. 28 November.

World Museum, Vienna, Re-Opens: Renovated Premises For Cultural Objects Of Others But No Solution For Restitution.

(General; Austria)

Kwame Opoku (2017). World Museum, Vienna, Re-Opens: Renovated Premises For Cultural Objects Of Others But No Solution For Restitution.. Modern Ghana. 27 November.

'Detectorist' finds on the rise as treasure hunters are inspired by TV shows

(United Kingdom)

Olivia Rudgard (2017). 'Detectorist' finds on the rise as treasure hunters are inspired by TV shows. The Telegraph. 22 November.

'Priceless' Italian painting stolen from French museum

(France)

The Local (2017). 'Priceless' Italian painting stolen from French museum. The Local. 22 November.

Egypt awaits return of stolen Ramses II ship from Cyprus

(Egypt; Cyprus)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Egypt awaits return of stolen Ramses II ship from Cyprus. Egypt Independent. 21 November.

Stolen John Lennon items recovered in Berlin

(Germany; Turkey)

BBC News (2017). Stolen John Lennon items recovered in Berlin. BBC News. 21 November.

International law prevents recovery of Rosetta Stone from UK, Egypt's antiquities minister tells MPs

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Gamal Essam El-Din (2017). International law prevents recovery of Rosetta Stone from UK, Egypt's antiquities minister tells MPs. Ahram Online. 20 November.

Govt set to publish 'Heritage and Antiquities' act this month

(Gibralter)

Eyleen Shell (2017). Govt set to publish 'Heritage and Antiquities' act this month. Gibraltar Chronicle. 20 November.

Bucket Trail designer at war with Asda over design theft claims

(United Kingdom)

Paul Malik (2017). Bucket Trail designer at war with Asda over design theft claims. The Courier. 20 November.

Egypt to retrieve 14 artifacts from Cyprus

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Egypt to retrieve 14 artifacts from Cyprus. Egypt Independent. 19 November.

Twenty Six Antiquities to Be Repatriated from Austria

(Greece; Austria)

A. Markis (2017). Twenty Six Antiquities to Be Repatriated from Austria. Greek Reporter. 19 November.

Another blow for embattled museum as senior official quits

(Ireland)

Justine McCarthy (2017). Another blow for embattled museum as senior official quits. The Times. 19 November.

Egypt requests return of ancient vessel through normal procedure

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Cyprus Mail (2017). Egypt requests return of ancient vessel through normal procedure. Cyprus Mail. 19 November.

The Void at the Heart of 'Gurlitt: Status Report'

(Switzerland; Germany)

Michael Kimmelman (2017). The Void at the Heart of 'Gurlitt: Status Report'. The New York Times. 19 November.

Thousands of archaeological items recovered by police in Spain

(Spain)

Karl Smallman (2017). Thousands of archaeological items recovered by police in Spain. EuroWeekly. 18 November.

Cancellation of Max Stern exhibition an affront to memory

(Germany; Canada)

Montreal Gazette (2017). Cancellation of Max Stern exhibition an affront to memory. Montreal Gazette. 17 November.

MPs want stolen 'Sisi gift' to remain as part of police probe

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Elias Hazou (2017). MPs want stolen 'Sisi gift' to remain as part of police probe. Cyprus Mail. 17 November.

Who is Dmitry Rybolovlev? Meet the Russian billionaiore who just sold Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi for a record $450m

(Russia)

Joy Lo Dico (2017). Who is Dmitry Rybolovlev? Meet the Russian billionaiore who just sold Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi for a record $450m. Evening Standard. 17 November.

German museum cancels Max Stern exhibit because of 'restitution claims'

(Germany)

Catherine Solyom (2017). German museum cancels Max Stern exhibit because of 'restitution claims'. Montreal Gazette. 16 November.

Whiskey of 700,000 worth was stolen – Only one bottle of it costs 100,000 €

(France)

Anastasios Manaras (2017). Whiskey of 700,000 worth was stolen – Only one bottle of it costs 100,000 €. Weekly Observer. 16 November.

Putin to return famous Vrubel painting to Sargsayan

(Russia)

Armen Press (2017). Putin to return famous Vrubel painting to Sargsayan. Armen Press. 16 November.

Italy police confiscate millions of euros from Mafia-linked art dealer

(Italy)

German Press Agency (2017). Italy police confiscate millions of euros from Mafia-linked art dealer. Daily Sabah. 15 November.

How London became a hotspot for art theft - the world's third most profitable criminal enterprise

(United Kingdom)

Kate Willis (2017). How London became a hotspot for art theft - the world's third most profitable criminal enterprise. Evening Standard. 15 November.

Final Piece of Lost Magritte Painting Discovered after 85 Years

(Belgium)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Final Piece of Lost Magritte Painting Discovered after 85 Years. Artsy. 15 November.

Düsseldorf abruptly cancels exhibition about Jewish dealer Max Stern

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Düsseldorf abruptly cancels exhibition about Jewish dealer Max Stern. The Art Newspaper. 15 November.

Tres detenidos por el robo de azulejos históricos de El Torbiscal valorados en 63.000 euros

(Spain)

El Correo (2017). Tres detenidos por el robo de azulejos históricos de El Torbiscal valorados en 63.000 euros. El Correo. 15 November.

Painting looted from Hitler to be auctioned in Cologne

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Painting looted from Hitler to be auctioned in Cologne. The Art Newspaper. 14 November.

Putting the Con in Constructivism: Russian Avant-Garde Fakes Found in European Museums

(Russia)

Hili Perlson (2017). Putting the Con in Constructivism: Russian Avant-Garde Fakes Found in European Museums. ArtNet News. 14 November.

Fake news: Queen Victoria's Cranach turns out to be the real thing

(United Kingdom)

Mark Brown (2017). Fake news: Queen Victoria's Cranach turns out to be the real thing. The Guardian. 14 November.

Archaeologists say human evolution study used stolen bone

(Netherlands; Germany)

Ewan Callaway (2017). Archaeologists say human evolution study used stolen bone. Nature. 13 November.

Stolen art had $350,000 ransom

(Ireland)

John Burns (2017). Stolen art had $350,000 ransom. The Times. 12 November.

Accidental archaeology: Roman ruins found under 'illegally' demolished house in Plovdiv

(Bulgaria)

The Sofia Globe (2017). Accidental archaeology: Roman ruins found under 'illegally' demolished house in Plovdiv. The Sofia Globe. 12 November.

Artefact at Louvre raises doubt

(France; India)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Artefact at Louvre raises doubt. The Hindu. 11 November.

Art Fakes Loom Over Modigliani Madness

(Italy)

Matthew Clayfield (2017). Art Fakes Loom Over Modigliani Madness. The Daily Beast. 11 November.

Irish Viking artefacts recovered by Norwegian police after theft

(Norway)

Lorna Siggins (2017). Irish Viking artefacts recovered by Norwegian police after theft. The Irish Times. 10 November.

Malevich painting in Düsseldorf state collection exposed as forgery

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Malevich painting in Düsseldorf state collection exposed as forgery. The Art Newspaper. 10 November.

A Stolen Sculpture by Matisse Was Just Found in a Swiss Thrift Store

(Switzerland)

Katherine McGrath (2017). A Stolen Sculpture by Matisse Was Just Found in a Swiss Thrift Store. Architectural Digest. 10 November.

Ancient Mayan Heads Smuggled Out of Guatemala Return Home After More Than 50 Years

(Guatemala; Germany; Italy; Switzerland)

C. Paton (2017). Ancient Mayan Heads Smuggled Out of Guatemala Return Home After More Than 50 Years. Newsweek. 10 November.

Guatemala Welcomes Home Mayan Artifacts Rescued from Europe

(Guatemala; Switzerland; Germany; Italy)

Telesur (2017). Guatemala Welcomes Home Mayan Artifacts Rescued from Europe. Telesur. 9 November.

Two men arrested for Norway Viking museum heist

(Norway)

The Local (2017). Two men arrested for Norway Viking museum heist. The Local. 9 November.

Stolen Matisse Bronze Bust Returned To Swiss Museum

(Switzerland)

Artlyst (2017). Stolen Matisse Bronze Bust Returned To Swiss Museum. Artlyst. 9 November.

The Chinese art and antique market in Britain: challenges and opportunities

(United Kingdom; China)

Lauren Xandra (2017). The Chinese art and antique market in Britain: challenges and opportunities. Global Legal Post. 9 November.

Poland aims to stop auction of painting lost in WWII

(Poland)

Radio Poland (2017). Poland aims to stop auction of painting lost in WWII. Radio Poland. 9 November.

Nazi art theft: How Hitler's art dealer amassed looted paintings to save his own skin

(Germany)

Michael Glover (2017). Nazi art theft: How Hitler's art dealer amassed looted paintings to save his own skin. The Independent. 8 November.

Valuable Fernando Botero bronze stolen from Parisian gallery

(France)

The City Paper (2017). Valuable Fernando Botero bronze stolen from Parisian gallery. The City Paper. 8 November.

Dark Side of the Boom: Georgina Adam on the relationship between art and money in the 21st Century

(United Kingdom)

Colin Gleadell (2017). Dark Side of the Boom: Georgina Adam on the relationship between art and money in the 21st Century. The Telegraph. 7 November.

Russia and Israel sign historic deal to share digitised Gunzburg Collection

(Israel; Russia)

Anny Shaw (2017). Russia and Israel sign historic deal to share digitised Gunzburg Collection. The Art Newspaper. 7 November.

Looted by the Nazis: French court orders American couple to return Pissarro painting to Jewish heirs

(France; United States of America)

David Chazan (2017). Looted by the Nazis: French court orders American couple to return Pissarro painting to Jewish heirs. The Telegraph. 7 November.

Lord Mayor of London returns Nazi-looted Dutch Old Master

(United Kingdom)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Lord Mayor of London returns Nazi-looted Dutch Old Master. The Art Newspaper. 6 November.

2,500-year-old coins discovered in a desk in Kent

(United Kingdom)

Jen Mills (2017). 2,500-year-old coins discovered in a desk in Kent. Metro. 6 November.

York Minster to be protected with anti-terror security blocks

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). York Minster to be protected with anti-terror security blocks. BBC News. 6 November.

Why Art Galleries Have Become a Ripe Target for Hackers (and Other Insights)

(United Kingdom)

Tim Schneider (2017). Why Art Galleries Have Become a Ripe Target for Hackers (and Other Insights). ArtNet News. 6 November.

Oslo looks to track down 1,600 missing works of art

(Norway)

Jose Da Silva (2017). Oslo looks to track down 1,600 missing works of art. The Art Newspaper. 6 November.

The tricky process of returning Nazi-looted art

(France; Germany; United States of America; Austria)

The Straits Times (2017). The tricky process of returning Nazi-looted art. The Straits Times. 6 November.

Painting looted by Nazis found on lord mayor of London's wall

(United Kingdom)

Jack Malvern (2017). Painting looted by Nazis found on lord mayor of London's wall. The Times. 6 November.

Stolen statue returned to church in huge recovery

(Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). Stolen statue returned to church in huge recovery. Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette. 4 November.

Secrets Of A Courbet "Ghost" Landscape In Switzerland

(Switzerland; Germany)

Virginie Nussbaum (2017). Secrets Of A Courbet "Ghost" Landscape In Switzerland. World Crunch. 3 November.

Solving art's mysteries online

(United Kingdom)

Martin Hopkinson (2017). Solving art's mysteries online. Apollo. 3 November.

Fire at Moscow's art museum causes no damage to collections

(Russia)

Associated Press (2017). Fire at Moscow's art museum causes no damage to collections. 660 News. 3 November.

Khanenko Museum art collection in danger because heating not turned on

(Ukraine)

Interfax Ukraine (2017). Khanenko Museum art collection in danger because heating not turned on. Kyiv Post. 3 November.

Thieves Are Breaking Into Zoos and Stealing Rare Animals

(Germany; France; Netherlands)

Ben Crair (2017). Thieves Are Breaking Into Zoos and Stealing Rare Animals. National Geographic. 3 November.

How I threw away a work of modern art

(France)

David Chazan (2017). How I threw away a work of modern art. BBC News. 3 November.

Wealthy Mayfair art dealers hit by cyber attack costing them up to £1m

(United Kingdom)

Ella Willis (2017). Wealthy Mayfair art dealers hit by cyber attack costing them up to £1m. Evening Standard. 3 November.

Photographing Museum Visitors Behaving Badly

(Austria)

Claire Voon (2017). Photographing Museum Visitors Behaving Badly. Hyperallergic. 2 November.

Victoria Cross mystery deepens as it emerges thief may have stolen soldier hero's ceremonial sword

(United Kingdom)

Eleanor Steafel (2017). Victoria Cross mystery deepens as it emerges thief may have stolen soldier hero's ceremonial sword. The Telegraph. 2 November.

Nazi-era art hoard makes German exhibition debut in Bonn

(Germany)

Riham Alkousaa (2017). Nazi-era art hoard makes German exhibition debut in Bonn. Reuters. 2 November.

Collectors tackle rise in fake Modern Middle Eastern art

(Lebanon; United Arab Emirates; United Arab Emirates)

Tim Cornwell (2017). Collectors tackle rise in fake Modern Middle Eastern art. The Art Newspaper. 1 November.

Hidden Treasures of Nazis' Art Dealer Finally Go on Display

(Germany; Switzerland; Austria)

Melissa Eddy (2017). Hidden Treasures of Nazis' Art Dealer Finally Go on Display. The New York Times. 1 November.

Duke's Auctioneers fined over Alfred Wallis fakes

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Duke's Auctioneers fined over Alfred Wallis fakes. BBC News. 31 October.

Zurich admits to 'losing' nearly a thousand works of art over the years

(Switzerland)

The Local (2017). Zurich admits to 'losing' nearly a thousand works of art over the years. The Local. 31 October.

Hungerford butler stole Faberge eggs, Picasso artwork and £1.9m of jewellery from friends of Prince Charles

(United Kingdom)

The Reading Chronicle (2017). Hungerford butler stole Faberge eggs, Picasso artwork and £1.9m of jewellery from friends of Prince Charles. The Reading Chronicle. 31 October.

Hurghada airport officials foil attempt to smuggle 18th-century Coptic icon

(Egypt; Germany)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Hurghada airport officials foil attempt to smuggle 18th-century Coptic icon. Ahram Online. 29 October.

Gurlitt Nazi Looted Art Collection Goes On Display

(Germany; Switzerland)

Artlyst (2017). Gurlitt Nazi Looted Art Collection Goes On Display. Artlyst. 28 October.

The Victoria Cross mystery: museum accused of failing to properly investigate missing medal

(United Kingdom)

Eleanor Steafel (2017). The Victoria Cross mystery: museum accused of failing to properly investigate missing medal. The Telegraph. 28 October.

Egypt retrieves 8 looted antiquities from France

(Egypt; France; United Kingdom)

Egypt Today (2017). Egypt retrieves 8 looted antiquities from France. Egypt Today. 28 October.

Four wrecks off south east England at risk

(United Kingdom)

Katy Stickland (2017). Four wrecks off south east England at risk. Yachting & Boating World. 27 October.

Works hoarded by son of Nazi art dealer to go on public display

(Switzerland; Germany)

Kate Connolly (2017). Works hoarded by son of Nazi art dealer to go on public display. The Guardian. 27 October.

Greek Culture Ministry to Claim Two Stolen Antiquities up for Sale in London

(United Kingdom; Greece; Switzerland)

Theo Ioannou (2017). Greek Culture Ministry to Claim Two Stolen Antiquities up for Sale in London. Greek Reporter. 26 October.

Remains stolen from burial caves return to Hawaii after more than a century

(United States of America; Germany)

KHON (2017). Remains stolen from burial caves return to Hawaii after more than a century. KHON. 26 October.

Painting in Gurlitt hoard identified as Nazi loot—thanks to a tiny repair hole

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Painting in Gurlitt hoard identified as Nazi loot—thanks to a tiny repair hole. The Art Newspaper. 26 October.

France to return 8 stolen ancient Egyptian artefacts on Thursday

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). France to return 8 stolen ancient Egyptian artefacts on Thursday. Ahram Online. 25 October.

Turkey seeks return of 16th-century Quran from London

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Turkey seeks return of 16th-century Quran from London. Daily Sabah. 24 October.

German State Returns Human Bones Stolen From Hawaii Caves

(Germany; United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). German State Returns Human Bones Stolen From Hawaii Caves. US News. 23 October.

Looted Greek Antiquities Allegedly on Sale at London Art Fair

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Looted Greek Antiquities Allegedly on Sale at London Art Fair. Greek Reporter. 23 October.

Gurlitt art collection 'opportunity for Switzerland'

(Switzerland)

SwissInfo (2017). Gurlitt art collection 'opportunity for Switzerland'. SwissInfo. 22 October.

Hundreds of Italy's Churches Were Robbed of Artworks. This One Was Recovered.

(Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). Hundreds of Italy's Churches Were Robbed of Artworks. This One Was Recovered.. The New York Times. 22 October.

Looted antiquities allegedly on sale at London Frieze Masters art fair

(Italy; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Howard Swains (2017). Looted antiquities allegedly on sale at London Frieze Masters art fair. The Guardian. 22 October.

Italy gets back looted mosaic from Emperor Caligula's ship

(Italy; United States of America)

Reuters (2017). Italy gets back looted mosaic from Emperor Caligula's ship. Reuters. 22 October.

Victory for Matisse family in $4.5m cut-out battle with dealer

(France)

Vincent Noce (2017). Victory for Matisse family in $4.5m cut-out battle with dealer. The Art Newspaper. 20 October.

Kinkier than Thou: Pompidou Installs Doggie-Style Sculpture the Louvre Dumped

(France)

Claire Voon (2017). Kinkier than Thou: Pompidou Installs Doggie-Style Sculpture the Louvre Dumped. Hyperallergic. 20 October.

National museum suffers £60,000 of thefts in five years

(United Kingdom)

Emma O'Neill (2017). National museum suffers £60,000 of thefts in five years. STV. 20 October.

Ancient Roman artifacts repatriated to Italy following ICE probe

(United States of America; Italy)

ICE (2017). Ancient Roman artifacts repatriated to Italy following ICE probe. ICE. 20 October.

Performance Artist Who Exposed Herself In Front of the "Mona Lisa" Is Acquitted

(France)

Joseph Nechvatal (2017). Performance Artist Who Exposed Herself In Front of the "Mona Lisa" Is Acquitted. Hyperallergic. 20 October.

Found: A Mosaic From Caligula's Ceremonial Ship, Turned Into a Coffee Table

(United States of America; Italy)

Sarah Laskow (2017). Found: A Mosaic From Caligula's Ceremonial Ship, Turned Into a Coffee Table. Atlas Obscura. 20 October.

Replica of Nelson's stolen jewel on display

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Matthews (2017). Replica of Nelson's stolen jewel on display. The News. 20 October.

Pressure On Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation And Humboldt-Forum To Return Illegally Acquired Artefacts And Human Remains

(Ghana; Germany)

Kwame Opoku (2017). Pressure On Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation And Humboldt-Forum To Return Illegally Acquired Artefacts And Human Remains. Modern Ghana. 20 October.

Drug dealer caught with stolen £1m Sir Stanley Spencer painting jailed

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Greenfield (2017). Drug dealer caught with stolen £1m Sir Stanley Spencer painting jailed. The Guardian. 20 October.

Infamous art forger John Myatt reveals his secret: you have to love the artist

(United Kingdom)

Gabriella Coslovich (2017). Infamous art forger John Myatt reveals his secret: you have to love the artist. The Sydney Morning Herald. 20 October.

Russian Artist Is Charged Over Fire at Central Bank Building in Paris

(France)

Anna Codrea-Rado (2017). Russian Artist Is Charged Over Fire at Central Bank Building in Paris. The New York Times. 19 October.

Tourist killed by falling masonry in famous Florence church

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Tourist killed by falling masonry in famous Florence church. The Guardian. 19 October.

A Remnant from Caligula's Ship, Once a Coffee Table, Heads Home

(Italy; United States of America)

James C. McKinley (2017). A Remnant from Caligula's Ship, Once a Coffee Table, Heads Home. The New York Times. 19 October.

Lady Somerleyton loses heirloom pendant in Morrisons supermarket

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Lady Somerleyton loses heirloom pendant in Morrisons supermarket. BBC News. 18 October.

Gardai recover iconic Finglas statue stolen during Hurricane Ophelia

(Ireland)

Stephen McDermott (2017). Gardai recover iconic Finglas statue stolen during Hurricane Ophelia. Dublin Live. 18 October.

EU admits the Elgin Marbles will REMAIN in Britain after Brexit

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Jon Rogers (2017). EU admits the Elgin Marbles will REMAIN in Britain after Brexit. Express. 18 October.

Beatrix Ruf Resigns From Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum After Accusations of Conflict of Interest

(Netherlands)

Hili Perlson (2017). Beatrix Ruf Resigns From Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum After Accusations of Conflict of Interest. ArtNet News. 17 October.

Larnaca CID seize stolen ancient Egyptian pot

(Cyprus; Egypt)

Angelos Anastasiou (2017). Larnaca CID seize stolen ancient Egyptian pot. Cyprus Mail. 17 October.

Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky sets fire to a bank in Paris

(France; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky sets fire to a bank in Paris. The Art Newspaper. 16 October.

Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria

(United Kingdom; Germany; Nigeria; France)

Gareth Harris (2017). Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria. The Art Newspaper. 16 October.

Border guards seize ancient books on border with Crimea

(Ukraine; Russia)

Ukrinform (2017). Border guards seize ancient books on border with Crimea. Ukrinform. 16 October.

Censored 'sexual' sculpture finds new home at the Centre Pompidou

(France)

Gareth Harris (2017). Censored 'sexual' sculpture finds new home at the Centre Pompidou. The Art Newspaper. 13 October.

Viking loot plundered: Irish help sought in tracing artefacts

(Norway; Ireland)

Lorna Siggins (2017). Viking loot plundered: Irish help sought in tracing artefacts. The Irish Times. 13 October.

Gurlitt's Swiss dealer breaks silence on his client

(Switzerland; Germany)

SwissInfo (2017). Gurlitt's Swiss dealer breaks silence on his client. Expatica. 12 October.

Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine

(Ukraine; United Kingdom)

Interfax Ukraine (2017). Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine. Interfax Ukraine. 12 October.

Romanian Police recover 5,000 archaeological artifacts from treasure hunters

(Romania)

Romania Insider (2017). Romanian Police recover 5,000 archaeological artifacts from treasure hunters. Romania Insider. 11 October.

Nazi-looted painting by impressionist artist Pissarro fuels legal battle

(France; United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Nazi-looted painting by impressionist artist Pissarro fuels legal battle. Daily Sabah. 10 October.

UK finally steps-up to Chinese ivory efforts

(United Kingdom)

Rupert Reid (2017). UK finally steps-up to Chinese ivory efforts. Sino. 9 October.

V&A director calls for Exhibition Road to be fully pedestrianised after 11 injured in accident

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2017). V&A director calls for Exhibition Road to be fully pedestrianised after 11 injured in accident. The Art Newspaper. 9 October.

Police say plumber who stole $239K worth of comics, art from Sparta home fled to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

Michael Izzo (2017). Police say plumber who stole $239K worth of comics, art from Sparta home fled to Italy. Daily Record. 9 October.

Nazi-looted Pissarro painting at center of Paris legal tussle

(France)

Juliette Montesse (2017). Nazi-looted Pissarro painting at center of Paris legal tussle. The Times of Israel. 9 October.

The damage being done to our churches

(United Kingdom)

KLFM (2017). The damage being done to our churches. KLFM. 6 October.

1,000 African Skulls Stolen for Racist Research in Germany Discovered in a Museum Basement

(Germany; Rwanda; Tanzania; Burundi)

Kristin Hugo (2017). 1,000 African Skulls Stolen for Racist Research in Germany Discovered in a Museum Basement. Newsweek. 6 October.

Nighthawks cause damage at scheduled monument

(United Kingdom)

Northumberland Gazette (2017). Nighthawks cause damage at scheduled monument. Northumberland Gazette. 6 October.

Italy's heritage under threat

(Italy)

Sophie Tavernese (2017). Italy's heritage under threat. EuroNews. 4 October.

Police release images of paintings stolen from art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Laura Hammond (2017). Police release images of paintings stolen from art gallery. Nottingham Post. 4 October.

Burglars steal cash from New Walk Museum - but ignore priceless artefacts

(United Kingdom)

Dan Martin (2017). Burglars steal cash from New Walk Museum - but ignore priceless artefacts. Leicester Mercury. 4 October.

From Rhino horns to Egyptian jewels - these are the items that have been stolen from Leicester's museums

(United Kingdom)

Dan Martin (2017). From Rhino horns to Egyptian jewels - these are the items that have been stolen from Leicester's museums. Leicester Mercury. 4 October.

Mutter Museum to return skull of Australian soldier killed in WWI

(Australia; United States of America; Belgium)

Joseph A. Gambardello (2017). Mutter Museum to return skull of Australian soldier killed in WWI. Philly.com. 3 October.

Louvre Pulls Sculpture, Saying It Was Sexually Explicit

(France)

Robin Pogrebin (2017). Louvre Pulls Sculpture, Saying It Was Sexually Explicit. The New York Times. 2 October.

Fraudster who tried to sell fake Greek bowl foiled by Poundland notebook

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2017). Fraudster who tried to sell fake Greek bowl foiled by Poundland notebook. The Telegraph. 2 October.

Artists using living proof that their work is genuine

(United Kingdom)

Elizabeth Burden (2017). Artists using living proof that their work is genuine. The Times. 2 October.

Thousands of artefacts 'missing' from Britain's top musuems

(United Kingdom)

Martin Evans (2017). Thousands of artefacts 'missing' from Britain's top musuems. The Telegraph. 1 October.

Renoir painting stolen before auction near Paris

(France)

BBC News (2017). Renoir painting stolen before auction near Paris. BBC News. 30 September.

Matisse's heirs claim two cut-outs worth $4.5m

(France; Hong Kong)

Vincent Noce (2017). Matisse's heirs claim two cut-outs worth $4.5m. The Art Newspaper. 29 September.

Police appeal for witnesses after 2000 pieces of silver stolen from Kent antiques dealer

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2017). Police appeal for witnesses after 2000 pieces of silver stolen from Kent antiques dealer. Antiques Trade Gazette. 29 September.

Aivazovsky painting stolen from Russia in 1976 found in Switzerland

(Russia; Switzerland)

RAPSI (2017). Aivazovsky painting stolen from Russia in 1976 found in Switzerland. RAPSI. 29 September.

Ukraine and Russia fight over Crimean heritage

(Ukraine; Russia)

AFP (2017). Ukraine and Russia fight over Crimean heritage. The New Indian Express. 28 September.

'Nighthawk' artefacts hunters hit Hadrian's Wall area Roman site

(United Kingdom)

Stuart Minting (2017). 'Nighthawk' artefacts hunters hit Hadrian's Wall area Roman site. The Northern Echo. 28 September.

Ghent: Two paintings returned to their owners after 78 years

(Belgium)

Christopher Vincent (2017). Ghent: Two paintings returned to their owners after 78 years. The Brussels Times. 27 September.

Minister receives Briton who returned ancient jug

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Daily Sabah (2017). Minister receives Briton who returned ancient jug. Daily Sabah. 26 September.

Vandals spray swastika on Sculpture Projects Münster exhibit

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Vandals spray swastika on Sculpture Projects Münster exhibit. The Art Newspaper. 25 September.

Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC

(Italy; United States of America)

Jennifer Peltz (2017). Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC. The Province. 25 September.

Roban las joyas de la Virgen de la Alegría de Majadahonda y destrozan el despacho parroquial de Santa Catalina

(Spain)

Jewels of the Virgen de la Alegría of Majadahonda stolen and parish office of St Catherine destroyed

Majadahonda Magazin (2017). Roban las joyas de la Virgen de la Alegría de Majadahonda y destrozan el despacho parroquial de Santa Catalina. Majadahonda Magazin. 25 September.

The Yeats Collection sale is only the latest sign of Ireland's broken heritage export system

(Ireland)

Robert O'Byrne (2017). The Yeats Collection sale is only the latest sign of Ireland's broken heritage export system. Apollo. 25 September.

Marseille: A stele of Egyptian Stolen from a Museum in the Middle of the Day

(France)

A. Gelebart (2017). Marseille: A stele of Egyptian Stolen from a Museum in the Middle of the Day. The Sherbrooke Times. 24 September.

Ancient Hercules sarcophagus returns home to Turkey with splendid welcome

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah (2017). Ancient Hercules sarcophagus returns home to Turkey with splendid welcome. Daily Sabah. 24 September.

Un detenido por robar piezas arqueológicas del yacimiento íbero de Ulldecona

(Spain)

One detained for stealing archaeological pieces from Iberian site of Ulldecona

"La Vanguardia" (2017). Un detenido por robar piezas arqueológicas del yacimiento íbero de Ulldecona. La Vanguardia. 24 September.

Berlin police laugh off theft of their own Nazi artefacts

(Germany)

David Charter (2017). Berlin police laugh off theft of their own Nazi artefacts. The Sunday Times. 22 September.

Kos quake caused 95 million euros in damages

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2017). Kos quake caused 95 million euros in damages. eKathimerini. 22 September.

Paphos mayor accuses foreign ministry staff of wrongdoing

(Cyprus; France; China)

George Psyllides (2017). Paphos mayor accuses foreign ministry staff of wrongdoing. Cyprus Mail. 22 September.

Stolen WW1 watch for bravery returned to Blyth museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Stolen WW1 watch for bravery returned to Blyth museum. BBC News. 21 September.

National Gallery wins legal battle over Henri Matisse's Portrait of Greta Moll

(United Kingdom)

Barney Henderson (2017). National Gallery wins legal battle over Henri Matisse's Portrait of Greta Moll. The Telegraph. 21 September.

Global market for forged and stolen artworks is thriving and underpoliced

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Clive Williams (2017). Global market for forged and stolen artworks is thriving and underpoliced. The Sydney Morning Herald. 21 September.

National Gallery can keep 'stolen' Henri Matisse painting, judge rules

(United Kingdom)

iNews (2017). National Gallery can keep 'stolen' Henri Matisse painting, judge rules. iNews. 21 September.

NBI: Nine face possible charges in major art forgery case

(Finland)

YLE (2017). NBI: Nine face possible charges in major art forgery case. YLE. 20 September.

Sarcophagus of Hercules set in place

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah (2017). Sarcophagus of Hercules set in place. Daily Sabah. 20 September.

Watch awarded to honour war hero's bravery returned five months after being stolen

(United Kingdom)

Michael Muncaster (2017). Watch awarded to honour war hero's bravery returned five months after being stolen. Chronicle Live. 20 September.

A £30k painting created by Joan Collins' son turned up at an Isle of Sheppey bootfair

(United Kingdom)

Joy Basu (2017). A £30k painting created by Joan Collins' son turned up at an Isle of Sheppey bootfair. Kent Live. 20 September.

Stolen church items found after tipoff during confession

(Malta)

Times of Malta (2017). Stolen church items found after tipoff during confession. Times of Malta. 19 September.

Two men jailed over Dumfries gold medal theft

(United Kingdom)

ITV (2017). Two men jailed over Dumfries gold medal theft. ITV. 19 September.

Bring back the Met's art and antiquities squad

(United Kingdom)

James Ratcliffe (2017). Bring back the Met's art and antiquities squad. Apollo. 19 September.

Germany launches internet portal to fight art trafficking

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Germany launches internet portal to fight art trafficking. The Art Newspaper. 19 September.

Dozens of rare John Lennon prints discovered during police art theft investigation

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Sawer (2017). Dozens of rare John Lennon prints discovered during police art theft investigation. The Telegraph. 19 September.

Car booter unwittingly buys stolen £30,000 painting for £40 before handing it to police

(United Kingdom)

Joe Mellor (2017). Car booter unwittingly buys stolen £30,000 painting for £40 before handing it to police. The London Economic. 17 September.

Who Stole 'The Big Maple Leaf,' the Biggest Coin in the World?

(Germany)

Allison McNearney (2017). Who Stole 'The Big Maple Leaf,' the Biggest Coin in the World?. The Daily Beast. 16 September.

Monaco's Justice Minister Resigns After Texts Reveal 'Vast Influence Peddling' in Billion-Dollar Art Fraud Case

(Monaco)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Monaco's Justice Minister Resigns After Texts Reveal 'Vast Influence Peddling' in Billion-Dollar Art Fraud Case. ArtNet News. 15 September.

Man admits Olympic medal theft from Dumfries museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Man admits Olympic medal theft from Dumfries museum. BBC News. 15 September.

Terry Bradley gallery 'delighted' stolen art is found

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Terry Bradley gallery 'delighted' stolen art is found. BBC News. 15 September.

Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2017). Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils. eKathimerini. 15 September.

Thieves break into Armenian Orthodox church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artefacts

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Thieves break into Armenian Orthodox church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artefacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 15 September.

'Stolen art' and ammunition found in west Belfast

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). 'Stolen art' and ammunition found in west Belfast. BBC News. 14 September.

Imitation Banksy artist's work dubbed 'vandalism' by the Creative Foundation in Folkestone

(United Kingdom)

Kent Live (2017). Imitation Banksy artist's work dubbed 'vandalism' by the Creative Foundation in Folkestone. Kent Live. 14 September.

Fossil footprints of early human ancestor stolen from archaeological site in Kasteli, Crete

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Fossil footprints of early human ancestor stolen from archaeological site in Kasteli, Crete. Tornos News. 14 September.

Roman sarcophagus of Hercules returns home to Turkey

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Roman sarcophagus of Hercules returns home to Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 September.

UK's restitution powers to be extended indefinitely for Nazi-era loot

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2017). UK's restitution powers to be extended indefinitely for Nazi-era loot. The Art Newspaper. 13 September.

Olympian Rhona Howie 'gutted' by Dumfries gold medal theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Olympian Rhona Howie 'gutted' by Dumfries gold medal theft. BBC News. 13 September.

West London antiques cheat pleads guilty to attempts to defraud auction houses

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2017). West London antiques cheat pleads guilty to attempts to defraud auction houses. Antiques Trade Gazette. 13 September.

Art dealer who stole celebrity portraits of the Rolling Stones, Princess Diana and Bob Dylan jailed for four years

(United Kingdom)

Rod Minchin (2017). Art dealer who stole celebrity portraits of the Rolling Stones, Princess Diana and Bob Dylan jailed for four years. The Independent. 13 September.

Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches. The Local. 13 September.

Italy police recover $8.4m worth of stolen church art

(Italy; Belgium)

The News (2017). Italy police recover $8.4m worth of stolen church art. The News. 13 September.

Stone stackers at ancient sites could face jail, warns Historic England

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2017). Stone stackers at ancient sites could face jail, warns Historic England. The Guardian. 13 September.

Time of the essence in race to restore art looted by the Nazis

(United Kingdom)

Marcus Dysch (2017). Time of the essence in race to restore art looted by the Nazis. The Jewish Chronicle. 12 September.

Government ratifies Hague Convention on protecting cultural property

(United Kingdom)

Media & Sport" "Department for Digital, Culture (2017). Government ratifies Hague Convention on protecting cultural property. Gov.uk. 12 September.

How can museums speed up the return of art looted during the Nazi era?

(United Kingdom)

Catherine Hickley (2017). How can museums speed up the return of art looted during the Nazi era?. The Art Newspaper. 11 September.

The amazing story of how Soviet Russians pirated music in the 1950s

(Russia)

Al Newstead (2017). The amazing story of how Soviet Russians pirated music in the 1950s. Tone Deaf. 8 September.

Forgery: Bona fide or bogus?

(France)

Gareth Harris (2017). Forgery: Bona fide or bogus?. Financial Times. 8 September.

Ancient 'fairy fort' in Tyrone badly damaged by diggers before PSNI move in

(United Kingdom)

Eamon Sweeney (2017). Ancient 'fairy fort' in Tyrone badly damaged by diggers before PSNI move in. Belfast Telegraph. 8 September.

The Paternity Saga That Dug Up Salvador Dalí, Explained

(Spain)

Ilana Herzig (2017). The Paternity Saga That Dug Up Salvador Dalí, Explained. Artsy. 7 September.

Cospicua men charged with stealing €34,000 worth of items from parish church

(Malta)

Matthew Agius (2017). Cospicua men charged with stealing €34,000 worth of items from parish church. Malta Today. 7 September.

Bruce Seals may be fake but 'still important for Scotland's history'

(United Kingdom)

Dunfermline Press (2017). Bruce Seals may be fake but 'still important for Scotland's history'. Dunfermline Press. 7 September.

The Netherlands Is Still Hoarding a Massive Collection of Art Looted From Jews by Nazis

(Netherlands)

Avraham Roet (2017). The Netherlands Is Still Hoarding a Massive Collection of Art Looted From Jews by Nazis. Haaretz. 7 September.

Two in court on Cospicua church robbery charges

(Malta)

Times of Malta (2017). Two in court on Cospicua church robbery charges. Times of Malta. 7 September.

Electric Picnic thieves stole art installation by 90 year old nun

(Ireland)

Fiona Kelly (2017). Electric Picnic thieves stole art installation by 90 year old nun. Buzz. 6 September.

Morocco opens an investigation into the selling of dinosaur fossils on the Internet

(Morocco; Ireland)

Al Arabiya (2017). Morocco opens an investigation into the selling of dinosaur fossils on the Internet. Al Arabiya. 6 September.

Heartless thieves steal mosaics designed by Perthshire school children

(United Kingdom)

Paul Reoch (2017). Heartless thieves steal mosaics designed by Perthshire school children. The Courier. 6 September.

German Police Uncover $3 Million Art Heist, Including Baselitz Work

(Germany)

Edmund Heaphy (2017). German Police Uncover $3 Million Art Heist, Including Baselitz Work. The New York Times. 5 September.

Le fisc fait irruption dans l'affaire Bouvier

(Switzerland)

Tax authorities intervene in the Bouvier affair

Alexandre Haederli (2017). Le fisc fait irruption dans l'affaire Bouvier. Tribune de Genéve. 4 September.

Marcellin Desboutin's stolen painting found after 28 years

(France)

Blouin Artinfo (2017). Marcellin Desboutin's stolen painting found after 28 years. Blouin Artinfo. 4 September.

'Fake' Tom Roberts painting bought for £7,500 could sell for £300,000 after BBC show reveals it's genuine

(United Kingdom)

Jonathan Pearlman (2017). 'Fake' Tom Roberts painting bought for £7,500 could sell for £300,000 after BBC show reveals it's genuine. The Telegraph. 4 September.

Jailed YouTuber: 'Not proud' of prank

(United Kingdom)

Calum Macdonald (2017). Jailed YouTuber: 'Not proud' of prank. BBC News. 3 September.

Caravaggio the criminal: The violent life and crimes of an artistic genius

(Italy)

Noah Charney (2017). Caravaggio the criminal: The violent life and crimes of an artistic genius. Salon. 3 September.

Italy displays marble Roman head stolen in World War II

(Italy; Algeria; France; Germany; United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Italy displays marble Roman head stolen in World War II. The Times of Israel. 2 September.

Italy displays marble Roman head stolen in World War II

(Italy; Algeria; France; Germany; United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Italy displays marble Roman head stolen in World War II. The Times of Israel. 2 September.

A Green Light for Art Criminals?

(United Kingdom)

Scott Reyburn (2017). A Green Light for Art Criminals?. The New York Times. 1 September.

Germany investigating cultural goods lost under communists

(Germany)

Associated Press (2017). Germany investigating cultural goods lost under communists. Timmins Today. 1 September.

European Summit to Discuss the Return of Looted West African Art

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Ben Panko (2017). European Summit to Discuss the Return of Looted West African Art. Smithsonian. 31 August.

Ex-Polish president's waiter on trial over theft of painting

(Poland)

PAP (2017). Ex-Polish president's waiter on trial over theft of painting. Radio Poland. 31 August.

The Art World Calls This Man When Masterpieces Go Missing

(United Kingdom)

Alanna Martinez (2017). The Art World Calls This Man When Masterpieces Go Missing. Observer. 31 August.

The Mystery Behind The Lost Books Of A Cherished Lublin Yeshiva

(Poland; Germany)

Barbara Finkelstein (2017). The Mystery Behind The Lost Books Of A Cherished Lublin Yeshiva. Forward. 31 August.

Illegal treasure-hunter arrested in Crete

(Greece; Spain)

eKathimerini (2017). Illegal treasure-hunter arrested in Crete. eKathimerini. 31 August.

Meet the Archaeologist Who Helps Find Stolen Art

(United Kingdom)

Erin Blakemore (2017). Meet the Archaeologist Who Helps Find Stolen Art. History. 30 August.

Catacomb thieves drill into Paris cellar to swipe €250,000 of top wine

(France)

Henry Samuel (2017). Catacomb thieves drill into Paris cellar to swipe €250,000 of top wine. The Telegraph. 30 August.

Italy relaxes stringent export laws for post-war art

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern, Anna Brady (2017). Italy relaxes stringent export laws for post-war art. The Art Newspaper. 30 August.

Briton arrested in Spanish hotel on suspicion of stealing ancient artifacts from Italy

(Spain; United Kingdom; Italy)

James Badcock, Nick Squires (2017). Briton arrested in Spanish hotel on suspicion of stealing ancient artifacts from Italy. The Telegraph. 29 August.

Court Grants Billionaire Rybolovlev's Request for Sotheby's Documents in Ongoing Feud With 'Freeport King'

(United States of America; Switzerland; Russia)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Court Grants Billionaire Rybolovlev's Request for Sotheby's Documents in Ongoing Feud With 'Freeport King'. ArtNet News. 29 August.

Pagans demand return of church buildings 'stolen' 1,300 years ago

(United Kingdom)

Olivia Rudgard (2017). Pagans demand return of church buildings 'stolen' 1,300 years ago. The Telegraph. 27 August.

Greece could use Brexit to recover 'stolen' Parthenon art

(Greece; United Kingdom)

Kathleen Schuster (2017). Greece could use Brexit to recover 'stolen' Parthenon art. DW. 26 August.

Russia and Ukraine's battle over Crimean heritage heats up

(Ukraine; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Russia and Ukraine's battle over Crimean heritage heats up. The Art Newspaper. 25 August.

Saving Italy's earthquake art

(Italy)

Margaret Stenhouse (2017). Saving Italy's earthquake art. Wanted in Rome. 24 August.

Eleven in court over Bulmers cider family art robbery

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Eleven in court over Bulmers cider family art robbery. BBC News. 24 August.

Suspect in multi-million pound art heist at Bulmers magnates' mansion has fled UK on 'one-way ticket', court hears

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Harley (2017). Suspect in multi-million pound art heist at Bulmers magnates' mansion has fled UK on 'one-way ticket', court hears. The Telegraph. 24 August.

Follow our example and return Nazi-looted art, German bakery firm urges companies

(Germany)

Daniel Sugarman (2017). Follow our example and return Nazi-looted art, German bakery firm urges companies. The Jewish Chronicle. 23 August.

Briton arrested in Turkey over coins he found while snorkelling

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Kevin Rawlinson (2017). Briton arrested in Turkey over coins he found while snorkelling. The Guardian. 23 August.

Cologne secures cathedral in light of Sagrada Familia terror plot

(Germany; Spain)

DW (2017). Cologne secures cathedral in light of Sagrada Familia terror plot. DW. 23 August.

Sagrada Familia Among Sites Targeted by Barcelona Terrorists

(Spain)

Claire Voon (2017). Sagrada Familia Among Sites Targeted by Barcelona Terrorists. Hyperallergic. 23 August.

Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani

(Greece)

Theo Ioannou (2017). Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani. Greek Reporter. 23 August.

'We should give back art looted by the Nazis'

(Germany)

Joe Miller (2017). 'We should give back art looted by the Nazis'. BBC News. 22 August.

Man who made £30,000 faking Norman Cornish artwork told to repay £1

(United Kingdom)

Frances Perraudin (2017). Man who made £30,000 faking Norman Cornish artwork told to repay £1. The Guardian. 22 August.

Ancient coffin breaks as child put in it at Southend museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Ancient coffin breaks as child put in it at Southend museum. BBC News. 22 August.

400 Viking objects stolen in Norway museum heist

(Norway)

AFP (2017). 400 Viking objects stolen in Norway museum heist. The Express Tribune. 20 August.

Met Police unit tasked with targeting art thieves faces closure after detectives moved to cover Grenfell tragedy

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2017). Met Police unit tasked with targeting art thieves faces closure after detectives moved to cover Grenfell tragedy. The Telegraph. 16 August.

Preocupación en Cantabria Ante el Robo de Campanas en Las Iglesias Rurales del Norte de España

(Spain)

Concern in Cantabria about the Theft of Bells from Churches in Northern Spain

Francisco Medina (2017). Preocupación en Cantabria Ante el Robo de Campanas en Las Iglesias Rurales del Norte de España. Mituin. 16 August.

Conservators remove fungus and cobwebs from Gurlitt hoard

(Switzerland; Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Conservators remove fungus and cobwebs from Gurlitt hoard. The Art Newspaper. 15 August.

Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin's Ship off Kythira

(Greece)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2017). Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin's Ship off Kythira. Greek Reporter. 15 August.

Thieves steal ancient chest from church at Ringstead, near Hunstanton

(United Kingdom)

Chris Bishop (2017). Thieves steal ancient chest from church at Ringstead, near Hunstanton. Eastern Daily Press. 14 August.

High-value objects stolen from Norway museum

(Norway)

The Local (2017). High-value objects stolen from Norway museum. The Local. 14 August.

Their fathers saved a priceless Dutch art collection from the Nazis

(Netherlands; Canada)

Denise Ryan (2017). Their fathers saved a priceless Dutch art collection from the Nazis. The Province. 12 August.

Western museums try to forge deal with west Africa to return the Benin bronzes

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Ben Quinn (2017). Western museums try to forge deal with west Africa to return the Benin bronzes. The Guardian. 12 August.

Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader

(Greece; Egypt; Libya)

eKathimerini (2017). Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader. eKathimerini. 12 August.

FSB opens probe into theft of Chelyabinsk meteorite's fragment

(Russia)

RAPSI (2017). FSB opens probe into theft of Chelyabinsk meteorite's fragment. RAPSI. 11 August.

Thieves steal 'potentially deadly weapon' from Heage Windmill in Derbyshire

(United Kingdom)

Robbie Gordon (2017). Thieves steal 'potentially deadly weapon' from Heage Windmill in Derbyshire. Derby Telegraph. 10 August.

Burglar admits damaging ancient wooden panel at Carlisle cathedral

(United Kingdom)

News and Star (2017). Burglar admits damaging ancient wooden panel at Carlisle cathedral. News and Star. 10 August.

It ain't easel: Canonbury street artist has kit stolen

(United Kingdom)

James Morris (2017). It ain't easel: Canonbury street artist has kit stolen. Islington Gazette. 10 August.

'Not one picture should leave this island' Churchill's cry as he hid treasured art in a Welsh quarry out of Hitler's clutches

(United Kingdom)

Steffan Rhys, Abigail O'Leary (2017). 'Not one picture should leave this island' Churchill's cry as he hid treasured art in a Welsh quarry out of Hitler's clutches. Mirror. 9 August.

Designer jewellery stolen from museum in 'heartbreaking' raid

(United Kingdom)

Matt Discombe (2017). Designer jewellery stolen from museum in 'heartbreaking' raid. Gloucestershire Live. 9 August.

Road.cc reader donates rare plastic bike to replace stolen museum piece

(United Kingdom)

Laura Laker (2017). Road.cc reader donates rare plastic bike to replace stolen museum piece. Road.cc. 9 August.

The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books

(United Kingdom)

Natasha Frost (2017). The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books. Atlas Obscura. 9 August.

Desaparece una figura de un Niño Jesús durante una procesión

(Spain)

FPA (2017). Desaparece una figura de un Niño Jesús durante una procesión. Diario de Sevilla. 8 August.

What Became of Europe's Nazi-Looted Libraries?

(Belarus; Russia; Germany)

Daniel Witkin (2017). What Became of Europe's Nazi-Looted Libraries?. Forward. 8 August.

Thieves target historic Portuguese decorative tiles

(Portugal)

The Sun Daily (2017). Thieves target historic Portuguese decorative tiles. The Sun Daily. 8 August.

Germany Returns Books Stolen by Nazis to Holocaust Survivors, Heirs

(Germany)

JTA (2017). Germany Returns Books Stolen by Nazis to Holocaust Survivors, Heirs. The Jerusalem Post. 7 August.

Making old bones: Joint Mitnor cave reopens with replica fossils

(United Kingdom)

Maev Kennedy (2017). Making old bones: Joint Mitnor cave reopens with replica fossils. The Guardian. 7 August.

Why Is Modigliani Catnip for Forgers? The Fakes (and Feuds) Behind One of the Art Market's Most Dangerous Artists

(Italy)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Why Is Modigliani Catnip for Forgers? The Fakes (and Feuds) Behind One of the Art Market's Most Dangerous Artists. ArtNet News. 7 August.

Weaning Itself From Elephant Ivory, China Turns to Mammoths

(China; Russia)

Steven Lee Myers (2017). Weaning Itself From Elephant Ivory, China Turns to Mammoths. The New York Times. 6 August.

La 'banda de las campanas' que arrasa las iglesias rurales: "No van a dejar ni una"

(Spain)

The 'Bells gang" that devastate rural churches: "they won't leave a single one"

David Brunat (2017). La 'banda de las campanas' que arrasa las iglesias rurales: "No van a dejar ni una". El Confidencial. 6 August.

Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil

(Spain)

Arrest made for theft of parishioner donations and 18th century chest from Puente Genil church

ABC Spain (2017). Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil. ABC Spain. 5 August.

Paris Space Invaders street art stolen by 'city workers'

(France)

BBC News (2017). Paris Space Invaders street art stolen by 'city workers'. BBC News. 4 August.

Thieves steal Paris street art in broad daylight

(France)

The Connexion (2017). Thieves steal Paris street art in broad daylight. The Connexion. 4 August.

80 Years After Hitler's 'Degenerate Art' Show, Two German Museums Confront Its Dark Legacy

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). 80 Years After Hitler's 'Degenerate Art' Show, Two German Museums Confront Its Dark Legacy. ArtNet News. 4 August.

Movies From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace: the fight for Albert Namatjira's legacy

(Australia)

Stephanie Convery (2017). Movies From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace: the fight for Albert Namatjira's legacy. The Guardian. 4 August.

Ancient Statues Torn Down, Smashed And Discarded During French Revolution Rescued By Scientists

(France)

Josh Lowe (2017). Ancient Statues Torn Down, Smashed And Discarded During French Revolution Rescued By Scientists. Newsweek. 4 August.

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.

Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

(United States of America; Lebanon; Italy)

Katherine McGrath (2017). Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Architectural Digest. 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.

Not a Pretty Picture: Modigliani Exhibit Closes Amid Claims of Forgeries

(Italy)

Mindy Weisberger (2017). Not a Pretty Picture: Modigliani Exhibit Closes Amid Claims of Forgeries. Live Science. 2 August.

The Artist Didn't Steal From Auschwitz, but Rather, From Other Artists

(Israel; Poland)

Shaul Setter (2017). The Artist Didn't Steal From Auschwitz, but Rather, From Other Artists. Haaretz. 2 August.

Famous statue of King Olav vandalised

(Norway)

Oskar Aanmoen (2017). Famous statue of King Olav vandalised. Royal Central. 1 August.

Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation

(Morocco; Italy)

Hannah McGivern, Stefano Luppi (2017). Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation. The Art Newspaper. 1 August.

Spanish Police Arrest Collector's Disgruntled Employee for Alleged Basquiat Theft in Mallorca

(Spain)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Spanish Police Arrest Collector's Disgruntled Employee for Alleged Basquiat Theft in Mallorca. ArtNet News. 1 August.

With Repeat Attacks, Skulptur Projekte Münster Proves a Playground for Thieves and Vandals

(Germany)

Naomi Rea (2017). With Repeat Attacks, Skulptur Projekte Münster Proves a Playground for Thieves and Vandals. ArtNet News. 1 August.

When Picasso Went on Trial for Stealing the Mona Lisa

(France)

Ian Shank (2017). When Picasso Went on Trial for Stealing the Mona Lisa. Artsy. 1 August.

Thieves damage Koki Tanaka work at Sculpture Projects Münster

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Thieves damage Koki Tanaka work at Sculpture Projects Münster. The Art Newspaper. 1 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.

Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted

(United States of America; Italy)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted. The New York Times. 31 July.

A Picasso mystery examined by 60 Minutes

(France)

Bill Whitaker (2017). A Picasso mystery examined by 60 Minutes. 60 Minutes. 30 July.

'Granny is very upset' - have you seen this missing much-loved Electric Picnic house?

(Ireland)

Irish Independent (2017). 'Granny is very upset' - have you seen this missing much-loved Electric Picnic house?. Irish Independent. 29 July.

Artist Ida Ekblad Wins the Right to Feature a CEO's 6-Year-Old Daughter in Her Work

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Artist Ida Ekblad Wins the Right to Feature a CEO's 6-Year-Old Daughter in Her Work. ArtNet News. 28 July.

Kos Archaeological Museum assesses quake damage

(Greece)

Aimilios Charbis (2017). Kos Archaeological Museum assesses quake damage. eKathimerini. 28 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.

Stolen £3.3m solid gold Queen Elizabeth II coin 'found melted down' after 'Lebanese mafia' arrests

(Germany; Lebanon)

Rachel Bishop (2017). Stolen £3.3m solid gold Queen Elizabeth II coin 'found melted down' after 'Lebanese mafia' arrests. The Mirror. 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.

Spanish Billionaire Jaime Botín Faces Prison for Allegedly Trying to Smuggle a Picasso on His Yacht

(Spain)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Spanish Billionaire Jaime Botín Faces Prison for Allegedly Trying to Smuggle a Picasso on His Yacht. ArtNet News. 26 July.

Workers in Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Announce Strike for the Weekend

(Greece)

A. Markis (2017). Workers in Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Announce Strike for the Weekend. Greek Reporter. 26 July.

After 26 Years, Munich Settles Case Over a Klee Looted by Nazis

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). After 26 Years, Munich Settles Case Over a Klee Looted by Nazis. The New York Times. 26 July.

El alemán que descubrió San Agustín y se robó 21 estatuas

(Colombia; Germany)

Vicente Silva Vargas (2017). El alemán que descubrió San Agustín y se robó 21 estatuas. Laboyanos. 26 July.

Cospicua parish church gets security alarms

(Malta)

Ivan Martin (2017). Cospicua parish church gets security alarms. Times of Malta. 26 July.

Ruling lets Italy hunt abroad for new Colosseum chief

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Ruling lets Italy hunt abroad for new Colosseum chief. Yahoo News. 25 July.

Stolen Nazi-era art found 5 years ago. Public to finally see collection in Switzerland

(Switzerland)

Helena Bachmann (2017). Stolen Nazi-era art found 5 years ago. Public to finally see collection in Switzerland. USA Today. 25 July.

The Indiana Jones of the art world may solve history's biggest art heist

(United States of America; Ireland)

T.J. Raphael (2017). The Indiana Jones of the art world may solve history's biggest art heist. PRI. 25 July.

Artworks on Loan From the Louvre Destroyed in Fire on a French Island

(France)

Naomi Rea (2017). Artworks on Loan From the Louvre Destroyed in Fire on a French Island. ArtNet News. 24 July.

Art thief caught with 'Aladdin's cave' of stolen goods after 20-year spree

(France)

Rory Mulholland (2017). Art thief caught with 'Aladdin's cave' of stolen goods after 20-year spree. The Telegraph. 24 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.

Ireland should 'give back its looted and stolen treasures'

(Ireland)

The Journal (2017). Ireland should 'give back its looted and stolen treasures'. The Journal. 22 July.

Earthquake Damaged Kos Sites and Monuments, Archaeological Service Reports

(Greece)

A. Markis (2017). Earthquake Damaged Kos Sites and Monuments, Archaeological Service Reports. Greek Reporter. 21 July.

Painting From Goering's Collection Is Returned to Banker's Heirs

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Painting From Goering's Collection Is Returned to Banker's Heirs. The New York Times. 21 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.

Did an Israeli student steal Auschwitz artifacts for an art exhibit?

(Israel; Poland)

Samantha Schmidt (2017). Did an Israeli student steal Auschwitz artifacts for an art exhibit?. The Washington Post. 20 July.

Vandals Destroy Nicole Eisenman's Celebrated Artwork for Skulptur Projekte Münster Overnight

(Germany)

Hili Perlson (2017). Vandals Destroy Nicole Eisenman's Celebrated Artwork for Skulptur Projekte Münster Overnight. ArtNet News. 20 July.

Roban cinco campanas de las iglesias de Zuazo de Kuartango y Morillas

(Spain)

Five bells from churches in Zuazo, Kuratango, and Morillas stolen

Ignacio Gatón (2017). Roban cinco campanas de las iglesias de Zuazo de Kuartango y Morillas. Gasteiz Hoy. 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.

New EU Proposal Aims to Halt the Trafficking of Antiquities That Fund Terrorism

(General)

Naomi Rea (2017). New EU Proposal Aims to Halt the Trafficking of Antiquities That Fund Terrorism. ArtNet News. 20 July.

Modigliani Exhibit Closes Early Amid Allegations of Fakes

(Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). Modigliani Exhibit Closes Early Amid Allegations of Fakes. The New York Times. 19 July.

Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

(Spain)

BBC News (2017). Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings. BBC News. 19 July.

Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

(Spain)

Alba Asenjo (2017). Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings. Reuters. 19 July.

Israeli College to Allow Auschwitz Exhibit After Assurances Artifacts Not Stolen

(Poland; Israel)

Naama Riba (2017). Israeli College to Allow Auschwitz Exhibit After Assurances Artifacts Not Stolen. Haaretz. 19 July.

No damage to ancient artifacts from 'spray-attack' at Vergina Tombs in Greece

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). No damage to ancient artifacts from 'spray-attack' at Vergina Tombs in Greece. Tornos News. 19 July.

Israeli student admits stealing items from Auschwitz for art project

(Poland; Israel)

Peter Beaumont (2017). Israeli student admits stealing items from Auschwitz for art project. The Guardian. 19 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.

Louvre paintings damaged in downpour

(France)

Danielle Haynes (2017). Louvre paintings damaged in downpour. UPI. 18 July.

'Masterpiece' Cheddars Stolen from English Cheese Competition

(United Kingdom)

Mike Pomranz (2017). 'Masterpiece' Cheddars Stolen from English Cheese Competition. Food & Wine. 18 July.

Illegal detectorists targeting Gloucestershire farmland

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Illegal detectorists targeting Gloucestershire farmland. BBC News. 17 July.

British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan

(Uzbekistan)

Dalya Alberge (2017). British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan. The Guardian. 17 July.

Genoa closes art exhibition after paintings 'turn out to be fakes'

(Italy)

Andrea Vogt (2017). Genoa closes art exhibition after paintings 'turn out to be fakes'. The Telegraph. 16 July.

Morocco: Stolen, damaged €6 million Guercino painting returned to Italy

(Morocco; Italy)

Africa Times (2017). Morocco: Stolen, damaged €6 million Guercino painting returned to Italy. Africa Times. 16 July.

El obispo denuncia el robo del copón de la Basílica de San Pascual en Vila-real

(Spain)

Bishop denounces the theft of ciborium from Basilica of San Pascual in Vila-real

Europa Press (2017). El obispo denuncia el robo del copón de la Basílica de San Pascual en Vila-real. Europa Press. 16 July.

Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2017). Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder. Xinhua. 15 July.

Salvador Dalí's Body Will Be Exhumed Next Week as Surreal Paternity Battle Comes to a Head

(Spain)

Brian Boucher (2017). Salvador Dalí's Body Will Be Exhumed Next Week as Surreal Paternity Battle Comes to a Head. ArtNet 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.

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.

Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural property

(Belgium)

Oscar Schneider (2017). Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural property. The Brussels Times. 14 July.

China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy

(China; Netherlands)

BBC News (2017). China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy. BBC News. 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.

Commission targets terrorists trafficking in antiquities

(General)

Bjarke Smith-Meyer (2017). Commission targets terrorists trafficking in antiquities. Politico. 13 July.

EU executive plans crackdown on plunder smugglers, militants

(General)

Reuters (2017). EU executive plans crackdown on plunder smugglers, militants. Reuters. 13 July.

#SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism

(General)

EU Reporter (2017). #SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism. EU Reporter. 13 July.

Robo de las campanas en la antigua iglesia de Abades

(Spain)

Bells stolen from the ancient church of Abades

La Voz de Galicia (2017). Robo de las campanas en la antigua iglesia de Abades. La Voz de Galicia. 13 July.

Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court

(China; Netherlands)

Liping Gu (2017). Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court. ECNS. 13 July.

Amsterdam Airbnb Host Shoves South African Filmmaker Down Staircase

(Netherlands)

Benjamin Sutton (2017). Amsterdam Airbnb Host Shoves South African Filmmaker Down Staircase. Hyperallergic. 12 July.

EU plans tough checks on imports of ancient artefacts

(General)

Jim Brunsden (2017). EU plans tough checks on imports of ancient artefacts. Financial Times. 12 July.

Germany makes arrests over theft of giant solid-gold coin

(Germany)

BBC News (2017). Germany makes arrests over theft of giant solid-gold coin. BBC News. 12 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.

Roban el campanil de la ermita Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de Villallano

(Spain)

Campanile of the chapel of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios in Villallano robbed

SE12 (2017). Roban el campanil de la ermita Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de Villallano. SE12. 12 July.

Investigator 'convinced' $580M of stolen art from Boston museum is hidden in Ireland

(United States of America; Ireland)

Cristina Corbin (2017). Investigator 'convinced' $580M of stolen art from Boston museum is hidden in Ireland. Fox News. 12 July.

Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum

(Germany)

David Shimer (2017). Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum. The New York Times. 12 July.

Galeón San José: Galleons of gold

(Colombia; Spain)

Oli Pritchard (2017). Galeón San José: Galleons of gold. The Bogota Post. 12 July.

Nazi-looted Pissarro case can go ahead, says US appeals court

(United States of America; Spain)

Laura Gilbert (2017). Nazi-looted Pissarro case can go ahead, says US appeals court. The Art Newspaper. 11 July.

Stolen by a Russian spy, Dutch painting now returned to German museum

(Germany; United States of America; Russia)

Gaby Reucher (2017). Stolen by a Russian spy, Dutch painting now returned to German museum. DW. 11 July.

Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case

(China; Netherlands)

Caiyu Liu (2017). Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case. Global Times. 11 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.

Dusseldorf museum pulls painting from show after Nazi loot claim

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Dusseldorf museum pulls painting from show after Nazi loot claim. The Art Newspaper. 11 July.

'You Directly Copied the Series': Brad Troemel Accuses Fashion Designer of Ripping Off His Grid Work for Ready-to-Wear Collection

(United States of America; Russia)

Nate Freeman (2017). 'You Directly Copied the Series': Brad Troemel Accuses Fashion Designer of Ripping Off His Grid Work for Ready-to-Wear Collection. ArtNews. 10 July.

Appeals Court Revives 16-Year Lawsuit over $40 Million Nazi-Looted Pissarro

(United States of America; Spain)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Appeals Court Revives 16-Year Lawsuit over $40 Million Nazi-Looted Pissarro. Artsy. 10 July.

Pompeii Rises From The Ashes By Rejecting Its History Of Crime And Corruption

(Italy)

Sarah Bond (2017). Pompeii Rises From The Ashes By Rejecting Its History Of Crime And Corruption. Forbes. 10 July.

Colombia's San José galleon to be recovered in joint venture states Santos

(Colombia; Spain)

Richard Emblin (2017). Colombia's San José galleon to be recovered in joint venture states Santos. The City Paper. 10 July.

First works from Nazi-era art hoard arrive at Swiss museum

(Germany; Switzerland)

AFP (2017). First works from Nazi-era art hoard arrive at Swiss museum. The Local. 9 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.

Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar

(Myanmar; Norway)

WQOW (2017). Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar. WQOQ. 6 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.

3 Cases That Explain Why Restituting Nazi Looted Art Is So Difficult

(General)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). 3 Cases That Explain Why Restituting Nazi Looted Art Is So Difficult. Artsy. 5 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.

Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids

(Switzerland; Germany; Austria)

SwissInfo (2017). Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids. SwissInfo. 5 July.

Rubato un quadro nel Museo Ferrucciano

(Italy)

Painting stolen from the Ferrucciano museum

Il Tirreno (2017). Rubato un quadro nel Museo Ferrucciano. Il Tirreno. 4 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.

«Corrimos la voz de que si aparecía el Códice Calixtino dejaríamos la investigación»

(Spain)

"We worked with the understanding that if the Codex Calixtinus appeared, we'd close the investigation"

La Voz de Galicia (2017). «Corrimos la voz de que si aparecía el Códice Calixtino dejaríamos la investigación». La Voz de Galicia. 4 July.

Exhibitions offer a look at art stolen or bought by the Nazis

(Germany; Switzerland)

Melissa Eddy (2017). Exhibitions offer a look at art stolen or bought by the Nazis. Business Mirror. 3 July.

Attica museums, ancient sites to be closed on Thursday morning due to walkout

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2017). Attica museums, ancient sites to be closed on Thursday morning due to walkout. eKathimerini. 3 July.

Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants

(Greece; Albania)

Associated Press (2017). Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants. The Daily Mail. 2 July.

Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage

(Cyprus)

Marina Christofides (2017). Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage. Cyprus Mail. 2 July.

The first glimpse inside a Nazi looted art collection

(Germany; Switzerland)

Noah Charney (2017). The first glimpse inside a Nazi looted art collection. Salon. 2 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.

Founder of Zurich's Le Corbusier Museum Sues Culture Minister for Defamation

(Switzerland)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Founder of Zurich's Le Corbusier Museum Sues Culture Minister for Defamation. ArtNet News. 30 June.

Protesters target Dutch firm involved in removal of 550-year-old tomb from ancient town of Hasankeyf

(Turkey; Netherlands)

Tim Cornwall (2017). Protesters target Dutch firm involved in removal of 550-year-old tomb from ancient town of Hasankeyf. The Art Newspaper. 30 June.

Irish republicans thought to be hiding $500 million worth of stolen American paintings in Ireland

(United States of America; Ireland)

James Wilson (2017). Irish republicans thought to be hiding $500 million worth of stolen American paintings in Ireland. Irish Central. 29 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.

Roban dos campanas de 200 kg en Labeaga (Navarra)

(Spain)

Two bells weighing 200g stolen in Labeaga (Navarra)

EITB (2017). Roban dos campanas de 200 kg en Labeaga (Navarra). EITB. 27 June.

Why Isn't Anyone Talking About This $30 Million Italian Art Heist?

(Italy)

Anthony Amore (2017). Why Isn't Anyone Talking About This $30 Million Italian Art Heist?. Observer. 27 June.

Austrian court rules in favour of Franz West's family in legal battle over estate

(Austria)

Rachel Corbett (2017). Austrian court rules in favour of Franz West's family in legal battle over estate. The Art Newspaper. 27 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.

'Suspicious' art from Nazi dealer to go on show in Germany

(Germany)

Stefan Dege (2017). 'Suspicious' art from Nazi dealer to go on show in Germany. DW. 27 June.

Supreme Court Takes Up Dispute Over Iran Antiquities in Terror Case

(Iran; United States of America)

Pete Williams (2017). Supreme Court Takes Up Dispute Over Iran Antiquities in Terror Case. NBC. 27 June.

French military funds technology to document heritage in conflict zones

(France)

Emily Sharpe (2017). French military funds technology to document heritage in conflict zones. The Art Newspaper. 23 June.

Ei Arakawa sculpture vandalised at Sculpture Projects Münster

(Germany)

Gareth Harris (2017). Ei Arakawa sculpture vandalised at Sculpture Projects Münster. The Art Newspaper. 21 June.

Turkish Hercules on display in Geneva

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Turkish Hercules on display in Geneva. Hurriyet Daily News. 21 June.

Unos ladrones roban la reliquia del hueso de San Hipólito Mártir en una iglesia de Cocentaina

(Spain)

Thieves steal the bone reliquary of San Hipólito Mártir from a Cocentaina church

ABC Spain (2017). Unos ladrones roban la reliquia del hueso de San Hipólito Mártir en una iglesia de Cocentaina. ABC Spain. 21 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.

Roban un cáliz de plata de la Iglesia Mayor de Baza

(Spain)

Silver chalice stolen from the main church of Baza

José Utrera García (2017). Roban un cáliz de plata de la Iglesia Mayor de Baza. Ideal. 18 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.

Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco

(Italy)

"Periodista Digital" (2017). Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco. Periodista Digital. 16 June.

Recuperan reliquia de Don Bosco que había sido robada

(Italy)

Recovered: relic of Don Bosco that had been stolen

ACI Prensa (2017). Recuperan reliquia de Don Bosco que había sido robada. ACI Prensa. 15 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.

Nader Shah's sword stolen from Russian museum

(Iran; Russia)

Tehran Times (2017). Nader Shah's sword stolen from Russian museum. Tehran Times. 14 June.

Teenagers rescued from Paris catacombs after three-day ordeal

(France)

AFP (2017). Teenagers rescued from Paris catacombs after three-day ordeal. The Guardian. 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.

Getty agrees to return 1st century BC sculpture to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Jessica Gelt (2017). Getty agrees to return 1st century BC sculpture to Italy. Los Angeles Times. 13 June.

Paris Louvre Museum Evacuated (Again) After Security Scare

(France)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Paris Louvre Museum Evacuated (Again) After Security Scare. ArtNet News. 12 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.

Romanian police recover Dacian and Roman coins stolen from Hunedoara fortresses

(Romania; Czech Republic)

Romania Insider (2017). Romanian police recover Dacian and Roman coins stolen from Hunedoara fortresses. Romania Insider. 12 June.

Picón se muestra "disgustado" por el robo y "preocupado" por los desprendimientos

(Spain)

Picón "disgusted" by theft and "worried" by landslides

Burgos Conecta (2017). Picón se muestra "disgustado" por el robo y "preocupado" por los desprendimientos. Burgos Conecta. 10 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.

Frank Ocean Has Been Accused of Stealing the Art for His blondedRadio Show

(United States of America; Germany)

Joshua Espinoza (2017). Frank Ocean Has Been Accused of Stealing the Art for His blondedRadio Show. Complex. 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.

Roban las campanas de Villacibio

(Spain)

Bells of Villacibio stolen

El Norte de Castilla (2017). Roban las campanas de Villacibio. El Norte de Castilla. 8 June.

Catholic Saint's Brain Stolen From Italian Church

(Italy)

Ronel Puello (2017). Catholic Saint's Brain Stolen From Italian Church. Latin Post. 7 June.

Temperature rises by almost one degree at ancient Altamira cave

(Spain)

Jessica Jones (2017). Temperature rises by almost one degree at ancient Altamira cave. iNews. 7 June.

Mathiatis residents fear gold mining will destroy ancient site

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2017). Mathiatis residents fear gold mining will destroy ancient site. Cyprus Mail. 7 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.

Professor Helps Bust Italian Art Theft Ring

(Italy)

Brigit Katz (2017). Professor Helps Bust Italian Art Theft Ring. Smithsonian. 6 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.

Bern museum sells part of controversial inheritance

(Switzerland)

SwissInfo (2017). Bern museum sells part of controversial inheritance. SwissInfo. 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.

Roban reliquias de San Bosco en Turín

(Italy)

Relics of Saint Bosco stolen in Turin

El Debate (2017). Roban reliquias de San Bosco en Turín. El Debate. 3 June.

Swiss capital beefs up research team for Nazi-looted art

(Switzerland)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Swiss capital beefs up research team for Nazi-looted art. SwissInfo. 3 June.

Auction house pulls 'stolen' leaders' autographs from Spain

(Serbia; Spain)

Outlook (2017). Auction house pulls 'stolen' leaders' autographs from Spain. Outlook. 2 June.

How Two Top Collectors Avoided Germanys New Protectionist Art Law

(Germany)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). How Two Top Collectors Avoided Germanys New Protectionist Art Law. ArtNet News. 2 June.

Illegal metal detectors damage 3,000-year-old wooden road

(Ireland)

Ryan Nugent (2017). Illegal metal detectors damage 3,000-year-old wooden road. Irish Independent. 2 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.

Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

John Hooper, Ted Plafker (2017). Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha". AFR. 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.

Lost Since World War II, Egyptian Artifact Returns to Germany

(Germany; United States of America; Egypt)

Megan Gannon (2017). Lost Since World War II, Egyptian Artifact Returns to Germany. Live Science. 1 June.

Hopis Hoping to Recover Katsina Friends

(United States of America; France)

John Christian Hopkins (2017). Hopis Hoping to Recover Katsina Friends. Lake Powell Life. 1 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.

Art Basel Sues Adidas for Trademark Infringement

(Switzerland)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Art Basel Sues Adidas for Trademark Infringement. Artsy. 31 May.

'Stolen' book of world leaders' autographs turns up in Spain

(Serbia; Spain)

AFP (2017). 'Stolen' book of world leaders' autographs turns up in Spain. The Local. 31 May.

Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs

(Serbia; Spain)

Outlook (2017). Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs. Outlook. 31 May.

Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations

(Switzerland; Syria; Lebanon; Belgium; France; United States of America)

Benoit Foucon (2017). Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations. The Wall Street Journal. 31 May.

Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations

(Switzerland; Syria; Lebanon; Belgium; France; United States of America)

Benoit Foucon (2017). Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations. The Wall Street Journal. 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.

Why did the Nazis steal so many books?

(Germany)

Noah Charney (2017). Why did the Nazis steal so many books?. Salon. 28 May.

After decades-long saga, Lexington family settles claim for Nazi-looted art

(United States of America; Austria; France)

Malcolm Gay (2017). After decades-long saga, Lexington family settles claim for Nazi-looted art. The Boston Globe. 28 May.

Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic

(Italy; Sweden)

Andrea Vogt (2017). Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic. The Telegraph. 28 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.

Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2

(Greece)

Associated Press (2017). Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2. The Republic. 26 May.

Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France

(Bulgaria; France; Turkey)

AFP (2017). Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France. Daily Sabah. 26 May.

Controversial Italian court ruling ousts five top museum directors

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2017). Controversial Italian court ruling ousts five top museum directors. The Art Newspaper. 26 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.

Dozens of Māori and Moriori Remains Return to New Zealand from European Museums

(New Zealand; Germany)

Allison Meier (2017). Dozens of Māori and Moriori Remains Return to New Zealand from European Museums. Hyperallergic. 25 May.

Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC

(Italy; United States of America)

Jennifer Peltz (2017). Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC. ABC United States. 25 May.

LGBTI refugees stole a piece of art and the artist is loving it

(Greece)

Stefanie Gerdes (2017). LGBTI refugees stole a piece of art and the artist is loving it. Gay Star News. 25 May.

Jeff Koons accused of copying Ukrainian artist's work

(United States of America; Ukraine)

Emma Gatten (2017). Jeff Koons accused of copying Ukrainian artist's work. The Telegraph. 25 May.

Rare historic coins return to Salzburg Museum 70 years after they were looted

(Austria; United States of America)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Rare historic coins return to Salzburg Museum 70 years after they were looted. The Art Newspaper. 25 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.

Rome authorities defend controversial stage built amidst ruins for rock musical

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Rome authorities defend controversial stage built amidst ruins for rock musical. The Local. 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.

Pissarro painting in Gurlitt trove returned to heir of Max Heilbronn

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Pissarro painting in Gurlitt trove returned to heir of Max Heilbronn. The Art Newspaper. 23 May.

Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena. Greek Reporter. 21 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.

Cyprus leads effort to stamp out 'trade in blood antiquities'

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2017). Cyprus leads effort to stamp out 'trade in blood antiquities'. Famagusta Gazette. 19 May.

True or 'Valse'? Eccentric art museum features genuine fakes.

(Netherlands)

Claudia Capos (2017). True or 'Valse'? Eccentric art museum features genuine fakes.. The Boston Globe. 19 May.

Dr. Oetker compensates Jewish heirs for silver windmill cup in collection

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Dr. Oetker compensates Jewish heirs for silver windmill cup in collection. The Art Newspaper. 19 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.

Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy

(Nigeria; Italy)

The Cable (2017). Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy. The Cable. 18 May.

Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii. The Local. 18 May.

Wracają nieliczne utracone dzieła sztuki

(Poland)

Few lost artworks returned

Grażyna Zawadka (2017). Wracają nieliczne utracone dzieła sztuki. Rzeczpospolita. 18 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.

Roban más de 400 piezas de una colección arqueológica que iba a convertirse en museo en Campillos

(Spain)

Stolen: More than 400 pieces of an archaeological collection that was to become a museum in Campillos

Fernando Torres (2017). Roban más de 400 piezas de una colección arqueológica que iba a convertirse en museo en Campillos. Diario Sur. 18 May.

Piecing Together the Histories of a Series of Stolen Paintings

(Spain; United States of America)

Menachem Wecker (2017). Piecing Together the Histories of a Series of Stolen Paintings. Hyperallergic. 17 May.

Cyprus New convention targets illegal antiquities dealers

(Cyprus)

Menelaos Hadjicostis (2017). Cyprus New convention targets illegal antiquities dealers. Fox News. 17 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.

Māori ancestral remains to return home from Swedish medical museum

(New Zealand; Sweden)

Radio New Zealand (2017). Māori ancestral remains to return home from Swedish medical museum. Radio New Zealand. 16 May.

National Museum to help Syria restore ancient artefacts

(Syria; Czech Republic)

Prague Daily Monitor (2017). National Museum to help Syria restore ancient artefacts. Prague Daily Monitor. 16 May.

El robo del retablo de Olivares

(Spain)

The theft of the altarpiece of Olivares

Agapito Ojosnegros Lázaro (2017). El robo del retablo de Olivares. El Norte de Castilla. 15 May.

Stolen skulls heading back from Sweden

(New Zealand; Sweden)

Waatea News (2017). Stolen skulls heading back from Sweden. Waatea News. 15 May.

Million-euro crown stolen from Lyon museum

(France)

AFP (2017). Million-euro crown stolen from Lyon museum. RFI. 14 May.

Harry Potter prequel stolen in Birmingham burglary

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Harry Potter prequel stolen in Birmingham burglary. BBC News. 12 May.

Russia's Hermitage Museum recognized as victim in embezzlement case

(Russia)

RAPSI (2017). Russia's Hermitage Museum recognized as victim in embezzlement case. RAPSI. 12 May.

Are the Dutch Lagging in Efforts to Return Art Looted by the Nazis?

(Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2017). Are the Dutch Lagging in Efforts to Return Art Looted by the Nazis?. The New York Times. 12 May.

'Iuris&Lex' Analiza a fondo la nueva Ley contra el tráfico de arte

(General)

Juris & Lex thoroughly analyse the new anti art trafficking law

'El Economista' (2017). 'Iuris&Lex' Analiza a fondo la nueva Ley contra el tráfico de arte. El Economista. 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.

Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece. Tornos News. 11 May.

La Hermandad de la Resurrección denuncia el robo de varias joyas a la Virgen de la Aurora

(Spain)

The Hermandad de la Resurrección denounces the theft of various jewels from the Virgin de la Aurora

Europa Press (2017). La Hermandad de la Resurrección denuncia el robo de varias joyas a la Virgen de la Aurora. La Vanguardia. 11 May.

Stunning Ice Age rock art vandalised by modern graffiti

(Russia)

Olga Gertcyk (2017). Stunning Ice Age rock art vandalised by modern graffiti. The Siberian Times. 11 May.

A New Particle Accelerator Will Help Identify Art Forgeries, Because Science

(Switzerland)

Sarah Cascone (2017). A New Particle Accelerator Will Help Identify Art Forgeries, Because Science. ArtNet News. 10 May.

Holocaust Survivors in Poland Find Restitution Claims 'Like a Carousel'

(Poland)

Nina Siegal (2017). Holocaust Survivors in Poland Find Restitution Claims 'Like a Carousel'. The New York Times. 10 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.

Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France

(Egypt; France)

Daily News Egypt (2017). Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France. Daily News Egypt. 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.

Tiara adorned with 367 diamonds stolen from German museum

(Germany)

Associated Press (2017). Tiara adorned with 367 diamonds stolen from German museum. The Daily Mail. 8 May.

National Museum may close exhibition room and restaurant 'to provide anti-terrorist security measures'

(Ireland)

Catherine Devine (2017). National Museum may close exhibition room and restaurant 'to provide anti-terrorist security measures'. Irish Independent. 8 May.

'Mammoth Man' detained as he smuggled tusk pieces under his clothes

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times (2017). 'Mammoth Man' detained as he smuggled tusk pieces under his clothes. The Siberian Times. 8 May.

Russian performance artist granted political asylum in France

(Russia; France)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Russian performance artist granted political asylum in France. The Art Newspaper. 8 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.

Church regains three icons stolen from the north

(Cyprus; Germany)

Cyprus Mail (2017). Church regains three icons stolen from the north. Cyprus Mail. 5 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.

Nazi-Looted Libraries: Items Must Be Returned To Owners And Heirs

(Belarus; France)

Greg Schneider (2017). Nazi-Looted Libraries: Items Must Be Returned To Owners And Heirs. Huffington Post. 5 May.

Europe's Tainted Art Works

(General)

Judy Zhou (2017). Europe's Tainted Art Works. Varsity. 4 May.

CoE adopts Convention to fight cultural destruction

(General)

Famagusta Gazette (2017). CoE adopts Convention to fight cultural destruction. Famagusta Gazette. 4 May.

Paris cabbie returns US$1.6m artwork forgotten in boot of his taxi

(France)

AFP (2017). Paris cabbie returns US$1.6m artwork forgotten in boot of his taxi. South China Morning Post. 3 May.

How an art museum in Russia became the target of Kremlin police raids

(Russia)

Nick Holdsworth (2017). How an art museum in Russia became the target of Kremlin police raids. The Christian Science Monitor. 3 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.

Exhibition of art looted from Czech Jews opens in Prague

(Czech Republic)

Prague Daily Monitor (2017). Exhibition of art looted from Czech Jews opens in Prague. Prague Daily Monitor. 3 May.

Alex Katz Painting Stolen From Munich Gallery in Broad Daylight

(Germany)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Alex Katz Painting Stolen From Munich Gallery in Broad Daylight. ArtNet News. 2 May.

Art dealer 'forgets' €1.5 millon picture in Paris taxi

(France)

The Local (2017). Art dealer 'forgets' €1.5 millon picture in Paris taxi. The Local. 2 May.

Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants

(China; Russia)

Neil Connor (2017). Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants. The Telegraph. 2 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.

Milos island prepares a home for much-desired return of Aphrodite

(Greece)

Lina Giannarou (2017). Milos island prepares a home for much-desired return of Aphrodite. eKathimerini. 29 April.

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.

Painting stolen by Nazis to rotate between Paris and US

(France; United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Painting stolen by Nazis to rotate between Paris and US. The Times of Israel. 28 April.

Wreck of Nazi ship believed to have been carrying priceless stolen artwork when it was sunk in 1943 by a submarine attack is discovered close to Crimea

(Russia; Ukraine; Germany)

Fionn Hargreaves (2017). Wreck of Nazi ship believed to have been carrying priceless stolen artwork when it was sunk in 1943 by a submarine attack is discovered close to Crimea. The Daily Mail. 28 April.

Italian Art Dealer Swindled Out of Paintings by Rembrandt and Renoir Worth $30 Million

(Italy)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Italian Art Dealer Swindled Out of Paintings by Rembrandt and Renoir Worth $30 Million. ArtNet 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.

Auction of Soviet art triggers probe; art market on guard

(Russia)

Associated Press (2017). Auction of Soviet art triggers probe; art market on guard. The Daily Mail. 27 April.

'It's not for moral reasons': Owner withdraws Nazi-looted painting from auction after receiving threats

(Austria)

Nina Siegal (2017). 'It's not for moral reasons': Owner withdraws Nazi-looted painting from auction after receiving threats. National Post. 27 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.

Man who faked well-known artwork arrested by National Police

(Spain)

John Smith (2017). Man who faked well-known artwork arrested by National Police. EuroWeekly. 27 April.

Holocaust memory under siege in political and artworlds

(Germany; United States of America)

Stewart Ain (2017). Holocaust memory under siege in political and artworlds. New Jersey Jewish News. 27 April.

Roban un Cristo del siglo XVI de la capilla del cementerio de Artea

(Spain)

16th century Christ stolen from the chapel of the cemetery of Artea

El Correo (2017). Roban un Cristo del siglo XVI de la capilla del cementerio de Artea. El Correo. 27 April.

Bern museum awaits works from Gurlitt art collection in June

(Switzerland; Germany)

Associated Press (2017). Bern museum awaits works from Gurlitt art collection in June. News 1130. 26 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.

Search for stolen gold coin throws up plenty of clues but no suspect

(Germany)

German Press Agency (2017). Search for stolen gold coin throws up plenty of clues but no suspect. Daily Sabah. 26 April.

Nazi-Looted Painting Returns to Paris Almost 80 Years Later

(United States of America; France)

Max Kutner (2017). Nazi-Looted Painting Returns to Paris Almost 80 Years Later. Newsweek. 26 April.

Rembrandt, Renoir paintings stolen in a 29-million-dollar heist in Italy

(Italy)

German Press Agency (2017). Rembrandt, Renoir paintings stolen in a 29-million-dollar heist in Italy. Daily Sabah. 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.

Disputed Painting, Stolen By Nazis, Returns To France

(United States of America; France)

News 9 (2017). Disputed Painting, Stolen By Nazis, Returns To France. News 9. 24 April.

A painting stolen by Nazis is up for auction despite a Jewish familys demand for its return

(Austria)

Cleve Wootson (2017). A painting stolen by Nazis is up for auction despite a Jewish familys demand for its return. The Washington Post. 24 April.

Priceless cross back on display at Murcia cathedral museum 40 years after being stolen

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2017). Priceless cross back on display at Murcia cathedral museum 40 years after being stolen. Murcia Today. 24 April.

Nazi-looted painting to be auctioned as owners' heirs fail to halt sale

(Austria)

Kate Connolly (2017). Nazi-looted painting to be auctioned as owners' heirs fail to halt sale. The Guardian. 23 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.

Poland recovers artwork looted in World War II

(Poland)

Roberto Galea (2017). Poland recovers artwork looted in World War II. Poland Radio. 22 April.

German group appeals decision to allow lawsuit over Nazi art theft claims

(United States of America; Germany)

Reuters (2017). German group appeals decision to allow lawsuit over Nazi art theft claims. Reuters. 21 April.

The Nazis didn't just burn Jewish books - they stole millions, too

(Germany)

Rafael Medoff (2017). The Nazis didn't just burn Jewish books - they stole millions, too. Haaretz. 20 April.

Peggy Guggenheim's great-grandchildren say New York exhibition violates her legacy

(Italy; United States of America)

Cristina Ruiz (2017). Peggy Guggenheim's great-grandchildren say New York exhibition violates her legacy. The Art Newspaper. 20 April.

Art provenance cases reveal complexities of Germany's record on restitution

(United States of America; Germany)

Stewart Ain (2017). Art provenance cases reveal complexities of Germany's record on restitution. The Jewish Week. 20 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.

Bushwick Street Artists Threaten Legal Action Against McDonald's for Using Their Work

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Claire Voon (2017). Bushwick Street Artists Threaten Legal Action Against McDonald's for Using Their Work. Hyperallergic. 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.

Boston Public Library Returns Mistakenly Stolen Historical Artifacts To Italian Government

(United States of America; Italy)

Anthony Brooks (2017). Boston Public Library Returns Mistakenly Stolen Historical Artifacts To Italian Government. WBUR. 19 April.

ICE HSI and Boston Public Library return cultural artifacts to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

ICE (2017). ICE HSI and Boston Public Library return cultural artifacts to Italy. ICE. 19 April.

Yves Bouvier clears legal hurdle in Singapore

(Singapore; Switzerland)

Vincent Noce (2017). Yves Bouvier clears legal hurdle in Singapore. The Art Newspaper. 19 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.

Removal of a rare Roman mosaic in southern France enflames local conservation groups

(France)

Gareth Harris (2017). Removal of a rare Roman mosaic in southern France enflames local conservation groups. The Art Newspaper. 17 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.

Germany to appeal first ruling allowing Nazi-looted art claim against it in U.S. court

(United States of America; Germany)

Spencer S. Hsu (2017). Germany to appeal first ruling allowing Nazi-looted art claim against it in U.S. court. The Washington Post. 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.

Germany to investigate mass plunder of works of art by Stasi in Cold War era

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Germany to investigate mass plunder of works of art by Stasi in Cold War era. The Art Newspaper. 13 April.

Korak bliže ukradenim umjetninama

(Bosnia)

A Step Closer to Stolen Art

Nevena Vržina (2017). Korak bliže ukradenim umjetninama. Nezavisne. 13 April.

Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs

(China; Russia)

BBC News (2017). Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs. BBC News. 13 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.

Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum. The Daily Mail. 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.

Online ad leads Vienna couple to buy ancient Jewish headstone for $300

(Austria)

JTA (2017). Online ad leads Vienna couple to buy ancient Jewish headstone for $300. JTA. 7 April.

Russia's regional collections get left out in the cold

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Russia's regional collections get left out in the cold. The Art Newspaper. 6 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.

This Dreamy Image Is Sparking a Perplexing Fight Over Artistic Plagiarism

(General)

Brian Boucher (2017). This Dreamy Image Is Sparking a Perplexing Fight Over Artistic Plagiarism. ArtNet News. 5 April.

Hermitage boosts security after St Petersburg metro bombing

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Hermitage boosts security after St Petersburg metro bombing. The Art Newspaper. 5 April.

Van Gogh burglar jumps into canal to avoid cops after brief stand-off

(Netherlands)

Zack Newmark (2017). Van Gogh burglar jumps into canal to avoid cops after brief stand-off. NLTimes. 5 April.

How the Nazi-Tainted Gurlitt Hoard Is Shaping documenta 14

(Germany; Greece)

Sarah Cascone (2017). How the Nazi-Tainted Gurlitt Hoard Is Shaping documenta 14. ArtNet News. 4 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.

Controversial tribal artifacts sale lures few bidders

(New Caledonia; France)

Associated Press (2017). Controversial tribal artifacts sale lures few bidders. The Daily Mail. 4 April.

US court: Jewish descendants can sue Germany for return of Nazi-looted art

(United States of America; Germany)

The Jewish Post (2017). US court: Jewish descendants can sue Germany for return of Nazi-looted art. The Jerusalem Post. 4 April.

Popular Mural by William Kentridge in Rome Defaced by Vandals

(Italy)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Popular Mural by William Kentridge in Rome Defaced by Vandals. ArtNet News. 3 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.

Italy wins G-7 backing for U.N. peacekeeping force for culture

(Italy)

Reuters (2017). Italy wins G-7 backing for U.N. peacekeeping force for culture. Japan Times. 2 April.

The Mystery of Lucian Freud's Missing 'Bacon'

(Germany)

Allison McNearney (2017). The Mystery of Lucian Freud's Missing 'Bacon'. The Daily Beast. 2 April.

Stolen Antiquities Returned from Munich Arrive at National Archaeological Museum in Athens

(Greece; Germany)

Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi (2017). Stolen Antiquities Returned from Munich Arrive at National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Greek Reporter. 1 April.

Art 'blue helmets' rescue Italy's treasures from rubble

(Italy)

Kelly Velasquez (2017). Art 'blue helmets' rescue Italy's treasures from rubble. Yahoo News. 1 April.

Benin eyes return of colonial treasures from France

(Benin; France)

Josué Mehouenou (2017). Benin eyes return of colonial treasures from France. Art Daily. 1 April.

Germany pays €1.2 million for Kirchner painting seized by Nazis

(Germany)

Reuters (2017). Germany pays €1.2 million for Kirchner painting seized by Nazis. Ynet News. 31 March.

After the theft of the Big Maple Leaf

(Germany)

Gero Schliess (2017). After the theft of the Big Maple Leaf. DW. 31 March.

German art police target Munich show in early March

(Germany)

Jeff Starck (2017). German art police target Munich show in early March. Coin World. 31 March.

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.

Workers' Strike Closes Centre Pompidou in Paris for Fifth Consecutive Day

(France)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Workers' Strike Closes Centre Pompidou in Paris for Fifth Consecutive Day. ArtNet News. 31 March.

Who Should Pay Artists? Christie's Fights Back in France Over New Resale Rules

(France)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Who Should Pay Artists? Christie's Fights Back in France Over New Resale Rules. ArtNet News. 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.

3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice

(Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). 3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice. The New York Times. 30 March.

Deputy director at Hermitage put under house arrest

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Deputy director at Hermitage put under house arrest. The Art Newspaper. 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.

Danish auction house in hot water again over sale of stolen painting

(Denmark)

Stephen Gadd (2017). Danish auction house in hot water again over sale of stolen painting. CPH Post. 28 March.

Solicitan al INAH detener subasta de piezas mexicanas en Francia

(Mexico; France)

INAH requests halt to auction of Mexican pieces in France

Información Excélsior (2017). Solicitan al INAH detener subasta de piezas mexicanas en Francia. Sistema Michoacano. 28 March.

Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Jamey Keaten (2017). Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey. The Tribune. 28 March.

Thieves Take a Chunk of Change, All 221 Pounds of It, From a Berlin Museum

(Germany; Canada)

Melissa Eddy (2017). Thieves Take a Chunk of Change, All 221 Pounds of It, From a Berlin Museum. The New York Times. 27 March.

Art dealer knocks 'phony' King David sculpture displayed in the Met

(United States of America; France)

Isabel Vincent (2017). Art dealer knocks 'phony' King David sculpture displayed in the Met. New York Post. 26 March.

Strike at the Musée Rodin Steals Thunder of Major Survey of the Artist at Grand Palais

(France)

Perwana Nazif (2017). Strike at the Musée Rodin Steals Thunder of Major Survey of the Artist at Grand Palais. ArtNet News. 24 March.

Ancient sarcophagus to be returned to Turkey nearly 60 years after it was stolen

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah (2017). Ancient sarcophagus to be returned to Turkey nearly 60 years after it was stolen. Daily Sabah. 24 March.

Ingresan en prisión los presuntos autores de un robo en una iglesia de O Carballiño

(Spain)

Suspects in robbery of O Carballiño church sent to prison

La Voz de Galicia (2017). Ingresan en prisión los presuntos autores de un robo en una iglesia de O Carballiño. La Voz de Galicia. 24 March.

11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz

(Poland)

Ben Ariel (2017). 11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz. Arutz Sheva. 24 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.

Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins

(Italy)

Catherine Edwards (2017). Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins. The Local. 24 March.

Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France

(Serbia; France; Italy)

AFP (2017). Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France. Yahoo News. 23 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.

Photos of Guercino painting, rolled up like a rug by thieves, reveal extent of damage

(Morocco; Italy)

Emily Sharpe (2017). Photos of Guercino painting, rolled up like a rug by thieves, reveal extent of damage. The Art Newspaper. 22 March.

Irishman known as the King of the Travellers loses $20MILLION libel suit against US magazine's piece on his involvement in rhino horn theft

(Ireland; United States of America)

John Breslin (2017). Irishman known as the King of the Travellers loses $20MILLION libel suit against US magazine's piece on his involvement in rhino horn theft. The Irish Sun. 22 March.

What Should You Do With Your Father's Nazi Keepsake?

(United States of America; Germany)

Kwame Anthony Appiah (2017). What Should You Do With Your Father's Nazi Keepsake?. The New York Times. 22 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.

Long Lost Van Gogh Paintings Go On View in Amsterdam Amid Controversial New Documentary

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Long Lost Van Gogh Paintings Go On View in Amsterdam Amid Controversial New Documentary. ArtNet News. 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.

Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism

(France; Syria; Iraq)

Associated Press (2017). Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism. The Daily Mail. 20 March.

Orkney 'Viking' totem pole vandalised

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Orkney 'Viking' totem pole vandalised. BBC News. 19 March.

As Stolen Van Goghs Return to View, a Thief Tells All

(Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2017). As Stolen Van Goghs Return to View, a Thief Tells All. The New York Times. 19 March.

Otras piezas "Quimbaya" de los tesoros colombianos en el exterior y en el interior del país

(Colombia; Spain)

Other "Quimbaya" Colombian treasure pieces abroad and inside the country

Irene Hartmann (2017). Otras piezas "Quimbaya" de los tesoros colombianos en el exterior y en el interior del país. Cronica Del Cuinddio. 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.

Why the fuss over de Valette's dagger?

(Malta; France)

Sarah Carabott (2017). Why the fuss over de Valette's dagger?. Times of Malta. 18 March.

New Kingdom mummy mask recovered from France

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). New Kingdom mummy mask recovered from France. Ahram Online. 18 March.

Thieves' smoke bombs spark panic in Venice's St Mark's Square

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Thieves' smoke bombs spark panic in Venice's St Mark's Square. The Telegraph. 17 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.

Detenido tras robar limosnas y varias joyas en siete iglesias

(Spain)

Arrest for theft of offerings and various jewels in seven churches

A. Rodriguez Ourense (2017). Detenido tras robar limosnas y varias joyas en siete iglesias. Atlántico. 17 March.

Centre Pompidou broke even on Koons retrospective, Paris court decision reveals

(France)

Alexis Fournol (2017). Centre Pompidou broke even on Koons retrospective, Paris court decision reveals. The Art Newspaper. 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.

Russia's oriental museum takes custody of Roerich paintings seized in fraud probe

(Russia)

TASS (2017). Russia's oriental museum takes custody of Roerich paintings seized in fraud probe. TASS. 16 March.

Stolen Etruscan Vessel to Be Returned to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Stolen Etruscan Vessel to Be Returned to Italy. The New York Times. 16 March.

Police Recover 67 Works Stolen in $2.6 Million Vienna Art Heist

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Police Recover 67 Works Stolen in $2.6 Million Vienna Art Heist. ArtNet News. 15 March.

16 Years Later, Stash of Stolen Paintings Found Near Crime Scene

(Denmark)

Perwana Nazif (2017). 16 Years Later, Stash of Stolen Paintings Found Near Crime Scene. ArtNet News. 15 March.

Italian anti-mafia raids target politicians and businessmen

(Italy)

BBC News (2017). Italian anti-mafia raids target politicians and businessmen. BBC News. 15 March.

Shadow of Old Masters' Forgeries Hangs Over an Art Fair

(Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2017). Shadow of Old Masters' Forgeries Hangs Over an Art Fair. The New York Times. 15 March.

Greece denies report on Parthenon Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

eKathimerini (2017). Greece denies report on Parthenon Marbles. eKathimerini. 14 March.

Nueve obras de arte confiscadas de Siria, Yemen y Libia se exponen en Suiza

(Switzerland; Syria; Yemen; Libya)

Nine artworks from Syria, Yemen, and Libya exhibited in Switzerland

EFE (2017). Nueve obras de arte confiscadas de Siria, Yemen y Libia se exponen en Suiza. El Diario. 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.

German Art Collectors Face a Painful Past: Do I Own Nazi Loot?

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). German Art Collectors Face a Painful Past: Do I Own Nazi Loot?. The New York Times. 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.

Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico

(Spain)

The enemies of historic heritage

Aludena Ruiz (2017). Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico. El Diario. 13 March.

Man (52) who damaged Monet painting admits supermarket theft

(Ireland)

Nicola Donnelly (2017). Man (52) who damaged Monet painting admits supermarket theft. Irish Independent. 11 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.

A Shelter for Art Caught in the Crossfire

(France; Syria)

Claudia Barbieri (2017). A Shelter for Art Caught in the Crossfire. The New York Times. 11 March.

Police Raid Artist's Berlin Studio, Confiscate Artwork

(Germany)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Police Raid Artist's Berlin Studio, Confiscate Artwork. Artsy. 10 March.

Jeff Koons LLC and the Centre Pompidou are both found liable for copyright infringement in Paris court case

(France)

Alexis Fournol (2017). Jeff Koons LLC and the Centre Pompidou are both found liable for copyright infringement in Paris court case. The Art Newspaper. 10 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.

Cleaning house: Russian oligarch loses $150million selling four paintings from his famous art collection after bulldozing the $95million Palm Beach estate he bought from Donald Trump

(Russia)

Jennifer Smith (2017). Cleaning house: Russian oligarch loses $150million selling four paintings from his famous art collection after bulldozing the $95million Palm Beach estate he bought from Donald Trump. The Daily Mail. 9 March.

Four Tefaf art dealers in disrepute due to potential forgeries

(Netherlands)

Daan van Lent (2017). Four Tefaf art dealers in disrepute due to potential forgeries. NRC. 8 March.

Swiss Authorities Seize Artworks From Billionaire Urs Schwarzenbach

(Switzerland)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2017). Swiss Authorities Seize Artworks From Billionaire Urs Schwarzenbach. ArtNet News. 8 March.

Poachers kill rhino and saw off its horn at zoo near Paris

(France)

The Local (2017). Poachers kill rhino and saw off its horn at zoo near Paris. The Local. 8 March.

Dr. Oetker Is Showing the World What to Do with Nazi-Looted Art

(Germany)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Dr. Oetker Is Showing the World What to Do with Nazi-Looted Art. Artsy. 8 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.

Liberty, fraternity, Fossil Free: activists protest oil giant Total's sponsorship at Louvre

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2017). Liberty, fraternity, Fossil Free: activists protest oil giant Total's sponsorship at Louvre. The Art Newspaper. 7 March.

Ancient monuments damaged by modern day life

(Ireland)

Noel Baker (2017). Ancient monuments damaged by modern day life. Irish Examiner. 7 March.

Facing Germany's colonial heritage: It's 'detective work'

(Germany)

Julia Hitz (2017). Facing Germany's colonial heritage: It's 'detective work'. DW. 7 March.

Nazi art theft: Germany helps Jewish collector's heirs hunt stolen works

(Germany; United States of America)

Kate Connolly (2017). Nazi art theft: Germany helps Jewish collector's heirs hunt stolen works. The Guardian. 7 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.

Tres detenidos por robar a la familia Borbón-Dos Sicilias

(Spain)

Three arrested for theft from the Borbón-Dos Sicilias family

Noticias de Gipuzkoa (2017). Tres detenidos por robar a la familia Borbón-Dos Sicilias. Noticias de Gipuzkoa. 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.

Old fisherman still homesick

(Turkey; Germany)

Ozgen Acar (2017). Old fisherman still homesick. Hurriyet Daily News. 4 March.

Bank's Kandinsky painting was looted by Nazis, says family

(United States of America; Germany)

Holly Watt (2017). Bank's Kandinsky painting was looted by Nazis, says family. The Guardian. 3 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.

La Xunta tendrá mayor control sobre bienes de la Iglesia en los que invierte

(Spain)

Regional government will have more control over the items in Churches that it funds

Juan Capeáns (2017). La Xunta tendrá mayor control sobre bienes de la Iglesia en los que invierte. La Voz de Galicia. 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.

An Online Exhibition Asks: What Makes "The Goldfinch" So Special?

(Netherlands)

Allison Meier (2017). An Online Exhibition Asks: What Makes "The Goldfinch" So Special?. Hyperallergic. 1 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.

Why it's so hard to return art stolen by Nazis

(Poland)

Weston Williams (2017). Why it's so hard to return art stolen by Nazis. The Christian Science Monitor. 28 February.

Detienen a un vecino de Calonge que robó el cáliz de la iglesia de Sant Martí

(Spain)

Resident of Calonge arrested for stealing a chalice from the church of San Martí

EFE (2017). Detienen a un vecino de Calonge que robó el cáliz de la iglesia de Sant Martí. La Vanguardia. 28 February.

A Paris exhibit of Nazi-looted art honors a Europe many fear is under threat again

(France)

James McAuley (2017). A Paris exhibit of Nazi-looted art honors a Europe many fear is under threat again. The Washington Post. 28 February.

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.

The Grand Master's dagger

(Malta)

Petra Caruana Dingli (2017). The Grand Master's dagger. Times of Malta. 26 February.

Son of Nazi governor returns art stolen from Poland during second world war

(Poland)

Uki Goñi (2017). Son of Nazi governor returns art stolen from Poland during second world war. The Guardian. 26 February.

Gucci Acropolis rental bid strikes sensitive nerve in Greece

(Greece)

Anthee Carassava (2017). Gucci Acropolis rental bid strikes sensitive nerve in Greece. DW. 24 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.

Swiss tycoon's ex 'destroyed $25million art collection after using a blowtorch to empty out the safe in their Paris pad during nasty divorce and leaving behind just her wedding ring'

(Switzerland)

Chris Spargo (2017). Swiss tycoon's ex 'destroyed $25million art collection after using a blowtorch to empty out the safe in their Paris pad during nasty divorce and leaving behind just her wedding ring'. The Daily Mail. 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.

Stolen Gate Returned to Germany's Dachau Concentration Camp

(Germany; Norway)

Ken Schwartz (2017). Stolen Gate Returned to Germany's Dachau Concentration Camp. Voice of America. 24 February.

Popular Billericay park statue is stolen

(United Kingdom)

Mark Richardson (2017). Popular Billericay park statue is stolen. The Enquirer. 23 February.

Guardia Civil arrest a gang involved in producing and selling fake paintings

(Spain)

John Smith (2017). Guardia Civil arrest a gang involved in producing and selling fake paintings. EuroWeekly. 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.

Germany returns Adolph von Menzel drawing sold under Nazi persecution

(Germany)

Associated Press (2017). Germany returns Adolph von Menzel drawing sold under Nazi persecution. CBC. 20 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.

Looted Iraqi Art, Since Recovered, Will Be Shown at the Venice Biennale

(Iraq; Italy)

Christopher D. Shea (2017). Looted Iraqi Art, Since Recovered, Will Be Shown at the Venice Biennale. The New York Times. 20 February.

"Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso

(France)

Henry Samuel (2017). "Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso. The Telegraph. 20 February.

Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale

(Iraq; Italy)

Colin Randall (2017). Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale. The National. 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.

Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin

(Italy)

Glory Moralidad (2017). Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin. Travelers Today. 18 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.

Moldova art exhibit illustrates $1bn banking fraud

(Moldova)

BBC News (2017). Moldova art exhibit illustrates $1bn banking fraud. BBC News. 17 February.

Markus Lüpertz Ditches His Düsseldorf Studio

(Germany)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Markus Lüpertz Ditches His Düsseldorf Studio. ArtNet News. 16 February.

Here's Your Chance to See Cornelius Gurlitt's Infamous Art Trove

(Switzerland; Germany)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Here's Your Chance to See Cornelius Gurlitt's Infamous Art Trove. ArtNet News. 16 February.

Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca

(Morocco; Italy)

ANSA (2017). Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca. ANSA. 16 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.

Cyprus 'very interested' in return of Parthenon Marbles says Kadis

(Cyprus; Greece)

Cyprus Mail (2017). Cyprus 'very interested' in return of Parthenon Marbles says Kadis. Cyprus Mail. 15 February.

Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities. Tornos News. 15 February.

Stolen artifacts from Turkey found in Germany

(Turkey; Germany)

Ömer Erbil (2017). Stolen artifacts from Turkey found in Germany. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 February.

Bosnian Stolen Artworks Database to Combat Art

(Bosnia)

Igor Spaic (2017). Bosnian Stolen Artworks Database to Combat Art. Balkan Insight. 14 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.

Jóvenes expoliadores saquean yacimientos de la Comunitat Valenciana y lo difunden por internet

(Spain)

Young looters sack sites in the Comunitat Valenciana and sell them on the internet

J. A. Marrahí (2017). Jóvenes expoliadores saquean yacimientos de la Comunitat Valenciana y lo difunden por internet. Las Provincias. 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.

Italy Recovers 14 More Paintings, Including a Salvador Dalí, From Collection of Mafia Boss

(Italy)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Italy Recovers 14 More Paintings, Including a Salvador Dalí, From Collection of Mafia Boss. ArtNet News. 13 February.

Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts

(Albania)

Associated Press (2017). Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts. The Pueblo Chieftan. 12 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.

'Booze, bullies and perverts' rife at museum

(Ireland)

Allison Bray (2017). 'Booze, bullies and perverts' rife at museum. Irish Independent. 10 February.

Medieval, modern looters destroy most mummies in Russia's Yamal — scientist

(Russia)

TASS (2017). Medieval, modern looters destroy most mummies in Russia's Yamal — scientist. TASS. 10 February.

Right-Wing Extremists Vandalize Politically Charged Art Exhibition in Kiev

(Ukraine)

Hili Perlson (2017). Right-Wing Extremists Vandalize Politically Charged Art Exhibition in Kiev. ArtNet News. 10 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.

Germany Arrests Alleged Mastermind Behind Bardo Museum Terror Attack

(Tunisia; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Germany Arrests Alleged Mastermind Behind Bardo Museum Terror Attack. ArtNet News. 9 February.

Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary

(Hungary; Turkey; Armenia; Lithuania)

PanArmenian (2017). Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary. PanArmenian. 9 February.

Manhattan District Attorney Returns Ancient Sarcophagus to Greek Consulate

(Greece; United States of America)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Manhattan District Attorney Returns Ancient Sarcophagus to Greek Consulate. Greek Reporter. 9 February.

The Eiffel Tower Is Getting a Bulletproof Glass Wall

(France)

Lilit Marcus (2017). The Eiffel Tower Is Getting a Bulletproof Glass Wall. Condé Nast Traveler. 9 February.

Painting stolen by Nazis finally returned to heirs of Jewish art gallery

(United States of America; Canada; Italy)

Chris Perez (2017). Painting stolen by Nazis finally returned to heirs of Jewish art gallery. New York Post. 8 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.

Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra

(Italy; Syria)

ANSA (2017). Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra. ANSA. 7 February.

Recuperan un misal y un sacro antiguos robados en Pinos del Valle

(Spain)

Missal and ancient sacrum stolen in Pinos del Valle recovered

Granada Hoy (2017). Recuperan un misal y un sacro antiguos robados en Pinos del Valle. Granada Hoy. 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.

Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals

(Poland)

Arutz Sheva (2017). Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals. Israel National News. 5 February.

Hermitage storage centre searched by FSB agents

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Hermitage storage centre searched by FSB agents. The Art Newspaper. 4 February.

Louvre attack: French soldier shoots machete-wielding man

(France)

BBC News (2017). Louvre attack: French soldier shoots machete-wielding man. BBC News. 3 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.

For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat

(France)

Benoît Morenne (2017). For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat. The New York Times. 3 February.

Prosecution seeks jail time and heavy fines for Paris museum thieves

(France)

Vincent Noce (2017). Prosecution seeks jail time and heavy fines for Paris museum thieves. The Art Newspaper. 3 February.

Call for Italy's quake-stricken works to return home for treatment

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2017). Call for Italy's quake-stricken works to return home for treatment. The Art Newspaper. 3 February.

Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute

(Netherlands; China)

Kinling Lo (2017). Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute. South China Morning Post. 3 February.

Asociación denuncia saqueo y destrucción de restos arqueológicos en Salamanca

(Spain)

Association denounces looting and destruction of archaeological remains in Salamanca

La Vanguardia (2017). Asociación denuncia saqueo y destrucción de restos arqueológicos en Salamanca. La Vanguardia. 3 February.

European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime

(General)

James Ratcliffe (2017). European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime. Apollo. 2 February.

Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum. ArtNet News. 2 February.

How Paris' 100-million-euro art heist happened

(France)

Stefan Dege (2017). How Paris' 100-million-euro art heist happened. DW. 1 February.

Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria

(Austria)

AFP (2017). Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria. Art Daily. 1 February.

Angry Pompeii workers 'tear down part of ancient Roman house in clash with management'

(Italy)

Chris Kitching (2017). Angry Pompeii workers 'tear down part of ancient Roman house in clash with management'. Mirror. 1 February.

Belgians face decade in prison for Auschwitz theft

(Poland; Belgium)

AFP (2017). Belgians face decade in prison for Auschwitz theft. The Times of Israel. 31 January.

Así protege la Armada de los piratas los tesoros submarinos

(Spain)

Here's how the Armada is protected from pirates of underwater treasures

Gonzalo Araluce (2017). Así protege la Armada de los piratas los tesoros submarinos. El Español. 31 January.

Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid

(Spain)

The Local (2017). Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid. The Local. 31 January.

Defendant Claims He Threw Out Modern and Impressionist Masterpieces After 'Spider-Man' Heist

(France)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Defendant Claims He Threw Out Modern and Impressionist Masterpieces After 'Spider-Man' Heist. ArtNet News. 31 January.

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.

'Spider-Man' burglar on trial over €100m Paris art theft

(France)

AFP (2017). 'Spider-Man' burglar on trial over €100m Paris art theft. The Guardian. 30 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.

Belarus plans to return Shishkin's painting to Russia

(Belarus; Russia)

Belarus News (2017). Belarus plans to return Shishkin's painting to Russia. Belarus News. 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.

Roban cuatro imágenes de santos de la ermita de San Antonio de Frailes

(Spain)

Four sculptures of saints stolen from the hermitage of San Antonio in Frailes

Belén Ramírez (2017). Roban cuatro imágenes de santos de la ermita de San Antonio de Frailes. Alcalá la Real. 27 January.

"Królowa Korony Polskiej" wróci do kraju?

(Poland)

"Queen of the Polish Crown" will return to the country?

Łukasz Gazur (2017). "Królowa Korony Polskiej" wróci do kraju?. Dziennik Polski. 27 January.

Oú sont les toiles de l'homme-araignée ?

(France)

Where are the Spider Man paintings?

Brendan Kemmet (2017). Oú sont les toiles de l'homme-araignée ?. Le Parisien. 26 January.

Geneva Art World Pens Anti-Money-Laundering Guide Amid Scandals

(Switzerland)

Hugo Miller (2017). Geneva Art World Pens Anti-Money-Laundering Guide Amid Scandals. Bloomberg. 25 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.

Belarusian experts to authenticate Shishkin's painting discovered near Minsk

(Belarus)

Belarus News (2017). Belarusian experts to authenticate Shishkin's painting discovered near Minsk. Belarus News. 25 January.

Warning of vandalism to mammoth graveyards in Arctic from unscrupulous bone hunters

(Russia)

Olga Gertcyk (2017). Warning of vandalism to mammoth graveyards in Arctic from unscrupulous bone hunters. The Siberian Times. 25 January.

Guatemala recupera 22 piezas arqueológicas en el extranjero

(Guatemala; Italy; Switzerland; Germany; United States of America; El Salvador)

Guatemala recovers 22 archaeological pieces from abroad

Marlyn Valddez De León (2017). Guatemala recupera 22 piezas arqueológicas en el extranjero. AGN. 24 January.

Woman Accidentally Locked Inside a Museum in Germany

(Germany)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Woman Accidentally Locked Inside a Museum in Germany. ArtNet News. 24 January.

Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police

(Denmark; Syria)

The Local (2017). Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police. The Local. 24 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.

Art worth €50k must be handed over, court rules

(Ireland)

Andrew Phelan (2017). Art worth €50k must be handed over, court rules. The Herald. 23 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.

Roban y profanan imágenes de la Virgen y el Niño en ermita de Córdoba

(Spain)

Blanca Ruiz (2017). Roban y profanan imágenes de la Virgen y el Niño en ermita de Córdoba. ACI Prensa. 23 January.

Cyprus Police seize 1.383 artworks and antiquities during operation "Pandora"

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2017). Cyprus Police seize 1.383 artworks and antiquities during operation "Pandora". Famagusta Gazette. 23 January.

Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated. Greek Reporter. 23 January.

Documentary on the looting of 2000 year-old Dacian bracelets premiers at the Bucharest's National History Museum

(Romania)

Romania Insider (2017). Documentary on the looting of 2000 year-old Dacian bracelets premiers at the Bucharest's National History Museum. Romania Insider. 23 January.

The museum director, the culture minister, and more trouble in Brussels

(Belgium)

Ian Mundell (2017). The museum director, the culture minister, and more trouble in Brussels. Apollo. 23 January.

Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria

(Bulgaria; Turkey)

The Sofia Globe (2017). Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria. The Sofia Globe. 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.

Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring

(Spain)

Associated Press (2017). Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring. The New York Times. 22 January.

Una macrooperación de la Europol permite recuperar más de 3.500 obras de arte

(Spain)

A Europol macrooperation results in the recovery of more than 3,500 art objects

La Vanguardia (2017). Una macrooperación de la Europol permite recuperar más de 3.500 obras de arte. La Vanguardia. 22 January.

Un ladrón llama al 112 tras caerse del tejado de la iglesia de San Pablo

(Spain)

A thief calls 112 after falling off the roof of the Church of San Pablo

El Periódico (2017). Un ladrón llama al 112 tras caerse del tejado de la iglesia de San Pablo. El Periódico. 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.

Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon

(Netherlands; Italy)

AFP (2017). Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon. AFP. 19 January.

Thieves steal lead from church roof

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Thieves steal lead from church roof. BBC News. 19 January.

#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

(General)

EU Reporter (2017). #ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off. EU Reporter. 19 January.

Tourist Returns Stolen Cobblestone to Rome With Apology Note

(Italy)

Lilit Marcus (2017). Tourist Returns Stolen Cobblestone to Rome With Apology Note. Condé Nast Traveler. 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.

Colonial looting of our culture calls for justice

(Rwanda; Germany; Belgium)

The New Times (2017). Colonial looting of our culture calls for justice. The New Times. 19 January.

German collector appeals Briullov painting seizure in Russian Constitutional Court

(Russia)

RAPSI (2017). German collector appeals Briullov painting seizure in Russian Constitutional Court. RAPSI. 18 January.

Warrant issued in medal theft case

(United Kingdom)

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

El Obispado de Cádiz afronta una multa por abandonar una iglesia paleocristiana

(Spain)

The bishopric of Cádiz faces fine for abandoning early Christian church

Jesús A. Cañas (2017). El Obispado de Cádiz afronta una multa por abandonar una iglesia paleocristiana. El País. 18 January.

Young church bell thieves fined, given suspended sentences

(Malta)

Matthew Agius (2017). Young church bell thieves fined, given suspended sentences. Malta Today. 17 January.

Greek Archaeologist Prevents Illicit Sale of Antiquity in New York

(Greece; United States of America)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Archaeologist Prevents Illicit Sale of Antiquity in New York. Greek Reporter. 17 January.

Swiss Antiquities Dealer Files $77 Million Suit Against Getty Museum

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Swiss Antiquities Dealer Files $77 Million Suit Against Getty Museum. ArtNet News. 17 January.

Rome mulls no-go zone around Colosseum after acts of vandalism

(Italy)

Chiara Palazzo (2017). Rome mulls no-go zone around Colosseum after acts of vandalism. The Telegraph. 17 January.

Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France

(Russia; France)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France. ArtNet News. 16 January.

Museum cut company out of multi-billion dollar art deal: suit

(United States of America; Switzerland)

Kathianne Boniello (2017). Museum cut company out of multi-billion dollar art deal: suit. New York Post. 15 January.

German family firm to return Nazi-looted artwork to Jewish heirs

(Germany)

JTA (2017). German family firm to return Nazi-looted artwork to Jewish heirs. The Times of Israel. 13 January.

Serial art forger sentenced to two years' probation

(Finland)

YLE (2017). Serial art forger sentenced to two years' probation. YLE. 13 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.

Europe Wants More Protection Against Antiquities Trafficking

(General)

Associated Press (2017). Europe Wants More Protection Against Antiquities Trafficking. The New York Times. 13 January.

Shock acquittals in Wildenstein art dynasty's tax fraud trial

(France)

Tony Cross (2017). Shock acquittals in Wildenstein art dynasty's tax fraud trial. RFI. 12 January.

WWII US bomber highlights threat of treasure hunters to Czech heritage

(Czech Republic)

Chris Johnstone (2017). WWII US bomber highlights threat of treasure hunters to Czech heritage. Radio Praha. 11 January.

A prisión por robar un cáliz y dinero de la lotería de una iglesia de Onda

(Spain)

Prison for theft of a chalice and lottery money from an Onda church

El Mundo (2017). A prisión por robar un cáliz y dinero de la lotería de una iglesia de Onda. El Mundo. 11 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.

Norwegian drug lord helped to solve the theft of King Harald's priceless antiques

(Norway)

Oskar Aanmoen (2017). Norwegian drug lord helped to solve the theft of King Harald's priceless antiques. Royal Central. 11 January.

Detenidos por robar en una iglesia de Onda

(Spain)

Arrests for theft in an Onda church

Paula Varella (2017). Detenidos por robar en una iglesia de Onda. Cadena Ser. 11 January.

Nazi-loot panel asks Sprengel Museum to return Schmidt-Rottluff work to heirs

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Nazi-loot panel asks Sprengel Museum to return Schmidt-Rottluff work to heirs. The Art Newspaper. 10 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.

Louvre attendance falls as tourists stay away from Paris

(France)

Javier Pes (2017). Louvre attendance falls as tourists stay away from Paris. The Art Newspaper. 5 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.

In focus: Tehran museum puts on show newly recuperated relics

(Iran; Italy)

Tehran Times (2017). In focus: Tehran museum puts on show newly recuperated relics. Tehran Times. 4 January.

Facebook censors Renaissance statue of Neptune for 'explicit content'

(Italy)

Jen Mills (2017). Facebook censors Renaissance statue of Neptune for 'explicit content'. Metro. 2 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.

David Chipperfield's Nazi-Era Renovation Plan of Munich's Haus der Kunst Sparks Outrage

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). David Chipperfield's Nazi-Era Renovation Plan of Munich's Haus der Kunst Sparks Outrage. ArtNet News. 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.

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.

Early Christian book shrine caused much soul searching

(Ireland)

Fiona Gartland (2016). Early Christian book shrine caused much soul searching. The Irish Times. 29 December.

Quem é o pintor mais falsificado em Portugal?

(Portugal)

Who is the most faked painter in Portugal?

Bruno Horta (2016). Quem é o pintor mais falsificado em Portugal?. Observador. 28 December.

Three suspects in theft of Levitan paintings from museum arrested

(Russia)

RAPSI (2016). Three suspects in theft of Levitan paintings from museum arrested. RAPSI. 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.

Miami Heat doctor sues store over fake Russian collectibles

(United States of America; Russia)

Rebecca Rosenberg (2016). Miami Heat doctor sues store over fake Russian collectibles. New York Post. 28 December.

Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia

(Russia; Germany)

Hili Perlson (2016). Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia. ArtNet News. 28 December.

Roban dos campanas de bronce de 500 kilos en una iglesia de Porto do Son, A Coruña

(Spain)

Two 500 kilo bronze bells stolen from the church of Porto do Son

Antena 3 (2016). Roban dos campanas de bronce de 500 kilos en una iglesia de Porto do Son, A Coruña. Antena 3. 28 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.

Modern fight over ancient library

(Germany)

David Rising (2016). Modern fight over ancient library. The Journal Gazette. 27 December.

Una Hermandad de Guillena restituye la corona y el Niño Jesús robado para la Misa del Gallo

(Spain)

Brotherhood of Guillena restores the stolen crown and the Baby Jesus for midnight mass

F. Cabanillas (2016). Una Hermandad de Guillena restituye la corona y el Niño Jesús robado para la Misa del Gallo. Arahal Información. 27 December.

Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, 'gentleman collector' of ethnographic art, has died aged 86

(Switzerland)

The Art Newspaper (2016). Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, 'gentleman collector' of ethnographic art, has died aged 86. The Art Newspaper. 26 December.

Thieves steal hood from historic Shackleton exhibition

(United Kingdom)

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

Director of Belgian Royal Museums Files Criminal Complaint Against Secretary of State

(Belgium)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2016). Director of Belgian Royal Museums Files Criminal Complaint Against Secretary of State. ArtNet News. 23 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.

Italy plans new art crime law after Ukraine recovers stolen masterpieces

(Italy; Ukraine)

Alasdair Sandford (2016). Italy plans new art crime law after Ukraine recovers stolen masterpieces. Euronews. 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.

Stolen Old Master paintings head back to Verona

(Italy; Ukraine)

Hannah McGivern (2016). Stolen Old Master paintings head back to Verona. The Art Newspaper. 21 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 masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine

(Italy; Ukraine)

Associated Press (2016). Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine. The Guardian. 21 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.

Artist floored by the theft of victorious McGregor print

(Ireland)

Cian Murray (2016). Artist floored by the theft of victorious McGregor print. The Herald. 20 December.

After Van Gogh Museum Declares Book of Artist's Sketches to be Fake, Publisher Threatens Legal Action

(Netherlands)

Art Forum (2016). After Van Gogh Museum Declares Book of Artist's Sketches to be Fake, Publisher Threatens Legal Action. Art Forum. 20 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.

Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara art gallery

(Turkey; Russia)

Shaun Walker (2016). Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara art gallery. The Guardian. 20 December.

Stolen Conor McGregor painting may have been spotted on a bus, after a man 'showed it to the whole upper deck'

(Ireland)

Cian Murray (2016). Stolen Conor McGregor painting may have been spotted on a bus, after a man 'showed it to the whole upper deck'. Irish Independent. 19 December.

Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi. eKathimerini. 19 December.

A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke

(Netherlands)

Milan Schreuer (2016). A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke. The New York Times. 19 December.

El 'saqueo' de las momias guanches

(Spain)

The looting of the Guanche mummies

EFE (2016). El 'saqueo' de las momias guanches. RTVC. 19 December.

Napoleon's pillaged works of art on show in Rome

(Italy)

AFP (2016). Napoleon's pillaged works of art on show in Rome. Shanghai Daily. 17 December.

Tapestry returning to Germany

(Germany; United States of America)

Jamie Stengle (2016). Tapestry returning to Germany. The Durango Herald. 17 December.

Returning stolen art to its rightful owner is also about restoring dignity

(Spain)

Deborah Solon (2016). Returning stolen art to its rightful owner is also about restoring dignity. Los Angeles Times. 17 December.

The Tech behind Bitcoin Could Help Artists and Protect Collectors. So Why Won't They Use It?

(Germany)

Oscar Lopez (2016). The Tech behind Bitcoin Could Help Artists and Protect Collectors. So Why Won't They Use It?. Artsy. 16 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.

Verdict upheld for elderly French couple who hid Picasso works in garage

(France)

France 24 (2016). Verdict upheld for elderly French couple who hid Picasso works in garage. France 24. 16 December.

Did Russia meddle in recent US art theft legislation?

(United States of America; Russia)

Rich Tenorio (2016). Did Russia meddle in recent US art theft legislation?. The Times of Israel. 16 December.

Luxembourg Freeport Director David Arendt Quits

(Luxembourg)

Hili Perlson (2016). Luxembourg Freeport Director David Arendt Quits. ArtNet News. 16 December.

Employé du muséum d'histoire naturelle d'Orléans, il revendait des pierres et fossiles sur eBay

(France)

Employee of the natural history museum of Orléans, he resold stones and fossils on eBay

Philippe Renaud (2016). Employé du muséum d'histoire naturelle d'Orléans, il revendait des pierres et fossiles sur eBay. La République. 16 December.

Gericht: Gurlitts Testament ist gültig

(Switzerland; Germany)

Court: Gurlitt's will is valid

Monopol (2016). Gericht: Gurlitts Testament ist gültig. Monopol. 15 December.

Bavaria to get back tapestry taken by GI from Hitler's Eagle's Nest

(Germany)

The Japan Times (2016). Bavaria to get back tapestry taken by GI from Hitler's Eagle's Nest. The Japan Times. 15 December.

Gardaí seize rare cup made from rhino horn in raid

(Ireland)

Jimmy Woulfe David Raleigh (2016). Gardaí seize rare cup made from rhino horn in raid. Irish Examiner. 15 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.

Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court

(Netherlands; Russia; Ukraine)

BBC News (2016). Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court. BBC News. 14 December.

Nude Performance Artist Deborah de Robertis Defends Herself in French Court

(France)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Nude Performance Artist Deborah de Robertis Defends Herself in French Court. ArtNet News. 14 December.

Restituyen al gobierno mexicano 12 piezas arqueológicas incautadas en Italia

(Mexico; Italy)

12 archaeological pieces seized in Italy are returned to the Mexican government

Periodico el Despertar (2016). Restituyen al gobierno mexicano 12 piezas arqueológicas incautadas en Italia. Periodico el Despertar. 14 December.

Crimea's Scythian Treasures Become Political Football

(Netherlands; Russia; Ukraine)

Phil Butler (2016). Crimea's Scythian Treasures Become Political Football. Argophilia. 14 December.

A Spanish museum may have the legal right to keep art stolen by the Nazis. That doesn't mean it should

(Spain)

Los Angeles Times (2016). A Spanish museum may have the legal right to keep art stolen by the Nazis. That doesn't mean it should. Los Angeles Times. 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.

New Exhibition Shows Poland Using Jewish Gravestones to Build Walls, Sidewalks, Playgrounds

(Poland; United States of America)

JNi.Media (2016). New Exhibition Shows Poland Using Jewish Gravestones to Build Walls, Sidewalks, Playgrounds. The Jewish Press. 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.

German Panel Rules That a Rare Violin Was Looted by Nazis

(Germany)

Graham Bowley (2016). German Panel Rules That a Rare Violin Was Looted by Nazis. The New York Times. 9 December.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Returns $500,000 Looted Signac Painting

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Returns $500,000 Looted Signac Painting. ArtNet News. 9 December.

ICE and CBP return cultural artifacts to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

ICE (2016). ICE and CBP return cultural artifacts to Italy. ICE. 9 December.

Website launched to help track down artworks stolen in World War II

(Netherlands)

Dutch News (2016). Website launched to help track down artworks stolen in World War II. Dutch News. 9 December.

Kader Attia accuses Universal Music of plagiarism over French rap video

(France)

Anny Shaw (2016). Kader Attia accuses Universal Music of plagiarism over French rap video. The Art Newspaper. 8 December.

The mystery of the stolen Klimt

(Italy)

Max Paradiso (2016). The mystery of the stolen Klimt. BBC News. 8 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.

Heirs of Jewish art dealer sue German state for return of Nazi-looted artwork

(Germany)

JTA (2016). Heirs of Jewish art dealer sue German state for return of Nazi-looted artwork. The Times of Israel. 7 December.

Heirs of Nazi-Persecuted Art Dealer Alfred Flechtheim Sue Bavarian Museums

(Germany; United States of America)

Nicholas O'Donnell (2016). Heirs of Nazi-Persecuted Art Dealer Alfred Flechtheim Sue Bavarian Museums. JD Supra. 7 December.

Roman statue stolen from Mussolini is returning to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Jamie Schram (2016). Roman statue stolen from Mussolini is returning to Italy. New York Post. 7 December.

Gate Stolen From Dachau Concentration Camp Recovered in Norway

(Germany)

Jason Daley (2016). Gate Stolen From Dachau Concentration Camp Recovered in Norway. Smithsonian. 6 December.

Abren un boquete en la puerta de la capilla de San Antón, en Cedeira, para robar el cepillo

(Spain)

Hole opened in the door of the chapel of San Anton in Cedeira to rob the chapel

Ana F. Cuba (2016). Abren un boquete en la puerta de la capilla de San Antón, en Cedeira, para robar el cepillo. La Voz de Galicia. 6 December.

Case Over $30 Million Camille Pissarro Painting Comes to a Head in Appeals Court

(Spain; United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Case Over $30 Million Camille Pissarro Painting Comes to a Head in Appeals Court. ArtNet News. 6 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.

Museum heist gang sentenced to 30+ years

(Italy)

ANSA (2016). Museum heist gang sentenced to 30+ years. ANSA. 5 December.

La Policía detiene a los presuntos autores del robo en la iglesia y la rectoral de Cea

(Spain)

Police arrested suspects in the robbery of the church and rectory of Cea

Faro de Vigo (2016). La Policía detiene a los presuntos autores del robo en la iglesia y la rectoral de Cea. Faro de Vigo. 5 December.

Profile: Art no-one can see - the story of the Geneva free port

(Switzerland)

Nan Spowart (2016). Profile: Art no-one can see - the story of the Geneva free port. The National. 5 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.

France pays £24m into new fund to protect cultural heritage sites

(France)

Associated Press (2016). France pays £24m into new fund to protect cultural heritage sites. The Guardian. 4 December.

The Maltese priest and the kidnapped Caravaggio: The amazing true story of the scrappy octogenarian who busted an audacious art heist

(Malta)

Noah Charney (2016). The Maltese priest and the kidnapped Caravaggio: The amazing true story of the scrappy octogenarian who busted an audacious art heist. Salon. 4 December.

Jewish family battles Spain museum over art looted by Nazis

(Spain)

Associated Press (2016). Jewish family battles Spain museum over art looted by Nazis. The Daily Mail. 4 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.

Stolen Dachau concentration camp gate may have been found in Norway

(Germany)

Karla Pequenino (2016). Stolen Dachau concentration camp gate may have been found in Norway. CNN. 2 December.

Berlin returns Nazi-looted sculpture to Jewish publisher's family

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). Berlin returns Nazi-looted sculpture to Jewish publisher's family. The Art Newspaper. 2 December.

Art cops recover Roman statue

(Italy)

ANSA (2016). Art cops recover Roman statue. ANSA. 2 December.

Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra

(Switzerland; Libya; Syria)

Associated Press (2016). Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra. The Daily Mail. 2 December.

Bibliomania, the Dark Desire For Books That Infected Europe in the 1800s

(General)

Lauren Young (2016). Bibliomania, the Dark Desire For Books That Infected Europe in the 1800s. Atlas Obscura. 2 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.

Geneva Free Port: The greatest art collection no-one can see

(Switzerland)

Will Gompertz (2016). Geneva Free Port: The greatest art collection no-one can see. BBC News. 1 December.

Give us back the Venus de Milo, Greeks tell Louvre

(France; Greece)

Anthee Carassava (2016). Give us back the Venus de Milo, Greeks tell Louvre. The Times. 30 November.

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.

Healing wounds, looted art reunited with Nazi victims' heirs

(United States of America; France)

Thomas Adamson (2016). Healing wounds, looted art reunited with Nazi victims' heirs. Sun Sentinel. 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.

Roban una reliquia del siglo XVI del Museo de Arte Sacro y la entregan a la Policía Local

(Spain)

Sixteenth century relic stolen from the Museum of Sacred Art and deliver to Local Police

David Gonzalez (2016). Roban una reliquia del siglo XVI del Museo de Arte Sacro y la entregan a la Policía Local. El Correo. 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.

'It's bizarre and appalling' - Vehicles get stuck in well-known historic gate everyday

(Ireland)

Catherine Devine (2016). 'It's bizarre and appalling' - Vehicles get stuck in well-known historic gate everyday. The Independent. 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.

Painting sold by Jewish couple to fund their escape from Nazi Germany to America is returned to their granddaughter almost eight decades later

(United States of America; France)

Associated Press (2016). Painting sold by Jewish couple to fund their escape from Nazi Germany to America is returned to their granddaughter almost eight decades later. The Daily Mail. 28 November.

Iran Cancels Long-Awaited Exhibition of Shah Collection in Berlin

(Iran; Germany)

Caroline Elbaor (2016). Iran Cancels Long-Awaited Exhibition of Shah Collection in Berlin. ArtNet News. 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.

Sweden's Christmas goat burned down on opening day

(Sweden)

The Local (2016). Sweden's Christmas goat burned down on opening day. The Local. 28 November.

Faking it: Does the forged Vermeer that fooled Goering belong in a museum?

(Netherlands)

Noah Charney (2016). Faking it: Does the forged Vermeer that fooled Goering belong in a museum?. Salon. 28 November.

Telling the difference between fake and real Van Gogh's

(Netherlands)

Joan Altabe (2016). Telling the difference between fake and real Van Gogh's. Blasting News. 27 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.

Mosaic-tiled Mexican Skull at Leiden Museum a Fake: Report

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Mosaic-tiled Mexican Skull at Leiden Museum a Fake: Report. NL Times. 25 November.

'Outrage' at damage to Cissbury Ring

(United Kingdom)

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

Police recover painting stolen 19 years ago

(Poland)

Radio Poland (2016). Police recover painting stolen 19 years ago. Radio Poland. 24 November.

Ancient stolen artefact repatriated

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2016). Ancient stolen artefact repatriated. Cyprus Mail. 24 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.

Sotheby's Denies Helping Flip Yves Bouvier's $127.5 Million Leonardo da Vinci

(Monaco; Singapore)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Sotheby's Denies Helping Flip Yves Bouvier's $127.5 Million Leonardo da Vinci. ArtNet News. 22 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.

Joyas en peligro

(Spain)

Treasures in danger

David Navarro (2016). Joyas en peligro. Heraldo. 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.

Germany to fund research into Nazis' 'degenerate art'

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). Germany to fund research into Nazis' 'degenerate art'. The Art Newspaper. 21 November.

Un antiguo poblado aborigen de Tamaraceite muere olvidado, víctima constante de actos vandálicos

(Spain)

An ancient indigenous village of Tamaraceite dies forgotten, a constant victim of vandalism

Jennifer Jimenez (2016). Un antiguo poblado aborigen de Tamaraceite muere olvidado, víctima constante de actos vandálicos. El Diario. 21 November.

Sur les traces d'œuvres d'art volées par les nazis

(Canada; Austria)

On the traces of works of art stolen by the Nazis

Dominique Scali (2016). Sur les traces d'œuvres d'art volées par les nazis. Journal de Montreal. 20 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.

Trente ans aprés, le dénouement d'un vol rocambolesque d'albâtres précieux?

(France)

Thirty years later, the denouement of a fantastic flight of precious alabaster?

Le Point (2016). Trente ans aprés, le dénouement d'un vol rocambolesque d'albâtres précieux?. Le Point. 18 November.

Bjarne Melgaard's Brush with Customs Officials Helps Change Outmoded Laws in Norway

(Norway)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2016). Bjarne Melgaard's Brush with Customs Officials Helps Change Outmoded Laws in Norway. ArtNet News. 18 November.

HM Customs and Gib University in first 'high level' enforcement meeting

(Gibralter)

Gabriella Peralta (2016). HM Customs and Gib University in first 'high level' enforcement meeting. Gibralter Chronicle. 18 November.

'Harry Potter fans' deface ancient 4,000-year-old megalithic tomb with Deathly Hallows symbol graffiti

(Spain)

Stephen Jones (2016). 'Harry Potter fans' deface ancient 4,000-year-old megalithic tomb with Deathly Hallows symbol graffiti. Mirror. 17 November.

"Unprecedented" Van Gogh Sketchbook Controversy, Explained

(Netherlands)

Abigail Cain (2016). "Unprecedented" Van Gogh Sketchbook Controversy, Explained. Artsy. 17 November.

UAE and France to announce new partnership on safeguarding endangered cultural heritage

(United Arab Emirates; France)

MENAFM (2016). UAE and France to announce new partnership on safeguarding endangered cultural heritage. MENAFN. 16 November.

Antiquities department had no power to act in Salamis case, auditor-general rules

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2016). Antiquities department had no power to act in Salamis case, auditor-general rules. Cyprus Mail. 16 November.

Stealing Hosts for anti-Catholic art? Not illegal, Spanish judge says

(Spain)

CNA (2016). Stealing Hosts for anti-Catholic art? Not illegal, Spanish judge says. Catholic News Agency. 16 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.

Mystery as wrecks of three Dutch WWII ships vanish from Java seabed

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

Oliver Holmes (2016). Mystery as wrecks of three Dutch WWII ships vanish from Java seabed. The Guardian. 16 November.

Villagers try to retrieve stolen corpse of their ancestor from the Netherlands

(China; Netherlands)

Global Times (2016). Villagers try to retrieve stolen corpse of their ancestor from the Netherlands. Global Times. 16 November.

Rome in shock as Bernini elephant statue vandalised

(Italy)

Agence France-Presse Chiara Palazzo (2016). Rome in shock as Bernini elephant statue vandalised. The Telegraph. 15 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.

Verona-Kiev, one way

(Ukraine; Italy)

Danilo Elia (2016). Verona-Kiev, one way. Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso. 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.

Van Gogh Museum disputes newly discovered sketchbook

(Netherlands)

Nigel Hunt (2016). Van Gogh Museum disputes newly discovered sketchbook. CBC. 15 November.

Found Sketchbook With Drawings Is Not By Van Gogh, According To Van Gogh Museum

(Netherlands)

Van Gogh Museum (2016). Found Sketchbook With Drawings Is Not By Van Gogh, According To Van Gogh Museum. Van Gogh Museum. 15 November.

Alphonse Mucha's grandson sues Prague to stop Asian tour of Slav Epic

(Czech Republic)

Julia Michalska (2016). Alphonse Mucha's grandson sues Prague to stop Asian tour of Slav Epic. The Art Newspaper. 14 November.

Antiquities mystery solved: Swiss return stolen artifact to Egypt

(Egypt; Switzerland)

AT editor (2016). Antiquities mystery solved: Swiss return stolen artifact to Egypt. Africa Times. 14 November.

Treasures worth billions 'hidden in free ports to fund Isis'

(Switzerland)

Cahal Milmo (2016). Treasures worth billions 'hidden in free ports to fund Isis'. i News. 13 November.

Spaniard jailed for destroying Neolithic cave to make an animal shelter

(Spain)

James Badcock (2016). Spaniard jailed for destroying Neolithic cave to make an animal shelter. The Telegraph. 13 November.

Cyprus police coordinated Europe-wide Pandora operation to hunt down missing antiquities

(Cyprus)

Philip Mark (2016). Cyprus police coordinated Europe-wide Pandora operation to hunt down missing antiquities. Cyprus Mail. 12 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.

Germany appoints first Jewish members to Nazi-loot art panel

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). Germany appoints first Jewish members to Nazi-loot art panel. The Art Newspaper. 11 November.

Did Michelangelo Start His Career as an Art Forger?

(Italy)

Hili Perlson (2016). Did Michelangelo Start His Career as an Art Forger?. ArtNet News. 10 November.

Selfie-Seeking Tourist Topples 18th-Century Sculpture

(Portugal)

Claire Voon (2016). Selfie-Seeking Tourist Topples 18th-Century Sculpture. Hyperallergic. 10 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.

Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests

(Cyprus)

Philip Mark (2016). Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests. Cyprus Mail. 10 November.

Possible 'first encounter' Aboriginal shield uncovered in Berlin

(Australia; Germany)

Lexi Metherell (2016). Possible 'first encounter' Aboriginal shield uncovered in Berlin. The New Daily. 10 November.

Recuperados el sagrario y el copón sustraídos de la iglesia de Polloe

(Spain)

Tabernacle and ciborium stolen from Polloe church recovered

El Diario Vasco (2016). Recuperados el sagrario y el copón sustraídos de la iglesia de Polloe. El Diario Vasco. 10 November.

Antiquities seized

(Cyprus)

Rachael Gillett (2016). Antiquities seized. Cyprus Mail. 9 November.

Germany returns ancient relics

(Germany; Peru)

Alvaro Tassano (2016). Germany returns ancient relics. Peru This Week. 9 November.

Italy returns scores of smuggled artifacts to Iran

(Iran; Italy)

Tehran Times (2016). Italy returns scores of smuggled artifacts to Iran. Tehran Times. 9 November.

Roban dos tallas de los siglos XVI y XVIII en la iglesia de Villaldavín

(Spain)

Carved sculptures from the 16th and 18th centuries stolen from the church of Villaldavín

El Norte de Castilla (2016). Roban dos tallas de los siglos XVI y XVIII en la iglesia de Villaldavín. El Norte de Castilla. 8 November.

Dutch court reportedly issues notice to collector of mummified statue

(China; Netherlands)

Li Yan (2016). Dutch court reportedly issues notice to collector of mummified statue. ECNS. 8 November.

Austrian Authorities Thwart Group Trying to Sell Fake Picassos

(Austria)

Christopher D. Shea (2016). Austrian Authorities Thwart Group Trying to Sell Fake Picassos. The New York Times. 8 November.

Slovenian busted in Austrian investigation into art forgery

(Slovenia; Austria)

STA (2016). Slovenian busted in Austrian investigation into art forgery. STA. 7 November.

Minister vows tough control on cultural heritage after fire damages ancient Vardzia frescos

(Georgia)

Agenda News (2016). Minister vows tough control on cultural heritage after fire damages ancient Vardzia frescos. Agenda News. 7 November.

Historic painting looted from church in Italy destroyed by earthquake

(Italy)

Allen Cone (2016). Historic painting looted from church in Italy destroyed by earthquake. UPI. 7 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.

Terremoto, sparito un dipinto del '600, indagini per furto

(Italy)

Earthquake: Painting from 1600s disappears, investigated as theft

Rai News (2016). Terremoto, sparito un dipinto del '600, indagini per furto. Rai News. 6 November.

Obras de arte en 'busca y captura'

(Spain)

Works of art in 'search and capture'

Carlos Fonesca (2016). Obras de arte en 'busca y captura'. Voz Populi. 5 November.

Outcry after Toledo Museum of Art sells ancient Greek and Egyptian objects at auction

(United States of America; Egypt; Cyprus)

Aimee Dawson (2016). Outcry after Toledo Museum of Art sells ancient Greek and Egyptian objects at auction. The Art Newspaper. 5 November.

Debate intensifies over 'Venus' attribution to Cranach

(Liechtenstein)

Alex Capon (2016). Debate intensifies over 'Venus' attribution to Cranach. Antiques Trade Gazette. 4 November.

Louvre may safeguard artefacts from war-torn areas

(France)

Anny Shaw (2016). Louvre may safeguard artefacts from war-torn areas. The Art Newspaper. 4 November.

14th century Italian manuscript transferred to ICE following probe

(United States of America; Italy; Switzerland)

ICE (2016). 14th century Italian manuscript transferred to ICE following probe. ICE. 4 November.

Nobody Knows If These Nazi Home Movies Were Lost, Stolen or Destroyed at the National Archives

(Germany; United States of America)

Matt Novak (2016). Nobody Knows If These Nazi Home Movies Were Lost, Stolen or Destroyed at the National Archives. Gizmodo. 3 November.

Facebook Censors Caravaggio's Nude Cupid, Then Changes Mind

(Italy)

Brian Boucher (2016). Facebook Censors Caravaggio's Nude Cupid, Then Changes Mind. ArtNet News. 2 November.

Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading. eKathimerini. 2 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.

Picasso's electrician admits he lied in court

(France)

Vince Noce (2016). Picasso's electrician admits he lied in court. The Art Newspaper. 1 November.

Picasso widow accused of hiding art at electrician's theft trial

(France)

RFI (2016). Picasso widow accused of hiding art at electrician's theft trial. RFI. 1 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.

Louvre to offer shelter for world treasures rescued from war zones

(France)

Kim Willsher (2016). Louvre to offer shelter for world treasures rescued from war zones. The Guardian. 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.

German Frozen Pizza Maker Reveals Nazi Art Loot in Company Collection

(Germany)

The Jewish Press (2016). German Frozen Pizza Maker Reveals Nazi Art Loot in Company Collection. The Jewish Press. 31 October.

The Scots noble stolen from his grave

(United Kingdom)

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

Are These Mobsters Hiding Van Goghs?

(Italy; Netherlands)

Barbie Latza Nadeau (2016). Are These Mobsters Hiding Van Goghs?. The Daily Beast. 29 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.

Show sheds light on WWII efforts to salvage priceless antiquities

(Greece)

Iota Sykka (2016). Show sheds light on WWII efforts to salvage priceless antiquities. eKathimerini. 29 October.

Italy police recover stolen manuscript after 30 years

(Italy)

BBC News (2016). Italy police recover stolen manuscript after 30 years. BBC News. 28 October.

Ulay Remembers the Crime of a Lifetime 40 Years Later

(Germany)

Noah Charney (2016). Ulay Remembers the Crime of a Lifetime 40 Years Later. Observer. 26 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.

Rukoro hints at reparation package

(Namibia; Germany)

New Era (2016). Rukoro hints at reparation package. New Era. 25 October.

Italian Preservationists Save 900 Artworks From the Ruins of Earthquake-Struck Amatrice

(Italy)

Danny Lewis (2016). Italian Preservationists Save 900 Artworks From the Ruins of Earthquake-Struck Amatrice. Smithsonian. 25 October.

Mummy portraits stolen by Nazis, recovered, sell for over $300,000

(Switzerland; Germany)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Mummy portraits stolen by Nazis, recovered, sell for over $300,000. The Times of India. 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.

Cyprus demands auction be stopped

(United States of America; Cyprus)

Roberta Gedert (2016). Cyprus demands auction be stopped. The Toledo Blade. 25 October.

TEFAF's Old Master Dealers Weigh In on the Unfolding $255 Million Forgery Scandal

(Netherlands)

Sarah Cascone (2016). TEFAF's Old Master Dealers Weigh In on the Unfolding $255 Million Forgery Scandal. ArtNet News. 24 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.

Art expert slams Toledo museum on sale of antiquities

(United States of America; Egypt; Cyprus; Greece)

Wynne Everett (2016). Art expert slams Toledo museum on sale of antiquities. The Toledo Blade. 24 October.

These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.

(Israel; Iraq; Poland; Portugal; Czech Republic; Russia)

The Jerusalem Post (2016). These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.. The Jerusalem Post. 24 October.

Tourists in Dubrovnik Damaged an Invaluable Monument

(Croatia)

Daniel Rogulj (2016). Tourists in Dubrovnik Damaged an Invaluable Monument. Total Croatia News. 23 October.

Billionaire Art Dealer Is Awaiting Verdict in Tax Fraud Case

(France)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Billionaire Art Dealer Is Awaiting Verdict in Tax Fraud Case. The New York Times. 21 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.

Danish bog mummy's missing toe returned after 60 years

(Denmark)

The Local (2016). Danish bog mummy's missing toe returned after 60 years. The Local. 21 October.

A tale of Vermeers, art experts, and the most notorious- forger of the 20th century

(Israel; Netherlands)

Maya Margit (2016). A tale of Vermeers, art experts, and the most notorious- forger of the 20th century. I24 News. 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.

Picking Apart 18th-Century French Furniture to Detect Forgery

(France)

Eve M. Kahn (2016). Picking Apart 18th-Century French Furniture to Detect Forgery. The New York Times. 20 October.

European Parliament bungles shipment of Nazi artifacts

(Netherlands)

Tara Palmeri (2016). European Parliament bungles shipment of Nazi artifacts. Politico. 19 October.

Art Dealer Claims Monet in 1MDB Scandal

(Monaco; Switzerland; Malaysia)

Kelly Crow (2016). Art Dealer Claims Monet in 1MDB Scandal. The Wall Street Journal. 19 October.

Swiss field just two claims in seven decades

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2016). Swiss field just two claims in seven decades. Swiss Info. 19 October.

Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port

(Greece; Italy)

eKathimerini (2016). Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port. eKathimerini. 19 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.

Roban ornamentos religiosos y joyas en la iglesia de Santa María en Ocaña

(Spain)

Religious ornaments and jewellery stolen from the church of Santa María in Ocaña

ABC España (2016). Roban ornamentos religiosos y joyas en la iglesia de Santa María en Ocaña. ABC España. 18 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.

Traficante envió un cuadro robado de Picasso desde Heredia a Washigton

(Costa Rica; United States of America; France)

Trafficker sent a stolen Picasso painting from Heredia to Washington

Hassel Fallas (2016). Traficante envió un cuadro robado de Picasso desde Heredia a Washigton. La Nación. 16 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.

Prosecutor recommends four-year prison sentence and €250m fine for Guy Wildenstein in Paris trial

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Prosecutor recommends four-year prison sentence and €250m fine for Guy Wildenstein in Paris trial. The Art Newspaper. 14 October.

Versailles Staffers Caught Selling Counterfeit Tickets

(France)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2016). Versailles Staffers Caught Selling Counterfeit Tickets. ArtNet News. 14 October.

Ritrovati tre quadri rubati a Roma nel 1983: "Opere di valore inestimabile"

(Italy)

Three paintings stolen from Rome in 1983 recovered: Priceless works

Roma Today (2016). Ritrovati tre quadri rubati a Roma nel 1983: "Opere di valore inestimabile". Roma Today. 14 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.

Roban la campana de la iglesia de Quintana del Pino

(Spain)

Loreto Velázquez (2016). Roban la campana de la iglesia de Quintana del Pino. El Correo De Burgos. 14 October.

Critics say Bavaria not doing enough on looted art

(Germany)

Jefferson Chase (2016). Critics say Bavaria not doing enough on looted art. DW. 13 October.

Italia entrega a México piezas arqueológicas rescatadas del tráfico ilegal

(Mexico; Italy)

Italy delivers archaeological pieces recovered from illegal trafficking to Mexico

Tania Campos (2016). Italia entrega a México piezas arqueológicas rescatadas del tráfico ilegal. Xataka. 12 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.

Freeports Come Under Scrutiny by UNESCO as Havens for Stolen Cultural Property

(Switzerland)

Caroline Elbaor (2016). Freeports Come Under Scrutiny by UNESCO as Havens for Stolen Cultural Property. ArtNet News. 10 October.

Beleaguered Yves Bouvier defends himself and freeport system

(Switzerland)

Vincent Noce (2016). Beleaguered Yves Bouvier defends himself and freeport system. The Art Newspaper. 10 October.

Did The Mafia Steal Caravaggio's 'Nativity of St. Francis and St. Lawrence'?

(Italy)

Allison McNearny (2016). Did The Mafia Steal Caravaggio's 'Nativity of St. Francis and St. Lawrence'?. The Daily Beast. 9 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.

Five Paintings Stolen in 2005 Return to Dutch Museum

(Netherlands; Ukraine)

Nina Siegal (2016). Five Paintings Stolen in 2005 Return to Dutch Museum. The New York Times. 7 October.

To recover history from peril: on the dealer Paul Rosenberg and the Nazi seizure of Modern art

(Belgium; France)

Garry Shaw (2016). To recover history from peril: on the dealer Paul Rosenberg and the Nazi seizure of Modern art. The Art Newspaper. 7 October.

Treasure hunter believes he's closing in on lost Nazi loot

(Czech Republic)

Toronto Sun (2016). Treasure hunter believes he's closing in on lost Nazi loot. Toronto Sun. 6 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.

Treasures of the Black Sea turn into political hostages

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Stas Sokolov (2016). Treasures of the Black Sea turn into political hostages. DW. 6 October.

UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures

(Italy; Syria)

Associated Press (2016). UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures. The Daily Mail. 6 October.

Antiquities ministry receives golden mummy mask from French-Egyptian citizen

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Antiquities ministry receives golden mummy mask from French-Egyptian citizen. Ahram Online. 6 October.

The future of 'Scythian gold' to be finally decided on Dec. 14

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Ukraine Today (2016). The future of 'Scythian gold' to be finally decided on Dec. 14. Ukraine Today. 6 October.

Following the Ghent Altarpiece, the World's Most Stolen (and Well-Traveled) Artwork

(Netherlands)

Kathleen Rellihan (2016). Following the Ghent Altarpiece, the World's Most Stolen (and Well-Traveled) Artwork. CN Traveler. 6 October.

French minister says stolen art may fund terror via 'free ports'

(France)

AFP (2016). French minister says stolen art may fund terror via 'free ports'. Yahoo News. 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.

Bull of Nimrud destroyed by Isis to be recreated in Rome

(Italy; Syria)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner (2016). Bull of Nimrud destroyed by Isis to be recreated in Rome. The Guardian. 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.

Greek police bust 'antiquities smuggling ring'

(Greece)

AFP (2016). Greek police bust 'antiquities smuggling ring'. 7 News. 5 October.

Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring

(Greece)

Helen Stoilas (2016). Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring. The Art Newspaper. 5 October.

Lost and found: 5 pieces of Dutch Golden Age art have been recovered after a 10 year hunt

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Susannah Polk (2016). Lost and found: 5 pieces of Dutch Golden Age art have been recovered after a 10 year hunt. CNN. 5 October.

Paintings That Bear the Scars of War

(Belgium)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Paintings That Bear the Scars of War. The New York Times. 5 October.

Prague centre plans permanent exhibition of Nazi-confiscated art

(Czech Republic)

ČTK (2016). Prague centre plans permanent exhibition of Nazi-confiscated art. Prague Daily Monitor. 5 October.

More than a pretty picture: Mafia bosses said to bank big on art

(Italy; Netherlands)

Francesca Astorri (2016). More than a pretty picture: Mafia bosses said to bank big on art. Al Arabiya. 4 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.

Spanish thieves find easy source of loot: unprotected churches

(Spain)

Jordi Pérez Colomé (2016). Spanish thieves find easy source of loot: unprotected churches. El País. 30 September.

Here's Why Art Thieves Steal Paintings They Can't Sell

(Italy; Netherlands)

Corky Siemaszko (2016). Here's Why Art Thieves Steal Paintings They Can't Sell. NBC. 30 September.

Trial Offers Rare View of Wildenstein Family and Fortune

(France)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Trial Offers Rare View of Wildenstein Family and Fortune. The New York Times. 30 September.

When Art Thieves Target Treasures In Churches

(Germany)

Tobias Heimbach (2016). When Art Thieves Target Treasures In Churches. World Crunch. 30 September.

US-France court battle tied to Picasso comes to a head

(United States of America; France)

Sébastien Blanc (2016). US-France court battle tied to Picasso comes to a head. Art Daily. 30 September.

Russian collector repatriates 17th-century icon to Yaroslavl church

(Russia; Italy)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Russian collector repatriates 17th-century icon to Yaroslavl church. The Art Newspaper. 30 September.

Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy

(Italy; Netherlands)

BBC News (2016). Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy. BBC News. 29 September.

Cultural Property Protection Law Comes Under Fire in Germany

(Germany)

Conrad De Aenlle (2016). Cultural Property Protection Law Comes Under Fire in Germany. The New York Times. 29 September.

Peeved Protester Throws Pee at Censored Photo Show in Moscow

(Russia)

Carey Dunne (2016). Peeved Protester Throws Pee at Censored Photo Show in Moscow. Hyperallergic. 28 September.

Vandalism of Dirty Corner sculpture at Versailles an 'inside job', claims Kapoor

(France)

Cristina Ruiz (2016). Vandalism of Dirty Corner sculpture at Versailles an 'inside job', claims Kapoor. The Art Newspaper. 28 September.

Anita Halpin among beneficiaries of Neue Galerie restitution

(Germany)

Dan Duray (2016). Anita Halpin among beneficiaries of Neue Galerie restitution. The Art Newspaper. 28 September.

Lawful Heir of Artworks Looted by Gestapo Files Lawsuit in DC Federal Court

(Germany)

The Jewish Voice (2016). Lawful Heir of Artworks Looted by Gestapo Files Lawsuit in DC Federal Court. The Jewish Voice. 28 September.

Judge 'Stupefied' by Arguments on Day One of Wildenstein Tax Fraud Trial

(France)

Robert Williams (2016). Judge 'Stupefied' by Arguments on Day One of Wildenstein Tax Fraud Trial. ArtNet News. 27 September.

Una carta anónima desvela el robo de cuatro campanas en la Casa del Chavo

(Spain)

An anonymous letter reveals the theft of four bells from the Casa del Chavo C

Javier Martínez (2016). Una carta anónima desvela el robo de cuatro campanas en la Casa del Chavo. Las Provincias. 27 September.

Cologne to return Menzel drawing sold in 1939 to Hildebrand Gurlitt

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). Cologne to return Menzel drawing sold in 1939 to Hildebrand Gurlitt. The Art Newspaper. 27 September.

Neue Galerie Returns Painting Seized by Nazis and Then Rebuys It in Settlement

(Germany)

Graham Bowley (2016). Neue Galerie Returns Painting Seized by Nazis and Then Rebuys It in Settlement. The New York Times. 27 September.

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.

Cyprus to spearhead war on illicit trafficking of cultural property

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2016). Cyprus to spearhead war on illicit trafficking of cultural property. Famagusta Gazette. 26 September.

Un tapiz robado multiplica por diez su precio tras 'perder' el nombre

(Spain)

A stolen tapestry that's price multiplied by ten after 'losing' its name.

Eduardo Bayona (2016). Un tapiz robado multiplica por diez su precio tras 'perder' el nombre. Publico. 25 September.

Ulay vs. Marina Abramović: How the epic legal battle between art-world giants went down

(Netherlands)

Noah Charney (2016). Ulay vs. Marina Abramović: How the epic legal battle between art-world giants went down. Salon. 25 September.

La «misteriosa» desaparición de los restos de Diego Colón

(Spain)

The "mysterious" disappearance of the remains of Diego Columbus

Mónica Arrizabalaga (2016). La «misteriosa» desaparición de los restos de Diego Colón. ABC España. 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.

Unsupervised digs and illicit ticket sales rampant at historc sites

(Cyprus)

Angelos Anastasiou (2016). Unsupervised digs and illicit ticket sales rampant at historc sites. Cyprus Mail. 23 September.

Art meets history in homage to legendary French Jewish dealer

(Belgium; France)

Catherine Bennett (2016). Art meets history in homage to legendary French Jewish dealer. The Times of Israel. 23 September.

Stolen painting recovered in Leeuwarden is a fake

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Stolen painting recovered in Leeuwarden is a fake. NL Times. 22 September.

Paintings recovered in Leeuwarden storage unit 17 years after theft

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Paintings recovered in Leeuwarden storage unit 17 years after theft. NL Times. 22 September.

Court Orders Marina Abramović to Pay Ulay and Give Him Credit for Their Art

(Netherlands)

Claire Voon (2016). Court Orders Marina Abramović to Pay Ulay and Give Him Credit for Their Art. Hyperallergic. 22 September.

Freeports boom highlights risks of shady activities

(Switzerland)

Silke Koltrowitz (2016). Freeports boom highlights risks of shady activities. Reuters. 22 September.

Heir to art-dealing estate in court in major French fraud trial

(France)

Kim Willsher (2016). Heir to art-dealing estate in court in major French fraud trial. The Guardian. 22 September.

Exhibition with antiquities from occupied Cyprus opens on September 23

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2016). Exhibition with antiquities from occupied Cyprus opens on September 23. Famagusta Gazette. 22 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.

Germany's new cultural protection law welcomed abroad

(Germany)

Markus Hilgert (2016). Germany's new cultural protection law welcomed abroad. DW. 21 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.

How the journey of a Rembrandt masterpiece ended here in the North Country

(United States of America; Russia)

Brian Mann (2016). How the journey of a Rembrandt masterpiece ended here in the North Country. North County Public Radio. 21 September.

François Hollande announces $100m fund to protect cultural heritage in the Middle East

(France)

David D'Arcy (2016). François Hollande announces $100m fund to protect cultural heritage in the Middle East. The Art Newspaper. 21 September.

How the Mona Lisa became so overrated

(France)

Phil Edwards (2016). How the Mona Lisa became so overrated. Vox. 20 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.

The memorial plaque for David Bowie in Berlin has been stolen

(Germany)

Press Association (2016). The memorial plaque for David Bowie in Berlin has been stolen. Press Association. 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.

US tourist steals marble fragment from Pompeii

(Italy)

New Kerala (2016). US tourist steals marble fragment from Pompeii. New Kerala. 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.

"Die Schatzsucher sind die Hunnen von heute"

(Bulgaria)

"Treasure Hunters are Today's Huns"

Balazs Csekö (2016). "Die Schatzsucher sind die Hunnen von heute". Der Standard. 18 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.

The man stuffed and displayed like a wild animal

(Botswana; Spain)

Frank Westerman (2016). The man stuffed and displayed like a wild animal. BBC News. 16 September.

Ukraine hands back stolen paintings to Dutch museum

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Reuters (2016). Ukraine hands back stolen paintings to Dutch museum. Reuters. 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.

Art. Passion. Politics.

(United States of America; Russia)

Edward Goldman (2016). Art. Passion. Politics.. Huffington Post. 13 September.

Piano di Sorrento, nascondeva reperti archeologici in casa: medico denunciato

(Italy)

Piano di Sorrento: Archaeological finds hidden in home, doctor implicated

Il Mattino (2016). Piano di Sorrento, nascondeva reperti archeologici in casa: medico denunciato. Il Mattino. 13 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.

Police probe Marrache art collection theft

(Gibralter)

Brian Reyes (2016). Police probe Marrache art collection theft. Gibralter Chronicle. 13 September.

Museum hopeful stolen paintings in Ukraine will be home soon

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Dutch News (2016). Museum hopeful stolen paintings in Ukraine will be home soon. Dutch News. 12 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.

Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja

(Spain)

The Leader (2016). Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja. The Leader. 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.

Opera Gallery Wins $2.4 Million Decision Against Infamous Art Dealer

(United States of America; Belgium)

Brian Boucher (2016). Opera Gallery Wins $2.4 Million Decision Against Infamous Art Dealer. ArtNet News. 9 September.

Two British schoolboys appear in Polish court accused of stealing buttons, shards of glass and a hair clipper belonging to former Auschwitz prisoners

(Poland)

Corey Charlton (2016). Two British schoolboys appear in Polish court accused of stealing buttons, shards of glass and a hair clipper belonging to former Auschwitz prisoners. The Sun. 9 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.

New twist in fake antique furniture scandal overshadows opening of Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris

(France)

Vincent Noce (2016). New twist in fake antique furniture scandal overshadows opening of Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris. The Art Newspaper. 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.

AG to decide about antiquities irregularities

(Cyprus)

George Psyllides (2016). AG to decide about antiquities irregularities. Cyprus Mail. 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.

US Judge Approves Warrant for Acoma Shield Listed for Sale by Paris Auction House

(United States of America; France)

Allison Meier (2016). US Judge Approves Warrant for Acoma Shield Listed for Sale by Paris Auction House. Hyperallergic. 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.

Call for action as Battle of Kinsale tourist signs stolen

(Ireland)

Eoin English (2016). Call for action as Battle of Kinsale tourist signs stolen. Irish Examiner. 6 September.

Paris auction workers jailed over theft scam

(France)

BBC News (2016). Paris auction workers jailed over theft scam. BBC News. 6 September.

Verdict expected in vast theft scam at French auction house

(France)

Associated Press (2016). Verdict expected in vast theft scam at French auction house. Salon. 6 September.

French auction workers convicted in vast theft scam

(France)

Philippe Sotto (2016). French auction workers convicted in vast theft scam. CTV. 6 September.

Turkish government shuts down important archaeological dig, apparently to punish Austria

(Turkey; Austria)

Erik Stokstad (2016). Turkish government shuts down important archaeological dig, apparently to punish Austria. Science. 6 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.

Robo frustrado de noche en la iglesia de Santa María de Laredo

(Spain)

Theft thwarted in the night at the church of Santa María de Laredo

Abel Verano (2016). Robo frustrado de noche en la iglesia de Santa María de Laredo. El Diario Montañes. 3 September.

Major art theft in Harborough district

(United Kingdom)

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

Audit Office raids Paphos museum and sites

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2016). Audit Office raids Paphos museum and sites. Cyprus Mail. 1 September.

Roban las joyas de la Virgen en la ermita de Tiagua

(Spain)

Jewels of the Virgin of the hermitage of Tiagua stolen

La Voz de Lanzarote (2016). Roban las joyas de la Virgen en la ermita de Tiagua. La Voz de Lanzarote. 1 September.

Anselm Kiefer's Workshop Robbed for Raw Materials Again

(France)

Naomi Rea (2016). Anselm Kiefer's Workshop Robbed for Raw Materials Again. ArtNet News. 31 August.

Artist Kevin Sharkey arrested over alleged art theft

(Ireland)

David Kearns (2016). Artist Kevin Sharkey arrested over alleged art theft. Irish Independent. 31 August.

Judge OKs return of Native American shield sent to Paris

(United States of America; France)

Mary Hudetz (2016). Judge OKs return of Native American shield sent to Paris. Las Cruces Sun-News. 31 August.

The truth about the Hemingway Heist

(United Kingdom)

David Mason (2016). The truth about the Hemingway Heist. The Guardian. 30 August.

Nazi treasure hunt: Spain wants return of 'Aryan' artifacts gifted to Third Reich in 1940s

(Spain; Germany)

RT (2016). Nazi treasure hunt: Spain wants return of 'Aryan' artifacts gifted to Third Reich in 1940s. RT. 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.

Feature: Greece strives to preserve underwater antiquities

(Greece)

Xinhua (2016). Feature: Greece strives to preserve underwater antiquities. Xinhua. 29 August.

Old Master recovered and gang arrested in Marbella

(Spain)

John Smith (2016). Old Master recovered and gang arrested in Marbella. EuroWeekly. 29 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.

The Mammoth Pirates

(Russia)

Amos Chapple (2016). The Mammoth Pirates. Radio Free Europe. 25 August.

Valuable Ancient Jewelry Found in Private Home in Bulgaria's Nikopol

(Bulgaria)

Novinite (2016). Valuable Ancient Jewelry Found in Private Home in Bulgaria's Nikopol. Novinite. 25 August.

75%increase in infringement on Egyptian monuments in Greece: Ministry of Religious Endowments

(Greece; Egypt)

Aisha Zidane (2016). 75%increase in infringement on Egyptian monuments in Greece: Ministry of Religious Endowments. Daily News Egypt. 25 August.

From Timbuktu to Grimsby, heritage deserves to be restored and revered

(Mali; Bosnia; Iraq; Germany)

Simon Jenkins (2016). From Timbuktu to Grimsby, heritage deserves to be restored and revered. The Guardian. 25 August.

Assisi basilica declared safe after fatal earthquake strikes central Italy

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2016). Assisi basilica declared safe after fatal earthquake strikes central Italy. The Art Newspaper. 24 August.

Rise of the Nazi-Grave Robbers

(Poland; Germany)

Thomas Rogers (2016). Rise of the Nazi-Grave Robbers. Bloomberg. 23 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.

In the frame: We chat to 'art detective' Arthur Brand

(Netherlands)

Matilda Battersby (2016). In the frame: We chat to 'art detective' Arthur Brand. Belfast Telegraph. 20 August.

El hermano mayor de la Fe da por perdidas las 37 piezas de joyería robadas pese a la detención del ladrón

(Spain)

The head of La Hermandad de la Fe give up as lost 37 pieces of jewellery stolen, despite the arrest of the thief

Europa Press (2016). El hermano mayor de la Fe da por perdidas las 37 piezas de joyería robadas pese a la detención del ladrón. La Informacion. 20 August.

The Heist that Made the Mona Lisa Famous

(France; Italy)

Evan Andrews (2016). The Heist that Made the Mona Lisa Famous. History. 19 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.

Bulgarian police arrest man over illegal possession of ancient coins

(Bulgaria)

The Sofia Globe (2016). Bulgarian police arrest man over illegal possession of ancient coins. The Sofia Globe. 19 August.

Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery under fire over Crimean loans in blockbuster show

(Russia; Ukraine)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery under fire over Crimean loans in blockbuster show. The Art Newspaper. 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.

Former French culture minister calls for halt to restoration of Galerie Vivienne

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Former French culture minister calls for halt to restoration of Galerie Vivienne. The Art Newspaper. 18 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.

Search for Mythical Nazi Gold Train Resumes

(Poland)

Megan Gannon (2016). Search for Mythical Nazi Gold Train Resumes. Live Science. 16 August.

Our Prayers Are Answered as Beast Jesus Stars in a Comic Opera

(Spain)

Claire Voon (2016). Our Prayers Are Answered as Beast Jesus Stars in a Comic Opera. Hyperallergic. 15 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.

Dig for lost Nazi 'gold train' gets underway in Poland

(Poland)

DW (2016). Dig for lost Nazi 'gold train' gets underway in Poland. DW. 12 August.

Prized painting stolen from Adolf Hitler comes to light 71 years later

(Germany; United States of America)

Vicky Smith (2016). Prized painting stolen from Adolf Hitler comes to light 71 years later. Mirror. 12 August.

Pioneering war photographer Gerda Taro's images vandalised in Leipzig

(Germany)

Julia Michalska (2016). Pioneering war photographer Gerda Taro's images vandalised in Leipzig. The Art Newspaper. 12 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.

Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities. eKathimerini. 11 August.

The Forgery That Earned Michelangelo His First Roman Patron

(Italy)

Nora Landes (2016). The Forgery That Earned Michelangelo His First Roman Patron. Artsy. 10 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.

Uma discussão de há décadas

(Portugal; Angola)

A discussion for decades

Joana Gorjão Henriques (2016). Uma discussão de há décadas. Publico. 10 August.

Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts

(Italy; United States of America)

The Local (2016). Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts. The Local. 10 August.

Spat over Paphos antiquities continues

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2016). Spat over Paphos antiquities continues. Cyprus Mail. 9 August.

Benin set to recover its cultural heritage from France

(Benin; France)

Africa News (2016). Benin set to recover its cultural heritage from France. Africa News. 9 August.

Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs. eKathimerini. 9 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.

Ministry to ask police to investigate allegations of missing antiquities made by Paphos mayor

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2016). Ministry to ask police to investigate allegations of missing antiquities made by Paphos mayor. Cyprus Mail. 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.

Partial return of looted collection

(Cyprus)

Jean Christou (2016). Partial return of looted collection. Cyprus Mail. 7 August.

'Vandals' damaging ancient ring fort

(Ireland)

John Manning (2016). 'Vandals' damaging ancient ring fort. Irish Independent. 6 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.

'Pink Panther' jewel thief gang arrested after stealing £280MILLION in 380 armed robberies as they tried to escape wearing joke-shop wig and fake glasses

(Spain)

Harvey Day (2016). 'Pink Panther' jewel thief gang arrested after stealing £280MILLION in 380 armed robberies as they tried to escape wearing joke-shop wig and fake glasses. The Daily Mail. 6 August.

90-Year-Old Vandalizes Crossword Artwork, Then Claims Copyright on the Result

(Germany)

Brian Boucher (2016). 90-Year-Old Vandalizes Crossword Artwork, Then Claims Copyright on the Result. ArtNet News. 5 August.

German culture minister promises to reform Limbach Commission after mounting criticism

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). German culture minister promises to reform Limbach Commission after mounting criticism. The Art Newspaper. 5 August.

Ancient Clay Figurine Repatriated to Cyprus from UK

(Cyprus)

Ioanna Zikakou (2016). Ancient Clay Figurine Repatriated to Cyprus from UK. Greek Reporter. 5 August.

Vandals attack ancient castle with fire

(United Kingdom)

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

Magnus app founder hits back at critics

(Germany)

Melanie Gerlis (2016). Magnus app founder hits back at critics. The Art Newspaper. 4 August.

Ukraine not letting go of stolen Dutch Art

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Ukraine not letting go of stolen Dutch Art. NL Times. 4 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.

How art detective Arthur Brand recovered two multi-million pound pieces of stolen art

(Netherlands)

Matilda Battersby (2016). How art detective Arthur Brand recovered two multi-million pound pieces of stolen art. The Independent. 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.

Magnus Art-Pricing App Pulled from Apple Store Amid Evidence of Extensive Data Theft

(Germany)

Brian Boucher (2016). Magnus Art-Pricing App Pulled from Apple Store Amid Evidence of Extensive Data Theft. ArtNet News. 1 August.

German tourists scale Colosseum in night time stunt

(Italy; Germany)

Alexandra Sims (2016). German tourists scale Colosseum in night time stunt. The Independent. 1 August.

Trésors pillés : « La France doit répondre positivement á la demande du Bénin »

(France; Benin)

Pillaged Treasures: France must respond positively to Benin's demand

Le Monde (2016). Trésors pillés : « La France doit répondre positivement á la demande du Bénin ». Le Monde. 1 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.

'National tragedy': 5,000yo Norwegian skier carving destroyed in act of youth vandalism

(Norwegian)

RT (2016). 'National tragedy': 5,000yo Norwegian skier carving destroyed in act of youth vandalism. RT. 30 July.

Long-Lost Engraving by Albrecht Dürer Discovered at Flea Market

(France; Germany)

Hili Perlson (2016). Long-Lost Engraving by Albrecht Dürer Discovered at Flea Market. ArtNet News. 29 July.

Roban joyas arqueológicas de Alejandro Magno y de la hija de Mahoma valoradas en 100 millones

(Spain)

Archaeological treasures of Alexander the Great and the daughter of Muhammed valued at 100 million stolen

Luis F. Durán (2016). Roban joyas arqueológicas de Alejandro Magno y de la hija de Mahoma valoradas en 100 millones. El Mundo. 29 July.

Director of Vienna's Belvedere Museum Dismissed Over Misconduct

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Director of Vienna's Belvedere Museum Dismissed Over Misconduct. ArtNet News. 28 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.

Austrian City Must Pay $9 Million Compensation Over Lost Schiele and Klimt Works

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Austrian City Must Pay $9 Million Compensation Over Lost Schiele and Klimt Works. ArtNet News. 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.

Dali, De Lempicka stolen from Dutch museum 'found after seven years'

(Netherlands)

AFP (2016). Dali, De Lempicka stolen from Dutch museum 'found after seven years'. Luxemburger Wort. 27 July.

Cologne cathedral hires lawyer to stop Pokemon players

(Germany)

Associated Press (2016). Cologne cathedral hires lawyer to stop Pokemon players. Catholic Herald. 27 July.

Former librarian who stole hundreds of rare antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland avoids jail

(Ireland)

Independent (2016). Former librarian who stole hundreds of rare antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland avoids jail. Irish Independent. 27 July.

Orlan Must Pay Lady Gaga $22,000 After Losing Forgery Lawsuit

(France)

Brian Boucher (2016). Orlan Must Pay Lady Gaga $22,000 After Losing Forgery Lawsuit. ArtNet News. 26 July.

Phedonos lashes out at antiquities head, refuses to retract allegations of artefact thefts

(Cyprus)

Bejay Browne (2016). Phedonos lashes out at antiquities head, refuses to retract allegations of artefact thefts. Cyprus Mail. 26 July.

EU countries failing to protect cultural heritage

(General)

EuroEfe (2016). EU countries failing to protect cultural heritage. EurActive. 25 July.

Iran's National Library receives 2 rare Quran manuscripts

(Iran; Germany)

Mehr News Agency (2016). Iran's National Library receives 2 rare Quran manuscripts. Mehr News Agency. 23 July.

U.S. files complaint to recover Acoma war shield

(United States of America; France)

Anne Constable (2016). U.S. files complaint to recover Acoma war shield. Santa Fe New Mexican. 23 July.

Van Gogh and Monet paintings seized in 1MDB corruption investigation

(Switzerland; Singapore; United States of America; Malaysia)

AFP (2016). Van Gogh and Monet paintings seized in 1MDB corruption investigation. The Guardian. 23 July.

Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair

(Italy)

The Local (2016). Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair. The Local. 22 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.

El abandono y los saqueos arruinan gran parte de la historia industrial de Cantabria

(Spain)

Neglect and looting has ruined much of the industrial history of Cantabria

Álvaro San Miguel (2016). El abandono y los saqueos arruinan gran parte de la historia industrial de Cantabria. El Diario Montañes. 22 July.

Switzerland, Singapore Seize Art, Property After FBI Moves Against Fund Linked to Red Granite

(Switzerland; Singapore; United States of America; Malaysia)

Patrick Frater (2016). Switzerland, Singapore Seize Art, Property After FBI Moves Against Fund Linked to Red Granite. Variety. 21 July.

Graffiti vandals target ancient Wemyss caves

(United Kingdom)

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

Prosecutors Expose Jho Low's Secret Schemes to Illicitly Acquire $137 Million in Art

(Switzerland; Singapore; United States of America; Malaysia)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Prosecutors Expose Jho Low's Secret Schemes to Illicitly Acquire $137 Million in Art. ArtNet News. 20 July.

Descendants of Jewish Owners Continue to Pursue Nazi-Stolen Art

(Germany)

Boruch Shubert (2016). Descendants of Jewish Owners Continue to Pursue Nazi-Stolen Art. The Jewish Voice. 20 July.

New Research Says Gurlitt Collection Could Include 91 Nazi-Looted Works

(Switzerland; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). New Research Says Gurlitt Collection Could Include 91 Nazi-Looted Works. ArtNet News. 19 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.

Who Stole These Francis Bacon Masterpieces?

(Spain)

Lizzie Crocker (2016). Who Stole These Francis Bacon Masterpieces?. The Daily Beast. 17 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.

Spanish Archive Raises Franco-Era Ghosts and Shadows of a New Chasm

(Spain)

Raphael Minder (2016). Spanish Archive Raises Franco-Era Ghosts and Shadows of a New Chasm. The New York Times. 16 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.

Nazi Art Loot Returned... to Nazis

(Germany)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Nazi Art Loot Returned... to Nazis. The New York Times. 15 July.

Bavarian Parliament Will Investigate Claims that Looted Art Was Returned to Nazis

(Germany)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Bavarian Parliament Will Investigate Claims that Looted Art Was Returned to Nazis. ArtNet News. 15 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.

Destrozan con pintadas la fachada de la ermita del Calvario y sus estaciones de penitencia

(Spain)

The facade of the hermitage of Calvario and it's stations of the cross destroyed by graffiti

Marbella Directo (2016). Destrozan con pintadas la fachada de la ermita del Calvario y sus estaciones de penitencia. Marbella Directo. 13 July.

Un año y tres meses por robar en una iglesia rumana de Roquetas

(Spain)

On year and three month for theft from a Romanian church in Roquetas

Diario de Almería (2016). Un año y tres meses por robar en una iglesia rumana de Roquetas. Diario de Almería. 13 July.

Art 'Expert' Vanishes With an Elderly Client's Precious Leonardo da Vinci Sketch

(France)

Naomi Rea (2016). Art 'Expert' Vanishes With an Elderly Client's Precious Leonardo da Vinci Sketch. ArtNet News. 12 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.

Another attempt to find Amber Room fails in Poland

(Russia; Poland)

TASS (2016). Another attempt to find Amber Room fails in Poland. TASS. 12 July.

Art Dealer Under Investigation Again as New Evidence Emerges in Case of Stolen Picassos Linked to Yves Bouvier

(France)

Hili Perlson (2016). Art Dealer Under Investigation Again as New Evidence Emerges in Case of Stolen Picassos Linked to Yves Bouvier. ArtNet News. 12 July.

Experts shed light on Modigliani's murky market with new research project

(France)

Georgina Adam (2016). Experts shed light on Modigliani's murky market with new research project. The Art Newspaper. 11 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.

German Parliament passes controversial law to protect cultural heritage

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). German Parliament passes controversial law to protect cultural heritage. The Art Newspaper. 9 July.

Russian Protest Artist Stripped Of Havel Prize Over Support For 'Partisans'

(Russia)

Tom Balmforth (2016). Russian Protest Artist Stripped Of Havel Prize Over Support For 'Partisans'. Radio Free Europe. 8 July.

Roban una de las campanas de Duález

(Spain)

One of the bell of Duález stolen

David Carrera (2016). Roban una de las campanas de Duález. El Diario Montañes. 7 July.

Netanyahu unwittingly secreted original Auschwitz blueprints to Israel

(Israel; Poland; Germany)

JTA (2016). Netanyahu unwittingly secreted original Auschwitz blueprints to Israel. The Times of Israel. 7 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.

Denmark returns stolen gold cart of Etruscan prince to Italy

(Denmark; Italy)

The Local (2016). Denmark returns stolen gold cart of Etruscan prince to Italy. The Local. 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.

Those Italian Artifacts Actually Were Looted, Danish Museum Now Says

(Denmark; Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2016). Those Italian Artifacts Actually Were Looted, Danish Museum Now Says. The New York Times. 5 July.

Nur die Museums-Pensionäre befinden sich im Widerstand

(Germany)

Retired museum professionals in opposition

Marcus Woeller (2016). Nur die Museums-Pensionäre befinden sich im Widerstand. Die Welt. 4 July.

Giacometti art trove at centre of Franco-Swiss legal tussle

(Switzerland; France)

Reuters (2016). Giacometti art trove at centre of Franco-Swiss legal tussle. The Daily Mail. 4 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.

A relief of King Nectanebo II recovered to Egypt from Paris

(Egypt; France)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). A relief of King Nectanebo II recovered to Egypt from Paris. Ahram Online. 3 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.

The $3 Billion Family Art Feud

(Greece)

Kelly Crow (2016). The $3 Billion Family Art Feud. Wall Street Journal. 1 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.

Egyptian Embassy in Paris Retrieves Stolen Artefact

(Egypt; France)

Aswat Masriya (2016). Egyptian Embassy in Paris Retrieves Stolen Artefact. All Africa. 30 June.

Spanish Supreme Court Rules Against Dalí Foundation in Image Rights Dispute

(Spain)

Naomi Rea (2016). Spanish Supreme Court Rules Against Dalí Foundation in Image Rights Dispute. ArtNet News. 30 June.

German Museum Repurchases 19th-Century Painting Stolen by Nazis

(Germany)

Menachem Rephun (2016). German Museum Repurchases 19th-Century Painting Stolen by Nazis. JP Updates. 30 June.

AIA Members Speak in Favor of Continued Protection of Artifacts from Bolivia and Greece

(United States of America; Bolivia; Greece)

Nathan T. Elkins (2016). AIA Members Speak in Favor of Continued Protection of Artifacts from Bolivia and Greece. Archaeological Institute of America. 30 June.

Detienen a presuntos autores del robo de las coronas de la Virgen de la Cabeza

(Spain)

Assumed robbers of the crown of the Virgen de la Cabeza arrested

CLM24 (2016). Detienen a presuntos autores del robo de las coronas de la Virgen de la Cabeza. CLM24. 30 June.

Art Experts Blast Bavarian Museums' Attempt to Rebut Nazi Loot Claims

(Germany)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Art Experts Blast Bavarian Museums' Attempt to Rebut Nazi Loot Claims. ArtNet News. 29 June.

Fire That Destroyed Liverpool Biennial Site Was an Arson Attack

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Fire That Destroyed Liverpool