Museum Security Network

Day: November 8, 2017

Most Antiquities Sold Online Are Fake or Illegal | Smart News | Smithsonian

smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/most-antiquities-sold-online-are-fake-or-illegal-180967062/ Follow @jasondaley608 Social media and ISIS have combined to flood the web with thousands of questionable artifacts By Jason Daley smithsonian.com November 3, 2017 If you’re looking for a nice bust of a pharaoh for the patio or some Roman coins to fill out your collection, consider carefully who you choose to do business with. Georgi…

Museum Of Nebraska Art raises funds to tighten security

nebraska.tv/news/local/museum-of-nebraska-arts-raises-funds-to-tighten-security by Tarrah Gibbons Saturday, November 4th 2017 From paintings, to sculptures and pictures, all of these pieces share a story about Nebraska. (NTV News) Sales from artwork sold at the Museum of Nebraska Art’s holiday gift boutique is helping in a new effort to protect pieces of Nebraska history. Right through the MONA’s doors,…

Stockholm museum employee ‘stole exhibits worth 1.2 million kronor’ – The Local

thelocal.se/20171107/stockholm-museum-employee-admits-stealing-exhibits-worth-12-million-kronor 07/11/2017 A former employee of a Stockholm museum has been charged with theft after he admitted stealing the museum’s exhibits. The man, who worked at the Royal Coin Cabinet in the capital’s old town, said he stole coins from the museum’s vault and smuggled them out in his pockets before selling them to a…

Oslo looks to track down 1,600 missing works of art

theartnewspaper.com/news/oslo-asks-citizens-to-help-track-down-missing-works-of-art José da Silva06/11/2017 Nikolai Astrup’s missing woodcut, titled Kværnhus (water mill) Photo: City of Oslo Art Collection The city of Oslo is no stranger to seeing its Munchs go missing. In 1994, two robbers broke into the city’s National Gallery and stole the artist’s most famous work, The Scream (1893). A decade later, a different…