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Rodin and the Parthenon Marbles

tom-flynn.blogspot.nl/2018/05/rodin-and-parthenon-marbles_15.html The news wires have been buzzing over the past eighteen months as pressure mounts on the world’s so-called ‘universal museums’ to return objects acquired during the colonial era. Even French president Emanuel Macron has stepped into the fray, vowing to return French museum collections of ethnographic material to their African countries of origin. Barely a…

Museum Theft: Doge’s Palace – Venice, Italy

art-crime.blogspot.nl/2018/01/museum-theft-doges-palace-venice-italy.html Shortly after 10 am this morning, on the last day of an exhibition at the Doge’s Palace, (Italian: Palazzo Ducale), once the heart of the political life and public administration at the time of the Venetian Republic, jewel thieves broke into a display case and absconded with with pieces of jewelry on temporary display in Venice.…

Manhattan DA Says Seized Antiquity Should Be Returned to Lebanon | artnet News

news.artnet.com/art-world/manhattan-district-attorney-says-antiquity-seized-from-met-should-be-returned-to-lebanon-1096220 26/09/2017 Two months after authorities seized an ancient head of a bull that was on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, a senior official in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office says, in no uncertain terms, that the marble sculpture should be returned to Lebanon. The claim is the latest chapter in an…

Burgers’ Zoo parkmanager Wineke Schoo ontpopt zich als beveiligingsexpert

Volkskrant 7 maart 2017: Neushoornstropers slaan nu zelfs toe in Franse dierentuin, ‘Nederlandse’ Vince gedood. Neushoornstropers schrikken nergens meer voor terug. In het wild waren neushoorns al nergens meer veilig, en zelfs opgezette neushoorns in Europese natuurmusea werden van hun kostbare hoorns beroofd. Maar nu hebben de stropers voor het eerst ook toegeslagen in een…

‘Rembrandts hoeven niet gered te worden van oliesjeiks’ – Madelon Strijbos van TEFAF Maastricht kletst uit haar nek

museum-security.orghttp://www.museum-security.org/2015/09/rembrandts-hoeven-niet-gered-te-worden-van-oliesjeiks-madelon-strijbos-van-tefaf-maastricht-kletst-uit-haar-nek/ ‘Rembrandts hoeven niet gered te worden van oliesjeiks’ – Madelon Strijbos van TEFAF Maastricht kletst uit haar nek September 21, 2015 – 14:52 “Het is niet zo dat kunst vastzit in particuliere handen.” Madelon Strijbos van TEFAF Maastricht, de belangrijkste kunstbeurs ter wereld, sust de zorgen van minister Bussemaker. Die wil met de aankoop van…

'Rembrandts hoeven niet gered te worden van oliesjeiks' – Madelon Strijbos van TEFAF Maastricht kletst uit haar nek

museum-security.orghttp://www.museum-security.org/2015/09/rembrandts-hoeven-niet-gered-te-worden-van-oliesjeiks-madelon-strijbos-van-tefaf-maastricht-kletst-uit-haar-nek/ ‘Rembrandts hoeven niet gered te worden van oliesjeiks’ – Madelon Strijbos van TEFAF Maastricht kletst uit haar nek September 21, 2015 – 14:52 “Het is niet zo dat kunst vastzit in particuliere handen.” Madelon Strijbos van TEFAF Maastricht, de belangrijkste kunstbeurs ter wereld, sust de zorgen van minister Bussemaker. Die wil met de aankoop van…

Wat hebben Rudy Fuchs, Ruud Spruit, Gerard de Klein, Jelle Reumer en Emily Ansenk met elkaar gemeen?

Wat hebben Rudy Fuchs, Ruud Spruit, Gerard de Klein, Jelle Reumer en Emily Ansenk met elkaar gemeen? museumbeveiliging.com/2014/01/27/wat-hebben-ruud-spruit-gerard-de-klein-jelle-reumer-en-emily-ansenk-met-elkaar-gemeen/ 27/01/2014 – 09:47De naderende heropening van De Kunsthal te Rotterdam (1 februari 2014) na een ingrijpende verbouwing waarbij het klimaat en de beveiliging onder handen werden genomen, roept de publicitair wanstaltige toestand rondom de inbraak en diefstal…

Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire: Ka Nefer Nefer mask – SLAM Mummy Mask Appeal: "You now have to beg for a do-over"

SLAM Mummy Mask Appeal: “You now have to beg for a do-over” culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.nl/2014/01/slam-mummy-mask-appeal-you-now-have-to.html “All we want here is an opportunity to get in the gate,” argued U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Sharon Swingle before the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday. But Patrick McInerney, attorney for the St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM), told the court…

Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire: Ka Nefer Nefer mask – SLAM Mummy Mask Appeal: "You now have to beg for a do-over"

SLAM Mummy Mask Appeal: “You now have to beg for a do-over” culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.nl/2014/01/slam-mummy-mask-appeal-you-now-have-to.html “All we want here is an opportunity to get in the gate,” argued U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Sharon Swingle before the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday. But Patrick McInerney, attorney for the St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM), told the court…

Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire: Oral Arguments Scheduled in Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask Appeal

Oral Arguments Scheduled in Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask Appeal culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.nl/2013/12/oral-arguments-scheduled-in-ka-nefer.html The Eight Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments for January 13, 2013 in the case of U.S. v. Mask of Ka Nefer Nefer.  The case involves federal prosecutors’ efforts to forfeit the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask from the St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM).…

tomflynn: The Parthenon Marbles: A European Concern

The Parthenon Marbles: A European Concern tom-flynn.blogspot.nl/2013/10/the-parthenon-marbles-european-concern_16.html Tom Flynn Paper delivered by Tom Flynn at the Round Table at the European Parliament  in Brussels on 15 October 2013 Ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, distinguished members of the European Parliament. Let me begin by thanking Professor Sidjanski for the kind invitation to contribute to today’s Round Table.…

Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire: Failed Negotiations Put Ka Nefer Nefer Forfeiture Case Back on the Docket

Failed Negotiations Put Ka Nefer Nefer Forfeiture Case Back on the Docket http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/2013/04/failed-negotiations-put-ka-nefer-nefer.html April 18, 2013 The U.S. Attorney in St. Louis today told the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals that negotiations have failed in the case of United States v. Mask of Ka Nefer Nefer. Federal authorities are attempting to seize and forfeit the mummy mask…

Claiming that there is not enough budget to protect very valuable objects really is confession of guilt

May 11, 2003, Benvenuto Cellini’s Saliera (salt cellar) was stolen from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, which was covered byscaffolding at that time due to reconstruction works. In the press one could read: Vienna’s ‘Mona Lisa of sculptures’ stolen / Cellini’s‘Saliera,’ worth $57 million, taken from museum. And: “Climbing scaffolding and smashing a window early…

ARCAblog: Theft at Villa Giulia, Rome: Another European Museum Hit by Thieves

Theft at Villa Giulia, Rome: Another European Museum Hit by Thieves http://art-crime.blogspot.nl/2013/04/theft-at-villa-giulia-rome-another.html?m=1 April 5, 2013 Catherine Schofield Sezgin by Lynda Albertson, CEO, Association of Research into Crimes against Art ROME – In the last thirteen months several museums in Europe have been hit with dramatic thefts. In February 2012, two men stormed the Archeological Museum…

tomflynn: Mum’s the word: Should we alert art thieves to the value of their haul?

Mum’s the word: Should we alert art thieves to the value of their haul? http://tom-flynn.blogspot.nl/2013/04/mums-word-should-we-alert-art-thieves.html April 5, 2013 Tom Flynn Another day, another theft from a museum…and another tranche of media articles alerting the thieves to the market value of what they’ve just stolen. Clearly we cannot stop journalists researching the likely open market value of…

Thieves Break Into Jbeil Museum

Thieves Break Into Jbeil Museum http://archaeolaw.com/2013/04/03/thieves-break-into-jbeil-museum/ April 4, 2013 archaeolaw At least 30 small artifacts have been stolen from the Jbeil Archaeology Museum. Multiple thieves broke into the museum overnight, in what has been reported as a “daring” raid. Immediately after it was discovered that objects were missing, local and government officials reported to the museum…

ARCAblog: Theft at Villa Giulia, Rome: Another European Museum Hit by Thieves

Theft at Villa Giulia, Rome: Another European Museum Hit by Thieves http://art-crime.blogspot.nl/2013/04/theft-at-villa-giulia-rome-another.html April 4, 2013 Catherine Schofield Sezgin by Lynda Albertson, CEO, Association of Research into Crimes against Art ROME – In the last thirteen months several museums in Europe have been hit with dramatic thefts. In February 2012, two men stormed the Archeological Museum…

Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire: Prosecutors Seize and Petition to Forfeit Artwork Linked to Money Laundering

Prosecutors Seize and Petition to Forfeit Artwork Linked to Money Laundering http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.nl/2013/04/prosecutors-seize-and-petition-to.html April 1, 2013 U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman Federal prosecutors have seized and petitioned to forfeit 14 crates of art allegedly used to launder money. In the case of U.S. v. Various Pieces of Artwork, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman filed an in rem action in New Jersey…

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Dealer Dikman's Stock Returns to Cyprus

Dealer Dikman’s Stock Returns to Cyprus http://paul-barford.blogspot.nl/2013/03/dealer-dikmans-stock-returns-to-cyprus.html March 19, 2013 Paul Barford Samarcheolog notes that items seized in the investigation of smuggling in the 1990s have finally been returned to Cyprus by Germany (‘Cyprus: return of tens of millions’ worth of conflict antiquities, looted from churches in occupied areas‘, Conflict Archaeology March 19th). Some 214 artefacts were…

Elginism and Disputed cultural treasures

Disputed cultural treasures http://pinterest.com/elginism/disputed-cultural-treasures/ March 12, 2013 Pinterest is an online pinboard. Organize and share things you love. Magdala treasures. British Museum, London, UK / Ethiopia. More info herewww.elginism.com/… 4.bp.blogspot.com Samsat Stele. British Museum, London, UK / Turkey. More info herewww.elginism.com/… 3.bp.blogspot.com Lady Ka-Nefer-Nefer mummy mask. Sl Louis Art Museum, Misouri, USA / Egypt. More…

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Lots of Fakes on the Market

Lots of Fakes on the Market http://paul-barford.blogspot.nl/2013/03/lots-of-fakes-on-market.html March 8, 2013 Paul Barford Still on the subject of fakes, and the limitations of a collector merely ‘trusting the dealer’ in the case of ‘paperless’ objects, are also the subject of an interview published today with a dealer in Far Eastern art. According to dealer Michael Teller,…

Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire: Ka Nefer Nefer Settlement Terms to be Discussed

Ka Nefer Nefer Settlement Terms to be Discussed http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.nl/2013/02/ka-nefer-nefer-settlement-terms-to-be.html February 13, 2013 View my complete profile The United States Attorney’s Office has informed the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals that a settlement may be possible between the federal government, Egypt, and the St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM) in the Ka Nefer Nefer forfeiture case.The federal district…

Latchford’s Footprints: Suspect Khmer Art at the Kimbell and the Met | CHASING APHRODITE

Latchford’s Footprints: Suspect Khmer Art at the Kimbell and the Met http://chasingaphrodite.com/2012/12/24/latchfords-footprints-suspect-khmer-art-at-the-kimbell-and-the-met/ December 25, 2012 We’re continuing to trace suspect Cambodian antiquities linked to Douglas Latchford, the man at the center of the on-going federal looting probe that we’ve detailed in previous posts here. Last week we wrote about suspect Khmer antiquities at the Denver Art Museum. Here are our…

Latchford’s Footprints: Suspect Khmer Art at the Kimbell and the Met | CHASING APHRODITE

Latchford’s Footprints: Suspect Khmer Art at the Kimbell and the Met http://chasingaphrodite.com/2012/12/24/latchfords-footprints-suspect-khmer-art-at-the-kimbell-and-the-met/ December 25, 2012 We’re continuing to trace suspect Cambodian antiquities linked to Douglas Latchford, the man at the center of the on-going federal looting probe that we’ve detailed in previous posts here. Last week we wrote about suspect Khmer antiquities at the Denver Art Museum. Here are our…

ARCAblog: Kunsthal Rotterdam Art Heist: Conferring with Ton Cremers, Dutch security consultant

Kunsthal Rotterdam Art Heist: Conferring with Ton Cremers, Dutch security consultant http://art-crime.blogspot.nl/2012/10/kunsthal-rotterdam-art-heist-conferring_18.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+arcablog+(ARCAblog) October 18, 2012 Ton Cremers by Catherine Sezgin, ARCA Blog Editor-in-Chief When Tuesday’s news broke about the theft of seven paintings from the Triton Foundation at the Kunsthal Rotterdam, bloggers and journalists rushed to the telephones and internet to piece together the news.…

tomflynn: Art Loss Register and Jack Solomon facing lawsuit over their part in Norman Rockwell title dispute

Art Loss Register and Jack Solomon facing lawsuit over their part in Norman Rockwell title dispute http://tom-flynn.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/art-loss-register-and-jack-solomon.html?spref=fb June 6, 2012 Norman Rockwell, Russian Schoolroom It took years, and cost her a fortune in legal fees, but in 2010, US art dealer Judy Goffman Cutler finally won title to the Norman Rockwell painting which she legitimately bought…

Illicit Cultural Property: Will US Attorneys Appeal after latest Ka Nefer Nefer setback?

Will US Attorneys Appeal after latest Ka Nefer Nefer setback? http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.nl/2012/06/will-us-attorneys-appeal-after-latest.html June 5, 2012 A judge has dismissed the federal government’s request to reconsider an earlier ruling dismissing the government’s forfeiture request for the Ka Nefer Nefer mask currently on display at the St. Louis Art Museum. Rick St. Hilaire notes the U.S. Attorney must now…

The Antiquities Trade as Organized Crime: Glasgow Team Digs Deep into the Market For Ancient Art | CHASING APHRODITE

The Antiquities Trade as Organized Crime: Glasgow Team Digs Deep into the Market For Ancient Art The Antiquities Trade as Organized Crime: Glasgow Team Digs Deep into the Market For Ancient Art June 5, 2012 An exciting new research effort has been launched by some of the most prominent researchers of the illicit antiquities trade. Simon Mackenzie, Neil…

The Antiquities Trade as Organized Crime: Glasgow Team Digs Deep into the Market For Ancient Art | CHASING APHRODITE

The Antiquities Trade as Organized Crime: Glasgow Team Digs Deep into the Market For Ancient Art The Antiquities Trade as Organized Crime: Glasgow Team Digs Deep into the Market For Ancient Art June 5, 2012 An exciting new research effort has been launched by some of the most prominent researchers of the illicit antiquities trade. Simon Mackenzie, Neil…

Cultural Property Observer: Loot Busters (Dorothy King)

Loot Busters (update June 3, 2012) What a meager result; since the announcement of this site nothing interesting was added anymore. Does that mean nothing is happening, or died this endeavour at birth…? http://culturalpropertyobserver.blogspot.com/2012/02/loot-busters.html Februray 29, 2012 Dorothy King and Culture-Concierge.com have unveiled a website designed to help identify likely looted material. For more, see…

A Blast from the Past: “Norton Simon Bought Smuggled Idol” CHASING APHRODITE

“Norton Simon Bought Smuggled Idol” http://chasingaphrodite.com/2012/04/10/a-blast-from-the-past-norton-simon-bought-smuggled-idol/ April 11, 2012  Imagine you’re a thief about to pull a heist at the local temple. You can’t wait to get your hands on all those statues, altarpieces, gold. In the middle of the night, you sneak up to the entrance and… (in a different voice, the Temple Guardian speaks.)…

Egypt’s ownership claim of Ka-Nefer-Nefer slammed, or may be not… | Saving Antiquities for Everyone

Egypt’s ownership claim of Ka-Nefer-Nefer slammed, or may be not… Posted on April 7, 2012 by SAFECORNER http://www.savingantiquities.org/tag/st-louis-art-museum/ The St. Louis Museum of Art (SLAM) filed a complaint in federal district court on February 15, 2011 asking for a declaratory judgment to prevent federal authorities from seizing a 19th Dynasty Egyptian mask popularly known as Ka-Nefer-Nefer. The mask, excavated at…

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Focus on the Ka Nefer Nefer

Focus on the Ka Nefer Nefer “Collection History” (1) (“Here Zakki, you can have this”) http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/2012/04/focus-on-ka-nefer-nefer-collection.html April 8, 2012 . The collection history of the mask of Ka-Nefer-Nefer currently in the St Louis Art Museum is crucial to the SLAM claim to the object. The mask was excavated by Muhammed Zakaria Goneim in 1952 in a grave…

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: St Louis Art Museum

St Louis Art Museum “Looking After” Ka Nefer Nefer? http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/2012/04/st-louis-art-museum-looking-after-ka.html April 8, 2012 . Just how well-looked after is the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask in St Louis Art Museum? I was struck by an old photo of the object, which gave the face a very apprehensive look. I then tried to find out where it…

Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire: United States Files Motion in SLAM Mummy Mask Case

United States Files Motion in SLAM Mummy Mask Case http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/2012/04/united-states-files-motion-in-slam.html April 7, 2012 The U.S. Attorney’s Office in St. Louis filed a motion today in response to a federal district court’s ruling earlier this week dismissing the government’s forfeiture complaint against the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask located at the St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM).  The…

Looting Matters: St Louis Art Museum Mask: implications for Swiss dealer

implications for Swiss dealer http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/2012/04/st-louis-art-museum-mask-implications.html April 6, 2012 I have noted earlier this week that the collecting history (“provenance”) for the Egyptian mummy mask acquired by the St Louis Art Museum was seemingly flawed. It cannot have been given to the excavator (who died in 1959). It cannot have been in Brussels in 1952. It cannot have been in…

Introducing WikiLoot: Your Chance to Fight the Illicit Antiquities Trade CHASING APHRODITE

Your Chance to Fight the Illicit Antiquities Trade http://chasingaphrodite.com/2012/03/12/introducing-wikiloot-your-chance-to-fight-the-illicit-antiquities-trade/ March 14, 2012 Today we’re pleased to announce — and to seek your help with — an exciting new project we’ve been tinkering with in private for some time. We’re calling it WikiLoot. The idea behind WikiLoot is simple: 1. Create an open source web platform, or…

Cultural Heritage in Danger: Research and analysis: there is no substitute

there is no substitute http://safecorner.savingantiquities.org/2012/02/research-and-analysis-there-is-no.html Februray 15, 2012 The announcement of Glasgow University’s new team to study the illegal trade in antiquities is welcome news to those who seek the truth about these issues—fact-based truths. The recent years have seen much discussion of these increasingly popular topics, encouraged by the ease of a few keystrokes on the computer. Opinion—whether based…

tomflynn: Fancy a game of cards? The stake is 250 million

Fancy a game of cards? The stake is $250 million http://tom-flynn.blogspot.com/2012/02/fancy-game-of-cards-stake-is-250.html Februray 11, 2012 Cézanne’s Card Players — an acknowledged masterpiece of post-Impressionist painting (left) — has demolished all previous art market records by selling to the Qatari royal family for a reported $250 million in a private treaty sale. The price reveals the extent…

tomflynn: Greek Culture Minister rushes to deny Acropolis rental rumours

tomflynn: Greek Culture Minister rushes to deny Acropolis rental rumours http://tom-flynn.blogspot.com/2012/01/greeks-culture-minister-rushes-to-deny.html?spref=fb January 19, 2012 The source of the almost instantly viral rumour that the Greeks were considering renting out the Acropolis and other archaeological sites to help pay off the country’s sovereign debt seems to have been a Conservative former Greek Minister — Gerasimos Giakoumatos.…

tomflynn: Acropolis for rent: surely Hellas is insulted

tomflynn: Acropolis for rent: surely Hellas is insulted http://tom-flynn.blogspot.com/2012/01/acropolis-for-rent-surely-hellas-is.html January 19, 2012 Greece is to make its archaeological sites available for rental by commercial concerns, according to recent reports , seemingly in a desperate effort to help shore up the nation’s disastrous debt burden. So, Pericles’s “everlasting glory” has come to this. For generations, Greece’s cultural…

tomflynn: The theft of public sculpture has got to stop

tomflynn: The theft of public sculpture has got to stop http://tom-flynn.blogspot.com/2011/12/theft-of-public-sculpture-has-got-to.html December 22, 2011 Two nights ago a gang of scumbag opportunists broke through the gates of Dulwich Park, just five minutes from where I live in South London, and stole an important work of outdoor sculpture — Two Forms (Divided Circle)  of 1970 (…

Art In Your Mouth – Bloomsbury man makes historic contribution to Crisis at Christmas with magnificent gift to Greece

Bloomsbury man makes historic contribution to Crisis at Christmas with magnificent gift to Greece Art In Your Mouth http://www.artnose.co.uk/ December 16, 2011 By our sovereign debt correspondents Lucinda Leverage  and Nicolas McMerkel LONDON: Saint Neil MacGregor, the quietly spoken patron saint of Bloomsbury today astonished the museum world by sending the Parthenon Marbles back to Athens. As…

Hot Doc: A Damage Assessment at the Getty Finds Forgery, Fraud and Fabricated Histories CHASING APHRODITE

Hot Doc: A Damage Assessment at the Getty Finds Forgery, Fraud and Fabricated Histories | CHASING APHRODITE http://chasingaphrodite.com/2011/12/14/hot-doc-a-damage-assessment-at-the-getty-finds-forgery-fraud-and-fabricated-histories/ December 15, 2011 The true cost of looting has always been hard to measure: how does one account for what is lost? Perhaps this is why some — Americans in particular, it seems — tend to think…