Category: looting and illegal art traffickers

India – Your Majesty: Thou shalt not steal

Hits: 3 medium.com/@Anuraag_Saxena/your-majesty-thou-shalt-not-steal-fec406ef847e April 21, 2018 I wonder if the Archbishop has had the “Thou shall not steal” conversation with Her Majesty. In fact, I wonder if his predecessors had one with those that adorned the throne before her. I’m…

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

Hits: 212 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,…

For the St. Louis Art Museum, a Legal Victory Raises Ethical Questions – The Atlantic

Hits: 2For the St. Louis Art Museum, a Legal Victory Raises Ethical Questions theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/05/for-the-st-louis-art-museum-a-legal-victory-raises-ethical-questions/257839/ More Print Should American institutions hold onto dubiously acquired artifacts, even when their countries of origin ask for them back? St. Louis Art Museum In certain…

Ancient Egyptian mask likely to stay at St. Louis Art Museum after feds give up legal fight : News

Hits: 1Ancient Egyptian mask likely to stay at St. Louis Art Museum after feds give up legal fight stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/feds-giving-up-fight-for-st-louis-art-museum-s/article_1cb582f1-dda2-5444-8814-7d7e0ba6511a.html By Robert Patrick rpatrick@post-dispatch.com > 314-621-5154 ST. LOUIS • The Department of Justice is giving up its fight to reclaim for Egypt…

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

Hits: 3SLAM 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…

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

Hits: 1SLAM 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…

Ben Zuidema Henk Schutten: "Geroofde werken uit de Kunsthal niet verbrand"

Hits: 2Ben Zuidema (Henk Schutten): ‘Geroofde werken uit de Kunsthal niet verbrand’ museumbeveiliging.com/2013/09/03/ben-zuidema-henk-schutten-geroofde-werken-uit-de-kunsthal-niet-verbrand/ 03/09/2013 – 08:09‘Geroofde werken uit de Kunsthal niet verbrand’ De schilderijen die vorig jaar uit de Kunsthal werden gestolen, zijn niet verbrand. Een Nederlandse zakenman in Roemenië…

Ben Zuidema Henk Schutten: "Geroofde werken uit de Kunsthal niet verbrand"

Hits: 1Ben Zuidema (Henk Schutten): ‘Geroofde werken uit de Kunsthal niet verbrand’ museumbeveiliging.com/2013/09/03/ben-zuidema-henk-schutten-geroofde-werken-uit-de-kunsthal-niet-verbrand/ 03/09/2013 – 08:09‘Geroofde werken uit de Kunsthal niet verbrand’ De schilderijen die vorig jaar uit de Kunsthal werden gestolen, zijn niet verbrand. Een Nederlandse zakenman in Roemenië…

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

Hits: 1Failed 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…

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

Hits: 1Will 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…

Brent Benjamin is a fence (let him prove this statement is inadequate)… Weird legal system: proof of ownership is not enough; victims need to prove their property was stolen. Judge Henry Edward Autrey gone crazy – from now on thieves and fences can say: give proof this was stolen. Provenance information about the Ka Nefer Nefer mask was manufactured by the infamous Aboutaam brothers

Hits: 8Brent Benjamin is a fence (let him proof this statement is inadequate)… Weird legal system: proof of ownership is not enough; victims need to prove their property was stolen. Judge Henry Edward Autrey gone crazy – from now on…

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

Hits: 1United 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…

Fwd: Ka Nefer Nefer mask – federal attorneys failed to specifically articulate how the mask was stolen and smuggled (so it is not important THAT it was stolen, but this judge wants to know exactly HOW it was stolen. Has the system, this judge, gone out of it's / his mind?

Hits: 1District Court Dismisses Government’s Case to Forfeit SLAM Mummy Mask http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/2012/04/district-court-dismisses-governments.html April 3, 2012 The U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, today published an order dismissing the government’s’ forfeiture complaint against the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask.  The…

Saint Louis Art Museum announces major gift of nearly 150 European artworks; Most interesting. This museum is NOT a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), and still refusing to return a stolen Egyptian mask (the Ka Nefer Nefer mask that was stolen from a warehouse in Saqqara, Egypt). The Saint Louis Art museum ignores the ICOM code of ethics.

Hits: 1    Most interesting. This museum is NOT a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), and still refusing to return a stolen Egyptian mask (the Ka Nefer Nefer mask that was stolen from a warehouse in Saqqara,…

ekathimerini.com | Illicit antiquities trade continues to thrive in Greece

Hits: 1 ekathimerini.comhttp://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_24122_24/06/2011_395882 Illicit antiquities trade continues to thrive in Greece Illicit antiquities trade continues to thrive in Greece  Short-staffed archaeological sites are easy targetsThe majority of visitors to state museums in Greece find the experience disappointing. There are various…

‘Indiana Jones in reverse’ wins archaeology ‘Oscar’ – WalesOnline

Hits: 1 ‘Indiana Jones in reverse’ wins archaeology ‘Oscar’ – Wales News – News – WalesOnline http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/06/18/indiana-jones-in-reverse-wins-archaeology-oscar-91466-28898055/ June 18, 2011 VALUABLE archaeological sites are being “decimated” to service a full-scale industry in selling human history, according to the man dubbed…

NEFERTITI – Kunst des Raubens und Bewahrens

Hits: 1Wieder einmal fordert Ägypten vehement die Rückgabe der Büste der Nofretete, die im Neuen Museum in Berlin ausgestellt ist. Das Ansinnen wurde prompt abgeschmettert. Schließlich sei ja kein Kunstraub begangen worden. Dabei gibt es Grauzonen, doch manche Räubereien sind eindeutig dreist. Zum Beispiel: Napoleon Bonaparte…