Category: Mailing list reports

Eckpunkte zum Umgang mit Sammlungsgut aus kolonialen Kontexten

Hits: 8 kmk.org/aktuelles/artikelansicht/eckpunkte-zum-umgang-mit-sammlungsgut-aus-kolonialen-kontexten.html Die Kulturminister der Länder, Vertreter des Bundes und der kommunalen Spitzenverbände haben heute im 10. Kulturpolitischen Spitzengespräch „Erste Eckpunkte“ zum Umgang mit Sammlungsgut aus kolonialen Kontexten beschlossen. Darin werden die zentralen Handlungsfelder benannt. Auf dieser Basis ist ein…

Geweldig initiatief Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen

Hits: 4 Ex-kolonies kunnen roofkunst terugkrijgen met nieuwe leidraad trouw.nl/cultuur/ex-kolonies-kunnen-roofkunst-terugkrijgen-met-nieuwe-leidraad~aec7741d Cultuur Eric Brassem– 2:00, 7 maart 2019 Ex-kolonies die kunstobjecten terug willen uit de collecties van het Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (NMVW) weten voortaan welke route ze moeten bewandelen. Het NMVW…

The Benin Bronzes Are among Africa’s Most Important Works of Art

Hits: 4 artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-long-exile-looted-benin-bronzes-story-mighty-african-kingdom 21 februari 2019 Head of an Oba, Edo peoples, Nigeria, Court of Benin, ca. 1550. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Head, Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, possibly mid 16th or early 17th century. Courtesy of…

‘Largest art fraud in history’: Billionaire slaps Sotheby’s with $528 million lawsuit

Hits: 4 smh.com.au/business/companies/largest-art-fraud-in-history-billionaire-slaps-sotheby-s-with-528-million-lawsuit-20181003-p507fi.html October 3, 2018 ‘Largest art fraud in history’: Billionaire slaps Sotheby’s with $528 million lawsuit 3 October 2018 — 8:48am The epic international legal drama that has pitted a Russian billionaire against a Swiss art entrepreneur took a…

Dr. Kwame Opoku – GERMANY STILL REFUSES TO APOLOGISE FOR GENOCIDE OF HERERO AND NAMA IN NAMIBIA

Hits: 1GERMANY STILL REFUSES TO APOLOGISE FOR GENOCIDE OF HERERO AND NAMA IN NAMIBIA  ‘’Luschan also asked a Lieutenant Ralf Zürn, stationed in Okahandja, South-West Africa, just after the massacre of the Hereros by the German colonialists begun: “If you…

La restitution des biens culturels à l’Afrique ne doit pas se faire sur des schémas occidentaux

Hits: 2 Read full text, including all images at: slate.fr/story/162941/restituer-les-biens-culturels-afrique June 11, 2018 Temps de lecture: 8 min Lorsque nous restituons le patrimoine artistique africain, célébrons-nous la modernité ou tentons-nous de réparer l’histoire? Sommes-nous tournés vers l’avenir ou vers le…

Festschrift: Illustrious Archaeologist Oscar White Muscarella

Hits: 2oscillations.net/2018/08/28/festschrift-illustrious-archaeologist-oscar-white-muscarella View all posts by Suzan MazurAugust 28, 2018 OSCAR WHITE MUSCARELLA Related Stories: Antiquities Whistleblower Oscar White Muscarella “No Ransom”: Part II (with audio) — Met Whistleblower Oscar White Muscarella on Immediate Return of Italy’s Euphronios  Add NYT…

Of Rich Kids and Rare Book Theft

Hits: 1 Of Rich Kids and Rare Book Theft medium.com/@travis.mcdade/of-rich-kids-and-rare-book-theft-cabfbf359cac July 5, 2018 Member preview Travis McDade I am a rare books curator who writes and teaches on the subject of rare book theft. My latest book is called Torn From…

Tackling Illicit Trafficking of Antiquities and its Ties to Terrorist Financing

Hits: 1 Tackling Illicit Trafficking of Antiquities and its Ties to Terrorist Financing blogs.state.gov/stories/2018/06/20/en/tackling-illicit-trafficking-antiquities-and-its-ties-terrorist-financing A coin dating back to the Umayyad era is displayed at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq. By Sam Pineda on June 20, 2018 As part of…

Sprinklers not installed at Burrell museum as £66m upgrade continues

Hits: 1 Sprinklers not installed at Burrell museum as £66m upgrade continues heraldscotland.com/news/16340342.sprinklers-not-installed-at-burrell-museum-as-66m-upgrade-continues Sprinklers not installed at Burrell museum as £66m upgrade continues THERE is no sprinkler system installed in the Burrell Museum in Glasgow which is currently closed for refurbishment in…

Slecht nieuws – Eerste druk ‘The Wealth of Nations’ gevonden in collectie Tweede Kamer

Hits: 2 Glunderend van trots vertelde kamervoorzitter Arib tijdens een persconferentie dat in de bibliotheek van de Tweede Kamer een eerste druk is ‘gevonden’ van Adam Smith’s boek The wealth of nations. Het boek lag verborgen achter een exemplaar van…

Germany presents code of conduct on handling colonial-era artefacts

Hits: 2 theartnewspaper.com/news/germany-presents-code-of-conduct-on-handling-colonial-era-artefacts Catherine HickleyMay 16, 2018 The new guidelines come in the wake of an uproar last year over provenance research into artefacts to go on display in the new Humboldt Forum to open in Berlin’s newly reconstructed royal…

Britain’s Secret Theft of Ethiopia’s Most Wondrous Manuscripts

Hits: 2 atlasobscura.com/articles/ethiopian-manuscripts-british-library April 11, 2018 In the basement of London’s British Library I was led into a small well-lit room, marking the end of a journey that began in the Ethiopian Highlands at the Addis Ababa home of a remarkable…

Who stole 314 items from the Carnegie Library rare books room?

Hits: 1 post-gazette.com/ae/books/2018/03/19/Carnegie-Library-rare-atlases-maps-books-Japanese-prints-stolen-Oliver-Room/stories/201803190007 Valuable atlases, maps, and large plate books that show the colorful breadth of Western civilization have been stolen from the rare books room of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland, right under the gaze of Andrew…

Over 41 000 artefacts seized in global operation targeting the illicit trafficking of cultural goods

Hits: 2 europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/over-41-000-artefacts-seized-in-global-operation-targeting-illicit-trafficking-of-cultural-goods Over 41 000 cultural goods such as coins, paintings and drawings, furniture and musical instruments, porcelain, archaeological and paleontological objects, books and manuscripts and sculptures were seized all over the world as a result of coordinated law…

Rare 1546 book looted by Nazis returned to family in Israel

Hits: 2 jpost.com/Diaspora/Rare-1546-book-looted-by-Nazis-returned-to-family-in-Israel-539629 By Lidar Gravé-LaziJanuary 24, 2018 A book printed in 1546 that was looted in Poland by the Nazis during World War II was recently found in the University of Potsdam Library and returned to its rightful owners…

Paris’s Quai Branly May Return African Art To Africa

Hits: 2 harpersbazaararabia.com/art/news/paris-quai-branly-may-return-african-art-to-africa Following French President Emmanuel Macron’s statement to return Africa’s cultural heritage, the Parisian ethnographic museum is ready to cooperate following inspiration from the cross-national collaboration of the Louvre Abu Dhabi In late November of last year at…

India retrieves 12th-century Brahma-Brahmani idol from London, others to follow soon

Hits: 1 hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-retrieves-12th-century-brahma-brahmani-idol-from-london-others-to-follow-soon/story-AQedopXKmJc75JsC9aThXP.html Sanjeev K Ahuja Hindustan Times, New DelhiJanuary 9, 2018 India has retrieved a 12th-century priceless marble idol of Brahma and his consort Brahmani, which was stolen from Gujarat’s Patan in 2001, from London after a wait of…

Kwame Opoku – Nigeria Demands Unconditional Return Of Looted Artefacts: A Season Of Miracles?

Hits: 3 modernghana.com/news/825786/nigeria-demands-unconditional-return-of-looted-artefacts-a.html Figure of a seated male. One of the looted Nigerian Nok terracotta bought by the French, now in the possession of the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France, with a dubious post factum consent of the Nigerian…

Marc Restellini : « Est-ce le rôle des musées français de légitimer de faux Modigliani ? »

Hits: 2 lemonde.fr/arts/article/2017/12/22/marc-restellini-est-ce-le-role-des-musees-francais-de-legitimer-de-faux-modigliani_5233251_1655012.html Ce spécialiste du peintre italien, qui a identifié des centaines d’œuvres réalisées par des faussaires, réclame leur destruction. LE MONDE | 22.12.2017 à 09h02 • Mis à jour le 22.12.2017 à 15h06 | Propos recueillis par Jérôme Gautheret (Rome, correspondance) Ancien directeur de la ­Pinacothèque…

Thousands of Artifacts From Ancient Egyptian and Greek Civilizations Seized During Smuggling Operation

Hits: 2 newsweek.com/thousands-ancient-artifacts-seized-during-smuggling-operation-756262 Janissa Delzo22/12/2017 In the largest raid of its kind, police in Turkey seized thousands of ancient artifacts dating back to various eras from Greek, Egyptian and Anatolian civilizations, officers announced on Thursday. Security officers had kept an eye on…

Egypt – Life imprisonment, fine of LE 1M for smuggling antiquities

Hits: 2 egypttoday.com/Article/1/37541/Life-imprisonment-fine-of-LE-1M-for-smuggling-antiquities CAIRO – 19 December 2017: Parliament’s Culture and Media Committee approved a bill on Tuesday intensifying the penalty for smuggling antiquities to life imprisonment and a fine up to LE 10 million ($560,100). The committee’s members, chaired…

Kwame Opoku – HUMBOLDT FORUM AND SELECTIVE AMNESIA: RESEARCH INSTEAD OF RESTITUTION OF AFRICAN ARTEFACTS.

Hits: 5toncremers.nl/HUMBOLDT%20FORUM%20AND%20INVENTIVE%20PURPOSEFUL%20AMNESIA.html  “It is especially difficult to procure an object without at least employing some force. I believe that half of your museum consists of stolen objects.” (1) Richard Kandt, Resident of the German Empire in Ruanda, wrote in 1897 to…

Ice Cream Salesman Turned Art Dealer Swindled Elite Clients Out of Millions, Feds Say

Hits: 2 news.artnet.com/art-world/sothebys-lawsuit-ezra-chowaiki-claiming-fraud-and-theft-1183643 19-12-2017 A New York art dealer is facing federal charges for allegedly defrauding elite clients out of millions of dollars. The US attorney has accused the dealer, Ezra Chowaiki, of wire fraud and the transport of stolen goods.…

Erfgoedinspectie – ArcheoMedia kapotgemaakt door de staat

Hits: 3 elsevierweekblad.nl/kennis/achtergrond/2017/12/kapotgemaakt-door-de-staat-114575w/ Theo Toebosch 2017 13 dec 201713/12/2017 Op Kerstavond 1999 kan Aart Vermeulen niet bevroeden dat hij achttien jaar later zijn eten bij de voedselbank moet halen. Vol vertrouwen in een mooie toekomst zetten hij en zijn zakenpartner…

The Mysterious Buyer of the $450 Million Leonardo da Vinci? A Saudi Prince

Hits: 2 nytimes.com/2017/12/06/world/middleeast/salvator-mundi-da-vinci-saudi-prince-bader.html By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK7-12-2017 LONDON — He is a little-known Saudi prince from a remote branch of the royal family, with no history as a major art collector, and no publicly known source of great wealth. But…

Historical artifacts stolen from church seized in anti-smuggling op in southeast Turkey

Hits: 2 dailysabah.com/investigations/2017/12/05/historical-artifacts-stolen-from-church-seized-in-anti-smuggling-op-in-southeast-turkey 5-12-2017 Numerous historical artifacts dating back to the Byzantine era and believed to have been stolen from an Orthodox church in northern Turkey’s Trabzon province were confiscated Tuesday during an anti-smuggling operation in the southeastern province of…

What restitution experts have to say about President Macron’s pledge to return African artefacts

Hits: 2 theartnewspaper.com/news/restitution-experts-react-to-president-macron-s-pledge-to-return-artefacts-housed-in-french-museums-to-africa 29/11/2017 French President Emmanuel Macron and Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kabore sit in a classroom as they visit the Lagm Taaba school in Ouagadougou, as part of his first African tour since taking office Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty…

Will French Museums Return African Objects? Emmanuel Macron Says Restitution Is a ‘Priority’

Hits: 2 news.artnet.com/art-world/french-president-promises-restitution-african-heritage-ouagadougou-university-speech-1162199 28/11/2017 France’s president Emmanuel Macron has promised to make the restitution of French-owned African heritage a priority over the next five years. In a speech delivered on a visit to the West African republic of Burkina Faso…

Japan – Govt eyes probe framework on missing national treasures

Hits: 2 the-japan-news.com/news/article/0004089075 The Yomiuri ShimbunThe Cultural Affairs Agency plans to establish a system for investigating missing cultural assets that are designated as national treasures or important cultural assets because some of them have been stolen or their locations are…

95-year-old Australian probed for allegedly looting Middle Eastern artifacts

Hits: 2 egyptindependent.com/95-year-old-australian-probed-allegedly-looting-middle-eastern-artifacts/ Egypt Independent27/11/2017 95-year-old Australian, Joan Howard, is currently under investigation following newspaper coverage of her extensive collection of ancient Middle Eastern artifacts, the Associated Press reported. Howard, the wife of a UN diplomat, used her travels to the…

Minister of Antiquities: 33,000 Egyptian Artefacts are Missing

Hits: 2 aawsat.com/english/home/article/1091481/minister-antiquities-33000-egyptian-artefacts-are-missing “31,000 of the missed pieces are kept in the house of a citizen, who tried to register them, after the endorsement of the law that allows keeping antiquities under the supervision of the ministry, and bans selling…

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

Hits: 1 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…

Museum Of Nebraska Art raises funds to tighten security

Hits: 1 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…

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

Hits: 2 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…

Exhibit in Naples on ‘forbidden memory’ in Northern Cyprus

Hits: 2 ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2017/10/30/exhibit-in-naples-on-forbidden-memory-in-northern-cyprus_caba49e0-7268-4acd-bce8-cf7bd6dfe2e3.html 30/10/2017 (ANSAmed) – NAPLES, OCTOBER 30 – Cyprus’ ambassador to Italy, Tasos Tzionis, stressed the importance of memory during the inauguration in Naples of the exhibit ”Cipro – Memoria interdetta” – or Cyprus, forbidden memory, organized by…

BBC-News Interview with Prof. Sylvester Ogbechie

Hits: 526aachronym.blogspot.nl/2017/09/bbc-news-interview-with-prof-sylvester.html By S. Okwunodu Ogbechie Recent reports that the British Museum and other Western museums are trying to forge a deal to return looted African artworks to Africa have prompted a lot of discussion. BBCNews interviewed me on the subject on…

Amid ‘smuggling’ controversy, govt to go in for antiquity audit

Hits: 588 tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/amid-smuggling-controversy-govt-to-go-in-for-antiquity-audit/463879.html 08/09/2017 Punjab Posted at: Sep 8, 2017, 2:20 AM; last updated: Sep 8, 2017, 2:20 AM (IST) Chandigarh, September 7 Stung by reports of alleged connivance of the then Director, Museums and Archaeology, with an antique smuggler,…

Heritage enthusiasts seek to crowdsource global search for stolen Indian treasures

Hits: 589 timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/heritage-enthusiasts-seek-to-crowdsource-global-search-for-stolen-indian-treasures/articleshow/60431313.cms TNN08/09/2017 CHENNAI: Singapore-based sculpture enthusiast S Vijay Kumar, who has helped identify and bring back many stolen idols to India, believes that crowdsourcing the hunt for stolen idols will help curb illegal sale of Indian antiquities worldwide. On Friday, Kumar, co-founder of…

The great antiques heist in Punjab

Hits: 586 tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/the-great-antiques-heist-in-punjab/464472.html 09/09/2017 Punjab Posted at: Sep 9, 2017, 2:41 AM; last updated: Sep 9, 2017, 8:20 PM (IST) Unchecked all the time, unnoticed at times, history is being stolen systematically The sculpture found in Sangrur that was stolen.…

German Police Recover 15 Stolen Georg Baselitz Artworks Worth Nearly $3 Million | artnet News

Hits: 659 news.artnet.com/art-world/stolen-georg-baselitz-artworks-1070624 05/09/2017 German authorities in Munich have recovered 15 stolen paintings and drawings by Georg Baselitz valued at €2.5 million ($2.97 million). A 39-year-old man from Düsseldorf stands accused of stealing the works between June 2015 and March 2016 from…

Iraq establishes new security force to protect its archaeological wealth

Hits: 728 al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/09/dhi-qar-iraq-security-antiquities.html 01/09/2017 BAGHDAD — On Aug. 7, Dhi Qar province, south of Iraq, formed a security force to protect its archaeological sites and monuments. The province is one of Iraq’s richest in archaeological sites, some of which are 7,000 years old.…

Insider theft – Ex-Polish president’s waiter on trial over theft of painting

Hits: 755 thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/323460,ExPolish-president%E2%80%99s-waiter-on-trial-over-theft-of-painting 31.08.2017 13:39 A former waiter went on trial on Thursday accused of stealing a valuable 19th century painting from the Polish presidential palace. The suspect in a Warsaw court. Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański Prosecutors accuse the suspect of…

Italy displays marble Roman head stolen in World War II

Hits: 754 sfgate.com/news/article/Italy-displays-marble-Roman-head-stolen-in-World-12166969.php  http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Italy-displays-marble-Roman-head-stolen-in-World-12166969.php Frances D’emilio, Associated Press Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. The Cleveland Museum of Art gave it back to Italy after learning the piece depicting Emperor Tiberius’ son had been stolen, apparently by Algerian troops, from southern Italy…

European Summit to Discuss the Return of Looted West African Art

Hits: 993smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/european-museums-discuss-returning-looted-african-art-180964555/ SmartNews Keeping you current Treasures taken by a British invasion in 1897 could return to Nigeria as a permanent exhibition Some of the hundreds of brass plaques taken from Benin City in 1897 now held by the British Museum (Jorge…

Burgencenter in Vordingborg : Spektakulärer Raub von Wikinger-Schätzen – Mähdrescher stellt Diebe

Hits: 817 shz.de/deutschland-welt/kultur/spektakulaerer-raub-von-wikinger-schaetzen-maehdrescher-stellt-diebe-id17686686.html  Bei einem spektakulären Raubzug im dänischen Burgencenter in Vordingborg auf der Insel Seeland wurden in der Nacht zu Montag eine Kopie des berühmten Hiddenseeschmucks und sechs von neun über 1000 Jahre alte Pressformen, die den Wikingern zur…

Briton arrested in Spanish hotel on suspicion of stealing ancient artifacts from Italy

Hits: 809 telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/29/briton-arrested-spanish-hotel-suspicion-stealing-ancient-artifacts/ James Badcock , Madrid Nick Squires , Rome29/08/2017 A British man has been arrested in Spain on suspicion of stealing a collection of ancient Roman artifacts from Italy. The 55-year-old man was allegedly found to be in possession…

How the anti-money laundering reform might affect art dealers

Hits: 928 spearswms.com/anti-money-laundering-reform-might-affect-art-dealers/ Spear’s25/08/2017 If you are a high value dealer your business might be caught by the latest anti-money laundering reforms, write Petra Warrington and Louise Garrett High Value Dealers (HVDs) in the UK, which include dealers (and auctioneers) in fine art,…

Bizarre Pollock forgery scam targets unwary collectors in the US

Hits: 925 theartnewspaper.com/news/news/bizarre-pollock-forgery-scam-targets-unsophisticated-collectors-in-the-us/ One of the suspected fakes submitted to IFAR in 2013, painted in acrylic on cardboard and signed “Jackson Pollock” (Photo courtesy IFAR) A forgery scam that poses a “significant threat” to unsuspecting art buyers has been uncovered…

‘Pitmen Painters’ conman who made £30,000 selling Norman Cornish forgeries must pay back only £1

Hits: 948 sunderlandecho.com/our-region/sunderland/pitmen-painters-conman-who-made-30-000-selling-norman-cornish-forgeries-must-pay-back-only-1-1-8713940 A jailed conman who pocketed over £30,000 by selling forgeries and fakes of renowned painter Norman Cornish’s work has been ordered to pay back just £1. Richard Pearson caused destabilisation in the international market when he flooded…

Restituita dai Carabinieri opera d’arte sacra rubata in Chiesa oltre 40 anni fa

Hits: 937 temporeale.info/70561/argomenti/cronaca/gaeta-restituita-dai-carabinieri-opera-darte-sacra-rubata-chiesa-oltre-40-anni.html 20/08/2017 GAETA – I militari della Tenenza Carabinieri di Gaeta, ottenuta l’autorizzazione dalla Procura Della Repubblica di Santa Maria Capua Vetere, nella mattinata di ieri 19 agosto, hanno proceduto alla restituzione di un’opera d’arte risalente ai primissimi…

Notorischer Salzburger Kunstdieb erneut überführt

Hits: 944 salzburg.com/nachrichten/salzburg/chronik/sn/artikel/notorischer-salzburger-kunstdieb-erneut-ueberfuehrt-261115/ Sn/apa Die Salzburger Polizei hat einen 53-jährigen Kunstdieb überführt, der in seiner Wohnung eine ganze Reihe gestohlener Gemälde, Skulpturen und Druckgrafiken für den privaten Genuss “ausgestellt” hatte. Der Salzburger war bereits in der Vergangenheit einschlägig aufgefallen. Im…

India yet to receive 200 artefacts worth $100 million from US

Hits: 937 sundayguardianlive.com/news/10577-india-yet-receive-200-artefacts-worth-100-million-us 19/08/2017 The Culture Ministry has not been able to bring back to India over 200 stolen cultural artefacts from the US despite an announcement for the same being made last year. In June last year, the US…

Theft of South African relics riles researchers

Hits: 940 The Thulamela archaeological site in Kruger National Park, South Africa, was occupied between the 13th and 17th centuries. When thieves stole some centuries-old golden artefacts from a South African park in December, they did more than just spirit…

Hex of the idol: art collector, Christie’s fight heritage claim

Hits: 980 theintelligencer.com/entertainment/article/Hex-of-the-idol-art-collector-Christie-s-fight-11942092.php  http://www.theintelligencer.com/entertainment/article/Hex-of-the-idol-art-collector-Christie-s-fight-11942092.php Christian Berthelsen and Katya Kazakina, Bloomberg Published 10:19 am, Friday, August 18, 2017 Michael Steinhardt When the signature item at Christie’s New York antiquities auction was sold in April, the art collector Michael Steinhardt thought he had…

2018 Call for Provenance Research Exchange Program Applications for the German/American PREP for Museum Professionals, 2017-2019

Hits: 998The Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative (SPRI), Office of the Provost and Under Secretary for Museums and Research, together with the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation/Berlin State Museums (SPK) are pleased to announce the 2018 Call for Provenance Research Exchange Program…

Fidelis, la Madonna recuperata dai Carabinieri è simbolo di coesione sociale

Hits: 998 firstcisl.it/2017/08/fidelis-la-madonna-recuperata-dai-carabinieri-e-simbolo-di-coesione-sociale/ 17/08/2017 La Madonna della Provvidenza, una statua in legno policromo e dorato, attribuibile al periodo intercorrente tra la fine XIV e gli inizi XV secolo, è tra le numerose opere di grande fascino artistico e culturale esposte…

Antiquities Ministry official denies robbery of 32,000 archaeological pieces from museum

Hits: 1015 egyptindependent.com/antiquities-ministry-official-denies-robbery-32000-archaeological-pieces-museum/ Egypt Independent16/08/2017 The Head of the Central Museums’ Stores Authority, Saied Shebal, denied claims, on Tuesday, that his authority had released a statement in which it said 32,000 pieces of antiquities disappeared from 27 museum stores. The…

Timbuktu destruction: landmark ruling awards millions to Malians

Hits: 1010 The International Criminal Court (ICC) has ordered Malian radical Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi to pay €2.7m in reparations for his role in the destruction of the UNESCO world heritage site in Timbuktu in 2012. This is the first time the court…

Scotland Yard’s Art and Antiques Unit heading for closure

Hits: 1046 theartnewspaper.com/news/closure-of-scotland-yard-s-art-and-antiques-unit-now-being-considered/ Scotland Yard looks set to close its Art and Antiques Unit, according to a former head. Its three detectives have been reassigned to help the Metropolitan Police’s investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire, in west London, which…

High-value objects stolen from Norway museum

Hits: 1085 Several burglars climbed a scaffold to raid a collection on the seventh story of the University Museum of Bergen. The history of culture section of the museum was targeted by the thieves, the university announced in a press…

Case of the stolen $6 million Stradivarius violin ends happily ever after

Hits: 1083 fox9.com/news/273660268-story ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – In the underbelly of St. Paul’s Park Square Theatre it’s 30 minutes until show time and violinist Frank Almond is just getting warmed up. As Concertmaster for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Frank often…

Comedian Adam Conover Says the Art Market Is a Scam. Here’s What He Gets Right—and Wrong. 

Hits: 1142 news.artnet.com/art-world/comedian-adam-conover-art-market-scam-1047887 10/08/2017 Is the art market no more than a playground for snobs and crooks? The comedian Adam Conover certainly thinks so. He makes the case in a five-minute video released yesterday as the latest in his web…

Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation holds first Cultural Heritage Symposium

Hits: 1147 eccalifornian.com/article/sycuan-band-kumeyaay-nation-holds-first-cultural-heritage-symposium Cross-border criminal activities are notorious, acknowledged as especially difficult to prosecute. The most commonly publicized such crimes, involving transfers across international borders and similar jurisdictional boundaries, are about drugs transported over borderlines, or illegal weapons trading, or…

Lecture, film on returning Nazi-appropriated art

Hits: 1159 knox.villagesoup.com/p/lecture-film-on-returning-nazi-appropriated-art/1677257 Rockland — Farnsworth Art Museum, in partnership with the Strand Theatre and the Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, will co-present a lecture by attorney Donald S. Burris, followed by a screening of “Stealing Klimt: The Documentary” (2007, UK) Wednesday, Aug.…

Elgin Marbles: So will Griechenland die Schätze durch den Brexit wiederbekommen

Hits: 1161 welt.de/wirtschaft/article167502886/Diesen-Schatz-wollen-die-Griechen-beim-Brexit-zurueck.html Wirtschaft Cleverer Deal Diesen Schatz wollen die Griechen beim Brexit zurück Von Karsten Seibel | Stand: 08.08.2017 | Lesedauer: 4 Minuten Noch stehen die als “Elgin Marbles” bezeichneten antiken Stücke im britischen Museum in London Quelle: picture alliance/ dpa Seit Jahrzehnten fordert…

Once Reviled, Libyan Archaeologists Take on a New Role

Hits: 1195 al-fanarmedia.org/2017/08/reviled-libyan-archaeologists-take-new-role/ 07/08/2017 The ideology of the Libyan state under the dictator Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi discouraged the study of the country’s ancient past. Al-Qadhafi viewed archaeology as a relic of colonialism, and it was said that he would punish officials…

Iraq steps up efforts to restore lost heritage at ancient Nimrud

Hits: 1195 al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/08/iraq-nimrud-archaeology-isis-reconstruction.html 07/08/2017 An Iraqi army soldier walks among historic ruins destroyed by Islamic State militants in the Assyrian city of Nimrud, south of Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 16, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Ari Jalal) Iraqi authorities announced last month that UNESCO has started…

Sudan: Can Treasure of Nubian Queen Amanishaketo Be Retrieved?

Hits: 1189 allafrica.com/stories/201708080907.html 08/08/2017 analysisBy Ishraga Abbas Khartoum — Priceless 57 Pieces of pure gold, studded with jewels, were stolen in open daylight from her pyramid in Meroe in the early 19th Century and nobody can tell how this historically…

Why Is Modigliani Catnip for Forgers? The Fakes (and Feuds) Behind One of the Art Market’s Most Dangerous Artists

Hits: 1211 news.artnet.com/art-world/modigliani-catnip-art-forgers-1033748 07/08/2017 An exhibition of work by Amedeo Modigliani in Genoa ended dramatically last month, when 21 paintings—around a third of the works in the show—were seized from the Palazzo Ducale by Italian police on suspicion they were…

Nazi-looted books found in German libraries

Hits: 1246 dw.com/en/nazi-looted-books-found-in-german-libraries/a-39984043 A man in California holds a book in his hand. It contains a personal dedication from his former school teacher. The elderly man was the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust. Beyond a family…

Antique smugglers’ mantra: Raze temples, strike gold

Hits: 1337 timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/antique-smugglers-mantra-raze-temples-strike-gold/articleshow/59870415.cms Jaya Menon2-8-2017 Plundering of temples for rare icons is passe. It’s ripping of temple parts in collusion with their ‘custodians’ that is now causing concern. As shrines across Tamil Nadu are plundered for rare idols, demolition of temples in…

Met Museum Turns Over Another Relic With Disputed Past to Prosecutors

Hits: 1326 nytimes.com/2017/08/01/arts/design/met-museum-relic-lebanon.html 1-8-2017 Manhattan prosecutors have taken custody of an ancient bull’s head that was on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art because of concerns that the antiquity was looted from a Lebanese storage area in the 1980s…

Cataluña consuma el robo de 44 pinturas de Sijena: “Que la Policía las incaute”

Hits: 1327 elespanol.com/reportajes/20170801/235727151_0.html 2-8-2017 Órdago como respuesta a otro órdago. Se acabó el tiempo y Cataluña le ha mandado un mensaje retador a la justicia española: “No devolveremos las obras de arte del pueblo de Sijena (Huesca) aunque lo mande…

Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation

Hits: 1338 theartnewspaper.com/news/stolen-guercino-painting-will-need-a-year-of-conservation/ The altarpiece before (left) and after the theft A Guercino altarpiece that was stolen from an Italian church in 2014 and recovered in February in Casablanca will now undergo a year of conservation in Rome to reverse the damage.…

Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted

Hits: 1363 nytimes.com/2017/07/31/arts/design/ancient-vase-seized-from-met-museum-on-suspicion-it-was-looted.html By TOM MASHBERG01/08/2017 For decades it was proudly displayed in the Greco-Roman galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a 2,300-year-old, vividly painted vase that depicts Dionysus, god of the grape harvest, riding in a cart pulled…

Spanish Police Recover ‘Priceless’ Stolen Basquiat in Mallorca | artnet News

Hits: 1349 news.artnet.com/art-world/spanish-police-recover-priceless-stolen-basquiat-mallorca-1037756 01/08/2017 Last week, Spanish police arrested a 67-year-old woman accused of stealing a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting in Mallorca, according to a release from the police obtained by artnet News. The woman allegedly stole the artwork from an unnamed private collector…

Christie’s Must Name Bidder for a ‘Stolen’ $14.5 Million Turkish Idol, Judge Rules

Hits: 1362 news.artnet.com/art-world/federal-judge-says-christies-must-id-buyer-of-14-5m-turkish-idol-1036742 28-7-2017 In what can only be described as a highly unusual art law case, a Manhattan federal judge has ordered Christie’s auction house to identify the winning—yet ultimately unsuccessful—bidder of a 5,000-year-old artifact that Turkey is claiming as…

Stolen idols of Hindu gods turn up at art galleries in New York and London

Hits: 1365 scroll.in/magazine/844289/a-tiny-police-wing-is-trying-to-bring-back-the-thousands-of-idols-stolen-from-tamil-nadu History sheet A tiny police wing is trying to bring back the thousands of idols stolen from Tamil Nadu But is the department any match for the smugglers? Jul 30, 2017 · 11:30 am   Twirling one…

Israeli police seize stolen antiquities from Roman, Byzantine period

Hits: 1365 i24news.tv/en/news/israel/society/151702-170730-israeli-police-seize-stolen-antiquities-from-roman-byzantine-period Israeli police sized antiquities from home in East Jerusalem on Sunday July 30, 2017 Police arrest five antique dealers from East Jerusalem and seize some NIS800,000 in cash and foreign currency Israeli police arrested five antique dealers from…

Antiques smuggling: ‘Kingpin’ loaned artefacts to museum to get legal tag

Hits: 1375 timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/antiques-smuggling-kingpin-loaned-artefacts-to-museum-to-get-legal-tag/articleshow/59837679.cms 31-7-2017 TNN | Updated: Jul 31, 2017, 03:01 AM IST  MUMBAI: US citizen and alleged mastermind in the antiques smuggling case Vijay Nanda used to loan smuggled artefacts to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya to “legitimise” the illegal acquisitions. “These were…

Rings worth £2million stolen from Royal Hospital Chelsea art fair

Hits: 1400 getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/rings-worth-2million-stolen-royal-13398157 Katherine Clementine28/07/2017 A vivid yellow cushion-shaped diamond ring encased in smaller oval and round-shaped diamonds (Image: Metropolitan Police) Get daily updates directly to your inbox Police are on the hunt for “brazen” thieves who stole diamond rings worth more than £2million…

Weiteres Stück des Dresdner “Sophienschatzes” aufgetaucht – WELT

Hits: 1382 welt.de/regionales/sachsen/article167055442/Weiteres-Stueck-des-Dresdner-Sophienschatzes-aufgetaucht.html Dresden – Das Dresdner Stadtmuseum hat ein weiteres Stück des vor 40 Jahren gestohlenen «Sophienschatzes» zurück. «Es ist das 13. und damit vorletzte Medaillon der Bogenschützenkette, die Kurfürst Georg 1665 für den Sieg beim Vogelschießen bekommen hat»,…

Spanish Billionaire Jaime Botín Faces Prison for Allegedly Trying to Smuggle a Picasso on His Yacht | artnet News

Hits: 1387 In the ongoing legal case against Spanish billionaire Jaime Botín, who’s accused of smuggling a Picasso out of Spain, the prosecutor has requested a four-year prison sentence and a €100 million fine against the heir and collector, a member of…

Rätselhafte Gemälde: Prozess um gestohlene Kunstwerke

Hits: 1410Oberlandesgericht in Nürnberg steht vor einer schwierigen Aufgabe – 26.07.2017 19:36 Uhr NÜRNBERG – Über Kunst lässt sich nicht streiten – über wertvolle Kunstwerke schon: Vor Gericht fordert der Enkel des expressionistischen Malers Hans Purrmann zwei Gemälde ein. Die…