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Bob Hecht: Fragments Of An Antiquities Conspiracy? Hugh Eakin’s recent "Treasure Hunt" story in The New Yorker profiling Marion True, the former Getty curator on trial in Rome for conspiracy to traffic in ancient art, devotes a column to True’s 1991 paper on the destruction of ancient cultural sites, giving the impression that the Italian government is to blame for looting half of that country’s Greek and Roman history because it may have neglected its sites – Eakin doesn't note that the entire country is an ancient site

By Suzan Mazur (left) Thracian boxer ———-<<< >>>>————- Three “ithyphallic” satyrs (right) Hugh Eakin’s recent “Treasure Hunt” story in The New Yorker profiling Marion True, the former Getty curator on trial in Rome for conspiracy to traffic in ancient art,…

Bob Hecht: Fragments Of An Antiquities Conspiracy? Hugh Eakin’s recent "Treasure Hunt" story in The New Yorker profiling Marion True, the former Getty curator on trial in Rome for conspiracy to traffic in ancient art, devotes a column to True’s 1991 paper on the destruction of ancient cultural sites, giving the impression that the Italian government is to blame for looting half of that country’s Greek and Roman history because it may have neglected its sites – Eakin doesn't note that the entire country is an ancient site

By Suzan Mazur (left) Thracian boxer ———-<<< >>>>————- Three “ithyphallic” satyrs (right) Hugh Eakin’s recent “Treasure Hunt” story in The New Yorker profiling Marion True, the former Getty curator on trial in Rome for conspiracy to traffic in ancient art,…

A security guard on duty at the Sao Paulo Museum of Art on Dec. 20, when a Picasso and a Brazilian painting were stolen, is a suspect in the heist, O Globo reported, citing unidentified police officials

Brazil Police Suspect Employee in Picasso Theft, Globo Reports By Adriana Brasileiro Dec. 27 (Bloomberg) — The security guard encouraged his colleagues to sleep while on duty overnight, telling them he would watch the video from security cameras, Globo said.

Ukrainian police have found a painting by the classical Russian realistic painter Ilya Repin that was stolen in April from a museum of arts in the West-Ukrainian city of Ternopol

Ukrainian police finds stolen painting by Russian classic artist25.12.2007, 22.18 LVOV, December 25 (Itar-Tass) – Ukrainian police have found a painting by the classical Russian realistic painter Ilya Repin that was stolen in April from a museum of arts in…

Archaeologists and eminent citizens who had been opposing sending the country's artefacts to an exhibition in France welcomed the government decision of cancelling any further shipment of the artefacts until the relic heist incidence is resolved

Govt decision to stop sending artefacts hailed. Archaeologists and eminent citizens who had been opposing sending the country’s artefacts to an exhibition in France welcomed the government decision of cancelling any further shipment of the artefacts until the relic heist…

L'exposition "Chefs d'oeuvre du Delta du Gange. Collections des musées du Bangladesh" était présentée par le musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet comme "l'occasion unique d'apprécier le patrimoine encore trop peu connu du Bangladesh, original et riche dans sa diversité géographique et religieuse"

La malédiction du musée Guimet Des sculptures en bronze et en pierre, des terres cuites, des manuscrits des périodes où prédominaient le bouddhisme et l’hindouisme, ainsi que des monnaies en argent et des objets décoratifs des sultans musulmans devaient être…

L'exposition "Chefs d'oeuvre du Delta du Gange. Collections des musées du Bangladesh" était présentée par le musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet comme "l'occasion unique d'apprécier le patrimoine encore trop peu connu du Bangladesh, original et riche dans sa diversité géographique et religieuse"

La malédiction du musée Guimet Des sculptures en bronze et en pierre, des terres cuites, des manuscrits des périodes où prédominaient le bouddhisme et l’hindouisme, ainsi que des monnaies en argent et des objets décoratifs des sultans musulmans devaient être…

Bangladesh wants a consignment of ancient artifacts on loan to France for an upcoming exhibition to be returned after two 1,500 year-old statues of the Hindu God Vishnu were stolen while awaiting shipment from Dhaka airport

Bangladesh wants return of artifacts loaned to France Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:45pm GMT DHAKA (Reuters) – “The Guimet Museum (in Paris) would be informed, regretfully, that it would not be possible to go ahead with holding the exhibition of…

Amid tight security, two 1,500-year-old terracotta Vishnu statues bound for an exhibition in Paris were stolen while in the custody of Air France at the Zia International Airport (ZIA) Saturday

2 Paris-bound statues stolen from ZIA France finds it ‘highly suspicious’ Staff Correspondent Named ‘Vishnu’ and ‘Bust of Vishnu’, the statues are from Gupta era of the seventh century. Since being discovered in a dig at Mahasthangarh of Bogra, they…

Brunei's most accomplished terrorist gangster Prince Jefri Archer is at the heart of allegations that artworks systematically looted from the UK ended up in Russian mobsters' hands

Prince Jefri at heart of Royal Academy‘s Russian art theft fears Written by queen mudder London – (Even Worse Ass Mess): Brunei’s most accomplished terrorist gangster Prince Jefri Archer is at the heart of allegations that artworks systematically looted from…

Picasso stolen from museum with no alarm; A MASP spokesman said earlier on Friday that until now, the museum had considered the security adequate; Sao Paulo state culture secretary Joao Sayad said security should have been the museum's No. 1 priority

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Thieves who stole a valuable Picasso painting from a Brazilian art museum this week apparently didn’t have to work very hard. On Friday, officials admitted there wasn’t much of a security system in place at the…

Museo brasileño sin seguro de robo

Redacción BBC Mundo El “Retrato de Suzanne Bloch”, de Picasso, está valorado en US$50 millones. Los responsables del Museo de Arte de Sao Paulo, en Brasil, donde esta semana robaron dos cuadros con un valor estimado de más de US$50…

Picasso Theft: Portrait of Suzanne Bloch

Pablo Picasso, “Portrait of Suzanne Bloch”, 1904 Candido Portinari, “The Coffee Worker”, 1939 Thieves steal two valuable paintings from Sao Paulo Museum in a dawn raid on 20 December 2007 In the early hours of the 20December 2007 thieves broke…

Fake Gauguin `Faun' Fools Curators

Commentary by Martin Gayford Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) — Not since the days of the ingenious Dutchman Han van Meegeren has a forgery got so far. On Dec. 12, the Art Institute of Chicago said that “The Faun,” a ceramic sculpture attributed to…

Bei den angeblich 2000 Jahre alten chinesischen Terrakotta-Kriegern im Museum für Völkerkunde handelt es sich lediglich um billige Kopien, die es in China an jeder Ecke für ein paar Euro gibt

Tonkrieger-Schau macht dicht!Direktor Köpke zieht Konsequenz aus Skandal um die gefälschten Figuren UTE GEBAUER, CAROLA GROSSE-WILDE  Scheibchenweise kam der Skandal ans Licht, jetzt steht zweifelsfrei fest: Bei den angeblich 2000 Jahre alten chinesischen Terrakotta-Kriegern im Museum für Völkerkunde handelt es…

Dozens of treasures from the Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilizations will go on display Friday in an exhibition featuring many of the ancient masterpieces recovered in Italy's campaign against illegal trafficking in antiquities

Looted Art Displayed in Rome By ARIEL DAVID – 10 hours ago ROME (AP) — Dozens of treasures from the Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilizations will go on display Friday in an exhibition featuring many of the ancient masterpieces recovered…

Break in Gardner art theft case?

Break in Gardner art theft case? The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, victim 17 years ago to an unsolved theft of 13 pieces of priceless artwork, is applauding what could be a new chapter in the case – word of a…

Prints by Group of Seven artist A.J. Casson, along with hundreds of letters, photographs and artifacts dating back to the 17th century, have gone missing from the Archives of Ontario, according to the Auditor-General's annual report

Art, 17th-century artifacts missing from Ontario Archives: A-G By Natalie Alcoba and Jordana Huber,  National Post, with files from CanWest News Service  Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2007   In his 2007 report, Jim McCarter identified two “significant weaknesses” in the Archive’s…

Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation jointly asked a federal court yesterday to declare them the owners of two Picasso paintings that a claimant says were sold under duress in Nazi Germany

In a legal strategy that is spreading in the art world, the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation jointly asked a federal court yesterday to declare them the owners of two Picasso paintings that a claimant…

Minerva holding back details

I confess that Minerva: The International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology has not been one of my favourite magazines. I have not changed my views since 1990 when Kevin Butcher and I published a review article of the first…

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Security in the Kunsthistorische Museum was below all standards, but museum director tries to save his image by complimenting an ordinairy thief.

Museum Security Network Mailinglist Tue Jan 24 07:18:11 CET 2006 Seipel (Director of the Kunsthistorische Museum in Vienna): Saliera-Dieb war “Experte” (Austrian museum director says thief was highly specialized expert). Security in the Kunsthistorische Museum was below all standards, but…

[MSN] Much to the disappointment of visitors,

Prints replace originals at art exhibition Agnes Winarti, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Much to the disappointment of visitors, the Jakarta Historical Museum is keeping several original paintings in storage and displaying prints instead. “I thought I would be able to…

Italy, Princeton Sign Antiquities Deal

ROME (AP) — The Italian Culture Ministry and the Princeton University Art Museum signed a deal Tuesday for the return of eight disputed antiquities to Italy — Rome’s latest coup in its efforts to recover treasures it says were looted…

It has been called the world’s biggest museum: an international black market in art the FBI estimates is worth about $6-billion a year. Interpol ranks art theft as the fourth largest criminal enterprise after drugs, money laundering and weapons. And recovery rates are abysmally low, about five to eight per cent.

Art theft ranked as fourth-largest criminal enterprise SEPTEMBER 1, 2007 MONTREAL — It has been called the world’s biggest museum: an international black market in art the FBI estimates is worth about $6-billion a year. Interpol ranks art theft as…

Insider theft … and the curator did it

… and the curator did it Ton Cremers, Museums Security Network   Slide 1  My presentation will be about the problem of insider-theft in cultural institutions. Characteristics of thieves and thefts will be given, and a major case of insider…

Incidentenregistratie erfgoedsector

‘Incidenten’ in Nederlandse musea de afgelopen jaren waren aanleiding voor de Nederlandse Museumvereniging een onderzoek in te laten stellen door Gerard de Baay  naar de mogelijkheden de beveiliging van de musea op een hoger plan te brengen. Een van de…

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