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Yves Bouvier charged over ‘concealed theft’ of Picasso paintings – Telegraph

A major Swiss art dealer was on Monday placed under investigation in Paris and given a €27 million bail for the “concealed theft” of two Picasso paintings which the Spanish artist’s family said were never for sale.Yves Bouvier, 52, faces charges of hiding the fact that two gouache paintings – Tête de femme. Profil (Woman’s…

Yves Bouvier charged over 'concealed theft' of Picasso paintings – Telegraph

A major Swiss art dealer was on Monday placed under investigation in Paris and given a €27 million bail for the “concealed theft” of two Picasso paintings which the Spanish artist’s family said were never for sale.Yves Bouvier, 52, faces charges of hiding the fact that two gouache paintings – Tête de femme. Profil (Woman’s…

Tradition of vandalizing China’s treasures endures at Palace Museum|WCT

Tradition of vandalizing China’s treasures endures at Palace Museum www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx The etching between the handles of the copper vessel. (Internet photo) An engraved “love peach” circling the etched names of a man and a woman clearly did not quite fit with the otherwise austere character of one of the 300-year-old ceremonial copper vessels at the…

Tradition of vandalizing China's treasures endures at Palace Museum|WCT

Tradition of vandalizing China’s treasures endures at Palace Museum www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx The etching between the handles of the copper vessel. (Internet photo) An engraved “love peach” circling the etched names of a man and a woman clearly did not quite fit with the otherwise austere character of one of the 300-year-old ceremonial copper vessels at the…

India: heritage lovers worry over damage to relics

With the East Godavari district officials making arrangements to complete the Indira Sagar (Polavaram) left canal works, Buddhists and heritage lovers are expressing serious concerns over the digging works that pass through Kummarilova village near Tuni, a site where remains of Buddhist pottery dating back to the Satavahana period are being unearthed by the department…

Stolen church windows to be returned to Queenstown estate – Baltimore Sun

T Stolen church windows to be returned to Queenstown estate www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-church-windows-20150911-story.html News Maryland By Mary Carole McCauley The Baltimore Suncontact the reporter Three years after they were stolen, a set of valuable stained-glass church windows will be returned to the Maryland estate of Robert W. Kearns, the inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper. In exchange,…

The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife: Science, the Humanities, and the Fight to Define History – The Atlantic

The ongoing dispute over the authenticity of a scrap of papyrus from the ancient world highlights a larger question of how history is established.Ronen Zvulun / Reuters639 123 JOEL BADEN AND CANDIDA MOSS SEP 10, 2015In 2012, the world was introduced to the wife of Jesus—or, more accurately, to an ancient papyrus containing a dialogue…

The Gospel of Jesus's Wife: Science, the Humanities, and the Fight to Define History – The Atlantic

The ongoing dispute over the authenticity of a scrap of papyrus from the ancient world highlights a larger question of how history is established.Ronen Zvulun / Reuters639 123 JOEL BADEN AND CANDIDA MOSS SEP 10, 2015In 2012, the world was introduced to the wife of Jesus—or, more accurately, to an ancient papyrus containing a dialogue…

Traffico opere d’arte, perquisizioni a Rimini. Recuperati Picasso, Basquiat e un Burri da 10mln • Newsrimini.it

Perquisizioni anche in provincia di Rimini (dove sono due le persone coinvolte) nell’ambito dell’operazione dei carabinieri di Reggio Emilia che ha permesso di recuperare refurtiva per circa 20 milioni di euro. Nove le province interessate (anche in Lombardia e Calabria) e 52 gli indagati (15 di etnia sinti, 33 italiani, 2 albanesi, 1 marocchino ed 1 nigeriano) ritenuti…

Traffico opere d'arte, perquisizioni a Rimini. Recuperati Picasso, Basquiat e un Burri da 10mln • Newsrimini.it

Perquisizioni anche in provincia di Rimini (dove sono due le persone coinvolte) nell’ambito dell’operazione dei carabinieri di Reggio Emilia che ha permesso di recuperare refurtiva per circa 20 milioni di euro. Nove le province interessate (anche in Lombardia e Calabria) e 52 gli indagati (15 di etnia sinti, 33 italiani, 2 albanesi, 1 marocchino ed 1 nigeriano) ritenuti…

Opere d’arte, recuperata refurtiva per 20 milioni di euro – Reggio Emilia – il Resto del Carlino – Notizie di Bologna e dell’Emilia Romagna, di Ancona e delle Marche

Reggio Emilia, 10 settembre 2015 – Oltre 40 perquisizioni sono scattate questa mattina all’alba nell’ambito di un’operazione dei carabinieri del comando provinciale di Reggio, con personale del quinto Reggimento di Bologna, del Nucleo tutela patrimonio culturale di Bologna, del Nucleo cinofili di Bologna e del tredicesimo nucleo elicotteri di Forlì.È stata recuperata refurtiva per 20…

Opere d'arte, recuperata refurtiva per 20 milioni di euro – Reggio Emilia – il Resto del Carlino – Notizie di Bologna e dell’Emilia Romagna, di Ancona e delle Marche

Reggio Emilia, 10 settembre 2015 – Oltre 40 perquisizioni sono scattate questa mattina all’alba nell’ambito di un’operazione dei carabinieri del comando provinciale di Reggio, con personale del quinto Reggimento di Bologna, del Nucleo tutela patrimonio culturale di Bologna, del Nucleo cinofili di Bologna e del tredicesimo nucleo elicotteri di Forlì.È stata recuperata refurtiva per 20…

New charges lodged in antiquities theft – City & Region – The Buffalo News

The man accused of stealing documents from the Buffalo History Museum is facing new charges.A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment charging Daniel Witek, 52, of Buffalo, with three counts of mail fraud and one count of interstate transportation of stolen goods.Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael DiGiacomo said Witek, who he described as a museum…

New charges lodged in antiquities theft – City & Region – The Buffalo News

The man accused of stealing documents from the Buffalo History Museum is facing new charges.A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment charging Daniel Witek, 52, of Buffalo, with three counts of mail fraud and one count of interstate transportation of stolen goods.Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael DiGiacomo said Witek, who he described as a museum…

Argentina Bust Points to Lucrative Underworld Art, Artifacts Trade

Argentina’s authorities captured two separate contraband traders moving historic artifacts and stolen artworks across the Argentine-Uruguay border in a sign that the underworld art trade continues to thrive. The suspects — who were captured by the Argentine customs agency (known by its acronym AFIP) in separate vehicles at a prominent border crossing — were moving…

Stolen art recovered six years after raid at Bulmer family home | Western Daily Press

One of the West’s famous cider families, who had millions of pounds worth of paintings stolen, have defended their decision to go behind the backs of the police and pay “intermediaries” to get their stolen paintings back. The Bulmer family did not tell detectives investigating the robbery at their home six years ago that private…

Stolen art recovered six years after raid at Bulmer family home | Western Daily Press

One of the West’s famous cider families, who had millions of pounds worth of paintings stolen, have defended their decision to go behind the backs of the police and pay “intermediaries” to get their stolen paintings back. The Bulmer family did not tell detectives investigating the robbery at their home six years ago that private…

Dipinti rubati nelle chiese: 17 opere d'arte recuperate, indagini anche in Abruzzo | CityRumors.it

+ – Abruzzo. Non solo 241 oggetti trafugati nelle chiese, tra cui il dipinto raffigurante una Madonna con Bambino di autore sconosciuto, risalente al Settecento e rubato in un chiesa del Fermano nel giugno 1990, ma anche 60 reperti archeologici.     E’ il bilancio dei sequestri compiuti nell’indagine dei Carabinieri del Nucleo tutela del…

Dipinti rubati nelle chiese: 17 opere d’arte recuperate, indagini anche in Abruzzo | CityRumors.it

+ – Abruzzo. Non solo 241 oggetti trafugati nelle chiese, tra cui il dipinto raffigurante una Madonna con Bambino di autore sconosciuto, risalente al Settecento e rubato in un chiesa del Fermano nel giugno 1990, ma anche 60 reperti archeologici.     E’ il bilancio dei sequestri compiuti nell’indagine dei Carabinieri del Nucleo tutela del…

AUCTION SALE OF SACRED HOPI “KWAA TSI” TO BE HELD AT PARIS’ HOTEL DROUOT ON DECEMBER 15, 2014.

IMPORTANT PRESS RELEASE: THE HOLOCAUST ART RESTITUTION PROJECT AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOPI TRIBE JOINTLY FILE AN ACTION IN FRANCE REQUESTING THE SUSPENSION OF AN AUCTION SALE OF SACRED HOPI “KWAA TSI” TO BE HELD AT PARIS’ HOTEL DROUOT ON DECEMBER 15, 2014. For Immediate Release Press Contacts: In Washington, DC: Marc Masurovsky, (00)…

'Een boze neger die zijn eigendommen komt ophalen; dat is emancipatie' (en een bestuursvoorzitter die dieven uitnodigt)

“Het is een wonder dat ze (kostbare schilderijen) nog niet gestolen zijn”, zegt bestuursvoorzitter Carel Weeber van het Museo di Korsou in Willemstad, Curaçao. Het lijkt haast een uitnodiging om de schilderijen te komen stelen. Weeber is al een aantal jaren bestuursvoorzitter van dit verwaarloosde museum en verbergt zich ook al jaren achter het excuus dat…

Wie beschermt onze Rembrandts? Predictive Profilers!

Wie beschermt onze Rembrandts? Predictive Profilers! museumbeveiliging.com/2014/02/27/wie-beschermt-onze-rembrandts-predictive-profilers/ 27/02/2014 – 12:27In Het Parool van 26 februari 2014 wordt het hoofd beveiliging van het Rijks, Emile Broersma, wederom geciteerd; vrouwen zouden beter zijn in observeren dan mannen. Het zij zo (is dat zo?). Keuze op gender blijft omstreden, maar niet bij Broersma. Volgens de journaliste van Het…

Profiling in musea – geen detectiepoortje kan op tegen een mooie jonge vrouw

Profiling in musea – geen detectiepoortje kan op tegen een mooie jonge vrouw museumbeveiliging.com/2014/02/26/profiling-in-musea-geen-detectiepoortje-kan-op-tegen-een-mooie-jonge-vrouw/ 26/02/2014 – 15:16“Rijks verruilt bewaker voor geheim agente” (Het Financieel Dagblad, 8 februari 2014). Volgens Emile Broersma, hoofd beveiliging van het Rijksmuseum te Amsterdam, kan de nieuwste elektronische detectieapparatuur niet tippen aan goed getrainde mensen. Een zeer aanvechtbare appels-met-peren vergelijking. Op…

Conference Art Crime and Cultural Heritage: Fakes, Forgeries, and Looted and Stolen Art

Conference: Art Crime, NY, June 2014 museum-security.org/ Art Crime and Cultural Heritage: Fakes, Forgeries, and Looted and Stolen Art Event Information Dates: June 4–6, 2014 Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Location: Lipton Hall, NYU Law School Register Now Elective Credit Students in the following certificate programs can receive credit for a 10-session elective by attending the…

Museumbeveiliging, Ton Cremers – Petje af voor Sjarel Ex

Petje af voor Sjarel Ex museumbeveiliging.com/2014/02/05/petje-af-voor-sjarel-ex/ 05/02/2014 – 14:31 Boijmans-directeur erkent fout bij aanbesteding ontwerp depot nrc.nl/nieuws/2014/02/04/boijmans-directeur-erkent-fout-bij-aanbesteding-ontwerp-depot/ Claudia Kammer Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Directeur Sjarel Ex heeft toegegeven dat hij de aanbestedingsregels heeft overtreden. Foto ANP / Koen SUYK Cultuur In zijn ‘naïviteit en enthousiasme’ praatte Sjarel Ex, de directeur van Museum Boijmans Van…

De Kunsthal: wat is de vergrotende trap van 'state of the art' beveiligen?

De Kunsthal: wat is de vergrotende trap van ‘state of the art’ beveiligen? museumbeveiliging.com/2014/01/24/de-kunsthal-wat-is-de-vergrotende-trap-van-state-of-the-art-beveiligen/ 24/01/2014 – 12:10Emily Ansenk, directeur van De Kunsthal, verzekert in De Volkskrant van 24 januari 2014 dat De Kunsthal wanneer deze op 1 februari 2014 weer open gaat na een ingrijpende verbouwing ‘goed beveiligd’ is. Is ‘goed beveiligd’ de vergrotende, of…

Zimbabwe – How stolen antiques were recovered with the help of Ton Cremers (Museum Security Network), and Bob Wittman (FBI)

How stolen antiques were recovered sundaymail.co.zw/index.php Sunday, 20 October 2013 00:00 View Comments Leisure Reporter When a smartly dressed Polish gentleman stole six antiques from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) in June 2006, the whole occurrence seemed like a Hollywood movie, hitting a dramatic climax when the artefacts were discovered six months later in Europe.The…

Duitse vandaal Rijksmuseum door rechter vrijgesproken

Duitse vandaal Rijksmuseum door rechter vrijgesproken elsevier.nl/Cultuur–Televisie/nieuws/2013/10/Duitse-vandaal-Rijkmuseum-door-rechter-vrijgesproken-1385702W/ xxxxxx De 22-jarige Duitse toerist die in juli werd aangehouden op verdenking van het vernielen van een zeventiende eeuws rustbed in het Rijksmuseum, is vrijgesproken. Het is niet bewezen dat de schade aan het waardevolle museumstuk is veroorzaakt door toedoen van de jongen, oordeelt de Amsterdamse rechtbank dinsdag.…

Michel van Rijn – ‘Als je de boel verneukt, doe het dan op niveau’

‘Als je de boel verneukt, doe het dan op niveau’   Begin deze maand raakte bekend dat 173 kunststukken van onschatbare waarde terugkeren naar Cyprus. Daar werden ze tijdens de Turkse bezetting in 1974 in bulk buitengesmokkeld. We zochten de Nederlander Michel van Rijn op: als gewezen kunstdief smokkelde hij de kunst uit Cyprus buiten, als…

Highlights of selected criminal cases involving art

Highlights of selected criminal cases involving art & culture objects: 2012 http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=b53cb036-c781-48b6-a784-fa43f75a3175 April 9, 2013 Steven D. Feldman Register Now As you are not an existing subscriber please register for your free daily legal newsfeed service. RegisterIf you have any questions about the service please contact customerservices@lexology.com or call Lexology Customer Services on +44 20 7234 0606. Author page »…

Gardner Art Heist: The Thieves Who Couldn’t Steal Straight | Cognoscenti

Gardner Art Heist: The Thieves Who Couldn’t Steal Straight | Cognoscenti http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2013/03/25/gardner-museum-tom-mashberg March 25, 2013 Tom Mashberg Mon, Mar 25, 2013 by Tom Mashberg The FBI believes it knows the identities of the thieves who stole art valued at up to $500 million from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum more than two decades ago. In this…

Zal meneer Spruit het dan nooit leren?

Ruud Spruit blaatte in een ingezonden brief weer eens verongelijkt over de beveiligingsmaffia die hem lastig viel na de inbraak en diefstal uit zijn schromelijk verwaarloosde museum. Interessant is dat hij enerzijds die beveiligingsmaffia berispt en in een ingezonden brief in NRC Handelsblad pleit voor een niet bestaand  product waarmee gestolen schilderijen gevolgd kunnen worden.…

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…

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: SLAM Bumper Sticker

SLAM Bumper Sticker http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/2012/04/slam-bumper-sticker.html April 8, 2012 . The  Malibu office of the Association for Museum Professional Excellence  (AMPE) has brought out a bumper sticker to publicise the damaging effects of museums retaining artefacts which they know are of dodgy provenance. The St Louis city fathers evidently see it as a source of pride to…

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: SLAM: The Game is Hopefully on Again

The Game is (Hopefully) on Again http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/2012/04/slam-game-is-on-again.html April 7, 2012 . Rick St Hilaire has reported (‘United States Files Motion in SLAM Mummy Mask Case‘ April 7, 2012) that the US Government is not giving up its fight to see museum-professional-right triumph over museum-wrong in the case of the Ka Nefer Nefer mask. I for…

Churches: easier pickings than museums?

easier pickings than museums? http://www.artmediaagency.com/en/39678/churches-easier-pickings-than-museums/ March 29, 2012 Paris, 28 March 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). The French Central Office Against the Traffic of Cultural Goods (OCBC) has published its yearly report on trafficking in France. The report states, as it has for the past nine years, that the number of cases is dropping, from…