Category: Museum thefts

Museum theft – Priceless golden ‘heart’ of Anne de Bretagne stolen

connexionfrance.com/French-news/Priceless-golden-heart-of-Anne-de-Bretagne-stolen Connexion journalist The case, made in 1514 and known as a masterpiece example of 16th century metal work, had been on display in a special glass container in the museum since Tuesday April 10. It has been property of…

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – West Virginia man admits to fraud tied to Boston art heist

reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-gardner/west-virginia-man-admits-to-fraud-tied-to-boston-art-heist-idUSKCN1FZ339 BOSTON (Reuters) – A West Virginia man pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges he fraudulently offered to sell some of the $500 million in artwork that was stolen from a Boston museum in 1990 and never recovered, even though…

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…

Marseille : une stèle égyptienne volée en pleine journée

laprovence.com/article/faits-divers-justice/4632398/marseille-une-stele-egyptienne-volee-en-pleine-journee.html L.D’A. La stèle funéraire égyptienne, vieille de plusieurs milliers d’années, peut-être d’une grande valeur marchande, semble avoir été dérobée avec la facilité d’un chapardage de bibelot au rayon bazar d’un supermarché. Révélé par nos confrères de Marsactu et confirmé par la…

Night at the museum: Why the great skylight caper at the MMFA remains unsolved, 45 years later

cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/45-years-mmfa-heist-1.4273365 The year was 1972 and under the cover of darkness, three men descended into the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts through a skylight, tied up several guards, and made off with $2 million in stolen art, precious jewels and…

Stubborn Stand-off Over Stolen Gardner Museum Art Could End With Sentencing Of Hartford Gangster

Edmund H. Mahony Contact Reporter The end may be near in the long, strange standoff between geriatric Hartfordgangster Robert “The Cook” Gentile and the investigators who suspect he is concealing information about history’s richest art theft, the heist a quarter century ago…

High-value objects stolen from Norway museum

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 statement. Which…

Rare artifact stolen from Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum

nbc24.com/news/local/rare-artifact-stolen-from-neil-armstrong-air-and-space-museum Sunday, July 30th 2017 This golden artifact was stolen from the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta. (Wapakoneta PD). WAPAKONETA, Oh. — A rare artifact was stolen from the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta late…

De imponerende woede van Axel Rüger

Wat een walgelijke TV-avond. In De Wereld Draait Door en bij Pauw werd podium geboden aan ‘Okkie’ Durham, de inbreker die twee Van Gogh schilderijen roofde uit het museum aan de Paulus Potterstraat. Gelukkig bleef mijn inbreng in de door…

No death bed confession in Gardner Museum heist – The Boston Globe

No deathbed confession in Gardner heist bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/09/30/death-bed-confession-gardner-museum-heist/LvxckD19M3wa0GlEFbd7VL/story.html By Shelley Murphy and Stephen Kurkjian Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent October 01, 2016 By Shelley Murphy and Stephen Kurkjian Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent  October 01, 2016 There will be no deathbed…

Mafiosi klauten Van-Gogh-Gemälde

Mafiosi klauten Van-Gogh-Gemälde handelszeitung.ch/vermischtes/mafiosi-klauten-van-gogh-gemaelde-1218455 14 Jahre nach dem Raub zweier Gemälde von Vincent van Gogh aus dem Amsterdamer Van Gogh Museum sind die Werke in Italien gefunden worden. Die italienische Polizei hatte die Gemälde im Millionen-Wert südlich von Neapel im…

Camorra, trovati due quadri di Van Gogh: rubati nel 2002

Camorra, trovati due quadri di Van Gogh: rubati nel 2002 corrieredelmezzogiorno.corriere.it/napoli/cronaca/16_settembre_30/camorra-trovati-due-quadri-van-gogh-rubati-2002-9daae33e-86d6-11e6-ab01-47135e367c80.shtml napoli del 1885 e del 1882 Sono stati ritrovati e sequestrati dalla Guardia di Finanza nel corso di un’operazione contro un gruppo di narcotrafficanti in affari con il clan…

Rathkeale Rovers gang leaders convicted of £57m plot to steal rhino horn and Chinese artefacts

independent.co.ukhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/gang-convicted-of-57m-plot-to-steal-rhino-horn-and-chinese-artefacts-a6903726.html Rathkeale Rovers gang leaders convicted of £57m plot to steal rhino horn and Chinese artefacts Paul Peachey Crime Correspondent Senior leaders of a prolific international gang of rhino-horn thieves known as the Rathkeale Rovers have been convicted of museum…

Verona, colpo grosso al museo di Castelvecchio: trafugate 15 tele di Tintoretto, Mantegna e Bellini

Verona, colpo grosso al museo di Castelvecchio: trafugate 15 tele di Tintoretto, Mantegna e Bellini www.ilmessaggero.it/PRIMOPIANO/CRONACA/colpo_grosso_museo_trafugate_tele_bellini_pisanello/notizie/1691118.shtml Verona, opere trafugate al museo di Castelvecchio Latina, fallisce l’ennesimo colpo al bancomat: i carabinieri recuperano cassaforte e… Furto in una villa di Madrid,…

Assalto al museo, trafugate 17 opere d’arte Spariti Tintoretto, Mantegna e Bellini

Assalto al museo, trafugate 17 opere d’arte Spariti Tintoretto, Mantegna e Bellini corrieredelveneto.corriere.it/veneto/notizie/cronaca/2015/20-novembre-2015/razzia-opere-d-arte-castelvecchio-2302216070027.shtml A VERONA Assalto al museo, trafugate 17 opere d’arte Spariti Tintoretto, Mantegna e Bellini Si ipotizza un colpo su mandato di un collezionista, tra i dipinti rubati…

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…

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

Ben 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 zegt…

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

Ben 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 zegt…

Beveiliging van de collecties is een van de kentaken van musea en wat moeten museumdirecteuren doen die een kerntaak verwaarlozen: opstappen.

Beveiliging van de collecties is een van de kentaken van musea en wat moeten museumdirecteuren doen die een kerntaak verwaarlozen….juist: opstappen. museumbeveiliging.com/2013/08/08/beveiliging-van-de-collecties-is-een-van-de-kentaken-van-musea-en-wat-moeten-museumdirecteuren-doen-die-een-kerntaak-verwaarlozen-juist-opstappen/ 08/08/2013 – 10:54 In het AD van vandaag (8 augustus 2013) staat een interessant artikel over De Kunsthal (auteurs Ingrid…

Sin pistas del robo al Museo Histórico

Sin pistas del robo al Museo Histórico – Diario EL PAIS – Montevideo – Uruguay http://www.elpais.com.uy/120109/pnacio-617475/nacional/sin-pistas-del-robo-al-museo-historico/ January 10, 2012 PAYSANDÚ | SANDRA KANOVICH El intendente de Paysandú, Bertil Bentos, que ordenó una investigación interna para deslindar responsabilidades en el hurto…

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Paintings 'Must Be Returned' to Fenway, Says US Attorney

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Paintings ‘Must Be Returned’ to Fenway, Says US Attorney – Fenway-Kenmore, MA Patch http://fenwaykenmore.patch.com/articles/isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-paintings-must-be-returned-to-fenway-says-fbi March 19, 2013 By Sara Jacobi Email the author March 18, 2013 FBI officials announced on Monday they know who committed one of…

Roban un museo de Rio de Janeiro en pleno día – Terra Perú

Roban un museo de Rio de Janeiro en pleno día http://vidayestilo.terra.com.pe/turismo/roban-un-museo-de-rio-de-janeiro-en-pleno-dia,542cb7fbb44dd310VgnCLD2000000ec6eb0aRCRD.html April 5, 2013 Un bolígrafo de oro en forma de pluma de pájaro incrustada con diamantes, que perteneció al expresidente brasileño Afonso Pena (1902-1906), fue robado en pleno día…

Police investigate Etruscan Museum robbery

Police investigate Etruscan Museum robbery http://www.wantedinrome.com/news/2002193/police-investigate-etruscan-museum-robbery.html A police investigation is underway following the theft of some 19th-century jewellery from Rome’s Villa Giulia Etruscan museum over the Easter weekend. The thieves gained entry after forcing open one of the entrance doors. They…

Chainsaw thief hacks off Louis XIV elephant's tusk

Chainsaw thief hacks off Louis XIV elephant’s tusk http://www.france24.com/en/20130331-france-museum-theft-chainsaw-thief-louis-elephant-tusk April 1, 2013 An intruder in the Paris Natural History Museum who sawed off a tusk of a skeleton of an African elephant given to French King Louis XIV was apprehended…

Criminal gangs target ivory in museums

Criminal gangs target ivory in museums http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-03-30/criminal-gangs-target-ivory-in-museums/ March 31, 2013 9:17pm, Sat 30 Mar 2013Man ‘tries to steal’ museum tusk Last updated Sun 31 Mar 2013 The damaged elephant skeleton at the Paris Natural History museums Credit: EBU The attack on an…

Guard who opened the door to robbers in notorious Gardner Museum heist under suspicion 23 years later – News – Boston.com

Was anyone watching the Gardner Museum watchman? http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/03/09/guard-who-opened-the-door-robbers-notorious-gardner-museum-heist-under-suspicion-years-later/J9cyv9A0rRkJ1t0OYpwdvL/story.html March 28, 2013 Night watchman Richard Abath may have made the most costly mistake in art history shortly after midnight on March 18, 1990. Police found him handcuffed and duct-taped in the…