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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 the museum since 1886. It was stolen overnight from Friday April 13 to Saturday April…

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 he had no access to the paintings. FILE PHOTO: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is…

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 a display case and absconded with with pieces of jewelry on temporary display in Venice.…

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 police judiciaire, chargée des investigations, le larcin s’est pourtant déroulé, début septembre, dans un lieu…

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 artifacts. Among the loot, a canvas attributed to Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn valued at…

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 of $500 million in paintings and other works from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The…

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 Friday night. Police say they were sent to the museum just before midnight when the…

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 confession from a Connecticut mobster suspected by the FBI of having information about the whereabouts…

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 Zuge von Drogenermittlungen gegen die Mafia entdeckt. Sie waren in dem Haus eines Drogenbosses der…

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 camorristico degli Amato-Pagano, i cosiddetti scissionisti attivi nelle zone di Secondigliano e Scampia di Titti Beneduce…

Museum raids gang: How police caught £57m heist masterminds – BBC News

Museum raids gang: How police caught £57m heist masterminds www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-35941797   5 April 2016 From the section Cambridgeshire Image caption This rhino horn at Norwich Castle Museum and Chinese artefacts at several other museums were the thieves’ targets Months of covert phone monitoring led to the conviction of an organised crime gang involved in the…

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 raids that netted £57m. The convictions represent a major police success against a brutal criminal…

Colpo grosso al museo: trafugate 15 tele preziose di Bellini e Rubens

Colpo grosso al museo: trafugate 15 tele preziose di Bellini e Rubens www.ilgazzettino.it/NORDEST/VERONA/colpo_grosso_museo_trafugate_tele_bellini_pisanello/notizie/1691125.shtml   VERONA – Clamoroso colpo dei banditi al Museo di Castelvecchio a Verona, dove ieri sera sono stati rubati 15 preziosi quadriesposti nella galleria d’arte. Ad agire una banda di professionisti: tre malviventi armati con il volto coperto hanno minacciato e immobilizzato…

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, i ladri fuggono con due opere di Goya Ammirato da Tintoretto ed El Greco, lo…

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 al «Castelvecchio» anche la «Madonna della quaglia» di Pisanello VERONA Assaltato il Museo di Castelvecchio…

Stolen Picasso painting found in New Jersey makes its way back to Paris museum | Entertainment & Showbiz from CTV News

A $15 million Pablo Picasso painting is back on display in a Paris museum after a long and unusual journey. ‘La Coiffeuse’ disappeared from a French storage room more than a decade ago, then turned up in a package from Belgium to New York last year — with a customs label calling it a $37…

Stolen Picasso painting found in New Jersey makes its way back to Paris museum | Entertainment & Showbiz from CTV News

A $15 million Pablo Picasso painting is back on display in a Paris museum after a long and unusual journey. ‘La Coiffeuse’ disappeared from a French storage room more than a decade ago, then turned up in a package from Belgium to New York last year — with a customs label calling it a $37…

Uzbekistan: Scandal Descends on Jewel of Avant-Garde Art | News | The Moscow Times

It was supposed to be a day of festivities at a world-famous art museum out in the desert of western Uzbekistan. Instead, the stench of scandal sullied the occasion. As dignitaries assembled in the region of Karakalpakstan on Sept. 4 to celebrate the centenary of Igor Savitsky, the founder of a museum housing a stunning…

Uzbekistan: Scandal Descends on Jewel of Avant-Garde Art | News | The Moscow Times

It was supposed to be a day of festivities at a world-famous art museum out in the desert of western Uzbekistan. Instead, the stench of scandal sullied the occasion. As dignitaries assembled in the region of Karakalpakstan on Sept. 4 to celebrate the centenary of Igor Savitsky, the founder of a museum housing a stunning…

Medieval Coins Stolen from Scottish Museum – The coins may have been stolen while the museum was understaffed during a strike over wages last month.

The coins may have been stolen while the museum was understaffed during a strike over wages last month. “We have been made aware of the incident, which is extremely unfortunate,” a PCS spokesman told the Edinburgh Evening News. “There is some speculation that this may have happened during the recent strike. If this was the…

Ennesimo caso – Rubano antichi corni di rinoceronte al Museo Zoologico di Napoli | italia | Il Secolo XIX

Cinque antichi corni di rinoceronte, risalenti a due-tre secoli fa, sono stati rubati la scorsa notte nel Museo Zoologico di Napoli, nella centrale via Mezzocannone. Due dei cinque corni sono alti circa un metro; gli altri sono più piccoli. Il valore complessivo è stimato in alcune centinaia di migliaia di euro. Sul posto sono intervenuti…

Ennesimo caso – Rubano antichi corni di rinoceronte al Museo Zoologico di Napoli | italia | Il Secolo XIX

Cinque antichi corni di rinoceronte, risalenti a due-tre secoli fa, sono stati rubati la scorsa notte nel Museo Zoologico di Napoli, nella centrale via Mezzocannone. Due dei cinque corni sono alti circa un metro; gli altri sono più piccoli. Il valore complessivo è stimato in alcune centinaia di migliaia di euro. Sul posto sono intervenuti…

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 beveiliging onder handen werden genomen, roept de publicitair wanstaltige toestand rondom de inbraak en diefstal…

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 daarvoor het bewijs te kunnen leveren. Begin deze maand nam hij contact op met 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 daarvoor het bewijs te kunnen leveren. Begin deze maand nam hij contact op met de…

Robbers Steal Shishkin, Korovin Paintings From Russian Museum | News | The Moscow Times

Robbers Steal Shishkin, Korovin Paintings From Russian Museum 26 August 2013 | Issue 5199 RIA Novosti Masked robbers have stolen several paintings by renowned 19th and 20th century Russian artists from a local museum in central Russia, the Interior Ministry said Monday. Three masked men broke into a history and arts museum in the city of Vyazniki, about 300 kilometers (180 miles) east of Moscow…

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 de Groot en Koen Voskuil). In dat artikel komt Wim van Krimpen aan het woord…

Does your museum have a media strategy for thefts? | Museums Association

Does your museum have a media strategy for thefts? http://www.museumsassociation.org/museum-practice/museum-thefts/16042013-does-your-museum-have-a-media-strategy-in-case-of-theft April 17, 2013 Having a media strategy in place in case of theft is key to managing your museum’s reputation, and can help recover stolen items, according to the expert panel on the Museum Practice security webchat last week.William Brown, national security adviser at Arts Council England, recommended having a…

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 de la pistola que perteneciera a Juan Antonio Lavalleja. Bentos informó que se reunió con…

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 the biggest art heists in history, but they still need the public’s help to locate…

ARCAblog: Theft at Villa Giulia, Rome: Another European Museum Hit by Thieves

Theft at Villa Giulia, Rome: Another European Museum Hit by Thieves http://art-crime.blogspot.nl/2013/04/theft-at-villa-giulia-rome-another.html?m=1 April 5, 2013 Catherine Schofield Sezgin by Lynda Albertson, CEO, Association of Research into Crimes against Art ROME – In the last thirteen months several museums in Europe have been hit with dramatic thefts. In February 2012, two men stormed the Archeological Museum…

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 en un museo de Rio de Janeiro, informó el jueves la institución. La obra de…

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 smashed two cabinets on the upper floor containing items from the important Castellani collection comprising…

Italian government under fire after Rome museum theft – GazzettaDelSud

Italian government under fire after Rome museum theft http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/40993/Italian-government-under-fire-after-Rome-museum-theft.html April 3, 2013 Rome 02/04/2013 ‘Spending cuts a threat to safety, heritage’ Rome, April 2 – A robbery over the Easter weekend at Rome’s Villa Giulia Etruscan museum led to calls Tuesday for improved measures to secure Italy’s culture ministry. “It took a multimillion (euro) theft…

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 early on Saturday, according to French authorities. The suspect, about 20 years old, had the…

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 elephant skeleton at the Paris Natural History Musuem is the latest in a series of…

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 basement of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum seven hours after he unwisely opened the thick…