Category: Museum thefts

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

Hits: 2 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…

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

Hits: 2 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,…

Museum Theft: Doge’s Palace – Venice, Italy

Hits: 2 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…

Marseille : une stèle égyptienne volée en pleine journée

Hits: 176 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…

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

Hits: 706 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…

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

Hits: 733 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…

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…

Rare artifact stolen from Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum

Hits: 1388 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…

De imponerende woede van Axel Rüger

Hits: 1482 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…

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

Hits: 1016 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…

Mafiosi klauten Van-Gogh-Gemälde

Hits: 940 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…

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

Hits: 934 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…

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

Hits: 141 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…

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

Hits: 1Verona, 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…

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

Hits: 1Assalto 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…

Avignon : on a volé les chefs-d'oeuvre des compagnons

Hits: 1Avignon : on a volé les chefs-d’oeuvre des compagnonsLa Fédération compagnonnique des métiers du Bâtiment d’Avignon (Vaucluse) s’est fait voler, fin août, cinq chefs-d’œuvre de compagnons dans son musée. Source: Avignon : on a volé les chefs-d’oeuvre des compagnons

Wat hebben Rudy Fuchs, Ruud Spruit, Gerard de Klein, Jelle Reumer en Emily Ansenk met elkaar gemeen?

Hits: 3Wat 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…

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

Hits: 2Ben 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…

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

Hits: 1Ben 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…

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

Hits: 2Beveiliging 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…

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

Hits: 1Does 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…

Sin pistas del robo al Museo Histórico

Hits: 1 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…

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

Hits: 7Isabella 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…

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

Hits: 1Roban 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…

Police investigate Etruscan Museum robbery

Hits: 1Police 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.…

Chainsaw thief hacks off Louis XIV elephant's tusk

Hits: 1Chainsaw 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…

Criminal gangs target ivory in museums

Hits: 1Criminal 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…

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

Hits: 3Was 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…