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India – Your Majesty: Thou shalt not steal

medium.com/@Anuraag_Saxena/your-majesty-thou-shalt-not-steal-fec406ef847e April 21, 2018 I wonder if the Archbishop has had the “Thou shall not steal” conversation with Her Majesty. In fact, I wonder if his predecessors had one with those that adorned the throne before her. I’m guessing, at some point in the last 500 years, someone might have questioned the gory conquests and…

Mitterrand content de revoir en France le Degas volé au Havre

Mitterrand content de revoir en France le Degas volé au Havre | Paris Normandie. Le tableau d’Edgar Degas, intitulé Les Blanchisseuses ou Blanchisseuses souffrant des dents, huile sur toile de 16 x 21 cm, déposé par l’Etat en 1961 au Musée Malraux du Havre et volé dans ce même musée en décembre 1973, a été retrouvé aux États-Unis grâce à l’oeil averti…

Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Museum returns Nazi-looted artwork

Israel Museum returns Nazi-looted artwork http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/09/29/2741080/israel-museum-returns-nazi-looted-artwork September 29, 2010 JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Museum has restituted a Paul Klee drawing to the estate of the Jewish art collector who owned the work before it was looted by the Nazis. Klee’s 1920 drawing was owned by Harry Fuld J. from 1932 until 1941. Fuld left…

Munich, Germany: German court order return of stolen Cypriot treasures

German court order return of stolen Cypriot treasures http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus-problem/german-court-order-return-stolen-cypriot-treasures/20100928 By Natali Hami and George Psyllides Published on September 28, 2010 SCORES of valuable religious artefacts looted from churches in the Turkish-occupied north are a step closer to repatriation following the decision of a German court. Last week, a court in Munich ordered the return of…

Munich, Germany: German court orders Cypriot treasures return

German court orders Cypriot treasures return http://famagusta-gazette.com/german-court-orders-cypriot-treasures-return-p10853-69.htm BREAKING NEWS • Mon, Sep 27, 2010 A German court has ordered the repatriation of priceless Cypriot treasures, stolen from Cyprus’ northern Turkish occupied part of the country. A press release, issued by the Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus, says that in 2004 the Republic of…

Iraqi authorities demand Israel return antique Torah scroll

Iraqi authorities demand Israel return antique Torah scroll http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article120208.ece By DAVID E. MILLER | THE MEDIA LINE Published: Aug 31, 2010 00:04 Updated: Aug 31, 2010 00:04 Iraq is demanding Israeli authorities return an antique Torah scroll smuggled into Israel in the early 1950s. Israel’s Arutz Sheva reported that the ancient scroll, written in the…

Vienna, Austria: Schiele Art Back In Austria After Ownership Feud

Schiele Art Back In Austria After Ownership Feud http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129377681 by The Associated Press VIENNA August 23, 2010, 11:34 am ET A 12-year battle over the possession of a painting that was stolen from a Jewish Austrian by the Nazis came to a close on Monday when the work by Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele was displayed…

Vienna Psychotherapist Tackles Nazi-Era Art Claims at Museum

Vienna Psychotherapist Tackles Nazi-Era Art Claims at Museum http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-17/vienna-psychotherapist-tackles-nazi-era-claims-at-museum-founded-by-father.html By Catherine Hickley – Aug 17, 2010 7:00 PM ET Tue Aug 17 23:00:01 GMT 2010 “Portrait of Wally” (1912) by Egon Schiele. The Leopold Museum in Vienna paid $19 million in a settlement, ending a decades-long dispute between the museum and the heirs of Jewish…

Japan/Korea: Artifact transfer may cause friction

Monday, Aug. 16, 2010 Artifact transfer may cause friction http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100816x2.html Ownership question could keep in Japan some Korean items seized during colonial rule Kyodo News Despite Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s promise last week to give back artifacts to South Korea taken from the Korean Peninsula during Japan’s colonial rule, major differences on the matter between…

Budapest, Hungary: Eastern Europe under spotlight on art restitution

Eastern Europe under spotlight on art restitution http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/02/AR2010080201123.html By GEORGE JAHN The Associated Press Monday, August 2, 2010; 6:23 AM BUDAPEST, Hungary — A tug-of-war in the United States over who owns a huge art trove seized by Hungary’s Nazi henchmen is the most prominent example of disputed restitution policies in formerly communist eastern Europe…

Painting stolen by Nazi now on display in New York

Painting stolen by Nazi now on display in New York http://edition.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/07/29/new.york.stolen.painting/#fbid=9ojdDUuCVGI By the CNN Wire Staff July 29, 2010 — Updated 2327 GMT (0727 HKT) (CNN) — A demur redhead in a modest black dress is making a brief appearance in New York, before finally returning home to Austria. “Portrait of Wally,” painted by Austrian…

Mystery of family's art unraveled: Stolen in World War II

Mystery of family’s art unraveled: Stolen in World War II http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/07/25/1581501/mystery-of-familys-art-unraveled.html Heinrich Buerkel artworks stolen in WWII era are returned to Germany. By Mark Washburn mwashburn@charlotteobserver.com Posted: Sunday, Jul. 25, 2010 In 1945, about 50 pieces of art from the Museum of Pirmasens were stolen. Among the items returned to the city this month are…

Dutch gov't returns stolen antiquities to Iraq

Dutch gov’t returns stolen antiquities to Iraq http://www.paltelegraph.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1312:dutch-govt-returns-stolen-antiquities-to-iraq&catid=72:arts&Itemid=157 Friday, 10 July 2009 08:24 Germany, July 10, (Pal Telegraph) – The Dutch government has turned over dozens of antiquities stolen from Iraq to Baghdad’s ambassador. The 69 pieces include cylindrical stone seals older than 2000 B.C. and a terra-cotta relief depicting a bearded man praying. Dutch…

Nazi Controversy Stirred as Liebermann Heirs Slam Auction Sale

Nazi Controversy Stirred as Liebermann Heirs Slam Auction Sale http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-01/nazi-controversy-stirred-as-liebermann-heirs-slam-auction-sale.html By Catherine Hickley – Jul 1, 2010 German artist Max Liebermann. The Hamburg auction house Hauswedell & Nolte sold a Liebermann sketch that was in the artist’s possession at his death in 1935, dismissing his heirs’ warnings that the drawing was probably seized by the…

Tang Dynasty sarcophagus brought back home

Tang Dynasty sarcophagus brought back home http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2010-06/18/content_20286016.htm China Daily, June 18, 2010 The return of a smuggled Tang Dynasty (AD 618 – 907) sarcophagus from the United States to China may serve as a good example for international collaboration to curb the rampant pillaging and smuggling of treasures, researchers have said. The 27-ton stone coffin…

Salander Auction Raises $2.1 Million, Third of Lots Goes Unsold

Salander Auction Raises $2.1 Million, Third of Lots Goes Unsold http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=ad4InxiDHP5s By Philip Boroff June 10 (Bloomberg) — A painting of a kneeling Jesus attributed to the studio of El Greco sold for $386,500 at Christie’s International in New York, the top lot in a $2.1 million auction of European art and sculpture recovered from…

Austria Urges Return of Altar Panels to Jewish Heir (Update1)

Austria Urges Return of Altar Panels to Jewish Heir (Update1) http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-06-10/austria-urges-return-of-altar-panels-to-jewish-heir-update1-.html June 10, 2010, 11:54 AM EDT More From Businessweek By Catherine Hickley June 10 (Bloomberg) — An Austrian government council recommended that two 16th-century Dutch altar panels, two paintings and two statuettes seized by the Nazis should be returned to the heir of their…

UK appoints Envoy for post-Holocaust Issues

Press release: Wednesday 9 June 2010 UK appoints Envoy for post-Holocaust Issues Foreign Secretary William Hague has appointed Sir Andrew Burns as the United Kingdom’s first Envoy for post-Holocaust Issues. Sir Andrew, a former UK Ambassador to Israel, will be responsible for leading the Government’s efforts on a range of important post-Holocaust work. This includes…

Descartes letter returned to French library

Descartes letter returned to French library http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g5SktlpbtRb96K1jjLQrBrFxZopgD9G78LKG1 (AP) – 16 hours ago PARIS — A letter by 17th century French philosopher Rene Descartes that languished unnoticed in a U.S. college library for more than a century has been restored to France. The president of Haverford College — which has had the letter since 1902 —…

Looting Matters: Italian Prosecutor Calls for Return of Antiquities

Looting Matters: Italian Prosecutor Calls for Return of Antiquities http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/2010/06/italian-prosecutor-we-want-to.html SWANSEA, Wales, June 4 /PRNewswire/ — David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the call by an Italian prosecutor for the return of three lots due to be auctioned in New York. The seizure of a major photographic dossier in the Geneva Freeport continues to have an…

Library to pay for stolen Jewish books

Library to pay for stolen Jewish books http://austrianindependent.com/news/General_News/2010-06-04/2992/Library_to_pay_for_stolen_Jewish_books The Austrian National Library said it would pay 135,000 euros (164,000 dollars) for thousands of books in its possession that were taken by the Nazis from Jews during World War II. In a symbolic gesture, library director Johanna Rachinger handed over the books to the Austrian National…

Reassembled 15th-century altarpiece to go home

Reassembled 15th-century altarpiece to go home http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Reassembled-15th-century-altarpiece-to-go-home/20696 St Korbinian panels by Friedrich Pacher will return to the Austrian pilgrimage church By Martin Bailey | From issue 213, May 2010 Published online 6 May 10 (Conservation) St Korbinian altarpiece london. A 500-year altarpiece by Friedrich Pacher has recently been reassembled and will go back to the…

‘Monuments Men' recovered art stolen by the Nazis

‘Monuments Men’ recovered art stolen by the Nazis http://telegram.com/article/20100426/NEWS/4260395/1101 Author describes WWII heroics; 3 men had ties to Worcester Art Museum Robert Edsel talks about soldiers who located and saved thousands of works of art stolen from European museums by the Nazis. (T&G Staff/JIM COLLINS) By Kim Ring TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF Add a comment…

Sweden to hand back historic Danish document

Sweden to hand back historic Danish document http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2010/04/30/sweden-to-hand-back-historic-danish-document/ Posted on30 April 2010. Tags: culture, Denmark, document, history, jyske log, museums, Sweden Long running bartering between library directors has led to an agreement by Sweden to return an ancient text to Denmark. The Danish Code of Jutland, which enshrines property ownership and has been compared to…

Egypt on a mission to get back artifacts

Egypt on a mission to get back artifacts http://www.suntimes.com/news/world/2196348,CST-NWS-tut25.article Comments April 24, 2010 SUN-TIMES STAFF, ASSOCIATED PRESS When the King Tut exhibit opened at Chicago’s Field Museum in 2006, Egypt’s antiquities chief Zahi Hawass turned the proceedings upside down, calling out Exelon CEO John Rowe for keeping a 2,600-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus in his office. “Antiquities…

Greek bronze will stay in the Getty Villa

Greek bronze will stay in the Getty Villa http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Greek-bronze-will-stay-in-the-Getty-Villa%20/20504 Museum rejects Italian judge’s decision because the Fano Athlete was found outside Italian waters By Martha Lufkin | From issue 212, April 2010 Published online 14 Apr 10 (Museums) BOSTON. The J. Paul Getty Trust is appealing against the decision by an Italian judge that a…

FBI Returns Paintings to Peru

http://www.ethiopianreview.com/news/62967 FBI Returns Paintings to Peru ethiopianreview.com | April 11th, 2010 at 4:35 am Today the FBI returned to the government of Peru two Colonial paintings that were recovered by the FBI Art Crime Team. FBI Assistant Director Kevin Perkins, Criminal Investigative Division, presented the artifacts to Ambassador Luis Miguel Valdivieso at a ceremony at…