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Italy displays marble Roman head stolen in World War II

sfgate.com/news/article/Italy-displays-marble-Roman-head-stolen-in-World-12166969.php  http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Italy-displays-marble-Roman-head-stolen-in-World-12166969.php Frances D’emilio, Associated Press Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. The Cleveland Museum of Art gave it back to Italy after learning the piece depicting Emperor Tiberius’ son had been stolen, apparently by Algerian troops, from southern Italy toward the…

PRAGUE — Seventy years have passed since members of the Thorsch family fled German-occupied Czech lands in 1939. They left behind a lucrative oil refinery business that was seized by the Nazis, nationalized after World War II and then taken over by the Communist government.

Hurdles in Eastern Europe Thwart Restitution Claims By DAN BILEFSKY   PRAGUE — Seventy years have passed since members of the Thorsch family fled German-occupied Czech lands in 1939. They left behind a lucrative oil refinery business that was seized…

VESTAL — Kenneth Lindsay, 89, a former Binghamton University professor who helped save Europe's artwork from destruction and theft after World War II, died Monday at Wilson Regional Medical Center in Johnson City

“Monuments Man” who rescued WW II artwork dies By George Basler gbasler@gannett.com VESTAL — Kenneth Lindsay, 89, a former Binghamton University professor who helped save Europe’s artwork from destruction and theft after World War II, died Monday at Wilson Regional…

More than 30 rare, antique maps stolen from the Boston Public Library by Martha's Vineyard map dealer and thief E. Forbes Smiley III were returned to the library in 2007, library president Bernard Margolis said this week, part of the conclusion of an international scandal that rocked the staid world of map collecting

Stolen rare maps find their way back to library’s collectionBy Jenna Russell, Globe Staff | January 2, 2008 Not all has been resolved, however. More than 30 other missing maps, losses that have not been linked to confessed map thief…

Exhibit “To whom do these canvases belong? French policy on seeking the provenance, custodianship and restitution of art works looted during World War II”

The exhibit “To whom do these canvases belong? French policy on seeking the provenance, custodianship and restitution of art works looted during World War II” will be held at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem from February 19 to June 4,…

Kwame Opoku – How long will Europeans and other Westerners keep insulting Africans in Restitution Matters?

How long will Europeans and other Westerners keep insulting Africans in Restitution Matters? modernghana.com/news/955546/how-long-will-europeans-and-other-westerners-keep.html SEP 16, 2019 FEATURE ARTICLE We reproduce below a press release from a Berlin based NGO alliance on the proposals of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation to…

Knoedler owner Michael Hammer may be liable for fraud over fakes, New York judge finds

theartnewspaper.com/news/knoedler-owner-michael-hammer-liable-for-fraud-over-knoedler-fakes-new-york-judge-finds Laura Gilbert Michael Hammer seated at the defense table during the 2016 Knoedler fakes trial Photo: Elizabeth Williams, courtesy Illustrated Courtroom In a warning shot to gallery owners, a Manhattan federal judge has sent to trial two collectors’ claims that…

Hagia Sophia: Controversy as Erdogan says museum and former cathedral will become a mosque

euronews.com/2019/03/28/hagia-sophia-controversy-as-erdogan-says-museum-and-former-cathedral-will-become-a-mosque March 28, 2019   The landmark Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul will be controversially turned into a mosque, it’s been announced. Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed the move this week ahead of local elections this weekend. Hagia Sophia,…

Kwame Opoku – Miracles, Reverses, And Hope In Restitution Of Looted African Artefacts

modernghana.com/news/906639/miracles-reverses-and-hope-in-restitution-of-looted-africa.html Head of an Oba, Benin, Nigeria, now in Bristol Museum, Bristol, United Kingdom of Great Britain. ‘’African art, like any great art, some would say, in any case more than any other, and for a long time if not…

Kwame Opoku – France Marches To Restitution Of Looted African Artefacts: What About Austria, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, And The United States Of America?

Royal statues, Dahomey, Republic of Benin, now in Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France. Left, King Glélé, half-lion, half- man. Centre, King Ghézo, half-bird, half-man. Right, King Béhanzin, half-shark, half-man. To be returned soon to Republic of Benin. I ask…

Kwame Opoku – WILL BELGIUM HEAR THE CALL FOR RESTITUTION OF LOOTED AFRICAN ARTEFACTS? ARE WESTERN MUSEUMS THE LAST BASTIONS OF COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM?

WILL BELGIUM HEAR THE CALL FOR RESTITUTION OF LOOTED AFRICAN ARTEFACTS? ARE WESTERN MUSEUMS THE LAST BASTIONS OF COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM? Where does the museum stand in relation to colonisation? The principle of colonisation as a system of governance is…

Kwame Opoku -Nigeria To Borrow Looted Nigerian Artefacts From Successors Of Looters: Neo-Colonialist Cultural Imperialism At Work

Nigeria To Borrow Looted Nigerian Artefacts From Successors Of Looters: Neo-Colonialist Cultural Imperialism At Work. modernghana.com/news/896559/nigeria-to-borrow-looted-nigerian-artefacts-from-successors.html British soldiers of the infamous Punitive Expedition of 1897 proudly posing with looted Benin artefacts. “…I cannot accept that a large part of cultural…

‘Largest art fraud in history’: Billionaire slaps Sotheby’s with $528 million lawsuit

smh.com.au/business/companies/largest-art-fraud-in-history-billionaire-slaps-sotheby-s-with-528-million-lawsuit-20181003-p507fi.html October 3, 2018 ‘Largest art fraud in history’: Billionaire slaps Sotheby’s with $528 million lawsuit 3 October 2018 — 8:48am The epic international legal drama that has pitted a Russian billionaire against a Swiss art entrepreneur took a new turn…

La restitution des biens culturels à l’Afrique ne doit pas se faire sur des schémas occidentaux

Read full text, including all images at: slate.fr/story/162941/restituer-les-biens-culturels-afrique June 11, 2018 Temps de lecture: 8 min Lorsque nous restituons le patrimoine artistique africain, célébrons-nous la modernité ou tentons-nous de réparer l’histoire? Sommes-nous tournés vers l’avenir ou vers le passé? L’idée…

Festschrift: Illustrious Archaeologist Oscar White Muscarella

oscillations.net/2018/08/28/festschrift-illustrious-archaeologist-oscar-white-muscarella View all posts by Suzan MazurAugust 28, 2018 OSCAR WHITE MUSCARELLA Related Stories: Antiquities Whistleblower Oscar White Muscarella “No Ransom”: Part II (with audio) — Met Whistleblower Oscar White Muscarella on Immediate Return of Italy’s Euphronios  Add NYT to…

Vast Theft of Antiquarian Books Sends a Shudder Through a Cloistered World of Dealers

nytimes.com/2018/08/28/books/rare-book-theft-carnegie-library-pittsburgh.html By Sarah MervoshAugust 28, 2018 A rare books dealer thought he had gotten lucky in 2013 when he managed to acquire a 1787 French first edition — inscribed by Thomas Jefferson when he was ambassador to France. “If someone…

Kwame Opoku – LOOTED ASANTE (GHANA) GOLD IN WALLACE COLLECTION, LONDON: RETURN STOLEN ITEMS TO MANHYIA PALACE, KUMASI.

LOOTED ASANTE (GHANA) GOLD IN WALLACE COLLECTION, LONDON: RETURN STOLEN ITEMS TO MANHYIA PALACE, KUMASI. “The town burnt furiously, all these three days of rain failing in any way to impede the progress of the devouring element. The thick thatched…

Of Rich Kids and Rare Book Theft

Of Rich Kids and Rare Book Theft medium.com/@travis.mcdade/of-rich-kids-and-rare-book-theft-cabfbf359cac July 5, 2018 Member preview Travis McDade I am a rare books curator who writes and teaches on the subject of rare book theft. My latest book is called Torn From Their Bindings.…

Tackling Illicit Trafficking of Antiquities and its Ties to Terrorist Financing

Tackling Illicit Trafficking of Antiquities and its Ties to Terrorist Financing blogs.state.gov/stories/2018/06/20/en/tackling-illicit-trafficking-antiquities-and-its-ties-terrorist-financing A coin dating back to the Umayyad era is displayed at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq. By Sam Pineda on June 20, 2018 As part of the Department…

Slecht nieuws – Eerste druk ‘The Wealth of Nations’ gevonden in collectie Tweede Kamer

Glunderend van trots vertelde kamervoorzitter Arib tijdens een persconferentie dat in de bibliotheek van de Tweede Kamer een eerste druk is ‘gevonden’ van Adam Smith’s boek The wealth of nations. Het boek lag verborgen achter een exemplaar van Karl Marx’…

Over 41 000 artefacts seized in global operation targeting the illicit trafficking of cultural goods

europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/over-41-000-artefacts-seized-in-global-operation-targeting-illicit-trafficking-of-cultural-goods Over 41 000 cultural goods such as coins, paintings and drawings, furniture and musical instruments, porcelain, archaeological and paleontological objects, books and manuscripts and sculptures were seized all over the world as a result of coordinated law enforcement actions.…

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…

Rare 1546 book looted by Nazis returned to family in Israel

jpost.com/Diaspora/Rare-1546-book-looted-by-Nazis-returned-to-family-in-Israel-539629 By Lidar Gravé-LaziJanuary 24, 2018 A book printed in 1546 that was looted in Poland by the Nazis during World War II was recently found in the University of Potsdam Library and returned to its rightful owners in Israel.…

Kwame Opoku – Nigeria Demands Unconditional Return Of Looted Artefacts: A Season Of Miracles?

modernghana.com/news/825786/nigeria-demands-unconditional-return-of-looted-artefacts-a.html Figure of a seated male. One of the looted Nigerian Nok terracotta bought by the French, now in the possession of the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France, with a dubious post factum consent of the Nigerian government. ‘It…

Kwame Opoku – HUMBOLDT FORUM AND SELECTIVE AMNESIA: RESEARCH INSTEAD OF RESTITUTION OF AFRICAN ARTEFACTS.

toncremers.nl/HUMBOLDT%20FORUM%20AND%20INVENTIVE%20PURPOSEFUL%20AMNESIA.html  “It is especially difficult to procure an object without at least employing some force. I believe that half of your museum consists of stolen objects.” (1) Richard Kandt, Resident of the German Empire in Ruanda, wrote in 1897 to Felix…

Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches 

thelocal.it/20170913/police-in-italy-fight-back-against-theft-of-art-from-churches 13/09/2017 Most of the works of art were stolen from churches in southern Italy and some are nearly 500 years old. Italian police have recovered more than 100 works of religious art following investigations into 24 specific cases of…

2018 Call for Provenance Research Exchange Program Applications for the German/American PREP for Museum Professionals, 2017-2019

The Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative (SPRI), Office of the Provost and Under Secretary for Museums and Research, together with the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation/Berlin State Museums (SPK) are pleased to announce the 2018 Call for Provenance Research Exchange Program Applications…

Fidelis, la Madonna recuperata dai Carabinieri è simbolo di coesione sociale

firstcisl.it/2017/08/fidelis-la-madonna-recuperata-dai-carabinieri-e-simbolo-di-coesione-sociale/ 17/08/2017 La Madonna della Provvidenza, una statua in legno policromo e dorato, attribuibile al periodo intercorrente tra la fine XIV e gli inizi XV secolo, è tra le numerose opere di grande fascino artistico e culturale esposte sino al…

Vietnamese Art Has Never Been More Popular. But the Market Is Full of Fakes

nytimes.com/2017/08/11/arts/design/vietnamese-art-has-never-been-more-popular-but-the-market-is-full-of-fakes.html By RICHARD C. PADDOCK11/08/2017 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — The exhibition at the Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City was billed as a triumphant homecoming for works by some of Vietnam’s most influential artists. But Nguyen Thanh…

Elgin Marbles: So will Griechenland die Schätze durch den Brexit wiederbekommen

welt.de/wirtschaft/article167502886/Diesen-Schatz-wollen-die-Griechen-beim-Brexit-zurueck.html Wirtschaft Cleverer Deal Diesen Schatz wollen die Griechen beim Brexit zurück Von Karsten Seibel | Stand: 08.08.2017 | Lesedauer: 4 Minuten Noch stehen die als “Elgin Marbles” bezeichneten antiken Stücke im britischen Museum in London Quelle: picture alliance/ dpa Seit Jahrzehnten fordert Griechenland von…

Recupero opere sacre, un encomio agli uomini dell’Arma

positanonews.it/articolo/3197095/recupero-opere-sacre-un-encomio-agli-uomini-dellarma Redazione26/07/2017 Fra i tanti furti quelli che feriscono maggiormente la comunità sono quelle di statue od oggetti sacri, feriscono la sensibilità, la fede, feriscono sopratutto gli umili che cercano sollievo nella sofferenza della vita con una preghiera rivolta a…

Italian art distributor given 9 months in prison for selling fake Picassos – Chicago Tribune

chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-italian-art-distributor–international-fraud-met-20170726-story.html Jason Meisner27/07/2017 An Italian art distributor was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Chicago to nine months in prison for selling fake “limited edition” prints of legendary painters such as Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso as part of an…

Unfounded Arguments Against Restitution Of Stolen Benin Artefacts

modernghana.comhttp://www.modernghana.com/news/683204/unfounded-arguments-against-restitution-of-stolen-benin-arte.html Unfounded Arguments Against Restitution Of Stolen Benin Artefacts The Benin Cockerel above was looted by the British invasion army in 1897 during their notorious ‘Punitive Expedition’ in which they stole over 3500 Benin artefacts from the palace of the…

Stolen artefacts stashed by British art dealer Robin Symes are returned to Italy

theguardian.comhttp://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/22/stolen-artefacts-stashed-british-art-dealer-returned-italy Stolen artefacts stashed by British art dealer are returned to Italy Agence France-PresseTuesday 22 March 2016 14.49 GMT Italian and Swiss police have recovered priceless archaeological artefacts stolen from Italy and stored by a notorious British antiquities dealer, Italy’s culture…

THE MAN OF CONSCIENCE WHO RETURNED HIS GRANDFATHER’S LOOTED BENIN BRONZES

THE MAN OF CONSCIENCE WHO RETURNED HIS GRANDFATHER’S LOOTED BENIN BRONZES museum-security.org/opoku_man_who_returned_Benin_bronzes.htm  MAN WITH CONSCIENCE RETURNED HIS GRANDFATHER’S LOOTED BENIN BRONZES  “These objects are part of the cultural heritage of another people… to the people of Benin City, these objects…

Kwame Opoku – CAN MODERN TECHNOLOGY HELP RESOLVE DISPUTES ON RESTITUTION OF CULTURAL ARTEFACTS?

museum-security.org/Opoku_modern_technology_and_restitution.htm CAN MODERN TECHNOLOGY HELP RESOLVE DISPUTES ON RESTITUTION OF CULTURAL ARTEFACTS? The Parthenon Sculpture of the river god Ilissios that the British Museum sent on a controversial loan to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. There is no…

DALI FORGERY: Reliance on Art Gallery Reasonable, No Duty for Art Buyer to Conduct Own Due Diligence | Art Law

DALI FORGERY: Reliance on Art Gallery Reasonable, No Duty for Art Buyer to Conduct Own Due Diligence artlaw.foxrothschild.com/2015/01/articles/uncategorized/dali-forgery-reliance-on-art-gallery-reasonable-no-duty-for-art-buyer-to-conduct-own-due-diligence In a recent case, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled in an unpublished opinion that claims against Park West Galleries, Inc. for fraudulent concealment and breach…

DALI FORGERY: Reliance on Art Gallery Reasonable, No Duty for Art Buyer to Conduct Own Due Diligence | Art Law

DALI FORGERY: Reliance on Art Gallery Reasonable, No Duty for Art Buyer to Conduct Own Due Diligence artlaw.foxrothschild.com/2015/01/articles/uncategorized/dali-forgery-reliance-on-art-gallery-reasonable-no-duty-for-art-buyer-to-conduct-own-due-diligence In a recent case, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled in an unpublished opinion that claims against Park West Galleries, Inc. for fraudulent concealment and breach…

Kunstroof Westfries Museum en raadslid (voormalig wethouder) Tonnaer

Raadsleden: ‘Kunstroof Westfries Museum mag niet vergeten worden’ dichtbij.nl/west-friesland/regionaal-nieuws/artikel/3853127/raadsleden-kunstroof-westfries-museum-mag-niet-vergeten-worden.aspx Uit dichtbij.nl, regio West-Friesland: HOORN – Het is vrijdag tien jaar geleden dat uit het Westfries Museum 24 zeventiende eeuwse schilderen en zestig zilverwerken werden gestolen ,,De kunstroof dreigt vergeten te…

Center for Art Materials Analysis, Inc. Signs Agreement With Stealth Mark for Artwork Protection OTCBB:WCUI

Center for Art Materials Analysis, Inc. Signs Agreement With Stealth Mark for Artwork Protection globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/11/10/681636/10107326/en/Center-for-Art-Materials-Analysis-Inc-Signs-Agreement-With-Stealth-Mark-for-Artwork-Protection.html November 10, 2014 08:30 ET   | Source: Wellness Center USA, Inc. SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wellness Center USA, Inc. (OTCQB: WCUI) today announced…

Kwame_Opoku – DID EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE AUTHORIZE DAKAR-DJIBOUTI EXPEDITION TO REMOVE RELIGIOUS PAINTINGS?

LOST ETHIOPIAN PAINTING REAPPEARS museum-security.org/Kwame_Opoku_Haile_Selassie.htm   DID EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE AUTHORIZE DAKAR-DJIBOUTI EXPEDITION TO REMOVE RELIGIOUS PAINTINGS?   Painting of St John, Ethiopia, now in Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France We read with great interest and attention a report…

Ancient Egyptian mask likely to stay at St. Louis Art Museum after feds give up legal fight : News

Ancient Egyptian mask likely to stay at St. Louis Art Museum after feds give up legal fight stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/feds-giving-up-fight-for-st-louis-art-museum-s/article_1cb582f1-dda2-5444-8814-7d7e0ba6511a.html By Robert Patrick rpatrick@post-dispatch.com > 314-621-5154 ST. LOUIS • The Department of Justice is giving up its fight to reclaim for Egypt a…

Kwame Opoku – A SEASON OF “MIRACLES’’? BOSTON MUSEUM RETURNS LOOTED NIGERIAN ARTEFACTS

A SEASON OF “MIRACLES’’? BOSTON MUSEUM RETURNS LOOTED NIGERIAN ARTEFACTS “It is indeed unfortunate that so much Nok material has been looted over time to supply the international market. Properly excavated, such pieces might have shed valuable light on the Nok culture.” Ekpo Eyo. (1) When I…

Dr. Kwame Opoku – GERMANS DEBATE LEGITIMACY OF LOOTED ARTEFACTS IN ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM BERLIN

GERMANS DEBATE LEGITIMACY OF LOOTED ARTEFACTS IN ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM BERLIN museum-security.org/opoku_germans_debate_ligitimacy_benin_artifacts.htm GERMANS DEBATE LEGITIMACY AND LEGALITY OF LOOTED ARTEFACTS IN ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM, BERLIN.   The restitution of those cultural objects which our museums and collections,  directly or indirectly, possess thanks…

Dr.Kwame Opoku – NEWLY DISCOVERED NOK SCULPTURES EXHIBITED FOR THE FIST TIME, NOT IN NIGERIA BUT IN GERMANY

NEWLY DISCOVERED NOK SCULPTURES EXHIBITED FOR THE FIST TIME, NOT IN NIGERIA BUT IN GERMANY museum-security.org/NEWLY_DISCOVERED_NOK_SCULPTURES_EXHIBITED_FOR_THE_FIST_TIME.htm NEWLY DISCOVERED NOK SCULPTURES EXHIBITED FOR THE FIRST TIME, NOT IN NIGERIA BUT IN GERMANY.   Nok sculpture, male figure with shell on his…

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…

WILL NIGERIA FINALLY RAISE RESTITUTION OF BENIN BRONZES AT UNESCO INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE

WILL NIGERIA FINALLY RAISE RESTITUTION OF BENIN BRONZES AT UNESCO INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE museum-security.org/WILL%20NIGERIA%20FINALLY%20RAISE%20RESTITUTION%20OF%20BENIN%20BRONZES%20AT%20UNESCO%20INTERGOVERNMENTAL%20COMMITTEE.htm WILL NIGERIA FINALLY RAISE RESTITUTION OF BENIN ARTEFACTS AT UNESCO INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE?                     Queen-mother Idia, Benin, Nigeria, now…

Kwame Opoku – ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM, VIENNA CHANGES NAME TO WORLD MUSEUM, VIENNA: WHAT IS IN A NAME?

WHAT IS IN A NAME http://www.museum-security.org/kwame_opoku/ethnology_museum_vienna_changes_name_to_world_museum.html May 12, 2013 ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM, VIENNA CHANGES NAME TO WORLD MUSEUM, VIENNA: WHAT IS IN A NAME?       “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name…

Mask of Ka Nefer Nefer settlement talks fail, appeal back on the docket – Lexology

Mask of Ka Nefer Nefer settlement talks fail, appeal back on the docket http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=4fec8f75-6fd2-4911-807f-b115b7013d18 April 29, 2013 Nicholas M. O’Donnell Register Now As you are not an existing subscriber please register for your free daily legal newsfeed service. RegisterIf you have any questions…

Kwame Opoku – BENIN PLAN OF ACTION: WILL THIS MISERABLE DOCUMENT BE THE LAST WORD ON THE LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS

BENIN PLAN OF ACTION: WILL THIS MISERABLE DOCUMENT BE THE LAST WORD ON THE LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS http://www.museum-security.org/BENIN_PLAN_OF_ACTION(2)_WILL_THIS_MISERABLE_PROJECT_BE_THE_LAST_WORD_ON_THE_LOOTED_BENIN_ARTEFACTS.htm March 11, 2013 “BENIN PLAN OF ACTION” (2): WILL THIS MISERABLE PROJECT BE THE LAST WORD ON THE LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS? “There…

Kwame Opoku – RESPECT AND DISRESPECT IN RESTITUTION OF CULTURAL ARTEFACTS

RESPECT AND DISRESPECT IN RESTITUTION OF CULTURAL ARTEFACTS http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_respect_and_disrespect_in_restitution.htm February 22, 2013 RESPECT AND DISRESPECT IN RESTITUTION OF CULTURAL ARTEFACTS              ÒCulture is the soul of a nation. The illicit removal or destruction of cultural…

Verdriet bij bisdom om gestolen monstrans – Museumdirecteur Marieke van Schijndel noemde het object na de roof al 'onverkoopbaar'

Verdriet bij bisdom om gestolen monstrans http://www.at5.nl/artikelen/95374/verdriet-bij-bisdom-om-gestolen-monstrans   “Het bisdom Haarlem-Amsterdam heeft met ontzetting gereageerd op de diefstal van een peperdure monstrans, gisteren in Utrecht. Twee nog onbekende personen hebben daar dinsdagmiddag een zogenaamde monstrans, een houder voor de  geconsacreerde…

Verdriet bij bisdom om gestolen monstrans – Museumdirecteur Marieke van Schijndel noemde het object na de roof al ‘onverkoopbaar’

Verdriet bij bisdom om gestolen monstrans http://www.at5.nl/artikelen/95374/verdriet-bij-bisdom-om-gestolen-monstrans   “Het bisdom Haarlem-Amsterdam heeft met ontzetting gereageerd op de diefstal van een peperdure monstrans, gisteren in Utrecht. Twee nog onbekende personen hebben daar dinsdagmiddag een zogenaamde monstrans, een houder voor de  geconsacreerde…

HAS MEXICO RENOUNCED HER CLAIM TO MONTEZUMA’S FEATHER CROWN THAT IS IN THE VIENNA ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM?

HAS MEXICO RENOUNCED HER CLAIM TO MONTEZUMAS FEATHER CROWN THAT IS IN THE VIENNA ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM? http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_montezuma.htm November 21, 2012 HAS MEXICO RENOUNCED HER CLAIM TO MONTEZUMAS FEATHER CROWN IN THE VIENNA ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM? President Vicente Fox asked the visiting…

Kwame Opoku – NIGERIA REACTS TO DONATION OF LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS TO MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

NIGERIA REACTS TO DONATION OF LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS TO MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_nigeria_benin.htm July 19, 2012 NIGERIA REACTS TO DONATION OF LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS TO MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON. “The exhibition is showcasing some of the works…

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…

Ton Cremers on “Rise in Thefts from Museums: Due to Economic Crisis?” in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of The Journal of Art Crime

art-crime.blogspot.nlhttp://art-crime.blogspot.nl/2012/07/ton-cremers-on-rise-in-thefts-from.html Ton Cremers on “Rise in Thefts from Museums: Due to Economic Crisis?” in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of The Journal of Art Crime Columnist Ton Cremers speculates on the “Rise in Thefts from Museums: Due to Economic Crisis?” in…

Brent Benjamin is a fence (let him prove this statement is inadequate)… Weird legal system: proof of ownership is not enough; victims need to prove their property was stolen. Judge Henry Edward Autrey gone crazy – from now on thieves and fences can say: give proof this was stolen. Provenance information about the Ka Nefer Nefer mask was manufactured by the infamous Aboutaam brothers

Brent Benjamin is a fence (let him proof this statement is inadequate)… Weird legal system: proof of ownership is not enough; victims need to prove their property was stolen. Judge Henry Edward Autrey gone crazy – from now on thieves…

Affirmation and declaration as strong weapons: Review of Cuno’s Museums Matter

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Origin of ancient mosaics at BGSU suspect – Pieces feared looted from Turkish town

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Hot Doc: A Damage Assessment at the Getty Finds Forgery, Fraud and Fabricated Histories CHASING APHRODITE

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Stolen: How the Mona Lisa Became the World’s Most Famous Painting | Arts

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