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De rol van waardering en waarde bij de risicoanalyse

Op de KVCE LinkedIn groep plaatste Renate van Leijen eergisteren het onderstaande bericht: Richtlijn culturele waardering historische interieurs beschikbaar -… From: Instituut Collectie Nederland | February 02, 2010 http://www.linkedin.com/news?home=&gid=2637356&trk=myg_ugrp_news De Richtlijn van het ICN is te vinden op: http://snipurl.com/u9pzl Renate vermeldt: “Bij de uitvoering van een risicoanalyse is het belangrijk om inzicht in de waarde…

SHAMEFUL DECISION BY FRENCH COURT. French army looted 297 books out of Korean royal archive

French court dismisses S Korean suit to restitute historic texts www.chinaview.cn SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) — A French court dropped an administrative suit filed by South Korean activists claiming the French government should return the royal texts its troops looted during its invasion more than a century ago, activists in Seoul said Wednesday. Following the…

Iraqi police seize artifacts amid smuggling fears. Officials were tipped off that the statues and shards might be smuggled out of the country

Iraqi police seize artifacts amid smuggling fears Officials were tipped off that the statues and shards might be smuggled out of the country http://machinist.salon.com/technology/archaeology/index.html?story=/news/2010/01/05/ml_iraq_antiquities Iraqi police on Tuesday seized a small cache of ancient statues and other artifacts in the south of the country, officials said, after authorities feared the items would be smuggled abroad.…

Einsturz des Kölner Stadtarchivs — weiter ungeklärte Ursache

Die konkreten Ursachen für den Einsturz des Kölner Stadtarchivs am dritten März 2009 sind weiter ungeklärt. Zwei Personen kamen damals ums Leben. Der gesamte finanzielle Schaden wird auf etwa eine Milliarde Euro geschätzt. Ein Zusammenhang des Unglücks mit dem Neubau der Nord-Süd-Bahn genannten U-Bahn-Strecke in Köln scheint zwar gewiss zu sein, allerdings werden nach wie…

Kwame Opoku – WHERE THE ROSETTA STONE BELONGS MAY NOT BE SET IN STONE BUT IS STATED IN DOCUMENTS: ROSETTA, EGYPT.

WHERE THE ROSETTA STONE BELONGS MAY NOT BE SET IN STONE BUT IS STATED IN DOCUMENTS: ROSETTA, EGYPT. “The time has come when the British Museum should recognise the change in relative status between Britain and the rest of the world. We are no longer the imperial masters and increasingly need to build constructive working…

Jakarta – Police uncover ancient statue theft syndicate

Police uncover ancient statue theft syndicate Suherdjoko , The Jakarta Post , Klaten, Central Java   |  Mon, 01/04/2010 10:10 PM  |  National Central Java Police has uncovered a syndicate that has stolen two ancient statues from Plaosan Buddhist temples in Klaten near Yogyakarta and arrested three men responsible for the theft. The suspects, identified…

Auschwitz-Diebstahl nur PR Kampagne ?

Veröffentlicht in : Nachrichten, Aktuelles http://polskaweb.eu/arbeit-macht-frei-schriftzug-macht-schlagzeilen-5637663673.html Krakau – Deutsche, britische, schwedische und polnische Medien berichten schon seit Wochen über den Diebstahl des Schriftzuges “Arbeit macht frei” vom Eingangstor der KZ-Gedenkstätte Auschwitz. Doch die Qualität derartiger Meldungen lässt nach Abwägung der tatsächlichen Umstände des Falles nur einen Schluß zu, wir haben es wie schon bei den…

Wie Fachleute aus Münster tausende Kölner Dokumente retteten

Wie Fachleute aus Münster tausende Kölner Dokumente retteten dpa am 4. Januar 2010 11:55 Uhr MÜNSTER / KÖLN Als vor zehn Monaten in Köln das Stadtarchiv in sich zusammenstürzte, fürchteten Historiker den Verlust vieler wertvoller Dokumente. Fachleute begannen sofort damit, das durchnässte Archivgut zu trocknen. In Münster, wohin ein Großteil der Dokumente gebracht wurde, steht…

DRAGUIGNAN, France — Around 30 paintings, including works by Picasso and Rousseau, valued at around a million euros (1.4 million dollars), have been stolen from a private villa in the south of France

Picasso, Rousseau paintings stolen in France DRAGUIGNAN, France — Around 30 paintings, including works by Picasso and Rousseau, valued at around a million euros (1.4 million dollars), have been stolen from a private villa in the south of France, police said Saturday. But a Modigliani initially believed to be part of the haul has since…

savingantiquities: A Closer Look at China's Intentions: Reacting to the New York Times (plus response by Dr. Kwame Opoku)

A Closer Look at China’s Intentions: Reacting to the New York Times On December 17th, the New York Times published an article regarding China’s ongoing international mission to survey and examine Chinese antiquities taken from Beijing’s Old Summer Palace (or Yuanmingyuan 圓明園) that are currently house in museums and private collections in Britain, the United…

Poland to ask Sweden for help over theft of Auschwitz sign

Poland will formally seek Sweden’s help in investigating the theft of the “Arbeit Macht Frei” (“Work Sets You Free”) sign from the Auschwitz memorial, confirming that Polish authorities suspect a Swedish link in the crime. Published: 7:00AM GMT 30 Dec 2009 Boguslawa Marcinkowska, a spokeswoman for Krakow prosecutors, said her office would send a formal…

Preserving the cultural heritage of Ghana [Do we have an ‘Acquisition’s of (Heritage) Arts team in Ghana?]….

Preserving the cultural heritage of Ghana [Do we have an ‘Acquisition’s of (Heritage) Arts team in Ghana?]…. Feast your eyes on the following art treasures –they hail from Ghana. Wouldn’t it be amazing to own a piece of Ghanaian history –or better still, wouldn’t it be great if these treasures were back in Ghana -where…

Arrest over theft of £50,000 work on camellias from RHS library

Arrest over theft of £50,000 work on camellias from RHS library Chris Smyth A former accountant suspected of stealing a rare 13-volume work on camellias from the Royal Horticultural Society library has been arrested. William Jacques, 40, a Cambridge graduate, is alleged to have stolen the books, worth about £50,000, from the RHS Lindley Library…

Lawyer Drops Art Heist Victims As Clients / Memo Accuses Sheriff's Department Of Cronyism

Lawyer Drops Art Heist Victims As Clients Memo Accuses Sheriff’s Department Of Cronyism PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The lawyer for two men who allege they are victims of one of the country’s largest art heists dropped both clients, citing a conflict of interest. Vicki St. John said she dropped Dr. Ralph Kennaugh and A. Benjamin…

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — An owner targeted in a big Pebble Beach art heist sent out a document making some fascinating claims and charges.

Memo Released By Pebble Beach Art Heist Victim Document Written To DA’s Office PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — An owner targeted in a big Pebble Beach art heist sent out a document making some fascinating claims and charges. Art collector Benjamin Amadio wrote a lengthy memo to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office that requests the…

Stolen Painting by Leonardo Goes Back on View at the National Galleries in Scotland

Gallery assistant Clare McCormack poses for photographers next to “The Madonna of the Yarnwinder” by Leonardo da Vinci during a photocall at the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland. EDINBURGH.- The National Gallery of Scotland announced that the painting, “The Madonna of the Yarnwinder” by Leonardo da Vinci went on display in the Gallery.…

A Chicago man is suing his insurance company AXA for allegedly failing to compensate him for the loss of two violin bows valued at $290,000.

Zoran Stoyanovich says that he was the owner of two violin bows – one by Nicolaus Kittel valued at $155,000 and one by Francois Xavier Tourte valued at $135,000 – that were insured under a policy with AXA Art Insurance Corporation.  According to the complaint, the following occurred: – In June 2007, Stoyanovich entered into an…

Kwame Opoku – RETURN OF THE ROSETTA STONE TO EGYPT: LIMITS TO THE GREED OF THE SELF-STYLED UNIVERSAL MUSEUMS.

“Generally speaking, it is clear that cultural property is most important to the people who created it or for whom it was created or whose particular identity and history is bound up with it. This cannot be compared with the scholastic or even inspirational influence on those who merely acquire such objects or materials. The…

Gestohlene "Arbeit-macht-frei"-Aufschrift gefunden

21. Dezember 2009, 09:58 Fünf Verdächtige im Norden Polens festgenommen – Motiv für Diebstahl noch unklar Warschau – Die berüchtigte Inschrift “Arbeit macht frei” vom Eingangstor des früheren NS- Konzentrationslagers Auschwitz ist wiedergefunden worden. Wie ein Sprecher der Polizei im polnischen Krakau (Krakow) in der Nacht auf Montag mitteilte, wurden fünf Männer im Alter von…

Gestohlene "Arbeit-macht-frei"-Aufschrift gefunden

21. Dezember 2009, 09:58 Fünf Verdächtige im Norden Polens festgenommen – Motiv für Diebstahl noch unklar Warschau – Die berüchtigte Inschrift “Arbeit macht frei” vom Eingangstor des früheren NS- Konzentrationslagers Auschwitz ist wiedergefunden worden. Wie ein Sprecher der Polizei im polnischen Krakau (Krakow) in der Nacht auf Montag mitteilte, wurden fünf Männer im Alter von…

An investigation has been launched into whether the Italian government paid £2.9 million for a figure of Christ on the cross, falsely attributed to Michelangelo.

Michelangelo figure may be a fake An investigation has been launched into whether the Italian government paid £2.9 million for a figure of Christ on the cross, falsely attributed to Michelangelo. By Nick Squires in Rome Published: 5:19PM GMT 17 Dec 2009 The wooden carving was bought a year ago from an art dealer based…

Nach Raub der Mendelssohn-Büste der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig: Dr. Wulff Aengevelt (Düsseldorf) lobt 1.000 Euro zur Ergreifung der Täter aus.

Fieberhafte Suche nach Mendelssohn-Büste Nach Raub der Mendelssohn-Büste der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig: Dr. Wulff Aengevelt (Düsseldorf) lobt 1.000 Euro zur Ergreifung der Täter aus. Mit Entsetzen reagierte Dr. Wulff Aengevelt, Mitglied und Vorsitzender des Kuratoriums des Freundeskreises der Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” (HMT), auf den Raub der Mendelssohn-Büste,…

Verbrecher verspekulieren sich bei Kunstrauben

16 MILLIONEN DOLLAR PRO TAG Verbrecher verspekulieren sich bei Kunstrauben VON PETER DITTMAR15. Dezember 2009, 11:31 Uhr Nur der Handel mit Drogen und Menschen scheint für Kriminelle lukrativer: Pro Jahr werden Kunstwerke im Wert von rund sechs Milliarden Dollar gestohlen, hauptsächlich in Italien und Frankreich. Nur wenige von ihnen gelangen zurück in die Öffentlichkeit. Doch…

$12.3 million in Smithsonian property is missing, inspector general says

$12.3 million in Smithsonian property is missing, inspector general says Since 2005, the Smithsonian Institution has lost $12.3 million in personal property, including 89 laptop computers. A. Sprightley Ryan, the Smithsonian’s inspector general, told a congressional committee Thursday that management had failed to hold employees responsible for pilfering items belonging to the Smithsonian, mostly office…

Archaeologists want anti-looting organisation

Habtra, Iraq: there have been fears over stolen antiquites in the region Archaeologists from around the world are meeting in Cambridge University to discuss the setting up of an international body to prevent the looting of historic sites. The Illicit Antiquities Research Centre, based at the university’s McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, says that the…

El hijo de Berni dice que le pidieron plata por los cuadros robados

Recibió una llamada de Interpol, que considera “un pedido de rescate encubierto” Por: Fernando García Con hora 11.08, el e-mail partió de Madrid. “Asunto: Cuadros robados de Berni: Tengo que comunicarme con vos para contarte algunas noticias jugosas de los cuadro robados. José Antonio”. Desde su casa en España, entonces, José Antonio, uno de los…

Statues d'Apollon et Jupiter: le Louvre juge injustifiée la demande d'Izmir

PARIS — Le Louvre considère “tout à fait injustifiée” la demande de restitution de deux statues d’Apollon et de Jupiter (Zeus), que lui a adressée récemment la ville turque d’Izmir, a indiqué Henri Loyrette, le président-directeur du musée du Louvre, interrogé par l’AFP. “Nous avons considéré que c’était une demande tout à fait injustifiée”, a…

ROM exhibit looks at fakes throughout history, from antiquities to software

TORONTO — Is it real or fake? That’s the question raised in a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum, which will present artifacts ranging from Egyptian antiquities and Chinese porcelain to knockoffs of designer brand clothing. The 115 objects in “Fakes & Forgeries: Yesterday and Today,” opening Jan. 9, include bogus items displayed alongside…

Forged art and antiquities worth £4 million will be displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Forged art and antiquities worth £4 million will be displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. By Urmee Khan Published: 7:30AM GMT 14 Dec 2009 The exhibition, curated by the Metropolitan Police Service’s Art and Antiques Unit, will include confiscated works by Shaun Greenhalgh, the forger who executed “masterpieces” such as paintings purporting…

Italian police recover hoard of stolen ancient artifacts

Italian police recover hoard of stolen ancient artifacts Associated Press ROME — Italian police have broken up a ring of looters who raided tombs for ancient artifacts and exported them illegally to countries including the United States, officials said Friday. During more than a year of investigations, authorities recovered nearly 1,700 statues, vases and other…

ROME — Italian tax police said Saturday that they had seized works by Van Gogh, Picasso, Cezanne and other giants of art in a crackdown on assets hidden by the disgraced founder of the collapsed dairy company Parmalat.

Italy police seize secret stash of masterpieces By FRANCES D’EMILIO (AP) – 1 hour ago ROME — Italian tax police said Saturday that they had seized works by Van Gogh, Picasso, Cezanne and other giants of art in a crackdown on assets hidden by the disgraced founder of the collapsed dairy company Parmalat. Authorities estimated…

Illicit traffic of cultural goods constitutes a transnational phenomenon that can only be fought by developing strong international cooperation, which unfortunately turns out to be an arduous task for Euro Mediterranean countries. The European Union is offering support to its partners.

Together, towards restitution of cultural goods Illicit traffic of cultural goods constitutes a transnational phenomenon that can only be fought by developing strong international cooperation, which unfortunately turns out to be an arduous task for Euro Mediterranean countries. The European Union is offering support to its partners. Bruno Barmaki – Beirut, Eurojar Within the framework…

Vier Gemälde kehren in die Alte Nationalgalerie zurück

Freitag, 4. Dezember 2009 07:08  – Von Gabriela Walde “Vier verlorene Kinder sind zurück!”, geradezu emotional kündigte Michael Eissenhauer, Generaldirektor der Staatlichen Museen, gestern in der Alten Nationalgalerie die Rückkehr von vier Gemälden an. Allesamt stammen sie aus dem 19. Jahrhundert und galten seit 1945 verschollen: Charles Hoguets “Brücke über einen Fluss”, Eduard Meyerheims “Kinder…

CAIRO – Egypt, in a diplomatic tug-of-war with Germany over the bust of Queen Nefertiti, will hold talks this month to try to recover the 3,400-year-old pharaonic treasure Egypt says was smuggled out of the country.

Egypt to hold talks over Nefertiti bust Thu Dec 3, 2009 6:19am 1 of 1Full Size By Marwa Awad CAIRO, Dec 2 (Reuters Life!) – Egypt, in a diplomatic tug-of-war with Germany over the bust of Queen Nefertiti, will hold talks this month to try to recover the 3,400-year-old pharaonic treasure Egypt says was smuggled…

Insider theft in university library – Uni-Angestellter will seltenes Buch zu Geld machen

2. Dezember 2009, 17:12 Uhr GÖTTINGEN. Ein Mitarbeiter der Universität Göttingen hat versucht, ein kostbares Buch aus der Hochschul-Bibliothek bei einem niederländischen Antiquar zu Geld zu machen. Das Buch aus dem 16. Jahrhundert, von dem es weltweit nur elf Exemplare gibt, sei dem Antiquar für 100 000 Euro zum Kauf angeboten und zugeschickt worden, teilte…

PARIS — French police detained 12 people in a sweep of a respected Paris auction house Wednesday after finding a stolen Courbet painting worth euro 900,000 ($1.3 million) at an employee's house.

12 detained in Paris over stolen painting By JEAN-PIERRE VERGES (AP) – 8 hours ago PARIS — French police detained 12 people in a sweep of a respected Paris auction house Wednesday after finding a stolen Courbet painting worth euro900,000 ($1.3 million) at an employee’s house. Police raids on the Hotel Drouot, its warehouses and…

In WOII geroofd schilderij teruggevonden in VS

In WOII geroofd schilderij teruggevonden in VS De eigenares van het schilderij “Jong meisje in blauwe jurk”, dat tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog werd geroofd, krijgt het schilderij dinsdag officieel terug. De eigenares staat als 4-jarig meisje op het schilderij afgebeeld. Het schilderij van de Belgische kunstenaar Anto Carte werd geroofd nadat de familie van de…

Iran has asked the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to protect the remains of a vanished Persian army of the Achaemenid empire in Egypt.

Iran asks UNESCO to help over dispute with Egypt Iran has asked the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to protect the remains of a vanished Persian army of the Achaemenid empire in Egypt. The request was made through a letter by Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) on Sunday. “Egypt’s…

Thai thieves target Buddha statues for home decor market

Phra Athikansadaeng Premasilo, a 77-year-old abbot of Wat Dong Wai, inspects beheaded Buddha statues. Thai police are promising to get tough on criminals who steal historic artifacts. Photograph by: Sukree Sukplang, Reuters, Reuters Thai police promised to get tough with criminals who steal historic artifacts for the international market after a spate of thefts from…

Dead Sea Scrolls' collection history, and Schøyen Collection's history

http://human-rights-archaeology.blogspot.com/2009/11/dead-sea-scrolls-collection-history-and.html The history of the collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls is very long and complicated; but since Martin Schøyen is ‘one of the few individuals in the world… who owns Dead Sea Scroll material’ (Shanks, 2002), their collection history might inform understanding of the Schøyen Collection’s history.(1) Illicit trading, illicit export The first seven…

''Conto-Buch für Ali Baba''. Berufungsverfahren um möglichen Kunstdiebstahl dauert länger als geplant

”Conto-Buch für Ali Baba” Berufungsverfahren um möglichen Kunstdiebstahl dauert länger als geplant Von Rolf Schlicher Landau. Am 16. November 1903 legte der Maler Max Slevogt ein Haushaltsbuch an. Auf dem Deckel der braun marmorierten Kladde steht “Conto-Buch für …” – der Künstler hat handschriftlich hinzugefügt “Ali Baba”. Im Verlag Bruno Cassirer war gerade der Band…

Fossil theft: One of our dinosaurs is missing. The illegal trade is increasingly lucrative, with dire results for science

November 25, 2009 Fossil theft: One of our dinosaurs is missing By Cahal Milmo The illegal trade is increasingly lucrative, with dire results for science Armed with rock chisels, it took the thief only a few minutes to wipe out 135 million years of history. The fossilised iguanodon footprint was hacked out of the limestone…

The internet search giant, Google, says 14,000 images of the precious artefacts kept in Iraq's National Museum will be available online from early next year.

Google to digitise Iraq artefacts The internet search giant, Google, says 14,000 images of the precious artefacts kept in Iraq’s National Museum will be available online from early next year. Google’s chief executive, Eric Schmidt, said the world should see Iraq’s rich heritage and contribution to culture. “The history of the beginning of – literally…

German court orders return of ancient vessel to Iraq; But the gold vase is still believed to be held in Germany pending an appeal

A German court has upheld Iraqi claims over a miniature gold vessel that for the past three years has been at the centre of a tangled dispute involving a Munich auction house, German customs, the Iraqi embassy in Berlin, an archaeologist, and a museum of classical antiquities. The case, which has focused attention on the…

Was the U.S. unfairly blamed for damage to Iraq's heritage?

Last Saturday I wrote a Wall Street Journal opinion deploring the archeological fraternity’s relentless and exaggerated criticism of the U.S. for allowing damage to Iraq’s heritage. From the Baghdad museum to ancient sites around Iraq–most prominently the site of Babylon, where coalition forces had a base–the U.S. and allies were constantly berated by top academics…

Riyadh takes a tough stand against illicit trading in antiquities

During the 19th session of the Antiquities and Urban Heritage in Arab World Conference, which was held recently in Riyadh, Professor Ali Al Ghaban, vice president of the Saudi Commission of Tourism and Antiquities’ (SCTA) Antiquities and Museums Sector, announced that the Kingdom will fight sternly any illicit trafficking of antiquities, in addition to taking…

Kwame Opoku – NEFERTITI, IDIA, TIYE AND OTHERS REVISITED: NEFERTITI IN SPLENDID ISOLATION?

NEFERTITI, IDIA, TIYE AND OTHERS REVISITED: NEFERTITI IN SPLENDID ISOLATION? “The history of the bust of Nefertiti shows very clearly how hollow it can sound when Germans and other Europeans refer to legal principles in relation to the “Third World.” Gert von Paczensky and Herbert Ganslymayr The intensive and extensive publicity surrounding the re-opening of…

Zahi Hawass regards the Rosetta Stone, like so much else, as stolen property languishing in exile. “We own that stone,” he told Al Jazeera, speaking as the secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.

A Case in Antiquities for ‘Finders Keepers’ By JOHN TIERNEY Zahi Hawass regards the Rosetta Stone, like so much else, as stolen property languishing in exile. “We own that stone,” he told Al Jazeera, speaking as the secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. The British Museum does not agree — at least not…

Australia – Roebourne art stolen and destroyed. Last Friday the landlord of the warehouse threw the entire collection (valued at $500,000) onto the street.

Written by Alan Richardson Roebourne Art Group sent 220 paintings to Perth last week for a major exhibition at Woodside. The paintings were stored in a warehouse in Perth. Last Friday the landlord of the warehouse threw the entire collection (valued at $500,000) onto the street. He claims the rent was not paid. It turns…

Museum Theft – Venezuela – Sujetos roban en Museo de la Virgen del Valle y son capturados en alta mar

Sujetos roban en Museo de la Virgen del Valle y son capturados en alta mar Esta noticia ha sido leída: 532 veces Cuando la tranquilidad reinaba en los alrededores de la Basílica Nuestra Señora del Valle del Espíritu Santo, aproximadamente a las dos de la tarde, seis sujetos portando armas de fuego y con vestimenta…

Exhibition to celebrate 40 years of hunting down and recovering Italy's art treasures

Artful Sleuthing Exhibition to celebrate 40 years of hunting down and recovering Italy’s art treasures Italy has a plethora of law enforcement agencies. In fact, there are eight separate ones:  Arma dei Carabinieri (military police), Polizia di Stato (state police), Guardia di Finanza (financial and customs police), Polizia Provinciale (provincial police), Polizia Municipale (municipal police),…

Cyprus – Ancient stone moved from Pissouri archaeological site

By Anna Hassapi POLICE ARE investigating what they believe to be the attempted theft of a giant 2,000-year-old standing stone (tripiti), which was been removed from the archaeological site in Pissouri. Although police later found the stone in a nearby field, it is believed that thieves intended to return with proper equipment to transport the massive monument.…

Are you hoping to have some art stolen? Move to the United Kingdom. That’s the message of a new report by the Art Loss Register (ALR), an industry group that tracks lost and stolen pieces of art. According to their records, the U.K. is home to more thefts than any other country on the planet, more than doubling the runner-up, the United States.

The World’s Most Dangerous Places to Own Art Published: November 10, 2009 NEW YORK— Are you hoping to have some art stolen? Move to the United Kingdom. That’s the message of a new report by the Art Loss Register (ALR), an industry group that tracks lost and stolen pieces of art. According to their records,…

Erfahrungsaustausch "Sicherheit in Museen"

Erfahrungsaustausch “Sicherheit in Museen” Als vor 98 Jahren die Mona Lisa aus dem Louvre gestohlen wurde, belächelte man Kunsträuber oft noch als fehlgeleitete Kunstliebhaber. Heute ist Artnapping hingegen zum knallharten Geschäft geworden. Dies wurde auf dem 4. Erfahrungsaustausch „Sicherheit in Museen“ in der Münchener Pinakothek der Moderne deutlich, der in Zusammenarbeit von der Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlung/…

Erfahrungsaustausch "Sicherheit in Museen"

Erfahrungsaustausch “Sicherheit in Museen” Als vor 98 Jahren die Mona Lisa aus dem Louvre gestohlen wurde, belächelte man Kunsträuber oft noch als fehlgeleitete Kunstliebhaber. Heute ist Artnapping hingegen zum knallharten Geschäft geworden. Dies wurde auf dem 4. Erfahrungsaustausch „Sicherheit in Museen“ in der Münchener Pinakothek der Moderne deutlich, der in Zusammenarbeit von der Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlung/…

A former Maryland resident admitted Monday that he tried to steal hundreds of books from the Library of Congress by pretending to represent a nonprofit called “The Book Exchange.”

Maryland Man Admits Stealing LOC Books Nov. 9, 2009, 5:34 p.m. By Emily Yehle Roll Call Staff A former Maryland resident admitted Monday that he tried to steal hundreds of books from the Library of Congress by pretending to represent a nonprofit called “The Book Exchange.” Vince Edward Karl Wells, 42, pled guilty to one…

Return of Benin stolen artifacts: Edo seeks UN intervention

Latest News Nov 8, 2009 EDO State government wants  the United Nations General Assembly  to prevail on the British government  and other suspected  looters  to return  stolen Benin artifacts. The government, in an address read by the special adviser to Governor Adams Oshiomhole on art, culture and tourism, Mr Orobosa Omo-Ojo, during an exhibition on…

Loot from Iraq and Martin Schøyen (again!)

Report about Martin Schøyen that we published august 27, 2002: http://www.museum-security.org/02/103.html Again Martin Schøyen appears to be involved in dubious antiquities. A Norwegian Collector Shows BAR His Rare Inscriptions Hershel Shanks (Moderator’s comment: The Biblical Archaeology Review recently published an extensive article about the Norwegian collector Martin Schøyen. This article completely ignores rumours in Norway about…

A secret report on the chequered history of priceless Aramaic bowls loaned to a leading university has exposed an apparent attempt to cover up UK academic connections to a potentially deadly trade in stolen Iraqi antiquities.

UK scholars linked to ‘stolen’ bowls of Babylon Suppressed report reveals archaeological treasures were dug up after Gulf war A secret report on the chequered history of priceless Aramaic bowls loaned to a leading university has exposed an apparent attempt to cover up UK academic connections to a potentially deadly trade in stolen Iraqi antiquities.…

One of two suspects in art theft might be a victim, officials say

By Shelley Murphy, Globe Staff  |  October 9, 2009 Two weeks after a former Harvard Medical School instructor and his business partner reported that burglars stole artwork by Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh, and other masters valued at up to $80 million from their upscale California rental home, the case, which authorities have branded a possible…