Tag: Mailing list reports

In mostra l'arte ritrovata dai carabinieri. Sessanta capolavori trafugati da scavi clandestini, rubati da chiese e musei saranno tutti insieme in una mostra eccezionale.

CASTEL S. ANGELO  Sessanta capolavori trafugati da scavi clandestini, rubati da chiese e musei saranno tutti insieme in una mostra eccezionale.  24/07/2009  Con un organico di soli 16 militari, il Nucleo Tutela Patrimonio artistico dei carabinieri muoveva i primi passi…

"Huub Meyer" spills the beans, or does he?

“Huub Meyer” spills the beans, or does he? One Huub Meyer was assured by members of the Yahoo AncientArtifacts discussion list that “most” [Egyptian] antiquities are “sold legally and were excavated legally for example in Egypt as for 200 years…

"Huub Meyer" spills the beans, or does he?

“Huub Meyer” spills the beans, or does he? One Huub Meyer was assured by members of the Yahoo AncientArtifacts discussion list that “most” [Egyptian] antiquities are “sold legally and were excavated legally for example in Egypt as for 200 years…

Haftstrafe für Dieb von Antiquitäten

Dienstag, 21. Juli 2009 04:00 Wegen Diebstahls und Betrugs ist ein 37 Jahre alter Mann gestern vom Berliner Landgericht zu fünfeinhalb Jahren Haft verurteilt worden. – Der Angeklagte wurde schuldig gesprochen, von Februar 2008 bis Februar dieses Jahres aus Wohnungen…

Archive und Bibliotheken in Deutschland schlagen Alarm und fordern eine «nationale Anstrengung» zur dauerhaften Sicherung ihrer Bestände

Archive und Bibliotheken in Deutschland schlagen Alarm und fordern eine «nationale Anstrengung» zur dauerhaften Sicherung ihrer Bestände Archive schlagen Alarm erstellt 28.04.09, 15:32h Berlin/dpa. Die großen Archive und Bibliotheken in Deutschland schlagen Alarm und fordern eine «nationale Anstrengung» zur dauerhaften…

Angkorian artefacts smuggled into Thailand almost a decade ago will be returned to Cambodia, a Ministry of Culture official said Sunday, adding that negotiations are under way with Bangkok for the repatriation of dozens of other pieces.

Stolen artefacts to be returned Written by Vong Sokheng. Monday, 13 April 2009. SEVEN Angkorian artefacts smuggled into Thailand almost a decade ago will be returned to Cambodia, a Ministry of Culture official said Sunday, adding that negotiations are under…

Italian art, heritage churches damaged by quake. The Vatican has appealed to art experts around the world for help in restoring paintings and other treasures damaged by the Italian earthquake on Monday.

Italian art, heritage churches damaged by quake. Last Updated: Thursday, April 9, 2009. The Vatican has appealed to art experts around the world for help in restoring paintings and other treasures damaged by the Italian earthquake on Monday. The 6.3-magnitude…

70.000 quedaron sin techo. Más de 150 muertos tras fuerte sismo en centro de Italia. El imponente castillo del siglo XV que es sede del Museo Nacional de Abruzos, sufrió también daños materiales y tuvo que ser cerrado. Se dispuso una bodega especial para alojar las obras recuperadas en otros edificios y lugares de valor histórico.

70.000 quedaron sin techo Más de 150 muertos tras fuerte sismo en centro de Italia Es uno de los peores terremotos que ha sacudido al país en los últimos diez años y que destruyó casas, edificios y monumentos de la…

Art Dealer Is Charged With Stealing $88 Million. A once-prominent art dealer was arrested on Thursday on an indictment charging that he stole $88 million from investors, collectors and artists who had consigned paintings and sculpture to his Upper East Side gallery, the authorities said.

By JAMES BARRON A once-prominent art dealer was arrested on Thursday on an indictment charging that he stole $88 million from investors, collectors and artists who had consigned paintings and sculpture to his Upper East Side gallery, the authorities said.…

Two arrested in east Bohemian art heist

Two arrested in east Bohemian art heist Police recover rare paintings among 4 million Kč loot Posted: March 19, 2009 By Wency Leung, Staff Writer Courtesy Photo In a rare coup against art crime, police in Hradec Králové have arrested…

Univ. of Iowa's paintings return to Iowa

Univ. of Iowa’s paintings return to Iowa Pam Cunningham. Reporter. March 19, 2009. DAVENPORT, Iowa. The University of Iowa faces years of work and money to recover from the historic flooding last spring. And as they resettle their art collection…

British Library mislays 9,000 books

British Library mislays 9,000 books • Text worth £20,000 among missing volumes • Some have not been seen for more than 50 years * Anil Dawar and Maev Kennedy * The Guardian, Tuesday 17 March 2009 * Article history An…

Treaty on antiquities hinders access for museums. James Cuno, a past president of the Association of Art Museum Directors, has spent years investigating implications of a United Nations treaty: the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. It prohibits museums and other research centers from acquiring objects unearthed after 1970 without permission from the country of origin. Such permission is seldom granted, Cuno notes in his new book, Who Owns Antiquity? Last month, senior editor Janet Raloff spoke about the treaty with Cuno at The Art Institute of Chicago, where he is the director.

Treaty on antiquities hinders access for museums by James Cuno By James Cuno March 28th, 2009; Vol.175 #7 (p. 32) Photos and links: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/41671/title/Treaty_on_antiquities_hinders_access_for_museums_by_James_Cuno James Cuno, a past president of the Association of Art Museum Directors, has spent years investigating…

OSLO — Police have recovered a 450-year-old Renaissance painting, days after it was stolen from a church in southern Norway, and detained a suspect on preliminary charges of theft, an inspector said Wednesday

Norwegian police detain suspect in theft of Renaissance painting OSLO — Police have recovered a 450-year-old Renaissance painting, days after it was stolen from a church in southern Norway, and detained a suspect on preliminary charges of theft, an inspector…

THE HAGUE – DUTCH authorities said on Saturday they had recovered eight 17th and 19th century paintings by such masters as Pissarro and Renoir that had been missing for over 20 years, and arrested three people

Pissarro, Renoir art recovered Dutch police recover long-lost masters’ works THE HAGUE – DUTCH authorities said on Saturday they had recovered eight 17th and 19th century paintings by such masters as Pissarro and Renoir that had been missing for over…

Dutch police recover eight masterpieces missing for 22 years (additional information)

Dutch police recover eight masterpieces missing for 22 years (Ruben Schipper/EPA) A painting by Jan Brueghel in Driebergen, Netherlands. The paintings were recovered they were offered for sale Images: http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/article5869924.ece David Charter, Europe Correspondent Eight missing masterpieces, including works by…

Seneca Falls. Staff tries to regroup after fire damages historic church. They couldn't rescue the Institute's library. They were in the basement, which wasn't touched by fire, but was flooded with plenty of water

Slideshow: http://www.9wsyr.com/mostpopular/story/Staff-tries-to-regroup-after-fire-damages/dGA34RH_o0KgG6iL_vkz6Q.cspx (WSYR NewsChannel 9 ) Seneca Falls (WSYR-TV) – Members of the Women’s Interfaith Institute in Seneca Falls say they are going to move forward and rebuild after fire damaged much of their building Thursday night. It took crews…

What drives people to steal precious books

By Tim Richardson Published: March 6 2009 17:01 | Last updated: March 6 2009 17:01 Formatted text: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/d41a83d6-09dc-11de-add8-0000779fd2ac.html Every so often a high-profile example of book theft makes the news. The crime in question does not concern hard-up students helping…

Saliera-Dieb verkauft wieder Alarmanlagen

Er hat als Gentleman-Gauner, Meisterdieb und Musterhäftling gegolten – jener 53-jährige Sicherheitstechniker, der vor sechs Jahren die Saliera aus dem Kunsthistorischen Museum gestohlen hatte. Jetzt, fünf Monate nach seiner Freilassung, kehrt der Wiener zu seinen Wurzeln zurück – und verkauft…

Das Drama von Köln. 65 000 Urkunden, 26 Kilometer Akten. Heinrich Bölls Schriften, Hans Mayers Nachlass: Im Kölner Stadtarchiv lagerten auch Schätze der Gegenwartskultur. "Die Dokumente wären unwiederbringlich"

  Das Drama von Köln   Von Kristian Frigelj Und Guido Hartmann 5. März 2009, 02:42 Uhr   Nach dem Einsturz des Kölner Stadtarchivs geht die Suche nach Vermissten weiter. Der Erdrutsch wurde vermutlich durch den Bau der U-Bahn verursacht.…

Das Drama von Köln. 65 000 Urkunden, 26 Kilometer Akten. Heinrich Bölls Schriften, Hans Mayers Nachlass: Im Kölner Stadtarchiv lagerten auch Schätze der Gegenwartskultur. "Die Dokumente wären unwiederbringlich"

  Das Drama von Köln   Von Kristian Frigelj Und Guido Hartmann 5. März 2009, 02:42 Uhr   Nach dem Einsturz des Kölner Stadtarchivs geht die Suche nach Vermissten weiter. Der Erdrutsch wurde vermutlich durch den Bau der U-Bahn verursacht.…

Stadt Köln wehrt sich nach Einsturz gegen Vorwürfe. Nach dem Einsturz des Historischen Archivs der Stadt Köln haben Rettungskräfte mit der Bergung von ersten Dokumenten begonnen

Köln. Die Kölner Stadtverwaltung wehrt sich nach dem Einsturz des historischen Stadtarchivs gegen Vorwürfe, sie habe Warnungen vor Rissen im Mauerwerk nicht ernst genommen. Die Risse seien nicht Ursache für das Unglück gewesen. Die Suche nach Vermissten wird derweil fortgesetzt.…

According to the powerful Fanjul family, the State Department has launched an investigation into Bruno Scaioli, an Italian-Argentinian art dealer who is suspected of trafficking artwork the Fanjuls say is rightfully theirs

Fanjul Family Hunts Art Thieves By Deirdra Funcheon in Crime, Palm Beach, The Arts Thursday, Feb. 26 2009 @ 2:15PM According to the powerful Fanjul family, the State Department has launched an investigation into Bruno Scaioli, an Italian-Argentinian art dealer…

Black-Market Antiquities Turned Over to Mexican Government. The Leoff-Vinot collection, made up of more than 8,100 pre-Columbian pieces bought on the black market, was presented here Tuesday by its new owner, Mexico's National Anthropology and History Institute

By Laura Gonzalez de Artaza XOCHICALCO, MEXICO – The Leoff-Vinot collection, made up of more than 8,100 pre-Columbian pieces bought on the black market, was presented here Tuesday by its new owner, Mexico’s National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH.…

BRATTLEBORO — Nobody was hurt and no artwork was damaged, but the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center had a scare Friday morning when its furnace began blowing carbon monoxide and other fumes into the furnace room rather than out the chimney.

Furnace woes force evacuation of museum Reformer Staff Saturday, February 21 BRATTLEBORO — Nobody was hurt and no artwork was damaged, but the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center had a scare Friday morning when its furnace began blowing carbon monoxide…

BRATTLEBORO — Nobody was hurt and no artwork was damaged, but the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center had a scare Friday morning when its furnace began blowing carbon monoxide and other fumes into the furnace room rather than out the chimney.

Furnace woes force evacuation of museum Reformer Staff Saturday, February 21 BRATTLEBORO — Nobody was hurt and no artwork was damaged, but the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center had a scare Friday morning when its furnace began blowing carbon monoxide…

Treasure raiders scooping up UK heritage

• Archaeological study shows extent of looting • Few ‘nighthawks’ charged and penalties are paltry Maev Kennedy and Sam Jones The Guardian, Monday 16 February 2009 Not all treasure thieves tiptoe through the shells of Iraqi museums or churn up…

Iraqi Museum Ransacked in 2003 Is to Reopen

The Iraqi National Museum, home to priceless artifacts that were plundered in the chaos after the United States-led invasion in 2003, will reopen this month, an Iraqi official said Wednesday, Reuters reported. The long-awaited reopening will mark a milestone in…

TRAKA – Ein Plus an Schlüsselkontrolle

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, Begleitet vom Beifall der Medien feierte kürzlich das neue 7 Sterne Hotel Atlantis auf dem Inselkomplex “The Palm Jumeirah” in Dubai seine spektakuläre Eröffnung. Hinter den Kulissen ist die erprobte und vielseitige L-Serie von TRAKA…

TREASURED Australian sporting memorabilia, including priceless NRL artefacts, have been reduced to ashes after a fire gutted one of Sydney's oldest photographic studios

Sporting relics lost in fire By Yoni Bashan February 01, 2009 12:00am TREASURED Australian sporting memorabilia, including priceless NRL artefacts, have been reduced to ashes after a fire gutted one of Sydney’s oldest photographic studios. Investigators spent yesterday at Melba…

Norwich renews hunt for stolen Lincoln portrait

——————————————————————————– By ADAM BOWLES Norwich Bulletin Posted Jan 31, 2009 @ 12:07 AM Last update Jan 31, 2009 @ 01:08 AM ——————————————————————————– Norwich, Conn. — In 1994, someone carefully cut a large portrait of Abraham Lincoln from its Victorian frame,…

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece pledged Tuesday to provide financial and technical aid to help Iraq restore and conserve its damaged archaeological sites and museums

Greece to help Iraq cultural reconstruction Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, left, and his Greek counterpart Dora Bakoyannis answer questions during a press conference after their meeting in Athens, Greece, on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009. Bakoyannis said Greece has agreed…

Gold rush: The battle over sunken treasure

Shipwrecks! Treasure! Gold, gold, gold! The hallmarks of treasure-hunting are the stuff of adventure stories, more than fun enough to make archaeologists, who are mounting increasing complaints against the pillaging of sunken ships, seem like wet blankets. But more is…

Kunstdiebstahl in Charlottenburg: 5000 Euro Belohnung

22. Januar 2009, 02:52 Uhr Drei Wochen nach dem spektakulären Einbruch in die Fasanengalerie in Charlottenburg sind jetzt 5000 Euro Belohnung für Hinweise zur Wiederbeschaffung der wertvollen Kunstwerke ausgesetzt worden. Staatsanwaltschaft und Polizei erhoffen sich davon endlich Fortschritte bei den…

Flood damages archives at depot

By MICHAEL PETERSON Argus-Press Staff Writer Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:58 AM EST DURAND – A water pipe that froze and burst flooded the more than 100-year-old Durand Union Station Monday. Officials say, though, because of the Durand Fire Department’s…

Трафикант на антики заловен и пуснат у нас за рекорден срок От Дневник

http://www.dnevnik.bg/dnevnikplus/2009/01/20/618428_trafikant_na_antiki_zaloven_i_pusnat_u_nas_za_rekorden/?print=1 Последна промяна в 23:24 на 20 яну 2009, 1221 прочитания, 23 коментара Български съд е отхвърлил искането на Египет за екстрадация на ливанския гражданин Али Абу Таам, осъден на 15 години затвор по обвинение в подпомагане на кражба и…

Bulgarian prosecutor Kamen Mihov and Bulgarian millionaire and art collector Vassil Bozhkov were alleged to have been involved in an elaborate scheme to let international art dealer Ali Abou'Taam escape extradition to Egypt

Bulgarian prosecutor, art collector conspired to free controversial art dealer – journalist alleges 13:16 Wed 21 Jan 2009 – Petar Kostadinov Bulgarian prosecutor Kamen Mihov and Bulgarian millionaire and art collector Vassil Bozhkov were alleged to have been involved in…

ZURICH (Reuters) – A Bulgarian court has rejected an Egyptian request for the extradition of a Lebanese man sentenced to 15 years imprisonment on charges of helping an antiquities thief smuggle artefacts, the man’s lawyers said on Monday

Ali Aboutaam. Bulgaria rejects Egyptian extradition bid: lawyers Tue Jan 20, 2009 ZURICH (Reuters) – A Bulgarian court has rejected an Egyptian request for the extradition of a Lebanese man sentenced to 15 years imprisonment on charges of helping an…