Archive for February, 2008

Stolen Canadian Painting Recovered After 18 Years; Suburban story vital to investigation, says Art Loss Register

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

By Joel Goldenberg, The Suburban     A $300,000 painting stolen nearly 18 years ago from the McGill Faculty Club has been retrieved and returned to the university, The Suburban has learned. On May 21, 1990, an 87-year-old oil painting called Spring Landscape-Athabasca by Quebec impressionist Marc-Aurèle Suzor Côté was stolen after a break-in ...

‘Sleep’ may again find rest in Buffalo; Valuable stolen painting recovered in Florida

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

A valuable painting stolen from the Buffalo Club in 1995 has been recovered. “Sleep,” created more than a century ago by J. Carroll Beckwith, was identified last month at a Florida art show by an art historian for a New York City database that has helped locate millions of dollars ...

Les vols d'œuvres sont fréquents. Le site " Art Theft " (www.saztv.com) en répertorie une dizaine pour la seule année 2007, et précise que seules trois de ces œuvres ont été retrouvées. Les tableaux disparaissent parfois longtemps.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Danger "artnapping" ! Pauvre Van Gogh ! Après avoir été interné à l'asile de Saint-Rémy-de- Provence, le voici dans celui de Zurich, en Suisse. C'est en effet sur le parking de la clinique psychiatrique du Burghölzli qu'a été retrouvé le 19 février le tableau qui lui est attribué, Branches de marronnier ...

A BLANK CHEQUE TO PLUNDER NOK TERRA COTTA?

Monday, February 25th, 2008

 In his interview of January 27, 2008 with Richard Lacayo, “A Talk With: James Cuno” http://www.elginism.com/20080201/976/, Cuno, Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, makes many controversial statements but I will like to comment only on a few.

Millions of valuable historical documents at local historical societies, state libraries and the National Archives are vulnerable to being stolen by insiders and outsiders

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Treasure-troves at risk; Thefts cost billions as experts work to step up security of artifacts  By PAUL GRONDAHL, Staff writer   The reasons are many: the sheer volume; incomplete inventories; the cost of security; the value of the artifacts amid a growing demand from collectors; and the fact the documents are routinely retrieved ...

Thai antiquities in U.S. may be stolen

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

5-year investigation has implications for many museums  Jori Finkel, New York Times Sunday, February 24, 2008  It just might rank as one of the biggest accidental discoveries in archaeology. In the summer of 1966, a Harvard student named Steve Young was living in a village in the northeast reaches of Thailand, going door ...

Conservator of Antiquities, Archaelogist Reinfrida Justine Kapela has sounded a warning to international community and Tanzania in particular on the vandalism going on in Bagamoyo historical sites.

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

The historical city of Bagamoyo falling apart 24 Feb 2008; By Lucas Lukumbo She warns that if it continues unchecked, the historical town, rich history would to a greater extent be tempered with. Staff Writer Lucas Lukumbo who visited the historical town reports...

Protected: FBI AND ART LOSS REGISTER FIND LONG LOST PAINTINGS

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

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Artikelen over sprinklers in Museumvisie en EOS gelardeerd met fouten.

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

De brand in het Armando Museum heeft geleid tot een uitgebreide discussie over het nut en gevaar van sprinklers in musea. Zowel deskundigen als minder-deskundigen mengden zich in die discussie. De sprinklerdiscussie is beladen met emotie en vaak worden man en bal verward.

Artikelen over sprinklers in Museumvisie en EOS gelardeerd met fouten.

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

De brand in het Armando Museum heeft geleid tot een uitgebreide discussie over het nut en gevaar van sprinklers in musea. Zowel deskundigen als minder-deskundigen mengden zich in die discussie. De sprinklerdiscussie is beladen met emotie en vaak worden man en bal verward.

Protected: Fake auction helps solve crime; It was the auction that never was, as police tried to solve the theft of £30,000 of paintings and pottery from the collection of Suffolk artist Bernard Rooke

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

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Berlin: Wir wollen unser Erbe zurück

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Er soll Berlin das Stadtschloss nahebringen, im Beutekunst-Streit schlichten, 17 Museen leiten: Von Hermann Parzinger werden Wundertaten erwartet.

informatie over ruimtelijke, automatische blussystemen

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

  Novec Breekt de vlam binnen 10 seconden af, blusdruk van 10 bar. Uiterst efficiënt geschikt voor bemande en onbemande ruimten. Tijdens een blussing blijft de ruimtelijke zuurstofgraad rond 19%. Het blusgas blijft slechts vijf dagen in de atmosfeer, geen residue.

informatie over ruimtelijke, automatische blussystemen

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Novec Breekt de vlam binnen 10 seconden af, blusdruk van 10 bar. Uiterst efficiënt geschikt voor bemande en onbemande ruimten. Tijdens een blussing blijft de ruimtelijke zuurstofgraad rond 19%. Het blusgas blijft slechts vijf dagen in de atmosfeer, geen residue.

Kunst gestolen op bestelling: fictie of feit? (naar aanleiding van de kunstroven in Zurich en Doornik)

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Er hebben zich de afgelopen jaren veel gewapende overvallen voorgedaan op musea en kastelen. De roof van een leonardo da Vinci schilderij uit een Schots kasteel is inmiddels opgelost, evenals de gewapende overval op het Munch museum in Oslo.De gewapende overval op een museum in Nice in de zomer van ...

Cultural Property: its Illicit Trafficking and Restitution

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Cultural Property: its Illicit Trafficking and Restitution

Armed robbery in Belgium Church

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Armed robbers attacked staff in Doornik church, Belgium and robbed a very valuable 8th century Byzantine cross. Estimated value € 25 million.

Swiss police find paintings stolen in Zurich art heist

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

ZURICH, Switzerland: Swiss media reported Monday that paintings stolen in one of Europe's largest art thefts have been discovered in a parking lot in front of a Zurich mental hospital.

photos of stolen Tiepolo in Niedersaechsische Landesmuseum, Hannover

Monday, February 18th, 2008

For those of you interested in the story about this stolen painting:  http://www.museum-security.org/?p=174 or http://www.museum-security.org/?p=176  See photos:   Cesare Ferrari di Valbona in Niedersaechsische Landesmuseum, Hannover   Museum left out provenance information

Stolen haul of military medals recovered in New Zealand

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Wellington - Nearly 100 medals, including nine Victoria Crosses - the highest award for military gallantry in the British Commonwealth - have been recovered undamaged after being stolen from the New Zealand Army museum in December, police said on Saturday. The 96 returned medals included the Victoria Cross and bar ...

Gestohlenes Tiepolo Gemaelde in Niedersaechsische Landesmuseum, Hannover

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Landgericht Hannover bescheinigt Niedersächsischem Landesmuseum Gutgläubigkeit beim Erwerb eines Tiepolo-Gemäldes trotz gutachterlich belegter Zweifel an der Rechtmäßigkeit des Erwerbs

HOLDERS OF ILLEGAL CULTURAL OBJECTS ALARMED BY GROWING DEMANDS FOR RESTITUTION. It is simply amazing how Eurocentric and selfish many of the arguments of the defenders of plunder and stealing of other people’s cultural property are.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

From: kwame opoku [mailto:k.opoku@sil.at] Sent: dinsdag 12 februari 2008 19:41 It is simply amazing how Eurocentric and selfish many of the arguments of the defenders of plunder and stealing of other people’s cultural property are. The opponents of restitution seem completely oblivious of the interests of countries trying to secure the return ...

stolen Tiepolo painting in the Niedersächsische Landesmuseum, Hannover Germany.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

The Regional Court of Hanover (Landgericht Hannover) attests that the Niedersächsische Landesmuseum acquired a Tiepolo painting in good faith despite expert concerns regarding the lawfulness of this acquisition. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ NOT EVERYTHING THAT IS LEGAL IS ETHICAL. NO MUSEUM SHOULD HOLD ON TO STOLEN OBJECTS, NOT EVEN IF THEY BOUGHT THOSE AS GOOD ...

Armed robbers stole works by Cezanne, Degas, Monet and Van Gogh valued at more than $163 million from a Zurich museum, in Switzerland's biggest art heist and the second theft of paintings in the country in less than a week. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation puts losses from art and cultural property crime at $6 billion a year. The biggest U.S. art heist was of some $300 million of Rembrandts and other works stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in 1990, according to the FBI Web site.

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Zurich Gang Grabs $163 Million Art Haul From Museum (Update3)By Marc Wolfensberger and Linda Sandler Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Three armed robbers wearing ski masks took the impressionist and post-impressionist paintings from the E.G. Buehrle Collection in Zurich's Eighth District in an afternoon raid yesterday, 30 minutes before it closed, police ...

Every time there is a major art heist there is speculation that the crime has been carried out to order but most specialist art theft investigators are sceptical that such criminal masterminds exist.

Monday, February 11th, 2008

There is usually little romance in art theftBy John Ashlock In Dr No, the first James Bond film made in 1962, the normally imperturbable agent does a double take as he is shown around the home of the evil and reclusive Dr Julius No.

Protected: List of notable art robberies

Monday, February 11th, 2008

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Thieves take $91 mln masterworks in Swiss art heist

Monday, February 11th, 2008

ZURICH (Reuters) - Paintings worth about $91 million were stolen from a Zurich museum in an armed robbery in the second dramatic art theft in the area within days, police said on Monday.

As museums ship ancient treasures back to the countries where they were found, some are now saying: Enough

Monday, February 11th, 2008

ON THE FIRST floor of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, in the early Greek art galleries, there is a long display case filled with Athenian ceramics. In one corner, partway up the linen backing, are two holes, a couple of inches apart, where a shelf holding a small, 2,500-year-old oil ...

Ontwerp normen museum beveiliging door de American Society for Industrial Security en de Museum Association Security Committee of the American Association of Museums

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

downloaden: Suggested Guidelines For Museum Security As Adopted by The Standing Committee on Museum, Library and Cultural Property Protection of the American Society for Industrial Security AND The Museum Association Security Committee of the American Association of Museums (rev 11/2002)

Protected: A common thief does not obtain ownership of stolen goods, and it is no different when the thieves are the Bolsheviks

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

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Tax Scheme Is Blamed for Damage to Artifacts; Recent raids on museums in Southern California have stirred much questioning in the art world about why three federal agencies would devote four years to investigating what seems to be low-level smuggling and penny-ante tax fraud.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Yet tax experts say that the pattern of deceit outlined in court papers — appraising art objects for amounts just below a threshold that sets off higher scrutiny — is frequently investigated by the criminal enforcement arm of the Internal Revenue Service.

Proteggere i beni culturali anche su internet. Per lottare contro il furto e il traffico illecito dei beni culturali, la Svizzera moltiplica gli accordi bilaterali. L'ultimo è stato firmato proprio di recente con l'Egitto.

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Un archeologo egiziano mostra la statua del dio dei cimiteri, Petah Sakar. Un tesoro da proteggereMa il problema si intensifica con le aste su internet. Lo scorso mese di dicembre, le autorità svizzere sono riuscite a bloccare la vendita in rete di un bene culturale iracheno protetto.