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IS NATIONALISM AS SUCH A DANGEROUS PHENOMENON FOR CULTURE AND STOLEN/LOOTED CULTURAL PROPERTY?

Monday, September 29th, 2008

  “The charge of nationalism (whether outdated or au courant) is frequently levelled at those seeking the repatriation of cultural treasures to those nations and communities from which they were extracted. But nations have always used their own material culture as a means of constructing and expressing their national identity. There ...

An inside job? (Mane-Katz Museum on Mount Carmel in Haifa)

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

An inside job? By Eli Askhenazi Tags: Reuven Sade, Israel, Safed In the storeroom of the Mane-Katz Museum on Mount Carmel in Haifa, "Woman with Circus Horse" awaits the day on which it will be shown to the public. "It's a great painting. You see an exuberant horse with a circus woman on ...

Solo Police Investigates Theft of Museum's Bronze Statue.

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Thursday, 25 September, 2008. TEMPO Interactive, Solo:The police in Solo, Central Java, Police will begin after Lebaran an investigation into the theft of an antique bronze statue from the Radya Pustaka museum, said Solo police chief Akhmad Syukrani. According to Syukrani, the police got hold of Central Java Relic Protection and Preservation ...

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Saturday, September 27th, 2008

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Colombia. Se robaron 36 joyas agustinianas de Museo en Neiva sin violar ninguna cerradura

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Las piezas de oro, que incluían narigueras, collares y mancornas que datan de los años 200 y 800 d.C., permanecían en el Museo Arqueológico Regional del Huila, en donde no había vigilancia de noche. El tesoro, avaluado en más de mil millones de pesos, era custodiado durante el día por un ...

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — U.S. officials returned 168 pre-Columbian artifacts to Ecuador on Tuesday as part of an ongoing FBI initiative to repatriate stolen cultural treasures to their home countries.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

US returns Pre-Columbian artifacts to Ecuador By LISA ORKIN EMMANUEL NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — U.S. officials returned 168 pre-Columbian artifacts to Ecuador on Tuesday as part of an ongoing FBI initiative to repatriate stolen cultural treasures to their home countries. The artifacts were recovered in Miami in 2006. They consist of ...

Colombia: Roban piezas pre hispánicas de museo en Neiva

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Martes, 23 de Septiembre de 2008 20:58 Más de 35 piezas de diferentes culturas prehispánicas que habitaron en el Huila, fueron hurtadas del museo arqueológico regional de Neiva. Según las autoridades, los delincuentes burlaron los sistemas de seguridad del museo y huyeron sin dejar rastro. Las piezas de oro fueron elaboradas entre el ...

Man denies £1m Lowry arts theft

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

A man has denied stealing Lowry paintings worth more than £1m from the home of a collector. Casey Miller, 23, of Constable Walk, Denton, Manchester, pleaded not guilty to robbery when he appeared at Manchester Crown Court. Five artworks were allegedly taken, together with Lowry's palette and brushes, from the home of ...

US to return 1,000 smuggled Iraqi artefacts

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

BAGHDAD (AFP) — The American authorities are set to return more than 1,000 priceless Iraqi artefacts smuggled out of the country after the US-led invasion five years ago, the Iraqi government said on Monday. Tourism and Antiquities Minister Qahtan Abbas said in a statement the items would be given to Iraq's ...

Safed deputy mayor arrested for art thefts from city hall

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

By Eli Ashkenazi Safed Deputy Mayor Reuven Sade was arrested yesterday on suspicion of stealing six paintings by the artist Emmanuel Mane-Katz from city hall in the past three years. Tamir Greenberg of Jerusalem and Freddy Yaakobi of Ra'anana were also Advertisement arrested yesterday, on suspicion of trafficking in stolen paintings. Advertisement Six paintings ...

“Postino” speciale per un fregio del Partenone

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Napolitano riporta ad Atene l’antico resto. È un prestito, ma nasce l’asse con l’Italia ATENE - Uno dei momenti clou della visita di Stato di Giorgio Napolitano (nella foto) in Grecia si avrà domani sera ad Atene, quando il presidente della Repubblica consegnerà alle autorità greche un frammento del fregio del ...

Extra-alarm fire wrecks Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, officials say.

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

By Deanese Williams-Harris and Dan P. Blake. Chicago Tribune reporters. September 20, 2008. A Chinatown landmark that houses the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago was heavily damaged Friday by an extra-alarm fire, officials said. The museum, which opened in 2005 in a former warehouse and grocery, had become a repository for photos and artifacts donated ...

Tavistock Museum officials baffled by theft

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Posted By BRIAN SHYPULA, Staff Reporter Tavistock Museum volunteers are in shock after someone broke in and stole native artifacts Monday night. The collection of stone arrowheads was part of an exhibition that wrapped up Saturday. The artifacts were loaned to the community museum by a Tavistock collector. "(I was) totally shocked that ...

WHEN WILL WESTERN NATIONS RETURN ETHIOPIA'S STOLEN TREASURES?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

WHEN WILL WESTERN NATIONS RETURN ETHIOPIA’S STOLEN TREASURES? Probably very few countries have been so systematically and intensively deprived of their cultural objects with tremendous violence by Western European countries as Ethiopia has been. First, the British under Queen Victoria sent an army in 1868 to conquer the African country ...

bewuste onwaarheden in nieuwsbrief sprinklerbedrijf Aqua+

Monday, September 15th, 2008

In zijn nieuwsbrief Pluspunten kijkt directeur van sprinklerbedrijf Aqua+, Michel Walhof, in een ronkende tekst terug op de Brandraad'08. Over die Brandraad'08 en het idiote persbericht dat de raad uit gaf heb ik me dunkt meer dan genoeg geschreven (zie http://www.museumbeveiliging.com/category/brandraad08/). In Pluspunten slaat Walhof zich niet alleen op de borst met ...

BERLIN PLEA FOR THE RETURN OF NIGERIA’S CULTURAL OBJECTS: HOW OFTEN MUST NIGERIA ASK FOR THE RETURN OF ITS STOLEN CULTURAL OBJECTS?

Monday, September 15th, 2008

BERLIN PLEA FOR THE RETURN OF NIGERIA’S CULTURAL OBJECTS: HOW OFTEN MUST NIGERIA ASK FOR THE RETURN OF ITS STOLEN CULTURAL OBJECTS? Plaque showing the body of a Portuguese soldier, Benin. The upper part of the soldier is in London, British Museum, and the lower part is in Vienna, ...

South Africa. Pretoria's national cultural museum burgled

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

* Lawsuit Over Disputed Warhol Will Go Forward http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/b0f05f3459a1127b?hl=en * België. Koperdieven stelen regenpijpen Museum Plantin-Moretus http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/75bbedfcb99cd2d5?hl=en * US. Wellesley art department lecturer to Davis Museum: Give me back my art http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/19a8c3750021c2f7?hl=en * South Africa. Pretoria's national cultural museum burgled http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/f33d9ac4730681ad?hl=en * Italy. Un museo niega al acceso a una mujer musulmana por llevar velo http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/319256fb08b3900e?hl=en * Canada. Objets sacrés ...

ARE WE GETTING CLOSER TO THE SEASON FOR RESTITUTION

Monday, September 1st, 2008

At a seminar on Edo Culture organized by the Edo Community in Vienna on Friday 29 August 2008 where I spoke on the restitution of the Benin bronzes to well-informed and enthusiastic participants, the question was asked whether there was any hope of the British ever returning the Benin bronzes ...