Archive for November, 2008

Georgia and Russia rattle their sabres over war damage. Both sides claim the other damaged historic buildings

Friday, November 28th, 2008

By John Varoli | From News | Posted: 25.11.08 ST PETERSBURG. The guns may be silent and an uneasy truce in place, but Russia and Georgia are continuing the public relations war, most recently levelling accusation and counter-accusation of destroying historical and cultural sites during their week-long conflict in August. At the end of September ...

Sotheby’s withdraws “fake” buckle from next week’s sculpture sale

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Exclusive: Work that had been removed from display in 2005 was back on market By Martin Bailey | From Art Market | Posted: 27.11.08 LONDON. Sotheby’s has withdrawn an important “13th century” belt buckle from its 2 December old master sculpture and works of art sale after questions were raised by The Art Newspaper. The ...

Nieuwe versie van de BGB-regeling (Brandveilig Gebruik Bouwwerk)

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

http://groups.google.com/group/museumbeveiliging/browse_thread/thread/9c76aff176654d7c?hl=en

U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now looking into the provenance of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask, a 3,000-year-old Egyptian relic acquired in the late 1990s by the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The Saint Louis Art Museum Ka-Nefer-Nefer Egyptian Mask Saga Continues Wed Nov 26, 2008 at 04:58:43 PM A recent Associated Press article reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now looking into the provenance of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask, a 3,000-year-old Egyptian relic acquired in the late 1990s by the Saint ...

Cultura No es fácil detener el robo de tesoros artísticos. En Bogotá se reunieron expertos en la prevención del tráfico ilícito de bienes culturales. Una historia de policías y ladrones de finos gustos.

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Ladrones exquisitos Cultura No es fácil detener el robo de tesoros artísticos. En Bogotá se reunieron expertos en la prevención del tráfico ilícito de bienes culturales. Una historia de policías y ladrones de finos gustos. Los libros se perdían como por arte de magia y no había responsables. Y no se trataba ...

Multi-millionaire thief cut pages from rare British Library books to store in personal collection

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Images: http://snipurl.com/6oxox  [www_dailymail_co_uk]   By Charlotte Gill Last updated at 3:17 AM on 21st November 2008     Facing jail: Iranian scholar Farhad Hakimzadeh was an expert on the books he was stealing from   A wealthy historian is facing jail after stealing hundreds of pages from priceless ancient books for his personal collection.   Farhad Hakimzadeh, 60, expertly cut ...

Protected: What happened to the burial mask of Ka Nefer Nefer. " Brent Benjamin (director of the Saint louis Art Museum) will be wanted in Egypt."

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

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Cleveland art museum to return 14 stolen items to Italy; Authorities prove the 14 artifacts were looted or stolen

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008 Steven Litt Plain Dealer Art Critic The Cleveland Museum of Art agreed Wednesday to return 13 antiquities and a late Gothic processional cross to Italy after authorities there proved the works were looted, stolen or handled by traffickers. The museum and the Ministry for Cultural Assets and Activities announced the ...

Analysis: Museums often pay the price for looted antiquities

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Posted by dsims November 23, 2008 06:30AM RELATED STORIES (links and images: http://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2008/11/analysis_museums_often_pay_the.html) • Cleveland Museum of Art strikes deal with Italy to return 14 ancient artworks • Feb. 17: God of mystery: Gaps in our Apollo's history make it a focus of debate over global antiquities trade • Feb. 14, 2007: Louvre ...

43 rare clocks stolen from Israel found in France.

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

The Associated Press. November 19, 2008. JERUSALEM: Timepieces from a priceless collection stolen from a Jerusalem museum were discovered in French bank vaults, police said Wednesday, more than two decades after the heist. The 43 watches and clocks will return to Israel, where they will join dozens of others from the collection ...

Protected: insider theft: The son of Madison Police Chief Noble Wray, an employee of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, has been arrested on suspicion of stealing thousands of dollars from the museum.

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

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History's missing pages: Iranian academic sliced out sections of priceless collection

Friday, November 21st, 2008

• British Library to sue after 150 books are vandalised • Wealthy scholar pleads guilty and may face prison Sandra Laville, crime correspondent The Guardian, Friday 21 November 2008 Farhad Hakimzadeh removed a map by Hans Holbein the Younger from Simon Grynaeus’s 16th century work Novus Orbis. Photograph: David Levene To the untrained eye ...

GPS in (?) of aan beelden heeft nauwelijks zin.

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

GPS werkt namelijk alleen wanneer er een constant gegarandeerde elektrische voeding is. Deze voeding wordt normaal gesproken gerealiseerd via een batterij die dan afhankelijk van de polling frequentie binnen enkele dagen of maximaal een week geladen/vervangen moet worden of via een constante voeding, zoals via de accu van een (vracht)wagen. ...

An art collector has been given the green light to sue Christie's auction house for allowing a purported Basquiat painting it allegedly knew was a fake to be sold anyway.

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

FORGERY A WORK OF ART By DAREH GREGORIAN November 15, 2008 -- An art collector has been given the green light to sue Christie's auction house for allowing a purported Basquiat painting it allegedly knew was a fake to be sold anyway. Christie's auctioned off the untitled work in 1990 for $242,000, crediting it ...

Musea en Beveiligingstechniek (interview met Ton Cremers)

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Interview met Ton Cremers in Beveiligingstechniek (uitgave SDU) over musea en beveiligingstechniek: http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/fa8e2163bfa9d789#

Musea en Beveiligingstechniek (interview met Ton Cremers)

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Interview met Ton Cremers in Beveiligingstechniek (uitgave SDU) over musea en beveiligingstechniek: http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/fa8e2163bfa9d789#

insider theft. Former art gallery employee sent to prison for stealing paintings

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

A former Salt Lake City art gallery employee who stole about $15,000 worth of high-end paintings was sentenced to prison Friday. Robert Paul Tucker, 30, had pleaded guilty in 3rd District Court to one count each of second-degree felony theft and third-degree felony burglary. Witnesses identified Tucker as being around the Repartee ...

De waarde van normen

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Het is in strijd met het normenprincipe om te proberen normen te formuleren voor afwijkende situaties. De grote variatie aan collecties leidt al heel snel tot afwijkende eisen. Het maakt namelijk heel veel uit of er sprake is van de voor streekmusea en oudheidkamers kenmerkende collecties of van collecties op ...

A volunteer at an army museum has been jailed for a year for stealing £33,000 worth of medals and selling them on eBay.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

EBAY MEDAL THIEF JAILED By Richard Smith 11/11/2008 A volunteer at an army museum has been jailed for a year for stealing £33,000 worth of medals and selling them on eBay. Michael Bray, 4 9, replaced the war heroes' decorations in their display cabinets with fakes. They had been donated to the Royal Signals ...

Cambriolage au Musée Girard-Perregaux: un seul prévenu présent devant la Cour d'Assises

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

10.11.2008 Un jeune homme d’origine serbe a comparu en audience préliminaire, cet après-midi, devant la Cour d’Assises de Neuchâtel. Il est l’un des trois auteurs du vol d’une centaine de montres de collection au Musée Girard-Perregaux, à La Chaux-de-Fonds, en juillet 2007. C’est menottes aux poignets, après 16 mois de prison préventive, ...

Normen: de waarde van normen

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

De Waarde van normen Inhoud MUSAVE Normen: het wiel opnieuw uitvinden Wat willen we voor de beveiliging van musea genormeerd hebben? Zijn de musea zo specifiek dat er afzonderlijke normen voor vastgesteld moeten worden? Museumnormen voor de beveiliging van de musea onmogelijk? MUSAVE Na de geruchtmakende inbraken eind jaren 80, begin jaren 90 in het Kröller Müller Museum, ...

Normen: de waarde van normen

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

De Waarde van normen Inhoud MUSAVE Normen: het wiel opnieuw uitvinden Wat willen we voor de beveiliging van musea genormeerd hebben? Zijn de musea zo specifiek dat er afzonderlijke normen voor vastgesteld moeten worden? Museumnormen voor de beveiliging van de musea onmogelijk? MUSAVE Na de geruchtmakende inbraken eind jaren 80, begin jaren 90 in het Kröller Müller Museum, ...

U.S. Ambassador gives US$22,000 to secure Great Zimbabwe Museum

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Harare, November 10th, 2008: The National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ) recently concluded installation of surveillance and security equipment at the Great Zimbabwe Museum to curb theft of valuable historical artifacts and cultural resources at Great Zimbabwe in Masvingo province. The U.S. Embassy provided the funding for the purchase of equipment ...

Loot! Chicago at center of battle between archeologists, collectors

Monday, November 10th, 2008

chicagotribune.com A 4,000-year-old artifact turns up at O'Hare. Stolen property or museum piece? By Tom Hundley November 9, 2008 On April 11, 2003, three days after American tanks rumbled into Baghdad and the day after looters swarmed the Iraq National Museum like a plague of locusts, Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon press corps enjoyed a ...

War treasures lost as Chilliwack museum raided

Monday, November 10th, 2008

ctvbc.ca Private Leslie Johnson, known on the battle field as "Dutch,'' fought in the battle in Vimy Ridge, a fight that is widely regarded as a defining moment in Canadian history. It was fought in April 1917. When it was over, he made it home, with shrapnel still lodged in his neck, ...

CBS Reporter Investigated for Looting

Monday, November 10th, 2008

November 10th, 2008 By: Michael van der Galien Leave a comment | Trackback Jules Crittenden reports that federal agents are investigating whether CBS correspondent Lara Logan smuggled mementoes to the U.S. Agents found out that Logan had items in her possession which belong back in Iraq, after a video profile on the beautiful ...

DOES COLLABORATION BETWEEN NIGERIAN AND EUROPEAN /AMERICAN MUSEUMS BRING US CLOSER TO RESTITUTION OF NIGERIA’S STOLEN/LOOTED ARTS? Kwame Opoku

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

As readers may know, many Africans are very suspicious of collaboration with museums and institutions that have shown by their history and practice that they do not care much for the interest and feelings of Nigerians and Africans generally. In the article below by Tajudeen Sowole, a Nigerian art critic ...

Ruud Spruit, oud-directeur Westfries Museum komt met boek over kunstdiefstallen

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Ruud Spruit, oud-directeur van het Westfries Museum, komt volgend jaar met een boek over grote kunstdiefstallen. Het is een bewerking van een Amerikaans boek. Een vijftal Nederlandse ’spraakmakende museumberovingen’ komen ook aan bod. Daar hoort zonder twijfel de miljoenendiefstal uit het Westfries Museum ook bij. Spruit was toen nog directeur ...

Ruud Spruit, oud-directeur Westfries Museum komt met boek over kunstdiefstallen

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Ruud Spruit, oud-directeur van het Westfries Museum, komt volgend jaar met een boek over grote kunstdiefstallen. Het is een bewerking van een Amerikaans boek. Een vijftal Nederlandse ’spraakmakende museumberovingen’ komen ook aan bod. Daar hoort zonder twijfel de miljoenendiefstal uit het Westfries Museum ook bij. Spruit was toen nog directeur ...