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35th annual ICMS Conference. Security in museums: problems, trends and solutions. September 14-18, 2009. Québec, Canada

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

35th annual ICMS Conference Security in museums: problems, trends and solutions September 14-18, 2009 Québec, Canada Site web: http://blog.mcq.org/icms2009/ Dear ICMS members, You are cordially invited by the International Committee on Museum Security (ICMS) of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the organization committee, the host of the meeting the Musée de la civilisation du Québec and its partner ...

IFCPP 2009 Annual Conference & Certification Program will be held at the Art Institute of Chicago in downtown Chicago, IL, August 12-14, 2009.

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

IFCPP 2009 Annual Conference & Certification Program The International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection's Eleventh Annual Conference, Seminar & Certification Program will be held at the Art Institute of Chicago in downtown Chicago, IL, August 12-14, 2009.  We are very excited about this unique opportunity to explore one of the nation’s ...

Symposium veiligheidszorg Gelders erfgoed, 8 april 2009. Resultaten van de projecten Netwerkaanpak Veiligheidszorg voor Gelderse collectiebeheerders

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

8 april 2009: Symposium veiligheidszorg Gelders erfgoed,  Huis der Provincie Gelderland Resultaten van de projecten Netwerkaanpak Veiligheidszorg voor Gelderse collectiebeheerders Door Ellie Bruggeman. Globale weergave gesproken woord. We zijn hier vandaag bijeen om verschillende belangrijke mijlpalen te vieren en onze blik te richten op de uitdagingen van de toekomst. De reeds gerealiseerde mijlpalen ...

Iranian scholar, Farhad Hakimzadeh, who stole pages from priceless books at Oxford's Bodleian library and the British Library has had his sentence halved

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Book page thief sentence halved. Published: 2009/04/29. An Iranian scholar who stole pages from priceless books at Oxford's Bodleian library and the British Library has had his sentence halved. Farhad Hakimzadeh, 61, of Knightsbridge, central London, pleaded guilty to 14 counts of theft and was jailed for two years in January 2009. Judges at ...

Workshop on 'Collections at risk: Safeguarding our cultural heritage', May 15-17 at the Museum of Archaeology, Valletta, Malta

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Malta. Safeguarding our cultural heritage Samantha Fabry. Sunday, 26th April 2009. The safety and security of our movable cultural heritage is vital when maintaining these objects and collections within a protected environment. Very often, however, many of our treasures are left unprotected and are placed at high risk. These risks can originate from environmental ...

Museum theft. US. Irreplaceable artifacts stolen from Coolidge Historical Museum

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

History is lost. Irreplaceable artifacts stolen from museum By Amanda Patton, Editor. April 28, 2009. Numerous irreplaceable artifacts are missing after the Coolidge Historical Museum was broken into recently. With more than 100 years of memorabilia on display, intruders entered the museum located at 161 W. Harding Ave. and took an estimated $50,000 ...

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

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

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 Sicherung ihrer Bestände. Das Elbehochwasser 2002, der Brand in der Anna Amalia Bibliothek Weimar ...

Museum theft. Argentina. Robaron una pieza del siglo XVIII del Museo Sobremonte.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Robaron una pieza del siglo XVIII del Museo Sobremonte. Se trata de un trabuco naranjero de bronce que formaba parte de una exposición que se realiza en el Museo. Redacción LAVOZ.com.ar 09/04/22 Un trabuco naranjero de bronce fue sustraído esta mañana del Museo Marqués de Sobremonte de esta Capital. La pieza era del siglo XVIII ...

Embezzlement. The anti-corruption branch of the CBI has filed a chargesheet against four senior officials of Indian Museum for misappropriation of funds.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

4 charged in museum scam IMRAN AHMED SIDDIQUI The anti-corruption branch of the CBI has filed a chargesheet against four senior officials of Indian Museum for misappropriation of funds. The agency has been investigating for a year and a half the embezzlement of Rs 18 crore central funds at the museum between 2004 ...

Kwame Opoku: WHOSE “UNIVERSAL MUSEUM”? COMMENTS ON JAMES CUNO’S WHOSE CULTURE?

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

WHOSE “UNIVERSAL MUSEUM”? COMMENTS ON JAMES CUNO’S WHOSE CULTURE? “The restitution of those cultural objects which our museums and collections, directly or indirectly, possess thanks to the colonial system and are now being demanded, must also not be postponed with cheap arguments and tricks.” The editor of Whose Culture? has an astonishing ...

Kwame Opoku: THE STRANGE AND AMAZING THOUGHTS OF SIR NORMAN ROSENTHAL ON ENDING RESTITUTION OF NAZI LOOTED ART

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Norman Rosenthal suggested some time ago that there should be an end to claims for restitution of Nazi-Looted art and was rightly criticized by so many others. http://www.lootedart.com Now he has given an interview in Der Spiegel in which he restates his case. http://www.spiegel His reasoning is so strange that ...

Italy Strives To Return To Normalcy By Repairing Artwork Damaged From Quake

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Italy Strives To Return To Normalcy By Repairing Artwork Damaged From Quake Photo's: http://snipurl.com/g4woa Huffington Post   |  Jessica Gusman   |   04/17/09 04:24 PM The April 6 earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy, damaged more than just homes and buildings, it affected the culture of the region. Old churches and schoolhouses were destroyed, homes were ruined, ...

Bulgaria. Stolen original of first edition of first Modern Bulgarian textbook “Riben Bukvar” (Fish Book) recovered.

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Original copy of “Riben Bukvar” was found 17 April 2009 | 12:03 | FOCUS News Agency. Kotel. Employees in “Culture-Historical Values” sector with the Combating Organized and Heavy Crime” Directorate and their colleagues from the town of Sliven found stolen original of first edition of first Modern Bulgarian textbook “Riben Bukvar”. This is what Ministry of ...

Argentina. Roban una Virgen en un museo del centro de Córdoba

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Roban una Virgen en un museo del centro de Córdoba ES UNA IMAGEN DEL SIGLO XIX Por: Gustavo Molina El lunes a la hora de la siesta, cuando los empleados de la Cripta Jesuítica del Noviciado Viejo -una antigua construcción bajo tierra recuperada y reconvertida en museo en pleno centro de la ciudad ...

Argentina. Insider theft? Otro robo en Casa Rosada: se llevan la banda y el bastón de Frondizi

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Otro robo en Casa Rosada: se llevan la banda y el bastón de Frondizi El museo tiene custodia permanente pero robaron igual. Hace dos años se habían llevado del lugar los relojes que pertenecieron a los presidentes Nicolás Avellaneda y Agustín P. Justo, y la lapicera fuente de Roberto Ortiz. martes, 14 de abril de ...

US, Montana, Malta. Paleontologist pleads guilty to stealing bones

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Paleontologist pleads guilty to stealing bones By MATTHEW BROWN – 7 hours ago BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A famed paleontologist who discovered the world's best preserved dinosaur pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing dinosaur fossils from federal land in Montana. Nate Murphy, 51, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Great Falls under a ...

L'Aquila: opere d'arte recuperate, edifici storici messi in sicurezza

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

L'Aquila: opere d'arte recuperate, edifici storici messi in sicurezza ROMA (14 aprile) - Sono ripresi questa mattina i sopralluoghi da parte della task force dei Beni culturali per continuare le verifiche statiche dei monumenti nel centro dell'Aquila e nell'immediata periferia. E' in corso - comunica il Ministero - anche l'attività di ...

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.

Monday, April 13th, 2009

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 way with Bangkok for the repatriation of dozens of other pieces. The artefacts - ...

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.

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

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 quake damaged bell towers, cracked walls and reduced some churches to piles of ...

Bulgaria. Police Find Stolen Paintings in Sofia's Pancharevo District.

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Police Find Stolen Paintings in Sofia's Pancharevo District. The rare artworks were stolen fifteen years ago. While inspecting a private home in Sofia's Pancharevo residential district, the police ran into twelve paintings by the famous Bulgarian masters Dechko Uzunov, Svetlin Rusev, Encho Pironkov and Dimitar Lalev, stolen fifteen years ago. In 1994, ...

Book Arouses Return of Looted Relics. "Cleopatra's Needle'' written by former Korean ambassador Kim Kyeong-im

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Book Arouses Return of Looted Relics By Chung Ah-young Staff Reporter 04-10-2009 In February, two looted Chinese relics were sold at the French house of auction giant Christie's for 14 million euros ($17.92 million). But China had tried to dissuade Christie's from auctioning the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) bronze rabbit and rat head sculptures, because ...

Protected: DEN HAAG (GPD) – Het Korps Landelijke Politie Diensten (KLPD) is te laks met de aanpak van kunstroof en zet onvoldoende vaart achter de opdracht een speciale afdeling kunst- en antiekdiefstal en een databank met gestolen erfgoed op te zetten

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

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Onderzoek Erfgoedinspectie en Korps Landelijke Politiediensten (KLPD): geen aanwijzingen dat het Ikonenmuseum beschikt of heeft beschikt over onrechtmatig verkregen iconen

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Op 2 april publiceerde de Erfgoedinspectie de uitkomst van een onderzoek naar de aanwezigheid van mogelijk Cypriotische iconen in de collectie van het Ikonenmuseum in Kampen: "Mijn (Erfgoedinspectie) conclusie is dat er, op grond van de beschikbare gegevens, geen aanwijzingen zijn dat het museum beschikt of heeft beschikt over onrechtmatig ...

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.

Monday, April 6th, 2009

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 región de Abruzos, al este de Roma elnuevodiario.com.ni AFP - 11:55 - 06/04/2009 Más de150 ...

L'Aquila has lost a handful of eccelestical treasures in the overnight earthquake, including the renowned church of San Bernardino di Siena.

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Abruzzo church treasures lost. L'Aquila has lost a handful of eccelestical treasures in the overnight earthquake, including the renowned church of San Bernardino di Siena. By Our Foreign Staff Last Updated: 4:58PM BST 06 Apr 2009 Much of the town was destroyed by an earthquake in 1703 but the San Bernardino di Siena's Renaissance ...

HOW LONG MUST NIGERIA WAIT FOR THE RETURN OF SOME OF THE LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS?

Monday, April 6th, 2009

HOW LONG MUST NIGERIA WAIT FOR THE RETURN OF SOME OF THE  LOOTED BENIN ARTEFACTS? In an interview reproduced below from the PUNCH, the Director-General of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Dr. Joe. Eboreima gives his views of the question of the restitution of stolen/looted Nigerian artefacts, especially, the ...

Suburban Library District President Indicted, Charged with Theft

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Suburban Library District President Indicted, Charged with Theft Written by Press Release Friday, 03 April 2009 01:31 Chicago, IL--(ENEWSPF)--April 2, 2009. A south suburban library district official has been indicted and charged with stealing more than $135,000 in district funds that she allegedly used to gamble at riverboat casinos, according to the Office of ...

Protected: Bulgaria. Riben Bukvar (Fish Book) compiled by Dr. Petar Beron (the first Bulgarian Renaissance school textbook) has been stolen from the History Museum in Kotel

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

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Plotlands museum. Theft of wartime memorabilia before torching the stables of the museum

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Wartime memorabilia is snatched from museum 5:00pm Thursday 2nd April 2009. By Gina Marden » CROOKS stole beloved wartime memorabilia from a charity-run museum before torching its stables. The Plotlands museum on Langdon Hills Nature Reserve, run by the Essex Wildlife Trust, now faces a bill for thousands of pounds to repair the damage. But ...

Ex-Seaport Museum chief loses appeal bid

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Ex-Seaport Museum chief loses appeal bid By Craig R. McCoy Inquirer Staff Writer The former head of the Independence Seaport Museum yesterday lost his bid to overturn his 15-year sentence. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit said yesterday that John S. Carter had given up his right ...

Stolen books returned to Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. Two men convicted in federal court for theft

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Stolen books returned to library BY MATT MANNING • Staff writer • April 2, 2009 Two men convicted in federal court for theft of an artwork FREMONT -- Two rare books that were stolen from the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center last summer were finally returned Wednesday afternoon. The books were returned by FBI ...