Archive for May, 2009

Museum theft. A DISPLAY about dinosaurs has been ruined after rare exhibits were stolen in a raid on a Hull museum.

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Thieves steal Dinostar exhibits Saturday, May 23, 2009,  A DISPLAY about dinosaurs has been ruined after rare exhibits were stolen in a raid on a Hull museum.  Dinostar, Yorkshire's only dinosaur visitor attraction, in Humber Street, city centre, was burgled – damaging an exhibition which is used to educate children. Among the items stolen ...

THIEVES kept their cool to steal a 17th century barometer from a Yorkshire museum – walking past unsuspecting security guards with the 3ft antique hidden under a coat.

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Cool museum thieves captured on film stealing valuable antique Date: 23 May 2009  By Mark Branagan  THIEVES kept their cool to steal a 17th century barometer from a Yorkshire museum – walking past unsuspecting security guards with the 3ft antique hidden under a coat. Staff at Fairfax House in York realised something was wrong ...

Pakistan. Forgeries doing the rounds in art circles

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009 By By Asadullah  Karachi  The local art market has witnessed a boom exclusively for a few art galleries that have outfoxed older establishments with their rapid commercial success. Their prosperity is directly linked to the clandestine sale of forged artworks in the garb of authentic masterpieces, local artists claimed.  However, ...

LET OTHERS LOOT FOR YOU: LOOTING OF AFRICAN ARTEFACTS FOR WESTERN MUSEUMS (Kwame Opoku)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

"A famous American museum director, from a very well-known museum in New York, once wrote that he could not identify an image inserted in one of my articles (a Nok sculpture) because his museum did not have such a piece from that culture. The underlying argument, of course, is that ...

Art and the blimp bank of of Dirk Scheringa: DSB

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

May 20, 2009 by The Limping Messenger/De Hinkende Bode An earlier post of the Limping Messenger of May 6th. 2009 about the armed robbery of the Scheringa Museum in the Netherlands (The museum of lootings and the looting of museums) displayed a picture of one of the two works of art ...

Protected: Zaak van de geretourneerde door Zadkine gemaakte buste van Van Gogh. Luchtje aan privédetective SvB en zijn compaan “kunsthandelaar” AB

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

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Burglary Stadsmuseum IJsselstein

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

6 landscape paintings stolen from Dutch museum By ARTHUR MAX AMSTERDAM (AP) — Thieves pried open the emergency door of a small Dutch museum with an iron bar and made off with six 17th- and 19th- century landscape paintings — the second major art heist in 10 days in the Netherlands. The break-in at 3 a.m. ...

STOLEN BOOKS – Ian Fleming and Jeremy Taylor

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 08:03:29 +0100 From: Antiquates - Fine and Rare Books Subject: STOLEN BOOKS - Ian Fleming and Jeremy Taylor The following two titles were stolen from our stand at the Royal National Hotel on Sunday afternoon, we would be most grateful to hear ...

Museum theft. National Museum of Scotland counts losses as squirrel thief strikes

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Museum counts losses as squirrel thief strikes Published Date: 12 May 2009 By Andrew Picken IT sounds like a rather antiquated list of items from the conveyor belt of the Generation Game. Stuffed squirrels, a Military Cross medal and an embroidered satin picture of an angel in silk threads are among the items ...

Three Valuable Paintings Stolen in Brazil during armed robbery + Thieves Return Stolen Paintings

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Three Valuable Paintings Stolen in Brazil SAO PAULO – A group of 20 heavily armed men stole three valuable paintings by Brazilian artists Candido Portinari and Tarsila do Amaral from a house in Sao Paulo over the weekend, police said. Portinari’s “O Cangaceiro” and “Retrato de Maria,” and Do Amaral’s “Figura em Azul” were stolen ...

Museum theft. Iceland. Famous Kjarval Painting Stolen in Broad Daylight

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Famous Kjarval Painting Stolen in Broad Daylight 11/05/2009. A young couple stole a famous painting by one of Iceland’s most celebrated artists, Jóhannes S. Kjarval, from an exhibition at Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstadir in broad daylight on Saturday afternoon. The painting has been returned to the museum undamaged. “It was an unfortunate ...

Insider theft? Roban de museo paraguayo tallas jesuíticas valuadas en 500.000 dólares

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Roban de museo paraguayo tallas jesuíticas valuadas en 500.000 dólares Decenas de tallas religiosas jesuíticas del siglo XVII, valuadas en 500.000 dólares, así como otras antigüedades fueron robadas de un museo de la localidad de Capiatá, a 25 kilómetros de Asunción, informaron hoy fuentes de la policía. Entre las tallas de madera que fueron sustraídas ...

Canada. Rare First Nations head-dress stolen

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Rare First Nations head-dress stolen Canwest News Service. May 9, 2009. BELLA BELLA, B.C.— RCMP are asking the public to be on the lookout for a unique aboriginal head-dress stolen from a deceased elder's home. "This head-dress was used by the respected elder in numerous aboriginal cultural events across Canada. Most notably, it was ...

Insider theft. Former curator Fortuna Depot Museum suspected of selling museum items on eBay

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Former museum curator suspected of selling museum items on eBay Sean Garmire/The Times-Standard. Posted: 05/08/2009 01:21:08 AM PDT. A recently hired Fortuna museum curator is under investigation by police after he was arrested in late April for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of museum property and selling it over the Internet. Robert Newell, ...

Picking up the Parthenon pieces. Tom Flynn – www.artknows.co.uk

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Picking up the Parthenon pieces FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2009 On a recent visit to Stockholm I heard how the marvellously energetic Swedish Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles have on two previous occasions returned to Athens small fragments from the Parthenon that had been picked up as souvenirs by Swedish ...

Protected: Insider theft. Dictan auto de libertad contra sacerdote inmiscuido en robo sacro

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

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Kwame Opoku: CAN WE COMPARE DISPUTES ABOUT LOOTED ARTEFACTS WITH CHILD CUSTODY CASES?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

I find the proposal to apply principles developed in child custody cases to disputes regarding the ownership of looted artefacts, very interesting but also problematic and, in the end, not feasible. (1) To compare cultural artefacts with children under any circumstances is itself very disputable. Artworks cannot be compared to children ...

,,Dit is wat ik al jaren zeg: je kunt tonnen uitgeven aan beveiliging, maar op een mooie dag lopen ze zo met een pistool naar binnen en plukken van de wand wat ze willen hebben”

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

,,Dit is wat ik al jaren zeg: je kunt tonnen uitgeven aan beveiliging, maar op een mooie dag lopen ze zo met een pistool naar binnen en plukken van de wand wat ze willen hebben” (Ruud Spruit, ex-directeur van het Westfries Museum in het Noordhollands Dagblad naar aanleiding van de ...

Italy. Earthquake. Sisma Abruzzo/ Pompieri recuperano 'Madonna del popolo aquilano'. Proseguono lavori messa in sicurezza chiese

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Sisma Abruzzo/ Pompieri recuperano 'Madonna del popolo aquilano' Proseguono lavori messa in sicurezza chiese Ritrovata nella chiesa di San Marco all'Aquila il quadro della 'Madonna del popolo aquilano'. I vigili del fuoco unitamente al personale spelo-alpino-fluviale (Saf) hanno ritrovato il quadro nel quale si venera la Madonna, all'interno della chiesa mentre erano ...

UK. Watch stolen from Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Watch stolen from Lowestoft museum 05 May 2009 A POCKET watch presented as a mark of gratitude for bravery after a daring sea rescue has been stolen from a museum in Lowestoft. The antique gold watch was taken in a break-in at the Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum in Sparrows Nest Gardens. Now ...

Argentina. Creen que coleccionistas robaron 26 valiosas piezas del museo de San José

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Creen que coleccionistas robaron 26 valiosas piezas del museo de San José [05/05/2009 | 05:42 ] - Se trata de objetos de origen suizo, que datan de 1930 y podrían ser ingresados al mercado de antigüedades; Hubo varios allanamientos sin mayores novedades para apuntalar la idea de que coleccionistas podrían haber ...

Indonesia. disappearance of ancient scrolls from the shelves of Solo’s Radya Pustaka Museum is the latest incident to plague the museum

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

A Culture’s Heritage Facing Ruin And a Museum Unable to Save It May 5, 2009 Candra Malik The disappearance of ancient scrolls from the shelves of Solo’s Radya Pustaka Museum is the latest incident to plague the museum and has raised concerns that the institution itself is at risk due to inadequate funding ...

Embezzlement. Tucson Museum of Arts ex-accountant arraigned in $973,000 theft

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Tucson Museum of Arts worker arraigned in $973,000 theft By Kim Smith. Arizona Daily Star. Tucson, Arizona | Published: 05.04.2009. A former Tucson Museum of Arts employee was arraigned Monday afternoon on charges alleging she stole $973,000 from the museum between 2003 and 2008. Ruth Sons pleaded not guilty to three counts of fraud, three ...

Insider theft_Spectacular finds, criminal charges. Bones unearthed, deceit discovered.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Spectacular finds, criminal charges. Published on Sunday, May 03, 2009. Last modified on 5/4/2009 at 9:24 am. By ED KEMMICK. Of The Gazette Staff. DAY 1: This is the first of a four-part series examining the troubled history of Nate Murphy, who is awaiting sentencing on state and federal charges of theft stemming from his ...

Kunstroof Spanbroek eerste gewapende museumoverval (Noordhollands Dagblad) en Ruud Spruit etaleert zijn beveiligingsdeskundigheid.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Gepubliceerd op 04 mei 2009, 19:16   spanbroek -  De kunstroof uit het Scheringa Museum voor Realisme in Spanbroek is de eerste gewapende overval op een Nederlands museum.  ,,Dit is wat ik al jaren zeg: je kunt tonnen uitgeven aan beveiliging, maar op een mooie dag lopen ze zo met een pistool naar ...

Netherlands. Museum heist. Overval op Scheringa Museum: 2 schilderijen weg

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Overval op Scheringa Museum: 2 schilderijen weg Van onze verslaggever Harmen Bockma gepubliceerd op 01 mei 2009 16:39, bijgewerkt op 1 mei 2009 17:50 AMSTERDAM - Bij een overval op het Scheringa Museum voor Realisme in Spanbroek hebben meerdere personen twee belangrijke kunstwerken buitgemaakt. Het gaat om een gouache van Salvador Dali uit ...