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Museum theft Paris. £6.9m Picasso sketchbook stolen

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 9 June 2009 21.08 BST  larger | smaller Article historyA Picasso sketchbook worth more than €8m (£6.9m) has been stolen from a Paris museum dedicated to the artist, where it is believed to have been kept in an unlocked cabinet.  Detectives began an investigation after ...

Ukraine suffered “colossal” looting during World War II. esearch challenges Russians’ claim that they own many cultural valuables from the independent state

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Ukraine suffered “colossal” looting during World War II Research challenges Russians’ claim that they own many cultural valuables from the independent state By John Varoli | From issue 203, June 2009 Published online 4.6.09 (News)  KIEV/MOSCOW. New research by a Ukrainian scholar is shedding light on a previously unknown chapter of cultural losses in ...

Looting Matters: Operation Phoenix: Ali Aboutaam “urges” others to repatriate antiquities

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Ali Aboutaam "urges" others to repatriate antiquities http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/2009/06/operation-phoenix-ali-aboutaam-urges.html April 6, 2012 On May 19 it was reported that an unnamed Geneva dealer had returned 251 antiquities worth some €2 million (see earlier comments). My press release, "Looting Matters: Why Is Switzerland Featured so Frequently in the Return of Antiquities?", PR Newswire May 29, 2009 ...