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Protected: More than treasure lies beneath a historical trove of Korean art

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

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Protected: Insider theft – L’ex-conservatrice emporte des objets du musée de Boulogne et tente d’en vendre aux enchères

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

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IS THE DECLARATION ON THE VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE “UNIVERSAL MUSEUMS” NOW WORTHLESS? COMMENTS ON IMPERIALIST MUSEOLOGY

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

IS THE DECLARATION ON THE VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE “UNIVERSAL MUSEUMS” NOW WORTHLESS? COMMENTS ON IMPERIALIST MUSEOLOGY “If museums were capable of helping to devise and communicate a universal perspective on cultural values which achieves credibility and currency outside western cultural elites, they would indeed make an  invaluable contribution to ...

The (Mis)adventures of the Israeli Antiquities Authority

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The (Mis)adventures of the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) The Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) has been busy these past few months. The summer of 2009 saw it team up with the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Canada to import the Dead Sea Scrolls, found between 1947 and 1956 in West Bank of ...

Protected: Should Britain return Africa’s stolen treasures?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

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DEALER who says his career has been ruined by trumped-up charges in the Greek courts has been arrested again – even though he is currently appealing against the conviction and three-year jail sentence.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

European Arrest Warrant sees dealer taken into custody again 22 February 2010 http://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/7449.aspx A DEALER who says his career has been ruined by trumped-up charges in the Greek courts has been arrested again – even though he is currently appealing against the conviction and three-year jail sentence. Malcolm Hay’s plight first came to media ...

Looted Artefacts Sold to Tourists in Israel Antiquities Scam

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Looted Artefacts Sold to Tourists in Israel Antiquities Scam Submitted by owenjarus http://heritagethieves.blogspot.com/2010/02/looted-artefacts-sold-to-tourists-in.html A researcher has uncovered evidence of a widespread scam in Israel that results in tourists buying recently looted artefacts without their knowledge. Buying antiquities in Israel is legal if they were found before 1978, the year a major antiquities law ...

Possible Nazi art thefts found in Canada

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Possible Nazi art thefts found in Canada Published on Sunday, 21st February, 2010 at 20:28 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria houses paintings from Norwegian Royal Palace. Sinclair's landing in Romsdal, 1876 Photo: (Illustration)Adolph TidemandWikimedia: http://theforeigner.no/pages/news/possible-nazi-art-thefts-found-in-canada/ NRK has discovered four paintings from the Norwegian Royal Palace collection “hidden away” in ...

New Zealand – Security at small museums ‘shocking’

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Security at small museums 'shocking' - dealer By Allison Rudd on Mon, 22 Feb 2010 News: Dunedin Long-time medal dealer Tom Taylor-Young is not surprised to hear a medal went missing from the Port Chalmers museum. "It doesn't surprise me, but it worries me . . . The security at most smaller museums is ...

Gardner Museum to recognize 20-year anniversary of unsolved crime

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Gardner Museum to recognize 20-year anniversary of unsolved crime By FRANCES J. FOLSOM Visitors to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum can’t help but notice the empty picture frames and blank spaces on some of the gallery walls with discreet notices stating what used to hang there. On March 18, 1990, one of the ...

The War on Antiquities: United States Law and Foreign Cultural Property

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

The War on Antiquities: United States Law and Foreign Cultural Property Full text Abstract: The use of the National Stolen Property Act and Archaeological Resources Protection Act as mechanisms to protect cultural property taken from a foreign state through prosecution of individuals who buy, sell, and otherwise deal in such property is in ...

Informative German language report about art theft

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Der graue Markt für bunte Bilder von Stefan Koldehoff http://www.cicero.de/97.php?ress_id= 6&item= 4721 Das Geschäft mit Raub- und Beutekunst floriert. Mit gestohlenen Gemälden wird Geld gewaschen und Heroin bezahlt, werden Steuern gespart und Sammlungen aufgebaut. Die steigende Nachfrage wird aus Archiven, Museen und Beutekunstlagern gedeckt. Plötzlich war er wieder da, der große Unbekannte mit dem Hang zur ...

Thief targets rare books in theft from Northwich Library

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

INVALUABLE historical books have been stolen from Northwich Library in an act branded as ‘selfish’ by library staff. The thieves stole eight titles from a locked glass cabinet, while the library, in Witton Street, was open to the public. Sandra Taubinger, library manager, said: “It’s upset everybody here – it’s soul-destroying. “It’s a ...

Not forgotten: stolen Egyptian mask in Saint Louis Art Museum

Friday, February 19th, 2010

The Mask of Kanefernefer List of Missing Artifacts [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="260" caption="Stolen Ka Nefer Nefer mask in Saint Louis Art Museum"][/caption] http://www.sca.gov.eg/en/RST_005Kanefernefer.htm Date: New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, ca. 1295-1186 BC Material: plaster, linen, resin, glass, wood, gold, and pigment Provenance: Saqqara, Sekhemkhet Enclosure, burial of Kanefernefer Inscriptions: One ancient inscription in ink on hand; later removed. Excavated ...

Protected: Des experts à la « chasse aux trésors » Contre le trafic des biens culturels

Friday, February 19th, 2010

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The Gardner Theft: Twenty Years Later

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

The Gardner Theft: Twenty Years Later Anthony Amore, Director of Security, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in conversation with Tom Ashbrook, host of National Public Radio's On Point In the early morning hours of March 18, 1990, thieves dressed as Boston police officers entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and stole ...

Sammlung Bührle: Kunstraub und Raubkunst

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Sammlung Bührle: Kunstraub und Raubkunst http://www.pz-news.de/Home/Nachrichten/Kultur/Sammlung-Buehrle-Kunstraub-und-Raubkunst-_arid,175601_puid,1_pageid,21.html Wechselvolle Zeiten der weltbedeutenden Sammlung des gebürtigen Pforzheimers Emil Bührle – Schau in Zürich ZÜRICH. Der gebürtige Pforzheimer Emil Georg Bührle (1890–1956) machte als Rüstungsfabrikant Karriere und war einer der bedeutendsten Kunstmäzene der Schweiz. Seine hochkarätige Kunstsammlung blieb lange ein Geheimtipp – jetzt schenkt ihr das Kunsthaus ...

Art trade volume $60 billion per year

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Art investor numerology Friday February 12, 2010 | 00:56 by András Szántó in Brooklyn from Artworldsalon.com Statistics, statistics, and more statistics. Now that it’s snowing again and I am trapped in the house, I have cracked open the revised and expanded edition of Skate’s Art Investment Handbook. This well-informed, astute, efficiently written compendium ...

Protected: Swiss art collection back on show (Emil Buehrle Collection)

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

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DO NOT MISS the National Conference on Cultural Property Protection! February 21-24, 2010

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

February 21-24, 2010: National Conference on Cultural Property Protection! Learn from the best, discover new trends, and take away effective tools for your organization. Network with national and international peers from small and large museums, libraries, galleries and cultural centers. The National Conference on Cultural Property Protection offers insight and proven solutions ...

Protected: Red List Protects Cambodian Antiquities

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

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Kwame Opoku – A HISTORY OF THE WORLD WITH 100 LOOTED OBJECTS OF OTHERS: GLOBAL INTOXICATION?

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

“What few people realise is that MacGregor's activities on behalf of the British Museum, although dressed up as a laudable didactic mission of public enlightenment and edification, are actually part of a more urgent project to protect the beleaguered edifice that is the Encyclopaedic Museum in Europe and North America.” ...

Protected: Art mishaps with masterpieces

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

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Recuperadas en Conil obras de arte robadas en un Museo de Lisboa

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Recuperadas en Conil obras de arte robadas en un Museo de Lisboa Un vecino de la localidad era cómplice del ladrón portugués: guardaba en un almacén de su propiedad las piezas hasta venderlas a anticuarios de todo el país ROSA ROMERO / CÁDIZ | ACTUALIZADO 06.02.2010 - 05:01 Un agente de la Guardia ...

Protected: FBI – ART CRIME – A TEAM APPROACH

Friday, February 5th, 2010

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CALEDONIA — Museum theft connections investigated

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Museum theft connections investigated By Matt Surtel msurtel@batavianews.com Thursday, February 4, 2010 10:08 AM EST CALEDONIA -- One man has been charged and another is wanted in connection with thefts from area museums and historical societies. Roy Ortiz, 35, was charged this week with criminal possession of stolen property, said Acting Supervisor Daniel Chapman ...

gold horn stolen from Danish museum found in the Netherlands

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Stolen gold horn found in the Netherlands THURSDAY, 04 FEBRUARY 2010 10:19 KR CULTURE One of Denmark’s most important cultural works was found at a Dutch auction after being stolen in 1970 Exactly 40 years after it was stolen from a Zealand museum, the gold and ivory horn made for Danish author and ...

De rol van waardering en waarde bij de risicoanalyse

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Op de KVCE LinkedIn groep plaatste Renate van Leijen eergisteren het onderstaande bericht: Richtlijn culturele waardering historische interieurs beschikbaar -... From: Instituut Collectie Nederland | February 02, 2010 http://www.linkedin.com/news?home=&gid=2637356&trk=myg_ugrp_news De Richtlijn van het ICN is te vinden op: http://snipurl.com/u9pzl Renate vermeldt: “Bij de uitvoering van een risicoanalyse is het belangrijk om inzicht in de waarde ...

A Korean civic group said last week that it will appeal a French court’s decision to reject a request for the return of royal texts taken by French troops during a 19th-century invasion

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Group will appeal ruling to keep looted books in France A Korean civic group said last week that it will appeal a French court’s decision to reject a request for the return of royal texts taken by French troops during a 19th-century invasion. Group will appeal ruling to keep looted books in ...

Rare books lost to fire at Delhi Public Library’s 60th year exhibition

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

RICHA BHATIA New Delhi : The week-long festivities of the Delhi Public Library’s (DPL) 60th year celebrations at the Lalit Kala Akademi were cut short when a fire broke out at the exhibition venue on Monday, the inaugural evening. The fire, which according to Library officials occurred due to an electrical fault, ...

CAIRO: Parliament amended Egypt’s antiquities law on Monday to bring in stiffer punishments for the theft and smuggling of relics while granting patent rights to the country’s antiquities council.

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Egypt tightens penalties for relics robbers, smugglers Monday, 01 Feb, 2010 | 10:06 PM PST | CAIRO: Parliament amended Egypt's antiquities law on Monday to bring in stiffer punishments for the theft and smuggling of relics while granting patent rights to the country's antiquities council. The amendment requires Egyptians who have antiquities to ...