Archive for May, 2010

Monkey business by porcelain gangs leaves stately homes counting cost

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Monkey business by porcelain gangs leaves stately homes counting cost http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article7140720.ece Ben Hoyle and Jack Malvern England’s stately homes are being targeted by thieves with a penchant for antique porcelain — and their victims include the Prime Minister’s father in law. There have been at least 21 major thefts ...

Six selling 16th-century idol walk into cop trap

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Six selling 16th-century idol walk into cop trap http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Six-selling-16th-century-idol-walk-into-cop-trap/articleshow/5989922.cms Vineet Gill, TNN, May 30, 2010, 04.04am IST NEW DELHI: The special staff of central district police on Friday arrested six people who were allegedly trying to sell a 16-century idol. Officials of Archaelogical Survey of India said the ...

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Monday, May 31st, 2010

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Monday, May 31st, 2010

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Thieves with Cavalier attitude

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Thieves with Cavalier attitude http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/thieves-with-cavalier-attitude-20100529-wmfx.html ANDREW TAYLOR May 30, 2010 IT IS the million-dollar theft that has everyone stumped. Three years after A Cavalier, a 17th-century Dutch masterpiece insured for $1.4 million, was stolen from the Art Gallery of NSW, hopes of recovering it have gone, even though it is listed on the FBI's top ...

(update 6 juli 2010) Erfgoedklucht: Ikonenmuseum Kampen, Erfgoedinspectie Den Haag, inertie erfgoedinspecteur, dreigementen vanuit het Ministerie van OCW

Friday, May 28th, 2010

- Citaat - “Dat betekent dat je alles moet doen wat redelijkerwijs kan worden verwacht op het gebied van controle van de herkomstgegevens van een voorwerp of verzameling. Dit is wel wat werk voor de toekomstige eigenaren van cultuurgoederen. Je moet bijvoorbeeld rekening houden met de omstandigheden van de verwerving. Denk aan een betaalde prijs en raadpleging van registers voor (gestolen) cultuurgoederen". - einde citaat ...

Iraq Says Antiquities Ring Busted

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Iraq Says Antiquities Ring Busted http://www.rferl.org/content/Iraq_Says_Antiquities_Ring_Busted/2053617.html Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki inspects antiquities during the reopening ceremony of Iraq's National Museum in Baghdad last year. May 26, 2010 BAGHDAD -- Iraq's Anticorruption Commission says it has busted a ring of antiquities thieves and seized stolen artifacts in an undercover operation, RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq reports. Anticorruption ...

Stolen paintings give a “unique” picture of Salisbury life

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Stolen paintings give a "unique" picture of Salisbury life http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/8185600.Stolen_paintings_give_a__unique__picture_of_Salisbury_life/ 10:30am Wednesday 26th May 2010 PAINTINGS worth about £3,500 have been stolen from the old cell area of Salisbury Guildhall. The six watercolour paintings by Edwin Young were taken between the end of March and April 14. The paintings were on loan to Salisbury City ...

Vermont, R.I. sculpture thefts might be linked

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Vermont, R.I. sculpture thefts might be linked http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20100526/NEWS02/5260376/1003/NEWS02 By PATRICK McARDLE STAFF WRITER - Published: May 26, 2010 DORSET — A second edition of a Rhode Island artist's bronze sculpture of a woman is missing from a local home and is believed to have been taken around the same time as an edition ...

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Thursday, May 27th, 2010

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Historic Monmouth statue’s staff stolen

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Historic Monmouth statue’s staff stolen http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/8183572.Historic_Monmouth_statue___s_staff_stolen/ 12:30pm Tuesday 25th May 2010 A 218 year-old staff was stolen from the hand of one of Monmouth’s historical monuments. The military staff, known locally as Henry’s scroll, is part of the statue of Henry V which was erected at the front of the Shire Hall in 1792, ...

Vermont, R.I. sculpture thefts might be linked

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Vermont, R.I. sculpture thefts might be linked http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20100526/NEWS02/5260376/1003/NEWS02 By PATRICK McARDLE STAFF WRITER - Published: May 26, 2010 DORSET — A second edition of a Rhode Island artist's bronze sculpture of a woman is missing from a local home and is believed to have been taken around the same time as an edition ...

Ramsbury Manor loot

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

ttp://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/7546.aspx Ramsbury Manor loot - the hunt goes on 25 May 2010 Despite recent developments in the case against the notorious Johnson family, including the recovery of stolen antiques in Worcestershire, innumerable valuable works of art remain at large. Contrary to reports in the national press, many of the 300-plus items stolen from ...

Sculpture stolen in home burglary

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Sculpture stolen in home burglary http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/article_c1f20548-67c4-11df-973a-001cc4c002e0.html Gazette-Times | Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:00 am | 1 Comment Have you seen ‘Exaltation?’ The sculpture was stolen sometime Sunday. Call the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 541-766-6858. (Contributed photo) A sculpture worth about $20,000 was stolen Sunday in a residential burglary and investigators hope someone ...

Heist-proof museums? U.S. buildings aided by design, location

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Heist-proof museums? U.S. buildings aided by design, location http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/24/AR2010052403626_pf.html By Jacqueline Trescott and Dan Zak Washington Post Staff Writers Tuesday, May 25, 2010; C01 Last week's $123 million heist of cubist and post-impressionist works at the Paris Museum of Modern Art continues a rash of painting pilferage in Europe over the past decade, with ...

National Archives Office of the Inspector General Launches Facebook page

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                May 18, 2010 National Archives Office ...

Digging Up the Past

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

http://www.observer.com/2010/digging-past?page=1 Digging Up the Past By Michael H. Miller May 25, 2010 | 3:17 p.m In June 1964, a group of fishermen off the northern Adriatic coast pulled a dull gray mass, shaped like a man, covered in barnacles, out of the water. It was the statue now known as ...

LOST CULTURE

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

LOST CULTURE http://www.telegraphindia.com/1100525/jsp/opinion/story_12480035.jsp Malvika Singh Rabindranath Tagore and Santiniketan have both been neglected, their values and ethos have been allowed to crumble and decay, without the remotest effort being made to keep alive, celebrate, rekindle and enhance the raison d’être of the great man and his world view in today’s context. The challenge ...

Art Institutions Need to Remember That ‘It Can Happen Here’

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anthony-amore/art-institutions-need-to_b_587582.html Anthony Amore Director of Security, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts Posted: May 24, 2010 02:53 PM Art Institutions Need to Remember That 'It Can Happen Here' The theft last week of priceless paintings, including works by Picasso, Matisse, and Modigliani, from the Paris Museum of Modern Art was not only a large-scale ...

Thomson painting, once thought fake, goes on the block

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Thomson painting, once thought fake, goes on the block http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/thomson-painting-once-thought-fake-goes-on-the-block/article1578771/g-once-though... Rejected at $30,000 in 1987, rare double-sided panel may well fetch a cool million James Adams From Monday's Globe and Mail Published on Sunday, May. 23, 2010 4:27PM EDT Last updated on Sunday, May. 23, 2010 5:10PM EDT A ...

‘Of all that we are fighting to preserve’

Monday, May 24th, 2010

'Of all that we are fighting to preserve' http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=283507 BY BRUCE KAUFFMANN FOR THE TH Advertisement Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during the Second World War, was not your typical soldier, as evidenced by the order he issued this week (May 26) in 1944, right before the Allied D-Day ...

Art Theft: Musee d’art Moderne de la ville de Paris

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

In March 1990, the Gardner Museum was inadvertently exposed by a night guard, who failed to follow museum security procedure when he opened the museum's door for two policemen without first confirming that police headquarters had sent the officers. In this case, a procedural error in museum security resulted in ...

Image of Paris art thief captured on CCTV “like cubist painting”

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Image of Paris art thief captured on CCTV "like cubist painting" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/7753960/Image-of-Paris-art-thief-captured-on-CCTV-like-cubist-painting.html The face of the masked raider who made off with five paintings worth an estimated £100 million from a Paris gallery were caught on CCTV, it emerged on Saturday. By By Peter Allen in Paris Published: 6:46PM BST 22 May 2010 'La pastorale' ...

Picasso work taken as art thieves strike in Marseille

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Picasso work taken as art thieves strike in Marseille http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/10142303.stm Page last updated at 15:24 GMT, Saturday, 22 May 2010 16:24 UK • E-mail this to a friend • Printable version Thursday's theft targeted the Museum of Modern Art in Paris Thieves have stolen five pictures, including a lithograph by Picasso, from the home of a ...

Israeli art detectives crack a forgery riddle

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Israeli art detectives crack a forgery riddle http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/22/AR2010052201905_pf.html By MATTI FRIEDMAN The Associated Press Saturday, May 22, 2010; 12:25 PM JERUSALEM -- The portrait of a glum, bespectacled man was about to go on auction in Amsterdam when someone at Sotheby's noticed a problem: Israel's national museum owned precisely the same painting. One of them had ...

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Friday, May 21st, 2010

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Masked thief steals priceless masterpieces from Paris museum

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article7131750.ece May 20, 2010 Masked thief steals priceless masterpieces from Paris museum // < ![CDATA[ /* Global variables that are used for "image browsing". Used on article pages to rotate the images of a story. */ var sImageBrowserImagePath = ''; var aArticleImages = new Array(); var aImageDescriptions = new Array(); var aImageEnlargeLink = ...

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Thursday, May 20th, 2010

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Thursday, May 20th, 2010

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Auschwitz memorial closed due to flood threat

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Auschwitz memorial closed due to flood threat (AP) – 7 hours ago http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jKcv0ytdcSqJ0J1NQnf5R5nIC2lwD9FP5Q4G1 WARSAW, Poland — A spokesman says the site of the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau has been closed indefinitely due to a threat of flooding. Jaroslaw Mensfelt said Tuesday that the memorial site is threatened by high water in two nearby ...

Trust defends security after silver stolen

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Trust defends security after silver stolen http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/05/18/trust-defends-security-after-silver-stolen-91466-26465999/ May 18 2010 by Our Correspondent, Western Mail THE National Trust defended its security measures yesterday following the theft of silverware thought to be worth thousands of pounds in a break-in at a stately home. Thieves made off with high-value Indian silver items from the Eastern Museum ...

Police in Argentina Recover 77 Paintings Stolen Last November

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Police in Argentina Recover 77 Paintings Stolen Last November http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=38089 Police officers stand behind a section of the recovered 74 paintings in Bueno Aires May 15, 2010. The paintings, stolen on November 2009 from a private museum and are valued at about $3 million, could be one of the biggest recoveries in ...

Kwame Opoku – DEMOCRATIZATION THROUGH VANDALISM: NEW ANSWER TO DEMANDS FOR RESTITUTION OF CULTURAL ARTEFACTS?

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

“You must understand what the Parthenon Marbles mean to us. They are our pride. They are our sacrifices. They are the supreme symbol of nobility. They are a tribute to democratic philosophy. They are our aspiration and our name. They are the essence of Greekness”. Melina Mercouri (1) After a long period ...

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Saturday, May 15th, 2010

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Kwame Opoku – BARBIER-MUELLER MUSEUM SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH TANZANIA TO RETURN STOLEN MAKONDE MASK

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

We reproduce below an ICOM Press Release on an agreement signed on 10 May 2010 between Tanzania and the Geneva Museum Barbier-Mueller on the return of a Makonde mask which had been stolen from the National Museum of Tanzania in Dar Es Salaam in 1984. Readers should not be misled by the title of ...

ICE returns Salvadoran artifacts

Friday, May 14th, 2010

http://www.ethiopianreview.com/news/109014 ICE returns Salvadoran artifacts EthiopianReview.com | May 14th, 2010 at 1:01 am WASHINGTON – The Embassy of El Salvador was the scene May 12 of the return of dozens of pre-Columbian and Mayan artifacts that were seized in the first joint concurrent investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the ...

Art stolen by Hitler discovered at SMU museum

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Art stolen by Hitler discovered at SMU museum http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Art-Stolen-by-Hitler-Found-at-SMU-Meadows-Museum-93695214.html by DAVID SCHECHTER WFAA Posted on May 13, 2010 at 11:32 PM Updated today at 10:20 AM UNIVERSITY PARK — The SMU Meadows Museum, known as one of America's great university museums, recently discovered three of its most prominent works have a breathtaking past. They were part of ...

Gosport museum hit by lead thefts

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Gosport museum hit by lead thefts http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/newshome/Gosport-museum-hit-by-lead.6291773.jp Marc Farrance Published Date: 13 May 2010 Thieves are continuing to target a museum in Gosport. Lead was taken from the roof of the Explosion museum in Priddy's Hard overnight between Tuesday May 4 and Wednesday May 5. It's believed the culprits may have approached the museum from the ...

Sculpture stolen from Ithaca park

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Sculpture stolen from Ithaca park http://www.cnycentral.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=456251 ITHACA -- It weighs more than 200 pounds and is worth about $15,000, but a bronze statue in Dewitt Park in Ithaca is no where to be found. The sculpture, by Miguel Antonio Horn, called Chaman, had been at the park for almost two years before it ...

Trailer and art stolen from home

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Trailer and art stolen from home http://www.wafb.com/Global/story.asp?S=12458557 Posted: May 10, 2010 9:13 PM Updated: May 10, 2010 9:13 PM BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Sheriff's detectives are looking for a stolen trailer with thousands of dollars worth of art inside. Investigators believe the trailer, containing paintings and displays, was taken on April 29th around ...