Archive for June, 2010

Protected: AMERSFOORT (ANP) – De herbouw van de Elleboogkerk voor het Armando Museum in Amersfoort is uitgesteld. Het museum werd in 2007 verwoest door een grote brand en zou vanaf oktober worden gereconstrueerd.

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

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Protected: AMERSFOORT (ANP) – De herbouw van de Elleboogkerk voor het Armando Museum in Amersfoort is uitgesteld. Het museum werd in 2007 verwoest door een grote brand en zou vanaf oktober worden gereconstrueerd.

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

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Hollis woman sentenced for $1.3m theft

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Hollis woman sentenced for $1.3m theft http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Hollis+woman+sentenced+for+%241.3m+theft&articleId=3df55393-d79e-4a42-9072-a20e9df895cc By CLYNTON NAMUO New Hampshire Union Leader Correspondent HOLLIS – A local woman was sentenced to three to five years in prison in Massachusetts on Monday after pleading guilty to charges she embezzled more than $1.3 million from her former employer, a museum in Harvard, Mass. Peggy ...

FIFA confirms trophy theft

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Compiled by the Government Communication and Information System http://www.buanews.gov.za/news/10/10063012551002 Date: 30 Jun 2010 Title: FIFA confirms trophy theft -------------------- Johannesburg - After conflicting media reports, FIFA confirmed on Wednesday that seven replica trophies valued at ?2100 (about R2100) each, were stolen from the football body's Johannesburg offices. But spokesperson Nicolas Maingot however added that no ...

Nearly 500 Kuwaiti artefacts remain missing after war

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Nearly 500 Kuwaiti artefacts remain missing after war http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100630/FOREIGN/706299859/1140 James Calderwood, Foreign Correspondent • Last Updated: June 30. 2010 12:45AM UAE / June 29. 2010 8:45PM GMT Nawaf al Failakawi of the Kuwait National Museum shows some of the recovered items. Gustavo Ferrari / The National KUWAIT CITY // War reparations and the exchange ...

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

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Protected: Odessa “Caravaggio” Recovered

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

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Stolen Caravaggio work recovered in Germany

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Stolen Caravaggio work recovered in Germany http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/story/2010/06/28/caravaggio-recovered-theft.html Last Updated: Monday, June 28, 2010 | 10:31 AM ET Comments0Recommend1 CBC News A valuable Caravaggio painting stolen two years ago in Ukraine has been recovered in a joint effort by German and Ukrainian authorities, police announced in Berlin on Monday. The large chiaroscuro painting, known as The ...

Pickaxe raid nets £20,000 worth of antiques

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Pickaxe raid nets £20,000 worth of antiques http://www.thisissurreytoday.co.uk/news/Pickaxe-raid-nets-163-20-000-worth-antiques/article-2338751-detail/article.html RAIDED: Jenny Butcher, owner of Antique Elegance on West Street, which was burgled on June 13 Photo No: RSMak210610-F01 by Alec Kingham RAIDERS drove off with £20,000 worth of stolen items in the fourth major theft in Dorking's antiques hub this year. Six prized paintings ...

Iraq’s Ancient Ruins Face New Looting

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Iraq’s Ancient Ruins Face New Looting http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/26/world/middleeast/26looting.html Holly Pickett for The New York Times Local Bedouin tribesmen at a looted Sumerian tomb, one of hundreds of illegal digging sites at an ancient Sumerian city buried near the Iraqi village of Dhahir. By STEVEN LEE MYERS Published: June 25, 2010 DHAHIR, Iraq — The looting of ...

Stolen clock recovered after owners saw it for sale on eBay

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Stolen clock recovered after owners saw it for sale on eBay http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/8240112.Stolen_clock_recovered_after_owners_saw_it_for_sale_on_eBay/ 3:17pm Friday 25th June 2010 By Andy Woolfoot » A RARE antique clock stolen from a home in Cirencester was recovered after its owners spotted it for sale on eBay. Jackie Shopland-Reed, who lives in Lancashire, told the Standard the Liberty Clock ...

Tomb raiders unearth new marketplace

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Tomb raiders unearth new marketplace http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-06-23-tomb-raiders-china_N.htm By Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY ANYANG, China — The old warlord, infamous for backstabbing and bloodletting, can hardly complain. When Chinese state television broadcast a live excavation this month of the tomb of General Cao Cao, the destruction found inside confirmed that tomb robbers had beaten ...

140-year-old statue stolen from convent

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

140-year-old statue stolen from convent http://www.themonitor.com/articles/strong-40145-tip-convent.html June 23, 2010 8:04 PM Ildefonso Ortiz The Brownsville Herald GOT A TIP? Anyone with information about the theft of the statue is asked to call Brownsville Police Crime Stoppers at (956) 546-8477. BROWNSVILLE — Two lit candles remain inside an orange brick grotto where the ...

Tomb raiders and destruction of history

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Tomb raiders and destruction of history http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/indepth/2010-06/23/c_13364449.htm English.news.cn 2010-06-23 09:04:27 BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhaunet) -- As a foreign scholar of Chinese archeology, when asked if ancient tombs like that of the historical figure, general Cao Cao (AD 155 - 220), of the Three Kingdoms period (AD 220-280), or of Qin ...

2 ‘Blue Dog’ paintings recovered; police search for art thief

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

2 'Blue Dog' paintings recovered; police search for art thief http://www.wwltv.com/news/crime/2-Blue-Dog-paintings-recovered-police-search-for-art-thief-96940719.html by WWLTV.com Posted on June 22, 2010 at 8:20 PM Updated yesterday at 10:34 PM NEW ORLEANS – Police have recovered two Blue Dog paintings and are now looking for a suspect who allegedly took them from George Rodrigue’s gallery. Less than 24 hours ...

Kelso man reports theft of Stradivarius violin

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Kelso man reports theft of Stradivarius violin http://tdn.com/news/local/article_7ec05cf8-7e5c-11df-9aed-001cc4c03286.html By Leslie Slape / The Daily News | Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 6:00 pm | No Comments Posted A Kelso man told police a Stradivarius violin, made in 1722 and handed down through his family for more than a century, was stolen from ...

Librarian tells of shock at discovery of priceless stolen book

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Librarian tells of shock at discovery of priceless stolen book http://news.scotsman.com/world/Librarian-tells-of-shock-at.6375164.jp Published Date: 22 June 2010 By Hugh Macknight A LIBRARIAN described in court yesterday the "heart-dropping" moment he realised a first edition of Shakespeare's works that he had been asked to authenticate was a priceless text stolen a decade earlier. Staff at the ...

Kuwait’s lost treasures: how stolen riches remain central to rift with Iraq

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Kuwait's lost treasures: how stolen riches remain central to rift with Iraq http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/21/kuwait-lost-treasures-stolen-riches-rift-iraq Hundreds of artefacts were plundered during Gulf war, and project to repatriate them is ongoing Martin Chulov in Kuwait guardian.co.uk, Monday 21 June 2010 22.09 BST The Kuwait National Museum is still trying to trace 487 priceless artefacts looted after Saddam ...

Protected: Man steals Blue Dog paintings from French Quarter gallery

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Jewell thiefs targets Birmingham Museum – but the Staffordshire Hoard is safe

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Jewell thiefs targets Birmingham Museum - but the Staffordshire Hoard is safe http://www.birminghammail.net/news/birmingham-news/2010/06/22/jewell-thiefs-targets-birmingham-museum-but-the-staffordshire-hoard-is-safe-97319-26697074/ Jun 22 2010 by Neil Elkes, Birmingham Mail Add a comment Recommend A BURGLAR stole three pieces of Indian Jewellery from a display case at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. But luckily the sneak thief missed out on the larger prize, items ...

Swords stolen from Pacific War Museum

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Swords stolen from Pacific War Museum http://www.guampdn.com/article/20100622/NEWS01/6220308/Swords-stolen-from-Pacific-War-Museum By Dionesis Tamondong • Pacific Daily News • June 22, 2010 The family of the late Marine Corps veteran and advocate John Gerber is asking for the public's help in recovering three swords stolen from the Pacific War Museum. The Asan museum, which was founded by ...

Cleveland Museum of Art’s Apollo sculpture is a star with intriguing past

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Cleveland Museum of Art's Apollo sculpture is a star with intriguing past http://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2010/06/cleveland_museum_of_arts_apoll.html Published: Sunday, June 20, 2010, 12:00 AM Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer Lisa DeJong, The Plain DealerThe Cleveland Museum of Art believes its ancient bronze sculpture “Apollo Sauroktonos, "Apollo the Lizard-Slayer," may be the only original bronze in the world ...

Protected: Culprits steal plaques, vandalize Fort Petrie museum

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

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Italian police recover stolen art

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Italian police recover stolen art http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=24&art_id=nw20100619115143479C667796 June 19 2010 at 11:58AM Rome - Italian police recovered 14 paintings and sculptures, including works by De Chirico and Kandinsky, worth an estimated 30 million euros (37 million dollars), and arrested two people for receiving stolen goods, the Italian news agency Ansa reported Saturday. The art ...

Mistaken identities

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Mistaken identities http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/jun/19/close-examination-national-gallery-lisa-jardine Nothing is more exciting to a biographer than the 'discovery' of a 'missing' portrait of their subject. But all too often, in their eagerness for new material, even scholars can be duped. Fortunately, scientific methods are making it easier to spot the fakes, as the National Gallery's new ...

Stolen Shakespeare folio is given its day in court

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Stolen Shakespeare folio is given its day in court http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/stolen-shakespeare-folio-is-given-its-day-in-court-2004770.html By Hugh Macknight Saturday, 19 June 2010 A valuable Shakespeare first edition stolen from Durham university library in 1998 was displayed in public for the first time in a decade today. The 387-year-old relic, which is at the centre of an international intrigue involving a ...

Art forgeries: does it matter if you can’t spot an original?

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Art forgeries: does it matter if you can’t spot an original? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-features/7824999/Art-forgeries-does-it-matter-if-you-cant-spot-an-original.html Some argue that it is irrelevant who painted a picture, it’s the quality that counts. But, as a fascinating new exhibition sets out to explore fakery in art, Martin Gayford begs to differ. By Martin Gayford Published: 1:59PM BST 17 Jun 2010 After ...

Protected: Tang Dynasty sarcophagus brought back home

Friday, June 18th, 2010

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Jobless man ‘mutilated’ stolen Shakespeare folio

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Jobless man 'mutilated' stolen Shakespeare folio http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/7835878/Jobless-man-mutilated-stolen-Shakespeare-folio.html A jobless book dealer who posed as a wealthy international playboy "mutilated" a rare Shakespeare first folio to disguise the fact that it was stolen, a court heard. By Richard Savill Published: 4:37PM BST 17 Jun 2010 Rare book dealer Raymond Scott arriving at Newcastle Crown Court ...

Flashy book dealer in limo for Shakespeare trial

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Flashy book dealer in limo for Shakespeare trial http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iybh3XBGozJtVAUTu0P... (AP) – 21 hours ago LONDON — A flashy British book dealer accused of stealing a rare first edition of Shakespeare's plays appeared for trial Wednesday in a silver limousine, sporting a Panama hat and flashing victory signs at reporters. Raymond Scott was accused ...

Thieves make off with 7ft topless mermaid statue carved from wood

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Thieves make off with 7ft topless mermaid statue carved from wood http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Thieves-make-topless-7ft-mermaid-statue-carved-wood/article-2310598-detail/article.html The half-ton wooden mermaid. A BUXOM 7ft mermaid weighing almost half a tonne has been stolen from a Lincolnshire artist. The mermaid was made by an Australian woman who specialises in creating page three-style pieces during a competition in the UK. The statuesque ...

Police investigating high-value thefts

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Police investigating high-value thefts http://news.stv.tv/scotland/182824-police-investigating-high-value-th... Series of incidents across Tayside region being investigated by officers. 15 June 2010 11:10 GMT Police are investigating a series of high-value thefts across the Tayside region. Officers in Angus are appealing for information after two Chinese Satsuma vases were stolen from the garage of a house in Keithhall ...

Missing statue reunited with owner

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Missing statue reunited with owner http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_e2f17... By Bennett Hall, Gazette-Times reporter | Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:22 pm | 1 Comment ‘Exaltation’ has been recovered and returned to its owner. (Contributed photo) A valuable statue stolen by burglars last month has found its way home and four suspects are under arrest, thanks ...

DOJ absolves 14 NPC officers of Manansala mural theft

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

DOJ absolves 14 NPC officers of Manansala mural theft http://dateline.ph/?p=13428 By DateLine Philippines Posted on Jun. 16, 2010 at 6:43pm | MANILA, Philippines – Justice Secretary Alberto Agra has ordered the dropping of a criminal complaint filed against 14 officers of the National Press Club (NPC) in connection with the sale of the Vicente ...

Protected: WINTERSWIJK – Bij een inbraak in het Museum Freriks in Winterswijk is een portretschildering van Piet Mondriaan gestolen

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

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Statue of reading boy stolen from Allen library

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Statue of reading boy stolen from Allen library http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/Sculpture-of-reading-boy-stolen-from-Allen-library-96323939.html by JONATHAN BETZ WFAA Posted on June 14, 2010 at 5:00 PM Updated yesterday at 11:39 PM ALLEN — For years, a sculpture of a boy nicknamed "Tommy" has been an inspiration to thousands of North Texas children. The statue was a gift to the Allen Public ...

Protected: Protecting the Finer Things in Life: Valuable Personal Property Insurance

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

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Authorities recover stolen Hindu statue

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Authorities recover stolen Hindu statue http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12648333 Associated Press - June 14, 2010 6:54 PM ET CAPSHAW, Ala. (AP) - Limestone County investigators have recovered 1 of 2 giant statues of winged demigods stolen from the entrance to a Hindu Temple in Capshaw. Limestone Sheriff's Capt. Stanley McNatt says a man was mowing a ...

RFID en Museumbeveiliging: gebakken lucht? (mei 2008 vakblad Beveiliging; update juni 2010)

Monday, June 14th, 2010

update 14 juni 2010 Er gaan al enkele jaren magische verhalen rond over de mogelijkheden die RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) biedt bij de beveiliging van musea. Er zouden miniscule chips bestaan die op een geheime plaats in objecten kunnen worden verborgen en waarmee de objecten wereldwijd via satellieten gevolgd kunnen worden. ...

RFID en Museumbeveiliging: gebakken lucht? (mei 2008 vakblad Beveiliging; update juni 2010)

Monday, June 14th, 2010

update 14 juni 2010 Er gaan al enkele jaren magische verhalen rond over de mogelijkheden die RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) biedt bij de beveiliging van musea. Er zouden miniscule chips bestaan die op een geheime plaats in objecten kunnen worden verborgen en waarmee de objecten wereldwijd via satellieten gevolgd kunnen worden. ...