Archive for July, 2010

Jaipur, Rajasthan India: 500-yr-old idols stolen from temple in Jaipur

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

500-yr-old idols stolen from temple in Jaipur http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/500-yr-old-idols-stolen-from-temple-in-Jaipur/articleshow/6238836.cms TNN, Jul 30, 2010, 11.58pm IST JAIPUR: Ashtadhatu idols of Radha-Krishna and Charbhujanath were stolen from Charbhuja temple at Muhana village under Muhana police station on Friday. They were around 500-years old and measured 30 inches each. According to reports, the thieves entered the temple after ...

Nelson, B.C. – Fire destroys Nelson heritage building

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Fire destroys Nelson heritage building Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/07/30/bc-nelson-fire-red-fish-grill.html#ixzz0vBmvacMO Last Updated: Friday, July 30, 2010 Four firetrucks were called out to the fire in Nelson on Thursday night. (Rich Mooney/CBC) A fire destroyed a heritage building in downtown Nelson, B.C., on Thursday night, forcing the temporary evacuation of several downtown blocks while hundreds of town residents ...

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Saturday, July 31st, 2010

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Saturday, July 31st, 2010

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Protected: Canada, High River Museum – ‘Overwhelming’ job ahead for museum staff after fire

Friday, July 30th, 2010

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The friar and the Caravaggio thieves

Friday, July 30th, 2010

The friar and the Caravaggio thieves http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/features/2010/07/29/the-friar-and-the-caravaggio-thieves/ Meet the Maltese priest at the heart a sting operation which saved a precious painting of St Jerome By Anna Arco on Thursday, 29 July 2010 Fr Marius Zerafa, the priest who masterminded the rescue of a stolen Caravaggio, in front of a copy of Fra ...

Painting stolen by Nazi now on display in New York

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Painting stolen by Nazi now on display in New York http://edition.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/07/29/new.york.stolen.painting/#fbid=9ojdDUuCVGI By the CNN Wire Staff July 29, 2010 -- Updated 2327 GMT (0727 HKT) (CNN) -- A demur redhead in a modest black dress is making a brief appearance in New York, before finally returning home to Austria. "Portrait of Wally," painted by ...

Oligarch Vikselberg Plans Suit Against Christie’s Over Alleged Forgery

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Oligarch Vikselberg Plans Suit Against Christie's Over Alleged Forgery http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/35332/oligarch-vikselberg-plans-suit-against-christies-over-alleged-forgery/ By ARTINFO Published: July 28, 2010 MOSCOW— Billionaire tycoon Viktor Vekselberg, owner of a massive collection of Russian art, has initiated a lawsuit against Christie’s auction house through his off-shore investment vehicle Aurora Fine Art Fund, demanding repayment of the £1.69 million ($2.6 ...

Treasures for the taking; Graduate student studies grave looting in the Middle East, American South

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Treasures for the taking http://www.paragoulddailypress.com/articles/2010/07/27/local_news/doc4c4d870539a94846995454.txt Graduate student studies grave looting in the Middle East, American South By John Griffith jgriffith@paragoulddailypress.com Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:10 PM CDT JONESBORO — The illicit excavation and robbery of ancient Native American grave sites along the Mississippi Valley is filling the collections and pocketbooks of private collectors and ...

Conservator help salvage Haiti’s cultural material

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Conservator help salvage Haiti's cultural material http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/ap/conservator-help-salvage-haitis-cultural-material-99217269.html By: E.B. FURGURSON III Associated Press 07/26/10 3:50 AM EDT ANNAPOLIS, MD. — It is slow, deliberate, frustrating, yet fulfilling work trying to preserve a people's culture. Vicki Lee, senior conservator at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis, already has made two trips with teams of experts trying ...

Shoppers in Flip-Flops Drop $245,000 on Salander Home Leftovers

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Shoppers in Flip-Flops Drop $245,000 on Salander Home Leftovers http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-26/cheerful-shoppers-in-flip-flops-spend-245-000-on-salander-home-leftovers.html By Philip Boroff - Mon Jul 26 14:54:50 UTC 2010 "Foothills Sunset," by Lawrence Salander. The work, with other property from the former art dealer's home in Millbrook, New York, was auctioned by Stair Galleries on July 24, 2010. The work sold ...

Protected: Fighting for Art Justice; Lawyer Howard Spiegler helps clients reclaim stolen works of art

Monday, July 26th, 2010

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Protected: Museum failliet, trams te koop / Het Amsterdams Openbaar Vervoer Museum in Osdorp is failliet

Monday, July 26th, 2010

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Mystery of family’s art unraveled: Stolen in World War II

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Mystery of family's art unraveled: Stolen in World War II http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/07/25/1581501/mystery-of-familys-art-unraveled.html Heinrich Buerkel artworks stolen in WWII era are returned to Germany. By Mark Washburn mwashburn@charlotteobserver.com Posted: Sunday, Jul. 25, 2010 In 1945, about 50 pieces of art from the Museum of Pirmasens were stolen. Among the items returned to the city this month are three ...

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Sunday, July 25th, 2010

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Sunday, July 25th, 2010

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Vancouver – Valuable art stolen from 105-year-old woman

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Valuable art stolen from 105-year-old woman http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/07/23/bc-vancouver-police-art-theft-elderly.html Last Updated: Friday, July 23, 2010 | 4:27 PM PT Comments18Recommend13 CBC News Surveillance video captured this image of the suspect. (Vancouver Police Department)Vancouver police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect they say stole a valuable painting from a 105-year-old woman living ...

Sculptures stolen from Breckenridge art gallery

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Sculptures stolen from Breckenridge art gallery http://www.summitdaily.com/article/20100723/NEWS/100729902/1078&ParentProfile=1055 Missing art pieces valued at $7,750 By Robert Allen summit daily news Breckenridge Police Department seeks the public's help in finding the stolen items. Anyone who recognizes the pieces or has any information about the case is asked to call detective Jaala Cahill at (970) 547-3134. People with ...

Protected: Nederlandse douane neemt verzameling cultuurgoederen uit Mali in beslag

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

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Ton Cremers: “Gegronde twijfels aan de integriteit van erfgoedinspecteur”

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

In deze blog besteedde ik de afgelopen jaren meerdere keren aandacht aan de dubieuze aankoopmoraal van een verzamelaar die zijn collectie onderbracht in een museumstichting. Toen belastende informatie mij ter ore kwam meldde ik dat bij een mij bekende, specialistische erfgoedinspecteur. De melding hield letterlijk in dat de verzamelaar objecten ...

Ton Cremers: “Gegronde twijfels aan de integriteit van erfgoedinspecteur”

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

In deze blog besteedde ik de afgelopen jaren meerdere keren aandacht aan de dubieuze aankoopmoraal van een verzamelaar die zijn collectie onderbracht in een museumstichting. Toen belastende informatie mij ter ore kwam meldde ik dat bij een mij bekende, specialistische erfgoedinspecteur. De melding hield letterlijk in dat de verzamelaar objecten ...

Protected: Deventer – Beeld verdwenen uit Rijsterborgherpark / Het bronzen kunstwerk is bij de enkels afgezaagd

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

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Naples Police make arrest two months after art theft

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Naples Police make arrest two months after art theft http://www.nbc-2.com/Global/story.asp?S=12856101 Posted: Jul 22, 2010 11:53 PM Thursday, July 22, 2010 5:53 PM EST Updated: Jul 23, 2010 12:36 AM Thursday, July 22, 2010 6:36 PM EST Video Gallery Naples Police make arrest two months after art theft 1:49 COLLIER COUNTY: Naples Police say $40,000 worth ...

Chapel Hill – Sculpture Stolen In Front Of Town Museum

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Sculpture Stolen In Front Of Town Museum http://www.wchl1360.com/details3.html?id=15308 07/22/10 03:38PM WCHL News A piece of artwork has been reported stolen from in front of the Chapel Hill Museum. Lieutenant Kevin Gunter with the Chapel Hill Police Department says piece of art was taken earlier this month. The stolen art is titled “The Landing.” Police reports indicate ...

$7,000 statue stolen? She’s Zen with that

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

/20/2010 10:00:00 PM BEN MEYERSON/Staff $7,000 statue stolen? She's Zen with that http://www.wednesdayjournalonline.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=12&ArticleID=18026 For 11 years, Cynthia Hicks' Buddha statue was the heart of the neighborhood. People, young and old, would come to pay tribute to the 2-by-2-foot concrete bust next to Hicks' garage at the corner of Harvey and Pleasant in Oak Park. "When ...

Smoke forces evacuation of Statue of Liberty

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Smoke forces evacuation of Statue of Liberty http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-statue-liberty-evacuation,0,4662788.story July 21, 2010 | 11:37 a.m. (Reuters) - New York's Statue of Liberty was evacuated Wednesday after an elevator malfunctioned and filled the area with smoke, said the National Parks of New York Harbor. "The motor on our elevator started smoking," said Mindi Rambo, spokeswoman ...

Antiquities cases work way through court system

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Antiquities cases work way through court system http://www.sjrnews.com/view/full_story/8832965/article-Antiquities-cases-work-way-through-court-system?instance=home_news_1st_right Jul 21, 2010 | 98 views | 0 | 2 | | Cases related to the federal antiquities raids in Blanding in June, 2009 are making their way through the court system, and the trend is toward no jail time for ...

Settlement Announced on Painting Stolen by Nazis

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Settlement Announced on Painting Stolen by Nazis http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703724104575379783042679878.html By KELLY CROW In a settlement that resolves one of the art world's longest-running ownership disputes, Vienna's Leopold Museum agreed Tuesday to pay $19 million to the heirs of a Jewish art dealer for the right to keep an Egon Schiele painting that was ...

Smugglers sack Sassanid site in southwest Iran

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Smugglers sack Sassanid site in southwest Iran http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=223267 Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN -- Smugglers of cultural heritage have looted a Sassanid structure located in the Baghmalek region in northeast Khuzestan Province. Members of the Baghmalek Cultural Heritage Enthusiasts Society, who recently visited the ruins of site, found shards scattered around the illegal ...

Picasso, Chagall Forgery Ring Jailed in France

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Picasso, Chagall Forgery Ring Jailed in France http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/35255/picasso-chagall-forgery-ring-jailed-in-france/ By Emma Allen Published: July 20, 2010 Courtesy the Clark Museum, National Gallery of Art, Washington Picasso's "Woman Ironing," 1904 — the genuine article CRETEIL, France— "Do you think I should confess?" Orson Welles, says in his final film, "F for Fake," quoting the notorious art forger ...

Durham University’s stolen manuscripts appeal

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Durham University's stolen manuscripts appeal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wear-10685237 The Poly-Olbion is a poem describing the traditions of England and Wales Durham University has made a renewed appeal for the return of six historic books and manuscripts stolen more than 10 years ago. The items, valued at about £160,000, formed part of an exhibition at the ...

Woman Arrested In Rare Baseball Card Theft

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Woman Arrested In Rare Baseball Card Theft http://www.thebostonchannel.com/sports/24269403/detail.html Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson In Century-Old Collection POSTED: 10:57 am EDT July 15, 2010 UPDATED: 11:14 am EDT July 15, 2010 WAREHAM, Mass. -- Police say they have recovered a baseball card collection that includes century-old depictions of Ty Cobb and Walter Johnson reported stolen from ...

GPS in bronzen beelden (commentaar Ton Cremers)

Monday, July 19th, 2010

GPS in bronzen beelden EINDHOVEN - De gemeente Eindhoven heeft verschillende oplossingen 
bedacht om te voorkomen dat bronzen beelden worden gestolen. Eén beeld 
krijgt aan de binnenkant een gps-systeem zodat het gevolgd kan worden. 
Eindhoven haalde een paar maanden geleden bronzen beelden naar binnen 
nadat ze in de regio steeds vaker ...

GPS in bronzen beelden (commentaar Ton Cremers)

Monday, July 19th, 2010

GPS in bronzen beelden EINDHOVEN - De gemeente Eindhoven heeft verschillende oplossingen 
bedacht om te voorkomen dat bronzen beelden worden gestolen. Eén beeld 
krijgt aan de binnenkant een gps-systeem zodat het gevolgd kan worden. 
Eindhoven haalde een paar maanden geleden bronzen beelden naar binnen 
nadat ze in de regio steeds vaker ...

300 Looted Antiquities Displayed in the Colosseum

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

300 Looted Antiquities Displayed in the Colosseum http://heritage-key.com/blogs/bija/300-looted-antiquities-displayed-colosseum Submitted by bija on Fri, 07/16/2010 - 13:43 337 archaeological objects, some of them from the eighth century BC, were displayed during a press conference in Rome. Photo by B Knowles. More than 300 looted antiquities, estimated to be worth more than EUR15 million, were ...

Protected: Carabinieri – Kunstpolitie waakt over Italiaanse schatten

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

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Protected: vervalsingen – Picassobende hangt

Friday, July 16th, 2010

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Protected: vervalsingen – Picassobende hangt

Friday, July 16th, 2010

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Schilderij Portinari gestolen uit museum Brazilië / commentaar Ton Cremers: hadden camera’s deze diefstal kunnen voorkomen?

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Schilderij Portinari gestolen uit museum Brazilië (Novum/AP) - Dieven hebben uit het museum voor eigentijdse kunst in de Braziliaanse stad Olinda een schilderij gestolen van Candido Portinari, een van Braziliës bekendste schilders. Volgens de politie is het kunstwerk uit 1959, 'O Enterro' of 'De Begrafenis', ruim 660 duizend euro waard. Bewakers merkten ...

Fire hits Russian art restoration center

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Fire hits Russian art restoration center http://www.upi.com/Top_News/International/2010/07/15/Fire-hits-Russian-art-restoration-center/UPI-28911279218848/ Published: July 15, 2010 at 2:34 PM MOSCOW, July 15 (UPI) -- Two firefighters were killed Thursday in a blaze at a historic Moscow center for the restoration of art work. A senior fire official told RIA Novosti that dozens of firefighters extinguished the blaze at ...