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Iraqi authorities demand Israel return antique Torah scroll

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Iraqi authorities demand Israel return antique Torah scroll http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article120208.ece By DAVID E. MILLER | THE MEDIA LINE Published: Aug 31, 2010 00:04 Updated: Aug 31, 2010 00:04 Iraq is demanding Israeli authorities return an antique Torah scroll smuggled into Israel in the early 1950s. Israel's Arutz Sheva reported that the ancient scroll, written in ...

Cairo, Egypt: More security flops unveiled in Van Gogh theft

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

More security flops unveiled in Van Gogh theft http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2010/08/29/4980089.htm (Daily News Egypt Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) CAIRO: Investigations into the theft of a $50 million Van Gogh painting from a Cairo museum on last week, continue to reveal more security flops. Only one single security guard manned Mahmoud Khalil Museum which housed ...

Protected: VENETIE – Een plafondschildering van Titiaan heeft zondag waterschade opgelopen, nadat in een gebouw naast de kerk Santa Maria della Salute in Venetië brand was uitgebroken.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Protected: VENETIE – Een plafondschildering van Titiaan heeft zondag waterschade opgelopen, nadat in een gebouw naast de kerk Santa Maria della Salute in Venetië brand was uitgebroken.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Germany On Monday Handing Over To Ukraine Caravaggio Painting Stolen From Odesa Museum

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Germany On Monday Handing Over To Ukraine Caravaggio Painting Stolen From Odesa Museum (09:47, Monday, August 30, 2010) http://un.ua/eng/article/282731.html Germany on Monday is handing over to Ukraine The Taking of Christ, or Judas's Kiss, a painting by Caravaggio, which had been stolen from the Odesa Museum of Western and Eastern Art, ...

Protected: London, UK: Lending works of art to France is a risky business, warns curator

Monday, August 30th, 2010

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Cairo, Egypt: Van Gogh investigations nearing closure

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Van Gogh investigations nearing closure Arabic Edition Sat, 28/08/2010 - 14:51 http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/news/van-gogh-investigations-nearing-closure Investigations into the theft of the van Gogh painting Poppy Flower ended two days ago, according to the North Giza Prosecution. Over the six days of investigations, the prosecution heard 32 witnesses. Another six individuals were imprisoned on charges of negligence, ...

London, UK: Antique dealer attacks ‘scandalous’ European extradition laws

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Antique dealer attacks 'scandalous' European extradition laws http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/7968373/Antique-dealer-attacks-scandalous-European-extradition-laws.html An antiques dealer has attacked “scandalous” European extradition laws which led to his attempted deportation over claims that he broke a Greek bylaw at his home in London 11 years ago. Richard Edwards and Jackie Williams Published: 8:00AM BST 28 Aug 2010 Antiques dealer Malcolm Hay ...

Wiesbaden – Museum returns Baroque painting confiscated during Nazi era. The Pieter de Grebber work belonged to Jakob and Rosa Oppenheimer

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Museum returns Baroque painting confiscated during Nazi era. The Pieter de Grebber work belonged to Jakob and Rosa Oppenheimer By Josephine von Perfall | Web onlyPublished online 27 Aug 10 (News) http://www.theartnewspaper.com/ Director of the Museum Wiesbaden, Dr. Volker Rattemeyer with "Double Portrait of a Young Couple" by Dutch painter Pieter de Grebber, ...

Jerusalem, Israel: Antiquing in Israel a Tricky Business

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Antiquing in Israel a Tricky Business http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/41692/ By Genevieve Long Epoch Times Staff Created: Aug 27, 2010 Last Updated: Aug 27, 2010 RELIC: Part of an ancient aqueduct at Caesarea, Israel, a site of many antiquity excavations. (Genevieve Long/The Epoch Times) JERUSALEM—The business of antiquities in Israel is so serious that the government ...

Sutton Green, UK: Antique silverware stolen during Sutton Green break-in

Friday, August 27th, 2010

26 August 2010 Last updated at 10:34 ET Antique silverware stolen during Sutton Green break-in http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-11100485 Police said the total collection of stolen silverware was worth £25,000 A collection of antique silverware worth more than £25,000 has been stolen from a house in Sutton Green. Surrey Police said a burglar broke into the property ...

Iraq ‘bleeding antiquities’ as instability continues

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

26 August 2010 Last updated at 10:24 ET Iraq 'bleeding antiquities' as instability continues http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11099647 By Jane O'Brien BBC News, Washington While many ancient artefacts have been recovered thousands may never be found As the US prepares to withdraw its last combat troops from Iraq, international cultural experts are warning that the country is ...

Cardiff, Wales UK: Two arrested after statue theft

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

26 August 2010 Last updated at 10:03 ET Two arrested after statue theft http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-11099353 The statue cost £30,000 and was erected in July 1999 Two men have been arrested following the theft of an 8ft (2.4m) statue of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel from a quayside in Pembrokeshire. Police believe the bronze statue, which cost ...

Cairo, Egypt: Egyptian tycoon offers reward for Van Gogh theft

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Egyptian tycoon offers reward for Van Gogh theft http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67O5OZ20100825 CAIRO | Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:19pm EDT CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered a 1-million Egyptian pound ($175,300) reward for information leading to the recovery of a stolen Van Gogh painting, television reported on Wednesday. Sawiris, chairman of the leading ...

Fars, Iran: Artifact stolen from Vakil Mosque found

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Artifact stolen from Vakil Mosque found http://www.presstv.ir/detail/140029.html Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:22AM Police have recovered the inscription stolen from Vakil Mosque. Iranian police have recovered an ancient inscription that was stolen from a historic mosque in southern province of Fars over four months ago. “Investigations launched by police and heritage activists over the last ...

Protected: Het in IJmuiden bekende beeld van de bokjespringende meisjes is in de nacht van dinsdag op woensdag gestolen uit het plantsoen aan de Heerenduinweg. De gemeente Velsen heeft aangifte gedaan.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

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Protected: De Italiaanse politie heeft vijfhonderd vervalste schilderijen van onder meer Matisse, Magritte en De Chirico in beslag genomen. De doeken hebben een totale geschatte waarde van zeven miljoen euro.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

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Protected: De Italiaanse politie heeft vijfhonderd vervalste schilderijen van onder meer Matisse, Magritte en De Chirico in beslag genomen. De doeken hebben een totale geschatte waarde van zeven miljoen euro.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

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Protected: Nijmegen – diefstal beeld: Alleen voetjes staan er nog

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

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Protected: Why You Can’t Always Trust Art Dealers

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

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Vienna, Austria: Schiele Art Back In Austria After Ownership Feud

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Schiele Art Back In Austria After Ownership Feud http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129377681 by The Associated Press VIENNA August 23, 2010, 11:34 am ET A 12-year battle over the possession of a painting that was stolen from a Jewish Austrian by the Nazis came to a close on Monday when the work by Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele ...

Museummanagers die stelselmatig de beveiliging verwaarlozen maken na ernstige incidenten een goede kans in het lezingencircuit.

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Toen een aantal jaren geleden uit het Kunsthistorisches Museum in Wenen de Saliera van Benvenuto Cellini, waarde 30 tot 40 miljoen euro, gestolen werd schreef ik in een column dat wat mij betreft de directeur van dat museum meteen ontslagen moest worden. De inbraak en diefstal vond binnen 56 seconden ...

Museummanagers die stelselmatig de beveiliging verwaarlozen maken na ernstige incidenten een goede kans in het lezingencircuit.

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Toen een aantal jaren geleden uit het Kunsthistorisches Museum in Wenen de Saliera van Benvenuto Cellini, waarde 30 tot 40 miljoen euro, gestolen werd schreef ik in een column dat wat mij betreft de directeur van dat museum meteen ontslagen moest worden. De inbraak en diefstal vond binnen 56 seconden ...

Cairo, Egypt: Egypt Jails Five Officials in Van Gogh Theft Probe

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Egypt Jails Five Officials in Van Gogh Theft Probe http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-08-23/egypt-jails-five-officials-in-van-gogh-theft-probe.html August 23, 2010, 11:57 AM EDT By Alaa Shahine (Updates with more officials detained in third paragraph, culture minister’s comment in sixth.) Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Egypt’s public prosecutor has ordered the detention of a culture ministry official pending a investigation into the theft of ...

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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

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Protected: Van Gogh diefstal: 36 van de 43 camera’s werkten niet, en geen van de schilderijenalarmen functioneerde

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

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Protected: Van Gogh diefstal: 36 van de 43 camera’s werkten niet, en geen van de schilderijenalarmen functioneerde

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

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Cairo, Egypt: Confusion reigns over stolen Van Gogh painting

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Confusion reigns over stolen Van Gogh painting http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gR7b9KgMHbhceV0FWJ... By Rayad Abu Awad (AFP) – 9 hours ago CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt's culture minister Sunday backtracked on a claim that two Italians were arrested with a stolen Van Gogh painting, blaming a subordinate for giving "inaccurate" information. "The information ... came from ... Mohsen ...

Protected: Van Gogh diefstal – weer het oude liedje: de beveiligingstechniek was al lange tijd defect. Waar zagen we dat eerder? Juist: Parijs, mei dit jaar

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

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Protected: Communicatieve chaos – GESTOLEN VAN GOGH NOG NIET GEVONDEN

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

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Cairo, Egypt: Egyptian police recover stolen Van Gogh painting

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Egyptian police recover stolen Van Gogh painting http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100821/ap_on_en_ot/ml_egypt_stolen_van_gogh AFP/File – Two Italians were arrested at Cairo airport trying to smuggle out a Van Gogh painting stolen from a museum … By HADEEL AL-SHALCHI, Associated Press Writer Hadeel Al-shalchi, Associated Press Writer – 14 mins ago CAIRO – Police recovered a painting by Vincent ...

Chennai, India: Idols wing seizes four panchaloha idols; arrest two persons

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Idols wing seizes four panchaloha idols; arrest two persons http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Idols-wing-seizes-four-panchaloha-idols-arrest-two-persons/articleshow/6383832.cms TNN, Aug 21, 2010, 06.43am IST CHENNAI: The idol wing of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Thursday arrested two persons and seized four panchaloha idols stolen from a temple in Tiruvarur. The idols of Nataraja (38 kg), Pradhosha Amman, Sivasamy Amman ...

Cairo, Egypt: Van Gogh painting stolen from Cairo museum

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Van Gogh painting stolen from Cairo museum http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/middleeast/news/article_1579156.php/Van-Gogh-painting-stolen-from-Cairo-museum Aug 21, 2010, 17:53 GMT Cairo - One of Vincent Van Gogh's most famous paintings, Poppy Flowers, has been stolen from a museum in Cairo, Egypt's Ministry of Culture said on Saturday. In was not immediately clear how the thieves managed to steal the painting from ...

Protected: Bruges, Belgium: Dali sculpture snatched from Belgian museum: report

Friday, August 20th, 2010

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Key West, FL USA: Gold Bar Worth $500K Stolen From Key West Museum

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Aug 19, 2010 9:07 pm US/Eastern Gold Bar Worth $500K Stolen From Key West Museum http://cbs4.com/local/gold.bar.theft.2.1869470.html The bar was in an exhibit that allowed people to hold it without danger of theft, or so museum operators thought. The insurance company is offering a $10 thousand reward It was a piece of history worth half-a-million ...

Unesco handboeken beveiliging, hanteren collecties en calamiteitenplanning

Friday, August 20th, 2010

In de afgelopen 15 jaar publiceerde Unesco een aantal nuttige handboeken voor beveiliging, hanteren collecties en calamiteitenplanning: - Legal and Practical Measures Against Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property - DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT FOR MUSEUMS - MANAGING DISASTERRISKS for World Heritage - Running a museum, a practical handbook - Cultural heritage protection handbook, security at museums - ...

Protected: Brugge – Waardevol beeld van Salvador Dali gestolen

Friday, August 20th, 2010

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Sindh, Pakistan: Floods threaten Pakistan heritage sites

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Floods threaten Pakistan heritage sites http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/floods-threaten-pakistan-heritage-sites-20100816-12732.html August 16, 2010 AFP Pakistan's devastating floods are now threatening ancient archeological sites, on top of leaving millions of people dependent on humanitarian aid to survive, an antiquities official said on Monday. Pakistan has been ravaged by nearly three weeks of monsoon rains. Flooding has affected one-fifth of ...

Albuquerque, NM USA: Book theft ring busted

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Book theft ring busted http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S1703602.shtml?cat=504 Posted at: 08/18/2010 6:11 PM | Updated at: 08/18/2010 8:13 PM By: Kayla Anderson, Eyewitness News 4; Taryn Bianchin, KOB.com Prosecutors tell Eyewitness News 4 they can finally prosecute a theft ring after nearly three years of investigation. The last of seven suspects was arrested on Tuesday in what ...

Japan: Thieves preying on temples, shrines

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Thieves preying on temples, shrines http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201008180282.html BY YASUKAZU AKADA THE ASAHI SHIMBUN 2010/08/19 Alarmed at the theft in March of a Buddhist statue created 1,000 years ago that is designated a national important cultural property, the Agency for Cultural Affairs set about finding out how many similar incidents had occurred. It discovered that at ...