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Rawene, NZ: Cursed’ stolen artifact returned to Rawene

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Cursed' stolen artifact returned to Rawene http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/national-news/4184290/Cursed-stolen-artifact-returned-to-Rawene NZPA Last updated 15:40 30/09/2010 A valuable whalebone artefact stolen from an historic Northland house earlier this month has been returned undamaged to the Historic Places Trust. The whalebone whip handle was stolen from Clendon House in Rawene, west of Kaikohe, and police believe it may have been ...

Cairo, Egypt: New judge to oversee Van Gogh theft trial; resumes Oct. 5

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

New judge to oversee Van Gogh theft trial; resumes Oct. 5 http://www.thedailynewsegypt.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=123519&catid=1&Itemid=183 Deputy Culture Minister Mohsen Shaalan during the hearing on Tuesday. (Daily News Egypt Photo/Heba Fahmy) By Heba Fahmy /Daily News Egypt September 30, 2010, 6:33 pm CAIRO: The trial of the Van Gogh painting theft was on Tuesday adjourned to ...

Salisbury, UK: Statue stolen from gallery

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Statue stolen from gallery http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/8419379.Statue_stolen_from_gallery/ 11:00am Wednesday 29th September 2010 • By Kirsty Barton » STAFF at Fisherton Mill in Salisbury are having to reassess their displays and security after a limited edition statue worth more than £1,200 was stolen. The bronze piece, by artist Gill Brown, was taken from a plinth in the ...

Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Museum returns Nazi-looted artwork

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Israel Museum returns Nazi-looted artwork http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/09/29/2741080/israel-museum-returns-nazi-looted-artwork September 29, 2010 JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Israel Museum has restituted a Paul Klee drawing to the estate of the Jewish art collector who owned the work before it was looted by the Nazis. Klee's 1920 drawing was owned by Harry Fuld J. from 1932 until 1941. ...

Larissa, Greece: Search for Nazi-stolen antiquities

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Search for Nazi-stolen antiquities http://www.ana-mpa.gr/anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=9152224&maindocimg=4422801&service=102 (ANA-MPA) -- A campaign for the repatriation of sculptures stolen from Larissa during the withdrawal of the Nazi troops in 1944 has been launched by a central Greece municipality. Sculptures that decorated archaic steles were looted by Nazi occupation forces from the Archaeological Museum of Larissa in ...

Exeter, UK: Winning artwork stolen from wall at Exeter exhibition

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

28 September 2010 Last updated at 11:56 ET Winning artwork stolen from wall at Exeter exhibition http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-11429699 Ovation was one painting in a series of three on display at the exhibition The winning piece of artwork in a Devon art exhibition has been stolen. Henny Acloque's Ovation was stolen from the wall of the ...

Sittingbourne, UK: £500 reward for return of stolen Wormshill church items

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

27 September 2010 Last updated at 08:25 ET £500 reward for return of stolen Wormshill church items http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-11417536 The antique items had been in the church for at least 150 years A £500 reward is being offered for the return of antique items stolen from a church in Kent. The items in St Giles ...

Munich, Germany: German court order return of stolen Cypriot treasures

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

German court order return of stolen Cypriot treasures http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus-problem/german-court-order-return-stolen-cypriot-treasures/20100928 By Natali Hami and George Psyllides Published on September 28, 2010 SCORES of valuable religious artefacts looted from churches in the Turkish-occupied north are a step closer to repatriation following the decision of a German court. Last week, a court in Munich ordered the ...

Protected: Leeuwarden – Het hof heeft beslist dat de koper van vijf schilderijen van de kunstenaarsgroep “De Ploeg” moet bewijzen dat die doeken vals zijn.

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

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Protected: Indianapolis, IN USA: Art museum replaces gallery guards with students

Monday, September 27th, 2010

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Munich, Germany: German court orders Cypriot treasures return

Monday, September 27th, 2010

German court orders Cypriot treasures return http://famagusta-gazette.com/german-court-orders-cypriot-treasures-return-p10853-69.htm BREAKING NEWS • Mon, Sep 27, 2010 A German court has ordered the repatriation of priceless Cypriot treasures, stolen from Cyprus’ northern Turkish occupied part of the country. A press release, issued by the Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus, says that in 2004 the Republic ...

Monmouthshire, Wales UK: Archaeologist says council is destroying historic site

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Archaeologist says council is destroying historic site http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/09/24/archaeologist-says-council-is-destroying-historic-site-91466-27332638/ Sep 24 2010 by Sam Malone, Western Mail A RARE Norman site is being irreparably damaged and is in danger of being destroyed, according to a respected archaeologist. Stephen Clarke, the head of a professional Archaeological unit and chairman of Monmouth Archaeological Society, insisted the ...

Stowe, VT USA: Suspect in van Gogh theft held in Vermont

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Suspect in van Gogh theft held in Vermont http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/art-brief Bruce Krasnow | The New Mexican Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 9/24/10 0 Comments and 0 Reactions The New Mexican A man who Vermont police say may be linked to the Santa Fe theft of a Vincent van Gogh sketch was being held in Vermont ...

Amsterdam, NY USA: Suspects in Buddhist temple burglary arrested

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Suspects in Buddhist temple burglary arrested http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/buddhist-1278607-police-arrested.html September 22, 2010 4:27 PM Michelle Kim AMSTERDAM -- Police say they have arrested two men in connection with the burglary of a Buddhist statue Tuesday. David Rodriguez, 27, and Hector Martinez, 24, both of Amsterdam, are accused of stealing the Buddhist statue Police believe the men are ...

Protected: Ajmer, India: Theft of 1,000-yr-old Jain temple statue cause outrage

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

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Press release about the Landesmuseum Hannover and the stolen Tiepolo: the museum and it’s respective managers showed very bad faith in acquiring the Tiepolo painting and it the way they defended their actions. A shame for the international museum community.

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Press release about the Landesmuseum Hannover and the stolen Tiepolo: the museum and it's respective managers showed very bad faith in acquiring the Tiepolo painting and it the way they defended their actions. A shame for the international museum community. Important documents were kept secret during the trial thus offending court. ...

Protected: Meer info over Jaap Brakke’s Landesmuseum in Hannover en de gestolen Tiepolo

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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Baghdad, Iraq: to hold indirect talks with Israel on alleged Torah smuggling

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Iraq to hold indirect talks with Israel on alleged Torah smuggling http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/middleeast/news/article_1585991.php/Iraq-to-hold-indirect-talks-with-Israel-on-alleged-Torah-smuggling Sep 21, 2010, 13:14 GMT Baghdad - Iraq's Ministry of Tourism said Tuesday it would hold talks with Israel through a third party - in the absence of diplomatic relations - to verify whether an ancient Torah scroll was smuggled ...

Paris, France: 3 Men Sentenced in Case of Stolen Picassos

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

France: 3 Men Sentenced in Case of Stolen Picassos http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/22/world/europe/22briefs-PAINTINGS.html By DOREEN CARVAJAL Published: September 21, 2010 Three men accused of trying to peddle stolen Picasso paintings were sentenced to up to seven years in prison on Tuesday after they portrayed themselves in court as witless sellers who did not know they possessed ...

Cookeville, TN USA: Was it art or theft?

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Was it art or theft? http://www.herald-citizen.com/view/full_story/9606268/article-Was-it-art-or-theft-?instance=latest_articles by Mary Jo Denton 18 hrs ago | 795 views | 1 | | COOKEVILLE -- Two young men claiming to need scrap metal for an art project will be telling their story to a judge soon, as they have been arrested for theft. Terry W. ...

Protected: Tessenderlo – Brand verwoest café een museum vol antiek

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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Protected: Het Iraakse Nationale Museum heeft 638 vermiste archeologische artefacten teruggevonden op een uiterst opmerkelijke plek, in de berging van het kantoor van de minister-president van Irak

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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Paris, France: Drouot sets out on the road to recovery

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Drouot sets out on the road to recovery http://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/7674.aspx 20 September 2010 THE Hotel Drouot, the communal auction facility used by most Paris auctioneers, faces an even bigger overhaul than expected after the French Justice Minister’s scathing report about its culture and working practices. First casualty is Les Cols Rouges, the cosy ...

How Art Expenses Stack Up

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

How Art Expenses Stack Up http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703959704575453162597091330.html?mod=WSJ_ArtsEnt_LifestyleArtEnt_4 First-time buyers are often shocked by how much it costs to own art By TARA LOADER-WILKINSON The hammer has gone down and the adrenaline is pumping – you have bought your first work of art. But when the excitement wears off, and the costs stack up, many ...

Protected: Werner Jägers-collectie heeft nooit bestaan – Vervalsingen schokken Duitse kunstwereld

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

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Protected: Werner Jägers-collectie heeft nooit bestaan – Vervalsingen schokken Duitse kunstwereld

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

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Protected: vertrek van Jaap Brakke uit Hannover heeft niets te maken met zaak gestolen Tiepolo, of wel…….

Monday, September 20th, 2010

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Eugene, OR USA: Long-missing sculpture salmon returns to Eugene

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Long-missing sculpture salmon returns to Eugene http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20100917/UPDATE/100917048 By MARK BAKER • The Register-Guard, an AP Member Exchange feature • September 17, 2010 EUGENE — Roarrrrk!?! That’s probably the sound the reddish-brown fish made when a certain someone tore if off the iconic bronze salmon sculpture in the downtown Park Blocks fountain at East ...

Panaji, India: 13th century slab of stone carving stolen from Goa

Monday, September 20th, 2010

13th century slab of stone carving stolen from Goa http://www.indiatalkies.com/2010/09/13th-century-slab-stone-carving-stolen-goa.html Panaji, Sep 17 – A historic one-metre-long stone slab with carvings of battle scene, dating back to the late 13th century, has been stolen from a remote village in north Goa. Only a museum could have stolen it, an archeology official ...

Williams, AZ USA: Vandals strike N. Arizona archaeological site

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Vandals strike N. Arizona archaeological site http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_northern_az/other/vandals-strike-n.-arizona-archaeological-site Posted: 09/16/2010 • By: Associated Press WILLIAMS, AZ - Archaeologists are assessing damage to a 1,000 year-old rock art panel in a northern Arizona forest. A hiker reported the damage last month at the Kaibab National Forest's Keyhole Sink, named for the keyhole-shaped lava flow. The word ...

Protected: Jaap Brakke vertrekt na anderhalf jaar op eigen verzoek als directeur van het Landesmuseum in de Noord-Duitse stad Hannover en gestolen Tiepolo gaat terug naar de rechtmatige eigenaar (museum en stad Hannover moeten zich kapot schamen dat ze de eigenares dwongen tot hoge proceskosten!)

Friday, September 17th, 2010

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London, UK: Iran threatens to keep artefact

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Iran threatens to keep artefact http://www.smh.com.au/world/iran-threatens-to-keep-artefact-20100916-15emw.html September 17, 2010 LONDON: It was not an easy decision for the British Museum to lend one of its most treasured artefacts to a country with which Britain has a notoriously prickly relationship. So curators in London are paying close attention to an Iranian threat not to ...

New Brunswick, Canada: Deal lets Beaverbrook gallery keep 85 prized artworks

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Deal lets Beaverbrook gallery keep 85 prized artworks http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/deal-lets-beaverbrook-gallery-keep-85-prized-artworks/article1709540/?cmpid=rss1&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheGlobeAndMail-Entertainment+%28The+Globe+and+Mail+-+Arts+News%29 Out-of-court settlement, valued by some at $100-million, ends a nasty and protracted legal fight James Adams From Thursday's Globe and Mail Published on Thursday, Sep. 16, 2010 12:01AM EDT Last updated on Thursday, Sep. 16, 2010 9:22AM EDT One of the longest, most bitter and ...

Nelsonville, OH USA: Crime-scene training helps protect artifacts, archaeological sites

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

CSI: Mound Builders style Crime-scene training helps protect artifacts, archaeological sites http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/09/16/csimound-builders-style.html?sid=101 Thursday, September 16, 2010 02:54 AM By Wesley Lowery THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH NELSONVILLE, Ohio - Dressed in a loose-fitting camouflage jacket and dirt-covered jeans, Martin McAllister wandered out of a densely wooded area at the Wayne Natural Forest yesterday afternoon. His arrowhead belt ...

NY, NY USA: A Missing Painting Turns Up, but the Case Isn’t Closed

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

A Missing Painting Turns Up, but the Case Isn’t Closed http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/nyregion/16painting.html By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and REBECCA WHITE Published: September 15, 2010 Its discovery was nearly as strange as its disappearance. For more than a month, the whereabouts of “Portrait of a Girl,” a painting by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot of a young girl with a ...

Art Theft Central: An Examination of Art Theft

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

An Examination of Art Theft http://arttheftcentral.blogspot.com/2010/09/examination-of-art-theft.html Posted: 14 Sep 2010 02:24 PM PDT The following is the abstract from my dissertation titled "An Examination of Art Theft, Analysis of Relevant Statistics, and Insights into the Protection of Cultural Heritage": This paper qualifies and interprets art theft statistics provided by the London-based Art Loss ...

Cairo, Egypt: Culture Minister: Van Gogh painting theft ‘no big deal’

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Culture Minister: Van Gogh painting theft 'no big deal' http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/news/culture-minister-van-gogh-painting-theft-no-big-deal Fathya el-Dakhakhni Tue, 14/09/2010 - 21:18 Culture Minister Farouk Hosni on Tuesday downplayed the importance of the theft last month of Vincent Van Gogh's "Poppy Flowers" painting from a Cairo museum, saying it was "not a big deal." "The Egyptian public is very emotional," ...

Little Rock, Arkansas: Caddo Indian pottery missing from campus

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Caddo Indian pottery missing from campus http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/WireHeadlines/2010/09/14/caddo-indian-pottery-missing-from-campus-1.php By: Associated Press - Texarkana Gazette - Published: 09/14/2010 LITTLE ROCK—Four days into his new job at Southern Arkansas University, archaeologist Jamie Brandon learned that 26 pieces of Caddo Indian pottery were missing from the Magnolia campus. Four years later, he’s still hoping they’ll surface. The pots, bowls ...

Vancouver, BC: Police seek $7,500 painting stolen from 105-year-old

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Police seek $7,500 painting stolen from 105-year-old http://www.canada.com/news/Police+seek+painting+stolen+from+year/3319395/story.html By Vivian Luk, Vancouver Sun July 24, 2010 Be the first to post a comment The suspect who stole a painting from the room of a 105-year-old woman living in a Vancouver rest home. As far as paintings go, the Manet-style Emile Zola portrait isn’t ...

Paris, France: In the Wake of a Damning Report on Famous Drouot, Artprice Analyses France’s Collapsing Position in the Art Market

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

In the Wake of a Damning Report on Famous Drouot, Artprice Analyses France's Collapsing Position in the Art Market http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/in-the-wake-of-a-damning-report-on-famous-drouot-artprice-analyses-frances-collapsing-position-in-the-art-market-102765724.html PARIS, September 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- France's major economic newspaper Les Echos reports, in an article by Martine Robert, having had access to the famous report on the Paris auction place ...