Archive for January, 2011

Egypt: Archaeological Looting Already Under Way

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

With regard to my last post, I am hearing unconfirmed reports from Polish colleagues this evening that suggest there has already been some archaeological looting in the Luxor region, so far I've only got this at second hand, but tomorrow hope to contact the Polish Mission and will try to find ...

Art Theft Central: Opinions on the Egyptian Museum’s Security Protocols

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

I raised a few questions related to what could have been done to better protect the Egyptian Museum in comments on Larry Rothfield's blog, The Punching Bag. He has promptly responded with the following: So, what alternative steps could have been taken? Here are a few, for starters: a) the tourism police, who apparently were the forces ...

Cultural Heritage Lawyer, Rick St. Hilaire: Archaeoligcal Looting Crisis in Egypt

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Ton Cremers, museumbeveiliging / Museum Security Network » Blog Archive » Cultural Heritage Lawyer, Rick St. Hilaire: Archaeoligcal Looting Crisis in Egypt. Sarah H. Parcak, Assistant Professor at the Department of History and Anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham reports a crisis brewing at major archaeological sites in Egypt. The United ...

Amarna Princess to keep an April date at Bolton Museum

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Amarna Princess to keep an April date at Bolton Museum (From The Bolton News). A DATE has been set for the return to Bolton of the infamous fake statue that fooled the art world. The Amarna Princess will go on display at Bolton Museum on April 15 as part of an extensive and successful ...

NEFERTITI – Kunst des Raubens und Bewahrens

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Wieder einmal fordert Ägypten vehement die Rückgabe der Büste der Nofretete, die im Neuen Museum in Berlin ausgestellt ist. Das Ansinnen wurde prompt abgeschmettert. Schließlich sei ja kein Kunstraub begangen worden. Dabei gibt es Grauzonen, doch manche Räubereien sind eindeutig dreist. Zum Beispiel: Napoleon Bonaparte wollte Paris zu dem gestalten, was einst das antike Rom war: Eine Ansammlung der ...

Roma, recuperate 18 delle 25 statue di Nena rubate in museo

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Roma, recuperate 18 delle 25 statue di Nena rubate in museo - Cronaca - Virgilio Notizie. Trovate a casa di 32enne siciliano, denunciato: si cercano ladri postato 1 giorno fa da TMNewsFacebookTwitterWindows LiveStampa Recuperate a Roma dagli agenti della squadra mobile 18 delle 25 statue dello scultore Alfiero Nena rubate dal museo Fidia in via del Frantoio lo ...

Museo de Agustín Lara se enfrenta a robos e inundaciones

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Ton Cremers, museumbeveiliging / Museum Security Network » Blog Archive » Museo de Agustín Lara se enfrenta a robos e inundaciones. Debido a las fuertes lluvias acontecidas durante el temporal pasado el patrimonio del museo sufrió daños pero lo más lamentable es el robo de distintas piezas propiedad del museo. TLACOTALPAN, MÉXICO (28/ENE/2011).- El museo dedicado ...

Vandals rip heads off two mummies in Egyptian Museum

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Vandals ripped the heads off two mummies and tossed relics onto the ground in Cairo's Egyptian Museum, the country's antiquities chief said Sunday. But the group of about nine people did not manage to steal anything from the museum's collection, according to Zahi Hawass, secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities. The would-be thieves, who broke ...

Egypte: twee mummies in Egyptologisch Museum beschadigd

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Egypte: twee mummies in Egyptologisch Museum beschadigd Bij een poging tot diefstal tijdens de betogingen tegen de regering zijn in het beroemde Egyptologisch Museum in Kaïro twee mummies uit de faraotijd ernstig beschadigd geraakt, zo heeft het hoofd van de Egyptische archeologische vondsten, Zabi Hawass, zondag tegenover het Franse persbureau AFP ...

Cultural Property Observer: Egyptian Journalist and Blogger Asserts Damage to Museum the Work of Police Thugs

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Mona Ethaway, an Egyptian journalist and blogger, has asserted that the damage reported to mummies and artifacts at the Egyptian Museum was the work of "the police and thugs of Hosni Mubarak." See http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/29/latest-updates-on-protests-in-egypt-2/?scp=1&sq=Egypt%20museum&st=cse This is not as strange as it sounds. Other reports have it that Government security forces have been ...

Egypt: Protecting Sites From Looting

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Reports are coming in that attempts are being made to protect monuments all over Egypt in case antiquity looting breaks out. Many news media are mentioning that access to the pyramids is being prevented. I suspect this is not so much to protect the pyramids (and associated mastaba cemetery) as ...

Protected: Vandals ravage Egyptian Museum, break mummies

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

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Looters destroy mummies in Egyptian Museum-official

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

CAIRO Jan 29 (Reuters) - Looters broke into the Egyptian Museum during anti-government protests late on Friday and destroyed two Pharaonic mummies, Egypt's top archaeologist told state television. The museum in central Cairo, which has the world's biggest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, is adjacent to the headquarters of the ruling National ...

Breaking: Images of Egyptian Museum Damage via Al-Jazeera

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Breaking: Images of Egyptian Museum Damage via Al-Jazeera.

‘Plunderaars vernielen mummies in Caïro’

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

CAÏRO - Plunderaars hebben gisteren twee mummies van enkele duizenden jaren oud vernield in het Egyptisch Museum in Caïro. Dat heeft het hoofd van de Egyptische oudheidkundige dienst, archeoloog Zahi Hawass, zaterdag gezegd tegen de Egyptische staatstelevisie.Het Egyptisch Museum heeft de grootste verzameling voorwerpen uit het Oude Egypte ter wereld. ...

‘Plunderaars vernielen mummies in Caïro’

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

CAÏRO - Plunderaars hebben gisteren twee mummies van enkele duizenden jaren oud vernield in het Egyptisch Museum in Caïro. Dat heeft het hoofd van de Egyptische oudheidkundige dienst, archeoloog Zahi Hawass, zaterdag gezegd tegen de Egyptische staatstelevisie.Het Egyptisch Museum heeft de grootste verzameling voorwerpen uit het Oude Egypte ter wereld. ...

‘Plunderaars vernielen mummies in Caïro’

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

CAÏRO - Plunderaars hebben gisteren twee mummies van enkele duizenden jaren oud vernield in het Egyptisch Museum in Caïro. Dat heeft het hoofd van de Egyptische oudheidkundige dienst, archeoloog Zahi Hawass, zaterdag gezegd tegen de Egyptische staatstelevisie.Het Egyptisch Museum heeft de grootste verzameling voorwerpen uit het Oude Egypte ter wereld. ...

Pebble Beach – Art Heist Victims Web site

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.- Friday, sitting at a Starbucks in Santa Cruz, Dr. Ralph Kennaugh reflected on the past couple of years. He spoke for the first time to Central Coast News since he says millions of dollars worth of artwork was stolen from the Pebble Beach house he was renting. Kennaugh and his ...

Protected: ‘Thomas Crown Affair’ thief snatches art from gallery paintings worth £3,000

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

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Betogers beschermen Egyptische kunstschatten

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

CAIRO - In de nacht van vrijdag op zaterdag hebben honderden demonstranten een menselijke blokkade gevormd rond het Egyptisch Museum in Caïro, om de duizenden kunstschatten, waaronder het gouden masker van koning Toetanchamon, te beschermen tegen plunderaars. Het leger nam deze taak zaterdag over. Ton Cremers, museumbeveiliging / Museum Security Network ...

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Utahns back crackdown on artifact looting

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Government agents raiding alleged Four Corners artifact looters in 2009 set off a sharp backlash among some locals and lawmakers, although prosecutors and judges have since taken criticism for going easy on the defendants.It turns out most Utahns say the government was right to crack down.A new statewide Salt Lake ...

Egypt’s military secures famed antiquities museum

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Cairo: The Egyptian army secured Cairo's famed antiquities museum on Saturday, protecting thousands of priceless artifacts, including the gold mask of King Tutankhamun, from looters. The greatest threat to the Egyptian Museum, which draws millions of tourists a year, first appeared to come from the fire engulfing the ruling party headquarters ...

Ton Cremers,Egypt’s military secures famed antiquities museum

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Cairo: The Egyptian army secured Cairo's famed antiquities museum on Saturday, protecting thousands of priceless artifacts, including the gold mask of King Tutankhamun, from looters. The greatest threat to the Egyptian Museum, which draws millions of tourists a year, first appeared to come from the fire engulfing the ruling party headquarters ...

Breaking: Is the Egyptian Museum Under Threat?

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Breaking: Is the Egyptian Museum Under Threat?.

NEFERTITI IN ABSURDITY: HOW OFTEN MUST EGYPTIANS ASK GERMANS FOR THE RETURN OF THE EGYPTIAN QUEEN?

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

The latest argument for detaining Nefertiti is clear evidence that the holders of the cultural property of others have no valid reason for depriving them of their cultural symbols. It is established that there is no requirement in Municipal or International law that owners of stolen/looted objects or objects acquired ...

Benin mask withdrawn from auction | The Art Newspaper

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Cancellation follows accusations that the object was looted, although no formal claim has been made more via Benin mask withdrawn from auction | The Art Newspaper.

Terug na de beeldenstorm

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Terug na de beeldenstormdoor Maarten Jager LAREN -  „Als je misschien de hele bronzen Poort van de Hel wilt kopen, dan kan dat nog. Hoewel de afmetingen en prijs ongetwijfeld bijna iedereen zullen afschrikken. De Franse staat, eigenaar van het Musée Rodin in Parijs, legde in 1967 vast dat in principe van ieder ...

Lincoln Pardon Altered to Change History

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Jan. 25, 2011 -- Talk about revisionist history. Thomas Lowry, a long-time Lincoln researcher from Woodbridge, Va., has confessed to altering the date on a pardon issued by President Abraham Lincoln, which is currently part of the permanent records collection of the U.S. National Archives. Patrick Murphy, a soldier in the Union Army who was court-martialed for desertion, was pardoned ...

San Francisco man receives probation in case of plundered artwork

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

A San Francisco man who allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of artworks from local galleries and stashed them inside his Tenderloin residential hotel room was sentenced to probation Wednesday. Terry Helbing was arrested on June 1, 2010, after allegedly swiping 40 paintings and prints estimated at $15,000 from the San Francisco Botanical Garden's ...

South Africa – 2 bust for theft of statue of ‘heroine’

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

TWO white men have been arrested for damaging and stealing the bronze statue of struggle activist Nokuthula Simelane who died at the hands of apartheid security forces in the 1980s I am very sad and angry. I cannot find peace and closure. I appeal to those responsible for her disappearance to give me her remains - ...

Purloined Canadian painting surfaces decades after theft

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Stolen from an airport more than 22 years ago, a rare First World War painting by a major Canadian Impressionist has resurfaced in Toronto, and detectives are trying to figure out where it has been. In the spring of 1988, an art dealer in Calgary shipped Château Liévin, a roughly 14-by-17-centimetre oil by James Wilson ...

Twello – 1000 Euro voor gouden tip om bronsdiefstallen Voorst op te lossen

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

TWELLO - Een particulier in de gemeente Voorst stelt 1000 euro beschikbaar voor de gouden tip die leidt tot de oplossing van de recente bronsdiefstallen in de gemeente Voorst. ,,We krijgen in het gemeentehuis veel telefoontjes van inwoners die verontwaardigd zijn over de diefstal van de bronzen beelden. meer via 1000 ...

Justice is Served: Nazi-Looted Painting Returned to Heir

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan.27), it is timely to report that a small act of justice – 61 years delayed – was carried out this month: A valuable Nazi-looted painting was returned to the grandson of its Jewish owners. Associated Press reports that Rutgers University, after ...

NOW IS THE TIME FOR AUSTRIA TO ACT ON THE RESTITUTION OF MONTEZUMA’S CROWN TO MEXICO

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Penacho de Moctezuma, the Quetzal-feather crown of Montezuma, the last Aztec Emperor, in the Völkerkundemuseum, Vienna. Austria. According to information in the Austrian papers Standard, Kurier, and Kronen Zeitung, Austria seems finally willing to return the Montezuma Crown which Mexico has been claiming for decades without ...

Bronzen beeld weg bij verzorgingshuis Twello

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

TWELLO - Niet alleen de gemeente Voorst, ook verzorgingshuis Het Grotenhuis raakte in het afgelopen weekeinde een bronzen beeld kwijt.Het kunstwerk 'Meisje en de dans' werd ontvreemd uit de tuin van het verzorgingshuis aan de Binnenweg in Twello. Het gaat om een kunstwerk van de hand van kunstenaar Theo Schreurs. ...

Kibbelen om koningin Nefertiti

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Kibbelen om koningin Nefertiti - Wetenschap - Nieuws - Knack.be.

BREDA – Een nieuwe organisatie gaat zich sterk maken voor de bescherming van bedreigd cultureel erfgoed in Brabant

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

De onlangs in Breda opgerichte Stichting tot behoud van het 19e- en 20e-eeuwse cultuurgoed Noord-Brabant' richt zich op bescherming van potentiële monumenten en stadsgezichten. Initiatiefnemer en secretaris is de Bredase jurist Arjan Tiesing, (mede)eigenaar van advocatenkantoor RSA. Opvallend is vooral de naam van de penningmeester: makelaar Richard Schul. Naar een ...

Protected: Club’s painting purloined | cincinnati.com

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

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Swiss report: Museums should investigate Nazi-era art

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

(JTA) -- A Swiss government report has concluded that the country\'s museums should more intensively investigate whether they hold artwork looted during the Nazi era.The report, published this week by the Federal Culture Office, summarizes the results of a survey of 551 Swiss museums on the state of their provenance ...

Looting Matters: Decision over MOU with Italy

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

SWANSEA, Wales, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the extension of the memorandum of understanding between the US and Italy. In 2001 the US and the Republic of Italy made a bilateral agreement that imposed import restrictions on archaeological material derived from Italy. The agreement was renewed ...