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Protected: Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Mubarak (and Zahi Hawass) the Smuggler?

Monday, February 28th, 2011

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News from Poland – Stolen Painting Found in Russia

Monday, February 28th, 2011

News from Poland - Stolen Painting Found in Russia. "The Girl with a Dove” was painted by Antoine Pesne, a court painter of King Frederick II of Prussia, in 1754. Eight years before World War II, Museum in Poznan bought the painting from a private collector. “The price of it was 3,000 ...

Copper thieves strike Minneapolis fire museum | kare11.com

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Copper thieves strike Minneapolis fire museum | kare11.com. MINNEAPOLIS -- The theft of copper is on the rise according to police. One of the latest targets is the Firefighters Hall and Museum in Minneapolis. A museum trustee noticed missing condenser coils in their damaged HVAC units while he was checking a possible ice dam situation on ...

Furti in chiesa, il cerchio si stringe | quiBrescia.it

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Ton Cremers, museumbeveiliging / Museum Security Network » Blog Archive » Furti in chiesa, il cerchio si stringe | quiBrescia.it. E’ sempre più stretto il cerchio intorno ai ladri che, negli ultimi mesi, hanno messo a segno diversi colpi nelle chiese del Bresciano. Quattro persone sono state arrestate nei giorni scorsi dai carabinieri del nucleo ...

«La statua della Madonna non c’è più» Colpo su commissione nel Salernitano – Il Mattino

Monday, February 28th, 2011

«La statua della Madonna non c’è più» Colpo su commissione nel Salernitano - Il Mattino. SALERNO - Rubate, in pieno giorno, la statua e il prezioso quadro della Madonna di Montevergine. Il furto sacrilego è avvenuto nell’omonima chiesa, già di S. Maria della Foresta e convento dei Verginiani, che è annessa al cimitero di Altavilla ...

Alleen maar kunstenaars in Rijksmuseum Radio Nederland Wereldomroep

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Het Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam was vrijwel de hele zondag niet te bezoeken door toeristen vanwege een actie van kunstenaars. Honderden kunstenaars kochten 's ochtends een kaartje en bleven de hele dag in het museum. Vanwege de verbouwing van het Rijksmuseum mogen op last van de brandweer maar 650 bezoekers tegelijk binnen ...

Alleen maar kunstenaars in Rijksmuseum Radio Nederland Wereldomroep

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Het Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam was vrijwel de hele zondag niet te bezoeken door toeristen vanwege een actie van kunstenaars. Honderden kunstenaars kochten 's ochtends een kaartje en bleven de hele dag in het museum. Vanwege de verbouwing van het Rijksmuseum mogen op last van de brandweer maar 650 bezoekers tegelijk binnen ...

Libya’s Roman sites unscathed by unrest so far | Reuters

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Libyans appear determined to safeguard their rich cultural heritage during the popular unrest against leader Muammar Gaddafi, protecting it from the looting seen in neighboring Egypt's revolution just weeks ago. Conquered by most of the civilizations that held sway over the Mediterranean, Libya's rich cultural heritage includes Leptis Magna, a prominent coastal city of ...

BBC News – Mexico’s struggle to stem looting of historic sites

Monday, February 28th, 2011

BBC News - Mexico\'s struggle to stem looting of historic sites. Aztec treasure: Mexico has long wanted to see the original returned It is a spectacular work of art and a highlight at Mexico's National Museum of Anthropology. The semicircle of gleaming green feathers held together by rows of golden beads was, it is said, ...

Looting of King Ramses II’s colossus thwarted – Ancient Egypt – Heritage – Ahram Online

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Looting of King Ramses II\'s colossus thwarted - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online. Last night looters sneaked into the southern quarry of the upper Egyptian city of Aswan in an attempt to cut and remove the statue of King Ramses II. The statue is half buried in the sand as ...

Maybe the biggest faking scandal in art market history. At least 1,100 fake Giacometti sculptures were seized in a police swoop on a warehouse near Mainz, Germany, in 2009: a haul of 831 fake bronzes and 131 fake plaster casts

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The Art Market: Forging links http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/959a363c-3fb4-11e0-a1ba-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1F7QmnFYE By Georgina Adam Published: February 25 2011 16:04 | Last updated: February 25 2011 16:04 ‘Nothing Matters/The Empty Chair’ (2008) by Damien Hirst It may be the biggest faking scandal in art market history. At least 1,100 fake Giacometti sculptures were seized in a police swoop on a warehouse near ...

Egypt: Persecuting the stars! Diplomat tries to smuggle ‘ancient’ object

Monday, February 28th, 2011

A diplomat was stopped recently by Cairo Airport authorities, who wanted to x-ray his luggage. The diplomat refused, but his objections were unsuccessful, and the Egyptian authorities insisted that all luggage must undergo mandatory x-ray scans, regardless of the passenger's diplomatic immunity, due to the exceptional circumstances in the country. The inspectors discovered ...

Calls to save Egyptian cultural heritage ring hollow when those making them are blind to the past, argues Christina RiggsEducation – We’ve been here before

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=415262&c=1 Three gilded wooden statues of Tutankhamen are among the objects reported to be damaged or missing from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, following an alleged break-in on the night of 28 January. Reports from Cairo have been uneven - several objects have been listed as broken, then fine, then ...

Protected: U.S. returns stolen documents to Russia – UPI.com

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

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Protected: Argos: ‘Wanbeleid bij Museumpark Orientalis’

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

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Nazi looting: Italy denies U.S. export license to Baroque painting looted by Nazis – latimes.com

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Nazi looting: Italy denies U.S. export license to Baroque painting looted by Nazis - latimes.com. The first time Philippa Calnan saw the Nazi-looted painting of St. Catherine of Alexandria by Bernardo Strozzi that had once belonged to her family was "an extremely moving moment." Now, the Beverly Hills art aficionado says her emotions ...

Stolen History – NYTimes.com

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Stolen History - NYTimes.com. Last month, the National Archives banned an amateur historian who did what should have been unthinkable: He doctored the date on a valuable Lincoln document. Now the archives has found that it has a more widespread problem, with underhanded “scholars” and sneak thieves making off with American treasures to sell ...

Over $300,000 worth of antiques stolen – Mosman – NSW Police Online

Friday, February 25th, 2011

via Latest Media Releases - NSW Police Online. Police are appealing for information after over 100 antiques valued at about $300,000 were stolen from an antique shop in Mosman earlier this week. Sometime between 8pm on Sunday (20 February) and 1.40am Monday (21 February), unknown person/s broke into the antique shop on ...

Mystery is solved: Homer was stolen (From Echo)

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Mystery is solved: Homer was stolen (From Echo). THE long-running mystery over the whereabouts of a missing Basildon sculpture has been solved – it was stolen, officials have revealed Local heritage group Our Basildon has spent ages trying to track down a six-foot bronze statue of the Greek poet and philosopher, Homer, which used ...

Una de las mejores colecciones de arte precolombino sale a subasta en París

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Una de las mejores colecciones de arte precolombino sale a subasta en París. Misteriosas figuras de piedra del Estado mexicano de Guerrero, esculturas mayas, urnas de la cultura de Veracruz: una de las mejores colecciones de arte precolombino que existen en el mundo será subastada en marzo en París, en medio de ...

Il Giorno – Lodi Pavia – Ladri d’arte Antiquario in manette assieme a due presunti complici

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Il Giorno - Lodi Pavia - Ladri d\'arte Antiquario in manette assieme a due presunti complici. Mulazzano, 24 febbraio 2011 - Tre persone sono state arrestate dal nucleo tutela patrimonio culturale dei carabinieri di Monza per furto e ricettazione di arredi sacri. L’operazione è scattata martedì pomeriggio dopo le 14 quando Massimo Tufariello, 44 anni, ...

Bresciaoggi.it – Furti nelle chiese, parroci in stato d’allerta

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Chiese defraudate, piccoli e grandi gioielli strappati dagli altari, spariti dalle navate: è uno stillicidio di furti quello che si sta consumando nelle chiese bresciane negli ultimi mesi. Uno scempio che sembra si sia concentrato in queste settimane in Valcamonica dove (ne parliamo sotto) i ladri hanno visitato nove chiese. Che fare per ...

Fusillade de Labastide-Saint-Pierre. Six des huit tireurs en prison – Tarn-et-Garonne : Ladépêche.fr

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Les présentations devant les juges d'instruction du palais de justice de Montauban se sont achevées lundi vers 21h30. Six des huit individus déférés ont été écroués à la maison d'arrêt de Beausoleil. Tard dans la soirée pluvieuse de lundi, la place du Coq a retrouvé sa tranquillité d'une nuit de début de semaine en ...

Thieves Arrested in Egypt Trying to Break Apart Ancient Statue – NYTimes.com

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Thieves Arrested in Egypt Trying to Break Apart Ancient Statue - NYTimes.com. Two thieves were arrested last week trying to break apart an important 20-foot-tall statue of the pharaoh Ramses II embedded in a quarry in the southern city of Aswan, Egypt’s antiquities minister, Zahi Hawass, said in a phone interview. Mr. ...

Larry Coben: Why Egyptians Preserve Their Cultural Heritage

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Larry Coben: Why Egyptians Preserve Their Cultural Heritage.

Images of Four works of art stolen in Ajaccio, Corsica, France

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Four works of art stolen in Ajaccio, Corsica, France In the night between 18 and 19 February 2011, four valuable paintings were stolen from the Ajaccio museum of fine arts (Palais Fesch). The total losses amount to about EUR 4 million. Description of paintings: “The Madonna and Child surrounded by seraphim”, oil on ...

Transfer ceremony marks return of antique porcelain to heirs of former German prime minister

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Count Heinrich von Bruehl, a former prime minister of Saxony. During World War II, the Nereid Sweetmeat Stand was stolen. After a forensic investigation by ICE, the Nereid Sweetmeat Stand, which has been in the Toledo Museum of Art's collection since 1956, was determined to be the same piece taken from Dresden. Custody ...

Robert Edsel – The Nazi Treasure Hunter

Friday, February 25th, 2011

There are those who believe that two of the world’s most high-profile missing artifacts are hidden somewhere in the Dallas area. It’s an interesting coincidence, given that the man leading the search for them and other cultural treasures lost since World War II happens to live right here. The objects are reliquaries from the ...

Accusation against Zahi Hawass, minister of antiquities referred to prosecutor

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Zahi Hawass, minister of antiquities, has sent a report to the Prosecutor-General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud after allegations were published against him in Al-Wafd newspaper. He has been accused of smuggling Egypt’s antiquities on behalf of former president Hosni Mubarak’s family. The newspaper quoted the accusations of archaeologist Nour Abdel Samad.Hawass ...

Protected: Desperate Museum Guard Holds Renaissance Masterpieces For Ransom, Only to Have Them Stolen From His Car – ARTINFO.com

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

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Borne – Koperdiefstallen kerken opgelost

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

De diefstal van koperen bliksemafleiders en regenpijpen van met name kerken in Borne, Delden en Hertme de afgelopen tijd is opgelost.       In de nacht van vrijdag 18 februari werd door de politie in de binnenstad van Hengelo de bestuurder van een auto, die even daarvoor een verkeersovertreding had begaan, staande gehouden. ...

Bewakingscamera’s op begraafplaats Breda

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Begraafplaats Zuylen in Breda wordt voortaan met camera`s bewaakt. De afgelopen weken gingen dieven met diverse beelden en lantaarns aan de haal op de begraafplaats. Voor de directie is de maat nu vol. meer: via Omroep Brabant: Bewakingscamera's op begraafplaats Breda.

Bewakingscamera’s op begraafplaats Breda

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Begraafplaats Zuylen in Breda wordt voortaan met camera`s bewaakt. De afgelopen weken gingen dieven met diverse beelden en lantaarns aan de haal op de begraafplaats. Voor de directie is de maat nu vol. meer: via Omroep Brabant: Bewakingscamera's op begraafplaats Breda.

Bronzen beelden van sokkel gestolen – Almelo-Stad – Regio – TC Tubantia

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

ALMELO - De wijk Sluitersveld is in korte tijd de bronzen beelden ‘Veldboer’ en ‘De Wever’ kwijtgeraakt. De beelden zijn van hun sokkel gezaagd.   Directeur Jan Kamst van woningstichting Sint Joseph snapt niet waarom de beelden, die volgens hem niet eens zo veel geld opleveren, worden gestolen. De corporatie is eigenaar ...

Korte expositie kunstvandalen | Amstelveen e.o. (Amstelveens Nieuwsblad)

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Korte expositie kunstvandalen | Amstelveen e.o. (Amstelveens Nieuwsblad). 'Sufkuttig' Het Cobra Museum aan het Sandbergplein werd vrijdag illegaal beklad met kunstzinnige graffiti. Volgens een artikel in dagblad Het Parool was de muurschildering werk van de heropgerichte actiegroep Stads Kunst Guerilla (SKG), dat zich met de protestschildering vooral verzet tegen het brave karakter ...

Korte expositie kunstvandalen | Amstelveen e.o. (Amstelveens Nieuwsblad)

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Korte expositie kunstvandalen | Amstelveen e.o. (Amstelveens Nieuwsblad). 'Sufkuttig' Het Cobra Museum aan het Sandbergplein werd vrijdag illegaal beklad met kunstzinnige graffiti. Volgens een artikel in dagblad Het Parool was de muurschildering werk van de heropgerichte actiegroep Stads Kunst Guerilla (SKG), dat zich met de protestschildering vooral verzet tegen het brave karakter ...

£50,000 rhino head stolen – Mearns Leader

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Thieves have made off with a valuable black rhino head in Essex - prompting fears that its horns could be ground down and used in black-market Chinese medicines. Burglars targeted Sworders Auctioneers, of Stansted Mountfitchet, on Monday evening after the firm posted details of the mounted object on the internet. After forcing ...

L’affaire Cassez plombe l’Année du Mexique, actualité Culture : Le Point

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

L\'affaire Cassez plombe l\'Année du Mexique, actualité Culture : Le Point. Laffaire Cassez plombe lAnnée du Mexique, actualité Culture : Le Point http://www.lepoint.fr/culture/l-affaire-cassez-plombe-l-annee-du-mexique-22-02-2011-1298430_3.php February 23, 2011 Par Marion Cocquet C'est un travail de près d'un an, mis en pièce en quelques jours. Au musée gallo-romain de St Romain-en-Gal, on peine encore à l'admettre tant la situation ...

Protected: Ventimiglia: in sei a processo, cercarono di vendere un quadro rubato del Parmigianino

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

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Sint-Truiden: Erfgoedinstellingen stellen rampenplan op

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Erfgoedinstellingen in Sint-Truiden, Hasselt en Zoutleeuw hebben een calamiteitenplan opgesteld. Zo moet de veiligheidszorg voor mensen, gebouwen en collecties verbeteren. Onder de noemer 'ECCE!' wat staat voor Eerste hulp bij Calamiteiten met betrekking tot Cultureel Erfgoed hebben een twaalftal musea, archieven en kerken in Sint-Truiden, Hasselt en Zoutleeuw zich het afgelopen ...