Archive for May, 2011

Eigenaars kasteel verdacht van verzekeringsfraude

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Eigenaars kasteel verdacht van verzekeringsfraude http://persinfo.logicinmotion.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4491:eigenaars-kasteel-verdacht-van-verzekeringsfraude&catid=28:rechtbank-brussel&Itemid=43 May 31, 2011 PEUTIE - Voor de Brusselse correctionele rechtbank is vanmorgen het proces begonnen tegen de eigenaars van een kasteel in de Vilvoordse deelgemeente Peutie. Het koppel wordt er van verdacht verschillende verzekeringsmaatschappijen te hebben opgelicht voor een bedrag van 160.000 euro, via een ...

museum theft – Kiwis accused of stealing Cook Island treasure

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Kiwis accused of stealing Cook Island treasure - National - NZ Herald News http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10728883 May 31, 2011 A group of young Kiwis have been accused of taking a treasured painting from a Rarotonga museum after they were allowed in just before closing time. Cook Islands Library and Museum Society curator Jean Mason said she ...

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Monday, May 30th, 2011

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Un an après le vol au Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris – Site Artclair – 23 mai 2011

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Un an après le vol au Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris http://www.artclair.com/site/archives/docs_article/85443/un-an-apres-le-vol-au-musee-d-art-moderne-de-la-ville-de-paris.php  PARIS [23.05.11] – Un an après le vol au Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, la ville a alloué une enveloppe de 8 millions d’euros pour des travaux de mise en conformité des musées. Les tableaux sont toujours ...

Police check alleged forged Russian artifacts in Czech gallery | Prague Monitor

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Police check alleged forged Russian artifacts in Czech gallery ČTK | 27 MAY 2011 Ceske Budejovice, South Bohemia, May 26 (CTK) - Czech police are investigating a suspicion of forgeries at the ongoing exhibition of Russian avant-garde artist Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) in the Alsova South Bohemian Gallery (AJG) in Ceske Budejovice, the Artalk.cz and Denik.cz ...

Goddess statue: Once a Getty prize, Italy’s goddess statue remains a mystery – latimes.com

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Goddess statue: Once a Getty prize, Italys goddess statue remains a mystery - latimes.com http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-culture-exchange-20110529,0,6748034.story May 29, 2011 Reporting from Aidone, Italy —— In ancient times, central Sicily was the bread basket of the Western world. Fields of rolling wheat and wildflowers, groves of olive and pomegranate and citrus — even today, fertility seems ...

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Sunday, May 29th, 2011

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Final batch of Korean royal books to return from France

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

http://www.koreaherald.com/lifestyle/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20110526000619 May 28, 2011   The fourth and the final lot of Korea’s ancient royal books, looted by the French army in the late 19th century and kept in France, will arrive in Seoul on Friday but whether the government will register them as a national treasure remains unclear. The Ministry of Culture, Sports ...

Waardevolle kunstroof in Leerdam – politie zoekt getuigen

Friday, May 27th, 2011

LEERDAM – Bij een inbraak in het museum van het Hofje van Mevrouw Van Aerden zijn in de nacht van donderdag op vrijdag 27 mei omstreeks 03.00 uur twee waardevolle schilderijen gestolen. Het betreft “De twee lachende jongens, van wie één met een bontmuts en een bierkruik” van Frans Hals en ...

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Friday, May 27th, 2011

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Diefstal Frans Hals en Van Ruysdael uit Hofje van Aerden te leerdam

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Kijk voor informatie en afbeeldingen op: http://www.museum-security.org/frans_hals_theft_leerdam_netherlands.htm             Waardevolle kunstroof in Leerdam – politie zoekt getuigen LEERDAM – Bij een inbraak in het museum van het Hofje van Mevrouw Van Aerden zijn in de nacht van donderdag op vrijdag 27 mei omstreeks 03.00 uur twee waardevolle schilderijen gestolen. Het betreft “De twee lachende jongens, van ...

The Getty Museum and its antiquities: Collateral damage | The Economist

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

economist.comhttp://www.economist.com/node/18709629 The Getty Museum and its antiquities: Collateral damage Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum. By Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 384 pages; $28 and £16.95. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk THE admirable display of Greek and Roman antiquities at the Getty Villa in Malibu was a ...

Le vol des toiles a accéléré la réorganisation des musées – 20/05/2011 – leParisien.fr

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Le vol des toiles a accéléré la réorganisation des musées - 20/05/2011   le 25 mai 2010. Après le vol de toiles de grands maîtres, des réaménagements avaient eu lieu dans l’urgence. Recrutement de personnels et formation sécurité, rondes de nuit renforcées... la mise en conformité devrait être achevée fin 2012. ...

Chinese Dealers Battle for Imperial Art, Boosting London May Auctions 180% – Bloomberg

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

bloomberg.comhttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-20/chinese-dealers-battle-for-imperial-art-boosting-london-may-auctions-180-.html Chinese Dealers Battle for Imperial Art, Boosting London May Auctions 180% By Scott Reyburn - document.write(dateFormat(new Date(1306018801000),"mmm d, yyyy h:MM TT Z"));May 22, 2011 1:00 AM GMT+0200Sat May 21 23:00:01 GMT 2011 Scott Reyburn A Chinese blue and white vase was offered by the regional U.K. auction house Duke's in an auction ...

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Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

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Dispute leads Russia to nix art loans – Israel Culture, Ynetnews

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Dispute leads Russia to nix art loans A decades-long dispute between Russia and an Orthodox Jewish group over ownership of holy texts collected for centuries by influential rabbis and seized by the Soviet Union has jolted the US art world, threatening an end to major cultural loans between the two ...

Diefstal uit museum – Spotprent seksueel misbruik gestolen uit museum

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

NOS Nieuws - Spotprent seksueel misbruik gestolen uit museum »Kruisverkrachting  Peter van Straaten Toegevoegd: zaterdag 21 mei 2011, 14:53 Uit het Limburgs Musuem in Venlo is een spotprent van Peter van Straaten gestolen. Het is de tekening waarmee Van Straaten in januari de Inktspotprijs 2010 won. In het museum is op dit moment een tenstoontelling ...

Sculptures in a Suitcase: The Fake Count who Flogged Giacometti Forgeries

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Sculptures in a Suitcase: The Fake Count who Flogged Giacometti Forgeries - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News By Sven Röbel and Michael Sontheimer full text plus images: http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,763170,00.html   DPA A self-proclaimed count and his accomplices spent years selling fake sculptures which they spuriously claimed had been made by famous artist Alberto Giacometti. Now the phony count ...

Joods museum beklad met nazisymbolen

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Joods museum beklad met nazisymbolen (Novum) - Onbekenden hebben afgelopen weekend museum Het Joodse Schooltje in het Groningse Leek beklad met een hakenkruis en de term C18, de naam van een neonazi-organisatie. De politie bevestigt berichtgeving daarover in het Dagblad van het Noorden. De extreemrechtse C18 is onderdeel van het internationale Blood ...

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Thursday, May 19th, 2011

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Preservation New Jersey unveils list of state’s most endangered historic sites | State | NewJerseyNewsroom.com — Your State. Your News.

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Preservation New Jersey unveils list of state’s most endangered historic sites | State | NewJerseyNewsroom.com - BY TOM HESTER SR. NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM The Petty’s Run archeology site on the Statehouse grounds, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Millstone Borough, an historic landscape in Hopewell Township, a Newark mansion, and the remnants of a ...

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Thursday, May 19th, 2011

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American Professor Caught Trafficking Antiquities in Israel

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Faces three years for selling hundreds of stolen artifacts An American history professor has been arrested by Israeli authorities at the country’s main airport as he attempted to slip out of the country with items allegedly obtained from illegal grave robberies. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said the man, identified as John ...

‘Arbeit macht frei’-opschrift hersteld na diefstal – Buitenland – De Morgen

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

'Arbeit macht frei'-opschrift hersteld na diefstal - Buitenland 18/05/11, 15u28 Na een jaar renovatiewerk is het ijzerwerk met de spreuk 'Arbeit macht frei', dat boven de toegangspoort van het voormalige vernietigingskamp Auschwitz hing, hersteld. De kans is echter klein dat het opnieuw boven de ingang komt te hangen, zegt de directeur ...

‘Arbeit macht frei’-opschrift hersteld na diefstal – Buitenland – De Morgen

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

'Arbeit macht frei'-opschrift hersteld na diefstal - Buitenland 18/05/11, 15u28 Na een jaar renovatiewerk is het ijzerwerk met de spreuk 'Arbeit macht frei', dat boven de toegangspoort van het voormalige vernietigingskamp Auschwitz hing, hersteld. De kans is echter klein dat het opnieuw boven de ingang komt te hangen, zegt de directeur ...

Police Offer Rewards for Palace Museum Stolen Relics

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Police Offer Rewards for Palace Museum Stolen Relics Rewards are being offered for anyone who returns missing relics stolen from the Palace Museum on May 8 or provides tips on their whereabouts, Beijing Police announced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Police have recovered six stolen relics and returned them to the ...

Kuba-Museum klagt über Diebstähle

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Kuba-Museum klagt über Diebstähle - newsclick.de http://www.newsclick.de/index.jsp/menuid/2164/artid/14223933 May 18, 2011 Von Kai-Uwe Ruf Großansicht Gut besucht war der Tag der offenen Tür am Samstag im Wolfenbütteler Kuba-Museum. Trotzdem ärgerten sich die Museumsbetreiber mächtig, nachdem die letzten Gäste die Räume verlassen hatten. Mehrere der alten Musiktruhen und Phonographen, die in dem Museum ausgestellt sind, seien beschädigt worden, ...

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Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

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Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

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Kenly museum won’t open after thief steals $12,000 worth of artifacts | NBC17.com

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Kenly museum won't open after thief steals $12,000 worth of artifacts KENLY, N.C. -- After thousands of dollars of artifacts and items were stolen from a North Carolina museum, the museum will not open to the public. Someone broke into the Carolina Military Vehicle Preservation Association military museum in Kenly last week, stealing $12,000 ...

Melbourne Museum thefts prompt security review

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Melbourne Museum thefts prompt security review - Local News - News - General - Melbourne Times Weekly http://www.melbournetimesweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/melbourne-museum-thefts-prompt-security-review/2165479.aspx May 18, 2011 MELBOURNE Museum will review its security following the theft of two items this month. On May 7 between 1am and 3am, an Aboriginal spearthrower from Central Australia and a T-shirt from another exhibition ...

Thief threw away treasures when told they were fakes

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Thief threw away treasures when told they were fakes http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2011/05/18/Thief+threw+away+treasures+when+told+they+were+fakes/ May 18, 2011 National By Xu Chi  |   2011-5-18  | THE thief who stole art pieces from the Palace Museum on May 8 discarded the objects after a jewelry shop boss told him they were fakes and had no value, Beijing police said yesterday. More details of the ...

Former library director facing theft charges

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Former library director facing theft charges http://www.northjersey.com/news/121686493_Librarian_facing_theft_charges_.html May 14, 2011 The former director of the Haledon Free Public Library was arrested last month on charges of official misconduct and theft for purchases she allegedly paid with library funds, police said. Judith Erk of Haledon was arrested at her Belmont Avenue home on April 29 following "an ...

Beijing police recover six pieces of art stolen from Palace Museum

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Beijing police recover six pieces of art stolen from Palace Museum http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/culture/2011-05/13/c_13873769.htm May 14, 2011 BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Beijing police said Friday that they have recovered six pieces of art that were stolen from the Palace Museum on Monday, and they will continue their search for the other missing pieces. Police authorities, ...

Art Theft Reveals Security Lapses at China’s Palace Museum – NYTimes.com

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Theft Reveals Lapses in Chinese Museum’s Security By KEITH BRADSHER HONG KONG — A bungled art theft this week at the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing may not have been worthy of a master thief, with the police quickly claiming to have found the suspect, but the episode has nonetheless ...

Baltimore Crime Beat: Ring stolen from Camden Yards museum

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Baltimore Crime Beat: Ring stolen from Camden Yards museum - Baltimore crime news: Police, courts and police stories in the city and central Maryland - baltimoresun.com http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/blog/2011/05/ring_stolen_from_sports_legend.html May 13, 2011 Over the past 30 years, two items had been stolen from the Babe Ruth and Sports Legends museums, and both were recovered. Officials at the ...

AFP: US returns ‘remarkable treasures’ to Peru

Friday, May 13th, 2011

US returns 'remarkable treasures' to Peru (AFP) – 13 hours ago WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday returned a collection of stolen historical artefacts to Peru, including textiles and pottery estimated to be up to 1,800 years old. "The antiquities we are returning today are remarkable treasures of untold historical significance. More than ...

Will James Cuno change the Getty, or will the Getty change James Cuno? | Culture Monster | Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Will James Cuno change the Getty, or will the Getty change James Cuno? | Culture Monster | Los Angeles Times http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/05/james-cuno-getty-center-antiquities.html May 13, 2011 No issue has consumed the American art world over the last two decades like the collecting of ancient art. In recent years, museums, collectors and dealers have been linked to ...

BEIJING – Museum security review as man detained over art theft

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Museum security review as man detained over art theft -- Shanghai Daily | 上海日报 -- English Window to China New.: Museum security review as man detained over art theft -- Shanghai Daily | 上海日报 -- English Window to China New http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2011/05/12/Museum+security+review+as+man+detained+over+art+theft/ May 12, 2011 National Source: Agencies/Shanghai Daily |   2011-5-12  |    NEWSPAPER EDITION Photographs released by Palace Museum ...

Dief Verboden Stad opgepakt

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Dief Verboden Stad opgepakt - DePers.nl http://www.depers.nl/buitenland/567962/Dief-Verboden-Stad-opgepakt.html May 12, 2011 Gepubliceerd: vandaag 14:31 Update: vandaag 14:33 De dader van de inbraak in de Verboden Stad in Peking is opgepakt. Dat meldde het Chinese staatspersbureau Xinhua donderdag. De 28-jarige inbreker heeft bekend. De buit is niet volledig teruggevonden. De man werd zondag betrapt tijdens de ...