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Archive for April, 2012

Protected: The alarm system at the Fitzwilliam Museum – triggered by thieves in a £10 million raid – was silent and not linked to police (Ton Cremers)

Friday, April 20th, 2012

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Protected: Koperdief laat zich niet stoppen (Ton Cremers)

Friday, April 20th, 2012

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Protected: Fitzwilliam Museum – Durham Police help in hunt for chinese art thieves (Ton Cremers)

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

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NOS Nieuws – 13 bronzen beelden gestolen

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

13 bronzen beelden gestolen http://nos.nl/artikel/363959-13-bronzen-beelden-gestolen.html April 19, 2012 » Bronnenbad Fontana in Nieuweschans fontananieuweschans.nl Toegevoegd: donderdag 19 apr 2012, 10:05 Uit de beeldentuin van bronnenbad Fontana in het Groningse Nieuweschans zijn maandagnacht dertien net geplaatste bronzen beelden gestolen. Ze waren de dag ervoor in de tuin neergezet. Alle gestolen beelden zijn van de Russische kunstenaar Alexander Taratynov. Er staan ...

LONDEN – Bij het Fitzwilliam Museum van de universiteit van Cambridge zijn achttien collectiestukken gestolen

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Diefstal bij museum Cambridge LONDEN - Bij het Fitzwilliam Museum van de universiteit van Cambridge zijn achttien collectiestukken gestolen. Het gaat om Chinese kunst, veelal vervaardigd uit jade. Dat heeft de politie in Cambridgeshire bekendgemaakt. Een van de gestolen voorwerpen is een beker uit de veertiende eeuw, die als ‘zeer waardevol’ en ...

Protected: Valuable Chinese art stolen from Cambridge University (Ton Cremers)

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

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Protected: Good work of police led to £2m stolen treasure find (Ton Cremers)

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

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Protected: Museum boss said stolen artefacts recovery was like return of “lost family members” (Ton Cremers)

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

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Museums President Blames Lax Security For Cezanne Theft

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Museums President Blames Lax Security For Cezanne Theft http://www.artlyst.com/articles/museums-president-blames-lax-security-for-cezanne-theft April 16, 2012 With the Cezanne masterwork ‘The Boy in the Red Vest’ turning up in Serbia, the president of the Swiss Museums Association Gianna Mina has reflected on what went wrong in 2008 when the work was stolen from the Bührle collection in ...

Protected: 20 Minuten Online – «Eine Versicherung für Kriminelle» – News

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

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Protected: Sotheby’s insists Cambodian statue was not stolen (Ton Cremers)

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

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Protected: Art Heist: The Top 7 Stolen Paintings

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

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Protected: Durham Museum – British police recover valuable Chinese artifacts stolen in raid on museum (Ton Cremers)

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

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Kwame Opoku – CULTURAL NATIONALISTS ARE ALL ON THE OTHER SIDE

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

CULTURAL NATIONALISTS ARE ALL ON THE OTHER SIDE http://www.museum-security.org/opoku_cultural_nationalists.htm April 15, 2012 THE CULTURAL NATIONALISTS ARE ALL ON THE OTHER SIDE We read with great interest the article by Andrew Finkel which appeared in the New York Times of 11th April, 2012 under the titleTreasures Hunters and reproduced in Elginism under the title Turkey’s requests for the Samsat Stele ...

Brent Benjamin is a fence (let him prove this statement is inadequate)… Weird legal system: proof of ownership is not enough; victims need to prove their property was stolen. Judge Henry Edward Autrey gone crazy – from now on thieves and fences can say: give proof this was stolen. Provenance information about the Ka Nefer Nefer mask was manufactured by the infamous Aboutaam brothers

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Brent Benjamin is a fence (let him proof this statement is inadequate)... Weird legal system: proof of ownership is not enough; victims need to prove their property was stolen. Judge Henry Edward Autrey gone crazy - from now on thieves and fences can say: give proof this was stolen. Provenance information about ...

Protected: SEE IT: Serbian and Swiss police raid nets stolen Cezanne painting; four men arrested  (Ton Cremers)

Friday, April 13th, 2012

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Protected: Timbuktu: Mali’s treasure at risk from armed uprising (Ton Cremers)

Friday, April 13th, 2012

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Protected: Dawson City museum soaked by faulty sprinkler

Friday, April 13th, 2012

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Gestolen Cézanne gevonden in Servië – Het schilderij werd 2008 gestolen uit de E.G. Bührle Collectie in Zürich

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Nederlands Dagblad http://www.nd.nl/artikelen/2012/april/12/gestolen-cezanne-gevonden-in-servie April 12, 2012 Gestolen Cézanne gevonden in Servië BELGRADO - Een schilderij van Paul Cézanne dat in 2008 werd gestolen uit een Zwitsers museum is terecht. Het is in Servië teruggevonden, zei de Servische politie donderdag. In de nacht van woensdag op donderdag werden drie verdachten van de diefstal opgepakt. Verschillende media ...

Protected: Jewish Art Dealer’s Heir Settles Nazi-Era Claim With Bonn Museum – Businessweek

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

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Protected: Break the silence over fakes – The Art Newspaper

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

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Protected: Durham museum theft: Raiders took just 1 minute to steal £2million Chinese treasures – Mirror Online

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

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Protected: Irish rhino smugglers had fake €120k (Ton Cremers)

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

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Protected: Economische crisis maakt Grieks erfgoed kwetsbaar | DeWereldMorgen.be

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

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Protected: Politie zoekt vijf mogelijke getuigen van inbraak Museum Gouda (Ton Cremers)

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

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Protected: Specialist criminals stole £2m Chinese artefacts from university, say police (Ton Cremers)

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

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A Blast from the Past: “Norton Simon Bought Smuggled Idol” CHASING APHRODITE

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

“Norton Simon Bought Smuggled Idol” http://chasingaphrodite.com/2012/04/10/a-blast-from-the-past-norton-simon-bought-smuggled-idol/ April 11, 2012  Imagine you’re a thief about to pull a heist at the local temple. You can’t wait to get your hands on all those statues, altarpieces, gold. In the middle of the night, you sneak up to the entrance and… (in a different voice, the Temple Guardian speaks.) ...

Courthouse News Service – Artist Claims Gallery Forged His Signature

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Courthouse News Service - Artist Claims Gallery Forged His Signature http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/04/10/45468.htm April 10, 2012      HONOLULU (CN) - Russian artist Victor Bregeda claims in Federal Court that two Maui galleries are selling his work with a forged signature stamp, and used his language barrier to manipulate an exclusive publishing agreement. Bregeda, a realist painter, claims the ...

Protected: Museum Security: The Art of Securing Pricelessness – CSO Online – Security and Risk

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

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Protected: East Hampton Historical Society Presents Fakes

Monday, April 9th, 2012

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Protected: ARCAblog: Statistics on European Art Crime

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

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Egypt’s ownership claim of Ka-Nefer-Nefer slammed, or may be not… | Saving Antiquities for Everyone

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Egypt’s ownership claim of Ka-Nefer-Nefer slammed, or may be not… Posted on April 7, 2012 by SAFECORNER http://www.savingantiquities.org/tag/st-louis-art-museum/ The St. Louis Museum of Art (SLAM) filed a complaint in federal district court on February 15, 2011 asking for a declaratory judgment to prevent federal authorities from seizing a 19th Dynasty Egyptian mask popularly known as Ka-Nefer-Nefer. The mask, excavated ...

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Focus on the Ka Nefer Nefer \

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Focus on the Ka Nefer Nefer "Collection History" (1) ("Here Zakki, you can have this") http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/2012/04/focus-on-ka-nefer-nefer-collection.html April 8, 2012 . The collection history of the mask of Ka-Nefer-Nefer currently in the St Louis Art Museum is crucial to the SLAM claim to the object. The mask was excavated by Muhammed Zakaria Goneim in 1952 in a ...

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: St Louis Art Museum \

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

St Louis Art Museum "Looking After" Ka Nefer Nefer? http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/2012/04/st-louis-art-museum-looking-after-ka.html April 8, 2012 . Just how well-looked after is the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask in St Louis Art Museum? I was struck by an old photo of the object, which gave the face a very apprehensive look. I then tried to find out where ...

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: SLAM Bumper Sticker

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

SLAM Bumper Sticker http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/2012/04/slam-bumper-sticker.html April 8, 2012 . The  Malibu office of the Association for Museum Professional Excellence  (AMPE) has brought out a bumper sticker to publicise the damaging effects of museums retaining artefacts which they know are of dodgy provenance. The St Louis city fathers evidently see it as a source of pride to ...

Protected: Vietnam craves rhino horn; costs more than cocaine

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

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Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: SLAM: The Game is Hopefully on Again

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

The Game is (Hopefully) on Again http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/2012/04/slam-game-is-on-again.html April 7, 2012 . Rick St Hilaire has reported ('United States Files Motion in SLAM Mummy Mask Case' April 7, 2012) that the US Government is not giving up its fight to see museum-professional-right triumph over museum-wrong in the case of the Ka Nefer Nefer mask. I ...

Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire: United States Files Motion in SLAM Mummy Mask Case

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

United States Files Motion in SLAM Mummy Mask Case http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/2012/04/united-states-files-motion-in-slam.html April 7, 2012 The U.S. Attorney's Office in St. Louis filed a motion today in response to a federal district court's ruling earlier this week dismissing the government's forfeiture complaint against the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask located at the St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM). ...

Protected: Artefacts worth £1.8m stolen from Durham University\’s Oriental Museum

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

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Protected: Three arrested over two million pound art theft

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

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