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Terrorisme een dreiging voor musea? – Museum Security Network

Friday, April 29th, 2016

toncremers.nlhttp://www.toncremers.nl/2016/04/29/terrorisme-een-dreiging-voor-musea/ Terrorisme een dreiging voor musea? admin In de vele jaren waarin westerse landen, ik realiseer mij heel goed dat westerse landen niet de grootste slachtoffers zijn, last hebben van terroristische aanslagen, zijn die aanslagen gericht op metro’s en metrostations, treinen en stations, vliegtuigen en vliegvelden. Het lijkt erop dat terroristen, of ‘fucking assholes’ ...

Protected: Wendy Whiteley: ‘It’s definitely a fake’

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

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Protected: The rise of fakes and false attributions in the art world 

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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Former director of scandal-beset Knoedler Gallery breaks her silence

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Former director of scandal-beset Knoedler Gallery breaks her silence Ann Freedman at her Upper East Side gallery; FreedmanArt. © Bill Glass In 2009, two years before news of the Knoedler Gallery’s $70m sale of fake Abstract Expressionist paintings began to emerge, Ann Freedman resigned as director. Two years later, the venerable gallery ...

Kempton Bunton may not have stolen Goya’s Duke of Wellington | Books | Entertainment | Daily Express

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Britain's most bizarre art heist - but was the wrong man jailed for stealing the Goya? www.express.co.uk/entertainment/books/661590/Britain-art-heist-Francisco-Goya-Duke-Wellington-National-Gallery-Kempton-Bunton GETTY Goya's Duke of Wellington was taken from the National Gallery in 1691 For months in 1961 the heist gripped the public imagination, reaching fever pitch when ransom notes written in capital letters began arriving. They suggested ...

Stolen Dutch paintings recovered in Ukraine – BBC News

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Stolen Dutch paintings recovered in Ukraine www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36052485 15 April 2016 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption The recovered paintings were displayed at the headquarters of Ukraine's security services Ukraine says it has recovered four paintings from a haul of 24 that was stolen from a gallery in the Netherlands more than ...

Protected: Vier gestolen doeken Westfries Museum gevonden

Friday, April 15th, 2016

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The so-called Caravaggio in the attic looks like a fake to me

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

theguardian.comhttp://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2016/apr/13/caravaggio-in-tolouse-attic-looks-like-a-fake The so-called Caravaggio in the attic looks like a fake to me Jonathan JonesWednesday 13 April 2016 12.07 BST I am sorry but it is all too good to be true. The owners of an old house near Toulouse ventured into their attic and found a large dusty painting. When a local antiques ...

Museum raids gang: How police caught £57m heist masterminds – BBC News

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Museum raids gang: How police caught £57m heist masterminds www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-35941797   5 April 2016 From the section Cambridgeshire Image caption This rhino horn at Norwich Castle Museum and Chinese artefacts at several other museums were the thieves' targets Months of covert phone monitoring led to the conviction of an organised crime gang involved in the theft ...

Fake Whiteley paintings sold for $3.6 million

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Fake Whiteley paintings sold for $3.6 million www.skynews.com.au/news/national/vic/2016/04/11/fake-whiteley-paintings-sold-for--3-6-million.html   Published: 7:18 pm, Monday, 11 April 2016 Two Brett Whiteley paintings that sold for more than $3 million were created in a Melbourne store room 15 years after the famous artist's death, a court has heard. Blue Lavender Bay, purchased for $2.5 million by Sydney ...