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Protected: A detective’s work at the MFA – Arts – The Boston Globe

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

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Mitterrand content de revoir en France le Degas volé au Havre

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Mitterrand content de revoir en France le Degas volé au Havre | Paris Normandie. Le tableau d’Edgar Degas, intitulé Les Blanchisseuses ou Blanchisseuses souffrant des dents, huile sur toile de 16 x 21 cm, déposé par l’Etat en 1961 au Musée Malraux du Havre et volé dans ce même musée en décembre 1973, a été retrouvé aux États-Unis ...

Protected: Athens, Greece: Chinese support for return of Marbles

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

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Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Museum returns Nazi-looted artwork

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Israel Museum returns Nazi-looted artwork http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/09/29/2741080/israel-museum-returns-nazi-looted-artwork September 29, 2010 JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Israel Museum has restituted a Paul Klee drawing to the estate of the Jewish art collector who owned the work before it was looted by the Nazis. Klee's 1920 drawing was owned by Harry Fuld J. from 1932 until 1941. ...

Munich, Germany: German court order return of stolen Cypriot treasures

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

German court order return of stolen Cypriot treasures http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus-problem/german-court-order-return-stolen-cypriot-treasures/20100928 By Natali Hami and George Psyllides Published on September 28, 2010 SCORES of valuable religious artefacts looted from churches in the Turkish-occupied north are a step closer to repatriation following the decision of a German court. Last week, a court in Munich ordered the ...

Munich, Germany: German court orders Cypriot treasures return

Monday, September 27th, 2010

German court orders Cypriot treasures return http://famagusta-gazette.com/german-court-orders-cypriot-treasures-return-p10853-69.htm BREAKING NEWS • Mon, Sep 27, 2010 A German court has ordered the repatriation of priceless Cypriot treasures, stolen from Cyprus’ northern Turkish occupied part of the country. A press release, issued by the Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus, says that in 2004 the Republic ...

Iraqi authorities demand Israel return antique Torah scroll

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Iraqi authorities demand Israel return antique Torah scroll http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article120208.ece By DAVID E. MILLER | THE MEDIA LINE Published: Aug 31, 2010 00:04 Updated: Aug 31, 2010 00:04 Iraq is demanding Israeli authorities return an antique Torah scroll smuggled into Israel in the early 1950s. Israel's Arutz Sheva reported that the ancient scroll, written in ...

Vienna, Austria: Schiele Art Back In Austria After Ownership Feud

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Schiele Art Back In Austria After Ownership Feud http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129377681 by The Associated Press VIENNA August 23, 2010, 11:34 am ET A 12-year battle over the possession of a painting that was stolen from a Jewish Austrian by the Nazis came to a close on Monday when the work by Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele ...

Vienna Psychotherapist Tackles Nazi-Era Art Claims at Museum

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Vienna Psychotherapist Tackles Nazi-Era Art Claims at Museum http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-17/vienna-psychotherapist-tackles-nazi-era-claims-at-museum-founded-by-father.html By Catherine Hickley - Aug 17, 2010 7:00 PM ET Tue Aug 17 23:00:01 GMT 2010 "Portrait of Wally" (1912) by Egon Schiele. The Leopold Museum in Vienna paid $19 million in a settlement, ending a decades-long dispute between the museum and the ...

Japan/Korea: Artifact transfer may cause friction

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Monday, Aug. 16, 2010 Artifact transfer may cause friction http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100816x2.html Ownership question could keep in Japan some Korean items seized during colonial rule Kyodo News Despite Prime Minister Naoto Kan's promise last week to give back artifacts to South Korea taken from the Korean Peninsula during Japan's colonial rule, major differences on the matter ...

Budapest, Hungary: Eastern Europe under spotlight on art restitution

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Eastern Europe under spotlight on art restitution http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/02/AR2010080201123.html By GEORGE JAHN The Associated Press Monday, August 2, 2010; 6:23 AM BUDAPEST, Hungary -- A tug-of-war in the United States over who owns a huge art trove seized by Hungary's Nazi henchmen is the most prominent example of disputed restitution policies in formerly communist eastern ...

Painting stolen by Nazi now on display in New York

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Painting stolen by Nazi now on display in New York http://edition.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/07/29/new.york.stolen.painting/#fbid=9ojdDUuCVGI By the CNN Wire Staff July 29, 2010 -- Updated 2327 GMT (0727 HKT) (CNN) -- A demur redhead in a modest black dress is making a brief appearance in New York, before finally returning home to Austria. "Portrait of Wally," painted by ...

Protected: Fighting for Art Justice; Lawyer Howard Spiegler helps clients reclaim stolen works of art

Monday, July 26th, 2010

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Mystery of family’s art unraveled: Stolen in World War II

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Mystery of family's art unraveled: Stolen in World War II http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/07/25/1581501/mystery-of-familys-art-unraveled.html Heinrich Buerkel artworks stolen in WWII era are returned to Germany. By Mark Washburn mwashburn@charlotteobserver.com Posted: Sunday, Jul. 25, 2010 In 1945, about 50 pieces of art from the Museum of Pirmasens were stolen. Among the items returned to the city this month are three ...

Dutch gov’t returns stolen antiquities to Iraq

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Dutch gov't returns stolen antiquities to Iraq http://www.paltelegraph.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1312:dutch-govt-returns-stolen-antiquities-to-iraq&catid=72:arts&Itemid=157 Friday, 10 July 2009 08:24 Germany, July 10, (Pal Telegraph) - The Dutch government has turned over dozens of antiquities stolen from Iraq to Baghdad's ambassador. The 69 pieces include cylindrical stone seals older than 2000 B.C. and a terra-cotta relief depicting a bearded man ...

Nazi Controversy Stirred as Liebermann Heirs Slam Auction Sale

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Nazi Controversy Stirred as Liebermann Heirs Slam Auction Sale http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-01/nazi-controversy-stirred-as-liebermann-heirs-slam-auction-sale.html By Catherine Hickley - Jul 1, 2010 German artist Max Liebermann. The Hamburg auction house Hauswedell & Nolte sold a Liebermann sketch that was in the artist's possession at his death in 1935, dismissing his heirs' warnings that the drawing was probably ...

Protected: Tang Dynasty sarcophagus brought back home

Friday, June 18th, 2010

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Salander Auction Raises $2.1 Million, Third of Lots Goes Unsold

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Salander Auction Raises $2.1 Million, Third of Lots Goes Unsold http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=ad4InxiDHP5s By Philip Boroff June 10 (Bloomberg) -- A painting of a kneeling Jesus attributed to the studio of El Greco sold for $386,500 at Christie’s International in New York, the top lot in a $2.1 million auction ...

Austria Urges Return of Altar Panels to Jewish Heir (Update1)

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Austria Urges Return of Altar Panels to Jewish Heir (Update1) http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-06-10/austria-urges-return-of-altar-panels-to-jewish-heir-update1-.html June 10, 2010, 11:54 AM EDT More From Businessweek By Catherine Hickley June 10 (Bloomberg) -- An Austrian government council recommended that two 16th-century Dutch altar panels, two paintings and two statuettes seized by the Nazis should be returned to the heir of their ...

UK appoints Envoy for post-Holocaust Issues

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Press release: Wednesday 9 June 2010 UK appoints Envoy for post-Holocaust Issues Foreign Secretary William Hague has appointed Sir Andrew Burns as the United Kingdom’s first Envoy for post-Holocaust Issues. Sir Andrew, a former UK Ambassador to Israel, will be responsible for leading the Government’s efforts on a range of important post-Holocaust ...

Descartes letter returned to French library

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Descartes letter returned to French library http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g5SktlpbtRb96K1jjLQrBrFxZopgD9G78LKG1 (AP) – 16 hours ago PARIS — A letter by 17th century French philosopher Rene Descartes that languished unnoticed in a U.S. college library for more than a century has been restored to France. The president of Haverford College — which has had the letter since 1902 ...

Looting Matters: Italian Prosecutor Calls for Return of Antiquities

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Looting Matters: Italian Prosecutor Calls for Return of Antiquities http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/2010/06/italian-prosecutor-we-want-to.html SWANSEA, Wales, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the call by an Italian prosecutor for the return of three lots due to be auctioned in New York. The seizure of a major photographic dossier in the Geneva Freeport continues to ...

Protected: Bring back our priceless heritage

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

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Library to pay for stolen Jewish books

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Library to pay for stolen Jewish books http://austrianindependent.com/news/General_News/2010-06-04/2992/Library_to_pay_for_stolen_Jewish_books The Austrian National Library said it would pay 135,000 euros (164,000 dollars) for thousands of books in its possession that were taken by the Nazis from Jews during World War II. In a symbolic gesture, library director Johanna Rachinger handed over the books to the ...

Protected: New Indian initiative for art looted during British rule

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

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‘Of all that we are fighting to preserve’

Monday, May 24th, 2010

'Of all that we are fighting to preserve' http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=283507 BY BRUCE KAUFFMANN FOR THE TH Advertisement Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during the Second World War, was not your typical soldier, as evidenced by the order he issued this week (May 26) in 1944, right before the Allied D-Day ...

Reassembled 15th-century altarpiece to go home

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Reassembled 15th-century altarpiece to go home http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Reassembled-15th-century-altarpiece-to-go-home/20696 St Korbinian panels by Friedrich Pacher will return to the Austrian pilgrimage church By Martin Bailey | From issue 213, May 2010 Published online 6 May 10 (Conservation) St Korbinian altarpiece london. A 500-year altarpiece by Friedrich Pacher has recently been reassembled and will go back to the Alpine ...

‘Monuments Men’ recovered art stolen by the Nazis

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

‘Monuments Men' recovered art stolen by the Nazis http://telegram.com/article/20100426/NEWS/4260395/1101 Author describes WWII heroics; 3 men had ties to Worcester Art Museum Robert Edsel talks about soldiers who located and saved thousands of works of art stolen from European museums by the Nazis. (T&G Staff/JIM COLLINS) By Kim Ring TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF Add a comment ...

Sweden to hand back historic Danish document

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Sweden to hand back historic Danish document http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2010/04/30/sweden-to-hand-back-historic-danish-document/ Posted on30 April 2010. Tags: culture, Denmark, document, history, jyske log, museums, Sweden Long running bartering between library directors has led to an agreement by Sweden to return an ancient text to Denmark. The Danish Code of Jutland, which enshrines property ownership and has been compared ...

Egypt on a mission to get back artifacts

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Egypt on a mission to get back artifacts http://www.suntimes.com/news/world/2196348,CST-NWS-tut25.article Comments April 24, 2010 SUN-TIMES STAFF, ASSOCIATED PRESS When the King Tut exhibit opened at Chicago's Field Museum in 2006, Egypt's antiquities chief Zahi Hawass turned the proceedings upside down, calling out Exelon CEO John Rowe for keeping a 2,600-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus in his office. "Antiquities ...

Greek bronze will stay in the Getty Villa

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Greek bronze will stay in the Getty Villa http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Greek-bronze-will-stay-in-the-Getty-Villa%20/20504 Museum rejects Italian judge’s decision because the Fano Athlete was found outside Italian waters By Martha Lufkin | From issue 212, April 2010 Published online 14 Apr 10 (Museums) BOSTON. The J. Paul Getty Trust is appealing against the decision by an Italian judge that a ...

Protected: [Editorial] Cultural repatriation

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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FBI Returns Paintings to Peru

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

http://www.ethiopianreview.com/news/62967 FBI Returns Paintings to Peru ethiopianreview.com | April 11th, 2010 at 4:35 am Today the FBI returned to the government of Peru two Colonial paintings that were recovered by the FBI Art Crime Team. FBI Assistant Director Kevin Perkins, Criminal Investigative Division, presented the artifacts to Ambassador Luis Miguel Valdivieso at a ...

Restitution of Sri Lankan artifacts

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Restitution of Sri Lankan artifacts http://www.island.lk/2010/04/13/opinion2.html Apropos my article on the above subject published in The Island mid last month, I regret that I have made an error when I referred to the King’s Crown which was stolen from the museum and melted was that of King Sri Wickrama Rajasinha which was ...