Protected: ‘Schilderijdief liet zich in kerk insluiten’

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

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Protected: Is Tudor Parfitt a fraud or is he? Take the ngoma back to “civilisation”

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

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De rol van waardering en waarde bij de risicoanalyse

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Op de KVCE LinkedIn groep plaatste Renate van Leijen eergisteren het onderstaande bericht: Richtlijn culturele waardering historische interieurs beschikbaar -... From: Instituut Collectie Nederland | February 02, 2010 http://www.linkedin.com/news?home=&gid=2637356&trk=myg_ugrp_news De Richtlijn van het ICN is te vinden op: http://snipurl.com/u9pzl Renate vermeldt: “Bij de uitvoering van een risicoanalyse is het belangrijk om inzicht in de waarde ...

SHAMEFUL DECISION BY FRENCH COURT. French army looted 297 books out of Korean royal archive

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

French court dismisses S Korean suit to restitute historic texts www.chinaview.cn SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- A French court dropped an administrative suit filed by South Korean activists claiming the French government should return the royal texts its troops looted during its invasion more than a century ago, activists in Seoul said ...

Protected: Czech police present web portal of stolen artifact pictures

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

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Art fence sentenced (Roerich Museum theft)

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Art fence sentenced By LAURA ITALIANO A depressed heroin addict got a no-jail deal yesterday for trying to sell a stolen drawing worth $125,000 to an undercover cop at a Lower East Side Starbucks last year. "I'm very sorry for what happened," Natella Croussouloudis, 42, of Brooklyn, said at her sentencing for possessing ...

Iraqi police seize artifacts amid smuggling fears. Officials were tipped off that the statues and shards might be smuggled out of the country

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Iraqi police seize artifacts amid smuggling fears Officials were tipped off that the statues and shards might be smuggled out of the country http://machinist.salon.com/technology/archaeology/index.html?story=/news/2010/01/05/ml_iraq_antiquities Iraqi police on Tuesday seized a small cache of ancient statues and other artifacts in the south of the country, officials said, after authorities feared the items would be ...

Puerto Rico: Stolen medals found 18 years later

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Puerto Rico: Stolen medals found 18 years later Associated Press 2010-01-06 05:01 AM Three stolen military medals dating back to the Spanish-American War have been found by a landscaping crew 18 years after they were taken from a museum. A U.S. National Park Service spokeswoman says the medals were awarded to the last military ...

Chicago Man Admits He Sold Bogus Picassos on eBay

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO (AP) -- A suburban Chicago man pleaded guilty Tuesday to swindling at least 250 people out of more than $1 million through the sale of counterfeit prints advertised as the work of Pablo Picasso and other major contemporary artists. Michael Zabrin of Northbrook admitted sometimes paying between ...

Einsturz des Kölner Stadtarchivs — weiter ungeklärte Ursache

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Die konkreten Ursachen für den Einsturz des Kölner Stadtarchivs am dritten März 2009 sind weiter ungeklärt. Zwei Personen kamen damals ums Leben. Der gesamte finanzielle Schaden wird auf etwa eine Milliarde Euro geschätzt. Ein Zusammenhang des Unglücks mit dem Neubau der Nord-Süd-Bahn genannten U-Bahn-Strecke in Köln scheint zwar gewiss zu sein, ...

Kwame Opoku – WHERE THE ROSETTA STONE BELONGS MAY NOT BE SET IN STONE BUT IS STATED IN DOCUMENTS: ROSETTA, EGYPT.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

WHERE THE ROSETTA STONE BELONGS MAY NOT BE SET IN STONE BUT IS STATED IN DOCUMENTS: ROSETTA, EGYPT. “The time has come when the British Museum should recognise the change in relative status between Britain and the rest of the world. We are no longer the imperial masters and increasingly need ...

Jakarta – Police uncover ancient statue theft syndicate

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Police uncover ancient statue theft syndicate Suherdjoko , The Jakarta Post , Klaten, Central Java   |  Mon, 01/04/2010 10:10 PM  |  National Central Java Police has uncovered a syndicate that has stolen two ancient statues from Plaosan Buddhist temples in Klaten near Yogyakarta and arrested three men responsible for ...

Protected: LAS VEGAS – An original LeRoy Neiman painting worth more than $100,000 was stolen from a Las Vegas art gallery last week. A $5,000 reward has been posted by the gallery.

Monday, January 4th, 2010

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Auschwitz-Diebstahl nur PR Kampagne ?

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Veröffentlicht in : Nachrichten, Aktuelles http://polskaweb.eu/arbeit-macht-frei-schriftzug-macht-schlagzeilen-5637663673.html Krakau - Deutsche, britische, schwedische und polnische Medien berichten schon seit Wochen über den Diebstahl des Schriftzuges "Arbeit macht frei" vom Eingangstor der KZ-Gedenkstätte Auschwitz. Doch die Qualität derartiger Meldungen lässt nach Abwägung der tatsächlichen Umstände des Falles nur einen Schluß zu, wir haben es wie ...

Wie Fachleute aus Münster tausende Kölner Dokumente retteten

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Wie Fachleute aus Münster tausende Kölner Dokumente retteten dpa am 4. Januar 2010 11:55 Uhr MÜNSTER / KÖLN Als vor zehn Monaten in Köln das Stadtarchiv in sich zusammenstürzte, fürchteten Historiker den Verlust vieler wertvoller Dokumente. Fachleute begannen sofort damit, das durchnässte Archivgut zu trocknen. In Münster, wohin ein Großteil der Dokumente ...

Egypt to aid return of Asian, African stolen artifacts

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Egypt to aid return of Asian, African stolen artifacts ACCRA MAIL    | Africa Cairo - Egypt's antiquities chief said Wednesday he will hold a conference in the first quarter of 2010 to coordinate the strategy of African and Asian countries who had artifacts 'stolen' from within their borders. 'At the end of March ...

Protected: A museum to save an Ethiopian tribe’s soul

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

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DRAGUIGNAN, France — Around 30 paintings, including works by Picasso and Rousseau, valued at around a million euros (1.4 million dollars), have been stolen from a private villa in the south of France

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Picasso, Rousseau paintings stolen in France DRAGUIGNAN, France — Around 30 paintings, including works by Picasso and Rousseau, valued at around a million euros (1.4 million dollars), have been stolen from a private villa in the south of France, police said Saturday. But a Modigliani initially believed to be part of the ...

Marseille Police Let Watchman Go in Degas Theft

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Deepening the mystery over the theft of a valuable painting by the 19th-century French artist Edgar Degas, the police in Marseille on Friday released a night watchman who had been detained for questioning the day before. He was on duty when the work, valued at about $1.15 million, vanished from ...

Theft Degas from French Museum may have been an inside job.

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

$48m art theft may have been inside job From: AFP January 01, 2010 2:21AM A PAINTING by 19th century artist Edgar Degas worth 30 million euros ($48.15 million) was stolen overnight from a French museum. The colourful image of singers performing on a theatre stage was missing when staff opened up the Cantini ...

savingantiquities: A Closer Look at China’s Intentions: Reacting to the New York Times (plus response by Dr. Kwame Opoku)

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

A Closer Look at China's Intentions: Reacting to the New York Times On December 17th, the New York Times published an article regarding China’s ongoing international mission to survey and examine Chinese antiquities taken from Beijing’s Old Summer Palace (or Yuanmingyuan 圓明園) that are currently house in museums and private collections ...

The Awkward Case for Preserving Holocaust Relics

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

By: Michael Scott Moore The theft in Poland of a Holocaust relic — the Arbeit Macht Frei sign at Auschwitz — had historians and memorialists around the world this month in an uncomfortable posture of outrage. Some of them seemed as upset as jewellers over the theft of the Hope Diamond, ...

Poland to ask Sweden for help over theft of Auschwitz sign

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Poland will formally seek Sweden's help in investigating the theft of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" ("Work Sets You Free") sign from the Auschwitz memorial, confirming that Polish authorities suspect a Swedish link in the crime. Published: 7:00AM GMT 30 Dec 2009 Boguslawa Marcinkowska, a spokeswoman for Krakow prosecutors, said her office would ...

Preserving the cultural heritage of Ghana [Do we have an ‘Acquisition’s of (Heritage) Arts team in Ghana?]….

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Preserving the cultural heritage of Ghana [Do we have an ‘Acquisition’s of (Heritage) Arts team in Ghana?]…. Feast your eyes on the following art treasures –they hail from Ghana. Wouldn’t it be amazing to own a piece of Ghanaian history –or better still, wouldn’t it be great if these treasures were ...

Arrest over theft of £50,000 work on camellias from RHS library

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Arrest over theft of £50,000 work on camellias from RHS library Chris Smyth A former accountant suspected of stealing a rare 13-volume work on camellias from the Royal Horticultural Society library has been arrested. William Jacques, 40, a Cambridge graduate, is alleged to have stolen the books, worth about £50,000, from the RHS ...

Lawyer Drops Art Heist Victims As Clients / Memo Accuses Sheriff’s Department Of Cronyism

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Lawyer Drops Art Heist Victims As Clients Memo Accuses Sheriff's Department Of Cronyism PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- The lawyer for two men who allege they are victims of one of the country's largest art heists dropped both clients, citing a conflict of interest. Vicki St. John said she dropped Dr. Ralph Kennaugh and ...

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — An owner targeted in a big Pebble Beach art heist sent out a document making some fascinating claims and charges.

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Memo Released By Pebble Beach Art Heist Victim Document Written To DA's Office PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- An owner targeted in a big Pebble Beach art heist sent out a document making some fascinating claims and charges. Art collector Benjamin Amadio wrote a lengthy memo to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office that ...

Stolen Painting by Leonardo Goes Back on View at the National Galleries in Scotland

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Gallery assistant Clare McCormack poses for photographers next to "The Madonna of the Yarnwinder" by Leonardo da Vinci during a photocall at the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland. EDINBURGH.- The National Gallery of Scotland announced that the painting, "The Madonna of the Yarnwinder" by Leonardo da Vinci went ...

Protected: Thieves gut historic Carroll’s clock at MOHAI

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

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Saudi heritage needs better care: Prince Sultan Bin Salman

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Saudi heritage needs better care: Prince Sultan Bin Salman By Wafa Badawood “In my view, we are still lagging behind in caring for our national antiquities and historical heritage.” This was the frank assessment by Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, Chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), on ...

A Chicago man is suing his insurance company AXA for allegedly failing to compensate him for the loss of two violin bows valued at $290,000.

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Zoran Stoyanovich says that he was the owner of two violin bows - one by Nicolaus Kittel valued at $155,000 and one by Francois Xavier Tourte valued at $135,000 - that were insured under a policy with AXA Art Insurance Corporation.  According to the complaint, the following occurred: - In June 2007, ...

Kwame Opoku – RETURN OF THE ROSETTA STONE TO EGYPT: LIMITS TO THE GREED OF THE SELF-STYLED UNIVERSAL MUSEUMS.

Monday, December 21st, 2009

“Generally speaking, it is clear that cultural property is most important to the people who created it or for whom it was created or whose particular identity and history is bound up with it. This cannot be compared with the scholastic or even inspirational influence on those who merely acquire ...

Gestohlene “Arbeit-macht-frei”-Aufschrift gefunden

Monday, December 21st, 2009

21. Dezember 2009, 09:58 Fünf Verdächtige im Norden Polens festgenommen - Motiv für Diebstahl noch unklar Warschau - Die berüchtigte Inschrift "Arbeit macht frei" vom Eingangstor des früheren NS- Konzentrationslagers Auschwitz ist wiedergefunden worden. Wie ein Sprecher der Polizei im polnischen Krakau (Krakow) in der Nacht auf Montag mitteilte, wurden fünf Männer ...

Protected: One of the world’s most prestigious antique dealers, Partridge Fine Art, has become embroiled in a legal battle amid allegations of “systematic fraud and counterfeiting” going back decades.

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

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An investigation has been launched into whether the Italian government paid £2.9 million for a figure of Christ on the cross, falsely attributed to Michelangelo.

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Michelangelo figure may be a fake An investigation has been launched into whether the Italian government paid £2.9 million for a figure of Christ on the cross, falsely attributed to Michelangelo. By Nick Squires in Rome Published: 5:19PM GMT 17 Dec 2009 The wooden carving was bought a year ago from an art ...

Nach Raub der Mendelssohn-Büste der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig: Dr. Wulff Aengevelt (Düsseldorf) lobt 1.000 Euro zur Ergreifung der Täter aus.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Fieberhafte Suche nach Mendelssohn-Büste Nach Raub der Mendelssohn-Büste der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig: Dr. Wulff Aengevelt (Düsseldorf) lobt 1.000 Euro zur Ergreifung der Täter aus. Mit Entsetzen reagierte Dr. Wulff Aengevelt, Mitglied und Vorsitzender des Kuratoriums des Freundeskreises der Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" (HMT), auf den ...

Verbrecher verspekulieren sich bei Kunstrauben

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

16 MILLIONEN DOLLAR PRO TAG Verbrecher verspekulieren sich bei Kunstrauben VON PETER DITTMAR15. Dezember 2009, 11:31 Uhr Nur der Handel mit Drogen und Menschen scheint für Kriminelle lukrativer: Pro Jahr werden Kunstwerke im Wert von rund sechs Milliarden Dollar gestohlen, hauptsächlich in Italien und Frankreich. Nur wenige von ihnen gelangen zurück in die ...

The adventures of Egypt’s famous antiquities hunter in Paris

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

During Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's visit to Paris, France handed over five ancient Egyptian relics. But for Zahi Hawass, the flamboyant Egyptologist at the heart of the latest antiquities scrap, the mission is not yet over. By Guillaume LOIRET (text) Gone are the days when young French writer André Malraux, who would ...

$12.3 million in Smithsonian property is missing, inspector general says

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

$12.3 million in Smithsonian property is missing, inspector general says Since 2005, the Smithsonian Institution has lost $12.3 million in personal property, including 89 laptop computers. A. Sprightley Ryan, the Smithsonian's inspector general, told a congressional committee Thursday that management had failed to hold employees responsible for pilfering items belonging to the ...

Archaeologists want anti-looting organisation

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Habtra, Iraq: there have been fears over stolen antiquites in the region Archaeologists from around the world are meeting in Cambridge University to discuss the setting up of an international body to prevent the looting of historic sites. The Illicit Antiquities Research Centre, based at the university's McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, ...