Art type: Art

Ghent Altarpiece: 'most stolen' artwork has new €30m home in bulletproof glass

(Belgium)

Daniel Boffey (2021). Ghent Altarpiece: 'most stolen' artwork has new €30m home in bulletproof glass. The Guardian. 25 March.

Smithsonian and Berlin museums join forces to investigate Asian art provenance

(Germany; United States of America)

Catherine Hickley (2020). Smithsonian and Berlin museums join forces to investigate Asian art provenance. The Art Newspaper. 10 December.

Dutch government criticizes its own policy on Holocaust-stolen art

(Netherlands)

Cnaan Liphshiz (2020). Dutch government criticizes its own policy on Holocaust-stolen art. The Times of Israel. 9 December.

Supreme court hears arguments in landmark cases over art stolen by Nazis during Holocaust

(United States of America)

Ed Pilkington (2020). Supreme court hears arguments in landmark cases over art stolen by Nazis during Holocaust. The Guardian. 8 December.

Looted Nazi Art Again Before Supreme Court

(United States of America)

Nina Totenberg (2020). Looted Nazi Art Again Before Supreme Court. NPR. 7 December.

Bronze idol stolen from temple

(India)

The Times of India (2020). Bronze idol stolen from temple. The Times of India. 12 November.

Minneapolis art museum criticised for keeping ancient Indigenous objects

(United States of America)

Gabriella Angeleti (2020). Minneapolis art museum criticised for keeping ancient Indigenous objects. The Art Newspaper. 9 November.

Hundreds of metal thefts in West Yorkshire last year

(United Kingdom)

Will Killner (2020). Hundreds of metal thefts in West Yorkshire last year. Telegraph & Argus. 6 September.

Interpol busca más de 5 mil obras de arte que fueron robadas en el país

(Argentina)

Leonardo Nieva (2020). Interpol busca más de 5 mil obras de arte que fueron robadas en el país. Perfil. 14 March.

Looted by Nazis, almost blown up and now restored: on the trail of the art crime of the century

(Belgium)

Mick Brown (2020). Looted by Nazis, almost blown up and now restored: on the trail of the art crime of the century. The Telegraph. 11 March.

Italy hands Nazi-looted Renaissance sculpture from the Uffizi to Germany

(Germany; Italy)

Catherine Hickley (2020). Italy hands Nazi-looted Renaissance sculpture from the Uffizi to Germany. The Art Newspaper. 21 February.

'Unique' paintings stolen from Limerick church found `tattered' and `crumbling'

(Ireland)

Jess Casey (2018). 'Unique' paintings stolen from Limerick church found `tattered' and `crumbling'. Limerick Leader. 21 December.

Stolen korowai returned

(New Zealand)

Jessica Tyson (2018). Stolen korowai returned. Maori Television. 2 July.

Scuffles break out as artworks removed from Catalan city's museum

(Spain)

Sam Jones (2017). Scuffles break out as artworks removed from Catalan city's museum. The Guardian. 11 December.

Centre set up in Idlib to protect Syrian heritage sites

(Syria)

TRT World (2017). Centre set up in Idlib to protect Syrian heritage sites. TRT World. 7 November.

Maharashtra museum to get better security, go solar

(India)

Dhaval Kulkarni (2017). Maharashtra museum to get better security, go solar. DNA. 11 October.

Open 'art market' may put a price tag on our Gods

(India)

Vijay Kumar (2017). Open 'art market' may put a price tag on our Gods. The Times of India. 11 October.

Two held with antique idols, painting

(India)

The Hitavada (2017). Two held with antique idols, painting. The Hitavada. 6 October.

Madhya Pradesh STF arrests 2 men for smuggling antiques

(India)

P. Naveen (2017). Madhya Pradesh STF arrests 2 men for smuggling antiques. The Times of India. 5 October.

Antiques smugglers had a free run of state's heritage

(India)

Tribune News Service (2017). Antiques smugglers had a free run of state's heritage. The Tribune. 19 September.

Missing a creative curator

(Nepal)

Kanak Mani Dixit (2017). Missing a creative curator. Nepali Times. 28 July.

Roban busto del padre Jaime Salcido, estaba en la iglesia de Fátima

(Mexico)

Bust of Father Jaime Salcido stolen, was at the church of Fátima

Pepe Ávila (2017). Roban busto del padre Jaime Salcido, estaba en la iglesia de Fátima. Expreso. 16 April.

Germany to appeal first ruling allowing Nazi-looted art claim against it in U.S. court

(United States of America; Germany)

Spencer S. Hsu (2017). Germany to appeal first ruling allowing Nazi-looted art claim against it in U.S. court. The Washington Post. 14 April.

Woman suspected of stealing painting, police say

(United States of America)

Channel 3000 (2017). Woman suspected of stealing painting, police say. Channel 3000. 13 March.

Police ask for help finding stolen painting

(United States of America)

Channel 3000 (2017). Police ask for help finding stolen painting. Channel 3000. 11 March.

Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca

(Morocco; Italy)

ANSA (2017). Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca. ANSA. 16 February.

Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities. Tornos News. 15 February.

Vandals target display of multifaith artworks at Gloucester Cathedral

(United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe (2017). Vandals target display of multifaith artworks at Gloucester Cathedral. The Guardian. 12 February.

Call for Italy's quake-stricken works to return home for treatment

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2017). Call for Italy's quake-stricken works to return home for treatment. The Art Newspaper. 3 February.

Philip Johnson Chapel Vandalized in Dallas

(United States of America)

Hrag Vartanian (2017). Philip Johnson Chapel Vandalized in Dallas. Hyperallergic. 10 January.

Statue Widely Ridiculed After Restoration Returned to Artist

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Statue Widely Ridiculed After Restoration Returned to Artist. ArtNet News. 28 December.

London church to be reunited with stolen 16th-century carving

(United Kingdom; Belgium)

Dalya Alberge (2016). London church to be reunited with stolen 16th-century carving. The Guardian. 21 December.

A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke

(Netherlands)

Milan Schreuer (2016). A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke. The New York Times. 19 December.

New Exhibition Shows Poland Using Jewish Gravestones to Build Walls, Sidewalks, Playgrounds

(Poland; United States of America)

JNi.Media (2016). New Exhibition Shows Poland Using Jewish Gravestones to Build Walls, Sidewalks, Playgrounds. The Jewish Press. 13 December.

Man guilty of stealing Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Man guilty of stealing Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting. BBC News. 5 December.

Aboriginal art depicting Wandjina figure that sparked aliens theory to be reclaimed by traditional owners

(Australia)

Erin Parke (2016). Aboriginal art depicting Wandjina figure that sparked aliens theory to be reclaimed by traditional owners. ABC Australia. 4 December.

Obras de arte en 'busca y captura'

(Spain)

Works of art in 'search and capture'

Carlos Fonesca (2016). Obras de arte en 'busca y captura'. Voz Populi. 5 November.

Santa Fe art dealer, Harvard reach deal over book's photos

(United States of America)

Anne Constable (2016). Santa Fe art dealer, Harvard reach deal over book's photos. Santa Fe New Mexican. 4 September.

Sacred Maori paintings taken from King Country trust boardroom

(New Zealand)

The New Zealand Herald (2016). Sacred Maori paintings taken from King Country trust boardroom. The New Zealand Herald. 23 August.

Opposing Corporate Theft of Mayan Textiles, Weavers Appeal to Guatemala's High Court

(Guatemala)

Jeff Abbott (2016). Opposing Corporate Theft of Mayan Textiles, Weavers Appeal to Guatemala's High Court. Truthout. 14 August.

Tráfico de bienes culturales: Esto es un robo, señores

(Argentina)

Trafficking of cultural property: This is theft, folks

Sergio Carreras (2016). Tráfico de bienes culturales: Esto es un robo, señores. La Voz. 7 August.

Theft of three retablos from Spanish Market shocks, saddens artists

(United States of America)

Andrew Oxford (2016). Theft of three retablos from Spanish Market shocks, saddens artists. Santa Fe New Mexican. 5 August.

INAH debe entregar documentos sobre robo de piezas de arte

(Mexico)

INAH must release documents about theft of pieces of art

Quadratin (2016). INAH debe entregar documentos sobre robo de piezas de arte. Quadratin. 12 July.

Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2016). Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector. Murcia Today. 22 June.

Revealed: how altarpiece broke in disastrous fall at London's National Gallery

(United Kingdom)

Emily Sharpe (2016). Revealed: how altarpiece broke in disastrous fall at London's National Gallery. The Art Newspaper. 9 June.

No fue Thomas Crown, fue un butronero: el perfil del ladrón de arte en España

(Spain)

Not Thomas Crown, but a hole-maker: the profile of an art thief in Spain

Rebeca Fernández (2016). No fue Thomas Crown, fue un butronero: el perfil del ladrón de arte en España. El Confidencial. 22 May.

Stolen artworks and archaeological artifacts seized as Bullas resident is arrested

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2016). Stolen artworks and archaeological artifacts seized as Bullas resident is arrested. Murcia Today. 9 March.

Government's Search for Antiques Boundless as Harihara Ceremony a Success

(Cambodia; France)

Mom Kunthear (2016). Government's Search for Antiques Boundless as Harihara Ceremony a Success. Khmer Times. 21 January.

Los robos y falsificaciones de arte abortados en el último lustro superan los 150 millones

(Spain)

Robberies and forgeries of seized art in the last year tops 150 million

José Ramón Villalba (2016). Los robos y falsificaciones de arte abortados en el último lustro superan los 150 millones. Ideal. 20 January.

Thief stole painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley during wedding

(United Kingdom)

Lucy Leeson (2016). Thief stole painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley during wedding. Hull Daily Mail. 1 January.

How did a former Italian art thief end up dead in a London canal?

(United Kingdom)

Andrew Anthony (2015). How did a former Italian art thief end up dead in a London canal?. The Guardian. 4 October.

The National Museum: Gilded threads of gifting and looting

(India; Russia)

Nayanjot Lahiri (2015). The National Museum: Gilded threads of gifting and looting. Hindustan Times. 24 July.

Stolen art? Why no one can say for sure

(General)

Charlotte Burns (2015). Stolen art? Why no one can say for sure. The Art Newspaper. 2 June.

Se roban piezas de arte en Antigua Guatemala

(Guatemala)

Art stolen in Antigua, Guatemala

Alicia Álvarez (2015). Se roban piezas de arte en Antigua Guatemala. Contra Poder. 31 May.

Nepal's Only National Art Collection in Peril After Earthquake

(Nepal)

Benjamin Sutton (2015). Nepal's Only National Art Collection in Peril After Earthquake. Hyperallergic. 8 May.

Buscan recuperar más de 50.000 piezas de arte

(Bolivia)

Seeking to recover more than 50,000 artworks

Opinión (2015). Buscan recuperar más de 50.000 piezas de arte. Opinión. 11 April.

Museums Begin Returning Artifacts to India in Response to Investigation

(United States of America; India)

Tom Mashberg (2015). Museums Begin Returning Artifacts to India in Response to Investigation. The New York Times. 7 April.

State rejects most restitution claims

(Czech Republic)

Czech News Agency (2015). State rejects most restitution claims. Prague Post. 7 January.

Theft! The tragedy at El Calvario and the painting of Tomás de Merlo

(Guatemala)

Benjamin Patrick Reeves (2014). Theft! The tragedy at El Calvario and the painting of Tomás de Merlo. Revue Guatemala. 6 March.