February 14, 2024
A stolen painting by Ivan Aivazovsky? This work is set to be auctioned in Russia in four days.
Full Moon Night, 1878 by Ivan Aivazovsky There are 32 stolen paintings listed in the INTERPOL Works of Art database by the Romantic painte...
February 8, 2024
Reclaimed Heritage: A Cambodian Buddha Goes Home
Seized by Swiss authorities in the Canton of Basel 10 years ago, this 18th or19th century (Khmer empire) Buddha, seated in vajraparyankasana...
February 5, 2024
The Ongoing Struggle Against Illicit Cultural Item Smuggling from Ukraine
As stated on the official Facebook page of the State Customs Service of Ukraine , customs officers in Chernivtsi foiled an attempt to smugg...
January 27, 2024
Italy Takes Action: Preventive Seizure Decree Targets Stolen Books from Girolamini Library and a list of Hot Texts
Italy's Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with the Public Prosecutor's Office at the Court of Naples, has announced a significan...
January 25, 2024
New Convictions and Sentences in the Geneva Museum Heist Saga
May 31, 2019: Prelude to the Heist The account of the Geneva Museum Heist begins on May 31, 2019, when British national Stewart Ahearne take...
January 21, 2024
Spanish Police Recover 71 Historical Artefacts and Arrest 6 of 10 members of an Art Trafficking Ring
This week the Spanish newspaper El Pais reported on an important victory by the Brigada de Patrimonio Histórico de la Policía Judicial in th...
January 18, 2024
Breakthrough in Decade-Long Art Heist: Stolen Chagall and Picasso Paintings Recovered in Antwerp Raid
In a stunning turn of events, two valuable paintings, L’homme en prière by Marc Chagall and a version of Tête by Pablo Picasso, stolen fr...
January 12, 2024
Three houses of Vittorio Sgarbi searched and the painting attributed to Rutilio Manetti seized.
Image Credit Vittorio Sgarbi via Facebook This week, the Public Prosecutor's Office at the Court of Macerata initiated an investigation ...
January 7, 2024
The Judgement of St. Paul or The Capture of Saint Peter? A tail of theft and perhaps too many coincidences
February 2013 Castello di Buriasco A large format oil painting is stolen from the Castello di Buriasco (Pinerolo). The painting was owned ...
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