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Author Topic: February 2011 Archeology - Museums, Looted Goods, Crimes  (Read 2240 times)
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« Topic Start: February 05, 2011, 10:54:46 pm »

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Jewish artifacts stolen from a synagogue in Milan:
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/7280305.html

Second Temple coins and jugs found during a weapons search in Galilee:
http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=206567
 
Icons stolen from a Paphos church (Cypress):
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/crime/valuable-icons-stolen-paphos-church/20110205

Everyone is going gaga at Google's Art Project:
http://www.googleartproject.com/

Septimius Severus (Yorkshire Museum):
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/leisure/exhibitions/8826893.New_exhibition_about_Roman_Emperor_Septimius_Severus_at_the_Yorkshire_Museum/
 
Alexander the Great:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/feb/02/macedonia-exhibition-alexander-the-great

Poetry of Drawing:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-reviews/8293832/The-Poetry-of-Drawing-Birmingham-Museum-and-Art-Gallery-review.html

A couple of Titians are on tour of the US:
http://www.npr.org/2011/02/03/133441944/two-titian-masterpieces-traveling-through-u-s

Strange goings-on in relation to the Silk Road exhibition coming to UPenn:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1353962/Museum-exhibition-pulled-Chinese-travel-ban-4-000-year-old-mummy.html
 
... while Iran is grumpy with the Louvre:
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/1108046/1/.html

Big hopes for a Ming vase coming to auction:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/feb/02/ming-vase-auction-dorchester

More on the Pergamon Museum's reconstructions:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/30/uk-germany-museum-artefacts-idUKLNE70T00G20110130
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« Reply #1: February 13, 2011, 12:54:56 pm »


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Germany has returned a previously-purloined 4500 years b.p. battle axe to Iraq (finally):
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=4&article_id=124789

Another antiquities dealer in trouble ... this one's a bit different:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/07/antiquities-dealer-jail-greece

Very interesting followup to that stolen Judaica story (from Milan) a few weeks ago:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4024525,00.html

Burglars damaged St Hubert's church while stealing the collection box:
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/east-hampshire/burglars_strike_at_ancient_church_1_2392167

Someone has stolen the cross from the site of the Battle of Waterloo:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/outrage-after-theft-of-waterloo-battlefields-irreplaceable-cross-2208623.html

Cleopatra:
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110212/ENT07/102130325/In-search-Cleopatra?odyssey=nav|head(slideshow)

Teotihuacan:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=44910&int_modo=1

Alexander the Great:
http://www.witneygazette.co.uk/news/wgheadlines/8834966.Greek_s_golden_age_to_go_on_show_at_Ashmolean/

Terracotta Army:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=44908&int_modo=1

Picasso Guitars:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/arts/design/11picasso.html

Teapots by Design:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/nyregion/06artsnj.html

The mummies are coming to the UPenn museum after all:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=44929&int_modo=1
 
... in case you missed the original controversy:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/03/AR2011020306498.html

The Victorian sections of the National Museum of Scotland are reopening:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-12414212

Staff from the Naples Museum are seeking asylum in Germany?:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,743621,00.html

Arguing over some Gauguins:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/03/arts/design/03museum.html

Nice feature on the Getty Center and Villa:
http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2011/feb/11/travel-getty-center-and-getty-villa/

Latest developments in the Yale-returning-objects-to-Peru story:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=44930
 
The British Library has returned a (looted) 900 years b.p. religious manuscript to Italy:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/8309078/British-Library-returns-900-year-old-religious-manuscript-to-Italy.html

The Denver Art Museum is identifying Native American artists:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/arts/design/06names.html

An update on that Brooklyn-Museum-returning-items-to-Costa-Rica story from a while back:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=44891

Commentary on the Old Masters sales last week:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/05/arts/05iht-melik05.html

Similiter on Impressionist and Modern Art sales:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/arts/11iht-Melik11.html
 
... while Sotheby's has been accused to some forgery of documents (!) to cover up damage to a painting:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/8311543/Sothebys-accused-of-cover-up-over-damaged-Robert-Cecil-painting.html

More on the Pergamon Museum:
http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,2046385,00.html

... and a nice slideshow on same:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/8316294/Ancient-Syrian-sculptures-destroyed-in-World-War-II-reconstructed-from-fragments.html
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« Reply #2: February 16, 2011, 09:28:39 am »

This one is really interesting, especially since I'm trying to convince the hubby to visit the UPenn museum with me this weekend.  It is only 45 minutes from my home.
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« Reply #3: February 20, 2011, 12:19:35 pm »


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Some stolen Chinese antiquities turned up at Newark Liberty Airport:
http://www.paramuspost.com/article.php/20110217182738650

... and some antiquities turned up in the homes of a deposed Tunisian president's family:
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Antiquities+found+in+homes+of+deposed+Tunisian+president%E2%80%99s+family/23188

Some more objects were returned to Iraq:
http://delmarvanow.com/article/20110219/NEWS01/110219004/1002/rss

Tut Exhibition in Minnesota:
http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/art/116413804.html

Cleo:
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110219/ENT07/102190349/1196/ENT/Cleopatra-benefactors-enjoy-homecoming?odyssey=nav|

Olmec Masterworks:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/18/DDAN1HODQQ.DTL

Lod Mosaic:
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2011/feb/14/lod-mosaic/

Secrets of the Silk Road:
http://thedp.com/article/mummies-exhibit-reopens-museum

Pompeii:
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/experience-pompeii-before-and-after-the-epic-eruption-2000-years-ago-in-a-world-premiere-exhibit-at-discovery-times-square-116302684.html

Eadweard Muybridge:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/18/us/18bcmuybridge.html?ref=sanfranciscobayarea

Cashmere Shawls:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/nyregion/30artct.html

A new archaeological museum is coming to Marbella:
http://www.theolivepress.es/2011/02/19/marbella-museum-will-feature-ancient-roman-collection/

Interesting feature on J. Paul Getty and his collection:
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-frammolino-getty-20110220,0,6608952.story

The SLAM is trying to keep a mummy mask Egypt wants back:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45044

More money for the Smithsonian:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/14/new-budget-includes-increase-for-the-smithsonian-institution/

The Brooklyn Museum is choosing items for an exhibition in a rather interesting manner:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/arts/design/11vogel.html?_r=1

In case you're into wax presidents:
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/02/17/arts/AP-US-Wax-Presidents.html

The Met is planning a 'digital expansion':
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/arts/design/12campbell.html

Financial problems at the Seaport Museum:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/19/arts/design/19seaport.html

... while the Barnum Museum needs to repair tornado damage:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/18/arts/design/18antiques.html

Nice feature on the Frick's Rembrandts:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/18/arts/design/18rembrandt.html
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Not sure how you go about stealing a 160 ton statue of Ramses II:
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/329120

... but perhaps the plans were to destroy it?:
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/7300621.html

Another pensioner in Italy with a stash of antiquities:
http://www.croatiantimes.com/news/Around_the_World/2011-02-22/17383/Nice_Little_Urner

Some missing Sumerian artifacts were returned to Iraq by Finland:
http://www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news%5C2011-02-21%5Ckurd.htm

Cleopatra (Review):
http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/article-22756-cleopatra-%28review%29.html

Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World at the British Museum:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/feb/19/afghanistan-crossroads-exhibition-british-museum

... and a nice feature on the guy who saved much of them from the Taliban:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/8349271/Defying-the-Taliban-to-preserve-Afghanistans-treasures.html

Secrets of the Silk Road (Penn Museum):
http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20110227_Art__The_mummies_at_the_Penn_Museum_say_a_lot_about_humanity_s_spread.html

Book of Kings (Sackler Gallery):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/26/arts/26iht-MELIKIAN26.html

Steam Boilers:
http://www.flogris.org/exhibitions/2011/11HSB.html

Bridge of Knowledge (Brunei Gallery in London):
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/8339636/SOAS-inside-the-school-of-exotic-wonders.html

Six Ancient Cities of Mesoamerica:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45239

Olmec:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45129

Vienna 1900:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/25/arts/design/25vienna.html

Kasper Collection:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/arts/design/23kasper.html

Warren Cup:
http://www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/id/3471

Feature on Egyptian antiquities in Turin:
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/news/egypt%E2%80%99s-museums-xviii-museum-egyptian-antiquities-turin

Feature on a couple of Titians in Scotland:
http://www.npr.org/2011/02/22/133963304/a-tale-of-two-sexy-titian-masterpieces

Some 'dirty laundry' being aired in Sotheby's catalogs:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/25/arts/design/25antiques.html

Turkey is demanding that Germany return that sphinx from Hattusa (again):
http://www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20110224-33323.html
 
Some images of Alexander the Great are coming to auction at Bonham's:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45242

Some historic African American murals are to be restored and sent on tour:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/historic-african-american-murals-to-be-restored/

More Pergamon Museum/Tell Halaf coverage:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/02/23/tell.halaf.reconstruction/
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