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Author Topic: May 2011 Archeology - Museums, Looted Goods, & Crimes  (Read 3231 times)
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« Topic Start: May 01, 2011, 12:01:58 pm »

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Brief item on some looting at the Elefsina site (Greece):
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_2_29/04/2011_389059

A 17th century Bible box was stolen from a church in Worcestershire (England):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-13239991

Clumsy policemen came across a pile of antiquities during a routine traffic check in Cyprus:
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/police-stumble-antiquities-haul/20110429

More guilty pleas in the Utah case:
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/51721284-78/artifacts-federal-smith-guilty.html.csp

Mexico returned a smuggled artifact to Egypt:
http://www.zawya.com/story.cfm/sidANA20110428T082300ZJEW74/Mexico_returns_smuggled_ancient_Egypt_artifact
 
Palestine returned a couple of items believed to be Egyptian this week as well:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/10980/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Palestine-handed-over-to-Egypt-two-objects-thougt-.aspx

Lod Mosaic (Legion of Honor- San Francisco, CA):
http://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/fine-arts/2011/04/large-mosaic-unearthed-israel-view-legion-honor

Teotihuacan (CaixaForum - Barcelona, Spain):
http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=46433

Thomas Lawrence (Yale Center for British Art):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/nyregion/thomas-lawrence-regency-power-and-brilliance-review.html

Human Connections (Bruce Museum- Greenwich, CT):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/03/nyregion/03artct.html

Iraq's ancient past (Penn Museum – PA):
http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v57/n31/iraq.html

Indiana Jones (Montreal, Canada):
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hERhIa9XeUF4KZY2TFjRZLD-nO8g?docId=CNG.613f6ac884f079ed97d36f6c79ef1eb5.51

Jan Gossaert's Renaissance (National Gallery - London):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/30/arts/30iht-melikian30.html

Gabriel Metsu (National Gallery of Art – Washington DC):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/29/arts/design/gabriel-metsu-1629-1667-at-national-gallery-review.html

National Civil War Museum (Harrisburg, PA):
http://www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/index_1.php

Arguing over attribution at the Met:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/a-drama-of-art-attribution-to-play-out-at-the-metropolitan-museum/

France returned a number of books to Korea:
http://www.ptinews.com/news/1551600_France-returns-another-batch-of-Korean-royal-books-

The Smithsonian is coming under more pressure in regards to its "Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures ..." exhibition:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/arts/design/smithsonian-sunken-treasure-show-poses-ethics-questions.html

... and a similar debate is brewing at the Sackler:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/arts-post/post/another-smithsonian-debate-should-the-sackler-gallery-show-artifacts-from-a-commercially-excavated-shipwreck/2011/04/28/AFAfSP8E_blog.html

The Baghdad Museum is setting up a special hall just for recovered artifacts:
http://www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news%5C2011-04-25%5Ckurd.htm

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is slated to open in 2012:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/44/11054/Heritage/Museums/National-Museum-of-Egyptian-Civilisation-to-open-i.aspx

Remember that Qing Dynasty vase that some UK couple found in their attic or whatever and it brought a record price at auction? Seems the Chinese buyer has not paid (and denies involvement?):
http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2011/04/25/chinese-billionaire-hasnt-paid-for-80-million-vase/

... another 'found' Chinese antique is valued at a rather more modest price:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/26/urn-chinese-antique-bradford

Big bucks for a Rubens, but a strange story attached to it (?):
http://www.kunstpedia.com/blogs/staggering-returns-on-16th-century-rubens-painting.html
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« Reply #1: May 15, 2011, 11:45:36 am »

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Egyptian authorities foiled the sale of a 'pharaonic statue':
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/419472

Police are looking into things after a piece from abbey ruins in Suffolk shows up on eBay:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-13316516
 
... and this week they made an arrest:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-13339650
 
Somewhat sophisticated tombaroli from Bulgaria:
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=128250

None objects stolen from an exhibition in the Forbidden City:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47308
 
The US returned a pile of purloined artifacts to Peru:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iZCIRodHx1-LSiorlcXMoFcDatow?docId=CNG.3477ce51a5c996948ebd68c917bb5a08.341

Romania recovered some items stolen from Sarmisegetusa (they were 'bought back'):
http://www.batangastoday.com/sarmisegetusa-regia-ancient-treasures-recovered-by-romania-photo/13084/

Dura Europos:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703580004576180814272379544.html

Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World (Exhibit in Canada):
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/mayan-treasures-unearthed-canadian-show-015433790.html
 
Treasure Under Your Feet (The Fitzwilliam Museum):
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-treasures-lost.html

Da Vinci (Birmingham, England):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-13332590

Another Da Vinci (British Museum):
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/179152.html

Collecting Matisse (Jewish Museum):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/06/arts/design/collecting-matisse-at-jewish-museum-review.html

Jan Gossaert's Renaissance:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/30/arts/30iht-melikian30.html

Portraits (Roman):
http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/ancient-roman-portraiture-comes-to-life/?emc=eta1

France is returning a mummified head of a Maori warrior:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47233
 
... interesting background article:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/newzealand/8501802/The-grim-history-of-New-Zealands-stolen-Maori-heads.html

Germany will return a sphinx to Turkey (I think we mentioned when this was first brought up):
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1639035.php/Germany-returns-Sphinx-of-Hattusa-to-Turkey
 
Switzerland is returning an Old Kingdom relief to Egypt:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/11854/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Old-Kingdom-relief-first-artefact-repatriated-to-E.aspx

Feature on famous disputes over ancient artifacts:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/newzealand/8501752/Famous-disputes-over-ownership-of-ancient-artefacts.html

Feature on fakes at the Holburne:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/may/02/fakes-forgeries-holburne-museum-new-era

Coverage of James Cuno's appointment as CEO and prez of the Getty Trust:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47234
 
Zahi Hawass updates us on the Grand Egyptian Museum:
http://www.drhawass.com/blog/my-visit-grand-egyptian-museum

More travails for the American Folk Art Museum:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/06/struggling-folk-art-museum-hands-off-antique-show/

Latest in the Valmadonna Trust Library saga:
http://www.forward.com/articles/137521/

The Captain Kidd shipwreck site has been designated 'A Living Museum of the Sea':
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110505170733.htm

Nice price for that Alma-Tadema of Antony and Cleopatra:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47140

Finally getting some money for that vase we mentioned a while back:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1387213/At--2m-paid-Chinese-vase-51m-come.html

A Stradivarius is being sold to help raise funds for Japan:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13258256

Commentary on Christie's Impressionist/Modern sale:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/06/arts/06iht-melikian06.html

Assorted arts items of interest:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/06/arts/design/schiele-work-being-sold-by-leopold-museum.html

Reviews (and reviewish) of Felch and Frammolino, *Chasing Aphrodite*:
http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2011/05/gettys_history_of_looted.php

More on the Smithsonian's shipwreck controversy:
http://www.npr.org/2011/05/04/135956044/from-beneath-a-smithsonian-shipwreck-controversy

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Plenty (and varied) coverage of a Utah professor/author/historian/lecturer/egyptologist/tour guide being accused of smuggling antiquities:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47504
 
Some purloined frescoes from a Byzantine church on Evia were returned:
http://ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_3205_18/05/2011_391290

Etruscans (National Geographic Museum, Washington DC):
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/2051497/national_geographic_museum_presents_exclusive_look_at_the_culture_of/index.html
 
London's Underworld Unearthed (Coningsby Gallery London):
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/16/london-parish-glamour-grime-rookery-exhibition

Manet:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/17/arts/design/manet-the-man-who-invented-modernity-paris-exhibition-review.html

Ray Harryhausen models (National Media Museum, Bradford, England):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-13427576

Celebrating 100 Years (NYPL):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/18/arts/celebrating-100-years-at-the-new-york-public-library-review.html

Quilts (American Folk Art Museum):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/13/arts/design/quilts-at-the-american-folk-art-museum-review.html

Tibetan Collection (Newark Museum):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/13/arts/design/tibetan-collection-is-reinstalled-at-newark-museum-review.html

Out of This World (British Library):
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47578

Elgin Marbles 3d (Municipal Library of Ampelokipi):
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2011/05/20/elgin-marbles-at-a-3-dimensional-exhibition-in-thessaloniki/

Hide/Seek:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/20/arts/design/chinese-characters-and-matisse-at-the-morgan-hideseek-heads-to-the-brooklyn.html

Cabinets of Curiosity (James Cohen Gallery):
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47376

Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age (Metropolitan Museum):
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47529

Talismanic Art of Ethiopia:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/20/arts/design/ethiopian-magic-scrolls-talismanic-art-of-ethiopia.html

Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/21/arts/design/spanish-paradise-gardens-of-the-alhambra-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden-review.html

The Getty Aphrodite was unveiled in its new home in Sicily this week:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-0518-aphrodite-returns-20110518,0,6281160.story
 
Reviews/Interviews/coverage of *Chasing Aphrodite*:
http://www.economist.com/books/displaystory.cfm?story_id=18709629&fsrc=rss

Egypt is sending a delegation to Switzerland to pick up some items:
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/438735

... and is opening the Suez National Museum of Antiquities:
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/439070

Greece is lending the Onassis Center a number of objects:
http://www.athensnews.gr/portal/3/41768

The MoMA is paying for the Folk Art Museum Building:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/16/moma-to-pay-31-2-million-for-folk-art-museum-building/

A new director at the Frick:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/20/arts/design/the-frick-collection-names-a-new-director.html

... and a new president for the Morgan Library:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/18/changing-of-the-guard-on-morgan-library-museum-board/

Feature on the Shelburne Museum (Vermont):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/20/arts/design/shelburne-museum-in-vermont.html

New York has made permanent those regulations on deaccessioning:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/17/new-york-board-of-regents-approves-restrictions-on-museum-sales/

Assorted arts items of interest:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/20/arts/design/beatles-photos-medieval-fashion-and-forbess-auctions.html
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Argentinian officials foiled a smuggling attempt of a mummy and other pre-Incan artifacts:
http://in.movies.yahoo.com/news/argentina-seizes-smuggled-pre-incan-mummy-skulls-232920766.html

Arrests have been made in those thefts at Elefsina which we mentioned a month or so ago:
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2011/05/27/antiquity-smugglers-arrested-in-sting-operation/
 
A14th century triptych stolen in the 70s was recovered by a Louisville Museum:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47635

A spinoff from the Utah case:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top_stories/story/Widow-sues-over-suicide-in-artifacts-case/vzuXyLrgR0iRUs6aFUnJuw.cspx?rss=20

Indiana Jones (Montreal):
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jNKtzQdqPUom1JXL-pqbd1hugcxg?docId=6930008

Afghanistan (British Museum):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/28/arts/28iht-melikian28.html

Illuminating Fashion (The Morgan Library & Museum):
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47566
 
Lost World of the Hittite Empire (Liverpool University):
http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2011/05/27/-92534-28773119/

Faces From Roman Past (Ely Museum):
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Faces-from-Roman-past-of-the-Fens-25052011.htm

Across - The Cyclades and Western Anatolia (Sabanci Museum):
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=5000-year-old-cycladic-art-exhibit-opens-at-sabanci-museum-2011-05-24

Along the Yangzi River (China Institute Gallery):
http://www.chinainstitute.org/gallery/exhibitions/current-exhibition/
cf: http://www.bonnmuller.com/2011/01/living-fossils/

Lost Egypt (Baylor’s Mayborn Museum):
http://www.baylor.edu/pr/news.php?action=story&story=94699
 
La Dama del Armino (Palacio Real de Madrid):
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/primera/dama/Renacimiento/elpepicul/20110525elpepicul_1/Tes

Hype for Christie's upcoming antiquities auction:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47707
 
The Getty's curator of antiquities has decided to go to the Corning Museum of Glass:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/getty-curator-of-antiquities-is-leaving-for-corning-museum-of-glass/
 
The Pergamon Museum and Turkey have come to an agreement about the Sphinx of Hattusha:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47733
 
... and Turkey wants more:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/26/world/europe/26iht-M26C-TURKEY-RETURN.html

China is lending some never-before-out-of-China relics to the Louvre:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110527/wl_asia_afp/chinafranceartculturemuseum_20110527085302

An art dealer is 'teaming up' with the BM to purchase and repatriate an item looted from Afghanistan:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/may/29/buddha-kabul-museum-looted

The Speed Art Museum is returning a painting to Italy:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/24/an-italian-painting-in-kentucky-headed-home/

On the role of nationalism in auctions involving Chinese antiquities:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/27/arts/27iht-rartmelik27.html

Reviews/Interviews about *Chasing Aphrodite*:
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2011/May-25/Journalists-delve-into-shady-world-of-looted-antiquities.ashx

More coverage of that 'reunited' Chinese scroll (Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains):
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/tale-of-two-halves-reunited-after-a-360year-separation-2289608.html

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