- Authorities in Spain have published a catalog of stolen art here.
- Judge Tompkins discusses the history of the Wedding at Cana, “the largest plundered painting on public display”.
- Dutch arts cuts lead to speculation that European museums may have to adopt a more “American” funding strategy. Also, tax changes are aimed at encouraging arts philanthropy in the UK.
- Antiquities in Egypt “still at risk“.
- A painting stolen from a Croatian monastery 40 years ago has recently been attributed to Gossaert, even though the painting is still missing.
- Martin Bailey tracks the response to thefts and looting in Egypt.
- Brandeis will now renovate its Rose Museum.
- Larry Rothfield suggests UNESCO should assist Egypt by offering expertise from “experts on using guards, guns, barbed wire, walkie-talkies, and the like to lock down sites and museums.”
- The George Washington Capitol Archaeological Institute has announced an initiative to protect Egyptian antiquities from the illicit trade by identifying “specific actions that the U.S. government and international law enforcement authorities should take to help prevent the illegal trade”.
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