Questions arise surrounding legitimacy of items thought to be part of supposedly incomplete Sevso silver hoard

Documents seen by The Art Newspaper reveal that five bowls, 37 cups and 187 spoons were offered with the 14 pieces which make up the Roman treasure


Getty revises its guidelines for acquiring antiquities—again

Artefacts must have left their countries of origin by 1970, the year of the Unesco Convention, or have proper export documentation to be considered for purchase

Provenance research is too expensive, museums tell Congress

The hearing concerning America's progress in returning Nazi loot to original owners discussed potential problems


The political power of a painting

The story of Raphael’s St George and the Dragon


US museum directors debate antiquities provenance dilemma

Should museums acquire objects without provenance, which may have been looted? Yes, say several panelists

“This mask belongs to Egypt”: Zahi Hawass demands repatriation of ancient Saqqara mask

Hawass, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, is asking the St Louis Art Museum to return an supposedly looted antiquity

Art theftarchive

US colonel to lead antiquities anti-theft unit

Bogdanos attacks “cozy cabal of academics, dealers and collectors” who ignore provenance

Studying unprovenanced antiquities: The question of Schøyen's incantation bowls

University College London has set up an inquiry to examine the origin of “looted” bowls on loan from a Norwegian collector


Norton Museum’s war loot research grant

A grant will enable them to probe incomplete provenance records

1933-1948—the dangerous years: how Sotheby's check art for tainted provenance

A Sotheby’s lawyer describes the work of its provenance research team

Isabel von Klitzing

UK forwards new law to fight the illicit trade of antiquities

It is now an offence to handle an object if you know that it was illegally removed from a site anywhere in the world after 2003

German museums commit themselves to provenance research concerning supposed Nazi loot

The younger generation has asked tough questions and come up with some answers

"The AAM guide to provenance research" by Nancy Yeide, Konstantin Akinsha and Amy Walsh

A guide on how to best investigate provenance with specific emphasis on the specialist problems of the Holocaust-era, solvable using provenance research


Former Met lawyer to advise private collectors and museums

Reflecting the continuous rise in the value of art and importance of provenance

Looted artarchive

Six hundred works of uncertain provenance listed in report on UK museums

This will assist in the identification of looted artworks

Picasso case determines that faith in dealers should be warranted

Court says non-professional buyers do not have to check “provenance”

400,000 pieces of Nazi silver loot sold by US in 1950

British and French authorities dismayed at disposals that they considered illegal

Art marketarchive

The market for antiquities is growing, unfazed by protesters

As last month’s antiquities sales boomed, The Art Newspaper surveyed leading dealers and specialists in New York

Getty returns three stolen works to Italy

Curator voluntarily collaborates with Italy in accordance with museum’s policy

Books: Leonardo's beginnings

This study maintains that Verrocchio’s “Tobias and the angel” in London is the first example of the artist’s hand

Nazi lootarchive

Goodman restitution case settled out of court

Disputed Degas to go to the Art Institute of Chicago


Probing provenance: The importance of due diligence and insurance for defective title

The recent, widely publicised dispute over the provenance of two paintings by Egon Schiele, withdrawn last year from a loan exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art on the grounds of contested ownership, offered a vivid illustration of the problems facing museums and private collectors who may find themselves having to prove good title to their possessions

Looted artarchive

Florentine seizure of war-theft paintings on loan from New Zealand

It is alleged that they were stolen from the collection of Cino Vitta, head of the Jewish community in Florence during the war

Forty-five Van Gogh fakes? How many really are there?

Scholars say that famous paintings are not by the artist. Provenances difficult to prove