Repatriation

Two paintings that were stolen from Peruvian church are returned

Prior to their seizure, the paintings had been offered to the auction house Doyle for consignment

30 archaeological artefacts returned to Mexican authorities in Los Angeles ceremony

Objects ranging from the 1st century to the 15th century were handed over at the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles earlier this month

Los Angeles museum repatriates Asante artefacts to Ghana

The Fowler Museum at UCLA has repatriated seven artefacts that were taken during the Sagrenti War of 1874

US authorities return a $3.7m trove of antiquities to Greece

Many of the 30 objects being repatriated are linked to the disgraced dealers Michael Ward and Robin Symes

The Metropolitan Museum will repatriate 16 Khmer sculptures to Cambodia and Thailand

The museum had been pressured and petitioned for years to return objects tied to smuggler Douglas Latchford

Philadelphia museum returns 16th-century manuscript to Peru

Federal investigators found that the six-page manuscript at the Rosenbach Museum and Library had been illegally removed from a larger volume

German authorities repatriate 75 ancient artefacts to Mexico

All but one of the items were voluntarily handed over by the Museum Schloss Salder in Salzgitter

US university museum returns five looted antiquities to Italy

Two of the objects will be handed over the Italian authorities, while three will remain on view at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta

Looted antiquities worth $19m returned to Italian authorities in New York

Some of the 19 artefacts handed over by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office had ties to notorious traffickers

Metropolitan Museum returns two sculptures to Nepal

The artworks include an 11th-century stone sculpture donated by a relative of a longtime curator of Asian art at the Met

California museum returns nearly 1,300 pre-Columbian artefacts to Mexico

The repatriation ceremony at the San Bernardino County Museum was timed to coincide with the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month in the US and Mexican Independence Day

The Met and Yemeni government reach agreement for long-term display and care of two ancient sculptures

The artefacts, dating from the third millenium BC, will remain in New York as Yemen’s civil war drags on

Manhattan District Attorney's Office seizes $5m bronze bust in Turkish repatriation sting

The sculpture, which depicts a daughter of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, is the second out-of-state item to be seized by the Antiquities Trafficking Unit

Bronze Roman statue, believed to have been looted from Turkey, seized from Cleveland Museum of Art

The museum had recently revised public information about the sculpture, likely a depiction of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, in an apparent attempt to distance itself from its alleged looting

US returns almost 100 stolen pre-Hispanic artefacts to Mexico

They had been smuggled into the US after a 2008 museum heist

Ornate pre-Hispanic incense burner returned to Mexican officials in Texas ceremony

The clay archaeological marvel, which was recovered thanks to a Texan artist, is believed to be more than 1,300 years old

More stolen archaeological treasures return to Italy from the US

The Menil Collection denies claims in an Italian police statement that 60 of the disputed artefacts were housed at the Texas museum

Maya skull carving found in German antique shop returned to Mexico

A skull relief carving hailing from the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá has been repatriated

Two looted antiquities seized in New York will be returned to Iraq

The figurines, which were looted from the ancient city of Uruk, belong to one of the oldest civilisations on earth

San Diego-based collectors hand over pre-Hispanic artefacts to Mexican authorities

The 65 heritage objects in question include a glass with a clay pedestal dating from the Mesoamerican Classic period and a ceramic bowl dating from 200CE

Indian government challenges British newspaper report that it is making 'largest repatriation claim' against UK

Sources state that demands made for thousands of objects in British collections have been "significantly overstated", and that the report is "misleading"

Amid mounting scrutiny of its collecting practices, Metropolitan Museum will form provenance research squad

The museum has responded to accusations that its collection includes looted artefacts by creating its largest research arm to date

The Metropolitan Museum will return 15 sculptures sold by trafficker Subhash Kapoor to India

The repatriation comes after a report found more than 1,000 works linked to suspected or convicted traffickers in the museum’s collection

Questions remain about the fate of Wounded Knee Massacre objects repatriated to Lakota and Sioux nations

After a repatriation ceremony last November, members of Indigenous communities debate what to do with objects long held at the Founders Museum

Mexican authorities condemn French auction of pre-Columbian artefacts

In all, 83 artefacts scheduled to be sold in Paris next week are protected under Mexican law, authorities say

Netherlands returns Indigenous remains to Caribbean island Sint Eustatius

The small Dutch Carribean island has recovered bone fragments and artefacts uncovered in a Dutch archaeological dig more than 30 years ago

Toronto museum returns objects to family of famous Cree leader

The Royal Ontario Museum returned an ornate saddlebag and ceramic pipe to descendants of Poundmaker

Smithsonian to display 77 looted artefacts from Yemen in shared stewardship agreement

The artefacts will go on view at the National Museum of Asian Art, rather than be returned to Yemen, due to the ongoing humanitarian crisis there

Authorities in New York return 14 looted artefacts valued at $2.5m to Italy, including a black-figure hydria by the renowned Priam Painter

The repatriated artefacts were looted by an international network of “high-profile antiquities traffickers and smugglers, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office