Smuggling

Millions of dollars in smuggled antiques repatriated during investigation of disgraced art dealer Subhash Kapoor

Among the works returned to India was a $4m bronze statue of the deity Shiva Nataraja that was stolen in the 1960s from a temple and smuggled into New York

Secrets and lies: the role of restorers in art crime

Regulation of the conservation profession may be a start, but can it quash the “ego” that often motivates restorers-turned-forgers?

New York investigators hand over 27 smuggled art objects valued at $3.8m to Cambodia

Charges are pending against two New York-based antiquities dealers linked to the objects

US returns over 500 smuggled pre-Hispanic-era artefacts to Mexican officials

Tools and other objects were discovered in a national park in southwest Texas, triggering an inquiry

Ten most wanted antiquities: have you seen these missing artefacts?

The Antiquities Coalition releases a list of “infamous cases of cultural racketeering”

Stolen artefacts from 'prolific art smuggler' returned to India

Objects are reportedly linked to antiquities dealer Subhash Kapoor who is facing criminal charges in the US

Cambodiaarchive

Light is finally being shed on the issue of restitution of looted art

The restitution of Cambodian statues by major museums and auction houses is an encouraging sign

Cambodiaarchive

Sotheby's Cambodian smuggling saga quietly resolved out of court

The auction house returns statue and is cleared of wrongdoing as federal government drops allegations

The Cambodian art smuggling scandal that’s ready to erupt

The Metropolitan Museum may not be the last institution to return looted sculptures

Cambodiaarchive

Khmer sculpture handed back to Cambodia

An attempt to smuggle it was thwarted in the US

Newsarchive

Arrest warrant for Phoenix Ancient Art director

In 2004, Egypt sentenced Mr Aboutaam in absentia to 15 years’ imprisonment

Art theftarchive

US colonel to lead antiquities anti-theft unit

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

Lebanesearchive

Lebanese antiquities dealers prosecuted in US and Egypt

Hicham Aboutaam has pleaded guilty in the US to a Customs misdemeanour while his brother, Ali, is seeking to have his conviction by an Egyptian court nullified

Ethicsarchive

Oslo: Buddhism’s “Dead Sea Scrolls” for sale to Norway

Saved from Afghanistan by top collector, the manuscripts pose an ethical problem

MoMA reached settlement agreement with Malevich heirs

The works in question were smuggled out of Germany during the Nazi regime for safe-keeping

Egypt renounces claim to the Rosetta stone and other major antiquities

A radical change of policy as new director of antiquities takes over

As economic development lays bare China's archaeological heritage, the government struggles to keep up with protecting the past

The Three Gorges dam and a number of smuggling stories highlight the difficulty of preserving the country's heritage

Newsarchive

Painting captured in police sting is by Raphael, says leading expert

The owner's careless sales technique led the carabinieri right to his doorstep