Smuggling

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Pablo Picasso

Caught smuggling Picasso on his yacht, Spanish billionaire collector gets €52m fine and 18 months in prison

Jaime Botin, of the Santander dynasty, did not have a permit to export the painting

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Smuggling

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

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Islamic State

Director of V&A proposes network of museums to stop terrorists looting objects in Syria and trafficking them for sale in the West

V&A fights back against Islamic State

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Cambodia

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

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Cambodia

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

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Cambodia

Western museums under pressure from China, Turkey, and Cambodia to fulfil restitution claims

The number of artefacts under restitution claims is rising

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Restitution

Restitution of Cambodian artefacts is increasing, bringing smuggling scandals to light

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

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Cambodia

Khmer sculpture handed back to Cambodia

An attempt to smuggle it was thwarted in the US

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Arrest warrant for Phoenix Ancient Art director

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

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Art theft

US colonel to lead antiquities anti-theft unit

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

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Lebanese

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

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Ethics

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

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

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Cambodia

Thai government evaluates Cambodia transshipment trade to crack down on looting and smuggling of treasures

Import restrictions are imposed on Khmer kingdoms artefacts

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Kazimir Malevich

MoMA reached settlement agreement with Malevich heirs

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

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Restitution

Egypt renounces claim to the Rosetta stone and other major antiquities

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

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Antiquities & Archaeology

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

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Kazimir Malevich

Ninety year-old friend of Malévich flees to Holland and scandal erupts over supposed smuggled sales to the Gmurszinska Gallery

Customs at Moscow airport impound suitcases full of papers about the Avant-garde

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

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