Thefts

Hermitage library employee arrested over missing illustrations

Pages with historic engravings and prints were allegedly cut out of books and offered for sale at antiquarian shops

Published online: 16 February 2015

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Trial of Medieval manuscript theft due to start next week

More than 60 witnesses, including senior clergy, are schedule to testify in the case of the Codex Calixtinus

Published online: 16 January 2015

New evidence of art theft in Cairo

Photographs show Mausoleum of Salar and Sanjar stripped of wooden frieze

Published online: 26 November 2014

Picasso ‘theft’ pair to go on trial

Employee accused of retaining works worth €70m

Published online: 04 November 2014

Clerkenwell gallery hit by ‘theft to order’

Four of eleven wooden sculptures stolen

Published online: 30 October 2014

Another art theft in Italy

Three 15th-century panels were stolen from the Castello Sforzesco in Milan

Published online: 26 August 2014

 

The price of Bacon

In 1988, a portrait of Francis Bacon by his friend Lucian Freud was stolen from the walls of the Neue National Galerie in Berlin. Although...

Rotterdam theft to get blockbuster treatment

An action movie based on last year’s theft of seven paintings worth an estimated €18m from the Kunsthal Rotterdam is in the works. The...