Is China Going Rogue to Reclaim Its Looted Art? A Recent String of Museum Heists Is Raising Suspicions

A series of thefts began in 2010, shortly after China ramped up its efforts to reclaim looted antiquities.

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The Battle Over the Norton Simon Museum’s Nazi-Looted Cranach Paintings Isn’t Over as Lawyers File for a Rehearing

Despite the latest ruling in favor of the museum, the paintings’ ultimate fate is still unknown.

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One of America’s Top Art Collectors Was Duped Into Buying Fake Golub Paintings. Now, He’s Getting His Day in Court

The fake paintings fooled everybody.

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A US Collector Has Returned 12 Ancient Treasures to Thailand as Part of a Crackdown on Looted Artifacts

Thai artifacts at the Norton Simon Museum and the Honolulu Museum of Art are also under investigation.

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A US Collector Has Returned 12 Ancient Treasures to Thailand as Part of a Crackdown on Looted Artifacts

Thai artifacts at the Norton Simon Museum and the Honolulu Museum of Art are also under investigation.

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Following an 11-Year Legal Battle, Cranach’s Nazi-Looted Adam and Eve Paintings Will Remain at a California Museum

The final decision in favor of the Norton Simon Museum represents a landmark ending to a complicated lawsuit that lasted over a decade.

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Was the Met’s Prized Picasso Sold Under Duress Because of the Nazis? A New Appeal Revives an Eight-Year-Old Legal Battle

The case hinges on the legal definition of the term “duress.”

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A German Farmer Was Just Awarded Almost $1 Million for an Ancient Roman Bronze Found on His Property

After the man learned that this was no ordinary find, he sued the government to get his fair share of the value.

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A UK Judge Rules That a $13 Million Giotto Cannot Be Exported Anywhere—But Home to Italy

The painting was originally thought to be a 19th-century copy, but the reattribution has seen its worth skyrocket.

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