The Art Loss Register

7 Feb 2017

European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime

The ALR's James Ratcliffe profiles 'Operation Pandora' and how European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime. See the original article in Apollo Magazine here

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30 Nov 2016

Professional Security Magazine article: The Watch Register's tips for corporate security managers

Most of us own a watch. Many of us do not like to consider the possibility of theft, and yet watches are a prime target for thieves due to their value and portability. Although there will always be some who seek to make a business out of theft, there are precautions you can take to ensure your property can be traced, and which will maximise your chances of recovery, writes Katya Hills of The Watch Register.

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10 Aug 2016

100 auction houses now subscribing for Art Loss Register due diligence

The Art Loss Register is delighted to announce that, as of this week, 100 auction houses are subscribing to its due diligence services.

This represents an increase of 50% in the number of auction houses checking their catalogues with the Art Loss Register in the last three years, reflecting the growing importance for art market professionals to carry out due diligence.

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1 Aug 2016

Stolen Patek Philippe watch recovered across the Atlantic


In June 2016, the Art Loss Register (ALR) identified a Patek Philippe watch in a sale in New York, only two years after its theft in Naples. The watch had been registered by the insurer on the Watch Register: the ALR’s database dedicated to stolen watches.

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16 Jun 2016

Two important Old Master paintings have been recovered by the Art Loss Register and safely returned to Italy after their theft 22 years ago



1: Aniello Falcone (1607-1656), Battle scene, oil on canvas, 150 x 205 cm

2: Workshop of Valentin de Boulogne (1591-1632), Concert with four people and a drinker, oil on canvas, 103 x 148 cm

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18 Apr 2016

Rare Marine Chronometer located and returned

April 2016

Art Loss Register locates a stolen marine chronometer

An early 20th century two day Marine Chronometer, mounted on a locking gimbal in a brass bound wooden case, 7 x 7 x 8 ins.

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18 Apr 2016

Article: The Reality of Art Crime

The Art Loss Register's Will Korner discusses common perceptions and the reality of art theft and dispute in the March 2016 newsletter for J. Safra Sarasin Brokerage Limited.

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1 Dec 2015

The ALR resolves case of Anish Kapoor Water Pendant

The ALR recolves case of Anish Kapoor Water Pendant

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1 Dec 2015

French national treasure recovered

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French national treasure recovered by the Art Loss Register

5 Aug 2015

The Art Loss Register discusses its positive registration service in this year's Art Value magazine

William Webber, Antiquities Specialist at the Art Loss Register, discusses recoveries and the benefits of positive registration on the database in this year's Art Value 15 Magazine

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