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European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime

Published: Tuesday 7th February 2017

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 February 2017 Europol’s announcement of 75 arrests and the recovery of more than 3,500 stolen works of art and cultural goods is undoubtedly good news, though also a sad sign of the extent of […]

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

Published: Wednesday 30th November 2016

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 […]

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100 auction houses now subscribing for Art Loss Register due diligence

Published: Wednesday 10th August 2016

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 […]

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Stolen Patek Philippe watch recovered across the Atlantic

Published: Monday 1st August 2016

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. The watch belonged to a Swiss collector from whom […]

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

Published: Monday 6th June 2016

  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 The Art Loss Register (ALR) has recovered two large Old Master paintings, both of which were stolen in Rome in 1994: one from the […]

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