Search for Stolen Art and sometimes they do come back

Artinsure Newsletter 3 Feb 2015

There is a colourful legend that says that those who steal from Pompeii will be persecuted by bad luck” says the superintendent of Pompeii, Massimo Osanna. Perhaps this is the reason that some guilt-ridden tourists return the artefacts that they have stolen from the Ancient Roman City, sometimes 50 years later. Osanna is organising an exhibition of these returned stolen items, to be held in one of the spaces being renovated as part of the Great Pompeii Project of restoration.

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Art and cultural property theft is a rapidly growing criminal enterprise in South Africa, the magnitude of which has been highlighted by the recent thefts of valuable and culturally symbolic art pieces.

In an attempt to generate awareness of art and cultural property theft, Artinsure has established an art theft register, which acts as a comprehensive archive of stolen art in the country.

They are committed to the protection of South Africa’s cultural heritage, with the Art Theft Register designed to provide information and assistance in the recovery of these stolen works.

Please contact should you have any information regarding these missing artworks or if you want to register a missing artwork

Should you wish to insure any of the following as an avid art collector or own that family heirloom , prized collection of books, carpets, antique/period furniture , musical instrument even photographic / camera equipment and more, contact us at I&DRS™ who will obtain a quote for you which provides full coverage for the loss, theft or damage, whether on your premises, in transit or entrusted to third parties.