Read more about the article German Police Raid Climate Activists’ Homes Over Damaged Property At Art Gallery
Image shows Rafael's Sistine Madonna, undated photo. Two Last Generation activists glued themselves to the painting's frame in the Dresden Zwinger museum in Germany on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. (Newsflash)

German Police Raid Climate Activists’ Homes Over Damaged Property At Art Gallery

German police have raided the homes of climate activists suspected of having damaged property at an art gallery. The raids, which took part today (24th November), as part of a police investigation into an attack by climate activists in Dresden's Old Masters Gallery, reportedly involved about 60 police officers in…

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Read more about the article Dutch Art Experts Claim Piece Long Thought To Be Imitation Is Actually A Rembrandt
Photo shows "The Raising of the Cross" oil sketch from the 1640s, which was believed to be an be an imitation, undated photo. The Bredius Museum in The Hague, Netherlands, where the sketch has been on display since it was bought in 1921, has revealed, thanks to new scientific techniques, it was, in fact, painted by Rembrandt. (@MuseumBredius/Newsflash)

Dutch Art Experts Claim Piece Long Thought To Be Imitation Is Actually A Rembrandt

Art experts in the Netherlands have claimed that a piece long thought to be an imitation was actually painted by Rembrandt himself. "The Raising of the Cross" oil sketch had been left forgotten for a century in a corner of the Museum Bredius in The Hague since its acquisition in…

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Read more about the article German City Returns Art Looted During British Colonial Times That Is Worth Over EUR 58 Million
Image shows a sculpture with Idah War scenery, undated photo. The city of Hamburg, Germany returned looted art stolen during British colonial times to Nigeria in September 2022. (MARKK/Newsflash)

German City Returns Art Looted During British Colonial Times That Is Worth Over EUR 58 Million

German authorities have returned a total of 179 art pieces to Nigeria after they were stolen during British colonial invasions in the former Kingdom of Benin. The decision to deliver the so-called Benin bronzes back to the African federal republic was made by the Senate of the city of Hamburg,…

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Read more about the article World’s Oldest Paternoster Elevator Back In Service
The oldest surviving paternoster in the world can be found in Hamburg, German. (Newsflash)

World’s Oldest Paternoster Elevator Back In Service

A curious student researching historic buildings has discovered the world’s oldest functioning paternoster lift. Art history student Robin Augenstein, 32, studied construction plans of houses built in the port area of Hamburg, northern Germany, for a seminar at university four years ago. He noticed that historic blueprints of a heritage-protected…

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Read more about the article Titian Masterpiece Believed Lost For 150 Years After Being Owned By Englishman Set To Fetch Over GBP 1 Million At Auction
Titian's Penitent Magdalen which was considered lost, but was recently found in a private collection in London in England and will now be auction in the Dorotheum auction house in Austria's capital Vienna. (Newsflash)

Titian Masterpiece Believed Lost For 150 Years After Being Owned By Englishman Set To Fetch Over GBP 1 Million At Auction

A painting by famous Renaissance artist Titian which was considered lost for over 150 years will be auctioned at one of the world's oldest auction houses after it was recently rediscovered having been privately owned by an Englishman for years. The artwork, called 'Penitent Magdalen', will be showcased free of…

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Read more about the article Hitler Sculpture On Show As Part Of Tribute To Jew Who Fled Nazis At 16, Served In US Navy And Became Major Art Collector
The Stefan Edlis exhibition at the Jewish Museum Vienna located in Austria's capital Vienna. (David Bohmann/Newsflash)

Hitler Sculpture On Show As Part Of Tribute To Jew Who Fled Nazis At 16, Served In US Navy And Became Major Art Collector

Adolf Hitler has gone on display at the Jewish Museum in Vienna as part of a project focusing on the creator of one of the most important contemporary art collections in the world. Stefan Edlis was just 16 when he fled the Austrian capital Vienna in 1941 with his mother…

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Read more about the article How Cross-Dressing Knights Of Old Showed Off Their Lances
Exhibition view at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Austria's capital Vienna. (KHM-Museumsverband/Newsflash)

How Cross-Dressing Knights Of Old Showed Off Their Lances

Armoured knights used bizarre upturned codpieces to attract woman at parties, a new exhibition of medieval clothing has revealed. And the fashion was often adopted by bold, 'gender-fluid' noblewomen to show off their power, the display at the Art History Museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum) in the Austrian capital, Vienna, explains. Men…

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Read more about the article Mystery Over Stolen Egyptian Sarcophagus Made Of Gold And Sold To Metropolitan Museum Of Art In NYC Solved In Hamburg
The gilded Coffin lid for the Priest Nedjemankh from the late Ptolemaic Period (150–50 B.C.) in Egypt. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/Newsflash)

Mystery Over Stolen Egyptian Sarcophagus Made Of Gold And Sold To Metropolitan Museum Of Art In NYC Solved In Hamburg

The mystery surrounding a stolen ancient golden Egyptian sarcophagus that was sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City using forged export documents has been solved with the arrest of a German citizen in Hamburg. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has since returned the…

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Read more about the article Final Piece Of 17th Century Tapestry Stolen 42 Years Ago By Notorious Art Thief Erik The Belgian Recovered By Spanish Cops
Spanish police have recovered the last piece of a 17th-century tapestry 'The Apoteosis of the Arts', stolen 42 years ago from the Santo Domingo church in Castrojeriz, by the art thief known as Eric the Belgian. (Newsflash)

Final Piece Of 17th Century Tapestry Stolen 42 Years Ago By Notorious Art Thief Erik The Belgian Recovered By Spanish Cops

Cops in Spain have recovered the last part of a valuable 17th century Flemish tapestry stolen from a Spanish church by notorious art thief Erik 'The Belgian' in 1980. The Spanish National Police said in a press release on Friday, 18th February, that they had recovered the last missing part…

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Read more about the article Valuable Modern Art Painting Destroyed After Bored Security Guard Draws Eyes On Faceless Figures On 1st Day At Work
A vandal added eyes to non-objective figures in Anna Leporskaya's painting at an exhibition at the Yeltsin Center in Yekaterinburg, Russia in December 2021. (Newsflash)

Valuable Modern Art Painting Destroyed After Bored Security Guard Draws Eyes On Faceless Figures On 1st Day At Work

A valuable modern art painting has been destroyed after a bored security guard on his first day of work drew eyes on the faceless figures depicted in it. The painting, which was created by Anna Leporskaya, a student of Russian avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich, was defaced at the Yeltsin Centre,…

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