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Database

A database of stolen works of art combines descriptions and pictures of around 45,000 items (as at December 2014).
 
Direct access to the database was made available in 2009, enabling authorized users to check in real-time if an item is among the registered objects.

Certain types of data can be accessed openly by the general public:

  • The  most recent stolen works of art reported to INTERPOL;
  • Recovered works of art;
  • Works of art that have been recovered but remain  unclaimed by their owners;
  • Stolen Afghan items;
  • Stolen Iraqi items;
  • Stolen Syrian items.
News
16 December 2015

Protecting Cultural Heritage exhibition, United Nations headquarters


26 November 2015

Works of art stolen in Verona, Italy


27 September 2015

Global initiative launched to counter the destruction and trafficking of cultural property by terrorist and organized crime groups


13 July 2015

Egyptian authorities seize guns, drugs and stolen art in operation targeting illicit goods


28 April 2015

INTERPOL Chief pledges continued support to protect cultural heritage


11 March 2015

International meeting at INTERPOL aims to better protect cultural heritage


18 February 2013

Bhutan hosts international conference on protection of cultural property in Asia co-organized with INTERPOL


18 February 2013

INTERPOL to support global action plan for rehabilitation of Mali’s cultural sites


01 February 2013

INTERPOL calls on international support for the preservation of cultural heritage in Mali


22 January 2013

Appeal following aggravated theft of art from house in Belgium


13 November 2012

Protection of cultural property focus of Bhutan Police Chief visit to INTERPOL


25 October 2012

INTERPOL holds first conference addressing growing problem of counterfeit art


16 October 2012

INTERPOL issues alert following theft of paintings from Kunsthal Museum in The Netherlands


08 October 2012

Philippines hosts INTERPOL workshop on the prevention of illicit trafficking in cultural property


21 May 2012

INTERPOL calls for vigilance on looting of ancient mosaics in Syria


02 March 2012

Cultural property crime focus of international expert meeting at INTERPOL


27 February 2012

Armed robbery at Ancient Olympia Museum in Greece


17 February 2012

Theft of three paintings by Brueghel from private home in Belgium


23 January 2012

Theft of Picasso and other paintings from National Art Gallery in Athens


16 December 2011

Coin dealers alerted by INTERPOL over illegal sales of ancient Roman treasures


21 October 2011

Safeguarding the world’s cultural heritage focus of INTERPOL symposium


12 October 2011

Appeal following theft of artwork by Magritte in Belgium


22 September 2011

INTERPOL issues alert following disappearance of cultural goods in Libya


14 April 2011

Meeting of INTERPOL's Experts Group on Stolen Cultural Property focuses on information sharing


17 March 2011

INTERPOL underlines role of concerted action at UNESCO forum on cultural heritage trafficking


23 February 2011

Four works of art stolen in Ajaccio, Corsica, France