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Fraudsters Posing as Art Dealer Got Gallery to Pay Millions

Hackers posing as a veteran London art dealer tricked a Dutch museum buying a John Constable painting into paying 2.4 million pounds ($3.1 million) into a fraudulent bank account. Scamming their way into the middle of months of negotiating emails …

Stolen Meteorite Recovered in New Mexico

A meteorite that landed in Russia in the 1940s and was recently stolen from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque has been located. After the meteorite went missing, the museum contacted an association of meteorite collectors and a Missouri …

Fire Hits Building at Mass. Living History Museum

A straw roof that caught on fire during a cooking demonstration at the Plimoth Plantation living history museum in Massachusetts has destroyed a building named for a Pilgrim. No one was hurt during the Saturday morning blaze at the Cooke …

Mississippi Museum Gets City’s Help to Stay Open

The Biloxi City Council has voted 6-1 to support the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. Mayor A.J. Holloway said after Thursday’s vote he won’t veto the Ohr funding. The Sun Herald reports the council approved paying the minimum insurance on the …

Man Steals 8-Foot Whale Tooth from Norway Museum

The tooth fairy in disguise? No, just a simple tooth thief. A man dressed in a black leather hat and a dark coat on Wednesday ran off with an eight-foot (2.5 meter) whale tooth from a museum in the Norwegian …

Fire Burns at Colorado’s Frisco Historic Park and Museum

Frisco police are investigating what caused a fire at one of the buildings at the Frisco Historic Park and Museum. Town officials say a passing driver noticed flames around 7 a.m. Sunday and called for help. Firefighters extinguished the flames …