2 Masterpieces Lacking From Swiss Museum Submit Hearth

2 Masterpieces Missing From Swiss Museum Post Fire

The museum stated in an announcement that “inside searches stay unsuccessful”. (File)


A number one Swiss artwork museum stated Tuesday that two seventeenth century work had gone lacking after a whole lot of artworks have been moved resulting from a small hearth final August.

Zurich’s Kunsthaus museum stated that it had reported the disappearance of the works, two small work by Flemish painter Robert van den Hoecke and Dutch Golden Age artist Dirck de Bray, to police.

The museum defined that greater than 700 works had been taken all the way down to be cleaned and restored after a hearth broke out within the constructing in a single day on August 3, 2022.

Because the starting of 2023, two of these items have been “untraceable,” Kunsthaus stated in an announcement.

“Inside searches remained unsuccessful,” it stated, including that “since theft can not be dominated out, Kunsthaus filed a grievance with police on January 13.”

The museum stated it was helping the police of their investigation and that it was hopeful the 2 works, each painted on oak and framed and lined with a glass sheet, could be discovered undamaged.

The works have now been listed within the Artwork Loss Register, the world’s largest database of misplaced and stolen artwork, the museum stated, including that it had additionally launched its personal investigation.

“Practically three-quarters of our inventory of work and sculptures are long-term loans or particular person donations,” museum chief Ann Demeester, stated within the assertion.

“That works are at the moment lacking regardless of important safety measures has left us shaken,” she stated, including that the museum had arrange a disaster group to handle the scenario.

“Past recuperating the work, the goal is to attract classes from this unlucky incident.”

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