Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Stolen Van Gogh

The latest on the Van Gogh stolen from a Cairo museum over the weekend is . . . it's still missing. There were some reports that it had been recovered, but they seem to have been "based on faulty information." A "top official in Egypt’s culture ministry" and "several" museum guards have been arrested. For more news and commentary, Art Theft Central is a good place to start ("Why are certain national collections not as well protected as others? Who, in addition to the thief, is responsible for the theft? Is the government at fault for failing to protect and secure the public's collections?"). Turbo Paul is worth following as well.