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Friday, June 9, 2023

Stolen Old Master Paintings Return to Dutch Museum

The Westfries Museum. The Westfries Museum. Wikipedia

Back in April, five paintings from the Dutch Golden Age were recovered in Ukraine. The masterpieces, which date back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, were stolen from the Westfries Museum in Hoorn, Netherlands, in 2005, and held for ransom by a far-right Ukrainian militia. Over twenty-four paintings were looted during the theft. On Friday, September 16, Ukrainian officials handed over the recently recovered works to the Netherlands.

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