Wednesday, March 21, 2012


I was shocked to read this news today having visited Gouda's excellent museum in February......

Thieves target Gouda's museum Wednesday 21 March 2012

Thieves broke into Gouda's main museum and art gallery on Tuesday night by using explosives to blast open the front doors, news agency ANP reports.

It is not yet clear if the thieves actually stole anything, but two men were spotted leaving the scene by motorbike carrying large bags, ANP said.

The museum is currently hosting an exhibition of 16th century drawings for the windows of the city's St Jan's church.

The museum hit the headlines earlier this year when it auctioned a work by Marlene Dumas for €950,000 to head off bankruptcy.


I wait as do others to hear what if anything has been stolen.

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