Bronze sculptures stolen from museum

25th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

25 July 2007, SCHIJNDEL – Five bronze sculptures by sculptor Gert van der Woude were stolen from the garden of the Jan Heestershuis Museum in Schijndel on Tuesday night. The value of the art works is some EUR 18,000, according to the museum.

25 July 2007

SCHIJNDEL – Five bronze sculptures by sculptor Gert van der Woude were stolen from the garden of the Jan Heestershuis Museum in Schijndel on Tuesday night. The value of the art works is some EUR 18,000, according to the museum.

The thieves entered the garden by making a hole in the fencing. Initially nine sculptures were missing but after the police had investigated the scene of crime four sculptures were found at the hole in the fence.

It was a special exhibition devoted to most of Van der Woude’s sculptures. The artist claims that the sculptures were stolen because of their value as works of art and not because they were made of bronze.

An increasing number of art works has recently been stolen in the Netherlands. This is probably due the high price of copper. Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.

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Subject: Dutch news

 

 

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