• Short Summary

    VALUABLE ART WORKS HAVE BEEN DAMAGED BY CUSTOMS IN WEST BERLIN IT WAS DISCOVERED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    VALUABLE ART WORKS HAVE BEEN DAMAGED BY CUSTOMS IN WEST BERLIN IT WAS DISCOVERED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). THE COLLECTION WAS BEING RETURNED FROM THE LANDESGEWER MUSEUM IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, TO THE ART DEPARTMENT OF THE WEST BERLIN BOROUGH OF CHARLOTTENBURG. OFFICIALS THEE DISCOVERED THAT ALL THE ITEMS HAD EITHER BEEN STAMPED OR SEALED.

    THE COLLECTION HAD BEEN ON SHOW AT THE ART DEPARTMENT DURING THE BERLIN FESTIVAL. MANY OF THE PIECES WERE ON LOAN FROM PRIVATE COLLECTORS AND OTHER MUSEUMS. IT WAS SENT TO ZURICH AT THE REQUEST OF THE MUSEUM THERE.

    DAMAGE CAUSED BY CUSTOMS INCLUDED BREAKING FRAMES TO STAMP PAINTINGS. A HOLE WAS MADE IN ONE TO FASTEN A SEAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADHC3GFXADOKWE48LI8PJBJTIB
    Media URN:
    VLVADHC3GFXADOKWE48LI8PJBJTIB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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